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The following is a list of the episode titles and summaries of FOX's longest-running animated sitcom The Simpsons, centered on a dysfunctional yellow-skinned family living in the unreachable city of Springfield and trying to deal with modern life. The show was created by Matt Groening (who also made Life in Hell, and later Futurama and Disenchantment), and is considered one of the most memorable, quotable, celebrated, studied, imitated, and revered animated series in the history of American television.

The Simpsons, being such a Long Runnernote , has naturally amassed many episodes (it surpassed Gunsmoke's record of 635 episodes in April 2018, and had reached 750 episodes by the end of its thirty-fourth season). Starting from Season 20, each season has 22 episodes on averagenote 

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Prototype shorts

    The Tracey Ullman Show shorts (April 19, 1987 — May 14, 1989) 

Season 1 (April 19, 1987 — July 12, 1987)
  1. "Good Night": Homer and Marge say good night to the kids, but what they say worries the kids in the night. Originally aired April 19, 1987.
  2. "Watching Television": Bart and Lisa fight each other while watching television. Originally aired May 3, 1987.
  3. "Bart Jumps": Bart attempts to jump into Homer's arms "just like the good ol' days". Originally aired May 10, 1987.
  4. "Babysitting Maggie": Bart and Lisa have to watch Maggie while Marge is out. Originally aired May 31, 1987.
  5. "The Pacifier": Bart and Lisa get annoyed by Maggie's sucking on her pacifier and try to take it away from her. Originally aired June 21, 1987.
  6. "Burp Contest": Bart and Lisa have a burping contest. Originally aired June 28, 1987.
  7. "Eating Dinner": Marge tries to have a quiet and peaceful family dinner. Originally aired July 12, 1987.

Season 2 (September 22, 1987 — May 8, 1988)
  1. "Making Faces": Marge warns Bart and Lisa that their faces will freeze if they keep making scary faces. Originally aired September 22, 1987.
  2. "The Funeral": The Simpsons attend Great Uncle Hubert's funeral. Originally aired October 4, 1987.
  3. "Maggie's Brain": Bart and Lisa wonder what goes on in Maggie's mind. Originally aired October 11, 1987.
  4. "Football": Homer and the kids play catch with a football in the backyard. Originally aired October 18, 1987.
  5. "House of Cards": Bart's attempts to construct a house of cards is constantly interrupted by Lisa and Maggie. Originally aired October 25, 1987.
  6. "Bart and Dad Eat Dinner": Bart and Homer try to figure out what to eat when Marge, Lisa, and Maggie are out. Originally aired November 1, 1987.
  7. "Space Patrol": Bart and Lisa play a game of "Space Patrol". Originally aired November 8, 1987.
  8. "Bart's Haircut": Bart goes to Jake's Barber Shop. Originally aired November 15, 1987.
  9. "World War III": Homer wakes the family in the middle of the night for a nuclear war drill. Originally aired November 22, 1987.
  10. "The Perfect Crime": Bart tries to steal Marge's fresh batch of cookies. Originally aired December 13, 1987.
  11. "Scary Stories": Bart and Lisa tell each other scary stories. Originally aired December 20, 1987.
  12. "Grampa and the Kids": Grampa comes over to tell Bart and Lisa some stories. Originally aired January 10, 1988.
  13. "Gone Fishin'": Bart and Homer go fishing. Originally aired January 24, 1988.
  14. "Skateboarding": Bart teaches Lisa how to skateboard. Originally aired February 7, 1988.
  15. "The Pagans": Bart and Lisa decide to become pagans to avoid going to church. Originally aired February 14, 1988.
  16. "The Closet": Bart gets locked in the closet. Originally aired February 21, 1988.
  17. "The Aquarium": Homer brings Bart, Lisa, and Maggie to the aquarium. Originally aired February 28, 1988.
  18. "Family Portrait": Homer tries to take the perfect family photo. Originally aired March 6, 1988.
  19. "Bart's Hiccups": Lisa and Maggie try to cure Bart's hiccups. Originally aired March 13, 1988.
  20. "The Money Jar": The kids separately plot to steal cash from the family's money jar. Originally aired March 20, 1988.
  21. "The Art Museum": The Simpsons go to the art museum. Originally aired May 1, 1988.
  22. "Zoo Story": The Simpsons go to the zoo and meet a family of gorillas that mirrors them. Originally aired May 8, 1988.

Season 3 (November 6, 1988 — May 14, 1989)
  1. "Shut Up Simpsons": Homer, the kids, and Grampa get into a shouting match. Originally aired November 6, 1988.
  2. "The Shell Game": Bart tries to trick Homer and Marge into thinking he hasn't stolen a cookie by playing a shell game. Originally aired November 13, 1988.
  3. "The Bart Simpson Show": Because Homer won't let the kids watch Itchy and Scratchy, Bart makes his own show. Originally aired November 20, 1988.
  4. "Punching Bag": Bart and Lisa make a punching bag with Homer's face on it. Originally aired November 27, 1988.
  5. "Simpson Christmas": Bart narrates a parody of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Originally aired December 18, 1988.
  6. "The Krusty the Clown Show": Bart and Lisa get to see Krusty the Clown live. Originally aired January 15, 1989.
  7. "Bart the Hero": Bart accidentally stops a robbery at a candy store. Originally aired January 29, 1989.
  8. "Bart's Little Fantasy": Bart tells Lisa and Maggie a story in which the roles of parents and kids are switched. Originally aired February 5, 1989.
  9. "Scary Movie": Bart convinces Lisa and Maggie to watch a scary movie when they're at the theater. Originally aired February 12, 1989.
  10. "Home Hypnotism": Homer and Marge try to use hypnotism to get the kids to behave. Originally aired February 19, 1989.
  11. "Shoplifting": Bart steals a candy bar at the grocery store. Originally aired February 26, 1989.
  12. "Echo Canyon": While on vacation, the Simpsons visit Echo Canyon. Originally aired March 12, 1989.
  13. "Bathtime": Homer gives Bart a bath. Originally aired March 19, 1989.
  14. "Bart's Nightmare": Bart has a nightmare after eating all the cookies in the cookie jar. Originally aired March 26, 1989.
  15. "Bart of the Jungle": Homer makes the kids play outside, so they pretend to be savage jungle people. Originally aired April 16, 1989.
  16. "Family Therapy": The Simpsons visit a family psychologist. Originally aired April 23, 1989.
  17. "Maggie in Peril (Chapter One)": Bart and Lisa lose Maggie while babysitting her. Originally aired April 20, 1989.
  18. "Maggie in Peril (The Thrilling Conclusion)": Maggie finds her way back home safely. Originally aired May 7, 1989.
  19. "TV Simpsons": Homer tries to get Bart's kite out of the TV antennae. Originally aired May 14, 1989.

The TV series

    Season 1 (December 17, 1989 — May 13, 1990) 
  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. Originally aired December 17, 1989.
  2. "Bart the Genius": To get back at class nerd, Martin Prince, for ratting him out to Principal Skinner, Bart switches his own intelligence test with Martin's — and during a parent/principal conference about the defaced wall, the school counselor, Dr. Pryor, announces that Bart is a genius and only acts out because public school isn't stimulating enough, so Bart is sent to a school for genius kids — and finds out just how painfully below average he is. Originally aired January 14, 1990.
  3. "Homer's Odyssey": After being fired from his job and failing to find a new one, 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. Originally aired January 21, 1990.
  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. Originally aired January 28, 1990.
  5. "Bart the General": After defending his sister, Lisa, 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. Originally aired February 4, 1990.
  6. "Moaning Lisa": Lisa becomes depressed about life and meets a homeless jazz musician named Bleeding Gums Murphy. Meanwhile, Homer tries to beat Bart at a boxing video game. Originally aired February 11, 1990.
  7. "The Call of the Simpsons": Homer purchases a rickety RV (since it's all he can afford) and the family get trapped in the woods after said RV goes over a cliff. Originally aired February 18, 1990.
  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. Originally aired February 25, 1990.
  9. "Life on the Fast Lane": Homer's thoughtless birthday gift to Marge causes the first of many marriage crises between them when Marge takes bowling lessons and is charmed by a French bowler named Jacques. Originally aired March 18, 1990.
  10. "Homer's Night Out": Bart catches a photo of Homer dancing with a belly-dancing stripper named Princess Kashmir at a bachelor party, and, while the entire town makes Homer out to be a stud, Marge is livid over it and will only take him back if he apologizes to her in front of Bart. Originally aired March 25, 1990.
  11. "The Crepes of Wrath": Bart is sent to France on a foreign-exchange program, where a pair of low-rent winemakers treat him like a slave. Meanwhile, the rest of the Simpson family host an Albanian boy named Adil whom Homer loves, but does Adil love Homer or is he using him to get information on the nuclear plant for his country? Originally aired April 15, 1990.
  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 and Homer implicates him in the crime. Originally aired April 29, 1990.
  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...who turns out to be a wanted fugitive. Originally aired May 13, 1990.

    Season 2 (October 11, 1990 — July 11, 1991) 
  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. Originally aired October 11, 1990.
  2. "Simpson and Delilah"note : Homer buys a hair-growing formula via insurance fraud and enjoys the high life now that he has a full mane. Originally aired October 18, 1990.
  3. "Treehouse of Horror": In this, the very first Halloween special, Lisa tells Bart three scary stories in the backyard treehouse: The Simpsons move into a haunted house; The Simpsons get abducted by aliens, Kang and Kodos, who may be fattening them up for an intergalactic meal; and Edgar Allan Poe's classic horror poem The Raven gets Simpsonized. Originally aired October 25, 1990.
  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 and the fish becomes headline news. Originally aired November 1, 1990.
  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. Originally aired November 8, 1990.
  6. "Dead Putting Society": After feeling Ned Flanders is better than him in every way, Homer decides to prove his family's forcing Bart to compete in a mini-golf tournament with Ned's son, Todd. Originally aired November 15, 1990.
  7. "Bart vs. Thanksgiving": Bart destroys Lisa's Thanksgiving centerpiece and runs away from home when he's grounded for refusing to apologize. Originally aired November 22, 1990.
  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. Originally aired December 6, 1990.
  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. Originally aired December 20, 1990.
  10. "Bart Gets Hit by a Car": Exactly What It Says on the Tin — and the ensuing lawsuits and exaggerations of Bart's injuries from attorney Lionel Hutz and quack doctor Nick Riviera lead to yet another strain on Marge and Homer's marriage. Originally aired January 10, 1991.
  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. Originally aired January 24, 1991.
  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 they met high school — and how Marge went to prom with a nerd named Artie Ziff. Originally aired January 31, 1991.
  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. Originally aired February 7, 1991.
  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, due to Homer mixing up the two sisters. 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. Originally aired February 14, 1991.
  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? Originally aired February 21, 1991.
  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 a giant macadamia nut cookie. Originally aired March 7, 1991.
  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 disowns Homer — and gains Beatrice's inheritance. Originally aired March 28, 1991.
  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 slide at Mt. Splashmore and being humiliated on the evening news. Originally aired April 11, 1991.
  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. Originally aired April 25, 1991.
  20. "The War of the Simpsons": Marge is angry at Homer for drunkenly embarrassing himself at their dinner party and the two go on a marriage retreat to air out their problems (while Homer secretly plans to go fishing for a legendary catfish). Meanwhile, Grampa babysits the kids, and Bart and Lisa trick the old man into letting them do whatever they want — including throw a wild house party. Originally aired May 2, 1991.
  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 from Comic Book Guy after seeing it at a comic book convention. Originally aired May 9, 1991.
  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. Originally aired July 11, 1991.

    Season 3 (September 19, 1991 — May 7, 1992) 
  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), he meets a big, bald mental patient who thinks he's (and sounds like) pop singer, Michael Jackson. Originally aired September 19, 1991.
  2. "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington": Lisa becomes a finalist in a patriotic essay contest for kids that Homer finds in a copy of Readers' Digest, only to have her faith in the American way shattered when she witnesses a senator taking a bribe during their all expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. and rewrites her optimistic essay with a more cynical slant. Originally aired September 26, 1991.
  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. Originally aired October 3, 1991.
  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 and rumor spreads that Bart had a hand in it. Originally aired October 10, 1991.
  5. "Homer Defined": Homer blindly saves Springfield from a nuclear meltdown, becoming a hero, 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. Originally aired October 18, 1991.
  6. "Like Father, Like Clown": Krusty the Clown has dinner with The Simpsons (as a thank-you to Bart for clearing his name in "Krusty Gets Busted"), 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. Originally aired October 24, 1991.
  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 after Homer gets fired — and (not thinking his plan through) uses Homer's brain to make the robot come to life. Originally aired October 31, 1991.
  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. Originally aired November 7, 1991.
  9. "Saturdays of Thunder": After failing a fatherhood test in a parenting magazine, Homer decides to spend time with Bart as he builds a Soapbox Derby racecar, but Bart worries that Homer will ruin his chances at winning after Martin gives Bart his racer following an injury. Originally aired November 14, 1991.
  10. "Flaming Moe's": Homer creates a cocktail with a fiery secret ingredient and Moe steals it, turning his bar into the number one hot-spot in town.note  Originally aired November 21, 1991.
  11. "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk": Depressed over spending all his time at work and not enjoying life, Mr. Burns decides to sell the nuclear plant to fill his already fat wallet, and the German investors interested in the plant fire Homer for not being an efficient worker. Originally aired December 5, 1991.
  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 running away after failing), and Homer applying for a job as a nuclear plant worker. Originally aired December 26, 1991.
  13. "Radio Bart": Bart uses a radio microphone that he got on his birthday to trick the townspeople 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. Originally aired January 9, 1992.
  14. "Lisa the Greek": While reluctantly spending time with Lisa on a Sunday afternoon, Homer discovers that Lisa can predict the outcomes to American football games and turns this into extra cash for the family, but Lisa is upset that Homer isn't taking their daddy-daughter time seriously. Originally aired January 23, 1992.
  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, Homer, who can't find his youngest daughter, and Bart and Lisa, who have to endure a weekend with the Gruesome Twosome, Patty and Selma. Originally aired February 6, 1992.
  16. "Bart the Lover": Bart creates a phony lover for a lonely Ms. 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 Flanders' son, Todd, picks up Homer's foul language. Originally aired February 13, 1992.
  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 (all of which voice themselves) for the championship game anyway. Originally aired February 20, 1992.
  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. Originally aired February 27, 1992.
  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. Originally aired March 12, 1992.
  20. "Colonel Homer": Homer discovers Lurleen Lumpkin, a country singer, in the aftermath of a botched outing with Marge — and becomes her manager. Originally aired March 26, 1992.
  21. "Black Widower": Bart can only think the worst of Selma's fiance — especially when it's Sideshow Bob. Originally aired April 9, 1992.
  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. Originally aired April 23, 1992.
  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. Originally aired May 7, 1992.
  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. Originally aired August 27, 1992.

