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Pulpit Friction

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Season 24 Episode
525 "What Animated Women Want"
"Pulpit Friction"
"Whiskey Business" 527
"Pulpit Friction"
Pulpit Friction Promo 1.jpg
Episode Information
Episode number: 526
Season number: S24 E18
Production code: RABF11
Original airdate: April 28, 2013
Title screen: The three-eyed crow flies across the screen
Couch gag: The Simpsons parachute onto the couch
Guest star(s): Edward Norton as Elijah Hooper
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Bill Odenkirk
Directed by: Chris Clements

"Pulpit Friction" is the eighteenth episode of season 24 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and twenty-sixth episode overall. It originally aired on April 28, 2013. The episode was written by Bill Odenkirk and directed by Chris Clements. It guest stars Edward Norton as Elijah Hooper.


"The Simpsons get more than they bargained for when they replace their old couch – bed bugs! The bugs spread, and so does the terror, to the extent Reverend Lovejoy can't cope. The Parson arrives and introduces a new minister, Reverend Elijah Hooper; soon, Lovejoy finds the town prefer the new minister over him, with the exception of Ned Flanders – and Bart? Meanwhile, Marge chases her wedding dress down after the dry cleaners mistakenly swapped it with one of Krusty's costumes."

Promotional images[edit]

International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America July 28, 2013 Fox Latin America
800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png United Kingdom December 1, 2013; 6pm Sky1 Gathered 760,000 viewers
Spain flag.png Spain January 11, 2015 Antena 3

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Moonshine River Treehouse of Horror XXIII Adventures in Baby-Getting Gone Abie Gone Penny-Wiseguys A Tree Grows in Springfield The Day the Earth Stood Cool To Cur, with Love Homer Goes to Prep School A Test Before Trying The Changing of the Guardian Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing Hardly Kirk-ing Gorgeous Grampa Black-Eyed, Please Dark Knight Court What Animated Women Want Pulpit Friction Whiskey Business The Fabulous Faker Boy The Saga of Carl Dangers on a Train