The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 13

The Joy of Sect

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 1998 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Scientology
      The Movementarians are based on Scientologists and the leader of Scientology, founder L. Ron Hubbard. Both call themselves religions but are called cults by many and both strong-arm people out of money by using lawyers. Also, the Leader looks just like a younger Hubbard. Nancy Cartwright, who voices Bart Simpson as well as a number of other characters, is a member of the Church of Scientology.