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Season 29
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Season Information
Original run: October 1, 2017[1] - Spring 2018
Previous season: 28
Next season: 30

Season 29, is the current season of The Simpsons. It started on October 1, 2017.[2] The production started on March 2, 2017 with the recording of XABF01.[1][3]


On November 4th, 2016; a FOX Press Release announced the renewal through Season 30:

"FOX has ordered 29th and 30th seasons of the pop culture phenomenon THE SIMPSONS. “This is yet another record-setting moment for what is truly a landmark series,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. “THE SIMPSONS has meant so much to the network, the studio and everyone at Fox, and its continued cultural impact around the globe is a testament to the combined brilliance of Matt, Jim and Al. Congratulations to everyone who works on this groundbreaking series – from the voice cast and producers to the writers and production team – you comprise one of the greatest collections of creative talent in the history of the medium. And to the millions of SIMPSONS fans around the world, thank you for watching all these years. We're happy to tell you there’s lots more to come."[2]"


Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
The Serfsons promo 1.png 619 - 1 "The Serfsons" October 1, 2017 Rob Oliver Brian Kelley WABF17
In a magical medieval world, Marge's mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.

Guest starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Marge's twin brother and Billy Boyd as end credits singer

Springfield Splendor promo 1.png 620 - 2 "Springfield Splendor" October 8, 2017 Matthew Faughnan Tim Long and Miranda Thompson WABF22
Marge and Lisa turn Lisa's sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.

Guest starring: Martin Short as Guthrie Frenel, Roz Chast as Herself, Alison Bechdel as Herself, Marjane Satrapi as Herself, Rachel Bloom as Herself and Dan Harmon as Himself

Whistler's Father promo 2.png 621 - 3 "Whistler's Father" October 15, 2017 Matthew Faughnan Tom Gammill and Max Pross WABF16
Homer discovers that Maggie is a whistling savant and launches her baby-celebrity career. Meanwhile, Marge impresses Fat Tony with her interior design taste, and he hires her to style his brothel.

Guest starring: Nick Fascitelli as Whistler, Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Valerie Harper as Backstage mom

Treehouse of Horror XXVIII promo 3.png 622 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror XXVIII" October 22, 2017 Timothy Bailey John Frink WABF18
Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon, Lisa discovers a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe, and Homer cannibalizes himself.

In the segment "Exor-Sis", Maggie will be possessed. In the segment "Carolisa", Lisa discovers a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe. In "MMM... Homer", Homer cannibalizes himself after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home.

Guest starring: Ben Daniels as a priest, William Friedkin as Dr. Kenneth Humphries, Neil Gaiman as Snowball V and Mario Batali as Himself

Grampy Can Ya Hear Me promo 1.png 623 - 5 "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me" November 5, 2017 Bob Anderson Bill Odenkirk WABF19
Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him. Meanwhile, Mr. Skinner discovers that his mother has kept the ultimate secret from him.
The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be promo 1.png 624 - 6 "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be"[4] November 12, 2017[5] Matthew Nastuk Tom Gammill and Max Pross[6] WABF20[4]
Frustrated with the local government, Marge decides to run for Mayor. To win public support, she begins making Homer the butt of her jokes.[5]
Singin' in the Lane promo 1.png 625 - 7 "Singin' in the Lane" November 19, 2017 Michael Polcino Ryan Koh WABF21
Homer and the guys reunite their old bowling team to cheer up Moe, only to end up in fierce competition with a team of arrogant millionaires. Meanwhile, Lisa and Marge try to teach Bart that money isn't everything.
Mr. Lisa's Opus promo 1.png 626 - 8 "Mr. Lisa's Opus" December 3, 2017 Steven Dean Moore Al Jean XABF01
Lisa's version of Barthood. Homer discovers how smart she is, she'll go to college, and being scared out of Springfield. Ned will try to cure Homer of his alcohol problem.

