The Simpsons

Season 16 Episode 19

Thank God, It's Doomsday

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 08, 2005 on FOX
8.3
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Thank God, It's Doomsday
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Bart and Lisa want to start getting their hair cut at the mall. They go to the mall with Homer and while getting their haircut they get into a fight, which results in them each getting really bad haircuts. Out in the mall they are spotted by fellow school students who have cameras in hand. They find Homer and go on the run; they sneak into the back entrance of a movie theater and see the film "Left Below," which is a movie about the apocalypse. The images in the movie are disturbing to Homer, who fears the worst. Marge assures him that there needs to be some ominous signs before the rapture will come. When Homer is out driving, he sees what he believes to be the signs. Homer gathers some books on the subject and he calculates that the "rapture is nigh" at 3:15 PM on May 18th, seven days from now. He starts to spread the word and tells everyone on television a passage from Revelations 6:13 that says before the rapture "the stars will fall to Earth." At the Springfield Stadium, there is a celebrity filled blimp accident that causes the stars on board to fall to the Earth and Homer gains instant credibility. He gets a bus full of people to join him at Springfield Mesa. When the appointed time comes and goes, Homer loses credibility and everyone return back to their normal lives. Homer later realizes that he made a mistake in his calculation and the new time is only 30 minutes away. When no one in his family will join him Homer goes to the Mesa on his own. The rapture comes and Homer goes to heaven, but despite all that heaven has to offer, Homer needs his family. He gets an audience with God, but when God won't grant his request to have his family join him; Homer begins raising hell in heaven. To put a stop to it, God agrees to turn back time and put off the rapture.moreless

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  • The simpsons take on the rapture: Homer tries to predict it, but when he is wrong once everyone doesn't believe him anymore. Pretty darn good mix of Religion and Humor I really liked this episode.....moreless

    9.0
    Homer, Bart and Lisa watch a movie titled "Left Behind" about the apocalypse. Homer fears the worst and that the movie is a sign of real life. He notices some ominous signs and gathers some books to calculate that the apocalype is just seven days away. He tells people that stars will fall from the sky which is followed by a celebrity filled blimp crashing to earth. Fearing Homer's predictions are true, the town gathers at the top of Springfield Mesa. The appointed time comes and goes and Homer loses credibility. He later realizes there was a mistake in his calculation and the rapture is actually 30 minutes away. His family wont join him so he goes to the Mesa alone. The rapture comes and he goes to heaven. The only thing missing from heaven is his family. After he starts causing havoc in heaven, god agrees to send him back home and put off the rapture.moreless
  • The Simpsons doing what it does best: religion-bashing!

    9.0
    The Simpsons is so often at its best when it deals with issues such as religion (Homer the Heretic/The Father,the Son and the Holy Guest Star etc.) and this episode falls nicely into this category. In the episode, Homer incorrectly predicts the date of the Apocalypse, in doing so incurring the wrath of the townspeople, but after a revelation he predicts it correctly and is the only one to end up in Heaven. However,he soon realises that Heaven is nothing without his family, who are suffering back in post-Apocalyptic Springfield, and forces G-d to turn back time and postpone Judgement Day. The ludicrous plot of the episode had no bearing on its quality, it actually worked really well, and I thought it was one of the most original episodes of the season. Homer's rampage through Heaven when attempting to get his own way was hilarious- just one of the many great scenes from yet another superb Simpsons installment.moreless
  • Absurd!

    8.3
    This episode made no sense with Homer actually going to heaven even though it's a fairly entertaining episode. The rapture being put off by God because Homer was raising hell on Heaven was a good part and the irony that Homer, the character most likely to end up in Hell, is the one that turns up in Heaven simply because he got a sudden burst of intelligence was a very good part of the episode and it shows that the episode is very different from the rest of the simpsons series and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Overall, the episode was funny but very unrealistic in the third act.moreless
  • very funny lol.

    9.6
    i loved it wen homer was in heaven!

    that guy tells him he can wish 4 summat and it happens no questions asked and he makes his head blow up lol!!

    and that guy gets him a room near the kiddies pool as payback.

    homer destroyin everythin in heaven was a bit funny but he makes a fine example that heaven isn't heaven widout ya family.....but he could hav wished them to heaven ya know!moreless
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