The Simpsons
Season 34
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes12
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 25, 2022 (2022-09-25) –
present
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The thirty-fourth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons premiered on Fox on September 25, 2022.[1] The season will consist of twenty-two episodes.[2] The series was later renewed for seasons 35 and 36 on January 26, 2023.[3]

Production

The season was announced on March 3, 2021, when it was revealed that The Simpsons had been renewed for its thirty-third and thirty-fourth.[4] The season is the first in which two Treehouse of Horror episodes are aired in a single season: a single 20-minute parody of Stephen King's novel It, followed by the traditional anthology episode the following week.[5]

Promotion

In October 2022, The Simpsons' official Twitter announced a Pennywise-Krusty the Clown themed fan art contest, winners would have their fan art featured in the end credits of the season's "Treehouse of Horror".[6]

Episodes

See also: List of The Simpsons episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [7]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
7291"Habeas Tortoise"Matthew FaughnanBroti GuptaSeptember 25, 2022 (2022-09-25)UABF164.15[8]

When Homer finds himself publicly humiliated once again, he seeks refuge in an online group solving a mystery behind a missing tortoise from the Springfield Zoo. However, this leads him to discover something much darker than what he first expected.

Guest stars: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Jay Pharoah as Drederick Tatum
7302"One Angry Lisa"Matthew NastukJessica ConradOctober 2, 2022 (2022-10-02)UABF191.46[9]

When Marge decides to join an exercise bike group, she slowly becomes infatuated with her instructor Jesse which enrages Homer. Meanwhile, Lisa is summoned to jury duty and discovers how erroneous the process in court is.

Guest stars: Jane Kaczmarek as Judge Constance Harm and Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony
7313"Lisa the Boy Scout"Timothy BaileyDan GreaneyOctober 9, 2022 (2022-10-09)UABF213.43[10]

A story about Lisa joining the newly co-ed Boy Explorers and competing against Bart is interrupted by two pseudo-nonymous hackers who hold the program for ransom while revealing various "show-destroying" scenes that were never meant for broadcast, featuring the Simpson family, Lenny, Martin, Comic Book Guy, Seymour and Agnes Skinner, and numerous others.

Guest stars: Anna Faris as Ashley the Female Hacker, Matthew Friend as Baby Jeff Goldblum, and Megan Mullally as Sarah Wiggum
7324"The King of Nice"Debbie Bruce MahanJessica ConradOctober 16, 2022 (2022-10-16)UABF201.16[11]

Krusty becomes the host of a daytime talk show with Marge as a consulting producer as there are claims of toxic actions done behind the scenes.

Guest stars: Drew Barrymore as herself, Renee Ridgeley as Dr. Wendy Sage and James Sie as Segment Producer #2
7335"Not It"Steven Dean MooreCesar MazariegosOctober 23, 2022 (2022-10-23)UABF173.63[12]
In this parody of It, a young Homer Simpson and his friends go up against a Pennywise parody of Krusty the Clown.
7346"Treehouse of Horror XXXIII"Rob OliverCarolyn Omine & Ryan Koh & Matt SelmanOctober 30, 2022 (2022-10-30)UABF183.95[13]

Kang and Kodos read a book of three terrifying tales in a wizard's hovel:

  • "The Pookadook": In this parody of The Babadook, Marge reads Maggie a storybook about a monster that feeds on people's rage and is released by the very act of reading the book itself.
  • "Death Tome": In this parody of Death Note, Lisa comes across a tome that will kill anybody whose name is written in it, but only if the manner of death is different each time as she is aided by a Shinigami named Steve Johnson.
  • "Simpsonsworld": In this parody of Westworld, robot versions of the Simpson family become self-aware to discover themselves in an advanced amusement park known as Simpsonsworld.

Guest stars: John Roberts as Linda Belcher and Hank Williams, Jr. singing "Canyonero!"

7357"From Beer to Paternity"Rob OliverChristine NangleNovember 13, 2022 (2022-11-13)OABF014.77[14]

Duff Beer holds a new mascot contest, so Duffman fights to remain relevant and prove that he isn't sexist by using a photo of Lisa with him from an old promotional event and claiming she's his daughter. When Homer and Lisa confront Duffman, he reveals he really does have an estranged daughter named Amber. As Duffman notices how smart Lisa has become, he views Homer as the ultimate father and enlists his help to reconnect with Amber and win the competition.

