Season Twelve (2000 - 2001)
"Treehouse of Horror XI"
In “Shoved by an Angel,” the Simpson family stars in a parody of the Grimm Brothers fairy tales. Next, dolphins take over the world in “Night of the Dolphins.” Finally, in “Scary Tales Can Come True,” Homer chokes to death on a piece of broccoli and his ghost must perform a good deed in order to enter heaven.
After Springfield's telephone area code splits in two, Homer spearheads a movement to divide the town itself in half along the new area code line. Guest starring The Who.
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Krusty takes parenting lessons from Homer when he discovers that he has a daughter about Bart's age from a one-night stand. Guest starring Drew Barrymore as Sophie and Stephen King.
When doctors find and remove a Crayon lodged in Homer's brain, his true IQ emerges, leading to a strong relationship with Lisa. But his relationship with others falls out once his new-found competence in safety inspecting leads to the closure of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant.
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Eager to join "Dirt First" after witnessing their pro-vegetarianism demonstration atop the local Krusty Burger franchise, Lisa attempts to prove her worth by camping out in a giant redwood destined for logging. Meanwhile, Bart joins the workforce in order to buy a new game console advertised on television.
After realizing that he's missing the cyberspace boat, Homer plugs into the Internet and builds a web site. But when low traffic hits him where it hurts, he resorts to spicing up his cyberslab with damaging gossip concerning fellow townspeople.
"The Great Money Caper"
Strapped for cash, Homer and Bart thumb their way through "A Child's Garden of Cons" in search of the road to easy money.
Mr. Burns hires one Homer J. Simpson to serve as his personal jester and prankster.
Following a prison rodeo, Marge befriends an inmate whom she considers undeserving of incarceration, and eventually sees to his release. But once he takes up shelter at the Simpsons' abode, mysterious crimes begin to take place throughout Springfield. Guest starring Michael Keaton as Jack, Patrick McGoohan as Prisoner #6, and Charles Napier as the prison warden.
Springfield Elementary is snowed in.
"Tennis the Menace"
The Simpson family builds a tennis court. Meanwhile, Grampa Simpson receives an award from the Springfield Retirement Castle.
The Comic Book Guy has a heart attack after witnessing the work of special make-up effects master Tom Savini, giving Bart and Milhouse their cue to baby-sit the Android's Dungeon.
"Hungry, Hungry Homer"
After Homer discovers that the Springfield Isotopes are being moved to Arizona, he stages a hunger strike outside a Lego Land-style theme park.
Upon learning that Krusty has erased all the archival tapes of his show from the Sideshow Bob era, Bob schemes to use Bart as a Manchurian candidate to blow up Krusty live on the air. Guest starring Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob.
"Bye Bye Nerdie"
Lisa seeks protection from schoolyard roughnecks after becoming the target of a new student's own flavor of harassment.
When a talent agency discovers the musical abilities of Bart, Nelson, Milhouse and Ralph, it scurries to set them up as the next big boy band sensation: complete with a sinister subliminal propaganda campaign in mind. Join the Navy! Guest starring 'N Sync.
A belated prize awaits Homer in his next box of animal crackers, one which starts the family out on an exotic trip to Ngorongoro, Africa.
In a Run, Lola, Run parody, a breakfast accident involving Marge's kitchen knife and Homer's thumb is seen through the eyes of individual family members. While Homer and Marge make a mad dash for the hospital, Lisa takes her linguistic robot to the Springfield science fair, and Bart runs afoul of Fat Tony's illegal fireworks ring. Guest starring Joe Montegna as Fat Tony.
"I'm Goin' to Praiseland"
When Ned discovers that one of Maude's goals was to build a bible-themed amusement park, he reunites with Rachel in order to fulfill her dream. But when an accident dupes the public into believing that the park was the site of a miracle, Ned is forced to decide between revealing the truth versus enjoying his increased profits. Guest starring Shawn Colvin as Rachel Jordan.
Homer opens a new day care center at home after breaking his ankle at the local YMCA.
"Simpsons Tall Tales"
A trilogy of fantastic tales starring a giant Homer as Paul Bunyan, Lisa as Connie Appleseed versus the wagon train pioneers, and Bart and Nelson as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a rafting adventure down the Mississippi.
Homer's new job as the author of fortune cookies assures Mr. Burns that love is on the horizon. But when his date with a roach coach short-order cook infringes upon Snake's own aspirations, Homer and Burns become hostages.