Buy it Now: The Simpsons Season 18
Season 18 was the eighteenth season of The Simpsons. It originally aired from September 10, 2006, with The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer, to May 20, 2007 with You Kent Always Say What You Want. You Kent Always Say What You Want was also the 400th episode as well as celebrating the 20th anniversary of the show. Al Jean served as the Showrunner, a position he has held since the thirteenth season. This season had guest appearances from Metallica, Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen, Fran Drescher, The White Stripes, Kiefer Sutherland, Natalie Portman, Betty White, Eric Idle, Stephen Sondheim, Ronaldo, Meg Ryan. Bart and Lisa get on the school bus, and Bart takes up the only remaining seat, refusing to let Lisa sit with him. Lisa goes to Otto for help, he replies,”Ya know, I can deal with your problem or I can rock out, but I cannot do both.” With that, he puts a tape into his walkman and begins singing along with “We’re an American Band”. Lisa pulls on the cord for his headphones and the walkman falls onto the floor and breaks. Otto is completely upset about not having music and smashes his head into the windshield and cracks. Bart reassures him by saying that they will sing for him. Otto is annoyed by the children’s version of old school songs and by the boring music on the radio. While driving, Otto sees Metallica, whose tour bus appears to have broken down. At first he thought it wasn’t real and he was on drugs. Then a little dragon appears and tells him that, although he was indeed on drugs, they were really there. He stops to pick them up. Bart hijacks the bus and drives to school, and he misses his chance to rock with Metallica when the band hitches a ride with Hans Moleman who says he used to sleep with Lars’s grandmother. Before leaving, Robert tells Otto to never listen to their music again, and they begin to play “Master of Puppets”. A fuming Otto arrives to school and spanks Bart. Principal Skinner notices this act of corporal punishment and suspends Otto from driving the school bus (with pay). Otto cries “NOO!!” and Skinner confiscates his beaded seat cover and his gun. Because of this, the parents have to carpool the kids to school, now including an introverted kid named Michael. However, when Marge drives back to Michael’s house, who forgot his math book, it is revealed his father is Fat Tony.
News of Michael’s “family” spreads, and everyone tries to keep their distance from him. Lisa joins a lonely Michael at lunch, and they become friends. She comes to find Michael is a talented cook, which he claims to be his dream, rather than go into the family business. After school, Fat Tony drives the kids home, but on the way, goons working for the Calabrese family, Fat Tony’s rivals, attack them. He manages to slip them, and when they arrive at the Simpson house, Michael invites the family over for dinner. At Fat Tony’s mansion, the Calabreses show up unexpectedly for a sit-down during dinner. Fat Tony advises the Calabreses against killing him as his son, Michael, would then take his place and exact a brutal vengeance. Michael, meanwhile, serves souffles to the Simpsons. He then serves them to the mobsters, who love it, but are surprised when they find out he made them. The Calabreses laugh at Tony and leave. Fat Tony admonishes Michael for making him look weak in front of his enemies. Suddenly, an attack helicopter (piloted by the Calabreses) appears at the window and Fat Tony, surprised at the attack, is knocked out by what was said to be a heart attack. At the hospital, Fat Tony lies unconscious, and Johnny Tightlips explains to the other mobsters that, with the boss down, the Calabreses would be trying to finish the job. He tells Michael that he should step up, but when he resists, Homer volunteers to take his place as mob boss. He and Bart proceed to do mafia dirty work, shaking down money from Moe and Krusty. However, Michael notices how this amount of power is turning the two more maniacal, and seeks to put an end to it. One night, he invites the Calabreses to the Simpson’s for dinner, where he informs them that they have won and that he is out of the family business. They applaud his decision, but end up choking and dying over their own meals. Marge discovers the food had been poisoned, and although Michael appears remorseful, Lisa finds out it was intentional. At Fat Tony’s mansion, Fat Tony congratulates Michael for defeating their enemies. Outside, Lisa asks Michael why didn’t he tell Fat Tony it was all an accident, though she suspects it was not quite so. Michael tells her, ¨¤ la Michael Corleone, never to question his business. He walks into the next room and is joined by Jimbo Jones, Dolph and Kearney, who shut the door on Lisa a la Godfather. Lisa opens up again to reveal Michael playing with his hot wheels. While attending the funeral for Amber, Homer’s now dead Vegas wife, Bart gets bored and plays a game of paddle ball, which goes awry by everybody getting choked by the paddle ball. As a result, he is forced to see a psychiatrist who suggests Bart get a drum kit. Bart gets a kit and instantly becomes a natural at it in seconds. He practices non-stop, and bumps into The White Stripes who are playing “The Hardest Button to Button”. Eventually, his drumming drives Homer and Marge mad and Lisa suggests to her parents that she can take Bart to a jazz brunch.
