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* EvilAllAlong: Jebediah Springfield turns out to be this.


** He later appears to Lisa as a vision to scold her when she considers giving up her effort to expose Jebidiah Springfield as a fraud.

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** He later appears to Lisa as a vision to scold her when she considers giving up her effort to expose Jebidiah Jebediah Springfield as a fraud.



* PetTheDog: Homer believe Lisa's theory and goes out of his way to support her when all others in Springfield, including Marge, doubt or deride her for expressing such views.

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* PetTheDog: Homer believe believes Lisa's theory and goes out of his way to support her when all others in Springfield, including Marge, doubt or deride her for expressing such views.

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* ContagiousCassandraTruth: Homer comes to believe Lisa's claim that that the wanted pirate Hans Sprungfeld assumed the identity to escape the authorities, because she's smart enough to know what she's talking about, and is also the only one who supports her when she asks the town council to dig up "Springfiled's" grave to prove whether she's right or wrong.


** Marge outright dismisses and insults Lisa's findings without even considering it a possibility.


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* JerkassBall: Marge outright dismisses and insults Lisa's findings without even considering it a possibility.


* AesopAmnesia: In "Whacking Day", Lisa didn't have second thoughts about busting the myths of that eponymous Springfield holiday. Though the fact that Springfield was honoring its bicentennial did make things more complicated.

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* AesopAmnesia: In "Whacking Day", Lisa didn't have second thoughts about busting the myths of that eponymous Springfield holiday. Though the fact that Springfield was honoring its bicentennial did make things more complicated.


* FemaleMisogynist: Ms. Hoover has shades of this when she accuses Lisa of "Dead white male bashing," calls her a P.C. thug and it's girls like her that make it difficult for women to get husbands.



** Marge outright dismisses and insults Lisa's findings without even considering it a possibility. Mrs. Hoover does so as well.

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** Marge outright dismisses and insults Lisa's findings without even considering it a possibility. Mrs. Hoover does so as well.

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* TownWithADarkSecret: Springfield's founder Jebediah Springfield was actually a murderous pirate named Hans Sprungfeld, who once tried to assassinate George Washington. And Hollis Hurlbut and Lisa are not the only ones who know the truth, as Mayor Quimby is also shown to know or at least strongly suspect it... and he would [[WouldHurtAChild go so far as to have Lisa murdered]] in order to keep it a secret.


* AppealToAudacity: Homer is the only person who believes Lisa because he knows her well enough that he knows that she wouldn't say something so insane ''and'' dire about the town's founder unless it was absolutely true.

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* AppealToAudacity: Homer is the only person who believes Lisa because he knows her well enough that he knows Lisa's claims. He recognizes that she wouldn't say something so insane ''and'' dire about the town's founder unless it was absolutely true.


* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: George Washington is ambushed by a would-be assassin, but out-wrestles him and sends him fleeing; of course, possibly not much of an "upgrade" for him at all, seeing how tough he was said to be.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: George Washington is ambushed by a would-be assassin, but out-wrestles him and sends him fleeing; of course, possibly not much of an "upgrade" for him at all, seeing how tough he was said to be.

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* AlliterativeName: '''H'''ollis '''H'''urlbut.


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* TheComicallySerious: When Lisa jokes about having "Chester A. Arthritis", Hollis only says "You have arthritis?".


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* PokeThePoodle: After Lisa learns the truth about Jebediah Springfield, [[PersonaNonGrata Hollis immediately bans her, her future children, and her future children's children from the historical society]]... for three months.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: At the climax, when Lisa is about to expose the truth about Jebediah Springfield to the crowd attending the parade, we find out that Quimby ordered a sniper to shoot Lisa if she revealed the truth. Quimby tells the sniper to wait so they can hear what she will say, Lisa decides to not tell the truth... [[KickTheDog and the sniper fires anyway]] (whether on his own volition or on Quimby's orders, we don't know), hitting where Lisa was standing one second before.


* FiveSecondForeshadowing: When Lisa goes back to the Historical society to confront Hurlbut, he was in the midst of sweeping the floor. He takes a furtive look around him and starts sweeping the dust under the rug.

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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: When Lisa goes back to the Historical society Society to confront Hurlbut, he was in the midst of sweeping the floor. floor. He takes a furtive look around him and starts sweeping the dust under the rug.

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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: When Lisa goes back to the Historical society to confront Hurlbut, he was in the midst of sweeping the floor. He takes a furtive look around him and starts sweeping the dust under the rug.

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* BreadAndCircuses: A newspaper ad asking for people to join a parade has the headline "Parade to Distract Joyless Citizenry".

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