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The Simpsons Season 11 Episodes

22 Episodes 1999 - 2000

In the 11th season of the long-running cartoon, the writers decide to shake things up with plotlines that change the lives of some of Springfield's most famous residents: Apu's wife gives birth to octuplets, while Ned Flanders becomes a widower after his wife Maude is tragically killed by a freak accident involving a gun that fires T-shirts. Homer's attempts to help Ned through his grief include a dating service and an introduction to a pretty Christian-rock singer. The season is bookended by two strong episodes. The premiere finds Homer befriending actor Mel Gibson, who seeks his counsel for an ill-advised remake of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," while the finale is a surreal parody of the VH1 series "Behind the Music," which suggests that the animated characters are real people struggling with the fame of starring in a hit television show.

Episode 1

Beyond Blunderdome

Sun, Sep 26, 1999 30 mins

Mel Gibson brings the Simpsons to Hollywood so Homer can help "tweak" his new film after Homer's is the sole negative voice at a test screening. First tweak: add action, and lots of it.

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Episode 2

Brother's Little Helper

Sun, Oct 3, 1999 30 mins

A drug for Attention Deficit Disorder makes Bart studious, productive---and paranoid about satellites spying on him. Mark McGwire has a cameo.

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Episode 3

Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner

Sun, Oct 24, 1999 30 mins

With Lisa's help, Homer becomes the food critic for the Springfield Shopper, but fellow critics criticise his always-positive reviews, prompting a radical change---and revenge by restaurateurs.

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Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror X

Sun, Oct 31, 1999 30 mins

A Halloween trilogy: Homer causes a Y2K catastrophe; superheroes Lisa and Bart save actress Lucy Lawless; Marge runs Flanders over, and Homer tries to cover it up. Dick Clark and Tom Arnold also appear as themselves. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 5

E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)

Sun, Nov 7, 1999 30 mins

To avoid a duel, Homer moves the Simpsons to Grandpa's old farm, and grows a profitable, but dangerous, hybrid crop.

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Episode 6

Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder

Sun, Nov 14, 1999 30 mins

Homer bowls a perfect game, but celebrity goes to his head. Cameos: Ron Howard; Penn and Teller; entertainment reporters Nancy O'Dell and Pat O'Brien.

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Episode 7

Eight Misbehavin'

Sun, Nov 21, 1999 30 mins

Feeling more stressed than blessed after the birth of their octuplets, Apu and Manjula get child-care help in a deal they come to regret.

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Episode 8

Take My Wife, Sleaze

Sun, Nov 28, 1999 30 mins

John Goodman and Henry Winkler guest star as bikers who protest when Homer takes their gang name for his own after winning a Harley. Jay North ("Dennis the Menace") has a voice cameo.

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Episode 9

Grift of the Magi

Sun, Dec 19, 1999 30 mins

Bankrupt Springfield Elementary is taken over by a private outfit whose members' real goal is to mine the kids' minds for toy ideas.

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Episode 10

Little Big Mom

Sun, Jan 9, 2000 30 mins

With Marge laid up by a skiing (lodge) accident, Lisa tries to run the house and plays a trick on Homer and Bart to get them to help clean.

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Episode 11

Faith Off

Sun, Jan 16, 2000 30 mins

After Bart's successful laying on of hands at a revival meeting, a preacher declares Bart has "the power."

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Episode 12

The Mansion Family

Sun, Jan 23, 2000 30 mins

While house-sitting for Burns (who's getting a checkup at the Mayo Clinic), Homer throws a party aboard the billionaire's yacht in international waters---where anything goes. Britney Spears is a guest voice.

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Episode 13

Saddlesore Galactica

Sun, Feb 6, 2000 30 mins

At the state fair, Lisa feels robbed at the band competition, and the family acquires a horse that becomes a winner after an attitude adjustment.

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Episode 14

Alone Again Natura-Diddily

Sun, Feb 13, 2000 30 mins

Homer tries to help a grieving Springfieldian after an accident at the new auto-racing venue has fatal consequences.

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Episode 15

Missionary: Impossible

Sun, Feb 20, 2000 30 mins

Homer becomes a South Seas missionary to escape an angry PBS mob that includes Betty White, who wants to collect his pledge of $10,000.

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Episode 16

Pygmoelian

Sun, Feb 27, 2000 30 mins

Moe wins Duff's "beer-tending" contest but loses out on making their calendar. So he undergoes plastic surgery and lands a soap-opera role that he missed years before.

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Episode 17

Bart to the Future

Sun, Mar 19, 2000 30 mins

A mystic shows Bart his future as a ne'er-do-well musician rooming with Ralph Wiggum---and brother to President Lisa Simpson, who inherits a fiscal crisis that Bart makes worse.

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Episode 18

Days of Wine and D'oh'ses

Sun, Apr 9, 2000 30 mins

Barney quits drinking to take helicopter-flying lessons, leaving Homer feeling resentful and inferior; Lisa and Bart enter a contest to photograph the cover of the Springfield phone book.

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Episode 19

Kill the Alligator and Run

Sun, Apr 30, 2000 30 mins

The family seeks a restful vacation in Florida, but arrives during spring break, which Homer extends.

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Episode 20

Last Tap Dance in Springfield

Sun, May 7, 2000 30 mins

Lisa struggles in a tap-dance class taught by a former child star; Bart and Milhouse ditch camp to spend a week creating havoc in the mall.

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Episode 21

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge

Sun, May 14, 2000 30 mins

Otto's girlfriend (Parker Posey) seems to be usurping Marge's role when she moves in with the family after a dispute over heavy metal.

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Episode 22

Behind the Laughter

Sun, May 21, 2000 30 mins

A "Behind the Music"-style look at the Simpsons, narrated by VH1's Jim Forbes, shows their rise to stardom---and the "private hell" that followed. Willie Nelson has a cameo.

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