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First Air Date: December 17th, 1989
Last Air Date: May 19th, 2024
Created By: Matt Groening
Star Casts: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer
Aired On: FOX
Episode Runtime: 22 minutes
Total Seasons: 36 Seasons
Total Episodes: 790 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: FOX - The Simpsons

Last Updated: Wed, 19 Jun 2024 14:16:18 +0000

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The Simpsons

Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (80 Episodes)

1: Good Night - Aired: 1987-04-19

Good Night was the first ever Simpsons short to air on The Tracey Ullman Show. The five main family members - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie - were first introduced in this short. Homer and Marge attempt to calm their children to sleep, with the opposite results. Maggie can be heard saying "good night". She rarely talks throughout the run of the series.

2: Watching TV - Aired: 1987-05-03

Bart and Lisa quarrel during commercial breaks over what channel they'll watch. Repeatedly Maggie comes up to the television and changes the channel. Later Homer is saying some speech about family matters then stops when the show comes back on. A piece of music from the Tracey Ullman show plays at one part or another during the short.

3: Jumping Bart - Aired: 1987-05-10

Homer makes several attempts to have Bart jump into his arms. Each time Bart jumps Homer is distracted and fails to catch him. Towards the end of the episode boxing gloves are delivered, presumably the ones used in the episode Punching Bag.

4: Babysitting Maggie - Aired: 1987-05-31

Marge puts Bart and Lisa in charge of babysitting Maggie. They watch TV while Maggie gets electrocuted, falls down the stairs, and falls off the roof. Maggie sticks a fork in an electrical socket thereby electocuting herself, she crawls up the stairs and falls down them in insane Slinky fashion then she climbs onto the roof in hot pursuit of a butterfly, and falls off it.

5: The Pacifier - Aired: 1987-06-21

Lisa and Bart try to get Maggie to stop sucking on her pacifier, but Maggie, who has an entire drawer full of them, refuses to kick the habit.

6: Burping Contest - Aired: 1987-06-28

Despite Marge's objections, Bart, Lisa and even Maggie compete in a contest to see who can make the most disgusting burp.

7: Dinner Time - Aired: 1987-07-12

Marge serves the family purple goop for dinner, insisting that they say grace first.

8: Making Faces - Aired: 1987-09-22

Despite Marge's warnings, the kids make faces. Maggie unclearly speaks in this episode.

9: The Funeral - Aired: 1987-10-04

Bart is determined to see his uncle's corpse...but not for long. This is the only appearance of Uncle Hubert.

10: Maggie's Brain - Aired: 1987-10-11

Bart and Lisa wonder what's inside Maggie's mind.

11: Football - Aired: 1987-10-18

Homer teaches Bart about the importance of Football.

12: House of Cards - Aired: 1987-10-25

Bart tries to make a house of cards, but Lisa Maggie make noises that have the "house" fall every time.

13: Bart and Homer's Dinner - Aired: 1987-11-01

Bart can't stomach it when he and Homer are forced to fend for themselves.

14: Space Patrol - Aired: 1987-11-08

Bart, Lisa and Maggie play a game of "Space Patrol" while Homer and Marge are out. Lisa plays a superhero with Maggie as her sidekick, while Bart puts a jug on his head with the pretense of it being the helmet of an alien warlord. However, his head accidentally plops into it and the jug is left stuck on his head. Lisa "frees" Bart from the jug using a croquet mallet. Lisa and Maggie then hide, allowing Bart, stumbling in a daze amongst pieces of the precious broken jug lying on the floor, to take the blame.

15: Bart's Haircut - Aired: 1987-11-15

Bart has his hair cut too short by a barber. This is the first time we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.

16: World War III - Aired: 1987-11-22

Homer wakes up the family to practice for a nuclear drill... in the middle of the night.

17: The Perfect Crime - Aired: 1987-12-13

Marge bakes a batch of delicious cookies. Bart attempts to steal them, but burns his fingers trying to pick them up. Everyone except Bart and Maggie leave the kitchen to let them cool down, and Bart takes this opportunity to swipe them, muttering to himself "Aha! The perfect crime!" Homer and Marge come back to find the tray empty. Marge suspects Maggie of eating the cookies, but as a witness she knows exactly who took them and guides them along a trail of cookies running across the floor. His family catch him lying on his back in his bedroom amidst a pile of cookie crumbs. Looking up at them with his stomach full, he groans, "There is no perfect crime." His head bangs back down on the ground and Maggie, secretively, snacks on an uneaten cookie.

18: Scary Stories - Aired: 1987-12-20

Bart tells Lisa & Maggie a series of scary stories (in the middle of the dark) only to believe they're coming true.

19: Grampa and the Kids - Aired: 1988-01-10

Grampa spends time with the kids. This is Grampa's first appearance.

20: Gone Fishin' (Sort of) - Aired: 1988-01-24

Bart and Homer go on a fishing trip. Homer asks Bart for a bologna sandwich, but Bart forgot the bologna. He puts the bait on the sandwich instead. Later on they hit rapids and Homer is almost knocked unconscious. They later fall off of a waterfall.

21: Skateboarding - Aired: 1988-02-07

Bart teaches his sisters how to skateboard...or is it the other way around.

22: The Pagans - Aired: 1988-02-14

The kids discuss paganism. This is the first time Bart calls his dad "Homer".

23: Closeted - Aired: 1988-02-21

Bart locks himself in the closet, and when he busts out, he finds out that the family has gone out without him.

24: The Aquarium - Aired: 1988-02-28

At an aquarium Bart swims with the sharks...literally. This is the first time we see a naked Simpsons character. This also marks Lisa Simpson saying the word hell in this short.

25: Family Portrait - Aired: 1988-03-06

Homer has trouble taking a normal family portrait.

26: Bart's Hiccups - Aired: 1988-03-13

Lisa and Maggie try to cure Bart's hiccups...the hard way.

27: The Money Jar - Aired: 1988-03-20

The kids try to steal money from Marge's money jar..

28: The Art Museum - Aired: 1988-05-01

The Simpsons go to the art museum. This is the first time we hear Bart say "Whoooa, Mama!".

29: Zoo Story - Aired: 1988-05-08

Homer unwisely teases a monkey at the zoo and gets a faceful of poo for his trouble. This is the shortest Simpsons Short.

30: Shut Up, Simpsons - Aired: 1988-11-06

Maggie squeaks her toy, causing a chain reaction of anger in the family.

31: Shell Game - Aired: 1988-11-13

Bart tries to hide the cookies he stole from the jar from his parents.

32: The Bart Simpson Show - Aired: 1988-11-20

Bart puts on his own show after Homer tells him to stop watching cartoons. First appearance of Itchy and Scratchy. This is the first time we hear Lisa call her dad "Homer".

33: Punching Bag - Aired: 1988-11-27

Bart, Lisa and eventually Marge take out their frustrations on a punching bag with Homer's picture on it.

34: Simpsons Christmas - Aired: 1988-12-18

Bart's version of Christmas.

35: The Krusty the Clown Show - Aired: 1989-01-15

The kids get to see Krusty's show live for the first time. First appearance of Krusty the Clown.

36: Bart the Hero - Aired: 1989-01-29

Sent out to exercise, Bart foils a robbery attempt.

37: Bart's Little Fantasy - Aired: 1989-02-05

Bart tells a story about large kids who throw their small parents into a small room.

38: Scary Movie - Aired: 1989-02-12

Bart, Lisa and Maggie go to the movie to see "The Happy Little Elves Return" (much to Bart's dismay), but Bart convinces the girls to see "Space Mutants" instead. Guess who's the scaredy-cat!

39: Home Hypnotism - Aired: 1989-02-19

Homer tries hypnosis to calm down his crazy kids.

40: Shoplifting - Aired: 1989-02-26

Bart's attempt to swipe some chocolate is foiled.

41: Echo Canyon - Aired: 1989-03-12

The family drives to Echo Canyon, takes turns making echoes, and Bart almost makes a boulder crunch the family car.

42: Bathtime - Aired: 1989-03-19

Homer makes Bart take his "Sunday Night Bath", only to flood the bathroom. this is the last Simpsons short in which we see a naked Simpsons character.

43: Bart's Nightmare - Aired: 1989-03-26

In this sequel to "Shell Game", Bart has a nightmare after eating every single cookie from the cookie jar.

44: Bart of the Jungle - Aired: 1989-04-16

The kids swing from the trees off Homer's ties.

45: Family Therapy - Aired: 1989-04-23

Homer takes the family to a psychologist. This is last Tracey Ullman Short we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.

46: Maggie in Peril (1) - Aired: 1989-04-30

Bart kicks Maggie's ball out of sight and she takes off to retrieve it back.

47: Maggie in Peril (The Thrilling Conclusion) (2) - Aired: 1989-05-07

Maggie floats in the air hanging on to balloons and lands safely back in her playpen.

48: TV Simpsons - Aired: 1989-05-14

Homer attempts to fix the television antenna on the roof.

49: Homer and Bart Visit the NFL on FOX - Aired: 1995-09-03

A short in which Homer and Bart visit the NFL studio. The short was broadcast on NFL on FOX on September 3, 1995.

50: Springfield's Most Wanted - Aired: 1995-09-17

This special was aired before the premier of the 7th season opener; hosted by John Walsh (from the FOX series "Americas Most Wanted"), it offered up all sorts of theories and insights into who might have shot Montgomery Burns.

51: The Simpsons' Christmas Message - Aired: 2008-12-25

Marge comments on David and Victoria Beckham's marriage in a negative comparison with hers and Homer's, and compared the special relationship between the UK and the US to that of Mini Me and Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers films ("Helping out in all our zany schemes to take over the world"). Lisa Simpson also held a banner supporting Cornwall's secession: "UK OUT OF CORNWALL", while chanting "Rydhsys rag Kernow lemmyn" (freedom for Cornwall now).

52: A Culture Show Special - Aired: 2007-07-25

Despite Marge's warnings, the kids make faces. Maggie unclearly speaks in this episode.

53: The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice - Aired: 2010-01-10

A documentary special that examined the "cultural phenomenon" of the American animated television series. The special is hosted and directed by Morgan Spurlock.

54: Access All Areas - Aired: 2010-01-11

In the first of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais takes you behind the scenes to see how the show is made, talking to those who put each episode together, plus celebrity fans like Simon Cowell and Hugh Hefner.

55: Mischief And Mayhem - Aired: 2010-01-12

In the second of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais takes a look at the vast array of Simpsons merchandise the colourful characters have inspired and catches up with some of the programme's biggest devotees.

56: Celebrity Friends - Aired: 2010-01-13

In the third of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais speaks to a selection of the huge number of celebrities who have guest-starred on the show over the years.

57: Trumptastic Voyage - Aired: 2015-07-07

A close encounter with Donald Trump's hairpiece sends Homer on an extraordinary journey.

58: The Debateful Eight - Aired: 2016-02-20

Marge wakes up from a political nightmare.

59: 3 a.m. - Aired: 2016-07-30

Marge and Homer Simpson wrestle with the choice in this election.

60: Donald Trump's First 100 Days In Office - Aired: 2017-04-26

Donald Trump reviews his accomplishments from his first 100 days in office.

61: 125 Days: Donald Trump Makes One Last Try To Patch Things Up With Comey - Aired: 2017-05-26

Donald Trump makes one last try to patch things up with Comey.

62: Mueller Meets Trump - Aired: 2017-12-14

Robert Mueller pays the President a little visit.

63: A Tale of Two Trumps - Aired: 2018-03-23

Maybe it's time to take a good look in the mirror.

64: West Wing Story - Aired: 2019-08-20

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad face off against President Donald Trump.

65: Homer Votes 2012 - Aired: 2012-09-20

Who will Homer Simpson vote for in the 2012 Elections? Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

66: Mr. Burns Endorses Romney - Aired: 2012-11-01

An election eve appeal from Montgomery Burns. Mr. Burns puts Shamus the dog to the test of choosing between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

67: Fiscal Cliff - Aired: 2012-12-04

Still reeling from the presidential election results, Mr. Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff.

68: Maggie Sucks - Aired: 2013-01-28

Maggie prepares for her Oscar acceptance speech.

69: Oscar-Nominated - Aired: 2013-01-31

Maggie is interviewed for the Oscar nomination of The Longest Daycare.

70: Ice Bucket Challenge - Aired: 2014-08-26

If you loved the Homer Shake...

71: Willie's Views On Scottish Independence - Aired: 2014-09-12

Groundskeeper Willie has a few things to say prior to the Sept 18 Scottish elections.

72: Marge Simpson's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Aired: 2015-09-08

Marge challenges Kim Jong-un to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

73: Join The Simpsons at the Daytona 500 - Aired: 2016-02-10

Take a look at ‘The Simpsons’ heading down to Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500 on February 21st.

74: Pokémon Now? - Aired: 2016-07-16

Pokémon Now? is a special short that was released on July 16, 2016. It's a remade scene from "A Tree Grows in Springfield".

75: Homer from the Green Room at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 - Aired: 2016-08-16

Homer says hello from San Diego Comic-Con 2016!

76: Homer Votes 2016 - Aired: 2016-10-14

The citizens of Springfield head to their polling stations to vote and Homer discovers Russia's President Vladimir Putin in disguise.

77: Happy Daytona Day! - Aired: 2017-02-09

This year everyone is coming to Daytona! Don't miss the Daytona 500, FEB 26 on FOX!

78: Moe Live Tweets! - Aired: 2017-07-03

Moe has a presidential moment and lets the world know how he is feeling.

79: A Public Announcement About the Eclipse - Aired: 2017-08-27

Homer gives us a little advice about watching the eclipse.

80: A Message from Moe About Puerto Rico - Aired: 2017-11-03

Moe has a message for the mayor of Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, regarding her tweet in response to the appeal for Puerto Rico that aired at the end of The Serfsons.

Season 1 (13 Episodes)

1: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire - Aired: 1989-12-17

Homer's Christmas bonus is canceled and the rainy-day funds are needed to pay for Bart's tattoo removal.

2: Bart the Genius - Aired: 1990-01-14

Bart's labeled a genius and sent to a school for the gifted.

3: Homer's Odyssey - Aired: 1990-01-21

After being fired from the nuclear power plant for negligence, Homer becomes a safety activist.

4: There's No Disgrace Like Home - Aired: 1990-01-28

After seeing families being nice to each other at a company picnic, Homer orders the Simpsons to a family therapist.

5: Bart the General - Aired: 1990-02-04

Terrorized by the school bully, Bart seeks counsel from Grandpa Simpson, who takes him to a warfare expert for basic training.

6: Moaning Lisa - Aired: 1990-02-11

The meaning of life and second grade have Lisa playing the blues solo--until she jams with a kindred spirit; Homer seeks tutelage to beat Bart at video boxing.

7: The Call of the Simpsons - Aired: 1990-02-18

The Simpsons put the wild back in the wilderness when their RV goes over a cliff and Homer and Bart go for help, get lost and lose their clothes.

8: The Telltale Head - Aired: 1990-02-25

Bart pulls a stunt that shocks the entire town, including the new friends he was trying to impress.

9: Life on the Fast Lane - Aired: 1990-03-18

Homer's bowling-ball gift "for Marge" prompts her to take up the sport--and maybe also a handsome instructor who offers to teach her "many things."

10: Homer's Night Out - Aired: 1990-03-25

Shutterbug Bart captures Homer with a sexy entertainer at a bachelor party.

11: The Crepes of Wrath - Aired: 1990-04-15

A little story about how Bart saves France after blowing up Principal Skinner's mom with a cherry bomb.

12: Krusty Gets Busted - Aired: 1990-04-29

Bart's TV hero Krusty the Clown is arrested for a convenience-store robbery, and witness Homer must testify against the clown.

13: Some Enchanted Evening - Aired: 1990-05-13

Homer takes Marge out for a romantic night, leaving the kids with a sitter--who's profiled on "America's Most Armed and Dangerous."

Season 2 (22 Episodes)

1: Bart Gets an 'F' - Aired: 1990-10-11

Bart fails four consecutive history exams and the school psychiatrist recommends that Bart repeat the fourth grade.

2: Simpson and Delilah - Aired: 1990-10-18

Homer uses his medical insurance to buy Dimoxinil, a miracle hair-growth formula. After growing luxurious locks, he's given a promotion which allows him to hire a secretary named Karl and makes grand promises to his family at home.

3: Treehouse of Horror - Aired: 1990-10-25

The Simpson kids hide in the family treehouse and tell each other spooky stories. The first regards haunted houses, the second introduces Kang and Kodos for the first time in an alien abduction, and the third is a Simpson-adapted retelling of The Raven.

4: Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish - Aired: 1990-11-01

Bart catches a three-eyed fish in a river downstream of the Nuclear Power Plant. This causes the plant to become inspected, and in order to prevent it from being shut down, Mr. Burns decides to run for governor. After a hard campaign which sees Burns rise from being universally despised to running neck and neck with popular incumbent Mary Bailey, it is decided that Burns will have dinner with a random employee the night before the election. Homer is chosen, much to Marge's chagrin.

5: Dancin' Homer - Aired: 1990-11-08

Homer fires up the crowd at a Springfield Isotopes baseball game and is chosen to be the team's new mascot. He immediately becomes a popular attraction and the Isotopes start a winning streak. As a result, Homer is promoted to a team in Capital City, the Capital City Capitals.

6: Dead Putting Society - Aired: 1990-11-15

Bart and Todd Flanders decide to enter a miniature golf tournament. Homer becomes confident that Bart will win and makes a bet with Ned that the father of the boy that does not win will have to mow their neighbors lawn in their wife's Sunday dress.

7: Bart vs. Thanksgiving - Aired: 1990-11-22

Lisa makes a table centerpiece for the Thanksgiving dinner, which Bart accidentally destroys. After he is sent to his room by his parents, Bart angrily runs away from home and experiences a very different kind of Thanksgiving holiday.

8: Bart the Daredevil - Aired: 1990-12-06

The Simpsons go to a Monster truck rally that features famous daredevil Lance Murdock. Bart immediately becomes enamored and decides that he wants to become a daredevil as well. His first stunt ends in injury, but to gain the respect of his friends, he promises a far more impressive feat to them: to jump the Springfield Gorge.

9: Itchy & Scratchy & Marge - Aired: 1990-12-20

Maggie attacks Homer with a mallet after seeing it on Itchy & Scratchy. Marge begins a protest outside the production offices, demanding the show be retooled to prevent further violence.

10: Bart Gets Hit by a Car - Aired: 1991-01-10

After Mr. Burns hits Bart with his car, ambulance-chasing attorney Lionel Hutz persuades Homer and Marge to sue for a million dollars.

11: One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish - Aired: 1991-01-24

After eating poisonous blowfish at a sushi restaurant, Homer decides to live life to the fullest in the 24 hours he has left to live.

12: The Way We Was - Aired: 1991-01-31

When the TV breaks, Marge and Homer entertain the kids with the story of how they first met.

13: Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment - Aired: 1991-02-07

Homer becomes the most popular guy in town when he gets an illegal cable hook-up, but Lisa fears he will go to hell for violating the Eighth Commandment.

14: Principal Charming - Aired: 1991-02-14

When Marge begs Homer to find Selma a husband, he sets her up with Principal Skinner... who falls in love with Patty instead.

15: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? - Aired: 1991-02-21

Homer's long-lost half-brother is the CEO of a car company that's wildly successful... until he hires Homer to help design a car for the average man.

16: Bart's Dog Gets an 'F' - Aired: 1991-03-07

After a series of destructive acts, Homer decides that Santa's Little Helper must go unless he passes obedience school. As the dog's last hours with the family approach, Bart must find a way to get through to him.

17: Old Money - Aired: 1991-03-28

When Grandpa's new girlfriend at the Springfield Retirement Castle dies, he inherits her savings and must decide the best way to spend his windfall.

18: Brush with Greatness - Aired: 1991-04-11

Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. When Mr. Burns hires her to paint his official portrait, Marge tries but fails to find his "inner beauty."

19: Lisa's Substitute - Aired: 1991-04-25

With Miss Hoover out sick, a substitute teacher takes the class and becomes an inspiring role model for Lisa.

20: The War of the Simpsons - Aired: 1991-05-02

At a lakeside retreat for married couples, Marge is determined to fix her marriage with Homer, but Homer is more determined to catch General Sherman, the freakishly large catfish that lives in the lake.

21: Three Men and a Comic Book - Aired: 1991-05-09

Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the new first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it.

22: Blood Feud - Aired: 1991-07-11

When Mr. Burns is saved by a transfusion of Bart's blood, Homer expects a handsome reward but is outraged to receive only a simple thank-you note.

Season 3 (24 Episodes)

1: Stark Raving Dad - Aired: 1991-09-19

A deviation from his norm lands Homer in a mental institution, where he shares a room with a man who thinks he's Michael Jackson.

2: Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington - Aired: 1991-09-26

Lisa's essay wins the Simpsons a trip to Washington, D.C., where her faith in democracy is shaken by her unethical Congressman.

3: When Flanders Failed - Aired: 1991-10-03

Flanders suffers a failure after Homer wishes him ill.

4: Bart the Murderer - Aired: 1991-10-10

While working for Fat Tony, Bart gains enough influence with his boss to solve his problems with Principal Skinner--perhaps permanently.

5: Homer Defined - Aired: 1991-10-17

Homer's averting of a nuclear meltdown earns him employee-of-the-month honors--and a call from Magic Johnson; Milhouse's parents prohibit him from playing with Bart.

6: Like Father, Like Clown - Aired: 1991-10-24

Bart and Lisa use theological arguments to try to reunite Krusty the Clown and his rabbi father, who disowned Krusty when he turned from rabbi to clown.

7: Treehouse of Horror II - Aired: 1991-10-31

Maggie uses one of three wishes; a mind-reading Bart rules Springfield; Homer donates his brain to Mr. Burns' science project.

8: Lisa's Pony - Aired: 1991-11-07

After disappointing Lisa, Homer buys her a pony, solving one problem, but creating others, requiring a second job--at Apu's Kwik-E-Mart.

9: Saturdays of Thunder - Aired: 1991-11-14

When Homer helps Bart build a soapbox racer, it does little for the car but a lot for their relationship.

10: Flaming Moe's - Aired: 1991-11-21

Moe steals the drink recipe Homer invented, and the rechristened “Flaming Moe” turns his tavern into a hotspot. When a national franchise wants to buy the recipe, Homer wants revenge.

11: Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk - Aired: 1991-12-05

Burns sells the power plant to a German corporation that doesn't care for Homer's approach to his work.

12: I Married Marge - Aired: 1991-12-26

A trip down memory lane to the early days of Simpson wedded bliss, when Marge was with child and Homer was without a job.

13: Radio Bart - Aired: 1992-01-09

Bart fools the town into thinking there's a little boy trapped in a well.

14: Lisa the Greek - Aired: 1992-01-23

Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams kicks off a strong bond with Homer.

15: Homer Alone - Aired: 1992-02-06

A stressed Marge vacations alone, leaving Bart and Lisa with Patty and Selma, and Maggie with Homer--until she leaves in search of Marge.

16: Bart the Lover - Aired: 1992-02-13

Bart's answer to detention from Mrs. Krabappel is to answer her personal ad with letters from a Mr. Wonderful, but his last laugh is more of a guilty whimper.

17: Homer at the Bat - Aired: 1992-02-20

Burns hires Major League ringers for the plant softball championship.

18: Separate Vocations - Aired: 1992-02-27

The results from their aptitude tests cause Bart and Lisa to make 180-degree turns in their behavior.

19: Dog of Death - Aired: 1992-03-12

Santa's Little Helper notices resentment after the Simpsons make sacrifices to fund his life-saving operation.

20: Colonel Homer - Aired: 1992-03-26

Marge fears a cheatin' heart when a waitress-country singer asks Homer to be her manager.

21: Black Widower - Aired: 1992-04-09

Bart suspects something rotten when Selma gets engaged to Sideshow Bob.

22: The Otto Show - Aired: 1992-04-23

Spinal Tap hits Springfield, and Otto the bus driver hits the skids after being fired, taking refuge in the Simpsons' garage.

23: Bart's Friend Falls in Love - Aired: 1992-05-07

Bart resents Milhouse's new girlfriend; Homer gets the wrong subliminal tape, which has him gaining vocabulary, not losing weight.

24: Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? - Aired: 1992-08-27

Homer's half-brother asks for a loan after Homer is awarded some cash.

Season 4 (22 Episodes)

1: Kamp Krusty - Aired: 1992-09-24

Bart leads an uprising at Krusty's summer camp after he and Lisa are subjected to a Dickensian sweatshop.

