Why was this a story that warranted two parts? 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. Also, the town just turns on Bode without Lovejoy even showing the video to them. Ask questions and download or stream the entire … But I bet it still gets renewed for a Season 33 and beyond. I guess? "Warrin' Priests" is a two-part episode of the American animated television series The Simpsons. 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). The Extremesons" couch gag was animated by Michał Socha and produced by Ron Diamond. 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. 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. Three items of note: – The couch gag this week was some bizarre home-movie style thing where the Simpsons … But what I’m ultimately trying to figure out is… what does Reverend Lovejoy earn by chasing off the new guy? Any readers out there big “Succession” fans? 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. It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you. The Simpsons' couch breaks them out, and leads the family to a buried Lard Lad statue. 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. When the congregation learns of his crime, they must decide whether to banish their new priest. That homeless musician who was a drug addict? The reaction: So here we have part two, and I still have no idea why they made this a two-parter. 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. 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. Wow, this is getting insane. Also, that was the big reveal? They’re not on that board because nobody gives a flying fuck about those episodes, and for good reason. Yes, I endured “West Wing Story”, and I hate them for it. In the old days, everyone was fair game and the show was more than willing to have teeth when it came to political satire, but today, politics boils down to surface level analysis about Trump being fat and having spray-tan. 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? The premise: Having uncovered Bode’s most terrible secret, Lovejoy returns to Springfield to expose their newly beloved reverend, inflaming the town’s ire and shaking Lisa’s newfound renewed faith. and Season 28's "The Great Phatsby". Directed by Mike B. Anderson, Bob Anderson. IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. Brockman is … This is thread is about the couch gag from The Simpsons episode "Warrin Priests: Part One". 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. You can watch full episodes of The Simpsons … The worst part? I genuinely thought this was an actual episode, all the way down to the awful pun. 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. 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. Lovejoy is so excited to find “the smoking gun” to ruin this man’s life, but again, the first part firmly established that he’s terrible as a priest and the spark is long gone. !” When I was a kid, my conservative father got me the best-selling book “The O’Reilly Factor For Kids,” and in a rare act of teenage rebellion, I burned it in a bonfire with some of my friends. 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. "Warrin' Priests: Part Two" is the twentieth episode of season 31 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-second episode overall. And that was the hair raising, spine-tingling conclusion of…whatever this crap was! It was so boring to watch that it was almost painful. A wholly unremarkable outing. It guest stars Pete … Burns?" 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. Also, then we just have a random scene of Bode going to Ned’s house with western-ish music playing for a duel? Homer then grabs a rock and slams it on the couch, making it unconscious. It was a tad saddening, but I did like the delivery of the line. ( Log Out / No resolution for Lovejoy, no final statement about any of the spiritual themes or meanings behind this two episode opus, just absolutely nothing. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. The Simpsons® is a registered trademark of 20th Century Fox. On it are photos of characters and moments from previous episodes: Mr. Bergstrom, Princess the pony, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Lisa teaching Mr. Burns about recycling, and Jesse Grass. Finally, I don’t get the big deal with burning a bible when there was a purpose behind it. Lisa demanding that Guest Star #492014 burn Right Wing Book does highlight Zombie Simpsons political “jokes”. Warrin Priests (Part One) Warrin' Priests (Part One) is the nineteenth episode ofSeason 31. The title "Warrin' Priests" refers to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. 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 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! Lisa rebuffs that symbolism like that is way too deep for her fellow dullard citizens. Directed by: Bob Anderson. Or Chloe, Marge’s high school friend and roving reporter Lisa idolized? 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. I just don’t get it. 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. Disney bought Fox and I’m assuming they aren’t doing any quality control. Absolutely no episodes in 2020 with any good moments whatsoever. Having never seen the show, I have no fucking idea what this was supposed to be. So I proclaimed that Warring Priests Part 1 was without a doubt the worst episode of the show since The Serfsons. The episode was written by Pete Holmes and directed by Matthew Nastuk. Reverend Lovejoy investigates the mysterious past of a new priest who's come to town and shaken things up at church. Season 31 was under development before Disney even bought Fox. The Simpsons - Warrin' Priests (Parts I & II) Cook'd and Bomb'd. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It’s just “This town likes being an angry mob, so better leave now.”. https://simpsonswiki.com/w/index.php?title=Warrin%27_Priests:_Part_Two/References&oldid=983882. The couch gag is a parody of Succession. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 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. Season 31 has truly toppled Season 28 as the most abysmal of Simpsons seasons. No idea what it is from, but it was cool to listen to. Where’s Laney Fontaine, the Broadway star Lisa went on tour with? The couch gag opening references the only other two-parter previously broadcast for the show where we learned who shot Mr. Burns. In the beginning, it made some sense since Marge herself was a tragic character that had hopes and dreams but was forced to settle in to the traditional role of suburban housewife and likely wanted to prepare Lisa for a similar fate, but as the years have gone by, you’d think they would be more open minded given that Lisa is their favorite character to write for due to her being the vessel for their political and ethical views and America’s social climate have made women more influential than ever. In Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy uncovers the reason why Bode left and came to Springfield. 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. Hi!. As for everything else, yet again I asked myself why this was a two parter. It’s a freaking book, not a living creature. The couch gag remains at the opening of this episode of The Simpsons! 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. Join to talk about the wiki, Simpsons and Tapped Out news, or just to talk to other users. Plot: The Simpson family’s empty clothes run and take their seats on the couch without the family in them. 