The Simpsons – ‘Homer The Great’
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Homer notices his co-workers Lenny and Carl acting strangely. Intrigued, Homer tails them after work. He watches as they enter an ominous-looking temple, and then participate in a strange ceremony with Moe, Chief Wiggum, and some of his other friends. Lenny and Carl later admit that they belong to The Stonecutters, an exclusive, secret organization. Homer is overjoyed to learn that his father is a member, which according to Stonecutter rules guarantees him admission into the brotherhood. Homer survives the initiation ceremony and is inducted into the club by its leader, Number One.
As a result of joining The Stonecutters, Homer’s popularity soars. He also discovers that membership entitles him to special privileges he never imagined possible. But when he inadvertently uses a sacred parchment as a table napkin, Homer is stripped of his membership. Before Number One kicks Homer out, the Stonecutters notice a distinct birthmark on his back. The Stonecutters rejoice that The Chosen One—whom the parchment prophesied would lead them to glory—has arrived.
Homer’s initial enthusiasm at being chosen the Stonecutter’s leader fades when he realizes his disciples pander to his every whim. Lisa suggests that he use his power to reach out into the community and help others. Homer agrees with the idea, but the new agenda, and the work it entails, leaves Homer’s followers cold. The Stonecutters vote to form a new club called the “Ancient Mystic Society of No Homers.” They abandon Homer and resort to their old ways. Marge cheers Homer by reminding him he belongs to an exclusive club with five members—The Simpsons.
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