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The Caper Chase

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Season 28 Episode
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"The Caper Chase"
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"The Caper Chase"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 615
Season number: S28 E19
Production code: WABF12
Original airdate: April 2, 2017
Title screen: The "The Simpsons" text is upside down. Once the title crosses the middle, God's hand tilts it back normal.
Couch gag: The Simpsons family arrives as the X-Men (Homer is Professor X, Marge is first Krusty then transforms into Mystique, Lisa is Storm, Maggie is Wolverine and Bart is Angel). Then Stan Lee arrives and says "There is nothing too short I can't cameo".
Guest star(s): Suze Orman‎‎ as herself
Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself
Robert McKee‎ as himself
Jason Alexander as Bourbon Verlander
Ken Jennings as himself
Stan Lee as himself
Showrunner(s): Al Jean
Written by: Jeff Westbrook
Directed by: Lance Kramer

"The Caper Chase" is the nineteenth episode of season 28 of The Simpsons and the six-hundred and fifteenth episode overall. It originally aired on April 2, 2017. The episode was written by Jeff Westbrook and directed by Lance Kramer. It guest stars Suze Orman‎‎ as herself, Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself, Robert McKee‎ as himself, Jason Alexander as Bourbon Verlander, Ken Jennings as himself, and Stan Lee as himself.


"Disappointed in Yale, Mr. Burns decides to start his own for-profit university and Homer is hired as a professor."


A softball match between the Indian Point Nuclear team and the Springfield Nuclear team is being prepared. After Homer collapses on the field, Mr. Burns and the other coach talk about the nuclear energy and how it is never going to end.

Mr. Burns goes to Yale University to collect new generation of workers for the Nuclear Plant, however they refuse because they say their students are highly entitled wusses. Burns finds out that running a university can make a lot of money and refuses to fund it. From a member of the Skull and Bones society, Bourbon Verlander, he discovers how much a university can make, and makes a deal with him.

Back at the Power Plant, Burns burns all of Yale University stuff and says to Homer, Lenny and Carl he'll start a new university. The teachers he choose to run the university are the Power Plant workers.

Homer and the others start working as teachers, but Homer is not doing so good with his students and Lisa offers him a DVD box set of inspirational teachers DVDs. After watching them, he gets better at teaching and Mr. Burns sells Homer to Bourbon.

Homer meets Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ken Jennings, Suze Orman and Robert McKee, being introduced to the people that they have to teach, clones of LadyBot. They start teaching the robots, Sallys, how to be students. 6 months later, Homer ruins Bourbon's integration of the robots at Yale University and makes them explode, then the teachers then start teaching Lisa, Marge and Bart.


International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America July 9, 2017 Fox Latin America
Ukraine flag.png Ukraine May 28, 2017 NLO TV [1]


Promo videos[edit]


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Season 28 Episodes
Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus Friends and Family The Town Treehouse of Horror XXVII Trust but Clarify There Will Be Buds Havana Wild Weekend Dad Behavior The Last Traction Hero The Nightmare After Krustmas Pork and Burns The Great Phatsby: Part One The Great Phatsby: Part Two Fatzcarraldo The Cad and the Hat Kamp Krustier 22 for 30 A Father's Watch The Caper Chase Looking for Mr. Goodbart Moho House Dogtown