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Episode Number 359
Production Code GABF19
Original Airdate September 25, 2005
Chalkboard Gag N/A
Couch Gag The Simpsons sit down on the couch as normal. A TiVo menu pops up, asking the viewer if they’d like to save the recording or delete it. "Delete This Recording" is chosen and the screen goes black.
Show Runner(s) Al Jean
Written By Patric M. Verrone
Directed By Steven Dean Moore

"Milhouse of Sand and Fog" is the third episode of Season 17. It originally aired September 25, 2005.


When Maggie comes down with the chicken pox, Homer actually takes some advice from Flanders and holds a "pox party" so his friends could have their kids infected. After one too many "Marge-aritas", Kirk and Luanne van Houten decide to get back together. However, Milhouse realizes they're too interested in each other and not interested in him, so he tries to breaks them up by planting a bra in his parents' bedroom. One problem: Luanne discovers it's Marge's bra, which leads to Homer and Marge breaking up yet again...[1]

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Inspired by Flanders' suggestion of purposely exposing the boys to the chicken pox, Homer invites all the neighborhood kids over to the Simpson house for a "pox party" (at fifteen bucks a head). However, he ends up catching it himself, having no childhood immunity. One good thing comes of it, though: Milhouse's folks reconcile.

Or so it seems. However, Milhouse feels neglected because his parents aren't fawning over him as they once did, competing for his love. Milhouse schemes to break up his parents again, and enlists both Bart and a plot borrowed from The O.C. The boys leave a bra conspicuously located in Kirk's bed--unfortunately, it's one of Marge's. Luann thinks Marge is having an affair with her husband, and soon she has Homer questioning his wife's fidelity. An argument ensues, and Bart realizes he may have split up his own parents instead of Milhouse's.

Marge makes Bart confess to what he did. Bart schemes to reunite them by pretending to fall off Springfield Gorge into a river, using a dummy--but Milhouse's poor eyesight queers the deal, and Bart ends up really taking the plunge. Homer leaps into the rapids and strangles Bart after Bart confesses about the bra and rescues Bart, and through a little trust, Marge saves them both from going over the falls. The Simpsons reconcile, once safely on the bank. Milhouse, not wishing to live in a world without his best friend, leaps over the cliff. Marge worriedly asks if he can swim. "What do you think?" asks Bart.

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Broadcasting Information Edit


  • 1st Air date: Sunday, September 25, 2005
  • 2nd Air date: Sunday, December 4, 2005
  • 3rd Air date: Sunday, February 12, 2006


  • 1st Air date: Sunday, November 6, 2005
  • 2nd Air date: Friday, November 11, 2005
  • 3rd Air date: Saturday, April 22, 2006
  • 4th Air date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006
  • 5th Air date: Sunday, August 6, 2006
  • 6th Air date: Friday, August 25, 2006


  • 1st Air date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006


  • 1st Air date: Sunday, July 30, 2006

Citations Edit

Season 16 Season 17 Episodes Season 18
The Bonfire of the ManateesThe Girl Who Slept Too LittleMilhouse of Sand and FogTreehouse of Horror XVIMarge's Son PoisoningSee Homer RunThe Last of the Red Hat MamasThe Italian BobSimpson Christmas StoriesHomer's Paternity CootWe're on the Road to D'oh-whereMy Fair LaddyThe Seemingly Never-Ending StoryBart Has Two MommiesHomer Simpson, This Is Your WifeMillion-Dollar AbieKiss Kiss Bang BangaloreThe Wettest Stories Ever ToldGirls Just Want to Have SumsRegarding MargieThe Monkey SuitMarge and Homer Turn a Couple Play

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