2: A Streetcar Named Marge - Aired: 1992-10-01

Marge is cast in a version of "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing Blanche to Ned Flanders' Stanley.

3: Homer the Heretic - Aired: 1992-10-08

After skipping church one Sunday morning, Homer decides to quit church altogether and spend Sundays worshiping in his own way -- with cigars and beer.

4: Lisa the Beauty Queen - Aired: 1992-10-15

Homer enters Lisa into the Little Miss Springfield Pageant to help her feel better about her looks. But when she must choose between the title and her integrity, she realizes that confidence comes from within.

5: Treehouse of Horror III - Aired: 1992-10-29

A Halloween trilogy includes a murderous Krusty doll; a "King Kong" parody; an invasion of zombies unleashed by Bart's incantation.

6: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie - Aired: 1992-11-03

Bart is punished by being barred from the Itchy and Scratchy movie.

7: Marge Gets a Job - Aired: 1992-11-05

Mr. Burns is instantly smitten when Marge takes a job at the nuclear power plant.

8: New Kid on the Block - Aired: 1992-11-12

Bart has a crush on his new neighbor, a teenage girl who only has eyes for Jimbo Jones. Bart sets out to prove that Jimbo is not as tough as he seems.

9: Mr. Plow - Aired: 1992-11-19

Homer and Barney become competitors in the snow-plowing business.

10: Lisa's First Word - Aired: 1992-12-03

While trying to get Maggie to say her first word, Marge and Homer reminisce about Bart's and Lisa's first words.

11: Homer's Triple Bypass - Aired: 1992-12-17

Homer sees a discount doctor for a coronary bypass.

12: Marge vs. the Monorail - Aired: 1993-01-14

When Springfield gets a sudden windfall, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces the town to build a monorail.

13: Selma's Choice - Aired: 1993-01-21

After seeing Aunt Gladys die alone, Aunt Selma wants to get married and have a baby... until she spends a day babysitting Bart and Lisa at Duff Gardens.

14: Brother from the Same Planet - Aired: 1993-02-04

When Homer neglects Bart once too often, Bart goes to the Big Brother program to get a new father figure. Stung, Homer replaces Bart with a little brother.

15: I Love Lisa - Aired: 1993-02-11

Chief Wiggum's son has a crush on Lisa after she gives him a Valentine out of pity.

16: Duffless - Aired: 1993-02-18

After a DUI, Homer swears off beer for a month. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa's sibling rivalry plays out in the school science fair.

17: Last Exit to Springfield - Aired: 1993-03-11

Union president Homer fights to keep the dental plan.

18: So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show - Aired: 1993-04-01

An April Fools' Day prank provides the jumping-off point for Simpson family flashbacks.

19: The Front - Aired: 1993-04-15

Lisa and Bart write an Itchy and Scratchy episode; Homer makes up a missing high-school credit.

20: Whacking Day - Aired: 1993-04-29

Lisa takes a stand against Springfield's annual snake-bashing festival.

21: Marge in Chains - Aired: 1993-05-06

Overwhelmed by her family's demands during a flu epidemic, Marge accidentally shoplifts at the Kwik-E-Mart and winds up in prison.

22: Krusty Gets Kancelled - Aired: 1993-05-13

Krusty's Hollywood pals help when his show is canceled after a new star causes his ratings to plummet.

Season 5 (22 Episodes)

1: Homer's Barbershop Quartet - Aired: 1993-09-30

Homer recalls when he, Apu, Barney and Principal Skinner became recording icons.

2: Cape Feare - Aired: 1993-10-07

The Simpsons go incognito to avoid the newly paroled Sideshow Bob, who's out to get Bart.

3: Homer Goes to College - Aired: 1993-10-14

Homer takes Nuclear Physics 101 at the local college, where he gets a trio of nerdy tutors expelled for extracurricular activities.

4: Rosebud - Aired: 1993-10-21

Burns longs for a childhood toy that winds up in the grip of Maggie.

5: Treehouse of Horror IV - Aired: 1993-10-28

Homer sells his soul; Vampire Burns invites the Simpsons for dinner; Bart sees a gremlin damaging his school bus.

6: Marge on the Lam - Aired: 1993-11-04

Marge's wild night out with neighbor Ruth includes running from the police in Ruth's car, stolen from her ex.

7: Bart's Inner Child - Aired: 1993-11-11

Springfield emulates Bart after he's praised by a self-help guru.

8: Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood - Aired: 1993-11-18

After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he joined the Junior Campers. Lured by pocketknives and knot-tying lessons, Bart assimilates into the group but then must face the father-son rafting trip.

9: The Last Temptation of Homer - Aired: 1993-12-09

Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for doughnuts is equal to his own.

10: $pringfield - Aired: 1993-12-16

Legalized gambling comes to Springfield, and Marge becomes addicted; Robert Goulet entertains at Bart's casino for kids.

11: Homer the Vigilante - Aired: 1994-01-06

Homer leads a vigilante group to catch the Springfield Cat Burglar, who then robs the museum.

12: Bart Gets Famous - Aired: 1994-02-03

When an on-air remark catapults Bart to instant stardom, he finds that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.

13: Homer and Apu - Aired: 1994-02-10

Homer accompanies Apu to the Kwik-E-Mart home office--in India--after Apu is fired.

14: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy - Aired: 1994-02-17

Lisa's outrage over the gender stereotypes reinforced by a new talking doll prompts her to confront the dollmaker.

15: Deep Space Homer - Aired: 1994-02-24

Homer and Barney compete to be the first "average" American in space.

16: Homer Loves Flanders - Aired: 1994-03-17

Flanders' extra ticket to the big game makes him Homer's new best friend, a role that sorely tests Flanders' patience.

17: Bart Gets an Elephant - Aired: 1994-03-31

Bart wins an elephant, but Homer won't let him keep it.

18: Burns' Heir - Aired: 1994-04-14

Bart is picked to be Burns' heir and moves into the Burns mansion, prompting Homer and Marge to hire a deprogrammer to get him back.

19: Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song - Aired: 1994-04-28

Bart takes his dog to school, which gets Skinner fired, which in turn leaves Bart missing his archnemesis.

20: The Boy Who Knew Too Much - Aired: 1994-05-05

Bart can clear Mayor Quimby's nephew of a charge of battery, but only by implicating himself as a hooky player.

21: Lady Bouvier's Lover - Aired: 1994-05-12

Grandpa Simpson falls for Marge's mother, but loses out to a competitor; Bart gets ripped off shopping at home with Homer's credit card.

22: Secrets of a Successful Marriage - Aired: 1994-05-19

Homer teaches a class on marriage, but sharing secrets about his own union gets him kicked out of the house.

Season 6 (25 Episodes)

1: Bart of Darkness - Aired: 1994-09-04

Stuck in his room with a broken leg, Bart hears a high-pitched scream. When he looks through his telescope, he sees a guilty Ned Flanders burying the evidence.

2: Lisa's Rival - Aired: 1994-09-11

Lisa feels threatened when a new girl moves to Springfield: Allison is smart, pretty, a great saxophone player and a crack diorama builder. Lisa tries to befriend her new rival, but she's consumed with envy and competitiveness.

3: Another Simpsons Clip Show - Aired: 1994-09-25

After reading the weepy best-seller The Bridges of Madison County, Marge sits down with the family and recalls romantic moments, along with temptations from her bowling instructor Jacques and Homer's coworker Mindy.

4: Itchy & Scratchy Land - Aired: 1994-10-02

The family's trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land takes an unexpected turn when high-tech robots malfunction and become violent.

5: Sideshow Bob Roberts - Aired: 1994-10-09

Mayor Quimby pardons attempted murderer Sideshow Bob, who then runs against Quimby for mayor.

6: Treehouse of Horror V - Aired: 1994-10-30

Lack of beer and cable TV make Homer a crazed killer; the present is altered by a time-traveling Homer; and Principal Skinner turns detention students into food.

7: Bart's Girlfriend - Aired: 1994-11-06

Bart learns that the good Reverend Lovejoy's daughter is really bad.

8: Lisa on Ice - Aired: 1994-11-13

Lisa's surprising ability at hockey spawns jealousy in Bart and a showdown when their teams meet.

9: Homer Badman - Aired: 1994-11-27

When Homer gropes for a gummy candy stuck to the babysitter's pants, she mistakes his intentions and turns the town against him.

10: Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy - Aired: 1994-12-04

Grandpa's homemade tonic puts life back in the Simpson bedroom, so he and Homer hit the road to sell the stuff.

11: Fear of Flying - Aired: 1994-12-18

When they try to go on vacation, the family discovers Marge's debilitating fear of flying. Marge consults a psychoanalyst to find the source of her baffling fear.

12: Homer the Great - Aired: 1995-01-08

Homer joins the secret society of the Stonecutters and is suddenly exalted when the brethren discover his birthmark. The ancient order is shaken to the core by the ineptitude of its new Chosen One.

13: And Maggie Makes Three - Aired: 1995-01-22

The story of Maggie's birth is told in flashbacks: after Homer quits the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to pursue his dream of working at a bowling alley, Marge reveals that she is pregnant.

14: Bart's Comet - Aired: 1995-02-05

When Bart is forced to assist Principal Skinner in early-morning astronomy observations, he discovers a giant comet heading towards Springfield. Facing impending doom, the entire town shows up at the Flanders family bomb shelter.

15: Homie the Clown - Aired: 1995-02-12

Krusty the Clown's reckless spending forces him to open a clown college to keep afloat. New graduate Homer discovers the perks and perils of being Krusty.

16: Bart vs. Australia - Aired: 1995-02-19

After tricking an Australian boy into accepting a collect call, Bart flies Down Under to apologize.

17: Homer vs. Patty and Selma - Aired: 1995-02-26

A loan from Patty and Selma makes Homer their slave; Bart is forced to take ballet.

18: A Star Is Burns - Aired: 1995-03-05

Film critic Jay Sherman is among the judges at the Springfield Film Festival, which Mr. Burns conspires to win by bribing some judges.

19: Lisa's Wedding - Aired: 1995-03-19

A fortuneteller predicts Lisa's engagement and wedding to a fellow student from an upper-crust British family.

20: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds - Aired: 1995-04-09

The Simpson household's overrun with puppies--the offspring of Santa's Little Helper and his new girlfriend from which Mr. Burns would love to make a greyhound-skin tuxedo.

21: The PTA Disbands - Aired: 1995-04-16

Bart helps precipitate a teachers strike, but he rues his handiwork when Marge takes over for Mrs. Krabappel.

22: Round Springfield - Aired: 1995-04-30

Bart winds up in the hospital as a result of eating Krusty cereal, and when Lisa comes to visit him, she is reunited with her sax idol.

23: The Springfield Connection - Aired: 1995-05-07

Marge joins the police force after thwarting a criminal, and Homer thinks he now has a free ride as a cop's spouse.

24: Lemon of Troy - Aired: 1995-05-14

Springfield boys try to recapture the town's beloved lemon tree after it's stolen.

25: Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1) - Aired: 1995-05-21

Mr. Burns makes many enemies when he steals the oil discovered beneath Springfield Elementary.

Season 7 (25 Episodes)

1: Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2) - Aired: 1995-09-17

With Mr. Burns shot, Chief Wiggum investigates the crime, and nearly everyone in town has a motive. At the end, it all comes down to the Simpson DNA.

2: Radioactive Man - Aired: 1995-09-24

Bart auditions for the part of Fallout Boy in the movie "Radioactive Man," being filmed in Springfield.

3: Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily - Aired: 1995-10-01

When Homer and Marge are found to be unfit parents, the kids are placed with the Flanders family. Reluctant participants in the Flanderses' wholesome family activities, Bart and Lisa become the targets of an emergency baptism.

4: Bart Sells His Soul - Aired: 1995-10-08

Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five dollars, but soon regrets his decision. Meanwhile, Moe turns the Tavern into a family-friendly restaurant.

5: Lisa the Vegetarian - Aired: 1995-10-15

After visiting a local petting zoo, Lisa becomes a vegetarian and faces ridicule from family and friends. When she lashes out and ruins Homer's barbecue, she learns a lesson in tolerance.

6: Treehouse of Horror VI - Aired: 1995-10-29

In "Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores," strange atmospheric conditions bring giant advertising statues to life. In "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace," Groundskeeper Willie is killed in a freak accident and seeks revenge in the childrens' dreams. In the final segment, Homer steps through a secret portal and becomes three-dimensional.

7: King-Size Homer - Aired: 1995-11-05

Homer tries to gain sixty pounds so he can stay home on disability. When he nearly causes a catastrophe at the plant, Homer reconsiders his plan.

8: Mother Simpson - Aired: 1995-11-19

Homer discovers that his mother is still alive, a former radical who is a fugitive from the law. When her old nemesis Burns spots her and tips off the FBI, she is forced to return to the underground.

9: Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming - Aired: 1995-11-26

After Sideshow Bob escapes from prison, the Springfield Air Show is the setting for his ill-fated vendetta against television and Krusty the Clown.

10: The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular - Aired: 1995-12-03

Troy McClure hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the show, including clips of the series' beginnings as shorts on "The Tracy Ullman Show," Simpsons trivia questions, and unaired scenes from popular episodes.

11: Marge Be Not Proud - Aired: 1995-12-17

Nabbed for shoplifting, Bart manages to keep it a secret from the family... until it's time to have the family Christmas photo taken at the Try-N-Save.

12: Team Homer - Aired: 1996-01-07

Homer catches Mr. Burns in an ether-induced haze and asks for $500 for his bowling team. When Burns' head clears, he demands to join the team. Meanwhile, Bart's inflammatory T-shirt provokes Principal Skinner to require school uniforms.

13: Two Bad Neighbors - Aired: 1996-01-14

Homer resents being upstaged when former president George Bush moves into the neighborhood. After Bush spanks Bart, an all-out prank war ensues.

14: Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield - Aired: 1996-02-04

A chance encounter with a former classmate yields an invitation to the Springfield Country Club, where Marge tries to parlay a bargain basement Chanel suit into elevated social status for her family.

15: Bart the Fink - Aired: 1996-02-11

In a scheme to get Krusty's autograph, Bart sends him a check. When Krusty's offshore holding corporation endorses the check, his illegal tax shelter is exposed. In despair after the government auctions off his possessions, Krusty fakes his own death.

16: Lisa the Iconoclast - Aired: 1996-02-18

While researching into Jebediah Springfield's past for an essay, Lisa discovers that the town founder wasn't the hero that everyone thinks he was.

17: Homer the Smithers - Aired: 1996-02-25

Forced to take a vacation, Smithers needs to find a temporary replacement who won't outshine him. Homer seems the perfect choice until a sudden outburst forces Mr. Burns to assert his independence.

18: The Day the Violence Died - Aired: 1996-03-17

Bart meets the original animator who created Itchy, penniless some 70 years after the studio stole his idea. When Bart helps him sue for restitution, he unwittingly bankrupts Itchy & Scratchy.

19: A Fish Called Selma - Aired: 1996-03-24

Washed up and plagued by scandal, Troy McClure sees a marriage to Selma as his ticket back to success.

20: Bart on the Road - Aired: 1996-03-31

Bart creates a fake driver's license for himself and uses it to go on a spring break road trip with Milhouse, Nelson, and Martin. Meanwhile, Homer and Lisa bond after spending some quality time together at work.

21: 22 Short Films About Springfield - Aired: 1996-04-14

Bart and Milhouse wonder if anything interesting happens to the citizens of Springfield, which leads to a series of interconnected vignettes.

22: Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' - Aired: 1996-04-28

When a fellow veteran dies, Grandpa Simpson and Mr. Burns fight for buried WWII treasure as the only surviving members of their battalion.

23: Much Apu About Nothing - Aired: 1996-05-05

When Mayor Quimby uses immigrants as a political scapegoat, the Simpsons discover that Apu is an illegal immigrant.

24: Homerpalooza - Aired: 1996-05-19

To show his kids how hip he is, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a music festival, where he earns himself a place in the sideshow by catching a cannonball with his belly.

25: Summer of 4 Ft. 2 - Aired: 1996-05-19

On a family vacation, Lisa tries on a new identity to fit in with the other kids at the beach. Jealous, Bart reveals her true nerdiness to the group.

Season 8 (25 Episodes)

1: Treehouse of Horror VII - Aired: 1996-10-27

A Halloween trilogy. This time, Bart meets his "pure evil" Siamese twin; Lisa's science project attacks Bart; aliens Kang and Kodos invade as Clinton and Dole's replicas just before the 1996 Presidential election.

2: You Only Move Twice - Aired: 1996-11-03

In an idyllic planned community, Homer works for a new boss who has trouble with the government. Meanwhile, the rest of the family has difficulty dealing with the bucolic burg.

3: The Homer They Fall - Aired: 1996-11-10

When Moe sees that Homer can absorb massive blows to the head, he turns him into a prizefighter and sets up a match with heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum.

4: Burns, Baby Burns - Aired: 1996-11-17

Mr. Burns' boorish long-lost son Larry gets the brush-off from Burns, but Homer hatches a plan to reconcile them.

5: Bart After Dark - Aired: 1996-11-24

After trespassing and damaging property at a mysterious old house, Bart is required to work there as a punishment... but it turns out to be a burlesque house.

6: A Milhouse Divided - Aired: 1996-12-01

Kirk and Luann Van Houten are getting a divorce. Homer is confident that it will never happen to him, but Kirk tells him how quickly things can change.

7: Lisa's Date with Density - Aired: 1996-12-15

Lisa develops a crush on Nelson and tries to change him into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer finds an autodialer and starts a telemarketing scam.

8: Hurricane Neddy - Aired: 1996-12-29

A hurricane destroys the Flanders' home and they have to move into the church basement. The people of Springfield gather to rebuild their house, but when Ned sees the poor workmanship, he has a complete breakdown.

9: El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) - Aired: 1997-01-05

After eating a dish laced with potent peppers during the chili cookoff, Homer has hallucinations where a mystical coyote urges him to find his soulmate.

10: The Springfield Files - Aired: 1997-01-12

Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him -- not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who come to investigate the incident.

11: The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - Aired: 1997-01-19

Marge's new pretzel franchise is failing until Homer strikes a deal with Fat Tony, Springfield's local mobster.

12: Mountain of Madness - Aired: 1997-02-02

To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.

13: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious - Aired: 1997-02-07

Marge is stressed by the demands of motherhood and the Simpsons get a magical British nanny, who floats down from the sky holding an umbrella.

14: The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show - Aired: 1997-02-09

In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character voiced by Homer.

15: Homer's Phobia - Aired: 1997-02-16

The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his influence on Bart.

16: Brother from Another Series - Aired: 1997-02-23

When Sideshow Bob is released from prison, his brother Cecil puts him in charge of building Springfield's new hydroelectric dam.

17: My Sister, My Sitter - Aired: 1997-03-02

Lisa has a stellar reputation as a babysitter, but when Homer and Marge leave her in charge of Bart and Maggie, everything starts going wrong.

18: Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment - Aired: 1997-03-16

When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.

19: Grade School Confidential - Aired: 1997-04-06

Bart discovers Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, and it's not long before the whole town knows of their secret affair.

20: The Canine Mutiny - Aired: 1997-04-13

When Bart can't pay the credit card bill for his expensive new purebred dog, the repo men unwittingly take Santa's Little Helper.

21: The Old Man and the Lisa - Aired: 1997-04-20

Financially ruined, Mr. Burns turns to Lisa for help in building a recycling business. Lisa believes he's changed, but his new business venture takes a shocking new direction.

22: In Marge We Trust - Aired: 1997-04-27

Disturbed that Reverend Lovejoy has lost interest in counseling parishioners, Marge volunteers as the "Listen Lady." Meanwhile, Homer sees his likeness on a box of Japanese detergent.

23: Homer's Enemy - Aired: 1997-05-04

A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.

24: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase - Aired: 1997-05-11

Troy McClure presents three Simpsons spinoff spoofs: In "Chief Wiggum, P.I.," Chief Wiggum becomes a New Orleans detective. Next, Grampa Simpson's soul is trapped inside Moe's Love tester machine in "The Love-Matic Grampa." Finally, the Simpson family hosts a '70s-style variety show.

25: The Secret War of Lisa Simpson - Aired: 1997-05-18

Lisa joins the all-male military school where Bart is sent for discipline. Then comes the hazing.

Season 9 (25 Episodes)

1: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson - Aired: 1997-09-21

Designated driver Barney absconds to Manhattan in Homer's car and leaves it there. But when the family journeys to the Big Apple to retrieve their property, Homer discovers his car has been booted.

2: The Principal and the Pauper - Aired: 1997-09-28

Unmasked as an impostor, Principal Skinner flees to Capital City to reclaim his former life as a shiftless good-for-nothing. The people of Springfield gain a newfound appreciation for him and form a plan to bring him back.

3: Lisa's Sax - Aired: 1997-10-19

After Lisa’s saxophone is destroyed, the Simpsons reminisce about how she originally got the instrument. On the hottest day of the year, Homer must decide whether to buy an air conditioner or replace Lisa’s sax.

4: Treehouse of Horror VIII - Aired: 1997-10-26

In “The Homega Man,” Homer faces a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Next, Bart attempts to become Superfly in "Fly vs. Fly." In “Easy-Bake Coven,” amidst a witch hunt in 1649, Marge and her sisters invent trick-or-treating.

5: The Cartridge Family - Aired: 1997-11-02

Alarmed by a soccer riot, Homer buys a handgun. His reckless behavior drives Marge and the kids out of the house, and even his new gun club buddies desert him.

6: Bart Star - Aired: 1997-11-09

When Homer becomes the coach of a peewee football team, he replaces star quarterback Nelson with the less talented Bart. Facing his teammates’ scorn, Bart looks for a way out but finds a better way to show his team spirit.

7: The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons - Aired: 1997-11-16

Trying to escape his arranged marriage, Apu asks Marge to pose as his wife during his mother’s visit. When the ruse fails, Homer makes a last-ditch attempt to intervene, but Apu is smitten with his new bride Manjula.

8: Lisa the Skeptic - Aired: 1997-11-23

When a skeleton is unearthed at the site of a future shopping mall, all Springfield is convinced it is the skeleton of an angel – except Lisa.

9: Realty Bites - Aired: 1997-12-07

When Marge gets her real estate license, she learns to put a positive spin on the flaws of the houses she’s selling. But when the Flanders buy the Murder House, she realizes she has to tell the truth.

10: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace - Aired: 1997-12-21

After accidentally ruining the family’s Christmas tree and presents, Bart buries the evidence and claims a burglar stole everything. When Kent Brockman does a human interest story on the family’s tragic loss, the townspeople shower the family with generosity… until the truth comes out.

11: All Singing, All Dancing - Aired: 1998-01-04

Homer rents a Clint Eastwood movie and is dismayed to find it's a musical. Using clips from past episodes, the rest of the family reminds him about the many times he and other members of the family and town have broken into song and dance.

12: Bart Carny - Aired: 1998-01-11

When the carnival comes to town, Homer and Bart wind up working the ring toss. A father-son team of grifters shows them the downside of the “carny code,” but the Simpsons beat them at their own game.

13: The Joy of Sect - Aired: 1998-02-08

A cult lures in most of Springfield to toil for “The Leader.” After Marge escapes and has the family deprogrammed, Homer exposes the man behind the spaceship.

14: Das Bus - Aired: 1998-02-15

When Otto drives the school bus off a bridge, the kids wind up on a deserted island, fending for themselves in a “Lord of the Flies” parody. Back in Springfield, Homer takes on Bill Gates.

15: The Last Temptation of Krust - Aired: 1998-02-22

Krusty bombs at a charity comedy event and feels like a tired old hack. With the Simpsons’ support, Krusty takes his act in a fresh new direction… but in the end, his true nature asserts itself.

16: Dumbbell Indemnity - Aired: 1998-03-01

Moe goes broke trying to wine and dine a new girlfriend. Desperate for money, he cooks up an insurance scam with Homer.

17: Lisa the Simpson - Aired: 1998-03-08

Lisa struggles with solving a simple puzzle and fears that the "Simpson gene” is suddenly wiping out her intelligence. Homer stages a family reunion in hopes of introducing Lisa to some Simpsons she can respect.

18: This Little Wiggy - Aired: 1998-03-22

At Marge’s insistence, Bart has a “play date” with Ralph. Bart suddenly sees the upside of this friendship when he discovers Chief Wiggum’s “master key” and goes to explore Springfield’s abandoned prison.

