The Simpsons Specials

Specials

The Simpsons Specials

First Air Date: April 19, 1987

First Aired on    :   1987
Episodes    :   61 episodes



Episodes

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0x61 The Longest Daycare (March 17, 2013)


The youngest member of the Simpson family has a big adventure at the 'Ayn Rand School for Tots' in this Oscar-nominated animated short film.


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0x60 Celebrity Friends (January 13, 2010)


In the third of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais speaks to a selection of the huge number of celebrities who have guest-starred on the show over the years.


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0x59 Mischief And Mayhem (January 12, 2010)


In the second of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais takes a look at the vast array of Simpsons merchandise the colourful characters have inspired and catches up with some of the programme's biggest devotees.


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0x58 Access All Areas (January 11, 2010)


In the first of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais takes you behind the scenes to see how the show is made, talking to those who put each episode together, plus celebrity fans like Simon Cowell and Hugh Hefner.


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0x57 The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice (January 10, 2010)


After getting lost in a game of hide-and-seek, Lisa wanders into the field and discovers three teenage girls who are practising Wiccans. Though she is sceptical of their spells, the girls assure Lisa that they never hurt anyone and ask her to join their coven. Just before Lisa is inducted into their pact, Chief Wiggum arrives and arrests the three girls for witchcraft and Lisa becomes the star witness in the trial.


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0x56 A Culture Show Special (July 25, 2007)


Despite Marge's warnings, the kids make faces. Maggie unclearly speaks in this episode.


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0x55 The world according to the simpsons (January 01, 0001)



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0x54 Inside the actors' studio (January 01, 0001)



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0x53 The Simpsons' Christmas Message (December 25, 2008)


Marge comments on David and Victoria Beckham's marriage in a negative comparison with hers and Homer's, and compared the special relationship between the UK and the US to that of Mini Me and Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers films ("Helping out in all our zany schemes to take over the world"). Lisa Simpson also held a banner supporting Cornwall's secession: "UK OUT OF CORNWALL", while chanting "Rydhsys rag Kernow lemmyn" (freedom for Cornwall now).


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0x52 Making Of (January 01, 0001)



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0x51 The Wiggum Files (January 01, 0001)



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0x50 The Simpsons Movie (July 27, 2007)


After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons family are declared fugitives.


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0x49 Springfield's Most Wanted (September 17, 1995)


This special was aired before the premier of the 7th season opener; hosted by John Walsh (from the FOX series "Americas Most Wanted"), it offered up all sorts of theories and insights into who might have shot Montgomery Burns.


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0x48 TV Simpsons (May 14, 1989)


Homer attempts to fix the television antenna on the roof.


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0x47 Maggie in Peril (The Thrilling Conclusion) (May 07, 1989)


Part 2. Maggie floats in the air hanging on to balloons and lands safely back in her playpen.


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0x46 Maggie in Peril (Chapter One) (April 30, 1989)


Bart kicks Maggie's ball out of sight and she takes off to retrieve it back. (To be Continued...)


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0x45 Family Therapy (April 23, 1989)


Homer takes the family to a psychologist. This is last Tracey Ullman Short we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.


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0x44 Bart of the Jungle (April 16, 1989)


The kids swing from the trees off Homer's ties.


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0x43 Bart's Nightmare (March 26, 1989)


In this sequel to "Shell Game", Bart has a nightmare after eating every single cookie from the cookie jar.


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0x42 Bathtime (March 19, 1989)


Homer makes Bart take his "Sunday Night Bath", only to flood the bathroom. this is the last Simpsons short in which we see a naked Simpsons character.


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0x41 Echo Canyon (March 12, 1989)


The family drives to Echo Canyon, takes turns making echoes, and Bart almost makes a boulder crunch the family car.


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0x40 Shoplifting (February 26, 1989)


Bart's attempt to swipe some chocolate is foiled.


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0x39 Home Hypnotism (February 19, 1989)


Homer tries hypnosis to calm down his crazy kids.


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0x38 Scary Movie (February 12, 1989)


Bart, Lisa and Maggie go to the movie to see "The Happy Little Elves Return" (much to Bart's dismay), but Bart convinces the girls to see "Space Mutants" instead. Guess who's the scaredy-cat!


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0x37 Bart's Little Fantasy (February 05, 1989)


Bart tells a story about large kids who throw their small parents into a small room.


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0x36 Bart the Hero (January 29, 1989)


Sent out to exercise, Bart foils a robbery attempt.


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0x35 The Krusty the Clown Show (January 15, 1989)


The kids get to see Krusty's show live for the first time. First appearance of Krusty the Clown.


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0x34 Simpsons Christmas (December 18, 1988)


Bart's version of Christmas.


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0x33 Punching Bag (November 27, 1988)


Bart, Lisa and eventually Marge take out their frustrations on a punching bag with Homer's picture on it.


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0x32 The Bart Simpson Show (November 20, 1988)


Bart puts on his own show after Homer tells him to stop watching cartoons. First appearance of Itchy and Scratchy. This is the first time we hear Lisa call her dad "Homer".


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0x31 Shell Game (November 13, 1988)


Bart tries to hide the cookies he stole from the jar from his parents.


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0x30 Shut Up, Simpsons (November 06, 1988)


Maggie squeaks her toy, causing a chain reaction of anger in the family.


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0x29 Zoo Story (May 08, 1988)


Homer unwisely teases a monkey at the zoo and gets a faceful of poo for his trouble. This is the shortest Simpsons Short.


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0x28 The Art Museum (May 01, 1988)


The Simpsons go to the art museum. This is the first time we hear Bart say "Whoooa, Mama!".


