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Season 11

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Season 11
Season Information
Original run: September 26, 1999 - May 21, 2000
No. of episodes: 22
Previous season: Season 10
Next season: Season 12

Season 11 aired between September 26, 1999 and May 21, 2000. It aired 22 episodes.


Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Beyond Blunderdome - Promotional art.png 227 - 1 "Beyond Blunderdome" September 26, 1999 Steven Dean Moore Mike Scully AABF23
Homer and Marge get to go to a preview screening of Mel Gibson's latest film, and everyone but Homer loves it. After reading his response card, Mel lands at the Simpsons house and asks him to help make the movie good. They turn the movie into an extremely violent action movie, but the film studio does not like it. They chase Mel and Homer after they steal the reel, but they fail - and the movie is hated by the people at its premiere.

Guest starring: Mel Gibson as himself and Jack Burns as Edward Christian.

Brother's Little Helper.png 228 - 2 "Brother's Little Helper" October 3, 1999 Mark Kirkland George Meyer AABF22
After Bart continually acts up in school, Principal Skinner recommends to Marge and Homer that Bart take some behavior medication. The drug initially shows promise, but it quickly alters Bart's psychosis and turns him into a paranoid conspiracy theorist.

Guest starring: Mark McGwire as himself.

Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner promo.png 229 - 3 "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?" October 24, 1999 Nancy Kruse Al Jean AABF21
Homer gets the perfect side job when he becomes the chief restaurant critic for The Springfield Shopper newspaper. He loves the perks, but can barely write a complete sentence. When Lisa helps out by ghosting his columns, Homer becomes the most powerful—and feared—critic in town. Soon Homer earns the wrath of every restaurant owner in Springfield and they join together in a plot to kill him with a poisonous éclair. Can Homer survive this death by chocolate (and butter, and custard)?

Guest starring: Ed Asner as the Lifeways editor.

Treehouse x title.png 230 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror X" October 31, 1999 Pete Michels Donick Cary, Tim Long and Ron Hauge BABF01
In "I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did" The family (with Marge driving) runs over and believes that they've killed Ned Flanders, in "Desperately Xeeking Xena" Bart and Lisa become super-heroes and in "Life's a Glitch, Then You Die" Y2K destroys the world and Springfield.

Guest starring: Tom Arnold as himself, Dick Clark as himself and Lucy Lawless as herself.

E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt).png 231 - 5 "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" November 7, 1999 Bob Anderson Ian Maxtone-Graham AABF19
Homer begins challenging everyone around him to duels after he sees a Zorro film at the Googolplex theatre. Most people back down, until Homer meets an old-fashioned Colonel who takes him up on his dare. Unable to get out of the contest with the Colonel, Homer and his family flee to the country, where they become farmers. Farm life is difficult until Homer creates a new crop called tomacco—tomatoes crossed with tobacco.

Guest starring: The B-52s as "Glove Slap" performers and Frank Welker as barnyard animals.

Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder promo.png 232 - 6 "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" November 14, 1999 Mike B. Anderson Al Jean BABF02
Homer blows off work and goes bowling with Carl and Lenny. When he bowls a 300 game, he becomes a local celebrity. But when his fleeting fame begins to fade, he finds little comfort in anything. Suicidal thoughts and a brush with death lead him to spend more time with Maggie, who learns to bowl and nearly upstages him.

Guest starring: Nancy O'Dell as herself, Penn Jillette as himself, Teller as himself, Ron Howard as himself and Pat O'Brien as himself.

Octuplets.png 233 - 7 "Eight Misbehavin'" November 21, 1999 Steven Dean Moore Matt Selman BABF03
Apu's wife Manjula gives birth to octuplets. Everyone in Springfield soon pitches in to help, until a couple in Shelbyville gives birth to nine, causing everyone to forget about Apu and Manjula.

Guest starring: Butch Patrick as himself, Garry Marshall as Larry Kidkill, Jan Hooks as Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon and Frank Welker as animals.

Take My Wife, Sleaze.png 234 - 8 "Take My Wife, Sleaze" November 28, 1999 Neil Affleck John Swartzwelder BABF05
Homer and Marge win a motorcycle in a dance contest. Homer decides to form his own motorcycle gang called "Hell's Satans". But there is just one problem - the name is already taken, and when the two gangs encounter one another, trouble ensues.

Guest starring: John Goodman as Meathook, Henry Winkler as Ramrod, Jay North as himself, NRBQ as themselves and Jan Hooks as Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon.

Grift of the Magi promo.png 235 - 9 "Grift of the Magi" December 19, 1999 Matthew Nastuk Tom Martin BABF07
A sinister toy company unveils Funzo, the next "Tickle Me Elmo"-style fad to Springfield's Christmas shoppers. This makes the toy a huge success, in part because it is programmed to destroy other toys.

Guest starring: Tim Robbins as Jim Hope, Clarence Clemons as the Narrator, Gary Coleman as himself and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.

Homer bart leprosy.png 236 - 10 "Little Big Mom" January 9, 2000 Mark Kirkland Carolyn Omine BABF04
After suffering an accident at a local skiing attraction, Marge relinquishes control of the household to the next-most responsible member of the family, Lisa.

Guest starring: Elwood Edwards as Virtual doctor.