19: Simpson Tide - Aired: 1998-03-29

When Homer joins the Naval Reserve, a captain takes a liking to him and leaves him in charge of a nuclear submarine.

20: The Trouble with Trillions - Aired: 1998-04-05

Facing an IRS audit, Homer agrees to help the feds bust Mr. Burns for a missing trillion-dollar bill. When Burns makes an anti-government stand, Homer flees with him to Cuba.

21: Girly Edition - Aired: 1998-04-19

Lisa becomes the anchor of a kids’ news program but is upstaged by Bart’s treacly human interest stories. At home, Homer corrupts a helper monkey.

22: Trash of the Titans - Aired: 1998-04-26

Homer feuds with the Springfield garbage men and decides to run for Sanitation Commissioner. After winning the election with a sleazy campaign, Homer can’t keep the extravagant promises he made to the town.

23: King of the Hill - Aired: 1998-05-03

After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the Murderhorn, the tallest mountain in Springfield.

24: Lost Our Lisa - Aired: 1998-05-10

Bart’s latest stunt thwarts Lisa’s plan to attend a museum exhibit. When she tries to go alone and takes the wrong bus, Homer sets out to find her.

25: Natural Born Kissers - Aired: 1998-05-17

Homer and Marge try to spice up their love life and are caught baring it all in public. Bart and Lisa discover an alternate ending to Casablanca.

Season 10 (23 Episodes)

1: Lard of the Dance - Aired: 1998-08-23

Homer and Bart try to make money by selling used grease. Meanwhile, Lisa organizes a school dance but feels alienated when a new classmate and her friends try to act like adults.

2: The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace - Aired: 1998-09-20

A midlife crisis prompts Homer to quit his job and become an inventor.

3: Bart the Mother - Aired: 1998-09-27

Under Nelson's bad influence, Bart shoots a bird with a BB gun. Stricken with remorse, he tries to nurture the eggs from the bird's nest, which hatch into a species of lizard outlawed in Springfield.

4: Treehouse of Horror IX - Aired: 1998-10-25

In "Hell Toupée," Snake is sent to the electric chair, and his hair is transplanted onto Homer. In "The Terror of Tiny Toon," Bart and Lisa become cartoon characters in an episode of Itchy & Scratchy. In "Starship Poopers," a growth spurt casts doubt on Maggie's paternity, and the family goes on the Jerry Springer show.

5: When You Dish Upon a Star - Aired: 1998-11-08

After a chance encounter with Hollywood celebrities secretly living in Springfield, Homer becomes their friend and gofer... until he spills the beans to the gang at Moe's.

6: D'oh-in' in the Wind - Aired: 1998-11-15

In a quest to learn Homer's middle name, Homer and Grandpa travel to his mother's old commune, where Homer embraces the hippie life.

7: Lisa Gets an 'A' - Aired: 1998-11-22

Stuck at home with a cold, Lisa gets addicted to a video game and neglects her homework. Her A+++ on a test wins the school a grant, but when she confesses that she cheated, Skinner covers it up. Meanwhile, Homer raises a lobster.

8: Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble' - Aired: 1998-12-06

When Grandpa needs a new kidney, Homer agrees to donate one, but then chickens out.

9: Mayored to the Mob - Aired: 1998-12-20

After a riot at a sci-fi convention, Mayor Quimby hires Homer as his bodyguard, and Homer witnesses the rampant corruption in town politics. When Homer takes a stand, he runs afoul of the Springfield mafia.

10: Viva Ned Flanders - Aired: 1999-01-10

When clean-living Ned Flanders wants to experience a new side of life, Homer takes him to Las Vegas. After a drunken binge, they marry a pair of cocktail waitresses.

11: Wild Barts Can't Be Broken - Aired: 1999-01-17

Scapegoated for the vandalism of drunken Isotopes fans, the children of Springfield wage war on the adults by broadcasting their secrets on the radio.

12: Sunday, Cruddy Sunday - Aired: 1999-01-31

Homer and his friends charter a bus to the Super Bowl, only to find that their tickets are fake. Misadventures ensue.

13: Homer to the Max - Aired: 1999-02-07

A new TV series features a suave and debonair character named Homer Simpson. Homer capitalizes on his new namesake, until the character is rewritten to be a bumbling fool. Trying to recapture the positive attention he enjoyed, Homer changes his name to "Max Power."

14: I'm with Cupid - Aired: 1999-02-14

Apu is making the husbands of Springfield look bad with his extravagent Valentine's Day efforts for Manjula. When the men try to sabotage Apu's grand gesture, they accidentally wind up benefiting from it.

15: Marge Simpson in: 'Screaming Yellow Honkers' - Aired: 1999-02-21

A new Canyonero SUV turns timid Marge into an aggressive driver, and her road rage lands her in traffic school. But when a stampede occurs at the zoo, the town looks to Marge to save the day.

16: Make Room for Lisa - Aired: 1999-02-28

Indebted from a mishap at the Smithsonian, Homer lets a cell phone company put a transmitter in the house. Forced to share a room with Bart, Lisa resents Homer until a New Age experience gives her empathy.

17: Maximum Homerdrive - Aired: 1999-03-28

After beating Homer in a steak-eating competition, a trucker dies; Homer and Bart take over his rig to complete his shipment.

18: Simpsons Bible Stories - Aired: 1999-04-04

When Reverend Lovejoy subjects the congregation to an extended Bible reading, the Simpsons fall asleep and have dreams based on Bible stories.

19: Mom and Pop Art - Aired: 1999-04-11

Homer's failed do-it-yourself project gets mistaken for "outsider art." Suddenly in the limelight, Homer must come up with new "works" to impress the art world.

20: The Old Man and the 'C' Student - Aired: 1999-04-25

When Bart ruins Springfield's chance to host the Olympics, the kids are sentenced to community service work at the retirement home. To help the residents recapture their youth, Bart takes them on an ill-fated boat ride.

21: Monty Can't Buy Me Love - Aired: 1999-05-02

A new mogul wins the hearts of the townspeople with a shower of cash. Jealous, Mr. Burns asks Homer to help make him a beloved billionaire too, and they hatch a plan to bring the Loch Ness Monster to Springfield.

22: They Saved Lisa's Brain - Aired: 1999-05-09

Mayor Quimby flees Springfield, leaving the town chapter of Mensa in charge. As the group's new power goes to their heads, they take their utopian plans too far and the townspeople revolt.

23: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo - Aired: 1999-05-16

After their bank account is drained at a cyber-cafe, the Simpsons go on a disastrous low-budget trip to Japan, where they wind up as contestants on a humiliating game show.

Season 11 (22 Episodes)

1: Beyond Blunderdome - Aired: 1999-09-26

Homer befriends Mel Gibson just as Mel is completing a remake of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Homer convinces Mel to make the film more violent, with disastrous results.

2: Brother's Little Helper - Aired: 1999-10-03

When Bart commits an extremely destructive prank, he is given Focusyn, a pill to help him concentrate in school. At first the results are impressive, and then Bart starts believing in a conspiracy involving spy satellites and major league baseball.

3: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? - Aired: 1999-10-24

With Lisa's help, Homer uses his vast knowledge of food to become the town's leading restaurant critic. But when he gets petty and vindictive in his criticisms, all the other chefs in town try to kill him.

4: Treehouse of Horror X - Aired: 1999-10-31

In "I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did" the Simpsons fear they have killed Ned Flanders. "Desperately Xeeking Xena" satirizes superheroes of yore with "Stretch Dude" Bart and "Clobber Girl" Lisa. And "Life's A Glitch, Then You Die" depicts the upcoming horror of Y2K.

5: E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) - Aired: 1999-11-07

Fleeing from a duel, Homer takes his family to live on a farm. There he discovers that by mixing tomatoes, tobacco and radioactivity from the nuclear plant, he can create a dangerously delicious new substance.

6: Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder - Aired: 1999-11-14

Homer bowls a perfect 300 game, then concludes that the greatest accomplishment of his life is behind him. He reconnects with the world by bonding with baby Maggie.

7: Eight Misbehavin' - Aired: 1999-11-21

Due to overuse of fertility medication, Apu and wife Manjula give birth to octuplets. Desperate for money, Apu loans the babies to an unscrupulous carny promoter, then needs Homer's help to get them back.

8: Take My Wife, Sleaze - Aired: 1999-11-28

After winning a motorcycle at a dance contest, Homer becomes part of a motorcycle gang. But when he puts Marge's photo in a biker magazine, a much tougher gang takes her, and he must win her back.

9: Grift of the Magi - Aired: 1999-12-19

In this Christmas-themed episode, the students of Springfield Elementary are unwittingly used as a focus group to test new toys. The product of their labors, a cuddly doll named Funzo, is a lot more sinister than he appears.

10: Little Big Mom - Aired: 2000-01-09

When Marge leaves the house to recuperate from a skating injury, everything goes to hell - until Lisa convinces Homer and Bart they have leprosy.

11: Faith Off - Aired: 2000-01-16

Homer gets a bucket stuck on his head, and when it is removed the town is convinced that Bart has the powers of a faith healer. Then mobster Fat Tony tries to turn the boy's spiritual abilities into more sinister directions.

12: The Mansion Family - Aired: 2000-01-23

Worried about his health, Mr. Burns visits the Mayo Clinic. He lets Homer housesit his mansion, which leads of course to an offshore knife fight and an attack by Chinese pirates.

13: Saddlesore Galactica - Aired: 2000-02-06

Homer and Bart befriend a diving horse at a county fair. They turn it into a racehorse with an attitude, whose success runs them afoul of mysterious, tree-dwelling jockeys.

14: Alone Again, Natura-Diddily - Aired: 2000-02-13

Ned's wife Maude is inadvertently killed by a T-shirt accident at an auto race. Homer and his family try to help Ned cope.

15: Missionary: Impossible - Aired: 2000-02-20

When Homer fails to give money he promised over the phone, he is forced by PBS stars to flee the country. He becomes a missionary on a small tropical island, where he introduces the natives to casino gambling.

16: Pygmoelian - Aired: 2000-02-27

Plastic surgery gives Moe the bartender a handsome new face and a whole new life as a soap opera star.

17: Bart to the Future - Aired: 2000-03-19

We see a possible future in which Bart is a grown-up slacker, living with Ralph Wiggum, while Lisa is no less than President of the United States.

18: Days of Wine and D'oh'ses - Aired: 2000-04-09

After being embarrassed by a drunken video of himself, Barney vows to sober up. Newly clean, he gets work as a helicopter pilot.

19: Kill the Alligator and Run - Aired: 2000-04-30

After a terrible bout with insomnia, Homer takes the family to Florida during spring break. There, they kill a beloved alligator and are sentenced to a chain gang.

20: Last Tap Dance in Springfield - Aired: 2000-05-07

Lisa enters a tap dancing academy, where the teacher is a child star who never quite grew up. Meanwhile, Homer gets laser eye surgery.

21: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge - Aired: 2000-05-14

Otto's girlfriend seems to be usurping Marge's role when she moves in with the family after a dispute over heavy metal.

22: Behind the Laughter - Aired: 2000-05-21

A "Behind the Music"-style look at the Simpsons, narrated by VH1's Jim Forbes, shows their rise to stardom--and the "private hell" that followed.

Season 12 (21 Episodes)

1: Treehouse of Horror XI - Aired: 2000-11-01

This year's Halloween story sees The Simpsons as "The Munsters" (with everyone except Lisa getting killed), Homer as a wandering spirit on the hunt for a good deed in "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad," Bart and Lisa as peasants in a fairy tale forest in "Scary Tales Can Come True," and Lisa inadvertently dooming mankind by rescuing a dolphin in "Night of the Dolphin."

2: A Tale of Two Springfields - Aired: 2000-11-05

While calling Animal Control over a badger taking residence in Santa's Little Helper's doghouse, Homer discovers that Springfield has two different area codes–and ends up leading a revolt that splits the town in two.

3: Insane Clown Poppy - Aired: 2000-11-12

Krusty takes parenting lessons from Homer when, during an outdoor book fair, a girl tells Krusty that she is his long-lost daughter from a one-night stand with a female soldier who fought during the first Gulf War.

4: Lisa the Tree Hugger - Aired: 2000-11-19

Lisa falls for the teenaged leader of a militant environmentalist group and tries to impress him by living in Springfield's oldest tree in order to keep it from being cut down.

5: Homer vs. Dignity - Aired: 2000-11-26

When the Simpsons once again have financial problems, Mr. Burns pays Homer to play pranks on others and humiliate himself in public. Meanwhile, Smithers creates a Malibu Stacy-themed musical.

6: The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - Aired: 2000-12-03

Homer decides to buy a computer after turning up to the Plant to find it closed by e-mail. He then creates his own website and it eventually gains attention when he posts gossip. Homer dubs himself as "Mr. X" to conceal his identity. When he reveals that he is Mr. X, he becomes drugged into a mysterious island where people who know too much are imprisoned after Homer starts writing conspiracy theories such as flu shots.

7: The Great Money Caper - Aired: 2000-12-10

Homer and Bart become father–son con artists (after Bart is given money out of pity when Homer decided to not take him home), but soon find that they are the ones being had.

8: Skinner's Sense of Snow - Aired: 2000-12-17

A snowstorm traps the students of Springfield Elementary inside, with them overthrowing Principal Skinner when he uses his Army skills to control them. Meanwhile, Homer tries to rescue the children–using Flanders' car.

9: HOMЯ - Aired: 2001-01-07

While working as a human guinea pig (to pay off the family's lost savings after making a bad investment), Homer discovers the root cause of his subnormal intelligence: a crayon that was lodged in his brain ever since he was a boy. He decides to have it removed to increase his IQ, but discovers that being smart does not necessarily equal being happy.

10: Pokey Mom - Aired: 2001-01-14

Marge tries to rehabilitate a convict with remarkable artistic talent. Meanwhile, Homer uses a trash can to fix people's spines.

11: Worst Episode Ever - Aired: 2001-02-04

Bart and Milhouse are banned from The Android Dungeon after stopping Comic Book Guy from buying a box of priceless Star Wars memorabilia for $5, but are hired as his replacements when Comic Book Guy has a heart attack and is advised to leave his job in order to make friends.

12: Tennis the Menace - Aired: 2001-02-11

While making funeral arrangements for Grampa's future, the funeral planner pitches the idea of a mausoleum that uses the same amount of cement as a full-sized tennis court. This prompts Homer to instead build a tennis court in his backyard, initially mistaking the sport for "Foxy Boxing". The tennis court makes Marge and Homer popular in town, but it turns out that this is only because Homer's inferior tennis ability makes them an easy target. Bart on the other hand, shines as a natural.

13: Day of the Jackanapes - Aired: 2001-02-18

Krusty announces his retirement due to interference from network executives and the growing popularity of the big-money game show "Me Wantee", but when Krusty reveals to Sideshow Bob that all of the episodes featuring him have been erased, Sideshow Bob uses Krusty's biggest fan (Bart) to murder him during Krusty's farewell show.

14: New Kids on the Blecch - Aired: 2001-02-25

A music producer selects Bart, Nelson, Milhouse and Ralph to be members of the next hit boy band, who record subliminal songs about joining the Navy.

15: Hungry Hungry Homer - Aired: 2001-03-04

Homer becomes a Good Samaritan after discovering the simple joys of helping people in need–which is put to the test when he goes on a hunger strike after the owner of the Springfield Isotopes attempts to discredit him when Homer stumbles on his plot to discreetly move the team to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

16: Bye Bye Nerdy - Aired: 2001-03-11

When Lisa becomes the target of a female bully, Lisa discovers a scientific reason as to why bullies pick on nerds. Meanwhile, Homer goes into the baby-proofing business, which is threatening the businesses of pediatricians and greeting card salesmen.

17: Simpson Safari - Aired: 2001-04-01

When the Simpsons run out of food thanks to a bag boy strike (caused by Homer), the family finds an old box of animal crackers with a sweepstakes that sends The Simpsons to Africa.

18: Trilogy of Error - Aired: 2001-04-29

Homer's rush to the hospital to reattach his thumb, Lisa's rush to school to win the science fair, and Bart's run-in with an illegal fireworks scheme are interconnected in a parody of Go and Run Lola Run.

19: I'm Goin' to Praiseland - Aired: 2001-05-06

After finding a sketchbook belonging to his late wife Maude, Ned Flanders opens a Bible-themed amusement park to honor her memory.

20: Children of a Lesser Clod - Aired: 2001-05-13

After spraining his knee during a basketball game, Homer begins taking care of the neighborhood kids to cure his boredom, prompting jealousy from Bart and Lisa, who feel that Homer is giving the kids the attention they never had.

21: Simpsons Tall Tales - Aired: 2001-05-20

When Homer refuses to pay a five dollar airport tax to fly to Delaware, the family is forced to ride in a livestock car of a train instead. There they meet a singing hobo who tells three tall tales: Homer as Paul Bunyan. Lisa as Connie Appleseed, a parody of Johnny Appleseed. Bart as Tom Sawyer with Nelson as Huckleberry Finn.

Season 13 (22 Episodes)

1: Treehouse of Horror XII - Aired: 2001-11-06

In the twelfth Treehouse of Horror episode: Hex and the City – While on a day trip through Ethnictown, Homer's bumbling catches the ire of a gypsy, who curses Homer's family and friends into receiving nothing but bad luck. House of Whacks – in this mixed parody of Demon Seed and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Marge buys an automated house and customizes it with the Pierce Brosnan personality, who falls for Marge and attempts to murder Homer. Wiz Kids – In this Harry Potter parody, Bart and Lisa go to a school for wizards, and Lord Montemort (Mr. Burns) uses Bart to capture Lisa's magic. Guest star: Pierce Brosnan and Matthew Perry.[20]

2: The Parent Rap - Aired: 2001-11-11

Bart gets in trouble for joyriding in a police car, but feels confident he will be let off by Judge Snyder. However, Snyder goes on vacation before ruling his verdict and is replaced with a coldhearted judge named Constance Harm. She accuses Homer of being a negligent father and sentences him to be tethered to Bart. The two are against it at first but later start to bond. Marge however is unable to take anymore of it and slices the tether off of them both. Homer and Marge then go after Judge Harm only to end up sinking her houseboat. Eventually Bart decides to take punishment and is about to be sentenced to 5 year in juvenile hall, only though Judge Snyder returns and dismisses Harm. Guest star: Jane Kaczmarek and Jess Harnell.[21]

3: Homer the Moe - Aired: 2001-11-18

Moe becomes depressed and decides to return to bartending school so he can re-evaluate himself. He meets an old teacher, who suggests that Moe try improving his bar, which might make him happier. Moe takes the advice, and turns his bar into a trendy nightclub, which does not sit well with his regular customers Homer, Lenny, Carl, and Barney.

4: A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love - Aired: 2001-12-02

Homer becomes a fortune cookie writer for a Chinatown restaurant. Mr. Burns reads one of Homer's fortunes, which says that the reader will find love before Flag Day is over. Burns goes searching for love and meets Gloria, a meter maid, and asks her out. Gloria reluctantly agrees, and Burns recruits Homer to help him look young and hip to his new girlfriend.

5: The Blunder Years - Aired: 2001-12-09

After tricking Marge into thinking an advertising spokesman is coming to visit her, Homer takes Marge and the rest of the family to a restaurant. A hypnotist uses his powers on Homer, and makes him remember a horrific childhood incident where Homer found a dead body in a ravine. The Simpson family decides to investigate this and find out where the body came from.

6: She of Little Faith - Aired: 2001-12-16

After Homer and Bart's model rocket damages the church, Mr. Burns makes a deal to commercialize the church in return for paying for the damages. Lisa becomes disgusted at what the church has become, so she decides to find a new religion suitable for her. She eventually converts to Buddhism, causing Marge to fear for Lisa's soul.

7: Brawl in the Family - Aired: 2002-01-06

A social worker is assigned to make the Simpson family functional after they get arrested for fighting while playing Monopoly. He helps them learn how to work together and function as a family. The moment is ruined when, Ginger and Amber, the barmaids who married Homer and Flanders while they were drunk in "Viva Ned Flanders", arrive at the Simpsons' home, which outrages Marge.

8: Sweets and Sour Marge - Aired: 2002-01-20

Springfield is officially declared the World's Fattest Town after an attempt to break a world record lands everyone on top of a truck scale. Out of embarrassment and disgust, Marge goes on a crusade against the local sugar corporation. However, when sugar is banned, Homer, Bart, Mr. Burns and Apu start bootlegging sugar.

9: Jaws Wired Shut - Aired: 2002-01-27

A jaw injury from colliding with a new town statue turns Homer into a better listener while recuperating with his jaws wired shut, but once the wires come off, Homer does not go back to being loud and obnoxious and Marge becomes starved for thrills.

10: Half-Decent Proposal - Aired: 2002-02-10

Homer develops a snoring problem, so Marge decides to spend a night with her sisters Patty and Selma. After a night of drinking, Marge sees a news report about her ex-prom date Artie Ziff, who is now very wealthy, and decides to send him an e-mail. Artie is still obsessed with Marge, so he offers the Simpsons $1 million in exchange for Marge spending a weekend with him.

11: The Bart Wants What It Wants - Aired: 2002-02-17

Bart befriends Rainer Wolfcastle's daughter Greta. She has a crush on Bart, but he does not seem to realize it and eventually stops seeing her. Seeking revenge, Greta begins dating Bart's best friend Milhouse, which causes Bart to start missing her. She leaves for Toronto with her father, and Bart convinces his family to follow them there.

12: The Lastest Gun in the West - Aired: 2002-02-24

While running away from a vicious dog, Bart meets Buck McCoy, a former Western film star. Bart begins hanging out with him and starts to idolize him. Bart wants to help McCoy stage a comeback, so he convinces all of the kids in town to become interested in the Wild West. McCoy appears on the Krusty the Clown Show, but the comeback flops when Buck begins drinking again and injures Krusty the Clown.

13: The Old Man and the Key - Aired: 2002-03-10

Grampa falls in love with Zelda, a woman who has an interest in men who can drive. He decides to get his driver's license back, but is ignorant to Homer and Marge's concerns that she is only using him for his car.

14: Tales from the Public Domain - Aired: 2002-03-17

When Homer gets a notice from the library that he has a book of classic tales that is years overdue, he finds it on the shelf and reads three stories: The Odyssey (where Homer and his bar buddies try to get home after fighting the Trojans), Joan of Arc (where Lisa leads the French against the English with the help of God), and Hamlet (where Bart tries to kill Moe after Moe kills Homer in order to marry Marge).

15: Blame It on Lisa - Aired: 2002-03-31

When Homer gets the family's telephone service cut off for refusing to pay for calls made to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Lisa confesses that she was the one who called Rio after sponsoring an orphan who goes missing. She convinces the family to travel to Brazil to look for him. However, once there, they have no luck finding him, and Homer is kidnapped.

16: Weekend at Burnsie's - Aired: 2002-04-07

Homer is prescribed medicinal marijuana after getting pecked in the eyes by a murder of crows. While his family and friends worry about the drug altering his personality, Homer becomes Mr. Burns's vice president after cracking up at Burns's antiquated jokes.

17: Gump Roast - Aired: 2002-04-21

In this clip show episode, Homer is honored at a Friars' Club Roast. A number of characters show up to roast him, but the celebrating is interrupted by Kang and Kodos, who say that humanity will be judged based on Homer's experiences.

18: I Am Furious (Yellow) - Aired: 2002-04-28

Inspired by a cartoonist who speaks at the school as part of a career day assembly, Bart creates a comic book series based on Homer and his anger problems, which turns into a popular Internet cartoon series called Angry Dad. Homer finds out about this and is at first outraged, but after talking to his family, he decides to try to become a less angry person.

19: The Sweetest Apu - Aired: 2002-05-05

Homer and Marge discover that Apu is having an affair with the Squishee delivery lady at the Kwik-E-Mart. They decide to keep Apu's wife Manjula from finding out about it. However, she eventually learns of Apu's affair by watching store security tapes. She throws Apu out of the house and decides to file for divorce, but soon realizes that she misses him.

20: Little Girl in the Big Ten - Aired: 2002-05-12

Lisa tries to fit in with two college students by lying about her age. She finds that the college atmosphere is perfect for her, but her lie is soon discovered and she is shunned by her fellow elementary school students. Meanwhile, Bart is diagnosed with a weakened immune system after getting bitten by a Chinese mosquito and must live in a plastic, germ-free bubble.

21: The Frying Game - Aired: 2002-05-19

While faced with community service for abusing an endangered insect, Homer begins assisting an elderly woman named Mrs. Bellamy. One night, Mrs. Bellamy is murdered, and Homer and Marge are accused of committing the crime.

