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The Simpsons Review: "Rednecks and Broomsticks"

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It's crazy to say, but this week's episode of The Simpsons, which focused on Wiccans and the underground moonshine movement was the most sane plotlines in years.

During the episode, "Rednecks and Broomsticks," Homer shows off his skills as a connoisseur of moonshine amongst Cletus and his friends while Lisa tried to join a local group of Wiccans.

Homer and Moonshine

The part that impressed us most about this episode was the two story lines were actually being told together and actually ended up intertwining in the end, unlike the usual convulted Simpsons storyline that jumps from one to the next.

So who cares about good plot lines, was it funny?  This episode definitely had its moments, including a bear jamboree that will guarantee have you laughing long enough you'll have to rewind your DVR to not miss any jokes.

Here's some of our favorite of The Simpsons quotes from the episode:

Homer: I hate traffic, the band and the phenomenon. | permalink
Lisa: I am interested in learning more about Wicca. Are you a minority group as defined by Ivy League admissions?
Wiccan: Cornell and Dartmouth. | permalink
Flanders [about Lisa]: Just as I feared, her Buddhism has led directly to witchcraft. | permalink
Bart: Your honor, I'd like to enter something into the record.
Judge: Strangely, I'll allow it.
Bart: Ladies and gentlemen, I am a big dummy with a stupid job. I write down what other people say just like a big dummy would. Could the court reporter read that back?
Court Reporter: I'm a big dummy with a stupid job... hey! | permalink

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