It's The Simpsons Movie, again. Bart says this to Flanders right after he's entered the church Flanders was in.
Bart: Listen, I was wondering if before I died I could pretend I had a father who cared for me.
Ned: Come here, son. There's always room for one more in the Flanders clan.
- Wouldn't it be okay if died was replaced with die?
- Why should it be in the past tense?