The Simpsons: Season 29 (2017 - 2018)

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Air date: Oct 1, 2017

Season 29 opens in a magical medieval world, where Marge's mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2017

Marge and Lisa turn Lisa's sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2017

Homer discovers that Maggie is a whistling savant and launches her baby-celebrity career. Meanwhile, Marge impresses Fat Tony with her interior design taste, and he hires her to style his brothel.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2017

Maggie becomes possessed by an ancient demon; Lisa discovers a creepy and perfect version of her family in an alternate universe; and Homer cannibalizes himself.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2017

Grampa gets a hearing aid and finally hears what everyone has been saying about him. Meanwhile, Mr. Skinner discovers that his mother has kept the ultimate secret from him.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2017

Frustrated with the local government, Marge decides to run for mayor and, to win public support, she begins making Homer the butt of her jokes.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2017

Homer and the guys reunite their old bowling team to cheer up Moe, only to end up in fierce competition with a team of arrogant millionaires. Meanwhile, Lisa and Marge try to teach Bart that money isn't everything.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2017

As future Lisa writes her college application essay for Harvard, she recalls past disappointing birthdays that helped shape her.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2017

When Bart goes missing, the town puts together a search party to find him. After most give up hope, Sideshow Bob manipulates Millhouse into revealing where Bart is hiding.

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Air date: Jan 7, 2018

When the Simpsons go to a STEM conference, Lisa falls for a crooning jazz pianist named Brendan. Meanwhile, Bart discovers that he has an affinity for chemistry.

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Season 29 of the animated series opens with Homer going on a mission to save Marge's mother. Later on, Maggie learns how to whistle surprising her father, Marge and Lisa create a graphic novel together but end up arguing over it, Grampa gets hearing aids and doesn't like what he hears, and Sideshow Bob shows up once again right when Bart goes missing. The yearly Halloween-themed episode features a vengeful demon, an unsettling alternate reality and cannibalism, with Mario Batali, William Friedkin and Neil Gaiman lending their voices to some of the characters.

Cast

Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Russi Taylor
as Martin Prince
Pamela Hayden
as Milhouse Van Houten
Tress MacNeille
as Agnes Skinner
Hank Azaria
as Moe Szyslak
Harry Shearer
as Ned Flanders
Ray Liotta
as Morty Szyslak
Troy Andrews
as Trombonist
Jon Lovitz
as Llewellyn Sinclair
Debi Mazar
as Minnie Szyslak
Kevin Pollak
as Ross/Bagel Man/Professor
Nick Fascitelli
as Prof. Whistler
Ben Daniels
as Irish Priest
Martin Short
as Guthrie Frenel
Kipp Lennon
as Voice of Michael Jackson
Roz Chast
as Herself
William Friedkin
as Dr. Kenneth Humphries
Tim Nordwind
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 29

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

The show has done a gimmick episode as a season premiere more than once, and they're perhaps intended to snag viewers with a few unambitious pop culture references.

Nov 15, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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As The Simpsons kicks off its 29th season, there's literally nothing the show can attempt that it hasn't done at least once already.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: 6.2/10 | Full Review…

The Simpsons has earned the right to experiment a little bit when it comes to the kinds of stories it wants to tell and how it wants to tell them.

Oct 2, 2017 | Full Review…

This season is off to an amusing start, but it doesn't come on with the abandon of classic years.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 29

  • Jan 07, 2020
    Just terrible. They have completely lost touch with what made the Simpsons great. Awful.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    Some episodes were ok and some were really bad this season is mediocre.
  • May 13, 2018
    this season of the simpsons has been amazing. ever since the season 13-14 days the show has been in slow decline, but it seems that this season the show has made a return-to-form that i never saw coming. i tip my beanie to you, matt groening! yeah!
  • Apr 22, 2018
    this season of the simpsons shows a slight but distinctive return to form for the series. so far, episodes of this season have struck a chord with me that most other post-season 10 episodes just can't seem to hit. i've been consistently excited for each and every episode as they come out and definitely look forward to the rest of the episodes. and... wow. they brought back bleeding gums murphy... made me cry on the spot. great job writers!
  • Oct 27, 2017
    Thanks to a great halloween episode this is return to classic simpsons

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