The Simpsons: Season 13 (2001 - 2002)


Season 13
The Simpsons

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Air date: Nov 6, 2001
Air date: Nov 11, 2001
Air date: Nov 18, 2001
Air date: Dec 2, 2001
Air date: Dec 9, 2001
Air date: Dec 16, 2001
Air date: Jan 6, 2002
Air date: Jan 20, 2002
Air date: Jan 27, 2002
Air date: Feb 10, 2002
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Series 13 finds the creative staff trying to keep up with a changing culture: Homer becomes addicted to medical marijuana, Moe renovates his bar to appeal to hipsters and Bart starts an online comic based on his father. On the sillier side of things, the episode "Tales From the Public Domain" takes the stories of Odysseus, Joan of Arc and Hamlet and plugs members of the Simpsons family into them. Prominent guest stars this series include Reese Witherspoon, who voices a girl both Bart and his best friend Milhouse fall for, and Richard Gere, who gives spiritual advice to Lisa after she decides to convert to Buddhism.


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/Harry Potter/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenn/Skinner/Smithers/Hobgoblin/Toad Man
Hank Azaria
as Moe/Carl/Kang/Robot #1
Marcia Wallace
as Edna Krabappel
Tress MacNeille
as Woman/Gypsy
Jane Kaczmarek
as Judge Constance Harm
Ben Stiller
as Garth Motherloving
Stan Lee
as Himself
Jan Hooks
as Manjula
Jon Lovitz
as Artie Ziff
Frances Sternhagen
as Mrs. Myrna Bellamy
Marcia Mitzman Gaven
as Additional Voices
Dennis Weaver
as Buck McCoy
Pierce Brosnan
as Ultrahouse 3000
Reese Witherspoon
as Greta Wolfcastle
Peter Buck
as Himself
Jon Fishman
as Himself
Mike Gordon
as Himself
Frank Welker
as Tough Street Dog/Mean Zoo Animals/Frank the Wonder Horse
Russ Leatherman
as Himself as Mr. Moviefone
Dana Gould
as Producer
Bill Saluga
as Raymond Jay Johnson Jr.
Delroy Lindo
as Gabriel "The Angel"
as Himself
Russi Taylor
as Additional Voices
Adam Clayton
as Himself
Elizabeth Taylor
as Maggie Simpson
The Edge
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 13

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (0)

Even at its worst, The Simpsons is still really quite awesome. While many of the gags feel a touch stale, the characters are still lovable, and the love, admiration and time the creators put into the material is noticeable

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Season thirteen represents a time when the show was clinging to the classic humour that was derived from situations that were routed in a reality... while slowly descending into the surreal and farcical...

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

And while the law of diminishing returns that has effected The Simpsons as a whole has also done the same to its annual Halloween parodies, the 2001 entry in the series was a high point.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its failings, the Matt Groening-created animated sitcom is still one of the best shows on.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Naysayers insist that The Simpsons had passed its peak by season 13, but hit play on these 22 episodes and you'll see it's still one of the wittiest shows on US TV.

Nov 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 13 is solid, but nowhere near the show at its best.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

.... there are just as many tangents that feel like the product of boredom.

Nov 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 13

  • Nov 26, 2016
    After 3 seasons of craziness Al Jean gets the series steering in the right direction again. Focusing more on characters and generally improving the comedy, season 13 brings the series into a respectable, if slightly forgettable, position.
  • 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
    With the fifth showrunner debuting this year, Al Jean, the show is finally starting to feel like life is seeping into it again, as there is actual story this time around to accompany the jokes.
  • Nov 30, 2013
    Returning to its peak form in that decade, The Simpsons again resort to their own unusual tricks to bring you a full season of episodes. However, it at least has some watchable gems and some underated episodes (such as 'Jaws Wired Shut' and 'She of Little Faith', and 'The Lastest Gun in the West' and 'Tales From the Public Domain', respectively), which do compensate for some of the worst they have to offer in that season.

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