The Simpsons (1989– )
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Missionary: Impossible 

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.

Director:

Steven Dean Moore

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
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)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Blackboard: "A belch is not an oral report" See more »

Goofs

When Homer first arrives at the island, and not knowing what to do, offer the natives a bible. They tell him they can't read. But when Homer unveils his casino. The first thing they do is read the name of the casino shown on the sign. See more »

Quotes

Island Native #1: How many times do I have to go to church to avoid going to Hell?
Island Native #2: Every Sunday for the rest of your life.
Island Native #1: HaHa - no seriously.
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

No Feelings
Written by John Lydon (uncredited), Glen Matlock (uncredited), Steve Jones (uncredited) and Paul Cook (uncredited) (as Sex Pistols)
Performed by Sex Pistols
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Curse you Mike Scully!
16 September 2006 | by Philip_CheesesteakSee 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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