As future Lisa writes her college application essay for Harvard, she recalls past disappointing birthdays that helped shape her.

Guest starring: Kat Dennings as Valerie, Norman Lear as Himself, Kipp Lennon as Leon Kompowsky, Jon Lovitz as Artie Ziff and Valerie Harper as Ms. Myles

Gone Boy promo 1.png 627 - 9 "Gone Boy" December 10, 2017 Rob Oliver John Frink XABF02
When Bart goes missing, the town puts together a search party to find him. After most give up hope, Sideshow Bob manipulates Milhouse into revealing where Bart is hiding.

Guest-starring: Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob, Shaquille O'Neal as Himself, Valerie Harper as General Hospital nurse and John F. Kennedy as Himself*

Haw-Haw Land promo 1.png 628 - 10 "Haw-Haw Land" January 7, 2018 Bob Anderson Tim Long and Miranda Thompson XABF03
When the Simpsons go to a STEM conference, Lisa falls for a crooning jazz pianist named Brendan. Meanwhile, Bart discovers that he has an affinity for chemistry.

Guest starring: Ed Sheeran as Brendan Beiderbecke

Frink Gets Testy promo 1.png 629 - 11 "Frink Gets Testy" January 14, 2018 Chris Clements Dan Vebber XABF04
Fearing that the end of the world is near, Mr. Burns tasks Dr. Frink with testing all of Springfield to determine who is worth saving. The results shake the Simpson family to their core.

Guest starring: Maurice LaMarche as Orson Welles and Valerie Harper as Jennifer Clarkeson

Homer Is Where the Art Isn't promo 1.png 630 - 12 "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't"[7] March 18, 2018[8] Timothy Bailey[9] Kevin Curran[10] XABF05[7]
When Homer is accused of stealing a million-dollar painting, only a detective from the 1970s can clear his name, or send him to jail. It's a classic impossible mystery.[8]

Guest starring: Bill Hader as Manacek and Cecily Strong as Megan Matheson[8]

3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage promo 1.png 631 - 13 "3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage"[11] March 25, 2018[12] Matthew Nastuk[13] Tom Gammill and Max Pross[11] XABF06[11]
Homer and Marge recount the story of their transition from loving their life without kids to being miserable parents.[14][12]

Guest starring: J.K. Simmons as JJ Gruff; Kevin Pollak as Ross, Bagel Man and Professor; John Baldessari as Himself[12]

Fears of a Clown promo 1.png 632 - 14 "Fears of a Clown"[15] April 1, 2018[16][17] Steven Dean Moore[18] Michael Price[19] XABF08[15][20]
Bart goes to prankster rehab after a clown-mask prank terrifies the town and destroys Krusty's career. A tortured Krusty then tries his hand at serious drama with a regional theater company.[17]

Guest starring: Jon Lovitz as Llewellyn Sinclair[15], Damian Kulash as Himself and Tim Nordwind as Himself[17]

633 - 15 "No Good Read Goes Unpunished"[21] April 8, 2018[22] Mark Kirkland[23] Jeff Westbrook[24] XABF07[21]
In an attempt to bring the family together, Marge forces everyone to hand in their electronics and take a trip to a book store.[25]

Guest starring: Jimmy O. Yang as Sun and Daniel Radcliffe as Himself[25]

634 - 16 "King Leer"[26] April 15, 2018[27][28] Daniel Furlong and Zach Posner[29][30] XABF10[26]
Homer and Marge follow Moe after the bar closes early and discover him and his father fighting. The Simpsons, after finding out that Moe has been excommunicated from his family for years, attempt to bring them back together.[27][31]

Guest starring: Ray Liotta as Moe's father, Morty Szyslak, Debi Mazar as Moe's sister, Minnie Szyslak[31] and Jonathan Schmock as Salesman[27]

