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Recap / The Simpsons S 23 E 12 Moe Goes From Rags To Riches

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In yet another Bizarro Episode written by Tim Long, Moe's dishrag (voiced by Jeremy Irons) tells viewers the story of how it went from a beautiful medieval tapestry to being Moe's most-used and most-seen prop. Meanwhile, Bart tries to win Milhouse's friendship back after Milhouse is offended over Bart comparing him to Moe's dishrag.

  • And I'm the Queen of Sheba: In response to the dishrag's claims of being originally a beautiful tapestry, a sponge sarcastically claims to be the Guttenberg Bible.
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  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When the Duke of Springfield's Medieval France counterpart dies, several people whack his body in celebration.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Mr. Burns' counterpart from Medieval France.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Whacking the corpse of the recently deceased Duke is considered by one of the rejoicers as the peak of French courage.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    Homer: "...and that's why I don't believe there is a God. Thank you, and God bless America."
  • Not Allowed to Grow Up: Bart's and Lisa's Medieval France counterparts didn't grow up during the years their mother spent on the tapestry ordered by the Duke because they had too little food.
  • Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Back when it was a beautiful tapestry, Moe's dishrag had predictions of what'd happen to it. A character decides to bite the tapestry after seeing that action being predicted.
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