DABF19: Treehouse Of Horror XIII

Airdate: 3 November 2002

Writer: Marc Wilmore, Brian Kelly, Kevin Curran
Director: David Silverman
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Send In The Clones: Homer purchases a "magic" hammock which creates clones. He uses the hammock to start cloning himself to perform odd jobs around the house and care for the kids. But soon the clones start cloning themselves, until the town is overrun by Homers!
The Fright To Creep And Scare Harms: Lisa convinces the town to abolish all guns in honour of a dead man's dream. When all guns are gone, the man and his crew raise from the dead. The town are in for a shock when they find out it is Billy The Kid, and he's out to cause trouble.
The Island Of Dr. Hibbert: The Simpsons travel to an island operated by Dr. Hibbert. Homer notices everybody turning into animals and tries to figure out why. Can he figure out before it's too late, or will he become an animal too?
 

DABF22: How I Spent My Strummer Vacation

Airdate: 10 November 2002

Writer: Mike Scully
Director: Mike B. Anderson
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Homer gets "high" and confesses what he truly thinks of his family in a taxi cab. When broadcast on TV, the family are furious but instead of hating him they make him love them again, sending him to Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp to fulfill his dream of becoming a rock star. The camp, operated by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, is everything Homer thought it would be and more. When the weekend is over, Homer doesn't want to leave. The two Rolling Stones' members see his sadness and invite him to go on stage with them at a benefit gig. Homer expects that they will let him play on stage, but when he's cast as a roadie his dreams are shattered. He decides to rock out whilst on stage testing the microphone, much to the band's disapproval.
 

DABF20: Bart Vs. Lisa Vs. The Third Grade

Airdate: 17 November 2002

Writer: Tim Long
Director: Steven Dean Moore
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Annoyed with reality tv taking over, The Simpsons purchase a satellite dish to get extra channels. Brainwashed by the amount of television available, Bart fails to prepare for a schoolwide Big Achievement Test and gets an incredibly low score. Lisa gets the highest and is moved up to third grade, while due to Bart's score he is moved down, also to third grade. Bart finds himself the smartest in the class, as he learnt it all the previous year, while Lisa struggles. The two are paired up on their field trip to Capital City. Due to a fight they miss the bus back to Springfield and find themselves lost in the woods. Bart realizes his sister is alright and apologises for all he has done wrong in the past. A group of locals find the pair and drive them back home where Skinner promotes Bart back to the fourth grade and Lisa, although given the choice to stay in third, goes back to second.
 

DABF18: Large Marge

Airdate: 24 November 2002

Writer: Ian Maxtone-Graham
Director: Jim Reardon
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Marge is convinced Homer no longer finds her attractive. She decides to get liposuction, but at the clinic she accidentally receives breast implants. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse watch a Batman movie starring Krusty. They see a stunt and decide to try it at school. When all goes wrong, Krusty is ordered to focus his show towards education. Marge's implants succeed in impressing Homer, and she accepts a modelling offer and appears at an expo. At the same expo, Bart plans to display Krusty as a hero by having him save Milhouse from Stampy the elephant, but he forgets the keyword used to stop the elephant. The police attempt to shoot the elephant but Marge stops them by flashing her breasts at them. Krusty's reaction reminds him of the keyword and stops the elephant from causing harm. Krusty's reputation, as well as Marge's breasts, are restored.
 

DABF21: Helter Shelter

Airdate: 1 December 2002

Writer: Brian Pollack, Mert Rich
Director: Mark Kirkland
Executive Producer: Al Jean

When Homer injures himself at work, Burns and Smithers give the family free skybox tickets to a hockey game. Lisa gives one of the players a pointer which scores a goal. She is given the Russian player's termite-infested hockey stick which is hung on her bedreem wall. The next morning the house is falling apart and is to be fumigated for six months. Without a home, the family participate in a reality tv show in which they live in a house based around the year 1895. A ratings hit, the family soon find it hard to cope with the conditions. With some motivation they live their life best as they can, and ratings drop. The producers lift the house and dump it in a river. The house floats ashore on an island which is inhabited by the producers and a 'Survivor' group. The family and Survivor tribe join forces to attack the producers, and are sent home.
 

