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The Simpsons: Missionary Impossible

Homer gets in trouble with PBS after confessing he doesn't have $10,000 to give them for their pledge drive--and ends up a missionary on a South Pacific island.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 11x15
Production Number: BABF11
Airdate: Sunday February 20th, 2000

Writer: Ron Hauge

Special Guest Stars
Betty WhiteBetty White
voiced Herself

Guest Stars
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Ouilouiyukitanawanje (Lisa Junior)
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: A belch is not an oral report

Couch: The couch is sitting in a subway station. The family (seated on a bench) get on the next train that arrives on the track and leave.

Episode Quotes
Lisa: Mom, Dad's on PBS!
Marge: Hmm? They don't show police chases, do they?
Homer: (fumbling for the right words) Um, it's an honor to give $10,000. Especially now, when the rich mosaic of cable programming has made public television so very, very unnecessary.
the crowd claps
Marge: (knowingly) From now on, one of us always stays home.
Lisa: Agreed.

White: Folks, we've just reached our goal of ten thousand, seven hundred dollars, and it's all thanks to one generous caller ... who didn't leave his name.
Homer: (laughs)
White: But thanks to Insta-Trace, we've learned it's Homer Simpson of 742 Evergreen Terrace. (a picture of Homer appears on the screen)
Homer: (screams) Oh, why did I register with Insta-Trace?

Homer: Gather round, I am going to teach you about religion.
Natives: Oh God, oh God, oh God.
Homer: Please, please. I am just God's messenger and, lo! What a wonderful message it is. Like this one, from the book of P-salms.

Betty White: And if you watch one minute without contributing, you're a thief! A common thief!
PBS Man: Okay, Betty White, calm down.
Betty White: I'm sorry. It's just that these thieves make me so damn mad. You know who you are - THIEVES!

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