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    Rate and Review: In Marge We Trust

    IMO, one of those episodes that rearely gets recognized despite being excellent. 5/5, A+

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    Excellent episode. Rarely recognized as you said so 5/5!

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    Very good episode, I don't think it gets enough credit, It's great humour wise and has a pretty good story too, Very funny indeed, Better than quite a few other 'Marge does something else other than being a housewife episodes', It gets pretty damn wacky at times but I'd give it an A-

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    An episode that puts Reverend Lovejoy as the main focus was unlikely to succeed on paper, and it's not all that good on television either. Granted, Reverend Lovejoy's despondency at feeling out of touch with the churchgoers is an interesting storyline, but everything just switches from that, to Ned being hounded by a gang of pre-pubescent bullies. This abrupt disjointedness is what brings the episode down, and it gave the impression that the writer had a decent enough idea of a plot involving Reverend Lovejoy, but just could not think of a logical conclusion for it. The subplot, with Homer seeing a likeness between himself and a picture on a box of Japanese washing powder was very funny, but ultimately useless, having absolutely no effect on the main plot of Marge giving advice to members of the church. What does save the episode is that it is, indeed very very funny.

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    Good episode 8/10.

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    Pretty good episode. A-
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    Agree with everything George Cauldron said. It was a good episode, but not great. As useless as it was though, the Mr. Sparkle sub plot is one of the funniest things I've ever seen. That bumps the score up a bit. I'd give it a 3.5/5.

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    I cant decide whether I want to vote for 4 or 5 to be honest

    *EDIT* I'll be generous and give it full marks.
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    I think "In Marge We Trust" is great. It's nice to see a Rev. Lovejoy episode, which, as George said, didn't seem like it would work but did anyway. The third act is a bit out of joint with the rest of the episode, but it doesn't bug me that much here because there is (even though it's rather small) a thread of logic here- Rev. Lovejoy going from not caring at all to caring enough to put himself in danger. It's not done paticularly well, but it is funny. Anyway, A-, mainly for the third act letdown.
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    Its one of my top 50 episodes. 5/5.

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    I thought it was pretty good, but nothing special. B+

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    Good episode for the charming characteriztion of Lovejoy, and the Mr. Sparkle commercial, but the whole baboons thing is disjointed and wacky as hell.

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    This episode kicks ass!!!

    This is my favourite simpsons ep EVER, so naturally I give it 5/5, 10/10, 100% etc.

    The only catch is why the heck it took them so long to make a Rev. Lovejoy episode. I mean, they waited until season eight, for cripe's sake! Well, since I'm an obsessive Lovejoy fan, this seems like a long time to me.

    Although I personally think it should have had more flashbacks in it.


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    I totally agree with George Cauldron here. It's a 4/5 for me, mostly for the first two acts and the gags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wezzo
    IMO, one of those episodes that rearely gets recognized despite being excellent. 5/5, A+
    I Couldn't agree more!

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    4/5 better than most episodes

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    I agree with Mike Scully. Episode was okay until the third act, and the Mr. Sparkle plot's more interesting than the listen lady plot. C+

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    This one was okay, no big complaints...4/5
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    This was a 5/5 for sure, and why are you telling me to be honest? Are you calling me a liar?


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    4/5

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    A very good episode, above average even for the lofty standards of Season 8. Mr. Sparkle has to be one of the funniest bits on the series (5/5). Even the Marge plot was above average for her (3/5). Overall it's 4/5.
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    3/5. It was good, but nothing that great. Nice use of Lovejoy, however, and 70's Flanders was great.
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    "Mr. Sparkle!"

    5/5

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    I wasn't really into the Mr.Sparkle thing that much, but it was still pretty funny. I liked the main plot better, becaaause Reverend Lovejoy is my favorite character next to Jimbo. I just wish Lovejoy could have been in the main plot more, rather than Marge. The flashback was a really nice touch...I actually liked the ridiculous baboon thing with Ned, and the ending overall. Lovejoy's sermon at the end was perfect. He had some great facial expressions too. 5/5! Because the rev is awesome.
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    A damn good episode that often gets overlooked. Heck, I've overlooked it myself. 5/5

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    it's one of my favorite episodes from season 8
    and one of my favorites with Marge as main character.
    Also Lovejoy has a good part in this story.
    The sub-plot with Homer is also funny.

    4.5/5

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    Slightly,one of the best season 8 episodes and the one of the most underrated episodes.The episode is quite intereseting which explores more Lovejoy's character (who's one of my favorites characters).I also like Helen,Marge,Ned and Homer.I must say this is the last episode when I liked Marge.Again,very great plot and subplot,very great jokes and I really don't see the flaws about this episode.

    A+

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    5/5 because of Mr Sparkle

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    It's my favorite episode in Season 8 and my favorite episode with Lovejoy in it. The subplot was also a classic. A+



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