The Simpsons: Season 9, Episode 13

The Joy of Sect (8 Feb. 1998)

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An evil cult called the Movementarians brainwashes the citizens of Springfield and it's up to Marge to get them back.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Hare Krishna Guy / Christian / Store Clerk / Glen / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Movementerians Lawyer / Cletus / The Leader (voice)
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Football Team Member / Otto / Orientation Film Narrator / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Reverend Lovejoy / Ned Flanders (voice)
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Jimbo Jones / Dolph (voice)
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Jane (voice)
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Many of the townsfolk of Springfield become brain-washed by a religious sect known as the Movementarians, including the Simpsons,who move into the giant compound run by the sect and its chief,the Leader. Marge,however,resists being totally brain-washed and manages to escape,bringing the Reverend Lovejoy and Ned to help free her family. The Leader tries to escape with the group members' money on what appears to be a spaceship but it is only a bike with wings and he literally falls to earth. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The episode's title is a spoof on the title of Alex Comfort's book "The Joy of Sex". See more »

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When Cletus pulls the shotgun on The Leader, it is clearly a break-action breech loading double barrel shotgun yet he pumps it like a pump-action shotgun (with associated sound). See more »

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Jane: A new and better life awaits you on our distant home planet, Blisstonia.
Homer Simpson: [gets given a leaflet] Hmm. Makes Sense.
Jane: We're having a free get-acquainted session at our resort this weekend.
Homer Simpson: How much is this free resort weekend?
Glen: It's free.
Homer Simpson: And when is this weekend?
Glen: It's this weekend.
Homer Simpson: Uh-huh. And how much does it cost?
Glen: Um, it's free.
Homer Simpson: I see. And when is it?
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Music by Debbie Wiseman
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Witty and funny episode about brainwashing!
6 November 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Now this is a great Simpsons episode, I think I would called this a classic. Why? Because it shows smart and witty jokes upon the situations where Homer suddenly takes advantage of the sect and then he and his children becomes so easily brainwashed of the sect. Not only that, this episode really shows the Simpsons being a smarter and better plot writing instead of trying too hard on fart jokes like Family Guy.

I think this episode deserves to be shown more often, it's witty, smart and interesting to look at what happens when a sect want's to take over you and become one of them? Is it true or fake? I won't tell you, see this episode I would highly recommend this to anyone.

I defy people who can't enjoy this episode. But of course if your'e religious you might not like it, but if you don't have any beliefs or you'd like to see a strange religion being mocked then here you go.


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