I didn’t even have to try, the originality in this show is so painfully removed. Lisa’s Wiccan friends? The couch gag opening references the only other two-parter previously broadcast for the show where we learned who shot Mr. Burns. It just came out of nowhere and felt like it was there just to be a time waster. So I proclaimed that Warring Priests Part 1 was without a doubt the worst episode of the show since The Serfsons. As to next week’s thrilling conclusion of “Warrin’ Priests.” I won’t be here, sadly, as the A.V. Marge going out of her way to convince Lisa to never follow her dreams or ambitions has been a writer’s fetish for quite some time. and "The Great Phatsby". It was a tad saddening, but I did like the delivery of the line. The Simpsons has been trucking along for decades and even though Rick and Morty is still relatively new to the scene, The Simpsons proudly acknowledged their significance with a couch gag where Rick and Morty invade their universe in their typical brand of chaos. Also, then we just have a random scene of Bode going to Ned’s house with western-ish music playing for a duel? Mike burning a Bill O’Reilly book on the other hand, sounds way more interesting and entertaining than this stinker two-parter. I loved the music that was played for the couch gag. The episode was written by Pete Holmes and directed by Bob Anderson. Disney bought Fox and I’m assuming they aren’t doing any quality control. As such, I figured I’s start talking about what I liked in Part 2. There was barely enough material here to fill one episode, let alone two. Tune in for “Where the Bart-Fullo Roam”, where Homer caves in and buys Bart a buffalo named Matt, Lisa protests, and Marge strains her poor voice again while Disney tries to make Hudson x Maggie work! I genuinely thought this was an actual episode, all the way down to the awful pun. We gotta keep things as is cause as it was Mayor Quimby’s re-election slogan in “See Homer Run”: Change Is Bad. But I bet it still gets renewed for a Season 33 and beyond. Or Chloe, Marge’s high school friend and roving reporter  Lisa idolized? Absolutely no episodes in 2020 with any good moments whatsoever. Sure, he gets back his church and his congregation, but the town goes back to ignoring him, and he most likely goes back to giving the same old, tired speeches about sin and damnation that the townsfolk have long droned out of. Join to talk about the wiki, Simpsons and Tapped Out news, or just to talk to other users. Three items of note: Especially when each episode felt so empty with all the disconnected gags and scenes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The couch gag remains at the opening of this episode of The Simpsons! – Marge warns Lisa not to get her hopes up too much over Bode, drawing her attention to the vision board of disappointment conveniently hanging in her kitchen. “The Great Phatsby” buffered its two parts with two B-stories to kill time. A wholly unremarkable outing. The Simpsons® is a registered trademark of 20th Century Fox. Also, that was the big reveal? But, no. You can watch full episodes of The Simpsons … The couch gag is a parody of Succession. When the congregation learns of his crime, they must decide whether to banish their new priest. – One bonus tidbit: balking at Bode’s Bible burning, Lisa comments, “Why couldn’t you have burned one of Bill O’Reilly’s books? If so, please let me know how loud you laughed at the opening of this episode. Did I miss a scene where Ned challenged Bode to a duel in his home at a certain time? Wikisimpsons has a Discord server! It guest stars Pete … – Lovejoy’s trip to Michigan takes him to the doorstep of the megachurch Bode previously worked at, which only served to remind me of the wonderful HBO series The Righteous Gemstones, a very biting and truly brilliant satire on televangelist empires. They scratch the surface of what Ned’s gripes are, but he and Bode never have much of a back-and-forth that amounts to anything interesting. The second thing I did like dealt with Marge being upset with the banners she made being used for a 10 second joke. Instead, their showdown in church is interrupted by a musical number from Lisa about how much she loves Bode, more fluff to pad the runtime out. The Chinese Proverb relayed by Bode about Heaven and Hell: ... Couch Gag: The Simpson's clothes gather on the couch while off-camera, the Simpsons huddle without their outer clothing. ( Log Out /  The episode was written by Pete Holmes and directed by Matthew Nastuk. After watching this two-parter, I think i can safely say that this show has no reason to be making any more of these if this is what it comes down to. and Season 28's "The Great Phatsby". Directed by Mike B. Anderson, Bob Anderson. Plot []. "Warrin' Priests: Part One" is the nineteenth episode of season 31 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-first episode overall. But “Warrin’ Priests” is just the A-story, and it’s a pretty shocking display of how little they manage to fill the time with. This episode had the worst viewership ratings in the history of the show, to date. All Rights Reserved. Wow, this is getting insane. All he did was burn a dead tree. Burns?" The Simpsons' couch breaks them out, and leads the family to a buried Lard Lad statue. No resolution for Lovejoy, no final statement about any of the spiritual themes or meanings behind this two episode opus, just absolutely nothing. Ask questions and download or stream the entire … The Simpsons - Warrin' Priests (Parts I & II) Cook'd and Bomb'd. It just goes to show the writers are too afraid to make any ever lasting changes to the status quo and that’s fucking ridiculous when you are in Season 31! I guess what the intention was is that Bode reinvigorated the townspeople’s faith, and this represents the ultimate betrayal of the religious tenants he stood for. That makes no sense either. As usual, when this show