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The Simpsons

Specials 1987 - 2017

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  • 1987-04-20T00:00:00Z on FOX
  • 22 mins
  • 1 day, 5 hours, 20 mins (80 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Animation, Comedy, Family
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80 episodes

Special 1 Good Night

  • 1987-04-20T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Good Night was the first ever Simpsons short to air on The Tracey Ullman Show. The five main family members - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie - were first introduced in this short. Homer and Marge attempt to calm their children to sleep, with the opposite results. Maggie can be heard saying "good night". She rarely talks throughout the run of the series.

Special 2 Watching TV

  • 1987-05-04T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart and Lisa quarrel during commercial breaks over what channel they'll watch. Repeatedly Maggie comes up to the television and changes the channel. Later Homer is saying some speech about family matters then stops when the show comes back on.

A piece of music from the Tracey Ullman show plays at one part or another during the short.

Special 3 Jumping Bart

  • 1987-05-11T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer makes several attempts to have Bart jump into his arms. Each time Bart jumps Homer is distracted and fails to catch him. Towards the end of the episode boxing gloves are delivered, presumably the ones used in the episode Punching Bag.

Special 4 Babysitting Maggie

  • 1987-06-01T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Marge puts Bart and Lisa in charge of babysitting Maggie. They watch TV while Maggie gets electrocuted, falls down the stairs, and falls off the roof.

Maggie sticks a fork in an electrical socket thereby electocuting herself, she crawls up the stairs and falls down them in insane Slinky fashion then she climbs onto the roof in hot pursuit of a butterfly, and falls off it.

Special 5 The Pacifier

  • 1987-06-22T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Lisa and Bart try to get Maggie to stop sucking on her pacifier, but Maggie, who has an entire drawer full of them, refuses to kick the habit.

Special 6 Burping Contest

  • 1987-06-29T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Despite Marge's objections, Bart, Lisa and even Maggie compete in a contest to see who can make the most disgusting burp.

Special 7 Dinner Time

  • 1987-07-13T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Marge serves the family purple goop for dinner, insisting that they say grace first.

Special 8 Making Faces

  • 1987-09-23T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Despite Marge's warnings, the kids make faces. Maggie unclearly speaks in this episode.

Special 9 The Funeral

  • 1987-10-05T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart is determined to see his uncle's corpse...but not for long. This is the only appearance of Uncle Hubert.

Special 10 Maggie's Brain

  • 1987-10-12T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart and Lisa wonder what's inside Maggie's mind.

Special 11 Football

  • 1987-10-19T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer teaches Bart about the importance of Football.

Special 12 House of Cards

  • 1987-10-26T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart tries to make a house of cards, but Lisa Maggie make noises that have the "house" fall every time.

Bart can't stomach it when he and Homer are forced to fend for themselves.

Special 14 Space Patrol

  • 1987-11-09T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart, Lisa and Maggie play a game of "Space Patrol" while Homer and Marge are out.

Lisa plays a superhero with Maggie as her sidekick, while Bart puts a jug on his head with the pretense of it being the helmet of an alien warlord.

However, his head accidentally plops into it and the jug is left stuck on his head. Lisa "frees" Bart from the jug using a croquet mallet. Lisa and Maggie then hide, allowing Bart, stumbling in a daze amongst pieces of the precious broken jug lying on the floor, to take the blame.

Special 15 Bart's Haircut

  • 1987-11-16T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart has his hair cut too short by a barber.

This is the first time we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.

Special 16 World War III

  • 1987-11-23T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer wakes up the family to practice for a nuclear drill... in the middle of the night.

Special 17 The Perfect Crime

  • 1987-12-14T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Marge bakes a batch of delicious cookies. Bart attempts to steal them, but burns his fingers trying to pick them up. Everyone except Bart and Maggie leave the kitchen to let them cool down, and Bart takes this opportunity to swipe them, muttering to himself "Aha! The perfect crime!"

Homer and Marge come back to find the tray empty. Marge suspects Maggie of eating the cookies, but as a witness she knows exactly who took them and guides them along a trail of cookies running across the floor. His family catch him lying on his back in his bedroom amidst a pile of cookie crumbs. Looking up at them with his stomach full, he groans, "There is no perfect crime." His head bangs back down on the ground and Maggie, secretively, snacks on an uneaten cookie.

