Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Simpsons: Season 11 Episode List

Season 11 is Mike Scully's third season as showrunner.  Maggie Roswell, a regular voice actress who voices characters such as Maude Flanders, Ms. Hoover and Helen Lovejoy, left the show over a contract dispute before the start of the season.  Her characters were voiced by Marcia Mitzman Gaven instead, but the character of Maude Flanders, who was the primary character Roswell voiced, was killed off this season, and I hesitate to determine the reasons for that.

This is the season that contains my personal "jump the shark" moment of the series.  Based on my previous paragraph, you can probably guess which episode that is.  With a couple of outliers on both sides, most episodes this season ranged from "good" down to "mediocre", with only a couple of really good episodes mixed with a couple of really bad episodes.  I suppose I should expect this amount of quality from here on.

Season 11 Overall Score: 7.48
Favorite Season 11 Episode: Little Big Mom
Least Favorite Season 11 Episode: Alone Again, Natura-Diddly

01) Beyond Blunderdome
Mel Gibson stars in a remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  Homer loudly displays his hate for the actionless movie, prompting Mel to have Homer help him make the movie "better".
Score: 7.4

02) Brother's Little Helper
Bart is given a drug designed to help him focus at school.  It works at first, but then when Bart suspects Major League Baseball is spying on him, things get crazy.
Score: 8.0

03) Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner
Homer gets a job as a food critic.  At first, he praises everything, but when other critics convince him to be critical of everything, restaurant owners want his death.
Score: 8.4

04) Treehouse of Horror X
I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did: Marge runs over Flanders, and somebody knows this.
Desperately Xeeking Xena: Bart and Lisa are superheroes who try to stop the Collector.
Life's a Glitch, Then You Die: Homer forgot to make the plant's computers Y2K compliant.
Score: 8.5

05) E-I-E-I-D'oh
When Homer's duel-challenging gets out of control, he and the family hide out at the ol' Simpson farm, where Homer eventually grows a super addictive tomato-tobacco hybrid.
Score: 8.0

06) Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
Homer bowls a perfect game, but is unable to deal with things once his 15 minutes of fame are up.  Meanwhile, Maggie sure is missing her father's attention.
Score: 8.6

07) Eight Misbehavin'
Apu and Manjula try to have a baby, but their efforts result in eight babies!  Then they find out raising eight babies is pretty damn hard.
Score: 7.4

08) Take My Wife, Sleaze
Homer wins a motorcycle and promptly starts up a motorcycle gang called the Hell's Satans.  Then he runs afoul of another cycle gang of the same name.
Score: 6.2

09) Grift of the Magi
After being conned out of $200k by the mob, the elementary school closes down.  Its reopened thanks to a toy company that uses the school to create a hot new product.
Score: 7.2

10) Little Big Mom
When Marge breaks her leg at a ski resort, Lisa tries to take over as 'mom' of the house, but finds dealing with Homer and Bart far too difficult to handle.
Score: 10

11) Faith Off
Bart becomes a popular faith healer, but swears off it once he realizes it doesn't work.  Meanwhile, Homer resumes his college antics from years ago.
Score: 7.2

12) The Mansion Family
Mr. Burns goes to the Mayo Clinic for a checkup, inexplicably asking Homer and his family to house sit his mansion.  Homer goes a bit overboard (in more ways than one).
Score: 7.6

13) Saddlesore Galactica
As Lisa complains to the goddamn President over the results of a band contest, Homer and Bart enter their new horse into the racetracks, revealing a craaazy secret about jockeys.
Score: 6.2

14) Alone Again, Natura-Diddily
A freak accident causes the death of Maude Flanders.  As Ned is grieving, Homer tries to speed along his recovery by getting Ned to date.
Score: 3.0

15) Missionary: Impossible
Fleeing PBS after promising them a donation he just doesn't have, Homer is flown to the south seas for missionary work.
Score: 7.3

16) Pygmoelian
Moe gets plastic surgery for his face after yet another insult towards his awful visage.  Moe uses his new looks for a single purpose: revenge.
Score: 7.2

17) Bart to the Future
Through an Indian vision, Bart sees himself 30 years in the future as a bum who causes headaches for his sister, President Lisa Simpson.
Score: 6.1

18) Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
Barney tires of being a drunken joke, so he sobers up and becomes a helicopter pilot, which puts strain on his friendship with Homer.  Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa enter a photo contest.
Score: 8.2

19) Kill the Alligator and Run
Homer suffers from insomnia because he's afraid he'll die soon so he goes to Florida to relax but its during Spring Break so he parties but he parties so hard he kills an alligator so he goes on the run but gets captured anyway and is forced to labor but the alligator is okay so he's free to go.  Get all that?
Score: 5.9

20) Last Tap Dance in Springfield
Lisa gains an interest in dancing, and enrolls in tap dancing classes.  She becomes discouraged when she learns she's absolutely terrible at tap dancing.
Score: 8.3

21) It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
Marge ruins the wedding of Otto and his once-bride-to-be, Becky.  Becky is invited to stay over until she gets it back together, but Marge becomes paranoid that Becky is trying to usurp Marge out of the family.
Score: 8.1

22) Behind the Laughter
Shown as a documentary, the episode details the family's rise to fame, fall of disgrace and their subsequent redemption.
Score: 9.7

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