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The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an animated comedy about a family in the fictional town of Springfield. The family is made up of selfish father Homer, fretting mother Marge, precocious daughter Lisa, rebellious son Bart and silent daughter Maggie. FOX 1989-???

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Season 20

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1 Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes St Patrick’s day turns into a violent brawl. As ...
St Patrick’s day turns into a violent brawl. As a result Marge becomes an erotic baker and Homer becomes a bounty hunter. Ned Flanders becomes Homer’s partner but they soon fall out.
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2 Lost Verizon Bart steals Dennis Leary’s cell phone. Leary tel...
Bart steals Dennis Leary’s cell phone. Leary tells Marge to keep it but install a tracking chip to keep an eye on Bart. Lisa discovers what is going on and tells Bart. He attaches the tracking device to a bird which soon migrates to Peru. Bart is left alone at home while the family head to Machu Picchu.
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3 Double, Double, Boy in Trouble Bart’s behaviour is getting out of control. Afte...
Bart’s behaviour is getting out of control. After costing Homer a winning lottery ticket and ruining Lenny’s party he is facing a big punishment. He runs into a boy who looks exactly like him and they decide to swap places. Simon is from a wealthy family but his siblings want to kill him in order to get the full family inheritance. Lisa figures out that Simon isn’t Bart and eventually they swap back.
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4 Treehouse of Horror XIX A parody of Transformers and It’s the great pump...
A parody of Transformers and It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown. And Homer killing celebrities on behalf of advertising men with a hint of parody toward Mad Men.
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5 Dangerous Curves The Simpsons arrive at Kozy Kabins so that Homer a...
The Simpsons arrive at Kozy Kabins so that Homer and Marge can relive some old memories. We flashback to twenty years earlier and five years earlier where Homer and Marge visit the Kabins. Twenty years earlier they crash their bikes and are picked up by newlyweds Maud and Ned Flanders. Flanders keeps them apart at night and encourages Homer to ask Marge to marry him. Five years ago another road accident led them to a party where they have an argument and end up flirting with other guests. They both reluctantly end up at Kozy Kabins with their new friends and bump into each other. They swiftly hide their encounters (with Alberto and Sylvia) from each other and only in the present day are they revealed.
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6 Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words Homer discovers he has a knack for handling the aw...
Homer discovers he has a knack for handling the awkward break-ups of other couples. So he begins charging $100 to end people’s relationships. Lisa discovers a love for crosswords and soon becomes obsessed. At the Crosswords Championships, Homer uses his money to bet on Lisa. But when she reaches the final she confesses that she always sabotages her own happiness. So Homer bets against her and she loses. When she finds out she changes her name to Lisa Bouvier. To make it up to her Homer sends her a message through the New York Times crossword with help from its editor Will Shortz.
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7 Mypods and Boomsticks Lisa is given a mypod but runs up a huge bill down...
Lisa is given a mypod but runs up a huge bill downloading music. Bart befriends a new Muslim boy called Bashir. Moe encourages Homer to question Bashir’s family to see if they are terrorists. Homer offends them over dinner and Marge forces him to apologise. He becomes convinced that they are going to blow up the Springfield mall, not realising that Bashir’s father is a demolition expert.
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8 The Burns and the Bees Mr Burns wins a basketball team “The Austin Celt...
Mr Burns wins a basketball team “The Austin Celtics” in a card game at the Billionaires camp. He is envious of the fun which fellow owner Mark Cuban has with his team and decides to build a huge new stadium in Springfield. Meanwhile Springfield’s bees are all dying and Lisa allows a hive to grow on her face in order to save them. When she finds a sanctuary for them Burns destroys it to build his new stadium. Homer and Moe mate the Queen with some African Bees and create a super strong new strain who destroy Burns’ stadium. It costs him his place at Billionaire camp when his net worth dips just below a billion.
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9 Lisa the Drama Queen Lisa makes a new best friend ? Together they creat...
Lisa makes a new best friend ? Together they create an imaginary world called Equalia and begin writing a novel about it. When the world treats them badly they retreat into Equalia to escape. Lisa’s grades begin to suffer and Marge worries that their friendship is becoming too obsessive. Eventually Lisa ends the friendship saying that she needs to live in the real world.
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10 Take My Life, Please Homer’s old class president Vance Connor is hono...
Homer’s old class president Vance Connor is honoured by Springfield for becoming a successful business man and put on their Wall of Fame. Homer is jealous because he lost the election to become class president. Lenny and Carl tell Homer that they buried the ballot box on the orders of Principal Dondelinger. Homer digs it up and discovers he would have won the election. He confronts Dondelinger who says he did it because voting for Homer was a big joke which would have haunted Homer his whole life. But Luigi suggests they can see what might have been if they stir his special sauce. They do and see that Homer would have been a huge success with no children. Marge and the kids get Homer put up on the Wall of Fame as Class President-Elect and it cheers him up.
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11 How the Test Was Won The new Vice President's Assessment Test has every...
