This is evident when Homer and Bart, who are seen as average Joes, are attempting to quickly change the channel when a space launch is shown. The scene where the Simpson family are in the car together is a parody of the opening sequence of The Beverly Hillbillies. Barney made a documentary film about his life as an alcoholic, titled Pukahontas.  In "Deep Space Homer", Barney trained to become an astronaut for NASA. Share the best GIFs now >>> Barney was inspired by the cartoon character Barney Rubble from The Flintstones and by several barflies from other television programs. The friends resolved their differences and agreed to work together. While defending himself from a furious Race, Homer grabs a carbon rod and inadvertently uses it to seal the hatch.  When Bart Simpson throws a marker pen, it rotates in slow motion and a match cut replaces it with a cylindrical satellite as a parody of a similar transition used in the film; both film and cartoon use Richard Strauss' tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra as backing music. " The writers also patterned the character after Norm Peterson (George Wendt), a character from the sitcom Cheers. , Castellaneta thought of the idea of Barney sobering up early in the series.  In 2004, Dan Castellaneta won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for voicing several characters, including Barney, in the episode "Today I Am a Clown".  Castellaneta commented, "He's still a goofy man-child...he's still got 15 years of booze left in his veins. (PLANET OF THE APES) Homer and Barney fighting man to man for a slot as an astronaut, gladiator style, while jaded NASA scientists cheer them on and take bets.  It finished 32nd in ratings for the week of February 21–27, 1994, with a Nielsen rating of 11.1, the equivalent of approximately 10.3 million viewing households.  Part of the reason the writers went in that direction, according to Groening, was because of "a sort of unspoken rule about not having drinking on television as a source of comedy. Once in space, his incompetence destroys the navigation system on board the Space Shuttle.  "Barney was taking the standard sitcom sidekick and just making him as pathetic as possible," said Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons. "Mr.  The episode is also included in the Simpsons: Risky Business box set, and is available to stream at the Simpsons World site run by FXX. , NASA's main motivation for sending Homer to space is its low ratings.  The staff worried that sending Homer into space was too large an idea, and Simpsons' creator Matt Groening said it gave them "nowhere to go".  The song "A Boozehound named Barney" from the episode "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" was included on the Go Simpsonic with The Simpsons album. " Entertainment Weekly placed "Mr. While eating them, Homer breaks an ant farm, and the ants destroy the navigation system.  However, in the episodes "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?" The shuttle returns safely to Earth, landing at a press convention. He had his mind set on going to Harvard University, until Homer introduced him to beer the day before the SATs. finale; Ken Jennings welcomes 'our new computer overlords, $pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deep_Space_Homer&oldid=1001288203, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. In "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses", after watching a video of his drunken antics at his birthday party, Barney resolves to get sober. Plow" sixth on their list of the best 25 Simpsons episodes in 2003. It's really painful!-Barney compliments Patty on her technique.  The episode was directed by Neil Affleck, who said that he had "a vested interest in getting Barney sober. Despite this, Homer's family still celebrates him as a hero.  Barney plays a role in The Simpsons Ride, launched in 2008 at Universal Studios Florida and Hollywood. Barney’s brief tenure as Homer’s business rival, the Plow King, and his almost-successful attempt to become an astronaut both saw him sober up for part of a classic episode, only to backslide into alcoholism by its close for the sake of maintaining the show’s status quo.  Homer watches an Itchy and Scratchy Show episode that shows Itchy torturing Scratchy in an EVA pod, a reference to the film's Discovery craft. Plow".  "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses" was nominated for a PRISM Award in 2001. Barney. ", After a long discussion about how the episode should end, the writers decided that they did not want Barney to return to being drunk at the end of the episode. