The Simpsons: Season 23 (2011 - 2012)


Season 23
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Air date: Sep 25, 2011
Air date: Oct 30, 2011
Air date: Nov 6, 2011
Air date: Nov 13, 2011
Air date: Nov 20, 2011
Air date: Nov 27, 2011
Air date: Dec 4, 2011
Air date: Dec 11, 2011
Air date: Jan 8, 2012
Air date: Jan 15, 2012
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"The Simpsons" has had its fair share of unusual episodes over the years, but series 23 features possibly its strangest installment yet: "Moe Goes From Rags to Riches," which tells the long history of Moe's bar rag from medieval times to the present day (and with Jeremy Irons providing the mellifluous voice of the rag, no less). Another high-concept episode spoofs the movie "Inception," as the Simpsons family enter Homer's dreams in order to find out why he's wetting the bed. It's also a season with a number of great Lisa stories: She writes a young-adult novel, founds an online social network, falls for an intellectual (Michael Cera) and receives some life advice from Lady Gaga in the finale.

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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 23

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The Simpsons have been in a critical tailspin for quite some time now. The season premiere of the 23rd season doesn't change much.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

... still had plenty of laughs thanks to the ridiculous cast of characters that is The Simpsons.

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Negative points for the 43,583 guest stars...

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The Simpsons has remained as quintessentially American as anything else produced by our culture, recognizing our dual capacities for greatness and folly, for cooperation and chaos, for weakness and resolve.

Nov 9, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The real question is whether The Simpsons can still bring the funny. All signs point to yes with big neon asterisks attached.

Nov 15, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 23

  • Nov 26, 2016
    Season 23 was the last season when I watched the show as a "Super fan", someone who couldn't live without seeing the newest Simpsons episode. Maybe that awful Lady Gaga episode had something to do with it, besides that monstrosity season 23 picks up the pace from season 22 and turns out to be a decent season. My favorites where Holidays of Future Passed, Politically Inept, With Homer Simpson, The Book Job, The Food Wife, and A Totally Fun Thing Bart will Never Do Again, all episodes that showed there's still passion in the crew, and that the occasional Rag episode is worth sitting through.
  • Feb 22, 2016
    Tiene uno que otro episodio decente, pero la poca magia de esta serie esta más que pérdida.
  • 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 episodes are so vehemently bland at this point that it's almost offensive. I can't believe that someone is making stuff so bad and it's not an in-joke or something. The worst part is, people still like it!
  • Nov 30, 2013
    Again, like most of its lacklustre seasons, it proved to be outlandish, but I think they may have learned their mistakes at the time, mainly because that they at least managed to have the good episodes outweigh the bad episodes for once, and also some great guest voices at the time.

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