The Simpsons: Season 16 (2004 - 2005)


Season 16
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Air date: Nov 7, 2004
Air date: Nov 14, 2004
Air date: Nov 21, 2004
Air date: Dec 5, 2004
Air date: Dec 12, 2004
Air date: Jan 16, 2005
Air date: Jan 30, 2005
Air date: Feb 6, 2005
Air date: Feb 13, 2005
Air date: Feb 20, 2005
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Surprisingly, the characters of Patty and Selma Bouvier (Marge's grumpy, chain-smoking sisters) are the focus of two of series 16's most-notable installments. In "There's Something About Marrying," Springfield legalizes same-sex marriage, which prompts Patty to finally come out of the closet (the episode was promoted with the teaser that one of show's characters would be revealed as gay). And in "Goo Goo Gai Pan," the Simpsons travel to China with Selma, who wants to adopt an orphan. The family, of course, also get into wacky antics that don't involve hot-button issues: Bart becomes a T-shirt designer, Homer teaches sports mascots how to dance and Marge enters a cooking contest.


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
Hank Azaria
as Apu/Carl/Comic-Book Guy/Snake/Moe Szyslak/Chief Wiggum
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Pamela Hayden
as Milhouse Van Houten/Rod Flanders
Marcia Wallace
as Edna Krabappel
Tress MacNeille
as Agnes Skinner/Jimbo Jones
Russi Taylor
as Martin Prince
Frank Welker
as Santa's Little Helper
Ray Romano
as Ray Magini
Albert Brooks
as Jacques/Tab Spangler
50 Cent
as Himself
Fantasia Barrino
as Clarissa Wellington
Liam Neeson
as Father Sean
Lucy Liu
as Madam Wu/Functionary
Eric Idle
as Declan Desmond
Kim Cattrall
as Chloe Talbot
Frank Gehry
as Himself
Jane Kaczmarek
as Judge Harm
Yao Ming
as Himself
Tom Brady
as Himself
Tom Brady
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 16

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

And 15 years after its launch, "The Simpsons" is still a guaranteed laugh-out-loud riot.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This works because the show also manages to continually tell fun stories each week.

Aug 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While it's still tons of fun, some of the pop culture references are dated.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

... it felt like The Simpsons wanted to be the EDGY show it once was.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 16

  • Nov 26, 2016
    Season 16 plays to the show's strengths. A good example of this are the religious themed episodes Thank God It's Doomsday, and The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star. These episodes show how clever the writers can be delivering great character-based stories and dealing with religious themes in a fair and satirical manor.
  • 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
    An unfortunately weak effort from the crew. Give it up already, guys.

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