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Season Information
Original run: September 28, 2014 – May 2015
No. of episodes: Unknown
Previous season: 25

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Season 26 is the current season of The Simpsons. It premiered on September 28, 2014 and will conclude in Spring 2015. It premiered with Clown in the Dumps with a character death. A skin for Krusty was released on The Simpsons: Tapped Out for the Season Premiere.

Announcement

Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, announced on October 4, 2013 that The Simpsons will be going into its twenty-sixth season.[1] "For more than a quarter of a century, THE SIMPSONS has captured the hearts and minds of fans in a way that transcends ages, languages and cultures," said Reilly. "This groundbreaking series is not only the longest-running scripted show in television history, it’s one of the greatest sitcoms of our time, and I'm looking forward to yet another landmark season."

Episodes

Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Clown in the Dumps promo 2.jpg 553 - 1 "Clown in the Dumps"[2] September 28, 2014 Steven Dean Moore Joel H. Cohen[3] SABF20
A Springfield resident dies (See Death clues and Character death). Also, Krusty retires after he’s offended by a comedy cable channel roast of him, and Lisa tries to protect Homer from getting hurt.[4]

Guest Starring: David Hyde Pierce as Himself; Sarah Silverman as Herself; Jeff Ross as Himself; Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob; Jackie Mason as Rabbi Krustofski[5]

The Wreck of the Relationship promo 2.jpg 554 - 2[6] "The Wreck of the Relationship"[7] October 5, 2014[6] Chuck Sheetz Jeff Westbrook[8] SABF17
When Bart disrespects Homer's authority, Homer makes a point to try his hand at parenting. This proves fruitless, so Marge signs them up for the Relation Ship, where they'll resolve their conflicts at sea. Meanwhile, Marge is in charge of Homer's fantasy football league, but manages to win despite being the underdog[9]

Guest starring: Nick Offerman as Captain Bowditch

Super Franchise Me promo 2.jpg 555 - 3 "Super Franchise Me"[10] October 12, 2014[11] Mark Kirkland Bill Odenkirk SABF19
Marge opens a sandwich franchise store after her sandwiches become a huge hit at Springfield Elementary. But running day-to-day at the store proves challenging, especially when the same franchise opens another location across the street. [12]
Treehouse of Horror XXV promo 4.jpg 556 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror XXV" October 19, 2014[13] Matthew Faughnan Stephanie Gillis[14] SABF21[15]
On the annual spooktacular Halloween special, Bart and Lisa are transported to a demon-filled alternate universe after Bart reads a set of Aramaic symbols he finds on the underside of his desk; Moe's "Clockwork Orange"-style gang is disrupted when Dum (Homer) falls for a girl (Marge) who wants him to give up the thug life; and, in an homage to "The Others," the Simpsons are visited by their former Tracey Ullman-era versions of themselves.[16]

Guest Starring: John Ratzenberger as Pixar Homer Simpson

Opposites A-Frack promo 4.jpg 557 - 5 "Opposites A-Frack"[17] November 2, 2014[18] Matthew Nastuk Valentina L. Garza[18] SABF22[18]
Lisa brings in Assemblywoman Maxine Lombard to put a stop to Mr. Burns' fracking operation, but is taken aback when the two political opponents find themselves attracted to one another.[19]

Guest Starring: Jane Fonda as Maxine Lombard and Robert Siegel as Himself[20]

Simpsorama promo 2.jpg 558 - 6 "Simpsorama"[21] November 9, 2014[22] Bob Anderson J. Stewart Burns[23] SABF16[21]
A crossover with Futurama, the Planet Express team comes to Springfield. Hypnotoad will also make an appearance.[24] The plot will revolve around Bender and Bart; Bender comes from the future to kill Bart because of something that Bart does in the present that causes problems in the future. The recording starts at September 19, 2013.[25] Some scenes will be based in the comic Futurama/Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis.[23]

Guest starring: Billy West as Philip J. Fry, Farnsworth and Zoidberg; Katey Sagal as Leela; John DiMaggio as Bender; Phil LaMarr as Hermes Conrad; Maurice LaMarche as Morbo and Hedonismbot; Lauren Tom as Amy Wong and Tress MacNeille as Linda.[26]

