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Encyclopedia > 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
The Simpsons episode
"'Tis The Fifteenth Season"
Promotional Artwork featuring Homer in a parody of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Episode no. 320
Prod. code FABF02
Orig. airdate December 14, 2003
Written by Michael Price
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Couch gag The family members fly in dressed as popular Japanese TV show characters (Bart as Astro Boy, Homer as Ultraman, Lisa as Sailor Moon, Marge as Princess from Battle of the Planets and Maggie as Pikachu from Pokémon) and land on a bench with "シンプソンズ" on it, Japanese for "Simpsons".
Season 15
November 2, 2003May 23, 2004
  1. Treehouse of Horror XIV
  2. My Mother the Carjacker
  3. The President Wore Pearls
  4. The Regina Monologues
  5. The Fat and the Furriest
  6. Today I Am a Clown
  7. 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
  8. Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays
  9. I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
  10. Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
  11. Margical History Tour
  12. Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  13. Smart and Smarter
  14. The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
  15. Co-Dependent's Day
  16. The Wandering Juvie
  17. My Big Fat Geek Wedding
  18. Catch 'Em if You Can
  19. Simple Simpson
  20. The Way We Weren't
  21. Bart-Mangled Banner
  22. Fraudcast News
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Battle of the Planets (1978) is the first Westernized adaptation of the 1972 Japanese animated television series known as Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman. ... Pikachu ) are one of the 493 fictional species of Pokémon creatures from the multi-billion-dollar[1] Pokémon media franchise—a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. ... The official Pokémon logo. ... The Simpsons 15th season (November 2003 - May 2004) began on Sunday, November 2, 2003 with Treehouse of Horror XIV. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 14 (EABF) production line. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... My Mother the Carjacker is the second episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The President Wore Pearls is an episode of The Simpsons first broadcast on November 16, 2003 as the third episode of the shows fifteenth season. ... The Regina Monologues is the fourth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired November 23, 2003. ... The Fat and the Furriest is an episode from The Simpsons that aired in the fifteenth season on November 30, 2003. ... Today I Am a Clown is the sixth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Marge vs. ... I, Doh-Bot is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired January 11, 2004. ... Diatribe of a Mad Housewife is the tenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired January 25, 2004. ... Margical History Tour is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Milhouse Doesnt Live Here Anymore is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, airing on February 15, 2004. ... For the The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episode, see Smart & Smarterer Smart and Smarter is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Ziff Who Came to Dinner is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Co-Dependents Day is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Wandering Juvie is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... My Big Fat Geek Wedding is the 17th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 18, 2004. ... Catch em If You Can is the 18th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 25, 2004. ... Simple Simpson is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... For the Farscape episode of the same name, see The Way We Werent (Farscape episode). ... 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The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 14 (EABF) production line. ...

Contents

Plot

For Christmas, Carl gives Homer a DVD player and the first season of Magnum, P.I. However, Homer forgets he is Lenny's secret Santa and gives him a pack of Certs out of desperation. Instead of giving bonuses, Mr. Burns gives everyone a cafeteria voucher and Homer a Joe DiMaggio rookie baseball card for Bart. To get money for Christmas shopping, Homer gives the card to Comic Book Guy, who gives Homer everything in his cash register. With their small fortune, the Simpsons go shopping at the Springfield Heights Promenade. Homer promises to buy a massive Christmas tree that will cause mudslides and flooding when it is removed. He instead spends the tree money on a Personalized Talking Astrolabe. Carlton Carl Carlson, MPhys is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... The inside of a DVD player A DVD player is a device not only playing discs produced under the DVD Video standard but also playing discs under the standard of DVD Audio. ... Magnum, P.I. is an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... Lenford Lenny Leonard, MPhys is a fictional character in The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... For the person, see Larry Stewart (philanthropist). ... Certs is a breath mint (or, according to some, a candy mint) manufactured by the Cadbury-Adams Division of the Cadbury-Schweppes Corporation. ... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. ... A baseball card is one type of trading card, relating to baseball, usually printed on some type of paper stock or card stock. ... Jeff Albertson, better known as Comic Book Guy, is a fictional character in the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... Mudslide in La Conchita, California A mudslide is a landslide of mud. ... Flooding in Amphoe Sena, Ayutthaya Province, Thailand. ... A 16th century astrolabe. ...


