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The Simpsons Season 20 Episodes

21 Episodes 2008 - 2009

Anne Hathaway is one of the bigger celebrity guests in Season 20, appearing as a kindly girl who wins Bart's heart and inspires him to be a better person. Thankfully, his do-gooder phase doesn't last and there's plenty of Bart acting like his old troublemaker self in other episodes: He switches places with a wealthy look-alike, skips town to avoid a test at school and makes prank calls with Denis Leary's cell phone. Elsewhere, Homer and Ned become bounty hunters, Lisa rescues Maggie from an orphanage and the residents of Springfield build a wall around their community.

Episode 1

Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 30 mins

In the 20th-season premiere, Homer and Marge get unlikely new jobs, Homer as a bounty hunter and Marge as a baker at an erotic bakery. Guest voices include Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Forster.

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Episode 2

Lost Verizon

Sun, Oct 5, 2008 30 mins

Bart wants a cell phone in the worst way, and that's just how he gets one when he finds Denis Leary's phone. Meanwhile, a GPS mix-up sends Lisa on a dream trip---to Machu Picchu, Peru, with Homer, Marge and Maggie. Denis Leary provides his own voice.

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Episode 3

Double, Double, Boy in Trouble

Sun, Oct 19, 2008 30 mins

Bart's shenanigans cost Homer a chance to buy a lottery ticket that turns out to be a $50,000 winner. Instead, Lenny buys the ticket and throws a huge party, where Bart meets a rich kid who looks just like him. The look-alikes decide to trade lives for a while. The experience teaches Bart a lesson about the meaning of family.

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Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror XIX

Sun, Nov 2, 2008 30 mins

The 19th edition of the series' Halloween "Treehouse of Horror" franchise includes twisted parodies of "Transformers" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

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Episode 5

Dangerous Curves

Sun, Nov 9, 2008 30 mins

A family vacation at a cabin in the woods brings back memories: Homer and Marge reminisce about their courtship, while Bart and Lisa recall their early childhood.

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Episode 6

Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words

Sun, Nov 16, 2008 30 mins

Lisa becomes an expert at solving crossword puzzles and enters a tournament, where Homer gets involved with an underground betting ring. Voices include crossword editor Will Shortz and crossword creator Merl Reagle as themselves.

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Episode 7

Mypods and Boomsticks

Sun, Nov 30, 2008 30 mins

Lisa gets a Mypod at the Springfield Mall, and Homer becomes suspicious of Bart's new Muslim friend, Bashir. Voice of Mina: Shohreh Aghdashloo.

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Episode 8

The Burns and the Bees

Sun, Dec 7, 2008 30 mins

Mr. Burns wins a basketball team in a poker game and relocates them to Springfield. When his new sports arena is planned on the site of a bee colony, Lisa starts a campaign to save the endangered bees. Mark Cuban and Marv Albert have voice cameos as themselves.

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Episode 9

Lisa the Drama Queen

Sun, Jan 25, 2009 30 mins

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. Fall Out Boy perform the theme song during the closing credits.

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Episode 10

Take My Life, Please

Sun, Feb 15, 2009 30 mins

Homer learns of election fraud in the race for senior-class president of his high school, and wonders how his life would have been different if he had won the election.

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Episode 11

How the Test Was Won

Sun, Mar 1, 2009 30 mins

As the school prepares for standardized testing, Bart and other "underperformers" get an exemption from taking the test and are whisked away to Capital City. Meanwhile, Homer needs to avoid getting injured after his insurance lapses.

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Episode 12

No Loan Again, Naturally

Sun, Mar 8, 2009 30 mins

When Homer's questionable financing of his annual Mardi Gras bash forces the Simpsons to put their house up for sale, Flanders becomes their new landlord.

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Episode 13

Gone Maggie Gone

Sun, Mar 15, 2009 30 mins

Homer loses Maggie to nuns in a convent while Marge temporarily loses her sight in an eclipse-related injury in an episode that manages to spoof "National Treasure," "The Da Vinci Code" and "Ratatouille."

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Episode 14

In The Name of the Grandfather

Sun, Mar 22, 2009 30 mins

The Simpsons travel to Ireland so that Grandpa can have one last beer at his beloved O'Flanagan's Pub in Dunkilderry, but it's not the quaint Irish town Grandpa remembers. It's now a gentrified yuppie enclave. Kathy Ireland has a voice cameo as herself.

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Episode 15

Wedding for Disaster

Sun, Mar 29, 2009 30 mins

The Parson visits Reverend Lovejoy and tells him that his recertification fee was declined by his credit card. Consequently, anything Lovejoy officiated during the past three months is invalid, including Marge and Homer's second marriage.

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Episode 16

Eeny Teeny Maya, Moe

Sun, Apr 5, 2009 30 mins

Moe sets up a date with a woman he met in a chat room. When she turns out to be a little person, Moe must adjust his attitude to make it work. Meanwhile, Marge asks Homer to spend more time with Maggie.

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Episode 17

The Good, the Sad and the Drugly

Sun, Apr 19, 2009 30 mins

Bart gets a crush on a volunteer (voice of Anne Hathaway) at Grampa's nursing home and decides to become a volunteer, too. Meanwhile, Lisa does a report on what Springfield will look like in 50 years and becomes depressed. She's diagnosed with Environment-Related Despair and given antidepressants.

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Episode 18

Father Knows Worst

Sun, Apr 26, 2009 30 mins

Homer becomes a hovering parent when he learns that Bart and Lisa are struggling in aspects of their academic and social lives at school. Meanwhile, Marge gets hooked on a sauna she finds in the basement.

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Episode 19

Waverly Hills, 9021-D'Oh

Sun, May 3, 2009 30 mins

Homer moves into a crummy apartment in Waverly Hills so that Bart and Lisa can attend swanky Waverly Hills Elementary. Lisa has trouble fitting in, so Bart tells everyone that his sister is friends with pop star Alaska Nebraska (voice of Ellen Page).

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Episode 20

Four Great Women and a Manicure

Sun, May 10, 2009 30 mins

A trip to the manicurist for Marge and Lisa sparks flights of fancy about Queen Elizabeth, Snow White, Lady Macbeth and the idealistic architect from Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," starring Maggie (voice of Jodie Foster).

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Episode 21

Coming to Homerica

Sun, May 17, 2009 30 mins

After swarms of unemployed workers from Ogdenville descend on Springfield, the mayor closes the borders and citizen Homer goes on border patrol in the 20th-season finale.

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