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Simpson Family
Season Thirteen(2001-2002) ·  21 Episodes (plus one summer episode)

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Treehouse of Horror XII (#CABF19 / SI-1219) 6 Nov 2001
  • "Hex and the City" - Following a gypsy's curse, Homer becomes Death incarnate as everyone in his presence either dies or mutates, and he must catch a leprechaun in order to lift the curse.
  • "House of Whacks" - a Hal 9000-style home automation computer takes a fancy to Marge, and unfortunately sees fit to dispose of Homer in the process. Guest stars Pierce Brosnan and Matthew Perry.
  • "Wiz Kids" - the children are tutored in the fine art of transforming frogs into princes at the Springfield Elementary School for Wizards,
    a la Harry Potter.
    Note: This episode aired before the "official" Season 13 premiere; as a result, it is not "officially" considered to be part of any season, but a "special"
  • The Parent Rap (#CABF22 / SI-1222) 11 Nov 2001
    Bart appears in court to pay for an embarrassing joy ride in the police chief's patrol car. But just before he is set free, a second, vindictive judge named Constance Harm assumes the case and sentences him to the worst kind of detention imagineable: being tethered to Homer around the clock. Guest stars Jane Kaczmarek as Judge Harm.

    Homer the Moe (#CABF20 / SI-1220) 18 Nov 2001
    After Moe heads for a bartending school to brush up his business skills, Homer is charged with keeping tabs on Springfield's premiere watering hole. But when Moe decides to make his tavern over into something more hip and modern, a disgruntled Homer opens his own bar in the Simpson family garage. Guest stars R.E.M.

    A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love (#CABF18 / SI-1218) 2 Dec 2001
    Homer's new job as the author of fortune cookies assures Mr. Burns that love is on the horizon. Mr. Burns finds it in a woman named Gloria, whom he loves so much that he wants to marry. But as he proposes to Gloria, her ex shows up - which happens to be Snake, and he's just broken out of prison. Guest stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and George Takei.

    The Blunder Years (#CABF21 / SI-1221) 9 Dec 2001
    A restaurant hypnotist causes Homer to relive a traumatic childhood experience where, upon swimming in a quarry, he found a dead body. That dead body turned out to be Waylon Smithers' father, Waylon Sr., who had disappeared twenty-five years earlier under suspicious circumstances. Meanwhile, Marge fancies Chad Sexington, the man who appears on the packaging of Burly paper towels. Guest stars Paul Newman, Judith Owen, and Joe Mantegna.

    She of Little Faith (#DABF02 / SI-1302)16 Dec 2001
    Desperate for money, the First Church of Springfield decides to rent out its wallspace to local advertisers. Horrified at the living commercial the church has become, Lisa withdraws herself from the church and converts to Buddhism. Richard Gere guest stars, as himself.

    Brawl in the Family (#DABF01 / SI-1301)6 Jan 2002
    When a Monopoly game goes sour, the Simpsons are forced to undergo the supervision of a social services officer to reinforce the ideals of a functional family. Guest stars Jane Kaczmarek as Judge Harm and Delroy Lindo as Gabriel the Angel.

    Sweets and Sour Marge (#DABF03 / SI-1303)20 Jan 2002
    When Springfield is named the "World's Fattest Town", thanks to a diabolical scheme by the Motherloving Sugar Corporation, Marge takes it upon herself to rid the entire town of the sweet stuff. Guest stars Ben Stiller as Garth Motherloving.
    Jaws Wired Shut (DABF05 / SI-1305) 27 Jan 2002
    Homer breaks his jaw in an accident, requiring it to be wired shut for a month. His resulting inability to talk makes him a better listener, and he becomes closer to family and friends because of it. They all like the new Homer much better, but when the wires come off and Homer retains his new attitude, everyone begins to miss the old Homer's antics.
    Half Decent Proposal (DABF04 / SI-1304) 10 Feb 2002
    Marge, with a little help from Patty, Selma, and Jack (Daniels), E-mails Artie Ziff, who offers $1,000,000 for a weekend ("no funny business") alone with her - money they could use for an operation to make Homer stop snoring. Jon Lovitz reprises his role as Artie Ziff.

