The Simpsons

Season 21 Episode 16

The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 28, 2010 on FOX
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Ned Flanders invites the Simpsons to come along on a church retreat to Jerusalem. While there, Homer fails to grasp the importance of the city until a crazy tour guide takes them around the city and opens Homer's eyes.

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  • Awesome episode

    9.5
    So funny in so many levels if you have been to israel and taken a tour
  • The Simpsons go to Israel

    4.0
    Ned Flanders invites the Simpsons to come along on a church retreat to Jerusalem. While there, Homer fails to grasp the importance of the city until a crazy tour guide takes them around the city and opens Homer's eyes. I liked/laughed at most famous person in the world gag, Krusty in the strip club, The bleeping from the tour guide, Flanders yelling about Porky Pig, and maybe one more. The rest, however, was boring. To be honest, that tour guide was really annoying. Everything from him (aside the bleeped lines) were not that funny in my opinion. This explains a lot of negative reviews at nohomers,com. Overall, a poor episode of the Simpsons. 4/10moreless
  • The simpsons go to israel.

    1.0
    This was terrible. It was the worst episode i have ever seen of the simpsons. Compare this episode to one from say season 6 and you will see why. In fact this was awful for season 21 standards. The episode opened at some random meeting and flanders (who was really anoying in this episode) asked the simpsons to come with. This episode had a very limited amount of funny jokes. They were cringeworthy too. The tour guide was an idiot. He screeched, you could not make out what he said and was the most unfunny character ever.



    You know an episode has serious problems when they think it's funny to have the tour guides daughter kick bart in the crotch numerous times. This was the most unfunny thing i have ever seen in the show. It was actually just a stupid attempt to fill time.



    Then homer thought he was the messiah. They could have done something with this but did not. They then thought it would be hilarious to ruin the idea by having agnes(who by the way appears to be in almost every episode these days) and dr hibbert have it too. Stupid.



    Then they gave us a very unwelcome scene where lisa kicked bart in the crotch. The writers are idiots. Can any male actually laugh at that? Then they closed the episode with a very unfunny mall joke.



    I wish this poll had negative numbersmoreless
  • simpsons has stooped to the lowest level possible

    1.0
    one of the most racist things ive ever seen (and ive seen a white supremecist rally), i was actually disgusted to watch this, the only funny part was homers rant over going to a country with no pork and a desert with no casino, but as the show progressed the purpose seemed to be to shove as many negative israeli stereotypes in the episode as possible, such as the little girls comment "Without groin kicking, its not krav maga"



    for frak sake, arent half the writers on the show meant to be jewish? how can they possibly think that episode was appropriatemoreless
  • Simpsons in Israel.

    7.5
    Ned Flanders invites the Simpsons to come along on a church retreat to Jerusalem. While there, Homer fails to grasp the importance of the city until a crazy tour guide takes them around the city and opens Homer's eyes.



    The only funny part of the ep was at the beginning when Homer was on the slip and slide thing. Flanders was talking to Lovejoy and he said " I sense a but coming..." and then Homer yells, " Here comes the butt!" and goes crashing through the fence. That was probably the funniest part of the episode and one of the very few funny things about this episode.



    Overall it was not that funny and I think that they could have done better, so I would give this ep a C-.moreless
Julie Kavner

Julie Kavner

Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier

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

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

Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

Jacob

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Yael Naim

Yael Naim

Doreet

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Pamela Hayden

Pamela Hayden

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

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Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Agnes Skinner, Brandine Del Roy, Dolph and others

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Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maude Flanders, Helen Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, and others

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Show Title: Ralph hanging on to a runaway kite in the sky.
      Billboard Gag: None.
      Blackboard Joke: None.
      Couch Gag: The family crawl on the floor wearing leashes by handlers as if they're in a dog show. Bart is declared the winner, Homer attacks him, and Bart bites him back in dog-like fashion.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Lawrence Of Arabia
      The music that plays as Homer rides a camel across the desert is from the 1962 movie Lawrence Of Arabia, starring Peter O'Toole.

    • Fiddler on the Roof
      The scene in Jerusalem where the man plays the violin on the roof is an illusion to the famous musical Fiddler on the Roof about the Jewish milkman Tevye and his family.

    • Veggie Tales
      In Homer's vision in the desert he sees a tomato, a carrot, cucumber. Parodies of Larry the cucumber, Bob the tomato and Laura the carrot from Veggie Tales.

    • Transformers
      The movie Ned Flanders is watching is Reformers, a parody of the 2007 movie Transformers.

    • The Greatest Story Ever Told
      The title of this episode is a play on the title of 1965 film The Greatest Story Ever Told based on the life of Jesus Christ.

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