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    Season 31 Information Thread

    Ahoy-hoy and welcome to the Season 31 Information Thread, where we keep track of news and information about the 2019-2020 season of The Simpsons. Please keep in mind this information can change at any time.


    • 5/11: I, Carumbus" is a flashback episode, director for "The Road to Cincinnati," new titles "Wad Goals" and "Yokel Hero"
    • 5/4: Michael Price writing an episode tentatively planned for March or April 2021
    • 4/27: Details for "The Road to Cincinnati"



    To discuss episodes that have already aired, please check out our Rate & Review archive.

    ZABF16 - The Way of the Dog - May 17, 2020 (season finale) (Al Jean)
    • Written by Carolyn Omine. (Al Jean/Twitter)
    • Cate Blanchett will pop up in Springfield next year in an episode that will likely serve as the season 31 finale. In “The Way of the Dog,” the actress voices a canine psychologist named Elaine who agrees to help Santa’s Little Helper, who is suffering from depression. “She determines if there’s a trauma in his past that they have to go solve, which actually goes back to the first episode of the series.”” Simpsons executive producer Al Jean tells EW, adding that fans will experience “a callback that is older than the internet.” How would one describe Elaine’s dogside manner? “She sleeps in the same room with him when she brings him in for treatment,” explains Jean. “She’s very loving. But with people she’s a lot more brusque.” He adds of Blanchett, the Lord of the Rings alum who was nominated earlier this week for a Golden Globe for Where’d You Go, Bernadette: “As expected, she was fantastic. We’re proud to say that we got a two-time Oscar winner to talk in dog gibberish, but it really sounded like Elvish to me.” (Entertainment Weekly)
    • Directed by Matt Faughnan. (Al Jean)
    • Synopsis: After the Simpsons' dog bites Marge, the family explores the tragic past of Santa's Little Helper. Guest Voice Cast: Cate Blanchett as Elaine (TheFutonCritic)


    ZABF15 - The 7 Beer Itch
    • Olivia Colman "playing the most down home femme fatal ever who attracts every man she's ever met but falls hard, harder than she ever imagined, for Homer Simpson." - (James L. Brooks/Twitter)
    • Colman will voice a character named “Lily” in an episode titled “The 7 Beer Itch” that will air next spring, a Fox spokesperson told TheWrap. (TheWrap)
    • Written by Joel H. Cohen, John Frink, and Al Jean.(Al Jean/Twitter)
    • Directed by Mike Polcino. (Al Jean/Twitter)
    • Pushed back to fall. (Al Jean)


    ZABF17 - Treehouse of Horror XXXI
    • Written by Julia Prescott. (Al Jean/Twitter)
    • Directed by Steven Dean Moore. (Al Jean/Twitter)
    • Jean: "We're writing a segment next year on the 2020 election so who knows how that will turn out... we can always write it and reanimate it within a few months." (Newsweek)
    • "One part is this really fantastic 'Into the Homerverse' where you see all different versions of Homer from different dimensions." (/Film)


    ZABF18 - I, Carumbus
    • Written by Cesar Mazariegos. (Al Jean)
    • Directed by Rob Oliver. (Al Jean)
    • Showrun by Matt Selman. (The B)
    • Flashback episode. (Al Jean)


    ZABF19 - Undercover Burns
    • Written by David Cryan. (Al Jean/Twitter)
    • David Harbour will play an alternate version of Mr. Burns in a season 32 episode. In a take on Undercover Boss, Mr. Burns, voiced by Harry Shearer, spots some graffiti on the wall at the nuclear power plant (“Burns is not excellent”) and decides to go undercover to root out the problem. “Like Mission: Impossible, they give him a whole new body and face and voice so that this people in the plant won’t possibly recognize him,” shares Jean. “He’s supposed to be a blue-collar guy from another part of the plant, but everything he says is like Mr. Burns. He wants to go to karaoke and sing songs from the 1890s, but the guys don’t see through it.” (Entertainment Weekly)
    • "[Burns] has a suit so he can go undercover boss inside the plant and David Harbour plays the voice that he uses when he’s in the disguise." (/Film)
    • Directed by Bob Anderson. (Al Jean)


