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Season 16

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Season Information
Original run: November 7, 2004 - May 15, 2005
No. of episodes: 21
Previous season: Season 15
Next season: Season 17
DVD boxset: The Complete Sixteenth Season

The sixteeenth season of The Simpsons began on November 7, 2004 with "Treehouse of Horror XV", and ended on May 15, 2005 with "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star". The season contained twenty-one episodes, all of which were released on DVD and Blu-ray in December 2013.

This season, Alf Clausen was nominated for the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for "Treehouse of Horror XV",[1] and "Future-Drama" was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming less than One Hour).

Michael Price won a Writers Guild of America Award for animation for "Mommie Beerest", and in 2006 Matt Warburton, Don Payne and J. Stewart Burns were nominated for the same award but for "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star", "Thank God It's Doomsday" and "There's Something About Marrying" respectively.[2][3]

In 2005, "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" and "Goo Goo Gai Pan" were nominated for the Best Television Episodic Comedy and the Turner Award respectively in the Environmental Media Awards.[4]


Picture # Title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Treehouse of Horror XV.jpg 336-1 "Treehouse of Horror XV" November 7, 2004 David Silverman Bill Odenkirk FABF23
In "The Ned Zone," Ned Flanders gains the power of foretelling people's deaths after suffering a head injury, and is shocked to discover that he will be the one to kill Homer. In "In the Belly of the Boss," Maggie is shrunken inside a vitamin capsule in a freak science accident and is swallowed by Mr. Burns. In "Four Beheadings and a Funeral," set in Victorian London, where Master Detective Eliza Simpson and her faithful sidekick, Dr. Bartley, attempt to catch The Muttonchop Murderer, a Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer.
Alls Fair in Oven War.jpg 337-2 "All's Fair in Oven War" November 14, 2004 Mark Kirkland Matt Selman FABF20
Homer buys Marge a new kitchen, and Marge likes cooking in the new kitchen so much she attends the Ovenfresh Bakeoff.

Guest starring: James Caan as himself and Thomas Pynchon as himself.

Sleeping With the Enemy promo.png 338-3 "Sleeping with the Enemy" November 21, 2004 Lauren MacMullan Jon Vitti FABF19
After Bart gets an 100 on a test without cheating, Marge throws him a party - a boring party. Thinking that none of her kids appreciates her, she finds Nelson in the park and gives him lunch - which leads to Marge 'adopting' him. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes conscious about her weight after she is teased at school.
Marge chloe.png 339-4 "She Used to Be My Girl" December 5, 2004 Matthew Nastuk Tim Long FABF22
Marge's old high school friend, the famous reporter Chloe Talbot, comes to Springfield, and Marge becomes jealous when Lisa begins idolizing Chloe.

Guest starring: Kim Cattrall as Chloe Talbot.

Fat Man and Little Boy.png 340-5 "Fat Man and Little Boy" December 12, 2004 Mike B. Anderson Joel H. Cohen FABF21
Bart begins designing T-shirt slogans, and his T-shirts become very popular among the citizens of Springfield.

Guest starring: Eric Idle as Declan Desmond.

Pills.png 341-6 "Midnight Rx" January 16, 2005 Nancy Kruse Marc Wilmore FABF16
Homer goes to Canada with Apu and Ned to purchase Grampa's medication, but the three have problems getting home because the border guard thinks Apu is a terrorist.
Mommie Beerest.png 342-7 "Mommie Beerest" January 30, 2005 Mark Kirkland Michael Price GABF01
Moe's Tavern is closed by a health inspector, so Homer takes out a mortgage on his house to open the bar again. As a result, Marge becomes Moe's business partner and turns the bar into a British bar that makes them spend too much time together, which worries Homer.
Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass promo.png 343-8 "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" February 6, 2005 Steven Dean Moore Tim Long GABF02
Homer starts to teach sport players his dances and is placed in charge of the halftime show of the next Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Ned creates a violent film about Bible stories, which makes Marge angry, so she stops him from displaying it.

Guest starring: Tom Brady as himself, LeBron James as himself, Michelle Kwan as herself, Yao Ming as himself and Warren Sapp as himself.

Pranksta Rap promo.png 344-9 "Pranksta Rap" February 13, 2005 Mike B. Anderson Matt Selman GABF03
Homer and Marge don't let Bart go to a rap concert, so he escapes and tells his parents he was kidnapped, but Chief Wiggum believes the kidnapper is Kirk Van Houten and he arrests him.

Guest starring: 50 Cent as himself.

There's Something About Marrying promo.png 345-10 "There's Something About Marrying" February 20, 2005 Nancy Kruse J. Stewart Burns GABF04
Gay and lesbian couples come to Springfield and Patty Bouvier comes out of the closet.
On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister 2.png 346-11 "On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister" March 6, 2005 Bob Anderson Jeff Westbrook GABF05
Lisa becomes fed up with Bart's teasing and takes out a restraining order against him, while Homer takes a job as a Sprawl-Mart greeter.

Guest starring: Gary Busey as himself and Jane Kaczmarek as Judge Constance Harm.

