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Homer. Marge. Bart. Lisa. Maggie. They're unique, they're extraordinary, and they're yellow. Say hello to the Simpsons.
Series 22 Summary
Lisa embraces her creative side, Grampa gives the family his life savings, and Marge and Homer set sail on a romantic second honeymoon as the much-loved US animation begins its 22nd series
Episode 1 - Elementary School Musical
Marge surprises Lisa by sending her to a week-long performing arts camp, where her counsellors and fellow students, who are all lovers of drama and music, inspire her to embrace her creative side
Episode 2 - Loan-a-Lisa
When Grampa gives each member of the family a portion of his savings, Lisa invests in Nelson's new business venture, but she soon realises that her friend is being distracted from his studies
Episode 3 - MoneyBart
Lisa coaches Bart's little league baseball team to a record winning streak, but when Bart questions Lisa's tactics and confronts her for taking all the fun out of the sport, she puts him on the bench
Episode 4 - Treehouse of Horror XXI
Three spine-tingling tales: Bart and Milhouse's board games come to life, Homer and Marge set sail on a second honeymoon and rescue a sinister castaway, and Lisa is smitten with a mysterious student
Episode 5 - Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
Lisa finds out Marge was once a top-flight student whose grades plummeted when distractions got in the way. Fearing she will repeat her mother's mistakes, she pledges to focus solely on academic life.
Episode 6 - The Fool Monty
Bart finds Mr Burns weak and vulnerable in the wilderness after an accident and secretly takes him home, but when Homer and Marge find out about their new houseguest, they decide it's payback time
Episode 7 - How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?
When a pigeon suffers a broken wing, Bart nurses it back to health. Once it has recovered, Homer enters it in a bird race, but things go awry when Santa's Little Helper eats Bart's feathered friend.
Episode 8 - Donnie Fatso
Homer is sent to prison after getting caught bribing an official, but an FBI investigator offers to reduce his jail time if he agrees to go undercover as an informant spying on gangster Fat Tony
Episode 9 - Moms I'd Like to Forget
Marge is inspired to reconnect with her old friends, a tight-knit group called The Cool Moms, but when Bart's playdates with their sons stop being fun, he does his best to break up the club
Episode 10 - Flaming Moe
Smithers offers to help transform Moe's dingy pub into a more refined and trendy lounge. Principal Skinner is smitten with free-spirited new music teacher Ms Juniper.
Episode 11 - Homer the Father
Homer becomes obsessed with a 1980s family sitcom and models his parenting skills on the show's sensible father, refusing to let Bart have a new dirt bike unless he earns the money to pay for it
Episode 12 - The Blue and the Gray
After another lonely Valentine's Day, Moe attends a seminar in the hope of gaining more confidence with women. Marge discovers her first grey hairs and decides to embrace a more mature hairstyle.
Episode 13 - Angry Dad: The Movie
Bart's cartoon about an angry dad is turned into a popular film that quickly becomes the critics' favourite, but as the movie garners more awards and commendations, Homer tries to hog all the credit
Episode 14 - The Scorpion's Tale
After a field trip to the desert, Lisa realises a wild flower has soothing properties that make aggressive creatures calm, so she brings some home as a souvenir and Homer secretly tests it on Grampa
Episode 15 - A Midsummer's Nice Dream
When Cheech and Chong do a gig at Springfield, they are impressed to hear Homer delivering all their punchlines by heart. Marge tries to help the neighbourhood cat lady change her hoarder ways.
Episode 16 - Love Is a Many Strangled Thing
Homer humiliates Bart in front of a stadium crowd so Marge encourages him to sign up for a fathering skills class given by therapist Dr Zander, who teaches him what it feels like to be young and small
Episode 17 - The Great Simpsina
Lisa becomes an apprentice to legendary magician the Great Raymondo, but a schoolgirl crush clouds her judgement and she is coaxed into revealing her mentor's most famous trick to his arch-nemesis
Episode 18 - The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
Fat Tony and Selma fall in love and get married after a whirlwind courtship, but Marge has reservations about the relationship. Bart realises that he has a gift for detecting truffles by their smell.
Episode 19 - Homer Scissorhands
Homer discovers he has a natural talent for styling hair and opens his own salon but being forced to listen to his female customers' problems all day makes him ponder whether his gift could be a curse
Episode 20 - 500 Keys
Maggie gets locked in the car with the keys inside, so the Simpsons go through all their old sets of keys in a desperate attempt to free her and Homer is delighted to find the key to the Duff Brewery
Episode 21 - The Ned-liest Catch
When Bart's pranks cause Edna Krabappel to lose her temper she is suspended from her job at the school. Feeling guilty, Bart helps her to flee from detention in the 'Teacher Holding Facility'.
Episode 22 - The Fight Before Christmas
As Christmas looms, Marge gets into the holiday spirit but the rest of the family don't share her enthusiasm, so she writes to Martha Stewart, who transforms the house into a perfect yuletide chalet
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