    Season 4 (August 27, 1992 — May 13, 1993) 
  1. "Kamp Krusty": Summer vacation goes awry when Bart and Lisa discover that the titular camp is a twisted shadow of its advertised self. Originally aired September 24, 1992.
  2. "A Streetcar Named Marge": Marge gets the role of Blanche in a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire. Originally aired October 1, 1992.
  3. "Homer the Heretic": Homer skips church for a Sunday and loves the experience so much he decides to forgo it altogether. Originally aired October 8, 1992.
  4. "Lisa the Beauty Queen": To boost Lisa's self-esteem, Homer enters her in the Little Miss Springfield pageant. Originally aired October 15, 1992.
  5. "Treehouse of Horror III": Three tales of terror are 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. Originally aired October 29, 1992.
  6. "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie": Homer forbids Bart from seeing the highly anticipated Itchy and Scratchy movie after Ms. Krabappel recommends that both Homer and Marge be stricter in Bart's parenting. Originally aired November 3, 1992.
  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? Originally aired November 5, 1992.
  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. Originally aired November 12, 1992.
  9. "Mr. Plow": Homer buys a snowplow and starts a business eventually rivaled by none other than boozing buddy, Barney Gumble. Originally aired November 19, 1992.
  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. Originally aired December 3, 1992.
  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? Originally aired December 17, 1992.
  12. "Marge vs. the Monorail": In a parody of The Music Man, Springfield is given $3 million 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. Originally aired January 14, 1993.
  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? Originally aired January 21, 1993.
  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 in need of 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. Originally aired February 4, 1993.
  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. Originally aired February 11, 1993.
  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. Originally aired February 18, 1993.
  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. Originally aired March 11, 1993.
  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. Originally aired April 1, 1993.
  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. Originally aired April 15, 1993.
  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. Originally aired April 29, 1993.
  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. Originally aired May 6, 1993.
  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 note  to stage a comeback special for the ages. Originally aired May 13, 1993.

    Season 5 (September 30, 1993 — May 19, 1994) 
  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. Originally aired September 30, 1993.
  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. Originally aired October 7, 1993.
  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. Originally aired October 15, 1993.
  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. Originally aired October 21, 1993.
  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 (1959)'s "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet" is relocated to a Springfield Elementary School bus; and Mr. Burns is Dracula. Originally aired October 29, 1993.
  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 PG Thelma & Louise style run from the cops. Meanwhile, Homer hangs out with Chief Wiggum and the Simpson kids have Lionel Hutz as their latest babysitter. Originally aired November 4, 1993.
  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. Originally aired November 11, 1993.
  8. "Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood": After Bart and Milhouse go on a sugar bender after finding a $20 bill and spending most of the money on a Squishee made of syrup, Bart wakes to find that he's a member of the geekiest club known to man: The Junior Campers (not affiliated with The Boy Scouts of America). Originally aired November 19, 1993.
  9. "The Last Temptation of Homer": Mindy Simmons, a sexy new employee at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant proves alarmingly compatible with Homer, who worries that his attraction to her may mean danger for his marriage. Meanwhile, Bart becomes a nerd after being fitted for glasses and prescribed medicated hair salve, orthopedic shoes, and throat spray. Originally aired December 9, 1993.
  10. "$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. Originally aired December 16, 1993.
  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. Originally aired January 6, 1994.
  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!". Originally aired February 3, 1994.
  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. Originally aired February 11, 1994.
  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. Originally aired February 17, 1994.
  15. "Deep Space Homer": After NASA discovers that people would rather watch blue-collar slobs 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. Originally aired February 24, 1994.
  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. Originally aired March 17, 1994.
  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. Originally aired April 1, 1994.
  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. Originally aired April 14, 1994.
  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. Originally aired April 28, 1994.
  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. Originally aired May 6, 1994.
  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 purchase an animation cel — and soon finds out that said cel is a rip-off. Originally aired May 12, 1994.
  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. Originally aired May 19, 1994.

    Season 6 (September 4, 1994 — May 21, 1995) 
  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. Originally aired September 4, 1994.
  2. "Lisa's Rival": Allison Taylor, a new girl at school, proves to be better than Lisa in the classroom and on the saxophone. Meanwhile, Homer sells sugar found on the street after a truck crash. Originally aired September 11, 1994.
  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. Originally aired September 25, 1994.
  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." Originally aired October 2, 1994.
  5. "Sideshow Bob Roberts": Sideshow Bob's calls to a Rush Limbaugh-type radio show pave the way for a campaign to become the mayor of Springfield. Originally aired October 9, 1994.
  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. Originally aired October 30, 1994.
  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. Originally aired November 6, 1994.
  8. "Lisa on Ice": Lisa is failing gym, so she joins a peewee hockey team — putting her in direct competition with Bart. Originally aired November 13, 1994.
  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. Originally aired November 27, 1994.
  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. Originally aired December 4, 1994.
  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. Originally aired December 18, 1994.
  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. Originally aired January 8, 1995.
  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. Originally aired January 22, 1995.
  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. Originally aired February 5, 1995.
  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. Originally aired February 12, 1995.
  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. Originally aired February 19, 1995.
  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. Originally aired February 26, 1995.
  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. Originally aired March 5, 1995.
  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. Originally aired March 19, 1995.
  20. "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds": In a parody/homage to 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. Originally aired April 9, 1995.
  21. "The PTA Disbands": Bart encourages the Springfield Elementary teachers to go on strike, only to regret it when Marge becomes his substitute teacher. Originally aired April 17, 1995.
  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. Originally aired April 30, 1995.
  23. "The Springfield Connection": Marge becomes a cop and unintentionally challenges Homer's standing as head of the household. Originally aired May 8, 1995.
  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. Originally aired May 14, 1995.
  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? Originally aired May 21, 1995.

    Season 7 (September 17, 1995 — May 19, 1996) 
  1. "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" (Part Two): In the thrilling conclusion to the sixth 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? Originally aired September 17, 1995.
  2. "Radioactive Man": Hollywood producers flock to Springfield to film Radioactive Man, and choose Milhouse over Bart to be Fallout Boy. Originally aired September 24, 1995.note 
  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. Originally aired October 1, 1995.
  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. Originally aired October 8, 1995.
  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. Originally aired October 15, 1995.
  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. Originally aired October 29, 1995.
  7. "King-Size Homer": Homer becomes morbidly obese so he can work from home. Originally aired November 5, 1995.
  8. "Mother Simpson": Homer is reunited with his long-lost mother Mona, and learns why she left him. Originally aired November 19, 1995.
  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. Originally aired November 26, 1995.
  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. Originally aired December 3, 1995.
  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. Originally aired December 17, 1995.
  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. Originally aired January 7, 1996.
  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. Originally aired January 14, 1996.
  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. Originally aired February 4, 1996
  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. Originally aired February 11, 1996.
  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. Originally aired February 18, 1996.
  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. Originally aired February 25, 1996.
  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. Originally aired March 17, 1996.
  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. Originally aired March 24, 1996.
  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. Originally aired March 31, 1996.
  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. Originally aired April 14, 1996.
  22. "Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish": Mr. Burns tries to kill Grandpa when he becomes the only thing preventing him from inheriting a collection of stolen paintings. Grandpa teams up with Bart to take Burns down. Originally aired April 28, 1996.
  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. Originally aired May 6, 1996.
  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? Originally aired May 19, 1996.
  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. Originally aired May 19, 1996.

    Season 8 (October 27, 1996 — May 18, 1997) 
  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. Originally aired October 27, 1996.
  2. "You Only Move Twice": Homer gets a job at the Globex nuclear plant in a planned community run by Hank Scorpio, 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 note . Originally aired November 4, 1996.
  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. Originally aired November 10, 1996.
  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. Originally aired November 17, 1996.
  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. Originally aired November 24, 1996.
  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. Originally aired December 1, 1996.
  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. Originally aired December 15, 1996.
  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. Originally aired December 29, 1996.
  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. Originally aired January 5, 1997.
  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, although even Mulder thinks Homer is a crackpot. Originally aired January 12, 1997.
  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). Originally aired January 20, 1997.
  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. Originally aired February 2, 1997.
  13. "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious": 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. Originally aired February 7, 1997.
  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. Originally aired February 9, 1997.
  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. Originally aired February 16, 1997.
  16. "Brother from Another Series": Sideshow Bob's brother Cecil (voiced by Frasier's David Hyde Pierce) comes to visit him, and Bart and Lisa worries that Sideshow Bob is back to his old tricks. Originally aired February 24, 1997.
  17. "My Sister, My Sitter": Lisa becomes a babysitter and finds her toughest challenge to be Bart. Originally aired March 2, 1997.
  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. Originally aired March 16, 1997.
  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. Originally aired April 6, 1997.
  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. Originally aired April 13, 1997.
  21. "The Old Man and the Lisa": Lisa helps Mr. Burns get back on his feet by recycling after Burns loses his fortune. Originally aired April 20, 1997.
  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. Originally aired April 28, 1997.
  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. Originally aired May 4, 1997.
  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). Originally aired May 11, 1997.
  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. Originally aired May 18, 1997.

    Season 9 (September 21, 1997 — May 17, 1998) 
  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. Originally aired September 21, 1997.
  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. Originally aired September 28, 1997.
  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. Originally aired October 19, 1997.
  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 Marge of witchcraft. Originally aired October 26, 1997.
  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. Originally aired November 2, 1997.
  6. "Bart Star": Peewee football comes to Springfield as a means to fight childhood obesity, and when Homer becomes the coach, he promotes Bart to star player status despite the boy's lack of talent. Originally aired November 9, 1997.
  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? Originally aired November 16, 1997.
  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. Originally aired November 23, 1997.
  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. Originally aired December 7, 1997.
  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. Originally aired December 21, 1997.
  11. "All Singing, All Dancing": Another clip show featuring various musical numbers from previous episodes. Originally aired January 4, 1998.
  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. Originally aired January 11, 1998.
  13. "The Joy of Sect": Homer and the rest of the town (save Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, Lenny, 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. Originally aired February 9, 1998.
  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. Originally aired February 15, 1998.
  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, Denis Leary, and Dennis Miller, can he resist selling out his new ideals for his old ones? Originally aired February 22, 1998.
  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. Originally aired March 1, 1998.
  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. Originally aired March 8, 1998.
  18. "This Little Wiggy": Marge encourages Bart to hang out with Ralph Wiggum, starting a chain of events that threatens Mayor Quimby's life. Originally aired March 22, 1998.
  19. "Simpson Tide": Homer joins the Naval Reserve after getting fired again, with world-threatening results. Meanwhile, Bart gets his ear pierced. Originally aired March 29, 1998.
  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. Originally aired April 5, 1998.
  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. Originally aired April 20, 1998.
  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. Originally aired April 27, 1998.
  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. Originally aired May 4, 1998.
  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. Originally aired May 11, 1998.
  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 1943 classic Casablanca. Originally aired May 17, 1998.

    Season 10 (August 23, 1998 — May 16, 1999) 
  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. Originally aired August 23, 1998.
  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. Originally aired September 21, 1998.
  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. Originally aired September 27, 1998.
  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 The Jerry Springer Show after Marge reveals that an alien (Kang) is Maggie's real father. Originally aired October 25, 1998.
  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. Originally aired November 9, 1998.
  6. "D'oh-in in the Wind": In his quest to find out what his middle name is, Homer becomes a hippie. Originally aired November 16, 1998.
  7. "Lisa Gets an "A"": Lisa's A+++ grade she got on a test for the book The Wind in 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. Originally aired November 23, 1998.
  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. Originally aired December 6, 1998.
  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. Originally aired December 20, 1998.
  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 boring life. Originally aired January 10, 1999.
  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. Originally aired January 18, 1999.
  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. Originally aired January 31, 1999.
  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. Originally aired February 7, 1999.
  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. Originally aired February 14, 1999.
  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. Originally aired February 21, 1999.
  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. Originally aired February 28, 1999.
  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. Originally aired March 29, 1999.
  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. Originally aired April 5, 1999.
  19. "Mom and Pop Art": Homer's failed attempt at building an outdoor barbecue leads him into the world of outsider art. Originally aired April 12, 1999.
  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. Originally aired April 25, 1999.
  21. "Monty Can't Buy Me Love": Mr. Burns realizes no one in Springfield likes, much less loves, him (save for Smithers) and enlists Homer's help in changing that. Originally aired May 3, 1999.
  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. Originally aired May 10, 1999.
  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. Originally aired May 16, 1999.

