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The Simpsons: I'm Goin' to Praise Land

After finding a sketchbook belonging to his late wife Maude, Ned Flanders opens a Bible-themed amusement park to honor her memory.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 12x19
Production Number: CABF15
Airdate: Sunday May 06th, 2001

Director: Chuck Sheetz
Writer: Julie Thacker

Guest Stars
Karl WiedergottKarl Wiedergott
voiced Travolta
Marcia Mitzman-GavenMarcia Mitzman-Gaven
voiced Helen Lovejoy
Marcia WallaceMarcia Wallace
voiced Various
Pamela HaydenPamela Hayden
voiced Milhouse, Rod Flanders
Shawn ColvinShawn Colvin
voiced Rachel Jordan
Tress MacNeilleTress MacNeille
voiced Agnes Skinner
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 Gag
Genetics is not an excuse

Couch Gag
A repeat of the couch gag from "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" where the Simpsons are formed from cement into statues and Homer's statue breaks & falls to the floor.

Episode Quotes
(At a souvenir stand, Ned walks up to Chief Wiggum and his son Ralph.)
Ned: Ooh, what can I get you, little Christian? How about a Noah's Ark full of jellies? (holds one up)
Wiggum: Oh, are there two of every flavor?
Ned: Nope, they're all the same... plain!
Wiggum: Oh.
Ned: How 'bout a Maude mask? (he puts a Maude mask over his face and starts doing a crappy Maude imitation) I'm Maude. God is super!
Ralph: Can I sit in the car?
Wiggum: Let's both sit in the car! (they leave)
Ned: (still imitating Maude) Bye-bye!

Rachel: Say, how's your life going?
Homer: Oooh, she wants to know how your life is going!
Ned: Well, my wife's passing was rough but... I think I'm finally ready to move on.
Rachel: That's great. Maybe we could have coffee sometime.
Homer: Oooh, she wants to have coffee sometime!
Ned: I can hear her, Homer!
Homer: He can hear you, Rachel!

Ned: Where's your band?
Rachael: They switched from Christian music to regular pop. All you have to do is change Jesus to Baby
Ned: Oh how horrible!
Rachael: Aw, they'll all go to hell.

Nelson: What do you hit them with? There's no mallet!
Ned: You can stop Satan with your faith.
Nelson: With my face? You calling me ugly?
Ned: No, no, no. I think you're beautiful!
Nelson: Oh, that's it!

Episode Goofs
Lovejoy's Cruci-Fixin's station changes orientation when Bart & Lisa walk up.
First there's 4 toppings, then 6.
Plus, there are signs inside the topping that weren't there before.

Frink has the cow hooked up with 8 wires in the wide shot, but in the close up, there are 9.

When Rachel awakens to find that Ned has cut her hair, she is sleeping on Ned's side of the bed but when she gets out, she on Maude's side.
If we assume she slid over out of horror to try to leave quickly, there's still the fact her hair is visibly darker.

As Ned flips through Maude's sketchbook, the drawings aren't seen as he flips the pages.

As Ned talks, Maude's sketchbook is clearly closed, but when the scene cuts to Bart, the sketchbook is open.

And quickly vanished entirely.

When Homer & Ned are getting the fireworks from Wiggum, the background wall is entirely different between cuts.
This might be explained by a different angle of the Chief's office but Clancy doesn't seem to move from behind his desk since his back is still against the wall.

The group of people waiting at the gates prior to opening is different in the close up & wide shot.
Most notably, the one in a green shirt & blue pants and the other in a brown coat & white shirt have suddenly vanished in the wide shot.

When King David begins to speak, "HOLY BIBLE" is written on the cover, but when the kids are tightly secured in the car, "HOLY BIBLE" has vanished.

When Ned tosses the Maude mask in front of the statue, the flowers & grass are there as they should be, but when the mask starts to levitate, the flowers & grass are gone.
They return again and the mask rises higher.
The same thing happens again later in a scene with the orphans.

When Ned is talking to the gas company from the refreshment stand, the ten commandments are hanging behind him, but they have vanished when it cuts to a close up.

The velvet ropes extend all the way to the Maude statue when the orphans are trying to light the candles, but the ropes seem to have vanished when Ned & Homer tackle them.

Cultural References
This episode's title is an adaptation of a commercial and line many sports players say at the end of winning games. The commercial voice over would state “'X' you just won 'X' what are you going to do?” and the player would respond, “I'm going to Disneyland/Disney World”

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