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Season 31

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Season Information
Original run: September 29, 2019 - May 17, 2020
No. of episodes: 22
Previous season: 30
Next season: 32

Season 31 is the 31st season of The Simpsons. It started on September 29, 2019 and ended on May 17, 2020. It was announced on February 6, 2019; alongside with Season 32.[1][2]

This season was included on Disney+ on October 2, 2020 in the United States.


Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
The Winter of Our Monetized Content promo 3.png 663 - 1 "The Winter of Our Monetized Content" September 29, 2019 Bob Anderson Ryan Koh YABF19
When a video of Bart and Homer fighting goes viral, they begin a journey as social media celebrities. Meanwhile, Lisa battles the school's new industrialized detention system.

Guest starring: John Mulaney as Warburton Parker

Go Big or Go Homer promo 1.png 664 - 2 "Go Big or Go Homer" October 6, 2019 Matthew Faughnan John Frink YABF21
Homer is demoted to supervising interns, among whom is go-getter millennial Mike, a 35-year-old who asks Homer to be his mentor. However, when Homer inspires Mike to start a business of his own, the two find themselves being chased by the mob.

Guest starring: Michael Rapaport as Mike Wegman and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony

The Fat Blue Line promo 1.png 665 - 3 "The Fat Blue Line" October 13, 2019 Michael Polcino Bill Odenkirk YABF22
During the San Castellanta street festival, much of the town realizes their wallets have been pickpocketed. After the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to clear his name, catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

Guest starring: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony, Bob Odenkirk as Mob lawyer and Jason Momoa as himself

Treehouse of Horror XXX promo 1.png 666 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror XXX" October 20, 2019 Tim Bailey J. Stewart Burns YABF18
1. Opening sequence: a demon Maggie.
2. Danger Things: a mission to rescue Milhouse from another dimension.
3. Heaven Swipes Right: dead-Homer's spirit trying on some new bodies for size.
4. When Hairy Met Slimy: Selma finally finding love in an unlikely place - the alien in the basement.
Gorillas on the Mast promo 1.png 667 - 5 "Gorillas on the Mast" November 3, 2019 Matthew Nastuk Max Cohn YABF20
After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa becomes determined to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity. Meanwhile, Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.

Guest starring: Jane Goodall as herself

Marge the Lumberjill promo 1.png 668 - 6 "Marge the Lumberjill" November 10, 2019 Rob Oliver Ryan Koh ZABF02
When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up competitive lumber-jacking as a hobby (and has a real gift for it). The circuit of competitive timbersports takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer, Paula, whom Homer worries is going to steal her away forever.

Guest starring: Asia Kate Dillon as Paula and Natasha Lyonne as Sophie

Livin' La Pura Vida promo 1.png 669 - 7 "Livin La Pura Vida" November 17, 2019 Tim Bailey Brian Kelley ZABF03
The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houten's annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford. While there, Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend, Evelyn, and Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year.

Guest starring: Fortune Feimster as Evelyn.

Thanksgiving of Horror promo 1.png 670 - 8 "Thanksgiving of Horror" November 24, 2019 Rob Oliver Dan Vebber YABF17
In a special Thanksgiving edition of "Treehouse of Horror," the Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares.
1. A-Gobble-Ypto: the first Thanksgiving.
2. The Fourth Thursday After Tomorrow: an A.I. mishap.
3. The Last Thanksgiving: a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.

Guest starring: Charlie Brooker as Social rating voice.

Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? promo 1.png 671 - 9 "Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?" December 1, 2019 Chris Clements Tim Long and Miranda Thompson ZABF04
In this Flanders family-focused episode, Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith - causing great distress for Ned, who sends him to live with the Simpsons in an attempt to scare him back into God's arms.

Guest starring: Glenn Close as Mona Simpson, and Marcia Wallace as Edna Krabappel (archive recording)

Bobby, It's Cold Outside promo 3.png 672 - 10 "Bobby, It's Cold Outside" December 15, 2019 Steven Dean Moore Jeff Westbrook and John Frink ZABF01
Sideshow Bob gets contracted as this year's mall Santa. Meanwhile, someone is stealing all the Christmas packages off people's front porches.

Guest starring: Scott Bakula as himself, Steve Ballmer as himself and Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob

Hail to the Teeth promo 6.png 673 - 11 "Hail to the Teeth" January 5, 2020 Mark Kirkland Elisabeth Kiernan Averick ZABF05
Homer and Marge attend Artie Ziff's wedding and become quite uncomfortable when they realize that his bride-to-be is a clone of Marge. Meanwhile, Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the immediate popularity she receives after getting her new Invisalign braces.

