The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds
The Way of the Dog
Undercover Burns

"The Way of the Dog" is the twenty-second episode and finale of Season 31, which replaced "Podcast News" as the season finale.

It was originally not supposed to be the final episode of that season, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted production for future episodes. These episodes would later become holdovers from Season 32.


After the Simpsons' dog bites Marge, the family explores the tragic past of Santa's Little Helper.

Broadcast History

United States

Broadcast date(s) Channel aired
  • May 17, 2020
  • June 21, 2020
  • August 20, 2020
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  • December 23, 2020
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Season 30 Season 31 Episodes Season 32
The Winter of Our Monetized ContentGo Big or Go HomerThe Fat Blue LineTreehouse of Horror XXXGorillas on the MastMarge the LumberjillLivin' La Pura VidaThanksgiving of HorrorTodd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?Bobby, It's Cold OutsideHail to the TeethThe Miseducation of Lisa SimpsonFrinkcoinBart the Bad GuyPlaydate with DestinyScreenlessBetter Off NedHighway to WellThe Incredible Lightness of Being a BabyWarrin' Priests (Part One)Warrin' Priests (Part Two)The Hateful Eight-Year-OldsThe Way of the Dog
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