T.V. Series Review: Simpsons Season 12

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Simpsons Season 12 Summary

Season 12, Episode 1: Treehouse of Horror XI

This year’s Halloween story sees The Simpsons as “The Munsters” (with everyone except Lisa getting killed), Homer as a wandering spirit on the hunt for a good deed in “G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad,” Bart and Lisa as peasants in a fairy tale forest in “Scary Tales Can Come True,” and Lisa inadvertently dooming mankind by rescuing a dolphin in “Night of the Dolphin.”

Season 12, Episode 2: A Tale of Two Springfields

While calling Animal Control over a badger taking residence in Santa’s Little Helper’s doghouse, Homer discovers that Springfield has two different area codes–and ends up leading a revolt that splits the town in two.

Season 12, Episode 3: Insane Clown Poppy

Krusty takes parenting lessons from Homer when, during an outdoor book fair, a girl tells Krusty that she is his long-lost daughter from a one-night stand with a female soldier who fought during the first Gulf War.

Season 12, Episode 4: Lisa the Tree Hugger

Lisa falls for the teenaged leader of a militant environmentalist group and tries to impress him by living in Springfield’s oldest tree in order to keep it from being cut down.

Season 12, Episode 5: Homer vs. Dignity

When the Simpsons once again have financial problems, Mr. Burns pays Homer to play pranks on others and humiliate himself in public. Meanwhile, Smithers creates a Malibu Stacy-themed musical.

Season 12, Episode 6: The Computer Wore Menace Shoes

Homer decides to buy a computer after turning up at the plant to find that it is closed, and that, not having a computer, he did not receive the e-mail telling the workers. He then creates his own website and it eventually gains attention when he posts gossip. Homer dubs himself as “Mr. X” to conceal his identity. When he reveals that he is Mr. X, he becomes drugged into a mysterious island where people who know too much are imprisoned after Homer starts writing conspiracy theories such as flu shots causing increased holiday spending.

Season 12, Episode 7: The Great Money Caper

Homer and Bart become father–son con artists (after Bart is given money out of pity when Homer decided to not take him home), but soon find that they are the ones being had.

Season 12, Episode 8: Skinner’s Sense of Snow

A snowstorm traps the students of Springfield Elementary inside, with them overthrowing Principal Skinner when he uses his Army skills to control them. Meanwhile, Ned temporarily redeems himself to help Homer rescue the children–using his car.

Season 12, Episode 9: HOMR

While working as a human guinea pig (to pay off the family’s lost savings after making a bad investment), Homer discovers the root cause of his subnormal intelligence: a crayon that was lodged in his brain ever since he was a boy. He decides to have it removed to increase his IQ, but discovers that being smart does not necessarily equal being happy.

Season 12, Episode 10: Pokey Mom

Marge tries to rehabilitate a convict with remarkable artistic talent. Meanwhile, Homer uses a trash can to fix people’s spines.

Season 12, Episode 11: Worst Episode Ever

Bart and Milhouse are banned from The Android Dungeon after stopping Comic Book Guy from buying a box of priceless Star Wars memorabilia for $5, but are hired as his replacements when Comic Book Guy has a heart attack and is advised to leave his job in order to make friends.

Season 12, Episode 12: Tennis of Menace

While making funeral arrangements for Grampa’s future, the funeral planner pitches the idea of a mausoleum that uses the same amount of cement as a full-sized tennis court. This prompts Homer to instead build a tennis court in his backyard, initially mistaking the sport for “Foxy Boxing”. The tennis court makes Marge and Homer popular in town, but it turns out that this is only because Homer’s inferior tennis ability makes them an easy target. Bart on the other hand, shines as a natural.

Season 12, Episode 13: Day of the Jackanapes

Krusty announces his retirement due to interference from network executives and the growing popularity of the big-money game show “Me Wantee”, but when Krusty reveals to Sideshow Bob that all of the episodes featuring him have been erased, Sideshow Bob uses Krusty’s biggest fan (Bart) to murder him during Krusty’s farewell show.

Season 12, Episode 14: New Kids on the Blecch

A music producer selects Bart, Nelson, Milhouse and Ralph to be members of the next hit boy band, who record subliminal songs about joining the Navy.

Season 12, Episode 15: Hungry, Hungry Homer

Homer becomes a Good Samaritan after discovering the simple joys of helping people in need–which is put to the test when he goes on a hunger strike after the owner of the Springfield Isotopes attempts to discredit him when Homer stumbles on his plot to discreetly move the team to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Season 12, Episode 16: Bye Bye Nerdie

When Lisa becomes the target of a female bully, Lisa discovers a scientific reason as to why bullies pick on nerds. Meanwhile, Homer goes into the baby-proofing business, which is threatening the businesses of pediatricians and greeting card salesmen.

Season 12, Episode 17: Simpson Safari

When the Simpsons run out of food thanks to a bag boy strike (caused by Homer), the family finds an old box of animal crackers with a sweepstakes that sends The Simpsons to Africa.

Season 12, Episode 18: Trilogy of Error

Homer’s rush to the hospital to reattach his thumb, Lisa’s rush to school to win the science fair, and Bart’s run-in with an illegal fireworks scheme are interconnected in a parody of Go and Run Lola Run.

Season 12, Episode 19: I’m Goin’ to Praiseland

After finding a sketchbook belonging to his late wife Maude, Ned Flanders opens a Bible-themed amusement park to honor her memory.

Season 12, Episode 20: Children of Lesser Clod

After injuring his knee during a basketball game, Homer begins taking care of the neighborhood kids to cure his boredom during his recovery from surgery, prompting jealousy from Bart and Lisa, who feel that Homer is giving the kids the attention they never had.

Season 12, Episode 21: Simpsons Tall Tales

When Homer refuses to pay a five dollar airport tax to fly to Delaware, the family is forced to ride in a livestock car of a train instead. There they meet a singing hobo who tells three tall tales:

Homer as Paul Bunyan.

Lisa as Connie Appleseed, a parody of Johnny Appleseed.

Bart as Tom Sawyer with Nelson as Huckleberry Finn.

Simpsons Season 12 Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Okay hear me out, Simpsons is usually not my go to show. I tend to catch it one occasion especially on very late nights. I know it is popular because its funny, but I really don’t see much humor in these. Anyway, its okay to watch when there’s nothing else on and you need to veg out. I feel like Homer after watching this show.

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