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Season 19

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Season Information
Original run: September 23, 2007 - May 18, 2008
No. of episodes: 20
Previous season: Season 18
Next season: Season 20
DVD boxset: The Complete Nineteenth Season

The nineteenth season of The Simpsons started in September 23, 2007 and ended in May 18, 2008. This was the first season to air after The Simpsons Movie.

The Complete Nineteenth Season was released on DVD on December 3, 2019.[1]


Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs Promo Card.jpg 401 - 1 "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" September 23, 2007 Mark Kirkland Joel H. Cohen JABF20
Homer gets to fly in Mr. Burns's private jet and likes it so much that he decides to never fly commercial again. He tries to find a job that involves flying in a corporate jet, and hires a life coach named Colby Krause to assist him with his goal.

Guest starring: Stephen Colbert as Colby Krause and Lionel Richie as himself.

The Homer of Seville.png 402 - 2 "The Homer of Seville" September 30, 2007 Michael Polcino Carolyn Omine JABF18
While receiving treatment for an injured back at the hospital, Homer discovers that he has beautiful opera voice. Even though Homer must sing while lying on his back for his voice to sound operatic, Mr. Burns hires him to sing at the Springfield Opera House, where he quickly becomes a star. Through his newfound stardom, Homer develops a large throng of fans including the lovely Julia, an obsessive and dangerous stalker.

Guest starring: Plácido Domingo as himself and Maya Rudolph as Julia.

Midnight Towboy.png 403 - 3 "Midnight Towboy" October 7, 2007 Matthew Nastuk Stephanie Gillis JABF21
Homer gets a job as a tow truck driver, but when he starts towing almost every car in Springfield, his friends try to make Louie, his boss, trap Homer towing a car in Louie's territory.

Guest starring: Matt Dillon as Louie.

I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.png 404 - 4 "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" October 14, 2007 Bob Anderson Dana Gould JABF19
Marge promises Dwight, a robber, she will visit him in prison. However, she does not go to see Dwight, so he escapes and chases Marge.

Guest starring: Steve Buscemi as Dwight, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Gloria and Ted Nugent as himself.

Treehouse of Horror XVIII.png 405 - 5 "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" November 4, 2007 Chuck Sheetz Marc Wilmore JABF16
The frightfest begins in "Mr. and Mrs. Simpson" as Homer and Marge leave for what appears to be an ordinary day. But Homer is living a double life as a secret agent, and he is assigned to eliminate Kent Brockman. When a mysterious woman blocks Homer's shot and tries to kill Brockman herself, Homer finds that his competition "hits" a little too close to home. In "E.T. Go Home," Bart and Lisa come to the aid of Kodo the space alien, who's hiding from the government. Kodo asks them to help him obtain a long list of devices so he can reconnect with his home planet, but his intentions prove to be anything but friendly. In the final Halloween scare, "Heck House," Bart, Lisa and their friends spend Halloween night pulling pranks on unsuspecting people in Springfield. But when they go too far, Flanders decides he's going to spook them straight. Transforming the church into the "Heck House," Flanders is filled with supernatural power and subjects the children to his wrath of seven deadly sins.

Guest starring: Maurice LaMarche as Government agent.

Little Orphan Millie.png 406 - 6 "Little Orphan Millie" November 11, 2007 Lance Kramer Mick Kelly JABF22
When Kirk and Luann remarry and go on a honeymoon cruise, they topple off the boat into the sea and are presumed dead. Milhouse turns into a real man following the death of his parents - making him more popular than ever.
Husbands and Knives promo.jpg 407 - 7 "Husbands and Knives" November 18, 2007 Nancy Kruse Matt Selman JABF17
Coolsville, a new comic book shop, opens up in Springfield and puts Comic Book Guy out of business. Marge takes advantage of the vacant business space to open Shapes, a women-only gym, and becomes a famous and successful businesswoman. Marge's success, however, causes Homer to worry about losing her and leads him to consider undergoing radical cosmetic surgery.

Guest starring: Jack Black as Milo, Daniel Clowes as himself, Maurice LaMarche as husband 3, Alan Moore as himself and Art Spiegelman as himself.

Funeral for a Fiend promo.png 408 - 8 "Funeral for a Fiend" November 25, 2007 Rob Oliver Michael Price KABF01
A night at a rib restaurant turns into yet another plot for Sideshow Bob to kill The Simpson family, but the whole scheme turns into a family affair when Bart kills his mortal enemy by throwing away his nitroglycerine (which Sideshow Bob needs for his heart) and the rest of the Terwiligers go after Bart for killing Bob.

Guest starring: Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob, David Hyde Pierce as Cecil Terwilliger, John Mahoney as Dr. Robert Terwilliger Sr. and Keith Olbermann as himself.

Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind Promo Card.jpg 409 - 9 "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" December 16, 2007 Chuck Sheetz J. Stewart Burns KABF02
Homer Simpson wakes up to find himself outdoors and covered in snow, without memory of the night before. When he arrives home, he finds everyone missing. Seeking help from Moe and Professor Frink, Homer tries to piece together his memory to find out what happened to him.
E. Pluribus Wiggum.jpg 410 - 10 "E Pluribus Wiggum" January 6, 2008 Michael Polcino Michael Price KABF03
Springfield becomes the site of the first presidential primary. The townspeople soon get sick of all of the presidential candidates sucking up to them, and decide to support their own write-in candidate: Ralph Wiggum.

