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* MundaneMadeAwesome: How MENSA gets people to show up for jury duty:
--> '''Moe''': ''(reading jury duty notice)'' "You have been chosen to join the Justice Squadron, 8 a.m. Monday at the Municipal Fortress of Vengeance." Oh, I am ''so'' there!



-->'''Skinner:''' The jig is up, Quimby.
-->'''Quimby:''' Oh, God!
-->'''Hibbert:''' (''holding a book'') When you see what's in this report, things are going to change in this town...
-->'''Quimby:''' [[NoodleIncident I earned that lotto money, I swear]]!
-->(''frantically presses a button, summoning the bodyguards to put folders through a shredder [[UpToEleven and put that shredder through another shredder]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere while he exits the room]].)

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-->'''Skinner:''' The jig is up, Quimby.
-->'''Quimby:'''
Quimby.\\
'''Quimby:'''
Oh, God!
-->'''Hibbert:'''
God!\\
'''Hibbert:'''
(''holding a book'') When you see what's in this report, things are going to change in this town...
-->'''Quimby:'''
town...\\
'''Quimby:'''
[[NoodleIncident I earned that lotto money, I swear]]!
-->(''frantically
swear]]!\\
(''frantically
presses a button, summoning the bodyguards to put folders through a shredder [[UpToEleven and put that shredder through another shredder]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere while he exits the room]].)


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the "how low will you go" contest from the episode's beginning, Burns and Smithers are seen doing a two-piece horse costume. Three guesses who's the rear.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Creator/StephenHawking's daughter Lucy knew one of the show's writers at the time, so he got written into the episode.


* AdamWesting: StephenHawking plays himself as an egotistical, handicapped, badass genius with a souped-up wheelchair.

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* AdamWesting: StephenHawking Creator/StephenHawking plays himself as an egotistical, handicapped, badass genius with a souped-up wheelchair.



* SpecialGuest: StephenHawking, whose appearance on this show (and later ''Futurama'') has made him more famous than his studies. How ironic, considering the episode makes fun of intellectualism vs. anti-intellectualism and how people seem to love lowbrow entertainment more than highbrow entertainment.

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* SpecialGuest: StephenHawking, Creator/StephenHawking, whose appearance on this show (and later ''Futurama'') has made him more famous than his studies. How ironic, considering the episode makes fun of intellectualism vs. anti-intellectualism and how people seem to love lowbrow entertainment more than highbrow entertainment.



* WithUsOrAgainstUs: In the climax, it's the smart people (MENSA and StephenHawking) vs. the dumb people, who make up the majority of Springfield. During the riot, Carl says, "Let's make litter out of these literati!" Lenny suspiciously remarks, "That's too clever, you're one of ''them''!" and punches him.

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* WithUsOrAgainstUs: In the climax, it's the smart people (MENSA and StephenHawking) Creator/StephenHawking) vs. the dumb people, who make up the majority of Springfield. During the riot, Carl says, "Let's make litter out of these literati!" Lenny suspiciously remarks, "That's too clever, you're one of ''them''!" and punches him.


* TakeThat: Professor Frink's refers to the phenomenon of an intellectual joke being funny to one person out of a million as "The DennisMiller Ratio."

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* TakeThat: Professor Frink's refers to the phenomenon of an intellectual joke being funny to one person out of a million as "The DennisMiller Creator/DennisMiller Ratio."


* AdamWesting: StephenHawking plays himself as an egotistical, handicapped, badass genius with a souped-up wheelchair. Note while he gives his I.Q as 280, in real-life tests have put Hawking at 160, still gifted, at the same level as Einstein and moreso than the majority of people in real life.

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* AdamWesting: StephenHawking plays himself as an egotistical, handicapped, badass genius with a souped-up wheelchair. Note while he gives his I.Q as 280, in real-life tests have put Hawking at 160, still gifted, at the same level as Einstein and moreso than the majority of people in real life.



* ArtisticLicense: The "real" Stephen Hawking couldn't "talk" as fast as he does here if his life depended on it; it takes him about five minutes or so to input a complete sentence into his synthesizer.

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* ArtisticLicense: The "real" Stephen Hawking couldn't "talk" as fast as he does here if his life depended on it; it takes him about five minutes or so to input a complete sentence into his synthesizer. While he gives his I.Q as 280, in real-life tests have put Hawking at 160 which is below Comic-Book Guy's (self-professed) I.Q, though Hawking is still gifted at the same level as Einstein and moreso than the majority of people in real life.


