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Season Information
Original run: September 27, 2015[1] – May 22, 2016[2]
No. of episodes: 22[3]
Previous season: 26
Next season: 28

Season 27 is a season of The Simpsons. It premiered on September 27, 2015[1] and it ended on May 22, 2016[2].

Announcement

Al Jean confirmed that The Simpsons "definitely won't end" in May 2015[4] and that Sideshow Bob will be on season 27[5]."Every Man's Dream" was the premiere of season 27.[6]

On May 4, 2015, FOX announced that The Simpsons had been renewed for seasons 27 and 28.[7]

Episodes

Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Every Man's Dream promo 6.jpg 575 - 1[6] "Every Man's Dream"[8] September 27, 2015[1] Matthew Nastuk[9] J. Stewart Burns[6] TABF14[8]
Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy — but instead of returning home with his prescription medication — he returns home drunk. He and Marge visit a marriage counselor and have a trial separation, during which Homer begins dating a 20-something.

Guest starring: Lena Dunham as Candace and Hannah Horvath, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke as Candace's friends, Laura Ingraham as Dr. Zilowitz, Adam Driver as Adam Sackler.

Cue Detective promo 1.jpg 576 - 2[3] "'Cue Detective"[10] October 4, 2015[11] Timothy Bailey[9] Joel H. Cohen[12] TABF17[10]
Scotty Boom, a Chew Network super-chef, challenges Homer to a smoke-off. But when someone steals Homer’s secret weapon – a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a BBQ shack – Lisa and Bart are on the case.[11][13][14]

Guest stars: Ben Schwartz as Clerk, Alton Brown as Himself, Bobby Moynihan as Tyler Boom and Edward James Olmos as Pit master[11]

Puffless.png 577 - 3[3] "Puffless"[15] October 11, 2015[16] Rob Oliver[9] J. Stewart Burns[17] TABF19
Upon learning that their father really died of lung cancer, Selma and Patty agree to quit smoking. When Selma relapses, an angry Patty moves in with Marge and Homer.[18][19][16]

Guest stars: Yo-Yo Ma as Himself[16]

Halloween of Horror promo 1.jpg 578 - 4[3] "Halloween of Horror"[20] October 18, 2015[21] Mike B. Anderson[22] Carolyn Omine[23] TABF22
When Lisa becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders.[24]

Guest stars: Nick Kroll as Lem and Blake Anderson as Dickie[24]

Treehouse of Horror XXVI promo 7.jpg 579 - 5[3] "Treehouse of Horror XXVI"[25] October 25, 2015[26] Steven Dean Moore[9] Joel H. Cohen[27] TABF18
Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart and Milhouse get super-powers from radiation.[18]

Guest starring: Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob[28]

Friend with Benefit promo 4.jpg 580 - 6[3][29] "Friend with Benefit"[30] November 8, 2015[31] Matthew Faughnan[9] Rob LaZebnik[32] TABF21
Lisa makes a new pal at school named Harper, whose internet billionaire father becomes buddies with a different Simpson: Homer. Soon, though, Lisa becomes worried that Harper is a little too entitled.[33]

Guest starring: Kristen Bell as Harper and David Copperfield as Himself[33]

Lisa with an "S" promo 4.jpg 581 - 7[3] "Lisa with an "S""[34] November 22, 2015[35] Bob Anderson[9] Stephanie Gillis[36] TABF20
When Homer loses $5,000 at a poker game with Broadway legend Laney Fontaine, the only way he is able to settle the bet is if he loans Lisa to Laney for a month. Then, Laney turns Lisa into a show biz kid and Marge and Homer fear they made a mistake letting her go. So they head to New York to get her back.[37]
Paths of Glory promo 4.jpg 582 - 8[3] "Paths of Glory"[38] December 6, 2015[39][38] Steven Dean Moore[40] Michael Ferris[41] VABF01[38]
Lisa sets out to restore the tarnished reputation of Springfield’s first female inventor. To find her invention, she scours an abandoned asylum and a restaurant that caters to men. Bart joins Lisa at the asylum, stealing one of the homicidal patient’s notebooks, and bragging to the boys at school that he wrote the entries himself. This revelation causes Homer and Marge to believe he is a sociopath, which Bart decides to use to his advantage until things go too far.[42]
Barthood promo 1.jpg 583 - 9[3] "Barthood"[43] December 13, 2015[44][45] Rob Oliver[40] Dan Greaney[40] VABF02[43]
Bart's coming of age story a la "Boyhood" chronicles his life from six years old to his time as an accomplished young man. Along the way, his tense relationship with Homer, an overly uncaring version of himself, and Lisa, who overshadows him in every way possible, shape Bart more than he realizes.[46][45]
The Girl Code.png 584 - 10[3] "The Girl Code"[47] January 3, 2016[48] Chris Clements Rob LaZebnik VABF03[47]
After a photo Marge posts on social media gets Homer fired, he returns to the best job he ever had, a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. This same post inspires Lisa to code an app that predicts the real-life consequences of anything you post online, only to create sentient artificial intelligence.[49]

Guest starring: Stephen Merchant as Conrad and Kaitlin Olson as Quinn[49]

Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles promo 1.jpg 585 - 11[3] "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles"[50] January 10, 2016[48] Timothy Bailey Joel H. Cohen VABF04[50]
After Bart starts drinking a milk substitute filled with bad hormones, he experiences early puberty and grows a little mustache — as well as feelings for Mrs. Berrera, his new teacher. Mrs. Berrera winds up in the middle of a romantic rivalry, as she also draws the attention of Principal Skinner. She feels Skinner is a wounded soul that she wants to take care of. She is a vet like Skinner, and that's his attraction.[51]

