The Simpsons (1989– )

Pray Anything 

Homer turns to religion to help him get what he wants, and is soon awarded the church in an injury settlement. Homer then turns the church into his personal party pad, and Reverend Lovejoy leaves Springfield to wallow in its hedonism.


Michael Polcino


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Gil / Rich Texan / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Noodles / Olympic Commentator #1 / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Barney Gumble / Santa's Little Helper / Sideshow Mel / Bowler #2 / Krusty the Klown / Arnie Pie (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Maggie Simpson / Todd Flanders (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Carl / Fudge Tanker Driver / Plumber / Larry H. Lawyer, Jr. / Dr. Nick Riviera / Bailiff / Cletus / Bowler #1 / Buddha (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Stadium Announcer / Lenny / Ned Flanders / TV Announcers / Reverend Lovejoy / Judge Snyder / Bowler #3 / Dr. Hibbert / Kent Brockman / God (voice)
Ken Burns ... Himself (voice)
Lisa Leslie ... Herself (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Various (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Olympic Commentator #2 / Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Bacon Truck Driver (voice)


Flanders tells Homer that praying has led him to success, so Homer starts praying over anything. When praying for a new house he falls into a hole outside the church and sues them. When the church can't pay him the $1 million he is awarded by the court, Homer takes over the church and makes it his new house, which leads to Reverend Lovejoy leaving town. Written by Emil Petersen

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Release Date:

9 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the plumber taps at the wall, the cracks form the painting "Washington crossing the Delaware" by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1851). See more »


Ned Flanders: [after Springfield floods, Ned rides out of his garage on a boat filled with animals] I've got two of every animal, but only males. Don't want any hanky panky.
[Some of the animals start making noise off-screen]
Ned Flanders: Now cut that out.
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Alternate Versions

When the episode "Pray Anything" first aired on Fox, Gil comes out at the basketball game dressed as Swish, who is wearing fishnet stockings. In syndicated reruns the stockings have been removed. See more »


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Written by Desmond Child, Vini Poncia, and Paul Stanley
Performed by KISS
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