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The Simpsons
Genre Sitcom
Developer Matt Groening
James L. Brooks
Sam Simon
Production company Gracie Films
20th Television
Klasky Csupo
20th Television Animation
Country United States
Original run December 17, 1989 - present

The Simpsons is an animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that focuses on the middle class life of a family living in the fictional town of Springfield.

Since it spun off into its own series in 1989, following a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show since 1987, it has become the longest running American sitcom and animated series, with 29 seasons as of May 2018, spawning video games, comic books, a feature film and more. It has been hailed one of the greatest television series of all time, mainly counting its earlier seasons. On April 29, 2018, it became the longest prime-time scripted TV series of all time.

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This article contains details of the ending and/or a surprise plot element.


Ullman shorts

The Perfect Crime (S02E10)

Bart has stolen all the cookies and Maggie points this out to Homer and Marge, his bloated belly being a good sign of evidence.

Bart's Nightmare (S03E14)

Bart has stolen all the cookies once again, resulting in him being so stuffed, that he falls asleep, having a nightmare about his actions.

TV series

Principal Charming (S02E14)

After returning from Greasy Joe's Bottomless Bar-B-Q Pit, Homer returns much fatter after stuffing himself. Releasing his belt, his belly can't be contained in his shirt.

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (S03E11)

Bart fantasizes being fed a whole truckload of Frosty Chocolate Milkshake.

Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie (S04E06)

The actors of 'Star Trek XII: So Very Tired' have certainly not aged well. Not only have they grown old, they've gained a lot of weight.

I Love Lisa (S04E15)

Chief Wiggum gives Ralph dating advice when his belly spills out on the table.

Krusty Gets Kancelled (S04E22)

Trying to back into shape for the revival of his show after its cancelation, Krusty starts drinking nothing but what he thought were diet milkshakes, but these were in fact regular ones, causing him to get extremely out of shape. The Simpsons help him get back to his regular shape.

Treehouse of Horror IV (S05E05)

In The Devil and Homer Simpson, Homer is dropped down into hell and force-fed "all the donuts in the world" in the fashion of Pigs is Pigs, and enjoys it, much to a demon's disappointment.

Itchy & Scratchy Land (S06E04)

The Simpsons family visit Itchy and Scratchy Land.

Treehouse of Horror V (S06E06)

In Nightmare Cafeteria, Mrs. Krabappel gains weight from the burgers the school has made out of its own students.

Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (S06E10)

When Homer and Marge try to live a happy sex life, Homer eats too much to be in the mood.

Lisa the Vegetarian (S07E05)

Chief Wiggum eats so much he's unable to get up and get another burger for himself.

King-Size Homer (S07E07)

Homer quests to gain enough weight to be 300 pounds so he can get on disability and work from home. He ends up gaining more than enough. Bart becomes inspired by him and imagines himself immobile and stuck in a bed.

My Sister, My Sitter (S08E07)

Comic Book Guy eats too many cheeseburgers in a combination of loneliness. He is seen being rolled in inside a wheelbarrow.

In Marge We Trust (S08E22)

In the Mr. Sparkle advertisement, Mr. Sparkle turns three women into sumo wrestlers.

Bart Star (S09E06)

The children of Springfield are revealed to be overweight, which gets them enrolled in a pee-wee football team.



Lisa the Simpson (S09E17)

Lisa fears that if she gets any stupider, she could end up gaining weight and marrying Ralph.

Girly Edition (S09E21)

Homer gets a helper monkey named Mojo to do things for him, but Mojo ends up tired and bloated from Homer's lifestyle.

Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (S10E12)

With no women around, all the men can finally stop sucking in their stomachs. When they however find out that the bus driver for the next several hours will be a woman, they all suck their guts right back in.

Maximum Homerdrive (S10E17)

Homer challenges Red Barclay to the Sir Loin-A-Lot challenge of a 16-lb steak despite Red's advice not to. He becomes too full to finish the steak and laments he's become everything he's ever hated. Red beats him but suddenly dies of beef poisoning.

Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner (S11E03)

Certain residents of Springfield have gained weight after Homer gives all the restaurants positive reviews.