Blazed and Confused promo 1.jpg 559 - 7 "Blazed and Confused"[27] November 16, 2014[28][29] Rob Oliver[30] Carolyn Omine and William Wright[31] TABF01[32][33]
Bart schemes to bring down his new teacher, Mr. Lassen (guest voice Willem Dafoe), who is a terrible bully and The Simpsons go to Burning Man.[34][35]

Guest starring: Willem Dafoe as Mr. Lassen

Covercraft promo 4.jpg 560 - 8 "Covercraft"[36] November 23, 2014[37] Matt Selman[38] TABF02[39]
Homer has a mid-life crisis after Moe’s shuts down and Moe takes off on a trip with King Toot. Homer then takes up bass guitar and forms a cover band with some of the other dads in town. But the band's modest early success is soon overwhelmed by the breakout potential of their most unlikely star, Apu.[39] Sideshow Mel's Family will show up.[40][41]

Guest starring: Sammy Hagar as Himself and Will Forte as King Toot[39][42][43]

561 - 9[44] "I Won't Be Home For Christmas"[45] December 7, 2014[46] Al Jean[47] TABF03[48]
After Moe convinces Homer to stay out drinking on Christmas Eve, Marge tells Homer not to come home. This leads to Homer's sad trek through lonely Springfield, where he learns that the only place where one should truly get drunk on Christmas is home.[48][49]
The Man Who Came To Be Dinner.png 562 - 10[44] "The Man Who Came To Be Dinner"[50] January 4, 2015[51] David Silverman[52] Al Jean (co-writer) RABF15
The Simpsons go to an amusement park where the lines for the rides are terrible, except for this one rocket called "Rocket to your Doom". They end up on Kang and Kodos home planet Rigel VII.[53]
563 - 11[44] "The Musk Who Fell To Earth"[54] January 11, 2015[55]
Mr. Burns will lose all his money to Elon Musk. Burns will try to kill him, and it will be revealed Musk's master password.[55][56][57]

Guest starring: Elon Musk as Himself

564 - 12[58] "Bart's New Friend"[35] January 18, 2015[58] Judd Apatow TABF05[59]
Homer is hypnotised into thinking he's 10 years old and becomes friends with Bart.
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2014/2015
Lisa will be on a maths team, and the episode will feature “the most complicated math jokes we[simpsons writers] can think of”.[60]
"My Fare Lady"[61] 2015 TABF07[61]
"The Princess Guide"[62] 2015 TABF08[62]
"Sky Police"[63] 2015 TABF09[63]
"Waiting For Duffman"[64] 2015 TABF10[64]
2015 TABF12[65]
"Let's Go Fly a Coot"[66] 2015 TABF13[66]
"Every Man's Dream"[67] 2015 TABF14[67]
"Walking Big & Tall"[68] 2015
"The Kids Are All Fight"[69] 2015
"Peeping Mom"[70] 2015

Season 26 upcoming guest stars

Death clues

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(To see who died see Character death)

Some clues about the Springfield resident who passed away on the Season Premiere were given by the media:

The character to die would have appeared more than twice in the show and will be voiced by an Emmy Award-winning voice actor who won an Emmy for the role as the character. This will be the season 26 premiere. As Al Jean said,[74] it won't be Edna Krabappel, due to Marcia Wallace's death[75] and Hank Azaria confirmed that it wasn't one of his characters.[76] However, Homer won't be who dies.[56]

Upcoming couch gags

  • Matt Groening pointed out that they have some "surprises" for this season, also stating that "we've got one couch gag so nightmarish it will change your DNA!"[56]
  • There will be a couch gag crossover with the animated series Rick and Morty.[77]