    ZABF20 - The Road to Cincinnati
    • Written by Jeff Westbrook. (Al Jean)
    • Showrun by Matt Selman. (The B)
    • Matt Selman: " There’s one coming up in the fall that’s basically just a Skinner/Chalmers road trip show because we know those characters can sustain. Their own relationship is so interesting and compelling and f*cked up that we could do that. I’m always on the lookout for that kind of thing [...] The steamed hams will make an appearance but we don’t want to try to overcapitalize on the steamed hams because then it seems like we’re desperate to try to take old internet passion and feed off of it. It’s more I would say in an Easter egg area. Easter ham. Right? Everyone loves Easter hams." (/Film, Al Jean)
    • Directed by Matthew Nastuk. (Al Jean)


    ZABF21 - Now Museum, Now You Don't (Al Jean)


    ZABF22 - Podcast News
    • Written by David X. Cohen. (Al Jean)
    • Showrun by Matt Selman. (The B)


    QABF01 - Sorry Not Sorry (Al Jean)


    QABF02 - The Voice Actor's Apprentice


    QABF03 - A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas
    • Written by Jessica Conrad. (Al Jean)


    QABF04 - Dad-feelings Limited


    QABF05 - Diary Queen
    • Written by Jeff Westbrook. (Al Jean)


    QABF06 - Wad Goals


    QABF07 - Yokel Hero
    • Written by Jeff Martin & Samantha Martin. (Al Jean)
    • Cletus episode. (Al Jean)


    • Some Comic Book Guy coming in 2021. (Al Jean)
    • Michael Price writing an episode tentatively planned for March or April 2021. (Michael Price)
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    Thanks to Simpsons Forever! for creating the template for this thread way back in 2006, and thanks to the following members for helping keep the previous threads updated with the latest information: 20thCenturyBox, 6F01, biffwestwood, Brad Lascelle, Blobulle, ComicBookGal, Gran2, jbauer, LetsPlayNintendoITA, lionelhutz123, Matty, McClure, MDB, Nameless, OttoMann14, qwerasdf, SimpsonArgentina, simpsonsbart, Szyslak100, That Don Guy, WeaselStomper, Matty, that guy who pesters Al Jean on Twitter, and everyone else who contributes over the next year!


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    A THOH not written by Joel H Cohen? How long has it been since that happened?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomrabbit View Post
    A THOH not written by Joel H Cohen? How long has it been since that happened?
    Last season? Season 26, 25, 24, 23?

    Joel has written just four Halloween specials in the last nine years and only one segment in another since season 13.

    His reputation for writing Treehouse of Horror episodes has been grossly exaggerated.

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    I'm proud to be the first to share a new in this thread. The title of ZABF07 is Frinkcoin, wrtiten by Rob LaZebnik. Probably just another Frink-centric episode, probably the title is misleading. The truth is that Rob made a great performance in season 29 so, we'll see.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/TheSimpsons?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheSimpsons</a> terrific read today by <a href="https://twitter.com/Rlazebnik?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Rlazebnik</a> <a href="https://t.co/ijFLUHQGyo">pic.twitter.com/ijFLUHQGyo</a></p>&mdash; Al Jean (@AlJean) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlJean/status/1131639030133563392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


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    Here are the Season 31 episode dates that will have nationwide (well, in the Eastern and Central time zones, anyway, and even then, it doesn't include NFL cities whose teams have 4:05 home games being aired on CBS that day) NFL lead-ins:
    October 6
    October 20
    November 10
    November 24
    December 15
    (also 12/22 and 12/29, but I am assuming there will be repeats or pre-emptions on those days)

    Besides 12/22 and 12/29, the repeat/pre-emption dates I am aware of, or at least assuming, are:
    October 27 (World Series Game 5)
    January 19 (NFC championship game)
    February 2 (Super Bowl on Fox, followed by an episode of The Masked Singer)
    February 9 (ABC is airing the Oscars - not entirely sure why it's this early; I am guessing it has something to do with the 2020 Presidential primaries)
    April 5 (Palm Sunday)
    April 12 (Easter)
    Note that this leaves 26 "open" Sundays - this allows 13 episodes of Bless the Harts to air between 9/29 and 1/12, and 13 episodes of Duncanville to air between 1/26 and 5/24 - so, presumably, there will be four more Simpsons repeats inserted.

