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The nineteenth season of The Simpsons originally aired from September 23, 2007, to May 18, 2008. This is the first season produced after The Simpsons Movie and contains seven hold-over episodes from season 18's JABF production line, marking this the first season to be the post movie era of the show. This is the last season of The Simpsons to have all of the episodes produced in standard definition.

In production order, this is also the final season to use the second opening sequence used since Season 2.

Returning Characters[]

Various returning characters appear in this season. Sideshow Bob, Cecil Terwilliger, Francesca Terwilliger, and Gino Terwilliger, all return in Funeral for a Fiend. Dr. Velimorovic the plastic surgeon, appears in Husbands and Knives. Gloria, Snake's girlfriend from A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love, appears in I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Mona Simpson returns in Mona Leaves-a, and Lurleen Lumpkin also returns in Papa Don't Leech.

Guest Stars[]

Guest stars who appear in this season are: Stephen Colbert, Lionel Richie, Plácido Domingo, Maya Rudolph, Matt Dillion, Steve Buscemi, Ted Nugent, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Maurice LaMarche, Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Dan Clowes, Jack Black, Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, John Mahoney, Jon Stewart, Dan Rather, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Topher Grace, Kurt Loder, Glenn Close, Beverly D'Angelo, and the Dixie Chicks.

Effect of Writers Strike[]

In November 2007, the WGA (Writers Guild of America) went on strike. Season 19 was originally going to have 23 episodes, but due to the strike, only 17 episodes were finished after Treehouse of Horror XVIII, which was the last episode aired before the strike. Luckily, episodes still had post-production as FOX edited the scripts after production was finished.


Image # Original airdate Prod. Code Title Title Reference
He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs Promo Card 1 - 401 September 23, 2007 JABF20 "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs" We Love to Fly and It Shows
Placido Domingo 2 - 402 September 30, 2007 JABF18 "The Homer of Seville" The Barber of Seville
Midnight Towboy 3 - 403 October 7, 2007 JABF21 "Midnight Towboy" Midnight Cowboy
I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 4 - 404 October 14, 2007 JABF19 "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Treehouse of Horror XVIII 5 - 405 November 4, 2007 JABF16 "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" N/A
Little Orphan Millie 115 6 - 406 November 11, 2007 JABF22 "Little Orphan Millie" Little Orphan Annie
Husbandsandknives 7 - 407 November 18, 2007 JABF17 "Husbands and Knives" Husbands and Wives
DeathOfBobb 8 - 408 November 25, 2007 KABF01 "Funeral for a Fiend" Funeral for a Friend
Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind - Promo Card 9 - 409 December 16, 2007 KABF02 "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
E. Pluribus Wiggum (Promo Picture) 10 - 410 January 6, 2008 KABF03 "E Pluribus Wiggum" E Pluribus Unum
220px-Sadgasm 11 - 411 January 27, 2008 KABF04 "That '90s Show" That '70s Show
Love, Springfieldian Style 12 - 412 February 17, 2008 KABF05 "Love, Springfieldian Style" Love, American Style
The Debarted Promo Card 13 - 413 March 2, 2008 KABF06 "The Debarted" The Departed
Dial N for Nerder 14 - 414 March 9, 2008 KABF07 "Dial "N" for Nerder" Dial M for Murder
SmokeontheDaughter 15 - 415 March 30, 2008 KABF08 "Smoke on the Daughter" Smoke on the Water
Papa Don't Leech 16 - 416 April 13, 2008 KABF09 "Papa Don't Leech" Papa Don't Preach
Apocalypse Cow Promo Card 17 - 417 April 27, 2008 KABF10 "Apocalypse Cow" Apocalypse Now
Any Given Sundance Promo Card 18 - 418 May 4, 2008 KABF11 "Any Given Sundance" Any Given Sunday
Mona Leaves-a 19 - 419 May 11, 2008 KABF12 "Mona Leaves-a" Mona Lisa
AllAboutLisa 20 - 420 May 18, 2008 KABF13 "All About Lisa" All About Eve


Production started with the recording of KABF01 on March 6, 2007, and ended off with KABF22 on November 2, 2007.


  • This is the first season of a few things:
    • The first season of the post-movie era.
    • The first season to use a slightly different animation style.
    • The first season to be affected by the Writers Guild of America strike, if not counting the final season of The Simpsons shorts in 1988.
  • Bart's voice is slightly deeper starting in this season possibly due to Nancy Cartwright's aging.
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