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Recap: The Simpsons
The Simpsons, being such a Long Runnernote , has naturally amassed many episodes (more than 550, in fact).

Note: This page is still in progress.

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    Season 1 
  1. "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (a.k.a "The Simpsons Christmas Special"): When Mr. Burns announces that none of the workers will be getting Christmas bonuses and Marge reveals that she spent the extra Christmas gift money on getting Bart's "Mother" tattoo removed, Homer keeps his lack of funds for the holidays a secret and gets a job as a mall Santa.
  2. "Bart the Genius": Bart cheats on an intelligence test, and is enrolled in a school for gifted children.
  3. "Homer's Odyssey": After being fired from his job, Homer becomes depressed and suicidal — but saving his family from getting hit by a truck prompts Homer to become a safety advocate for the entire town.
  4. "There's No Disgrace Like Home": Homer becomes ashamed of his family after a catastrophic company picnic and sells the TV so he can pay for a therapy session with Dr. Marvin Monroe.
  5. "Bart the General": After defending his sister from being harassed by school bully Nelson Muntz, Bart becomes bullied himself — and ends up rallying the kids, his grandfather, and a deranged, one-armed military antique store clerk named Herman into a war against Nelson and his cronies.
  6. "Moaning Lisa": Lisa becomes depressed about life and meets a homeless jazz musician. Meanwhile, Homer tries to beat Bart at a boxing video game.
  7. "The Call of the Simpsons": Homer purchases an RV (a rickety one, as Homer's credit is no good at Cowboy Bob's RV Rental) and the family get trapped in the woods after said RV goes over a cliff.
  8. "The Telltale Head": While cornered by the entire town, Bart tells the story of how he cut off the head of the Jebediah Springfield statue to impress local thugs, Dolph, Jimbo Jones, and Kearney.
  9. "Life on the Fast Lane": Homer's thoughtlessness leads to a marriage crisis when Marge falls for a French bowler named Jacques.
  10. "Homer's Night Out": Bart takes a picture of Homer with a bachelor party belly dancer named Princess Kashmir, which makes Homer famous — and Marge livid over Homer being a bad example to his son by treating women like sex objects.
  11. "The Crepes of Wrath": Bart goes to France on a student exchange program and becomes the slave to two low-rent winemakers. Meanwhile, the Simpsons host an Albanian boy named Adil, and Homer begins taking a shine to him, but does Adil like Homer or is he using him to get information on the nuclear plant for the Albanian government?
  12. "Krusty Gets Busted": Bart and Lisa play amateur sleuth for their hero, Krusty the Clown, after he's accused of robbing the Kwik-E-Mart.
  13. "Some Enchanted Evening": After Marge calls a radio station psychiatrist and spills her guts on how uncaring Homer is, Homer makes up for it by taking Marge out on the town and leaving the kids with the only babysitter who isn't afraid of caring for the Simpson kids. The trouble starts when the kids recognize Ms. Botz from her appearance on Springfield's Most Armed and Dangerous.

    Season 2 
  1. "Bart Gets an F": After fumbling through his book report on Treasure Island, Bart is ordered to study hard and pass his upcoming history exam — or he'll be in the fourth grade for another year.
  2. "Simpson and Delilah": Homer buys a hair-growing formula via insurance fraud and enjoys the high life now that he has a full mane.
  3. "Treehouse of Horror": In this, the very first Halloween special, Lisa tells Bart three scary stories: The Simpsons move into a haunted house, The Simpsons get abducted by aliens who may be fattening them up for an intergalactic meal, and Edgar Allan Poe's classic horror poem The Raven gets Simpsonized.
  4. "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish": Mr. Burns runs for Governor of whatever state Springfield is in to keep his power plant from shutting down after Bart catches a three-eyed fish in the nearby river.
  5. "Dancin' Homer": Homer tells his bar buddies the story of how his drunken antics at a baseball game with his boss landed him a job as a dancing mascot for the Springfield Isotopes.
  6. "Dead Putting Society": After feeling Flanders is better than him in every way, Homer decides to prove his family's worth by forcing Bart to compete in a mini-golf tournament with Todd Flanders.
  7. "Bart vs. Thanksgiving": Bart destroys Lisa's Thanksgiving centerpiece and runs away from home when he's grounded for refusing to apologize.
  8. "Bart the Daredevil": A night at a monster truck rally featuring daredevil Lance Murdock prompts Bart to do daredevil tricks on his skateboard — and set his sights on jumping Springfield Gorge.
  9. "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge": Marge leads a protest against The Itchy & Scratchy Show after Maggie whacks Homer on the head with a mallet, but viewer interest drops when the Itchy and Scratchy cartoons become Lighter and Softer and Marge gets branded a hypocrite when her anti-TV violence group wants to go after Michaelangelo's David for depicting male frontal nudity.
  10. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car": Exactly What It Says on the Tin — and the ensuing lawsuits and exaggerations of Bart's injuries lead to yet another strain on Marge and Homer's marriage.
  11. "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish": The Simpsons have dinner out at a Japanese restaurant, which turns deadly when Homer eats some improperly-cut fugu and is told by Dr. Hibbert that he has only 22 hours left to live.
  12. "The Way We Was": When the TV blows a fuse, Homer and Marge decide to entertain the children by telling him the story of how the two met in high school — and how Marge went to prom with a nerd named Artie Ziff.
  13. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment": Homer gets an illegal cable hook-up, which causes Lisa to worry for her father's soul, as she learned about the 8th Commandment in Sunday school ("Thou shalt not steal") and begins seeing theft everywhere she looks.
  14. "Principal Charming": As a favor to Marge, Homer sets Selma up with Principal Skinner, but he winds up falling in love with Patty instead. Meanwhile, Bart is forced to reseed Groundskeeper Willie's field after spelling his name on it with a powdered herbicide he made in chemistry class.
  15. "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?": Grampa suffers a heart attack while complaining about a bad McBain movie, and, worried that he may be dying soon, tells Homer that he has an illegitimate half-brother named Herb Powell, who turns out to be a rich, yet struggling car company owner in need of a million-dollar idea, but can Herb really count on the idiot half-brother whom he's never met?
  16. "Bart's Dog Gets an F": Santa's Little Helper is forced to go to obedience school after ruining Marge's heirloom quilt along with Homer's new Assassin sneakers and giant macadamia nut cookie.
  17. "Old Money": Grandpa falls in love with an old woman named Beatrice, but when his family forces him to miss her birthday (and death), he angrily blames Homer.
  18. "Brush with Greatness": Marge revives her passion for art after finding her old Ringo Starr portraits (which were rejected in high school by her art teacher) and is commissioned to create a portrait for Mr. Burns. Meanwhile, Homer decides to exercise after getting stuck in a water park ride and being humiliated on the evening news.
  19. "Lisa's Substitute": After Ms. Hoover gets sick, Lisa finds a kindred spirit in her substitute teacher, Mr. Bergstrom, but when he leaves and Ms. Hoover returns, Lisa is crushed and angry that Homer doesn't care. Meanwhile, Bart runs for class president.
  20. "The War of the Simpsons": Marge is angry at Homer for drunkenly embarrassing himself at a party and the two go on a marriage retreat to air out their problems (though Homer would rather go fishing for a legendary catfish). Meanwhile, Grampa babysits Bart and Lisa, the latter of whom decide that now would be a good time to have a wild house party.
  21. "Three Men and a Comic Book": Bart, Milhouse and Martin must learn to share when they decide to pool their money to buy the very first issue of Radioactive Man.
  22. "Blood Feud": Mr. Burns is in dire need of a blood transfusion, and Bart is the only one who has the same rare blood type as Mr. Burns, so Homer forces Bart to donate under the impression that the family will get a buttload of cash for the generous deed.

    Season 3 
  1. "Stark Raving Dad": When Homer is mistakenly institutionalized (thanks to Bart putting his lucky red hat in with the white laundry and filling out Homer's psychiatric evaluation), his roommate is a big, bald guy who thinks he is (and sounds suspiciously like) Michael Jackson.
  2. "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington": Lisa becomes a finalist in a patriotic essay contest, only to have her faith in the American way shattered when she witnesses a senator taking a bribe.
  3. "When Flanders Failed": Ned Flanders announces during one of his barbecues that he's quitting his job as a pharmacist and going into business for himself by running a specialty store catering to the left-handed, but Homer's jealousy (and a wishbone wish) drive Flanders' business into the ground. Meanwhile, Marge encourages Bart to do other things with his time rather than watch TV, so Bart takes karate lessons — and skips them for time at the arcade.
  4. "Bart the Murderer": Bart's bad day at school turns good when he gets a job as a gofer for local mob boss, Fat Tony, but spending time with mafioso may be turning Bart into one of them — especially when news hits that Principal Skinner has gone missing.
  5. "Homer Defined": Homer blindly saves Springfield from a nuclear meltdown, but Homer isn't feeling very heroic, as he knows in his heart that the whole thing was a fluke. Meanwhile, Milhouse's mom bans her son from being friends with Bart.
  6. "Like Father, Like Clown": Krusty the Clown has dinner with The Simpsons, but the fun turns to tears when Krusty confesses that he's Jewish and that his rabbi father has disowned him for wanting to go into showbiz.
  7. "Treehouse of Horror II": This year's Halloween special comes from candy-induced nightmares: Homer's monkey paw souvenir from Morocco makes wishes come true for his family — and misfortune to befall everyone else, Bart's omnipotence forces everyone in town to be a Stepford Smiler or incur his wrath, and Mr. Burns builds the perfect plant worker — and uses Homer's brain to make the robot come to life.
  8. "Lisa's Pony": After missing out on getting Lisa's saxophone reed to her before a talent show, Homer decides to make it up to his daughter by getting her the one thing she wants most: a pony.
  9. "Saturdays of Thunder": After failing a fatherhood test, Homer decides to spend time with Bart as he builds a Soapbox Derby racecar. Meanwhile, Patty and Selma get their hair styled like Mary Tyler Moore.
  10. "Flaming Moe's": Moe steals Homer's recipe for a cocktail that becomes the toast of Springfield.
  11. "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk": Burns sells the power plant to German investors, and Homer is the only one targeted for a layoff.
  12. "I Married Marge": While Marge rushes to the doctor to confirm whether or not she may be pregnant, Homer tells his kids the story of Homer and Marge's post-high school life, which includes a romantic evening at the mini-golf course, Homer finding out Marge is pregnant with Homer's baby, Homer and Marge marrying at a quickie chapel on the edge of town, Homer taking many odd jobs to support his pregnant wife, and Homer applying for a job as a nuclear plant worker.
  13. "Radio Bart": Bart uses a radio microphone that he got on his birthday to trick people into thinking a little boy is stuck in the town's well, but when Bart goes to retrieve the radio, he's the one stuck in the well with no one to help him.
  14. "Lisa the Greek": While reluctantly spending time with Lisa on a Sunday afternoon, Homer discovers that Lisa can predict the outcomes to football note  games and turns this into extra cash for the family.
  15. "Homer Alone": After suffering a mental breakdown while doing errands, Marge decides that a vacation away from the family will do her some good — but it ends up being bad for everyone else, including Maggie, who runs away to find her.
  16. "Bart the Lover": Bart creates a phony lover for a lonely Mrs. Krabappel after Krabappel punishes Bart with detention for smashing the class fish tank with a yo-yo. Meanwhile, Homer curbs his profanity with a swear jar after Ned Flander's son, Todd, repeats Homer's foul language.
  17. "Homer at the Bat": The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's softball team is surprisingly successful thanks to Homer, but Mr. Burns decides to call in Major League Baseball ringers for the championship game anyway.
  18. "Separate Vocations": When the results of Bart's vocational survey suggest he'd make a great cop and Lisa learns her dreams of becoming a professional sax player are doomed by genetics (she has stubby fingers, which would make saxophone playing impossible), their roles at Springfield Elementary are reversed.
  19. "Dog of Death": Santa's Little Helper is at death's door, and the family tightens their belts to get him the surgery he needs. Meanwhile, lottery fever hits Springfield and Kent Brockman wins.
  20. "Colonel Homer": Homer discovers Lurleen Lumpkin, a country singer, in the aftermath of a botched outing with Marge — and becomes her manager.
  21. "Black Widower": Bart can only think the worst of Selma's fiance — especially when it's Sideshow Bob.
  22. "The Otto Show": Otto gets fired for not getting his driver's license and crashes at the Simpson house after his landlord throws him out for being behind on his rent.
  23. "Bart's Friend Falls in Love": That friend is Milhouse, who's taken with the new girl in class, much to Bart's resentment. Meanwhile, Homer's new weight-loss tape is actually a vocabulary builder tape.
  24. "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?": In a sequel to "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Homer receives compensation from the power plant for his job-induced sterility just as his ruined half-brother Herb arrives in town seeking capital for an invention that might remake his fortune.