Guest starring: Jon Lovitz as Artie Ziff and Rabbi

The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson promo 5.png 674 - 12 "The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson" February 16, 2020 Matthew Nastuk J. Stewart Burns ZABF06
The sea captain finds a treasure he's been searching for all his life, but it's taken from him by the townspeople. Marge convinces the people of Springfield to build a S.T.E.M. school with the money.

Guest starring: John Legend as himself, Chrissy Teigen as herself and Zach Woods as Zane Furlong.

Frinkcoin promo 7.png 675 - 13 "Frinkcoin" February 23, 2020 Steven Dean Moore Rob LaZebnik ZABF07
Homer and Marge compete to be the topic of Lisa's "Most Interesting Person I Know" essay. Lisa instead chooses Professor Frink. While Lisa works on the essay, Frink develops a cryptocurrency, overtaking Mr. Burns' title of richest man in Springfield. With new fame, Frink struggles to know who his real friends are, while Mr. Burns schemes to take his title back.

Guest starring: Beanie Feldstein as Support group therapist, Ed "Too Tall" Jones as himself and Jim Parsons as himself

Bart the Bad Guy promo 4.png 676 - 14 "Bart the Bad Guy" March 1, 2020 Jennifer Moeller Dan Vebber ZABF08
Bart accidentally sees a brand-new superhero movie a month before it comes out... and the world cowers before his newfound plot-spoiling powers. Thus, a new super-villain is born: Spoiler Boy! Can heroic movie executives stop Bart before he succumbs to the temptations of ultimate evil?

Guest starring: Kevin Feige as Chinnos, Tal Fishman as Reaction Guy, Taran Killam as Glen Tangier, Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony, Anthony Russo as movie executive 2, Joe Russo as Movie executive 1 and Cobie Smulders as Hydrangea.

Screenless promo 6.png 677 - 15 "Screenless" March 8, 2020 Michael Polcino J. Stewart Burns ZABF09
Marge implements a screen time limit for the whole family, all of whom all easily adjust to the new lifestyle. However, Marge realizes that she is the one addicted - not her husband and children.

Guest starring: Werner Herzog as Dr. Lund, Dr. Drew Pinsky as himself and Dana Gould as himself

Better Off Ned promo 6.png 678 - 16 "Better Off Ned" March 15, 2020 Rob Oliver Story: Al Jean
Teleplay: Joel H. Cohen and Jeff Westbrook
Bart bonds with Ned Flanders, which leaves Homer jealous, so he retaliates by mentoring Nelson Muntz. Then, a heroic act by Homer makes Bart look up to him again.
Highway to Well promo 3.png 679 - 17 "Highway to Well" March 22, 2020 Chris Clements Carolyn Omine ZABF10
When Maggie goes to pre-school, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary. Then, Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds.

Guest starring: Kevin Smith as himself, Billy Porter as Desmond and Chelsea Peretti as Lauren

The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby promo 1.png 680 - 18 "The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby" April 19, 2020 Bob Anderson Tom Gamill and Max Pross YABF13
Marge won't let Maggie play with her new baby crush because of his annoying mother, leading Maggie into a depressive spiral. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns tasks Homer with swindling Cletus out of his helium fortune.
Warrin' Priests Part One promo 3.png 681 - 19 "Warrin' Priests: Part One" April 26, 2020 Bob Anderson Pete Holmes ZABF12
When Bode, a young charismatic new preacher, comes to town and shakes things up at church, Reverend Lovejoy investigates his mysterious past.

Guest starring: Pete Holmes as Bode Wright

Warrin' Priests Part Two promo 3.png 682 - 20 "Warrin' Priests: Part Two" May 3, 2020 Matthew Nastuk Pete Holmes ZABF13
In Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy uncovers the reason why Bode left and came to Springfield. When the congregation learns of his crime, they must decide whether to banish their new priest.

Guest starring: Pete Holmes as Bode Wright and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony

The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds promo 3.png 683 - 21 "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds" May 10, 2020 Jennifer Moeller Joel H. Cohen ZABF14
Lisa makes a new friend who loves horses, but then becomes part of a circle of snooty young rich girls. Meanwhile, Homer takes Marge on a romantic cruise.

Guest starring: Lili Reinhart as Bella-Ella, Joey King as Addy, Madelaine Petsch as Sloan, Lilly Singh as Kensey, Camila Mendes as Tessa Rose and Weezer as Sailor's Delight and end credits performer

Way of the Dog promo 4.png 684 - 22 "The Way of the Dog" May 17, 2020 Matthew Faughnan Carolyn Omine ZABF16
After the Simpsons' dog bites Marge, the family explores the tragic past of Santa's Little Helper.

Guest starring: Cate Blanchett as Elaine and Michael York as Dr. Budgie

Season 31 episodes script covers[edit]