    Reminder: Fox has shuffled its Sunday schedule - Bob's Burgers is moving to 9, and Family Guy to 9:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szyslak100 View Post
    I'm proud to be the first to share a new in this thread. The title of ZABF07 is Frinkcoin, wrtiten by Rob LaZebnik. Probably just another Frink-centric episode, probably the title is misleading. The truth is that Rob made a great performance in season 29 so, we'll see.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/TheSimpsons?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheSimpsons</a> terrific read today by <a href="https://twitter.com/Rlazebnik?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Rlazebnik</a> <a href="https://t.co/ijFLUHQGyo">pic.twitter.com/ijFLUHQGyo</a></p>— Al Jean (@AlJean) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlJean/status/1131639030133563392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 23, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    I'm guessing it's a cryptocurrency episode.

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    Can't wait for another quality 'n memorable season from everyone's favorite tv family
    o shit its 2021 and still havent posted on this forum


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    It astonishes me how the pun titles continue to get worse with each passing season. “Woo-Hoo Dunnit?” was an absolute groaner, but compared to “Hail to the Teeth” or “Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?”, it almost seems like a stroke of comic genius. Almost.

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    Wasn’t that meant to be ‘Paths (as in ‘sociopaths’) of Glory, which would technically qualify it as a (weak) pun?

    ...which would unfortunately confirm the placement of over 95% of episode titles in the last ten seasons or so into pun territory, but I guess it is what it is.

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    Luan from the Loud House would scoff at these puns.
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    ZABF08 is called "Bart the Bad Guy".

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    Seems odd that we didn't get a Selman episode until the 8th episode in the production cycle.
    SEASON 31 RANKINGS
    The Winter of Our Monetized Content - 1.5/5 / Go Big or Go Homer - 2.5/5 / The Fat Blue Line - 3.5/5
    THOH XXX = Danger Things - 2.5/5 / Heaven Swipes Right - 1.5/5 / When Hairy Met Slimy - 2/5
    Gorillas on the Mast - 3.5/5 / Marge the Lumberjill - 2/5 / Livin' La Pura Vida - 5/5
    THANKSGIVING OF HORROR = A-Gobble-ypto - 3/5 / The Fourth Thursday After Tomorrow - 5/5 / The Last Thanksgiving - 3.5/5
    Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? - 3.5/5 / Bobby, It's Cold Outside - 2.5/5 / Hail to the Teeth - 1.5/5
    The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson - 2/5 / Frinkcoin - 3/5 / Maggie Simpson In "Playdate with Destiny" - 4/5
    Bart the Bad Guy - 5/5 / Screenless - 2/5 / Better Off Ned - 2.5/5 / Highway to Well - 4/5
    The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby - 2.5/5 / Warrin' Priests - 2/5 / The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds - 4.5/5 / The Way of the Dog - 5/5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Lascelle View Post
    Seems odd that we didn't get a Selman episode until the 8th episode in the production cycle.
    What about the Miseducation of Lisa Simpson?

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    Yeah, I'd forgotten about that one being a Selman joint too. The opening thread archive post threw me 'cause it cited Jean tweets as a source for all of the previous episodes but the tweet for ZABF06 just refers to Al's confirmation of the writer credit and not a direct link to the cover page which emanated elsewhere as per this late post in the Season 30 OT.

    Our upcoming Selman episodes for next season are...
    • YABF17 - Thanksgiving of Horror {Dan Vebber}
    • YABF21 - Go Big or Go Homer {John Frink}
    • ZABF06 - The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson {J. Stewart Burns}
    • ZABF08 - Bart the Bad Guy

    That's assuming Jean didn't skip a table read for one of his episodes for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Lascelle View Post
    Our upcoming Selman episodes for next season are...
    • YABF17 - Thanksgiving of Horror {Dan Vebber}
    • YABF21 - Go Big or Go Homer {John Frink}
    • ZABF06 - The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson {J. Stewart Burns}
    • ZABF08 - Bart the Bad Guy
    It would be really interesting to see how Selman and Frink complement each other, especially when John had a great performance the last time he wrote without Cohen. However, it should not be ruled out that Matt's last effort under the YABF code is The Fat Blue Line, since the twenty-second episode of each season in the last five years has been his work.

