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Some Wikisimpsons members have formed a project to better organize efforts to write and improve articles about episodes. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page, or sign up below.

Project Episodes


Project Episodes aims to write articles on all episodes of the Simpsons cartoon.


To join the project, simply add your name to the bottom of the list.



Structure of an article

Every article should be tabbed. This is done by putting {{tab}} on the top of the article. For the references, credits, appearances and quotes the templates {{tabR}}, {{tabC}}, {{tabA}} and {{tabQ}} are used, with the episodes title filled in like this:

Note that while "ordinary" episode titles work just fine, spaces and non-alphanumeric characters can be replaced with their Percent Encoding counterparts for code neatness / nerd points. An example is "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)", which can also be written as "Who_Shot_Mr._Burns%3F_(Part_One)", as seen in the address bar for the page.

Main Tab

The {{episode}} info box should be included, ideally with an image at the top of it and as many fields filled out as possible. Information can be taken from Wikipedia for this, but longer parts (such as 'Couch Gag'), try to rewrite it so it's original to this wiki.

The introductory line is a standard format. An episode summary can be added, but keep it to two sentences maximum.

The main plot description of the episode comes under the heading 'Plot'. It has been seen listed [incorrectly] under 'Synopsis', a word which means 'short overall summary'.

Items listed in the plot should be linked to their respective WikiSimpsons article, when they first appear, and only once. If for example, Chief Wiggum is mentioned three times in a plot section, only add a link to the first mention.

For special celebrity guests, it has been undecided whether to link to their Wikipedia Page, or create a WikiSimpsons stub. Currently, the first option is preferable.

Season boxes

Each episode page should have a "Episodes in Season X" box at the bottom of each tab. For example, for an episode in season 7, this is done by putting {{Season 7}} at the bottom of the article. A letter is added to the code for use in each tab:

  • {{Season 7 R}} - for the references tab
  • {{Season 7 C}} - for the credits tab
  • {{Season 7 A}} - for the appearances tab
  • {{Season 7 Q}} - for the quotes tab

References Tab

  • Items should contain a link to their own Wikisimpsons page if possible. If not, link to their Wikipedia page.

Appearances Tab

The Appearances should be split into the following sections:

  • Characters
  • Locations
  • Vehicles (if applicable)
  • Media (if applicable)
  • Groups/Organizations (if applicable)
  • Sports (if applicable)
  • Other (if applicable)

Credits Tab

Formatting not finalized yet.

Quotes Tab

  • Quotes should have the first instance of a character's name linked to their character page.
  • The character name should be in bold, and each line of the quote within quotation marks ( "" ).
  • When a new character speaks, start a new line.
  • The quotes should be separated onto separate lines by putting an invisible bullet point in front of each line, using a colon ( : ).
  • When a non-verbal action is occuring, place it in brackets and italics, on its own line.
  • Each quote should by a line break, like so: <hr width=50%/>

Other templates

What to type What it makes Notes
{{Article Project Episodes}}
The simpsons tv.png This article is part of Project Episodes.

To be put on the talk page. Informs users that the page is part of Project Episodes.
Homer-doh.png D'oh! This article is a stub. You can help the wiki by embiggening it.
To be put on episode pages that are a paragraph or less.
{{User Project Episodes}}
The simpsons tv.png This user is part of Project Episodes, a Simpsons Wiki Project that aims to write good articles on all Simpsons Episodes.
Tells other users that you are a member of Project Episodes when put on Userpage.

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