EABF01: The Great Louse Detective

Airdate: 15 December 2002

Writer: John Frink, Don Payne
Director: Steven Dean Moore
Executive Producer: Al Jean

The family is invited to a free weekend at a health spa. Homer is locked in a steam room by somebody trying to kill him. The police hire Sideshow Bob, someone with experience, to find out who is trying to kill Homer. They invite him to stay with the Simpsons. Bob follows Homer through the course of a normal day in order to find clues. Whilst at Moe's Tavern, a bullet just misses Homer in a second attempt to take his life. Homer is elected King of Mardi Gras and rides around on a float. When the brakes on the float are cut, Homer is saved by Bob. The killer is found and revealled to be Frank Grimes Jr, wanting revenge for his father's death. Bob and Homer chase him into a corner and the Police arrest him. Later that night, Bob confronts Bart and attempts to finally kill him. He realizes he can't do it as he's grown accustomed to his face. He sings a song before exiting out the window.
 

EABF02: Special Edna

Airdate: 5 January 2003

Writer: Dennis Snee
Director: Bob Anderson
Executive Producer: Al Jean

While writing an after-school report, Bart notices Edna and Skinner's relationship is being interrupted by Seymour's mother. Bart takes her out on a pity date and the two got closer. He nominates her for teacher of the year to lift her spirits. When she makes the finals, she and the Simpsons make their way to the award ceremony in Orlando at the Efcot Center. Skinner worries that this will pull their relationship further apart so he drives himself, and his mother there. Edna is annoyed when the two show up together and she breaks up with him. To make sure he doesn't lose her forever, he makes Bart pretend he cannot read so that Edna will not become teacher of the year. On stage, the plan does not go as Skinner planned. He tells Edna he set it up because he didn't want to lose her, and then he proposes. Edna accepts.
 

EABF03: The Dad Who Knew Too Little

Airdate: 12 January 2003

Writer: Matt Selman
Director: Mark Kirkland
Executive Producer: Al Jean

With Lisa's birthday coming up, she asks for a turbo diary. Homer and Bart go shopping but when they discover it is sold out, he buys a personalized movie featuring Lisa. Watching the movie, she realizes her dad knows nothing about her. In order to closen their relationship, he hires a private detective named Dexter Colt to find out information about her. Dexter compiles a file which Homer uses, and sure enough makes Lisa love him again after he takes her to an Animal Rights Protest. Homer refuses to pay the $1000 dollar bill required for Dexter's services, but he gets his revenge by vandalizing the Animal Research Lab and making Lisa the #1 suspect. Homer and Lisa flee from the cops, and Homer tells her why she was framed. Dexter catches up with Homer and tries to kill him. Lisa finds them and uses a laser to blind him.
 

EABF04: Strong Arms Of The Ma

Airdate: 2 February 2003

Writer: Carolyn Omine
Director: Pete Michels
Executive Producer: Al Jean

The family attends Rainier Wolfcastle's bankruptcy sale and purchase a weight bench. Homer makes his own way home as there is no room for him in the car. Marge gets mugged in an alley on the way home, which results in a fear of leaving the house. This soon escalates to her living in the basement. She discovers the weight bench and begins to work out. Eventually she grows stronger to the point where she can protect herself, so she leaves the house and meets Ruth Powers at a women's bodybulding clinic. Ruth introduces Marge to steroids, but she marginally misses out on winning a bodybuilding contest. She puts this down to being too feminine. She starts a fight at Moe's Tavern but Homer makes her realize steroids have turned her into everything she stood against. The weight bench is burnt and things return to normal.
 

