The Simpsons (season 25)

The Simpsons' twenty-fifth season began airing on Fox on September 29, 2013, and ended on May 18, 2014.

In this season, Homer sells his Mapple stock to buy a bowling ball; Marge blames herself and Kiss for Bart's rebellious streak ("Four Regrettings and a Funeral"); Lisa becomes a cheerleader for Springfield's football team; and Homer delivers a baby ("Labor Pains"). Guest stars for this season include Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Anderson Cooper, Harlan Ellison, Zach Galifianakis, Stan Lee, Eva Longoria, Rachel Maddow, Elisabeth Moss, Joe Namath, Daniel Radcliffe, Aaron Sorkin, Max von Sydow, and Kristen Wiig. This is Al Jean's 13th consecutive season as showrunner and 15th overall. Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Matt Selman, and John Frink serve as executive producers.[1] Executive producer Al Jean stated that Edna Krabappel was retired from the show following the death of Marcia Wallace on October 25, 2013.[2]

No episodes aired in February due to Fox airing the Super Bowl XLVIII, the 2014 Winter Olympics, the 2014 Daytona 500 and the 86th Academy Awards.[3]

This season The Simpsons won three Primetime Emmy Awards out of four nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Character Voice-Over Performance to Harry Shearer, who was the last member of the main cast to earn the award.[4]

The Simpsons (season 25)
The Simpsons S25
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 29, 2013 –
May 18, 2014
Season chronology

Episodes

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5311"Homerland"Bob AndersonStephanie GillisSeptember 29, 2013RABF206.37[6]

An FBI agent helps Lisa solve the mystery of why Homer's personality has changed after attending a nuclear plant convention.

Guest star: Kevin Michael Richardson and Kristen Wiig[5]
5322"Treehouse of Horror XXIV"Rob OliverJeff WestbrookOctober 6, 2013RABF166.42[7]
The twenty-fourth annual Simpsons Halloween episode features an opening directed by Guillermo del Toro and the following segments:
"Oh, the Places You'll D'oh!": In this twisted parody of Dr. Seuss' children's books, Homer abducts Bart, Lisa, and Maggie and rides around Springfield wreaking havoc as "The Fat in the Hat".
"Dead and Shoulders": In this parody of The Thing with Two Heads, after Bart is decapitated during a kite accident, his head is attached to Lisa's body and the two must live together as one -- until Bart discovers that he can fully function whenever Lisa is asleep, and sets out to incapacitate her so he can have her body.
"Freaks, No Geeks": In this parody to the 1932 horror film, Freaks, Homer and Marge are circus performers (a strong man and a trapeze artist respectively) with Burnsum and Bailey, and Homer has a plan to marry Marge off to a circus freak (Moe) so he can rob him of an emerald ring.
5333"Four Regrettings and a Funeral"Mark KirklandMarc WilmoreNovember 3, 2013RABF185.43[9]

At the funeral of a beloved Springfielder, four residents remember events in their lives they would like to do over.

  • Homer regrets selling his stock in Apple to buy a bowling ball.
  • Marge blames her taste in music for Bart's rebelliousness.
  • Mr. Burns remembers his relationship with a Parisienne.
  • Kent Brockman regrets not taking a job as a cable news anchor.

Guest star: Rachel Maddow and Joe Namath[8]

5344"YOLO"Michael PolcinoMichael NoboriNovember 10, 2013RABF224.20[11]

Marge invites an old pen pal to stay with Homer and cross items off his "to-do" list from when he was 10 years old, so that Homer can embrace his "You-Only-Live-Once" spirit. Meanwhile, Lisa starts an honor code for the school to combat cheating.

Guest star: Jon Lovitz as Llewellyn Sinclair[10]
5355"Labor Pains"Matthew FaughnanDon Payne & Mitchell H. GlazerNovember 17, 2013RABF194.08[13]

After a night of playing poker with Moe, Lenny, and Carl, Homer finds himself in an elevator with a young mother named Gretchen, who is in labor and needs someone to help her keep calm. Meanwhile, Lisa helps the local football cheerleading team unionize and negotiate for better wages and working conditions.

