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Original Air Date:
20 February 2000 (Season 11, Episode 15)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Brother #2 / Fred Rogers / Oscar the Grouch / Rupert Murdoch (voice)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (voice)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson / Lisa Jr. (voice)

Hank Azaria ... Brother #1 / PBS Host / Bank Teller / Yo-Yo Ma / Craig / Ak / Carl (voice)

Harry Shearer ... PBS Announcer / Reverend Lovejoy / Pilot / Qtoktok / Lenny / Montgomery Burns (voice)

Betty White ... Herself (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Mom / Elmo / Amy (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Steven Dean Moore 
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by)

James L. Brooks (developed by) &
Matt Groening (developed by) &
Sam Simon (developed by)

Ron Hauge (written by)

Produced by
Larina Jean Adamson .... supervising producer
Lolee Aries .... animation executive producer
Laurie Biernacki .... line producer
Dominique Braud .... associate producer
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Larry Doyle .... producer
John Frink .... producer
Tom Gammill .... consulting producer
Dan Greaney .... co-executive producer
Matt Groening .... executive producer
Ron Hauge .... co-executive producer
Al Jean .... executive producer
Rob LaZebnik .... co-executive producer
Tim Long .... co-producer
Tom Martin .... producer
Ian Maxtone-Graham .... co-executive producer
George Meyer .... executive producer
David Mirkin .... consulting producer
Frank Mula .... co-executive producer
Carolyn Omine .... producer
Don Payne .... producer
Bonita Pietila .... producer
David Pritchard .... animation executive producer
Max Pross .... consulting producer
Richard Raynis .... producer
Richard Sakai .... producer
Mike Scully .... executive producer
Matt Selman .... producer
Sam Simon .... executive producer
Denise Sirkot .... producer
Julie Thacker .... supervising producer
Michael Wolf .... animation producer (as Mike Wolf)
Original Music by
Alf Clausen 
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo 
Michael Bridge 
Casting by
Bonita Pietila 
Production Management
Elizabeth Ableson .... animation production supervisor (as Elizabeth Hernandez)
Martin Alvarez .... animation production manager
Richard K. Chung .... animation production manager: Gracie Films
Rick Polizzi .... animation post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carlton Batten .... retake director
Chris Clements .... assistant director
Jim Reardon .... supervising director
Art Department
Orlando Baeza .... storyboard artist
Anne Balser .... color designer
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor (as Karen Bauer-Riggs)
Andrew Burrell .... prop designer
Shigeko Doyle .... painter
Syd Kato .... color designer
Steve Markowski .... storyboard artist
Kevin N. Moore .... prop designer (as Kevin Moore)
Belle Norman .... painter
Amy Rychlick .... color designer (as Amy Klees-Rychlick)
Jefferson R. Weekley .... prop designer
Sound Department
Terry Brown .... sound recordist
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Ronny Cox .... production mixer (as Ron Cox)
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer (as Bill Freesh)
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor
Norm MacLeod .... dialogue sound editor
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
Mike Reale .... sound recordist
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Reid Kramer .... animation camera
Eric Loudon .... animation camera
Animation Department
Jennifer M. Alvarez .... animation production associate (as Jennifer M. Alvarez)
Mike B. Anderson .... storyboard consultant
Robyn Anderson .... animation post-production assistant
Marcos Asprec .... character layout artist
Orlando Baeza .... storyboard artist
Timothy Bailey .... character layout artist (as Tim Bailey)
Karen Bauer .... color design lead (as Karen Bauer-Riggs)
William Bemiller .... animation checker
Scott Brutz .... animation timer
Myung Nam Chang .... overseas animation producer: Rough Draft (as Chang Myung Nam)
Utit Choomuang .... overseas animation director
Sandra Contreras .... animation production accountant
Francis Dinglasan .... character layout artist
Tria Ellison .... background cleanup
Tria Ellison .... background revisionist
Luis Escobar .... character layout artist
Laura A. Gaimaro .... animation production assistant (as Laura Gaimaro)
Jonathan Gebhart .... character layout artist
Matt Groening .... character designer
Jabu Henderson .... background layout artist
Sam Ho .... background layout supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Brian Iles .... character layout artist (as Brian Isles)
Sam Im .... animation timer
Darrell Kennedy .... animation production coordinator
Esther H. Lee .... animation checker (as Esther Lee)
Herman Lopez .... animation production assistant (as Herman G. Lopez)
Michael Ludy .... character layout artist
Michael G. Mahan .... animation post-production coordinator (as Michael Mahan)
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
Anna Maltese .... character layout artist
Kevin N. Moore .... character designer (as Kevin Moore)
Juli Murphy .... timing director
Kevin M. Newman .... character designer
Charles Ragins .... background designer
Libby Reed .... ink and paint supervisor
Stephen Reis .... assistant retake director
Sam Simon .... character designer
Larry Smith .... animation checker
Charlotte Stout .... character layout artist
Erick Tran .... character layout artist
Joe Wack .... character design supervisor
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
Thomas Woodall .... character layout supervisor (as Tom Woodall)
Tomihiro Yamaguchi .... character layout artist (as Tomi Yamaguchi)
Editorial Department
Larry Field .... telecine: 4MC
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D & A Film Cutting
Lyvonne Klingler .... post-production coordinator
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Fred Radke .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Bob Beecher .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Rick Riccio .... music mixer
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Other crew
Andrew Albenze .... post production assistant
Drew Arrison .... assistant to the producers
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to the producers
Ellen Barnett-Bendavid .... assistant to the producers
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant
N. Vyolet Diaz .... assistant: Matt Groening
Alexander Duke .... post production supervisor
Kim Everett .... assistant to the producers
Matt Groening .... creative consultant
Claudia Hitchcock .... assistant to the producers
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Brian J. Kaufman .... post production coordinator
Drew Levin .... assistant to the producers
Brendan Murphy .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Jamie Nachenberg .... post production assistant
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... production coordinator (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Michael Nobori .... assistant to the producers
Marci Proietto .... studio executive
Kevin John Rogers .... production accountant
Debra Stolpp .... assistant: Mike Scully
John Swartzwelder .... consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | USA:TV-PG (1997-Present)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Visible on the phone panel in the final scene are Mulder and Scully from 'The X-Files,' Bender from 'Futurama,' Hank from 'King of the Hill,' Thurgood from 'The PJ's' and Rupert Murdoch.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Oscar the Grouch:Give us the money!
Elmo:Elmo knows where you live!
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990)See more »
No FeelingsSee more »


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7 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Curse you Mike Scully!, 16 September 2006
Author: Philip_Cheesesteak from United States

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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