22: Papa's Got a Brand New Badge - Aired: 2002-05-22

Homer starts a security company with Lenny and Carl after the police are ineffective during a blackout, and eventually Mayor Quimby decides to have them replace the police. Homer finds that he excels at the job, but then he runs afoul of mob boss Fat Tony, who threatens Homer with death unless he leaves town.

Season 14 (22 Episodes)

1: Treehouse of Horror XIII - Aired: 2002-11-03

The 13th Treehouse of Horror episode, consisting of three self-contained segments. Send in the Clones – Homer buys a hammock that can produce clones of himself. He creates numerous clones to help him around the house, but they soon overrun Springfield. The Fright to Creep and Scare Harms – Lisa petitions the town to get rid of their firearms after discovering the gravestone of a young man named William Bonney who died from gun violence. However, Lisa soon discovers that William Bonney is the real name of Western outlaw Billy the Kid, whose ghost, along with the ghosts of other infamous criminals, takes over the defenseless town. The Island of Dr. Hibbert – Dr. Hibbert invites the citizens of Springfield to his island resort, where he turns them into animals.

2: How I Spent My Strummer Vacation - Aired: 2002-11-10

A drunken Homer appears on the show Taxicab Conversations and rants about how awful his life as a husband and father is. Although his family is at first outraged, they realise that they do somewhat burden him and decide to make up for it by sending him to a Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp where he mingles with rock stars, including Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The rock stars ask Homer to help out at a concert and, expecting that he will be allowed to perform, he accepts. Actually, they want him to test the microphones; however, a humiliated Homer grabs a guitar and starts playing.

3: Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade - Aired: 2002-11-17

The Simpsons buy a satellite television, which Bart spends so much time watching that he does not study for an important achievement test. He scores so low that Principal Skinner demotes him to third grade, while Lisa does so well that she is moved up to third grade. The two are placed in the same class and become rivals. During a trip to Capital City, they get separated from their class and are forced to help each other in order to find their classmates.

4: Large Marge - Aired: 2002-11-24

Thinking Homer does not find her attractive anymore, Marge decides to get liposuction, but instead receives breast implants. She becomes adored by many of the men in Springfield, and becomes a spokesmodel for trade shows. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse try to imitate a stunt they saw on an episode of Batman that guest stars Krusty the Clown. When the stunt ends badly, media watchdog groups blame Krusty, forcing the clown to make his show more safety-conscious and less fun.

5: Helter Shelter - Aired: 2002-12-01

The Simpson family has to find temporary residence while their house is fumigated for termites. When they run out of options, they decide to become contestants on a reality show where families live in the manner that people did in 1895. The family is initially miserable, but slowly adapt to their new life, which causes the show to lose ratings. The producers decide to try to boost viewers by dumping the house in a river and forcing the family to survive in the wilderness. However, the Simpsons find a bunch of rejects from other reality shows and they attack the producers.

6: The Great Louse Detective - Aired: 2002-12-15

The Simpson family win a free spa weekend, and Homer is nearly killed when a mysterious figure locks him in a sauna. Chief Wiggum decides to hire someone who can think like a murderer in order to find one. Bart's mortal enemy Sideshow Bob is sent to live with the Simpsons so he can help find Homer's attempted killer. Bob and Homer track down the attempted murderer and discover that it is Frank Grimes, Jr., the son of a man that Homer drove to insanity (in the season eight episode "Homer's Enemy"). After Grimes is arrested, Bob tries to kill Bart, but he finds that he has "grown accustomed to [his] face" and cannot harm him.

7: Special Edna - Aired: 2003-01-05

Ms. Edna Krabappel begins to lose faith in her relationship with Principal Skinner and becomes depressed. Bart wants to cheer her up and decides to nominate her for the Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Krabappel and the Simpsons are given a free trip to Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. Skinner decides that he needs to do something to win Edna back, so he follows them there. He tries to sabotage Edna's chances of winning the award, in hopes that she will become so depressed that she will come back to him. However, he has a change of heart and proposes to her.

8: The Dad Who Knew Too Little - Aired: 2003-01-12

Homer disappoints Lisa on her birthday when he gives her a thoughtless present. He realizes that he knows little about her and decides to hire private detective Dexter Colt to spy on her. Colt compiles a report, the information from which helps Homer bond with his daughter. However, Colt soon demands to be paid $1000, which Homer refuses. In retaliation, Colt vandalises an animal research lab and steals all the animals, leaving behind several clues that implicate Lisa. Homer and Lisa go on the run as fugitives and end up at a circus, where they meet Colt. He tries to kill Homer, but Lisa saves him. Later, Colt is arrested and Lisa exonerated. She finally receives the present she wanted from Homer.

9: The Strong Arms of the Ma - Aired: 2003-02-02

Marge gets mugged and becomes so traumatized that she develops Agoraphobia. She hides in the basement. Having little else to do, she decides to exercise with a weight set Homer bought from Rainier Wolfcastle's garage sale. She becomes so strong and confident that she is able to leave the basement. She continues working out and decides to start taking steroids so she can enter a bodybuilding competition. One night at Moe's Tavern she loses her temper and starts destroying the bar and fighting all of the patrons. Homer confronts Marge and says he misses the sweet woman that he married. Marge, horrified at what she has done, apologizes and decides to stop working out.

10: Pray Anything - Aired: 2003-02-09

Homer becomes depressed when he sees that Ned Flanders seems to be better off than him. To remedy this, he begins to pray constantly. Meanwhile, the Simpsons discover that tree roots have clogged up their plumbing. The house becomes too run down to live in, and Homer prays for a solution. Homer is injured while attending church; he sues Reverend Lovejoy and is awarded the deed to the church. He throws a huge house-warming party, in which all of the partiers drink and engage in sinful activities. It suddenly starts raining and the town begins to flood. The townspeople flee to the roof of the church. Homer tries praying again but the flood keeps rising. Reverend Lovejoy returns in a helicopter and leads everyone in prayer, asking God to forgive them, and the rain stops.

11: Barting Over - Aired: 2003-02-16

Bart learns that he was once a child actor in commercials and that all the money earned was spent by Homer. In retaliation, Bart petitions the court to have himself legally emancipated from his parents and moves out of the Simpson house. Bart is initially miserable in his new apartment, but discovers that skateboarder Tony Hawk lives on one of the floors above. He and Hawk become friends, and Bart is content with his new life. Homer apologizes to Bart and requests that he return home. Bart accepts the apology, but tells his family that he is going on tour with Hawk. At an event, Homer speaks to Bart and finally promises Bart that he will never treat him badly again.

12: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can - Aired: 2003-02-16

Lisa competes at a spelling bee and earns the right to compete in the Spell-lympics, becoming the pride of the town. The host of the show George Plimpton, asks her to intentionally lose so that a more popular boy can win. Lisa refuses and continues to compete, but accidentally misspells a word and loses. Meanwhile, Homer tours with a group obsessed with eating Krusty Burger's latest sandwich.

13: A Star Is Born Again - Aired: 2003-03-02

During the annual Jellyfish Festival, Ned Flanders realizes that he is lonely and becomes depressed. One night, he meets a beautiful woman, who asks him out on a date. He soon learns that the woman is Sara Sloan, a famous actress. Sloan is charmed by Flanders' wholesomeness, and they continue to date to the point at which she asks that he move to Hollywood. Flanders, worried that Hollywood would conflict with his conservative Christian values, refuses, so Sloan instead decides to stay in Springfield. However, their relationship does not work out, due to his insistence on marriage.

14: Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington - Aired: 2003-03-09

An air traffic route is redirected so that airplanes start flying directly over the Simpsons' house. The noise starts to disrupt their lives and, desperate for a solution, the family turns to their Congressman. However, he dies of a heart attack, so they ask Krusty the Clown to run for Congress so that he can help them. Krusty is successful in his campaign, but finds that his air traffic bill is ignored by the veteran Congressmen. He soon becomes disillusioned with the system, so the Simpsons, with guidance from Walter Mondale, help him out by blackmailing one of his opponents and attaching the bill to a more popular one. The bill passes, and the air traffic is re-routed.

15: C.E.D'oh - Aired: 2003-03-16

Homer decides to try for a promotion at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant and suggests several ideas to Mr. Burns, all of which are rejected. One night, Homer overhears Burns admit that the plant's real owner is a canary to protect Burns from responsibility for any wrongdoing by the power plant. Homer releases the bird and tells Burns that nuclear inspectors have arrived for a surprise inspection. Burns, desperate to find a scapegoat, names Homer the new owner. As his first act, Homer fires Burns and takes control of the Plant. However, he finds that his work life as a CEO is conflicting with his family life. Homer decides to return to his old job and gives ownership back to Burns.

16: 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky - Aired: 2003-03-30

A snobby British filmmaker named Declan Desmond begins making a documentary about student life at Springfield Elementary School. When introduced to Lisa, he tells her that she has too many goals and suggests that she pick one career. Lisa focuses on astronomy, but cannot watch the stars because of light pollution. She convinces Mayor Quimby to decrease the light's intensity during the night, which only results in an increase in the crime rate. Quimby bows to public pressure and switches the lights back on permanently. Lisa overloads the generators at the Power Plant, causing a power outage, and is able to watch a meteor shower undisturbed by light.

17: Three Gays of the Condo - Aired: 2003-04-13

After yet another Homer and Marge fight, Homer ends up sharing a condo with two homosexuals - who don't exactly think Homer is straight.

18: Dude, Where's My Ranch? - Aired: 2003-04-27

When challenged to think up a new Christmas carol, Homer instead writes a song about how much he hates Ned Flanders. The song becomes such a hit that the Simpsons become sick of hearing it and take a trip to a dude ranch. Lisa develops affections for a local boy named Luke but becomes jealous when he hears him talking to a girl named Clara on the telephone. One night, she meets Clara and gives her the wrong directions, leading her to become lost. After Lisa discovers that Clara is actually Luke's sister, she rushes to find her. She saves Clara, and decides to tell Luke what happened, but he is offended and dumps her. Meanwhile, Bart and Homer decide to help a tribe of Native Americans who want a beaver dam removed so they can reclaim their land.

19: Old Yeller-Belly - Aired: 2003-05-04

The Simpson family's dog Santa's Little Helper fails to save Homer from a treehouse when it is on fire. Consequently, Homer declares him a coward and disowns him. One day, a photographer finds Santa's Little Helper playing with a Duff Beer can and takes a picture. The picture becomes popular and SLH becomes the new mascot for Duff Beer while the old mascot, Duffman, is fired. Homer earns a lot of money but SLH's original owner shows up, claiming that the dog is rightfully his. Bart fears that he will never see Santa's Little Helper again. The Simpsons conceive a plan to get Duffman rehired as Duff's mascot by showing what a coward Santa's Little Helper is. At a Duff-sponsored beach event, Homer pretends to be drowning (while floating on a keg of beer) but is attacked by a shark. The shark bites the beer keg and becomes drunk, and wins over the crowd on the beach. The shark is named the new mascot of Duff Beer and Santa's Little Helper returns to the Simpson family.

20: Brake My Wife, Please - Aired: 2003-05-11

Homer becomes obsessed with using new gadgets in his car. One day, he becomes distracted and drives off a pier, losing his driver's license. Unable to use a car, Homer starts to learn the joys of walking. Meanwhile, Marge shoulders the burden of Homer's driving duties and becomes stressed out. One day, as Homer sings about the virtues of walking, Marge accidentally runs him over with her car. Later, as Homer recuperates from the accident, he begins to suspect that Marge is trying to hurt him. They fight and go to see a marriage counselor. The counselor advises Homer to perform one completely unselfish gesture to win Marge back. Homer holds a party with all of her friends and a surprised Marge tells Homer that she loves him.

21: The Bart of War - Aired: 2003-05-18

After destroying Flanders' shrine to The Beatles, Bart and Milhouse are punished by being put in community groups. Bart joins the Pre-Teen Braves along with Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz and Database. Led by Marge, they start engaging in community activities. However, they soon become rivals with The Cavalry Kids, led by Milhouse. The two groups try to outdo each other and become involved in a contest to sell the most candy. The Cavalry Kids win the prize of singing the national anthem at a baseball game. However, the Pre-Teen Braves pretend to be The Cavalry Kids and sing their own version of the national anthem. As the crowd becomes enraged, the real Cavalry Kids arrive and a massive stadium-wide brawl erupts. Marge becomes upset, and the fighting ends when an image of her crying is shown on the JumboTron.

22: Moe Baby Blues - Aired: 2003-05-18

Moe Szyslak becomes lonely and decides to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. However, he inadvertently saves Maggie Simpson when she is sent flying from the Simpsons' car window and into his arms. He starts playing with Maggie and becomes attached to her, telling her the story of The Godfather. Homer and Marge become upset about how much time Moe is spending with Maggie and forbid him from seeing her again. One night, Maggie wakes up and hears Fat Tony and the Springfield Mafia outside the house and decides to follow them. When Homer and Marge find her missing, they automatically assume that Moe kidnapped her. When Moe is told that Maggie is missing, his request to help find her is granted by Homer. Maggie follows the mobsters to Luigi's restaurant, where Fat Tony's gang gets into a gun battle with a rival family. Homer, Marge and Moe track Maggie down and Moe decides to go inside and save Maggie. After Moe saves Maggie's life, Homer allows the two to spend more time together.

Season 15 (22 Episodes)

1: Treehouse of Horror XIV - Aired: 2003-11-02

"Reaper Madness" - Death becomes Homer and our hero must learn to reap what he sows (and pull a fast one on the almighty). "Frinkenstein" - Soon to be Nobel-prize winning Professor Frink reanimates his father for some gruesome body parts-swapping. "Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off" - A parody of Clockstoppers, starring Bart and Milhouse.

2: My Mother the Carjacker - Aired: 2003-11-09

Homer's mother returns, and after being cleared of all charges, is re-imprisoned on a technicality.

3: The President Wore Pearls - Aired: 2003-11-16

In this loose parody of the musical/movie Evita, Lisa is elected Student Body president, but is unaware that the school staff is using her for their own devices and as a scapegoat if something goes wrong.

4: The Regina Monologues - Aired: 2003-11-23

After making over $3000 from his own museum featuring a $1000 bill, Bart takes the family to London (on the suggestion of Grampa), where Homer is arrested for treason after crashing into the Queen.

5: The Fat and the Furriest - Aired: 2003-11-30

Homer is humiliated when he appears on the news running from a bear that nearly attacks him at the city dump. After Grampa scolds him, he swears to fight the bear himself.

6: Today I Am a Clown - Aired: 2003-12-07

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 a la "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" as a replacement for Krusty's show.

7: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season - Aired: 2003-12-14

Homer realizes how selfish he is after he spends all the family's Christmas money on a present for himself. He becomes the nicest guy in town, making Ned Flanders jealous.

8: Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays - Aired: 2004-01-04

When a group of singles, seniors, childless couples, teens and gays band together to protest having to accommodate families (including paying property taxes used to teach children they do not have) after a riot at a children's concert, Marge takes up the cause for the families, with some help from Bart and Lisa.

9: I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot - Aired: 2004-01-11

Homer builds a battle robot to win Bart's respect, and places it in a tournament against other robots. What Bart does not know, though, is that the robot is actually Homer in costume. Meanwhile, Snowball II dies and Lisa tries to find a replacement cat.

10: Diatribe of a Mad Housewife - Aired: 2004-01-25

Marge writes a romance novel with characters based on Homer and Ned Flanders that becomes a hit. Meanwhile, Homer gets fired from the power plant again and becomes an ambulance driver.

11: Margical History Tour - Aired: 2004-02-08

When the local library proves to be useless for the kids' class project, Marge tells Milhouse, Bart, and Lisa three Simpsons-style historical accounts: Henry VIII's (Homer's) attempts at siring a son, Lewis and Clark (Lenny and Carl) exploring the USA's wilderness with Sacagawea (Lisa), and Salieri (Lisa again) out to ruin piano-playing virtuoso Mozart (Bart).

12: Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Aired: 2004-02-15

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 anniversary gifts for Marge. Later on Milhouse returns and Bart goes back being friends with him.

13: Smart and Smarter - Aired: 2004-02-22

When Maggie does better than Lisa on an IQ test, Lisa becomes upset over no longer being the smart one and tries to lead Maggie astray.

14: The Ziff Who Came to Dinner - Aired: 2004-03-14

The Simpsons go on a late-night attic search after Bart and Lisa (who are freaked out over a horror movie Homer let them watch) begin hearing voices -- and find Marge's ex-prom date Artie Ziff, who's on the run for cheating the shareholders of his company.

15: Co-Dependent's Day - Aired: 2004-03-21

Homer and Marge's bond becomes stronger when they both get drunk on wine, but soon the bond unravels when Homer blames Marge for crashing the car and Marge gets sent to rehab. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa complain to Randall Curtis (a George Lucas-esque science fiction movie director) about his latest film.

16: The Wandering Juvie - Aired: 2004-03-28

Bart gets sent to juvenile hall after fooling everyone that there was a marriage concerning him. He encounters a dangerous girl there... He flees with Gina, but then the two are caught by Wiggum.

17: My Big Fat Geek Wedding - Aired: 2004-04-18

After hearing that Skinner is getting cold feet about their wedding, Edna leaves Skinner at the altar and, after sending back one marriage gift, hooks up with Comic Book Guy. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge have an argument about if their marriage is still solid or not.

18: Catch 'Em If You Can - Aired: 2004-04-25

After a ruined movie night, thanks to Bart and Lisa, Homer and Marge take a vacation away from them, but decide to go to Miami instead of going to see an uncle. When Bart and Lisa catch wind of their parents' secret plan, Bart steals Rod's credit card (just like Homer stole Ned's) and go after them.

19: Simple Simpson - Aired: 2004-05-02

Homer becomes "Pie Man", a masked vigilante who delivers a pie in the face of justice to evildoers. However, after attacking Mr. Burns, Burns hires him as a personal hitman, until Homer is ordered to attack the Dalai Lama.

20: The Way We Weren't - Aired: 2004-05-09

Homer and Marge recall the story of their first kiss at a summer camp when they were children—an event which was not all happy, as Homer (unwillingly) betrayed Marge by standing her up on their second date.

21: Bart-Mangled Banner - Aired: 2004-05-16

After receiving an injection from Dr. Hibbert, Bart becomes temporarily deaf, which makes him impervious to being bullied, until he accidentally moons the American flag during a donkey basketball game, prompting everyone in town to accuse the Simpsons of being unpatriotic under the new "Government Knows Best" Act.

22: Fraudcast News - Aired: 2004-05-23

Mr. Burns buys out Springfield's media outlets after a newspaper mistakenly reports his death, and Lisa's homemade newspaper is next on his list.

Season 16 (21 Episodes)

1: Treehouse of Horror XV - Aired: 2004-11-07

Ned Flanders' head injury gives him the power to predict others' deaths, Bart and Lisa play detective when a string of Victorian-era prostitutes are murdered by Jack the Ripper, and the Simpsons go on a fantastic voyage inside Mr. Burns' body to save Maggie.

2: All's Fair in Oven War - Aired: 2004-11-14

Marge gets her kitchen remodeled and the dishes she makes inside it get rave reviews. The suggestion of Ned Flanders leads her to enter a cooking contest. However, Marge realizes the competition is harder than it seems. Meanwhile, Bart finds Homer's vintage Playdude magazines and decides to adopt the lifestyle he sees within the articles.

3: Sleeping with the Enemy - Aired: 2004-11-21

Marge finds Nelson and acts as a mother figure towards him due to her children's loss of interest in her. Meanwhile, Lisa gets teased about her big butt, and becomes obsessed with her weight.

4: She Used to Be My Girl - Aired: 2004-12-05

Marge meets up with a former high-school pal who is now a famous news anchor, and she wonders if she made the right life choice.

5: Fat Man and Little Boy - Aired: 2004-12-12

When Bart writes slogans on T-shirts, he catches the attention of Goose Gladwell, a gag-gift entrepreneur, and soon becomes a T-shirt mogul; Homer feels he no longer has a place in the family when Bart becomes the breadwinner.

6: Midnight Rx - Aired: 2005-01-16

Homer, Grampa, Apu and Flanders travel to Canada to buy sorely needed prescription drugs with fake Canadian health-care cards.

7: Mommie Beerest - Aired: 2005-01-30

When Marge discovers Homer has remortgaged the house to help Moe's bar, she takes over as landlady. Little does Homer know, Moe and Marge are a match made in pub heaven.

8: Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass - Aired: 2005-02-06

Homer's impromptu dance at a carnival leads to a job choreographing victory dances for sports stars Tom Brady, Warren Sapp, Michelle Kwan, Yao Ming and LeBron James.

9: Pranksta Rap - Aired: 2005-02-13

Bart fakes his own kidnapping to get out of being punished for going to a rap concert, but the ruse goes too far when Milhouse's father is implicated as the kidnapper and Chief Wiggum sees this as an opportunity to make a name for himself as a competent police officer.

10: There's Something About Marrying - Aired: 2005-02-20

Springfield legalizes same-sex marriage to increase tourism. After becoming a minister, Homer starts to wed people to make money. Meanwhile, Marge's sister Patty comes out as a lesbian and reveals that she is going to marry a woman named Veronica.

11: On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister - Aired: 2005-03-06

Lisa does what every little sister has dreamed of - she gets a restraining order put on her big brother. Bart is forced to live in the back garden, but soon realises the joy of communing with nature.

12: Goo Goo Gai Pan - Aired: 2005-03-13

Selma has a severe hot flash while giving Mr. Burns his driving test. Dr. Hibbert explains that Selma is experiencing the onset of menopause. Selma, decides she wants a baby rather than grow old alone. Adoption is suggested, but the Springfield orphanage is empty. Lisa suggests adopting a baby girl from China - but when the Chinese government only allows married couples to adopt, Selma writes down Homer's name as her husband.

13: Mobile Homer - Aired: 2005-03-20

When Marge starts economising, Homer thinks he's being left out of the family's important financial decisions, so splashes out on an expensive camper van and sets up camp on the driveway.

14: The Seven-Beer Snitch - Aired: 2005-04-03

After Shelbyville accuses Springfield of being hicks, Marge convinces the townspeople to fund a Frank Gehry-designed concert hall, which is then converted to a prison when the concert hall goes bankrupt on opening night. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa investigate Snowball II's recent weight gain.

15: Future-Drama - Aired: 2005-04-17

Through Professor Frink's future machine, Bart and Lisa see their lives in the year 2013, where Bart steals Lisa's chances at going to an Ivy League school in order to impress a skater girl named Jenda while Homer (now separated from Marge and living in an underwater apartment) fights Krusty the Clown after Marge begins dating him.

16: Don't Fear the Roofer - Aired: 2005-05-01

The Simpsons' roof springs a leak when the perfect storm hits Springfield. And when Marge asks what type of father can't keep a roof over his family's head, Homer tries to fix things up, but falls through the roof. Sick of being unwanted, Homer befriends a man who works as a roofer. However, no one else can see him and Homer's insistence that the roofer does exist prompts everyone to think he has gone crazy.

17: The Heartbroke Kid - Aired: 2005-05-01

When Bart endangers his health by bingeing on vending-machine food, the Simpsons turn their home into a hostel in order to afford sending him to a forced starvation facility.

18: A Star Is Torn - Aired: 2005-05-08

Lisa agrees to enter a Krusty-sponsored "Li'l Starmaker" competition and panics when another contestant (guest voice Fantasia Barrino) outperforms her.

19: Thank God It's Doomsday - Aired: 2005-05-08

Homer sees a movie about the end of the world and fears the same thing will happen in real life after seeing a chain of random occurrences (celebrities ["stars"] falling from the sky, raining blood, a man in a realistic devil costume) and doing a complicated math equation that predicts the end will come on May 18th, but when the end does not come, Homer discovers a flaw in the equation and ends up in Heaven where he meets God and learns that God is planning The Rapture.

20: Home Away from Homer - Aired: 2005-05-15

Flanders rents a room to two college girls who, without his knowledge, use the spare room to broadcast live softcore pornographic web videos of themselves. 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 Humbleton, Pennsylvania, while a brash coach moves into Flanders' house and begins harassing Homer the same way Homer harassed Ned.

21: The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star - Aired: 2005-05-15

Bart gets expelled from school and transfers to a Catholic school, where a hip priest named Father Sean tries to convert Bart and Homer to Catholicism, which worries Marge when she believes that Catholics do not go to the same heaven as Protestants and discovers that Catholic women do not use birth control.

