Episode Fact File: 22 for 30

The Simpsons continues as this Sunday, March 12th, 2017, Fox aired “22 for 30”, the 17th episode of Season 28 and the 613th episode to date. This Episode Fact File will recap the episodes with pictures, video clips and more. Get the scoop right after the jump!

22 for 30

Episode Description:

In this parody of a cable sports show, Bart goes from delinquent with detention to the star basketball player at Springfield Elementary. Lisa covers Bart‘s success for the school paper, and Homer becomes the team’s coach. Things go awry when Bart gets involved with the mafia.

Episode Details: ’22 for 30′ is the 17th episode of Season 28 as well as the 613th episode of The Simpsons. The episodes aired on FOX on March 12th, 2017. It is written by Joel H. Cohen and directed by Chris Clements with Al Jean as show runner.

TITLE SCREEN!: An Air Dingus airplane flies by and Nelson says Ha Ha!


The Simpson family arrives on the couch gag, handdrawn, but Bart is missing part of his head. A pencil draws it and reveals it’s Maggie correcting it. After, Lisa is seen drawing Maggie, Bart drawing Lisa, Marge drawing Bart and Homer drawing Marge, while eating a donut. Proceeding to eat the donut, he stabs himself in the eye with another pencil.


The story is a documentary about the rise and the fall of Bart on the basketball team of Springfield Elementary. It all started with a joke that got him in the longest detention in history, where he started shooting baskets in the detention room paper bin. He was made a starter of the team and started playing, receiving star treatments everywhere.

Bart became famous, and fame got on his head, and looked down on his team. Homer became the coach of the team while Bart got badly spoiled to the point of having a shelter built with TVs. Bart started disrespecting Homer badly and the latter had enough and sent him to the bench. Fat Tony caught on the fact and made a proposal to him at Luigi’s.

On the next play, Bart stalled for the last 2 minutes point shaving, winning the game but making sure the team didn’t cover the spread, making both the team and the gamblers happy. The story came out on the newspapers and Lisa began reporting it.

At the City Champions Final Four, Bart won the game after Homer choked him. However, Bart found out how much money Fat Tony was making, and then Fat Tony wanted him to lose the finals and the town hated him for that.

In the game, Milhouse fought Bart and stopped him and his intentions, including his reaching for the fame, and the team won the game. Fat Tony then wanted to shoot Bart and Homer, but Lisa saved them, relaying on a secret regarding Tony and basketball.

At the end, the narrator of the story reveals itself to be Eddie Muntz, Nelson‘s dad, which gives him sleeves for his vest, and stayed long enough for just a picture of the family to be taken.


The Couch Gag was created by Bill Plympton. The music for it are composed by Alf Clausen and Greg Prechel.








Previous Episode: Kamp Krustier

Next Episode: A Father’s Watch

That is all from this week’s Episode Fact File and I would like to thank WikiSimpsons for the information for this post and Nathan for the base design of it.

WikiSimpsons: Season 28 Page, 22 for 30

TSTOTopix: Episode Fact File: Season 28: What We Know So Far!
(Part 1: 2015) (Part 2: 2016 #1) (Part 3: 2016 #2)
(Part 4: 2016 #3) (Part 5: 2016 #4-2017 #1) (Part 6: 2017 #2)

Till next time, Happy Tapping everyone!

fox_broadcasting_companyThis pictures and videos are from the “22 for 30” episode of FOX show The Simpsons. Their use is believed to qualify as fair use under United States copyright law.


1 thought on “Episode Fact File: 22 for 30

  1. The episode title is a parody of the Bill Simmons/ESPN documentary series titled “30 for 30,” not whatever book you said. You know, all the sports documentaries that start with, “What if I told you…” Anger Watkins is a parody of ESPN on-air personality Stephen A. Smith.


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