Special 18 Scary Stories

  • 1987-12-21T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart tells Lisa & Maggie a series of scary stories (in the middle of the dark) only to believe they're coming true.

Special 19 Grampa and the Kids

  • 1988-01-11T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Grampa spends time with the kids.

This is Grampa's first appearance.

Bart and Homer go on a fishing trip. Homer asks Bart for a bologna sandwich, but Bart forgot the bologna. He puts the bait on the sandwich instead. Later on they hit rapids and Homer is almost knocked unconscious. They later fall off of a waterfall.

Special 21 Skateboarding

  • 1988-02-08T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart teaches his sisters how to skateboard...or is it the other way around.

Special 22 The Pagans

  • 1988-02-15T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

The kids discuss paganism.

This is the first time Bart calls his dad "Homer".

Special 23 Closeted

  • 1988-02-22T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart locks himself in the closet, and when he busts out, he finds out that the family has gone out without him.

Special 24 The Aquarium

  • 1988-02-29T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

At an aquarium Bart swims with the sharks...literally.

This is the first time we see a naked Simpsons character.

This also marks Lisa Simpson saying the word hell in this short.

Special 25 Family Portrait

  • 1988-03-07T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer has trouble taking a normal family portrait.

Special 26 Bart's Hiccups

  • 1988-03-14T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Lisa and Maggie try to cure Bart's hiccups...the hard way.

Special 27 The Money Jar

  • 1988-03-21T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

The kids try to steal money from Marge's money jar..

Special 28 The Art Museum

  • 1988-05-02T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

The Simpsons go to the art museum.

This is the first time we hear Bart say "Whoooa, Mama!".

Special 29 Zoo Story

  • 1988-05-09T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer unwisely teases a monkey at the zoo and gets a faceful of poo for his trouble.

This is the shortest Simpsons Short.

Special 30 Shut Up, Simpsons

  • 1988-11-07T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Maggie squeaks her toy, causing a chain reaction of anger in the family.

Special 31 Shell Game

  • 1988-11-14T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart tries to hide the cookies he stole from the jar from his parents.

Bart puts on his own show after Homer tells him to stop watching cartoons. First appearance of Itchy and Scratchy.

This is the first time we hear Lisa call her dad "Homer".

Special 33 Punching Bag

  • 1988-11-28T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart, Lisa and eventually Marge take out their frustrations on a punching bag with Homer's picture on it.

The kids get to see Krusty's show live for the first time. First appearance of Krusty the Clown.

Special 36 Bart the Hero

  • 1989-01-30T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Sent out to exercise, Bart foils a robbery attempt.

Bart tells a story about large kids who throw their small parents into a small room.

Special 38 Scary Movie

  • 1989-02-13T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart, Lisa and Maggie go to the movie to see "The Happy Little Elves Return" (much to Bart's dismay), but Bart convinces the girls to see "Space Mutants" instead. Guess who's the scaredy-cat!

Special 39 Home Hypnotism

  • 1989-02-20T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer tries hypnosis to calm down his crazy kids.

Special 40 Shoplifting

  • 1989-02-27T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Bart's attempt to swipe some chocolate is foiled.

Special 41 Echo Canyon

  • 1989-03-13T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

The family drives to Echo Canyon, takes turns making echoes, and Bart almost makes a boulder crunch the family car.

Special 42 Bathtime

  • 1989-03-20T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer makes Bart take his "Sunday Night Bath", only to flood the bathroom.

this is the last Simpsons short in which we see a naked Simpsons character.

Special 43 Bart's Nightmare

  • 1989-03-27T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

In this sequel to "Shell Game", Bart has a nightmare after eating every single cookie from the cookie jar.

Special 44 Bart of the Jungle

  • 1989-04-17T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

The kids swing from the trees off Homer's ties.

Special 45 Family Therapy

  • 1989-04-24T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer takes the family to a psychologist.

This is last Tracey Ullman Short we hear a character from The Simpsons series say a curse word.

Bart kicks Maggie's ball out of sight and she takes off to retrieve it back. (To be Continued...)

Part 2. Maggie floats in the air hanging on to balloons and lands safely back in her playpen.

Special 48 TV Simpsons

  • 1989-05-15T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Homer attempts to fix the television antenna on the roof.

A short in which Homer and Bart visit the NFL studio. The short was broadcast on NFL on FOX on September 3, 1995.

