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Season 22

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Season Information
Original run: September 26, 2010 – May 22, 2011
No. of episodes: 22
Previous season: 21
Next season: 23

Season 22 is a season of The Simpsons. It premiered on September 26, 2010 and ended on May 22, 2011. The season consists of 22 episodes. The last episode of the season, "The Ned-liest Catch", was open a contest some will change the lives of two characters.


Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Elementary School Musical promo 6.jpg 465 - 1 "Elementary School Musical" September 26, 2010 Mark Kirkland Tim Long MABF21
Marge sends Lisa to a performing arts camp where artsy counselors and fellow musically inclined campers inspire her to embrace her creative side. After she returns to Springfield, Lisa becomes restless with her ho-hum suburban lifestyle and catches the first bus to Sprooklyn in hopes of reconnecting with her inner hipster.

Guest starring: Bret McKenzie as Kurt Hardwick, Jemaine Clement as Ethan, Lea Michele as Sarah, Cory Monteith as Flynn, Amber Riley as Aiesha, Ira Glass as himself and Stephen Hawking as himself.

Loan-a Lisa.png 466 - 2 "Loan-a Lisa" October 3, 2010 Matthew Faughnan Valentina L. Garza MABF17
When Grampa gives each member of the family a portion of his savings, Lisa invests in Nelson's brand-new business venture, but soon realizes that her friend's instant success might lure him away from the classroom. Worried that his judgment might be clouded, Lisa introduces Nelson to Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, only to find out that he too dropped out of school. But when Nelson's business suddenly takes a sharp turn, Lisa teaches her friend that education is invaluable.

Guest starring: Chris Hansen as himself, Mark Zuckerberg as himself and Muhammad Yunus as himself.

MoneyBart.png 467 - 3 "MoneyBart" October 10, 2010 Nancy Kruse Tim Long MABF18
In an effort to broaden her extracurricular horizons, Lisa decides to manage Bart's little league team. Using statistics and probabilities, Lisa leads the team to an incredible winning streak.

Guest starring: Mike Scioscia as himself and Bill James as himself.

Treehouse of Horror XXI.jpg 468 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror XXI" November 7, 2010 Bob Anderson Joel H. Cohen MABF16
In "War and Pieces", Bart and Milhouse discover a real-life board game that they must win to return home; in "Master and Cadaver", Marge and Homer go on a honeymoon on a sailboat, and rescue a mysterious castaway named Roger; and in "Tweenlight", Lisa falls in love with a vampire named Edmund.

Guest starring: Daniel Radcliffe as Edmund and Hugh Laurie as Roger.

Simpsons Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life Promo.jpg 469 - 5 "Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life" November 14, 2010 Matthew Nastuk Joel H. Cohen MABF20
Discovering that Marge was once a stellar A+ student whose grades plummeted after being distracted, Lisa fears that she will end up just like her mom unless she pledges to focus solely on academics. When Marge makes a secret deal allowing Lisa to attend her dream school, Lisa learns a lesson in family and altruism. Meanwhile, Bart puts Nelson Muntz in his place and unintentionally claims the title of "School Bully".
The Fool Monty promo.jpg 470 - 6 "The Fool Monty" November 21, 2010 Steven Dean Moore Michael Price NABF01
After learning that he is suffering from multiple illnesses and has only a few weeks to live, Mr. Burns becomes distraught by the town's less-than-sensitive reaction to his announcement. Following an unexpected turn of events, Bart finds a weak, vulnerable and amnesiac Mr. Burns in the woods and secretly takes him into the Simpsons' home. But when Homer and Marge learn about their new house guest, they decide it's payback time, and Lisa, determined to stand up for Mr. Burns, learns that old habits die hard.
How Munched Is that Birdie in the Window promo.jpg 471 - 7 "How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?" November 28, 2010 Michael Polcino Kevin Curran NABF02
When a pigeon breaks its wing in the Simpson house, Bart takes the duty to protect the bird - who he calls Ray - until he recovers. When Ray is ready to fly, Homer decides to enter it in a bird race, which makes Danica Patrick appears in his dreams. However, plans go awry when Santa's Little Helper eats Ray. Thinking that Bart will need help to overcome the loss, Marge and Homer take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston, who diagnoses that the only cure for Bart's sadness is getting rid of the family dog. But when the Simpsons visit Santa's Little Helper's new home, the shock makes them rethink their decision.