Guest starring: Jon Stewart as himself and Dan Rather as himself.

That '90s Show.jpg 411 - 11 "That '90s Show" January 27, 2008 Mark Kirkland Matt Selman KABF04
After Bart and Lisa discover Marge's diploma from Springfield University, Homer and Marge recount one of the darkest points in their relationship, when Marge fell in love with a university professor, Steffan August.

Guest starring: "Weird Al" Yankovic as himself and Kurt Loder as himself.

Love, Springfieldian Style.jpg 412 - 12 "Love, Springfieldian Style" February 17, 2008 Raymond S. Persi Don Payne KABF05
Marge and Homer get stuck on a Valentine's Day-themed ride, so Homer begins the first of a series of three romantic tales - all parodies of Lady and the Tramp, Sid and Nancy and Bonnie and Clyde.
The Debarted Promo Card.png 413 - 13 "The Debarted" March 2, 2008 Matthew Nastuk Joel H. Cohen KABF06
Bart begins to suspect a rat when all of his pranks backfire—and might have something to do with his new friend, Donny. Meanwhile, Homer grows attached to his rental car, which he gets to drive for a week while his old car gets repaired.

Guest starring: Topher Grace as Donny and Terry Gross as herself.

Dial 'N' for Nerder.png 414 - 14 "Dial "N" for Nerder" March 9, 2008 Bob Anderson Carolyn Omine and William Wright KABF07
Bart plays a prank on Martin, but by accident, Martin falls down a cliff. Bart and Lisa start to feel guilty and act very suspicious, prompting Nelson to investigate. Meanwhile, Marge thinks Homer is cheating on his diet.
SmokeontheDaughter.png 415 - 15 "Smoke on the Daughter" March 30, 2008 Lance Kramer Billy Kimball KABF08
When starting to attend some ballet classes desired by Marge, Lisa begins to feel the pressure that brings the sport and starts smoking passively inhaling the smoke of her fellows. Meanwhile, Bart and Homer deal with a family of raccoons living in the house.
Papa Don't Leech.jpg 416 - 16 "Papa Don't Leech" April 13, 2008 Chris Clements Reid Harrison KABF09
Country music star Lurleen Lumpkin reappears in Springfield, destitute and a fugitive from justice due to owing a fortune in back taxes. Homer and Marge take Lurleen in, reunite her with her long-lost father Royce, and help her re-launch her musical career.

Guest starring: Beverly D'Angelo as Lurleen Lumpkin and The Dixie Chicks as themselves.

Apocalypse Cow promo.jpg 417 - 17 "Apocalypse Cow" April 27, 2008 Nancy Kruse Jeff Westbrook KABF10
When Bart joins the 4-H Club, he unexpectedly falls in love with a cow named Lou. But when Bart finds out that Lou has been sold to a slaughterhouse, he becomes determined to save him. Bart and Lisa free Lou from the slaughterhouse, and Bart gives the cow to Mary, a fellow 4-H Club member. However, Mary's father mistakenly believes Bart is giving them the cow as a dowry for Mary's hand in marriage. When Homer and Marge hear of Bart's engagement, they devise a plan to save Lou and free Bart from his marriage.

Guest starring: Zooey Deschanel as Mary Spuckler.

Any Given Sundance Promo Card.jpg 418 - 18 "Any Given Sundance" May 4, 2008 Chuck Sheetz Daniel Chun KABF11
Lisa makes a documentary about her family for a school project. After the success of her project, Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers encourage her to enter the film into the Sundance Film Festival. But when Lisa's film premieres at Sundance, Homer, Marge and Bart are embarrassed by the candid behind-the-scenes look at their lives.

Guest starring: Jim Jarmusch as himself and John C. Reilly as himself.

Mona Leaves-a.png 419 - 19 "Mona Leaves-a" May 11, 2008 Mike B. Anderson and Ralph Sosa Joel H. Cohen KABF12
Homer is reunited with his mother, Mona, but isn't willing to forgive her for all the times she left him as a child. When she dies, a guilt-ridden Homer attempts to make it up to her by fulfilling her final wishes.

Guest starring: Glenn Close as Mona Simpson and Lance Armstrong as himself.

All About Lisa.jpg 420 - 20 "All About Lisa" May 18, 2008 Steven Dean Moore John Frink KABF13
Lisa becomes Krusty the Clown's newest assistant and steals his spotlight. She wins the Entertainer of the Year award, but is warned that with her sudden fame comes a new attitude towards others and herself. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart bond over their newfound love of coin collecting.

Guest starring: Drew Carey as himself.

International airings[edit]

  • Season 19 began on RTE2 in Ireland on November 9, 2011.[2]

Season 19 episodes script covers[edit]


The WGA strike[edit]

In November 2007 the WGA (Writers Guild America) went on strike. The season was originally going to have 23 episodes but due to the strike only 17 episodes were finished after "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" aired, the last episode before the strike. Luckily, episodes still went through post-production as FOX edited the scripts after production was finished.

Returning characters[edit]

Various returning characters who appeared this season include Sideshow Bob, Cecil Terwilliger Francesca Terwilliger and Gino Terwilliger who all appear in "Funeral for a Fiend". Dr. Velimirovic, the plastic surgeon, appears in "Husbands and Knives" while Gloria, Snake's girlfriend from "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love", appears in "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". Mona Simpson appears in "Mona Leaves-a" and Lurleen Lumpkin also returns in "Papa Don't Leech".