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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
Production Code: RABF11
Original Airdate: April 28, 2013[1]
Special Guest Voices: Edward Norton as Elijah Hooper
Show Runner(s): Al Jean
Written By: Bill Odenkirk
Directed By: Chris Clements

"Pulpit Friction" is the 18th episode of season 24. It originally aired on April 28, 2013.[1] Edward Norton guest-starred.[2]


"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


Season 24 Episodes
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 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