YMMV / The Simpsons S 10 E 10 Viva Ned Flanders

  • Genius Bonus: Reverend Lovejoy tells the congregation, "And once again, tithing is ten percent off the top. That's gross income, not net. Please, people, don't force us to audit." This is both a religion and math joke. In Christianity, it is customary to give ten percent of your weekly pay to the church (see Genesis 14:20, among other verses). The congregation was spending all their paycheck money and then whatever was left, they were taking ten percent of that to use for the offering. Which, naturally, would be a ridiculously small amount. No wonder Lovejoy was annoyed.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight / Older Than They Think: This episode seems like a Whole Plot Reference to The Hangover (the first one), except it was made 10 years earlier. Some movie critics even made a connection between the two and it was pointed out in the live tweets during the "Every Simpsons Ever" marathon.