Goo Goo Gai Pan.jpg 347-12 "Goo Goo Gai Pan" March 13, 2005 Lance Kramer Dana Gould GABF06
Selma has a severe hot flash while giving Mr. Burns his driving test. Dr. Hibbert explains (with help from a video starring Robert Wagner) that Selma is experiencing the onset of menopause. Selma, decides she wants a baby rather than grow old alone. Adoption is suggested, but the Springfield orphanage is empty. Lisa suggests adopting a baby girl from China. One problem: the Chinese government only allows married couples to adopt. No problem; Selma writes down a name for her husband - Homer's - and "The Simpsons are going to China!" (with Marge acting as Bart and Lisa's nanny) so Selma and Homer can pick up the baby together.

Guest starring: Robert Wagner as himself and Lucy Liu as Madam Wu.

Mobile Homer RV.png 348-13 "Mobile Homer" March 20, 2005 Raymond S. Persi Tim Long GABF07
When Homer applies for life insurance, Marge becomes worried that he may die at any minute and starts to put money away. Homer angry that he cant spend his money spends what Marge has saved on an RV. Marge and Homer stop talking to each other, and Homer invites a convoy of 12 strangers live on his lawn.
The Seven-Beer Snitch.png 349-14 "The Seven-Beer Snitch" April 3, 2005 Matthew Nastuk Bill Odenkirk GABF08
After the town enforces new laws, Homer gets arrested for kicking the same beer can five times. He gets put in the new state prison, where he becomes a prison snitch.

Guest starring: Frank Gehry as himself, Charles Napier as Officer Krackney and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.

Future-Drama.png 350-15 "Future-Drama" April 17, 2005 Mike B. Anderson Matt Selman GABF12
Bart and Lisa stumble into Professor Frink's basement, and he gives them a look into their future as teenagers as they get ready for their high school graduation.

Guest starring: Amy Poehler as Jenda and John DiMaggio as Bender.

Don't Fear the Roofer promo.jpg 351-16 "Don't Fear the Roofer" May 1, 2005 Mark Kirkland Kevin Curran GABF10
A storm hits Springfield, causing the Simpson roof to leak. Unable to keep a roof over his family's head, a downtrodden Homer seeks companionship at a bar called Knockers. There, he befriends a beer-loving roofer, Ray, who agrees to help Homer with the repairs. When Homer's new best friend never shows up, Marge and Dr. Hibbert conclude that he's a figment of Homer's imagination and place Homer in a mental hospital.

Guest starring: Stephen Hawking as himself and Ray Romano as Ray Magini.

The Heartbroke Kid promo.png 352-17 "The Heartbroke Kid" May 1, 2005 Steven Dean Moore Ian Maxtone-Graham GABF11
Vending machines appear at Springfield Elementary School, and Bart quickly gets hooked on the junk food they dispense. He gains a large amount of weight and has a heart attack. When Bart can't stay on a healthy diet, he is sent to a maximum-security fat camp to kick his junk food habit. Back at home, the family is faced with large bills for Bart's treatment, and needs extra income in order to pay for it. They convert the house into a youth hostel which brings in the money they need, but also attracts an unfriendly and demanding crowd of German tourists.

Guest starring: Albert Brooks as Tab Spangler and Jacques.

A Star Is Torn Promo.jpg 353-18 "A Star Is Torn" May 8, 2005 Nancy Kruse Carolyn Omine GABF13
Lisa attends a singing competition for children, and Homer becomes her manager because of his skill to write songs that the crowd loves.

Guest starring: Fantasia Barrino as Clarissa Wellington.

Homer The End is Near.png 354-19 "Thank God It's Doomsday" May 8, 2005 Michael Marcantel Don Payne GABF14
Homer hears about the Rapture, and by using numerology to calculate when the Rapture is coming he learns that it is only one week away.
Home Away From Homer.jpg 355-20 "Home Away from Homer" May 15, 2005 Bob Anderson Joel H. Cohen GABF15
Financial trouble inspires Ned to rent his rumpus room to a pair of college-aged women, who end up running a soft-core webcam from the Flanders' home without their knowledge. When Ned becomes the laughingstock of Springfield and moves his family to their dream town, "Humble, PA - Home of the Humble Figurines," a sports coach moves into Flanders' house and causes havoc, forcing Homer to beg for Flanders to return.

Guest starring: Jason Bateman as himself.

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star Promo.jpg 356-21 "The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star" May 15, 2005 Michael Polcino Matt Warburton GABF09
Bart is falsely blamed and then expelled for a mishap at the school-sponsored Medieval festival, and he is therefore enrolled in St. Jerome's Catholic School. After a rough introduction with a nun on his first day, Bart meets and instantly likes an Eminem-quoting priest named Father Sean, guest-voiced by Neeson. Father Sean shows Bart the cooler parts of the religion through graphic stories and comic books. But when Bart's growing interest alarms his parents and ultimately drives Homer to visit the church, he, too, finds himself attracted to the religion after Father's offerings of beer, pancakes and games, leaving Marge to bring her family back to their roots.

Guest starring: Liam Neeson as Father Sean.

Season 16 episodes script covers[edit]