BURBANK, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2020) — Everyone’s favorite family is back for the 31st season of the longest running scripted primetime show in television history, “The Simpsons.” Now available on Disney+, the 22-episode season brings viewers back to Springfield for a fresh batch of episodes to binge alongside the service’s comprehensive set of every season available since the show first premiered in 1989.
The Emmy Award-nominated season features an all-star lineup of celebrity guest appearances including Billy Porter, John Mulaney, Jason Momoa, Kevin Smith, Joey King, Lilly Singh, Cate Blanchett, Chrissy Teigan, and Jim Parsons, with musical performances from John Legend and Weezer.
Marvel fans won’t want to miss “Bart the Bad Guy” (Season 31, Episode 14) starring Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, “Avengers: Endgame” Directors Anthony and Joseph Russo, and Maria Hill Actor Cobie Smulders. After first debuting in the short film “Maggie Simpson in ‘Playdate with Destiny,” Baby Hudson makes his Simpsons return in “The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby” (Season 31, Episode 18). The season also includes the 30th episode in the legendary “Treehouse of Horror” anthology as well as the series’ first “Thanksgiving of Horror” (Season 31, Episode 8).
The latest season joins more than 600 episodes of “The Simpsons,” “The Simpsons Movie,” and short films “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’” and “Maggie Simpson in ‘Playdate with Destiny” already streaming on the service.
Season 31 Episode Descriptions
“The Winter of Our Monetized Content” (Season 31, Episode 1)
Homer and Bart becomes viral sensations. Meanwhile Lisa is sent to detention and is forced to make license plates.
“Go Big or Go Homer” (Season 31, Episode 2)
Homer befriends a younger man who idolizes him. They make a dangerous entry into to pizza business.
“The Fat Blue Line” (Season 31, Episode 3)
Fat Tony is framed and Wiggum must exonerate him. Homer uses his butt as a pickpocketing decoy.
“Treehouse of Horror XXX” (Season 31, Episode 4)
This 666th episode of the Simpsons parodies the Omen and Stranger Things, not to mention a little Crazy Rich Aliens.
“Gorillas On the Mast” (Season 31, Episode 5)
Homer buys a boat and is dismayed to learn the cost of operation. Lisa frees a whale so Bart frees a gorilla.
“Marge the Lumberjill (Season 31, Episode 6)
Marge feels get life is boring, so she takes up timbersports and novels to Oregon, birthplace of Matt Groening.
“Livin’ la Pura Vida” (Season 31, Episode 7)
Homer and Marge go in a vacation with other families that goes awry. They are shocked to find who’s really behind it.
“Thanksgiving of Horror” (Season 31, Episode 8)
The bloody first Thanksgiving, a black mirror of thanksgiving preparations and the horrifying last Thanksgiving.
“Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?” (Season 31, Episode 9)
Todd loses his faith in God; Homer and Ned share a near-death experience.
“Bobby, It’s Cold Outside” (Season 31, Episode 10)
Sideshow Bob returns, and Christmas is threatened. Bart tries to make sense of it all.
“Hail to the Teeth” (Season 31, Episode 11)
Marge’s old suitor Artie Ziff returns, and he’s engaged. Meanwhile a man tells Lisa she’d be more popular if she smiled more and against her wishes she does.
“The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson” (Season 31, Episode 12)
The sea captain finds a treasure he’s been searching for all his life but it’s taken from him. The town uses it to fund STEM classrooms.
“Frinkoin” (Season 31, Episode 13)
Professor Frink develops a crypto currency that makes him rich. Then he wonders if his new friends are true friends.
“Bart the Bad Guy” (Season 31, Episode 14)
Bart learns the ending of an upcoming blockbuster, and it gives him power over the town. Powerful superheroes decide to take a hand.
“Screenless” (Season 31, Episode 15)
The family goes without electronic devices. Then one member surprisingly cracks and they head to rehab.
“Better off Ned” (Season 31, Episode 16)
After a prank, Ned mentors Bart and his life greatly improves. A jealous Homer becomes a mentor to Nelson.
“Highway to Well” (Season 31, Episode 17)
Marge gets a job at a marijuana dispensary. Homer begins selling pot out of Moe’s back room.
“The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby” (Season 31, Episode 18)
Cletus becomes a helium tycoon. Maggie reunited with baby Hudson from Playdate with Destiny.
“Warrin’ Priests” (Season 31, Episode 19)
Pete Holmes guest stars as a charismatic new preacher. Lovejoy investigates his mysterious past.
“Warrin’ Priests Part Two” (Season 31, Episode 20)
Reverend Lovejoy confronts a popular new pastor from his dark past. Lisa is shattered.
“The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds” (Season 31, Episode 21)
Lisa makes a new friend who loves horses, but she becomes part of a circle of snooty young rich girls.
“The Way of the Dog” (Season 31, Episode 22)
After the Simpsons’ dog bites Marge the family explores the tragic past of Santa’s Little Helper.
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ABOUT THE SIMPSONS
The longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONSexploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently airing its record-annihilating 32nd season, THE SIMPSONS has won 34 Emmy Awards (including its 11th in 2019 for Outstanding Animated Program), 34 Annie Awards, 9 Environmental Media Awards, 7 People’s Choice Awards and 13 Writers Guild of America Awards including the 2019 and 2020 Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program Award. THE SIMPSONS was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award, and in 2019 received the Institutional Peabody Award. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” The Simpsons Movie was a hit feature film, their mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of ‘Springfield’—winning a Thea Award in both 2009 and 2017. The show was honored with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. The Simpsons ongoing Tapped Out mobile game which launched in 2012 was a recipient of a Webby Award in 2018. It has been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, called the “Greatest American Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly in 2013, and declared “The Best TV Show Ever” in 2016 by vulture.com.
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