EABF06: Pray Anything

Airdate: 9 February 2003

Writer: Sam O'Neal, Neal Boushell
Director: Michael Polcino
Executive Producer: Al Jean

When Flanders wins a half-time money shot during a WNBA game, Homer questions why Ned's life is perfect. He suggests a little prayer now and then, so Homer begins praying for everything and things begin to work his way. When their house's plumbing gets clogged with roots, the family are forced to pay a hefty sum to get it fixed. While walking into church, Homer falls into a ditch and breaks his leg, leading him to sue the church to get money. They are forced to pay $1 million which it doesn't have so Homer is given the church. The family move in to solve their problem, while the church services are moved to Barney's Bowlarama. Reverend Lovejoy leaves Springfield, as the church is turned into a 24-hour party. A storm gathers and a flood takes everybody to the church roof. Lovejoy shows up in time to say a prayer to stop the flood.
 

EABF05: Barting Over

Airdate: 16 February 2003

Writer: Andrew Kreisberg
Director: Matthew Nastuk
Executive Producer: Al Jean

While Spring cleaning, Bart discovers a tape which shows him in a commercial as a baby. When Homer informs Bart that he spent all of his earnings, Bart is angry and goes to the law office to file for emancipation. Judge Harm takes Bart's side and sends him to live on his own until fully repaid with half of Homer's weekly paycheck. Bart rents a loft downtown and Homer's true emotions towards Bart begin to show. Bart is scared on his first night and catches the lift which takes him to a floor above him. There, Tony Hawk and Blink 182 are having a skate party. Bart loves his new life and Homer sees he'll have to upstage Tony Hawk in order to regain the love of his son. Hawk gives Homer an auto-skateboard and the two duel. Homer emerges the victor and apologizes. He does a ViagraGain commercial and gives the money earned to Bart.
 

EABF07: I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can

Airdate: 16 February 2003

Writer: Kevin Curran
Director: Nancy Kruse
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Skinner holds a spelling bee which Lisa wins, placing her into the state finals. Meanwhile, Homer tastes the new Ribwich at Krusty Burger and becomes hooked. The burger is taken off the menu and Homer joins a group of Rib-Heads to follow it into other markets. Lisa wins the state finals and is entered into the Spellympics. Lisa is placed in the top three to compete in the final the next day. Homer tells Lisa he cannot be there because he wants to be with the Ribwich. Host George Plympton tells Lisa that she should throw the contest in favour of a young boy to keep the sport alive, bribing her with free College. Homer comes to his senses and shows up at Lisa's contest. She decides not to throw the contest but accidentally misspells her final word anyway. Springfield still congratulates her for coming second.
 

EABF08: A Star Is Born-Again

Airdate: 2 March 2003

Writer: Brian Kelley
Director: Michael Marcantel
Executive Producer: Al Jean

At the annual return of the Jellyfish festival, Flanders finds himself lonely without Maude to share the fun. He skips the celebrations to work on his Leftorium taxes. A blonde woman enters and immediately takes a shine to Ned. She asks him out and Ned accepts, but then realizes she is Sara Sloan, a movie star. Sara likes Ned and begins to tempt him with kisses. When the media gets hold of the story they swamp Ned's house. Sara asks Ned to live with her in Hollywood, but when he refuses, she tells him she's staying in Springfield. The two begin living together and go to a concert. Sara tells Ned she wants to have (premarital) sex with him. At a romantic picnic he makes a spur of the moment decision to do it. In the morning Ned tells her they now need to marry. She doesn't agree and moves back to Hollywood.
 

EABF09: Mr. Spritz Goes To Washington

Airdate: 9 March 2003

Writer: John Swartzwelder
Director: Lance Kramer
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Springfield's flight path is moved directly over The Simpsons' house after it begins to interfere with Quimby's living arrangements. When the noise and vibrations ruin the house and the family's sanity, they decide to make a complaint to the airport. When they refuse to listen, they take it to their congressman, who dies following their visit. Bart suggests that Krusty run for congress to help their case. Krusty wins votes by connecting with regular families and wins the seat by a landslide. When Krusty makes the suggestion to move flight path's away from residential areas he is told he hasn't earnt the right to introduce ideas. He soon learns that he cannot make a difference. The family help Krusty by bribing committee members, and by planting their bill over a more popular one. The planes are rerouted over homes of poor people.
 

