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The Simpsons Season 17 Episodes

22 Episodes 2005 - 2006

Season 17 contains a whopping three episodes that feature the Simpsons in a trilogy of fantastic tales. There's "Treehouse of Horror XVI," the annual Halloween spooktacular; "Simpsons Christmas Stories," which presents holiday narratives based on "The Nutcracker," the Nativity and Santa Claus; and "The Wettest Stories Ever Told," a collection of nautical-themed adventures inspired by the family's trip to a seafood restaurant. Elsewhere, Homer runs for mayor, Maggie gets the chicken pox, Lisa must give Groundskeeper Willie a makeover and Springfield Elementary is segregated by gender.

Episode 1

Bonfire of the Manatees

Sun, Sep 11, 2005 30 mins

In the 17th-season opener, Alec Baldwin voices a marine biologist who counsels Marge after she leaves Homer for permitting illicit activity---what she describes as "snuggle films"---in the house to pay off a gambling debt. Joe Mantegna, Hank Azaria, Tress MacNeille.

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Episode 2

The Girl Who Slept Too Little

Sun, Sep 18, 2005 30 mins

Lisa has the best---i.e., worst---view when the cemetery is relocated behind the Simpson home. Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 3

Milhouse of Sand and Fog

Sun, Sep 25, 2005 30 mins

Maggie's chicken pox lead to a reunion of Kirk and Luann Van Houten, but the result is not the family dynamic Milhouse had hoped for. Maggie Roswell, Hank Azaria, Pamela Hayden.

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Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror XVI

Sun, Nov 6, 2005 30 mins

In the 16th Halloween trilogy, a comatose Bart is replaced by a robot; Mr. Burns hunts citizens on his estate; and Springfield falls under a witch's spell that only Maggie can break. Terry Bradshaw and Dennis Rodman have cameos.

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Episode 5

Marge's Son Poisoning

Sun, Nov 13, 2005 30 mins

Tandem bicycling and afternoon tea make pals of Bart and Marge until bullies call Bart a mama's boy. Meanwhile, Homer gains strength, in one arm only. Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta.

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Episode 6

See Homer Run

Sun, Nov 20, 2005 30 mins

Homer's heroics during an emergency (caused by Bart) lead him to join the throng running for mayor when Quimby faces a recall.

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Episode 7

The Last of the Red Hat Mamas

Sun, Nov 27, 2005 30 mins

Lily Tomlin voices one of Marge's new friends, who engage her in exciting activities; Lisa gets a surprising tutor to teach her Italian for a summer in Rome.

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Episode 8

The Italian Bob

Sun, Dec 11, 2005 30 mins

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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Episode 9

Simpsons Christmas Stories

Sun, Dec 18, 2005 30 mins

A trio of Christmas-themed stories includes Marge and Homer as Mary and Joseph; Burns and Grandpa shooting down Santa in World War II; and a Springfieldian take on "The Nutcracker."

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Episode 10

Homer's Paternity Coot

Sun, Jan 8, 2006 30 mins

A long-lost letter suggests a treasure hunter (Michael York) may be Homer's father. William H. Macy and Joe Frazier have cameos.

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Episode 11

We're on the Road to D'ohwhere

Sun, Jan 29, 2006 30 mins

Bart's latest prank lands him a trip to behavioural-modification camp, but he runs away en route; Marge boosts her garage sale with expired pills.

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Episode 12

My Fair Laddy

Sun, Feb 26, 2006 30 mins

Lisa tries to turn Groundskeeper Willie into a proper gentleman for a science-fair project. Elsewhere, Coach Krupt takes over as gym teacher and begins a reign of terror.

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Episode 13

The Seemingly Never-Ending Story

Sun, Mar 12, 2006 30 mins

When the Simpsons become trapped in a cave, Lisa relates a story that happened to her. It then becomes Mr. Burns' story, then Moe's, and so on.

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Episode 14

Bart Has Two Mommies

Sun, Mar 19, 2006 30 mins

While Marge babysits Flanders' sons, Rod and Todd, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a retirement home for animal actors, and a chimp with a strong maternal instinct snatches Bart. Susan Sarandon and baseball's Randy Johnson have voice cameos as themselves.

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Episode 15

Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife

Sun, Mar 26, 2006 30 mins

Homer signs the family up for a spouse-trading reality show. He has to take in a controlling wife while Marge moves in with a beaten-down husband (voice of Ricky Gervais), who quickly develops a crush on her.

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Episode 16

Million Dollar Abie

Sun, Apr 2, 2006 30 mins

Grandpa derails Homer's plan to bring a pro American football team to Springfield when he mistakes the football commissioner for a burglar.

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Episode 17

Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore

Sun, Apr 9, 2006 30 mins

The nuclear-power plant is being shut down and outsourced to India, and Homer is sent to train the new employees. Meanwhile, Selma and Patty kidnap Richard Dean Anderson, who voices himself. When Anderson discovers how exciting real-life drama is, he refuses to leave.

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Episode 18

The Wettest Stories Ever Told

Sun, Apr 23, 2006 30 mins

When dinner at the Frying Dutchman turns ugly, the Simpsons try to salvage the evening by taking turns telling tales of tragedies at sea.

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Episode 19

Girls Just Want to Have Sums

Sun, Apr 30, 2006 30 mins

After making a sexist comment, Principal Skinner is replaced by Melanie Upfoot (Frances McDormand), who divides the school into two schools: one for boys, one for girls. Lisa gets frustrated when she's not allowed to take math at the boys school, so she dresses like a boy to get around the rule.

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Episode 20

Regarding Margie

Sun, May 7, 2006 30 mins

Marge has retrograde amnesia after inhaling too many fumes in a spring-cleaning frenzy. So Homer takes her around town to reacquaint her with the surroundings, but Marge doesn't know who Homer is and puts herself back on the singles market.

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Episode 21

The Monkey Suit

Sun, May 14, 2006 30 mins

Springfield is embroiled in a public debate about the theories of evolution and creationism. Melanie Griffith has a cameo as herself, and Larry Hagman is the voice of lawyer Wallace Brady.

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Episode 22

Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play

Sun, May 21, 2006 30 mins

A passionate kiss between Marge and Homer airs on the big screen at a baseball game, prompting second baseman Buck Mitchell to turn to the pair for advice about his marriage to singer Fiona (Mandy Moore).

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