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The Simpsons Season 19 episodes

All About Lisa Season 19, Episode 20

In the 19th-season finale, 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." Drew Carey voices himself. read more

Mona Leaves-a Season 19, Episode 19

Homer's mother, Mona (voice of Glenn Close), returns, but Homer is reluctant to trust her because she abandoned him so many times as a child. She dies before he can forgive her, but he's able to grant her last wish. Lance Armstrong has a voice cameo as himself. read more

Any Given Sundance Season 19, Episode 18

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. Director Jim Jarmusch makes a voice appearance as himself. read more

Apocalypse Cow Season 19, Episode 17

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. read more

Papa Don't Leech Season 19, Episode 16

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. The Dixie Chicks have a voice cameo as themselves. Lurleen: Beverly D'Angelo. read more

Smoke on the Daughter Season 19, Episode 15

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. read more

Dial 'N' for Nerder Season 19, Episode 14

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. read more

The Debarted Season 19, Episode 13

A new kid at school named Donny (voice of Topher Grace) 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. Terry Gross has a voice cameo as herself. read more

Love, Springfieldian Style Season 19, Episode 12

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. read more

That 90s Show Season 19, Episode 11

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. Kurt Loder and "Weird Al" Yankovic have cameos as themselves. read more

E Pluribus Wiggum Season 19, Episode 10

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. Dan Rather and Jon Stewart have voice cameos. read more

Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind Season 19, Episode 9

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.” read more

Funeral for a Fiend Season 19, Episode 8

Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) tries again for revenge against the Simpsons. In a nod to “Frasier,” David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney have cameos as Sideshow Bob's brother and father, respectively. Also: Keith Olbermann has a voice cameo as himself. read more

Husbands and Knives Season 19, Episode 7

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. Jack Black has a singing cameo. read more

Little Orphan Millie Season 19, Episode 6

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. read more

Treehouse of Horror XVIII Season 19, Episode 5

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.” read more

I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Season 19, Episode 4

Marge is held hostage during a bank robbery and forms an uneasy bond with one of the thieves before he's taken to prison. Dwight: Steve Buscemi. read more

Midnight Towboy Season 19, Episode 3

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. Matt Dillon has a cameo. read more

The Homer of Seville Season 19, Episode 2

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. Voices include Placido Domingo as himself. read more

He Loves to Fly and He D'oh's Season 19, Episode 1

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. Lionel Richie has a voice cameo as himself, and Stephen Colbert provides the voice for Homer's life coach. 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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