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The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star 

Bart is expelled from Springfield Elementary, and Bart is therefore enrolled in St. Jerome's Catholic School.


Michael Polcino


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Groundskeeper Willie / Grampa Simpson / Father Sean's Father / Man Playing Croquet (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Bumblebee Man / Pious Riot Singer / Bart's Follower #2 (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Otto / Rev. Lovejoy / Ned Flanders / Concert Announcer / Bart's Follower #1 (voice)
Liam Neeson ... Father Sean / St. Peter (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones / Ms. Albright / Kevin / Rod Flanders (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Sister Thomasina / Student / Waitress (voice)
Maggie Roswell ... Helen Lovejoy (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice)


After being expelled from school Bart enrols at a Catholic seminary where he is much influenced by charismatic Father Sean - as is Homer after Marge sends him in to sort things out,and both Homer and Bart convert to Catholicism,chiefly because Father Sean makes it sound like fun. Enlisting the help of Ned and Tim Lovejoy,Marge abducts Bart and takes him to a Christian rock festival,resulting in a stand-off between the two faiths. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

15 May 2005 (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?


"The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star" was originally supposed to air in March 2005, but the show was pulled from that schedule after the death of Pope John Paul II, and slotted as the Season 17 finale instead. See more »


Father Sean: [recalling what St. Peter said to him] Sean, you wanker, repent of your wicked ways or sod off.
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Spoofs Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Hawaii 5.0 Theme
Music by Morton Stevens
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a reminder episode
2 October 2017 | by coti-09553See all my reviews

A reminder episode.

When Bart gets kicked out of Springfield elementary he ends up in St Jerome and chaos good and bad chaos happens there.

This episode brings back the religious religion style to the Simpsons

This was a pretty good episode not bad just it could be better.

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