Notes

References

  1. The Simpsons Facebook page
  2. Registration number PAu003707401 at the United States Copyright Office
  3. Al Jean's Twitter
  4. FoxFlash
  5. The Futon Critic - "Clown in The Dumps" Listing
  6. 6.0 6.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  7. Registration number PAu003703311 at the United States Copyright Office
  8. "File:SABF17 Script1.png"
  9. Listings - SIMPSONS, THE on FOX - TheFutonCritic.com
  10. Registration number PAu003703309 at the United States Copyright Office
  11. Al Jean's Twitter
  12. Listings - SIMPSONS, THE on FOX | TheFutonCritic.com
  13. The Simpsons Twitter
  14. Al Jean's Twitter
  15. David Silverman Twitter - THOH 25 image
  16. Listings - SIMPSONS, THE on FOX | TheFutonCritic.com
  17. PAu003711492 in the Copyright Database
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  19. Listings - SIMPSONS, THE on FOX
  20. Twitter - Matt Selman
  21. 21.0 21.1 Script photo
  22. Entertainment Weekly - "'Simpsons' character will die in season 26 premiere and 'Futurama' crossover to air in November"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Inside TV - "'The Simpsons' to join forces with 'Futurama' for crossover episode"
  24. Cinema Blend - "The Simpsons 2013 Comic-Con Panel Live Blog"
  25. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VJNu-jfGJY
  26. The Futon Critic - The Simpsons Listings
  27. Registration number PAu003722106 at the United States Copyright Office
  28. Al Jean Twitter
  29. Mike Price Twitter - airdate mentioned
  30. Al Jean's Twitter
  31. Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  32. TheFutonCritic.com|Listings - SIMPSONS, THE on FOX
  33. Mike Price Twitter - TABF01 image
  34. 34.0 34.1 FOX - Upfronts 2014 - The Simpsons
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Al Jean's Twitter post
  36. 36.0 36.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  37. Al Jean Twitter reply 2
  38. "File:TABF02 Script.png"
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 Listings - SIMPSONS, THE on FOX|TheFutonCritic.com
  40. FoxFlash - November 2014 FOX Press Release
  41. Matt Selman's Twitter picture
  42. Ultimate Classic Rock - "Sammy Hagar Lines Up Hurricane Benefit Special, ‘Simpsons’ Appearance"
  43. Al Jean Twitter reply
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 Al Jean's Twitter
  45. Registration number PAu003721153 at the United States Copyright Office
  46. Al Jean's Twitter
  47. Al Jean's Twitter
  48. 48.0 48.1 Listings - SIMPSONS, THE on FOX | TheFutonCritic.com
  49. Al Jean's Twitter
  50. PAu003644040 in the Copyright Database
  51. David Silverman's Twitter
  52. Twitter.com
  53. TV Guide.com - Keck's Exclusives: The Simpsons in Space
  54. Registration number PAu003721154 at the United States Copyright Office
  55. 55.0 55.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 56.3 56.4 Digital Spy - "The Simpsons: Comic-Con 2014 live blog - Celebrating 25 years"
  57. Al Jean's Twitter
  58. 58.0 58.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  59. Registration number PAu003733637 at the United States Copyright Office
  60. Independent.ie - Do you know the maths secrets hidden in 'The Simpsons'?
  61. 61.0 61.1 "File:TABF07 Script.png"
  62. 62.0 62.1 Registration number PAu003736419 at the United States Copyright Office
  63. 63.0 63.1 Registration number PAu003734537 at the United States Copyright Office
  64. 64.0 64.1 "File:TABF10 Script.png"
  65. Matthew Schofield's Twitter
  66. 66.0 66.1 Registration number PAu003742202 at the United States Copyright Office
  67. 67.0 67.1 Registration number PAu003742225 at the United States Copyright Office
  68. Registration number PAu003741933 at the United States Copyright Office
  69. Registration number PAu003740824 at the United States Copyright Office
  70. Matt Selman's Twitter picture
  71. Joe Mantegna Twitter post
  72. TV Line - "The Simpsons Casts Will Forte as <Spoiler>!"
  73. Entertainment Weekly - "Richard Branson to cameo on 'The Simpsons'"
  74. The Simpsons Facebook Page
  75. Entertainment Weekly - "'Simpsons' producer on mystery death in Springfield: Even the actor doesn't know yet"
  76. The Independent - "Simpsons character death hugely narrowed down following Hank Azaria tip"
  77. Bubbleblabber.com - 'Rick and Morty' EXCLUSIVE Interview
  78. http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/20/the-simpsons-judd-apatow-conan
  79. "Bart's New Friend"
  80. Twitter Al Jean "very musical" tweet
  81. "Covercraft"



 
     
 
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