History Recap / TheSimpsonsS9E13TheJoyOfSect

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.
28th Apr '16 5:50:23 AM speedyboris
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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_joy_of_sect_promo.gif]] 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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'''Original air date''': February 8, 1998

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

This is the second of two episodes to be produced by David Mirkin (the showrunner for seasons 5 and 6) instead of the current showrunner, Mike Scully.
9th Mar '16 4:33:56 AM DivineDeath
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%%* TheQuisling: Kent Brockman, unsurprisingly.

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%%* * TheQuisling: Kent Brockman, unsurprisingly.unsurprisingly. He opens up a news report decrying the Movementarians as a cult and the Leader as a fraud, before he receives a notice from them and immediately starts praising them.


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* SacredHospitality: Flanders is not pleased that the Movementarians have broken into his house and taken Homer away from his deprogramming, but he still offers them a beer.
-->'''Flanders:''' But I am so mad, it'll be mostly head!
10th Feb '16 4:16:30 PM windyshadow32
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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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[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_joy_of_sect_promo.gif]] Homer and the rest of the town (save Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, and Groundskeeper Willie) are brainwashed into joining a cult.
13th Nov '15 8:19:49 AM speedyboris
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* BitingTheHandHumor: Just as Lisa comments that the family is thinking for themselves again, the family -- including Marge -- starts droning after the TV, "We are watching Creator/{{Fox}}..."


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* {{Irony}}: Just as Lisa comments that the family is thinking for themselves again, the family -- including Marge -- starts droning after the TV, "We are watching Creator/{{Fox}}..."
13th Nov '15 8:11:38 AM speedyboris
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* CallBack: Homer's ability to withstand the blows from Lovejoy and Willie is almost certainly a CallBack to Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E3TheHomerTheyFall.

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* CallBack: Homer's ability to withstand the blows from Lovejoy and Willie is almost certainly a CallBack to Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E3TheHomerTheyFall.[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E3TheHomerTheyFall "The Homer They Fall"]].
13th Nov '15 8:11:09 AM speedyboris
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* ArrangedMarriage: As part of the "mass marriage" ceremony, Otto is chosen to marry Barney, while Comic Book Guy is chosen to marry Lurleen Lumpkin.


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* CallBack: Homer's ability to withstand the blows from Lovejoy and Willie is almost certainly a CallBack to Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E3TheHomerTheyFall.


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* HypocriticalHumor: Reverend Lovejoy, to what's left of the congregation:
--> '''Lovejoy''': This so-called "new religion" is nothing but a pack of weird rituals and chants designed to take away the money of fools. Let us say the Lord's Prayer 40 times, but first let's pass the collection plate.
** "Even though the Leader himself is completely nonviolent, he urges you to be as violent as you like in capturing the Simpsons."
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