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The Simpsons: Faith Off

Bart believes he has the power to heal others through faith after removing the bucket glued to Homer's head. Meanwhile, Homer creates a homecoming game float for Springfield University.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 11x11
Production Number: BABF06
Airdate: Sunday January 16th, 2000

Director: Nancy Kruse
Writer: Frank Mula

Guest Stars
Joe MantegnaJoe Mantegna
voiced Fat Tony
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Edna Krabappel
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse
Russi TaylorRussi Taylor
voiced Sherri, Terri
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Various
Don CheadleDon Cheadle
voiced Brother Faith
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard: I will stop phoning it in

Couch: A psychiatrist (who looks like a caricature of Sigmund Freud) is sitting in a chair next to the couch. Homer hops on the couch and yells, "Oh, doctor, I'm crazy!", then sobs as the other family members stare sadly at each other

Episode Quotes
Bart: (Holding up skateboard) Satan, eat my shorts!
(Crowd cheers)
Bart: (Singing) I was a sinner, a real bad kid.
What thou shalt not, I shalt did.
Neighbor's cat I tried to neuter,
Took a whiz on the school's computer.
Sherri & Terri: He took a whiz, oh, yes he did.
Bart: But now I changed, you can't deny.
Come on up, and testify.
Sherri & Terri: Testify, testify, come on up and testify!
Grampa: My hip's misbehavin'.
(Bart knocks his cane away.)
Grampa: Hey!
Sherri & Terri: Testify!
Patty: Got a nicotine cravin'.
(Bart slaps away the cigarettes.)
Sherri & Terri: Testify!
Professor Frink: Got a cramp in my glavin.
(Bart kicks Frink's rump.)
Professor Frink: Oy!
Bart: Testify!
All: Testify! Testify!
(Bart dramatically holds up two lit Roman candles, one in each hand. The flames shoot off to his sides.)

Lovejoy: Am I boring you, Bart?
Bart: Well, to be honest, yes.
Lovejoy: Hey, I'm doing the best with the material I have.
Bart: But church can be fun! (everyone laughs) No, really, it can be a crazy party, with clouds and lasers and miracles.
Homer: And chili fries!
Bart: A real preacher knows how to bring the Bible alive, through music, and dancing, and Tae-Bo! (begins Tae-Bo-ing)
Sideshow Mel: He's kicking it old-school!

Lisa: Bart, I hope you don't believe your own hype.
Bart: Number of miracles performed by Bart: Two. Number of miracles performed by Lisa: Zero.
Lisa: How can you believe all this mumbo-jumbo? The bucket came off Dad's head because the bright lights heated it, causing the metal to expand.
Bart: Heat makes metal expand. Now who's talking mumbo-jumbo?

Homer: Poor guy... he lost his leg.
Dr. Hibbert: Oh, no, no. The fans will whoop it up with that tonight -- you know, drink beer out of it and so on -- but, uh, it'll turn up in the morning, and I'll sew it back on.
Marge: Will that really work?
Dr. Hibbert: Well, I assume so... as long as I have Bart's healing powers...
Bart: Why won't anybody listen to me? I don't have any special powers. I am not a healer!
Dr. Hibbert: Fine. More money for me.

Kent: Big game fever is taking a fevered pitch as the fevered rivalry between Springfield U and Springfield A&M spreads like wild fever. This, this is writing?
Nephew: I'm sorry, Uncle Kent. I lost my thesaurus.
Kent: Ugh, thesaurus, you'll lose more than that…..In preparation for the big game, Springfield Stadium has caught additional seating capacity fever. Arrgh!

Episode Goofs
When Bart holds the note in "Testify", through the tent's skylight, he's briefly seen wearing the red cape again that was removed when he got on stage.

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