This episode, truly, is one of the greatest Simpson episode of all time. The whole plot of Homer going into space was pure genious from the writers, same with the jokes. It had som suspense, and that rod got all the credit! Hilarious!
That rod was in newspapers, when the people of Springfield don't care that Homer was the one that put it there.
Plus, at the beginning, when it got Employee of the MOnth (Or week, i forget) Was klassic, too.
I also liked the scene with the ants. One was like, "Save the queen!" and another, "Who's the queen?" and another, "I'm the queen!" and then another, "No, I am!" was just really awesomely sweetical in so many ways it's hard to put them down in this review.
So, if you're into the Simpsons, or are a first time viewer, watch this episode first. You will get a very good first impression.
10 out of 10, a perfect score from me.