    Season 4 
  1. "Kamp Krusty": Summer vacation goes awry when Bart and Lisa discover that the titular camp is a twisted shadow of its advertised self.
  2. "A Streetcar Named Marge": Marge gets the role of Blanche in a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire.
  3. "Homer the Heretic": Homer skips church for a Sunday and loves the experience so much he decides to forgo it altogether.
  4. "Lisa the Beauty Queen": To boost Lisa's self-esteem, Homer enters her in the Little Miss Springfield pageant.
  5. "Treehouse of Horror III": Three tales of terror told at a Halloween party: Homer's birthday gift for Bart is an evil Krusty doll out to kill Homer, a trip back to the 1930s shows a giant gorilla Homer lusting after a human Marge, and Bart finally finds a good book to read — one that resurrects human zombies.
  6. "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie": Homer forbids Bart from seeing the highly anticipated Itchy and Scratchy movie after Mrs. Krabappel recommends that both Homer and Marge be stricter in Bart's parenting.
  7. "Marge Gets a Job": Marge takes a job at the nuclear power plant to pay for repairs to their sinking house. Meanwhile, Bart fakes every illness in the book to get out of taking an English test, but who will listen to him when an Alaskan timber wolf breaks into the school looking for blood?
  8. "New Kid on the Block": Bart falls for an older girl who's just moved into town while Homer sues an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet when he doesn't get his fill.
  9. "Mr. Plow": Homer buys a snowplow and starts a business eventually rivaled by none other than Barney.
  10. "Lisa's First Word": As the family anticipates Maggie's first word, Marge recounts the family's exploits over 1983-84: the birth of Lisa and Bart's jealous responses to it, the move to Evergreen Terrace (including their first encounters with the Flanders family), and a Summer Olympics that proves downright delicious for Homer.
  11. "Homer's Triple Bypass": Years of fatty foods and minimal exercise cause Homer to have heart problems, but with the family in financial dire straits, Homer chooses Dr. Nick Riviera's $129.99 hack job rather than the $40,000 operation recommended by Dr. Hibbert. Can Lisa's knowledge of cardiology save the day.
  12. "Marge vs. the Monorail": In a parody of The Music Man, Springfield is given $2 million (actually $3 million, but Mayor Quimby took $1 million for himself) after Mr. Burns is forced to pay a fine for dumping nuclear waste in a park, and don't know what to do with it...until a smooth-talking con man named Lyle Lanley suggests a monorail system.
  13. "Selma's Choice": Scared of dying alone after the death of her aunt, Selma continues her search to meet a man and have his baby, but when Homer falls sick from eating a rotten hoagie and can't take the kids to Duff Gardens, can Selma prove that she's mother material?
  14. "Brother from the Same Planet": After Homer forgets to pick up Bart from soccer practice, Bart takes advantage of a mentor program for kids with need father figures by posing as a fatherless street rat — and gets a Badass Bigger Brother named Tom. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to break her addiction from the "Corey" hotline after running up the phone bill.
  15. "I Love Lisa": It's Valentine's Day, and after Lisa gives Ralph Wiggum a Valentine out of pity, Ralph decides he "choo-choo-chooses" her.
  16. "Duffless": In the wake of a (not quite) drunk driving mishap, Marge convinces Homer to go without his beloved beer for 30 days. Meanwhile, Lisa's science fair project pits Bart's intelligence against a hamster's.
  17. "Last Exit to Springfield": When the company dental plan is dropped, Homer becomes the new head of the workers' union to get it reinstated for the sake of Lisa, who needs braces.
  18. "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show": An April Fools' Day prank leaves Homer in a coma. As the family waits to see if he'll recover, they recount moments from previous episodes...of their lives.
  19. "The Front": In response to the declining quality of The Itchy & Scratchy Show, Bart and Lisa write a script using Grandpa's name in place of their own, and it's not only accepted, but results in requests for more. Meanwhile, Homer goes back to school to make up the remedial science credit he never got in high school.
  20. "Whacking Day": Bart gets expelled from school for running over Superintendent Chalmers, so Marge decides to home-school him. Meanwhile, Lisa protests a cruel annual tradition that leaves no innocent snake spared.
  21. "Marge in Chains": While shopping for her family in the midst of an Asian flu epidemic, Marge gets arrested for shoplifting, and her resultant prison time has an adverse effect on the family and eventually the whole town.
  22. "Krusty Gets Kancelled": When a new kids show called The Gabbo Show crushes The Krusty the Clown Show in the ratings, it's up to Bart, Lisa, and Krusty's celebrity friends (which include Playboy magazine's Hugh Hefner, singer-actress Bette Midler, former Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, and rock band The Red Hot Chili Peppers) to stage a comeback special for the ages.

    Season 5 
  1. "Homer's Barbershop Quartet": While at a swap meet, Bart finds an album cover with Homer's face on it. While driving home (and a little bit after that), Homer tells the story of how he, Apu, Principal Skinner, and Chief Wiggum (later replaced by Barney) became a Beatles-esque sensation in the mid-1980s.
  2. "Cape Feare": Sideshow Bob is paroled and out for Bart's blood again, so the Simpsons become the Thompsons in hopes of starting afresh in the Witness Protection Program.
  3. "Homer Goes to College": Homer needs a college degree to keep his job at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, and ends up getting his new nerd friends expelled.
  4. "Rosebud": Mr. Burns is depressed on his birthday after dreaming of the teddy bear he lost on the day he was adopted into a rich family. Little does he know that the daughter of his laziest worker (Homer) has his childhood gem.
  5. "Treehouse of Horror IV": In the paintings of Bart's own Night Gallery, Homer sells his soul to The Devil (Flanders?!) for a donut, The Twilight Zone's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" is relocated to a Springfield Elementary School bus, and Mr. Burns is Dracula.
  6. "Marge on the Lam": Marge makes friends with Ruth Powers (the divorced mother from "New Kid on the Block"), but one night with her leads to a Thelma & Louise style run from the cops (minus the rape, gun violence, Brad Pitt as a handsome cowboy conman, and cliff suicide). Meanwhile, Homer hangs out with Chief Wiggum and the Simpson kids have Lionel Hutz as their latest babysitter.
  7. "Bart's Inner Child": After Homer brings home a trampoline for the kids to play with (and the trampoline causes every kid in town to get injured), Marge realizes that she's a nag and her sisters recommend that Marge listen to a local motivational speaker named Brad Goodman, who encourages everyone in town to act like Bart during his latest motivational seminar.
  8. "Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood": After Bart and Milhouse go on a sugar bender after finding a $20 bill and spending most of the money on a Squishee made of syrup, Bart wakes to find that he's a member of the geekiest club known to man: The Junior Campers (not affiliated with The Boy Scouts of America).
  9. "The Last Temptation of Homer": Mindy Simmons, a sexy new employee at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant proves alarmingly compatible with Homer, who worries that his attraction to her may mean danger for his marriage. Meanwhile, Bart becomes a nerd after being fitted for glasses and prescribed medicated hair salve, orthopedic shoes, and throat spray.
  10. "$pringfield"note : Legalized gambling comes to Springfield as a new revenue stream. Homer becomes a card dealer, Marge becomes a gambling addict, and Mr. Burns makes like Howard Hughes.
  11. "Homer the Vigilante": A cat burglar terrorizes Springfield with a string of thefts, but when the police prove to be incompetent (as usual), Homer and his friends start a vigilante group after Flanders is passed up as the neighborhood watch's new leader.
  12. "Bart Gets Famous": While sneaking off during a boring field trip to the box factory, Bart goes to Channel 6 Studios and gets a job as Krusty's assistant — and ends up a catchphrase-based celebrity after botching a live sketch and blurting, "I didn't do it!"
  13. "Homer and Apu": Apu is fired from the Kwik-E-Mart (thanks to Homer working with Kent Brockman to rat him out) and agrees to stay at the Simpsons' house. Meanwhile, James Woods is hired as the new Kwik-E-Mart clerk.
  14. "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy": Offended by the female stereotypes embodied in the new talking Malibu Stacy doll ("Don't ask me, I'm just a girl!"), Lisa tries to introduce a progressive alternative. Meanwhile, Grampa Simpson takes a job at Krusty Burger in order to feel young and hip.
  15. "Deep Space Homer": After NASA discovers that people would rather watch blue-collar slobs like Tim Allen (as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor) on Home Improvement or Ed O'Neill (as Al Bundy) on Married... with Children rather than space launches on TV, they set out to find a blue-collar slob to go on a space mission...and Homer (feeling unappreciated after losing out on the "Worker of the Week" award) leaps at the chance after NASA officials choose Barney Gumble.
  16. "Homer Loves Flanders": Homer reluctantly spends the day with Flanders when Flanders wins two tickets to a much-anticipated football game...and finds that Flanders and his family aren't as bad as he makes them out to be, but, for Flanders, Homer and his family may be too much to handle.
  17. "Bart Gets an Elephant": Bart wins a radio contest and picks the gag prize (a full-grown African elephant) instead of the cash prize ($10,000), which puts the family in financial turmoil once again.
  18. "Burns' Heir": Mr. Burns marks Bart as the heir to his fortune, and has him moved into his mansion to learn the ways of being evil.
  19. "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song": In the 100th episode, Bart's latest hijinks get Principal Skinner fired, and Bart, for the first time in his life, feels remorse over it and befriends Skinner while Ned Flanders is hired as the new principal.
  20. "The Boy Who Knew Too Much": Bart sneaks out of school and finds himself at a party for Mayor Quimby's nephew, Freddy — but when Freddy gets in trouble for allegedly assaulting a French waiter, Bart must choose to keep his mouth shut about the ordeal or expose the truth and admit that he cut school to see it happen.
  21. "Lady Bouvier's Lover": Grampa Simpson falls for Grandma Bouvier...and then loses her to Mr. Burns. Meanwhile, Bart steals Homer's credit card to pruchase an animation cel — and finds that the animation cel is a rip-off.
  22. "Secrets of a Successful Marriage": Homer becomes an adult education teacher with the titular course, but it goes awry when he shares intimate details of his relationship with Marge to keep his class interested.

    Season 6 
  1. "Bart of Darkness": The Simpsons get a backyard pool to beat the summer heat, but Bart breaks his leg soon afterward and is confined to his room, where he spies on Flanders, who may have murdered his wife.
  2. "Lisa's Rival": Allison Taylor, a new girl at school, proves to be better at Lisa in the classroom and on the saxophone. Meanwhile, Homer sells sugar found on the street after a truck crash.
  3. "Another Simpsons Clip Show": In this, the second clip show episode, Marge gathers her family in the kitchen for a discussion on past romances, but can only bring up awful memories of being rejected and tales of near-infidelity.
  4. "Itchy & Scratchy Land": The Simpsons abandon their plans to go to a bird sanctuary for a trip to Itchy and Scratchyland, "the most violentest place on Earth."
  5. "Sideshow Bob Roberts": Sideshow Bob's calls to a Rush Limbaugh Expy's radio show pave the way for a campaign to become the mayor of Springfield.
  6. "Treehouse of Horror V": The Shining becomes The Shinning, Homer travels through time and creates a myriad of possible unpleasant presents for him to return to, and the Springfield Elementary students become the newest items on the lunch menu.
  7. "Bart's Girlfriend": Reverend Lovejoy's preteen daughter, Jessica, arrives in town, and she and Bart strike up a relationship that proves more than he can handle.
  8. "Lisa on Ice": Lisa is failing gym, so she joins a peewee hockey team — putting her in direct competition with Bart.
  9. "Homer Badman": Homer is accused of sexually harassing a babysitter by grabbing her butt, and the ensuing protests and media circus makes Homer out to be a perverted animal.
  10. "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy": Homer and Grampa create an aphrodisiac guaranteed to put the spark back in a failing sexual relationship, but the duo's father and son relationship becomes strained in the process. Meanwhile, the kids of Springfield suspect a conspiracy when their parents leave them to fend for themselves.
  11. "Fear of Flying": Homer gets banned from Moe's; Marge's freak-out on an airplane and subsequent bizarre behavior lands her on a therapist's couch to find out why she is this way.
  12. "Homer the Great": Homer joins the ancient order of the Stonecutters — and turns out to be The Chosen One after he nearly gets thrown out for desecrating the Hallowed Sacred Parchment.
  13. "And Maggie Makes Three": When Lisa wonders why Maggie has no baby pictures, Homer answers the question with yet another flashback episode, this time, focusing on the birth of Maggie "The Forgotten" Simpson and how Homer quit his job at the bowling alley to provide for her.
  14. "Bart's Comet": While assisting Principal Skinner on his nightly astronomy, Bart discovers a comet — that's on a collision course with the town.
  15. "Homie the Clown": Following a string of advertising-based hallucinations, Homer impulsively decides to go to clown college and become a Krusty impersonator. Meanwhile, the real Krusty is trying to dodge the Mafia after making some bad bets.
  16. "Bart vs. Australia": The Simpsons are going to Australia — thanks to Bart, who got indicted for fraud thanks to a $900 crank call he made.
  17. "Homer vs. Patty and Selma": Homer is blackmailed by Patty and Selma after losing his mortgage money on a bad investment. Meanwhile, Bart is forced to sign up for ballet class after coming to school late on the day the kids pick their favorite sports to play in gym class.
  18. "A Star Is Burns": In this crossover with The Critic (one that Matt Groening wants nothing to do with), Jay Sherman comes to town to help judge a local film festival that Mr. Burns is determined to win.
  19. "Lisa's Wedding": The first episode set in the future (2010), in which a college-aged Lisa is engaged to be married to charming Englishman Hugh Parkfield.
  20. "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds": In a parody of 101 Dalmatians, Santa's Little Helper has a litter of pups with fellow greyhound She's the Fastest, and Mr. Burns wants their skins for a coat to add to his collection of animal-based outfits.
  21. "The PTA Disbands": Bart encourages the Springfield Elementary teachers to go on strike, only to regret it when Marge becomes his substitute teacher.
  22. "'Round Springfield": Bart is sent to the hospital to have his appendix removed, and decides to sue Krusty for personal harm, as the appendicitis came from eating Krusty's cereal. Meanwhile, Lisa is reunited with a dying Bleeding Gums Murphy.
  23. "The Springfield Connection": Marge becomes a cop and unintentionally challenges Homer's standing as head of the household.
  24. "Lemon of Troy": Kids from Springfield's rival town Shelbyville steal the lemon tree that keeps the local lemonade stands in business, and Bart leads his peers on a mission to retrieve it.
  25. "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" (Part One): Mr. Burns's greed soars to new heights when the elementary school strikes oil, culminating in his blocking out the sun to keep the town in the dark and dependent on his power plant — and someone tries to stop him by gunning him down. But who?