EABF10: C. E. D'oh!

Airdate: 16 March 2003

Writer: Dana Gould
Director: Mike B. Anderson
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Homer joins a successmanship class at Springfield Extension School. The class has an immediate effect on Homer who takes notes about problems at the Power Plant. When presented to Burns, he rejects them as he feels Homer cannot be taken seriously. Homer overhears a conversation and learns that the legal owner of the plant is "Canary M. Burns". As such, any problems will result in the canary being jailed. Homer gets rid of the bird and convinces Burns to put the plant in his name while it is inspected. His first act is to fire Mr. Burns. Homer promises to respect his workers and provide a better environment. Homer's workload is more than he expected, and he has barely any family time. Mr. Burns talks to Homer but turns on him to get his plant back. Homer decides to give it back so he can spend more time with his family.
 

EABF11: 'Scuse Me While I Miss The Sky

Airdate: 30 March 2003

Writer: Dan Greaney. Allen Glazier
Director: Steven Dean Moore
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Skinner introduces a documentary film maker named Declan to the students. His mission is to document the school in a demeaning way. Skinner uses Lisa as one of their "typical" students. Declan tells her she doesn't have a path for life, so Lisa decides to take up Astronomyr. Meanwhile Bart wants to regain his popularity by stealing Fat Tony's hood ornament. Homer buys a telescope for Lisa, but she cannot see anything at night due to light pollution. She creates a petition to turn off lights and Quimby agrees. This results in an increase in crime so Quimby soon turns the lights back on, brighter than ever. This affects people's sleep at night, so Lisa breaks into the plant to overload the power. She succeeds, the lights go out during a meteor shower which captures the town's attention. Bart uses this time to steal Tony's hood ornament.
 

EABF12: Three Gays Of The Condo

Airdate: 13 April 2003

Writer: Matt Warburton
Director: Mark Kirkland
Executive Producer: Al Jean

While looking for a lost jigsaw piece, Homer finds a letter Marge wrote on one of their first dates saying that she and Homer could never work out. Two days after their date she was pregnant with Bart, so Homer feels that's why she stayed with him. Discovering Marge's secret resentment, Homer moves into a condo with a homosexual couple who teach him a thing or two about their way of life. Marge wants Homer back so she gets Weird Al to sing a song for him. She asks him out on a date which he takes up but when his gay friends get him drunk he forgets to show. He turns up an hour late drunk and she walks out on him. When he is sent to hospital with alcohol poisoning like their original date, Dr. Hibbert shows him a tape of the night in which Marge apologizes and confesses her love for him. The two kiss and make up.
 

EABF13: Dude, Where's My Ranch?

Airdate: 27 April 2003

Writer: Ian Maxtone-Graham
Director: Chris Clements
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Homer writes a song about his hatred for Ned Flanders and when celebrity David Byrne hears it he decides to produce it. It becomes a huge hit, but the family are forced to leave Springfield as they are sick of hearing it. They take a vacation to a dude ranch in which the family rides horses amongst other things. Lisa meets a 13 year old named Luke who she develops a crush on. Meanwhile Homer and Bart work on unclogging a dam built by beavers. Lisa learns of a dance which she hears Luke inviting a girl named Clara too. A jealous Lisa sends Clara on the wrong trail so she'd miss the dance. When Lisa learns Clara is Luke's sister and has not arrived yet, she sets out to save her. But when Bart and Homer unclog the dam, Clara is left for dead. Lisa and Bart work together and save her. Luke hears what happened and is unhappy with Lisa.
 

