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Encyclopedia > She of Little Faith
The Simpsons episode
"She of Little Faith"
Episode no. 275
Prod. code DABF02
Orig. airdate December 16, 2001
Show runner(s) Al Jean
Written by Bill Frielberger
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Chalkboard "I do not have a cereal named after me"
Couch gag The couch is replaced with a giant slot machine that shows each family member, except Maggie, who is replaced by a 7.
Guest star(s) Richard Gere as himself
Season 13
November 6, 2001May 22, 2002
  1. Treehouse of Horror XII
  2. The Parent Rap
  3. Homer the Moe
  4. A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
  5. The Blunder Years
  6. She of Little Faith
  7. Brawl in the Family
  8. Sweets and Sour Marge
  9. Jaws Wired Shut
  10. Half-Decent Proposal
  11. The Bart Wants What It Wants
  12. The Lastest Gun in the West
  13. The Old Man and the Key
  14. Tales from the Public Domain
  15. Blame It on Lisa
  16. Weekend at Burnsie's
  17. Gump Roast
  18. I Am Furious Yellow
  19. The Sweetest Apu
  20. Little Girl in the Big Ten
  21. The Frying Game
  22. Papa's Got a Brand New Badge
List of all The Simpsons episodes

"She of Little Faith" is an episode from The Simpsons' 13th season. This episode marked a watershed event in Lisa's life, as she converted from Christianity (a religion Mr. Burns commercialised, to her disgust), to Buddhism. Simpsons redirects here. ... Promo card for She of Little Faith. This work is copyrighted. ... December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons writing staff in season 13, including current show runner Al Jean (fourth from left in middle row) and previous show runners Mike Scully (first from left in back row), David Mirkin (sixth from left in back row), and Mike Reiss (fourth from left in back row). ... 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(left to right) Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Homer, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Brian Setzer guest starred in the heavily promoted season 14 episode How I Spent My Strummer Vacation. This is a list of guest stars who appeared on The Simpsons. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ... The Simpsons 13th season (November 2001 - May 2002) began on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 with Treehouse of Horror XII. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 12 (CABF) production line. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Treehouse of Horror XII is the first episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season, as well as the twelfth Halloween episode. ... The Parent Rap is the second episode and official premiere of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... Homer the Moe is the third episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love is an episode of the thirteenth season of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Blunder Years is an episode from The Simpsons 13th season. ... Brawl in the Family is an episode in the thirteenth season of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Sweets and Sour Marge is the eighth episode of the thirteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Jaws Wired Shut is the ninth episode of the thirteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Half-Decent Proposal is the tenth episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... The Bart Wants What it Wants is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... The Lastest Gun in the West is a season 13 episode from the television series The Simpsons, which February 4, 2002. ... The Old Man and the Key is the thirteenth episode of the thirteenth season of The Simpsons. ... Tales from the Public Domain is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... Blame it on Lisa is an episode from the thirteenth season of The Simpsons in which the family goes to Brazil in search of Lisas pen pal, a Brazilian orphan named Ronaldo. ... “Weekend at Burnsie’s” is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons’ thirteenth season. ... Gump Roast is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... “I Am Furious Yellow” is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons’ thirteenth season. ... The Sweetest Apu is an episode of The Simpsons. ... Little Girl in the Big Ten is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... The Frying Game is the 21st episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... Papas Got a Brand New Badge is the 22nd episode of The Simpsons thirteenth season. ... 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Plot

Bart and Lisa watch a cheesy science fiction movie, obviously made in the 1950s or before. During the commercial, a model rocket kit is advertised and Bart, predictably, wants it. So, using Homer's credit card number, he orders it. Six to eight weeks later, Bart gets the rockets and asks Homer if he wants to help put the rocket together. Homer joins him and Milhouse in the back yard to help them. Soon the rocket is ready, but it blows up before it can lift off. A second attempt proves no better. Jealous that Ned Flanders built a superior rocket, he enlists the help of his nerdy college roommates, Gary, Doug, and Benjamin. Once they are done with a pretty high-tech rocket, he shoos them and Milhouse away, and prepares to launch it himself. Unable to get their hands on any space monkeys, they use the school hamster, Nibbles, to pilot the rocket. The rocket lifts off successfully. However, it develops complications and starts drifting off-course. After Nibbles bails out (disobeying Homer's rather simple instructions), the rocket crashes into the church and blows it up. Bart and his sister Lisa Simpson as news anchors. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Credit cards A credit card is a system of payment named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional 10 year old character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The church council meets up to decide how to come up with money to fund the repairs to the church. With no help, they will have to do it themselves. At that moment, Mr. Burns, looking more sinister and evil than the Devil shows up and offers to fix the damage, if they allow him to run the church like a business. At first, the group is a bit reluctant, but they have no choice, so they agree. He introduces them to Lindsay Naegle, who will be overseeing the church renovations. Together, Lindsey and Burns make the church into a commercial monstrosity, complete with advertising signs, a Lard Lad statue, and a Jumbotron. Lisa, on seeing this, can't believe her eyes. Mr. ... Satan frozen at the center of Cocytus, the ninth circle of Hell in Dantes Inferno. ... This page provides information on characters on The Simpsons who do not have their own articles. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Three weeks later, the newly-renovated church is thrown open to the public. The whole place seems like a shopping mall and it even has new pews, resembling first-class airline chairs. When Lisa objects, she is labelled a "Pouting Thomas" on the "God Cam." Reverend Lovejoy starts the service rather solemnly, as usual, but suddenly starts endorsing big-screen TVs and pizzas. At this point, Lisa has had all she can take and denounces how horrible the church has become, likening it to the Whore of Babylon, much to everyone's astonishment. Some people try to talk favorably about the church about some wonderful things. Lisa agrees with them, but tells them that they cost the church its soul, and leaves, vowing not to return ever again, much to Homer and Marge's shock. McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Swindon, England, a shopping mall built within a disused railway engine works. ... Pews in rows in a church. ... This article contains a list of recurring characters from The Simpsons with descriptions. ... The Whore of Babylon rides the seven-headed Beast. ...