    Season 7 
  1. "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" (Part Two): In the thrilling conclusion of the season finale, Mr. Burns is in the hospital after being shot, and the Springfield Police begin searching for something (anything) that leads to the attempted murderer. But when all signs point to Homer, can Lisa prove that Homer is an innocent man?
  2. "Radioactive Man": Hollywood producers flock to Springfield to film Radioactive Man, and choose Milhouse over Bart to be Fallout Boy.
  3. "Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily": The local child welfare office unfairly takes the Simpson kids out of their home and places them with the Flanders family.
  4. "Bart Sells His Soul": To prove to Milhouse that the soul doesn't exist, Bart sells his to Milhouse...and finds that he's slowly becoming an empty shell. Meanwhile, Moe converts his drab bar into a cheery family restaurant.
  5. "Lisa the Vegetarian": After Lisa cuddles with the animals at the petting zoo, she feels bad for eating meat and becomes a vegetarian, which nobody is willing to accept, least of all Homer.
  6. "Treehouse of Horror VI": Giant advertising mascots run amok in Springfield, Groundskeeper Willie becomes a Freddy Krueger-esque dream killer, and Homer becomes trapped in the fabled third dimension.
  7. "King-Size Homer": Homer becomes morbidly obese so he can work from home.
  8. "Mother Simpson": Homer is reunited with his long-lost mother Mona, and learns why she left him.
  9. "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming": Tired of mind-numbing television in prison, Sideshow Bob manages to steal a nuclear bomb and threatens to destroy Springfield if TV is not completely banned from town.
  10. "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular": Troy McClure hosts a parody of anniversary shows featuring clips from the original Tracey Ullman Show shorts, deleted scenes, the alternate ending and fake-out clips made for "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" (Part Two), and trivia/show history.
  11. "Marge Be Not Proud": In the second Christmas Episode, Bart gets busted for shoplifting the season's must-have video game and ends up getting ignored by Marge.
  12. "Team Homer": Homer organizes a bowling team with money from Mr. Burns, who wasn't in his right mind at the time. When he finds out about it, he insists on becoming a member. Meanwhile, a riot in school caused by an outrageous T-shirt slogan prompts Springfield Elementary to implement a uniforms-only dress code.
  13. "Two Bad Neighbors": Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush moves in across the street from the Simpsons, and Bart pushes him to more than mere annoyance with his hijinks.
  14. "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield": Marge's new designer outfit (heavily discounted when she bought it) attracts the attention of Springfield's more upscale women, whom she tries to fit in with despite her limited means.
  15. "Bart the Fink": Bart accidentally reveals that Krusty the Klown has been hiding his earnings in an illegal offshore account, resulting in his hero's financial ruin and apparent suicide.
  16. "Lisa the Iconoclast": Lisa discovers that the legendary Springfield founder Jebediah wasn't a hero, but a pirate, and becomes a pariah for trying to bring this to light.
  17. "Homer the Smithers": Smithers goes on vacation after having a mental break over not being able to save Burns from being harassed by a drunken Lenny and Homer takes his place as Mr. Burns's assistant.
  18. "The Day the Violence Died": Bart and Lisa meet the destitute creator of Itchy the Mouse and help him successfully sue the Itchy & Scratchy production company for Roger Meyers, Sr.'s theft — which drives the company into bankruptcy.
  19. "A Fish Called Selma": Selma is delighted to be the object of Troy McClure's affections, not realizing that he's doing it to revive his stalled career and quell the rumors that he has sex with fish.
  20. "Bart on the Road": While stuck with Patty and Selma at the DMV as part of "Go to Work With Your Parents Day," Bart creates a fake driver's license that says he's 25 years old, and, with the help of Martin's $600 he got from his father the stockbrocker, Bart, Martin, Milhouse, and Nelson go on a road trip. Meanwhile, Lisa and Homer spend time together at the nuclear plant, and Marge must deal with being left alone.
  21. "22 Short Films About Springfield": Milhouse and Bart wonder if anyone in town has interesting adventures, and they get their wish with a collection of interconnected vignettes.
  22. "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish'": A World War II treasure is within Grandpa's grasp decades later, but he and Bart have to join forces against Mr. Burns to claim it.
  23. "Much Apu About Nothing": Anti-illegal immigrant fever sweeps town after taxes get raised over bear extermination, and Apu faces deportation unless Homer and co. can help him pass his citizenship exam.
  24. "Homerpalooza": Homer's ability to take a cannonball to the stomach makes him the sleeper hit of a touring music festival, and a hero to Bart — but at what cost to his health?
  25. "Summer of 4 Ft. 2": The Simpsons take a seaside holiday at the Flanders' vacation home, and Lisa hides her true personality in hopes of making friends with the cool local kids.

    Season 8 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror VII": Bart encounters his once-conjoined twin, Lisa's science fair project results in the creation of a miniature civilization that Bart menaces, and Kang and Kodos masquerade as 1996 Presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.
  2. "You Only Move Twice": Homer gets a job at a nuclear plant in a planned community run by a bizarre, yet friendly boss who may be a criminal mastermind. While Homer loves his new job, his family realizes that life in a new town isn't for them (Marge becomes bored and starts drinking, Lisa becomes allergic to the wildlife, and Bart is sent to a remedial class after he tells his teacher that he doesn't know how to do long division or read cursive writing).
  3. "The Homer They Fall": Moe, noticing Homer's talent for taking punches after getting beat up by Dolph's, Jimbo's, and Kearney's fathers, decides to turn him into a boxing champion.
  4. "Burns, Baby Burns": Mr. Burns is reunited with his illegitimate, boorish, middle-aged son who looks like and is voiced by Rodney "I Don't Get No Respect" Dangerfield.
  5. "Bart After Dark": Bart works for an old lady to pay for a gargoyle that he broke — but the old lady is no crotchety grandma who lives in a creepy old house; she's the owner of Springfield's burlesque parlor, a one-stop shop for gambling, drinking, and risque revues featuring scantily-clad women.
  6. "A Milhouse Divided": Marge sets up a fancy dinner party after realizing that her family has become too slovenly, but the party is ruined when Milhouse's parents argue with each other and Luanne Van Houten announces that she wants a divorce from Kirk. While Milhouse is taking the divorce (and the fact that his mom is dating an American Gladiator) well, Homer worries that Marge will dump him the same way Luanne did to Kirk.
  7. "Lisa's Date with Density": Homer scams people with an autodialer, while Lisa becomes infatuated with Nelson Muntz after seeing Nelson torment Groundskeeper Willie during his principal-mandated stint at janitorial work for stealing.
  8. "Hurricane Neddy": The Flanders' house is destroyed in a hurricane, and Ned commits himself to a mental hospital after verbally assaulting everyone who helped rebuild his house.
  9. "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)": Homer goes to the Springfield Chili Cook-Off (which Marge tried to hide from him as his past incidences of getting drunk in public have embarrassed her too much), and Chief Wiggum laces his chili with Guatemalan insanity peppers to finally defeat Homer's discerning taste buds, but the insanity peppers take Homer on a spirit quest where a Space Coyote (voiced by country singer Johnny Cash) guides him on his quest to find his soulmate — which Homer believes isn't Marge because of their differing personalities.
  10. "The Springfield Files": Leonard Nimoy tells the tale of Homer's alien encounter on a Friday night — and how he got Mulder and Scully from The X-Files to help him.
  11. "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson": Marge goes into business for herself with a soft pretzel franchise (with some help from the local Mafia), only to be challenged by her former small business colleagues (who hired the Japanese mafia [better known as the Yakuza] to take her down).
  12. "Mountain of Madness": A company retreat meant to teach teamwork turns hazardous for Mr. Burns and Homer when an avalanche traps them in a cabin and everyone else gets lost.
  13. "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious"note : In this Musical Episode, this Mary Poppins parody has "Sherri Bobbins" arriving to shape up the Simpson family after Marge begins losing her hair to stress, only to learn that the lessons she teaches won't stick if she leaves — or stays.
  14. "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show": The Itchy and Scratchy Show faces a crisis in quality when Roger Meyers sees a slight drop in ratings and Bart and Lisa admit that the show is getting a bit stale, so the writers create a Totally Radical new character named Poochie and cast Homer as his voice actor — much to the disgust of long-time fans who see through this sad attempt at being hip and blame the show for stooping this low.
  15. "Homer's Phobia": Homer befriends a campy antique store dealer named John (voiced by John Waters himself), then breaks it off when Marge tells Homer that John is gay and Homer fears that Bart will emulate John and be a homosexual.
  16. "Brother from Another Series": Sideshow Bob's brother Cecil (voiced by Fraiser's David Hyde Pierce) comes to visit him, and Bart and Lisa worries that Sideshow Bob is back to his old tricks.
  17. "My Sister, My Sitter": Lisa becomes a babysitter and finds her toughest challenge to be Bart.
  18. "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment": Alcohol is banned from Springfield after Bart gets drunk at the St. Patrick's Day parade, so Homer goes into bootlegging.
  19. "Grade School Confidential": Seymour Skinner and Edna Krabappel become lovers after Martin's disastrous birthday party and enlist Bart to keep their tryst a secret.
  20. "The Canine Mutiny": When Bart gets a credit card and fills it out under Santa's Little Helper's name, he uses it to get a new, Lassie-esque dog.
  21. "The Old Man and the Lisa": Lisa helps Mr. Burns get back on his feet by recycling after Burns loses his fortune.
  22. "In Marge We Trust": Marge becomes the "Listen Lady" whom Springfieldians turn to in times of personal crisis — as opposed to the long-burnt out Reverend Lovejoy. Meanwhile, Homer finds a dish detergent box from Japan that has his face on it.
  23. "Homer's Enemy": A normal man named Frank Grimes who had to strive and work for everything he has in life takes an instant dislike to how Homer's idiocy has given him everything he doesn't deserve. Meanwhile, Bart buys an abandoned factory at auction and turns it into a playground for himself and Milhouse.
  24. "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase": A Three Shorts episode in which Troy McClure presents three "potential" spinoffs — Chief Wiggum P.I. (detective series), The Love-matic Grandpa (1960s-style fantasy sitcom), and The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour (1970s-style Variety Show-cum-Sketch Comedy series).
  25. "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson": Bart is shipped off to military school after his latest prank involving 15 police bullhorns and a devastating soundwave that terrorizes the town — and Lisa, who feels that public school education isn't challenging enough for her, comes along and gets bullied by the other students.

    Season 9 
  1. "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson": Thanks to designated driver Barney, the Simpson family car has been left in New York City, paving the way for another road trip for Homer and co.
  2. "The Principal and the Pauper": During his 20th anniversary celebration, Principal Skinner reveals that he's a street punk named Armin Tamzarian who was posing as an Army general named Seymour Skinner who was M.I.A during the Vietnam War.
  3. "Lisa's Sax": In this flashback episode, viewers see how Lisa got her saxophone — and how Bart's bad first days of kindergarten turned him into the troublemaker he is today.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror VIII": Homer is the last man alive after a nuclear holocaust (at least until some hooded mutants come after him), Bart uses a transporter machine to switch places with a fly, and a Puritan town accuses Goody Marge of witchcraft.
  5. "The Cartridge Family": Homer buys a handgun to better protect his family after a soccer riot plagues the town — much to Marge's dismay.
  6. "Bart Star": Peewee football comes to Springfield as a means to fight childhood obseity, and when Homer becomes the coach, he promotes Bart to star player status despite the boy's lack of talent.
  7. "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons": An arranged marriage looms for Apu — can he throw his family off by convincing them that he's already married to Marge?
  8. "Lisa the Skeptic": Lisa's the only person in Springfield who doesn't believe an angel's skeleton has been unearthed, not even when it makes a prediction that the world will end.
  9. "Realty Bites": Marge becomes a realtor — and her only successful sale comes when she hides the murderous history of a beautiful house. Meanwhile, Snake breaks out of prison to pursue Homer, who just bought his 1968 Thunderbird at a police auction.
  10. "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace": A Christmas Episode — Bart accidentally destroys the family's Christmas presents and blames the disaster on a burglar, resulting in the rest of the town opening its hearts and wallets for them.
  11. "All Singing, All Dancing": Another clip show featuring various musical numbers from previous episodes.
  12. "Bart Carny": Bart and Homer are forced to work as carnies after Bart crashes the Mercedes convertible said to belong to Adolf Hitler, and befriend a father-son carny duo named Spud and Cooter, but when Homer brings Spud and Cooter to their home, it's the Simpsons that end up getting kicked out of it.
  13. "The Joy of Sect": Homer and the rest of the town (save Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, and Groundskeeper Willie) are brainwashed into joining a cult. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns creates a cult of his own to get tax-exempt status.
  14. "Das Bus": Springfield Elementary's Model U.N. participants (including Bart and Lisa) wind up stranded on an island when their bus goes off a bridge. Meanwhile, Homer tries to start an Internet company — despite that he has no business plan, no computer, and no knowledge of the Internet.
  15. "The Last Temptation of Krust": Krusty attempts to return to his Stand-Up Comedy roots and finds himself out-of-step with modern humor. When his bitter retirement announcement launches a career reinvention as a rabble-rousing comic a la George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Denis Leary, and Dennis Miller, can he resist selling out his new ideals for his old ones?
  16. "Dumbbell Indemnity": Moe falls for a flower vendor named Renee, and commits insurance fraud (with help from Homer) so he can keep the money and the romance coming.
  17. "Lisa the Simpson": Lisa learns of the fabled "Simpson gene" that dooms its carriers to a permanent loss of intellect, and worries that she will have no real future as an adult. Meanwhile, Apu finds Jasper Beardley frozen in his store freezer and turns the Kwik-E-Mart into a sideshow carnival filled with bizarre items.
  18. "This Little Wiggy": Marge encourages Bart to hang out with Ralph Wiggum, starting a chain of events that threatens Mayor Quimby's life.
  19. "Simpson Tide": Homer joins the Naval Reserve after getting fired again, with world-threatening results. Meanwhile, Bart gets his ear pierced.
  20. "The Trouble with Trillions": The IRS isn't too happy with Homer's tax return, but they'll overlook it if he reclaims a one-of-a-kind trillion-dollar bill from Mr. Burns.
  21. "Girly Edition": Bart and Lisa are hired for a kiddie news show, and he uses fluff stories to rise to the top and unseat her as anchorperson. Meanwhile, Homer uses his elderly father to adopt a helper monkey.
  22. "Trash of the Titans": In the 200th episode, Homer runs for the job of Springfield's sanitation commissioner and wins...but his lavish garbage pickup system proves too much for the department's budget to bear.
  23. "King of the Hill": Homer's latest efforts to get in shape lead to him having to climb Springfield's notorious Murderhorn as a publicity stunt.
  24. "Lost Our Lisa": When an emergency keeps Marge from taking Lisa to an about-to-close museum exhibit, Lisa tries to take the bus instead and ends up in an unfamiliar part of town.
  25. "Natural Born Kissers": Homer and Marge spice up their love life by risking very indecent exposure in public places. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa play around with a metal detector and finds a film reel containing the lost ending to the 1942 classic Casablanca.

