Season 28 Information Thread
The following information regards The Simpsons Season 28 (2016-2017)
3/23: New guest star Norman Lear
3/17: Rob Riggle also guest starring in "A Father's Watch"
3/16: New title "Gone Boy," airdate and writer for "The Caper Chase," Vanessa Bayer guest starring in "A Father's Watch"
3/4: Synopsis, airdate, guest star, and writer for "A Father's Watch;" new title "Mr. Lisa's Opus;" couch gag for "22 For 30;" Krusty episode coming
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WABF12 - The Caper Chase - April 2, 2017
- Burns tries to endow a department of nuclear studies at Yale. When they tell him he can’t do nuclear, and suggest him to endow a department of transgender cinema instead, he becomes really mad at how politically correct Yale has gotten. So he starts Burns University, which is a fraudulent college. Financial guru Suze Orman, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and famed screenwriter Robert McKee will serve as a “super team of educators”. (TV Line), (EW)
- Ken Jennings is another faculty member. (Entertainment Weekly)
- Jason Alexander guest stars as Bourbon Verlander, a jolly but nefarious inventor of for-profit colleges who, like Burns, is a graduate of Yale University. “He has a very evil scheme that is a little reminiscent of the film Ex Machina,” says executive producer Al Jean, “where he has an army of androids built to capture all the student loans that the government is giving out.”(Entertainment Weekly)
- Written by Jeff Westbrook. (Al Jean/Twitter)
WABF13 - Looking For Mr. Goodbart (Instagram)
- Homer and Lisa get addicted to Pokémon Go and wind up spending a lot of loot on Pokémon extras, but Lisa takes the rap for Homer and it starts to make her very upset. Meanwhile, Bart goes up to elderly women with no grandchildren and pretends to be their grandchildren in exchange for toys and gifts and cards with five dollars in them. (EW)
WABF14 - Moho House (Al Jean/Twitter)
- Written by Jeff Martin (Al Jean/Twitter)
WABF15 - Dogtown (Yeardley Smith/Twitter)
- Lisa has an encounter with a rabid chihuahua who wants to kill her. She tries to talk him off a ledge by talking Spanish. (Yeardley Smith/Instagram)
WABF16 - Whistler's Father (Al Jean/Twitter)
WABF17 - The Serfsons (see comment)
- Written by Brian Kelley. (see comment)
WABF18 – Treehouse Of Horror XXVIII (Al Jean/Twitter)
WABF19 - Grampy Can Ya Hear Me (The Springfield Shopper/Wikisimpsons)
WABF20 - The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used To Be (Al Jean/Twitter)
WABF21 - Singin' In The Lane (Al Jean/Twitter)
WABF22 - Springfield Splendor (Scott Hansin/Twitter)
- Written by Tim Long and Miranda Thompson. (Matt Selman/Twitter)
XABF01 - Mr. Lisa's Opus
- Written by Al Jean. (Twitter/Al Jean)
XABF02 - Gone Boy (Wikisimpsons)
- Michael Price is writing a Krusty episode. (The Imperfect Podcast)
- Norman Lear guest-starring. (Michael Price/Twitter)
The Copyright Office Catalog - Titles of upcoming episodes will show up here when they are copyrighted.
Fox Flash - Fox's official resource for press releases and promotional images.
Many people who work on the show can be found on Twitter. Here's a list of some, but be aware as sources of new info their mileage varies greatly:
James L. Brooks
J Stewart Burns (not active)
Joel H. Cohen
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