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    Historically that's been the case with the ABF22s. I'm simply going by the fact that Al tweeted out the cover for The Fat Blue Line and we had to stumble across Go Big or Go Homer off an Instagram leak. That doesn't exactly portend to the ABF22 streak for Selman continuing.

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    I imagine that wifi id won all around springfield and it sends them into a panic
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    I imagine that wifi id won all around springfield and it sends them into a panic
    Burns' third episode this season. Everything looks very good to me. The biggest guarantee of having a season composed of 22 great episodes is giving this man the ability to write them all (?)

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    He sure does have a good track record. Not perfect, but damn good compared to others.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="nl" dir="ltr">Dan Vebber</p>&mdash; Al Jean (@AlJean) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlJean/status/1139324926861574146?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 14, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    Dan Vebber is the writer of Bart the Bad Guy.

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    Werner Herzog making a third appearance

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OH ALSO, the celebrity guest on this episode was Werner Herzog. <a href="https://t.co/uuXxuYF8SL">pic.twitter.com/uuXxuYF8SL</a></p>&mdash; Dan Ryckert (@DanRyckert) <a href="https://twitter.com/DanRyckert/status/1139271389217603584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2019</a></blockquote>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Szyslak100 View Post
    Burns' third episode this season. Everything looks very good to me. The biggest guarantee of having a season composed of 22 great episodes is giving this man the ability to write them all (?)
    Just depends on whether he's motivated or not. I actually find that the fewer lead scripts, the better tends to be the recipe for success with Burns... otherwise you wind up with epic misfires like The D'oh-cial Network, Days of Future Future, or Every Man's Dream.

    He has the capability of being the best writer on staff when he's focused (Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind, Holidays of Future Passed, Steal This Episode). He can also be one of the worst in memorably awful fashion when he's not.

    There is no writer on staff that has as much variability in terms of script quality than J. Stewart Burns.

    FYI, with two Selman scripts coming from Vebber, one from Frink and one from Burns, I have every reason to believe this output has the potential to top his consistent level of quality from Seasons 23 & 25.
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    If they're making another flash forward episode is it going to still be in the same future timeline as Future-drama, Holidays of Future Passed and days of future future? or are they going to make up something new

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    Does anyone notice how every 2 seasons, a future episode airs? Holidays of Future Passed in Season 23, Days of Future Future in Season 25, Barthood in Season 27, Mr. Lisa's Opus in Season 29, and the upcoming future episode this season?

    I bet you The Fat Blue Line is obviously going to be a Wiggum episode, and Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? seems like it is going to be a copy of Bart Has Two Mommies. Bart the Bad Guy might be the worst title ever, it sounds like the title a 9 year old would give to his own made up episode. Bobby, Its Cold Outside sounds like some weird Sideshow Bob episode. Let's hope it is good because Gone Boy was great, while The Man Who Grew Too Much sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Samson View Post
    Does anyone notice how every 2 seasons, a future episode airs? Holidays of Future Passed in Season 23, Days of Future Future in Season 25, Barthood in Season 27, Mr. Lisa's Opus in Season 29, and the upcoming future episode this season?

    I bet you The Fat Blue Line is obviously going to be a Wiggum episode, and Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? seems like it is going to be a copy of Bart Has Two Mommies. Bart the Bad Guy might be the worst title ever, it sounds like the title a 9 year old would give to his own made up episode. Bobby, Its Cold Outside sounds like some weird Sideshow Bob episode. Let's hope it is good because Gone Boy was great, while The Man Who Grew Too Much sucked.
    Logically, I am expecting the next future episode to be a Maggie focused episode but then again it might focus directly on Bart and Lisa's relationships as adults.

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    A Maggie-focused episode would be refreshing but it would require them dropping their running gag for all future episodes since Lisa's Wedding of her not speaking. Her brief subplot from Holidays of Future Passed is probably the most substantive we can expect.

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    Fox has confirmed that the Season 31 premiere will be on September 29.

    No surprise there, given that the Emmys are on 9/22 (and on Fox). What surprises me is, Fox is not airing new episodes of any of its shows on the two Sundays before the Emmys where it has a national NFL doubleheader, like it has in the past (The Orville in 2017, and 9-1-1 last year). Also, the first "episode" of Fox Thursday Night Football will be on 9/26, which is in week 4 of the NFL season; the first Thursday night game will be on NBC, and the next two exclusively on NFL Network.

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