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In this animated comedy, the oafish Homer Simpson tries to live a normal life with his wife and three children. The problem is that the residents of his hometown of Springfield are far from normal, and Homer's too dumb to deal with them gracefully. Having introduced characters that would become huge cultural icons, the series went on to become one of the longest-running in TV history.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on FOX
31 Seasons, 684 Episodes
December 17, 1989
Animation & Cartoon, Comedy
8.7/10
Cast: Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Pamela Hayden
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The Simpsons Full Episode Guide

  • After the Simpsons' dog bites Marge, the family explores the tragic past of Santa's Little Helper.

  • Lisa makes a new friend who loves horses, but then becomes part of a circle of snooty young rich girls. Meanwhile, Homer takes Marge on a romantic cruise.

  • In Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy uncovers the reason why Bode left and came to Springfield. When the congregation learns of his crime, they must decide whether to banish their new priest.

  • When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy investigates his mysterious past.

  • Cletus becomes a helium tycoon. Meanwhile, Marge reunites with baby Hudson from Playdate with Destiny.

  • When Maggie goes to pre-school, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary. Then, Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds.

  • Bart bonds with Ned Flanders, which leaves Homer jealous, so he retaliates by mentoring Nelson Muntz. Then, a heroic act by Homer makes Bart look up to him again.

  • Bart accidentally sees a brand-new superhero movie a month before it comes out.. and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers. Thus, a new super-villain is born: Spoiler Boy! Can heroic movie executives stop Bart before he succumbs to the temptations of ultimate evil? Find out.

  • Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay. Lisa instead chooses Professor Frink. While Lisa works on the essay, Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burn's title of richest man in Springfield. With new fame, Frink struggles to know who his real friends are, while Mr. Burns schemes to take his title back.

  • The sea captain finds a treasure he's been searching for all his life, but it's taken from him by the townspeople. Marge convinces the people of Springfield to build a S.T.E.M. school with the money.

  • Homer and Marge attend Artie Ziff's wedding and become quite uncomfortable when they realize that his bride-to-be is a clone of Marge. Meanwhile, Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the immediate popularity she receives after getting her new Invisalign braces.

  • Sideshow Bob gets contracted as this year's mall Santa. Meanwhile, someone is stealing all the Christmas packages off people's front porches.

  • In this Flanders family-focused episode, Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith

  • In a special Thanksgiving edition of "Treehouse of Horror," the Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an A.I. mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.

  • The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houten's annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford. While there, Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend, Evelyn, and Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year.

  • When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up competitive lumber-jacking as a hobby (and has a real gift for it). The circuit of competitive timbersports takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer, Paula, whom Homer worries is going to steal her away forever.

  • A trip to Aquatraz Water Park inspires Lisa to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity. Meanwhile, Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.

  • During the San Castellanta street festival, much of the town realizes their wallets have been pickpocketed. After the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to clear his name, catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

  • Homer is demoted to supervising interns, among whom is go-getter millennial Mike, a 35-year-old who asks Homer to be his mentor. However, when Homer inspires Mike to start a business of his own, the two find themselves being chased by the mob.

  • When a video goes viral of Bart and Homer fighting goes viral, they begin a journey as social media celebrities. Meanwhile, Lisa battles the school's new industrialized detention system.

  • After Homer's work cuts children's healthcare benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD. Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her very own crystals empire and sell to the naive mothers at school

  • A documentary crime series, "Deadline Springfield," goes into a special, in-depth report about the Simpson family when the hidden stack of cash that Marge kept under the sink, which was set aside for Lisa's tuition fund, suddenly goes missing.

  • On a family vacation to Niagara Falls, Lisa is mistakenly granted political asylum in Canada. When Marge goes to rescue Lisa, they are forced to re-evaluate their love for America as they navigate the polite Canadian landscape. Meanwhile, Homer takes Maggie to a "Daddy and Me" class.

  • Marge becomes Director of Springfield's local theater, armed with Lisa's script resembling "Hamilton." Meanwhile, Homer joins a baby class with Maggie, where he takes a liking to supervisor Chloe

  • Lisa is scouted by the director of the Capitol City Philharmonic, to her band teacher's dismay. Homer works extra shifts at the plant so Lisa can play, putting strain on the family.

  • Krusty releases an all-female reboot of "Itchy and Scratchy," so Bart and his crew of all-male friends decide to boycott the show. After Bart's friends turn on him for laughing at the reboot, Bart joins a woke group of sixth-grade girls who commit crimes against patriarchy.

  • As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him. Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

  • When a romantic night ends in injury, Marge recovers by taking up kiteboarding while Homer bonds with his hallucinated hernia. Lisa attempts to fix her parents' strained relationship by seeking advice from an unlikely source.

  • After Homer steals Comic Book Guy's car, he must either prove his innocence in court or reconcile with the jilted nerd.

  • Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space." While working as personal assistants on the movie, Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship.

  • Homer angers Marge by binging their favorite show without her, and has to pick up a new skill in order to make amends. Meanwhile, Bart prepares to compete in "Krusty's Holiday Trample,".

  • When Lisa spots a new best friend from the window of the bus, she gets a taste of what life could be like with a different, more cultured family, and proceeds to try and live a double life.

  • When Marge and Homer leave Grampa to babysit the kids, some little green army men trigger a PTSD episode, sending the family on a journey to Grampa's past to when he was a post-war toy model.

  • After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas. However, Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

  • Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together, and Bart feels neglected. So Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.

  • Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty. After almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus, and finds happiness there.

  • Marge wants a job, and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie"

  • On a mission to play hardcore pranks, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order bride on the Dark Web.

  • A self-driving car company comes to Springfield, poaching all of the power plant employees with its fun work environment.

  • Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu, Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers, Lisa finally snaps and Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

  • God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

  • Marge and Homer's marriage is tested when they travel to a tropical island to compete for a million dollars on Marge's favorite reality competition show.

  • Bart takes a dare, and ends up in the hospital. To cover for himself and Homer, he says he went to Heaven and met Jesus. Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which Homer takes. But Bart can't deal with the guilt and comes clean to Marge after the movie is finished.

The Simpsons News

Harry Shearer Isn't Leaving 'The Simpsons' After All

The voice of Flanders and many others will be back for new seasons of the Fox comedy.

This Wild 'The Simpsons' Fan Theory Will Blow Your Mind

It involves Homer, an exploding beer, and a long coma.

'Simpsons' Co-Creator, Diagnosed with Terminal Cancer, Donating $100 Million Fortune to Charity

A truly selfless move from Sam Simon.

'The Simpsons' Made the Meanest, Cruelest Joke Ever on the 'Futurama' Cross-Over

This is not okay. NOT okay.

Watch the Craziest, Most Disturbing 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Yet

This one from animator Don Hertzfeldt aired last night and is seriously weird.

Every Single 'The Simpsons' Episode Will Be Available Online Soon

Are you ready for the ultimate binge-watch? As one of the longest-running shows still on the air today, "The Simpsons" is a television staple. But the animated comedy is about to find a secondary home online. Simpsons World is the latest endeavor from cable network FXX, and will soon offer every single episode of "The Simpsons" to date available for online streaming.

'The Simpsons'' Marcia Wallace Was a 70s TV Fixture

Marcia Wallace had been the voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons" for more than two decades, but she'd made her mark on television much longer ago than that. In the 1970s, she was one of the most familiar faces on TV.

The Simpsons: Season 24, Episode 18: 'Pulpit Friction'

Homer becomes a church deacon. Guest starring Edward Norton.

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