Season 17 (22 Episodes)

1: The Bonfire of the Manatees - Aired: 2005-09-11

After Homer gets into trouble over his football gambling debts, he allows the Springfield Mafia to shoot a "snuggle film" in the house without Marge's permission. When she and the kids return home from a trip to "Santa's Village" and find production still going on, a furious Marge leaves for the beach and encounters a marine biologist named Caleb Thorn who has dedicated his life to saving manatees.

2: The Girl Who Slept Too Little - Aired: 2005-09-18

After the family successfully protest against a stamp museum being built next to their house, a cemetery is built near the Simpson house instead, making the normally unflappable Lisa realize that someone as smart as her can be afraid of something.

3: Milhouse of Sand and Fog - Aired: 2005-09-25

Never one to miss the opportunity to make a quick buck, Homer cashes in on Maggie's bout of chicken pox. He decides to host a Pox Party and charges parents to infect their children.

4: Treehouse of Horror XVI - Aired: 2005-11-06

Bart ends up in a coma after attempting to jump from the roof to the swimming pool at Spinster Arms Apartments, while attending a hunting party at Burns Manor, Homer panics and believes the prey is the hunting party, and after losing a Halloween costume contest to Dr Hibbert as Dracula, a real witch puts a spell on the people of Springfield.

5: Marge's Son Poisoning - Aired: 2005-11-13

When Bart decides to spend a bit of time with Marge, it's not long before he's buying tea sets and singing duets. Has he turned into a mummy's boy?

6: See Homer Run - Aired: 2005-11-20

Homer becomes Springfield's safety guru and before long he's challenging Mayor Quimby for office. Until, that is, there's an embarrassing mishap with his costume.

7: The Last of the Red Hat Mamas - Aired: 2005-11-27

Marge is shunned after Homer has an altercation with the Easter Bunny at the mayor's egg hunt. A lonely Marge joins a women's group who plan to steal $1 million from Mr Burns.

8: The Italian Bob - Aired: 2005-12-11

Homer brings the whole family along when he is sent to Italy to pick up a new sports car for Mr. Burns, when they find themselves in a small town that Sideshow Bob has become the mayor of.

9: Simpsons Christmas Stories - Aired: 2005-12-18

The Simpsons re-enact the Nativity; a World War II tale stars Grampa, Mr. Burns and Santa; a musical features "The Nutcracker Suite."

10: Homer's Paternity Coot - Aired: 2006-01-08

Mail from forty years earlier is discovered, and a letter from Homer Simpson's mother's old boyfriend states that he is Homer's true father. Homer sets out to find his supposed new father, leaving Abe behind.

11: We're on the Road to D'ohwhere - Aired: 2006-01-29

After Bart steals a key from Principal Skinner's office and gets himself into hot water, Marge and Homer send him to a behavior modification camp.

12: My Fair Laddy - Aired: 2006-02-26

Mr. Krupt is the school’s new gym teacher and introduces Bart and the kids to “BOMBARDMENT!” Bart’s attempt to get back at the new gym teacher results in the destruction of Groundskeeper Willie’s shack and the family takes him in. Lisa decides to make Willie the focus of her science fair project and tries to turn him into a “proper gentleman” with surprising results. Meanwhile, Homer has ruined his last pair of blue pants and attempts to generate interest in them so the manufacturer will start making them again.

13: The Seemingly Never-Ending Story - Aired: 2006-03-12

The family is on a nature walk through “Carl’s Dad Caverns,” when Homer tries to get a piece from a stalactite. This results in the family falling through the cave floor and winds up with Homer getting stuck in the ceiling of one of the lower chambers of the cave. Marge, Bart and Maggie go off to find help, while Lisa stays behind and tells her father a story to pass the time. Her story involves running from a bighorn sheep and into Mr. Burn’s mansion. The pair evades the tenacious sheep by finding refuge in the mansion’s attic, where Mr. Burns tells her the story of how he came to work at Moe’s Tavern by losing a scavenger hunt with a rich Texan. While there he learned (and tells to Lisa) the tale of the Moe’s treasure. The stories within stories culminate in the fate of the treasure being determined in the cave.

14: Bart Has Two Mommies - Aired: 2006-03-19

The family is at a church fund-raiser, where Homer tries to ensure his rubber duck onto victory, but Flanders wins the big prize, which he doesn’t want and gives it to Marge. In return Marge agrees to watch Rod and Todd while Ned is attending a left-handed convention. While Marge is spending all her time with the Rod and Todd and trying to let them learn how to be boys; Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a home for former celebrity animals and a monkey kidnaps Bart. Marge’s ability to be a mother comes into question when Ned discovers what she is doing with his boys and the local news covers Bart’s current predicament.

15: Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife - Aired: 2006-03-26

Homer is stoked for a party, where Lenny shows off his new plasma screen HD TV. Three days later and Homer still hasn’t left Lenny’s apartment. Lenny eventually gets him to leave and Marge enters them in a contest where they can win a plasma TV of their own. They don’t win, but 3rd place gets them a tour of the FOX studios, where Homer learns about a wife-swapping show where he can win enough money to buy his own plasma TV. Marge agrees to appear and they exchange wives with the Heathbar family. Charles Heathbar winds up falling in love with Marge (who is giving him what he needs), while his real wife Verity finds Homer detestable.

16: Million Dollar Abie - Aired: 2006-04-02

Homer spearheads the effort to get pro-football to bring a new franchise to Springfield. The football commissioner, on his way to officially award the franchise, stops at the Simpson house where Grandpa (mistaking him for a burglar) attacks him. Springfield loses out and Abe becomes the town’s pariah. After trying and failing assisted suicide, Abe decides to live his life without fear and when the town decides to reuse their football stadium as a bullfighting ring, he volunteers to be the toreador. Ever the activist, granddaughter Lisa protests his new profession.

17: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore - Aired: 2006-04-09

At the power plant a movie is shown where the workers endorse outsourcing and Mr. Burns announces that he is closing the plant and moving the work to India. Homer is the only union employee left on the payroll and he is sent to India to train the replacement workers, when he succeeds beyond expectations, he is given total control of the plant and declares himself a god. Meanwhile, Selma & Patty take Bart and Lisa to their MacGyver convention. When they discover Richard Dean Anderson doesn’t like MacGyver and much as they do, they kidnap him in retaliation. Anderson escapes only to enjoy the thrill and he turns himself back in so that he can escape again. When it happens over and over again, soon Patty and Selma are the ones who need a means of escape.

18: The Wettest Stories Ever Told - Aired: 2006-04-23

As the family waits for their food at “The Frying Dutchman,” they pass the time by telling stories. Lisa tells about the Mayflower’s journey to America, where Marge and her kids are Pilgrims and they are joined by a knave named Homer who joins their family to escape the authorities. Bart recounts the story of Mutiny on the Bounty featuring Skinner as Captain Bligh and Bart as Mr. Christian. Homer tells the tale of the maiden voyage of a cruise ship in the 1970s featuring of a ship that can’t flip over, which of course it does and the attempts of the survivors to get out of the ship alive.

19: Girls Just Want to Have Sums - Aired: 2006-04-30

The family attends "Stab-A-Lot: The Itchy and Scratchy Musical." The musical's director is a graduate of Springfield Elementary and Principal Skinner puts his foot in mouth when he makes sexist comments about her education and that of women in general. He tries to make the situation better, but only buries himself deeper and deeper until he is fired and replaced by Women's Educational Expert Melanie Upfoot. The first thing she does is split the school into girls and the boys. Lisa dislikes the way girls are being taught math and she ventures over to the boy's side of the school in search of a challenge. Disguising herself as Jake Boyman she starts attending the boy's school but while she finds the math problems more interesting, it is being a boy that is a greater challenge.

20: Regarding Margie - Aired: 2006-05-07

Marge goes on a cleaning frenzy before the housekeeper she’s won the services of comes to the house. One spot remains and she mixes a number of toxic cleaners together to tackle the job. The noxious mixture knocks her out and she wakes up suffering from amnesia. Marge is taken home and the family tries to bring back her memory. She starts to get back memories of her children and other insignificant things, but when it comes to remembering her husband, nothing he does seems to jog her memory. When he can’t get her to remember him, he tries to win her all over again, especially after Patty and Selma get her back out on the dating scene.

21: The Monkey Suit - Aired: 2006-05-14

Working through their checklists of things to do before summer ends, Lisa gets the family to go a museum. At the Springfield Museum of Natural History there is an exhibit Lisa is excited to see on Women’s History turns into an exhibit on the history of weapons, which excites Homer and Bart. When Flanders sees the exhibit of evolution and another that mocks creationism, he raises an alarm. Reverend Lovejoy gets Skinner to have creationism taught in school. Lisa is the only one who holds onto the scientific theory. She brings the topic up at the town meeting and the town votes to teach only one theory, creationism. Lisa decides to hold her own class on evolution, until she is arrested. The ACLU gives her a lawyer who is up against a slick Southern lawyer, but ultimately it’s a family member that is a key to her defense.

22: Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play - Aired: 2006-05-21

When Homer hears that the Isotopes are on a winning streak, he takes the family to the game. The first baseman’s game is going bad, caused by his sexy singing wife Tabitha embarrassing him during the game’s national anthem. Buck Mitchell sees Marge and Homer’s kiss on the game’s Kiss-Cam and comes to them for marital advice. They start working with the couple and Buck’s baseball career turns around, but it and the Simpson marriage goes awry again when Buck catches Homer giving Tabitha a neck massage. While Marge and Homer try keeping their marriage together they also try to get Buck and Tabitha back together.

Season 18 (22 Episodes)

1: The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer - Aired: 2006-09-10

Lisa's friendship with Fat Tony's son Michael prompts mob boss Tony to invite the Simpsons over for dinner. Michael says he'd rather be a chef than take over the family business, but that's before Tony is shot by a rival mobster.

2: Jazzy and the Pussycats - Aired: 2006-09-17

A child psychiatrist suggests drumming to channel Bart's energy, and the boy proves he's got the beat when he shows some talent on the skins.

3: Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em - Aired: 2006-09-24

Marge reads Homer's carpentry books and becomes very handy at fixing things. Gender bias keeps the townspeople from accepting a female carpenter, so Marge pretends that Homer does the work. Meanwhile, Bart torments Skinner when he learns the principal has an extreme allergy to peanuts.

4: Treehouse of Horror XVII - Aired: 2006-11-05

The 17th annual Halloween trilogy. Included: "Married to the Blob," in which a meteor turns Homer into a monster; "You Gotta Know When to Golem," about a monster from Jewish folklore; and "The Day the Earth Looked Stupid," about an alien invasion.

5: G.I. (Annoyed Grunt) - Aired: 2006-11-12

Homer is bamboozled by Army recruiters and winds up in basic training, where he runs afoul of a tough-minded colonel and is assigned to play the enemy in war games.

6: Moe'N'a Lisa - Aired: 2006-11-19

Lisa sees poetry in the notes Moe sticks to the walls of his hotel room, so she sends his work to a poetry journal, which publishes it, making Moe the toast of the literary circuit.

7: Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair) - Aired: 2006-11-26

Homer is fired and decides to buy an ice-cream truck. Marge makes use of the mountains of Popsicle sticks from Homer's ice-cream consumption by creating sculptures of Springfield citizens with them, leading to a feature about her on the news.

8: The Haw-Hawed Couple - Aired: 2006-12-10

When Bart ends up the only guest at Nelson's birthday party, the bully decides he's his best friend and goes about protecting Bart in a parody of "Goodfellas." Meanwhile, Homer reads Lisa to sleep and debates on whether to reveal the book's sad ending to her.

9: Kill Gil, Volumes I & II - Aired: 2006-12-17

Homer jumps into a brawl during a holiday ice-skating show. To escape the melee, Marge takes the family Christmas shopping, where a chance encounter with Gil leads to bad luck for Gil and the Simpson clan.

10: The Wife Aquatic - Aired: 2007-01-07

Selma and Patti's home movies make Marge nostalgic for the Barnacle Bay vacations of her youth, so Homer takes the family there, but the area has changed since the Bouviers were little girls.

11: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times - Aired: 2007-01-28

Homer learns three lessons about revenge from stories told by Marge, Lisa and Bart that parody "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Batman Begins."

12: Little Big Girl - Aired: 2007-02-11

Lisa pretends to be Native American for multicultural day at school. Meanwhile, Bart finds love with an older woman.

13: Springfield Up - Aired: 2007-02-18

A documentary filmmaker who interviewed a group of Springfield schoolchildren 32 years ago has followed up at eight-year intervals to film how their lives have unfolded.

14: Yokel Chords - Aired: 2007-03-04

Bart has to see a psychiatrist after he starts a panic at school by telling a story about a murderous cafeteria worker. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to civilize Cletus Spuckler's hillbilly children, with mixed results.

15: Rome-Old and Juli-Eh - Aired: 2007-03-11

Selma and Grampa embark on a May-December romance, and Bart and Lisa get into trouble with deliverymen over cardboard boxes.

16: Homerazzi - Aired: 2007-03-25

After a celebrity scandal is accidentally captured in a family photo, Homer decides to become a paparazzo.

17: Marge Gamer - Aired: 2007-04-22

Marge goes online for the first time and becomes obsessed with a role-playing game that Bart and many of their neighbors are playing. Meanwhile, Lisa develops her own obsession--for soccer--and Homer becomes a referee.

18: The Boys of Bummer - Aired: 2007-04-29

Bart goes from hero to goat on his Little League team after an error in the championship game. Meanwhile, Homer falls asleep on a bed in a department store. When he's awakened, he raves about the mattress and is given a job as a salesman.

19: Crook and Ladder - Aired: 2007-05-06

Homer, Apu, Moe and Skinner volunteer as firemen after Homer's sleepwalking accident injures the town's firefighters. They do some light looting at the fires to make up for not being compensated, but Marge and Lisa shame them into mending their ways.

20: Stop or My Dog Will Shoot! - Aired: 2007-05-13

The Simpsons' pooch, Santa's Little Helper, becomes a police dog.

21: 24 Minutes - Aired: 2007-05-20

In a parody of "24," the school's Counter Truancy Unit tries to stop three sixth-graders planning to disrupt the school bake sale with a stink bomb.

22: You Kent Always Say What You Want - Aired: 2007-05-20

Newsman Kent Brockman is fired for swearing on the air when Homer dumps coffee in his lap, but Lisa gets Brockman back in the game with her Webcam.

Season 19 (20 Episodes)

1: He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs - Aired: 2007-09-23

Homer falls in love with the high life of flying in private planes when he saves Mr. Burns from drowning, and Burns repays him by flying him to Chicago for a night on the town.

2: The Homer of Seville - Aired: 2007-09-30

A freak accident gives Homer an operatic singing voice, and he becomes a star at the Springfield Opera. But with fame and fortune comes a price: He's continually bothered by fans, an obsessed woman in particular.

3: Midnight Towboy - Aired: 2007-10-07

Homer takes a job as a tow-truck driver, and Marge hires a service that claims to make babies less clingy. Both decisions have unexpected consequences.

4: I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Aired: 2007-10-14

Marge is held hostage during a bank robbery and forms an uneasy bond with one of the thieves before he's taken to prison.

5: Treehouse of Horror XVIII - Aired: 2007-11-04

The series' 18th Halloween show features three vignettes that parody movies: one that spoofs "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"; one that sends up "E.T."; and one that parodies "Se7en."

6: Little Orphan Millie - Aired: 2007-11-11

Milhouse stays with the Simpsons when his parents remarry each other and honeymoon on a cruise ship. But when his parents are knocked overboard and lost at sea, Milhouse decides to grow up and be a man.

7: Husbands and Knives - Aired: 2007-11-18

Marge opens a gym for real women because she's disenchanted with Springfield's snooty, glitzy L.A. Body Works. Her gym, Shapes: A Gym for Women, is a huge success, launching a chain that makes Marge rich and famous. But Homer fears Marge will leave him for someone more attractive and goes to extreme lengths to try to save his marriage.

8: Funeral for a Fiend - Aired: 2007-11-25

Sideshow Bob tries again for revenge against the Simpsons.

9: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind - Aired: 2007-12-16

Homer loses his memory--and his family--when he drinks Moe's most potent libation, the Forget-Me-Shot, in an episode that spoofs "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "It's a Wonderful Life."

10: E Pluribus Wiggum - Aired: 2008-01-06

Homer burns down Springfield's fast-food district. In order to float a bond issue to rebuild it, Mayor Quimby moves up election day, making Springfield's primary election the first in the nation. This causes the town to be overrun with reporters, candidates and pundits.

11: That 90's Show - Aired: 2008-01-27

Flashbacks follow Marge and Homer back to their dating days, when she was a college student and he was working for his father to support her. Then Marge becomes smitten with a professor, so a sorrowful Homer turns to music--and invents grunge.

12: Love, Springfieldian Style - Aired: 2008-02-17

Homer and Marge celebrate Valentine's Day by going on the Tunnel of Love ride at a carnival, but they end up stranded when Bart pulls a prank involving gelatin. To pass the time, Homer tells the love story of Bonnie and Clyde, Marge tells her version of "Lady and the Tramp," and Bart tells the love story of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.

13: The Debarted - Aired: 2008-03-02

A new kid at school named Donny works with Bart on his pranks. But when the pranks start to backfire, Bart wonders if he can trust his new accomplice. Meanwhile, the Simpsons get a fancy loaner car after Marge gets in an accident, and Homer falls in love with it.

14: Dial 'N' for Nerder - Aired: 2008-03-09

Homer cheats on his diet, so Marge gets a reality show called "The Sneakers" to check up on him. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa fear that a prank they played on Martin Prince had deadly consequences.

15: Smoke on the Daughter - Aired: 2008-03-30

With Lisa's encouragement, Marge pursues her dream of becoming a ballerina. But when Marge auditions at the ballet academy, Lisa is invited to enroll. Unfortunately, Lisa becomes addicted to secondhand smoke from the other dancers. Meanwhile, Homer's beef-jerky operation runs into a snag.

16: Papa Don't Leech - Aired: 2008-04-13

The Simpsons take in a country singer Homer used to manage who owes back taxes to Springfield. She is now destitute, so the family tries to help her get back on her feet.

17: Apocalypse Cow - Aired: 2008-04-27

Bart joins the 4-H club and raises a calf to be a blue-ribbon-winning bull, but panics when he learns the bull will be slaughtered.

18: Any Given Sundance - Aired: 2008-05-04

Lisa makes a film about her family that gets accepted by the Sundance Film Festival, and the Simpsons go to Park City, Utah, to attend.

19: Mona Leaves-a - Aired: 2008-05-11

Homer's mother, Mona, returns, but Homer is reluctant to trust her because she abandoned him so many times as a child.

20: All About Lisa - Aired: 2008-05-18

Lisa receives Springfield's Entertainer of the Year Award, and Sideshow Mel narrates her history in showbiz in a wry spoof of "All About Eve."

Season 20 (21 Episodes)

1: Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes - Aired: 2008-09-28

Bounty hunter Ned is forced to scrap his partnership with Homer when the hapless layabout skips bail, and Marge mistakenly takes a job at an erotic bakery.

2: Lost Verizon - Aired: 2008-10-05

Bart lands himself in trouble when he steals a mobile phone from Denis Leary and subsequently uses it to land the actor a comical film role. The troublemaker then leads his family to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu after Marge confiscates the device and decides to use its GPS technology to track her son.

3: Double, Double, Boy in Trouble - Aired: 2008-10-19

An irreverent take on the Prince and the Pauper. Bart enthusiastically trades lives with a wealthy lookalike after landing himself in trouble for triggering a rampage of vacuum cleaners, but finds the lavish lifestyle too much when he becomes the target of all his new friends' pranks.

4: Treehouse of Horror XIX - Aired: 2008-11-02

Springfield is the setting for parodies of Charlie Brown, It's the Great Pumpkin and Michael Bay's Transformers as Homer's vote on election day is misread by a renegade machine.

5: Dangerous Curves - Aired: 2008-11-09

Homer and Marge remember the ups and downs of their marriage through a series of flashbacks, including the time they each began flirting with guests at a glamorous party - a situation that led to a food fight and an unexpected swim in the pool.

6: Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words - Aired: 2008-11-16

Lisa learns she is good at crossword puzzles and enters a city-wide contest. Homer discovers he has a flair for letting loved ones down so he opens Sweet Conclusions Break-Up Service, but lands himself in trouble with his daughter when he places a bet against her in the competition.

7: Mypods and Boomsticks - Aired: 2008-11-30

Lisa struggles to become the proud owner of a Mypod, and Homer believes Bart's new Middle-Eastern friend Bashir is involved in a terrorist plot to destroy the Springfield Mall.

8: The Burns and the Bees - Aired: 2008-12-07

Mr Burns wins a professional basketball team in a poker game at the annual billionaire's retreat. He decides to build a state-of-the-art facility in an attempt to lure fans, but the stadium site is on the last remaining bee colony in Springfield - prompting Lisa to lead a protest.

9: Lisa the Drama Queen - Aired: 2009-01-25

Lisa lets her imagination run wild when she makes a new friend and they create a magical kingdom together called Equalia, complete with characters and plotlines. But they find themselves facing a nightmare when the boundaries between reality and fantasy are blurred. With the voice of Emily Blunt.

10: Take My Life, Please - Aired: 2009-02-15

Homer is jealous when old classmate Vance Connor is inducted into the Springfield Walk of Fame. Lenny and Carl confess they fixed the result in favor of Principal Dondelinger - leading the hapless father to speculate on how his life would have changed had he won the ballot.

11: How the Test Was Won - Aired: 2009-03-01

Bart gets a perfect score on a practice test for a national achievement test, which not only rattles Lisa, but it means Bart gets to attend a special party instead of having to take the actual test. Meanwhile, Homer must avoid injuring himself for an entire afternoon after failing to pay his insurance.

12: No Loan Again, Naturally - Aired: 2009-03-08

When the adjustable rate on the Simpson couple's mortgage resets at more than the pair can afford, they must sell their house. Good Samaritan Ned Flanders buys the house and rents it out to them at an affordable rate. But Homer pushes his luck too far when he takes advantage of Ned's generous landlord duties.

13: Gone Maggie Gone - Aired: 2009-03-15

Lisa infiltrates a convent in order to steal back Maggie who was accidentally taken in by nuns. While in the convent, Lisa uncovers a series of cryptic clues leading to a hidden jewel in Springfield. With help from resident history buffs Principal Skinner and Comic Book Guy, Lisa sets off to find the coveted prize. But Springfield's Freemasons are also hot on the trail of the jewel, and Lisa must race against them to find the jewel and rescue Maggie.

14: In the Name of the Grandfather - Aired: 2009-03-22

The Simpsons travel to Ireland so that Grampa can have a final drink at O'Flanagan's Pub - an old watering hole of his. But when the small town of Dunkilderry isn't quite what Grampa remembers it as, and O'Flanagans has become a rundown and empty pub, he and Homer decide to buy it and fix it up.

15: Wedding for Disaster - Aired: 2009-03-29

After Marge and Homer's marriage turns out to be invalid, they decide to re-do their vows. But when Homer goes missing, Bart and Lisa smell something funny and investigate his disappearance.

16: Eeny Teeny Maya Moe - Aired: 2009-04-05

Moe once again searches for love and falls for a woman named Maya over the Internet. However, when Moe meets Maya face-to-face, he discovers it's more like face-to-knee, as Maya is only three feet tall.

17: The Good, the Sad and the Drugly - Aired: 2009-04-19

Bart falls in love with a charitable girl named Jenny, prompting Bart to behave in order to date her. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes depressed when she writes a report on Springfield's future.

18: Father Knows Worst - Aired: 2009-04-26

Bart and Lisa start struggling in their academic and social lives at school and Homer starts monitoring them and forcing them to do better. Meanwhile, Marge discovers a sauna in the basement.

19: Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh - Aired: 2009-05-03

When Marge learns Springfield Elementary is the worst school in the state, she and Homer rent an apartment in the upscale Waverly Hills school district so Bart and Lisa can attend a better school. Meanwhile, Homer moves into the rented Waverly Hills apartment and gets used to the bachelor lifestyle.

20: Four Great Women and a Manicure - Aired: 2009-05-10

Marge and Lisa visit the nail salon where they engage in a spirited debate as to whether a woman can be smart, powerful and beautiful all at the same time and spin four tales of famous women featuring famous Springfield faces: Selma as Queen Elizabeth I, Lisa as Snow White, Marge as Lady Macbeth and Maggie as Howard Roark, the idealistic architect protagonist from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

21: Coming to Homerica - Aired: 2009-05-17

When nearby Ogdenville’s economy crumbles due to tainted barley discovered in Krusty’s veggie burgers, the unemployed workers of Ogdenville flock to Springfield. After Mayor Quimby closes Springfield’s borders and enlists private citizens to help patrol them, Homer organizes a border patrol group.