does direct callbacks, it is always something from the show’s most respected years, and it’s always the clearest indicator of how completely disposable and forgettable the last twenty years of the show have been. Change ). Haven’t seen the episode, but the Bill O’Reilly line is pretty much the level of political satire I’m used to from The Simpsons now. That’s Al Jean’s Simpsons in a nutshell. I just don’t get it. All 3 songs featured in The Simpsons season 31 episode 20: Warrin' Priests…, with scene descriptions. Marge trying not give hope to Lisa… Man, She really wants to destroy Lisa’s dreams. ( Log Out /  Season 31 has truly toppled Season 28 as the most abysmal of Simpsons seasons. Warrin Priests (Part Two) “I know this is a weird thing to say in church, but we need proof!” Luann Van Houten "Warrin' Priests (Part Two)" is the twentieth episode ofSeason 31. IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Also, the town just turns on Bode without Lovejoy even showing the video to them. The Simpson family sits on the couch. In a parody of Succession, the Simpson family stand still in front of the house door, just then to switch to a pool where Bart comes out of and places his swim shorts on Homer's face.. Lisa is walking a horse but a man and a woman takes it, taking Lisa to the family table and the horse to the horse table. Click here for your invite! No idea what it is from, but it was cool to listen to. "Gorillas on the Mast" is the 5th episode of the thirty-first season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 667th episode overall. It aired in the United States on Fox on March 8, 2020. Warrin Priests (Part Two) 1 Title Screen Gag 2 Billboard Gag 3 Chalkboard Gag 4 Instrumental Gag 5 Couch Gag Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery The reaction: So here we have part two, and I still have no idea why they made this a two-parter. This is 100% official from the series. Finally, at minute 15 of the episode, Lovejoy returns for the big reveal: as part of a sermon as a young pastor, Bode burned a Bible. – The couch gag this week was some bizarre home-movie style thing where the Simpsons are eating outside with some horses? Among the possessions Mr. Burns has are: Not-So-Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, the Wright Flyer, a Mammoth skeleton, Terracotta Army statues, an Egyptian sarcophagus and part of Blarney Castle. Brockman is … Episodes like this and “Much Apu About Something” present the same problem; the status quo is presented as tired, old, and shitty, with them spending all their time bitching and moaning about how miserable it is to still be doing this, and then something newer, and younger, comes along that presents something different that gives this podunk inspiration, and their reaction is… unbridled rage. It was so boring to watch that it was almost painful. Finally, I don’t get the big deal with burning a bible when there was a purpose behind it. And, that’s my biggest problem with this episode. It guest stars Pete Holmes as Bode Wright . Having never seen the show, I have no fucking idea what this was supposed to be. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Granted, in both examples, you can argue it’s Old Man gripes seeping into the script about how much the staff hate the young folks with the younger person having a bit of pompousness and coming in to be an ungrateful bastard, and then they go out of their way to want to see them fail so they can go back and take over… and once again be tired, old and shitty, and then continue spending all their time bitching and moaning about how miserable it is still be doing this, but they’d rather it be them doing it, not anyone else, dammit! Is it just because the writers keep forgetting that there’s more to Christianity than the staunch Fundamentalists these days, or do they just not care? After a brief recap, the entirety of act one is all just repeating information we already know: Bode is a hit with the people of Springfield, Lisa admires him as a wise man of faith, and Lovejoy discovers Bode’s secret in Michigan. This is thread is about the couch gag from The Simpsons episode "Warrin Priests: Part One". Also I am now looking at the five star Amazon ratings for the book and I’m getting sad so let me just close out this window…. Because if they can barely make episodes last a full 22 minutes without pointless filler, dropped plotlines, and plot holes these days, then what chance do they have with a story that spans more than one of those epsidoes? Great Fatsby had no reason to be a two-parter either (let alone a reason to exist). "Screenless" is the 15th episode of the thirty-first season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 677th episode overall. Which is very, very sad. Yes, I endured “West Wing Story”, and I hate them for it. Bode Wright prays with the Simpsons and asks God to please not let the Simpsons ever end. Absolutely NOTHING happened in this entire episode. And so, Bode just leaves town and the episode is over. Plot: The Simpson family’s empty clothes run and take their seats on the couch without the family in them. But “Warrin’ Priests” is just the A-story, and it’s a pretty shocking display of how little they manage to fill the time with. Any readers out there big “Succession” fans? While he rushes back home to reveal the truth, we get some time-filling fluff with Bode vs. Ned Flanders, which really doesn’t culminate to anything. I guess? From Season 31, Episode 19 - Warrin' Priests (1) Aired on Fox: 2020.04.26 This highlight clip is intended for fans who have seen the episode. Hell, the past 20 years or so have turned him into the worst kind of religious leader; he’s in it only for the money or the fame, and actually detrimental to the cause. Why was this a story that warranted two parts? But what I’m ultimately trying to figure out is… what does Reverend Lovejoy earn by chasing off the new guy? It’s just “This town likes being an angry mob, so better leave now.”