Episode - 2F09\\
First Aired - 1/8/1995

After noticing that his buddies Lenny and Carl are privy to a lot of perks, Homer spies on them -- and discovers that they're part of a Freemasons-esque secret society called "The Stonecutters."
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!!This episode contains examples of:
* AffectionateParody: The Stonecutters are a parody of the Illuminati.
* AGodAmI: Homer's attitude after becoming TheChosenOne.
-->'''Homer:''' I've always wondered if there was a god, and now I know there is -- and it's me.
** Subverted when Homer grows bored with all the stuff he gets, and decides to use his power over the Stonecutters for charity... only for them to misinterpret his good intentions as a poorly-disguised excuse to ''perpetuate'' that trope.
* AnAesop: Homer learns two of them. The main one being LonelyAtTheTop, and the secondary one NoChallengeEqualsNoSatisfaction.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Grandpa: "I'm an Elk, a Mason, a Communist, I'm the president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance [[NoodleIncident for some reason]]..."
* BaitAndSwith: When Homer accidentally intrudes upon a meeting between the Stonecutters while attempting to spy on them, the Stonecutters onimously declare that he must pay the ultimate price, implying that they intend to kill him to maintain their secrecy... only to anticlimatically throw him out of their hideout.
* BrickJoke: The "No Homers" club.
* ChirpingCrickets: Happens when Homer tells the Stonecutters that they should dedicate themselves to helping the less fortunate.
* ExactWords / OneSteveLimit: The "No Homers" wouldn't let Homer Simpson in because they already had somebody else named Homer.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Moe was in the process of explaining to Homer about TheChosenOne, only for Homer to stop caring. Funny too, since he ''is'' TheChosenOne.
* KidsAreCruel: Homer mentions he's been excluded all his life, even having a flashback to an example in his childhood. Marge uses this trope by name. Bart, passing by, uses this as an excuse to attack Lisa.
* InitiationCeremony:
** Part of Homer's initiation is having his behind paddled in different ways, one of which is [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "The Paddling of the Swollen Ass... with Paddles!"]].
** At the end of the episode, Homer's family gives him a similiar initiation into their "club".
-->'''Homer:''' This club better be worth it!
* {{Irony}}: The Stonecutters start growing sick of Chosen One Homer when they misinterpret his having them do charity as an excuse to make them thralls and think he's become a mad dictator.
* JustJokingJustification: During this episode's blackboard gag, Bart writes that saying you're just joking doesn't justify insulting the principal.
* LoopholeAbuse: When the Stonecutters realized Homer would still rule their lives for as long as they were Stonecutters, they became "No Homers".
* NotHelpingYourCause: When Homer ruins the Stonecutters' parchment, he pleads them not to kick him out, claiming he learned his lesson. However, he subsequently punches the parchment as he exclaims, "[[PunctuatedPounding I've... learned... my... les-son!]]"
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Subverted: All they like to do is party.
* [[PuttingAHandOverHisMouth Putting A Hand Over Her Mouth]]: Bart does this to Lisa under Homer's order when she, once again, annoys him with her pointless lectures.
* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The Stonecutters is a secret organization where nevertheless quite a lot of Springfieldians are member of. Even [[Film/PoliceAcademy Steve Guttenberg]], [[Series/TheATeam Mr. T]], Creator/JackNicholson, an alien who kind of looks like Kif from ''Futurama'', and UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush are apparently Stonecutters.
* SecretHandshake: Homer reveals himself as a Stonecutter to the Stern Lecture plumber this way.
* SpecialGuest: Creator/PatrickStewart as "Number One"
* StartMyOwn: Not wanting to be ruled by Homer, the Stonecutters leave him and start another organization.
* TemptingFate: When Homer follows Lenny and Carl to a Stonecutter meeting, he sits upon their hideout's skylight, giggling, "I can see everything and they're none the wiser!" Then the skylight shatters and he falls in.
* TheIlluminati
* YouAreNumberSix: All the members of the Stonecutters have numbers depending on their initiation. The Stonecutters' leader is known as Number 1. As numbers 12 and 14 respectively, Lenny and Carl outrank Mr. Burns, who's number 29. Homer is initiated as number 908.
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