Episode Fact File: Dogtown

The Simpsons’ Season 28 ends this Sunday, May 7th, 2017, when Fox aired “Dogtown”, the 22nd and final episode of Season 28 and the 618th episode to date. This Episode Fact File will recap the episodes with pictures, video clips and more. Get the scoop right after the jump!


Episode Description:

When Homer‘s court case determines that a dog’s life is more valuable than a human’s is, the status of man’s best friend rises in Springfield. When the dogs recognize their new position of power, they assert their dominance over the humans.

Episode Details: ‘Dogtown’ is the 22nd episode of Season 28 and its Season Finale as well as the 618th episode of The Simpsons. The episode aired on FOX on May 21st, 2017. It was written by J. Stewart Burns and directed by Steven Dean Moore with Al Jean as the show runner.


The Simpson family climb a mountain, on Homer‘s command, two Sherpas bring the couch and the TV to them, one of them faints and is taken away by the other. Maggie is the last to arrive and with a pickax she destroys the frozen family, which melts.

TITLE SCREEN!: A stork carries Ralph that says “I’m a return”.

BLACKBOARD TEXT!: Thank you for great 28 years… Taylor Swift

BILLBOARD TEXT!: Tire fire barbecue: try our car-broiled steak


Returning home after his shift at the Power Plant, with the uranium bar in his back, Homer finds himself stuck in the traffic. Using EZcape, he manages to get off the traffic, but finds himself in a garbage alley.

His brakes are malfunctioning, and he has to choose between hitting Santa’s Little Helper or Gil to pass. He chooses Gil and the app uninstalls itself. At the insurance adjuster, they find out that if Gil sues, he’ll end up with everything the family got.

The family goes to Springfield Hospital to visit him and couldn’t make him desist from sueing them. At the Courthouse, Maxwell Flinch is defending Homer again, and they win, with the jury loving the stories of the dogs, while Gil was diminishing them lower than humans.

Everyone is loving Santa’s Little Helper for what happened at the court house, and Mayor Quimby elected Springfield to be named “dog loving capital of the world” and the whole town is overrun by dogs, including all shops.

As Lionel Budgie predicted, the dogs however start revolting and have gone savage. On the way back from Moe’s Tavern, Homer is attacked by dogs. He makes it home, but Santa’s Little Helper runs away too.

At the Town Hall, Gil offers himself to get Springfield back to normal. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa, to find Santa’s Little Helper, asks the help of Crazy Cat Lady, and they venture themselves in the Springfield Dog Park.

They get surrounded by dogs, but Marge comes in to save them, kicking out the alpha dog, Milhouse‘s chihuahua Taquito. Gil comes in but he’s too late. Marge gives the dogs back to their owners, including Santa’s Little Helper. At the end, Gil finds Milhouse’s chihuahua and takes it with him.


There was supposed to be a scene in which Lisa meets a rabid chihuahua who tries to kill her and she tries talking him off the ledge by speaking Spanish saying “Selo que ser hombrecito un puerto de vueltas si una vuelta. A que le gusta agua fresca? A ti te gusta agua fresca?”. The scene is a deleted scene as it wasn’t included in the episode. The scene was probably going to be included in the scene at the Springfield Dog Park.

The couch gag was released as a promo image for the Season 26 episode The Kids Are All Fight, before appearing in this episode. The episode was originally going to use that couch gag, but according to Al Jean’s twitter, it was too short, so The Game of Life couch gag from season 25‘s “Pay Pal” was reused.





  • This is the second ever episode, consecutive, after Moho House, where the couch gag comes before the title screen, this time though the opening sequence is shown half-fully.
    • The chalkboard gag refers to the 28 seasons of the show.
    • When Homer is driving home from his shift at the Power Plant, instead of throwing the rod to Otto, he gets stuck in the traffic and opens up the EZcape app to help him get through, thus starting the episode.




Previous Episode: Moho House

Next Episode: The Serfsons (Season 29 Premiere)

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, Dogtown

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)

This is the final episode of the season, see you all this fall, on October 1st, for Season 29, with episode “Whistler’s Father”, and continue checking our What We Know So Far post just above! Till next time, Happy Tapping everyone!

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


4 thoughts on “Episode Fact File: Dogtown

  1. “The Simpsons’ Season 28 ends this Sunday, May 7th, 2017, when Fox will air “Moho House”, the 22nd and final episode of Season 28…”



  2. Today’s episode was actually the last episode of the season.


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