Guest starring: Danica Patrick as herself and Rachel Weisz as Dr. Thurston.

The Fight Before Christmas promo 4.jpg 472 - 8 "The Fight Before Christmas" December 5, 2010 Bob Anderson
Matthew Schofield
Dan Castellaneta
Deb Lacusta
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Springfield, but while Marge gets in the holiday spirit, it's bah humbug for the rest of the family. Disappointed that she is alone spreading the holiday cheer, Marge sends a letter to Martha Stewart (guest voice Stewart) to help her save the family Christmas. Martha comes to the rescue and transforms the house into the North Pole chalet Marge has always dreamed of, but when the family is noticeably absent from the perfectly trimmed holiday home, she realizes that it's Homer and the kids who make the holidays special. Meanwhile, the Simpsons get ready to sneak away for a tropical holiday vacation in Hawaii, but surprise visitors Mr. Burns and Moe's new girlfriend, Katy Perry (guest-starring as herself in a special live-action sequence) delay their getaway.

Guest starring: Martha Stewart as herself and Katy Perry as herself.

Promo-donnie-fatso.jpg 473 - 9 "Donnie Fatso" December 12, 2010 Ralph Sosa Chris Cluess MABF19
Homer spends time in the Springfield Penitentiary after getting caught bribing an official. A FBI agent (guest voice Hamm) offers to reduce his jail time if Homer agrees to go undercover as an informant to investigate Fat Tony (guest voice Mantegna). When Homer forges a special bond with Fat Tony and his family, he becomes conflicted between his obligation to the government and his loyalty to his new family. After an unexpected turn of events, Fat Tony's cousin Fit Tony (Mantegna) seeks to settle a score with Homer, but winds up teaching him an important lesson.

Guest starring: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Fit Tony and Jon Hamm as FBI agent.

New Cool Moms.png 474 - 10 "Moms I'd Like to Forget" January 9, 2011 Chris Clements Brian Kelley NABF03
When Bart discovers that a fifth grader has a scar identical to one Bart has, Marge tells him about a club of mothers she was in once where they set playdates for their kids; when she tries to reform the club, things turn out better for Marge than they do for Bart.
Flaming Moe promo 1.jpg 475 - 11 "Flaming Moe" January 16, 2011 Chuck Sheetz Matt Selman NABF04
Moe and Smithers turn Moe's into "Mo's", a gay bar. Meanwhile, Principal Skinner uses Bart to get closer to dating a substitute music teacher after finding out that he is dating her daughter.

Guest starring: Alyson Hannigan as Melody, Kristen Wiig as Ms. Juniper and Scott Thompson as Grady Little.

Homer the Father promo.jpg 476 - 12 "Homer the Father" January 23, 2011 Mark Kirkland Joel H. Cohen NABF05
Homer becomes obsessed with a 1980s family sitcom and starts acting like the show's father. Acting like it, he does not give Bart a mini-bike he wants. Bart then realizes that he could sell secrets about the nuclear power plant with other countries. He agrees to sell them to China in exchange for a mini-bike.

Guest starring: James Lipton as himself, David Mamet as himself, Michael Paul Chan as Chinese spies and Garry Marshall as Sheldon Leavitt.

