The Simpsons: Season 27 (2015 - 2016)

Season 27
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Air date: Sep 27, 2015

Season 27 begins with Homer being diagnosed as a narcoleptic, which sends him on a bender, after which he returns home drunk. This prompts a visit to a marriage counselor and results in a trial separation from Marge, during which Homer finds himself a 20-something companion.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2015

A TV superchef challenges Homer to a BBQ smoke-off, but Homer's secret cooking weapon is stolen, so detectives Lisa and Bart turn up the heat and grill some suspects in an attempt to smoke out the culprit.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2015

The news that their father really died of lung cancer induces Selma and Patty to quit smoking, but when Selma returns to the habit, a ticked off Patty moves in with Marge and Homer.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2015

Lisa is frightened at Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, so Homer removes his Everscream Terrors decorations, which leads the now-jobless pop-up employees to seek vengeance on him by robbing the house and forcing him and Lisa to seek refuge in the attic.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2015

In this Simpsons Halloween special, Homer listens in as Bart and Lisa tell each other ghost stories. In "Bad Dream House" the family buys a house possessed by evil demons with a grudge against their home's new owners. "Hungry Are the Damned" sees the Simpsons get caputred by aliens, who bring the family back to their planet and fatten them up along the way.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2015

Lisa befriends a super-rich new kid at school and Homer happens to hit it off with the child's father, but the kid turns out to be a bully and Lisa attempts to end the friendship, which doesn't sit well with Homer, who's become accustomed to enjoying the good life.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2015

Broadway legend Laney Fontaine beats Homer for $5,000 at poker, and to square the bet, Homer must loan Lisa to Laney for a month. When Laney turns Lisa into a show-biz star, Marge and Homer feel they may have been too hasty in letting her go, and head to the Big Apple to bring her home.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2015

Lisa searches an abandoned asylum and a restaurant that caters to men in an effort to restore the damaged reputation of Springfield's first female inventor. While at the asylum, Bart steals a notebook belonging to a homicidal patient and passes it off as his when he returns to school. When Homer and Marge find out, they start to believe their son's a sociopath, and Bart runs with the idea.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2015

Bart's coming-of-age chronicle, told ala the big-screen hit "Boyhood," follows him from a 6-year-old to his maturing into an accomplished young man. Along the way, there are glimpses of how his father and sister impacted him more than he could ever realize.

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Air date: Jan 3, 2016

A photo Marge posts on social media gets Homer fired, so he goes back to his all-time favorite job, dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. The post also inspires Lisa, who develops an app that captures the real-life consequences of anything one posts online.

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Season 27 opens with Homer being diagnosed with narcolepsy, which leads to a trial separation from Marge. Later in the season Patty and Selma decide to quit smoking; Lisa becomes a Broadway star, which leads Homer and Marge to travel to New York to get her back; Bart passes a sociopath's notebook off as his own; After being fired, Homer starts work as a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant; Bart starts drinking a milk substitute that speeds up puberty; Professor Fink uses science to make himself more attractive to women; The Simpson family travel to Paris, as Homer must courier a top-secret briefcase; Homer tires impov comedy; and Marge is arrested and rather enjoys stress free life in prison. This season also feature Halloween of Horror and Treehouse of Horror XXVI episodes, as well as a live Q and A with Homer at the end of the episode "Simprovised".

Cast & Crew

Dan Castellaneta
Homer Jay Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Marie Simpson
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak
Nancy Cartwright
Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson
Julie Kavner
Marjorie Bouvier Simpson
Harry Shearer
Charles Montgomery Burns
Russi Taylor
Martin Prince
Kelsey Grammer
Sideshow Bob
Michael York
Dr. Lionel Budgie
Zosia Mamet
Candace's friend
Allison Williams
Candace's friend
Laura Ingraham
Dr. Zilowitz
Matt Groening
Executive Producer
Al Jean
Executive Producer
James L. Brooks
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 27

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

"Every Man's Dream" is just a series of bad jokes at the expense of the show's characters, all in service of a cheap grab for momentary notoriety.

Sep 28, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

"Orange Is the New Yellow" was an okay episode. They caught a lot of the flavor of Orange is the New Black, but they didn't skewer it.

Nov 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If The Simpsons isn't the show it once was, at least it's in better shape now than it was even a few years ago. As much as Season 27 suffered from the usual flaws, it also had some truly memorable moments.

Sep 28, 2015 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

You heard it here, there are still plenty of laughs to be had.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

So, yeah, if this maybe wasn't the best episode they've ever done, or the funniest, or what have you, it was still moderately amusing enough to watch at dinner time and get a chuckle or two out of.

Sep 28, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 27

  • Jul 18, 2016
    The downward spiral of the once great animated series The Simpsons hits new lows in Season 27. Surprisingly anti-family, Homer and Marge separate in the season premiere and by the finale Marge chooses prison over being with her husband and kids. The episodes aren't all this awful, but most of them are pretty bland and don't offer many laughs. As usually, dozens of celebrity guest stars make appearances, including Adam Driver, Kristen Bell, David Copperfield, Kaitlin Olson, Sofía Vergara, and Natalie Maines, but they're not really used very well. And the show continues to take political cheap shots while propagating its liberal agenda. Well past its prime, The Simpsons is coasting on fumes in its 27th season; settling for anything that's the least bit mildly entertaining.
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  • Nov 30, 2020
    This is awesome great
  • Oct 26, 2020
    I know this is so nuts
  • Sep 06, 2020
    I really have to be a bit better then but I love this
  • Mar 24, 2020
    Why is there so much singing? Apart from that still funny.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Not a single worthwhile episode. Jeez, the writing has hit rock bottom.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    The 27th season was a really bad season
  • Apr 26, 2019
    The later episodes of The Simpsons are not very good. But this season is just The Simpson's at its worst (in my opinion). The season starts off with yet another Homer and Marge fight. Homer in this episode is so unlike able. This is how I feel about Homer through this season. Like the episode later in the season "Barthood", where we see a teenage Bart throwing a party. Bart catches Homer smoking weed with Chief Wiggum. Another flaw with this episode is that we see yet another time travelling episode. This has been done so many times before. I think that's the problem with the later episodes of The Simpsons, they are showing nothing original. All the episodes have been done before. In this season we also see another episode where a Simpson goes to jail. I have to give it to the Simpsons though because I really think they pulled this episode off. Overall season 27 of The Simpsons was not the best so I'm gonna have to give it a one and a half star.
  • Jul 22, 2018
    Another chip in the road of the Zombie Simpsons downward spiral, I wouldn't recommend Season 27 to any Simpsns fan unless you wish to ruin your love of the show altogether.
  • Jan 04, 2017
    Although The Simpsons at the moment almost every year to deteriorate, this season was a lot of good moments.Section 21 of the final scene (Homer's final speech, and that he has participated in presidential elections) is the time in vain. Section Barthood was a successful parody of the film Boyhood. Year featured many new, and multi-session was successful.

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