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Simpson Family
Season Twelve  (2000-2001)  ·  21 Episodes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: MIKE SCULLY

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Treehouse of Horror XI (#BABF21 / SI-1121) 1 Nov 2000
  • "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad" - Homer chokes to death on a piece of broccoli and his spirit must perform a good deed in order to enter heaven.
  • "Scary Tales Can Come True" - The dark side of fairy tale characters is exposed.
  • "Night of the Dolphin" - The world is overtaken by dolphins after Lisa frees their leader from captivity.
    Note: This episode aired before the "official" Season 12 premiere; as a result, it is not "officially" considered to be part of any season, but a "special"
  • A Tale of Two Springfields (#BABF20 / SI-1120)   (Season Premiere) 5 Nov 2000
    After Springfield's telephone area code splits in two, Homer spearheads a movement to divide the town itself in half along the new area code line. Guest starring The Who.

    Insane Clown Poppy (#BABF17 / SI-1117) 12 Nov 2000
    Krusty takes parenting lessons from Homer when he discovers that he has a daughter about Bart's age from a one-night stand. Guest starring Drew Barrymore as Sophie and Stephen King.

    Lisa the Tree Hugger (#CABF01 / SI-1201) 19 Nov 2000
    Eager to join "Dirt First" after witnessing their pro-vegetarianism demonstration atop the local Krusty Burger franchise, Lisa attempts to prove her worth by camping out in a giant redwood destined for logging. Meanwhile, Bart joins the workforce in order to buy a new game console advertised on television.

    Homer vs. Dignity (#CABF04 / SI-1204) 26 Nov 2000
    Short on funds, Homer approaches the ever-wealthy C. Montgomery Burns for a token raise. But when Burns grants his request on the condition that Homer act as his personal jester, the Simpson family finds itself the subject of degrading and embarassing activities.

    The Computer Wore Menace Shoes (#CABF02 / SI-1202) 3 Dec 2000
    After realizing that he's missing the cyberspace boat, Homer plugs into the internet and builds a web site. But when low traffic hits him where it hurts, he resorts to spicing up his cyberslab with damaging gossip concerning fellow townsfolk. Guest starring Patrick McGoohan as Prisoner #6.

    The Great Money Caper (#CABF03 / SI-1203) 10 Dec 2000
    Strapped for cash, Homer and Bart thumb their way through "A Child's Garden of Cons" in search of the road to easy money.

    Skinner's Sense of Snow (#CABF06 / SI-1206) 17 Dec 2000
    When a large storm snows in Springfield Elementary, the children are trapped inside for the holidays and soon rebel against Principal Skinner.

    HOMR
     (#BABF22 / SI-1122)
    7 Jan 2001
    When doctors find and remove a crayon lodged in Homer's brain, his true IQ emerges, leading to a strong relationship with Lisa. But his relationship with others falls out once his new-found competence in safety inspecting leads to the closure of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.

    Pokey Mom (#CABF05 / SI-1205) 14 Jan 2001
    Following a prison rodeo, Marge befriends an inmate whom she considers undeserving of incarceration, and eventually sees to his release. Guest starring Michael Keaton as Jack, and Charles Napier as the prison warden.

    Worst Episode Ever (#CABF08 / SI-1208) 4 Feb 2001
    The Comic Book Guy has a heart attack after witnessing the work of special make-up effects master Tom Savini, giving Bart and Milhouse their cue to babysit the Android's Dungeon.

    Tennis the Menace (#CABF07 / SI-1207) 11 Feb 2001
    Instead of buying a casket for his father, Homer uses the money to build a tennis court instead. Springfield wants to use the court for a tennis tournament, which all of the family members enter. But when teams are divided, the family gets competitive with each other, and they recruit professional tennis players to play in their places. Guest stars Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams, all as themselves.

    Day of the Jackanapes (#CABF10 / SI-1210) 18 Feb 2001
    Upon learning that Krusty has erased all the archival tapes of his show from the Sideshow Bob era, Bob schemes to use Bart as a manchurian candidate to blow up Krusty live on the air. Guest starring Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob.

    New Kids on the Blecch (#CABF12 / SI-1212) 25 Feb 2001
    When a talent agency discovers the musical abilities of Bart, Nelson, Milhouse and Ralph, it scurries to set them up as the next big boy band sensation, complete with a sinister subliminal propaganda campaign in mind: "Join the Navy". Guest stars N'Sync.

    Hungry, Hungry Homer (#CABF09 / SI-1209) 4 Mar 2001
    After Homer discovers that the Springfield Isotopes are being moved to Albuquerque, he stages a hunger strike outside the stadium.

    Bye Bye Nerdie (#CABF11 / SI-1211) 11 Mar 2001
    Lisa's attempts to befriend a new student at Springfield Elementary result in constant bullying, leading her on a crusade to find out just what makes bullies tick.

    Simpson Safari (#CABF13 / SI-1213) 1 Apr 2001
    A belated prize awaits Homer in his next box of animal crackers, one which starts the family out on an exotic trip to Ngorongoro, Africa.

    Trilogy of Error (#CABF14 / SI-1214) 29 Apr 2001
    In a “Run, Lola, Run” parody, a breakfast accident involving Marge's kitchen knife and Homer's thumb is seen through the eyes of individual family members. While Homer & Marge make a mad dash for the hospital, Lisa takes her linguistic robot to the Springfield science fair, and Bart runs afoul of Fat Tony's illegal fireworks ring. Guest starring Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.

    I'm Goin' to Praiseland (#CABF15 / SI-1215) 6 May 2001
    When Ned discovers that one of Maude's goals was to build a bible-themed amusement park, he reunites with Rachel in order to fulfill her dream. But when an accident dupes the public into believing that the park was the site of a miracle, Ned is forced to decide between revealing the truth versus enjoying his increased profits. Guest starring Shawn Colvin as Rachel Jordan.

    Children of a Lesser Clod (#CABF16 / SI-1216) 13 May 2001
    Homer injures himself while playing basketball at the YMCA, and needs surgery. While recovering at home, he finds he is good at caring for pets and at babysitting the Flandereses' children, so much so that he starts a daycare center which gets him nominated for a Good Guy award for service to the community. But Bart and Lisa feel neglected through all of this, and are determined to thwart his award campaign.

    Simpsons Tall Tales (#CABF17 / SI-1217) 20 May 2001
    A rail-riding hobo tells the tales of American legends, leading to Homer imagine himself as Paul Bunyan, Lisa as Connie Appleseed versus the wagon train pioneers, and Bart and Nelson as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a rafting adventure on the Mississip'.


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