The Simpsons

Season 9 Episode 13

The Joy of Sect

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



  • Allusions

    • Mr. Burns: I bring your new God.

      This scene is set up to mimic Gotham Square in the 1992 film "Batman Returns" directed by Tim Burton. The statues flanking Burns' podium, the Christmas Tree-- direct from the lighting of the Christmas tree in the movie.

      It could also be a parody of the scene in the 1985 film "Jewel of the Nile" where Omar is up on a platform using a special effect person to simulate miracles.