Later in the episode, Homer samples so much food at the festival that his belly button becomes an outie.

Faith Off (S11E11)

During a football match, Homer is having a barbecue, which Marge and Bart have to eat most of.

Days of Wines and Doh's (S11E18)

While taking a picture to put on the cover of the Springfield phone book, Bart and Lisa notice Rainier Wolfcastle with a big gut. Rainer tells them that it's for a movie in which he plays a fat secret agent.

Treehouse of Horror XI (S12E01)

In Scary Tales Can Come True, Bart eats all the goods Suzanne has prepared for him while in place of Hansel.

Worst Episode Ever (S12E11)

Bart gets a stomachache after binging on candy with Milhouse.

Tom Savini inflates and explodes; of course, this is another one of his magic tricks that ends up with him surviving.

Hungry, Hungry Homer (S12E15)

Because Homer is on a hunger strike and Marge refuses to cook less while he is away, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie have stuffed bellies after eating their own meal as well as Homer's.

Bye Bye Nerdy (S12E16)

In Itchy and Scratchy's Stabby-Oh's commercial, Itchy puts a funnel in Scrathy's mouth and pours cereal down his throat, resulting in a bloated appearance. The two children in the commercial then eat the cereal in Scratchy after Itchy cuts an incision on him.

Sweets and Sour Marge (S13E08)

After Springfield is declared to be the world's fattest town, Homer relaxes and lets his fat gut hang out.

Treehouse of Horror XIII - Send in the Clones (S14E01)

After discovering a Magic Hammock that creates clones of himself without a belly button, Homer realises the danger of it, and takes the Hammock and clones away from town to die. However, they figure out how it works, creating an army of Homers; among the different forms of him shown, King Size Homer is included.

Brake My Wife, Please (S14E20)

The citizens of Springfield stuff themselves at a barbeque established by Homer in order to help Marge get out of her bad mood.

The Fat and the Furriest (S15E05)

Maggie stuffs herself while the kids are using the Kitchen Carnival.

'Tis the Fifteenth Season (S15E07)

Homer says goodbye to his toes after finishing a heavy Christmas meal.

Treehouse of Horror XV (S16E01)

Kang and Kodos serve their boss the Simpsons family for dinner. The boss's stomach then bursts and shows Bart riding out of it in a river of green slime.

Sleeping With the Enemy (S16E03)

After being told she has a "big butt", Lisa envisions herself gaining weight, made worse when her fat self is with a fat and bald Milhouse.

Mommie Beerest (S16E07)

Homer stuffs himself with fancy food at a brunch.

The Seven-Beer Snitch (S16E14)

Snowball II has gained weight from being the pet of two families at once.

The Heartbroke Kid (S16E17)

Bart eats enough from the Scammer and Z-Dog vending machines to gain weight, ending up severly unfit. After suffering a heart attack and failing to stay on a diet, he is enrolled in a fat camp to lose weight.

Treehouse of Horror XVII (S18E04)

In Married to the Blob, Homer eats a green goo that turns him into a gigantic slime monster with a desire to eat anyone in his path, usually fat people.

Funeral for a Fiend (S19E08)

In the Itchy & Scratchy segment, Spherical at 34th St., Itchy interupts Scratchy's and his son's Thanksgiving day parade viewing by pumping Scratchy with enough hydrogen to turn him into a living blimp, before shooting a flaming arrow at him.

Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind (S19E09)

During the parody of Noah Takes a Picture of Himself Everyday for 6 Years, Homer gains and loses a massive amount of weight.

Double, Double, Boy in Trouble (S20E03)

Homer the Whopper (S21E01)

Homer loses weight to play Everyman due to Hollywood's restrictions (despite Comic Book Guy's intentions to keep Homer at his average size), but eventually gains it back.

O Brother, Where Bart Thou? (S21E08)

Bart makes Homer and Marge a romantic dinner so that he can have a younger brother. Unfortunately for him, Homer and Marge are too full to be "in the mood."

Judge Me Tender (S21E23)

After water starts leaking from a device, Homer uses his mouth to plug it up, which causes him to swell.

