Wednesday June 3 8.00pm
At church, Reverend Lovejoy announces that the Parson will be coming to town. Ned Flanders faints, and Homer leaves to go get “Smelling Salts”. The parson arrives and not only hints that Helen Lovejoy was once a boy, but that for a period of three months Reverand Lovejoy was not an official minister, due to a bureaucratical error, and all official things he did during this time are invalid.
When Homer and Marge’s marriage turns out to be invalid because Reverend Lovejoy was not licensed at the time, Homer asks Marge to marry him again. But when Homer mysteriously disappears on their wedding day, Bart and Lisa search for answers and are led on a cryptic trail of clues, leading them to Sideshow Bob.
Meanwhile, Homer finds himself chained to a pipe in a dark room. When a mysterious voice tells him that the key to unlock his chains is inside a lollipop, he frantically eats it only to discover the lollipop is made of fiery hot sauce and he is tormented as Bart and Lisa race to save him.
* It’s implied in this episode that Homer’s trademark line of “Why you little…!” when about to strangle Bart, when done fully, is “Why you little Bastard!”.
* This episode marks the first time ever Patty and Selma Bouvier are the episode`s main antagonists. Also this is the first time they do something very hurtful to Marge Simpson.