    The Bart Wants What it Wants (DABF06 / SI-1306) 17 Feb 2002
    Bart develops a crush on Ranier Wolfcastle's daughter Greta. After hastily deciding he's not ready for love, he dumps her, only to change his mind later. But by then Greta only has eyes for one - Milhouse - and a trip to the set of Ranier's latest movie in Canada isn't enough to win her back. Guest stars Reese Witherspoon as Greta, and Wolfgang Puck as himself.

    The Lastest Gun in the West (DABF07 / SI-1307) 24 Feb 2002
    Bart and Lisa meet a washed-up movie star of westerns from the 1950s and attempt to revive his career by getting him to appear on the Krusty the Klown show. But years of alcohol abuse get in the way. Dennis Weaver guest stars.

    The Old Man and the Key (DABF09 / SI-1309) 10 Mar 2002
    Grandpa Simpson re-applies for his driver's license in order to impress a woman who moves into the Retirement Castle. Guest stars Olympia Dukakis and Bill Saluga.

    Tales from the Public Domain (DABF08 / SI-1308) 17 Mar 2002
    In a variation on "Simpsons Tall Tales", the Simpson family portray mythological and medieval characters.
  • "The Odyssey" - Homer takes on Homer, as he plays Odysseus.
  • "Joan of Arc" - Lisa takes on the role of Joan, leading the French to victory over the English, then being sentenced to death. But Marge, not one for tragedy, changes the ending to something more pleasant.
  • "Hamlet" - Homer asks Bart to avenge his death, but he kills the wrong man, leading to widespread murder and suicide, and boredom of the real Homer, who would rather think about Ghostbusters.
  • Blame it On Lisa (DABF10 / SI-1310) 31 Mar 2002
    Lisa sponsors a South American orphan - and when the child is reported missing, the Simpsons go to Brazil to find him.

    Weekend at Burnsie's (DABF11 / SI-1311) 7 Apr 2002
    After being attacked in the garden by an unruly group of crows, Homer goes to see Dr. Hibbert about the ongoing pain in his eyes. Dr. Hibbert suggests that Homer begin smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes. Guest stars Phish.

    Gump Roast (DABF12 / SI-1312) 21 Apr 2002
    The Springfield Friars Club roasts Homer, with help from clips from past episodes..."but don't call it a clip show".

    I Am Furious Yellow (DABF13 / SI-1313) 28 Apr 2002
    Bart creates an Internet cartoon entitled "Angry Dad" that's based on Homer - who then becomes a laughing stock. Marvel Comics' Stan Lee guest stars as himself.

    The Sweetest Apu (DABF14 / SI-1314) 5 May 2002
    Apu's unbearable life of work and eight kids drives him to have an affair with another woman, and when Manjula finds out, Apu will have to do everything it takes to win her back.

    Little Girl in the Big Ten (DABF15 / SI-1315) 12 May 2002
    In order to avoid a failing grade in gym, Lisa takes up gymnastics, which she uses to pose as a college student. Meanwhile, Bart is diagnosed with "Panda" virus and is forced to spend a week living in a plastic bubble. Guest stars Robert Pinsky.

    The Frying Game (DABF16 / SI-1316) 19 May 2002
    Homer is sentenced to community service after nearly killing a rare insect found in his backyard pond. While working in a Meals on Wheels program, Homer befriends an elderly old woman. When the woman is thought to be dead, Homer and Marge become murder suspects after being named the sole beneficiaries of her will. Homer is convicted and sentenced to the death penalty, but just before he is scheduled to die in the electric chair, it is revealed that he's a contestant on a new reality show called "Frame Up" and the old woman is alive and well. Guest stars Carmen Electra.

    Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge (DABF17 / SI-1317) 22 May 2002
    Homer accidentally causes an electrical blackout in Springfield, and all of the citizens begin looting the town's businesses. Chief Wiggum is useless at restoring order, so Homer takes the law into his own hands and becomes a policeman. Joe Mantegna reprises his Fat Tony role yet again. Season Finale.

    Note: "The Frying Game" is considered by Fox to be the Season 13 finale; this episode was aired as a "bonus episode" between Seasons 13 and 14

    NOTE: All titles and synopses for episodes in development are subject to later modification.

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