The Blue and the Gray promo 2.jpg 477 - 13 "The Blue and the Gray" February 13, 2011 Bob Anderson Rob LaZebnik NABF06
After spending another Valentine's Day alone, Moe attends a seminar led by Dr. Kissingher in the hopes of gaining more confidence with women. Moe takes the doctor's advice and asks Homer to be his wingman, but Moe becomes distraught when women are drawn to Homer as well. Meanwhile, Marge discovers her first gray hairs and surprises both her family and the neighborhood by going completely gray and sporting a brand new mature 'do, but Bart is not humored when the neighborhood kids tease him about Marge's look. Later, Marge confronts Homer when she learns that he is becoming increasingly popular with the young ladies, but Homer helps Marge realize that he only has eyes for her and proves that love is still in the Springfield air.
Angry Dad The Movie promo 1.jpg 478 - 14 "Angry Dad: The Movie" February 20, 2011 Matthew Nastuk John Frink NABF07
Bart's cartoon about an angry dad is turned into "Angry Dad: The Movie" and quickly becomes a critics' favorite. When Russell Brand presents the Golden Globe to Bart's film, Homer usurps the podium and gives his own acceptance speech. The film's winning streak continues with Homer taking credit at each ceremony, so when "Angry Dad" receives an Oscar nomination, Bart keeps it a secret. With the help of DJ Kwanzaa, Homer and Marge arrive at the ceremony just as Halle Berry presents the award. Bart's fellow nominee, Nick Park, helps him realize that creating a film is a team effort, and Bart gives credit where credit is due.

Guest starring: Halle Berry as herself, Ricky Gervais as himself, Russell Brand as himself, Nick Park as himself, J. B. Smoove‎ as DJ Kwanzaa and Maurice LaMarche as Anthony Hopkins.

The Scorpion's Tale.png 479 - 15 "The Scorpion's Tale" March 6, 2011 Matthew Schofield Billy Kimball and Ian Maxtone-Graham NABF08
After a field trip to the desert, Lisa discovers that a desert flower mysteriously makes typically combative creatures get along, so she brings some of the flowers home as a souvenir. When Grampa moves in with the family after getting kicked out of the retirement home, Homer secretly tests the flower on Grampa, who is instantly cured of his crankiness. A pharmaceutical representative (guest voice Herzog) gets word of Homer's discovery and quickly tries to replicate the flower into a drug, using Grampa as the primary guinea pig. But when the pills get in the wrong hands and are sold on the black market, unexpected side effects of the new drug take an eye-popping toll on the elderly citizens of Springfield, and the Simpsons learn that their new medical cure comes with major consequences.

Guest starring: Werner Herzog as Walther Hotenhoffer and Kevin Michael Richardson as Retirement Castle orderly.

A Midsummer's Nice Dream promo.jpg 480 - 16 "A Midsummer's Nice Dreams" March 13, 2011 Steven Dean Moore Dan Castellaneta and Deb Lacusta NABF09
The town is abuzz when Cheech and Chong announce a Springfield stop on their much-anticipated reunion tour. But when Cheech and Chong take the stage in front of their loyal fans, the jokes were just not the same for Chong, so Homer steps in and delivers all the punchlines by heart. Impressed, Cheech invites Homer to go on tour with him as new duo "Cheech and Chunk" while Chong forms a more progressive comedic team, "Teach and Chong," with Principal Skinner. While Homer is on tour, Marge attempts to help the neighborhood cat lady and change her hoarder ways, but turns into a hoarder herself in the process, and Homer realizes that life on the road is not all high times and slapstick humor.

Guest starring: Cheech Marin as himself and Tommy Chong as himself.

Love is a Many-Strangled thing promo.jpg 481 - 17 "Love Is a Many-Strangled Thing" March 27, 2011 Michael Polcino Bill Odenkirk NABF10
After Homer makes Bart wet his pants live on a stadium TV, he is forced by Marge to partake in a fathering enrichment class. The director, Dr. Zander is horrified to learn that Homer strangles his son. He uses Kareem-Abdul Jabbar to make Homer what it feels like to be strangled. Homer gets bullied by Bart, as he can now control Homer. Marge seeks the help of the doctor, now living in a tree, to help father and son bond again. They do, and end up with Zander's tree as well.

Guest starring: Paul Rudd as Dr. Zander, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as himself and Kevin Michael Richardson as Retired lineman masseur.

