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The Simpsons Do Israel

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 22, 2009 | 12:15 pm

Good news from Haaretz. Not as good as if “South Park” did an episode in Israel. But good enough: “The Simpsons” are going to Israel, and there they will be led by a rude tour guide (voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen) and Homer will fall victim to Jerusalem Syndrome.

“Messiah? Don’t mind if I do!”

Simpsons producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly that Baron Cohen will partake in aggressive dialogue with Marge Simpson. “He’s trying to get Marge to give him good grades on the comment card, and she goes, ‘You people are pushy,’ and he goes, ‘What do you mean, you people? You try having Syria for a neighbor! What do you have -Canada?’” Jean said in an interview.

The episode, named “The greatest story ever D’ohed,” is scheduled to coincide with Palm Sunday. “It’ll be a show that all faiths can come together and be offended by,” Jean promised fans of the show.

I sure hope so.

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