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Lisa asks Bart to jazz along with her quintet at Jazzy Goodtime’s, which he does. Bart easily overshadows everyone, including Lisa, and a legendary jazz group asks him to play with them, much to Lisa’s chagrin. Bart’s drumming is such a success that he’s a town icon and made the front cover of two magazines, thus making Lisa very annoyed as she knows Bart is not worthy of his newfound popularity. Marge, who doesn’t want Lisa to compete against Bart, decides to let her adopt a puppy in order to make her happy. At the animal shelter, Lisa picks the cutest puppy over a very sick dog that would otherwise die. At night, the sick dog comes in a ghost-like form to tell her that his fate is doomed because she chose the other dog over him. Lisa decides to go back and adopt the sick puppy, but after seeing how sick many of them are, she decides to adopt them all in order to save their lives. On her way home, many other animals join her, including a horde of circus animals. Having nowhere to put them, Lisa puts them in the attic. After dinner that night, Lisa goes into the attic and finds Bart jazzing with the animals she rescued. A tiger bites Bart’s “drumming arm” causing extensive nerve damage and meaning that he can no longer play. In order to raise money for the operation he needs, Bart organizes a benefit concert with his Jazz friends. Meanwhile, Lisa is informed that her animals will be taken to a pound and killed if she cannot find a suitable home for them. In the end, after the benefit concert was a good success, Bart feels empathy for Lisa and decides to use the money to build a home for all the animals.
On a trip to a extremely poor mall, Homer happens across the Time Life Carpenter¡¯s Library, and Marge encourages him to buy them. Also seen is ‘I, Scoundrel’ by Esme Delacroix, a book featured in a previous episode. Homer’s interest in carpentry fades, and Marge decides to use them herself to fix up the house, starting with her broken nightstand. She begins to learn more and more about carpentry and Lisa suggests to Marge that she try to earn some money as a handyman, thus opening up ‘Simpsons Carpentry’. However, potential clients (Superintendent Chalmers, Krusty the Clown) turn her down, dismissing the idea of a woman carpenter. Commenting on how people expect carpenters to be big fat guys “with their butt cheeks showing”, Marge develops a plan. She uses Homer as a front to the customers, while Marge, hiding in an accompanied red tool chest, does the all of the work as Homer rests in the tool box. Starting on Professor Frink, she finds this plan as a success. Meanwhile, a note is sent out from the school, informing parents that someone at the school has a peanut allergy so peanuts will no longer be allowed on school premises. An indignant Bart claims it to be unfair to disclose the identity of the “kid,” but he soon discovers the “kid” is actually Principal Skinner. With this newfound knowledge, and with the assistance of a peanut on a yardstick, Bart is able to abuse Skinner by making him do a number of humiliating activities, such as firing tennis balls and cola cans at him, making him eat garbage in bed and making him read a “cootie” poem over the tannoy to the whole school.
While business is going great, Marge becomes a bit discouraged by Helen Lovejoy and Lindsay Naegle when she is out buying supplies at Builders’ Barn, who berate her for being Homer’s “helper” (“Hey Marge, I think you broke something. Better call Homer!”). That night, Marge tells Homer that he feels he’s taking too much credit (his shirt now has ‘I do all the work’ printed on it) and wishes she would get some recognition for the work. Homer, however, doesn’t want to be humiliated by revealing his wife did everything. After an incident in which Homer mocks Marge’s carpentry skills with Lenny and Carl, who then kick the toolbox she is hiding in to the tune of We Will Rock You, Marge becomes enraged and quits, leaving Homer alone to do his biggest commission yet: repairing Springfield¡¯s old wooden roller coaster, “The Zoominator”. Homer tries to fake his way through being a foreman in front of his newly hired construction crew, but they eventually abandon him when he reveals he can’t pay them via sobbing and screaming in the box. Meanwhile, Skinner eventually realizes he could exploit a weakness of Bart’s, and searching through medical records of one Bart Simpson, finds exactly what he’s looking for: something Bart’s allergic to (the item is hidden on the folder by his finger in the scene). The next day, Skinner counters Bart’s peanut stick with his own: a shrimp on a stick. In the style of the final battle in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (to the music “Duel of the Fates”), Bart and Skinner clash with their respective ¡°sticks,¡±. Taking them across town and on top of a bus roof, even passing through a stone bridge as if it weren’t there and destroying it. Eventually leading them into into a Thai food factory in the “Little Bangkok” section of town. They battle over a rickety catwalk, until it gives way, plunging them both into a vat of peanut shrimp, setting off both of their sensitive allergies. Also, Bart reveals that he was El Barto, causing Skinner to shout “Noooooo!”. The big reopening day arrives, and Homer (looking similarly alike to Mr. Monopoly) stands in front of a crowd (many of them roller coaster freaks), gathered to witness the unveiling of the refurbished roller coaster. Marge has a video camera at the ready, so she can catch Homer being exposed as a fraud on tape. When revealed, the crowd is in awe at the seemingly repaired roller coaster, but with a hit from Homer’s popped cork from his champagne, the coaster dilapidates, becoming as rundown as it previously was. Still not wanting to admit the truth, Homer proves the coaster is safe by riding it himself, even though there are large gaps in the track. Acting quick, Marge is able to repair each broken piece just before Homer’s cart runs over it. While riding, Homer announces to the crowd that Marge did all the handy work. The crowd applauds as the coaster comes to a stop at the beginning, and just as Marge is about to tell Homer that she loves him, the entire roller coaster structure comes crashing down on top of him. At the hospital, Marge visits Homer, who is okay but immobilized in a full body cast. Bart and Skinner rest in their respective hospital beds in the same room as Homer, and the two proceed to throw shrimp and peanuts at each other to set off their respective allergies once more. Marge, trying to get out of the way, makes an excuse that she is going look at the new-born babies, and walks toward the Maternity Ward as the screen fades to black.