. Reverend Lovejoy investigates the mysterious past of a new priest who's come to town and shaken things up at church. "Warrin' Priests: Part Two" is the twentieth episode of season 31 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-second episode overall. https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Warrin'_Priests_(Part_One)/Gags Directed by: Bob Anderson. As mentioned for part one, for all of the sermonizing Pete Holmes does in both of these episodes, I honestly don’t know what the point of all of this was. Ladies and gentlemen, that was the spine-tingling conclusion of “Borin’ Priests!” See you all next week for ANOTHER episode where Lisa Simpson makes a new friend voiced by a celebrity! How is Disney doing anything? Remixed the couch gag song. Like why was Ned so upset at Bode? Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby" is the 18th episode of the thirty-first season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 680th episode overall. Three items of note: – The couch gag this week was some bizarre home-movie style thing where the Simpsons … Hi!. What a completely flaccid outing. Re: The Simpsons - Warrin' Priests (Parts I & II) « Reply #141 on: October 16, 2020, 12:50:14 PM » Decided to validate the colossal boobery of this "discussion" by watching a handful of randomly picked episodes from the last few seasons of the show. When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy … Overall, I continued to be bored out of my mind as everything found in this episode could have just been the second and final act to a regular episode. ( Log Out /  As for the “trial” scene, it just felt like “Shit, we need status quo back and fast!” Like Lisa doesn’t even get the crowd to listen to Bode’s side of the story or even ask Lovejoy to actually show the footage of him burning the bible (Heck, she and Lovejoy barely give Bode the time and day at all during the scene). What aged mid-90s celebrity guest will they dig up? "Warrin' Priests" is a two-part episode of the American animated television series The Simpsons. I guess it was just to fill two slots for the year. It originally aired on May 3, 2020. It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you. Regardless the whole stuff with Ned felt tacked on, and we never get why he doesn’t actually accept Bode’s teaching when most Christians would be willing to listen to his words (at least Lovejoy has the excuse of Bode replacing him to hate his guts). Backstage, the family is shivering in their undies. Make an account! In a couch gag named, "Planet of the Couches", the Simpsons are being chased by couches through a field, until they are caught and imprisoned. This is how they would look The Simpsons if they were invisible. A couch gag from The Simpsons Season 31, Episode 19 - "Warrin' Priests: Part One", where the Simpson family's clothes (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie) sit on the couch, while the actual family is in the backstage shivering from cold. Club, in their infinite, and infinitely patient, wisdom (and, you know, other reasons) have decided that the readership numbers have finally sunk low enough for this to be the last ever regular TV Club Simpsons … Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Not that the actual next episode is any better – “The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds”, where Lisa makes friends with another girl who’s a guest star. But their reaction is less disillusionment and betrayal, and more just standard Springfield angry mob stuff (Moe yells out, “We’ve mobbed for less, people!”) Post-trial, Lisa meets with Bode where he finally explains himself: by burning the Bible, he was trying to illustrate how people put too much stock in the literal word and symbolic nature of the Good Book and not the actual message. What a little hellraiser I was. They’re not on that board because nobody gives a flying fuck about those episodes, and for good reason. Part One is the nineteenth episode of the 31st season and originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 26, 2020, Part Two is the twentieth of the 31st season and aired on May 3, 2020. Turn's out it's from the HBO series Succession. The worst part? Lisa demanding that Guest Star #492014 burn Right Wing Book does highlight Zombie Simpsons political “jokes”. The congregation immediately turns on him, resulting in a “trial” between him and Lovejoy, where he doesn’t even attempt to try and give an explanation, nor does the crowd demand to hear one. In Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy uncovers the reason why Bode left and came to Springfield. https://simpsonswiki.com/w/index.php?title=Warrin%27_Priests:_Part_Two/References&oldid=983882. It is the third two-part episode of the series, after "Who Shot Mr. © 2021 Wikisimpsons. As for everything else, yet again I asked myself why this was a two parter. And the fact they included a clip from Who Shot Mr. Burns in the intro just makes me wish that was the only two-part episode of the series. An episode-by-episode retrospective of a truly cromulent show. Where’s Laney Fontaine, the Broadway star Lisa went on tour with? Warrin Priests (Part One) Warrin' Priests (Part One) is the nineteenth episode ofSeason 31. THE SIMPSONS SEASON 31 EPISODE 20 WARRIN PRIESTS PART TWO - THE SIMPSONS S31E20 (PART 1) ... Simpsons couch gags Season 18 (Homer Simpson, Marge, Bart, Lisa) - … The originality is stunning! Isn’t he Jewish? The Simpsons (TV Series) Warrin' Priests (2020) Trivia. The concept of instilling Springfield with a practical, malleable version of faith could be an interesting one, but that idea goes completely unexplored and goes nowhere, over the course of two episodes. Lisa rebuffs that symbolism like that is way too deep for her fellow dullard citizens. 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