Season 21 (23 Episodes)

1: Homer the Whopper - Aired: 2009-09-27

Homer gets the lead in a movie about a superhero who can take on the powers of every superhero in any comic book he touches. To whip Homer into superhero shape, the studio hires a celebrity fitness trainer.

2: Bart Gets a 'Z' - Aired: 2009-10-04

The fourth grade students of Springfield Elementary School decide to spike Ms. Krabappel's coffee in order to teach her a lesson after she takes away their cell phones. She is fired by Principal Skinner, who hires a new teacher named Zachary Vaughn. Although Vaughn is a hip young teacher who impresses the students, Bart is plagued by guilt and tries to get Ms. Krabappel hired back.

3: The Great Wife Hope - Aired: 2009-10-11

The men and boys in Springfield become obsessed with Ultimate Punch Kick and Choke Championships, a violent sport where fighters inflict severe pain on each other. When Marge and her friends stage a protest against the sport, the show's promoter embraces the controversy and challenges Marge to a match, promising to shut down the competition if she wins. She begins to train with rhythmic gymnastics, but her family step in and get her professional martial arts help to give her a real chance at winning.

4: Treehouse of Horror XX - Aired: 2009-10-18

Dial "M" for Murder or Press "#" to Return to Main Menu- Lisa is forced into a Hitchcockian murder scheme by Bart. Don't Have a Cow, Mankind- Springfield is once again overrun by zombies, thanks to Krusty Burger's latest sandwich. There's No Business Like Moe Business- In a Sweeney Todd spoof, Moe bleeds Homer dry to create the perfect microbrewed great beer.

5: The Devil Wears Nada - Aired: 2009-11-15

Marge and a group called the "Charity Chicks" pose for a calendar in hopes of raising money for charity, but Marge becomes the talk of the town thanks to her racy poses. Meanwhile, Carl is chosen as the newest supervisor at the nuclear power plant, and hires Homer to be his personal assistant.

6: Pranks and Greens - Aired: 2009-11-22

Principal Skinner is getting fed up with Bart's pranks, so he informs Bart that he is not the best prankster after all. A former student named Andy Hamilton is hailed as the best prankster, and Bart sets out on a mission to track Andy down. However, when Bart finds out that Andy is a 19-year-old still in his pranking days, they become fast friends.

7: Rednecks and Broomsticks - Aired: 2009-11-29

Lisa befriends three teenaged Wiccans after getting lost in the woods during a game of hide-and-seek, and must clear her new friends' names when they are accused of cursing the townspeople with their supposed witchcraft. Meanwhile, Homer befriends Cletus after learning that he and his friends make their own moonshine.

8: Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? - Aired: 2009-12-13

One snowy day in Springfield, Lisa informs Bart that she and Maggie share a bond that Bart will never understand because he doesn't have a brother, so Bart asks Homer for a baby brother. When Homer denies Bart's request, Bart makes his way to the Springfield Orphanage to find what he thinks he's missing.

9: Thursdays with Abie - Aired: 2010-01-03

Grampa is sitting on a bench waiting for his family when a thoughtful-looking man named Marshall Goldman approaches him and asks to hear about his life. Grampa tells Goldman about the time he was on a World War II battleship, which was hit by an enemy torpedo, and Goldman, a human-interest columnist, publishes it in The Springfield Shopper. Later, Grampa meets Mitch Albom and shares another story with Goldman for a follow-up article. Homer becomes jealous of Grampa's newfound fame and seeks a surrogate father. But when Homer discovers a draft of Goldman's third story, he must race to find Grampa before it is published and his life is changed forever.

10: Once Upon a Time in Springfield - Aired: 2010-01-10

Krusty grudgingly adds a pretty, singing cohost named Princess Penelope to his show in order to attract more female viewers. Girls love her, and ratings improve, but Bart and Milhouse want to get the show back to the way it was. The situation gets more complicated when Krusty and Penelope fall in love and decide to get married. Meanwhile, Homer, Lenny, and Carl consider working at a competing nuclear plant when Mr. Burns cuts off their daily doughnut service.

11: Million Dollar Maybe - Aired: 2010-01-31

Homer blows off Marge to buy a lottery ticket and winds up winning the million-dollar jackpot. Fearing how Marge will react if she finds out the reason Homer missed their date, Homer keeps his newly inherited fortune a secret and spoils his family with “anonymous” gifts. When Bart finds out, he and Homer spend the money like it’s going out of style, including buying front-row to tickets to see Coldplay in concert.

12: Boy Meets Curl - Aired: 2010-02-14

Homer takes Marge out for a romantic evening of ice skating and hand-holding, but upon entering the rink, they encounter a curling team practising. Marge and Homer take to the ice and discover their love for the sport, and soon after, join the curling team and compete with them in the Olympic trials. Team Springfield claims the win and moves on to the 2010 Vancouver Games where Bob Costas covers the action. Meanwhile, sleazy vendors introduce Lisa to the world of collecting Olympic pins, and before long, Lisa is hopelessly addicted.

13: The Color Yellow - Aired: 2010-02-21

When Miss Hoover asks her students to research their family history, Lisa is horrified to discover that most of her ancestors were bad people – a motley crew of horse thieves and deadbeats. But while rummaging through the attic, Lisa happens upon a diary kept by her ancestor, Eliza Simpson. As Eliza’s story unfolds, Lisa learns that her family was part of the Underground Railroad, a group that helped slaves escape to freedom. Eliza recounts liberating a slave named Virgil, but when Lisa presents her findings at school, some of her classmates refute it, leaving Lisa determined to exonerate her family’s name.

14: Postcards from the Wedge - Aired: 2010-03-14

When Bart fails to turn in his homework, Mrs. Krabappel sends a letter home about Bart's behaviour. Despite Bart's best efforts to intercept it, Homer reads the letter, and he and Marge visit Principal Skinner for a parent-teacher conference. Furious, Homer punishes him, but Marge takes a more sympathetic approach. When Bart realizes he can pit Homer and Marge against each other to his benefit, his scheming reaches new heights.

15: Stealing First Base - Aired: 2010-03-21

Principal Skinner announces that Mrs. Krabappel was called out of town and budget cuts dictate that, until she returns, the school's two fourth grade classes will merge. Bart reluctantly shares a desk with Nikki and develops a flirtatious rapport. Bart talks to Grampa about his new crush, and at Grampa's suggestion, gives Nikki a kiss. But when Nikki starts sending Bart mixed signals, he swears off women forever. Meanwhile, Lisa's classmates ostracize her for being an overachiever, and First Lady Michelle Obama, a self-professed nerd, comes to Lisa's defence.

16: The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed - Aired: 2010-03-28

The Simpsons family vacation in Israel with Ned Flanders, but Homer does not appreciate any of the culture—until an Israeli tour guide named Jakob shows him around and, in a severe state of dehydration, Homer believes he is the Messiah.

17: American History X-cellent - Aired: 2010-04-11

When the police are called to diffuse a rowdy crowd at Mr. Burns' estate, one of the officers recognizes priceless stolen paintings on the walls, and the maniacal billionaire is taken downtown for questioning. With Mr. Burns gone, Smithers takes charge of the power plant. But when employees take advantage of his good nature, he exacts revenge by forcing the employees to work night and day. These unfair working conditions prompt Homer and his crew to devise a plan to bust out Mr. Burns.

18: Chief of Hearts - Aired: 2010-04-18

Homer is completing his court-ordered community service when he befriends his supervisor, Chief Wiggum, by offering him one of his sandwiches. Touched by the act of kindness, Wiggum assigns the other convicts unpleasant tasks, but allows Homer to join him at the picnic table. They continue to grow close, but when the Chief gets injured during a botched bank robbery, Homer doesn't come through when Wiggum needs him the most. Meanwhile, Bart becomes addicted to Battle Ball, a Japanese game made up of plastic balls and magnetic cards, and his family and teachers try to help him kick the habit.

19: The Squirt and the Whale - Aired: 2010-04-25

The Simpsons decide to embrace a cheaper, alternate source of energy by erecting a wind turbine in their backyard. But when Homer realizes some of the power is being directed to the local electric company, he decides to remove his home from the grid and becomes completely dependent upon an unreliable source of power. Meanwhile, a storm erupts, trapping a magnificent 150-foot-long blue whale ashore, and Lisa and Homer attempt to help the poor creature.

20: To Surveil with Love - Aired: 2010-05-02

A bomb squad mistakenly blows up Homer's unattended gym bag, releasing radiation into the city and authorities react by suspending civil liberties. Wiggum and his men install surveillance cameras around Springfield and round up suspected terrorists, including groundskeeper Willie, but when monitoring the nonstop flow of video imagery proves to be too much, Wiggum enlists concerned citizens to help keep the city safe. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes fed up with being blonde, so she dyes her hair a dark color.

21: Moe Letter Blues - Aired: 2010-05-09

As Mother's Day approaches, Moe narrates an episode in which he writes a letter to Homer, Apu and Reverend Lovejoy, who are vacationing with their children, and threatens to run away with one of their wives. While the trio tries to determine whose wife Moe is referring to, Homer, Lovejoy and Apu flashback to the intimate moments they initially ignored between Moe and Marge, Manjula and Helen Lovejoy. But when the boys return from their trip, they're in for the surprise of their lives.

22: The Bob Next Door - Aired: 2010-05-16

Bart becomes convinced that his new neighbor, Walt, is his archenemy, Sideshow Bob, disguised and back for revenge. But when Marge tries to convince Bart otherwise by taking him to visit the state penitentiary, a disturbing truth is revealed.

23: Judge Me Tender - Aired: 2010-05-23

When Moe discovers a hidden talent for judging contests, he is approached by a television agent to join the AMERICAN IDOL judges' panel. Moe flies to Los Angeles where he tours the Fox lot and receives some sage career advice. Meanwhile, Homer drives Marge crazy when he begins hanging around the house.

Season 22 (22 Episodes)

1: Elementary School Musical - Aired: 2010-09-26

Marge sends Lisa to a performing arts camp, where counselors and fellow campers inspire her to embrace her creative side; upon returning to Springfield, Lisa grows restless with her boring suburban lifestyle.

2: Loan-a-Lisa - Aired: 2010-10-03

Lisa invests in Nelson's brand-new business venture, but soon realizes that her friend's instant success might lure him away from the classroom. Worried that his judgment might be clouded, Lisa introduces Nelson to the well-educated and successful creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, only to find out that he too dropped out of school.

3: MoneyBART - Aired: 2010-10-10

Lisa starts coaching Bart's Little League team; Marge and Bart spend the day at an amusement park, where former MLB manager Mike Scioscia gives Bart advice.

4: Treehouse of Horror XXI - Aired: 2010-11-07

The episode consisted of three self-contained segments: In "War and Pieces", Bart and Milhouse discover a real-life board game that they must win to return home; in "Master and Cadaver", Marge and Homer go on a honeymoon on a sailboat, and rescue a mysterious castaway named Roger; and in "Tweenlight", Lisa falls in love with a vampire named Edmund.

5: Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life - Aired: 2010-11-14

Discovering that Marge was once a stellar A+ student whose grades plummeted after being distracted, Lisa fears that she will end up just like her mom unless she pledges to focus solely on academics in an encore episode. When Marge makes a secret deal allowing Lisa to attend her dream school, Lisa learns a lesson in family and altruism. Meanwhile, Bart puts Nelson Muntz in his place and unintentionally claims the title of "School Bully"

6: The Fool Monty - Aired: 2010-11-21

After learning that he is suffering from multiple illnesses and has only a few weeks to live, Mr. Burns becomes distraught by the town’s less-than-sensitive reaction to his announcement. Following an unexpected turn of events, Bart finds Mr. Burns weak and vulnerable in the wilderness and secretly takes him into the Simpsons’ home. But when Homer and Marge learn about their new houseguest, they decide it’s payback time, and Lisa, determined to stand up for Mr. Burns, learns that old habits die hard.

7: How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? - Aired: 2010-11-28

Bart helps nurse an injured pigeon back to health. After Santa's Little Helper eats the bird, Bart has a hard time coping with the loss. Worried that Bart needs some help getting over the loss, Marge and Homer take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston, who advises that the only cure for Bart’s blues is to give away the family dog, but when the Simpsons visit the pup’s new home, a shock causes them to rethink their decision.

8: The Fight Before Christmas - Aired: 2010-12-05

When the rest of the family seems to lack Christmas spirit, Marge contacts Martha Clause (Martha Stewart).

9: Donnie Fatso - Aired: 2010-12-12

Homer is sentenced to ten years in jail and in order to reduce his sentence the FBI offers him a deal, so he agrees to infiltrate Fat Tony's mob, undercover.

10: Moms I'd Like to Forget - Aired: 2011-01-09

Marge reconnects with a close group of mothers she used to be friends with; Bart tries to break up their group when his playdates stop being fun.

11: Flaming Moe - Aired: 2011-01-16

When Smithers transforms Moe's pub into a refined and trendy lounge, the establishment becomes Springfield's local gay hangout; Principal Skinner falls for the new, free-spirited music teacher (Kristen Wiig).

12: Homer the Father - Aired: 2011-01-23

When Homer insists Bart must earn the new dirt bike he wants, Bart comes up with a scheme; James Lipton interviews a TV cast.

13: The Blue and the Gray - Aired: 2011-02-13

Moe gets Homer to be his wingman, but becomes distraught when the women are drawn to Homer as well. Meanwhile, Marge discovers some gray hairs and tries a new more mature hair style to go along with it, much to Bart's dismay.

14: Angry Dad: The Movie - Aired: 2011-02-20

Bart and Homer make a film based on Bart's comic book character Angry Dad. The cartoon becomes a critical favorite and begins to win a number of awards, but Bart becomes upset when Homer takes all of the credit during acceptance speeches.

15: The Scorpion's Tale - Aired: 2011-03-06

Lisa's school project leads to the discovery of a new drug that makes the elderly less cranky and more tolerable.

16: A Midsummer's Nice Dream - Aired: 2011-03-13

The town is abuzz when Cheech and Chong announce a Springfield stop on their much-anticipated reunion tour. But when Cheech and Chong take the stage in front of their loyal fans, the jokes were just not the same for Chong, so Homer steps in and delivers all the punchlines by heart. Impressed, Cheech invites Homer to go on tour with him as new duo “Cheech and Chunk” while Chong forms a more progressive comedic team, “Teach and Chong,” with Principal Skinner. While Homer is on tour, Marge attempts to help the neighborhood cat lady and change her hoarder ways, but turns into a hoarder herself in the process, and Homer realizes that life on the road is not all high times and slapstick humor

17: Love Is a Many Strangled Thing - Aired: 2011-03-27

The tables are turned for Homer and Bart after a therapist cures Homer of his violent tendencies toward the boy.

18: The Great Simpsina - Aired: 2011-04-10

The family is greeted by folk singer Ewell Freestone when they visit a peach farm, but when Marge goes overboard with peach-inspired dishes, Lisa and Bart try to get rid of the unwanted fruit. Later, Lisa becomes a magician’s apprentice to the legendary Great Raymondo who helps her develop her craft, but a schoolgirl crush clouds her judgment when she is coaxed into revealing the Great Raymondo’s most famous magic trick to his phony archnemesis. But when the rival magician’s act takes a risky turn, the Great Raymondo has one last trick up his sleeve and stages showdown with Ricky Jay, Penn & Teller and David Copperfield, showing them why he is the master of the craft.

19: The Real Housewives of Fat Tony - Aired: 2011-05-01

Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna) woos Marge's sister Selma, and they marry. Marge worries that Selma is choosing her new lifestyle over family after the whirlwind romance, but Tony invites Homer and Marge to join them on a getaway at the Jersey shore. Meanwhile, Bart develops a gift for finding truffles, much to Lisa's delight.

20: Homer Scissorhands - Aired: 2011-05-08

After Homer discovers a genius talent for styling hair and opens his own salon, he becomes Springfield’s most in-demand hair stylist. But having to listen to women’s problems and gossip all day long leads Homer to believe his gift may actually be a curse. Meanwhile, when Milhouse decides to live each day to the fullest, he comes out of his shell and professes his love for Lisa, only to have his heart broken. Milhouse then catches the eye of popular fifth-grader Taffy, causing Lisa to make a bold move.

21: 500 Keys - Aired: 2011-05-15

When the Simpsons discover a collection of keys to every door in Springfield, Lisa stumbles upon an eerie hidden classroom beneath Springfield Elementary School. When she shares her discovery with Principal Skinner, the secret room mysteriously disappears and he takes the only key away. A determined Lisa uses her detective skills to lead her back to the room to solve an old school mystery.

22: The Ned-liest Catch - Aired: 2011-05-22

Feeling guilty for getting Mrs. Krabappel suspended after one of his school pranks, Bart helps her escape detention, and Ned Flanders winds up saving her life in the process. When Edna and Ned start dating, he is surprised to learn she's been with many of Springfield's men, including Homer and Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer.

Season 23 (22 Episodes)

1: The Falcon and the D'ohman - Aired: 2011-09-25

Homer befriends Wayne, a reserved security guard recently hired by the nuclear power plant. Plagued by violent flashbacks from his past as a CIA agent, he must overcome his tortured nightmares to save Homer from a Ukranian terrorist. Meanwhile, Marge fantasizes about being a contestant on "Top Chef" hosted by Tom Colicchio, and the future of Springfield's hottest "it" couple Nedna, Edna Krabappel and Ned Flanders, will be revealed after months of online fan voting and speculation.

2: Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts - Aired: 2011-10-02

Superintendent Chalmers reveals his hero as former President Theodore Roosevelt, who makes an appearance in the episode with the use of archival recordings.

3: Treehouse of Horror XXII - Aired: 2011-10-30

Simpsons' twentysecond Halloween show. The Diving Bell and the Butterball: Homer is bitten by a radioactive spider. Dial "D" for Diddly: Ned becomes a serial killer. In the Na'Vi: Bart and Milhouse in an Avatar spoof.

4: Replaceable You - Aired: 2011-11-06

Bart’s science fair project, a mechanical baby seal, outshines Lisa’s brainy asteroid model and quickly becomes a popular pet among the retirement home patrons. Meanwhile, Homer’s new and eager assistant Roz, steals Homer’s job, forcing him to team up with Flanders to reveal her true colors and evil past.

5: The Food Wife - Aired: 2011-11-13

Marge takes Bart and Lisa on a weekend excursion, and when an unexpected restaurant detour awakens their taste buds, fellow foodies Amuse Bruce and Fois Garth (guest voices Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) inspire them to start their own food blog, “The Three Mouthketeers.”

6: The Book Job - Aired: 2011-11-20

Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the “tween lit” industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters, but Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next “tween lit” hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort.

7: The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants - Aired: 2011-11-27

The Simpsons host a tastemaker party at their home to promote Absolut Krusty, Krusty the Clown's own brand of liquor. Mr. Burns takes notice of the party's success and decides to promote Homer to "Account Man" for the Springfield Nuclear Plant.

8: The Ten-Per-Cent Solution - Aired: 2011-12-04

Krusty the Clown becomes depressed after getting fired from his television show for being unpopular with children. The Simpson family encourages him to make a comeback, suggesting that he seek help from an agent they met earlier at a television museum. This agent turns out to be Annie Dubinsky, who was Krusty's first agent and former girlfriend.

9: Holidays of Future Passed - Aired: 2011-12-11

In this futuristic holiday episode, Bart is a deadbeat dad living in Springfield Elementary (which is now an apartment complex instead of a school) with Principal Skinner as his landlord. Meanwhile, a pregnant Maggie goes into labor during a family dinner.

10: Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson - Aired: 2012-01-08

Homer lands his own political talk show and becomes the spokesperson for the Gravy Movement. He then is asked to select the next Republican nominee for President and officially endorses right-wing rock star Ted Nugent.

11: The D'oh-cial Network - Aired: 2012-01-15

Lisa creates her own social networking service, SpringFace, and subsequently makes everyone addicted to the internet. Meanwhile, Patty and Selma challenge the Winklevoss twins at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

12: Moe Goes from Rags to Riches - Aired: 2012-01-29

After Moe is heckled for not having any real companions, Moe's best friend and beloved bar rag narrates his incredible thousand-year journey to Springfield. Beginning in the Middle Ages, the bar rag was loomed into a beautiful and ornate medieval tapestry and traveled around the globe through the hands of royalty before finding himself found himself at Moe's Tavern. Meanwhile, Bart begs Milhouse for forgiveness after the two friends get into a tiff, and when the bar rag goes missing, Moe realizes that he has more friends than he thought.

13: The Daughter Also Rises - Aired: 2012-02-12

Marge and Lisa's mother-daughter Valentine's Day plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick, an intellectual romantic who shares the same passion for culture, history and literature. Lisa and Nick fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse are inspired by the hosts of "MythCrackers" to "crack" Springfield Elementary's own legends.

14: At Long Last Leave - Aired: 2012-02-19

The Simpsons are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town. But when Homer and Marge try to sneak back into Springfield, they are welcomed with hostility from their former friends and neighbors and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home.

15: Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart - Aired: 2012-03-04

In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer's unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal (guest voicing as themselves), and to Bart's surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Meanwhile, a hip, new health food superstore opens in Springfield that threatens to put Apu and the Kwik-E-Mart out of business.

16: How I Wet Your Mother - Aired: 2012-03-11

Karma gets the best of Homer after he gets his friends in trouble, and as a result, his bedwetting problem worsens. The family goes on a mission to infiltrate his dreams to search for clues in his subconscious to determine the source of his problem. But just as things take a dangerous turn in the dream, a figure from Homer's past appears, and he is finally reassured that the fond memories of his mother Mona (guest voice Glenn Close) remain alive, giving him just the right amount of reassurance to cure him of his problem.

17: Them, Robot - Aired: 2012-03-18

Mr. Burns replaces all of Springfield Power Plant's employees with robots (guest voice Brent Spiner) but decides to keep Homer as the sole human worker. With unemployment at an all-time high and mechanical arms operating the workplace, Springfield becomes a dismal and humorless place. But when Homer's machine-programmed peers start to turn on the community and his former real-life employees come to the rescue, they all realize that robots can't replace human friends.

18: Beware My Cheating Bart - Aired: 2012-04-15

When Bart supervises Jimbo's girlfriend at a movie, she develops a crush on him; Homer is persuaded to buy a state-of-the-art treadmill with a television, and he becomes obsessed with watching it from the treadmill, but not actually working out.

19: A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again - Aired: 2012-04-29

When Bart gets his wish for a family vacation, he becomes determined to make it last forever.

20: The Spy Who Learned Me - Aired: 2012-05-06

Homer embarrasses Marge at the movies during a film featuring superspy Stradivarius Cain, and his apologies fall on deaf ears. In an effort to become a better husband, he seeks help from someone he believes to be the real Stradivarius Cain.

21: Ned 'n Edna's Blend Agenda - Aired: 2012-05-13

When word gets out that Edna and Ned have secretly wed, Marge offers to throw them a party, but bringing folks together makes them all realize that no marriage is perfect. Meanwhile, Edna tries to help Ned's children become more socially acceptable. Watch the credits... there's a treat!

22: Lisa Goes Gaga - Aired: 2012-05-20

In the Season 23 finale, Lisa tries to boost her popularity by ghost writing positive things about herself on the school blog. The effort fails miserably, until a psychic force tells Lady Gaga (who provides her own voice) that Lisa needs her help.

Season 24 (22 Episodes)

1: Moonshine River - Aired: 2012-09-30

Bart will be visited by many of his past girlfriends.

2: Treehouse of Horror XXIII - Aired: 2012-10-07

A black hole threatens to swallow Springfield, Homer tries to find the source of paranormal activity, and a "Back to the Future" parody in which Bart keeps Marge from marrying Homer.

3: Adventures in Baby-Getting - Aired: 2012-11-04

When Marge's car falls into a sink hole, she buys the perfect replacement to fit her family of five. But she quickly grows to hate it because, as she tells a shocked Homer, the car would be too small if she wanted to have another baby. Meanwhile, Bart and his friends are determined to find out what secret Lisa is keeping when Bart finds her cryptic messages and follows her sneaking off downtown for covert meetings after school.

4: Gone Abie Gone - Aired: 2012-11-11

Homer and Marge try to track down Grampa by following clues that lead to secrets from his past.