    Season 10 
  1. "Lard of the Dance": A new girl at school tries to remake Lisa in her trendy image while Homer tries to make money in the used grease market.
  2. "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace": Homer becomes an inventor after realizing his life is almost half over and he hasn't done anything that will be considered a legacy.
  3. "Bart the Mother": Bart's troublemaking claims the life of a bird, and in repentance he decides to take care of the eggs in its nest.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror IX": Homer gets hair that once belonged to a dangerous criminal, Bart and Lisa are on TV thanks to a radioactive remote control, and The Simpsons go on Jerry Springer after Marge reveals that an alien (Kang) is Maggie's real father.
  5. "When You Dish Upon a Star": Homer winds up at the vacation home of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, and they let him be their assistant if he keeps their location a secret.
  6. "D'oh-in in the Wind": In his quest to find out what his middle name is, Homer becomes a hippie.
  7. "Lisa Gets an "A"": Lisa's A+++ grade she got on a test for the book, The Wind and the Willows, gives Springfield Elementary the grant money it sorely needs to update the school. The problem: Lisa cheated on the exam after spending her sick days from school playing video games instead of studying. Meanwhile, Homer raises a lobster to eat, but makes it his pet.
  8. "Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"": Homer donates a kidney to his father (who lost both of his thanks to Homer not stopping when Grampa begged him to let him use the bathroom), but when his friends scare him with worst-case scenarios of what could happen to him during and after surgery, Homer runs away.
  9. "Mayored to the Mob": Homer becomes Mayor Quimby's bodyguard after saving Mark Hamill (As Himself and as the voice of Leavelle, the bodyguard school teacher) from rioting nerds at a Sci-Fi convention, only to uncover his connections with Fat Tony's gang.
  10. "Viva Ned Flanders": Homer takes Ned on a wild trip to Las Vegas after everyone in town pities Ned for being 60 years old and having nothing to show for it but a clean, boring life.
  11. "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken": The kids of Springfield are unjustly blamed for an act of school vandalism (which was Homer and his drunk friends' fault following the Isotopes' victory) and a restrictive curfew is instated.
  12. "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday": Homer, his buddies, and Bart head out to see the Super Bowl while Marge and Lisa paint eggs with an old kit endorsed by Vincent Price.
  13. "Homer to the Max": When a dashing lancer becomes a Bumbling Sidekick on a new cop show, Homer petitions the court to have his name legally changed.
  14. "I'm with Cupid": Apu goes to spectacular lengths to show his love for Manjula and makes Springfield's other husbands look bad in the process.
  15. "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"": Marge winds up with an SUV designed for women (after Homer buys it, thinking it's for men), and develops road rage, which gets her in trouble with the law.
  16. "Make Room for Lisa": Homer is forced to convert Lisa's room into a cellular phone tower, and she hates him as a result. They try to reconcile with each other by trying sensory deprivation tanks. Meanwhile, Marge gets addicted to eavesdropping on cell phone calls.
  17. "Maximum Homerdrive": When a steak-eating contest between Homer and a beloved trucker proves fatal for the latter, Homer (accompanied by Bart) decides to complete his final run for him. Meanwhile, Lisa and Marge buy a new doorbell, but can't get anyone to ring it.
  18. "Simpsons Bible Stories": A Three Shorts retelling the tales of Adam and Eve (Homer and Marge), David and Goliath (Bart and Nelson), and Moses (Lisa) during an Easter mass.
  19. "Mom and Pop Art": Homer's failed attempt at building an outdoor barbecue leads him into the world of outsider art.
  20. "The Old Man and the 'C' Student": Bart's offensive stand-up act for the International Olympic Committee costs Springfield the Games, and he is forced to work at the Springfield Retirement Home as punishment. Meanwhile, Homer has to deal with all the worthless spring-based mascots he made for the Games.
  21. "Monty Can't Buy Me Love": Mr. Burns realizes no one in Springfield likes, much less loves, him (save for Smithers, but Mr. Burns doesn't know or even care that his assistant has a crush on him) and enlists Homer's help in changing that.
  22. "They Saved Lisa's Brain": Lisa joins the local chapter of Mensa, which goes to extreme measures to cater to Springfield's intellectually elite. Meanwhile, Homer poses for erotic photos.
  23. "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo": The Simpson family goes to Japan after weeks of penny-pinching (following a robbery at a cyber cafe involving Snake downloading the family bank account onto a floppy disk) give them enough money for a budget vacation.

    Season 11 
  1. "Beyond Blunderdome": Homer doesn't care for Mel Gibson's remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Gibson (who is looking for someone who won't kiss up to him) enlists his help in improving it.
  2. "Brother's Little Helper": Bart is diagnosed with ADD after his latest prank during a "Fire Prevention Day" assembly at school, but his new medication makes him paranoid.
  3. "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?": Homer becomes a food critic for the local newspaper, but he gets too caustic for the local restaurant owners' liking.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror X": Marge accidentally kills Ned Flanders, Bart and Lisa become superheroes, and Homer causes the world to end by not making his computer Y2K-compliant.
  5. "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)"note : Forced to skip town to get out of a duel, Homer becomes a farmer and accidentally creates "tomacco", a tomato-tobacco hybrid.
  6. "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder": Homer becomes a local celebrity for bowling a 300 game, but is Driven to Suicide (again) when his star fades, but when he gets rescued, he decides to give his neglected daughter, Maggie, some attention.
  7. "Eight Misbehavin'": Apu and Manjula become the parents of octuplets; when the initial media frenzy blows over, their only hope for financial aid is allowing the kids to become a zoo attraction.
  8. "Take My Wife, Sleaze": Homer wins a vintage motorcycle and creates a biker gang called the Hell's Satans, and then the real Hell's Satans show up and take over his house.
  9. "Grift of the Magi": A Christmas Episode — cash-strapped Springfield Elementary is targeted by toymakers who use the kids as a focus group and create a must-have toy with a sinister secret.
  10. "Little Big Mom": Marge breaks her leg at a ski resort, forcing Lisa to try to take care of Homer and Bart.
  11. "Faith Off": Bart becomes a faith healer.
  12. "The Mansion Family": Mr. Burns has The Simpsons house-sit for him while he goes to the Mayo Clinic.
  13. "Saddlesore Galactica": Homer and Bart enter the world of horse racing...and evil elves. Meanwhile, Lisa calls President Clinton about the unfair results of a band contest.
  14. "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily": Maude Flanders is Killed Off for Real and Flanders is left lonely, forced on dates with weird women, and questioning his faith in God.
  15. "Missionary: Impossible": Homer becomes a missionary on a South Pacific island to avoid paying money to PBS.
  16. "Pygmoelian": Realizing that he's ugly, Moe gets plastic surgery and becomes a soap opera star. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa chase after Maggie's run-away pink elephant balloon.
  17. "Bart to the Future": The family visits an Indian casino, where Bart gets a vision of his future as a washed-up rock star, with Lisa as President of the United States.
  18. "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses": After realizing how much of an embarrassment he is when he's drunk, Barney decides to go sober and stay sober. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa enter a photography contest.
  19. "Kill the Alligator and Run": The Simpsons are going on spring break to hopefully cure Homer of his insomnia-induced insanity and fear of dying...but find themselves on the run from the law for running down the town's mascot, Captain Jack.
  20. "Last Tap Dance in Springfield": Lisa takes up tap dancing but has no talent for it. Meanwhile, Homer gets laser eye surgery and Bart and Milhouse hide out at the mall after Nelson announces that he's going to summer camp with them.
  21. "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge": Otto breaks up with his fiancee Becky at the altar, leaving her to stay at the Simpson's house, where Marge fears Becky will replace her as a better wife and mother.
  22. "Behind the Laughter": A parody of Behind the Music featuring The Simpsons as Animated Actors whose offscreen egos, addictions, and personal problems threaten to end the show.

    Season 12 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror XI": Homer needs to do a good deed before he can go to Heaven, the Simpson kids get lost in a warped fairy tale world, and dolphins rise from the waters to take over Springfield.
  2. "A Tale of Two Springfields": Springfield gaining a second area code is the first step in a conflict that literally splits the city in two. Can Homer enlist The Who to help put things to rights?
  3. "Insane Clown Poppy": Krusty meets the daughter he never knew he had, then breaks her trust by losing her violin in a poker game with mobsters.
  4. "Lisa the Tree Hugger": Lisa's affections for a young environmental activist lead to her striving to save a giant redwood tree marked for destruction by big business.
  5. "Homer vs. Dignity": Homer becomes Mr. Burns's "prank monkey", humiliating himself and other Springfieldians for money.
  6. "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes": Homer becomes an online gossip columnist, and winds up in a world akin to that of The Prisoner as a result.
  7. "The Great Money Caper": Grandpa teaches Homer and Bart how to be con artists while Marge gets smashed on Long Island Iced Teas.
  8. "Skinner's Sense of Snow": A Christmas Episode — the kids of Springfield Elementary face missing the holiday when a snowstorm imprisons them with Principal Skinner the only adult on hand. Can Homer and Ned save the day?
  9. "HOMR"note : Homer's stupidity is revealed to be the result of a childhood crayon stuck too far up his nose, but when it's removed, he finds that being smart doesn't necessarily mean being happy.
  10. "Pokey Mom": Marge befriends a prisoner who has artistic ability while Homer uses a trash can to fix people's spines.
  11. "Worst Episode Ever": The Comic Book Guy is forced to take a sabbatical from working at the Android Dungeon after suffering a heart attack during a Tom Savini Q&A session, and reluctantly lets Bart and Milhouse (whom he banned earlier in the episode) run the store.
  12. "Tennis the Menace": The Simpsons install a tennis court in their backyard after Homer is told that his backyard needs to be the size of a tennis court if he wants to bury Grampa Simpson in it.
  13. "Day of the Jackanapes": Once again, Krusty cancels this show (this time, because of Executive Meddling and the growing popularity of big-money game shows) and hosts a farewell special. And once again, Sideshow Bob returns to kill Bart and Krusty by brainwashing Bart into being an Action Bomb.
  14. "New Kids on the Blecch": Bart and some of his schoolmates become the newest boy band sensation — but Lisa discovers that they're being used for sinister purposes.
  15. "Hungry, Hungry Homer": Homer, who has been on a Good Samaritan kick lately, goes on a hunger strike to protest the Springfield Isotopes being moved.
  16. "Bye Bye Nerdie": Lisa discovers a biological reason as to why bullies pick on nerds. Meanwhile, Homer becomes the town babyproofer and puts baby- and child-related health services out of business.
  17. "Simpson Safari": The Simpsons take a trip to Africa after the family runs out of food and all the markets are closed because of a bagboy strike (that Homer instigated).
  18. "Trilogy of Error": Homer's rush to the hospital to get his thumb reattached, Lisa's rush to get to school in time for the science fair, and Bart's run-in with Fat Tony's illegal fireworks ring are told in this interconnected parody of Go and Run, Lola, Run.
  19. "I'm Goin' to Praiseland": Ned discovers that Maude had an unfulfilled dream — building and opening a Christian theme park — and decides to make it a reality to honor her memory.
  20. "Children of a Lesser Clod": Homer goes into the daycare business after suffering a knee injury and neglects his own kids in the process.
  21. "Simpsons Tall Tales": A Three Shorts episode with a hobo recounting the adventures of Paul Bunyan (Homer), Connie Appleseed (Lisa), and Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (Bart and Nelson).

    Season 13 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror XII": Homer is cursed by a gypsy, The Simpsons get an automated house that falls for Marge and tries to kill Homer, and Bart and Lisa learn the art of Harry Potter-style wizardry
  2. "The Parent Rap": A newer, harsher judge punishes Bart (for joyriding in a police car) and Homer (for letting it happen) by tethering them together.
  3. "Homer the Moe": Moe turns his bar into a hipster club while Homer turns his home into a bar for average Joes.
  4. "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love": Mr. Burns falls in love with a police officer who used to date town criminal, Snake Jailbird.
  5. "The Blunder Years": Homer is hypnotized into remembering a traumatic experience that may have something to do with the death of Smithers' father.
  6. "She of Little Faith": Lisa converts to Buddhism after the church resorts to running ads to pay for the damages done to it by Homer's homemade rocket.
  7. "Brawl in the Family": A social worker tries to reform the Simpsons but gives up when the cocktail waitresses Homer and Ned married in Las Vegas arrive in town to stake out their claim to the men.
  8. "Sweets and Sour Marge": Marge has sugar products banned from Springfield after the town is named The Fattest City in America.
  9. "Jaws Wired Shut": Homer gets hit in the mouth after causing a riot at the movie theater and becomes a better listener now that his jaw is wired shut.
  10. "Half-Decent Proposal": Artie Ziff, now a tech billionaire, returns and offers Homer a million dollars if he agrees to spend a weekend with Marge.
  11. "The Bart Wants What It Wants": Bart falls in love with Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter and the family goes to Canada.
  12. "The Lastest Gun in the West": Bart befriends a former Western movie star.
  13. "The Old Man and the Key": Grampa dates an old woman who only likes him because he has a driver's license.
  14. "Tales from the Public Domain": Homer finds an overdue library book and tells three tales from it.
  15. "Blame It on Lisa": The Simpsons go to Brazil to find a lost orphan.
  16. "Weekend at Burnsie's": Homer becomes addicted to medicinal marijuana.
  17. "Gump Roast": In the last clip show ever, Homer is honored at the Friars' Club in a roast.
  18. "I Am Furious (Yellow)": Bart creates an Internet cartoon based on Homer's anger problems.
  19. "The Sweetest Apu": Apu cheats on Manjula.
  20. "Little Girl in the Big Ten": Lisa poses as a college student after befriending college girls who can pass for elementary school students because of their height. Meanwhile, a Chinese mosquito infects Bart and Bart must live in a plastic bubble.
  21. "The Frying Game": Homer and Marge are convicted of murdering an eldery woman.
  22. "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge": Homer starts a new security system and gets in trouble with Fat Tony.