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 ). Remixed the couch gag song. Did I miss a scene where Ned challenged Bode to a duel in his home at a certain time? Why would the townspeople, who at the start of part one couldn’t get the hell out of church fast enough, care so deeply now about burning a Bible? Mike burning a Bill O’Reilly book on the other hand, sounds way more interesting and entertaining than this stinker two-parter. Burns?" The originality is stunning! I eventually surmised this must be a parody of a show I wasn’t familiar with, but “thankfully” the show just flat-out told me that, showing a Kent Brockman report with the on-screen title “SHOW PARODIES OTHER SHOW.” Afterward, I figured out this was their tribute to the opening title of HBO’s “Succession,” and once again I’ll say for the ten millionth time that a) recreating a thing doesn’t count as a parody if there’s not a lick of satire to be found, and b) a good parody should still play to the people who don’t specifically know the source material. Great Fatsby had no reason to be a two-parter either (let alone a reason to exist). What a little hellraiser I was. This episode had the worst viewership ratings in the history of the show, to date. Isn’t he Jewish? – The couch gag this week was some bizarre home-movie style thing where the Simpsons are eating outside with some horses? It aired in the United States on Fox on November 3, 2019. Make an account! and "The Great Phatsby". Absolutely NOTHING happened in this entire episode. 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! 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. Bode Wright prays with the Simpsons and asks God to please not let the Simpsons ever end. A much better series would have him reflect on whether or not he should do this, as the Bible itself reflects on stories of those who seek revenge, to which he certainly would know (at least, we’d hope), thus setting up the emotional climax and perhaps the first real change in ages. – 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. It just came out of nowhere and felt like it was there just to be a time waster. A wholly unremarkable outing. 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. Three items of note: The episode was written by Pete Holmes and directed by Bob Anderson. "Screenless" is the 15th episode of the thirty-first season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 677th episode overall. 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. 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. The second thing I did like dealt with Marge being upset with the banners she made being used for a 10 second joke. I loved the music that was played for the couch gag. There are so many! 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. It originally aired on April 26, 2020. It guest stars Pete Holmes as Bode Wright . All Rights Reserved. Which is very, very sad. Plot . 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? That makes no sense either. The Simpson family sits on the couch. There was barely enough material here to fill one episode, let alone two. Lisa’s Wiccan friends? 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. 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. © 2021 Wikisimpsons. “Did I miss a scene where Ned challenged Bode to a duel in his home at a certain time? This is how they would look The Simpsons if they were invisible. ( Log Out / All he did was burn a dead tree. 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). How is Disney doing anything? What aged mid-90s celebrity guest will they dig up? This marks the series' third two-parter following Season 6 and 7's "Who Shot Mr. I guess it was just to fill two slots for the year. https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Warrin'_Priests_(Part_One)/Gags – 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. 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. This is 100% official from the series. It was only set up during the scene with Bode and Homer at Moe’s so I can’t say I blame you for missing it. We gotta keep things as is cause as it was Mayor Quimby’s re-election slogan in “See Homer Run”: Change Is Bad. Turn's out it's from the HBO series Succession. 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! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. "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. I just don’t get it.” All 3 songs featured in The Simpsons season 31 episode 20: Warrin' Priests…, with scene descriptions. When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy … An episode-by-episode retrospective of a truly cromulent show. “The Great Phatsby” buffered its two parts with two B-stories to kill time. "Warrin' Priests: Part One" is the nineteenth episode of season 31 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-first episode overall. And so, Bode just leaves town and the episode is over. 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. All but one of these moments are from the show’s golden era, with the lone outlier being from season 12, an episode that aired almost twenty years ago. That’s Al Jean’s Simpsons in a nutshell. Couch gag: A parody of the opening title sequence from HBO’s Succession, ending with Homer telling his family they won’t inherit anything because he doesn’t have anything. The Simpsons (TV Series) Warrin' Priests (2020) Trivia. Find out SUNDAY…Sunday…Sunday…on FOX. Seeing the tepid jokes on display here on the subject (product placement in the stadium, the preacher being at the ready with a go bag of cash), it couldn’t be clearer how this thirty-one-year old show has been totally left in the dust by its sharper contemporaries. 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. Especially when each episode felt so empty with all the disconnected gags and scenes. What a completely flaccid outing. It originally aired on May 3, 2020. Just threw on Alessia Cara - Here ^.^ Just messing around. What was the point of Lovejoy saving the video to a flashdrive when he never even showed it to anyone? Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. 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. Marge trying not give hope to Lisa… Man, She really wants to destroy Lisa’s dreams. If so, please let me know how loud you laughed at the opening of this episode. Wikisimpsons has a Discord server! Showing all 9 items. 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. It is the third two-part episode of the series, after "Who Shot Mr. 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. ( Log Out / I didn’t even have to try, the originality in this show is so painfully removed. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. As such, I figured I’s start talking about what I liked in Part 2. 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. 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…. 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) - … – One bonus tidbit: balking at Bode’s Bible burning, Lisa comments, “Why couldn’t you have burned one of Bill O’Reilly’s books? Didn’t see the episode so not sure – but why is Krusty in the picture. Backstage, the family is shivering in their undies. Like why was Ned so upset at Bode? ( Log Out / Lisa … And the only way they feel goes at it for coming off as an equal opportunity critic is “Oh, that Bill Clinton is still thinking with his peter” stuff that stopped being hilarious 20 years ago. And, that’s my biggest problem with this episode. 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! 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. Click here for your invite! 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