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TV Channel Information
Type: Public broadcasting
First appearance: "Missionary: Impossible"

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit American public broadcasting television network. It is known for educational programing and also rebroadcasting sitcoms and costume dramas from England.


While watching the rowdy British sitcom, Do Shut Up on PBS, Homer becomes annoyed by the interruption of the telethon. In an attempt to end the pledge drive so they put the show back on, Homer pledges $10,000 to the network. Homer is applauded for saving the network: However, it quickly becomes apparent that Homer doesn't have the money. This prompts pledge drive host Betty White and a mob of characters and personalities from various PBS shows to chase him through the streets. Fleeing to the church ("Bingo!"), seeking sanctuary, he pleads for help from Reverend Lovejoy.[1]

Marge called in a $30-pledge while the family watched another pledge drive on public television hosted by Troy McClure and included a A Prairie Home Companion-like radio program reading by a Garrison Keillor-like comedian and also a clip from award-winning costume drama from England Edward the Penitent.[2]

Behind the Laughter[edit]

The Public Broadcasting Service is a real television network.



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