A Star is Torn
Thank God It's Doomsday
Home Away from Homer


  • Homer's original rapture prediction equation is:
    • 12 - 333 x 666 = (a x b2) > 2 = 7, (2 + 2b2) - 144,000 - 0 = 3:15, 05/18.
  • Homer's new rapture prediction equation is:
    • 13 - 333 x 666 = (a x b2) > 2 = 7, (2 + 2b2) - 144,000 - 0 = 3:15, 05/19.
  • It is unlikely that the rapture really occurred and God turned back time because it was sunrise by the time Homer woke up and it was darker at 3:15. This also means that his family was looking for him the whole time while he was dreaming and Moe probably sold the sushi place to get his bar back during this time.
  • When waiting to go to Heaven, Rod Flanders' head is missing.

Cultural References

  • The title is a reference to the popular saying, Thank God It's Friday.
  • Left Below is a parody of the 2000 Christian film Left Behind: The Movie, which was based on a series of novels about the end of the world happening in the present day.
  • When Marge says her example of god giving signs of the rapture (which is sending dogs to space) is a reference to the 2003 movie Good Boy!
  • The song playing when Homer is throwing away his books on the Rapture is Three Dog Night's version of "Easy To Be Hard" from the musical Hair.
  • God's chair is an Aeron chair manufactured by Herman Miller of Michigan.
  • Among the deceased seen in heaven are Leonardo da Vinci and Dean Martin.
  • Charlie Brown is shown for the fourth time. The first time he was seen in his ghost costume in "Treehouse of Horror II", the second time a candle version of him was seen in "Grade School Confidential" and the third time was as a costume in "Treehouse of Horror XIV".
  • The song played as Homer enters heaven is "The Flower Duet" from the opera Lakmé by Léo Delibes.
  • The clock labelled Heaven is on UTC or UTC+12 relative to the other clocks labelled London, New York and Tokyo.
  • When God turns backs time, he exclaims, “Deus ex machina.” This literary machinism is used ironically because it means "God from the machine" and refers to an inexplicable resolution to an unsolvable problem—which are both elements of what happens in the episode when the Apocalypse is undone.
  • The scene at the end of the episode, where Homer and his bar pals are drinking, resembles the Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci, with Homer posing as Jesus.
  • An evil teddy bear from the 1992 movie 'Demonic Toys ' is seen attacking Maggie.
  • Homer wakes up on top of a seagull just like the main character in the 1987 movie 'Bad Taste. '

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