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My Way or the Highway to Heaven

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Season 30 Episode
641 "Heartbreak Hotel"
"My Way or the Highway to Heaven"
"Treehouse of Horror XXIX" 643
Donut Homer.png This episode is considered non-canon and the events featured do not relate to the series and therefore may not have actually happened/existed.

The reason behind this decision is: Framing device is of characters in Heaven telling the stories.

If you dispute this, please bring it up on the episode's talk page.

"My Way or the Highway to Heaven"
My Way or the Highway to Heaven promo 1.png
Episode Information
Episode number: 642
Season number: S30 E3
Production code: XABF17
Original airdate: October 14, 2018
Title screen: In the first title screen, it features a remix of the opening theme, Bob's Burgers style, while the second title screen feautures the normal one, but with God saying "In Heaven" then landing next to St. Peter.
Couch gag: When Homer gets hit by the car by Marge, he finds himself thrown through the bathroom door in Bob's Burgers restaurant, during their opening, panicking as the sequence of scenes in the opening play, with him inside, while the characters of the show comment on the situation, and how he should be called Bob Number 1, while Bob Belcher should be named Bob Number 2 or no name at all.
Guest star(s): H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher
Jon Lovitz as himself
Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher
Eugene Mirman as Gene Belcher
Tracy Morgan as himself
John Roberts as Linda Belcher
Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher
Showrunner(s): Al Jean
Written by: Deb Lacusta
Dan Castellaneta
Vince Waldron
Directed by: Rob Oliver

"My Way or the Highway to Heaven" is the third episode of season 30 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and forty-second episode overall. It originally aired on October 14, 2018. The episode was written by Deb Lacusta, Dan Castellaneta and Vince Waldron and directed by Rob Oliver. It guest stars H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher, Jon Lovitz as himself, Dan Mintz as Tina Belcher, Eugene Mirman as Gene Belcher, Tracy Morgan as himself, John Roberts as Linda Belcher and Kristen Schaal as Louise Belcher.


"God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters."


God sits in his couch, next to St. Peter, wondering where everyone is after his remoderning Heaven, and says that they need to get more people in there and they start searchign for who to admit in.

Ned is next shown talking about "Who will get into Heaven" to kids, with themself imagining how they'll die and go to Heaven, and then explaining how he was raised without religion by his family and his youth. He started selling trampolines after the Apollo 14 moonlanding's bounce fever and making lots of money, only to discover they're a death bringer for kids after 500 consecutive bounces. The next possible victim was going to be Homer, but Ned moved him out of the way, getting electrocuted. After getting up, he woke up in Heaven next to Jesus Christ, telling him to take the road to redemption. Back on Earth, Ned is reborn, having given a second chance, following God's path.

Next in the classroom, Marge tells the story of her grandmother, Genevieve Bouvier, which was an atheist, married to Meaux, a Nazi collaborator and cafe owner. U.S. Paratrooper got trapped in their bar with incoming Germans in the cellar, and since she doesn't believe in Heaven after death, she makes them appear as French waiters, saving them. However once the German try to kidnap her, they start to kill all of them, and finally giving Moe's grandfather a proper kiss and going to their bedroom together. Marge tells the kids that this story tells them that atheists can do great things too. After this, God agrees to take atheists in Heaven too.

Gautama Buddha proposed Buddhism next, introducing Lisa, which tells the story of the princess Siddmartha Gautama, searching a way to better her boring life, finding children playing even though they've nothing, contrast to her having everything and living like that, and disguises herself as a poor boy, visiting the land outside her palace, and finally finding enlightenment at the end after a very long time.

After watching the three stories, God agrees to accept all the good souls are welcome in Heaven. In the end, a thunder was heard by the Flanders family, with Ned saying it's just angels bowling. A bowling pin crashes their house, and St. Peter says sorry to them, but they consider it a blessing. God comments he's just a kissup.


International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Asia December 23, 2018 Fox Asia
Hispanic America.gif Latin America June 2, 2019 Fox Latin America
Spain flag.png Spain March 29, 2020 Neox
Ukraine flag.png Ukraine August 11, 2019 NLO TV


Promo videos[edit]

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