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Homer. Marge. Bart. Lisa. Maggie. They're unique, they're extraordinary, and they're yellow. Say hello to the Simpsons.

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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 11 Summary

Moe gets cosmetic facial surgery, and the brooding barkeeper enjoys a rare streak of happiness before everything comes crashing down - on his face. Meanwhile, Maude Flanders takes a tumble, and Apu becomes father to a litter of wide-eyed octuplets.

  • Lisa driving Mel Gibson and Homer

    Episode 1 - Beyond Blunderdome

    Beyond Blunderdome: When Homer criticises Mel Gibson's remake of Mr Smith Goes to Washington at a test screening, Mel hires Homer to help him rewrite it.

  • Bart as a cheerleader

    Episode 2 - Brother's Little Helper

    Brother's Little Helper: Bart is put on an experimental Attention Deficit Disorder drug, which improves his behaviour but makes him paranoid that a satellite is reading his thoughts.

  • Lisa in a zombified state at a computer

    Episode 3 - Guess Who's Coming to Criticise Dinner

    Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner: Homer becomes the restaurant critic of the Springfield Shopper. He is so feared that the town's restaurant owners plot to kill him.

  • Homer gripping a troubled Ned by the waist

    Episode 4 - Treehouse of Horror X

    Tree House of Horror X: Ned comes back to haunt the Simpsons after Marge accidentally runs him down and Bart and Lisa get zapped by radiation and become superheroes.

  • Homer under racoon attack

    Episode 5 - E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)

    E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt): Inspired by Zorro, Homer starts challenging people to duels, but goes a step too far and challenges an old-fashioned colonel, who takes him up on his offer.

  • Homer sitting among barrels of nuclear waste

    Episode 6 - Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder

    Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder: Homer bowls a perfect 300 and becomes a celebrity, even appearing on the Springfield Squares with Bumble Bee Man, Sideshow Mel and his old nemesis Ron Howard.

  • Apu wearing a milk-bottle harness and Manjula with two of the babies

    Episode 7 - Eight Misbehavin'

    Eight Misbehavin': Apu and Manjula take fertility drugs to get pregnant and end up with octuplets. Local companies shower them with gifts until the Shelbyville Nine are born.

  • Homer and Marge in bed, under attack from bikers

    Episode 8 - Take My Wife, Sleaze

    Take My Wife, Sleaze: Homer wins a Harley Davidson and forms the Hell's Satans biker gang with Lenny, Carl, Moe and Flanders. But then they run into the original Hell's Satans...

  • Milhouse wearing a lady's wig and bra

    Episode 9 - Grift of the Magi

    Grift of the Magi: Bart breaks his coccyx and ends up using a wheelchair, so Principal Skinner has to hire Fat Tony to build ramps for Bart.

  • Homer trying to ignore Ned's toned bottom

    Episode 10 - Little Big Mom

    Little Big Mom: When Marge breaks her leg in a skiing accident, Lisa takes over running the Simpsons household and Homer and Bart end up relocating to a leper colony in Hawaii.

  • Homer on the kitchen floor with a bucket over his head, the family look on

    Episode 11 - Faith Off

    Faith Off: Homer gets a bucket of superglue stuck to his head and the only person who can get it off is preacher Brother Faith (Don Cheadle), inspiring Bart to become a faith healer.

  • Marge dusting small vats containing Mr Burns foetuses

    Episode 12 - The Mansion Family

    The Mansion Family: Mr Burns leaves town for a full medical check-up, leaving the Simpsons in charge of his mansion. Guest starring Britney Spears as herself.

  • Moe's heart pumping heavily at the sight of a beautiful woman

    Episode 13 - Saddlesore Galactica

    Saddlesore Galactica: Homer and Bart save a horse from the fair and decide to train him as an American footballer. Or maybe a racehorse.

  • Maude and Ned in front of Homer's belly

    Episode 14 - Alone Again Natura-Diddily

    Alone Again Natura-Diddily: Tragedy strikes Maude Flanders at Springfield's new race track.

  • Homer and 'Lisa Jr' face trouble

    Episode 15 - Missionary: Impossible

    Missionary: Impossible: Homer pledges $10,000 to save his favourite British sitcom Do Shut Up. But when the channel comes for the cash, he flees to the church followed by a violent posse.

  • Homer, Carl and Lenny with the letters 'MOO' spelt on their bellies

    Episode 16 - Pygmoelian

    Pygmoelian: After he is snubbed for a Duff beer calendar because he is so ugly, Moe goes for plastic surgery and ends up so good looking that he becomes a soap star...

  • Lisa as President of the United States

    Episode 17 - Bart to the Future

    Bart to the Future: Bart sees his adult future as a struggling rock guitarist crashing on Ralph Wiggum's couch, while Lisa becomes the first straight female President.

  • Photograph of Bart and Lisa as toddlers

    Episode 18 - Days of Wine and D'Oh'ses

    Days of Wine and D'Oh'ses: After forgetting his recent birthday party, Barney quits drinking and takes helicopter flying lessons.

  • Homer with a red cone for a hat

    Episode 19 - Kill the Alligator and Run

    Kill the Alligator and Run: When Homer becomes convinced he only has four years to live, the Simpsons go to Florida so that he can have a better quality of life.

  • Lisa in tap dancing clothing with Professor Frink

    Episode 20 - Last Tap Dance in Springfield

    Last Tap Dance in Springfield: Lisa takes up dancing but discovers that she's not very good at it. Bart and Milhouse duck out of their camping trip and decide to hide out in the mall.

  • Half naked Homer with doctors looking on

    Episode 21 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge: Otto marries his girlfriend Betsy (guest star Parker Posey), but, in true rock 'n' roll fashion, the marriage is over as soon as it has begun.

  • A factory production line of Homer figures that strangle Barts

    Episode 22 - Behind the Laughter

    Behind The Laughter: A behind-the-scenes look at the Simpson family. How did they win their fame? And how did they cope when the showbiz pressure got too much?

The Simpsons synopsis

Homer. Marge. Bart. Lisa. Maggie. They're unique, they're extraordinary, and they're yellow. Say hello to the Simpsons.

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