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Season 19
Season 20

The nineteenth of The Simpsons originally aired from September 23, 2007, to May 18, 2008. This is the first season produced after The Simpsons Movie and contains seven hold-over episodes from season 18's JABF production line. This is the last season of The Simpsons to have all of the episodes produced in standard definition.

Returning Characters

Various returning characters appear in this season. Sideshow Bob, Cecil Terwilliger, Francesca Terwilliger, and Gino Terwilliger, all appear in Funeral for a Fiend. Dr. Velimorovic the plastic surgeon, appears in Husbands and KnivesGloria, Snake's girlfriend from A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love, appears in I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Mona Simpson appears in Mona Leaves-a, and Lurleen Lumpkin also returns in Papa Don't Leech.

Guest Stars

Guest stars who appear in this season are: Stephen Colbert, Lionel Richie, Plácido Domingo, Maya Rudolph, Matt Dillion, Steve Buscemi, Ted Nugent, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Maurice LaMarche, Alan Moore, Art Speigleman, Dan Clowes, Jack Black, Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jon StewartDan Rather, "Weird Al" YankovicTopher Grace, Kurt Loder, Glenn Close, Beverly D'Angelo, and the Dixie Chicks.

Effect of Writers Strike

In November 2007, the WGA (Writers Guild of America) went on strike. Season 19 was originally going to have 23 episodes, but due to the strike, only 17 episodes were finished after Treehouse of Horror XVIII, which was the last episode aired before the strike. Luckily, episodes still had post-production as FOX edited the scripts after production was finished.


Image # Original airdate Prod. Code Title Title Reference
He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs Promo Card 1 - 1901 September 23, 2007 JABF20 "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" We Love to Fly and It Shows
Placido Domingo 2 - 1902 September 30, 2007 JABF18 "The Homer of Seville" The Barber of Seville
Midnight Towboy 3 - 1903 October 7, 2007 JABF21 "Midnight Towboy" Midnight Cowboy
I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 4 - 1904 October 14, 2007 JABF19 "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Treehouse of Horror XVIII 5 - 1905 November 4, 2007 JABF16 "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" N/A
Little Orphan Millie 115 6 - 1906 November 11, 2007 JABF22 "Little Orphan Millie" Little Orphan Annie
Husbandsandknives 7 - 1907 November 18, 2007 JABF17 "Husbands and Knives" Husbands and Wives
DeathOfBobb 8 - 1908 November 25, 2007 KABF01 "Funeral for a Fiend" Funeral for a Friend
Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind Promo Card 9 - 1909 December 16, 2007 KABF02 "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
E. Pluribus Wiggum (Promo Picture) 10 - 1910 January 6, 2008 KABF03 "E Pluribus Wiggum" E Pluribus Unum
220px-Sadgasm 11 - 1911 January 27, 2008 KABF04 "That '90s Show" That '70s Show
Love, Springfieldian Style 12 - 1912 February 17, 2008 KABF05 "Love, Springfieldian Style" Love, American Style
The Debarted Promo Card 13 - 1913 March 2, 2008 KABF06 "The Debarted" The Departed
Dial N for Nerder 14 - 1914 March 9, 2008 KABF07 "Dial "N" for Nerder" Dial M for Murder
SmokeontheDaughter 15 - 1915 March 30, 2008 KABF08 "Smoke on the Daughter" Smoke on the Water
Papa Don't Leech 16 - 1916 April 13, 2008 KABF09 "Papa Don't Leech" Papa Don't Preach
Apocalypse Cow Promo Card 17 - 1917 April 27, 2008 KABF10 "Apocalypse Cow" Apocalypse Now
Any Given Sundance Promo Card 18 - 1918 May 4, 2008 KABF11 "Any Given Sundance" Any Given Sunday
Mona Leaves-a 19 - 1919 May 11, 2008 KABF12 "Mona Leaves-a" Mona Lisa
AllAboutLisa 20 - 1920 May 18, 2008 KABF13 "All About Lisa" All About Eve


Production started with the recording of KABF01 on March 6, 2007, and ended off with KABF22 on November 2, 2007.

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