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Gone Boy

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Season 29 Episode
626 "Mr. Lisa's Opus"
"Gone Boy"
"Haw-Haw Land" 628
"Gone Boy"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 627
Season number: S29 E9
Production code: XABF02
Original airdate: December 10, 2017
Title screen: Santa Claus flies by on a Self-Flying Sled and says "Ho ho ho!"
Chalkboard gag: Snow Angels are not frozen hobos
Couch gag: Christmas Episode Opening Titles Couch Gag
Guest star(s): Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob
Shaquille O'Neal as himself
Valerie Harper as General Hospital nurse
John F. Kennedy as himself*
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: John Frink
Directed by: Rob Oliver

"Gone Boy" is the ninth episode of season 29 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and twenty-seventh episode overall. It originally aired on December 10, 2017. The episode was written by John Frink and directed by Rob Oliver. It guest stars Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob, Shaquille O'Neal as himself and Valerie Harper as General Hospital nurse. It also features archive footage of John F. Kennedy as himself.


"When Bart goes missing, the town puts together a search party to find him. After most give up hope, Sideshow Bob manipulates Milhouse into revealing where Bart is hiding."


Sideshow Bob and Shaquille O'Neal are collecting trash for community service with other men, but when they finishes the work, the Simpson family runs over it with a rental car. After finishing up the rental time and fuel, Homer goes with Bart to play, but Bart needs to pee and goes in the forest, falling down a manhole.

The family and cops start searching the forest, but the cops fail as usual. Bart finds himself in some kind of bunker, where he finds electronic equipment, which appears to be a military installment. People start looking for him, including Sideshow Bob, Shaquielle O'Neal and the other people of Springfield.

Bart tries to escape, but the ladder gives up, he finds a phone but instead of calling for help he calls Moe for a prank. Milhouse finds the entrance, but fails to help him. The news gives up hope saying he's dead, but Milhouse fails to bring the good news, in favor of Lisa's affection.

Sideshow Bob is having issues accepting it, and Bart phones Marge confirming he's alive. When Milhouse leaves the house, Bob appears, convincing him to bring him to Bart, with the family right behind. Bob shoves Milhouse down the manhole and then following immediately. Homer and Grampa fail to find them once again, while Bob ties them up to a missile and tries to launch them and kill both, but he's having regrets, and saves them.

Several years later, an elder Sideshow Bob is seen retired to a lighthouse to still go crazy over killing Bart, even after saving him, writing his message on the sand, just to be washed away by the water. He's heard by Squeaky-voiced teen, working as a mailman, delivers his mail. Jeremy tells him he wouldn't disturb him for the mail and hear his rant if he gets a mailbox. Bob considers the option for good measure.



"Gone Boy" was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. However, it lost to "Pickle Rick" from Rick and Morty.[1]



Promo videos[edit]

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Season 29 Episodes
The Serfsons Springfield Splendor Whistler's Father Treehouse of Horror XXVIII Grampy Can Ya Hear Me The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be Singin' in the Lane Mr. Lisa's Opus Gone Boy Haw-Haw Land Frink Gets Testy Homer Is Where the Art Isn't 3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage Fears of a Clown No Good Read Goes Unpunished King Leer Lisa Gets the Blues Forgive and Regret Left Behind Throw Grampa from the Dane Flanders' Ladder