Guest star: Elisabeth Moss as Gretchen[12]
5366"The Kid Is All Right"Mark KirklandTim LongNovember 24, 2013SABF026.78[15]

Lisa makes friends with a new girl in school, who turns out to be a conservative Republican (a George W. Bush one rather than an Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan one) with connections to Springfield's Republican party.

Guest star: Anderson Cooper as himself, Maurice LaMarche, and Eva Longoria as Isabel Guiterrez[14]
5377"Yellow Subterfuge"Bob AndersonJoel H. CohenDecember 8, 2013SABF046.85[16]

When Principal Skinner promises that the most well-behaved at Springfield Elementary will get to ride in a submarine, Bart does everything possible to become a model student. Meanwhile, Krusty, on Lisa's advice, sells the foreign rights to his show in order to rake in more money, but the international Krustys soon become more popular than the domestic ones.

Guest star: Kevin Michael Richardson
5388"White Christmas Blues"Steven Dean MooreDon PayneDecember 15, 2013SABF018.48[17]
Springfield becomes a tourist hotspot after an accident involving the nuclear plant and the Springfield tire fire causes snow to fall for the first time in a while -- and when Springfield's stores raise their prices, Marge turns their house into a bed and breakfast for the out-of-towners.
5399"Steal This Episode"Matthew NastukJ. Stewart BurnsJanuary 5, 2014SABF0512.04[19]

To combat the poor quality of today's movie theaters, Homer and Bart begin to illegally download movies and exhibit them in a makeshift theater in the backyard, but Homer ends up arrested when Marge sends the FBI a check and an apology note.

Guest star: Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Rob Halford, Leslie Mann, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Channing Tatum[18]
54010"Married to the Blob"Chris ClementsTim LongJanuary 12, 2014SABF034.83[20]

The Comic Book Guy falls for a Japanese manga artist, but Homer's advice and the woman's father may ruin his chances at true love.

Guest star: Harlan Ellison, Maurice LaMarche and Stan Lee
54111"Specs and the City"Lance KramerBrian KelleyJanuary 26, 2014SABF063.87[21]

Mr. Burns gives his workers Google Glass-style computer glasses so he can spy on them, but Homer gives the glasses to Marge, and discovers that Marge has been going to therapy to discuss her life. Meanwhile, Nelson bullies Bart into giving him the best Valentine's Day gift ever.

Guest star: Maurice LaMarche and Will Lyman
54212"Diggs"Michael PolcinoDan Greaney & Allen GlazierMarch 9, 2014SABF082.69[22]

Bart makes friends with a transfer student named Diggs, an expert in falconry who saves Bart from the wrath of the Springfield Elementary bullies – and who intends to take to the sky himself, which makes Bart worry about Diggs' sanity.

Guest star: Daniel Radcliffe
54313"The Man Who Grew Too Much"Matthew SchofieldJeff WestbrookMarch 9, 2014SABF073.75[22]

Lisa discovers that Sideshow Bob has become the chief scientist of a massive chemical engineering company, but the two of them bond over their appreciation for high-culture. Meanwhile, Marge ends up a church volunteer to help horny teenagers become abstinent.

Guest star: Kelsey Grammer
54414"The Winter of His Content"Chuck SheetzKevin CurranMarch 16, 2014SABF094.02[23]

When the Retirement Castle is closed for health violations, Marge invites Grampa and two other old people to live at the Simpsons' house, only to get frustrated with Homer embracing the "old person lifestyle". Meanwhile, Bart defends Nelson's decision to wear his mother's underwear, and ends up part of a bully gathering a la The Warriors.

Guest star: Kevin Michael Richardson
54515"The War of Art"Steven Dean MooreRob LaZebnikMarch 23, 2014SABF103.98[24]

Marge buys a painting at a yard sale. She decides to auction it off when it appears to be valuable, but it turns out to be a forgery.