    Season 14 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror XIII": Homer clones himself with a magic hammock, Lisa's crusade to rid the town of guns resurrects outlaw zombies, and Dr. Hibbert turns island vacationers into animals.
  2. "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation": After confessing on a hidden-camera show that he hates how boring his life is now that he's married and has children, Homer is sent to a rock-and-roll fantasy camp.
  3. "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade": Bart and Lisa end up in the same third-grade class after the latest standardized test shows that Lisa got the highest grade and gets to skip ahead while Bart got the lowest grade and has to repeat third grade.
  4. "Large Marge": Marge's surgery for liposuction gives her Gag Boobs meant for Mayor Quimby's female intern. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse imitate a stunt they saw on an old episode of Batman (featuring Krusty the Clown as a guest villain), and the disaster that follows prompts Moral Guardians to brand Krusty a bad influence.
  5. "Helter Shelter": The family ends up on an 1800 House-type reality show after Lisa's newly-obtained hockey stick from a Russian player infests the house with termites.
  6. "The Great Louse Detective": Someone's out to kill Homer — and only Sideshow Bob can figure out who that is.
  7. "Special Edna": Mrs. Krabappel is nominated for a special teaching award, and Principal Skinner sets out to propose to her.
  8. "The Dad Who Knew Too Little": Homer hires a private investigator to learn more about Lisa, until the P.I. frames dad and daughter for a crime they didn't commit.
  9. "Strong Arms of the Ma": In this episode (which is the true 300th episode, according to production codes), Marge becomes agoraphobic after a mugger robs her, and finds comfort in the weight-lifting kit Homer bought at Rainier Wolfcastle's Bankruptcy Sale.
  10. "Pray Anything": Homer starts praying for every little thing, but his good fortune spins out of control, especially after he sues Reverend Lovejoy and gets the church in a settlement.
  11. "Barting Over": In the (episode advertised as the) 300th episode, Bart discovers that he was once a child star in a string of embarrassing commercials, but when Homer reveals that all of Bart's money went to buying back incriminating photos, Bart petitions the court to have himself emancipated and moves to a loft apartment next to Tony Hawk and Blink182.
  12. "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can": Lisa gets involved in the seedy world of spelling bees while Homer follows around fans of Krusty's latest sandwich.
  13. "A Star Is Born Again": Flanders dates a movie star, and fears her libertine Hollywood lifestyle clashes with his conservative, Christian values.
  14. "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington": Krusty runs for Congress when The Simpsons protest against airplanes flying over their house.
  15. "C.E. D'oh": Homer takes over the power plant
  16. "'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky": Lisa takes up astronomy and causes the town to go crazy from sleep deprivation when she protests the light pollution in the sky.
  17. "Three Gays of the Condo": Homer moves with in two gay roommates after finding a letter written by Marge in her teens stating that she's only with Homer because he had sex with her and got her pregnant.
  18. "Dude, Where's My Ranch?": The Simpsons vacation at a dude ranch to escape the unwanted fame from a song Homer wrote about how much he hates Ned Flanders.
  19. "Old Yeller Belly": After getting branded a coward by Homer, Santa's Little Helper becomes a commercial celebrity.
  20. "Brake My Wife, Please": Homer loses his driver's license and learns the joys of walking everywhere, which drives Marge to subconsciously hurting Homer after being saddled with all the driving duties.
  21. "The Bart of War": Bart and Milhouse wage war after joining rivaling community outreach clubs to keep out of trouble.
  22. "Moe Baby Blues": Moe becomes Maggie's babysitter after saving her life.

    Season 15 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror XIV": Homer becomes the new Grim Reaper (not unlike the Family Guy episode that did the same story), Professor Frink is a Mad Scientist trying to build a corporeal body for the spirit of his dead father (played by none other than the inspiration for Professor Frink's character, Jerry Lewis), and Bart and Milhouse buy a stopwatch that manipulates time.
  2. "My Mother the Carjacker": Homer's mother, Mona, is finally released from prison — only to return due to a technicality.
  3. "The President Wore Pearls": In this loose parody of the musical Evita, Lisa is elected Student Body president, but is unaware that the school staff is using her for their own devices.
  4. "The Regina Monologues": The Simpsons are going to England, where Homer personally meets The Queen...by running her down with his car.
  5. "The Fat and the Furriest": Homer is publicly humiliated after footage of him running from a bear is put on the news.
  6. "Today I Am a Clown": Krusty discovers that he never had a bar mitzvah as a child. He quits his show to have it as an adult, with the help of his father, Rabbi Krustofski. Meanwhile, Homer hosts a late-night talk show as a replacement for Krusty's show.
  7. "'Tis the Fifteenth Season": Homer realizes how selfish he is after he spends all the family's Christmas money on a present for himself and (just like he did on "Homer Loves Flanders") becomes the nicest guy in town, making Ned Flanders jealous.
  8. "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays": When a group of singles, seniors, childless couples, teenagers, and homosexuals band together to protest having to accommodate families (including paying property taxes used to teach children they do not have) after a riot at a children's concert, Marge takes up the cause for the families, with some help from Bart and Lisa.
  9. "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot"note : Homer and Bart take up robot fights — with Homer disguised as a robot in order to help his son. Meanwhile, Snowball II dies and Lisa goes through a string of replacement Snowballs.
  10. "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife": Marge pens a romance novel with Homer and Ned as characters; Homer becomes an ambulance driver.
  11. "Margical History Tour": When the local library proves to be useless for the kids' class project, Marge tells Milhouse, Bart, and Lisa three Simpsons-style historical accounts: Henry VIII's (Homer's) attempts at siring a son, Lewis and Clark (Lenny and Carl) exploring the USA's wilderness with Sacagawea (Lisa), and Salieri (Lisa again) out to ruin piano-playing virtuoso Mozart (Bart).
  12. "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore": Bart finds a friend in his own sister Lisa after Milhouse moves away to Capitol City to live with his divorced mom. Meanwhile Homer goes into panhandling to buy an anniversary gift for Marge.
  13. "Smart and Smarter": When Maggie does better than Lisa on an IQ test, Lisa becomes so despondent over no longer being the smart one that she tries to change her identity.
  14. "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner": The Simpsons go on a late-night attic search after Bart and Lisa (who are freaked out over a horror movie Homer let them watch) begin hearing voices — and find Marge's ex-prom date Artie Ziff, who's on the run for cheating the shareholders of his company.
  15. "Co-Dependent's Day": Homer and Marge's bond becomes stronger when they both get drunk on wine, but soon the bond unravels when Homer blames Marge for crashing the car and Marge gets sent to rehab. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa complain to Randall Curtis (a George Lucas-esque science fiction movie director) about his latest film.
  16. "The Wandering Juvie": Bart gets sent to juvenile hall, where he attempts to escape with a female prisonmate.
  17. "My Big Fat Geek Wedding": Mrs. Krabappel leaves Skinner at the altar and starts dating Comic Book Guy.
  18. "Catch 'Em If You Can": Homer and Marge try to have a romantic vacation to themselves, but the kids keep following them.
  19. "Simple Simpson": Homer becomes "Pie Man", a masked vigilante who delivers a pie in the face of justice to evildoers. However, after attacking Mr Burns, Burns hires him as a personal hitman, until Homer is ordered to attack the Dalai Lama.
  20. "The Way We Weren't": Homer and Marge recall the story of their first kiss at summer camp when they were children, where Homer betrayed Marge by standing her up on their second date.
  21. "Bart-Mangled Banner": After receiving an injection from Dr. Hibbert, Bart becomes deaf, which makes him impervious to being bullied...until he accidentally moons the American flag during a donkey basketball game, prompting everyone in town to accuse The Simpsons of being unpatriotic under the new "Government Knows Best" Act.
  22. "Fraudcast News": Mr. Burns buys out Springfield's media outlets after a newspaper mistakenly reports his death, and Lisa's homemade newspaper is next on his list.

    Season 16 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror XV": Flanders' head injury gives the power of predicting doom, Bart and Lisa investigate the murders of Victorian-era England's most prolific prostitutes, and The Simpsons go on a "fantastic voyage" in Mr. Burns' body to save Maggie.
  2. "All's Fair in Oven War": Marge enters a baking contest, where she cheats after other contestants ruin her entry. Meanwhile, Bart uses Homer's old Playdude magazines to live life as a swinging bachelor.
  3. "Sleeping with the Enemy": Nelson moves in with the Simpsons while Lisa purposely starves herself to lose weight in her allegedly big butt.
  4. "She Used to Be My Girl": Marge bumps into an old high-school acquaintance who is now a successful news reporter. While Marge becomes jealous of her friend's success and wonders what may have been had she not stayed with Homer, Lisa becomes inspired by this new, strong woman.
  5. "Fat Man and Little Boy": Bart creates sarcastic T-shirts to cope with growing up while Homer builds a nuclear reactor for Lisa's science project.
  6. "Midnight Rx": Mr. Burns cancels the nuclear plant's prescription pill plan, prompting Homer and Grampa to smuggle prescription pills in from Canada to medicate the town.
  7. "Mommie Beerest": When Moe's Tavern is shut down by the health department, Homer takes out a second mortgage without consulting Marge to finance the bar’s return, but Marge finds out and decides to protect her investment by becoming Moe's business partner and renovating the tavern into a pub.
  8. "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass": After Homer inadvertently performs a wild crowd-pleasing dance at a local carnival and his antics end up on the Internet, he is hired by several sports figures (such as Yao Ming, Michelle Kwan, Warren Sapp, Tom Brady, and LeBron James, who all voiced themselves) to teach them how to showboat. Meanwhile, Flanders creates ultra-violent, ultra-gory Bible movies à la Passion of the Christ.
  9. "Pranksta Rap": Bart fakes his own kidnapping to get out of being punished for going to a rap concert without his parents' permission, but the ruse goes too far when Milhouse's father is implicated as the kidnapper and Chief Wiggum sees this as an opportunity to make a name for himself as a competent police officer
  10. "There's Something About Marrying": Homer becomes a minister after Springfield legalizes gay marriage (to boost their damaged reputation for tourists) and Patty comes out of the closet, much to the shock of her sister, Marge, who was naive to her sister's sexuality.
  11. "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister": Lisa gets a restraining order against Bart while Homer works at a corrupt, WalMart-esque department store.
  12. "Goo Goo Gai Pan": The Simpsons are going to China, after Selma (who was recently diagnosed with menopause after suffering a hot flash while conducting a road test with Mr. Burns) lists Homer as her husband in order to adopt a Chinese baby (while Marge poses as Selma and Homer's live-in nanny).
  13. "Mobile Homer": After Homer buys an RV (again) with the family's insurance money, Marge kicks him out of the house (again) and Bart and Lisa drive the RV back to the dealership in an effort to keep the family together (again).
  14. "The Seven-Beer Snitch": After Shelbyville accuses Springfield of being hicks, Marge convinces the townspeople to fund a Frank Gehry-designed concert hall, which is then converted to a prison when the concert hall goes bankrupt on opening night. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa investigate Snowball II's recent weight gain.
  15. "Future-Drama": Through Professor Frink's future machine, Bart and Lisa see their lives in the year 2013, where Bart steals Lisa's chances at going to an Ivy League school in order to impress a skater girl named Jenda while Homer (now separated from Marge and living in an underwater apartment) fights Krusty the Clown after Marge begins dating him.
  16. "Don't Fear the Roofer": Sick of being unwanted, Homer befriends a man who works as a roofer. However, no one else can see him and Homer's insistence that the roofer does exist prompts everyone to think he has gone crazy (again).
  17. "The Heartbroke Kid": Springfield Elementary signs a deal with a snack company to install vending machines in the schools—with Bart taking advantage of the situation to the point that he becomes obese and suffers a heart attack.
  18. "A Star Is Torn": Lisa is put on an American Idol-style singing show as a contestant.
  19. "Thank God, It's Doomsday": Homer fears the Biblical end of days is coming after watching a movie and seeing what he thinks are signs of the Apocalypse.
  20. "Home Away from Homer": Flanders rents a room to two college girls who host a webcam porn site. Upset that no one in town told him this (and that Homer was the one who told everyone), Ned moves to the seemingly perfect town of Humble, Pennsylvania, while a brash coach moves into Flanders' house and begins harassing Homer the same way Homer harassed Ned.
  21. "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star": Bart gets expelled from school (again) and transfers to a Catholic school, where a hip priest named Father Sean tries to convert Bart and Homer to Catholicism.

