Homer reevaluates his life after getting fired from the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant for causing a meltdown. He becomes a public safety advocate and rallies to have speed bumps installed on roads and fights against his old boss. Eventually, he abandons his cause and gets rehired at the plant with a raise.
Original Air Date:
January 21, 1990
Other Information (Trivia, Fun Facts, etc):
In the Season 1 DVD commentary, we find out that the "J" in Homer's full name was inserted by the writers as a tribute to Bullwinkle J. Moose from The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.
Although Mr. Burns was seen in Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire, this was his first appearance in order of production codes, hence the dramatic music when the camera pans out on him.
Blinky, the fish Bart catches in Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish can be seen in the water outside during the kids' tour of the power plant.
When Homer lies on the couch, there's a window behind him that show the moon and stars. But the other side of that wall is the kitchen! Also, there are several smaller paintings in place of the picture of the sailboat.
When Homer is shown in the newspaper with pictures of different road signs, the one that says "Sign ahead" is a diamond when Homer points to it, but once the picture is taken, it turns into a square.
Moe: [Answering the phone] Moe's Tavern.
Bart: Is Mr. Freely there? First initials I.P.?
Moe: Hold on, I'll check. Uh, is I.P. Freely here? Hey everybody... I.P. Freely!
Mr Burns: You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best testing indicates.