The Simpsons (season 25)

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The Simpsons Season 25
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Original runSeptember 29, 2013 – present
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The Simpsons Season 25
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Digital download season cover art
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodesTBA
Broadcast
Original channelFox
Original runSeptember 29, 2013 – present
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 24
Next →
Season 26
List of The Simpsons episodes

The Simpsons' twenty-fifth season began airing on Fox on September 29, 2013.

In this season, Homer sells his Mapple stock to buy a bowling ball, Marge blames herself and Kiss for Bart's rebellious streak, Lisa becomes a cheerleader for Springfield's football team, and Homer delivers a baby. Guest stars for this season will include Christiane Amanpour, Will Arnett, Stan Lee, Rachel Maddow, Elisabeth Moss, Joe Namath, Gordon Ramsay, Aaron Sorkin, Eva Longoria, Daniel Radcliffe, Kristen Wiig, Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Zach Galifianakis, Harlan Ellison, Anderson Cooper and Judd Apatow. 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 will be retired from the show following the death of Marcia Wallace on October 25, 2013.[2]

On October 4, 2013, The Simpsons was renewed for a 26th season.[3]

Episodes[edit]

Key
#TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProduction
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
5311"Homerland"Bob AndersonStephanie GillisSeptember 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)RABF206.37[5]
An FBI agent helps Lisa solve the mystery of why Homer's personality has changed after attending a nuclear plant convention.
Guest stars: Kevin Michael Richardson and Kristen Wiig[6] 
5322"Treehouse of Horror XXIV"
"The Simpsons Halloween Special XXIV"
Rob OliverJeff WestbrookOctober 6, 2013 (2013-10-06)RABF166.42[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's children's books, Homer abducts Bart, Lisa, and Maggie and rides around Springfield wreaking havoc as "The Fat in the Hat".
"Dead and Shoulders": 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.
"Freaks No Geeks": In this parody to the 1930s horror film Freaks, Homer and Marge are circus performers 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, 2013 (2013-11-03)RABF185.43[8]

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

  • Homer regrets selling a tech stock in order 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 stars: Rachel Maddow and Joe Namath[9] 
5344"YOLO"Michael PolcinoMichael NoboriNovember 10, 2013 (2013-11-10)RABF224.20[10]

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[11] 
5355"Labor Pains"Matthew FaughnanDon Payne & Mitchell H. GlazerNovember 17, 2013 (2013-11-17)RABF194.08[12]

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[13] 
5366"The Kid Is All Right"Mark KirklandTim LongNovember 24, 2013 (2013-11-24)SABF026.78[14]

Lisa makes friends with a new girl in school, who turns out to be a conservative Republican with connections to Springfield's Republican party.

Guest stars: Anderson Cooper as himself, Maurice LaMarche, and Eva Longoria as Isabel Guiterrez[15] 
5377"Yellow Subterfuge"Bob AndersonJoel H. CohenDecember 8, 2013 (2013-12-08)SABF046.85[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.

Guest star: Kevin Michael Richardson 
5388"White Christmas Blues"Steven Dean MooreDon PayneDecember 15, 2013 (2013-12-15)SABF018.48[17]
Springfield becomes a tourist hotspot after the power plant has a radiation leak and 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. 
5399"Steal This Episode"Matthew NastukJ. Stewart BurnsJanuary 5, 2014 (2014-01-05)SABF0512.04[18]

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.

Guest stars: Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Rob Halford, Leslie Mann, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Channing Tatum[19] 
54010"Married to the Blob"Chris ClementsTim LongJanuary 12, 2014 (2014-01-12)SABF034.83[20]

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

Guest stars: Harlan Ellison, Maurice LaMarche and Stan Lee 
54111"Specs and the City"[21]Brian Kelley[22]January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26)[23]SABF06N/A

Homer uses high-tech eyeglasses given by Mr. Burns to spy on Marge and learns that she is seeing a marriage counselor.

Guest star: Will Lyman 
54212"TBA"February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09)[23]N/A

Upcoming episodes[edit]

Production codeTitle
RABF15"The Man Who Came to Be Dinner"[24]
SABF09"The Winter of His Content"[25]
SABF10"The War of Art"[26]
SABF11"You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee"[27]
SABF12"Luca$"[28]
SABF14"What to Expect When Bart's Expecting"[29]
SABF15"Pay Pal"[30]
SABF16"Simpsorama"[31]
TBA"Brick Like Me"[32]
TBA"Diggs"[33]
TBA"I Only Have Myeyes for You"[34]
TBA"The Man Who Grew Too Much"[35]
TBA"Days of Future Future"[36]

Confirmed plots and guest stars[edit]

References[edit]

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