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0x27 The Money Jar (March 20, 1988)


The kids try to steal money from Marge's money jar..


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0x26 Bart's Hiccups (March 13, 1988)


Lisa and Maggie try to cure Bart's hiccups...the hard way.


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0x25 Family Portrait (March 06, 1988)


Homer has trouble taking a normal family portrait.


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0x24 The Aquarium (February 28, 1988)


At an aquarium Bart swims with the sharks...literally. This is the first time we see a naked Simpsons character. This also marks Lisa Simpson saying the word hell in this short.


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0x23 Closeted (February 21, 1988)


Bart locks himself in the closet, and when he busts out, he finds out that the family has gone out without him.


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0x22 The Pagans (February 14, 1988)


The kids discuss paganism. This is the first time Bart calls his dad "Homer".


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0x21 Skateboarding (February 07, 1988)


Bart teaches his sisters how to skateboard...or is it the other way around.


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0x20 Gone Fishin' (Sort of) (January 24, 1988)


Bart and Homer go on a fishing trip. Homer asks Bart for a bologna sandwich, but Bart forgot the bologna. He puts the bait on the sandwich instead. Later on they hit rapids and Homer is almost knocked unconscious. They later fall off of a waterfall.


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0x19 Grampa and the Kids (January 10, 1988)


Grampa spends time with the kids. This is Grampa's first appearance.


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0x18 Scary Stories (December 20, 1987)


Bart tells Lisa & Maggie a series of scary stories (in the middle of the dark) only to believe they're coming true.


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0x17 The Perfect Crime (December 13, 1987)


Marge bakes a batch of delicious cookies. Bart attempts to steal them, but burns his fingers trying to pick them up. Everyone except Bart and Maggie leave the kitchen to let them cool down, and Bart takes this opportunity to swipe them, muttering to himself "Aha! The perfect crime!" Homer and Marge come back to find the tray empty. Marge suspects Maggie of eating the cookies, but as a witness she knows exactly who took them and guides them along a trail of cookies running across the floor. His family catch him lying on his back in his bedroom amidst a pile of cookie crumbs. Looking up at them with his stomach full, he groans, "There is no perfect crime." His head bangs back down on the ground and Maggie, secretively, snacks on an uneaten cookie.


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0x16 World War III (November 22, 1987)


Homer wakes up the family to practice for a nuclear drill... in the middle of the night.


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0x15 Bart's Haircut (November 15, 1987)


Bart has his hair cut too short by a barber. This is the first time we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.


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0x14 Space Patrol (November 08, 1987)


Bart, Lisa and Maggie play a game of "Space Patrol" while Homer and Marge are out. Lisa plays a superhero with Maggie as her sidekick, while Bart puts a jug on his head with the pretense of it being the helmet of an alien warlord. However, his head accidentally plops into it and the jug is left stuck on his head. Lisa "frees" Bart from the jug using a croquet mallet. Lisa and Maggie then hide, allowing Bart, stumbling in a daze amongst pieces of the precious broken jug lying on the floor, to take the blame.


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0x13 Bart and Homer's Dinner (November 01, 1987)


Bart can't stomach it when he and Homer are forced to fend for themselves.


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0x12 House of Cards (October 25, 1987)


Bart tries to make a house of cards, but Lisa Maggie make noises that have the "house" fall every time.


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0x11 Football (October 18, 1987)


Homer teaches Bart about the importance of Football.


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0x10 Maggie's Brain (October 11, 1987)


Bart and Lisa wonder what's inside Maggie's mind.


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0x09 The Funeral (October 04, 1987)


Bart is determined to see his uncle's corpse...but not for long. This is the only appearance of Uncle Hubert.


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0x08 Making Faces (September 22, 1987)


Despite Marge's warnings, the kids make faces. Maggie unclearly speaks in this episode.


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0x07 Dinner Time (July 12, 1987)


Marge serves the family purple goop for dinner, insisting that they say grace first.


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0x06 Burping Contest (June 28, 1987)


Despite Marge's objections, Bart, Lisa and even Maggie compete in a contest to see who can make the most disgusting burp.


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0x05 The Pacifier (June 21, 1987)


Lisa and Bart try to get Maggie to stop sucking on her pacifier, but Maggie, who has an entire drawer full of them, refuses to kick the habit.


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0x04 Babysitting Maggie (May 31, 1987)


Marge puts Bart and Lisa in charge of babysitting Maggie. They watch TV while Maggie gets electrocuted, falls down the stairs, and falls off the roof. Maggie sticks a fork in an electrical socket thereby electocuting herself, she crawls up the stairs and falls down them in insane Slinky fashion then she climbs onto the roof in hot pursuit of a butterfly, and falls off it.


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0x03 Jumping Bart (May 10, 1987)


Homer makes several attempts to have Bart jump into his arms. Each time Bart jumps Homer is distracted and fails to catch him. Towards the end of the episode boxing gloves are delivered, presumably the ones used in the episode Punching Bag.


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0x02 Watching TV (May 03, 1987)


Bart and Lisa quarrel during commercial breaks over what channel they'll watch. Repeatedly Maggie comes up to the television and changes the channel. Later Homer is saying some speech about family matters then stops when the show comes back on. A piece of music from the Tracey Ullman show plays at one part or another during the short.


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0x01 Good Night (April 19, 1987)


Good Night was the first ever Simpsons short to air on The Tracey Ullman Show. The five main family members - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie - were first introduced in this short. Homer and Marge attempt to calm their children to sleep, with the opposite results. Maggie can be heard saying "good night". She rarely talks throughout the run of the series.




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