The episode capsule is perhaps the ultimate resource file for every episode of The Simpsons outside of the production offices. It contains a summary of the script, reviews, and observations posted to the newsgroup for each episode. For more details, see the Episode Capsule FAQ located at /guides/capfaq.html or check out one of the capsules themselves.
With the exception of the second music video, "Deep Deep Trouble", capsules exist for every episode, short, and music video preceding Season Thirteen.
During 2011 we are kicking off a new effort to resume our publication of episode capsules. Watch this web site, alt.tv.simpsons, our Facebook site or our Twitter feed to catch the latest information on new capsules as they are released!
The originator of the episode capsules is Raymond Chen, who produced most of the capsules through Season Four. James Cherry took over capsule duties from Season Five until midway through Season Seven. Ricardo Lafaurie finished the latter half of Season Seven. Chris Baird, Dave Hall, Scott Simpson and Juha Terho are responsible for the remaining handful of capsules not produced by Raymond Chen, James Cherry, Ricardo Lafaurie, Frederic Briere or Benjamin Robinson.
Jason Saslow has kindly revised and refurbished the first eight season's episode capsules.
In addition to the L.I.S.A., several other reference works are available, such as cast lists and episode guides. These documents are highly recommended for persons interested in more details on these particular aspects of the show.
NOTE: Certain documents have been neglected for quite some time. They are being edited and worked on, but in the meantime, do not be surprised if you find some documents with information that does not go beyond Season Six or Seven.
To keep down the size of the L.I.S.A., the Episode QuickList will not be listed on this page. Instead, please visit its proper location at /guides/ql.html.
Listed there are the shorts, episodes, and music videos with their production codes for the series. Information on unbroadcasted episodes is preliminary and is subject to change. Brackets indicate working titles.
Episode Guides and Technical Documents:
There are also many other documents available that are not listed here, such as character files,
pop culture references, literature, music, fan fiction, information on merchandise, and much more. Please
see the List of Lists for more information, or browse
the FTP and WWW sites.
alt.tv.simpsons - For general discussion of The Simpsons de.rec.tv.simpsons - For German-speaking fans of The Simpsons uk.media.tv.simpsons - For fans of The Simpsons in the U.K. it.fan.simpsons - For Italian fans of The Simpsons peru.fans.simpsons - For fans of The Simpsons in Peru alt.fan.itchy-n-scratchy - For fans of Itchy & Scratchy alt.tv.simpsons.itchy-scratchy - For discussing "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" alt.binaries.tv.simpsons - For the posting of Simpsons images alt.binaries.sounds.cartoons - For sounds related to the Simpsons alt.tv.king-of-hill - For discussing King of the Hill alt.tv.southpark - For discussing South Park alt.tv.futurama - For discussing Futurama alt.tv.family-guy - For discussing Family Guy
World Wide Web:The following World Wide Web sites represent only a sampling of the dozens of Simpsons-related pages in existence. These sites are included on the basis of relative quality, uniqueness, and contribution to the field.
Pages dedicated to the show in general:
They are, unfortunately, and have been for some time. Beginning in 1996, FOX began shutting down sites containing large amounts of multimedia, such as sound clips and video clips. These are perceived as a violation of intellectual property.
To be fair, FOX itself does not ask that sites be shut down, it only asks for the removal of violating materials. Often what happens is that the services providing the webspace will receive the notification from FOX before the webmaster does and they will delete the account without warning, leaving the webmaster out in the cold. This is especially common with commercial providers like Geocities and Tripod.
FOX does not single out Simpsons sites in particular, either, as many sites devoted to the X-Files, King of the Hill, and Futurama have also received the dreaded "Cease and Desist" letter.
The L.I.S.A. does not endorse the practice of downloading episodes off the internet for legal reasons. Doing so may put The Simpsons Archive, the L.I.S.A., and all of its maintainers and regular contributors at risk of legal action.
FOX has a history of acting aggressively towards internet websites that may infringe on copyrighted materials, such as those that host large archives of multimedia from The Simpsons and other FOX shows.
In the meantime, you can support the show and its hard-working staff by purchasing the video or DVD sets.
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