Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Underwater Girl #1
Milhouse Van Houten, Rod Flanders, Jimbo Jones, and others
Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others
Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others
As Reverend Lovejoy puts letters on the church sign board, he says that he has five Q's and only two U's. However, during season 3's "Lisa the Greek", the board is seen to read 'Every Sunday Is Super Sunday', which uses three U's.
In a deleted scene on the DVD it is revealed that Jasper was the former church minister.
The plot for this episode appears on a collector card in level 1 of The Simpsons: Hit & Run video game.
In 2006 this episode was ranked #5 in Matt Groening's list of top 10 episodes of all time.
Lovejoy (putting letters on the church bulletin board): Can you believe this? They give you five Q's and only two U's. What a world!
Agnes: Seymour, I'm tired. Tell them we're going next.
Skinner: Well, I'm not principal of the line, Mother.
Agnes: And you never will be!
Lovejoy: The Lord will hear your lamentations and bring solace to your ills.
Moe: The Lord or Marge Simpson!
Lenny: Amen to that!
Lovejoy: Um, could we please NOT yell out things in the church.
Akira (reading the Mr. Sparkle box): He identifies himself as "a magnet for foodstuffs." He boasts that he will "banish dirt to the land of wind and ghosts."
(Homer falls asleep during Lovejoy's sermon and smacks his head)
Homer: DAMN IT!
Lovejoy: Well, I seem to have lost my place . . . so I'll start over.
Moe: Aw, for the love of crumb cake!
Lovejoy: Our sermon today is on constancy.
(Ned Flanders calls Reverend Lovejoy with an "emergency.")
Ned: I think I swallowed a toothpick!
Kearney: I'm sleepy. Let's go to school.
(The Simpsons look on as Ned Flanders is surrounded by angry baboons)
Marge: You've got to get him out of there!
Zookeeper: Jeez, I'd like to, but if they don't kill the intruder, it's really bad for their society.
Bart: They're going to kill him?
Zookeeper: Eventually. First, they'll eat his skin.
(The family gasps in horror)
Marge: Oh, well, this is um, the uh … The Listen Lady.
Moe: Yeah, well listen, lady, I got so many problems I, I don't even know where to begin here.
Marge: Okay … um, why don't you start from the top?
Moe: All righty. Uh, number one, I've lost the will to live.
Marge: Aw, that's ridiculous Moe. You've got lots to live for.
Moe: Really? That's not what Reverend Lovejoy's been telling me. Wow, you're good, thanks.
Reverend Lovejoy: Lovejoy here.
Principal Skinner: (on phone) Reverend, this is Principal Skinner. I'm facing a crisis, and I didn't know to whom to turn.
Reverend Lovejoy: All right.
Principal Skinner: Mother's gone too far. She's put cardboard over her half of the television. We rented Man Without a Face - I didn't even know he had a problem! What should I do?
Reverend Lovejoy: Well, maybe you should read your Bible.
Principal Skinner: Um, any particular passage?
Reverend Lovejoy: Oh, it's all good. (ends the call)
Reverend Lovejoy: After that, I just stopped caring. Luckily by then, it was the 80s and no one noticed.
Reverend Lovejoy: Baboons to the left of me, baboons to the right. The speeding locomotive tore through a sea of inhuman fangs. A pair of great apes rose up at me, but - biff, bam! - I sent them flying like two hairy footballs. A third came screaming at me... (imitates hissing baboon) ...and that's when I got mad.
Homer: Now, that's religion!
Marge: But you can't let a few bad experiences sour you on helping people!
Reverend Lovejoy: Oh, sure I can.
(In a flashback to the mid-70s, Reverend Lovejoy has just set up his office when Ned Flanders becomes his first customer)
Ned Flanders: Reverend, I'm, uh, I'm afraid something has happened.
Reverend Lovejoy: Well sit down and rap with me brother, that's what I'm here for.
Ned Flanders: Well, I was talked into doing a dance called "The Bump", but my hip slipped and my... buttocks came into contact with the... buttocks of another young man!
Reverend Lovejoy: (pause) I... see.
Marge: We're late for church! I'm glad I dressed last night.
Homer: Oh, I'd love to go with you honey, but I got a lot of work to do around the bed.
Marge: Homer, the Lord only asks for an hour a week.
Homer: Well in that case he should've made the week an hour longer… Lousy God.
(Homer, Bart, and Lisa watch the Mr. Sparkle commercial)
Mr. Sparkle: Misutaa Supaakoru! Un no yoo besuto washuuuu! (Subtitle: "For lucky best wash, use Mr. Sparkle.")
Homer: That didn't explain anything! All I know is that they stole my face and used it for their stupid logo! There's no other explanation!
Lisa: Wait, look!
(cut to TV screen)
Announcer: Mr. Sparkle: a joint venture of Matsumura Fishworks and Tamaribuchi Heavy Manufacturing Concern.
(The companies' respective logos, a smiling fish and a lightbulb, combine to form Mr. Sparkle!)
Lisa: Hey! It was all a coincidence.
Bart: Yep. There's your answer, fishbulb.
Homer: Well, it was a good ride while it lasted. Come on kids, let's go home.
Bart: We are home.
Homer: That was fast.
Marge: Did you see a man being chased by some young hooligans?
Donny: I see lots of stuff.
Lisa: Did you see that?
Donny: ...Yes. (points to the zoo)
Homer: Do you have a phonebook for Japan?
Librarian: Yes. Here you go.
Homer: May I please use your phone?
Librarian: Is it a local call?
Homer: Uh, yes.
This is the last time Maggie Roswell does Helen Lovejoy's voice.
Blackboard Joke: None.
Couch Gag: Homer puts a quarter in the Vend-A-Couch and nothing happens. Homer pounds on it and the couch falls on him.
During the Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, the first few bars of the French national anthem "La Marseillaise" play when Itchy arrives in France.
In the 70's flashback, Reverend Lovejoy is listening to the Doobie Brothers' song "Jesus Is Just All Right" on his car radio.
The episode title is a take on the national slogan, "In God We Trust."
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