Homer gets shunned by his family when they find out. While staying up late at night, Homer watches Mr. McGrew's Christmas Carol. There, he realizes just how selfish he is. Homer decides to reform his ways and become the nicest guy in town. Homer's acts include giving hobos his old clothes, giving Lenny a photo cube, giving Marge the last pork chop (causing her to break down in tears of joy) and building a skating rink in the Simpsons' backyard (to the delight of Comic Book Guy). After Gil Gunderson's comment of "Homer, you're the nicest man in town!", and Nelson Muntz's comment of "Haha! Your position has been usurped!", the actions cause jealousy to stir in Ned Flanders. Mr. ... For other uses, see A Christmas Carol (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeff Albertson, better known as Comic Book Guy, is a fictional character in the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... Gilbert Gil Gunderson, sometimes known as Old Gil, is a recurring character on The Simpsons. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ...


Flanders finds himself barely able to control his anger. He decides to buy everyone in town a Christmas present (and gets the money by renting out his house to a fraternity). Homer begins to think of beating Flanders by buying everyone a car. However, Lisa tells him not to and that, as a Buddhist, she believes people would be happier without presents. Homer gets the idea to do the ultimate good deed: steal Christmas. In the morning, an angry mob led by Cookie Kwan and Drederick Tatum confronts Homer. The mob calms down when they see a star which they think is a sign from God; it is actually a flare from Hans Moleman. Homer gives everyone back their presents and the entire town sings a Christmas carol. The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... She of Little Faith is an episode from The Simpsons 13th season. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best-known childrens books by Dr. Seuss. ... These are characters from the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... Drederick Tatum (voiced by Hank Azaria), also known as Mr. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Hans Moleman is a fictional character on The Simpsons and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ...


Debut appearances

Characters making a first appearance in this episode are:

The following are a list of fictional recurring characters in the animated television show, The Simpsons. ...

Trivia

As regards the anime-themed Couch Gag: in the Latin American and German dubs, the voice actors for Lisa and Sakura are the same (the latter only for the first season of CardCaptors). Furthermore, the same German voice actress of Lisa also speaks Maggie; before the same voice for Pikachu was used in all international versions, Lisa's/Maggie's voice actress also voiced Pikachu. This episode also marks the first true direct reference towards Lisa being a Buddhist, and also provides the first crucial plotpoint caused by her Buddhism. It seems fair that since Lisa's Buddhism started in a Christmas episode, the first direct reference would happen in one too. Animé redirects here. ... This article is about cherry blossoms and their cultural significance to the Japanese. ...


Cultural references

  • Mr. Magrew's Christmas Carol is a parody of Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol.
  • Christmas with the California Prunes is a clear takeoff of the California Raisins
  • The versions of A Christmas Carol that are seen in TV are parodies of Family Matters and Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • When Homer takes all of the presents from Springfield, this is a parody of the How the Grinch Stole Christmas! special from 1966.
  • The talking Astrolabe says that the date was the birthday of comedian Margaret Cho. This would place the date when the Simpsons went to the Springfield Heights Promenade on December 5th, which makes sense since the next morning Bart & Lisa said that it was December 6th.
  • Moe's face is featured on Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp"
  • In "Things Unnecessary", the Astrolabe's Latitude and Longitude position is: Lat. 49 degrees; Long. 079 degrees. That position lands in New England, which may be the position of Springfield.
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BIGpedia - The Simpsons - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (4605 words)
The Simpsons is the longest-running animated television series in television history, with 16 seasons and 350 episodes since its debut on December 17, 1989 on the Fox Network.
The first season opening sequence featured a number of differences from the later seasons, including a shot of Lisa riding her bike on the way home and Bart's way home consisting of snatching a bus stop sign, forcing several dazed Springfieldians to chase the bus, rather than just riding past a number of well-known characters.
With the series being renewed for nineteen seasons, an estimated premier date was set for the summer of 2008.
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