The Great Simpsina promo.jpg 482 - 18 "The Great Simpsina" April 10, 2011 Chris Clements Matt Warburton NABF11
Lisa becomes an apprentice when she meets the Great Raymondo, the most magical of magicians. He tells Lisa a secret about a magic trick, but when she develops a crush on a boy at school, Lisa accidentally leaks the secret out to a rival magician. However, the Raymondo has one last card tucked up his sleeve and when the rival magician sets to perform the trick, they try to stop him to do so. A quartet of magicians appear on the scene, who attempt to kill the Raymondo, but Lisa finds out they're no match for him.

Guest starring: David Copperfield as himself, Martin Landau as The Great Raymondo, Ricky Jay as himself, Jack McBrayer as Ewell Freestone, Penn Jillette as himself and Teller as himself.

The Real Housewives of Fat Tony promo.jpg 483 - 19 "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony" May 1, 2011 Lance Kramer Dick Blasucci NABF12
Fat Tony and Selma fall in love and get married after a whirlwind courtship. Marge has her reservations about the couple's marriage after Selma begins to prioritize her looks and ritzy new lifestyle over her family, so Fat Tony invites Homer and Marge to a weekend getaway at the Jersey Shore. Meanwhile, Bart discovers a special talent that allows him to detect the location of truffles by smell, and Lisa jumps at the chance to capitalize on the rare culinary treasures.

Guest starring: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony.

Homer Scissorhands promo.jpg 484 - 20 "Homer Scissorhands" May 8, 2011 Mark Kirkland Peter Gaffney and Steve Viksten NABF13
After Homer discovers a genius talent for styling hair and opens his own salon, he becomes Springfield's most in-demand hair stylist. But having to listen to women's problems and gossip all day long leads Homer to believe his gift may actually be a curse. In order to stop people from coming to him to get their hair cut, he styles Marge's hair for a party, amazing everyone, and tells them that Julio did it. Meanwhile, when Milhouse decides to live each day to the fullest, he comes out of his shell and professes his love for Lisa, only to have his heart broken. Milhouse then catches the eye of popular fifth-grader Taffy (guest star Kristen Schaal), causing Lisa to spy on them. When she reveals herself to them Taffy breaks up with Milhouse because he still loves Lisa and she kisses Milhouse to make him happy.

Guest starring: Kristen Schaal as Taffy.

500 Keys promo.jpg 485 - 21 "500 Keys" May 15, 2011 Bob Anderson John Frink NABF14
Lisa tries to return a key to Springfield Elementary, but she stumbles upon a abandoned classroom in the basement. She attempts to tell Skinner about the room, but when she returns, a bookcase blocks the dusty walls and the cobwebs leading to the room. Lisa becomes suspicious about a writing on the blackboard which involved Bus 23, a former bus used by the school on a field trip that never returned. Lisa and Bart, who has just won the key to the city, team up with Homer, who has stolen the Duff blimp, to try and find this mysterious Bus 23, which is submerged below the icy waters of the river. Meanwhile, Marge is on a continuous search for her noisy anniversary present.

Guest starring: Albert Brooks as Hank Scorpio.

The Ned-Liest Catch.jpg 486 - 22 "The Ned-liest Catch" May 22, 2011 Chuck Sheetz Jeff Westbrook NABF15
Feeling guilty for getting Mrs. Krabappel suspended after one of his school pranks, Bart helps her escape detention, and Ned Flanders winds up saving her life in the process. When Edna and Ned start dating, he is surprised to learn she's been with many of Springfield's men, including Homer and Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer (guest-voicing as himself).

Guest starring: Joey Kramer as himself and Ken Burns as himself.

Season 22 episodes script covers[edit]


Season 22 Episodes
Elementary School Musical Loan-a Lisa MoneyBart Treehouse of Horror XXI Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life The Fool Monty How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? The Fight Before Christmas Donnie Fatso Moms I'd Like to Forget Flaming Moe Homer the Father The Blue and the Gray Angry Dad: The Movie The Scorpion's Tale A Midsummer's Nice Dreams Love Is a Many-Strangled Thing The Great Simpsina The Real Housewives of Fat Tony Homer Scissorhands 500 Keys The Ned-liest Catch