Homer Simpson isn't the only would-be 'Messiah' in Jerusalem
Leave it to "The Simpsons" to kick off Holy Week with a zinger.
Christians observe this as a sacred time marking Jesus' journey in Jerusalem from Palm Sunday to Easter, and many treat it with reverence by attending services, singing hymns and offering prayers. None likely would picture the one they deem their savior in the form of Homer Simpson.
In "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed," the latest episode of the long-running Fox sitcom, which aired Sunday, The Simpsons set off to Israel on a church mission. They go at the urging of neighbor and devout Christian Ned Flanders, who thought a dose of the Holy Land would bring Homer much-needed salvation....
I agree with Rick. I do not understand how anyone who understands what the Saviour has done for them can watch that blasphemous trash. And, no, I've never seen an episode. All I know about any of those cartoon shows on Fox is what I've seen in the news.
I never liked this show. Clever as its writing was (and still is) I saw it as little more than an animated off-shoot of "Married with Children", which debued a couple years earlier and significantly lowered the bar of moral evening entertainment the same way "All in the Family" did when I was a kid. These days, apart from a few cable shows, I can't find anything worth watching on TV anymore.