    Season 17 
  1. "Bonfire of the Manatees": Homer gets into trouble over his football gambling debts and allows the Springfield Mafia to shoot a porno film in the house; Marge leaves for the beach—and encounters a marine biologist named Caleb (voiced by Alec Baldwin) who has dedicated his life to saving manatees
  2. "The Girl Who Slept Too Little": The town graveyard is moved next door to the Simpsons, which gives Lisa the creeps.
  3. "Milhouse of Sand and Fog": Homer gets the chickenpox from Maggie; Milhouse's parents reunite and fall in love all over again, but Milhouse fears that he's being ignored.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XVI": Bart is replaced with a robot boy, Homer and the men of Springfield star in a reality show were humans are hunted for sport, and a witch curses everyone in town to be and act like their Halloween costumes.
  5. "Marge's Son Poisoning": Bart fears his spending time with Marge will make him a mama's boy; Homer gets into arm wrestling.
  6. "See Homer Run": To win back Lisa's love, Homer dresses up as a mascot called "The Safety Salamander" and gains fame for rescuing people from a car accident. Meanwhile, Springfield holds a recall election to get the incompetent Mayor Quimby out of office.
  7. "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas": Marge joins a women's club with a dark secret; Lisa gets tutored in Italian by Milhouse.
  8. "The Italian Bob": The Simpsons are going to Italy...to help Mr. Burns retrieve his sports car, and end up in an Italian village where Sideshow Bob is now married with a son.
  9. "Simpsons Christmas Stories": Homer tells his rendition of Jesus' birth in the manger during a Christmas church service, Grampa tells Lisa about his Christmas fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II, and a parody of The Nutcracker Suite shows everyone prepping for the holidays.
  10. "Homer's Paternity Coot": Marge's protest against a toll booth causes an accident at the Springfield Tire Yard (which has been perpetually on fire since the 1980s), melting a frozen section of a mountain and revealing the corpse of a mailman who has a letter from Homer's mom, who had an affair with a handsome lifeguard who may be Homer's biological father.
  11. "We're on the Road to D'ohwhere": Bart's latest prank lands him in a behavioral modification camp for delinquent kids, and Homer has to give up his Vegas trip to take Bart there (since Bart is on the "No Fly List"). Lisa and Marge have a yard sale — that turns into a prescription pill drug ring.
  12. "My Fair Laddy": A Simpson-ized parody of My Fair Lady sees Lisa training the brash Groundskeeper Willie into being a proper gentleman; Homer sells his body as a human billboard to save his trademark blue pants from being discontinued.
  13. "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story": A string of nested stories tell the tale of why The Simpsons are spending the day at a cavern.
  14. "Bart Has Two Mommies": Marge babysits for Rod and Todd that goes against Ned's strict parenting, while Bart gets kidnapped by a chimp who turns out to be Mr. Teeny's mom.
  15. "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife": In this episode written by guest star, Ricky Gervais, Homer and Marge go on a "Trading Spouses"/"Wife Swap"-style reality show during their trip to FOX Studios.
  16. "Million Dollar Abie": After attempting assisted suicide when the town blames Grampa for losing out on an NFL franchise, Grampa decides to get a new lease on life and becomes a matador.
  17. "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore": Patty and Selma kidnap MacGyver star Richard Dean Anderson while Homer goes to India to man the country's new nuclear plant (which has been outsourced from the one in America).
  18. "The Wettest Stories Ever Told": When the Simpsons' plans for a nice family outing at the Frying Dutchman turn into a dining disaster, the family (and show writers) try to salvage the night by telling three tales of disasters at sea.
  19. "Girls Just Want to Have Sums": Principal Skinner is replaced by a women's education expert after making a sexist statement about women’s math skills during a musical (which was written by a former female Springfield Elementary school student who was a math whiz), who segregates the school by gender.
  20. "Regarding Margie": Marge is stricken with amnesia after hitting her head on a stool, which does not last when she immediately remembers everyone in the family through their quirks—except for Homer.
  21. "The Monkey Suit": Reverend Lovejoy is appointed to spread the word of creationism in Springfield after Flanders complains about a new museum display about evolution — and Lisa to fight back with secret classes about Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution.
  22. "Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play": A first basemen married to a sexy pop singer calls upon Homer and Marge to help their strained marriage.

    Season 18 
  1. "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer": Lisa meets a boy who turns out to be Fat Tony's son.
  2. "Jazzy and the Pussycats": After being a nuisance at the funeral of Homer's Vegas wife, Amber, Bart visits a psychiatrist, who recommends a drum kit for Bart to vent out his extra energy. Meanwhile, Lisa loses the chance to jam with a local jazz band and begins collecting animals.
  3. "Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em": Homer and Marge get into carpentry. Meanwhile, Bart and Principal Skinner exploit each others' food allergies after Skinner calls a ban on peanut products in school.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XVII": This year's stories see Homer as an Extreme Omnivore thanks to a space marshmallow, Bart using Krusty's golem to wreak havoc, and a trip back to the 1930s where the residents of Springfield are being invaded by aliens, but don't care, as they've already been fooled by the original radio broadcast of War of the Worlds
  5. "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)"note : Homer finds himself in the Army after trying to save his kids from being recruited.
  6. "Moe'N'a Lisa": Lisa helps Moe publish a poem, but Moe ends up taking credit for it.
  7. "Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)": Marge makes statues out of wooden Popsicle sticks while Homer becomes the town's newest ice cream man.
  8. "The Haw-Hawed Couple": Bart is forced into being Nelson's friend while Homer is engrossed in Lisa's fantasy books.
  9. "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II": Gil Gunderson gets fired for giving his boss's daughter's Christmas present to Lisa. Meanwhile, Homer fights an Ice Capades character.
  10. "The Wife Aquatic": Marge revisits her summer vacation spot from childhood — only to learn that it's gone to pot from overfishing.
  11. "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times": Another anthology episode — this time, centered on the consequences of taking revenge.
  12. "Little Big Girl": Lisa lies about being an American Indian while Bart gets a driver's license (legally, this time) and meets a preteen who may be carrying his baby.
  13. "Springfield Up": Declan Desmond makes a documentary highlighting the progress in the lives of several Springfieldians.
  14. "Yokel Chords": Cletus's kids become stars on Krusty's show while Bart is sent to therapy for scaring children with tales of a Lethal Chef who cannibalizes kids.
  15. "Rome-old and Juli-eh": Abe and Selma get married while Bart and Lisa wage war against a delivery company over boxes.
  16. "Homerazzi": Homer becomes a paparazzo and starts a war with the town celebrities.
  17. "Marge Gamer": Marge discovers the wonders of the Internet (after everyone in the PTA chastises her for not having an e-mail address) and gets involved in an online role-playing game. Meanwhile, Homer becomes Lisa's soccer coach.
  18. "The Boys of Bummer": Bart is branded a pariah after missing an easy pop fly during a championship Little League game, and the harrassment drives Bart to suicidal insanity. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a mattress tester at Costington's and finds one that puts the spark back in his stagnant love life with Marge.
  19. "Crook and Ladder": Maggie wreaking havoc over having her pacifier taken away leads Homer to sleepwalk thanks to some prescription medication, and later, Homer joins the town's fire-fighting force, where he, Apu, and Moe make a killing stealing items from burning buildings.
  20. "Stop or My Dog Will Shoot": Santa's Little Helper becomes a police dog while Bart gets a pet snake.
  21. "24 Minutes": A 24 parody, featuring Bart and Lisa trying to stop a bake sale attack.
  22. "You Kent Always Say What You Want": In the 400th episode, Homer wins the 1,000,000th ice cream cone and gets interviewed by Kent Brockman, but Kent ends up demoted when he blurts a horrible curse word live on the air and fired when his boss accuses him of being a drug addict.

    Season 19 
  1. "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs": Homer gets a life coach (voiced by Stephen Colbert) after realizing that he wants to be rich and successful enough to buy his own private jet.
  2. "Homer of Seville": Homer becomes an opera singer after injuring his back — and ends up being managed by a crazy fan (voiced by Maya Rudolph).
  3. "Midnight Towboy": Homer becomes a tow truck driver while Marge makes Maggie more independent.
  4. "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings": Marge gets kidnapped by a deranged prisoner after breaking her promise to visit him.
  5. "Treehouse of Horror XVIII": Kodos is a murderous E.T., Homer and Marge are dueling husband and wife assassins, and Flanders uses the seven deadly sins to scare some Halloween hoodlums straight.
  6. "Little Orphan Millie": Milhouse's reunited parents are missing and presumed dead while Marge hides her eyes from Homer after he admits that he doesn't know what color they are.
  7. "Husbands and Knives": Marge starts a successful line of womens' gyms, Homer gets his stomach stapled, and The Comic Book Guy faces competetion from a new hipper store.
  8. "Funeral for a Fiend": A night at a rib restaurant turns into yet another plot for Sideshow Bob to kill The Simpson family, but the whole scheme turns into a family affair when Bart kills his mortal enemy by throwing away his nitroglycerine (which Sideshow Bob needs for his heart) and the rest of the Terwiligers go after Bart for killing Bob.
  9. "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind": Homer wakes up in the snow with no memory of what he did the night before — and finds his wife and kids missing.
  10. "E Pluribus Wiggum": Ralph is chosen as the Presidential candidate for 2008 after the town tires of the media hype about the elections and the empty promises from other candidates.
  11. "That '90s Show": After discovering Marge's diploma, Homer recounts the time he gave up his dreams of being a musician just to put Marge through college — until Marge breaks Homer's heart and falls for her professor.
  12. "Love, Springfieldian Style": A Three Shorts episode for Valentine's Day presents spoofs of Bonnie and Clyde and Lady and the Tramp, and a Sid and Nancy sendup with Nelson and Lisa.
  13. "The Debarted": Bart suspects a rat in his circle of friends when all of his pranks backfire. Meanwhile, Homer grows attached to his rental car, which he gets to drive for a week while his old car gets repaired.
  14. "Dial 'N' for Nerder": Bart and Lisa fear that they might have killed Martin while Marge thinks Homer is cheating — on his diet.
  15. "Smoke on the Daughter": Lisa takes up ballet and becomes addicted to the secondhand smoke from the other dancers; Homer and Bart meet a family of raccoons that have eaten Homer's beef jerky stash.
  16. "Papa Don't Leech": Lurleen Lumpkin returns and stays with The Simpsons (despite that Marge really hates her from the events that happened in "Colonel Homer") so she can revive her dead career and search for her long-lost father.
  17. "Apocalypse Cow": Bart tries to save his new cow from the slaughterhouse — and ends up nearly married to a hillbilly girl named Mary.
  18. "Any Given Sundance": Lisa makes a film that gets into the Sundance Film Festival.
  19. "Mona Leaves-a": Homer's mother dies, but not before leaving a vital final request.
  20. "All About Lisa": Sideshow Mel tells the story of how Lisa upstaged Krusty the Clown on his own show. Meanwhile, Bart and Homer go coin-collecting.

    Season 20 
  1. "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes": Homer and Ned become bounty hunters and Ned discovers he must go after his own partner. Meanwhile, Marge gets a job as an erotic baker.
  2. "Lost Verizon": Bart gets a hold of Dennis Leary's cellphone.
  3. "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble": Bart trades places with a rich boy named Simon who looks just like him, but he discovers that Simon's step-siblings are planning to do him in to get his inheritance.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XIX": This year, we have a Transformers parody with robots attacking each other in Springfield, Homer murdering celebrities for fun and profit (mostly profit for the executives who want to use celebrities in their ads), and a lawyer-friendly Peanuts parody featuring a murderous pumpkin.
  5. "Dangerous Curves": Homer and Marge remember the early days of their marriage.
  6. "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words": Lisa becomes a crossword puzzle master and Homer bets money on her competitions to make up for revenue lost from his couples' break-up company.
  7. "Mypods and Boomsticks": Lisa becomes addicted to her new MyPod player while Bart befriends a Muslim boy and his family, whom Homer thinks are terrorists.
  8. "The Burns and the Bees": Mr. Burns decides to build a basketball stadium over a bee sanctuary — one that Lisa wants to preserve now that honeybees are becoming extinct.
  9. "Lisa the Drama Queen": In a parody of Heavenly Creatures (minus the murder and lesbian undertones), Lisa and an imaginative fellow student invent their own fantasy world, Equalia, but Lisa begins to worry that her new friend may love fantasy more than reality.
  10. "Take My Life, Please": After Homer discovers that his loss of becoming president in high school was rigged, he wonders what life would have been like had he won.
  11. "How the Test Was Won": Springfield Elementary ships out all the poor-testing students (and Principal Skinner) on the day of a major standardized test. Meanwhile, Homer has to be extra careful now that his insurance has lapsed and has to wait until 3:00pm to get it reinstated.
  12. "No Loan Again, Naturally": The Simpson house is foreclosed upon, and Ned buys it and becomes their landlord so they won't have to move.
  13. "Gone Maggie Gone": Maggie is taken in by a convent of nuns, who need an innocent child to solve an ancient religious mystery.
  14. "In the Name of the Grandfather": The Simpsons are going to Ireland — they pretty much have to, as a way to apologize for missing out on visiting Grampa once again.
  15. "Wedding for Disaster": When Reverend Lovejoy reveals that his license to wed couples expired years ago, Homer and Marge set up a third wedding to correct the mistake, but Marge's bridezilla attitude and Homer's disappearance complicate things.
  16. "Eeny Teeny Maya Moe": Moe dates a little person named Maya while Maggie is bullied at a newly-discovered playground.
  17. "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly": Lisa is put on anti-depressants after reading Internet reports that Springfield will be a barren wasteland in 50 years. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse's friendship is, once again, strained, thanks to a girl named Jenny.
  18. "Father Knows Worst": Homer becomes a helicopter parent to help Bart's failing grades and Lisa's lack of friends. Meanwhile, Marge makes herself at home in the basement sauna she uncovered.
  19. "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh": Appalled by the conditions at Springield Elementary, Marge moves the kids to school in Waverly Hills.
  20. "Four Great Women and a Manicure": Three parodies focus on women both real and fictional — Elizabeth I, Lady Macbeth, Snow White — while a fourth gender-flips The Fountainhead's hero into a heroine played by Maggie
  21. "Coming to Homerica": The citizens of Ogdenville migrate to Springfield after their tainted barley crop (which was put into Krusty Burger's latest sandwich) causes an economic collapse.