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Simpsons Barney Burp animated GIFs to your conversations. The episode was well-received, and many critics and fans praised it as one of the best of the series. Barney stayed sober for several seasons. Also, “!” is probably pretty fitting to your current feeling. He has high ambitions for his life. He wrote a script together with his wife Deb Lacusta. Later in the production of that season, the producers had it changed to brown, because they thought that his hair looked like his skin; in addition, during an artistic convention of the show, Groening stated that he wanted only the Simpsons to have yellow hair. Soon, creative disputes arose, and Barney left the group in all but name when he began dating a Japanese conceptual artist. I've read a couple books by astronauts, and it blows me away the amount of preparation this people go through before applying to the NASA astronaut program. The title is in reference to the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In 2004, Castellaneta won an Emmy Award for voicing various characters, including Barney. Barney is a character from The Simpsons franchise. , The episode is a favorite of Silverman, but contains one of Groening's least-favorite jokes: Homer's face morphs into those of Popeye and Richard Nixon while exposed to g-forces, which Groening felt made no sense in context. , Playmates Toys created three Barney Gumble action figures as part of the World of Springfield toy line. Commentary for ", Groening, Matt; Jean, Al; Silverman, David (2001). , Kent Brockman's line, "I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords", became a popular TV catchphrase and an Internet meme. Bart is not ashamed, and Marge went through a lot of emotions before settling with realizing that being a spaceman is something he has to do. Recognizing the character for his appearance in The Simpsons Movie, Filmcritic called him "the most awesomely funny town drunk in pop culture". The episode parodies the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. When Homer saw a news report showing that Barney had become trapped in an avalanche, Homer immediately drove to the mountain and rescued Barney. Castellaneta altered his voice for the character by no longer slurring.  The character's new addiction to coffee was suggested by writer-producer David Mirkin, who has friends who stopped drinking alcohol and became addicted to coffee. Commentary for ", he began dating a Japanese conceptual artist, Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish, "The 21 Best Movie Alcoholics of All Time", "Simpsons ride features 29 characters, original voices", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Barney_Gumble&oldid=999524173, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Barney's Bowl-A-Rama (ex-owner) helicopter pilot, snowplow driver, astronaut, military service (unknown occupation and branch served in), This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 16:59. " Author Chris Turner (Planet Simpson) said, "Making [Barney] sober falls into the trap of all the stuff The Simpsons satirizes, all those simple sitcom narratives where everything is wrapped up in half an hour and everyone learns a lesson in the end. , In 1994, film magazine Empire declared "Deep Space Homer" a "contender for the greatest episode ever", listing it as the third-best Simpsons parody of a film. Somehow, Homer Simpson (voice of Dan Castellaneta) and his alcoholic friend Barney Gumble (also voiced by Castellaneta) end up on the short list of "regular guy" astronaut candidates. But when they first approach Homer, he believes he is in trouble and blames the prank call on barfly Barney Gumble. Later on at Moe's Tavern, he prank calls NASA to complain. Barney was asked to join when the other members heard him singing in a beautiful tenor voice in the restroom of Moe's Tavern, replacing the group's original fourth member, Chief Wiggum, who was kicked out. The family runs to the couch, only to find an obese man sitting on it. She is seen in the season nine episode "Simpson Tide". However, when he is sober, he is shown to be a kind and generous man. Marge encourages him to take advantage of the opportunity, and he rejoins the launch; it receives good television ratings.  Instead, Mirkin focused more on Homer's attempts to gain his family's respect.  In 2017, MSNBC named "Deep Space Homer" its fourth-favorite Simpsons episode, describing Homer's realization that Planet of the Apes is set on Earth as "pure genius". Barney's father, Arnie Gumble, was a World War II veteran who died in 1979 in a parade float accident. Dan Castellaneta, Actor: The Simpsons.  Barney served in the United States Navy Reserve as a submariner on the USS Jebediah, alongside his mother, in "Simpson Tide".. After decades […] His loud belches and desperation for alcohol serve as frequent sources of humor on the show, though Barney sobered up in the Season 11 episode "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses". Homer fails to put on his harness and is nearly blown into space, grabbing on to the hatch handle. Commentary for ", Groening, Matt; Silverman, David (2005).  