Guest star: Max von Sydow
54616"You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee"Mark KirklandMichael PriceMarch 30, 2014SABF113.91[25]

At the school assembly, Principal Skinner presents a skit about living history. The kids begin heckling them and the assembly devolves into a disaster. Chalmers suggests holding a speech contest on the students' heroes. After Martin beats her to the punch using her first idea, Marie Curie, Lisa changes her speech to one on Homer. Lisa wins over the crowd and both kids' speeches are posted online. Lisa's goes viral, so much so that Homer is called to referee games in the World Cup in Brazil.

Guest star: Andrés Cantor
54717"Luca$"Chris ClementsCarolyn OmineApril 6, 2014SABF124.30[26]

Back at school, Lisa sees a boy choking on pizza. She performs the Heimlich maneuver on him, reveals his name is Lucas Bortner and he's a competitive eater. She doesn't think that competitive eating is for him, and suddenly gets a crush on him. She then thinks about changing him. Meanwhile, Snake, grateful for Bart's actions, steals a PlayStadium 4 and leaves it in Bart's room.

Guest star: Zach Galifianakis
54818"Days of Future Future"Bob AndersonJ. Stewart BurnsApril 13, 2014SABF133.64[27]

A sequel to "Future-Drama" and a continuation of "Holidays of Future Passed," set 30 years from now. In this futuristic installment, Bart goes to a clinic to rid himself of his feelings for his ex-wife Jenda (who is now dating a xenomorph-esque alien named Jerry), Lisa must choose whether or not to cure her zombie husband Milhouse after he gets bitten by a homeless zombie, and Marge (after putting up with years of Homer dying and being cloned back to life by Professor Frink) loads Homer onto a flatscreen monitor and throws him out of the house.

Guest star: Amy Poehler
54919"What to Expect When Bart's Expecting"Matthew NastukJohn FrinkApril 27, 2014SABF143.45[28]

Bart makes a voodoo doll of his hippie art teacher when he gets sick of art class and cast a spell to make her sick, but when he inadvertently gets her pregnant, he becomes a savior to Springfield couples trying to conceive - and is subsequently kidnapped to help conceive a thoroughbred race horse.

Guest star: Tavi Gevinson and Joe Mantegna
55020"Brick Like Me"Matthew NastukBrian KelleyMay 4, 2014RABF214.39[29]
Homer wakes up to a world made out of LEGO bricks and grows to like this new world, where everything fits in and no one gets hurt — until he begins seeing flashes of a previous life and, with help from The Comic Book Guy, discovers how he ended up in the LEGO world.
55121"Pay Pal"Michael PolcinoDavid H. SteinbergMay 11, 2014SABF153.66[30]

When Homer accidentally reveals the answer to a game that was set up to be a mystery, his neighbors kick him out, which gets Marge to swear off befriending any more couples. Lisa declares she doesn't need friends, so Marge pays a girl to be her friend. When Lisa finds out thanks to Bart's spying, she gets really angry with Marge, to the point of not forgiving her with a cake.

Guest star: Carl Kasell, John Oliver and Peter Sagal
55222"The Yellow Badge of Cowardge"Timothy BaileyBilly Kimball & Ian Maxtone-GrahamMay 18, 2014SABF183.28[31]

Bart is plagued with guilt when he wins the annual "last day of school" race around Springfield Elementary, with an assist from Nelson, who beats up frontrunner Milhouse. Meanwhile, Homer tries to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display after it's canceled for budget reasons.

Guest star: Glenn Close and Edwin Moses

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Bibliography
Brick Like Me

"Brick Like Me" is the twentieth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 550th episode of the series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 4, 2014. It was written by Brian Kelley and directed by Matthew Nastuk. The episode features a mix of traditional animation and computer animation. In the episode, Homer wakes up in an alternate reality where everyone and everything is made of Lego bricks, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever. This episode won the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation at the 67th Writers Guild of America Awards.

