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The Simpsons Season 16 Episodes

21 Episodes 2004 - 2005

Surprisingly, the characters of Patty and Selma Bouvier (Marge's grumpy, chain-smoking sisters) are the focus of two of Season 16's most-notable installments. In "There's Something About Marrying," Springfield legalizes same-sex marriage, which prompts Patty to finally come out of the closet (the episode was promoted with the teaser that one of show's characters would be revealed as gay). And in "Goo Goo Gai Pan," the Simpsons travel to China with Selma, who wants to adopt an orphan. The family, of course, also get into wacky antics that don't involve hot-button issues: Bart becomes a T-shirt designer, Homer teaches sports mascots how to dance and Marge enters a cooking contest.

Episode 1

Treehouse of Horror XV

Sun, Nov 7, 2004 30 mins

The annual Halloween trilogy begins Season 16, with Flanders having death premonitions; Lisa and Bart probing murders in 1890s London; and Burns swallowing a miniaturized Maggie. Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 2

All's Fair in Oven War

Sun, Nov 14, 2004 30 mins

James Caan comes to party after Bart turns his tree house into a bachelor pad; Marge counters cheaters when she enters a bake-off. Writer Thomas Pynchon also has a cameo. Nancy Cartwright, Pamela Hayden, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 3

Sleeping with the Enemy

Sun, Nov 21, 2004 30 mins

Bully Nelson Muntz is the lucky beneficiary when Marge feels her mothering skills are lost on her own kids; teasing puts Lisa on a diet. Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 4

She Used to Be My Girl

Sun, Dec 5, 2004 30 mins

Kim Cattrall plays Marge's former classmate, a famous TV newswoman who sparks inspiration in Lisa, and jealousy in Marge. Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 5

Fat Man and Little Boy

Sun, Dec 12, 2004 30 mins

Bart's success at selling novelty T-shirts enables Homer to quit his job and help Lisa with her science project---by supplying some plutonium. Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 6

Midnight Rx

Sun, Jan 16, 2005 30 mins

Cutbacks in prescription-drug benefits send Homer and Grandpa to Canada, and make them heroes upon their return.

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Episode 7

Mommie Beerest

Sun, Jan 30, 2005 30 mins

Marge insists on becoming an active partner in Moe's after Homer takes out another mortgage to finance the tavern's required repairs. Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta.

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Episode 8

Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass

Sun, Feb 6, 2005 30 mins

Homer's victory dance at a carnival game leads to fame as a personal choreographer, and a gig producing the Super Bowl halftime show, with help from Flanders. Athlete cameos include Tom Brady, Michelle Kwan, Warren Sapp, LeBron James and Yao Ming.

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Episode 9

Pranksta Rap

Sun, Feb 13, 2005 30 mins

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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Episode 10

There's Something About Marrying

Sun, Feb 20, 2005 30 mins

Springfield legalizes gay marriage to attract tourists, and Homer becomes an ordained minister (via the Internet) to cash in. Tress MacNeille, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 11

On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister

Sun, Mar 6, 2005 30 mins

Tired of his teasing, Lisa gets a restraining order against Bart, with Gary Busey explaining how it works in an accompanying video. Jane Kaczmarek, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 12

Goo Goo Gai Pan

Sun, Mar 13, 2005 30 mins

Homer poses as Selma's husband in China so she can adopt a baby, but a bureaucrat (Lucy Liu) checks up. Robert Wagner has a cameo. Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 13

Mobile Homer

Sun, Mar 20, 2005 30 mins

Financial concerns split Marge and Homer, who responds to her penny pinching by buying an RV. Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 14

The Seven-Beer Snitch

Sun, Apr 3, 2005 30 mins

When Springfield's new Frank Gehry-designed concert hall fails to draw, Mr. Burns takes it over and gives a special job to Homer. Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 15

Future-Drama

Sun, Apr 17, 2005 30 mins

Amy Poehler plays Bart's girlfriend during his teenage years as Prof. Frink reveals the future to Bart and a Yale-bound Lisa. Hank Azaria, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 16

Don't Fear the Roofer

Sun, May 1, 2005 30 mins

Ray Romano plays a roofer who becomes Homer's new best pal, but his failure to show up for work leads Marge to suspect that he's imaginary---so she has Homer committed. Stephen Hawking has a cameo. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 17

The Heartbroke Kid

Sun, May 1, 2005 30 mins

Albert Brooks plays the director of the fat farm where Bart is sent after suffering a heart attack brought on by eating too much junk food. Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 18

A Star Is Torn

Sun, May 8, 2005 30 mins

"American Idol" winner Fantasia plays a fellow contestant as Lisa enters Krusty's singing competition, where she performs a song written by Homer, who becomes an aggressive stage mother.

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Episode 19

Thank God It's Doomsday

Sun, May 8, 2005 30 mins

A religious movie and subsequent coincidences convince Homer that "the Rapture is nigh," and the folks of Springfield, God love 'em, take him at his word. Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 20

Home Away From Homer

Sun, May 15, 2005 30 mins

Flanders moves after Homer humiliates him, but neither man is pleased with his new neighbors. Jason Bateman has a cameo. Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 21

The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star

Sun, May 15, 2005 30 mins

Liam Neeson voices a priest who counsels Bart, and later Homer, who embrace the faith when an expelled Bart attends Catholic school.

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