5: Penny-Wiseguys - Aired: 2012-11-18

Homer is shocked to discover that his bowling teammate is an accountant for Fat Tony and his mob. When Fat Tony gets jury duty, he appoints Dan as the temporary don of the mafia. Meanwhile, Lisa adds insects to her vegetarian diet after she passes out in the middle of a saxophone solo, but starts questioning her decision when bugs start pleading for mercy in her dreams.

6: A Tree Grows in Springfield - Aired: 2012-11-25

Homer wins a MyPad at the school auction and Steve Mobbs, who is now in heaven, talks to Homer through it. Homer goes into a funk when he breaks the myPad, until Ned Flanders discovers a miracle tree in the Simpsons' back garden.

7: The Day the Earth Stood Cool - Aired: 2012-12-09

A "cool family" from Portland moves in next door to the Simpsons. Homer is desperate to befriend them, while Marge is skeptical, thinking that being cool is not all it's cracked up to be.

8: To Cur, with Love - Aired: 2012-12-16

Grampa has to move into the Simpsons house following a fire at the retirement home, and on moving day, Homer 'throws his back out' and 'rests' at home. He later finds an advert for a video game, Villageville on his myPad, and starts playing. During that time, Homer loses Santa's Little Helper. When the family find him, Homer doesn't seem to care because he's "not a dog person". Grampa later tells the rest of the family the story of Homer's childhood companion, pet dog Bongo.

9: Homer Goes to Prep School - Aired: 2013-01-06

Homer joins the "Springfield Preppers," an off-the-grid survivalist group whose leader has set up a top-secret retreat outside of town to prepare for the end of the world.

10: A Test Before Trying - Aired: 2013-01-13

The fate of Springfield Elementary rests on Bart and his test scores, and Homer finds way to make money with his own parking meter.

11: The Changing of the Guardian - Aired: 2013-01-27

A tornado touches down in Springfield which sucks up Santa's Little Helper. While Homer and Marge are out looking for the family dog, the tornado strikes again and almost takes Marge and Homer. Marge is distraught about the kids and decide to pick a guardian to care for the children.

12: Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing - Aired: 2013-02-10

Bart's dream girl, Mary Spuckler, comes to town, but his failure to pay her enough attention is having a negative impact on their relationship. Meanwhile, Homer once again runs afoul of Marge and lands in the doghouse.

13: Hardly Kirk-ing - Aired: 2013-02-17

Bart and Milhouse explore the perks of adulthood following a shaving experiment.

14: Gorgeous Grampa - Aired: 2013-03-03

Homer's obsession with the TV show "Storage Battles" leads the family to discover Grampa's past identity as "Gorgeous Godfrey," the most feared, villainous man in pro-wrestling history

15: Black-Eyed, Please - Aired: 2013-03-10

When Flanders' parents prove to prefer Homer's company to his, he jealously responds by giving Homer a shiner, and then tries desperately to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Lisa is at a loss to understand why a new substitute teacher is bullying her for no obvious reason.

16: Dark Knight Court - Aired: 2013-03-17

Springfield's Easter is ruined by a prank and all fingers point to Bart. It is up to Lisa to save her brother, in a student court presided over by Attorney General Janet Reno. Meanwhile, inspired by an old comic book, Mr. Burns becomes an ineffectual superhero—fruit bat man.

17: What Animated Women Want - Aired: 2013-04-14

Homer's behavior once again lands him in hot water with Marge and he needs to fathom a way to save his marriage, while a dose of "A Streetcar Named Desire" drives Milhouse to affect a Marlon Brando-esque bad-boy demeanor in an effort to impress Lisa.

18: Pulpit Friction - Aired: 2013-04-28

Homer is recruited to be a deacon by the cutting-edge new pastor. The dry cleaner mistakenly switches Marge's wedding dress for one of Krusty's costumes.

19: Whiskey Business - Aired: 2013-05-05

Moe is flying high after venture capitalists take a shine to his homemade whiskey, while Grampa, after injuring himself babysitting Bart, decides he'd rather be looked after by his grandson than be at the nursing home. Also, Lisa voices her displeasure at a hologram of music legend Bleeding Gums Murphy, and Sonny Rollins (as himself) shows up to ask her to stop all that jazz about boycotting a record label.

20: The Fabulous Faker Boy - Aired: 2013-05-12

Marge encourages Bart to explore his creative side, and his initial reticence quickly subsides when she hires Slava’s beautiful daughter, Zhenya, as his new piano instructor. Homer is shocked when he loses the last two hairs on his head, and employs a wide variety of headgear to try and keep his new found baldness a secret from Marge.

21: The Saga of Carl - Aired: 2013-05-19

Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl win $200,000 in the Springfield Lottery. But when Carl takes off to Iceland – his homeland – with all the winnings, the guys embark on a Nordic adventure to get the cash back.

22: Dangers on a Train - Aired: 2013-05-19

When Marge tries to buy Homer snack cakes for their anniversary, she winds up meeting a married man who shares a common love of British Television. Ignorant of all, Homer attempts to secretly construct a romantic anniversary train in the Simpsons back yard.

Season 25 (22 Episodes)

1: Homerland - Aired: 2013-09-29

A parody of "Homeland". Homer starts to act strangely polite after returning from a nuclear power plant convention, prompting a suspicious Lisa to ask an intense FBI agent named Annie (Kristen Wiig) to help her solve this mystery.

2: Treehouse of Horror XXIV - Aired: 2013-10-06

The scariest Simpsons Halloween show yet, featuring an opening by Guillermo Del Toro.

3: Four Regrettings and a Funeral - Aired: 2013-11-03

Kent Brockman has decided that local news has been a real mistake and a terrible career move for him.

4: YOLO - Aired: 2013-11-10

Marge encourages Homer to cross an item off an old to-do list by inviting an old pen pal to visit; Lisa institutes an honor code at school.

5: Labor Pains - Aired: 2013-11-17

When Homer helps a woman give birth in an elevator, he forms an emotional attachment to the baby; cheerleaders for the local professional football team recruit Lisa.

6: The Kid Is All Right - Aired: 2013-11-24

Lisa discovers her new best friend is a Republican who is opposing her in the class election.

7: Yellow Subterfuge - Aired: 2013-12-08

Principal Skinner promises the students that the best-behaved among them can take a ride in a submarine. When Skinner gives all the kids a clean slate, Bart believes even his own past indiscretions will be forgotten if he doesn’t get into any more trouble. Meanwhile Lisa tries to help a cash-poor Krusty to turn things around by suggesting he sell the foreign rights to his shows.

8: White Christmas Blues - Aired: 2013-12-15

Springfield is inundated with holiday revelers after the nuclear power plant springs a radiation leak, causing snow to fall all over town. When the tourists drive up Christmas shopping prices, Marge opens up the Simpsons' house to boarders.

9: Steal This Episode - Aired: 2014-01-05

Homer becomes annoyed with movie theaters, so Bart teaches him how to download movies illegally. Homer is delighted with his discovery of free movies until he's caught for piracy. Deputy Director Gratman, the FBI's anti-piracy boss, is tasked with hunting down Homer, who stands accused of illegally downloading a film.

10: Married to the Blob - Aired: 2014-01-12

When Comic Book Guy meets a woman writing an autobiographical manga, he seeks Homer's advice on dating.

11: Specs and the City - Aired: 2014-01-26

When Marge tries Homer's new high-tech glasses on, he learns she's seeing a marriage counselor; Bart refuses to buy Nelson a Valentine's Day card.

12: Diggs - Aired: 2014-03-09

A recent transfer student named Diggs rescues Bart from a confrontation with bullies.

13: The Man Who Grew Too Much - Aired: 2014-03-09

During a research trip, Lisa learns that Sideshow Bob is the chief scientist at a big chemical engineering company; Marge tries to teach a teen church group about healthy sexual practices.

14: The Winter of His Content - Aired: 2014-03-16

When Retirement Castle is closed, Marge asks Grampa and two other octogenarians to move in; Nelson befriends Bart after Bart defends him.

15: The War of Art - Aired: 2014-03-23

After Lisa's new pet guinea pig destroys the Simpsons' living room art, Marge finds a beautiful painting at the Van Houten's yard sale, which Homer snaps up for 20 bucks

16: You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee - Aired: 2014-03-30

Homer is recruited as a World Cup referee after Lisa extols his integrity on the youth soccer field in a Springfield Elementary speech contest. But when the Simpsons travel to Brazil (again), Homer finds his honesty tested by one of South America's slickest gangsters in the soccer match-bribing business.

17: Luca$ - Aired: 2014-04-06

Lisa dates a competitive eater; Bart benefits from helping convict Snake Jailbird escape from a jam.

18: Days of Future Future - Aired: 2014-04-13

Set in the future, Homer has a new clone for every time he dies. Lisa is married to a zombie version of Milhouse, while Bart deals with custody issues with his ex-wife, Jenda. Each defines what love means to them.

19: What to Expect When Bart's Expecting - Aired: 2014-04-27

When Bart's voodoo doll spell accidentally makes his teacher pregnant, he becomes a savior to couples hoping to conceive.

20: Brick Like Me - Aired: 2014-05-04

Homer wakes up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever.

21: Pay Pal - Aired: 2014-05-11

Marge swears off befriending any more couples when Homer offends their charming new British neighbors, but when Lisa declares that she, too, doesn’t need friends, Marge reconsiders.

22: The Yellow Badge of Cowardge - Aired: 2014-05-18

Bart feels guilty after he wins the annual "last day of school" race around Springfield Elementary School, with help from Nelson, who beats up the frontrunner, Milhouse. Meanwhile, Homer tries to bring back 4th of July fireworks after they are canceled due to budget cuts.

Season 26 (22 Episodes)

1: Clown in the Dumps - Aired: 2014-09-28

A Springfield resident dies, Krusty retires after he's offended by a comedy cable channel roast of him, and Lisa tries to protect Homer from getting hurt.

2: The Wreck of the Relationship - Aired: 2014-10-05

When Bart disrespects Homer's authority, Homer makes a point to try his hand at parenting. This proves fruitless, so Marge signs them up for the Relation Ship, where they'll resolve their conflicts at sea. Meanwhile, Marge is in charge of Homer's fantasy football league, but manages to win despite being the underdog.

3: Super Franchise Me - Aired: 2014-10-12

Marge opens a sandwich franchise store after her sandwiches become a huge hit at Springfield Elementary. But running day-to-day at the store proves challenging, especially when the same franchise opens another location across the street.

4: Treehouse of Horror XXV - Aired: 2014-10-19

In a Halloween-theme episode Bart reads Aramaic symbols from the bottom of his desk and he and Lisa are transported to an alternate world filled with demons. Also, Moe organizes a "Clockwork Orange"-ish gang in which member Dum (Homer) falls for a young lady (Marge) who wants him to quit. In a homage to "The Others," the Simpsons reconnect with their earlier incarnations from the Tracey Ullman era.

5: Opposites A-Frack - Aired: 2014-11-02

Lisa brings in assembly woman Maxine Lombard to put a stop to Mr. Burns' fracking operation, but is taken aback when the two political opponents find themselves attracted to one another.

6: Simpsorama - Aired: 2014-11-09

The Planet Express crew come to present-day Springfield to prevent the Simpsons from destroying the future.

7: Blazed and Confused - Aired: 2014-11-16

Bart schemes to bring down his new teacher, Mr. Lassen, who is a terrible bully. Meanwhile, The Simpsons go to Burning Man.

8: Covercraft - Aired: 2014-11-23

Homer has a mid-life crisis, takes up bass guitar and forms a cover band with some of the other dads in town. But the band's modest early success is soon overwhelmed by the breakout potential of their most unlikely star, Apu.

9: I Won't Be Home for Christmas - Aired: 2014-12-07

After Moe convinces Homer to stay out drinking on Christmas Eve, Marge tells Homer not to come home. This leads to Homer's sad trek through lonely Springfield, where he learns that the only place where one should truly get drunk on Christmas is home.

10: The Man Who Came to Be Dinner - Aired: 2015-01-04

During a trip to "Dizzneeland" the Simpsons board the wrong ride, Rocket To Your Doom, and are transported through the galaxy to Kang and Kodos' home planet, where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat Homer.

11: Bart's New Friend - Aired: 2015-01-11

Bart has a new accomplice and best friend when Homer is hypnotized at the circus and believes he is a young boy again.

12: The Musk Who Fell to Earth - Aired: 2015-01-25

When inventor Elon Musk lands in Springfield, he 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 break up with him.

13: Walking Big & Tall - Aired: 2015-02-08

When Lisa learns Springfield's anthem was stolen from another town she writes a replacement. Meanwhile, Homer learns the meaning of "Wide Pride".

14: My Fare Lady - Aired: 2015-02-15

When Marge gets fed up with the thankless duty of chauffeuring her kids around, she begins working as a driver for a transportation app service. Meanwhile, Homer bankrupts Moe when he watches over the bar for one night, which forces Moe to take a temporary job as a janitor at the nuclear plant.

15: The Princess Guide - Aired: 2015-03-01

Homer is put in charge of keeping Princess Kemi out of trouble while her father, a Nigerian king, works out a uranium deal with Mr. Burns.

16: Sky Police - Aired: 2015-03-08

Chief Wiggum is mistakenly delivered a military jet pack, which he gleefully accepts and uses in order to fight crime. But when the jet pack crashes into the church, the congregation, led by Marge, must resort to gambling and counting cards in order to collect money to repair the church.

17: Waiting for Duffman - Aired: 2015-03-15

When Duffman (guest voice Stacy Keach) undergoes hip replacement surgery and retires, the company sets up a reality show competition to find his replacement. Homer wins the competition, and because the job requires him to stay sober, he learns that beer isn't as necessary as he thought to have a good time.

18: Peeping Mom - Aired: 2015-04-19

Bart lies about being involved in a bulldozer crash, so Marge decides to follow him everywhere until he confesses. Meanwhile, Homer ignores Santa’s Little Helper when Flanders gets a new dog.

19: The Kids Are All Fight - Aired: 2015-04-26

When Homer gets an old film roll developed, the family takes a trip down memory lane to see the origins of how Bart and Lisa first started fighting with each other.

20: Let's Go Fly a Coot - Aired: 2015-05-03

The Simpsons learn about Grampa’s days in the Air Force, and Bart takes up smoking to impress Milhouse’s Dutch cousin, Annika.

21: Bull-E - Aired: 2015-05-10

After Bart gets bullied at the school dance, Marge convinces the town to pass anti-bullying legislation. Homer then gets arrested and sent to rehab for bullying Ned Flanders, only to subsequently leave rehab as a hero.

22: Mathlete's Feat - Aired: 2015-05-17

When a modernized Springfield Elementary has a technical meltdown, Lisa transforms it into a Waldorf school. Meanwhile, Groundskeeper Willie becomes the coach of the mathletes.

Season 27 (22 Episodes)

1: Every Man's Dream - Aired: 2015-09-27

Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy, but instead of returning home with his prescription medication, he returns home drunk. He and Marge visit a marriage counselor and have a trial separation, during which Homer begins dating a 20-something.

2: Cue Detective - Aired: 2015-10-04

Scotty Boom, a Chew Network super-chef, challenges Homer to a smoke-off. But when someone steals Homer’s secret weapon – a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a BBQ shack – Lisa and Bart are on the case.

3: Puffless - Aired: 2015-10-11

Upon learning that their father really died of lung cancer, Selma and Patty agree to quit smoking. When Selma relapses, an angry Patty moves in with Marge and Homer.

4: Halloween of Horror - Aired: 2015-10-18

When Lisa becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders.

5: Treehouse of Horror XXVI - Aired: 2015-10-25

In the annual fright fest Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.

6: Friend with Benefit - Aired: 2015-11-08

Lisa makes a new pal at school named Harper, whose internet billionaire father becomes buddies with a different Simpson: Homer. Soon, though, Lisa becomes worried that Harper is a little too entitled.

7: Lisa with an 'S' - Aired: 2015-11-22

When Homer loses $5,000 at a poker game with Broadway legend Laney Fontaine, the only way he is able to settle the bet is if he loans Lisa to Laney for a month. Then, Laney turns Lisa into a show biz kid and Marge and Homer fear they made a mistake letting her go. So they head to New York to get her back.

8: Paths of Glory - Aired: 2015-12-06

Lisa sets out to restore the tarnished reputation of Springfield’s first female inventor. To find her invention, she scours an abandoned asylum and a restaurant that caters to men. Bart joins Lisa at the asylum, stealing one of the homicidal patient’s notebooks, and bragging to the boys at school that he wrote the entries himself. This revelation causes Homer and Marge to believe he is a sociopath, which Bart decides to use to his advantage until things go too far.

9: Barthood - Aired: 2015-12-13

Bart’s coming of age story a la “Boyhood” chronicles his life from six years old to his time as an accomplished young man. Along the way, his tense relationship with Homer, an overly uncaring version of himself, and Lisa, who overshadows him in every way possible, shape Bart more than he realizes.

10: The Girl Code - Aired: 2016-01-03

After a photo Marge posts on social media gets Homer fired, he returns to the best job he ever had, a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. This same post inspires Lisa to code an app that predicts the real-life consequences of anything you post online, only to create sentient artificial intelligence.

11: Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles - Aired: 2016-01-10

There is a new teacher at Springfield Elementary, and a captivated Bart tries everything to win her over. Meanwhile, Homer decides to buy a new brand of “milk,” which causes early puberty, both for Bart (augmenting his wooing powers) and Lisa (whose small bout with acne opens her up to the world of makeup and popularity).

12: Much Apu About Something - Aired: 2016-01-17

Sanjay passes his stake in the Kwik-E-Mart to his millennial son, Jay, who turns it into a hip, health food market against Apu’s insistence on tradition. Bart, whom Homer had convinced to give up pranking, is called upon to return to his trickster life and take down the new store.

13: Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4 - Aired: 2016-02-14

Lonely Professor Frink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine's Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.

14: Gal of Constant Sorrow - Aired: 2016-02-21

After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman's cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie's surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he's handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.

15: Lisa the Veterinarian - Aired: 2016-03-06

After performing CPR on a tased raccoon, Lisa discovers her calling to be veterinarian and becomes an intern at the local office, but learns a tough lesson when her neglected class hamster dies. Meanwhile, Marge moonlights as a crime scene cleaner for a little extra money, and the trauma of the gory scenes make her increasingly dead inside.

16: The Marge-ian Chronicles - Aired: 2016-03-13

Not feeling unique, Lisa signs up for the Mars One Space Colony – to Marge’s dismay. Then, Marge hires Bart to go through the tryout process with Lisa to make her want to quit.

17: The Burns Cage - Aired: 2016-04-03

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.

18: How Lisa Got Her Marge Back - Aired: 2016-04-10

After getting into an argument, Marge takes Lisa on a touristy trip to Capital City, where, after attending a musical, they meet the show’s star who reminds Lisa how lucky she is to have such a great mom. Meanwhile, Bart is frustrated that everyone expects his pranks, so he teams up with Maggie to trick people.

19: Fland Canyon - Aired: 2016-04-24

Homer recalls a tense family vacation to the Grand Canyon with the Flanders family. At first, the Flanders’ perfection puts the families at odds, but when they get stranded and Ned and Bart go for help, the families finally bond.

20: To Courier with Love - Aired: 2016-05-08

"The Simpsons are going to..." Paris (well, Homer and Marge are), but in order to be able to afford the trip, Homer has to smuggle an exotic snake into France so it can be made into a gourmet meal.

21: Simprovised - Aired: 2016-05-15

After butchering a speech in front of all of his friends at work, Homer turns to improv comedy to gain back his confidence in his public speaking skills. Meanwhile, Marge decides to rebuild Bart’s lackluster treehouse, but tensions rise when Bart questions her building skills. Also, in the episode’s last three minutes, Homer appears LIVE for the first time on television (both for East and West Coast broadcasts) to answer fan questions.

22: Orange is the New Yellow - Aired: 2016-05-22

Marge goes to prison for letting Bart play in a park unsupervised.

Season 28 (22 Episodes)

1: Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus - Aired: 2016-09-25

When a fire levels Springfield, Mr. Burns agrees to the Simpsons' pleas that he fund the town's rebuilding, on the condition that he gets to put on a variety show.

2: Friends and Family - Aired: 2016-10-02

Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons, except Homer, to be his virtual family; Homer becomes best friends with the girl next door.

3: The Town - Aired: 2016-10-09

After Homer catches Bart rooting for Springfield’s football rival, the Boston Americans, he plans a family “hate-cation” trip to Boston in an attempt to show Bart that Boston is a terrible city.

4: Treehouse of Horror XXVII - Aired: 2016-10-16

Better late than never, The Hunger Games come to Springfield!

5: Trust But Clarify - Aired: 2016-10-23

Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new "Krustaceans" candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

6: There Will Be Buds - Aired: 2016-11-06

Homer gets roped into coaching the kids' lacrosse team with Milhouse's dad, Kirk, who is in desperate need of a friend. When Kirk gets too clingy, Homer vents about how much of a loser he is. Kirk overhears his rant and disappears, right when the team needs him most: the championship game.

7: Havana Wild Weekend - Aired: 2016-11-13

When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

8: Dad Behavior - Aired: 2016-11-20

Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

9: The Last Traction Hero - Aired: 2016-12-04

A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made "Bus Monitor" and tries to keep the peace.

10: The Nightmare After Krustmas - Aired: 2016-12-11

Krusty tries to impress his daughter as they spend Christmas with the Simpsons. Meanwhile, Reverend Lovejoy seeks converts after church attendance plummets, and Maggie is haunted by a spooky Christmas toy.

11: Pork and Burns - Aired: 2017-01-08

When Marge becomes obsessed with a Japanese style of living, the Simpsons must part with any item that no longer brings them joy. For Homer, this means finding a new home for the family pig. For Lisa, it means saying goodbye to her beloved sax

12: The Great Phatsby (1) - Aired: 2017-01-15

Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the Music Producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul's ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store.

13: The Great Phatsby (2) - Aired: 2017-01-15

Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the Music Producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul's ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store.

14: Fatzcarraldo - Aired: 2017-02-12

All of the fast food restaurants in Springfield go healthy, forcing Homer to turn to the last bastion of greasy food for comfort.

15: The Cad and the Hat - Aired: 2017-02-19

Bart deals with his guilt after betraying Lisa; Springfield is in awe of Homer when he is revealed to be a chess savant.

16: Kamp Krustier - Aired: 2017-03-05

Bart and Lisa return home from Kamp Krustier early, interrupting Homer and Marge's romantic encounters; Bart and Lisa confront a source of trauma.

17: 22 for 30 - Aired: 2017-03-12

Bart goes from delinquent with detention to the star basketball player at Springfield Elementary. Lisa covers Bart’s success for the school paper, and Homer becomes the team’s coach. Things go awry when Bart gets involved with the mafia

18: A Father's Watch - Aired: 2017-03-19

Marge turns to a series of parenting experts for advice when she becomes worried that Bart is destined for failure; Homer decides to open a trophy store; Grampa gives Bart a watch coveted by Homer.

19: The Caper Chase - Aired: 2017-04-02

Disappointed in Yale, Mr. Burns decides to start his own for-profit university and Homer is hired as a professor

20: Looking for Mr. Goodbart - Aired: 2017-04-30

Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner's mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

21: Moho House - Aired: 2017-05-07

Mr. Burns makes a bet with his old friend that nothing can break Homer and Marge apart. But that's where Moe comes in.

22: Dogtown - Aired: 2017-05-21

After a successful animal rights campaign, all dogs in Springfield are allowed to go where they want and do what they want. Pack mentality quickly kicks in and the dogs of Springfield assert their dominance by threatening the people.

Season 29 (21 Episodes)

1: The Serfsons - Aired: 2017-10-01

In a magical medieval world, Marge's mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.

2: Springfield Splendor - Aired: 2017-10-08

Marge and Lisa turn Lisa’s sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.

3: Whistler's Father - Aired: 2017-10-15

Homer discovers that Maggie is a whistling savant and launches her baby-celebrity career. Meanwhile, Marge impresses Fat Tony with her interior design taste, and he hires her to style his brothel.

4: Treehouse of Horror XXVIII - Aired: 2017-10-22

Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon, Lisa discovers a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe and Homer cannibalizes himself.

5: Grampy Can Ya Hear Me - Aired: 2017-11-05

Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him. Meanwhile, Mr. Skinner discovers that his mother has kept the ultimate secret from him.

6: The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be - Aired: 2017-11-12

Frustrated with the local government, Marge decides to run for Mayor. To win public support, she begins making Homer the butt of her jokes.

