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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".


** Apu, at least, is more polite about it than the others. Instead of yelling at Lisa that she's wrong, he uses his "semi-legal" status as the reason that he cannot afford to put up Lisa's unpopular announcement up in his store. Moe, as well, does not direct any venom at Lisa either, but at Homer instead [[(AlternateCharacterInterpretation presumably for encouraging Lisa to spread views that -- in Springfield -- could very well get her killed.)]]

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** Apu, at least, is more polite about it than the others. Instead of yelling at Lisa that she's wrong, he uses his "semi-legal" status as the reason that he cannot afford to put up Lisa's unpopular announcement up in his store. Moe, as well, does not direct any venom at Lisa either, but at Homer instead [[(AlternateCharacterInterpretation instead, [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation presumably for encouraging Lisa to spread views that -- in Springfield -- could very well get her killed.)]] ]]


** Apu, at least, is more polite about it than the others. Instead of yelling at Lisa that she's wrong, he uses his "semi-legal" status as the reason that he cannot afford to put up Lisa's unpopular announcement up in his store. Moe, as well, does not direct any venom at Lisa either, but at Homer instead (presumably for encouraging Lisa to spread views that -- in Springfield -- could very well get her killed.)

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** Apu, at least, is more polite about it than the others. Instead of yelling at Lisa that she's wrong, he uses his "semi-legal" status as the reason that he cannot afford to put up Lisa's unpopular announcement up in his store. Moe, as well, does not direct any venom at Lisa either, but at Homer instead (presumably [[(AlternateCharacterInterpretation presumably for encouraging Lisa to spread views that -- in Springfield -- could very well get her killed.) )]]

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** Apu, at least, is more polite about it than the others. Instead of yelling at Lisa that she's wrong, he uses his "semi-legal" status as the reason that he cannot afford to put up Lisa's unpopular announcement up in his store. Moe, as well, does not direct any venom at Lisa either, but at Homer instead (presumably for encouraging Lisa to spread views that -- in Springfield -- could very well get her killed.)


* CallBack: Sprungfeld's confession mentions his shooting a buffalo, something established way back in "The Telltale Head". Here, he clarifies the buffalo had in fact been tame. He'd just shot it.

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* CallBack: Sprungfeld's confession mentions his shooting a buffalo, something established way back in "The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E8TheTelltaleHead The Telltale Head".Head]]". Here, he clarifies the buffalo had in fact been tame. He'd just shot it.



* FakeUltimateHero / VillainWithGoodPublicity: Jebediah Springfield.

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* FakeUltimateHero / VillainWithGoodPublicity: FakeUltimateHero[=/=]VillainWithGoodPublicity: Jebediah Springfield.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Apu refers to himself as a "semi-legal immigrant," which would later be explored in "Much Apu About Nothing."

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Apu refers to himself as a "semi-legal immigrant," which would later be explored in "Much "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E23MuchApuAboutNothing Much Apu About Nothing."Nothing]]".



* SinsOfOurFathers: "You are ''banned'' from this historical society! And your children! And your children's children! ... For three months".



* StylisticSuck: The movie about Jebediah the school kids watch. Examples include an obvious stuntman, Troy [=McClure=] riding a blatantly fake buffalo (with the squeaking of the prop left in the film), two extras pushing the fake buffalo into a crowd then trying to look inconspicuous, and the boom mic slipping into frame.

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* StylisticSuck: The movie about Jebediah the school kids watch. Examples include an obvious stuntman, Troy [=McClure=] riding a blatantly fake buffalo (with the squeaking of the prop left in the film), two extras pushing the fake buffalo into a crowd then trying to look inconspicuous, and [[VisibleBoomMic the boom mic slipping into frame.frame]].

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* ThePowerOfLegacy: Lisa does a rare backtrack in her quest to expose the truth about a man because doing otherwise would demolish whatever good faith Springfield has that was born out of looking up to Jedediah Springfield.


* MaintainTheLie: What Lisa ultimately decides to do, because of the positive influence that the legend of Jebediah Springfield has on the town.

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* HypocriticalHumor: Just as Wiggum checks Jebediah's skull for the silver tongue, he begs the founder to forgive them and that they mean "no disrespect." Five seconds later, he uses the skull as a ventriloquist dummy, to the delight of everyone present.

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* MuseumOfBoredom: To everybody else in town but Lisa, the Jebediah Springfield Museum is this.

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* CerebusRetcon: To other episodes that showcased Springfield as a cool historical figurehead, such as "The Telltale Head". Turns out that Jebediah Springfield was such a hard-core vile son of a bitch that [[KickTheSonOfABitch Bart's little crime ends up being a little karmic]].


** Hans Springfield decided to write down a letter to confess all of his crimes only when he was dying of Diphtheria. Among multiple other ruthlessly violent things he did during his lifetime, he tried to assassinate George Washington. He also has no problem calling all of the citizens of Springfield past, present and future (because they followed him into founding the town) a bunch of idiots.

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** Hans Springfield decided to write down a letter to confess all of his crimes only when he was dying of Diphtheria.Diphtheria and did so with much glee (he even wrote down his EvilLaugh!). Among multiple other ruthlessly violent things he did during his lifetime, he tried to assassinate George Washington. He also has no problem calling all of the citizens of Springfield past, present and future (because they followed him into founding the town) a bunch of idiots.

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