    Season 11 (September 26, 1999 — May 21, 2000) 
  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. Originally aired September 26, 1999.
  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. Originally aired October 3, 1999.
  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. Originally aired October 25, 1999.
  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. Originally aired October 31, 1999.
  5. "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)": Forced to skip town to get out of a duel, Homer becomes a farmer and accidentally creates "tomacco", a tomato-tobacco hybrid. Originally aired November 7, 1999.
  6. "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder": Homer becomes a local celebrity for bowling a 300 game, but is Driven to Suicide when his star fades, but when he gets rescued, he decides to give his neglected daughter, Maggie, some attention. Originally aired November 14, 1999.
  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. Originally aired November 21, 1999.
  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. Originally aired November 28, 1999.
  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. Originally aired December 19, 1999.
  10. "Little Big Mom": Marge breaks her leg at a ski resort, forcing Lisa to try to take care of Homer and Bart. Originally aired January 9, 2000.
  11. "Faith Off": Bart becomes a faith healer after removing a glued-on bucket from Homer's head at a church revival. Meanwhile, Homer builds a homecoming float for the college he briefly went to in "Homer Goes to College". Originally aired January 16, 2000.
  12. "The Mansion Family": Mr. Burns has The Simpsons house-sit for him while he goes to the Mayo Clinic, and Homer, wanting to live like a billionaire, steals his boss's boat and sails off to international waters so he and the men in town can have a booze cruise. Originally aired January 23, 2000.
  13. "Saddlesore Galactica": Homer and Bart enter the world of horse racing and evil elves after saving a diving horse (voiced by Jim Cummings) from abuse at a state fair. Meanwhile, Lisa calls President Clinton about the unfair results of a band contest. Originally aired February 6, 2000.
  14. "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily": While spending the day at the racetrack, Maude Flanders dies and Ned is left lonely, forced on dates with weird women, and questioning his faith in God. Originally aired February 13, 2000.
  15. "Missionary: Impossible": Homer becomes a missionary on a South Pacific island to avoid paying money to PBS. Originally aired February 20, 2000.
  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 runaway pink elephant balloon. Originally aired February 27, 2000.
  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. Originally aired March 19, 2000.
  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. Originally aired April 9, 2000.
  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. Originally aired April 30, 2000.
  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. Originally aired May 7, 2000.
  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. Originally aired May 14, 2000.
  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. Originally aired May 21, 2000.

    Season 12 (November 1, 2000 — May 20, 2001) 
  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. Originally aired November 1, 2000.
  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? Originally aired November 6, 2000.
  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. Originally aired November 12, 2000.
  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. Originally aired November 19, 2000.
  5. "Homer vs. Dignity": Homer becomes Mr. Burns's "prank monkey", humiliating himself and other Springfieldians for money. Originally aired November 26, 2000.
  6. "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes": Homer becomes an online gossip columnist, and winds up in a world akin to that of The Prisoner (1967) as a result. Originally aired December 3, 2000.
  7. "The Great Money Caper": Grandpa teaches Homer and Bart how to be con artists while Marge gets smashed on Long Island Iced Teas. Originally aired December 10, 2000.
  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? Originally aired December 17, 2000.
  9. "HOMЯ": 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. Originally aired January 7, 2001.
  10. "Pokey Mom": Marge befriends a prisoner who has artistic ability while Homer uses a trash can to fix people's spines. Originally aired January 14, 2001.
  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. Originally aired February 4, 2001.
  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. Originally aired February 11, 2001.note 
  13. "Day of the Jackanapes": Once again, Krusty cancels his 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. Originally aired February 18, 2001.
  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. Originally aired on February 26, 2001.
  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. Originally aired March 5, 2001.
  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. Originally aired March 11, 2001.
  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). Originally aired April 1, 2001.
  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. Originally aired April 29, 2001.
  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. Originally aired May 7, 2001.
  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. Originally aired May 14, 2001.
  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). Originally aired May 20, 2001.

    Season 13 (November 6, 2001 — May 22, 2002) 
  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. Originally aired November 6, 2001.
  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. Originally aired November 11, 2001.
  3. "Homer the Moe": Moe turns his bar into a hipster club while Homer turns his home into a bar for average Joes. Originally aired November 19, 2001.
  4. "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love": Mr. Burns falls in love with a police officer who used to date town criminal, Snake Jailbird. Originally aired December 2, 2001.
  5. "The Blunder Years": Homer is hypnotized into remembering a traumatic experience that may have something to do with the death of Smithers' father. Originally aired December 9, 2001.
  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. Originally aired December 16, 2001.
  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. Originally aired January 6, 2002.
  8. "Sweets and Sour Marge": Marge has sugar products banned from Springfield after the town is named The Fattest City in America. Originally aired January 20, 2002.
  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. Originally aired January 28, 2002.
  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. Originally aired February 10, 2002.
  11. "The Bart Wants What It Wants": Bart falls in love with Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter and the family goes to Canada. Originally aired February 17, 2002.
  12. "The Lastest Gun in the West": Bart befriends a former Western movie star. Originally aired February 24, 2002.
  13. "The Old Man and the Key": Grampa dates an old woman who only likes him because he has a driver's license. Originally aired March 10, 2002.
  14. "Tales from the Public Domain": Homer finds an overdue library book and tells three tales from it. Originally aired March 17, 2002.
  15. "Blame It on Lisa": The Simpsons go to Brazil to find a lost orphan. Originally aired March 31, 2002.
  16. "Weekend at Burnsie's": Homer becomes addicted to medicinal marijuana. Originally aired April 7, 2002.
  17. "Gump Roast": In the last clip show ever, Homer is honored at the Friars' Club in a roast. Originally aired April 22, 2002.
  18. "I Am Furious (Yellow)": Bart creates an Internet cartoon based on Homer's anger problems. Originally aired April 28, 2002.
  19. "The Sweetest Apu": Apu cheats on Manjula. Originally aired May 5, 2002.
  20. "Little Girl in the Big Ten": After joining a gymnastics class because she's failing gym (again), Lisa poses as a college student to befriend 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. Originally aired May 12, 2002.
  21. "The Frying Game": Homer and Marge are convicted of murdering an elderly woman. Originally aired May 19, 2002.
  22. "Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge": Homer starts a new security system and gets in trouble with Fat Tony. Originally aired May 22, 2002.

    Season 14 (November 3, 2002 — May 18, 2003) 
  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. Originally aired November 3, 2002.
  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. Originally aired November 10, 2002.
  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. Originally aired November 17, 2002.
  4. "Large Marge": Marge's surgery for liposuction gives her giant 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. Originally aired November 24, 2002.
  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. Originally aired December 1, 2002note .
  6. "The Great Louse Detective": Someone's out to kill Homer — and only Sideshow Bob can figure out who that is. Originally aired December 15, 2002.note 
  7. "Special Edna": Mrs. Krabappel is nominated for a special teaching award, and Principal Skinner sets out to propose to her. Originally aired January 5, 2003.
  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. Originally aired January 12, 2003.
  9. "Strong Arms of the Ma": In this episode (which is the true 300th episode), Marge becomes agoraphobic after a mugger robs her, and finds comfort in the weight-lifting kit Homer bought at Rainier Wolfcastle's Bankruptcy Sale. Originally aired February 2, 2003.
  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. Originally aired February 9, 2003.
  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 blink-182. Originally aired February 16, 2003.
  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. Originally aired February 16, 2003.
  13. "A Star Is Born Again": Flanders dates a movie star, and fears her libertine Hollywood lifestyle clashes with his conservative, Christian values. Originally aired March 2, 2003.
  14. "Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington": Krusty runs for Congress when The Simpsons protest against airplanes flying over their house. Originally aired March 9, 2003.
  15. "C.E. D'oh": Homer takes over the power plant. Originally aired March 16, 2003.
  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. Originally aired March 30, 2003.
  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. Originally aired April 13, 2003.
  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. Originally aired April 28, 2003.
  19. "Old Yeller Belly": After getting branded a coward by Homer, Santa's Little Helper becomes a commercial celebrity. Originally aired May 4, 2003.
  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. Originally aired May 11, 2003.
  21. "The Bart of War": Bart and Milhouse wage war after joining rivaling community outreach clubs to keep out of trouble. Originally aired May 18, 2003.
  22. "Moe Baby Blues": Moe becomes Maggie's babysitter after saving her life. Originally aired May 18, 2003.

    Season 15 (November 2, 2003 — May 23, 2004) 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror XIV": Homer becomes the new Grim Reaper; 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. Originally aired November 2, 2003.
  2. "My Mother the Carjacker": Homer's mother, Mona, is finally released from prison — only to return due to a technicality. Originally aired November 9, 2003.
  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. Originally aired November 16, 2003.
  4. "The Regina Monologues": The Simpsons are going to England, where Homer personally meets The running her down with his car. Originally aired November 23, 2003.
  5. "The Fat and the Furriest": Homer is publicly humiliated after footage of him running from a bear is put on the news. Originally aired November 30, 2003.
  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. Originally aired December 7, 2003.
  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 becomes the nicest guy in town, making Ned Flanders jealous. Originally aired December 14, 2003.
  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. Originally aired January 4, 2004.
  9. "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot": 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. Originally aired January 11, 2004.
  10. "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife": Marge pens a romance novel with Homer and Ned as characters; Homer becomes an ambulance driver. Originally aired January 25, 2004.
  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). Originally aired February 8, 2004.
  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. Originally aired February 15, 2004.
  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. Originally aired February 22, 2004.
  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. Originally aired March 14, 2004.
  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. Originally aired March 21, 2004.
  16. "The Wandering Juvie": Bart gets sent to juvenile hall, where he attempts to escape with a female prisonmate. Originally aired March 29, 2004.
  17. "My Big Fat Geek Wedding": Mrs. Krabappel leaves Skinner at the altar and starts dating Comic Book Guy. Originally aired April 18, 2004.
  18. "Catch 'Em If You Can": In a parody of the 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can", Homer and Marge try to have a romantic vacation to themselves, but the kids keep following them. Originally aired April 25, 2004.
  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. Originally aired May 3, 2004.
  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. Originally aired May 10, 2004.
  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. Originally aired May 16, 2004.
  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. Originally aired May 23, 2004.

    Season 16 (November 7, 2004 — May 15, 2005) 
  1. "Treehouse of Horror XV": Flanders' head injury gives him 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. Originally aired November 7, 2004.
  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. Originally aired November 14, 2004.
  3. "Sleeping with the Enemy": Nelson moves in with the Simpsons while Lisa purposely starves herself to lose weight in her allegedly big butt. Originally aired November 21, 2004.
  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. Originally aired December 5, 2004.
  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. Originally aired December 12, 2004.
  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. Originally aired January 16, 2005.
  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. Originally aired January 31, 2005.
  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. Originally aired February 6, 2005.
  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. Originally aired February 13, 2005.
  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. Originally aired February 21, 2005.
  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. Originally aired March 6, 2005.
  12. "Goo Goo Gai Pan": The Simpsons are going to China, after Selma (who was recently diagnosed with menopause) lists Homer as her husband in order to adopt a Chinese baby (while Marge poses as Selma and Homer's live-in nanny). Originally aired March 13, 2005.
  13. "Mobile Homer": After Homer buys an RV with the family's insurance money, Marge kicks him out of the house and Bart and Lisa drive the RV back to the dealership in an effort to keep the family together. Originally aired March 21, 2005.
  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. Originally aired April 3, 2005.
  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. Originally aired April 17, 2005.
  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 causes everyone to think he has gone crazy. Originally aired May 1, 2005.
  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. Originally aired May 1, 2005.
  18. "A Star Is Torn": Lisa is put on an American Idol-style singing show as a contestant. Originally aired May 8, 2005.
  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. Originally aired May 8, 2005.
  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. Originally aired May 15, 2005.
  21. "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star": Bart gets expelled from school after being blamed for a prank that wasn't his fault and transfers to a Catholic school, where a hip priest named Father Sean tries to convert Bart and Homer to Catholicism. Originally aired May 15, 2005.

