When Rev. Lovejoy disciplines Bart for a prank he pulled in church - he tricked the organist into playing Iron Butterfly's ""In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - he and co-conspirator Milhouse begin arguing over whether man really has a soul. Bart scoffs at the notion and agrees to "sell" his soul (a piece of paper with the words "Bart Simpson's Soul") to Milhouse for $5. A series of situations makes Bart realize maybe he really did sell his soul, prompting him to go all-out to get it back from Milhouse, who isn't willing to sell. Meanwhile, Moe attempts to open a family-style restaurant inside his tavern, with the gimmick that if he doesn't smile when servicing a customer, the meal is free. Moe's surly demeanor and the stress of running such a business alone conspire to do the establishment in.
Did You Know?
Following this story, young people across the country began selling scraps of paper to each other upon which they had inscribed their names and souls. See more
When Rev. Lovejoy leaves Bart and Milhouse alone in the sanctuary to clean the organ, we hear a door slam. Later, Milhouse asks what all religions have to gain from "making up" a soul, we see Lovejoy sorting out the offering through an open door. We do not hear the door open again, so we shouldn't be able to see him. See more
I'm really sorry... I kind of traded your soul to the guy at the comic book store. But look! I got some cool pogs:
Alf pogs! Remember Alf? He's back... in pog form!
References The Wizard of Oz