Faith Off promo.png 237 - 11 "Faith Off" January 16, 2000 Nancy Kruse Frank Mula BABF06
Bart becomes hooked on the art of faith healing after witnessing the spin of a traveling revivalist. Meanwhile, Homer prepares for the homecoming game of his old college-days chums.

Guest starring: Don Cheadle as Brother Faith and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.

The Mansion Family promo.png 238 - 12 "The Mansion Family" January 23, 2000 Michael Polcino John Swartzwelder BABF08
After receiving an award for oldest citizen of Springfield, Mr. Burns checks into the Mayo Clinic, leaving The Simpsons in charge of his luxurious mansion.

Guest starring: Britney Spears as herself.

Homer duncan win.png 239 - 13 "Saddlesore Galactica" February 6, 2000 Lance Kramer tim Long BABF09
Homer and Bart adopt an abandoned racehorse, named Duncan, and soon discover the ups and downs of horse racing.

Guest starring: Bachman-Turner Overdrive as themselves and Trevor Denman as himself.

Alone Again, Natura-Diddily.png 240 - 14 "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" February 13, 2000 Jim Reardon Ian Maxtone-Graham BABF10
When Maude Flanders dies in a freak accident, Homer takes it upon himself to help Ned rebuild his life and gets him back into the dating game. After several unsuccessful dates, Ned walks into church and finds himself interested in the lead singer of a Christian rock band.

Guest starring: Shawn Colvin as Rachel Jordan.

Homer misionary.png 241 - 15 "Missionary: Impossible" February 20, 2000 Steven Dean Moore Ron Hauge BABF11
Homer becomes a missionary on a remote, tropical island as part of his effort to evade the local PBS affiliate's pledge drive collection officials.

Guest starring: Betty White as herself.

Pygmoelian promo.png 242 - 16 "Pygmoelian" February 27, 2000 Mark Kirkland Larry Doyle BABF12
After winning the chance for his photo to appear on a Duff beer calendar, but losing out when the calendar appears with stickers covering his face, Moe gets a face lift. The resulting surgery makes him handsome and then Moe takes revenge on those who wronged him because of his looks in the past, including the producer of a soap opera. Of course his new looks get him the part, until he and Homer become privy to some plot lines that threaten to write him out of the show. In anticipation, they decide to go out "in a blaze of sour grapes".
Bart to the Future.png 243 - 17 "Bart to the Future" March 19, 2000 Michael Marcantel Dan Greaney BABF13
While visiting an Indian casino with his family, Bart encounters an Indian who foretells of his future. Bart learns that in the future he is a ne'er-do-well musician with Ralph Wiggum as a room mate. He goes to see Lisa to borrow money, but Lisa has her own problems, being the newly-elected President of the United States and facing a tax crisis.
Barney helicopter.png 244 - 18 "Days of Wine and D'oh'ses" April 9, 2000 Neil Affleck Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta BABF14
After seeing a videotape of himself intoxicated, Barney turns over a new leaf and goes the sober route. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa learn the ups and downs of photography in a contest held by the local telephone company.
Kill the Alligator and Run.png 245 - 19 "Kill the Alligator and Run" April 30, 2000 Jen Kamerman John Swartzwelder BABF16
Homer is suffering from insomnia due to stress. In an attempt to heal, the family takes a vacation to Florida. Little do they know, it is spring break when they arrive. After Homer accidentally kills the beloved town alligator, the family must go into hiding to avoid being arrested.

Guest starring: Diedrich Bader as the Sheriff, Kid Rock as himself, Robert Evans as himself, Charlie Rose as himself and Joe C. as himself.

Last Tap Dance in Springfield promo.png 246 - 20 "Last Tap Dance in Springfield" May 7, 2000 Nancy Kruse Julie Thacker BABF15
After seeing "Tango de la Muerto" at the local theatre, Lisa is inspired to learn the art of the dance, tutored by none other than former child actress Little Miss Vicky Valentine. Meanwhile, Homer decides to increase his visual acuity with laser eye surgery.
Mad marge4.png 247 - 21 "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" May 14, 2000 Steven Dean Moore Larry Doyle BABF18
When Marge forces Otto to choose between rock 'n' roll and his bride to be, Marge quickly finds herself playing hostess to a now-single Becky. But when Becky's attempt to earn her keep upstages Marge's own homemaking abilities, Marge quickly finds herself losing her mind.

Guest starring: Parker Posey as Becky.

Behind the Laughter.png 248 - 22 "Behind the Laughter" May 21, 2000 Mark Kirkland Tim Long, George Meyer, Mike Scully and Matt Selman BABF19
In the style of VH1 show "Behind the Music", this documentary takes us back to the beginning of the show. We see Homer's shoddily directed 'pilot' episode, before Homer becomes addicted to prescription drugs, Marge makes bizarre business investments, and Bart goes to rehab. The show is put on hiatus after the family split up, and Lisa writes a book about her ordeal. A phony awards show manages to reunite the Simpsons.

Guest starring: Buzz Aldrin as himself, Gary Coleman as himself, Stephen Hawking as himself, Tom Kite as himself, Butch Patrick as himself, Willie Nelson as himself and Jim Forbes as the narrator.

Season 11 episodes script covers[edit]