7: Singin' in the Lane - Aired: 2017-11-19

Homer and the guys try helping Moe cheer up by getting their old bowling team back together again, but they soon face a team of arrogant millionaires.

8: Mr. Lisa's Opus - Aired: 2017-12-03

As future Lisa writes her college application essay for Harvard, she recalls past disappointing birthdays that helped shape her.

9: Gone Boy - Aired: 2017-12-10

When Bart goes missing, the town puts together a search party to find him. After most give up hope, Sideshow Bob manipulates Millhouse into revealing where Bart is hiding.

10: Haw-Haw Land - Aired: 2018-01-07

When the Simpsons go to a STEM conference, Lisa falls for a crooning jazz pianist named Brendan. Meanwhile, Bart discovers that he has an affinity for chemistry

11: Frink Gets Testy - Aired: 2018-01-14

Mr. Burns will build a doomsday ark after he believes that the end of the world is near when he sees an old Orson Welles show about Nostradamus. Meanwhile, 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.

12: Homer Is Where the Art Isn't - Aired: 2018-03-18

When Homer is accused of stealing a million-dollar painting, only a detective from the 1970s can clear his name.

13: 3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage - Aired: 2018-03-25

Homer and Marge recount the story of their transition from loving their life without kids to being miserable parents.

14: Fears of a Clown - Aired: 2018-04-01

Everybody is now horrified of clowns after Bart's prank using clown masks, which also causes Krusty to lose his job. He attempts a comeback as a dramatic actor in the play "The Salesman's Bad Day", with Llewellyn Sinclair as his director.

15: No Good Read Goes Unpunished - Aired: 2018-04-08

In an attempt to bring the family together, Marge forces everyone to hand in their electronics and take a trip to a book store.

16: King Leer - Aired: 2018-04-15

Homer and Marge follow Moe after the bar closes early and discover him and his father fighting. The Simpsons, after finding out that Moe has been excommunicated from his family for years, attempt to bring them back together.

17: Lisa Gets the Blues - Aired: 2018-04-22

When the Simpsons' flight to Gainesville gets re-routed to New Orleans, Lisa is forced to face her failures, and regain her confidence as a jazz musician. Meanwhile, Bart is intrigued by the voodoo in Louisiana, and Homer is intrigued by the drinking.

18: Forgive and Regret - Aired: 2018-04-29

Grampa makes a confession to Homer while on his deathbed. After his recovery, he comes to realize that this issue will not be easy to reconcile.

19: Left Behind - Aired: 2018-05-06

Homer gets Flanders a job at the plant, and he soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished when Flanders starts to insist on carpools and demands more from Homer's work performance. Meanwhile, Marge feels as though their marriage has lost its spark.

20: Throw Grampa from the Dane - Aired: 2018-05-13

The Simpsons go to Denmark so Grampa can benefit from its free health-care system.

21: Flanders' Ladder - Aired: 2018-05-20

Bart falls into a coma after being struck by lightning.

Season 30 (23 Episodes)

1: Bart's Not Dead - Aired: 2018-09-30

Bart takes a dare, and ends up in the hospital. To cover for himself and Homer, he says he went to Heaven and met Jesus. Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which Homer takes. But Bart can't deal with the guilt and comes clean to Marge after the movie is finished.

2: Heartbreak Hotel - Aired: 2018-10-07

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.

3: My Way or the Highway to Heaven - Aired: 2018-10-14

God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

4: Treehouse of Horror XXIX - Aired: 2018-10-21

Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu, Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers, Lisa finally snaps and Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

5: Baby You Can't Drive My Car - Aired: 2018-11-04

A self-driving car company comes to Springfield, poaching all of the power plant employees with their fun work environment.

6: From Russia Without Love - Aired: 2018-11-11

On a mission to play hardcore pranks, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order bride on the Dark Web.

7: Werking Mom - Aired: 2018-11-18

Marge wants a job, and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie"

8: Krusty the Clown - Aired: 2018-11-25

Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty. After almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus, and finds happiness there.

9: Daddicus Finch - Aired: 2018-12-02

Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together, and Bart feels neglected. So Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.

10: 'Tis the 30th Season - Aired: 2018-12-09

After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

11: Mad About the Toy - Aired: 2019-01-06

When Marge and Homer leave Grampa to baby-sit the kids, some little green army men trigger a PTSD episode, sending the family on a journey to Grampa's past and the time period when he was a post-war toy model.

12: The Girl on the Bus - Aired: 2019-01-13

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.

13: I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can - Aired: 2019-02-10

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".

14: The Clown Stays in the Picture - Aired: 2019-02-17

Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space". While working as personal assistants on the movie, Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship.

15: 101 Mitigations - Aired: 2019-03-03

Comic Book Guy sues Homer for joyriding in his car. Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro saves Mr. Burns from his troubles with the law.

16: I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Aired: 2019-03-10

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.

17: E My Sports - Aired: 2019-03-17

As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

18: Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy - Aired: 2019-03-24

Krusty releases an all-female reboot of “Itchy and Scratchy,” so Bart and his crew of all-male friends decide to boycott the show. After Bart’s friends turn on him for laughing at the reboot, Bart joins a woke group of sixth-grade girls who commit crimes against patriarchy.

19: Girl's in the Band - Aired: 2019-03-31

Homer works extra shifts at the plant so Lisa can play in the Capitol City Philharmonic.

20: I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh - Aired: 2019-04-07

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.

21: D'oh Canada - Aired: 2019-04-28

Lisa is mistakenly given political asylum in Canada during a family trip to Niagara Falls; Homer goes to a “Daddy and Me” class with Maggie.

22: Woo-Hoo Dunnit? - Aired: 2019-05-05

The documentary crime series “Dateline: Springfield” goes in-depth to solve the case of Lisa’s missing college fund.

23: Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion - Aired: 2019-05-12

Marge starts a business selling healing crystals to the naive mothers of Springfield when Homer’s work cuts children’s health-care benefits, leading Marge to use the crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart’s ADD.

Season 31 (22 Episodes)

1: The Winter of Our Monetized Content - Aired: 2019-09-29

When a video of Bart and Homer fighting goes viral, they begin a journey as social media celebrities; Lisa battles the school's new industrialized detention system.

2: Go Big or Go Homer - Aired: 2019-10-06

Homer must supervise interns, among whom is a go-getter who asks Homer to be his mentor.

3: The Fat Blue Line - Aired: 2019-10-13

During the San Castellanta street festival, much of the town finds their wallets have been pickpocketed; after the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

4: Treehouse of Horror XXX - Aired: 2019-10-20

The 666th episode of the Simpsons parodies the Omen and Stranger Things, not to mention a little Crazy Rich Aliens.

5: Gorillas on the Mast - Aired: 2019-11-03

After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa becomes determined to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity. Meanwhile, Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.

6: Marge the Lumberjill - Aired: 2019-11-10

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

7: Livin La Pura Vida - Aired: 2019-11-17

The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houten's annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford. While there, Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend, Evelyn, and Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year

8: Thanksgiving of Horror - Aired: 2019-11-24

The Simpsons face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an A.I. mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.

9: Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? - Aired: 2019-12-01

Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith, so Ned sends him to live with the Simpsons, hoping they can scare him into believing in God again.

10: Bobby: It's Cold Outside - Aired: 2019-12-15

Sideshow Bob gets contracted as this year’s mall Santa. Meanwhile, someone is stealing all the Christmas packages off people’s front porches.

11: Hail to the Teeth - Aired: 2020-01-05

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. Meanwhile, Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the immediate popularity she receives after getting her new Invisalign braces.

12: The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson - Aired: 2020-02-16

Marge recruits Chrissy Teigen and John Legend for an education-based proposal.

13: Frinkcoin - Aired: 2020-02-23

Lisa decides to do an essay on Professor Frink just as the scientist invents a new cryptocurrency. When this makes him the richest man in Springfield, Mr. Burns sees red and he starts plotting against Frink in order to restore his former status, while Frink learns who his real friends are.

14: Bart the Bad Guy - Aired: 2020-03-01

Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie one month before its intended release, and uses his knowledge to terrorize the other fans. Two executive producers of the film attempt to prevent Bart from leaking any more news to the public.

15: Screenless - Aired: 2020-03-08

When Marge implements a screen time limit for the family, she realizes that she is the one addicted.

16: Better Off Ned - Aired: 2020-03-15

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.

17: Highway to Well - Aired: 2020-03-22

When Maggie goes to preschool, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary; Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds.

18: The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby - Aired: 2020-04-19

Mr. Burns tasks Homer with swindling Cletus Spuckler out of his newfound helium fortune. Meanwhile, Maggie is reunited with Hudson from Playdate with Destiny again, only for Marge to tear them apart after his mother annoys her.

19: Warrin' Priests (1) - Aired: 2020-04-26

Helen Lovejoy's request for a youth pastor is answered by Bode Wright, a charismatic young preacher from Michigan. When Bode quickly has the Springfield congregation enamored by his easy-going and liberal approach to religion, an outcast and suspicious Reverend Lovejoy decides to look into the newcomer's past.

20: Warrin' Priests (2) - Aired: 2020-05-03

While Bode has won over most of Springfield, he finds one churchgoer he can't sway in Ned Flanders. Meanwhile in Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy finds the ammunition he needs to get rid of his replacement.

21: The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds - Aired: 2020-05-10

After severing her sibling ties with Bart, Lisa attends a sleepover at her new friend Addy's house, only to discover that Addy's clique are a group of cruel snobby rich girls that taunt her. Meanwhile, Homer takes Marge on a sunset cruise for the evening and finds himself at odds with the boat's cover band.

22: The Way of the Dog - Aired: 2020-05-17

Santa's Little Helper nips at Marge, causing the family to reflect on the difficult life that the dog led prior to being adopted by the family. They end up reuniting him with his mother to avoid having to euthanize him.

Season 32 (22 Episodes)

1: Undercover Burns - Aired: 2020-09-27

Mr. Burns goes undercover 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 and destroy Fred.

2: I, Carumbus - Aired: 2020-10-04

At a museum exhibit of Ancient Rome, Marge and Homer get into an argument about Homer's lack of ambition. They then imagine a Roman version of what would happen if Homer was more career-driven.

3: Now Museum, Now You Don't - Aired: 2020-10-11

Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art. She appears as Lisanardo, while Bart takes the shape of a French impressionist, Homer and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Maggie as a warrior Cupid.

4: Treehouse of Horror XXXI - Aired: 2020-11-01

The 31st annual Simpsons Halloween special includes a frightening look at the 2020 election, parodies of Toy Story and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and a 9th birthday Lisa just can't get over.

5: The 7 Beer Itch - Aired: 2020-11-08

Homer is tempted by a British femme fatale while Marge and the kids are on a seaside vacation.

6: Podcast News - Aired: 2020-11-15

Grampa Simpson is accused of a crime; Kent Brockman questions his career.

7: Three Dreams Denied - Aired: 2020-11-22

Bart becomes a voice-over actor; Comic Book Guy is humiliated at Comic-Con; Lisa is set up for a fall.

8: The Road to Cincinnati - Aired: 2020-11-29

Odd couple Skinner and Chalmers embark on an 800-mile car ride to Cincinnati to attend an administrator's convention - but can they reach their destination without killing each other first?

9: Sorry Not Sorry - Aired: 2020-12-06

Lisa calls her teacher, Ms. Hoover, a hack and refuses to apologize. Then, she learns Ms. Hoover's private pain.

10: A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas - Aired: 2020-12-13

A cable channel films a Christmas movie in Springfield and Skinner falls in love.

11: The Dad Feelings Limited - Aired: 2021-01-03

Comic Book Guy and his wife Kumiko debate about having a baby and we learn about his awesome origin story.

12: Diary Queen - Aired: 2021-02-21

Bart finds his old teacher's diary and learns a surprising secret. Then, Lisa discovers an even bigger surprise.

13: Wad Goals - Aired: 2021-02-28

Bart becomes a successful caddy, but Marge worries it is ruining his character.

14: Yokel Hero - Aired: 2021-03-07

Cletus becomes a singing sensation, while Homer becomes a new man. Then, Cletus turns on his fans, ruining everything.

15: Do Pizza Bots Dream of Electric Guitars - Aired: 2021-03-14

Homer tries to reunite a mechanical band from his youth, but film and TV creator J.J. Abrams gets ahold of them first.

16: Manger Things - Aired: 2021-03-21

A secret of Flanders' Past and a never-before-seen room of the Simpson house are shown off.

17: Uncut Femmes - Aired: 2021-03-28

It is discovered that Chief Wiggum's wife is more than she seems. Meanwhile, Marge takes part in a jewel heist.

18: Burger Kings - Aired: 2021-04-11

Mr. Burns gets into the plant-based burger business. Lisa refuses to believe he's up to no good.

19: Panic on the Streets of Springfield - Aired: 2021-04-18

Lisa gets a new imaginary friend - a depressed British singer from the 1980s. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a truck guy.

20: Mother and Child Reunion - Aired: 2021-05-09

Lisa makes a shocking college decision, wounding Marge. It leads to a very surprising place.

21: The Man from G.R.A.M.P.A. - Aired: 2021-05-16

A British secret agent comes to Springfield in search of a Russian spy.

22: The Last Barfighter - Aired: 2021-05-23

After Moe breaks their most sacred rule, a secret society of bartenders seeks ultimate vengeance on Homer and his friends.

Season 33 (22 Episodes)

1: The Star of the Backstage - Aired: 2021-09-26

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.

2: Bart's in Jail - Aired: 2021-10-03

When Grampa falls victim to a phone scammer, the Simpsons set out on a mission of vengeance to get his money back.

3: Treehouse of Horror XXXII - Aired: 2021-10-10

The 32nd annual Simpsons Halloween special includes a spoof of "Parasite" and a segment where Bambi gets his revenge.

4: The Wayz We Were - Aired: 2021-10-17

Evergreen Terrace is overrun with traffic and Moe has a fateful choice to make.

5: Lisa's Belly - Aired: 2021-10-24

Marge puts a hurtful word in Lisa's brain and Bart gets swole.

6: A Serious Flanders (1) - Aired: 2021-11-07

When a ruthless debt collector come to Springfield, Homer and Ned's lives are sucked into the artificial world of prestige TV.

7: A Serious Flanders (2) - Aired: 2021-11-14

Things for Ned and Homer go from bad to gosh-darn worse in the stunning conclusion of this 'Simpflix' prestige crime thriller.

8: Portrait of a Lackey on Fire - Aired: 2021-11-21

Smithers finds true love with a famous fashion designer, but will his new relationship destroy Springfield?

9: Mothers and Other Strangers - Aired: 2021-11-28

In a flashback, Homer goes on a road trip with his father to find his mother.

10: A Made Maggie - Aired: 2021-12-19

Fat Tony becomes Godfather to Maggie Simpson.

11: The Longest Marge - Aired: 2022-01-02

Marge and Mr. Burns fight for the soul of a brash young football prodigy.

12: Pixelated and Afraid - Aired: 2022-02-27

When Homer and Marge are lost in an icy wilderness, they must push themselves to their limits to survive.

13: Boyz N the Highlands - Aired: 2022-03-06

Bart, Martin and the bullies run for their lives when a weekend in the wilderness takes a dark turn.

14: You Won't Believe What This Episode Is About -- Act Three Will Shock You! - Aired: 2022-03-13

Homer becomes a pariah when footage of him allegedly leaving Santa's Little Helper in a hot car goes viral.

15: Bart the Cool Kid - Aired: 2022-03-20

When Bart befriends a famous kid influencer who owns an ultra-cool skate wear brand, Homer leads a rebellion of loser dads against them.

16: Pretty Whittle Liar - Aired: 2022-03-27

Cletus discovers that his wife Brandine has been hiding a secret love ... of learning.

17: The Sound of Bleeding Gums - Aired: 2022-04-10

Lisa meets the son of the late musician Bleeding Gums Murphy - and attempts to improve his life.

18: My Octopus and a Teacher - Aired: 2022-04-24

Bart can't control his feelings when he gets a new teacher. Meanwhile, Lisa befriends an octopus.

19: Girls Just Shauna Have Fun - Aired: 2022-05-01

When Lisa joins the high school marching band, she finds an unlikely mentor in Shauna Chalmers. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a craft beer brewer.

20: Marge the Meanie - Aired: 2022-05-08

A surprise from Marge's past has her bonding with Bart and terrifying Homer.

21: Meat Is Murder - Aired: 2022-05-15

Grampa finds himself in a pickle when his hidden hamburger past comes back to "ketchup" with him.

22: Poorhouse Rock - Aired: 2022-05-22

After Bart humiliates him at church, Homer finally teaches his son to admire his dad - until a visit from a magical, singing janitor changes everything they thought they knew.

Season 34 (22 Episodes)

1: Habeas Tortoise - Aired: 2022-09-25

After Homer humiliates himself in a town meeting, he looks for acceptance in an internet group hunting for a missing tortoise but finds something much more sinister.

2: One Angry Lisa - Aired: 2022-10-02

Lisa gets called for jury duty while Marge becomes obsessed with her exercise bike.

3: Lisa the Boy Scout - Aired: 2022-10-09

When the Boy Explorers become co-ed, Bart and Lisa vow to "out scout" each other at the annual jamboree.

4: The King of Nice - Aired: 2022-10-16

Marge is hired as a segment producer on Krusty's new daytime talk show. But her initial excitement about the job fades when she discovers what an endless nightmare it is!

5: Not It - Aired: 2022-10-23

Homer and his teenaged friends are pursued by a killer clown in a spoof of Stephen King's novel "It".

6: Treehouse of Horror XXXIII - Aired: 2022-10-30

In a book-themed trilogy, Marge's resentment takes monstrous form, Lisa tries to save the planet through murder and Homer learns he's not the man he thought he was.

7: From Beer to Paternity - Aired: 2022-11-13

When Homer becomes Duffman's girl-dad hero, they go on a road trip with Lisa that threatens to expose Homer's terrible parenting.

8: Step Brother from the Same Planet - Aired: 2022-11-20

Homer is stunned by his feelings of rage and resentment when Grampa becomes a doting stepfather to his girlfriend's quirky young son. Lisa and Bart throw the ultimate slumber party.

9: When Nelson Met Lisa - Aired: 2022-11-27

A future tale of the will-they-won't-they-I-guess-they-won't-maybe-they-will of Springfield's most unlikely couple.

10: Game Done Changed - Aired: 2022-12-04

When Bart discovers a profitable glitch in an online game, he ropes Principal Skinner into his lucrative criminal enterprise. Marge and Maggie discover paradise.

11: Top Goon - Aired: 2022-12-11

Coach Moe recruits the world's greatest brawlers to teach Nelson the art of hockey goonery.

12: My Life as a Vlog - Aired: 2023-01-01

Through a series of YouTube recommended videos, the story of the rise and fall of The Simpson Family Vlog is revealed.

13: The Many Saints of Springfield - Aired: 2023-02-19

When Ned Flanders falls on hard times, Fat Tony makes him an offer he can't refuse.

14: Carl Carlson Rides Again - Aired: 2023-02-26

When Carl is smitten by a beautiful woman, he looks into the roots of his own identity by discovering the origins of a mysterious rodeo buckle.

15: Bartless - Aired: 2023-03-05

When Bart's latest prank leads to chaos at Springfield Elementary, Marge and Homer dream of a world in which their rambunctious son was never a Simpson.

16: Hostile Kirk Place - Aired: 2023-03-12

When Milhouse's Dad, Kirk, takes exception to a school history lesson that paints one of his ancestors in a bad light, Kirk goes on a crusade to censor and control the school curriculum -- a crusade that Homer co-opts for fun and profit.

17: Pin Gal - Aired: 2023-03-19

A mysterious figure from Marge's past returns to coach her for a bowling tournament.

18: Fan-ily Feud - Aired: 2023-04-23

Homer publicly disparages a pop singer and faces the ire of her vindictive and highly organized fan army.

19: Write Off This Episode - Aired: 2023-04-30

When Marge and Lisa start a charity together, Marge is seduced by the money and prestige of Big Charity fundraising.

20: The Very Hungry Caterpillars - Aired: 2023-05-07

When a plague of insects shuts down Springfield, the Simpsons face their greatest challenge yet… spending time in lockdown with each other.

21: Clown v. Board of Education - Aired: 2023-05-14

Krusty opens a school for clowning, and it becomes the most successful thing he's ever done.

22: Homer's Adventures Through the Windshield Glass - Aired: 2023-05-21

Time stands still after Homer crashes his car and flies through the windshield. As his life flashes before his eyes, a magical friend helps Homer learn the secret truth about his marriage.

Season 35 (18 Episodes)

1: Homer's Crossing - Aired: 2023-10-01

Feeling worthless at work, Homer volunteers to be a school crossing guard. But when his safety squad receives too much funding, the crossing guards become a force to be feared.

2: A Mid-Childhood Night's Dream - Aired: 2023-10-08

Marge feels an overwhelming dread of the empty nest.

3: McMansion & Wife - Aired: 2023-10-22

When a new neighbor showers him with kindness, Homer thinks he's being tricked into buying a sports car at the dealership where the neighbor works - but the truth turns out to be even more sinister; Lisa neutralizes Nelson after he goes on a bullying spree.

4: Thirst Trap: A Corporate Love Story - Aired: 2023-10-29

In a parody documentary, a young college-dropout CEO embraces the Silicon Valley "fake it until you make it" philosophy and bewitches Mr. Burns into funding her highly dubious dream project.

5: Treehouse of Horror XXXIV - Aired: 2023-11-05

After Bart is turned into an NFT, Marge fights though the blockchain to rescue her son. To track down a gruesome serial killer, Lisa turns to a murderer from her past. An outbreak transforms Springfielders into a plague of lazy, beer-loving oafs.

6: Iron Marge - Aired: 2023-11-12

When Marge's heart is broken by a bad birthday present, Bart and Lisa must dig into their mom's past to show that they really know her. Homer becomes a neighborhood fear-monger.

7: It's a Blunderful Life - Aired: 2023-11-19

Lisa recounts the story of how Homer was scapegoated for a power outage that plunged Springfield into darkness days before Thanksgiving.

8: AE Bonny Romance - Aired: 2023-12-03

When Groundskeeper Willie is kidnapped to Scotland, Bart and the Simpsons follow - only to discover that what awaits is Homer's worst nightmare.

9: Murder, She Boat - Aired: 2023-12-17

Lisa must solve a closed-boat mystery when Comic Book Guy's million-dollar action figure is "murdered" on a pop culture cruise.

10: Do the Wrong Thing - Aired: 2023-12-24

Homer and Bart become kings of the blue-collar sports circuit, but Marge suspects something dishonest at the core of their father-son bond.

11: Frinkenstein's Monster - Aired: 2024-02-18

Professor Frink secretly helps Homer, through a zoom interview, land a high-level position at a state-of-the-art nuclear plant in Shelbyville. But since Homer lacks the skills to actually perform the job, Frink must monitor Homer's work situation remotely and dictate his every word... causing Frink to fear he's created a monster.

12: Lisa Gets an F1 - Aired: 2024-02-25

Lisa feels a need for speed as well a need for control of her anxiety when she becomes a pro kid go-cart racer.

13: Clan of the Cave Mom - Aired: 2024-03-24

A parenting disagreement between Marge and Luann Van Houten escalates into a life-or-death struggle for survival.

14: Night of the Living Wage - Aired: 2024-04-07

Marge gets a job in a high-pressure ghost kitchen, but when she tries to start a union, she gets more than she (collectively) bargained for.

15: Cremains of the Day - Aired: 2024-04-21

When someone in Homer's life passes away, he and guys from Moe's go on a road trip to scatter the ashes... but will their friendship die as well?

16: The Tell-Tale Pants - Aired: 2024-05-05

Marge comes upon a surprising windfall and, angry with Homer, spends it secretly on herself.

17: The Tipping Point - Aired: 2024-05-12

Homer loses his mind over tipping culture run amok.

18: Bart's Brain - Aired: 2024-05-19

Bart makes a new friend.

Season 36 (22 Episodes)

1: Bart's Birthday

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2: Episode 2

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3: Episode 3

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4: Episode 4

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5: Episode 5

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6: Episode 6

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7: Episode 7

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8: Episode 8

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9: Episode 9

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10: Episode 10

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11: Episode 11

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12: Episode 12

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13: Episode 13

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14: Episode 14

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15: Episode 15

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16: Episode 16

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17: Episode 17

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18: Episode 18

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19: Episode 19

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20: Episode 20

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21: Episode 21

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22: Episode 22

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