The Simpsons: Season 24 (2012 - 2013)

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Air date: Sep 30, 2012

The gang heads to New York City, where Bart hopes to reconnect with his lost love, Mary Spuckler, who left her hillbilly clan back in Springfield, and Marge and Lisa hope to take in a Broadway play.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2012

In "Treehouse of Horror XXIII," Marge and Homer go back to ancient Mayan times and learn that the world will come to an end in 2012; and a glitch in the Springfield Subatomic Supercollider wreaks havoc on the city; Marge as a youngster has a devil of a time after entering into a satanic pact; and Bart travels back to 1974 for a chance to buy a comic book at its cover price, and inadvertently puts a hitch in Homer's courtship of Marge.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2012

An auto accident sends Marge car shopping, and after she buys the perfect five-passenger vehicle she realizes that the car would be too small if she were to have another baby, which she is considering, much to Homer's shock. Meanwhile, Bart and his pals try to discover why Lisa is leaving school early for clandestine meetings downtown.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2012

Homer is thrown for a loop when he discovers one of his bowling buddies is an accountant for the mob, while Lisa passes out during a saxophone solo and decides to add an extra nutritional supplement, insects, to her vegetarian diet. But when she dreams of the bugs pleading for their lives, she reconsiders her decision.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2013

Springfield Elementary must depend on Bartificial intelligence when it's threatened with closure after doing poorly on standardized testing, and since Bart's the only one who missed the exam, it's up to him to raise the average grade to save the school. Meanwhile, Homer finds a parking meter in the dump and turns it into his own private moneymaker by placing it at various spots around town, where unsuspecting drivers pump coins into it.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2013

Bart's dream girl, Mary Spuckler, comes to town, but his failure to pay her enough attention is having a negative impact on their relationship. Meanwhile, Homer once again runs afoul of Marge and lands in the doghouse.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2013

A shaving experiment leaves Milhouse looking like a dead ringer for his father, while Marge fears Maggie is slipping into the clutches of children's television.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2013

Homer uncovers a family secret and learns that Grampa was once known as "Gorgeous Godfrey," the most feared and vilified wrestler on the pro circuit, but when Bart starts to emulate some of his grandfather's villainous ways, it's up to the old man to set the young man straight.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2013

When Flanders' parents prove to prefer Homer's company to his, he jealously responds by giving Homer a shiner, and then tries desperately to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Lisa is at a loss to understand why a new substitute teacher is bullying her for no obvious reason.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2013

Homer's behavior once again lands him in hot water with Marge and he needs to fathom a way to save his marriage, while a dose of "A Streetcar Named Desire" drives Milhouse to affect a Marlon Brando-esque bad-boy demeanor in an effort to impress Lisa.

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Series 24 kicks off with a star-studded premiere that brings back Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman and Sarah Silverman as the past girlfriends of Bart, who wants to know why his relationships never work out. (Deschanel even returns for a third appearance as his love interest later this series, a rarity for a show that typically prides itself on its lack of continuity.) Elsewhere, the creative staff riff on current events and trends: Homer gets a tablet computer and joins a survivalist group who are preparing for the collapse of society, while Springfield is invaded by hipsters.

Cast & Crew

Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson/Nelson Muntz
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson
Chris Edgerly
Customer
Dan Castellaneta
Homer Jay Simpson
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Harry Shearer
Principal Seymour Skinner/Ned Flanders
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak/Apu Nahasapeemapetilon/Chief Clancy Wiggum/Dr. Nick Riviera/Carl Carlson
Maggie Roswell
Maude Flanders / Helen Lovejoy / Others
Marcia Wallace
Mrs. Krabappel / Others
Russi Taylor
Dr. Hibbert's Daughter / Sherri / Terri / Martin Prince
Maurice LaMarche
Eudora Welty / George C. Scott
Terry W. Greene
Man Baby
Don Pardo
Himself
Valerie Harper
Mrs. Butterworth
Mark Kirkland
Bob Anderson
Chris Clements
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 24

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

The Simpsons has always had some sick humor, but I don't remember it being this consistently cruel and, worse, generic.

Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Let's just hope that The Simpsons, going forward, picks back up at least a little, and that this isn't an indicator of the overall quality of the 24th season.

Nov 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Remember when Anne Hathaway played Jenny in season 20's "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly," or Sarah Silverman as Nikki in season 21's "Stealing First Base"? Me neither...

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Compared to the "meh" premiere of South Park, it's certainly better than most of what's on TV.

Oct 3, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Maybe there's a second wind for this show yet. Or should that be third, fourth, or fifth wind?

Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's nothing very original about the premiere.

Sep 30, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 24

  • Sep 06, 2020
    Oh so impressed LoL!
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Good again and funny and very well
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Holy crap that was a bad season. Treehouse of Horror was alright.
  • Oct 19, 2018
    The Simpsons have their first real ‘dud’ of a season. Lackluster writing and occasionally repetitive material aren’t helping.
  • Jun 16, 2014
    "The Simpons" stay in their crazy journey abroad the American world, funnier than ever.
  • Apr 12, 2014
    The Simpsons continues to be one of the greatest cartoon comedies of all time, with funny and smart jokes, and good heart.
  • Mar 25, 2014
    Not as bad as 23, but still bad by Simpsons standards
  • 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
  • Nov 30, 2013
    Not as bad as Seasons 11 and 13, but should do a whole lot better in episode writing and humour.

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