Recap / The Simpsons S 14 E 10 Pray Anything

Homer starts praying for every little thing, but his good fortune spins out of control, especially after he sues Reverend Lovejoy and gets the church in a settlement.


  • A God Am I: Not outright stated. However as more of Homers prayers are answered he stops asking for help from God and expecting it. Even finishing one prayer with "I command you".
  • Amoral Attorney: The lawyer who helped Homer to sue the church. To him, the fact Homer was really injuried was just a "big plus".
  • Big Damn Heroes: Reverand Lovejoy saves Homer and the town by praying to God to forgive the town.
  • Brick Joke: In the middle of the episode, Homer suggests that God is eating chicken next to Colonel Sanders. In the end of the episode, the cuckoolander is proven right.
  • His Name Really is "Barkeep": Homer's lawyer's name is Harry H. Lawyer Junior.
  • Inflationary Dialogue: When Homer was holding a party at the church, Moe offered a meal and kept downgrading its quality until it reached rat-level.
  • Jerkass: Moe, he tries to murder Homer and skin him alive just because he wants to.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Harry H. Lawyer Junior.
  • Prayer Is a Last Resort: Inverted. After a few things go his way Prayer becomes Homer's first and 'only' resort from getting a new kind of food to helping Bart with his homework instead of him. When Marge tells him he can't just expect God to fix every problem he has. Homer bluntly tells her he can and will.
  • Selective Obliviousness: When he asks Ned what the secret to his success is. Ned replies it's down to working hard and living clean, plus a little prayer never hurt. Homer being Homer chooses not to hear the parts that require effort and hears only the part about praying for what you want.