T.V. Series Review: Simpsons Season 16

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Simpsons Season 16 Summary

The sixteenth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons began on Sunday, November 7, 2004.

Season 16, Episode 1: Treehouse of Horror XV

The Ned Zone – Ned Flanders suffers a head injury that gives him the power to foresee doom a la Christopher Walken from The Dead Zone. Four Beheadings with a Funeral – Lisa and Bart investigate the murders of Victorian-era England’s most prolific prostitutes. In the Belly of the Boss – The Simpsons go on a fantastic voyage through Mr. Burns’s body to rescue Maggie after she gets shrunk down into a pill and ingested.

Season 16, Episode 2: All’s Fair in Oven War

Marge resorts to sabotage as payback on the contestants who sabotaged her food entry for a cook-off. Meanwhile, Homer finds his old issues of Playdude in the ceiling, which Bart finds (after Marge cuts out all of the centerfolds and other nude photos) and uses as a guide on how to live the bachelor life.

Season 16, Episode 3: Sleeping with the Enemy

Feeling unappreciated by her own children, Marge takes in Nelson as her surrogate child. Meanwhile, Lisa’s bottom grows too fat and so she purposely starves herself in order to be skinny

Season 16, Episode 4: She Used to Be My Girl

Marge bumps into an old high-school acquaintance who is now a successful news reporter. While Marge becomes jealous of her friend’s success and wonders what may have been had she not stayed with Homer, Lisa becomes inspired by this new, strong woman

Season 16, Episode 5: Fat Man and Little Boy

Bart becomes depressed about growing older after losing his last baby tooth, and, following advice from Lisa, deals with his problems by writing ironic slogans on T-shirts. Meanwhile, Homer tries to help Lisa make a science project after Bart cuts Homer out of helping him sell T-shirts

Season 16, Episode 6: Midnight Rx

Mr. Burns cancels the nuclear plant’s prescription pill plan, prompting Homer and Grampa to smuggle prescription pills in from Canada to medicate the town. Mr. Burns soon regrets his actions when his faithful assistant Smithers suffers from a goiter and joins Homer and Grampa on one last heist

Season 16, Episode 7: Mommie Beerest

When Moe’s Tavern is shut down by the health department, Homer takes out a second mortgage without consulting Marge to finance the bar’s return, but Marge finds out and decides to protect her investment by becoming Moe’s business partner and renovating the tavern into a pub.

Season 16, Episode 8: Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass

After Homer inadvertently performs a wild crowd-pleasing dance at a local carnival, he is hired by several sports figures to teach them how to showboat. Meanwhile, Flanders creates ultra-violent, ultra-gory Bible movies à la Passion of the Christ

Season 16, Episode 9: Pranksta Rap

Bart fakes his own kidnapping to get out of being punished for going to a rap concert, but the ruse goes too far when Milhouse’s father is implicated as the kidnapper and Chief Wiggum sees this as an opportunity to make a name for himself as a competent police officer.

Season 16, Episode 10: There’s Something About Marrying

Homer becomes a minister after Springfield legalizes gay marriage (to boost their damaged reputation for tourists) and Patty comes out of the closet, much to the shock of her sister, Marge, who was naive to her sister’s sexuality.

Season 16, Episode 11: On a Clear Day I Can’t See My Sister

After years of tolerating his antics, Lisa files a restraining order against Bart, forcing him to live in the backyard. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a greeter for a Walmart-esque department store called “Sprawl-Mart”.

Season 16, Episode 12: Goo Goo Gai Pan

The Simpsons are going to China, after Selma (who recently began menopause) lists Homer as her husband in order to adopt a Chinese baby (while Marge poses as Selma and Homer’s live-in nanny)

Season 16, Episode 13: Mobile Homer

After Homer buys an RV with the family’s insurance money, Marge kicks him out of the house and Bart and Lisa, who worry their parents may get divorced, drive the RV back to the dealers to make sure it does not break up their family.

Season 16, Episode 14: The Seven – Beer Snitch

After Shelbyville accuses Springfield of being hicks, Marge convinces the townspeople to fund a Frank Gehry-designed concert hall, which is then converted to a prison when the concert hall goes bankrupt on opening night. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa investigate Snowball II’s recent weight gain

Season 16, Episode 15: Future Drama

Through Professor Frink’s future machine, Bart and Lisa see their lives in the year 2013, where Bart steals Lisa’s chances at going to an Ivy League school in order to impress a skater girl named Jenda while Homer (now separated from Marge and living in an underwater apartment) fights Krusty the Clown after Marge begins dating him.

Season 16, Episode 16: Don’t Fear the Roofer

Sick of being unwanted, Homer befriends a man who works as a roofer. However, no one else can see him and Homer’s insistence that the roofer does exist prompts everyone to think he has gone crazy.

Season 16, Episode 17: The Heartbroke Kid

Springfield Elementary signs a deal with a snack company to install vending machines in the schools—with Bart taking advantage of the situation to the point that he becomes obese and suffers a heart attack.

Season 16, Episode 18: A Star is Torn

Lisa participates in a singing competition with Homer as her manager, but helps Lisa’s rival after being fired

Season 16, Episode 19: Thank God, It’s Doomsday

Homer sees a movie about the end of the world and fears the same thing will happen in real life after seeing a chain of random occurrences (celebrities [“stars”] falling from the sky, raining blood, a man in a realistic devil costume) and doing a complicated math equation that predicts the end will come on May 18th, but when the end does not come, Homer discovers a flaw in the equation and ends up in Heaven where he meets God and learns that God is planning The Rapture.

Season 16, Episode 20: Home Away From Homer

Flanders rents a room to two college girls who, without his knowledge, use the spare room to broadcast live softcore pornographic web videos of themselves. Upset that no one in town told him this (and that Homer was the one who told everyone), Ned moves to the seemingly perfect town of Humbleton, Pennsylvania, while a brash coach moves into Flanders’ house and begins harassing Homer the same way Homer harassed Ned.

Season 16, Episode 21: The Father, The Son and the Holy Guest Star

Bart gets expelled from school and transfers to a Catholic school, where a hip priest named Father Sean tries to convert Bart and Homer to Catholicism, which worries Marge when she believes that Catholics do not go to the same heaven as Protestants and discovers that Catholic women do not use birth control

Simpsons Season 16 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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