Days of Future Future

"Days of Future Future" is the eighteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 548th episode of the series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 13, 2014. It was written by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Bob Anderson. The episode is a sequel to "Future-Drama" and a continuation of "Holidays of Future Passed", set 30 years from the present. In this futuristic installment, Bart goes to a clinic to rid himself of his feelings for his ex-wife Jenda (who is now dating a xenomorph-like alien named Jerry), Lisa must choose whether or not to cure her zombie husband Milhouse after he gets bitten by a homeless zombie, and Marge (after putting up with years of Homer dying and being cloned back to life by Professor Frink) loads Homer onto a flatscreen monitor and throws him out of the house.

Diggs (The Simpsons)

"Diggs" is the twelfth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 542nd episode of the series. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States on March 9, 2014. The episode was written by Dan Greaney and Allen Glazier and directed by Michael Polcino. In the episode, Bart makes friends with a transfer student named Diggs, an expert in falconry who saves Bart from the wrath of the Springfield Elementary bullies – and who intends to take to the sky himself, which makes Bart worry about Diggs' sanity.

Four Regrettings and a Funeral

"Four Regrettings and a Funeral" is the third episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 533rd episode of the series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 3, 2013. It was written by Marc Wilmore and directed by Mark Kirkland. The episode is dedicated in memory of Marcia Wallace (the voice of Edna Krabappel) who died on October 25, 2013. In addition, the chalkboard gag in the opening sequence was changed to read a single "We'll really miss you Mrs. K" as Bart looks on solemnly. The title is a spoof of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

For this episode, Harry Shearer won his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.

Homerland

"Homerland" (styled as "HOMƎRLAND") is the first episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 531st episode of the series overall. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 29, 2013. It was written by Stephanie Gillis and directed by Bob Anderson. It guest-stars Kristen Wiig as Annie Crawford and Kevin Michael Richardson as an unnamed FBI agent. The episode's title and plot is a reference to the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV series Homeland.

Labor Pains (The Simpsons)

"Labor Pains" is the fifth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 535th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 17, 2013. It was written by Don Payne and Mitchell H. Glazer and directed by Matthew Faughnan.

In the episode, after a night of playing poker with Moe, Lenny, and Carl, Homer finds himself in an elevator with a young mother named Gretchen, who is in labor and needs someone to help her keep calm. Meanwhile, Lisa helps the local football cheerleading team unionize and negotiate for better wages and working conditions.

Luca$

"Luca$" (pronounced "Luca-dollar") is the seventeenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 547th episode of the series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 6, 2014. It was written by Carolyn Omine and directed by Chris Clements. In the episode, Marge thinks that Lisa is dating below her standards when she brings home a competitive eater-in-training named Lucas Bortner, so she enlists Homer to help Lisa explore other options. Meanwhile, Bart receives gifts from Snake Jailbird for helping him get out of a jam, but when a betrayal from Milhouse sends Snake back to prison, Bart hatches a plan to get him out.

Married to the Blob

"Married to the Blob" is the tenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 540th episode of the series. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States on January 12, 2014. The episode was written by Tim Long and directed by Chris Clements.The episode received positive reviews from critics despite a significant ratings drop from the previous episode, with 4.83 million viewers and an 18-49 rating of 2.2. Coincidentally, the title for this episode has been previously used in a segment for "Treehouse of Horror XVII".

Steal This Episode

"Steal This Episode" is the ninth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 539th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 5, 2014. The episode was written by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Matthew Nastuk. The title is a takeoff of Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book.In the episode, to combat the poor quality of today's movie theaters, Homer and Bart team up to illegally download movies and exhibit them in a makeshift theater in the backyard, but Homer ends up arrested by the FBI when Marge sends Hollywood a check and an apology note.

