Friday, October 28, 2005

November Sweeps Episodes

From Comics Continuum:

Fox has released details for the November sweeps episodes of The Simpsons.

Following is a rundown:

* Sunday, Nov. 6: Former athletes Terry Bradshaw and Dennis Rodman, playing themselves, stir up tricks and treats in the annual "ghoultide" Halloween trilogy, "The Simpsons' Tree House of Horror XVI." The episode begins with "B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence" when the Simpsons adopt David, a newly developed artificial robot son, to replace Bart after he falls into a coma.

In "Survival of the Fattest," Mr. Burns invites Homer and his friends to his gigantic estate for a hunting tournament, but Homer and the gang learn they are the ones being hunted on "The World Series of Manhunter," hosted by Bradshaw. In the final segment, "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face," a costume contest goes awry when a real witch turns all the Springfieldians into real-life versions of their costumes, leaving only Maggie with the power to reverse the spell.

* Sunday, Nov. 13: Observing that Marge is lonely, Bart offers to spend time with her. After they go on tandem bike rides and decorate Bart's tree house as a "teahouse," the bullies from school dub Bart a "mama's boy." When Marge finds out that Bart's schoolmates are teasing him, she gives him the necessary tools to win back his reputation. Meanwhile, Homer teams up with Moe and joins a professional arm-wrestling circuit.

* Sunday, Nov. 20: In "See Homer Run," Homer's inability to embrace Lisa's Father's Day book the same way he does Bart's Father's Day Toolman causes Lisa to develop DDD (Disappointed Daughter Disorder). Meanwhile, Bart steals the "Bart Boulevard" street sign and causes a huge pile-up. While Mayor Quimby creates The Safety Salamander spokesperson in response to the accident, the town still forces the ineffective Mayor into a recall election. Homer, longing to win back his daughter's love, takes the spokesperson position, and after a heroic run as the Safety Salamander, he runs for Mayor -- along with every other unqualified Springfieldian.

* Sunday, Nov. 27: In "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas," featuring Lily Tomlin as a guest voice, Homer has an altercation with the Easter Bunny at the Mayor's egg hunt, causing Marge to be shunned. A lonely Marge decides to join a women's group called the Cheery Red Tomatoes and agrees to help with an upcoming charity drive -- robbing Mr. Burns of his Faberge egg collection. Meanwhile, Lisa's plans to spend a summer in Italy hit a bump when she learns the first requirement is being fluent in Italian, so she takes on a teacher from a classified ad -- who turns out to be Milhouse.

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