Simpsons Bible Stories
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|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 ends with the apocalypse taking place.
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"Simpsons Bible Stories" is the eighteenth episode of season 10 of The Simpsons and the two-hundred and twenty-first episode overall. It is an anthology episode and consists of three parts. It originally aired on April 4, 1999. The episode was written by Tim Long, Larry Doyle and Matt Selman and directed by Nancy Kruse.
- "A particularly boring sermon by Reverend Lovejoy sends each member of the Simpson family into his or her own biblical fantasy. Marge imagines herself and Homer as Adam and Eve, Lisa dreams of herself and the other kids of Springfield Elementary as the Israelites in ancient Egypt, and Homer dreams he is King Solomon, solving every dispute by cutting the contested object in half."
Wrapround part 1
The Simpsons are in church, listening to a long and boring Easter sermon in a sweltering heat. Each Simpson (except for Maggie) falls asleep and has a Bible-related dream.
Marge: Homer & Marge
Marge (as Eve) sees Homer (as Adam) fall from the sky onto sharp rocks. Ned (as God) forbids them to eat the Forbidden Fruit. The Snake (Snake Jailbird) tempts Homer into eating loads of the apples. Homer tempts Marge into eating one, but she is caught by God and kicked out of the garden. Adam tries to smuggle Eve back in, enlisting the help of many animals to dig a tunnel. Gary the Unicorn dies in the attempt. They are caught in the act, and Homer is kicked out too.
Lisa: The School-Slaves
Lisa and Milhouse (as Moses) command Skinner (the Pharaoh) to let their people go. After several failed plagues and an escape from a Pyramid prison, they lead the Israelites to the shore, simultaneously flushing all the Egyptians' toilets to drain the sea. After they have crossed the seabed, the water fills the sea back up, washing away the pursuing Pharaoh and his guards. Moses asks Lisa if they will have an easy life from now on - she tells him they will wander the desert for forty years. When he asks if it's plain sailing after that, she quickly changes the subject.
Homer: Homer the Self-King
Homer is King Solomon, deciding which of two men owns a pie. He sentences both persons to death, cutting the pie in two and eating both pieces himself. His next case begins: Jesus Vs. Checker Chariot (A paper Jesus has says "My Accident" on it.).
Wrapround part 2
Bart wakes Homer up before the case can proceed.
Bart: King Bart vs. Goliath II
Bart (as King David) has killed Goliath, but his oldest friend Methuselah (Abe Simpson) is killed by Goliath II (Nelson). David tries to kill him, mistaking him for Sampson and chopping off his hair, before being thrown by a slingshot away into the mountains. David tells Shepherd Ralph Wiggum of his plight. Ralph tries to kill Goliath II but dies trying. David sneaks into Goliath II's tower, which is blown up in the ensuing battle. Goliath II emerges from the flames, ready to strike, when Ralph kills him with his own tombstone ("Ralph! I thought you were dead!" "Nope!"). David is then thrown in jail for Megacide, since the people agree Goliath II was a better king than he ever was.
Wrapround part 3
The Simpsons wake up in an empty church. Marge is ashamed they fell asleep in church, to which Homer answers "It's not the end of the world!" As they walk outside, they discover the Apocalypse/Rapture is upon them. The Flanders go to Heaven (because of them being extremely devout and going to church a lot) while the Simpsons go to Hell (because of them not having Christian beliefs although they go to church.) Lisa is the only one going up to Heaven, but Homer pulls her down, saying "Where do you think you're going, missy?" A stairway opens to Hell, and they enter. Homer can be heard screaming: "They're out of hot dogs! And the coleslaw has pineapple in it! Ahhhhhhhh! German potato salad!"
The episode was pitched by Bob Bendetson and would later lead to the creation of "Simpsons Tall Tales".
"Simpsons Bible Stories" won a 1999 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Program.
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