Comedy filmmaker Judd Apatow revealed that he had once written an episode of "The Simpsons" to Conan O’Brien, who used to be a writer on the show.
While attending a Jewish day school, Noah Gradofsky, a young fan of the long-running cartoon series, "The Simpsons," had a passing idea to turn an episode into a mock page of Talmud. Years later, in rabbinical school, Gradofsky first put the idea on paper or, more accurately, on a Web site. "The Simpsons Talmud," based on the "Simpsons" episode, "Like Father, Like Clown," was born.
Here, then, are 10 memorable TV b'nai mitzvah, moving over the years from well-meaning, almost saccharine reverence for ritual to critical, even scathing send-ups.
Do you pray? Do you watch "The Simpsons" religiously? Do you pray while watching Bart and Homer and the rest of the Springfield gang?