The new Vice President's Assessment Test has everyone at Springfield Elementary worried. Superintendent Chalmers sends all the troubled students and Skinner off to capital city for the day. Skinner is able to learn how to teach them important lessons. Meanwhile Lisa is unable to complete her test and Homer panics when he forgets to mail his insurance payment and worries he will hurt someone.
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12 No Loan Again, Naturally Homer’s reckless spending leads to the bank fore...
Homer’s reckless spending leads to the bank foreclosing on their home. But Ned Flanders steps in, buys their house and rents it back to them. He is a model landlord and so the Simpsons take advantage of his help. He evicts them but ends up letting them return because he loves them.
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13 Gone Maggie Gone Marge is temporarily blinded after looking at a so...
Marge is temporarily blinded after looking at a solar eclipse. Homer has to pick up the slack and manages to hand Maggie over to the Convent of St Teresa. Lisa goes in undercover and is told if she can find the Jewel of St Teresa, she will find Maggie. As she solves a series of riddles, Principal Skinner, Comic Book Guy and Mr Burns all join in the fun. Despite Maggie bringing peace, Marge comes to take her home.
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14 In the Name of the Grandfather To make up for neglecting Grandpa, Homer takes the...
To make up for neglecting Grandpa, Homer takes the whole family to Ireland. But when they arrive they find Grandpa’s favourite bar is empty and Ireland a much changed place from the one he knew. Marge takes the children around the sites while Homer and Abe drunkenly purchase the bar. They decide to make it a smoking bar to attract customers but of course are arrested and deported.
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15 Wedding for Disaster Reverend Lovejoy discovers that for a three month ...
Reverend Lovejoy discovers that for a three month period he wasn’t certified as a priest. Unfortunately for Homer and Marge that means they weren’t legally remarried (806) and hasten to correct that. Homer tries to give Marge her dream wedding but she becomes controlling and unreasonable. Patty and Selma then kidnap Homer and install him in a Saw-like torture chamber. They eventually relent and Lisa blackmails them into giving Homer and Marge the reception they always wanted.
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16 Eeny Teeny Maya Moe Marge encourages Homer to spend more time with Mag...
Marge encourages Homer to spend more time with Maggie. When he discovers that Moe’s backs on to a playground he finds the perfect solution. Marge decides to secretly film Homer to see where he is taking her and is worried to discover Maggie is being bullied. Meanwhile Moe has met a woman over the internet. When they meet it turns out she is a little person. Moe falls in love with her but is preoccupied with her size. He asks her to marry him but loses her in the end.
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17 The Good, the Sad and the Drugly Bart and Milhouse pull a huge prank at school and ...
Bart and Milhouse pull a huge prank at school and Milhouse gets suspended as a result. Bart promises to visit him at home everyday but soon forgets when he falls for fifth grader Jenny. He tries to be good to impress her and when Milhouse returns he is hurt and reveals who the real Bart is. Meanwhile Lisa realises the potential for the world to go horribly wrong in the future. She is so depressed that she is prescribed happy pills and becomes dangerously disconnected from reality.
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18 Father Knows Worst Homer burns his taste buds off and so his tongue i...
Homer burns his taste buds off and so his tongue is too sensitive to eat normal food. Lisa brings home school cafeteria food, which is bland enough and Homer decides to eat all his meals there. Once there he is inspired to push Lisa to become more popular and Bart to be more successful.
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19 Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh Marge sees how terrible Springfield Elementary rea...
Marge sees how terrible Springfield Elementary really is and Lisa wishes that she could go to school in Waverly Hills. Marge suggests they rent a small apartment there in order to get access to the schools system. But Homer has to live in the tiny bachelor pad until the inspector makes his surprise visit. He and Marge begin courting as if they are back in college while Bart becomes popular at school. Lisa fails to be popular or get As so Bart steps in and spreads the rumour that Lisa is friends with teenage star Alaska Nebraska. When Lisa’s new friends push her for backstage passes she makes a desperate plea to Alaska who doesn’t help her. So the whole family return to their house in Springfield.
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20 Four Great Women and a Manicure Marge takes Lisa to the manicurist and they tell s...
Marge takes Lisa to the manicurist and they tell stories of powerful women. Selma becomes Elizabeth I, Lisa is Snow White, Marge plays Lady Macbeth and Maggie is a baby version of Howard Roark from The Fountainhead.
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21 Coming to Homerica Krusty debuts his new burger made from barley in o...
Krusty debuts his new burger made from barley in order to take advantage of these new health and environmentally conscious times. But some tainted barley makes everyone sick. The barley growing town of Ogdenville goes out of business leading a massive influx of ancestrally-Norwegian immigrants into Springfield. They do all the menial jobs which native residents won’t do but soon they fill the bars, hospitals and playgrounds. Springfield rises up against them but when border patrols fail, they decide to build a wall. They need the help of Ogdenvillians to build it and soon all become friends.
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