Episode Fact File: Season 29 and 30: What We Know So Far! (Part 7: 2017 #3) (Update: September 19th) [Contains SPOILERS]

Season 28 has recently ended and season 29 is building up nicely, with season 30 flowing now too! Today, in collaboration with almost all episodes revealed. The Springfield Shopper, Wikisimpson‘s blog, we’re going to analyze what we know so far of Season 29 and 30! Follow us right after the jump!

The following article contains the sixth part of the news, with all the news that come out in the second part of 2017. To follow the other posts click here: 2015, 2016 part 1, 2016 part 2, 2016 part 3, 2016 part 4 and 2017 part 1, and 2017 part 2!

Note: This article will be updated with more news as they come out!
Attention: This post contains SPOILERS about future episodes!

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By clicking on the episode titles, you can access the page of that episode on WikiSimpsons, our great source of information about the show.



Season 29 News: A new information on Frink Gets Testy was released!

A new information about the season 29 episode “Frink Gets Testy” was released.


Season 29 News: A new guest star has been revealed!

A new guest star for Season 29 has been revealed as Ed Sheeran joins the list in the episode Haw-Haw Land!


Season 29 News: A new information about 3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage has been revealed!

A new information for the season 29 episode 3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage has been revealed!


Season 28 News: The Town nominated for an Emmy Award!

The season 28 episode “The Town” has been nominated for an Emmy Award!


Season 29 News: New details on Haw-Haw Land have been released!

After revealing that Ed Sheeran will join the cast for Season 29 in the episode Haw-Haw Land, new informations for the episode, and Ed’s role, have been revealed!

In an interview wih EW, it has been announced that Ed will play the role of the musician Brendan.

Al Jean said: “He keeps alternating [between], ‘You’re not that great, but you could be fantastic,’ and she keeps falling for him because of his talent”. Nelson is also trying to impress Lisa with his singing and Al Jean is asked how is Nelson’s voice: “Well, you’ll hear. He sings ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ with new lyrics, and he kind of bullies those notes.”

Milhouse is not fond of this connection with Lisa, Al Jean says: “When Lisa meets Brendan, Milhouse comes in and he goes, ‘I’ve brought three kinds of waters — cold, warm, and lukewarm’. Lisa goes, ‘I’m not thirsty anymore,’ and ‘Milhouse goes, ‘Dammit!’ That’s the effect he has on somebody else…. The girls love him but he’s difficult.”

Producer Mike Scully brought Sheeran to the show, having heard he was interested in appearing in it, Al Jean explains: “We had a perfect part for him. So we said, ‘Oh, great, we’ll have him do this!’ And we recorded him over the phone from England.”

EW also adds that the episode is scheduled to air in late fall.


Season 29 News: Comic-Con 2017 panel this Saturday!

The Simpsons are going to be at the Comic-Con this Saturday July 22nd at noon. We’ll cover all the news regarding the panel, regarding Season 29, as soon as they’re released. A new poster for the event has shown up on IndieWire.


Season 29 News: A new Special Guest announced, plus a joke change?

A new guest star for Season 29 has been revealed as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau joins the list, in the episode The Serfsons!

Matt Selman in an interview with EntertainmentWeekly said about the episode as “a love letter to the fantasy genre of books and movies and TV shows.”

Regarding the character played by Nikolaj, Matt hints: “He plays a character not unlike Jamie. He has a surprising and sexy connection to one of the main characters.”

Matt says also regarding Game of Thrones and characters and actors appearances on the show: “We would love to have all of them — hopefully we don’t wait too long before they’re all killed. They’re all terrific. Peter Dinklage has an amazing voice. We’re just nerds who want to meet our nerd heroes.”

The episode airs on October 1st, with the start of Season 29.

On further note, a scene for an episode of Season 29 was going to have Sideshow Mel say that they want a female Doctor Who, with the crowd agreeing and chanting with him.

The scene would have appeared in the episode 5 “Homer Is Where the Art Isn’t”.

The joke is likely going to be changed in the episode though, as on July 16, 2017, Jodie Whittaker was announced to be the Thirteenth Doctor.


Season 29 News: Two new episode titles have been revealed!

The list of episodes continues to fill up, as the title of the tenth and eleventh episodes of the 29th production season (XABF10 and XABF11) have been revealed.

The title of the first episode is “King Leer“.