Guest starring: Sofia Vergara as Mrs. Berrera.[51]

Much Apu About Something promo 2.jpg 586 - 12[3] "Much Apu About Something"[52] January 17, 2016[48] Bob Anderson[53] Michael Price[54] VABF05[55]
Sanjay passes his stake in the Kwik-E-Mart to his millennial son, Jay, who turns it into a hip, health food market against Apu’s insistence on tradition. Bart, whom Homer had convinced to give up pranking, is called upon to return to his trickster life and take down the new store.[56]

Guest starring: Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay.[56]

Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4 promo 1.jpg 587 - 13[3] "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4"[57] February 14, 2016[57][58][59] Mark Kirkland[60] John Frink[61] VABF07[58]
Lonely Professor Fink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine’s Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.[59][57][61]

Guest starring: Glenn Close as Mona Simpson[62]

Gal of Constant Sorrow promo 1.jpg 588 - 14[3] "Gal of Constant Sorrow"[63] February 21, 2016[64] Matthew Nastuk[65] Carolyn Omine[66] VABF06[63]
After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman’s cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee.  When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie’s surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he’s handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.[64]

Guest starring: Natalie Maines and Kate McKinnon as Hettie[67][64]

Lisa the Veterinarian promo 1.jpg 589 - 15[3] "Lisa the Veterinarian"[68] March 6, 2016[69] Steven Dean Moore[70] Dan Vebber[71] VABF08[68]
After performing CPR on a tased raccoon, Lisa discovers her calling to be veterinarian and becomes an intern at the local office, but learns a tough lesson when her neglected class hamster dies. Meanwhile, Marge moonlights as a crime scene cleaner for a little extra money, and the trauma of the gory scenes make her increasingly dead inside.[69]

Guest starring: Michael York as Dr. Budgie[69]

The Marge-ian Chronicles promo 4.jpg 590 - 16[3] "The Marge-ian Chronicles"[72] March 13, 2016[73] Chris Clements[74][75] Brian Kelley[76] VABF09[72]
Not feeling unique, Lisa signs up for the Mars One Space Colony – to Marge's dismay. Then, Marge hires Bart to go through the tryout process with Lisa to make her want to quit.[73]

Guest starring: Tom Scharpling as Paul and Jon Wurster as Barry[73]

The Burns Cage promo 2.jpg 591 - 17[3] "The Burns Cage"[77] April 3, 2016[78] Rob Oliver[79] Rob LaZebnik[80] VABF10[77]
When Smithers is devastated by Burns' lack of affection towards him, Homer makes it his mission to find him a boyfriend. Meanwhile, after Bart orchestrates the removal of the lead in the school's stage production of Casablanca, Milhouse serves as a terrible understudy, which frustrates his co-star, Lisa.[78]

Guest starring: George Takei as Himself.[78]

How Lisa Got Her Marge Back promo 1.jpg 592 - 18[3] "How Lisa Got Her Marge Back"[81] April 10, 2016[82][83] Bob Anderson Jeff Martin[84] VABF11[81]
After getting into an argument, Marge takes Lisa on a touristy trip to Capital City, where, after attending a musical, they meet the show's star, Andrew Rannells, who reminds Lisa how lucky she is to have such a great mom. Meanwhile, Bart is frustrated that everyone expects his pranks, so he teams up with Maggie to trick people.[85][83]

Guest starring: Andrew Rannells as Himself[85][86][83]

Fland Canyon promo 1.jpg 593 - 19[3] "Fland Canyon"[87] April 24, 2016[88][89][90] Matthew Nastuk J. Stewart Burns VABF12[87]
Homer recalls a tense family vacation to the Grand Canyon with the Flanders family. At first, the Flanders' perfection puts the families at odds, but when they get stranded and Ned and Bart go for help, the families finally bond.[90]
To Courier with Love promo 1.jpg 594 - 20[3] "To Courier with Love"[91] May 8, 2016[88][89][92] Bill Odenkirk Timothy Bailey VABF14[91]
After promising Marge the trip of a lifetime, frugality gets the better of Homer when he makes a deal with a travel agent to be a courier of a top-secret briefcase in exchange for a discounted family vacation to Paris.[93]

Guest starring: Jay Leno as Himself[93]

Simprovised promo 1.jpg 595 - 21[3] "Simprovised"[94] May 15, 2016[95] Matthew Nastuk John Frink VABF13[94]
After butchering a speech in front of all of his friends at work, Homer turns to improv comedy to gain back his confidence in his public speaking skills. Meanwhile, Marge decides to rebuild Bart's lackluster treehouse, but tensions rise when Bart questions her building skills. Also, in the episode's last three minutes, Homer appears LIVE for the first time on television (both for East and West Coast broadcasts) to answer fan questions.[96][97][95]
Orange Is the New Yellow promo 1.jpg 596 - 22[3] "Orange Is the New Yellow" May 22, 2016[2] Matthew Faughnan Eric Horsted VABF15[98]
When Marge gets arrested for letting Bart go to the park unsupervised, she serves time only to realize that prison is a welcome break from the demands of her life as a mom and wife. In her absence, Homer struggles to manage all of the parenting responsibilities that Marge usually handles.[99][100]

Guest starring: Kevin Michael Richardson as security guard


Season 27 guest stars

Season 27 episodes script covers

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