Treehouse of Horror XXI (S22E04)

Bart shows his body to Lisa, but his belly hangs out.

Holidays of Future Passed (S23E09)

After Thanksgiving, the kids are clearly full; unlike the others, it has all affected Lisa's neck.

The Spy Who Learned Me (S23E20)

After watching a Super Size Me style documentary on fast food that ends in unpleasant results, Bart tricks Nelson into gaining weight and losing some hair. Marge worries Homer will do the same, but to a higher extreme.

Dangers on a Train (S24E22)

Marge imagines an 800-pound Homer who's so big he has to be cut out of the house to go to a movie.

Super Franchise Me (S26E03)

Homer steals the Flanders' meat-filled freezer, which he powers up with electricity as well as a Ferris Wheel. When Ned gets it back, Marge takes the meat and makes sandwiches out of them, feeding all the crusts to Santa's Little Helper. Homer keeps feeding him excessive amounts of crusts no matter what.

HOMER: Aw, somebody wants more crust. Here you go, boy! Here you go. Have some more. Still hungry, buddy?
LISA: Dad, dogs don't know when to stop eating.
HOMER: Lucky.

The Man Who Came to Be Dinner (S26E10)

A character resembling Rocky J. Squirrel bloats up in space.

Sky Police (S26E16)

Chief Wiggum eats an entire family serving of lasagna. After finishing the first, he grabs another one before he is interrupted by the mailman.

Puffless (S27E03)

Marge fears that Patty and Selma could resort to gluttony as a result of quitting smoking. Homer imagines himself trying to out-fat them.

Friend with Benefit (S27E06)

After eating a lot of food the kids fed him, Santa’s Little Helper falls asleep thinking about a Heaven for fit dogs and decides he belongs to the Hell for fat dogs.

The Cad and the Hat (S28E15)

Lisa Gets the Blues (S29E17)

After eating a ton of exotic foods in New Orleans, Homer gets fatter, and for a moment, nearly throws up.

Forgive and Regret (S29E18)

As part of a bet, Homer attempts to keep all of Moe's eggs down in his belly, but fails.

From Russia, Without Love (S30E06)

At the start of the episode, a caveman version of Homer runs in to a caveman Moe in a swamp. Moe offers Homer the beer he just invented and he goes from a fit hunter to a fat drunkard.

E My Sports (S30E17)

Ralph Wiggum is seen filling himself with water at the beginning of the episode.

Treehouse of Horror XXX (S31E04)

When Homer died, he was then switched to a different body that died, but he fattened up that body in one day.

Bobby it's Cold Outside (S31E10)

Homer accidentally destroys a Christmas decoration by overinflating it, sending it flying over the roof. After Marge asks him to take the kids to Santa's Village, he attempts to escape in the same way by using the pump to inflate himself, though is quickly caught in the act.

I, Carumbus (S32E02)

When the Simpsons go to the museum to see an Ancient Rome exhibit, Homer and Marge argue over his lack of ambition. The family are told a story of Obesus the Wide, a story set in Ancient Rome. Obesus starts off as a muscular young man, getting fatter over the years and becoming extremely obese, eventually unable to fit into his old armour due to his gargantuan size.

Bart's in Jail! (S33E02)

The family eats $500 worth of food brought with coupons.

Lisa's Belly (S33E05)

Bart and Lisa gain weight after taking steroids to combat an infection.

Pixelated and Afraid (S33E12)

Bart imagines what Homer and Marge's future will look like if they continue living their couch potato lifestyle.

Music videos

Deep, Deep Trouble

Bart invites a bunch of his friends over for a party, after his parents and Lisa have left. They wreck the place and leave Bart, right before the rest of his family returns, resulting in them finding Bart amongst the rubble, with a bloated belly.


Simpsons Comics
The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror
Bart Simpson
The Simpsons Summer Shindig
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Genre Action
Creator Matt Groening
Country United States
Original run November 1993 - October 2018(Simpsons)
December 1993 (Bartman)
October 1995 (Treehouse)
August 2000 (Bart)
June 2007 (Summmer) -
July 1995 (Bartman)

Bartman (Bartman #4, 1995)

Bart gets depressed over quitting being Bartman and stuffs himself with junk food.

