The Simpsons

Season 12 Episode 19

I'm Goin' to Praiseland

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 06, 2001 on FOX
7.7
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I'm Goin' to Praiseland
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When he can stop thinking of her and to help him stop living in the past, Ned gets the Simpson family to help remove all the reminders of Maude he has around the house. Only one item misses getting thrown into the chipper, a sketchbook that contains Maude's vision of a Christian amusement park called "Praiseland." Ned goes on a quest to build this amusement park, which, opens to lackluster reviews; describe as the "height of tedium". When suddenly a miracle occurs, as a Maude mask floats in front of the Maude statue. It is quickly discovered that anyone who stands in front of the statue has visions. Is it truly a miracle, or just the passing of gas?moreless

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  • great

    8.5
    ned makes a bible-themed theme park called Praiseland because he found some blueprints. he dedicates it to Maude. however, soon people start having some weird illusions of their own version of what heaven would be. ned thinks it is a miracle. is it? or is their something else going on?

    eh, it was alright. nothing to brag about but it was an enjoyable way to spend 22 minutes of your time. The illusions people had was funny and it was nice to see Rachel Jordan make an appearance (first appearance being Alone Again, Natura-Diddly, from last season). Overall grade is a B- or so, i think is fair for this episodemoreless
  • Flanders builds a religious theme park.

    8.5
    When Ned discovers that one of Maude's goals was to build a bible-themed amusement park, he reunites with Rachel in order to fulfill her dream. But when an accident dupes the public into believing that the park was the site of a miracle, Ned is forced to decide between revealing the truth versus enjoying his increased profits. One of the most cleverly plotted episodes in the series is how we can describe this one. There were many great jokes in this one, and it was good to see the writers experimenting with Rachel and Ned. Give this episode a watch for sure!moreless
  • A cleverly plotted episode by the writers... I have to tip my hat to them

    9.1
    When Ned is reunited with an old crush named Rachael, he starts to believe that he is finally ready to date again. But after he tries to mold Rachael into Maude's image, he realizes he needs to break his obsession with his departed wife. Ned asks the Simpsons to go through Maude's things. Homer is quick to put everything in the wood chipper, but Maude's sketchbook survives - revealing her dream of creating a Christian amusement park. As a final tribute, and with help from the Simpsons, Ned creates "Praise Land." The squeaky clean park is a bomb, until a miracle occurs in front of the huge Maude statue. Paid visits to "Miracle Maude" raise tons of cash for the orphanage, but Ned soon discovers that a gas leak is responsible for everyone's so-called visions. Even though the park is shut down, the experience helps Ned put the past behind him - and ask Rachael out on another date.moreless
  • A very good surprise.

    9.3
    It was a very good surprise to me, according to the rest of the episodes of the season (specially looking forward).

    It is an episode which you can watch a million times, the kind of episode that make the series classic, and one of the best episodes (or the best) of the show until the 12 season (the point since where the show has been made a worse show).

    Using a lot of strange situations and a lot of characters, the episode achieves make a very good story which is told us by three different points of view. A very good entertainment.moreless
  • Very Funny!

    9.4
    I found this episode to be very funny! I liked the plot and the entire adventure of the episode. Ned finds a drawing of a theme park that Maude drew before she died, so he decides to build the theme park 'Praisland' It turns out to suck and people leave until people start seeing visions of heaven next to Maude's statue! Turns out that it was just a gas leak and everyone was hallucinating! I found it to be quite hilarious!moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer

Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others

Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright

Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others

Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith

Lisa Simpson

Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others

Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin

Rachel Jordan

Guest Star

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Edna Krabappel

Recurring Role

Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others

Recurring Role

Karl Wiedergott

Karl Wiedergott

Additional Voices

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Moe: I think it's a sign from god we should all go nuts! Woah!
      Agnus Skinner: How dare you, go grab that.
      Moe: Yes Ma'am.

    • Rachel (singing): Jesus loves me this I'm sure, I'm a groupie on his tour ...

    • 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!

    • (Mayor Quimby rolls up in a limo.)
      Mayor Quimby: It is with uh, great pride that I dedicate this new school, sports arena, or attraction.
      (Cuts the ribbon and drives off.)

    • Theme Park Owner: Aww you are so full of it!? (pause) God's grace that is. It's really sickening! (pause) There aren't more people like you. Now get out! (pause) Your pen. And we'll make it official.

    • Homer: Hotel? Why don't you just stay at Ned's place?
      Ned: My place, what would the neighbours think?
      Lisa: We are the neighbours and we don't think…

    • 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!

    • Cletus: I'll have the darkety kind.
      Frink: Uh, one chocolate, Mootilda.
      Marge: Could I have a swirl of Chocolate and Vanilla?
      Mootilda: Moooo!? Muh uh!
      Frink: Nonsense, you can do it! (cow kicks frink) Glaaven!

    • (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!

    • Ned: (on phone) How toxic is your gas? Oh. Well, I'm talking about outdoors with lots of ventilation. How can that be worse? Well, is that permanent brain damage?

    • Marge: You could give the money to the orphanage, I hear they need a new wall.

    • Dr. Hibbert: I've never seen a brain freeze this fast before!
      (Nelson has a short seizure)
      Hibbert: Give me 50 CC's of hot fudge! Now hold still, you might feel a slight chocolatey sensation.

    • Ned: Hey Rachael, your hair's grown back!
      Rachael: It's a wig... and let's never speak of it again!

    • Rachael: Ned Flanders!? Now where have you been hi-didly-hidin'?
      Ned: Oh, oh, oh! Hey, Rachael, what do you know? We both like plain vanilla with nothing on top!
      (She looks down at her ice cream.)
      Rachael: Actually, all the toppings where gone.

    • Homer: Leave Ned alone!
      Ned: Thank-you, Homer.
      Homer: He can't admit he likes her until he's sure she likes him back!

    • 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.

    • (Disco Stu's vision)
      Disco Stu: Ah, Frank Sinatra!
      Frank Sinatra: For me this is Hell!

    • Ned Flanders: Darn teenagers with their beer bottles!
      Homer: (Nervously) Yeah... teenagers.

    • Lenny: A Bible park without beer? Now I've seen everything.

    • Rich Texan: May the Lord have mercy on your gas-sniffing orphan beating souls!

    • Milhouse: Ants are crawling in my mouth and I don't care!

    • Lisa: Don't throw this away! It's Rod's first tooth!
      Bart: You're right, we could use this for witchcraft.

    • Carl: Any religion that embraces carob is not for Carl Carlson!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Blackboard Joke: Genetics is not an excuse.
      Couch Gag: A cement truck backs up to the couch and pours out concrete versions of the family. Homer's figure quickly dries and cracks, and his head falls on the floor.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The title of the episode is a spoofing of a slogan of a Disney TV commercial. When a reporter asks the winning football team "You're just won the Superbowl. What are you going to do now?" and one of them responds "I'm going to Disneyworld!"

    • :
      When Ned puts Rachel in Maude's bathrobe, and cuts her hair to look like Maude it's referencing Hitchcock's classic 1958 film "Vertigo."

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