• New article from the Springfield Shopper: Marge’s new job on a daytime talk show turns out to be a nightmare this October!
  • New article from the Springfield Shopper: Season 34 News: New information has been revealed on future episodes!
  • New article from the Springfield Shopper: Season 34 News: New information on a future episode and a guest star has been announced!
  • Wikisimpsons needs more Featured Article, Picture, Quote, Episode and Comprehensive article nominations!
  • Wikisimpsons has a Discord server! Click here for your invite! Join to talk about the wiki, Simpsons and Tapped Out news, or just to talk to other users.
  • Make an account! It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you.
TwitterFacebookDiscord

My Way or the Highway to Heaven

Wikisimpsons - The Simpsons Wiki
Season 30 Episode
641 "Heartbreak Hotel"
642
"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.

Synopsis[edit]

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


Plot[edit]

God sits on his couch, next to St. Peter, wondering where everyone is after His remodeling of Heaven. God says that Heaven needs to increase admissions, so He and St. Peter try to decide who to admit.

Ned Flanders is next shown teaching a Sunday school class about "Who will get into Heaven." Each student imagines how they'll die and go to Heaven. Ned explains how he was raised without religion by a family of Beatniks. He started selling trampolines after the Apollo 14 moonlanding inspired bounce fever. He made lots of money, only to discover they're a death trap for kids after 500 consecutive bounces. The next possible victim was going to be a young Homer Simpson, but Ned pushes him out of the way, getting electrocuted himself. After recovering, he wakes up in Heaven next to Jesus Christ, Who tells him to take the road to redemption. Back on Earth, Ned is reborn, having been given a second chance, following God's path.

Next in the classroom, Marge Simpson tells the story of her grandmother, Genevieve Bouvier, who was an atheist, married to Meaux, a Nazi collaborator and cafe owner. A squad of U.S. paratroopers, including Abraham Simpson, get trapped in the bar's cellar as a group of German soldiers enter for a meal. Since Genevieve doesn't believe in an afterlife, she disguises the paratroopers as French waiters. However once the Germans try to kidnap her, they start to kill all of them, and finally giving Meaux a proper kiss and they go 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 into Heaven too.

Gautama Buddha proposes Buddhism next, introducing Lisa Simpson, who tells the story of the princess Siddmartha Gautama. Siddmartha searches for a way to better her boring life, finding children playing even though they have nothing, in contrast to her having everything and being unhappy. She disguises herself as a poor boy, visiting the land outside her palace, and finally finds enlightenment at the end, after a very long time.

After watching the three stories, God agrees to accept all the good souls into Heaven. In the end, the Flanders family hears a crack of thunder, which Ned explains as just angels bowling. A bowling pin crashes into their house. St. Peter apologizes to them, but they consider it a blessing. God comments he's just a kissup.

Production[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Promo videos[edit]


The Saga of Carl - title screen.png Wikisimpsons has a collection of images related to "My Way or the Highway to Heaven".
Season 30 Episodes
Bart's Not Dead Heartbreak Hotel My Way or the Highway to Heaven Treehouse of Horror XXIX Baby You Can't Drive My Car From Russia Without Love Werking Mom Krusty the Clown Daddicus Finch 'Tis the 30th Season Mad About the Toy The Girl on the Bus I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can The Clown Stays in the Picture 101 Mitigations I Want You (She's So Heavy) E My Sports Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy Girl's in the Band I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh D'oh Canada Woo-hoo Dunnit? Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion