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Milhouse of Sand and Fog

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Season 17 Episode
358 "The Girl Who Slept Too Little"
"Milhouse of Sand and Fog"
"Treehouse of Horror XVI" 360
"Milhouse of Sand and Fog"
Episode Information
Episode Number: 359
Production Code: GABF19
Original Airdate: September 25, 2005
Couch Gag: The Simpsons sit down on the couch as normal. A TiVo menu pops up, asking the viewer if they'd like to save the recording or delete it. "Delete This Recording" is chosen and the screen goes black.
Show Runner(s): Al Jean
Written By: Patric M. Verrone
Directed By: Steven Dean Moore

"Milhouse of Sand and Fog" is the third episode of season 17, that originally aired on September 25, 2005.


"Milhouse's parents reconcile, but they don't pay attention to him anymore, so he and Bart leave one of Marge's bras on Luann's bed so she thinks Kirk slept with Marge."


The pox party.

Inspired by Flanders' suggestion of purposely exposing the boys to the chicken pox, Homer invites all the neighborhood kids over to the Simpson house for a "pox party" (at fifteen bucks a head). However, he ends up catching it himself, having no childhood immunity. One good thing comes of it, though: Milhouse's folks reconcile.

Or so it seems. However, Milhouse feels neglected because his parents aren't fawning over him as they once did, competing for his love. Milhouse schemes to break up his parents again, and enlists both Bart and a plot borrowed from The O.C. Bart grabs one of Marge's bras and the boys leave it conspicuously located in Kirk's bed. Luann thinks Marge is having an affair with her husband, and soon she has Homer questioning his wife's fidelity. An argument ensues, and Bart realizes he may have split up his own parents instead of Milhouse's.

Bart schemes to reunite them by pretending to fall off a cliff into a river, using a dummy—but, due to Milhouse's poor eyesight, Bart ends up really taking the plunge. Homer leaps into the rapids and rescues Bart, and through a little trust, Marge saves them both from going over the falls. The Simpsons reconcile, once safely on the bank. Milhouse, not wishing to live in a world without his best friend, leaps over the cliff. Marge worriedly asks if he can swim. "What do you think?", asks Bart.


Broadcasting Information[edit]


  • First airdate: Sunday, September 25, 2005
  • Second airdate: Sunday, December 4, 2005
  • Third airdate: Sunday, February 12, 2006


  • First airdate: Sunday, November 6, 2005
  • Second airdate: Friday, November 11, 2005
  • Third airdate: Saturday, April 22, 2006
  • Fourth airdate: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
  • Fifth airdate: Sunday, August 6, 2006
  • Sixth airdate: Friday, August 25, 2006


  • First airdate: Tuesday, February 21, 2006


  • First airdate: Sunday, July 30, 2006

Season 17 Episodes
The Bonfire of the Manatees The Girl Who Slept Too Little Milhouse of Sand and Fog Treehouse of Horror XVI Marge's Son Poisoning See Homer Run The Last of the Red Hat Mamas The Italian Bob Simpsons Christmas Stories Homer's Paternity Coot We're on the Road to D'ohwhere My Fair Laddy The Seemingly Never-Ending Story Bart Has Two Mommies Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife Million-Dollar Abie Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore The Wettest Stories Ever Told Girls Just Want to Have Sums Regarding Margie The Monkey Suit Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play