...And I gave that man directions, even though I didn’t know the way, ’cause that’s the kind of guy I am this week.— Homer
After an argument about area codes, Homer splits Springfield into two separate cities: New Springfield & Old Springfield. He then elects himself as mayor of New Springfield.
G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad: Homer dies from eating broccoli, and must perform one good deed to get into heaven. Scary Tales Can Come True: Bart & Lisa get lost in a fairy-tale forest. Night of the Dolphins: Dolphins take over Springfield.
Krusty discovers he has a daughter called Sophie from a one-night stand. However, he loses Sophie's respect when he gambles her violin in a poker game.
After meeting a handsome young Animal Rights activist, Lisa volunteers to camp out in Springfield's oldest redwood tree to stop it being cut down, in an effort to win his respect. Meanwhile, Bart gets a job to pay for a games console.
In order to get some extra cash, Homer becomes Mr. Burns' new prank monkey, embarrassing himself for money.
Under the alias Mr. X, Homer creates a web site full of damaging gossip about the townspeople. However, he soon stumbles upon a terrible government secret.
Strapped for cash (again), Homer and Bart become scam artists. With Grampa's help, the Simpsons men extort all the money they can from the elderly.
The kids get snowed in at Springfield Elementary, and soon rebel against Principal Skinner's authority.
Homer becomes a guinea pig for scientific experiments, where researchers discover a crayon lodged in his brain. Upon removal, Homer becomes much smarter.
An ex-con with artistic ability is paroled into Marge's care. Meanwhile, Homer discovers a great cure for a bad back - a trash can, a.k.a. the
After Comic Book Guy suffers a near-fatal heart attack, Bart and Milhouse take over running the Android's Dungeon, while Homer tries to help Comic Book Guy to be friendly & outgoing.
The Simpson family tastes the high life when they build a tennis court in their back yard. However, when Marge chooses Bart as her partner over her husband, Homer becomes jealous.
When Krusty accidentally erases all the old tapes of his show, Sideshow Bob vows revenge on him for destroying his work, and so hypnotizes Bart.
Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph are chosen to become members of the next big boy band, Party Possé. But Lisa becomes suspicious after they release a song with the words,
After Homer learns that the Springfield Isotopes are planning to move to Albuquerque, he goes on a hunger strike in protest.
Lisa has many problems with a new girl at school, and sets out to discover why bullies prey on the nerdy, with ground breaking results.
The Simpsons win trip to Africa, where they encounter strange animals, tribesmen and a sanctuary owner with a secret.
A day in the life of The Simpsons is told from three different perspectives: Homer's Day: Marge accidentally cuts off Homer's thumb, and he must be rushed to the hospital. Lisa's Day: Lisa misses the bus and needs to get to school for the Science fair. Bart's Day: Bart & Milhouse find a cave full of fireworks, but are chased by the mafia.
Ned builds a bible-themed amusement park in memory of his deceased wife, Maude.
After breaking his leg, Homer starts a daycare center at home. However, this leaves Bart and Lisa feeling neglected.
The Simpsons meet a hobo when boarding a train, who tells them three tales of early American lore: Paul Bunyan (Homer) and his giant Ox Connie Appleseed (Lisa) and her crusade for vegetarianism Tom Sawyer (Bart) and Huck Finn (Nelson)
Season Twelve (2000-2001) was the fourth and final Season with Mike Scully as Executive Producer. Many fans see this as the worst Season to date, but that's up for debate. While the gap between good and bad episodes grew, the good far outweighs the bad.
In this Season, Krusty discovers he has a daughter; Lisa becomes an eco-warrior; the children are trapped in the school and must spend the night under Skinner's authority; Homer goes on a hunger strike (the same episode in which the family visit Blockoland); Comic Book Guy has a heart attack in one of my all-time favourites; and a day in the life of the Simpsons is replayed from three different perspectives in what is regarded as a true modern classic.
The Season Premiere marked the 250th episode, a record for a prime-time animated show. However, this and a few episodes fell way short of greatness. This was definitely the Season for bad endings; it's hard to find an episode here where the ending preserves some kind of humour or normality. The most notable example of this is the infamous "Surf's Up!" ending to The Great Money Caper, my least favourite episode ever (reading that sentence aloud in Comic Book Guy's voice really sells the point).
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And the guest star roll call in Season 12 is the screwiest yet! Stephen King, Drew Barrymore, John Updike, Amy Tan, The Who (Pete Townsend, Roger Daltry, John Entwhistle), Jay Mohr, Leeza Gibbons, Patrick McGoohan, Joshua Jackson, Edward Norton, Charles Napier, Michael Keaton, Robert Schimmel, Bruce Vilanch, Tom Savini, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Gary Coleman, 'N Sync, Stacy Keach, Kathy Griffin, Frankie Muniz, Shawn Colvin, Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob, and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony!
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