The Simpsons: Season 20 (2008 - 2009)


Season 20
The Simpsons

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Critic Ratings: 5


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Air date: Sep 28, 2008
Air date: Oct 5, 2008
Air date: Oct 19, 2008
Air date: Nov 2, 2008
Air date: Nov 9, 2008
Air date: Nov 16, 2008
Air date: Nov 30, 2008
Air date: Dec 7, 2008
Air date: Jan 25, 2009
Air date: Feb 15, 2009
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Anne Hathaway is one of the bigger celebrity guests in series 20, appearing as a kindly girl who wins Bart's heart and inspires him to be a better person. Thankfully, his do-gooder phase doesn't last and there's plenty of Bart acting like his old troublemaker self in other episodes: He switches places with a wealthy look-alike, skips town to avoid a test at school and makes prank calls with Denis Leary's cell phone. Elsewhere, Homer and Ned become bounty hunters, Lisa rescues Maggie from an orphanage and the residents of Springfield build a wall around their community.


Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grampa/Krusty the Clown/Barney/Mayor Quimby
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz/Todd Flanders/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Russi Taylor
as Martin Prince
Hank Azaria
as Apu/Carl/Comic-Book Guy/Snake/Moe Szyslak/Chief Wiggum
Pamela Hayden
as Milhouse Van Houten/Rod Flanders
Tress MacNeille
as Agnes Skinner/Jimbo Jones
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Maggie Roswell
as Miss Hoover
Marcia Wallace
as Edna Krabappel
Karl Wiedergott
as Giant Flanders Robot/Desk Lamp/John Wayne
Maurice La Marche
as Giant Homer Robot
Maurice LaMarche
as Giant Homer Robot
Colm Meaney
as Tom O'Flanagan
Ellen Page
as Alaska Nebraska
Glen Hansard
as Street Musician
Kelsey Grammer
as Sideshow Bob
Merl Reagle
as Himself
Markéta Irglová
as Eastern European Woman
Jeff Bezos
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 20

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

It's a pleasant ride, but they've found a successful rhythm that's quality, but feels slightly assembly line.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The Simpsons has become a shaggy, genial grab-bag of parodies. The incoherence is part of the fun.

Nov 8, 2017 | Full Review…

... the season was a riot.

Oct 26, 2017 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

... it shows Homer at his cruelest.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

If this caricaturey B-story teaches us anything, it's that Marge opposes things that seem morally ambiguous, but is easily swayed by discovering that she's making a difference-all roughly within a 30 second interval.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 20

  • Nov 26, 2016
    Along with the impressive HD visuals. Season 20 brings a well-needed improvement delivering a consistent stream of enjoyable episodes. A lot of season 20's strengths come from delivering concepts in a new idea. How the Test Was Won,Take My Life, Please, and the Good, the Sad, and the Drugly are some examples of taking Simpsons elements and mixing them up, creating fresh new tales. Season 20 is easily one of the most consistent seasons since the 9th.
  • 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
    The first season with quality in a long time, the switch to high definition seems to have influenced the staff to try harder, as the latter half is far superior.

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