Dullards to Donuts (Simpsons Comics #38, 1998)

In order to save money Mr Burns introduces a new type of donut to the plant that contains a chemical that makes them virtually irresistable in exchange for reducing his employee's salaries. However, he starts losing profits even faster because his workers are now all too fat to work.

The Incredible Edible Exploits of Lard Lad, In Search of the Lost Donut Holes! (Simpsons Comics #40, 1998)

After failing to figure out why the new donuts no longer have holes, Lard Lad and Cupcake just add holes to the donuts by eating through them.

Big Fat Trouble in Little Springfield (Bart Simpson #1, 2000)

Tales from the Kwik-E-Mart (Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #8, 2002)

Santa's Little Helper eats all the family´s cereals, resulting in him having a stuffed belly. They buy new cereals, but they unleash monstrous cereal mascots, which they manage to defeat with milk. Homer then eats them, resulting in him gaining a large stomach.

Simpsons Comics #82, 2003

The cover shows Homer and Ned Flanders with swapped clothing. Unlike the story this is based on, Ned the Simpson, Flanders also sports Homer's weight.

The Homer Effect (Simpsons Comics #83, 2003)

While fantasizing about working in a Donut shop, Homer imagines himself eating a ton of donuts, resulting in him appearing even fatter than usual.

The Principal of the Thing (Simpsons Comics #84, 2003)

While being the principal of the school, Homer can eat as much of the cafeteria food as he wants, which he does, resulting in him having a huge stuffed belly at home.

Ring Around the Simpsons (Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #9, 2003)

The Simpsons end up in Middle Earth and join the Fellowship of the Ring on their quest. Aragorn is eaten by a dragon after Homer dared him to kiss it. After that, Marge touches the One Ring and has a vision of the family not being problematic. She and Homer have apparently swapped roles.

Lisa in the Middle (Simpsons Comics #89, 2003)

Without Nelson's bullying, kids are free to spend money on lunch, and most of them become overweight.

Are You Gonna Eat That? (Bart Simpson #19, 2004)

Bart enters an All-You-Can-Eat challenge at the school and manages to win, despite having to loosen his belt to let his stuffed belly out.

Art for Bart's Sake (Bart Simpson #19, 2004)

Homer continuously steals food from Lunch Lady Doris at an art project at school, resulting in him ending up very stuffed after he ate all the food, and winning second place.

The Legend of Batterface (Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #10, 2004)

Homer becomes a serial killer, who kills several people in Springfield by overstuffing them with donuts.

House of a Thousand Donuts (Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #10, 2004)

Homer eats 963 donuts, resulting in him gaining a huge belly.

The Duffman Cometh! (Simpsons Comics #104, 2005)

When Duffman goes to live his dream of being a shepherd, Homer is recruited as the new Duffman. While having his costume fitted, Homer stops sucking in his gut, which knocks Bart over.

Bart Simpson #26, 2005

The Hills Have Hicks (Simpsons Comics #125, 2006)

Bart and Milhouse enter Cletus' shack, in which they partake in a party, appearing bloated after eating a lot of food.

Ponce Upon a Time (Bart Simpson #42, 2008)

Bart imagines himself to grow up just like Homer. In his imagination, he appears on the couch, eating several pork chops, gaining a visibly larger belly from it.

Hibernatin' Homer (The Simpsons Winter Wingding #3, 2008)

Homer overeats at Christmas.

How Sweet It Ain't (Simpsons Comics #150, 2009)

Darcy Michael becomes the school's new chef and bans all fattening food. In the end, it turns out, that he has secretly been eating the confiscated food, takes off his corset and appears to be just as fat as Homer.

Myth Information (Simpsons Comics #168, 2010)

In 'What's Eating You?', Homer as Chronos has eaten Teri, Sherri, Milhouse and Ralph. After swallowing Lisa too, he attempts to eat Bart, but they all escape.

To the Bookmobile! (Simpsons Comics #171, 2010)

In Jamie and the Gigantic Pear, Bart as Jamie, grows a giant pear over night, but in the next morning, discovers that Homer ate it, appearing very bloated.

