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Season 15

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Season Information
Original run: November 2, 2003 - May 23, 2004
No. of episodes: 22
Previous season: Season 14
Next season: Season 16

The fifteenth season of "The Simpsons" ran from November 2, 2003 to May 23, 2004. The DVD was released in the USA and Canada on December 4, 2012, released in Europe on December 3, 2012, and released in Latin America on December 12, 2012. The fifteenth season began with the episode "Treehouse of Horror XIV" and ended with "Fraudcast News".


Picture # Title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
TohoXIVpromo.gif 314-1 "Treehouse of Horror XIV" November 2, 2003 Steven Dean Moore John Swartzwelder EABF21
In another annual Halloween special, we see Homer become the new Grim Reaper, Professor Frink brings his dad back to life and Bart and Milhouse get a stopwatch that literally allows them to stop time.

Guest starring: Jerry Lewis as Jonathan Frink Sr., Dudley Herschbach as himself, Jennifer Garner as herself and Oscar De La Hoya as himself.

My Mother the Carjacker promo.jpg 315-2 "My Mother the Carjacker" November 9, 2003 Nancy Kruse Michael Price EABF18
Homer's mother returns, and after being cleared of all charges, is re-imprisoned on a technicality.

Guest starring: Glenn Close as Mona Simpson.

The President Wore Pearls.png 316-3 "The President Wore Pearls" November 16, 2003 Mike B. Anderson Dana Gould EABF20
Lisa is elected student-body president at Springfield Elementary and immediately falls foul of Principal Skinner, who fools her into taking popular classes off the curriculum. Angry at his deception, she retaliates by calling her classmates out on strike.

Guest starring: Michael Moore as himself.

The Regina Monologues promo.png 317-4 "The Regina Monologues" November 23, 2003 Mark Kirkland John Swartzwelder EABF22
The Simpsons journey to London, where Grampa attempts to reconnect with a long-lost flame while Bart and Lisa go nuts after sampling British chocolate. After Homer has a fender-bender with a golden coach belonging to the Queen, the family must again plead their way out of a foreign land.

Guest starring: Tony Blair as himself, J. K. Rowling as herself, Evan Marriott as himself, Ian McKellen as himself and Jane Leeves as Edwina.

Homerbeartogether.png 318-5 "The Fat and the Furriest" November 30, 2003 Matthew Nastuk Joel H. Cohen EABF19
At the dump Homer is videotaped while being attacked by a bear. The town regards him a coward, so Homer decides to strike back at the bear.

Guest starring: Charles Napier as Grant Connor.

Today I Am a Clown.png 319-6 "Today I Am a Clown" December 7, 2003 Nancy Kruse Joel H. Cohen FABF01
When Krusty admits that he never had a Bar Mitzvah, he turns to his father, Rabbi Krustofsky, for help. Later, Krusty realizes his shooting schedule has him working on the Sabbath and proposes to hire a guest host. Not wanting to hire anyone who will upstage him or threaten his career, Krusty hires Homer. On his first show, Homer and his guests Lenny, Moe and Carl win over the audience by talking about everyday subjects like donuts. Meanwhile, Krusty holds his Bar Mitvah at the Isotope Stadium and invites Mr. T to read from the Torah.

Guest starring: Jackie Mason as Hyman Krustofsky and Mr. T as himself.

Tis the Fifteenth Season.png 320-7 "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" December 14, 2003 Steven Dean Moore Michael Price FABF02
When Homer is given a Joe DiMaggio rookie card by an oblivious-to-its-value Burns, he quickly sells it for an enormous amount of money. Homer spends much of the money on himself, until he watches "A Christmas Carol" on television. With his new change of heart and holiday spirit, Homer begins doing favors for anyone he can, and in doing so makes Flanders jealous as Homer is Springfield's new king of nice. Flanders and Homer engage in a "nice-off" to earn the town's praise.
Marge vs SSCCATAGAPP.png 321-8 "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays" January 4, 2004 Bob Anderson Jon Vitti FABF03
After babies of Springfield get mad at a Roofi concert, an anti-children group is formed and Marge fights against it.
Homer Robot.png 322-9 "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot" January 11, 2004 Lauren MacMullan Dan Greaney and Allen Glazier FABF04
Bart and Homer enter a Robot Rumble competition. But when Homer isn't able to build a decent robot he decides to adjust the robot so that Homer can operate it from the inside. Meanwhile, Snowball II dies and Lisa tries to replace her with another cat.
BarrowFamily.png 323-10 "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife" January 25, 2004 Mark Kirkland Robin J. Stein FABF05
Marge is inspired to write a romance novel, though after Homer hears rumours that Marge is secretly in love with Ned Flanders due to the storyline of the novel, he grows jealous. Meanwhile, Homer buys an ambulance and becomes an ambulance driver.

Guest starring: Tom Clancy as himself, Thomas Pynchon as himself, Mary-Kate Olsen as herself and Ashley Olsen as herself.

