When Homer is wanted dead for reneging on a 10,000 dollar pledge to PBS, Reverend Lovejoy sets him up for missionary work in the South Pacific until the heat dies down.

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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson / Lisa Jr. (voice)
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Brother #1 / PBS Host / Bank Teller / Yo Yo Ma / Craig / Ak / Carl (voice)
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Pbs Announcer / Reverend Lovejoy / Pilot / Q'toktok / Lenny / Montgomery Burns (voice)
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Mum / Elmo / Amy (voice)
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Having reneged on his telethon bid to save the PBS channel Homer is pursued by angry mob into the local church.Rev. Lovejoy helps him escape by sending him to a desert island as a missionary where his efforts to atone for introducing the natives to gambling leads to his building a chapel. Unfortunately he rings its bells too loudly,causing an earthquake. Back in Springfield,during another telethon,Bart saves the Fox network -"not for the first time." Written by don @ minifie-1

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20 February 2000 (USA)  »

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When Big Bird attempts to surround Homer, he swoops down from the sky, even though it a well-known fact on "Sesame Street" that Big Bird cannot fly. See more »

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[Phone rings]
Rupert Murdoch: Hello, Murdoch here... 10,000 dollars? You've saved my network.
Bart: Wouldn't be the first time.
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References The Odd Couple (1968) See more »

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Comfortably Numb
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Written by David Gilmour and Roger Waters
Performed by Julie Kavner
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Curse you Mike Scully!
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most pathetic Simpsons episodes ever created. Its completely out-of-character beginning, the poorly created plot-line, and it's shameful ending show what every sitcom should try to avoid. I mean, the entire PBS network after Homer? What is happening to the Simpsons? The entire concept of Homer forced into becoming a missionary was awfully executed, with little to no laugh-out-loud moments and an overall lack of effort from the writers and producers. Most episodes have a few redeeming factors among them, but this one didn't! The writers could've have at least made it funny so it wouldn't be a total waste of 23 minutes, but no, they chose to accept this atrociously written piece of crud. Honestly, this makes Family Guy look good!


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