History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E13TheJoyOfSect

17th Feb '18 12:14:38 PM RighteousFury
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Homer and the rest of the town (save Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Lenny, Cletus and Groundskeeper Willie) are brainwashed into joining a cult known as the Movementarians.

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Homer and the rest of the town (save Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, the Flanders family, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Lenny, Cletus and Groundskeeper Willie) are brainwashed into joining a cult known as the Movementarians.
30th Jan '18 12:50:45 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ArmyOfLawyers: More like a fire station of lawyers

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* ArmyOfLawyers: More like a fire station of lawyerslawyers, that raid places like Mafia leg-breakers.
30th Jan '18 12:34:09 PM costanton11
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* ChurchOfHappyology: The Movementarians is said to be a reference to Scientology (among other cults, but Scientology sticks out as the main target). The leader even looks like L. Ron Hubbard. It's a miracle this episode didn't cause controversy like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s "Trapped in the Closet" did, considering that NancyCartwright [[note]](the voice of Bart Simpson, Maggie Simpson [when she's not being voiced by a CelebrityVoiceActor], Nelson Muntz, Kearney Zzyzwicz, Database the nerd, Todd Flanders, and Ralph Wiggum)[[/note]] is an actual member of the Church of Scientology and that a rejected first draft exists where Lisa joins Scientology.

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* ChurchOfHappyology: The Movementarians is said to be a reference to Scientology (among other cults, but Scientology sticks out as the main target). The leader even looks like L. Ron Hubbard. It's a miracle this episode didn't cause controversy like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s "Trapped in the Closet" did, considering that NancyCartwright Creator/NancyCartwright [[note]](the voice of Bart Simpson, Maggie Simpson [when she's not being voiced by a CelebrityVoiceActor], Nelson Muntz, Kearney Zzyzwicz, Database the nerd, Todd Flanders, and Ralph Wiggum)[[/note]] is an actual member of the Church of Scientology and that a rejected first draft exists where Lisa joins Scientology.
23rd Oct '17 5:51:36 PM DinoMaurus
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Homer and the rest of the town (save Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, and Groundskeeper Willie) are brainwashed into joining a cult.

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Homer and the rest of the town (save Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Lenny, Cletus and Groundskeeper Willie) are brainwashed into joining a cult.
cult known as the Movementarians.



%%* ArmyOfLawyers: More like a fire station of lawyers

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%%* * ArmyOfLawyers: More like a fire station of lawyers



* BatterUp: Lovejoy tries to subdue Homer by smacking him with a baseball bat, but as he's failing, Willie steps in and tries to smack Homer himself.
* BigNO!: Marge does this when Homer and her own kids have been corrupted by the Movementarians.

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* BatterUp: Lovejoy tries to subdue Homer by smacking him with a baseball bat, but as he's failing, Willie steps in and tries to smack Homer himself.
himself. Eventually, Marge, Lovejoy and Willie hit him all together.
* BigNO!: Marge does this when Homer and her own kids have been fully corrupted by the Movementarians.



* TheDeterminator: The recruiters trying to convert Homer.

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* TheDragon: The two most prominent members of the Movementarians, the two recruiters whom Homer and Bart first encounter at the airport, seem to be this for The Leader.
* TheDeterminator: The recruiters trying to convert Homer. Likewise, Marge herself will stop at nothing to release her family from the Movementarians' grasp.



* YankTheDogsChain: Marge deprograms the kids by offering them hoverbikes. They accept, only to find that Marge and Ned faked the hovering effect with wires and a phony noise. Worse, Marge says they don't even get to keep the bikes.

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* YankTheDogsChain: Marge deprograms the kids by offering them hoverbikes. They accept, only to find that Marge and Ned faked the hovering effect with wires and a phony noise. Worse, Marge says they don't even get to keep the bikes.bikes since they are borrowed and must be returned before 6:00 p.m.
21st Sep '17 11:17:44 AM fruitstripegum
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* PerpSweating: Whenever anyone tries to leave the Movementarians video room, a bright spotlight shines from above and a Movementarian inquires why they're leaving. The person in question nervously sits back down.



* PerpSweating: Whenever anyone tries to leave the Movementarians video room, a bright spotlight shines from above and a Movementarian inquires why they're leaving. The person in question nervously sits back down.
6th Aug '17 5:35:41 PM PeruAlonso
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* BigNO!: Marge does this when Homer and her own kids have been corrupted by the Movementarians.
15th Mar '17 4:35:09 PM MiracleChange
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** Barney's liver has once tried to escape from his body (the part where he mistook the liver Dolph threw out for his own).

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** Barney's liver has once tried to escape from his body (the part where he mistook the liver Dolph threw out for his own).body.
7th Mar '17 9:12:21 AM SpideyTerry
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* EpicFail: In the space of a brief conversation, Willie goes from trying to deprogram Homer to thinking the Movementarians are great.


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* YankTheDogsChain: Marge deprograms the kids by offering them hoverbikes. They accept, only to find that Marge and Ned faked the hovering effect with wires and a phony noise. Worse, Marge says they don't even get to keep the bikes.
23rd Aug '16 7:48:40 AM luiz4200
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* ChekhovsGag: When the kids are swayed out of the Movementarians' ways with fake hoverbikes, Ned reveals that he created the hoverbikes' humming noise with a comb and paper. Later on, [[spoiler:when the Leader's "spaceship" falls apart, it is revealed that the ship's own humming noise was provided by a comb and paper]].

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* ChekhovsGag: When the kids are swayed out of the Movementarians' ways with fake hoverbikes, Ned reveals that he created the hoverbikes' humming noise with a comb and paper. Later on, [[spoiler:when when the Leader's "spaceship" falls apart, it is revealed that the ship's own humming noise was provided by a comb and paper]].paper.



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Hans Moleman enters a bookstore whose name makes it clear they only have works by Stephen King and Michael Crichton and asks for books by Robert Ludlum.



* DespairEventHorizon: Rev. Lovejoy loses faith in his own religion when [[spoiler: the Leader's apparent spaceship is revealed]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: Rev. Lovejoy loses faith in his own religion when [[spoiler: the Leader's apparent spaceship is revealed]].revealed.



* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:Homer attempts to expose the leader as the fraud he is, only to find himself face to face with a working intergalactic spaceship. The leader attempts to escape in the ship, [[SubvertedTrope only for it to fall apart in the air, revealing it was not a real spaceship at all]].]]

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* RealAfterAll: [[spoiler:Homer Homer attempts to expose the leader as the fraud he is, only to find himself face to face with a working intergalactic spaceship. The leader attempts to escape in the ship, [[SubvertedTrope only for it to fall apart in the air, revealing it was not a real spaceship at all]].]]



** Ironically, [[spoiler:the Leader had started his own religion with the Movementarians after having previously been with the Promise Keepers.]]

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** Ironically, [[spoiler:the the Leader had started his own religion with the Movementarians after having previously been with the Promise Keepers.]]Keepers.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Ned Flanders uses a comb and a paper to make the fake hoverbikes' noise. The Leader is later seen using the same trick for his fake spaceship.
20th Jun '16 7:25:33 AM speedyboris
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* GetOut: In the "Only Creator/StephenKing and Creator/MichaelCrichton" store in the airport:
--> '''Hans Moleman''': Do you have any books by Creator/RobertLudlum?\\
'''Clerk''': Get out.
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