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Episodes with unresolved endings

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Episodes left an unusual point are episodes where they are as usual at the beginning, but at the end something quite major has changed and the change is nearly always not included in future episodes and it is not explained how they changed back.


Season Episode Change
4 "Mr. Plow" Homer buys a plow truck to replace both of the family's totaled cars. But at the end of the episode it is repossessed leaving it unknown how they got their original cars back.
6 "Fear of Flying" Homer was banned from Moe's Tavern, but it's unknown how he let him back in, in other episodes.
9 "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" At the end, everyone in Springfield takes everything except a washcloth from the Simpsons' house.
"The Trouble with Trillions" The episode ends with Homer, Mr. Burns and Waylon Smithers lost at sea on a raft, after being kicked out of Cuba by Fidel Castro. Mr. Burns plans on how they will handle their trial (if they ever get back to America).
10 "Viva Ned Flanders" The episode closes with Ned and Homer alone in the desert with vultures circling over them, leaving it unknown how they survived.
"Mom and Pop Art" At the end, Springfield is flooded and it is left unknown how the water was drained.
11 "Missionary: Impossible" The episode is left hanging when Homer and Lisa Jr. are about to fall into the lava and the story is interrupted by Betty White hosting a Fox pledge-a-thon. In "Pygmoelian", Homer is back in Springfield as normal.
12 "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes" The episode ends with the Simpsons living at the Island, but in the next episode they are back in Springfield.
"Worst Episode Ever" Comic Book Guy gets arrested for bootlegging illegal videos. The fate of the Android's Dungeon is left unknown. The store next appears in "Children of a Lesser Clod", and Comic Book Guy is still shown behind the counter.
16 "All's Fair in Oven War" The kitchen of The Simpsons house was rebuilt, but in the next episode, the kitchen is back to normal.
"Sleeping with the Enemy" Nelson's dad got back, but it's unknown why he's gone after the episode.
"The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star" It is left unknown when or how Bart got back into Springfield Elementary School.
17 "We're on the Road to D'ohwhere" The episode ends with Marge, Homer and Bart all arrested and Lisa hearing their legally-entitled phone calls on the answering machine.
21 "Postcards from the Wedge" At the end of the episode, Springfield Elementary School sustains major damage due to an earthquake caused by an old abandoned subway train driven by Bart. Later, the people at the school raise the flag, but the pole falls over and collapses the school. In the next episode, the school is back to normal as if nothing had happened.
23 "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" Krusty gets a new show on HBOWTIME, and it is not said how/if Krusty got his original show back.
"A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again" The family were marooned on Antarctica for causing a problem on Royalty Valhalla. It is left unknown how the family got back to Springfield.
29 "Gone Boy" It is left unknown when or how Bart, Milhouse and Sideshow Bob were taken out from the underground bunker.