TV Club: The Simpsons: “Sky Police”

At the core of “Sky Pilots” is a satisfying Marge story, capped off by this lovely rumination on faith, delivered as a prayer to God (since Homer’s been kidnapped to the local casino’s “beating room” after Marge and the churchy types get caught counting cards):

I don’t know if you watch us all the time, or if we’re just like an ant farm you got for a birthday once and left on the shelf only to take us down every once in a while to see what kind of crazy tunnels we’ve dug. Maybe we’ve got it all wrong praying for things we selfishly want. Maybe prayer is taking a moment and telling yourself there’s some good in the world. So I’m going to stay here and focus on that good and maybe my husband will be retuned to me.

Faith on …

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