    Season 17 (September 11, 2005 — May 21, 2006) 
  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. Originally aired September 11, 2005.
  2. "The Girl Who Slept Too Little": The town graveyard is moved next door to the Simpsons, which gives Lisa the creeps. Originally aired September 19, 2005.
  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. Originally aired September 25, 2005.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XVI": Bart is replaced with a robot boy; Homer and the men of Springfield star in a reality show where humans are hunted for sport; and a witch curses everyone in town to be and act like their Halloween costumes. Originally aired November 6, 2005.
  5. "Marge's Son Poisoning": Bart fears his spending time with Marge will make him a mama's boy; Homer gets into arm wrestling. Originally aired November 14, 2005.
  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. Originally aired November 21, 2005.
  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. Originally aired November 27, 2005.
  8. "The Italian Bob": The Simpsons are going to help Mr. Burns retrieve his sports car, and end up in an Italian village where Sideshow Bob is now married with a son. Originally aired December 11, 2005.
  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. Originally aired December 18, 2005.
  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. Originally aired January 8, 2006.
  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. Originally aired January 29, 2006.
  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. Originally aired February 26, 2006.
  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. Originally aired March 12, 2006.
  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. Originally aired March 19, 2006.
  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. Originally aired March 27, 2006.
  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. Originally aired April 3, 2006.
  17. "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore": Homer goes to India to man the country's new nuclear plant (which has been outsourced from the one in America). Meanwhile, Patty and Selma kidnap MacGyver star Richard Dean Anderson. Originally aired April 9, 2006.
  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 try to salvage the night by telling three tales of disasters at sea. Originally aired April 23, 2006.
  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. Originally aired April 30, 2006.
  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. Originally aired May 7, 2006.
  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. Originally aired May 14, 2006.
  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. Originally aired May 21, 2006.

    Season 18 (September 10, 2006 — May 20, 2007) 
  1. "The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer": Lisa meets a boy who turns out to be Fat Tony's son. Originally aired September 10, 2006.
  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. Originally aired September 17, 2006.
  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. Originally aired September 24, 2006.
  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. Originally aired November 5, 2006.
  5. "G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)": Homer finds himself in the Army after trying to save his kids from being recruited. Originally aired November 12, 2006.
  6. "Moe'N'a Lisa": Lisa helps Moe publish a poem, but Moe ends up taking credit for it. Originally aired November 19, 2006.
  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. Originally aired November 27, 2006.
  8. "The Haw-Hawed Couple": Bart is forced into being Nelson's friend while Homer is engrossed in Lisa's fantasy books. Originally aired December 11, 2006.
  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. Originally aired December 17, 2006.
  10. "The Wife Aquatic": Marge revisits her summer vacation spot from childhood — only to learn that it's gone to pot from overfishing. Originally aired January 7, 2007.
  11. "Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times": Another anthology episode — this time, centered on the consequences of taking revenge. Originally aired January 28, 2007.
  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. Originally aired February 11, 2007.
  13. "Springfield Up": Declan Desmond makes a documentary highlighting the progress in the lives of several Springfieldians. Originally aired February 19, 2007.
  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. Originally aired March 5, 2007.
  15. "Rome-old and Juli-eh": Abe and Selma get married while Bart and Lisa wage war against a delivery company over boxes. Originally aired March 11, 2007.
  16. "Homerazzi": Homer becomes a paparazzo and starts a war with the town celebrities. Originally aired March 25, 2007.
  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. Originally aired April 22, 2007.
  18. "The Boys of Bummer": Bart is branded a pariah after missing an easy pop fly during a championship Little League game, and the excessive bullying and 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. Originally aired April 29, 2007.
  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. Originally aired May 7, 2007.
  20. "Stop or My Dog Will Shoot": Santa's Little Helper becomes a police dog while Bart gets a pet snake. Originally aired May 14, 2007.
  21. "24 Minutes": A 24 parody, featuring Bart and Lisa trying to stop a bake sale attack. Originally aired May 20, 2007.
  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. Originally aired May 20, 2007.

    Season 19 (September 23, 2007 — May 18, 2008) 
  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. Originally aired September 23, 2007.
  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). Originally aired September 30, 2007.
  3. "Midnight Towboy": Homer becomes a tow truck driver while Marge makes Maggie more independent. Originally aired October 7, 2007.
  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. Originally aired October 14, 2007.
  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. Originally aired November 4, 2007.
  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. Originally aired November 11, 2007.
  7. "Husbands and Knives": Marge starts a successful line of womens' gyms, Homer gets his stomach stapled, and The Comic Book Guy faces competition from a new hipper store. Originally aired November 18, 2007.note 
  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. Originally aired November 25, 2007.note 
  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. Originally aired December 16, 2007.
  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. Originally aired January 6, 2008.
  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. Originally aired January 28, 2008.
  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 & Nancy sendup with Nelson and Lisa. Originally aired February 18, 2008.
  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. Originally aired March 2, 2008.
  14. "Dial 'N' for Nerder": Bart and Lisa fear that they might have killed Martin while Marge thinks Homer is cheating — on his diet. Originally aired March 10, 2008.
  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. Originally aired March 30, 2008.
  16. "Papa Don't Leech": Lurleen Lumpkin returns and stays with The Simpsons so she can revive her dead career and search for her long-lost father, much to Marge's annoyance. Originally aired April 13, 2008.
  17. "Apocalypse Cow": Bart tries to save his new cow from the slaughterhouse — and ends up nearly married to a hillbilly girl named Mary. Originally aired April 28, 2008.
  18. "Any Given Sundance": Lisa makes a film that gets into the Sundance Film Festival. Originally aired May 4, 2008.
  19. "Mona Leaves-a": Homer's mother dies, but not before leaving a vital final request. Originally aired May 11, 2008.
  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. Originally aired May 18, 2008.

    Season 20 (September 28, 2008 — May 17, 2009) 
  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. Originally aired September 28, 2008.
  2. "Lost Verizon": Bart gets a hold of Denis Leary's cellphone. Originally aired October 5, 2008.
  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. Originally aired October 19, 2008.
  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. Originally aired November 2, 2008.
  5. "Dangerous Curves": Homer and Marge remember the early days of their marriage. Originally aired November 9, 2008.
  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. Originally aired November 16, 2008.
  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. Originally aired November 30, 2008.
  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. Originally aired December 8, 2008.
  9. "Lisa the Drama Queen": In a parody of Heavenly Creatures (minus the murder), 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. Originally aired January 25, 2009.
  10. "Take My Life, Please": In the first HD episode, Homer discovers that his loss of becoming president in high school was rigged, and he wonders what life would have been like had he won. Originally aired February 16, 2009.
  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. Originally aired March 1, 2009.
  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. Originally aired March 8, 2009.
  13. "Gone Maggie Gone": Maggie is taken in by a convent of nuns, who need an innocent child to solve an ancient religious mystery. Originally aired March 15, 2009.
  14. "In the Name of the Grandfather": The Simpsons take Grampa to Ireland as a way to apologize for missing out on visiting him once again. Originally aired March 22, 2009.
  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. Originally aired March 29, 2009.
  16. "Eeny Teeny Maya Moe": Moe dates a little person named Maya while Maggie is bullied at a newly-discovered playground. Originally aired April 5, 2009.
  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. Originally aired April 19, 2009.
  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. Originally aired April 26, 2009.
  19. "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh": Appalled by the conditions at Springfield Elementary, Marge moves the kids to school in Waverly Hills. Originally aired May 3, 2009.
  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. Originally aired May 10, 2009.
  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. Originally aired May 17, 2009.

    Season 21 (September 27, 2009 — May 23, 2010) 
  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 man. Originally aired September 27, 2009.
  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. Originally aired October 4, 2009.
  3. "The Great Wife Hope": Marge protests against mixed-martial arts after Bart gets in trouble for fighting in school. Originally aired October 11, 2009.
  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 cannibalistic 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. Originally aired October 18, 2009.
  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. Originally aired November 15, 2009.
  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. Originally aired November 23, 2009.
  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. Originally aired November 29, 2009.
  8. "O Brother, Where Bart Thou?": Jealous of the sisterly bond between Lisa and Maggie, Bart wants a little brother, so he adopts a young orphan named Charlie. Originally aired December 13, 2009.
  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. Originally aired January 3, 2010.
  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. Originally aired January 10, 2010.
  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. Originally aired January 31, 2010.
  12. "Boy Meets Curl": The Simpsons head to Canada where Lisa begins collecting Olympic pins and Homer and Marge get into curling. Originally aired February 14, 2010.
  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. Originally aired February 21, 2010.
  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. Originally aired March 14, 2010.
  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. Originally aired March 21, 2010.
  16. "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed": In order to save his soul, Ned invites Homer and the rest of his family on a church retreat in Jerusalem, but when Homer defiles one too many sacred sites, Ned says he's had enough. Things get worse when Homer gets lost in the desert and his resulting dehydration makes him believe that he is the Messiah. Originally aired March 29, 2010.
  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. Originally aired April 12, 2010.
  18. "Chief of Hearts": Chief Wiggum and Homer become friends when the latter is sentenced to community service. Meanwhile, Bart gets into a Japanese card game and Marge thinks he's become a drug dealer. Originally aired April 18, 2010.
  19. "The Squirt and the Whale": Lisa attempts to save a beached whale. Originally aired April 25, 2010.
  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. Originally aired May 3, 2010.
  21. "Moe Letter Blues": Reverend Lovejoy, Apu, and Homer worry that Moe may be stealing their wives. Originally aired May 10, 2010.
  22. "The Bob Next Door": Bart fears his new neighbor might be Sideshow Bob. Originally aired May 16, 2010.
  23. "Judge Me Tender": Homer takes up golfing while Moe becomes an American Idol judge. Originally aired May 23, 2010.

    Season 22 (September 26, 2010 — May 22, 2011) 
  1. "Elementary School Musical": Lisa gets in touch with her inner hipster after going to a music camp. Originally aired September 26, 2010
  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. Originally aired October 3, 2010
  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. Originally aired October 10, 2010.
  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. Originally aired November 7, 2010.
  5. "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life": Lisa gets accepted into a prestigious school, thanks to Marge taking a job there to pay for tuition. Meanwhile, Bart accidentally defeats Nelson and becomes the new school bully. Originally aired November 14, 2010.
  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. Originally aired November 21, 2010.
  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. Originally aired November 28, 2010.
  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. Originally aired December 5, 2010.
  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. Originally aired December 12, 2010.
  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. Originally aired January 9, 2011.
  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. Originally aired January 16, 2011.
  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. Originally aired January 23, 2011.
  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. Originally aired February 13, 2011.
  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. Originally aired February 20, 2011.
  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. Originally aired March 6, 2011.
  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. Originally aired March 13, 2011.
  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. Originally aired March 27, 2011.
  18. "The Great Simpsina": Lisa befriends a widowed magician. Originally aired April 10, 2011.
  19. "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony": Selma marries Fat Tony while Lisa uses Bart to sniff out truffles. Originally aired May 1, 2011.
  20. "Homer Scissorhands": Homer becomes a hairdresser while Lisa tries to save Milhouse from a manipulative fifth grade girl. Originally aired May 8, 2011.
  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. Originally aired May 15, 2011.
  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). Originally aired May 22, 2011.

    Season 23 (September 25, 2011 — May 20, 2012) 
  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. Originally aired September 25, 2011.
  2. "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts": Superintendent Chalmers becomes a teacher and gets Bart interested in learning about Teddy Roosevelt. Originally aired October 2, 2011.
  3. "Treehouse of Horror XXII": Homer uses the power of flatulence 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. Originally aired October 30, 2011.
  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. Originally aired November 6, 2011.
  5. "The Food Wife": Marge, Bart and Lisa start a food blog, and the ever-hungry Homer wants in on it. Originally aired November 13, 2011.
  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. Originally aired November 20, 2011.
  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. Originally aired November 27, 2011.
  8. "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution": Krusty gets canceled yet again and reunites with his first agent, who makes him a cable TV star. Originally aired December 4, 2011.
  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. Originally aired December 11, 2011.
  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. Originally aired January 8, 2012.
  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. Originally aired January 15, 2012.
  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. Originally aired January 29, 2012.
  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. Originally aired February 12, 2012.
  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. Originally aired February 19, 2012.
  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. Originally aired March 4, 2012.
  16. "How I Wet Your Mother": Professor Frink goes inside Homer's dreams to solve the mystery behind Homer's bed-wetting problem. Originally aired March 11, 2012.
  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) Originally aired March 18, 2012.
  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. Originally aired April 15, 2012.
  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. Originally aired April 29, 2012.
  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. Originally aired May 6, 2012.
  21. "Ned 'N' Edna's Blend Agenda": 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). Originally aired May 13, 2012.
  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. Originally aired May 20, 2012.

    Season 24 (September 30, 2012 — May 19, 2013) 
  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. Originally aired September 30, 2012.
  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. Originally aired October 7, 2012.
  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. Meanwhile, Bart and his friends spy on Lisa when Lisa begins taking private after-school lessons from one of Principal Skinner's rivals. Originally aired November 4, 2012.
  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) 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. Originally aired November 11, 2012.
  5. "Penny-Wiseguys": Homer's new bowling partner (voiced by Steve Carell) 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. Originally aired November 18, 2012.
  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. Originally aired November 25, 2012.
  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. Originally aired December 9, 2012.
  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). When Homer shows apathy towards his latest Jerkass action, Grampa tells the story of the dog Homer had as a child that he was forced to give away after it ran foul of Mr. Burns. Originally aired December 16, 2012.
  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. Originally aired January 6, 2013.
  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. Originally aired January 13, 2013.
  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. Originally aired January 27, 2013.
  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. Originally aired February 10, 2013.
  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 activities. 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. Originally aired February 17, 2013.
  14. "Gorgeous Grampa": After Homer wins a storage locker filled with muscle magazines and flamboyant costumes and assumes his father is 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. Originally aired March 3, 2013.
  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 take a liking to Homer rather than their own son. Originally aired March 10, 2013.
  16. "Dark Knight Court": Bart is accused of playing a prank on the Springfield Elementary School band during an Easter gathering, and Janet Reno 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. Originally aired March 17, 2013.
  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. Originally aired April 14, 2013.
  18. "Pulpit Friction": Edward Norton guest stars 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. Originally aired April 28, 2013.
  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. Originally aired May 5, 2013.
  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 Hadernote ) pass his driver's test, and Homer hides his baldness when the last two hairs on his head fall out. Originally aired May 12, 2013.
  21. "The Saga of Carl": Homer, Moe, Lenny, and Carl share a lottery ticket that ends up winning them a lot of money, but when Carl makes off with the cash, the others follow him to his country of origin, Iceland, where they learn that Carl needs the money to clear his family's name. Originally aired May 19, 2013.
  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 service and the two bond over a Downton Abbey-esque period drama, 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. Originally aired May 19, 2013.

