The Simpsons: Season 17 (2005 - 2006)

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Air date: Sep 11, 2005

In the 17th-series opener, Alec Baldwin voices a marine biologist who counsels Marge after she leaves Homer for permitting illicit activity---what she describes as "snuggle films"---in the house to pay off a gambling debt.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2005

Lisa has the best---i.e., worst---view when the cemetery is relocated behind the Simpson home.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2005

Maggie's chicken pox lead to a reunion of Kirk and Luann Van Houten, but the result is not the family dynamic Milhouse had hoped for.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2005

In the 16th Halloween trilogy, a comatose Bart is replaced by a robot; Mr. Burns hunts citizens on his estate; and Springfield falls under a witch's spell that only Maggie can break. Terry Bradshaw and Dennis Rodman have cameos.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2005

Tandem bicycling and afternoon tea make pals of Bart and Marge until bullies call Bart a mama's boy. Meanwhile, Homer gains strength, in one arm only.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2005

Homer's heroics during an emergency (caused by Bart) lead him to join the throng running for mayor when Quimby faces a recall.

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Air date: Nov 27, 2005

Lily Tomlin voices one of Marge's new friends, who engage her in exciting activities; Lisa gets a surprising tutor to teach her Italian for a summer in Rome.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2005

In Italy, the Simpsons run into Sideshow Bob, who swears a vendetta against them after they let slip his criminal past to his new family. Kelsey Grammer.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2005

A trio of Christmas-themed stories includes Marge and Homer as Mary and Joseph; Burns and Grandpa shooting down Santa in World War II; and a Springfieldian take on "The Nutcracker."

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Air date: Jan 8, 2006

A long-lost letter suggests a treasure hunter (Michael York) may be Homer's father.

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Series 17 contains a whopping three episodes that feature the Simpsons in a trilogy of fantastic tales. There's "Treehouse of Horror XVI," the annual Halloween spooktacular; "Simpsons Christmas Stories," which presents holiday narratives based on "The Nutcracker," the Nativity and Santa Claus; and "The Wettest Stories Ever Told," a collection of nautical-themed adventures inspired by the family's trip to a seafood restaurant. Elsewhere, Homer runs for mayor, Maggie gets the chicken pox, Lisa must give Groundskeeper Willie a makeover and Springfield Elementary is segregated by gender.

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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 17

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (0)

Over the last year or so, it's actually gotten pretty good again. Not necessarily the pinnacle of perfection it once was, but it tends to provide at least a few laughs an episode, which is good enough for me.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Not bad, not good, just...there.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 17

  • Nov 26, 2016
    By season 17, you could make a fair point that Al Jean was playing it too safe, while season 17 is generally entertaining, it lacks the hearty laughter and memorability to make a must-watch season of The Simpsons.
  • 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
    A detestable season. Al Jean's showrunning has run absolutely dry, and either someone should take the helm or it should just END.

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