The Simpsons: Season 11 (1999 - 2000)

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 26, 1999

Mel Gibson brings the Simpsons to Hollywood so Homer can help "tweak" his new film after Homer's is the sole negative voice at a test screening. First tweak: add action, and lots of it.

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Air date: Oct 3, 1999

A drug for Attention Deficit Disorder makes Bart studious, productive---and paranoid about satellites spying on him. Mark McGwire has a cameo.

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Air date: Oct 24, 1999

With Lisa's help, Homer becomes the food critic for the Springfield Shopper, but fellow critics criticize his always-positive reviews, prompting a radical change---and revenge by restaurateurs.

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Air date: Oct 31, 1999

A Halloween trilogy: Homer causes a Y2K catastrophe; superheroes Lisa and Bart save actress Lucy Lawless; Marge runs Flanders over, and Homer tries to cover it up. Dick Clark and Tom Arnold also appear as themselves.

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Air date: Nov 7, 1999

To avoid a duel, Homer moves the Simpsons to Grandpa's old farm, and grows a profitable, but dangerous, hybrid crop.

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Air date: Nov 14, 1999

Homer bowls a perfect game, but celebrity goes to his head. Cameos: Ron Howard; Penn and Teller; entertainment reporters Nancy O'Dell and Pat O'Brien.

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Air date: Nov 21, 1999

Feeling more stressed than blessed after the birth of their octuplets, Apu and Manjula get child-care help in a deal they come to regret.

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Air date: Nov 28, 1999

John Goodman and Henry Winkler guest star as bikers who protest when Homer takes their gang name for his own after winning a Harley. Jay North Dennis the Menace) has a voice cameo.

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Air date: Dec 19, 1999

Springfield Elementary School needs some renovations, but Principal Skinner (voice of Harry Shearer) makes the mistake of hiring a construction company owned by organized crime kingpin Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna), and soon the school is bankrupted by Fat Tony's demands. In an effort to put the school back into the black, Kid First Industries buys the school and privatizes its operations. Kid First prexy Jim Hope (voice of Tim Robbins) tries to convince parents his first priority is education, but before long Lisa Simpson (voice of Yeardley Smith) notices the school's new staff spends a lot of time asking the students about toys. A little digging uncovers the truth -- Kids First is owned by a toy company, and they're using their research in Springfield to design the "must-have" plaything of the upcoming holiday season, a friendly robot named Funzo. However, Funzo is programmed to destroy any other toys it comes in contact with, and Lisa has to convince her family to go on a Christmas Eve mission destroying the dangerous gadgets before it's too late. Featuring voice cameos from Gary Coleman and Clarence Clemons, "Grift of the Magi" first aired on December 19, 1999.

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Air date: Jan 9, 2000

With Marge laid up by a skiing (lodge) accident, Lisa tries to run the house and plays a trick on Homer and Bart to get them to help clean.

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In the 11th series of the long-running cartoon, the writers decide to shake things up with plotlines that change the lives of some of Springfield's most famous residents: Apu's wife gives birth to octuplets, while Ned Flanders becomes a widower after his wife Maude is tragically killed by a freak accident involving a gun that fires T-shirts. Homer's attempts to help Ned through his grief include a dating service and an introduction to a pretty Christian-rock singer. The series is bookended by two strong episodes. The premiere finds Homer befriending actor Mel Gibson, who seeks his counsel for an ill-advised remake of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," while the finale is a surreal parody of the VH1 series "Behind the Music," which suggests that the animated characters are real people struggling with the fame of starring in a hit television show.

Cast

Dan Castellaneta
as Homer/Grampa/Krusty/Clay Babcock/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
Marcia Wallace
as Edna Krabappel
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Hank Azaria
as Apu/Carl/Comic-Book Guy/Snake/Moe/Pyro/Chief Wiggum
Tress MacNeille
as Agnes Skinner/Jimbo Jones
Pamela Hayden
as Rod Flanders
Karl Wiedergott
as Billy Carter
Russi Taylor
as Sherri/Martin Prince
Gary Coleman
as Himself
Marcia Mitzman Gaven
as Fan-demonium Girl/Diane/Maude Flanders
Maggie Roswell
as Maude Flanders #1/Showgirl
Tim Robbins
as Jim Hope
Kid Rock
as Himself
Shawn Colvin
as Rachel Jordan
Jan Hooks
as Manjula
Joe C.
as Himself
Jay North
as Himself
Jack Burns
as Edward Christian
Kate Pierson
as Herself as The B-52's
Fred Schneider
as Himself as The B-52's
Garry Marshall
as Larry Kidkill
Cindy Wilson
as Herself as B-52's
Don Cheadle
as Brother Faith
Marc Wilmore
as Drummer
Teller
as Himself
Mark McGwire
as Himself
Tom Kite
as Himself
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News & Interviews for The Simpsons: Season 11

Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 11

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (0)

Ten years old and it's still funny week after week... We need social commentary closer to The Simpsons than the syrupy, "everyone be nice" sentimentalism of shows that seem to permeate the CBS network.

Apr 16, 2020 | Full Review…

... good, not great.

Nov 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

... this was the year where everything began to fall apart.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 11

  • Nov 26, 2016
    Season 11 takes season 10's problems and multiplies them to the point where duds are much more frequent. I understand that Scully and the writers want to be creative but it came to the point when it often felt like I was watching Family Guy. (Albeit a better, funnier one) Season 11 has one of my favorite episodes in the form of Behind the Laughter but the only other episodes that stood out greatly are Little Big Mom and Last Tap Dance in Springfield. I do think there are other good episodes but the amount of mediocre episodes in this season are too high for it to ever compete with what came before it.
  • Apr 01, 2016
    this is when the show really started going down hill but is still has some good episodes Best Episodes Treehouse of Horror XI Eight Misbehavin' The Mansion Family Little Big Mom Days of Wine and D'oh'ses Bart to the Future Worst episodes It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge Saddlesore Gallactica Kill the Alligator and Run
  • 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
    Suffering from poor writing, season 11 was almost a total miss, with very few salvageable episodes.
  • Nov 30, 2013
    It is clear that Season 11 proved to be the downfall of the opportunity of seeing good episodes, with the writers deciding to go more outlandish and even rehash storylines from past episodes, like in 'Kill the Alligator and Run', and 'Saddlesore Galactica', respectively. The first season that had sent out mediocre episodes proved to bring in their unlovable and terrible plans they have to offer in later seasons.

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