    Season 25 (September 29, 2013 — May 18, 2014) 
  1. "Homerland": Kristen Wiig (from Bridesmaids, Adventureland, Loveship Hateship, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 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. Originally aired September 29, 2013.
  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." Originally aired October 6, 2013.
  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. November 3, 2013.
  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. Originally aired November 10, 2013.
  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. Originally aired November 17, 2013.
  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). Originally aired November 24, 2013.
  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. Originally aired December 8, 2013.
  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. Originally aired December 15, 2013.
  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. Originally aired January 5, 2014.
  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. Originally aired January 12, 2014.
  11. "Specs In The City": 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. Originally aired January 26, 2014.
  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. Features a couch gag directed by Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville). Originally aired March 9, 2014.
  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. Originally aired March 9, 2014.
  14. "The 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. Originally aired March 16, 2014.
  15. "The War of Art": Homer buys a painting from the van Houtens for $20, but when Lisa thinks the painting is worth $100,000, Homer and Marge must decide whether or not to split the fortune with the van Houtens. Originally aired March 23, 2014.
  16. "You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee": The Simpsons are heading back to Brazil when Homer gets a job as a referee for the 2014 FIFA cup, but his honesty is put to the test when he lands himself in a game-fixing ring. Originally aired March 30, 2014.
  17. "Luca$": 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. Originally aired April 6, 2014.
  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. Originally aired April 13, 2014.
  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. Originally aired April 27, 2014.
  20. "Brick Like Me": 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 a way out of the plastic world. Originally aired May 4, 2014.
  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. Worrying that she's setting a bad example, Marge pays a girl to be Lisa's friend. Originally aired May 11, 2014.
  22. "The Yellow Badge of Cowardge": 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. Originally aired May 18, 2014.

    Season 26 (September 28, 2014 — May 17, 2015) 
  1. "Clown in the Dumps": A Day in the Limelight episode for Krusty the Clown, who decides to retire from show business yet again after being insulted at a Comedy Central-style roastnote , and watching his father die before he can answer his question of whether or not he was funny. Meanwhile Lisa, in the wake of the death of Krusty's father, worries that Homer's destructive antics will get him fatally injured. Originally aired September 28, 2014.
  2. "The Wreck of the Relationship": Homer and Bart try to, once again, fix their father-son relationship; this time, by going on a trust-building sea excursion. Meanwhile, Marge takes over for Homer's fantasy football league. Originally aired October 5, 2014.
  3. "Super Franchise Me": Marge opens a sandwich store that becomes popular. Originally aired October 12, 2014.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XXV": This year's tales of horror see Bart transferring to a demonic school in the Neil Gaiman-inspired "School Is Hell"; Moe and his droogs get into a bit of the old ultraviolence, but Homer wants to give it up for a girl (Marge) in "A Clockwork Yellow"; and The Simpsons being haunted by images of their past Tracy Ullman Show selves in "The Others." Originally aired October 19, 2014.
  5. "Opposites A-frack": Lisa brings in Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard (guest voice Jane Fonda) to put a stop to Mr. Burns' hydro-fracking operation, but is taken aback when the two political opponents find themselves attracted to one another. Meanwhile, Patty and Selma are forced to quit smoking while staying over The Simpsons' house. Originally aired November 2, 2014.
  6. "Simpsorama": A Futurama crossover played out like The Terminator. In it, Bender and the Planet Express Crew go back in time to 2014 to stop The Simpsons from ruining the future. Originally aired November 9, 2014.
  7. "Blazed and Confused": The Simpsons are going to Burning Man (called "Blazing Guy"), and Bart does battle with his bully of a new fourth grade teacher (voiced by Willem Dafoe). Originally aired November 16, 2014.
  8. "Covercraft": A very Musical Episode, in which Homer starts a band (again) while Will Forte guest stars as the owner of King Toot's (the music instrument store next to Moe's Tavern) who returns with an ax to grind against Moe. Originally aired November 23, 2014.
  9. "I Won't Be Home For Christmas": Marge kicks Homer out of the house after Moe convinces him to stay out all night on Christmas Eve at his bar. Depressed, Homer takes a lonely walk through Springfield instead of being with his family, who go out to find him when Moe confesses. Originally aired December 7, 2014.
  10. "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  Originally aired January 4, 2015.
  11. "Bart's New Friend": Homer is hypnotized into acting like a ten-year-old, which is fun for Bart, but becomes a pain for Marge when the hypnotist gets arrested and Homer doesn't want to mentally grow up.note  Originally aired January 11, 2015.
  12. "The Musk Who Fell From Earth": South-African born Canadian-American business magnate Elon Musk guest stars as himself in this episode that sees himself and Homer become fast friends and revolutionize the town's nuclear plant. But when Musk goes overboard and Mr. Burns wants him removed, Homer must figure out a way to stop him. Originally aired January 25, 2015.
  13. "Walking Big & Tall": Homer becomes a fat pride advocate. Meanwhile, Lisa writes a new anthem for Springfield after learning that the old one was plagiarized. Originally aired February 8, 2015.
  14. "My Fare Lady": Marge becomes a professional chauffeur. Meanwhile, Moe goes from bartending to janitorial work at the nuclear plant. Originally aired February 15, 2015.
  15. "The Princess Guide": Moe thinks a visiting African king is the "Nigerian prince" who scammed him online. Originally aired March 1, 2015.
  16. "Sky Police": Chief Wiggum gets a jetpack and uses it to fight crime from above, but ends up crashing into the town church. To raise money for damages, Marge, the Lovejoys and others decide to count cards at a casino. Originally aired March 8, 2015.
  17. "Waiting for Duffman": Duffman is put out of commission thanks to hip surgery and Homer becomes the new face of Duff Beer, which for someone like him, would be a dream come true...except Homer has to go Duffless (again) in order to secure the job. Originally aired March 15, 2015.
  18. "Peeping Mom": Marge pesters Bart by following him everywhere after Bart denies being involved in a bulldozer crash. Meanwhile, Flanders adopts a pet dog that Homer loves more than Santa's Little Helper. Originally aired April 19, 2015.
  19. "The Kids Are All Fight": The discovery of an old film strip prompts Homer to tell the story of Bart and Lisa's sibling rivalry when they were younger. Originally aired April 26, 2015.
  20. "Let's Go Fly a Coot": Bart begins smoking to impress Milhouse's cousin Annika. Meanwhile, the rest of the family learn about Grampa's days in the U.S. Air Force. Originally aired May 3, 2015.
  21. "Bull-E": Marge pushes for anti-bullying legislation and Homer is (finally) arrested and sent to rehab for his bullying of Ned Flanders. Originally aired May 10, 2015.
  22. "Mathlete's Feat": Lisa joins a competitive math team at school. According to Al Jean, it has "the most complicated math jokes the writers have ever done." Originally aired May 17, 2015.

    Season 27 (September 27, 2015 — May 22, 2016) 
  1. "Every Man's Dream": When Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy and decides that he'd rather have a beer at Moe's rather than wait in line for his prescription, he and Marge separate, and Homer starts going out — with the pharmacist (voiced by Lena Dunham from Girls). Originally aired September 27, 2015.
  2. "Cue Detective": Homer delves into the underground world of professional barbecuing by buying a smoker. But when the smoker gets stolen before the night of a BBQ snoke-off, detectives Lisa and Bart turn up the heat and grill some suspects in an attempt to smoke out the culprit. Originally aired October 4, 2015.
  3. "Puffless": Patty and Selma give up smoking after learning from their mother that their father died of lung cancer. Meanwhile, Maggie befriends some animals and leads them on a rescue party for an opossum that got captured by Cletus. Originally aired October 11, 2015.
  4. "Halloween of Horror": In this parody of home invasion thrillers, Homer removes his Halloween decorations after Lisa gets scared silly at Krustyland's Halloween festival, but the two end up in a real nightmare when the house gets invaded by decoration store employees Homer inadvertently got fired. note  Originally aired October 18, 2015.
  5. "Treehouse of Horror XXVI": Sideshow Bob finally murders Bart, leaving him with a hole in his life; Homer plays the King of All Monsters in a parody of Godzilla; Lisa and Milhouse get superpowers after being exposed to radiation (in a parody of Chronicle) Originally aired October 25, 2015.
  6. "Friend with Benefit": Lisa makes a new friend who pushes her around and steals the spotlight from her, while Homer uses this newfound friendship to get all the things he dreamed of (this week) from her rich father. Originally aired November 8, 2015.
  7. "Lisa with an 'S'": Homer loses a bet to Broadway veteran Laney Fontaine, so Homer lends Lisa to her to pay it off. While Laney grooms Lisa into a star, Homer and Marge travel to New York to get her back. Originally aired November 22, 2015.
  8. "Paths of Glory": Lisa sets out to restore the reputation of Springfield's first female inventor by searching for her first invention in an asylum. Meanwhile, Bart steals a psycho's notebook from the asylum and pretends to be the one who wrote it, which causes him to get institutionalized. Originally aired December 6, 2015.
  9. "Barthood": Bart's childhood, skipping the years covered in most of the previous 582 episodes, is covered in the style of Boyhood, chronicling his life from six-years-old to his time as an accomplished young man. Along the way, his tense relationship with Homer and Lisa shape Bart more than he realizes. Orignally aired December 13, 2015.
  10. "The Girl Code": When a photo Marge posts online gets Homer fired, he goes back to his all-time favorite job, a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. Meanwhile, Lisa teams up with the school's new computer coding instructor to develop an app that predicts the consequences of online posts...but it becomes sentient. Originally aired January 13, 2016.
  11. "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles": Bart is captivated by the new teacher at Springfield Elementary, and goes all-out to win her over. Meanwhile, Homer buys a new brand of "milk" that causes early puberty, which for Bart means stepping up his wooing game, while Lisa deals with a slight case of acne that introduces her to the world of makeup and subsequent popularity. Originally aired January 10, 2016.
  12. "Much Apu About Something": After a fire ends up destroying the Kwik-E-Mart, Sanjay's son Jay takes up ownership of the mart and turns it into a food mart, much to Apu's displeasure. Meanwhile, despite promising Homer not to prank anymore, Bart tries to do it to the food mart at Apu's behest. Originally aired January 17, 2016.
  13. "Love Is in the N₂-O₂-Ar-CO₂-Ne-He-CH₄": Professor Frink turns into a handsome man in order to woo ladies. Originally aired February 14, 2016.
  14. "Gal Of Constant Sorrow": After destroying the meager home of a homeless woman named Hettie, Bart makes up for it by allowing her to live in his closet. Lisa then finds out Hettie is actually the daughter of a renowned country music singer, but her faith in Hettie's potential is shattered when she learns Hettie has a serious case of heroin addiction. Originally aired February 21, 2016.
  15. "Lisa The Veterinarian": Lisa becomes a veterinarian after giving CPR to a raccoon. Marge meanwhile makes a living cleaning up crime scenes. Originally aired March 6, 2016.
  16. "The Marge-ian Chronicles": Lisa signs up for the Mars One Space Colony tryout to get to Mars, but a concerned Marge acts against her daughter's wishes by making Bart enter the tryout in hopes of driving Lisa away from it. Originally aired March 13, 2016.
  17. "The Burns Cage": After Smithers is crushed by Mr. Burns' lack of affection towards him, other characters attempt to find a boyfriend for him. Meanwhile, Milhouse competes against a new boy for the lead role in a school production of Casablanca, so he can act alongside his own unrequited love, Lisa. Originally aired April 3, 2016.
  18. "How Lisa Got Her Marge Back": Lisa and Marge are having problems, so they take a weekend trip to Capital City to attend a performance of Bad News Bears: The Musical. Meanwhile, Bart teams up with Maggie to trick people, after he becomes frustrated that everyone expects his pranks. Originally aired April 10, 2016.
  19. "Fland Canyon": Homer recalls a dysfunctional Simpson-family vacation to the Grand Canyon with the practically perfect Flanders family that turned into a memorable bonding experience. Originally aired April 24, 2016.
  20. "To Courier With Love": Homer promises Marge her dream vacation to Paris, and then to defray the cost, he makes a deal with the travel agent to act as a courier and transport a briefcase with top-secret info on the trip. Originally aired May 8, 2016.
  21. "Simprovised": Homer turns to improv comedy to get over his fear of public speaking. The last 3 minutes also features the highly anticipated "Homer Live" event where fans could ask Homer questions and call in to talk to him live. Originally aired May 15, 2016.
  22. "Orange Is The New Yellow": Marge is arrested (again) for letting Bart play unsupervised in the park and comes to realize that prison is a welcome break from her household duties. Originally aired May 22, 2016.

