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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. 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. When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy … "Screenless" is the 15th episode of the thirty-first season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 677th episode overall. – One bonus tidbit: balking at Bode’s Bible burning, Lisa comments, “Why couldn’t you have burned one of Bill O’Reilly’s books? 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. So I proclaimed that Warring Priests Part 1 was without a doubt the worst episode of the show since The Serfsons. 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. No resolution for Lovejoy, no final statement about any of the spiritual themes or meanings behind this two episode opus, just absolutely nothing. Any readers out there big “Succession” fans? Lisa demanding that Guest Star #492014 burn Right Wing Book does highlight Zombie Simpsons political “jokes”. https://simpsonswiki.com/w/index.php?title=Warrin%27_Priests:_Part_Two/References&oldid=983882. All 3 songs featured in The Simpsons season 31 episode 20: Warrin' Priests…, with scene descriptions. Where’s Laney Fontaine, the Broadway star Lisa went on tour with? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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 originally aired on May 3, 2020. That’s Al Jean’s Simpsons in a nutshell. It aired in the United States on Fox on November 3, 2019. "Warrin' Priests: Part Two" is the twentieth episode of season 31 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-second episode overall. 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. 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. The Extremesons" couch gag was animated by Michał Socha and produced by Ron Diamond. And that was the hair raising, spine-tingling conclusion of…whatever this crap was! Lisa … The reaction: So here we have part two, and I still have no idea why they made this a two-parter. We gotta keep things as is cause as it was Mayor Quimby’s re-election slogan in “See Homer Run”: Change Is Bad. Just threw on Alessia Cara - Here ^.^ Just messing around. 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? Also, that was the big reveal? 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. You can watch full episodes of The Simpsons … Mike burning a Bill O’Reilly book on the other hand, sounds way more interesting and entertaining than this stinker two-parter. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. 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 episode was written by Pete Holmes and directed by Matthew Nastuk. 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. Directed by Mike B. Anderson, Bob Anderson. Make an account! 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. 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. Warrin Priests (Part One) Warrin' Priests (Part One) is the nineteenth episode ofSeason 31. – 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. Three items of note: – The couch gag this week was some bizarre home-movie style thing where the Simpsons … 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. 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 What a completely flaccid outing. Change ). “Did I miss a scene where Ned challenged Bode to a duel in his home at a certain time? 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…. This episode had the worst viewership ratings in the history of the show, to date. !” 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 originality is stunning! 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. 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. It guest stars Pete … Bode Wright prays with the Simpsons and asks God to please not let the Simpsons ever end. I just don’t get it.” Absolutely no episodes in 2020 with any good moments whatsoever. Marge trying not give hope to Lisa… Man, She really wants to destroy Lisa’s dreams. There was barely enough material here to fill one episode, let alone two. 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! 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. If so, please let me know how loud you laughed at the opening of this episode. Plot: The Simpson family’s empty clothes run and take their seats on the couch without the family in them. 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! Did I miss a scene where Ned challenged Bode to a duel in his home at a certain time? It was a tad saddening, but I did like the delivery of the line. 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). "Warrin' Priests" is a two-part episode of the American animated television series The Simpsons. 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. 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. 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? It was so boring to watch that it was almost painful. I genuinely thought this was an actual episode, all the way down to the awful pun. Like why was Ned so upset at Bode? Absolutely NOTHING happened in this entire episode. 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. Finally, I don’t get the big deal with burning a bible when there was a purpose behind it. The Simpsons® is a registered trademark of 20th Century Fox. Plot []. 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. Ask questions and download or stream the entire … The couch gag opening references the only other two-parter previously broadcast for the show where we learned who shot Mr. Burns. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Disney bought Fox and I’m assuming they aren’t doing any quality control. Remixed the couch gag song. Lisa rebuffs that symbolism like that is way too deep for her fellow dullard citizens. Having never seen the show, I have no fucking idea what this was supposed to be. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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. It guest stars Pete Holmes as Bode Wright . Also, then we just have a random scene of Bode going to Ned’s house with western-ish music playing for a duel? 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. Join to talk about the wiki, Simpsons and Tapped Out news, or just to talk to other users. ( Log Out /  Which is very, very sad. Great Fatsby had no reason to be a two-parter either (let alone a reason to exist). ( Log Out /  As for everything else, yet again I asked myself why this was a two parter. I didn’t even have to try, the originality in this show is so painfully removed. All he did was burn a dead tree. Lisa’s Wiccan friends? Homer then grabs a rock and slams it on the couch, making it unconscious. Didn’t see the episode so not sure – but why is Krusty in the picture. 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. It is the third two-part episode of the series, after "Who Shot Mr. Click here for your invite! This is thread is about the couch gag from The Simpsons episode "Warrin Priests: Part One". IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. 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). 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. 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. I loved the music that was played for the couch gag. 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! "Warrin' Priests: Part One" is the nineteenth episode of season 31 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and eighty-first episode overall. That homeless musician who was a drug addict? Both parts of “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” are chock full of set-ups and pay-offs, great character stuff, the building and unraveling of a mystery, and laughs, laughs and more laughs. © 2021 Wikisimpsons. Isn’t he Jewish? ( Log Out /  Directed by: Bob Anderson. How is Disney doing anything? 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. An episode-by-episode retrospective of a truly cromulent show. There are so many! 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 … 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. 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 worst part? Especially when each episode felt so empty with all the disconnected gags and scenes. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. It aired in the United States on Fox on March 8, 2020. And so, Bode just leaves town and the episode is over. 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. It originally aired on April 26, 2020. 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. 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. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It just came out of nowhere and felt like it was there just to be a time waster. The Simpsons - Warrin' Priests (Parts I & II) Cook'd and Bomb'd. Season 31 was under development before Disney even bought Fox. 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. Backstage, the family is shivering in their undies. 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. and "The Great Phatsby". That makes no sense either. 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. Burns?" All Rights Reserved. I guess it was just to fill two slots for the year. Turn's out it's from the HBO series Succession. What aged mid-90s celebrity guest will they dig up? And, that’s my biggest problem with this episode. 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) - … What a little hellraiser I was. Find out SUNDAY…Sunday…Sunday…on FOX. Wikisimpsons has a Discord server! The Simpsons' couch breaks them out, and leads the family to a buried Lard Lad statue. But I bet it still gets renewed for a Season 33 and beyond. 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. No idea what it is from, but it was cool to listen to. Also, the town just turns on Bode without Lovejoy even showing the video to them. Three items of note: 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. 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. What was the point of Lovejoy saving the video to a flashdrive when he never even showed it to anyone? As to next week’s thrilling conclusion of “Warrin’ Priests.” I won’t be here, sadly, as the A.V. It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you. 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! – 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. 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? “The Great Phatsby” buffered its two parts with two B-stories to kill time. This marks the series' third two-parter following Season 6 and 7's "Who Shot Mr. Rock and slams it on the couch gag from the HBO series Succession learns of his,... Showing the video to a duel in his home at a certain time WordPress.com.! T see the episode is over parts I & II ) Cook 'd and Bomb.. 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