    Season 21 
  1. "Homer the Whopper": The Comic Book Guy creates a comic book superhero called Everyman, which gets adapted into a blockbuster movie — with Homer as the leading mean.
  2. "Bart Gets a 'Z'": Bart gets Mrs. Krabappel fired, but soon starts to feel guilty when a hip, new teacher is hired in her place and Mrs. Krabappel gets a job at a muffin store.
  3. "The Great Wife Hope": Marge protests against mixed-martial arts after Bart gets in trouble for fighting in school.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XX": Bart and Lisa get involved in a murder scheme that would make Alfred Hitchcock himself proud, Krusty's newest burger causes a cannibalisitic zombie apocalypse (and Bart may be the key to stopping it), and Sweeney Todd gets Simpsonized when Homer's blood becomes the key ingredient in Moe's new microbrew.
  5. "The Devil Wears Nada": Marge becomes the Ms. Fanservice of Springfield after sexy pictures of her end up on a charity calendar. Meanwhile, Homer becomes Carl's personal assistant.
  6. "Pranks and Greens": Bart is shocked to find that there was another notorious elementary school prankster before him, and tracks him down. Meanwhile, Marge is chastised by other mothers for not serving healthy snacks.
  7. "Rednecks and Broomsticks": Lisa discovers a group of Wiccans who are accused of making the town go blind. Meanwhile, Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel and Homer make moonshine.
  8. "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?": Jealous of the sisterly bond between Lisa and Maggie, Bart wants a little brother.
  9. "Thursdays with Abie": An aspiring author hangs out with Abe and writes a book about him, but Homer is suspicious. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa fight over a lamb doll.
  10. "Once Upon a Time in Springfield": In this, the 450th episode, The Krusty the Klown Show is retooled to include a princess character in order to get girls to watch, which Krusty initially objects to — until he learns that the actress who plays Princess Penelope was (and still is) his biggest fan. Meanwhile, Homer, Lenny, and Carl meet a corporate recruiter who wants them to work at Capital City's nuclear plant.
  11. "Million Dollar Maybe": Homer wins $1 million dollars in a lottery and must hide his winnings when he realized that he left a wedding reception just to get the ticket. Meanwhile, Lisa teaches the elderly how to play video games.
  12. "Boy Meets Curl": The Simpsons head to Canada (again) where Lisa begins collecting Olympic pins and Homer and Marge get into curling.
  13. "The Color Yellow": Lisa searches for a Simpson ancestor who wasn't a freak, an idiot, a sexual deviant, or a failure — and uncovers the diary of an ancestor who helped Virgil, a black slave, escape to freedom, but Milhouse's family history has a different take on how Lisa's ancestors treated Virgil.
  14. "Postcards from the Wedge": Bart manipulates Homer's and Marge's different ways of disciplining him — and ends up nearly driving them to divorce.
  15. "Stealing First Base": Bart becomes the object of affection and contempt for a Tsundere fourth grader named Nikki. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama encourages Lisa to be smart and Nelson teaches a blind boy how to be a bully.
  16. "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed": Ned takes the Simpsons on a trip to Jerusalem, where Homer gets lost in the desert and his resulting dehydration makes him believe that he is the Messiah.
  17. "American History X-cellent": Mr. Burns goes to jail for harboring stolen art, leaving Smithers in charge of the plant. Meanwhile Bart and Lisa care for some ants.
  18. "Chief of Hearts": Chief Wiggum and Homer become friends when the latter is sentenced to community service.
  19. "The Squirt and the Whale": Lisa attempts to save a beached whale.
  20. "To Surveil with Love": A radiation scare prompts the town into suspending civil liberties and invading others' privacy in the name of security. Meanwhile, Lisa dyes her hair brunette after her peers express surprise that she doesn't perpetuate the Dumb Blonde stereotype.
  21. "Moe Letter Blues": Reverend Lovejoy, Apu, and Homer worry that Moe may be stealing their wives.
  22. "The Bob Next Door": Bart fears his new neighbor might be Sideshow Bob.
  23. "Judge Me Tender": Homer takes up golfing while Moe becomes an American Idol judge.

    Season 22 
  1. "Elementary School Musical": Lisa gets in touch with her inner hipster after going to a music camp.
  2. "Loan-a Lisa": Lisa shows Nelson the importance of an education after he drops out of school to be like Mark Zuckerberg. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge get addicted to buying and returning items for bogus reasons to get store credit.
  3. "MoneyBART": Lisa becomes Bart's Little League coach in order to expand her extracurricular activities, but Bart comes to hate it when Lisa begins sucking the fun out of baseball.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XXI": Bart and Milhouse get trapped in a cursed board game, Homer and Marge's honeymoon trip on a boat gets interrupted by a castaway who may be a murderer, and Lisa falls for a preteen vampire.
  5. "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life": Lisa gets accepted into a prestigous school, thanks to Marge taking a job there to pay for tuition.
  6. "The Fool Monty": Mr. Burns gets news that he's so disease-ridden that he may die, but when he lets everyone know of his impending death, everyone celebrates, and Mr. Burns attempts suicide and (once again) ends up as a Simpsons house-guest.
  7. "How Munched is That Birdie in the Window?": Bart decides to get rid of Santa's Little Helper after he eats the bird that Bart was trying to save from dying.
  8. "The Fight Before Christmas": In this Christmas anthology episode, Bart goes after Krusty Claus, Lisa dreams of Christmas in World War II Germany, Martha Stewart teaches Marge the true meaning of Christmas, and Katy Perry appears with Muppet Simpsons.
  9. "Donnie Fatso": An FBI agent and Homer (who's trying to work off his criminal charge for bribery) infiltrate Fat Tony's mob, and meet Fat Tony's cousin, Fit Tony.
  10. "Moms I'd Like to Forget": Bart and Marge reunite with their old playdate buddies after Bart finds out that he has the same scar as a fifth grader who knows him.
  11. "Flaming Moe": Moe, with help from Smithers, turns his tavern into a gay bar for the average homosexual man — and face competition from a glitzy, stereotypically camp gay disco across the street. Meanwhile, Principal Skinner forces Bart to spend time with a substitute teacher's daughter while he gets cozy with the substitute.
  12. "Homer the Father": Homer watches a 1980s family sitcom called Thicker Than Waters for tips on how to be a better father, while Bart earns money for a dirtbike by selling nuclear secrets to China.
  13. "The Blue and the Gray": Moe hires Homer to be his wingman so he can score a date, but Homer ends up being the babe magnet. Meanwhile, Marge is shocked to find that her hairdresser has been dyeing her hair blue all these years and decides to go gray for a new, mature look.
  14. "Angry Dad: The Movie": Bart's animated short film from the season 13 episode "I Am Furious Yellow" gets nominated for an Academy Award, but Bart keeps Homer away when Homer begins to hog the credit.
  15. "The Scorpion's Tale": Lisa discovers a rare desert plant that turns aggressive animals docile, while a pharmaceutical company wants to buy it off her to create a new drug.
  16. "A Midsummer's Nice Dream": 1970s stoner comedians Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin decide to break up after each of them get a new comedy partner — Homer pairs up with Cheech to become "Cheech and Chunk" while Principal Skinner joins Chong to become "Teach and Chong." Meanwhile, Marge stages an intervention for The Crazy Cat Lady over her hoarding.
  17. "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing": After tickling Bart into Potty Failure, Homer is sent to parenting therapy — and is put through shock treatment (by having Kareem-Abdul Jabbar strangle him near-constantly) after admitting that he strangles Bart as a means of discipline.
  18. "The Great Simpsina": Lisa befriends a widowed magician.
  19. "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony": Selma marries Fat Tony while Lisa uses Bart to sniff out truffles.
  20. "Homer Scissorhands": Homer becomes a hairdresser while Lisa tries to save Milhouse from a manipulative fifth grade girl.
  21. "500 Keys": The Simpsons find a bunch of keys and try to find a use for all of them, one of which leads to the mystery behind a secret, technologically-advanced classroom at Springfield Elementary.
  22. "The Ned-Liest Catch": Ned Flanders begins dating Mrs. Krabappel after saving her from a prank gone bad — until Flanders realizes that Mrs. Krabappel has left a trail of tears behind her from the men she dated before (including Aerosmith drummer, Joey Kramer).

    Season 23 
  1. "The Falcon and the D'ohman": A former CIA agent is called back into action after Homer gets kidnapped. Meanwhile, Marge dreams of being on Top Chef.
  2. "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts": Superintendent Chalmers becomes a teacher and gets Bart interested in learning about Teddy Roosevelt.
  3. "Treehouse of Horror XXII": Homer uses the power of flatuence to communicate with people after getting paralyzed by a spider bite, Flanders becomes a murderer for the Lord, and Bart and Milhouse pose as the natives on an alien planet in order to steal a rare element.
  4. "Replaceable You": Homer gets a new assistant that soon replaces him while Bart and Martin create a robot seal that becomes a hit with the elderly crowd at the Springfield Retirement Center.
  5. "The Food Wife": Marge, Bart and Lisa start a food blog, and the ever-hungry Homer wants in on it.
  6. "The Book Job": When Lisa discovers that her favorite book series is really the product of committee writing by publishers (with an actress posing as the author), Homer and Bart decide to gain fame the same way with a novel about a ghoul attending a prestigious academy — until a real publisher wants to publish their work and change it into yet another teenaged vampire love story based on Twilight.
  7. "The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants": Homer becomes a successful ad executive, and learns (once again) the consequences of keeping home life and work life separate. Meanwhile, Bart becomes interested in classic literature.
  8. "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution": Krusty gets canceled yet again and reunites with his first agent, who makes him a cable TV star.
  9. "Holidays of Future Passed": In this latest "look-into-the-future" episode (and the episode that would have been the series finale), Bart and Lisa are now parents trying to raise their children (Bart is a divorced dad who now lives in an apartment complex that used to be the elementary school while Lisa — after a string of gay and straight relationships — is married to Milhouse and has a rebellious teenage daughter) while Maggie is a single, celebrity mother-to-be trying to get to the hospital before her baby comes.
  10. "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson": Homer becomes an influential conservative cable news pundit after gaining fame from a viral video of him going berserk on an airplane.
  11. "The D'oh-cial Network": Lisa starts a social networking site while Patty and Selma face off against the Winklevoss twins for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  12. "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches": Jeremy Irons voices Moe's bar rag, who tells the story of how he went from a beautiful medieval tapestry to being Moe's most-used prop. Meanwhile Bart tries to win back Milhouse's friendship after Milhouse takes offense to Bart comparing their friendship with the relationship Moe has with his bar rag.
  13. "The Daughter Also Rises": Lisa falls for a boy who loves to read Ernest Hemingway stories. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse team up with Adam Savage and Jamie Hynemann to crack some urban schoolyard legends.
  14. "At Long Last Leave": In this, the 500th episode, the town of Springfield has had enough of The Simpsons and banishes them to live off the grid.
  15. "Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart": Bart becomes a graffiti artist after Homer punishes him for a prank he didn't play. Meanwhile, Apu faces competition against a health-food store.
  16. "How I Wet Your Mother": Professor Frink goes inside Homer's dreams to solve the mystery behind Homer's bed-wetting problem.
  17. "Them, Robot": Mr. Burns replaces his human workers with robots to cut costs on employee drug testing — and Homer is kept on board in case the robots go berserk (which they do)
  18. "Beware My Cheating Bart": Jimbo Jones' girlfriend has a crush on Bart. Meanwhile, Homer gets addicted to watching a Lost-style drama on his new treadmill that gets wireless TV.
  19. "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again": The Simpsons are going on a cruise vacation — one that Bart doesn't want to end, as he fears his life on land is boring.
  20. "The Spy Who Learned Me": Homer suffers a head injury and begins seeing a suave superspy (voiced by Bryan Cranston) who teaches him how to be Marge's dream man. Meanwhile, Bart fattens Nelson up with Krusty Burger's dubiously nutritious food to stop him from bullying.
  21. "Ned 'N' Edna's Blend": Ned and Edna get married, but the wedded bliss is put in jeopardy when Marge arranges a reception (since Ned and Edna eloped without anyone else knowing).
  22. "Lisa Goes Gaga": Lisa's self-esteem hits a new low when she's named "Least Popular Student" at Springfield Elementary School and gets caught posting positive messages about herself on the school's online forum, and only Lady Gaga, her party monsters, and her bizarre outfits can come to Lisa's rescue.