Margical History Tour promo.gif 324-11 "Margical History Tour" February 8, 2004 Mike B. Anderson Brian Kelley FABF06
When the Springfield Library becomes low on books, the children of Springfield Elementary don't have enough resources to do research for their history papers. To help out, Marge gives the kids verbal anecdotes about historical figures including tales of King Henry VIII, Sacagawea's assistance to the Lewis and Clark Expedition and a very Bart-like Mozart feuding with his sister Salieri.
Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore.png 325-12 "Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore" February 15, 2004 Matthew Nastuk Julie Chambers and David Chambers FABF07
Bart is heartbroken when Milhouse and his mother move away to Capital City. Desperate to fill Milhouse's shoes, Bart attempts to find a new best friend with no such luck. That is, until Marge asks him to wash the family car with Lisa, and the two have so much fun they begin to do everything together as best friends would. Later, Bart decides to pay Milhouse a visit and is shocked to see his once meek best friend has reinvented himself. The new Milhouse sports spiked blond hair, is popular and even gives Bart a wedgie in the halls at school. Meanwhile, Homer pretends to be poor to get money off strangers.

Guest starring: Nick Bakay as Salem Saberhagen, William Daniels as KITT, Isabel Sanford as herself and Dick Tufeld as Robot B-9.

Smart and Smarter.jpg 326-13 "Smart and Smarter" February 22, 2004 Steven Dean Moore Carolyn Omine FABF09
When Maggie was revealed to have an IQ of 167, Lisa is no longer the genius of the family, causing a rivalry between the sisters.

Guest starring: Simon Cowell as Henry.

The Ziff Who Came to Dinner.png 327-14 "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner" March 14, 2004 Nancy Kruse Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellaneta FABF08
Marge's old prom date Artie Ziff returns to Springfield, having lost his money and his Internet business, and asks to stay with the Simpsons until he gets back on his feet. What Artie doesn't tell them is that he's also a fugitive from justice, sought by the SEC for cheating his stockholders.

Guest starring: Jon Lovitz as Artie Ziff, Jay Sherman, Professor Lombardo, Aristotle Amadopolis and Llewellyn Sinclair .

MargeHomerWine.png 328-15 "Co-Dependent's Day" March 21, 2004 Bob Anderson Matt Warburton FABF10
In a trip to Northern California, Homer and Marge find that they have fun drinking together. They have a great time until Homer drink drives and crashes the car, then pins the blame on Marge. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa confront a famous movie director about the drop in quality his films have taken.

Guest starring: Brave Combo as themselves.

The Wandering Juvie promo.jpg 329-16 "The Wandering Juvie" March 28, 2004 Lauren MacMullan John Frink and Don Payne FABF11
After playing a prank on the whole town, Bart is sentenced to six months of juvenile detention. There he meets Gina, who forces Bart to escape with her.

Guest starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar as Gina Vendetti, Jane Kaczmarek as Constance Harm and Charles Napier as the Warden.

My big fat geek wedding.jpg 330-17 "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" April 18, 2004 Mark Kirkland Kevin Curran FABF12
When Principal Skinner gets cold feet before pending nuptials, his fiancée, Edna Krabappel, calls off the wedding. Determined to win her back, Skinner enlists Homer's help. Meanwhile, Marge is convinced Edna can do better. Edna rebounds into the arms of Comic Book Guy, who whisks her off to a comic book convention. Skinner shows up at the convention in a last, desperate attempt to fight Comic Book Guy for Edna's heart.

Guest starring: Matt Groening as himself.

CatchEmIfYouCan.png 331-18 "Catch 'Em If You Can" April 25, 2004 Matthew Nastuk Ian Maxtone-Graham FABF14
Homer and Marge try to have a vacation without the kids but Bart and Lisa follow them everywhere they go.
Simple Simpson promo.jpg 332-19 "Simple Simpson" May 2, 2004 Jim Reardon Jon Vitti FABF15
Homer becomes a costumed vigilante who uses pies for weapons after witnessing Lisa get humiliated at a competition at the state fair.

Guest starring: Nichelle Nichols as herself.

TheWayWeWeren't1.gif 333-20 "The Way We Weren't" May 9, 2004 Mike B. Anderson J. Stewart Burns FABF13
When Homer admits that Marge was not his first kiss, he recounts the story of his first smooch at summer camp with an anonymous girl - who turns out to be Marge! Following their first kiss, young Homer and Marge planned to meet again, but Homer accidentally returned to the wrong camp and wound up at Camp Flab-Away - a fat camp for young boys. Marge admits to Homer that believing her first kiss had stood her up caused her 30 years of heartbreak. But soon they discover something from their past that proves their love was destined.
Bartflagnewspaper.png 334-21 "Bart-Mangled Banner" May 16, 2004 Steven Dean Moore John Frink FABF17
When Bart accidentally 'moons' the American flag at a school function and Homer says he hates America on national TV, the Simpsons are labeled as unpatriotic and are arrested for high treason. They then embark on a cross-country mission to the nation's capital to prove they love America.
Fraudcast News promo.gif 335-22 "Fraudcast News" May 23, 2004 Bob Anderson Don Payne FABF18
After Mr. Burns is erroneously reported as dead, the Springfield newspapers write scathing articles about him. In order to put an end to his negative public image, he buys all the media outlets in an effort to brainwash the citizens of Springfield. Lisa Simpson decides to start her own paper, "The Red Dress Press", and writes an article about Mr. Burns' manipulation. Furious, Mr. Burns attempts to squash Lisa's paper but she refuses to go quietly.

Season 15 episodes script covers[edit]