This special was aired before the premier of the 7th season opener; hosted by John Walsh (from the FOX series "Americas Most Wanted"), it offered up all sorts of theories and insights into who might have shot Montgomery Burns.

Marge comments on David and Victoria Beckham's marriage in a negative comparison with hers and Homer's, and compared the special relationship between the UK and the US to that of Mini Me and Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers films ("Helping out in all our zany schemes to take over the world"). Lisa Simpson also held a banner supporting Cornwall's secession: "UK OUT OF CORNWALL", while chanting "Rydhsys rag Kernow lemmyn" (freedom for Cornwall now).

Special 52 A Culture Show Special

  • 2007-07-26T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Despite Marge's warnings, the kids make faces. Maggie unclearly speaks in this episode.

After getting lost in a game of hide-and-seek, Lisa wanders into the field and discovers three teenage girls who are practising Wiccans. Though she is sceptical of their spells, the girls assure Lisa that they never hurt anyone and ask her to join their coven. Just before Lisa is inducted into their pact, Chief Wiggum arrives and arrests the three girls for witchcraft and Lisa becomes the star witness in the trial.

Special 54 Access All Areas

  • 2010-01-12T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

In the first of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais takes you behind the scenes to see how the show is made, talking to those who put each episode together, plus celebrity fans like Simon Cowell and Hugh Hefner.

Special 55 Mischief And Mayhem

  • 2010-01-13T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

In the second of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais takes a look at the vast array of Simpsons merchandise the colourful characters have inspired and catches up with some of the programme's biggest devotees.

Special 56 Celebrity Friends

  • 2010-01-14T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

In the third of Sky One's specials celebrating 20 years of "The Simpsons", Ricky Gervais speaks to a selection of the huge number of celebrities who have guest-starred on the show over the years.

Special 57 Trumptastic Voyage

  • 2015-07-08T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

A close encounter with Donald Trump's hairpiece sends Homer on an extraordinary journey.

Special 58 The Debateful Eight

  • 2016-02-21T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Marge wakes up from a political nightmare.

Special 59 3 a.m.

  • 2016-07-31T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Marge and Homer Simpson wrestle with the choice in this election.

Donald Trump reviews his accomplishments from his first 100 days in office.

Special 62 Mueller Meets Trump

  • 2017-12-15T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Robert Mueller pays the President a little visit.

Special 63 A Tale of Two Trumps

  • 2018-03-24T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Maybe it's time to take a good look in the mirror.

Special 64 West Wing Story

  • 2019-08-21T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad face off against President Donald Trump.

Special 65 Homer Votes 2012

  • 2012-09-21T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Who will Homer Simpson vote for in the 2012 Elections? Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Special 66 Mr. Burns Endorses Romney

  • 2012-11-02T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

An election eve appeal from Montgomery Burns. Mr. Burns puts Shamus the dog to the test of choosing between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Special 67 Fiscal Cliff

  • 2012-12-05T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Still reeling from the presidential election results, Mr. Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff.

Special 68 Maggie Sucks

  • 2013-01-29T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Maggie prepares for her Oscar acceptance speech.

Special 69 Oscar-Nominated

  • 2013-02-01T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Maggie is interviewed for the Oscar nomination of The Longest Daycare.

Special 70 Ice Bucket Challenge

  • 2014-08-27T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

If you loved the Homer Shake...

Groundskeeper Willie has a few things to say prior to the Sept 18 Scottish elections.

Marge challenges Kim Jong-un to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Take a look at ‘The Simpsons’ heading down to Daytona International Speedway for the Daytona 500 on February 21st.

Special 74 Pokémon Now?

  • 2016-07-17T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Pokémon Now? is a special short that was released on July 16, 2016. It's a remade scene from "A Tree Grows in Springfield".

Special 76 Homer Votes 2016

  • 2016-10-15T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

The citizens of Springfield head to their polling stations to vote and Homer discovers Russia's President Vladimir Putin in disguise.

Special 77 Happy Daytona Day!

  • 2017-02-10T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

This year everyone is coming to Daytona! Don't miss the Daytona 500, FEB 26 on FOX!

Special 78 Moe Live Tweets!

  • 2017-07-04T00:00:00Z — 22 mins

Moe has a presidential moment and lets the world know how he is feeling.

Homer gives us a little advice about watching the eclipse.

Moe has a message for the mayor of Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulín Cruz, regarding her tweet in response to the appeal for Puerto Rico that aired at the end of The Serfsons.

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