* AdamWesting: StephenHawking plays himself as an egotistical, handicapped, badass genius with a souped-up wheelchair.

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* AdamWesting: StephenHawking plays himself as an egotistical, handicapped, badass genius with a souped-up wheelchair. Note while he gives his I.Q as 280, in real-life tests have put Hawking at 160, still gifted, at the same level as Einstein and moreso than the majority of people in real life.


* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It isn't in Alabama, since Dr. Hibbert explicitly says "Maybe I should just move back to Alabama."

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It isn't in Alabama, since Dr. Hibbert explicitly says "Maybe I should just move back to Alabama."" Nor is it Connecticut, since KBBL's Bill and Marty say that the gross-out contest's grand prize was "a free trip to Hartford, Connecticut", not simply "Hartford".

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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Rainier Wolfcastle dubs himself the gross-out contest's winner "for being seen with you freaks." Naturally, the participants don't take this well, and it helps spark the riot.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Marge to Lisa during the stupidity contest. Lisa is clearly unhappy being there, and when Marge asks if anyone forced her to go, Lisa reminds Marge that she did. Marge then tells her no one's stopping her from leaving, but the second Lisa gets up Marge grabs her and says she's not going anyway.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Barney at the gross-out contest. He goes onstage, drinks a whole six-pack of Duff, and burps. The audience cheers and he gets scored pretty high for it, but that wasn't what he wanted to do. He was apparently going to juggle chickens, before getting shooed offstage. Ironically, he probably got a better score than if he ''had'' juggled chickens.

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* SurroundedByIdiots: Dr. Hibbert's reaction to [[PoliceAreUseless Chief Wiggum's refusal to help them]].
-->'''Hibbert:''' Why do we live in a town where the smartest have no power and the stupidest run everything?


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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It isn't in Alabama, since Dr. Hibbert explicitly says "Maybe I should just move back to Alabama."


* ArtisticLicense: The "real" Stephen Hawking couldn't "talk" as fast as he does here if his life depended on it; it takes him about five minutes or so to input a complete sentence into his synthesizer.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: The "real" Stephen Hawking couldn't "talk" as fast as he does here if his life depended on it; it takes him about five minutes or so to input a complete sentence into his synthesizer. The way he "spoke" in this episode was clearly ArtisticLicense.


--> '''Skinner''': Might I have a peek at ''your'' Gazebo reservation form?\\

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--> '''Skinner''': -->'''Skinner''': Might I have a peek at ''your'' Gazebo reservation form?\\



-->"If you're looking for trouble, you've found it."

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-->"If -->'''Hawking:''' If you're looking for trouble, you've found it."it.
* AHouseDivided: Springfield's MENSA members eventually begin butting heads over what the perfect Springfield should be like.



--> '''Homer''': Look, I got runner-up prize!\\

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--> '''Homer''': -->'''Homer''': Look, I got runner-up prize!\\



* InsufferableGenius: The Springfield members of MENSA.
-->'''Dr. Hibbert:''' When are we gonna get to my broccoli juice program?
-->'''Comic Book Guy:''' Quit butting in, please. Your IQ is a mere 155 while mine is a muscular 170. (''singing to the theme of ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek: TOS]]'') I am smart, much smarter than you, Hibbert!



--> '''Marge''': ''(impressed)'' That's ''our'' basement? (...) It looks so elegant. And all it takes are some lace curtains and a beaded lampshade. You've got to show me exactly what you did!\\

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--> '''Marge''': -->'''Marge''': ''(impressed)'' That's ''our'' basement? (...) It looks so elegant. And all it takes are some lace curtains and a beaded lampshade. You've got to show me exactly what you did!\\


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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: When MENSA meets with Mayor Quimby to reform gazebo reservation laws.
-->'''Skinner:''' The jig is up, Quimby.
-->'''Quimby:''' Oh, God!
-->'''Hibbert:''' (''holding a book'') When you see what's in this report, things are going to change in this town...
-->'''Quimby:''' [[NoodleIncident I earned that lotto money, I swear]]!
-->(''frantically presses a button, summoning the bodyguards to put folders through a shredder [[UpToEleven and put that shredder through another shredder]], [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere while he exits the room]].)

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the "how low will you go" contest from the episode's beginning, Burns and Smithers are seen doing a two-piece horse costume. Three guesses who's the rear.

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