Guest stars: Paul Brittain as Brandon and Aubrey Plaza as Amber Duffman

Note: This episode was dedicated in memory of David Davis, the spouse of Julie Kavner.
7368"Step Brother from the Same Planet"Matthew FaughnanDan VebberNovember 20, 2022 (2022-11-20)UABF221.21[15]

During the week of Thanksgiving, Grampa Simpson starts dating Blythe. During this time, Homer starts taking care of Blythe's son Calvin. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa throw a party at the Springfield Retirement Home.

Guest stars: Carol Kane as Blythe and Melissa McCarthy as Calvin
7379"When Nelson Met Lisa"Steven Dean MooreRyan KohNovember 27, 2022 (2022-11-27)OABF021.53[16][dead link]

A possible future look at adult Lisa's chance meetings with Nelson Muntz where she finds herself caught in an unlikely love triangle with the former bully and Hubert Wong as their paths keep crossing.

Guest stars: Simu Liu as Adult Hubert Wong, Natasha Lyonne as Sophie Krustofsky, Jackie Mason as Rabbi Krustofsky Hologram (archive recording)

Note: This episode aired at a special time of 8:30/7:30c.
73810"Game Done Changed"Timothy BaileyRyan KohDecember 4, 2022 (2022-12-04)OABF031.16[17]

Bart discovers a glitch in the online multiplayer game Boblox that allows him to duplicate items on old computers, so he uses the outdated PCs at school to start a Boblox farm racket. When Principal Skinner finds out, Bart convinces him to join in with promises that they can use the profits to benefit Springfield Elementary. Meanwhile, Marge discovers that she can communicate with Maggie in Boblox via emojis allowing her baby daughter to finally "talk" with her.

Guest star: Montse Hernandez as Astrid
73911"Top Goon"Chris ClementsJoel H. CohenDecember 11, 2022 (2022-12-11)OABF043.42[18]

While coaching Bart's ice hockey team, Moe feels that Nelson Muntz could be the enforcer he needs to protect top-scorer Bart from violent opponents. Moe takes Nelson under his wing and sends him to Top Goon Academy where he learns how to harness his aggression to protect his primary which leads to him getting involved with Fat Tony's crime family.

Guest stars: Will Forte as King Toot, Stu Grimson as Himself, Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony, Dave Schultz as Himself, Tiger Williams as Himself
74012"My Life as a Vlog"Debbie Bruce MahanJessica ConradJanuary 1, 2023 (2023-01-01)OABF051.02[19]

Through a series of YouTube videos, the ups and downs of the Simpsons’ social media presence is revealed.

Guest stars: Michael Rapaport as Mike Wegman, Bob the Drag Queen as Herself, Monét X Change as Herself

Note: This episode was dedicated in memory of Chris Ledesma, the longtime music editor of the series.
74113"The Many Saints of Springfield"Bob Anderson[20]Al Jean[21]February 19, 2023 (2023-02-19)[22]OABF06[21]TBD
Guest star: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony
74214"Carl Carlson Rides Again"TBALoni Steele Sosthand[23]February 26, 2023 (2023-02-26)[22]OABF07[23]TBD
Guest star: Henry Louis Gates Jr. as TBA
74315"Bartless"TBAJohn Frink[24]March 5, 2023 (2023-03-05)[22]OABF08TBD
74416"Hostile Kirk Place"Steven Dean Moore[25]Michael Price[26]March 12, 2023 (2023-03-12)[22]OABF09TBD
74517"Pin Gal"Chris Clements[27]Jeff Westbrook[28]March 19, 2023 (2023-03-19)[22]OABF10TBD
74618"Fan-ily Feud"Timothy Bailey[29]Broti Gupta[30]April 2, 2023 (2023-04-02)[22]OABF11TBD
749[32]21"Clown vs. Board of Education"Lance Kramer[33]Jeff Westbrook[32]TBAOABF15[34]TBD
Guest star: Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony[31]

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