The staff were concerned Aldrin would consider his line "second comes right after first" an insult, and offered the alternative line, "first to take a soil sample", as a backup. He was ready to quit drinking after winning the Festival, but unfortunately, the prize he received was a lifetime supply of Duff Beer. Barney Gumble. Daniel Louis Castellaneta is an American actor, voice actor, comedian and screenwriter. This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 01:28. , In "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", Barney formed a barbershop quartet with Homer, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and Seymour Skinner called the Be Sharps. To install click the Add extension button. But when they first approach Homer, he believes he is in trouble and blames the prank call on barfly Barney Gumble. In the episode, NASA attempts to use social class as a means of increasing ratings by sending an "average schmo" such as Homer or Barney to space.  Their script became the eleventh season episode "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses", which first aired April 9, 2000. Barney made a documentary film about his life as an alcoholic, titled Pukahontas. Buzz Aldrin's Role on 'The Simpsons' Leads to Action Figure", "3 Simpsons Showrunners Reflect on New Fans and the 'Classic Era' Myth", "Simpsons, The – Risky Business (DVDs) | Rare Records", "The Mystery of the Space Shuttle in That Simpsons Episode Where Homer Went To Space", "The 10 Best Simpsons TV Episodes (In Chronological Order)", "D'Oh! (STAR TREK: THE GAMESTERS OF TRISKELION) Homer floating through space, like a vast spacecraft, crunching potato chips in … After Homer returns from space, Bart instead writes "Hero" on the back of his head. Under their alcohol-ban, he quickly regained his balance and diction and was quite appropriately selected to fly with Buzz Aldrin. The episode was written by showrunner David Mirkin and directed by Carlos Baeza.  The writers drew further inspiration from Crazy Guggenheim, a character played by comedian Frank Fontaine on The Jackie Gleason Show. Just better. The Duff can convincingly recreates the look of the fictional brew while the smooth orange flavor will have you guzzling it like Barney Gumble in a gutter.  Barney was still seen at Moe's Tavern, but only drinking lattes. Barney's father, Arnie Gumble, was a World War II veteran who died in 1979 in a parade float accident. Homer smuggles a bag of potato chips aboard the shuttle, and opens it upon reaching space. Suddenly, the remote breaks and the TV is stuck on a telecast of a Space Shuttle launch, which Homer finds boring. , Barney Gumble is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. At the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, Homer Simpson believes he will win the Worker of the Week award; it is a union requirement that every employee gets the prize and Homer is the only plant employee who has never won. Although Buzz calls Homer a hero, the press only acknowledges the carbon rod; it appears on a Time cover and receives a ticker-tape parade. They squeeze in to the left of him. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Some of The Simpsons' staff, including creator Matt Groening, feared the concept was too unrealistic, resulting in some jokes being pared down and greater focus placed on relationships within the Simpson family. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta and first appeared in the series premiere episode 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire '. Plow", was released in January 2003.  Several gags were toned down to make the episode more realistic, including an idea that everyone at NASA was as stupid as Homer. Plow" suggests that Barney was a dedicated student looking forward to a bright future. The episode reveals Barney… , In some early first season episodes, Barney had yellow hair. Little is known about his mother, except that she lives in Norway in later years and that she served in the United States Navy, including duty on a submarine. At Cape Canaveral, Homer and Barney compete in training exercises.  Their recordings were intermixed with the cast's, often with a cast member singing the melody and the Dapper Dans providing backup. Barney was born on April 20 (which Homer remembers is also Hitler's birthday in "Viva Ned Flanders" and Barney's entry into the Springfield Film Festival in "A Star Is Burns" where Barney states that he is 40 years old). Barney can be seen in The Simpsons opening credits since 2009, passed out under a pile of leaves (but still holding his beloved bottle of Duff Beer) and being awoken by Bart Simpson skateboarding over his stomach, causing him to let out his trademark belch. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and musician James Taylor guest-starred as themselves. Commentary for ", Martin, Jeff; Reiss, Mike (2004). He described the sequence with Homer eating potato chips in the Space Shuttle and the speech by newscaster Kent Brockman, who believes alien ants have taken over the shuttle, as "simply among the finest comedic moments in the history of television".  In 2019, Time ranked the episode sixth in its list of 10 best Simpsons episodes picked by Simpsons experts. " However, some of the writing staff was opposed to the episode as they felt Barney sober would not be funny. Jean liked the story, but felt that it was too similar to a script the writers were already working on, "Duffless", so he turned it down. Barney's father, Arnie Gumble, was a World War II veteran who died in 1979 in a parade float accident. Because of the weightlessness in space, the chips disperse and clog the instruments. Both beverages use a copious helping of Vitamin B12 and the caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee to get you through your day at max power. Astronaut Barney is a costume for Barney released during the during the Deep Space Homer 2016 Event. Barney once had a near-death experience in which he expects to be reunited with \"my loved ones, my dad, and that plant I never watered,\" perhaps implying that he did not get along with his father.As a teenager, Barney had great potential. "Deep Space Homer" was written by showrunner David Mirkin and directed by Carlos Baeza. She is seen in the season nine episode "Simpson Tide". In the episode, NASA selects Homer Simpson to participate in a spaceflight to spark public interest in space exploration and boost low ratings of the launches. In "Treehouse of Horror XVII", Barney stated that he was Polish, after mistakenly saying he was Irish in a drunken stupor. Barney was rescued from a tar pit by Bart's pet elephant Stampy in "Bart Gets an Elephant" and he also started a snowplowing business rivaling Homer's in "Mr. It won the top prize at the Springfield Film Festival. , "Deep Space Homer" is a part of the DVD release and Blu-ray of the show's fifth season, which includes commentary by Simpsons' staff Groening, Silverman, James L. Brooks, Mirkin, Conan O'Brien, and Jim Reardon. Haha, that is definitely one of my favorite Barney moments. Report: Drunk astronauts allowed on shuttle That was the headline on CNN today (searched forum, didn't see any threads yet). ... Homer finds an unlikely adversary in Barney Gumble. Barney appears in a suit of the character Scratchy to entertain the people waiting in line, but he staggers around drunk and drinks in public, which led to Krusty firing him for drinking on the job. The Simpsons always played fast and loose with continuity, but the show failed Barney Gumble by copying the sad story of his short film, “Pukahontas”. "Deep Space Homer" is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season of American animated sitcom The Simpsons, which was first broadcast on Fox in the United States on February 24, 1994. This story begins with a young Barney Gumble shown studying for the S.A.T's. …  Castellaneta has voiced Barney every time he has appeared in the series, with the exception of the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", in which some of Barney's singing is provided by a member of The Dapper Dans, who recorded lines for all four members of the Be Sharps. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. $14.99. , "Deep Space Homer" deals with Barney's alcoholism as he sobers up to become fit and clear-thinking, then regresses to his usual drunken persona after he has a non-alcoholic drink, an example of "exaggerated incompetence. A gag in "Selma's Choice" suggests that Barney is the father of many local babies born through (presumably, paid) donation of semen and the resulting artificial insemination. Instead, Mr. Burns, Homer's boss, gives the award to an inanimate carbon rod. In "Deep Space Homer", Barney trained to become an astronaut for NASA. Before the training, Barney must not drink any alcohol of any kind, much to his dismay.  In 2007, New Scientist used the phrase when reporting the British government's research into aliens, and in 2011, Ken Jennings, a long-standing contestant of the game show Jeopardy!, used it in reference to the computer Watson.  Homer's space journey increased ratings for NASA; according to the professor of English Paul Cantor, this illustrates how easily trends in ratings can be affected by societal change. WDs are a bitch but they won’t last forever. , "Deep Space Homer" aired at 8:00 p.m. EST on February 24, 1994. While under NASA's alcohol ban, a sober Barney develops superior skills and is chosen to fly with Buzz Aldrin and Race Banyon. " The episode also explores the relationships between members of the Simpson family, particularly how they evolve after Homer's voyage to space. Free shipping Two episodes give different reasons for his alcoholism.  