    Season 28 (September 25, 2016 — May 21, 2017) 
  1. "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus": Mr. Burns puts on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl, only for his traumatic memories of the 1913 Pee-Wee Pageant to resurface during auditions. It's up to Lisa, hired as Mr. Burns' partner and personal assistant, to convince him to go through with the show. Meanwhile, the nuclear plant workers decide to have fun in Mr. Burns' absence, leaving Homer responsible to remotivate them to go back to work. Originally aired September 25, 2016.
  2. "Friends and Family": Mr. Burns needs a family to deal with his anger issues, and when he discovers virtual technology, he decides to hire Homer's family to act as his virtual family for ten years. Meanwhile, Homer is left alone at home, where be befriends a neighbor who shares certain traits of his. Originally aired October 2, 2016.
  3. "The Town": Homer takes the family on a "hate-cation" to Boston when he catches Bart rooting for a rival football team, the Boston Americans (a spoof of the New England Patriots). But after discovering the appeal of city, the family agrees to move there. Originally aired October 9, 2016.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XXVII": This year's special is extra special, for it's the 600th episode of the series! This year, Mr. Burns controls all of the water in Springfield, and hosts a The Hunger Games-style competition where Springfield's children fight to the death for a day in his personal reservoir; Lisa's imaginary friend kills her real friends; and Bart is recruited to Moe's group of secret barfly agents. Plus, can the Simpsons survive "The Planet of the Couches", right after Sideshow Bob leads a pack of Simpson enemies trying to kill them? Originally aired October 16, 2016.
  5. "Trust, But Clarify": Bart and Lisa investigate Krusty's new "Krustaceans" candy, while Homer asks Marge to help him dress for a promotion at the nuclear plant. Originally aired October 23, 2016.
  6. "There Will Be Buds": Homer coaches the kids' lacrosse team with Milhouse's dad Kirk, who really needs a friend. Kirk then disappears after hearing Homer rant about him being a loser, just as the team needs him for the championship game. Originally aired November 6, 2016.
  7. "Havana Wild Weekend": The Simpsons go to Cuba to get Grampa cheap medical care, since the retirement home and the V.A. hospital can't solve his health issues. Originally aired November 13, 2016.
  8. "Dad Behavior": When Homer discovers an app to hire "chore monkeys" to do pretty much everything for him, including spend time with Bart, Bart finds a new father Kirk. Meanwhile, Grampa learns he's going to be a father again. Originally aired November 20, 2016.
  9. "The Last Traction Hero": Homer is put into a body cast after falling through Mr. Burns's office trapdoor, but when he can't spend time with Marge, she finds companionship with someone else — Smithers, who's trying to get Homer to sign a liability release. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes the school bus monitor, only for power to go to her head. Originally aired December 4, 2016.
  10. "The Nightmare After Krustmas": Krusty and his daughter Sophie spend Christmas with the Simpson family, but when she wants nothing more to do with him, he decides to become a Christian. Meanwhile, Reverend Lovejoy seeks converts to boost church attendance, and a Christmas toy scares Maggie. Originally aired December 11, 2016.
  11. "Pork and Burns": Marge is inspired by a Japanese book on minimalism to adapt to a new way of living, so the Simpsons have to part with items that no longer bring them joy, which includes Lisa giving up pretty much everything she owns, including her saxophone. Homer, refusing to give up the one thing Marge wants him to throw out — Spider-Pig (or Plopper, whichever you prefer) — turns him into a "support animal", but after an incident involving barbecue sauce and Mr. Burns's hounds, Burns treats the pig... and decides to keep him. Originally aired January 8, 2017.
  12. "The Great Phatsby": In this hour-long special, Mr. Burns becomes friends with a music producer who made his fortune from reading one of Mr. Burns's books, only for the producer to end up with all of Burns's money. Meanwhile, a rich, but immoral, boy falls for Lisa, and Marge opens a boutique store in the Hamptons. Originally aired January 15, 2017.
  13. "Fatzcarraldo": When all the fast food restaurants in Springfield become healthy, Homer finds an old-school hot dog restaurant that brings back childhood memories. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to save the school radio station. Originally aired February 12, 2017.
  14. "The Cad and the Hat": When Bart tosses Lisa's new hat into a dump, he has to deal with his guilt — literally. Meanwhile, Homer begins playing chess, and everyone in Springfield becomes impressed by his talents. Originally aired February 19, 2017.
  15. "Kamp Krustier": Bart and Lisa return from Kamp Krusty after a traumatizing experience, interrupting Homer and Marge's romantic encounters. (This essentially is a Retcon of Season 4 Kamp Krusty with a Happy Ending Override.) Originally aired March 5, 2017.
  16. "22 for 30": In a parody of 30 for 30, Bart becomes a star basketball player, but things go awry when he gets involved with the mafia. Originally aired March 12, 2017.
  17. "A Father's Watch": Marge goes to parenting experts for advice when she thinks that Bart is on the road to failure. Following their advice, Homer opens a trophy store. Originally aired March 19, 2017.
  18. "Caper Chase": Mr. Burns opens a for-profit university, with Homer as one of its professors. Originally aired April 16, 2017.
  19. "Looking for Mr. Goodbart": Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner's mother as punishment, but when he pretends to be Agnes Skinner's grandson, he soon develops a talent for playing up to old ladies for profit, but gets worried when he thinks one of them is using him to kill herself. Meanwhile, Homer and Lisa, alongside the whole town, get a little too addicted to Peekimon Get. Originally aired April 30, 2017.
  20. "Moho House": Homer and Marge's attempt to work on their marriage hits a bump when Mr. Burns places a bet with a home wrecker named Nigel that he can break the two up. It comes down to Moe to help them out. Originally aired May 7, 2017.
  21. "Dogtown": When Homer's court case determines that a dog's life is more valuable than a human's, the canines recognize their position of power and begin to assert their dominance. Originally aired May 21, 2017.

    Season 29 (October 1, 2017 — May 20, 2018) 
  1. "The Serfsons": Homer has to undertake a dangerous task to save the life of Marge's mother. This episode is set in a standard fantasy setting of Springfield, the Kingdom of Springfieldia. Originally aired October 1, 2017.
  2. "Springfield Splendor": Marge's illustrations turn Lisa's story about how sad her life is into a graphic novel called "Sad Girl", only for Marge to get jealous when Lisa gets all of the fans. However, the tables are turned when it is turned into a stage show concentrating on the drawings instead of Lisa's story. Originally aired October 8, 2017.
  3. "Whistler's Father": When Homer discovers that Maggie is a talented whistler, he tries to turn her into a child star without Marge finding out, but he's afraid that what happens to other child stars will happen to her too. Meanwhile, Marge becomes an interior decorator for Fat Tony. Originally aired October 15, 2017.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII": This year's tales consist of "The Exor-Sis" where Maggie becomes possessed by a demon, "Coralisa" in which Lisa discovers a world that contains creepy yet perfect versions of her family, and in the final installment "MMM...Homer", Homer cannibalizes himself after he runs out of food while his family's away. Originally aired October 22, 2017.
  5. "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me": After getting hearing aids, Grampa finally learns what everyone says about him. Meanwhile, when sneaking into the school to fix a mistake Lisa made on a paper, Bart and Lisa discover Principal Skinner, who moved out of his mother's house after discovering that, when he was in high school, she hid an acceptance letter from Ohio State and told him he didn't get in. Originally aired November 5, 2017.
  6. "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be": Frustrated with the local government, Marge decides to run for mayor, and to win public support, she begins making Homer the butt of her jokes. Originally aired November 12, 2017.
  7. "Singin' In The Lane": Homer reunites his old bowling team, the Pin Pals, where they must compete against a team of millionaires. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa are stunned by how greedy Bart has become and join forces to change his behavior. Originally aired November 19, 2017.
  8. "Mr. Lisa's Opus": As Lisa writes her college application essay for Harvard, she recalls past disappointing birthdays that helped shape her. Originally aired December 3, 2017.
  9. "Gone Boy": When Bart goes missing (he is trapped in a secret underground bunker), Sideshow Bob attempts to get Milhouse to reveal his location. Originally aired December 10, 2017.
  10. "Haw-Haw Land": Lisa becomes smitten with an older musician named Brendon (voice by Ed Sheeran), sparking a jealousy in Nelson, who uses jazz to try and win her over instead. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge worry when Bart discovers his affinity for chemistry. Originally aired January 7, 2018.
  11. "Frink Gets Testy": Mr. Burns builds a doomsday ark, after he believes that the end of the world is near when he sees an old Orson Welles show about Nostradamus. Professor Frink comes up with a new way of testing everyone in Springfield after Burns wants a test to determine who should go on a spaceship with him. Originally aired January 14, 2018.
  12. "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't": Manacek, a detective, investigates a theft of a Joan Miró painting which Homer is accused of stealing. Originally aired March 14, 2018.
  13. "3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage" Homer and Marge reminisce about their life before kids to the young childless couple living in their old apartment. Originally aired March 25, 2018.
  14. "Fears of a Clown": When the entire faculty pranks Bart, he seeks revenge by making them wear clown masks, only to cause the entire town to start fearing clowns, which results in Krusty having to switch to serious acting when no one will watch his show. Meanwhile, Marge convinces a judge to send Bart to a rehabilitation camp in order to try to cure him of pranking. Originally aired April 1, 2018.
  15. "No Good Read Goes Unpunished": After seeing the effects of an Itchy & Scratchy marathon followed by everybody staring at their tablets, Marge forces the family to hand in their electronics and head to the library in an attempt to bring the family together again. This results in Bart using a war book to control Homer, and Marge discovering that a past favorite of hers is now offensive and insensitive. Originally aired April 8, 2018.
  16. "King Leer": Homer and Marge find out that Moe is having a big fight with his father; the two try to reconnect their relationship. Originally aired April 15, 2018.
  17. "Lisa Gets The Blues": After Lisa loses her saxophone mojo, the family takes a vacation to Gainsville, Florida, but gets diverted to New Orleans. Originally aired April 22, 2018.
  18. "Forgive and Regret": While on his deathbed, Grampa makes a confession to Homer about the past. He comes to realize that the issue will not be easy to reconcile when he makes a recovery. This is also the 636th episode, surpassing Gunsmoke's record for most episodes in a series. Originally aired April 29, 2018.
  19. "Left Behind": When the Leftorium shuts down, Homer helps Ned get a job at the Nuclear Power Plant. Meanwhile, Marge feels that her marriage has lost its spark. Originally aired May 6, 2018.
  20. "Throw Grampa from the Dane": After receiving an insurance payout, the Simpson family decide to take Grampa to Denmark so that he can benefit from the country's free healthcare. The family soon falls in love with the place — except for Homer and Grampa. Originally aired May 13, 2018.
  21. "Flanders' Ladder": After getting struck by lightning and falling into a coma, Bart receives visits from ghosts who want the closure only he can provide, one of which is Maude Flanders... who wants revenge on Homer for killing her. Originally aired May 20, 2018.

