Tonight The Simpson’s had Lisa enter a convent to get Maggie back in a parody of the Da Vinci Code. The back history was St. Teresa of Avia on her deathbed talking about some gem that was to be found.
The Da Vinci Code has plenty to parody, though the Simpson episode didn’t really tap that rich vein. Instead a rather stupid plot was persued where her nuns went to the new world to seek a gem from a vision and then running into Masons also seeking it. Episode wasn’t really anti-Catholic – just stupid and I am not sure why they picked on St. Teresa of Avila. Bad enough that they couldn’t even get the color of the Carmelite habit, but history-wise they had her death a the time of the founding of the U.S. which didn’t happen to well over a hundred years later. Though then again it was just a Simpson episode.