The Simpsons: Season 31 (2019 - 2020)

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Air date: Sep 29, 2019

In the Season 31 premiere, a video goes viral of Bart and Homer fighting, sending them on a journey as social media celebrities. Meanwhile, Lisa battles the school's new industrialized detention system.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2019

Homer is demoted to supervising interns, among whom is go-getter millennial Mike, a 35-year-old who asks Homer to be his mentor. However, when Homer inspires Mike to start a business of his own, the two find themselves being chased by the mob.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2019

Much of the town realizes their wallets have been pickpocketed during the San Castellanta street festival. After the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to clear his name, catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2019

The 30th "Treehouse of Horror" features a demon Maggie; a mission to rescue Milhouse from another dimension; dead-Homer's spirit trying on some new bodies for size; and Selma finally finding love in an unlikely place—the alien in the basement.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2019

A trip to Aquatraz Water Park inspires Lisa to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity. Meanwhile, Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2019

When Marge realizes that everyone views her as boring, she takes up competitive lumber-jacking as a hobby (and has a real gift for it). The circuit of competitive timbersports takes her on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer, Paula, whom Homer worries is going to steal her away forever.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2019

The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houten's annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford. While there, Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend, Evelyn, and Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2019

A special Thanksgiving edition of "Treehouse of Horror." The Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an A.I. mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2019

In this Flanders family-focused episode, Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith ? causing great distress for Ned, who sends him to live with the Simpsons in an attempt to scare him back into God's arms.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2019

Sideshow Bob gets contracted as this year's mall Santa. Meanwhile, someone is stealing all the Christmas packages off people's front porches.

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Cast & Crew

Dan Castellaneta
Homer Jay Simpson
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak/Apu Nahasapeemapetilon/Chief Clancy Wiggum/Dr. Nick Riviera/Carl Carlson
Nancy Cartwright
Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson/Nelson Muntz
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson
Harry Shearer
Principal Seymour Skinner/Ned Flanders
Werner Herzog
Walter Hotenhoffer
Bob Odenkirk
Mob Lawyer
Anthony Russo
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 31

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

As an indicator, "The Winter Of Our Monetized Discontent" is a pleasantly forgettable exercise in blurred-together mid-season Simpsons.

Sep 30, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Presumably, there's a painting of The Simpsons somewhere in Matt Groening's attic that, for the last two decades, has been getting funnier.

Jan 29, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

In a world where judgment is meted out in likes and clicks, "The Winter of Our Monetized Content" is a share-worthy start for season 31, though it isn't exactly breaking new ground.

Sep 30, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 31

  • Sep 06, 2020
    Oh so impressed with this crazy but good series
  • Sep 05, 2020
    Where is the comedic genius it used to be? this is so fucking bad, even, maybe especially the treehouse of horror, IT WAS EPISODE 666 FOR FUCKS SAKE why is it so bad, just whyy
  • Aug 11, 2020
    Not as funny as other seasons
  • Aug 10, 2020
    Awful, just awful season
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Great season like season 1
  • May 23, 2020
    The show still isn't on the level of what it was at it's peak, but I like that improvements were made over last season. I am extremely satisfied that my exact criticisms of the previous year were addressed. In the last few seasons, the show had really been repeating itself. Too many repetitive "personal" stories focusing on the members of the Simpsons clan. This season actually tries new stuff. No predictable stories of Marge and Homer temporarily breaking up or Moe entering a soon-to-be-failed relationship. This season has several episodes exploring interesting, new topics and focus is given more to supporting characters. Highlights include The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson, which is good satire, and Bobby it's cold outside, one of the strongest Sideshow Bob episodes in a while. The best part is Thanksgiving of Horror. It was an odd stroke of genius to apply the horror anthology format to another holiday. The episode was in fact one of their best hrorror episodes in years, outshining the traditional Halloween one this season. As I said, this is still not peak Simpsons. On average, the jokes are just decent. There are also a few misfires in this. Three episodes, address Christianity. This includes the show's third two-parter ever. They just don't work, NOT because of the choice of subject matter but rather because the writers really don't have anything to say. I also really don't like how the season handled Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders. The characters have really drifted from where they started. Especially Ned, the character who started as a super nice guy has become religiously judgemental. Overall, the show is fresher than it has been in a while, but it's still just okay; a decent watch but not critical viewing.
  • Apr 18, 2020
    Say what you want. This is an amazing show that is still as great as in the earlier seasons.
  • Mar 16, 2020
    Life time fan of the Simpson's. The show got worst around season 15-16, but season 31 maybe its crawl back up from the bottom. Disney seems to be helping them. Not as good as the original but better than the last 15 seasons.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    The Simpsons comes back swinging with a great season that reaches peaks akin to its earlier classic episodes. It's still witty, sarcastic and imaginative.
  • Dec 03, 2019
    Two horror specials, more guest stars and more hilarious situations? This season has what it needs to have critical acclaim.

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