    Season 30 (September 30, 2018 — May 12, 2019) 
  1. "Bart's Not Dead": Bart takes part in a dare which ends with him in a hospital. In order to cover up for himself and Homer (who had failed to stop him in time), Bart makes a claim that he met Jesus in Heaven. Originally aired September 30, 2018.
  2. "Heartbreak Hotel": Marge and Homer's marriage is tested when they travel to a tropical island to compete for a million dollars on Marge's favorite reality competition show (Marge wants to re-do the kitchen while Homer wants the money for his latest selfish pursuit), only to be eliminated on the first day and end up having to stay in an airport hotel until filming ends. But there is a way to get back on the show — for one of them. Originally aired October 7, 2018.
  3. "My Way or the Highway to Heaven": The citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters as God and St. Peter think about what would enable a soul to get into Heaven. Originally aired October 14, 2018.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XXIX": In this year’s trio of tales, Homer enters an oyster eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body snatchers; Lisa goes crazy and tortures Bart, Milhouse, and Nelson; and Mr. Burns opens up a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades, but somebody didn't pay attention to the "do not raise the temperature" sign. Originally aired October 21, 2018.
  5. "Baby You Can't Drive My Car": A self-driving car company comes to Springfield, poaching all of the power plant employees with their fun work environment, but Homer has to decide between the perfect job and its dark secret — it drives people to where the company's paid sponsors tell it to go. Originally aired November 4, 2018.
  6. "From Russia Without Love": Following a failed prank phone call, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order Russian bride on the Dark Web. But when Anastasia Alekova darkens Moe's tavern door, Moe fears he will have his heart broken again and tries to distance himself from her. Originally aired November 11, 2018.
  7. "Werking Mom": With some help from Julio, Marge pretends to be a drag queen in order to successfully sell Tubberware. Meanwhile, when Lisa brings some joy into Jasper's life, she tries doing the same for the others around her, but it backfires when she makes things between Principal Skinner and his mother worse. Originally aired November 18, 2018.
  8. "Krusty the Clown": Homer decides to become a TV show recapper, which goes horribly awry when his review of Krusty's show suddenly triggers an all-out brawl between the two of them. With Bart's help, Krusty hides out in a low-budget circus, but can he cut it as a "real" clown instead of a TV one? Originally aired November 25, 2018.
  9. "Daddicus Finch": When Homer stands up against a store selling sexy clothes for young girls, Lisa sees a resemblance to Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. This causes Bart to feel neglected as Marge tries to help Homer balance with his attention towards his kids. Originally aired December 2, 2018.
  10. "'Tis the 30th Season": After Marge's attempt to get the present Bart and Lisa both want on Black Friday goes haywire, the Simpson family is determined to fix Christmas with a vacation to a Florida resort. Originally aired December 9, 2018.
  11. "Mad About The Toy": After being asked to babysit the kids, Grampa starts suffering PTSD flashbacks upon seeing a box of green army men toys. The others discover that he was the model for them, but when they also discover that the photographer was fired for kissing him, Homer, Marge and the kids go to Marfa, Texas so Grampa can discover what happened to him. Originally aired January 6, 2019.
  12. "The Girl on the Bus": When Lisa spots a new best friend from the window of the bus, she gets a taste of what life could be like with a different, more cultured family, and proceeds to try and live a double life. Originally aired January 13, 2019.
  13. "I'm Dancing As Fat As I Can": Homer angers Marge by binging their favorite show without her, and has to pick up a new skill in order to make amends. Meanwhile, Bart prepares to compete in "Krusty's Holiday Trample". Originally aired February 10, 2019.
  14. "The Clown Stays in the Picture": Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space". Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship when Homer and Marge were personal assistants on Krusty's film. Originally aired February 17, 2019.
  15. "101 Mitigations": After Homer steals Comic Book Guy's car, he must either prove his innocence in court or reconcile with the jilted nerd. Originally aired March 3, 2019.
  16. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)": When a romantic night ends in injury, Marge recovers by taking up kite boarding while Homer bonds with his hallucinated hernia. Lisa attempts to fix her parents' strained relationship by seeking advice from an unlikely source. Originally aired March 10, 2019.
  17. "E My Sports": In the final episode released under Rupert Murdoch's control of 20th Century Fox Television, Homer finds out that Bart is excelling in video game competitions and discovers a passion for coaching him, which sends Bart and his team to a world video gaming championship. But will a side trip Lisa organizes to a Buddhist temple stand in their way of victory? Originally aired March 17, 2019.
  18. "Bart Vs. Itchy & Scratchy": In the first episode released with Disney as owner, Krusty revises Itchy & Scratchy to be females, forcing Bart and the boys to boycott it by not watching. But when Bart gives into temptation, gets called out for his hypocrisy on the internet, and causes his friends to turn on him, he joins a group of sixth grade girls who vandalize against male dominance. Originally aired March 24, 2019.
  19. "Girl's in the Band": When director of the Capitol City Philharmonic, Victor Kleskow, scouts Lisa, she must endure his harsh training. Meanwhile, Homer works extra shifts at the plant and Marge, Bart, and Maggie make long daily trips just so Lisa can play. Originally aired March 31, 2019.
  20. "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh": Marge becomes director of Springfield's local theater, armed with Lisa's script resembling "Hamilton"; Homer joins a baby class with Maggie, and he takes a liking to supervisor Chloe. Originally aired April 7, 2019.
  21. "D'Oh Canada": On a family vacation to Niagara Falls, Lisa is mistakenly granted political asylum in Canada. When Marge goes to rescue Lisa, they are forced to re-evaluate their love for America as they navigate the polite Canadian landscape. Originally aired April 28, 2019.
  22. "Woo-Hoo Dunnit": When Lisa's $600 college fund is stolen from underneath the Simpsons' kitchen sink, the documentary crime series "Deadline Springfield" goes in-depth to solve the case. Originally aired May 5, 2019.
  23. "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion": After the plant cuts health care benefits again (although this time, only for the employees' children), Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD, but when they work (a little too well for Lisa's liking), she goes into the crystal selling business. Originally aired May 12, 2019.

    Season 31 (September 29, 2019 — May 17, 2020) 
  1. "The Winter of Our Monetized Content": Homer and Bart become viral video stars; Lisa takes a stand against Springfield Elementary's new detention policy. Originally aired September 29, 2019.
  2. "Go Big or Go Homer": Homer enlists an intern to help him with a new business, but runs into trouble with the local Mafia. Originally aired October 6, 2019.
  3. "The Fat Blue Line": Chief Wiggum's on the spot when Homer becomes the latest victim of the Springfield Pickpocket. Originally aired October 13, 2019.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XXX": In the 30th annual Halloween special that is also the 666th episode of the series, Milhouse is trapped in another dimension; dead Homer's spirit tries some new bodies on for size; and Selma finds love in an unlikely place. Originally aired October 20, 2019.
  5. "Gorillas on the Mast": After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa becomes determined to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity; Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks. Originally aired November 3, 2019.
  6. "Marge the Lumberjill": When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up competitive lumber-jacking as a hobby (and has a real gift for it). The circuit of competitive timbersports takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer, Paula, whom Homer worries is going to steal her away forever. Originally aired November 10, 2019.
  7. "Livin La Pura Vida": The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houten's annual trip to Costa Rica, where Patty and Marge discover that Patty's new girlfriend is a lot like Homer (she drinks too much and likes women), while Lisa, worried over how the family is supposed to afford the vacation, tries to figure out how Milhouse's family can do it. Originally aired November 17, 2019.
  8. "Thanksgiving of Horror": The Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an artificial intelligence mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce. Originally aired November 24, 2019.
  9. "Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?": When Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith, Ned sends him to live with the Simpsons in an attempt to scare him back into God's arms. Originally aired December 1, 2019.
  10. "Bobby, It's Cold Outside": Sideshow Bob gets contracted as the new mall Santa; someone steals all the Christmas packages off people's front porches. Originally aired December 15, 2019.
  11. "Hail to the Teeth": Homer and Marge attend Artie Ziff's wedding and become quite uncomfortable when they realize that his bride-to-be is a clone of Marge; Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the popularity she receives after getting her new braces. Originally aired January 5, 2020.
  12. "The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson": Springfield opens a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) school, at which even Bart excels, until Lisa discovers that most of the students are really learning how to do menial jobs. Meanwhile, Homer fears that a new soft drink machine is the start of a "robot revolution". Originally aired February 16, 2020.
  13. "Frinkcoin": When Professor Frink invents a new cryptocurrency, he becomes the richest person in Springfield, much to Mr. Burns's well as his own, when he discovers that his new friends are only interested in his wealth. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay. Originally aired February 23, 2020.
  14. "Bart the Bad Guy": Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie a month before it comes out — and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers. Originally aired March 1, 2020.
  15. "Screenless": Marge takes away everyone else's social media devices when she thinks the others are addicted, but when they discover that Marge is the one with the addiction, she takes them all to a rehab clinic. Originally aired March 8, 2020.
  16. "Better off Ned": Bart bonds with Ned Flanders, which leaves Homer jealous, so he retaliates by mentoring Nelson Muntz; a heroic act by Homer makes Bart look up to him again. Originally aired March 15, 2020.
  17. "Highway to Well": Marge gets a job at a high-end marijuana dispensary, but when Otto just wants to "score some weed," Homer and Moe open a competing dispensary that features the experience of buying it illegally...which Marge has to get shut down if she wants to keep her own job. Originally aired March 22, 2020.
  18. "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby": Maggie is depressed when she can't play with Hudson because Marge has a problem with Hudson's mother. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns wants Homer to help him get Cletus's helium supply. Originally aired April 19, 2020.
  19. "Warrin' Priests: Part 1": When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy investigates his mysterious past. Originally aired April 26, 2020.
  20. "Warrin' Priests: Part 2": In Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy uncovers the reason why Bode left and came to Springfield; when the congregation learns of his crime, they must decide whether to banish their new priest. Originally aired May 3, 2020.
  21. "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds": Lisa is invited to a sleepover by a new friend, only to discover that she's really there just so her friend can look down on her so she can be accepted by her other stuck-up friends. Meanwhile, Homer takes Marge on a romantic cruise. Originally aired May 10, 2020.
  22. "Way of the Dog": When Santa's Little Helper starts acting out and ends up biting Marge, he is taken to a dog psychologist to solve the problem, which stems from his past. Originally aired May 17, 2020.

    Season 32 (September 27, 2020 — May 23, 2021) 
  1. "Undercover Burns": Mr. Burns goes under cover as "Fred" at the nuclear power plant and becomes friends with Homer and the gang; Burns implements all sorts of amenities to improve his employees' lives, but a jealous Smithers plots to bring the old, bitter Burns back. Originally aired September 27, 2020.
  2. "I, Carumbus": At a museum exhibit of Ancient Rome, Marge and Homer get into an argument about Homer's lack of ambition. Originally aired October 4, 2020.
  3. "Now Museum, Now You Don't": Home from school, sick, Lisa explores the wonders of Western art; each family member takes on the persona of a famous artist. Originally aired October 11, 2020.
  4. "Treehouse of Horror XXXI": The annual terror themed trilogy, including a frightening look at the 2020 election, parodies of Pixar and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and a ninth birthday Lisa just can't get over. Originally aired November 1, 2020.
  5. "The 7 Beer Itch": When Marge and the kids take a seaside vacation, Homer is unwittingly tempted by a British femme fatale. Originally aired November 8, 2020.
  6. "Podcast News": Abe is accused of a crime, while Kent Brockman questions his career. Originally aired November 15, 2020.
  7. "Three Dreams Denied": Bart becomes a voice-over actor; Comic Book Guy is humiliated at Comic-Con; Lisa is set up for a fall. Originally aired November 22, 2020.
  8. "The Road to Cincinnati": Odd couple Skinner and Chalmers embark on an 800-mile car ride to Cincinnati to attend an administrator's convention. Originally aired November 29, 2020.
  9. "Sorry Not Sorry": Lisa calls her teacher, Ms. Hoover, a hack and refuses to apologize; Lisa learns Ms. Hoover's private pain. Originally aired December 6, 2020.
  10. "A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas": A cable channel films a Christmas movie in Springfield, and Skinner falls in love. Originally aired December 13, 2020.
  11. "The Dad-Feelings Limited": Comic Book Guy and his wife Kumiko debate having a baby; Comic Book Guy's origin story is revealed. Originally aired January 3, 2021.
  12. "Diary Queen": Bart finds his old teacher's diary and learns a surprising secret; Lisa discovers an even bigger surprise. Originally aired February 21, 2021.
  13. "Wad Goals": Bart becomes a successful caddy, but Marge worries it is ruining his character. Originally aired February 28, 2021.
  14. "Yokel Hero": Cletus becomes a singing sensation and ruins everything when he turns on his fans, while Homer becomes a new man. Originally aired March 7, 2021.
  15. "Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars?": Homer tries to reunite his favorite mechanical band from his youth, but film and TV creator J.J. Abrams beats him to it. Originally aired March 14, 2021.
  16. "Manger Things": In the 700th episode, a secret from Flanders' past is revealed, as well as a never-before-seen room in the Simpson home. Originally aired March 21, 2021.
  17. "Uncut Femmes": It is revealed that Chief Wiggum's wife is more than she seems; Marge takes part in a jewel heist. Originally aired March 28, 2021.
  18. "Burger Kings": Mr. Burns gets into the plant-based burger business. Originally aired April 11, 2021.
  19. "Panic on the Streets of Springfield": Lisa gets a new imaginary friend - a depressed British singer from the 1980s; Homer becomes a truck guy. Originally aired April 18, 2021.
  20. "Mother and Child Reunion": Lisa makes a shocking college decision, wounding Marge. Originally aired May 9, 2021.
  21. "The Man From G.R.A.M.P.A.": A British secret agent comes to Springfield in search of a Russian spy. Originally aired May 16, 2021.
  22. "The Last Barfighter": After Moe breaks their most sacred rule, a secret society of bartenders seeks ultimate vengeance on Homer and his friends. Originally aired May 23, 2021.

