Perhaps one of the most memorable episodes in all of The Simpsons long, storied, and continuing tale is the 1994 episode, “Deep Space Homer.” In that half hour, the 15th installment of the show’s fifth season, Homer is selected by NASA as an “ordinary man” whom they wish to send into space. It’s an episode that launched a number of memes thanks to hilarious moments and quotable quips which are captured in a beautiful new poster by Mark Englert.
In a team-up by Acme Archives and 20th Century Fox, Englert’s “Deep Space Homer” will be available in a limited time release, which will start Friday, June 3rd at noon and end Sunday, June 5th at noon. Be sure to head over to Dark Ink Art for more details and to purchase your own copy of this beautiful piece!
Take a look at the poster in all its glory below:
- Name: Deep Space Homer
- Retail: $50.00
- Dimensions: 12×36
- Property: The Simpsons
Here’s what Englert himself had to say about the inspiration for this poster:
I’m beyond excited to have gotten another opportunity to work with FOX and Acme on an episode-centric Simpsons poster. Deep Space Homer is seated firmly among my favorite episodes of The Simpsons. The 2001 bit, the Home Improvement and Married with Children parodies. I still quote the episode to this day, “The only danger is if they send us to that terrible Planet of the Apes. Wait a minute… statue of liberty… that was our planet!” and “Careful! They’re ruffled!” Oh, and of the course the “I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.” That’s a whole big meme thing on the internet. I even occasionally get the Golden Grahams jingle stuck in my head thanks to this episode.
“How doth the hero, strong and brave. A celestial path in the heavens pave… Go, Dad. Go.”
I could do this all day. I’ve watched this season of the show way too many times.
Check out some of the ruffled close-ups of “Deep Space Homer” below: