‘The Simpsons’ Episode Guide (April 3): Homer Helps Smithers Find Love

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‘The Simpsons’ Episode Guide (April 3): Homer Helps Smithers Find Love

“The Burns Cage” (04/03/16) – When Smithers is devastated by Burns’ lack of affection towards him, Homer makes it his mission to find him a boyfriend.

Meanwhile, after Bart orchestrates the removal of the lead in the school’s stage production of “Casablanca,” Milhouse serves as a terrible understudy, which frustrates his co-star, Lisa, in an all-new episode of “The Simpsons” airing Sunday, April 3 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Guest starring in this episode is George Takei as himself.

“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.

Recently renewed for unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, “The Simpsons” has won 31 Emmy Awards, a 2015 People’s Choice Award and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” The series recently received five 2015 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Animated Program. “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 added to the roster; and the show was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It was named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time magazine, and called the “Greatest American Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly in 2013.

The family adventures continue this fall as Homer and Marge have a trial separation and Homer begins dating a 20-something (guest voice Lena Dunham), in the season premiere. In subsequent episodes, Selma (Kavner) and Patty (Kavner) agree to quit smoking; Homer loses $5,000 in a poker game and loans Lisa out to repay the debt; and the Simpsons’ home gets robbed. Also, in the “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” episode, Sideshow Bob (guest voice Kelsey Grammer) finally kills Bart; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart and Milhouse (Pamela Hayden) get super-powers from radiation. Additional guest voices this season include Kristen Bell, Nick Kroll, Edward James Olmos, comedian Blake Anderson, magician David Copperfield and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.

“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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