That night, Marge tries to "talk sense" into Lisa by pretending to be God as she prays, but Lisa, offended that her mother would eavesdrop on her prayers, is not to be swayed. Bart comes up with some religions she should consider taking up, but she shoots them all down. She goes for a walk, passing many place of worship, until she happens upon Springfield's Buddhist temple. She enters and sees Lenny, Carl, and Hollywood actor Richard Gere inside. After hearing and reading about the virtues of Buddhism, she declares to everyone that she's a Buddhist. Ned hears this and takes his sons into an underground bunker. They ask how long they'll be there, to which Ned replies that they may never come out, much to the boys' apparent delight. This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... It has been suggested that Springfield Isotopes be merged into this article or section. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Lenford Lenny Leonard is a fictional character in The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Carl Carlson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Richard Tiffany Gere[1] (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ...


Marge is shocked at the conversion, and tries unsuccessfully to bribe her back to Christianity. Lisa plants her own bodhi tree in the back yard, much to Marge's disapproval. At the church council, Burns gives the money to them, leaving them one of the topics on agenda: "Marge Simpson's devil daughter". Since Christmas is coming, they decide to bribe Lisa back using Christmas presents, like what looks like a pony wrapped in paper (in actuality, it's only Ralph and Milhouse wrapped inside). However, she gets wise to the fact that Reverend Lovejoy is outside watching, and runs away. Christianity percentage by country, purple is highest, orange is lowest Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch... The Bodhi Tree at the Mahabodhi Temple. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... A Shetland Pony A pony is any of several horse breeds with a specific conformation and temperament. ... Ralph Wiggum is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Nancy Cartwright. ...


She runs to the Buddhist temple, where she complains about how her family tried to trick her into celebrating Christmas. Richard Gere informs her that Buddhism is about respecting the diversity of other religions, as well as love and compassion. In other words, she can celebrate Christmas while being a Buddhist. Gere leaves to spend Christmas with his daughter, and Lenny and Carl leave to prevent Moe from attempting to kill himself (as he does every Christmas). Morris Moe Lester Szyslak (pronounced //) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ...


Lisa goes back home and tells everyone that she will be celebrating Christmas with them and pay lip service to Christianity, all the while remaining with Buddhism. When she asks about the pony, Marge tries to change the subject.


Trivia

  • Lisa catches Marge listening to her pray. Marge does this again in "Bart Has Two Mommies," that time with the Flanders brothers.
  • Marge tells Lisa she hopes at least one of the Simpsons will go to Heaven. In "Simpsons Bible Stories" that's what happened - Lisa starts ascending to Heaven, but Homer grabs her and takes her down to the barbecue in Hell along with the rest of the family.
  • While walking into the new church, a man claims that he can exchange money for the patrons, Lisa remarks that it "could not be more blasphemous!". Exchanging money and the sale of goods in the Temple was forbidden by Jesus in John 2:13-16.

Bart has Two Mommies is the fourteenth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Simpsons Bible Stories is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ...

Cultural references

  • The title is a reference to a line quoted in the Bible "ye of little faith."
  • Homer's "break the surly bonds of gravity/punch the face of God!" speech is a parody of Ronald Reagan's speech following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, which quotes from the poem "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
  • The opening plot with the rockets is a spoof of the bio-pic October Sky.
  • This episode satirizes the phenomenon of megachurches.
  • When Reverend Lovejoy is done with his sermon, he says that the Noid has somethings he'd like to say, and the Noid in question walks up to the podium.
  • What Lisa was chanting while ignoring her mother was Om mani padme hum, a mantra popularly associated with Tibetan Buddhism.
  • The statue in the Buddhist temple that Lisa visits oddly enough portrays what westerners think the Buddha actually is.
  • When trying to decide how to get funds to rebuild the church, Marge suggests that they write to David Bowie.
  • Bart's chalkboard gag was probably a subtle reference to his limited-edition breakfast cereal released in 2001, Bart Simpson Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cereal by Kellogg's

Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... For further information about Challengers mission and crew, see STS-51-L. The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... For further information about Challengers mission and crew, see STS-51-L. The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... John Gillespie Magee Jr Magees Grave, Scopwick Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Junior (June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941) was an American aviator and poet who died fighting in World War II while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, which he had joined before the United States had... October Sky is a 1999 movie based on the book Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam. ... The interior of Rev. ... The Noid (voiced by Pons Maar), was a claymation character in Dominos Pizza advertising in the 1980s. ... Om Mani Padme Hum, written in Tibetan, on a rock outside the Potala Palace in Tibet. ... Tibetan Buddhism is the body of religious Buddhist doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet, the Himalayan region (including northern Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim and Ladakh), Mongolia, Buryatia, Tuva and Kalmykia (Russia), and northeastern China (Manchuria: Heilongjiang, Jilin). ... Maitreya in Budai form with disciples, as depicted at Feilai Feng grottos, near Lingyin Temple in China For the Japanese musician, see Tomoyasu Hotei. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ...

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