The Simpsons: Season 7 (1995 - 1996)


Season 7
The Simpsons

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Air date: Sep 17, 1995
Air date: Sep 24, 1995
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Air date: Oct 8, 1995
Air date: Oct 15, 1995
Air date: Oct 29, 1995
Air date: Nov 5, 1995
Air date: Nov 19, 1995
Air date: Nov 26, 1995
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Series 7 contains a number of fascinating, experimental episodes that find the creative staff trying to break new ground. "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" has fictional C-list actor Troy McClure (voice of Phil Hartman) giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the show. "Treehouse of Horror VI" contains a segment where Homer gets trapped in an alternate dimension, which is depicted via CG animation. And "22 Short Films About Springfield" is a series of vignettes focusing on the show's minor characters, including quack doctor Nick Riviera and local hayseed Cletus. There's still room, of course, for a number of straightforward stories about the Simpsons family (or at least, as straightforward as a show this surreal gets), such as Bart's attempt to get cast in a blockbuster movie based on the comic-book character Radioactive Man.


Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grampa/Krusty the Clown/Barney/Mayor Quimby
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz/Todd Flanders/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Hank Azaria
as Apu/Carl/Comic-Book Guy/Snake/Moe Szyslak/Chief Wiggum
Pamela Hayden
as Milhouse Van Houten
Tress MacNeille
as Agnes Skinner
Phil Hartman
as Troy McClure/Lionel Hutz
Russi Taylor
as Martin Prince
Maggie Roswell
as Luann Van Houten
Marcia Wallace
as Mrs. Krabapple
Doris Grau
as Lunchlady Doris
Glenn Close
as Mother Simpson
Tito Puente
as Himself
Jeff Goldblum
as MacArthur Parker
Tito Puente
as Himself
George Balmaseda
as Lead Vocalist for Tito Puente and His Latin Jazz Ensemble
Paul Anka
as Himself
Kirk Douglas
as Chester J. Lampwick
Frank Welker
as Santa's Little Helper/Monkey
Harry Morgan
as Bill Gannon
Tom Kite
as Himself
as Himself
Jim Lau
as Hong Kong Doctor
Alex Rocco
as Roger Meyers Jr.
Kelsey Grammer
as Sideshow Bob
R. Lee Ermey
as Colonel Leslie Hapablap
Donald Sutherland
as Hollis Hurlbut
Josh Weinstein
as Santa in Bart's fantasy
Jack Sheldon
as The Amendment
James Iha
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 7

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Say what you will about the result of who actually shot Mr. Burns, the investigation running throughout "Part 2" was loaded with laughs.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

... consistently, the funniest show on television.

Nov 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Such classic shows as "Radioactive Man," "Bart Sells His Soul," "Lisa the Vegetarian," "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular,"... and further expanded the series' impeccable grasp of both hair-trigger humor and genuinely evocative storytelling...

Oct 31, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

... this is the season where Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein took over as showrunners, and they wanted The Simpsons to go back to feeling more realistic, with an occasional outlier.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The publicity, hype and fan attention from the genius cliffhanger of "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" was at fever pitch, but the show's status as a self-aware comedy meant that pretty much any answer would be a good one.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…
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Arguably the finest episode, and season, released so far.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 7

  • Mar 20, 2019
    Season 7 of The Simpsons is another great season full of classic episodes that deliver a lot of laughs. After a rather lackluster conclusion to the Season 6 cliffhanger ("Who Shot Mr. Burns?") the season roars back with hilarious episode after hilarious episode; "King-Size Homer," "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular," "Two Bad Neighbors," "Homer the Smithers," "22 Short Films About Springfield," "Much Apu About Nothing," "Homerpalooza." And a host of fun guest stars turn up; Mickey Rooney, Paul & Linda McCartney, Bob Newhart, Glenn Close, R. Lee Ermey, Donald Sutherland, Suzanne Somers, and Jeff Goldblum. As usual Homer and Bart get into increasingly zany adventures and are the focus of most of the episodes, however a good number of secondary characters (Milhouse, Apu, Grandpa Simpson, Troy McClure) get their own episodes as well. Still going strong after seven seasons, The Simpsons seemed as if they could do no wrong ("Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 2" notwithstanding).
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  • Mar 10, 2019
    One of my favourite series. I love this series but like I said, Simpsons series four will always be top. This has some of my favourite Simpsons episodes ever shown: Who Shot Mr Burns Pt.2, Mother Simpson, King Size Homer, The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular, Homer The Smithers, The Day The Violence Died, A Fish Called Selma.Bart On The Road (my all time favourite episode) and 22 short stories about Springfield (a great spoof of Pulp Fiction. I loved this series so much I binged it. Seeing Bart drive a car just won me over entirely. Some episodes on this series are just down right boring and some are brilliant. So I love this series but some episodes are dodgy though.
  • Nov 26, 2016
    This was my first season of The Simpsons and it was an excellent starting point. Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein had a lot of courage doing many ambitious ideas with the characters and experiments with their usual style of story-telling. Every new idea succeeds making season 7 a consistent season of 25 episodes ranging from great to brilliant.
  • Sep 28, 2014
    who shot Mr. burns part 2 5/5 good episode radioactive man 5/5 good episode home sweet home-diddily dum-diddily 5/5 good episode Bart sells his soul 3/5 ok episode Lisa the vegetarian 4/5 good episode treehouse of horror 6 5/5 good episode king side homer 4/5 good episode mother Simpson 5/5 good episode sideshow bob last gleaming 5/5 good episode Simpson's 138th episode spectacular 5/5 good episode marge not be proud 4/5 good episode team homer 3/5 ok episode two bad neighbors 0/5 bad episode scenes from the class struggle in springfled 5/5 good episode Bart the fink 5/5 good episode Lisa the iconoclast 5/5 good episode homer the smothers 3/5 ok episode the day the violence died 4/5 good episode a fish called Selma 5/5 good episode Bart on the road 1/5 bad episode 22 short films about springfiled 5/5 good episode the curse of the flying hellfish 5/5 good episode homerpalooa 4/5 good episode summer 4 of ft 2 5/5 good episode
  • Feb 14, 2014
    Pretty close to being the best season ever!
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Funny at times but sometimes it isn't funny at all, show has been going on too long now i think, overall it is isn't too bad
  • Jan 05, 2014
    There's no denying it, the Simpsons is still a phenomenon that's going strong, and the best thing about it is, it's still excellent.

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