Synopsis by Mark Deming
It's an uncomfortably hot Eastern Sunday, and as Rev. Lovejoy (voice of Harry Shearer) drones on with his sermon, the Simpson Family drift off to sleep in their pew, dreaming they're part of famous stories from the Bible. Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) dreams that she and Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta) are Adam and Eve, and that his appetite for snacks of all kinds leads them to sample the forbidden fruit of knowledge, despite the warnings of the Almighty . . . who sounds a lot like Ned Flanders (also voiced by Shearer). Lisa (voice of Yeardley Smith) dreams that she and her friends are the Israelite slaves of ancient Egypt, Principal Skinner (voice of Harry Shearer) is the evil Pharaoh, and Milhouse (voice of Pamela Hayden) is Moses, destined to lead them to freedom. Homer images himself as King Solomon, though the monarch's fabled wisdom takes an unexpected turn when two of his subjects come to him to settle a dispute over who is the rightful owner of a pie. And Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright) gets into the act by dreaming he's King David, and that he's been challenged to a repeat of his famous battle with Goliath -- only this time he's squaring off against Goliath's son, who looks a lot like dreaded bully Nelson Muntz (also voiced by Cartwright). "Simpsons Bible Stories" first aired on April 4, 1999.