EABF14: Old Yeller Belly

Airdate: 4 May 2003

Writer: John Frink, Don Payne
Director: Bob Anderson
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Bart's new treehouse catches fire with Homer trapped inside. He looks to Santa's Little Helper for help, but he only saves himself. Snowball II appears to save Homer's life. so SLH is thrown out of the house. Bart and Lisa look to help him regain the family's respect. A photographer spots SLH drinking beer from a can balancing on his nose. The photo appears in the paper and the Duff Brewery decides to replace Duffman with a dog. The family signs a contract for the brewery's new spokesdog "Spuds McDuff." The campaign is a hit, prompting SLH's original owner to lay claim to his dog. SLH is being exploited by his owner. The family comes up with a plan to get the dog back. They get Duffman to rescue a drowning Homer, but Duffman turns out to be a coward too. A shark becomes "wasted" on the Duff beer from a keg that Homer was floating on. As a result, the shark becomes the company's new mascot and SLH is returned to the family.
 

EABF15: Brake My Wife, Please

Airdate: 11 May 2003

Writer: Tim Long
Director: Pete Michels
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Marge accompanies the kids on a field trip to the aquarium. Bart moons his classmates in a tank, which sends him to hospital, where he is kept prisoner as Homer has their insurance card and he can't be found. To prevent this happening again, Homer gets a cellphone which leads to him not paying attention to where he is driving. When he drives off a pier, Judge Harm takes his license away, leaving Marge in charge of the driving. Homer develops a love of walking and starts getting healthy. Marge is stressed from all her driving. Meanwhile, Homer sings and walks about the virtues of walking when he is stuck by a car; being driven by Marge. Marge tries to help in his recovery, but he thinks she might be trying to kill him. This leads them to see a marriage counselor. The counselor suggests that Homer perform one unselfish act of love to win Marge back. He decides to invite everyone in Springfield to a backyard barbeque in Marge's honor.
 

EABF16: The Bart Of War

Airdate: 18 May 2003

Writer: Marc Wilmore
Director: Michael Polcino
Executive Producer: Al Jean

After Bart and Milhouse cause some damage to the inside of the Flanders' house while unsupervised, Bart is sentenced to spending all his time under the supervision of a parent. He is also no longer allowed to play with Milhouse. Bart joins the "Pre-Teen Braves" and Homer becomes the tribe leader. When Homer fails in his leadership skills, Marge takes over. The "Pre-Teen Braves" go to clean-up a field, only to discover that the "Calvary Kids" that Milhouse and his father are a members of have already done it. The two groups go to war and try to outdo each other in doing good. At an Isotopes game, the "Calvary Kids" are delayed from arriving and the "Pre-Teen Braves" take their place singing a crude version of the national anthem. The crowd becomes angered and a fight breaks out. An image of Marge crying is shown on the Jumbovision, the fighting ends and the sweet soothing hymn of the national anthem of Canada is sung by all present.
 

EABF17: Moe Baby Blues

Airdate: 18 May 2003

Writer: J. Stewart Burns
Director: Lauren MacMullan
Executive Producer: Al Jean

Moe finds himself the only Springfield resident not attending a large event, so he attempts to commit suicide. When a large traffic jam erupts on the Springfield Bridge, which Moe is perched on the side of, Maggie is launched over the side of the bridge, landing in the arms of Moe, who becomes a hero. Moe stops by to see Maggie and winds up as her permanent babysitter. Moe entertains Maggie by telling her a story of "The Godfather". Homer and Marge are disturbed by Moe's fixation, and they forbid him see her. That night, Maggie overhears Fat Tony and his boys. She crawls out the window and follows them. The family panics when she is missing. Clues outside Maggie's window reveal that the mob was there, so Moe takes them to a restaurant in Little Italy. There they find Maggie in the middle of an "Italian-American Mexican standoff." Moe draws the mobster's attention to Maggie which causes them to all go soft. Homer and Marge agree that Moe can have the occasional play date with Maggie.
 


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