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6?? - ?? "Forgive and Regret"[32] April, 2018[33] Bill Odenkirk[34] XABF09[32]
??? - ? "Lisa Gets the Blues"[35] 2018 Bob Anderson[36] David Silverman and Brian Kelley[37] XABF11[35]
The Simpson family goes to New Orleans for JazzFest. The start of the episode sees Lisa's music teacher telling her she's just a big fish in a small pond, and that's she's not a good musician.[38][20]
??? - ? "Left Behind"[39] 2018 XABF12[39]
??? - ? "Throw Grampa from the Dane"[40] 2018 Rob LaZebnik[41] XABF13[40]
??? - ? "Flanders' Ladder"[42] 2018 J. Stewart Burns[43] XABF14[42]
??? - ? "Heartbreak Hotel"[44] 2018 Matt Selman and Renee Ridgeley[45] XABF15[44]
??? - ? "My Way or the Highway to Heaven"[46] 2018 XABF17[46]
??? - ? "Baby You Can't Drive My Car"[47] 2018 XABF18[47]
??? - ? "Bart's Not Dead"[48] 2018 Stephanie Gillis[49] XABF19[48]
Guest starring: Gal Gadot as herself[50][51]
??? - ? "From Russia Without Love"[52] 2018 Michael Ferris[53] XABF20[52]
??? - ? "Werking Mom"[54] 2018 Carolyn Omine and Robin Sayers[54] XABF21[54]
??? - ? "Lisa Has a Crush on Homer"[55] 2018 YABF01[55]


Season 29 episodes script covers

Other notes

Promo Videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fox Press Release
  3. Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  4. 4.0 4.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  5. 5.0 5.1
  6. Al Jean's Twitter
  7. 7.0 7.1 "File:XABF05 Script.png"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2
  9. Al Jean's Twitter
  10. Al Jean's Twitter
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF-6 script"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2
  13. Al Jean's Twitter
  14. Al Jean's Twitter
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF08 Script and Jon Lovitz"
  16. Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2
  18. Al Jean's Twitter
  19. Michael Price on Twitter - "Fears of a Clown proof and writer"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Entertainment Weekly - The Simpsons: Season 29 features Ed Sheeran, Game of Thrones gag
  21. 21.0 21.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF07 script"
  22. Al Jean's Twitter
  23. Al Jean's Twitter
  24. Al Jean's Twitter
  25. 25.0 25.1
  26. 26.0 26.1 Jack Savige - "XABF10 Script"
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 The Futon Critic
  28. Al Jean's Twitter
  29. Al Jean's Twitter
  30. Chris Ledesma's Twitter
  31. 31.0 31.1 Entertainment Weekly - "The Simpsons casts Ray Liotta as Moe's dad"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF09 Script"
  33. Chris Ledesma on Twitter - "Forgive and Regret"
  34. Al Jean's Twitter
  35. 35.0 35.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF11 Script"
  36. Al Jean's Twitter
  37. David Silverman on Twitter - "XABF11 Writers"
  38. WhatCulture - "The Simpsons Season 29: 10 Excellent Things You Need To Know"
  39. 39.0 39.1 File:XABF12 Script.png
  40. 40.0 40.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  41. Al Jean's Twitter
  42. 42.0 42.1 File:XABF14 Script.png
  43. Al Jean's Twitter
  44. 44.0 44.1 Al Jean on Twitter - "XABF15 Script""
  45. Al Jean's Twitter
  46. 46.0 46.1 File:XABF17 Script.png"
  47. 47.0 47.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  48. 48.0 48.1 File:XABF19 Script.jpg"
  49. Al Jean's Twitter
  50. Gal Gadot on Twitter
  51. AV Club - "Gal Gadot to voice herself on The Simpsons"
  52. 52.0 52.1 "File:XABF20 Script.png"
  53. Al Jean's Twitter
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Al Jean's Twitter
  55. 55.0 55.1 Al Jean's Twitter
  56. Michael Prince's Twitter
  57. Allie Goertz's Twitter