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Mother and Child Reunion

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Season 32 Episode
703 "Panic on the Streets of Springfield"
"Mother and Child Reunion"
"The Man from G.R.A.M.P.A." 705
Donut Homer.png This episode is considered non-canon and the events featured do not relate to the series and therefore may not have actually happened/existed.

The reason behind this decision is: Set in the future.

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"Mother and Child Reunion"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 704
Season number: S32 E20
Production code: QABF14
Original airdate: May 9, 2021
Title screen: Plopper web slings across the screen a la Spider-Man
Couch gag: Marge is hatching eggs on a nest. Homer jumps in the nest, breaking the eggs, and gets a taste of the egg yolk
Guest star(s): Werner Herzog as himself
George Stephanopoulos as himself
Nate Silver as himself
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: J. Stewart Burns
Directed by: Jennifer Moeller

"Mother and Child Reunion" is the twentieth episode of season 32 of The Simpsons and the seven hundred and fourth episode overall. It originally aired on May 9, 2021. The episode was written by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Jennifer Moeller. It guest stars Werner Herzog as himself, George Stephanopoulos as himself and Nate Silver as himself.

"Mother and Child Reunion" was dedicated in memory of Olympia Dukakis, who died on May 1.


"Lisa makes a shocking college decision, wounding Marge. It leads to a very surprising place."


The Simpson family goes to Werner Herzog's Magic Shop to buy a magic set for Lisa's birthday. When Bart traps Homer in a straitjacket, Marge asks them if they'll ever stop, to which Herzog asks if they wanna see the future. He takes them to the back where he reads them the future with tarot cards.

Lisa will become president, Homer will stop drinking, and Bart will become a fine person, and there will be years of trouble between Marge and Lisa, after deciding where she'd go to college.

It's the day she decides where to go, after Bart decides to become a master of Fruit Ninja, and Milhouse asks her out to the prom, with the help of his father. Bart have her remind how every time she could have had fun, she was studying, and she got accepted in all colleges.

Marge set up a meeting with the family for her choice, but she reveals in the end that she's not going to any college, breaking Marge's future expectations that she had already prepared, and soon they start getting into arguments over it.

Lisa gets advice from Ned, and starts working at the Springfield Mall, under Squeaky-voiced teen's ownership, however she soon finds out how much the work sucks and starts teaching instead, creating her own school, Lisa Simpson Academy, all over the United States, runs for state school superintendent against Chalmers, and then for President.

At the day of her inauguration day Marge and Lisa are barely speaking, while Bart is pot CEO and owner of three NBA teams. He has her remember how Marge was always there in all the moments she needed help, even if she forgot.

Marge comes on the roof and they reconcile, with the help of a mother translator. Returning to the present, Lisa asks Herzog how much of it will be true and Nate Silver gives her a 98% chance of going to college, 83% chance of Ivy League, 47% chance of a boyfriend and 72% chance of a girlfriend. Homer asks if he can get a game on the oracle ball, but Nate says its not a TV.


It was previously called "Senior Moment" and had the production code QABF09, before it switched it with "Manger Things".[1][2][3]



Promo videos[edit]

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