The title of the second episode is “Lisa Gets the Blues“.


Season 29 News: New informations have been revealed!

A new detail about Season 29 has been revealed, regarding a featured couch gag, during Bob’s Burgers’ Comic-Con Panel!

Meanwhile the writers of the record-breaking 636th episode, Lisa Gets the Blues, have been revealed.


SD Comic-Con 2017: ‘The Simpsons’ panel!

The San Diego Comic-Con 2017 started last Thursday and today will take place most of the panels of FOX’s shows, including The Simpsons. The panel will take place between 12pm and 12.45pm (San Diego time).

Entering its gravity-defying 29th season, The Simpsons celebrates with huge secrets, surprises, and clips from the upcoming year. Join creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike B. Anderson, and director of The Simpsons Movie David Silverman. Moderated by Mike Schneider.

The panel has started! Here’s the live report of the panel: (Time is local San Diego time)

11:58 – Al Jean announces a “big surprise” for the panel.

12:05 – The panel starts with a screening of the video “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office”

12:09 – Live animation again! Only that this time Bart is donig a live Q&A!

12:15 – The Simpsons will be released on DVD again!

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12:23 – Al Jean confirms that commentaries for Seasons 18-20 have been recorded and the S20 ones will soon be available on Simpsonsworld.com!

12:26 – “How did you react to Homer being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame?” “They must’ve lowered their standards.”

Note: Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart) and Joe Mantegna (voice of Fat Tony) are also panelists this year.

12:32 – “I’d tear the arms off that guy.” @nancycartwright on who would win in a fight between Bart and Stewie! #SDCC2017 #TheSimpsons

12:37 – A future episode could show a timeline where Lisa is married to a woman.

12:39 – Chants against Trump (“Lock Him Up”) are heard in the room!

12:43 – There will be a Futurama announcement at the end of the month!

12:43 – Lucky fans at #SDCC2017 panel are viewing an EXCLUSIVE first look at this year’s Treehouse of Horror! (Spoiler: Maggie gets possessed) The segment is called “The Exor-Sis”.

12:45 – And the panel is over for this year!


SD Comic-Con 2017: Panel Highlights

The Simpsons has just finished their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con 2017 and here are the highlights, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.

The panel started with Matt Groening, turning the discussion to President Donald Trump, showing the “Donald Trump’s First 100 Days In Office” video.

He continues talking about how 21st Century Fox asking to taking it easy on Fox News after a joke that dubbed them “not racist, but No. 1 with racists.”

Matt adds “Then Bill O’Reilly called us pinheads and look what happened,” just before asking the crowd to chant a new take on the “Lock her up” chant used in reference to Hillary Clinton by the conservaties.

Matt Selman continues commenting on their take on Trump’s actions: “Our show holds up a Springfield mirror to society so that never fails to inspire us.”

Al Jean afterwards reveals they’ll do a Bob’s Burgers couch gag in Season 29, saying “Now you have no reason to turn your TV off between them and us anymore.”

Additionally, Groening revealed that artist Bill Plympton will be doing a second couch gag for the series.

They next revealed guest stars for the season, including Shaquille O’Neal, Martin Short, Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, whose character Al Jean teased “has a very inappropriate relationship with one of the Simpsons.”

David Silverman is working on an episode where the family travels to New Orleans for JazzFest, and Al Jean talked about an episode set in Lisa’s future “You see where she might wind up and she might end up with a woman,” and an episode where they’ll re-imagine Stephen King’s It but with Krusty.

The team was asked about Bartman and Matt Groening joked “We didn’t realize superheroes were so popular,” before saying “One day he’ll come back.”

Bart Simpson also appeared live, doing a Q&A with the crowd, answering his favorite curse word (“boosum”) and the City of San Diego’s recent less (“Screw the Chargers, am I right?”), just before Nancy Cartwright appeared and joined the crew.

Al Jean revealed the show will be back on DVD, starting with Season 18 on December 5th, including commentaries, extras and deleted scenes, revealing Season 18’s dvd cover, with a shot of Fat Tony, and just after the voice actor, Joe Mantegna, joined the panel.

Matt Groening gave away some gifts for the fans that asked questions, just before showing a preview of the Treehouse of Horror XXVIII segment “The Exor-Sis”, which closed the panel.


SD Comic-Con 2017: Panel Highlights Video has been released!

