The Simpsons Episodes

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The Simpsons Season 18 episodes

24 Minutes Season 18, Episode 21

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. Kiefer Sutherland voices the role of Jack Bauer, and Mary Lynn Rajskub voices Chloe O'Brian. read more

You Kent Always Say What You Want Season 18, Episode 22

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. Ludacris has a voice cameo as himself. read more

Stop, or My Dog Will Shoot! Season 18, Episode 20

The Simpsons' pooch, Santa's Little Helper, becomes a police dog. Stephen Hawking has a cameo as himself. read more

Crook and Ladder Season 18, Episode 19

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. read more

The Boys of Bummer Season 18, Episode 18

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. read more

Marge Gamer Season 18, Episode 17

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. read more

Homerazzi Season 18, Episode 16

After a celebrity scandal is accidently captured in a family photo, Homer decides to become a paparazzo. Betty White, Harry Hamlin and Peter Wolf have voice cameos. read more

Rome-Old and Juli-Eh Season 18, Episode 15

Selma and Grampa embark on a May-December romance, and Bart and Lisa get into trouble with deliverymen over cardboard boxes. Judge Harm: Jane Kaczmarek. read more

Yokel Chords Season 18, Episode 14

Bart has to see a psychiatrist (voice of Meg Ryan) 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. Stephen Sondheim and Andy Dick have voice cameos as themselves. read more

Springfield Up Season 18, Episode 13

Eric Idle provides the voice of a documentary filmmaker who interviewed a group of Springfield schoolchildren 32 years ago and has followed up at eight-year intervals to film how their lives have unfolded. read more

Little Big Girl Season 18, Episode 12

Lisa pretends to be Native American for multicultural day at school. Meanwhile, Bart finds love with an older woman (voice of Natalie Portman). read more

Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times Season 18, Episode 11

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.” read more

The Wife Aquatic Season 18, Episode 10

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. read more

Kill Gil, Volumes I & II Season 18, Episode 9

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. Elvis Stojko voices himself. read more

The Haw-Hawed Couple Season 18, Episode 8

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. read more

Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair) Season 18, Episode 7

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. The episode features the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. read more

Moe 'n' a Lisa Season 18, Episode 6

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. Guest voices include Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Franzen. read more

G.I. (Annoyed Grunt) Season 18, Episode 5

Homer is bamboozled by Army recruiters and winds up in basic training, where he runs afoul of a tough-minded colonel (voice of Kiefer Sutherland) and is assigned to play the enemy in war games. read more

Treehouse of Horror XVII Season 18, Episode 4

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. Guest voices: Dr. Phil McGraw; Richard Lewis; Fran Drescher. read more

Please Homer Don't Hammer 'Em Season 18, Episode 3

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. read more

Jazzy and the Pussycats Season 18, Episode 2

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. The White Stripes have voice cameos as themselves. read more

The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer Season 18, Episode 1

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. “Sopranos” stars Michael Imperioli and Joe Pantoliano voice Tony's top thugs, and Metallica band members provide their own voices. read more

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Premiered: December 17, 1989, on FOX
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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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