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The Joy of Sect 

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

Director:

Steven Dean Moore

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney / Hans Moleman / Sideshow Mel / Groundskeeper Willie / Squeaky Voiced Teen / Blue-Haired Lawyer (voice)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Hare Krishna Guy / Christian / Store Clerk / Glen / Moe Szyslak / Carl / Movementerians Lawyer / Cletus / The Leader (voice)
Harry Shearer ... Football Team Member / Otto / Orientation Film Narrator / Principal Skinner / Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Reverend Lovejoy / Ned Flanders (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Jane (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Jimbo Jones / Dolph (voice)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Blackboard: Shooting paintballs is not an art form. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jane: [about Homer] Why isn't our low-protein gruel wearing down his resistance like all the others?
Glenn: It doesn't wear down your resistance if you eat a whole month's supply! He even ate mine!
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Connections

References ...and justice for all. (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love You
(uncredited)
Traditional (tune: "This Old Man")
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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Witty and funny episode about brainwashing!
6 November 2013 | by TheraxorterminateSee 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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