‘The Simpsons’ Episode Guide (March 19): Homer and Marge Try a New Parenting Style

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‘The Simpsons’ Episode Guide (March 19): Homer and Marge Try a New Parenting Style

“A Father’s Watch” (03/19/17) – Worried that Bart is destined for failure, Marge turns to a series of parenting “experts” for advice. Homer decides to cash in on one expert’s advice by opening up a trophy store in Springfield.

Meanwhile, Bart finds some needed encouragement from Grampa, who gives him a precious watch coveted by Homer, in an all-new episode of “The Simpsons” airing Sunday, March 19 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).

Brian Posehn (“The Big Bang Theory”) guest voices as Dumlee in this episode.

“The Simpsons” continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. As the longest-running scripted series in television history, “The Simpsons” has become one of the most consistently groundbreaking, innovative and recognizable entertainment franchises throughout the world. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and its family members – Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith) and Maggie – are television icons.

The series has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards and a 2016 People’s Choice Award. It was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.”

“The Simpsons Movie” was a hit feature film, the mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of “Springfield,” and the show was honored with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It has been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine, and called the “Greatest American Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly in 2013. The series recently was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Animated Program.

As “The Simpsons” gears up for an unprecedented 28th season, it continues to break barriers. This spring, Homer Simpson appeared LIVE – for the first time on television – to answer fan questions. Next season, the beloved annual “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” episode will be the series’ phenomenal 600th episode.

In it, Mr. Burns introduces a “Hunger Games”- style contest in which Springfield’s children must fight each other; and Lisa’s imaginary best friend becomes jealous of Lisa’s real best friends. Additional storylines include the Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield burning to the ground, Homer getting roped into coaching the kids’ lacrosse team with Milhouse’s dad; and Homer paying Choremonkey Matt Leinart to play catch with Bart, the two of whom form a strong bond, much to Homer’s chagrin. In addition to Leinart, guest voices next season include Patton Oswalt, Drew Carey, Sarah Silverman, Allison Janney, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Magnus Carlsen, Dan Rather, Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen.

“The Simpsons” is a Gracie Films production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Company, is the animation house.

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