, 30 Sep 2008
this 22 episode season 11 is superb. The episodes are:
Beyond Blunderdome - Mel Gibson admires Homer's honesty during a test screening of Gibson's latest movie (a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) and hires him to create a better ending. However, when the ending proves to be too controversial, Mel and Homer end up on the run from studio executives while Marge and the kids see the sights of Hollywood.
Brother's Little Helper - Bart is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder after his latest prank and is prescribed a drug that makes him calm and more intellectual at first, but ultimately turns him paranoid.
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? - Homer becomes a food critic for the Springfield Shopper after the previous one retires, but Homer's negative reviews land him as a public enemy to Springfield's leading restaurateurs.
Treehouse of Horror X - I Know What You Diddily-Iddily Did Marge accidentally kills Ned Flanders and is haunted by claims that someone knows what she did.
Desperately Xeeking Xena Bart and Lisa gain super powers after a freak accident and must save Lucy Lawless from the Collector and Life's A Glitch, Then You Die When the Y2K bug causes everything electronic and computer generated in the world to go haywire, the family searches for a way out.
E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) - Inspired by a cheesy 'Zorro' movie, Homer begins slapping people with a glove and challenging them to duels (with the victims giving Homer whatever he wants instead of accepting the challenge), but when a real Southern gentleman accepts Homer's request for a duel, The Simpsons run off to the old farm Homer lived in with his parents (as seen in the season six episode Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy) and breed a dangerously addictive tobacco/tomato hybrid called 'tomacco'.
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder - Homer becomes a local celebrity after bowling a 300 game, but when his fame quickly fades and he botches his attempt at suicide, Homer decides to spend time with Maggie after seeing Ron Howard spend time with his children.
Eight Misbehavin' - After Manjula gives birth to octuplets, she and Apu unintentionally allow a zookeeper to exploit their babies in exchange for help after corporate sponsors abandon them for a mom that has given birth to nontuplets.
Take My Wife, Sleaze - Homer wins a Harley Davidson at a fifties diner and starts his own biker gang, which causes a real biker gang to crash at their house.
Grift of the Magi - When Springfield Elementary goes bankrupt after blowing all their funds on a system of shoddy wheelchair ramps, a toy company takes over the school with a marketing scheme in mind.
Little Big Mom - Marge breaks her leg at a ski lodge, leaving Lisa to deal with the slovenly Bart and Homer.
Faith Off - Bart believes he has the power to heal others through faith after removing the bucket glued to Homer's head. Meanwhile, Homer creates a homecoming game float for Springfield University.
The Mansion Family - Mr. Burns goes to the Mayo Clinic for a checkup after being declared the oldest man in Springfield, leaving the Simpsons to housesit for him and Homer to take advantage of living as a rich man.
Saddlesore Galactica - The Simpsons rescue a diving horse named Duncan from abuse and keep it as a pet (despite The Comic Book Guy's protest that the Simpsons have done this before), but when the cost of upkeeping the horse rises, Homer and Bart train Duncan to be a racing horse. Meanwhile, Lisa is upset over her school losing the band competition to Ogdenville unfairly at the state fair and writes a letter to Bill Clinton in protest.
Alone Again, Natura-Diddily - Maude Flanders is killed in a freak accident during a NASCAR race, devastating Ned which leads him to doubt his religious faith and prompting Homer to find a new woman for his grieving neighbour.
Missionary: Impossible - Homer gets in trouble with PBS after confessing he doesn't have $10,000 to give them for their pledge drive--and ends up a missionary on a South Pacific island.
Pygmoelian - After getting his face censored out on the Duff Calendar, Moe gets plastic surgery and becomes the star of a popular soap opera. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa go after Maggie's pink elephant balloon after it floats away.
Bart to the Future - After their vacation in the woods ends in disaster, The Simpsons stop by at an Indian casino, where Bart tries to sneak in and ends up in the office of a mystic who shows Bart's future in the year 2030 as a washed-up rock star while Lisa is the President of the United States.
Days of Wine and D'oh'ses - Barney realizes how much of a pathetic drunk he is after watching his birthday party video and decides to give up alcohol forever after getting a coupon for helicopter flying lessons. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa work together to take a good picture for a new phone book cover contest.
Kill the Alligator and Run - Homer has a nervous breakdown when it's revealed on a quiz that he only has three years left to live. To calm him down, the family goes to Florida for vacation--and end up in the middle of a raucous spring break, where Homer joins in on the party and ends up getting himself and his family in trouble for killing the county's beloved mascot: an alligator named Captain Jack.
Last Tap Dance in Springfield - Inspired by a movie about a girl who enters a tango contest and wins, Lisa decides to sign up for dance lessons -- and ends up taking tap lessons from a former child star. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse hide out at the mall to escape going to summer camp.
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge - Otto dumps his fiancee at the altar, leaving her to become the Simpsons' latest houseguest, which Marge suspects is trying to usurp her role as wife and mother. Meanwhile, Springfield Elementary gives Bart's fourth grade class videocameras (after slashing geography out of the budget).
Behind the Laughter - In a parody of VH1's Behind The Music, viewers discover how The Simpsons became popular and the many scandals, feuds, break-ups, and reunions that followed.
Well worth watching !!
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