    Season 24 
  1. "Moonshine River": Bart discovers that Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel's daughter, Mary, is the only girl who ever liked him, and the Simpsons head to New York (again) so Bart can be with her after hearing that Mary got a job as a Saturday Night Live writer.
  2. "Treehouse of Horror XXIII": In this year's scary installment, a botched Mayan sacrifice in the past brings about The End of the World as We Know It in the future, Lisa keeps a black hole as a pet, The Simpsons catch paranormal activity on tape, and Bart goes Back to the Future and ends up being the son of Artie Ziff.
  3. "Adventures in Baby-Getting": Marge gets the car of her dreams after her stationwagon falls into a sinkhole — but soon she becomes angry over the decision, as it clashes with her deep-seated desire to have another baby (despite that Homer was rendered sterile from years of working at the nuclear plant, as mentioned on "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" and "Eight Misbehavin'", though the episode does explain that Homer donated his sperm to a sperm bank years ago). Meanwhile, Bart and his friends spy on Lisa when Lisa begins taking private after-school lessons from one of Principal Skinner's rivals.
  4. "Gone Abie Gone": While trying to solve the mystery of why he ran away from the retirement home, Marge and Homer stumble upon Grampa Simpson's secret past, which includes marrying a black singer named Rita LaFleur (voiced by Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Tania from Disney's The Princess and the Frog) while working as a busboy in an upscale restaurant. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes an online gambler after Homer puts her college fund on a poker site to fight back against corrupt banks, and gets addicted to Internet poker (thanks to lessons from guest star Jennifer Tilly) so she can get more money for a better education.
  5. "Penny-Wiseguys": Homer's new bowling partner (voiced by Steve Carrell) is an accountant for the Mafia who's been promoted to mob boss while Fat Tony goes to court — for jury duty. Meanwhile, Lisa adds bugs to her vegetarian diet after suffering a drop in iron, but stops when the bugs guilt her in her dreams.
  6. "A Tree Grows in Springfield": Lisa wins a Mapple MyPad for Homer at a school raffle and Homer becomes obsessed with it until he falls and breaks it. Feeling depressed over his life and the loss of his MyPad, Flanders picks up Homer's spirits when he finds the word "Hope" written on The Simpsons' backyard tree in sap and everyone sees it as a miracle — except for Kent Brockman, who sees it as a hoax.
  7. "The Day the Earth Stood Cool": Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from Portlandia guest star as cool neighbors whom Homer wants to emulate, and Marge and Bart find to be pretentious hipsters whose ilk are overrunning the town.
  8. "To Cur With Love": While at home faking a bad back, Homer becomes fixated on a tablet computer game and Santa's Little Helper runs away (actually, he gets locked in a kitchen cabinet), and when Homer shows apathy towards his latest Jerk Ass action, Grampa tells the story of the dog Homer had as a child that ended up running away when Homer didn't care for it.
  9. "Homer Goes to Prep School": After a lockdown at a kids' fun center (caused by a kid chasing after a ball and a negligent worker talking on her cell phone), Homer is traumatized over seeing everyone panic in the chaos, and meets a doomsday prepper (voiced by singer Tom Waits) who introduces him to some Springfield residents (Lindsay Naegle, Superintendent Chalmers, etc) who are preparing for the day when society crumbles from a disaster.
  10. "A Test Before Trying": Homer uses a discarded parking meter to make some extra money by planting it at various places around town, while Bart is pressured by everyone at Springfield Elementary School to do well on the latest standardized test, because, if he doesn't, Springfield Elementary will shut down for having a low average.
  11. "The Changing of the Guardian": Homer and Marge decide to name a legal guardian for their children should (Heaven forbid) the day come that Homer and Marge die or are unable to care for the kids, but when Homer's brother, Herb, goes broke (for reasons unknown) and everyone else in town refuses, Bart and Lisa pick a young, yuppie couple that Marge and Homer fear will replace them while they're still alive.
  12. "Love is a Many Splintered Thing": Mary (Cletus's daughter from "Apocalypse Cow" and "Moonshine River") returns to Springfield to reunite with Bart, but Bart begins ignoring her.
  13. "Hardly Kirking": Bart gives Milhouse a haircut after getting epoxy stuck in his hair — and ends up making Milhouse look like his loser father, Kirk, and using the likeness to do adult stuff. Meanwhile, Marge tries to wean Maggie off television after finding her watching an educational DVD series for babies that was pulled for stunting mental growth, and Homer gets hooked on "find-the-hidden-object" picture puzzles.
  14. "Gorgeous Grampa": After Homer wins a storage locker filled with muscle magazines and flamboyant costumes and assumes his father is actually a closet homosexual, Grampa Simpson must confront his past as Springfield's most reviled pro-wrestler, especially when Mr. Burns urges him to come out of retirement and Bart wants to follow in Grampa's footsteps.
  15. "Black-Eyed, Please": Tina Fey voices a substitute teacher named Ms. Cantwell who loves all of her temporary students, but has nothing but contempt for Lisa. Meanwhile, Flanders tries to atone for punching Homer in the face after Flanders' beatnik parents (the same ones from season eight's "Hurricane Neddy" and season five's "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badasssssssss Song") take a liking to Homer rather than their own son.
  16. "Dark Knight Court": Bart is accused of playing a prank on the Springfield Elementary School band during an Easter gathering, and Janet Reno (voiced by Janet's real-life sister, Maggie, though the real Janet Reno is credited for doing voicework) is hired to oversee the case. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns becomes a superhero known as "Fruit Batman" and Smithers pays the townspeople to pose as Mr. Burns' Rogues Gallery of villains.
  17. "What Animated Women Want": Homer and Milhouse each learn a lesson on what (animated) women want out of their cartoon men: Milhouse takes his lessons on how to be a woman's man from the ghost of Marlon Brando while Moe teaches Homer that the best way to keep women in line is with a Fifty Shades of Grey-style relationship filled with bondage and bizarre sex toys.
  18. "Pulpit Friction": Edward Norton guest stars (again. He was first seen on "The Great Money Caper," the season 12 episode where Homer and Bart become grifters) as a younger, more charismatic preacher who helps Springfield during a bedbug crisis, leaving Reverend Lovejoy to give up sermoning for hot tub selling. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a deacon, and Marge loses her wedding dress.
  19. "Whiskey Business": Homer and Marge help a suicidal Moe get a new lease on life, which leads Moe to market his own whiskey; Grampa discovers that Bart is a better caretaker than most of the nurses at the retirement home after Bart is forced to care for Grampa after he injures himself on a makeshift water slide; Lisa protests against the use of Bleeding Gums Murphy's image as a hologram that shills from beyond the grave.
  20. "The Fabulous Faker Boy": Bart fakes his way into being a piano-playing virtuoso to impress a Russian girl named Zhenya (voiced by Jane Krakowski). Meanwhile, Marge helps Zhenya's father, Slava (voiced by former SNL cast member Bill Hader) pass his driver's test, and Homer hides his baldness when the last two hairs on his head fall out.
  21. "The Saga of Carl": Homer, Moe, Lenny, and Carl share a winning lottery ticket, but when Carl makes off with the winnings, the others follow him to his country of origin, Iceland, where they learn that Carl needs the money to stop a family war.
  22. "Dangers on a Train": Seth MacFarlane guest stars as Ben, the latest man come to sweep Marge off her feet after Marge mistakes an adulterers' dating website for a cupcake delivery website and the two bond over a Downton Abbey-esque TV show, while rude comedienne Lisa "The Queen of Mean" Lampanelli guest stars as Ben's angry wife, Ramona. Meanwhile, Homer, Reverend Lovejoy, Moe, Lenny, Carl, and Larry the Lush team up to renovate a steam train that was once a part of Springfield's most glamorous outside mall as part of Marge's wedding anniversary present.

    Season 25 
  1. "Homerland": Kristen Wiig (from Bridesmaids, Adventureland, Loveship Hateship, and, most famously, Saturday Night Live) guest stars as a mentally unstable FBI agent called upon by Lisa to investigate the dramatic shift in Homer's personality after attending a convention and if it's in connection with a planned terrorist attack on the nuclear plant.
  2. "Treehouse of Horror XXIV": This year's horrors include: An opening sequence packed with past and present horror, sci-fi, and fantasy movie references, Homer as the cheery, yet homicidal "Fat in the Hat" in the Dr. Seuss parody, ''Oh, The Places You'll D'oh!", Bart and Lisa forced to share a body after Bart (literally) loses his head in "Dead and Shoulders," and Homer as a circus strongman who convinces his trapeze artist fiancee Marguerite (Marge) to seduce a sideshow freak (Moe) and steal his prized emerald ring in "Freaks No Geeks."
  3. "Four Regrettings and a Funeral"note : Rachel Maddow and Joe Namath guest star in this episode where, during the funeral of a beloved Simpsons character who was never seen before, yet acknowledged to have been there all along, Homer, Kent Brockman, Marge, and Mr. Burns all try to make up for their respective past regrets: Homer regrets selling his Apple stock for a bowling ball, Marge regrets listening to KISS music while pregnant with Bart, Mr. Burns regrets breaking up with a French woman who has now converted to Buddhism, and Kent Brockman regrets not giving up his local anchorman job for the wonderful world of cable news.
  4. "YOLO": Homer tries to live the "You Only Live Once (YOLO)" life after reuniting with his pen pal from Spain. Meanwhile, Lisa creates an honor code for Springfield Elementary to combat cheating.
  5. "Labor Pains": Elisabeth Moss (Peggy from Mad Men) guest stars as a pregnant woman who needs Homer's help in delivering a baby when the two of them end up stuck in an elevator. Meanwhile, Lisa helps the Springfield Isotopes cheerleaders unionize and fight for better wages and working conditions.
  6. "The Kid is All Right": Eva Longoria guest stars as yet another new girl in school Lisa befriends, only this one has political views that Lisa doesn't like (read: she's a Republican, and not an Abraham Lincoln- or even a Ronald Reagan-era Republican — a George W. Bush one).
  7. "Yellow Subterfuge": When Skinner announces that only the best behaved students get to go on a field trip to a submarine, Bart cleans up his act so he can attend, but when Skinner rejects Bart, he and Homer decide to get revenge on him. Meanwhile, Krusty the Clown sells his show rights to other countries to make more money — and regrets it when the international Krustys are more popular than the domestic Krusty.
  8. "White Christmas Blues" note : A freak accident between the nuclear plant and the Springfield Tire Yard causes snow to fall for the first time in decades — and Springfield becomes a holiday hotspot, which means local services are jacking up prices and Marge turns the Simpson house into a bed-and-breakfast for out-of-towners
  9. "Steal This Episode": Will Arnett guest stars as a detective who busts Homer for illegal downloading and exhibiting movies in his backyard after Marge sends an apology letter and a check to the FBI.
  10. "Married to the Blob"note : Jeff "Comic Book Guy" Albertson gets married to a Japanese manga artist named Kumiko Nakamura, but Homer's bad love advice and Kumiko's father may ruin things.
  11. "Specs In The City" (f.k.a "I Only Have My Eyes For You"): Homer's new Google Glass-style glasses, which Mr. Burns gave all of the nuclear plant workers so he could spy on them, uncovers evidence that Marge is seeking a marriage counselor, where she admits she hates the grind of being a housewife. Meanwhile, Nelson forces Bart into getting him the best Valentine's Day gift ever.
  12. "Diggs": Daniel Radcliffe (last seen on the "Treehouse of Horror" episode "Tweenlight") returns as the voice of a strange, older boy named Diggs who gets Bart into falconry so he can learn how to fly, but Bart and Marge worry about Diggs' sanity.
  13. "The Man Who Grew Too Much": Sideshow Bob returns — this time, as the head of a massive chemical engineering company, and when Lisa tries to stop him, the two become best friends when they find that they both love high culture. Meanwhile, Marge teaches sex ed to a youth church group.
  14. "Winter of His Content": When the Springfield Retirement Home shuts down due to health violations, Grampa and his friends (Jasper Beardley and the Crazy Old Man) move in with The Simpsons and Homer begins acting like an old man. Meanwhile, Nelson befriends Bart after Bart defends Nelson over his choice to wear secondhand underwear and invites him to a gathering of bullies modeled after The Warriors.
  15. "The War of Art": Homer buys a painting from the van Houtens for $20, but when Lisa thinks the painting is worth $100,000, Homer and Marge must decide whether or not to split the fortune with the van Houtens.
  16. "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee": The Simpsons are heading back to Brazil when Homer gets a job as a referee for the 2014 FIFA cup, but his honesty is put to the test when he lands himself in a game-fixing ring.
  17. "Luca$": Marge worries that Lisa's new boyfriend (voiced by comedian Zach Galifinakis) will drive Lisa to marrying Homer-like slobs after learning that he's into competitive eating. Meanwhile, Bart befriends resident criminal Snake Jailbird.
  18. "Days of Future Future": A sequel to "Future-Drama" and a continuation of "Holidays of Future Passed," set 30 years from now. In this futuristic installment, Bart goes to a clinic to rid himself of his feelings for his ex-wife Jenda, Lisa must choose whether or not to cure her zombie husband Milhouse after he gets bitten by a homeless zombie, and Marge (after putting up with years of Homer dying and being cloned back to life by Professor Frink) loads Homer onto a flatscreen monitor and throws him out of the house.
  19. "What to Expect When Bart's Expecting": Bart creates a voodoo doll to kill his sickly sweet art teacher, but when he ends up making her pregnant, every childless couple in Springfield flocks to Bart for his magic touch — and Fat Tony and his goons kidnap Bart so he can work his magic on a racehorse.
  20. "Brick Like Me" (a.k.a. "The Simpsons Lego Spectacular"): In this Bizarro Episode (and the 550th one overall), Homer wakes up in a world where everyone and everything is made of LEGO bricks and no one has any memory of being in high-definition, 2D digital ink and paint...except for Homer, who has flashbacks of his former life and tries to find away out of the plastic world.
  21. "Pay Pal": John Oliver guest stars as Wilkes John Booth, a neighbor whom Marge has never met — and doesn't want to meet since Homer insulted them like he always does with new neighbors, but Marge reconsiders when Lisa decides to go friendless.
  22. "The Yellow Badge of Cowardage": With a little help from Nelson taking out pre-race favorite Milhouse, Bart wins the annual Springfield Elementary "Last Day of School Race Around the School," but doesn't feel proud of it. Meanwhile, Homer tries to bring back the Fourth of July town picnic after the town cancels it due to budget cuts.

    Unscheduled/Untitled Episodes for Season 26 
  1. "Clown in the Dumps": A Day in the Limelight episode for Krusty the Clown, and viewers get to see which character will die. According to Al Jean, the choices have now been whittled down to Krusty, Krusty's father (Rabbi Krustofsky), Sideshow Mel, Groundskeeper Willie, Grampa Simpson, and Barney Gumble.
  2. "Simpsorama": A Futurama crossover played out like the first Terminator movie. In it, Bender goes back in time to 2014 to kill Bart in order to prevent a Bad Future. The episode may or may not play out like a Fully Absorbed Finale of Futurama, but will air during the 26th season.
  3. "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner": The Simpsons go to a crappy theme park (like they did in "Itchy and Scratchy Land") that has one good ride: a rocket ship that blasts the family off to space and onto Kang and Kodos' home planet (again) (cf. "Treehouse of Horror I").note 
  4. "Bart's New Friend": Homer is hypnotized into acting like a ten-year-old, which is fun for Bart, but becomes a pain when the hypnotist dies and Homer doesn't want to mentally grow up.note 
  5. Unnamed Episode 1: Now that Mrs. Krabappel has been retired due to Marcia Wallace's death, Springfield Elementary has hired a new fourth grade teacher. This one, however, is voiced by Willem DaFoe and is a bully. Can Bart stop him?
  6. Unnamed Episode 2: Will Forte (from Saturday Night Live, Sit Down, Shut Up, The Cleveland Show, and Conan) guest stars as the owner of King Toots (the music instrument store next to Moe's Tavern) who returns with an ax to grind against Moe.
  7. Unnamed Episode 3: Al Jean confirmed that there will be another musical episode.
  8. "Yellow Wedding": TBA
  9. "Lisa and the Wonder Girls": TBA
  10. "The Wreck of the Relationship": Mr. Burns' latest girlfriend is Democratic Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard (voiced by Jane Fonda)
  11. "Super Franchise Me": Marge opens a sandwich store that becomes popular.
  12. "Treehouse of Horror XXV": TBA, though Al Jean has stated that one of the segments will be a Simpsonized parody of another Stanley Kubrick film.
  13. "Opposites A-frack": TBA, most likely an Author Tract against hydro-fracking.
  14. "The Musk Who Fell From Earth": TBA
  15. "Band of Dads": TBA
  16. "Won't Be Home for Christmas": TBA
  17. "Blazed and Confused": TBA
  18. "Peeping Mom": TBA


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