The Simpsons: Season 21 (2009 - 2010)

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Air date: Sep 27, 2009

Series 21 opener: Homer gets the lead in a movie about a superhero who can take on the powers of every superhero in any comic book he touches. To whip Homer into superhero shape, the studio hires a celebrity fitness trainer (voice of Seth Rogen). It won't be an easy job.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2009

The children in Mrs. Krabappel's class think she needs to lighten up, so they spike her coffee with liquor. Unfortunately, she makes a fool of herself and Principal Skinner fires her. Her replacement is a cool guy---so cool that Bart feels guilty about getting Mrs. Krabappel fired.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2009

The Ultimate Punch, Kick and Choke Championship comes to town, and it's a predictably bad influence on the boys at Bart's school. Marge starts a campaign to ban the "sport" and the event's founder agrees to shut it down if she'll fight him and win.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2009

In "Treehouse of Horror XX," Lisa is drawn into a Hitchcockian revenge plot when she isn't chosen for an academic honor; Krusty invents a ghastly fast-food item that unleashes a plague of zombies; and Moe's microbrew has a vile secret ingredient.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2009

Marge poses for a "Philanthro-Chicks" calendar to raise money for charity, and the photographer eases her inhibitions with wine, resulting in some provocative photos that make her the talk of the town.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2009

Bart learns of a legendary prankster (voice of Jonah Hill) from Springfield Elementary's past and becomes fast friends with the joker, who's now 19 years old and hasn't stopped doing pranks.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2009

The Simpsons get stranded in hill country and are introduced to the wonders of witchcraft and moonshine.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2009

Bart decides he wants a brother after observing Lisa and Maggie's bond when the power goes out during a blizzard. Peyton, Eli and Cooper Manning, Kim Cattrall, Huell Howser and the Smothers Brothers have voice cameos as themselves.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2010

Grampa becomes famous when a human-interest columnist publishes his anecdote about serving on a battleship in World War II that was struck by a torpedo.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2010

In the 450th episode, Krusty the Clown teams up with a female costar, Princess Penelope (voice of Anne Hathaway), and before long he proposes marriage to her. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns and the workers clash at the nuclear power plant.

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Back-to-back episodes in series 21 explore the characters' spiritual sides: Homer has an epiphany during a trip to Jerusalem with Ned Flanders in "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed," while Mr. Burns finds religion after being sent to prison in "American History X-cellent." As for notable guest stars this series, Anne Hathaway returns for her second appearance in two years, this time voicing Krusty the Clown's new costar, while Sarah Silverman plays Bart's latest love interest and media mogul Rupert Murdoch (who owns the FOX channel) cameos as himself in the finale.

Cast & Crew

Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson/Nelson Muntz
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson
Karl Wiedergott
Master of Ceremonies
Dan Castellaneta
Homer Simpson
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak/Apu Nahasapeemapetilon/Chief Clancy Wiggum/Dr. Nick Riviera/Carl Carlson
Harry Shearer
Charles Montgomery Burns/Waylon Smithers/Principal Seymour Skinner/Ned Flanders/Otto Mann/Scratchy/Kent Brockman/Dr. Julius Hibbert/Reverend Timothy Lovejoy
Russi Taylor
Dr. Hibbert's Daughter / Sherri / Terri / Martin Prince
Maggie Roswell
Maude Flanders / Helen Lovejoy / Others
Marcia Wallace
Mrs. Krabappel / Others
Maurice LaMarche
Eudora Welty / George C. Scott
Don Pardo
Himself
Mark Kirkland
Lance Kramer
Bob Anderson
Chris Clements
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 21

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

"Homer the Whopper" didn't try anything new (could it have?), but I had fun with it all the same.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The lackluster episodes may have felt tired, but even they could supply a genius bit here and there.

Oct 31, 2017 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" wants to be subversive and make a larger point about religion and blah blah blah all faiths coming together blah blah blah, and ultimately fails.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 21

  • Nov 26, 2016
    Season 21 continues the success the series found in season 20. Season 21 has a lot of creative concepts and even something more basic like Boy Meets Curl can deliver excellently thanks to solid humor.
  • 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

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