As Homer and Marge snuggle on the hammock, a meteorite falls nearby, burning off the top of Marge’s hair in the process. Cracking open, it reveals a green goo resembling a melted marshmallow. Despite his family’s objections, Homer puts it on a stick and eats it (although the goo tries many times to get away and is clearly alive). That night, after saying “Must eat, then poop, then eat some more, then eat while pooping”, his stomach rumbling from hunger, Homer eats all the food in the house. He also eats the cat and attempts to eat Bart but is stopped by Marge. After that, he finds teenagers having a bbq sauce fight, then sees one who fell into the fire, and eats that teen. Then he ends up at the Oktoberfest. He eats 4 fat Germans then says “must eat more fat people, thank god i’m in America”. Now seriosly fat, he walks around, looking for food. Now a fat green blob, rampaging through the streets of Springfield, eating all the fat people he can find. As Homer samples bus passengers as if they were candies, Dr. Phil McGrawl shows up with the Simpson family. He tells Homer to stop for their sakes. But, Homer doesn’t listen to him and eats Dr. Phil. Homer then ends his rampaging for fear of losing Marge and vows to use his insatiable appetite for more constructive purposes. Later, Mayor Quimby dedicates a new homeless shelter. The homeless people enter the shelter, only to find themselves in Homer’s gut. At the end of an episode of The Krusty the Clown Show, Bart, having been invited to the taping, goes backstage to complain about an acid-spraying Krusty brand alarm clock. There he finds the Golem of Prague, a creature from Jewish mythology. Krusty tells Bart that in the seventeenth century, the Golem was sculpted out of clay by a powerful rabbi. The Golem would do anything written on a scroll and placed in his mouth. He had been passed down through many generations and now works for Krusty. Bart steals the Golem by writing a command for him to come to his home at midnight, while Krusty is wearing a mask in preparation for a “Desperate Houseflies” sketch. At midnight, the Golem shows up at the Simpsons’ house. From then on, Bart uses him to carry out his commands: swinging Principal Skinner up and down like a yo-yo until he splits in half and kicking Homer in the balls (though he at first thought Bart wrote walls). Lisa thinks the Golem doesn’t like doing the biddings of others and feeds him a scroll reading “Speak”. The Golem (voiced by Richard Lewis) reveals that he feels guilty about being used to commit heinous acts. To make him feel better, the Simpsons create a Female Golem out of Play-Doh. When Homer hears her voice (Fran Drescher) he tries to chop her up with an axe, but the Golem stops him, saying that she is perfect. The two are married by Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky and the female Golem convinces Chief Wiggum not to press charges with the promise of pan-fried latkes, a Jewish delicacy. The population of Springfield, circa 1938 (during the Great Depression), are fooled by Orson Welles’ infamous The War of the Worlds radio broadcast and believe the world has been invaded. A mass panic breaks out, and the citizens begin rioting and destroy the town. Marge suggests they foil the aliens by cavorting in the mud naked like animals. So they do this all day until the next day, Lisa notifies the citizens that it was all a hoax and, angry at being fooled, the citizens of Springfield vow to not fall for such a trick again. Kang and Kodos decide this is the perfect time for a real invasion, and begin destroying what’s left of the town. True to their word, the town does not believe that it’s a real invasion and ignores it, although Orson Welles comes to Springfield, admits it is not a staged act, and begs them to do something. Unfortunately, they don’t, and the segment ends three years later with Kang and Kodos looking over the ruins, mulling on what went wrong and why they weren’t greeted as liberators as they rid Earth’s weapons of mass disintegration (WMD) during “Operation Enduring Occupation”, a parody of the real military operation, “Operation Enduring Freedom”. The camera then pans out to reveal the earth has fallen victim to a nuclear fallout. As the credits roll, “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” plays in a clear reference to the Fallout video game series.