The Simpsons

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 audien (more…)

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Tue May 23 8:00pm
Pranksta Rap(Season 16, Episode 9) FXX

50 Cent has a cameo as Bart fakes his own kidnapping after defying his parents to attend a rap concert. Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Nancy Cartwright.

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Tue May 23 8:30pm
The Italian Bob(Season 17, Episode 8) FXX

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.

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Tue May 23 9:00pm
Moe 'n' a Lisa(Season 18, Episode 6) FXX

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.

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Tue May 23 9:30pm
Papa Don't Leech(Season 19, Episode 16) FXX

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.

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Tue May 23 10:00pm
Bart's New Friend(Season 26, Episode 11) FXX

Homer is hypnotized at the circus and made to believe he's a young boy again, so Bart takes advantage of the situation and enlists him as his new best friend and partner in crime.

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Tue May 23 10:30pm
Friend With Benefit(Season 27, Episode 6) FXX

Lisa befriends a super-rich new kid at school and Homer happens to hit it off with the child's father, but the kid turns out to be a bully and Lisa attempts to end the friendship, which doesn't sit well with Homer, who's become accustomed to enjoying the g (more…)

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Tue May 23 11:00pm
Lisa the Drama Queen(Season 20, Episode 9) FXX

Lisa befriends a new girl at school named Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), and the two quickly become inseparable. They end up writing a book together about a fantasy world called Equalia, where they are queens, but the line between fantasy and reality blurs (more…)

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Tue May 23 11:30pm
To Surveil With Love(Season 21, Episode 20) FXX

Springfield is plunged into an Orwellian nightmare when surveillance cameras are installed everywhere to beef up security after a supposed terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Lisa faces hair-color prejudice.

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Thu May 25 2:30am
Brake My Wife, Please(Season 14, Episode 20) FXX

Marge is the family chauffeur after Homer's latest driving mishap costs him his license. Jackson Browne and Steve Buscemi have cameos. Judge: Jane Kaczmarek. Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

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Thu May 25 8:00pm
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish(Season 2, Episode 11) FXX

Homer takes to sushi like a fish to water, but an apprentice chef may have given Homer some bad blowfish---and 24 hours to live. Guest voices: Larry King, George Takei. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner.

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Thu May 25 8:30pm
Homer vs. Patty and Selma(Season 6, Episode 17) FXX

A loan from Patty and Selma makes Homer their slave; Bart is forced to take ballet. Voice cameos: Susan Sarandon, Mel Brooks. Other voices: Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer.

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Thu May 25 9:00pm
Mom and Pop Art(Season 10, Episode 19) FXX

Isabella Rossellini plays a gallery owner who sees art in the concrete mess that results from Homer's attempt at building a barbeque. After the piece sells, she arranges a one-man show. Pop artist Jasper Johns has a voice cameo.

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Thu May 25 9:30pm
She of Little Faith(Season 13, Episode 6) FXX

In this Christmas episode, Richard Gere offers Buddhist teachings to Lisa after she leaves her church because of Mr. Burns' tacky fund-raising efforts, which include commercials (during sermons) and podium-placed ads.

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Thu May 25 10:00pm
3 Gays of the Condo(Season 14, Episode 17) FXX

A rift with Marge over his drinking sends Homer packing and into a condo which he shares with two gay men. Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta.

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Thu May 25 10:30pm
Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)(Season 18, Episode 7) FXX

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 f (more…)

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Thu May 25 11:00pm
Rednecks and Broomsticks(Season 21, Episode 7) FXX

The Simpsons get stranded in hill country and are introduced to the wonders of witchcraft and moonshine. Voice of Cassandra: Neve Campbell.

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Thu May 25 11:30pm
YOLO(Season 25, Episode 4) FXX

Marge convinces Homer to invite an old pen pal to stay with them, an item that was on a to-do list he created as a 10-year old. Meanwhile, Lisa is instrumental in revising the school honor code.

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Fri May 26 6:00pm
Hurricane Neddy(Season 8, Episode 8) FXX

Citizens rebuild the Flanders' hurricane-damaged house. But Ned's guilt about criticizing their work sends him to a mental hospital. Voices: Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Pamela Hayden, Julie Kavner.

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Fri May 26 6:30pm
The Cartridge Family(Season 9, Episode 5) FXX

Homer buys a gun, but after a few mishaps, Marge demands he get rid of it. When he doesn't, she leaves with the kids. Voices: Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

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Fri May 26 7:00pm
30 Minutes over Tokyo(Season 10, Episode 23) FXX

After getting tips on thrifty living, the family takes a vacation to Japan, where they appear on a game show to win plane tickets back home. Voices: George Takei, Gedde Watanabe, Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith.

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Fri May 26 7:30pm
Brother's Little Helper(Season 11, Episode 2) FXX

A drug for Attention Deficit Disorder makes Bart studious, productive---and paranoid about satellites spying on him. Mark McGwire has a cameo. Other voices: Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Yeardley Smith.

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Fri May 26 8:00pm
The Fool Monty(Season 22, Episode 6) FXX

Mr. Burns has multiple illnesses and is told he only has weeks to live. Bart finds him weak and vulnerable in the wilderness, and invites him into the Simpsons' home.

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Fri May 26 8:30pm
The Spy Who Learned Me(Season 23, Episode 20) FXX

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.

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Fri May 26 9:00pm
The Day the Earth Stood Cool(Season 24, Episode 7) FXX

Wanting to cultivate a cooler image, Homer starts hanging out with his hip new neighbors from Portland, Ore., but Marge has some problems with their modern child-rearing methods and Bart catches on that their son, T-Rex, is a little monster.

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  • Premiered: December 17, 1989
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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 c… (more)

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