    Season 33 (September 26, 2021 — May 22, 2022) 
  1. "The Star of the Backstage": A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show — but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past. Originally aired September 26, 2021.
  2. "Bart's in Jail": When Grampa falls victim to a phone scammer, the Simpsons set out on a mission of vengeance to get his money back. Originally aired October 3, 2021.
  3. "Treehouse of Horror XXXII": The 32nd annual Simpsons Halloween special includes a spoof of Parasite and a segment where Bambi gets his revenge. Originally aired October 10, 2021.
  4. "The Wayz We Were": The Simpsons learn that a navigation app has increased the traffic on their street and try to stop it, and Moe reunites with his old girlfriend, Maya, from "Eeny Teeny Maya Moe". Originally aired October 17, 2021.
  5. "Lisa's Belly": Bart and Lisa take medication after getting sick at a waterpark, gaining weight as a side effect. Lisa worries about her self-image, while Bart hangs out in the bullies' secret gym. Originally aired October 24, 2021.
  6. "A Serious Flanders": When a ruthless debt collector comes to Springfield, Homer and Ned's lives are sucked into the artfully violent world of prestige TV. Originally aired November 7, 2021.
  7. "A Serious Flanders (Part 2)": Things for Ned and Homer go from bad to worse in the stunning conclusion of this Simpflix prestige crime thriller. Originally aired November 14, 2021.
  8. "Portrait of a Lackey on Fire": Smithers finds love, but perhaps at a very high price. Originally aired November 21, 2021.
  9. "Mothers and Other Strangers": In a flashback to his teen years, Homer goes on a road trip with his father to search for his mother. Originally aired November 28, 2021.
  10. "A Made Maggie": Fat Tony becomes Godfather to Maggie. Originally aired December 19, 2021.
  11. "The Longest Marge": Marge and Mr. Burns get involved with a brash young football player. Originally aired January 2, 2022.
  12. "Pixelated and Afraid": Homer and Marge get stranded in the icy wilderness, with no food, no technology, and no clothing. Originally aired February 27, 2022.
  13. "Boyz N The Highlands": A highland trek turns into a nightmare for Bart, Martin, Nelson, and Dolph when they run afoul of a cult of what appears to be Satanists. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to spend long-coveted alone time with Homer and Marge at home. Originally aired March 6, 2022.
  14. "You Won't Believe What This Episode is About - Act Three Will Shock You!": When footage of Homer leaving Santa's Little Helper locked in a hot car goes viral, all of Springfield is outraged and Homer becomes a pariah. Originally aired March 13, 2022.
  15. "Bart the Cool Kid": Homer inadvertently gets Bart humiliated online after buying him bootlegs of the newest pair of Slipreme sneakers. Bart's luck soon turns around when famous kid influencer Orion Hughes befriends him, which puts him in conflict with his father when Homer decides to lead a group of his own "uncool" kind to feel cool. Originally aired March 20, 2022.
  16. "Pretty Whittle Liar": Brandine is revealed to be smarter than she lets on when she makes an insightful description about one of Marge's books, which drives a wedge between her and Cletus that has her moving to the Simpsons' residence once he learns of this. Meanwhile, Lisa joins a secret school society that conceal their intelligence to avoid being bullied. Originally aired March 27, 2022.
  17. "The Sound of Bleeding Gums" — A protest against the lottery coalition for taking the late Bleeding Gums Murphy's name in vain leads to Lisa discovering that he has a deaf son named Monk, whom she resolves to help out in any way she can. Originally aired April 10, 2022.
  18. "My Octopus and a Teacher" — Rayshelle Peyton (Kerry Washington) joins the crew as Bart's new fourth grade elementary school teacher. But there's something about her history with the boy who, already lovestruck with her, begins behaving oddly. On the other hand, Lisa rescues an octopus destined to die during a wildlife documentary. Originally aired April 24, 2022.
  19. "Girls Just Shauna Have Fun" — Lisa thinks she has found her perfect best friend when Shauna Chalmers is revealed to be an excellent drummer, but does she really know who she befriended? Meanwhile, Homer discovers that her father, Superintendent Chalmers, is a wiz at brewing beer. Originally aired May 1, 2022.
  20. "Marge the Meanie" — After an encounter with Marge's former principal, Bart and Marge bond over Marge's past as a prankster. Meanwhile, Homer tries to bond with Lisa over vegetarian food. Originally aired May 8, 2022.
  21. "Meat Is Murder" — An old business partner of Grampa's comes to town to buy Krusty Burger and enlist Grampa onto the board of directors of one of the most powerful corporations on Earth. Originally aired May 15, 2022.
  22. "Poorhouse Rock" — Homer manages to get Bart to respect him and his job, and Bart resolves to grow up to become a nuclear safety inspector just like him. However, a singing janitor (Hugh Jackman) and Lisa teach him a tragic lesson about the economy and how bleak the future is for his generation. Originally aired May 22, 2022.

    Season 34 (September 25, 2022 — May 21, 2023) 
  1. "Habeas Tortoise" — Homer starts an online conspiracy group based around a missing tortoise. Originally aired September 25, 2022.
  2. "One Angry Lisa" — Marge becomes obsessed with her exercise bike, while Lisa goes on jury duty. Originally aired October 2, 2022.
  3. "Lisa the Boy Scout" — Bart and Lisa join the Boy Explorers. Originally aired October 9, 2022.
  4. "The King of Nice" — Marge gets a job on Krusty's talk show. Originally aired October 16, 2022.
  5. "Not It" — In this standalone Treehouse of Horror special spoofing It (2017), the town of Kingsfield finds itself under threat from a demonic and unfunny clown. Originally aired October 23, 2022.
  6. "Treehouse of Horror XXXIII" — In this year's annual horror anthology, Marge becomes possessed by a demon born from her resentment, Lisa saves the planet by murdering people with the "Death Tome", and the family learns they're robots in a theme park. Originally aired October 30, 2022.
  7. "From Beer to Paternity" — Homer goes on a road trip with Duffman to reunite him with his estranged daughter while also trying to look like the perfect father to Lisa. Originally aired November 13, 2022.
  8. 'Step Brother from the Same Planet' — Homer feels resentment when Abe acts like a caring father to his girlfriend's quirky young son. Bart and Lisa throw the ultimate slumber party in Abe's empty room. Originally aired November 20, 2022.
  9. 'When Nelson Met Lisa' — Set in the future, Lisa and Nelson go through many will they or won't they moments. Originally aired November 27, 2022.
  10. 'Game Done Changed' — When Bart discovers a glitch in an online game he can profit off of, he ropes Principal Skinner into his lucrative business. Marge and Maggie also become addicted to the game. Originally aired December 4, 2022.
  11. 'Top Goon' — While coaching a children's hockey team, Moe enlists Nelson to be a hockey goon. Originally aired December 11, 2022.
  12. "My Life as a Vlog" — A series of YouTube videos show the rise and fall of the Simpson family's internet fame through vlogs. Originally aired January 1, 2023.
  13. "The Many Saints of Springfield" — After being fired from Springfield Elementary, Ned Flanders unknowingly falls in with the mafia. Originally aired February 19, 2023.
  14. 'Carl Carlson Rides Again' — Carl tries to figure out his racial identity. Originally aired February 26, 2023.
  15. "Bartless" — Homer and Marge imagine a world where Bart was never born into the Simpson family. Originally aired March 5, 2023.
  16. "Hostile Kirk Place" — Kirk Van Houten protests the teaching of certain aspects of history, and turns Springfield into a dystopia. Also, Homer comes up with an idea for an "As Seen On TV" product. Originally aired March 12, 2023.
  17. "Pin Gal" — In order to save the Bowlarama, Marge has to confront a figure from her past, bringing back a character from the show's first season. Originally aired March 19, 2023.
  18. "Fan-ily Feud" — After badmouthing a popular musician, Homer endures the wrath of her highly organized fans, including Lisa. Originally aired April 23, 2023.
  19. "Write Off This Episode" — Marge and Lisa start a charity foundation, but Marge gets seduced by the fundraising. Originally aired April 30, 2023.
  20. "The Very Hungry Caterpillars" — Springfield is forced into lockdown by a plague of invasive caterpillars. Originally aired May 7, 2023.
  21. "Clown v. Board of Education" — Krusty opens a private clown school. Originally aired May 14, 2023.
  22. "Homer's Adventures Through the Windshield Glass" — In the 750th episode, after learning about a secret Marge has been keeping from him, Homer goes through some introspection during a car crash. Originally aired May 21, 2023.

    Season 35 (October 1, 2023 — May 19, 2024) 
  1. "Homer's Crossing" — When Homer becomes the school's crossing guard, the feelings of validation and an increased budget quickly leads to corruption. Originally aired October 1, 2023.
  2. "A Mid-Childhood Night's Dream" — Marge has nightmares about Bart growing up. Originally aired October 8, 2023.
  3. "McMansion & Wife" — Rich new neighbors trick Homer and Marge into approving elaborate renovations to the house next door. Meanwhile, Lisa takes action to stop Nelson after his bullying escalates. Originally aired October 22, 2023.
  4. "Thirst Trap: A Corporate Love Story" — In this documentary-style episode, "fake it 'til you make it" tech upstart Persephone Odair (Elizabeth Banks) becomes partners in business and marriage with Mr. Burns, but her big world-saving project is not what it seems. Originally aired October 29, 2023.
  5. "Treehouse of Horror XXXIV" — Bart becomes an NFT and Marge goes into the blockchain to rescue him. Having witnessed Sideshow Bob killing Bart in an alternate ending to "Cape Feare", Lisa grows up to be a criminal psychologist and must track down a serial killer, but has to turn to Sideshow Bob for advice. An airborne contagion is turning everyone into Homers. Originally aired November 5, 2023.
  6. "Iron Marge" — When Marge is heartbroken by a bad birthday present, Bart and Lisa dig through their mom's past to find a way to make it up to her. Meanwhile, Homer becomes the neighborhood fearmonger. Originally aired November 12, 2023.
  7. "It's a Blunderful Life" — Sixty years in the future, Lisa tells a story about a massive blackout that happened just before Thanksgiving, and how Homer was blamed for it. Originally aired November 19, 2023.
  8. "Ae Bonny Romance" — Groundkeeper Willie is seemingly abducted, and the Simpsons go to Edinburgh to find him, but what they find isn't an abduction, but a wedding. Originally aired December 3, 2023.
  9. "Murder, She Boat" — A pop culture cruise becomes the site for a closed-door mystery when Comic Book Guy's extremely rare Radioactive Man figure is destroyed. Originally aired December 17, 2023.
  10. "Do the Wrong Thing" — Homer and Bart bond over cheating in blue-collar sports, and Lisa stresses about summer camp applications. Originally aired December 24, 2023.
  11. "Frinkenstein's Monster" — Professor Frink gets Homer a prestigious job at the Shelbyville nuclear power plant by discreetly telling him everything to say, but Homer demands he keeps the guise up because he feels he will screw up if he thinks for himself. Originally aired February 18, 2024.
  12. "Lisa Gets an F1" — Lisa feels a need for speed as well as a need for control of her anxiety when she becomes a pro kid go-cart racer. Originally aired February 25, 2024.
  13. "Clan of the Cave Mom" — Marge gets into a feud with Luann Van Houten when she refuses to let Bart attend a concert with Milhouse. Originally aired March 24, 2024.
  14. "Night of the Living Wage" — Marge gets a job at an extremely stressful ghost kitchen, and starts a union after being tricked out of overtime pay. Originally aired April 7, 2024.
  15. "Cremains of the Day" — Recurring Extra Larry the barfly is dead. Feeling guilty over never getting to know him, Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl go on a journey to scatter his ashes. Originally aired April 21, 2024.
  16. "The Tell-Tale Pants" — After finding out they're worth a decent amount of money, Marge sells Homer's blue pants, and feeling unappreciated, she keeps the money for herself. Originally aired May 5, 2024.
  17. "The Tipping Point" — Homer becomes addicted to tipping. Originally aired May 12, 2024.
  18. "Bart's Brain" — Bart makes a disgusting new friend; a brain in a jar. Originally aired May 19, 2024.

Other animated media

    Feature film (July 27, 2007) 
  • The Simpsons Movie: Upon receiving a prophecy foretelling disaster, Springfield goes on an environmental crusade. Unfortunately, Homer manages to contaminate the lake, leading to Springfield becoming encased in a dome and the Simpson family fleeing for a new life. Premiered in theaters on July 27, 2007.

    Short films 
Theatrical shorts (July 13, 2012 / March 6, 2020)
  1. Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare": An afternoon at the Ayn Rand School for Tots takes a turn for the worst when Maggie has to keep her arch nemesis Gerald Sampson from killing a butterfly. Originally premiered with Ice Age: Continental Drift on July 13, 2012.
  2. Maggie Simpson in "Playdate with Destiny": When Maggie Simpson is rescued by a cute young baby from playground peril, it's girl meets boy, girl loses boy, guess what happens next? Originally premiered with Onward on March 6, 2020.

Disney+ shorts (May 4, 2021—)
  1. Maggie Simpson in "The Force Awakens From Its Nap": In a daycare far, far away...but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the Dark Side. Premiered on May 4, 2021.
  2. The Good, the Bart, and the Loki: Having been defeated and banished from Asgard once again, Loki ends up in Springfield, befriending Bart and integrating himself into the Simpson family, while Lisa ends up gaining the power of Thor and assembling Springfield’s mightiest heroes to try and stop him. Premiered on July 7, 2021.
  3. The Simpsons in Plusaversary: The Simpsons host a Disney+ Day party and everyone is on the list... except Homer. With friends from across the service and music fit for a Disney princess, Plusaversary is Springfield's event of the year. Premiered on November 12, 2021.
  4. When Lisa Met Billie: Lisa Simpson is discovered by chart-topping artists Billie Eilish and FINNEAS while searching for a quiet place to practice her saxophone. Billie invites Lisa to her studio for a special jam session she'll never forget. Premiered on April 22, 2022.
  5. Welcome to the Club: Lisa sets out to become a princess, only to soon cross paths with the infamous villains of Disney and realize that there’s more fun to be had in being bad. Premiered on September 8, 2022.
  6. The Simpsons Meet the Bocellis in "Feliz Navidad": On Christmas morning, Homer surprises Marge with the gift of an unforgettable performance from opera superstar Andrea Bocelli. Premiered on December 15, 2022.
  7. Maggie Simpson in "Rogue Not Quite One": Maggie goes on a hyperspace adventure across the galaxy in Grogu's hovering pram and does battle with a squadron of Imperial TIE fighters. Premiered on May 4, 2023.
  8. May The 12th Be With You: It’s Mother’s Day, and Marge Simpson joins the moms of Disney+ on a special holiday outing that turns into an epic galactic adventure, filled with heroes, villains, and Stewie from Family Guy. Premiered on May 10, 2024.

    Crossover special (September 28, 2014) 
  • "The Simpsons Guy"note : In this special (which, for a lot of fans, has been a long time coming), The Griffin family drive ends when they get stranded on the road and happen upon the town of Springfield, where The Griffins meet The Simpsons. While there, Homer and Peter fight, Meg discovers that she's good at something (playing the saxophone), and Stewie and Bart bond over pranks. Originally aired on September 28, 2014.