The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 22

In Marge We Trust (27 Apr. 1997)

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Marge becomes a church counselor to compensate for Reverend Lovejoy's lack of interest. Meanwhile, Homer discovers a Japanese detergent is using his face for their logo.

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Homer Simpson (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Marge helps a disillusioned Rev. Lovejoy when he loses his faith and she becomes a hit as the Listening Lady at the local church,taking over Lovejoy's secular duties. However,when Ned Flanders finds himself in trouble in the baboon pen at the Springfield zoo,the minister miraculously recovers his faith to go and save Ned from the threatening baboons. A puzzled Homer,meanwhile,comes to find out why his face seems to be on the boxes of Mr. Sparkle Japanese detergent powder. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Reverend Lovejoy's first "starring" role in the series. See more »

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Mr. Sparkle Executive: [heavily accented] Oh, hello, American investor. I see you are interested in distributing Mr. Sparkle in you home prefecture. You have chosen wisely. But please - don't believe me. Observe this commercial.
Mr. Sparkle: [begin commercial. A Japanese housewife wearing semi-futuristic clothing loads a dishwasher. She pulls out a whistle, which summons Mr. Sparkle. His head jumps off the Mr. Sparkle box, and floats in mid-air. True to his name, bright sparkles fill the air]
Mr. Sparkle: [in Japanese; subtitled] I'm ...
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La Marseillaise
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Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
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"Say Your Prayers You Heathen Baboons!!"
25 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"In Marge We Trust" is a great episode from season 8 and also a very under rated one. It further develops the character of Reverand Lovejoy, a character who never has had an episode revolve around him up until this point. It shows how he began to lose some of his passion due to continuous calls from Ned Flanders. Marge takes his calls for him and develops a knack for giving good advice to people as "the listen lady". This is an episode where Marge's good advice is listened to by people. Also in this episode Homer finds a Japanese detergent company that has his picture on their products. SO there is character development as well as some puzzling event. However the highlight of the episode is when Ned is trapped in the baboon section of the zoo and Lovejoy comes to his rescue. That is easily one of the best scenes in Simpsons history and probably the best scene that does no involve an member of the simpson family in it. Just awesome. So this is easily both a deep and entertaining episode that is one of the best from season 8, which says a lot because season 8 was one of the better seasons. Highly recommended.


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