A highlight video of the San Diego Comic-Con has been released by Fox! Check it out for some highlights of the news we posted above!


SD Comic-Con 2017: Bart Live Q&A Video

A video of the Bart Simpsons Live Q&A at San Diego Comic-Con has been released by Fox! Check it out for Nancy Cartwright performance live at the panel!


Season 29 News: A new episode title has been revealed!

The list of episodes continues to fill up, as the title of the ninth episode of the 29th production season (XABF12) has been revealed. It is titled “Left Behind“!


Season 29: Change of plan: new season premiere announced!

With a surprise tweet, Al Jean announces the change of plans for October 1st’s Season premiere, as the episode is now “The Serfsons“!


Season 29 News: New table read and new writer announced.

The table read for the thirtheenth episode of the 29th production season (XABF13) was done thursday, with an unknown title at the moment.

And a new writer of the show has been announced: Megan Amram.


Season 29 News: New guest voices for Treehouse of Horror XXVIII have been revealed!

New guest voices for the next installment of the Treehouse of Horror series have been revealed!

The Exorcist (1973) director William Friedkin and The Exorcist (Current FOX Show) actor Ben Daniels will lend their voices in the upcoming Treehouse of Horror XXVIII episode!

Friedkin will voice Dr. Kenneth Humphries in a chapter titled “MMM… Homer,” which finds Homer cannibalizing himself after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home.

Ben Daniels will voice a priest in another chapter titled “Exor-sis.”


Season 29 News: Another new episode title revealed!

The list of episodes keeps getting filled up, as the title of the fourteenth episode of the 29th production season (XABF14) has been revealed. It is titled “Flanders’ Ladder“!

A new episode title has been revealed by Al Jean. The episode, which is the thirteenth of the 29th production season (XABF13) is titled “Throw Grampa from the Dane“!


Season 28 News: A new couch gag for tonight’s repeat of Pork and Burns was released!

At the start of tonight’s air of Pork and Burns, a new couch gag was shown.

Referincing the August 21st’s eclipse and Game of Thrones, it was made available on youtube shortly after.


Season 29 News: A new upcoming episode title is revealed!

A new episode title has been revealed by Al Jean. The episode, which is the thirteenth of the 29th production season (XABF15) is titled “Heartbreak Hotel“!


Season 29 News: Lisa Uses Illegal Magic to Try and Save Marge’s Mother on the Season 29 Premiere in October!

Information about the plot for the episode “The Serfsons“, which will air on October 1, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 1st episode of Season 29 and its Season Premiere. In the episode, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will guest-voice as Marge-Like Man.

In a magical medieval world, Marge’s mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.


Season 29 and 30 News: Bob’s Burger’s cough gag moved to Season 30 Premiere!

A new detail about Season 30 has been revealed, as the announced Bob’s Burger couch gag,

was moved to the Season 30 Premiere instead!


Season 29 News: Lisa Writes a Pop-Culture Hit in October!

Information about the plot for the episode “Springfield Splendor“, which will air on October 8, 2017; has been released by FOX. The episode will be the 2nd episode of Season 29.

Plot

Marge and Lisa turn Lisa’s sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.

Guest Voices

The episode will have the following guest voices: Martin Short as Guthrie Frenel, Roz Chast as Herself, Alison Bechdel as Herself, Marjane Satrapi as Herself and Rachel Bloom as Herself.


Season 30 and 31 News: A new upcoming episode title is revealed plus next year’s Treehouse of Horror too!

A new episode title has been revealed by Al Jean. The episode, which is the sixteenth of the 29th production season (XABF16), but will air during Season 30, is titled “Treehouse of Horror XXIX“!

Also confirmed for Season 31, the 30th installment of the series, “Treehouse of Horror XXX“!


Season 29 News: Promotional Images for “The Serfsons”, the Season 29 Premiere, have been released!

Promotional Images for the upcoming 1st episode of season 29, the Season Premiere, titled “The Serfsons“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on October 1, 2017.


Season 29 News: Promotional Images for “Springfield Splendor” have been released!

Promotional Images for the upcoming 2nd episode of season 29, titled “Springfield Splendor“, have been released by FOX. The episode airs on October 8, 2017.


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As always in collaboration with WikiSimpsons, we’re going to post the Episode Fact Files of Season 29 too. I’d like to thank the staff for the original posts on The Springfield Shooper:

Join us for more next time, Happy tapping!

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