Sunday Preview: Pulpit Friction


Homer heeds the call when he is recruited to be a deacon by the cutting-edge new pastor, but Bart wants to bring back Rev. Lovejoy after Homer embraces the faith a little too zealously. Meanwhile, it is no laughing matter when the dry cleaner mistakenly switches Marge’s wedding dress for one of Krusty’s costumes.

A bit of a contrast from the time Homer was a minister to profit off of gay marriage, but hey, it’s 2013.  Apparently there is also a bedbug infestation during this episode, so we got that going for us too!

26 Responses to “Sunday Preview: Pulpit Friction”

  1. 28 April 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Here, let me fix these descriptions:

    “Nothing funny happens. You can probably find a decent movie on HBO or perhaps talk to your family.”

  2. 3 Col. Coward
    28 April 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I’m sure the dean is played by some celebrity, right?

    Also, kudos to the promotional blurb for giving us unprecedented accuracy: Indeed, neither the costume mix-up, nor anything the show does, will be a laughing matter.

  3. 4 Josh
    28 April 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Again, one can’t help pointing out when Zombie Simpsons rips The Simpsons, and even itself, off but doesn’t that episode where Springfield Elementary gets a ‘cool’ new teacher and Bart doesn’t like it so he tries to get Mrs. Krabappel back?

    And Marge loses her weddin dress, hmm? In ‘The Simpsons’ that could sounds like it could go somewhere but then they added ‘ switched for one of Krustys Costumes’. I bet it took a lot of restraint not to include ‘Hilarity ensues’.

    • 5 Mad Jon
      28 April 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Either that or “with sexy results..”

      • 6 Monty Python Forever
        28 April 2013 at 7:56 pm

        I think Marge having her normal clothes switched with clown suits could have hilarious results, but producing that kind of humor would require imagination.

        • 7 Stan
          28 April 2013 at 10:00 pm

          It’s not and it wouldn’t. When your b-plot becomes related to wardrobe issues – you’re dealing with major script writing dysfunctions.

  4. 8 Leo
    28 April 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Have they done “Marge becomes a robot” yet?

  5. 16 FireFlower
    28 April 2013 at 9:00 pm

    That is the problem when your show stays on the air for way too long…you start doing the same plots over and over again. The longer something stays around the harder it is to mantain quality.

    • 17 Stan
      28 April 2013 at 10:03 pm

      The problem is not re-doing same plots. It’s re-doing them worse than the original, with little to no regard for their consistency, and not only screwing up the whole episodes, but also somehow making the originals disgusting to watch thereafter.

  6. 18 D
    29 April 2013 at 12:54 am

    That “no laughing matter” line is really softballing it in, isn’t it?

  7. 20 abra cadaver
    29 April 2013 at 2:18 am

    Avclub rating of this week’s episode: B.

    …even if this guy is forgiving of Zombie Simpsons… a fucking B?!

    • 21 Lovejoy fan
      29 April 2013 at 11:58 am

      I just read that review. I found it hard to take seriously after he claimed that it was hard to care about Lovejoy’s character because “his defining trait is being stupendously dull”. Can’t say that was a problem in the earlier seasons (but, of course, that could just be what the show’s reduced him to, as is the case with most of the cast).

      The sad thing is, I seriously considered giving this episode a chance. However, the more reviews I read, the more I want to steer clear of it.

  8. 22 safetydancer
    29 April 2013 at 4:47 am

    Finally an episode that makes fun of the 2010 New York bed bug epidemic. I bet it was worth the wait

  9. 29 April 2013 at 9:38 am

    Yet another episode where I suspect they came up with the title first.

  10. 29 April 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Sigh. Another terrible episode. I think we should have a thumbs up feature on here btw.

  11. 26 Stan
    29 April 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Ok I didn’t see the episode per se (and not planning to), but those who saw it tell me – was there at least ONE reference to Pulp Fiction? I bet there wasn’t and the title is just a dumbwit response on trying to fit whatever the fuck happened in that episode into a famous movie title, yet again…

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