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Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit American public broadcasting television network.
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.
Behind the Laughter
The Public Broadcasting Service is a real television network.
- Episode – "Missionary: Impossible"
- Episode – "The Great Louse Detective" (mentioned)
- Episode – "Brawl in the Family" (mentioned)
- Episode – "The Italian Bob" (mentioned)
- Comic story – Somewhere Over the Brain-bow! (mentioned)
- Comic story – Hail to the Cat (mentioned)