Early on in the show, Castellaneta discovered that it was not easy for him to do Barney's trademark belch every time a script called for it, so he identified his best belch and told the producers to make that the standard. , Fictional character from The Simpsons franchise, Castellaneta, Dan; Groening, Matt; Jean, Al; Moore, Rich; Reiss, Mike; Silverman, David (2003). Barney was born on April 20. Barney is the town drunk of Springfield and Homer Simpson's best friend. The animators modified the appearance of the character, straightening his hair, among other things, to indicate his sobriety. He was ready to quit drinking after winning the Festival, but unfortunately, the prize he received was a lifetime supply of Duff Beer. They offered their script to showrunner Al Jean.  Season 16's "She Used to Be My Girl" attributes his drinking to his high school girlfriend Chloe Talbot leaving Springfield to pursue a journalism career.  David Silverman directed the potato chip sequence instead of Baeza; the chips were partly animated on an Amiga personal computer to smooth their rotation. In "Treehouse of Horror XVII", Barney stated that he was Polish, after mistakenly saying he was Irish in a drunken stupor. Hope you feel better soon buddy. Bernard Arnold "Barney" Gumble (born April 20, 1956) is the Springfield town drunk and Homer Simpson's best friend, although to a lesser extent after high school. After being forced to spend a sober night at Moe's Tavern serving as designated driver, Barney left town in Homer Simpson's car to, among other things, give a guest lecture at Villanova (although, by his own admission, the guest lecture could just have likely occurred on a street corner). He attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, cleans up his appearance, and attends helicopter-flying lessons. His father, Arnie Gumble, was killed in a parade float accident along with Sheldon Skinner, Iggy Wiggum, Etch Westgrin, and Griff McDonald, all of whom had served in Abe Simpson's WWII squad, the Flying Hellfish.  It is frequently used to show mock submission or suggest a powerful entity, such as robots, could become capable enough to conquer humanity. A self-identified alcoholic, Barney eventually decided he was done with alcohol ruining his life, and joined an addiction recovery program in order to gain sobriety. , "Deep Space Homer" has multiple references to the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It won the top prize at the Springfield Film Festival.  Animation director Rich Moore modeled Barney's apartment on one he and several other animators who worked on the show shared, particularly the Farrah Fawcett poster and the cable spool table. The second, Barney in his Plow King jacket from "Mr. He is in the Barflies character collection, along with Larry and Sam . After toasting with a non-alcoholic drink, Barney reverts to alcoholism and leaves via a jetpack.  The writers originally intended for the character to be the owner of Barney's Bowl-A-Rama. By 1994, NASA could no longer present space exploration as part of the Space Race—the tension between the Soviet Union and the United States had by then dissipated. His trip to space and his heroic act gains him increased respect from his family, something Homer had struggled with for several years. NASA subsequently decides to send an average Joe to space to improve their Nielsen ratings and they choose Homer. Quite the same Wikipedia.  At the request of astronaut Edward Lu, a copy of the episode was placed on the International Space Station for astronauts to view. The Duff can convincingly recreates the look of the fictional brew while the smooth orange flavor will have you guzzling it like Barney Gumble in a gutter. , "The Simpsons: The Complete Fifth Season", "Woo Hoo!  The writers originally wanted the character to be Homer Simpson's sidekick and next-door neighbor, but instead, while still portraying him as Homer's best friend, they decided to make him an alcoholic.  However, after making him "pathetic", they could not regard him as a business owner any longer, and it was explained seasons later in "And Maggie Makes Three" that his Uncle Al owns the alley and named it after him.  IGN ranked Barney fifth on their list of the "Top 25 Simpsons Peripheral Characters" in 2006, stating that, "he's been a dependable source of humor through his many drunken asides, burps included...Occasionally he's sobered up...But let's face it, for comedy's sake, The Simpsons is better off with a drunken Barney mouthing off at Moe's. BURRRRRRPPPP!Barney's catch phrase Don't cry for me, I'm already dead.Barney during his home film Pukeahontas Is that a new kind of Mace? With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Barney The Simpsons animated GIFs to your conversations.  