1. Jadehawk, OM says

    lol, Jesus is auditioning for Superbowl commercials (and certainly, HIS version sounds a lot better than the whiny original! :-p )

  2. John Morales says

    PZ, indeed. Pharynguloids already have noticed:

    Posted by: SpriteSuzi Author Profile Page | March 10, 2010 5:26 PM
    Brief topic detour – PZ gets a veiled(unless you’re a Pharynguloid!) reference in the latest Mr. Deity…it comes at about 2:50.

  3. Kel, OM says

    Until the cracker incident, I always thought it was symbolic. That Catholics take part in ritualised cannibalism would be hilarious if it weren’t so disturbing.

  4. skeptical scientist says

    His begging segments are actually getting pretty funny, so if you’re one of those people who stops at the end of the episode, you may want to watch the rest of the clip.

  5. donbutton says

    It gets so much funnier with repeated viewings. “He doesn’t have to be happy, he just has to be yummy.” HAAAAA.

  6. Zeno says

    Well, as they say during the mass ceremony: “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.” And Catholicism does mean it seriously (although a significant number of Catholics don’t know they’re supposed to take it seriously and therefore regard it as merely symbolic).

  7. Danu says

    Absolutely! I was raised a Catholic and I can tell you that we used to look down on those Protestants who **sneer** only thought it was symbolic! **Patronising snort**

  8. dveej says

    Mr. Deity needs a lot more “CHEESES”!
    Not “Jesus”!

    Get it? It’s about the crackers….

    …anyway, that’s what he says at the end, before the pitch…

  9. coughlanbrianm says

    Mr. Deity needs a lot more “CHEESES”!

    It’s obviously a reference to all kinds of dairy products, not just cheeses.

  10. Colin says

    Well, Mr Deity needs a lot more Sean Douglas, I’d agree to that.

    But that episode was one of their best! Wonderful.

    (Now, how to get Sean Douglas naked and convince him it’s part of the story… :) )

  11. Cath the Canberra Cook says

    MadS: not just you, page formatting is very screwed for me, since the MrDeity post. (Mac, firefox)

  12. Somnolent Aphid says

    Mr.D reminds me that the old testament was more entertaining. The new is just kind of weird-sad.

  13. Michelle R says

    @Andyo #12 “Wasn’t his name in the previous eps Jessee?”

    That was a joke I think. :P

    And man, Jesus is HOT. I think I’d like to eat him too!

  14. MAJeff, OM says

    And man, Jesus is HOT. I think I’d like to eat him too!

    You’ll be getting my leftovers, sister, and I’m planning on feasting.

  15. Andyo says

    I think the whole theme of Mr D was to make a thinly-veiled parallel to christianity (perhaps peppered with other beliefs), not a direct parody. Thus, Lucy, Mr Deity, Larry (don’t know where that name came from) and Jesse.

  16. ButchKitties says

    Mr. Deity finally figured out that Jesse’s name is really Jesus. And it only took him three seasons to do it.

  17. Zeno says

    Larry (don’t know where that name came from)

    I don’t know either. I thought it was common knowledge that God’s principal gofer is named Jeffrey.

  18. Menyambal says

    I was just reading about Martin Luther meeting up with Ulrich Zwingli (or Swingli) back in the early days of Protestantism. Apparently Luther still held with transubstantianism, and did not join forces with Zwingli because Ulrich thought it was all just symbolic. I wonder what could have happened if they had got together.

    I read that in one of the Cartoon History of the Modern World books, by the way. If you have not yet seen the works of Larry Gonick, you are missing out on a treat. Good drawings, great humour, interesting science and history. Seriously, check out one of his books. Please.

  19. Peter H says

    Tim Channel

    A brilliantly selected bit of video. PZ’s is briliant entertainment/parody; yours is a scary illustration that it’s possible – nay, acceptable in some quarters (sorry ’bout that, Mr. Deity) – to be totally batshit whacko.

  20. aratina cage says

    Until the cracker incident, I always thought it was symbolic.

    Me too. That was eye-opening.

    This episode of Mr. Deity really needed a little bit of a setup about the Transubstantiator in the beginning. Or maybe it was a ploy by Mr. Deity to get us to watch it twice because it was much better the second time with some time in between first and second viewings.

  21. Rey Fox says

    Oh jeez, that Dodge Charger commercial? The worst in a parade of sniveling man-child bollocks from that night.

  22. bbgunn071679 says

    The whole opening of this Mr. Deity episode is a head-nod to Sean’s Charger ad to the Superbowl. Hence, the list of ‘I wills’ and the ‘charger’ comment when mentioning that they took away John the Baptist’s plate. Nice inside joke, Mr. Deity folks.

  23. JediBear says

    2, 4, 6, 8, time to transubstantiate.

    I think we could all use a lot more Jesus. He is pretty yummy.

  24. david.ratnasabapathy says

    I went over to YouTube to watch this, at this link:

    I wanted to download it :-) I use the firefox add-on downloadhelper. But I got an error:

    An error occurred, please try again later.

    Anyone else with the same problem?

  25. Menyambal says

    My Firefox is giving me an error message, too. I can watch some vids if I go to the channel, though. Dunno what’s wrong.

  26. Killer Bud says

    Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that “the Devil is at work inside the Vatican”, according to the Holy See’s chief exorcist.
    Father Gabriele Amorth, 85, who has been the Vatican’s chief exorcist for 25 years and says he has dealt with 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said that the consequences of satanic infiltration included power struggles at the Vatican as well as “cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the Demon”.

    Wow, do you think lawyers are going to jump on the “The devil made me do it” defense for these gown wearing pedafiles?

  27. Peter H says

    There’s a small utility called Tube Hunter Ultra which makes downloading streaming video a snap.

  28. KillJoy says

    Re: Everyone thinks Jesse (Jesus) is hot.

    Yeah….yeah he is. I’d put him in my mouth any day.

    Was that a little too much? I can never tell when I go over the top. :P


  29. MikeyM says

    As Linda Ronstadt sang:

    We need a nationwide revival
    To put the love of God in our souls
    We need a whole lot more of Jesus
    And a lot less rock and roll

  30. david.ratnasabapathy says

    re: non-playing YouTube video, this worked for me:

    Go to Edit > Preferences > Privacy
    And click the link “remove individual cookies”.

    This will present you with a list of cookies. Delete the youtube cookie. youtube video then starts working!

    I’m running firefox 3.5.8 on Ubuntu 9.10. Windows users I think can get the preferences panel by going
    Tools > Options

  31. Sven DiMilo says

    Thanks to those who explained and linked the Dodge Charger ad; I wouldn;t have gotten that (very funny) opening otherwise.

    And thanks to Tim Channel @#36 for that amazing bit of ego-boosting tech. (n.b. I blew off the Facebook login request and it worked fine anyway.)

  32. hznfrst says

    I can’t help picturing Captain Picard at the transubstantiator: “Savior. Jesus Christ. Hot!”

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