An average episode for season 1, but anyway good.
I think it has been extremely terribly highly underrated here. The plot is well-developed at all and Homer was very convincing. I assume there is a discomfort between the fans about looking a main character trying to commit suicide, but come on. Homer had strong reasons to do that. He was fired, spent days or weeks looking for a work, made Marge coming back to an humilliating job, and had the feeling of having dissapointed his family, both economically and as a fathern figure. Moreover, in another impulsive moment, he breaks Bart's piggybank, and that makes him feel like if he had lost his dignity at all. He thinks he is in a bottomless pit and that makes him considering to kill himself. It was a moving scene that worked perfectly for me, and what really bothers me is seeing that the attempt of suicide in Hello Gutter Hello Fadder, which was an stupid and insulting (being kind) situation, is never as mentioned as this that was, at least, well-written and atmospheric.
About other aspects, I think this episode has serious problems with the humour. It looks very sloppy, dragging out or even forcing gags, and damaging some good ones. The Fission Joe video was one of the few that made me laugh at all. Moreover, the animation is not very good (but not anyway as bad as some people have said here).
8/10, I wish it was much funnier because the plot was already done.