It was revealed in the fourteenth season episode "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can" that he had relapsed. The hatch handle bends, preventing it from fully closing. However, he reverted to his old ways when he was presented with a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne.  The third, a Toys "R" Us retail exclusive, was released in July 2003 as part of a Be Sharps play set. The Simpsons Pin Lot vintage bart homer 80s 90s new old stock pinback button. His recording session appears as an extra on the DVD release of the fifth season. Barney is apremium character in TheSimpsons: Tapped Out ,and is often seen in a drunken, confused state.  The Simpsons game Tapped Out held an event based on the episode; it allowed players to train Springfield citizens for a space mission. Barney Gumble; The Simpsons character: First appearance "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (1989) Created by: Jay Kogen Wallace Wolodarsky: Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta: Information; Gender: Male: Occupation: Barney's Bowl-A-Rama (ex-owner) helicopter pilot, snowplow driver, astronaut, military service (unknown occupation and branch served in) Musician James Taylor, who was singing over the radio, suggests they blow the ants out the hatch. ", Britain's The Guardian said that Barney "should be hailed for making compulsive drinking a source of comedy on US TV, a hitherto impossible dream. Homer thinks no one respects him, and watches television to lighten his mood.  Taylor recorded an altered version of his 1970 single "Fire and Rain" and Carole King's 1971 "You've Got a Friend" for the episode. Origin: an English version of the Hebrew name Barnabas; Meaning: son of comfort, strong as a bear; Famous Namesakes: British actor Barney Walsh, Barney the Dinosaur, Barney Gumble from The Simpsons, Barney Rubble from The Flintstones; Basil. Ned Flanders would become the next-door neighbor instead. Share the best GIFs now >>> Aldrin however preferred the original line, which was retained in the script. Think about an extremely challenging profession, and an astronaut probably does that on top of several other things. Barnard Arnold 'Barney' Gumble is a recurring character in the American animated TV series The Simpsons . Barnard Arnold Gumble is a recurring character in the American animated TV series The Simpsons. Barney himself was born on April 20 in 1956(which Homer remembers as being on the same day as Lassie's and Barney's entry into the Springfield Film Festival in A Star Is Burns where Barney states that he is 40 years old), however in the original broadcas…  Aldrin and Taylor received praise for their performances; IGN and Phoenix.com ranked Taylor's guest appearance among the show's greatest. After they invite Barney to participate in a space launch, Homer tells NASA the truth and they agree to train both of them. He based the episode on NASA's cancellation of the Teacher in Space Project, which sent civilians to space to increase public interest in the Space Shuttle program.  In 1998, TV Guide listed it in its list of top twelve Simpsons episodes. Real-life astronaut Buzz Aldrin appears as himself in a guest speaking role, as does musician James Taylor. Nevertheless, alcohol has repeatedly been shown to hamper Barney’s life, as when a dream gig as an astronaut with NASA was compromised due to Barney’s alcoholism. Little is known about his mother, except that she lives in Norway and that she served in the United States Navy, including duty on a submarine. He makes is through college, military school and ends up at NASA, where he is in training to be an astronaut. Barney's commercial defamed Homer, causing Homer to lose his customers. and "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" it is shown that Barney still drives his Plow King truck. If the player already owned it, it was included in a combo with Space Shuttle Simulator . In 1986, the Be Sharps won a Grammy Award for Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word, or Barbershop Album of the Year. The scene of Homer floating and eating potato chips in space includes Johann Strauss II's waltz "The Blue Danube", which was used in the film. As revenge, Homer fooled Barney into plowing a driveway on Widow's Peak, a treacherous mountain just outside Springfield.  In his 2004 book Planet Simpson, Chris Turner cited the episode as one of his five favorites. The Simpsons always played fast and loose with continuity, but the show failed loveable town drunk Barney Gumble by copying the sad story of his short film, “Pukahontas”. , Filmcritic.com ranked Barney 18th on their 2008 list of "The 21 Best Movie Alcoholics of All Time". I love that Barney quote. His dream is realized when he meets his two co-pilots for the space shuttle, and he launches into outer space. The group realized that they were no longer popular and split up.. Before the actual training, the Simpson family say their thoughts on Homer being a possible astronaut. 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