The Kid Is All Right

"The Kid Is All Right" is the sixth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 536th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 24, 2013. It was written by Tim Long and directed by Mark Kirkland. In the episode, Lisa makes friends with a new girl in school, who turns out to be a conservative Republican (a George W. Bush one rather than an Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan one) with connections to Springfield's Republican party.

The Man Who Grew Too Much

"The Man Who Grew Too Much" is the thirteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 543rd episode of the series. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States on March 9, 2014. It was written by Jeff Westbrook and directed by Matthew Schofield. In the episode, Lisa discovers that Sideshow Bob has become the chief scientist of a massive chemical engineering company, but the two of them bond over their appreciation for high culture. Meanwhile, Marge ends up a church volunteer to help teenagers become abstinent.

The War of Art (The Simpsons)

"The War of Art" is the fifteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 545th episode of the series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 23, 2014. It was written by Rob LaZebnik and directed by Steven Dean Moore.The episode was met with generally positive reviews, and was met with much critical analysis over the episode's themes. Upon airing, the episode was watched by 3.98 million American viewers, marking a slight decrease in viewership from the previous episode.

The Yellow Badge of Cowardge

"The Yellow Badge of Cowardge" is the twenty-second episode and season finale of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 552nd episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 18, 2014. It was written by Billy Kimball and Ian Maxtone-Graham and directed by Timothy Bailey. In the episode, Bart feels guilty after he wins the annual "last day of school" race around Springfield Elementary School, with help from Nelson, who beats up the frontrunner, Milhouse. Meanwhile, Homer tries to bring back 4 July fireworks after they are cancelled due to budget cuts.

Treehouse of Horror XXIV

"Treehouse of Horror XXIV" is the second episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 532nd episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 6, 2013. The episode was written by Jeff Westbrook and directed by Rob Oliver.

What to Expect When Bart's Expecting

"What to Expect When Bart's Expecting" is the nineteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 549th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 27, 2014. It was written by John Frink and directed by Matthew Nastuk. In the episode, Bart makes a voodoo doll of his hippie art teacher when he gets sick of art class and cast a spell to make her sick, but when he inadvertently gets her pregnant, he becomes a savior to Springfield couples trying to conceive—and is subsequently kidnapped to help conceive a thoroughbred race horse.

White Christmas Blues

"White Christmas Blues" is the eighth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 538th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 15, 2013. The episode was written by Don Payne and directed by Steven Dean Moore. It was the first Christmas episode since "Holidays of Future Passed" and the twelfth Christmas episode of the show.

In the episode, Springfield becomes a tourist hotspot after an accident involving the nuclear plant and the Springfield tire fire causes snow to fall for the first time in a long time—and when Springfield's stores raise their prices, Marge turns their house into a bed and breakfast for the out-of-towners.

YOLO (The Simpsons)

"YOLO" is the fourth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 534th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 10, 2013. The episode was written by Michael Nobori and directed by Michael Polcino.In the episode, Marge invites an old pen pal to stay with Homer and cross items off his "to-do" list from when he was 10 years old, so that Homer can embrace his "You-Only-Live-Once" spirit. Meanwhile, Lisa starts an honor code for the school to combat cheating.

Yellow Subterfuge

"Yellow Subterfuge" is the seventh episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 537th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 8, 2013. It was written by Joel H. Cohen and directed by Bob Anderson. In the episode, when Principal Skinner promises that the most well-behaved at Springfield Elementary will get to ride in a submarine, Bart does everything possible to become a model student. Meanwhile, Krusty, on Lisa's advice, sells the foreign rights to his show in order to rake in more money, but the international Krustys soon become more popular than the domestic ones.

You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee

"You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee" is the sixteenth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 546th episode of the series. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 30, 2014. It was written by Michael Price and directed by Mark Kirkland. Argentine soccer broadcaster Andrés Cantor guest-stars as himself. The title is from the refrain "don't have to live like a refugee" from the 1980 song "Refugee" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Homer also sings a parody of Foreigner's 1981 song "Juke Box Hero".

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