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The Simpsons Season 17 episodes

Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play Season 17, Episode 22

A passionate kiss between Marge and Homer airs on the big screen at a baseball game, prompting second baseman Buck Mitchell to turn to the pair for advice about his marriage to singer Fiona (Mandy Moore). Stacy Keach is the voice of H.K. Duff. read more

The Monkey Suit Season 17, Episode 21

Springfield is embroiled in a public debate about the theories of evolution and creationism. Melanie Griffith has a cameo as herself, and Larry Hagman is the voice of lawyer Wallace Brady. read more

Regarding Margie Season 17, Episode 20

Marge has retrograde amnesia after inhaling too many fumes in a spring-cleaning frenzy. So Homer takes her around town to reacquaint her with the surroundings, but Marge doesn't know who Homer is and puts herself back on the singles market. read more

Girls Just Want to Have Sums Season 17, Episode 19

After making a sexist comment, Principal Skinner is replaced by Melanie Upfoot (Frances McDormand), who divides the school into two schools: one for boys, one for girls. Lisa gets frustrated when she's not allowed to take math at the boys school, so she dresses like a boy to get around the rule. read more

The Wettest Stories Ever Told Season 17, Episode 18

When dinner at the Frying Dutchman turns ugly, the Simpsons try to salvage the evening by taking turns telling tales of tragedies at sea. read more

Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore Season 17, Episode 17

The nuclear-power plant is being shut down and outsourced to India, and Homer is sent to train the new employees. Meanwhile, Selma and Patty kidnap Richard Dean Anderson, who voices himself. When Anderson discovers how exciting real-life drama is, he refuses to leave. read more

Million Dollar Abie Season 17, Episode 16

Grandpa derails Homer's plan to bring a pro football team to Springfield when he mistakes the football commissioner for a burglar. read more

Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife Season 17, Episode 15

Homer signs the family up for a spouse-trading reality show. He has to take in a controlling wife while Marge moves in with a beaten-down husband (voice of Ricky Gervais), who quickly develops a crush on her. read more

Bart Has Two Mommies Season 17, Episode 14

While Marge babysits Flanders' sons, Rod and Todd, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a retirement home for animal actors, and a chimp with a strong maternal instinct snatches Bart. Susan Sarandon and baseball's Randy Johnson have voice cameos as themselves. read more

The Seemingly Never-Ending Story Season 17, Episode 13

When the Simpsons become trapped in a cave, Lisa relates a story that happened to her. It then becomes Mr. Burns' story, then Moe's, and so on. read more

My Fair Laddy Season 17, Episode 12

Lisa tries to turn Groundskeeper Willie into a proper gentleman for a science-fair project. Elsewhere, Coach Krupt takes over as gym teacher and begins a reign of terror. Coach Krupt: Hank Azaria. read more

We're on the Road to D'ohwhere Season 17, Episode 11

Bart's latest prank lands him a trip to behavioral-modification camp, but he runs away en route; Marge boosts her garage sale with expired pills. read more

Homer's Paternity Coot Season 17, Episode 10

A long-lost letter suggests a treasure hunter (Michael York) may be Homer's father. William H. Macy and Joe Frazier have cameos. read more

Simpsons Christmas Stories Season 17, Episode 9

A trio of Christmas-themed stories includes Marge and Homer as Mary and Joseph; Burns and Grandpa shooting down Santa in World War II; and a Springfieldian take on “The Nutcracker.” read more

The Italian Bob Season 17, Episode 8

In Italy, the Simpsons run into Sideshow Bob, who swears a vendetta against them after they let slip his criminal past to his new family. Kelsey Grammer. read more

The Last of the Red Hat Mamas Season 17, Episode 7

Lily Tomlin voices one of Marge's new friends, who engage her in exciting activities; Lisa gets a surprising tutor to teach her Italian for a summer in Rome. read more

See Homer Run Season 17, Episode 6

Homer's heroics during an emergency (caused by Bart) lead him to join the throng running for mayor when Quimby faces a recall. read more

Marge's Son Poisoning Season 17, Episode 5

Tandem bicycling and afternoon tea make pals of Bart and Marge until bullies call Bart a mama's boy. Meanwhile, Homer gains strength, in one arm only. Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta. read more

Treehouse of Horror XVI Season 17, Episode 4

In the 16th Halloween trilogy, a comatose Bart is replaced by a robot; Mr. Burns hunts citizens on his estate; and Springfield falls under a witch's spell that only Maggie can break. Terry Bradshaw and Dennis Rodman have cameos. read more

Milhouse of Sand and Fog Season 17, Episode 3

Maggie's chicken pox lead to a reunion of Kirk and Luann Van Houten, but the result is not the family dynamic Milhouse had hoped for. Maggie Roswell, Hank Azaria, Pamela Hayden. read more

The Girl Who Slept Too Little Season 17, Episode 2

Lisa has the best---i.e., worst---view when the cemetery is relocated behind the Simpson home. Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright. read more

Bonfire of the Manatees Season 17, Episode 1

In the 17th-season opener, Alec Baldwin voices a marine biologist who counsels Marge after she leaves Homer for permitting illicit activity---what she describes as “snuggle films”---in the house to pay off a gambling debt. Joe Mantegna, Hank Azaria, Tress MacNeille. read more

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Premiered: December 17, 1989, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running comedy. Not since 'The Flintstones' in the '60s has a cartoon series drawn such a large adult audience, and, ay caramba, given us pop-culture expressions for the ages. And in 1999, Time magazine called it the best TV show of the 20th century.

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