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The Simpsons Season 13 Episodes

22 Episodes 2001 - 2002

Season 13 finds the creative staff trying to keep up with a changing culture: Homer becomes addicted to medical marijuana, Moe renovates his bar to appeal to hipsters and Bart starts an online comic based on his father. On the sillier side of things, the episode "Tales From the Public Domain" takes the stories of Odysseus, Joan of Arc and Hamlet and plugs members of the Simpsons family into them. Prominent guest stars this season include Reese Witherspoon, who voices a girl both Bart and his best friend Milhouse fall for, and Richard Gere, who gives spiritual advice to Lisa after she decides to convert to Buddhism.

Episode 1

Treehouse of Horror XII

Tue, Nov 6, 2001 30 mins

"Treehouse of Horror XII" includes Pierce Brosnan as the voice of a computerised house that falls for Marge; a Gypsy's curse bringing bad luck to Homer's loved ones; and Bart and Lisa as competing wizards, with Bart enlisting help from a dark source.

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Episode 2

The Parent Rap

Sun, Nov 11, 2001 30 mins

A tough judge (Jane Kaczmarek) blames Homer for Bart's latest prank and orders them to be tethered together to achieve better parental supervision. Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 3

Homer the Moe

Sun, Nov 18, 2001 30 mins

To change his attitude, Moe changes his bar, but the result drives his regulars out...and into Homer's garage bar, where R.E.M. performs. Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 4

A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love

Sun, Dec 2, 2001 30 mins

Julia Louis-Dreyfus gives voice to a young woman wooed by Burns, who drafts Homer to help him cultivate a more youthful image. Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta.

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Episode 5

The Blunder Years

Sun, Dec 9, 2001 30 mins

A hypnotist unlocks a repressed memory in Homer, who recalls childhood times with Moe, Carl and Lenny---and his finding a corpse. Paul Newman and singer Judith Owen have voice cameos. Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta.

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Episode 6

She of Little Faith

Sun, Dec 16, 2001 30 mins

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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Episode 7

Brawl in the Family

Sun, Jan 6, 2002 30 mins

A social worker is assigned to try to bring the family together after police respond to a fight between Bart and Homer during a game of Monopoly. Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Ron Taylor.

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Episode 8

Sweets and Sour Marge

Sun, Jan 20, 2002 30 mins

Ben Stiller plays a sugar company's CEO who draws Marge's ire after Springfield is declared the "World's Fattest Town." Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 9

Jaws Wired Shut

Sun, Jan 27, 2002 30 mins

An(other) accident forces Homer's jaws to be wired shut, and improved listening skills result in a kinder, gentler---and more boring---Homer. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 10

Half Decent Proposal

Sun, Feb 10, 2002 30 mins

Now fabulously wealthy, Marge's grabby prom date Artie Ziff (Jon Lovitz) offers a million dollars for a weekend with her that, he says, will have "no funny stuff." The Simpsons agree when they realize the money will help their marriage---by paying for an operation that will cure Homer's snoring. Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 11

The Bart Wants What It Wants

Sun, Feb 17, 2002 30 mins

Reese Witherspoon plays film star Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter, whose crush on Bart is unrequited. Wolfgang Puck has a cameo.

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Episode 12

The Lastest Gun in the West

Sun, Feb 24, 2002 30 mins

Dennis Weaver plays an old cowboy star whose newest pal, Bart, tries to land him a guest shot on Krusty's show.

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Episode 13

The Old Man and the Key

Sun, Mar 10, 2002 30 mins

Grampa Simpson regains his driver's license to woo a new woman (Olympia Dukakis) but is goaded into a race by senior punks.

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Episode 14

Tales from the Public Domain

Sun, Mar 17, 2002 30 mins

In a trilogy of classics parodies, Homer seeks to destroy Troy as Odysseus; Lisa's Joan of Arc leads the French; and Bart plays Hamlet, with Moe as Claudius. Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 15

Blame It on Lisa

Sun, Mar 31, 2002 30 mins

The Simpsons go to Brazil when the orphan whom Lisa's been sponsoring there is reported missing.

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Episode 16

Weekend at Burnsie's

Sun, Apr 7, 2002 30 mins

The band Phish has a cameo in an episode in which Dr. Hibbert prescribes medicinal marijuana for Homer's eye injury, and the resulting joviality nets Homer a promotion from Mr. Burns.

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Episode 17

Gump Roast

Sun, Apr 21, 2002 30 mins

The Springfield Friars Club roasts Homer, with emcee Krusty the Clown introducing friends, family and their memories from past episodes.

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Episode 18

I Am Furious Yellow

Sun, Apr 28, 2002 30 mins

Encouraged by comic-book guru Stan Lee (in a cameo), Bart creates a strip about Homer that gets onto the Internet.

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Episode 19

The Sweetest Apu

Sun, May 5, 2002 30 mins

Apu's fling with the Squishee Lady is caught live by Homer, but on tape by his wife Manjula (Jan Hooks). James Lipton has a cameo. Hank Azaria, Tress MacNeille, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 20

Little Girl in the Big Ten

Sun, May 12, 2002 30 mins

Two college girls mistake Lisa for a peer; Bart lives inside a bubble to contain the infection he got from a Chinese mosquito. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky has a cameo. Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 21

The Frying Game

Sun, May 19, 2002 30 mins

Homer's community service for threatening an endangered species involves helping a kindly senior, who meets an untimely death. Carmen Electra and Frances Sternhagen are guest voices. Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 22

Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge

Wed, May 22, 2002 30 mins

Homer starts a security company that ultimately replaces the cops---and runs afoul of mobster Fat Tony (Joe Mantegna). Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.

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