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Recap: The Simpsons S 10 E 18 Simpsons Bible Stories
During an Easter mass, Reverend Lovejoy finds a chocolate bunny in the collection plate. Since no one in the congregation confesses to doing so (though it's implied that Homer did it), he punishes them with a thorough reading of the entire Bible, prompting four Simpsonized takes on popular Biblical tales: Homer and Marge are Adam and Eve (with Flanders as God and Snake as [what else?] the snake that tempts Eve into partaking of the forbidden fruit), Milhouse as Moses leading Egyptian slave children to the Promised Land, Homer as King Solomon presiding over a dispute about a pie, and Bart as David out to defeat Goliath Nelson.
  • The Bible: Main inspiration, though most of the stories are taken from the Old Testament.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The ending in which The Simpsons are surprised by the Apocalypse and sent to Hell. Yet none of the other episodes ever mentioned this incident again.
  • Bring My Brown Pants:
    Marge: It's the Apocalypse! Bart, are you wearing clean underwear?
    Bart: Not anymore.
  • CallBack: Homer lamenting not using his pizza coupons may be a reference to the pizza coupons he got on "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" (the ones to Doughy's Pizza, which Lisa said made terrible pizza).
  • Caught Up in the Rapture
  • Critical Research Failure: Despite the fact that Adam and Eve only became aware of their nakedness after having eaten from the apple they are already shown covering their genitals before the event.
  • Double Standard:
    • God throws Eve (Marge) out of Paradise for biting in the apple, even though Adam (Homer) bit the apple first.
    • Several Simpsons contributors who were very religious weren't offended by the episode, though only because it mostly poked fun at the Old Testament and not the New Testament.
  • Dream Sequence: All stories are dream sequences. The final part, where the Apocalypse breaks out, might be one too.
  • Foreshadowing: Lisa tells Moses (Milhouse) that the Jews will wander in the desert for 40 years. Milhouse then asks: "But after that everything will turn out well for the Jews, right?"
  • Hypocritical Humor: Despite Homer having bit in the apple first God only gets mad when Marge does the same and only throws her out of Paradise as a result.
  • Judgment of Solomon: As mentioned above, Homer/King Solomon mediates a dispute between Carl and Lenny over a pie.
    Homer: Both men shall receive..death. I'll eat the pie.
  • Oh Crap: Moses and Egyptlisa when they see they put a trap in their prison in motion.
  • Sexy Secretary: Krabappelpatra is Pharaoh's (Skinner) secretary, sculpting "bird, bird, bird, pyramid, bird" on stone table. She sits in a very sexy pose and has Egyptian eye lines.
  • Something Completely Different: A Three Shorts Easter episode featuring Biblical story parodies and featuring a non-canon ending (the Simpsons going to Hell while the Flanderses ascend into Heaven. Though Lisa had a chance to go to Heaven, only for Homer to pull her down).
  • Shout-Out:
    • Bart (as King David) is addressed by Santa's Little Helper with the words: "I don't know, Dvey." This is a reference to Davey and Goliath.
    • When Bart is arrested by Chief Wiggum he says: "Where's your Messiah now?" This is a reference to The Ten Commandments where actor Edward G. Robinson (on whom Wiggum's voice is based) says the same to Moses.
    • When Nelson arises from the rubble of his castle he strikes the same pose as Chernobog from Fantasia, while a snippet from "Night On Bald Mountain" is heard.
  • Take That: After Homer and Marge are thrown out of paradise Homer remarks that they will be let back in pretty soon, after all: "God can't stay mad forever, right?"
  • Talking Animal: The pig in the Garden of Eden.
  • Training Montage: King David (Bart) trains for a fight, action-hero style. He is helped by Ralph's sheep after he was defeated by Goliath II.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Ralph's death was offscreen, but his marked grave spelled it out. He later showed up and was okay.

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