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Orange Is the New Yellow

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Season 27 Episode
595 "Simprovised"
"Orange Is the New Yellow"
"Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" 597
"Orange Is the New Yellow"
Orange Is the New Yellow promo 1.jpg
Episode Information
Episode number: 596
Season number: S27 E22
Production code: VABF15
Original airdate: May 22, 2016
Title screen: Cupid flies over the screen with a banner that says "Season Finale". A dragon appears and burns him and the banner.
Billboard gag: Wilted Mother's Day roses. 1% off
Chalkboard gag: Milhouse does not live below the puberty line
Couch gag: Cöuch Gag Manual
Guest star(s): Kevin Michael Richardson as the Springfield Women's Prison guard
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Eric Horsted
Directed by: Matthew Faughnan

"Orange Is the New Yellow" is the twenty-second and finale episode of season 27 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and ninety-sixth episode overall. It originally aired on May 22, 2016. The episode was written by Eric Horsted and directed by Matthew Faughnan. It guest stars Kevin Michael Richardson as the Springfield Women's Prison guard.


"When Marge gets arrested for letting Bart go to the park unsupervised, she serves time only to realize that prison is a welcome break from the demands of her life as a mom and wife. In her absence, Homer struggles to manage all of the parenting responsibilities that Marge usually handles."


Homer was leaving the Power Plant on Thursday and received a phone call from Marge, promising her to come home for dinner, however he is stopped by Mr. Burns asking him to fix a gas leak by covering it up with a "safety first" poster. However, Homer gets delayed by Mr. Burns requiring its level to be measured with a plumb bob (procedure that takes three hours to complete).

At home, Marge has trouble with the kids, and when Lisa asks for her help dressing her as a male seahorse while feeding Maggie. Maggie spills her food all over. Bart offers to clean up, but combines chemical products creating a hole in the floor. Marge sends him to play outside while she cleans the mess, and Bart goes to Springfield Park, where Martin Prince's mother notices he is unattended and calls the police. Taking Bart back home, Police Chief Wiggum arrests Marge for leaving him alone outside.

At trial, after trying to convince the judge—with the added consequence of her own aged mother being arrested also for having done the same thing when her now middle-aged daughters were kids—Marge is sentenced to ninety days at the Springfield Women's Prison. In jail she realizes that she can have time for herself away from the chaotic home. Meanwhile, Homer is helped by Ned Flanders and other neighbors to deal with being alone dealing with the kids. In prison, Marge fits in well, uses her hair to fight against bullies and attends flowers in the garden, and being happy there, she refuses to be set free when the Blue-haired lawyer finds a loophole to get her out. She fires a guard's gun and gets sentenced to two more months in jail.

Parents become over-solicitous after what happened to Marge. Homer, taking things even further, starts walking his kids on a leash. Having had enough of their attitude, the kids decide to break from Homer's care and go to the park, where they end up finding themselves in trouble when a tornado forms. In prison, Marge inadvertently starts a prison break. Amid the chaos, Homer, undercover as a prison guard, helps her escape to safety, her hair ricocheting a warning shot from a guard to stop her. Back home, Marge can't get away from Bart and Lisa becoming overly attached to her and the whole family ends up hugging inside the closet.


International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America June 12, 2016 Fox Latin America
Ukraine flag.png Ukraine January 1, 2017 NLO TV [1]


Promo videos[edit]


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