In Mr. Plopper's Penguins, Homer as Mr. Plopper receives a penguin in the mail, which he then, after Marge tells him to put him somewhere, eats up to the bones, appearing stuffed once again.

Pop! Goes the Career (Simpsons Comics #173, 2010)

Bart becomes the pop star Tori Missouri, and, to compensate for faking his new identity all the time, starts to eat a lot more, resulting in him gaining a lot of weight. In the end, after eating several pizzas, he gets so fat that he busts a perfomance and gets fired.

Eat the Pie Slowly (Bart Simpson #59, 2011)

Bart represents his school at an eating contest. In the final, he doesn't manage to eat a single burger, since Homer fed him so much during his training, but Wendell manages to eat all of their burgers, since he will get sick regardless.

Fly Away Homer (Simpsons Summer Shindig #5, 2011)

Homer is too fat for the airplane the rest of his family is taking to the Caribbean, so his protests give Mr. Burns an idea to make an airline for overweight people. However, Homer loses weight fixing the plane, while Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Marge themselves have become too fat to fly.

Marge of the Dead (The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #17, 2011)

Marge dies, becomes a zombie and proceeds to go on a small brain-eating rampage. She gains a noticable potbelly from it.

Man vs. Beast vs. Food (Simpsons Comics #193, 2012)

Homer sees Gus Gustavson on TV, who devours a giant pile of fudge-covered bacon, resulting in him gaining a large belly. He then proceeds to eat professionally against animals. In his first challenge, he eats more corn than a boar, resulting in him getting fatter and heavier. Later on, he partakes in a shrimp eating contest against the alligator Capn' Chompy, who dies after twenty minutes with a large gut.

Donut Disturb (Simpsons Comics #198, 2013)

Bart's reign as Lard Lad Kid of the Year causes him to gain weight over the course of a month.

Springfield Elementary Shakedown (Bart Simpson #59, 2013)

A big pile of candy is stolen from the school. Bart, unnoticed by anyone, stole it and hid it in his treehouse, but later it turns out that Homer ate all of it.

Railroaded! (Simpsons Summer Shindig #7, 2013)

Angry Dad in The Last Beer (Bart Simpson #85, 2013)

Ask Kang & Kodos (Kang & Kodos #1, 2014)


The Simpsons at the Movies Calendar

Newspaper Comics

Old Moe Hubbard - A Mother Marge Tale

Homer appears with a pronounced beer belly. Barney bloats from drinking Duff directly from the keg.

Jack Sprat Attacks - A Mother Marge Tale

Dr. Hibbert puts Homer on a no-fat diet, and Marge on a medium-fat diet. Desperate for fatty foods, Homer eats all of Marge's platter, leaving her with none.

The New York Times Illustrated Interview - Marge Simpson


Main article: The Simpsons Movie

Video games

The Simpsons Game
Genre Action
Platform Xbox 360
Nintendo DS
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Developer EA Redwood Shores
Rebellion Developments
Griptonite Games
Country United States
United Kingdom
Release date October 30, 2007

The Simpsons Game

Homer possesses four powers: Burp, Homer Ball, Heli-Homer and Gumi-Homer.

In one of his abilities, Homer Ball, he turns very fat and round, rolling like a large ball. Heli-Homer has him inhale helium to become a gas ball and float onto the air while he has enough power. And finally, after eating enough Gummi Venus de Milo, he can become Gumi-Homer, a reminiscence to "Married to the Blob".

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The Simpsons: Tapped Out
The Simpsons - Tapped Out.png
Genre City builder
Platform iOS
Kindle Fire
Developer EA Mobile
Fox Digital Entertainment
Gracie Films
Country United States
United Kingdom
Release date February 29, 2012

One of the items you could unlock was the Donut Torture Device. Homer has a 1 day and 12 hour task called "Suffer Ironic Punishment" that has an animation of him in the chair being stuffed.

Trading cards

1994 SkyBox Simpsons Series II

2001 Inkworks Simpsons Mania!


Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars

When the new butterfinger ice cream bars arrived at the kwik e mart everyone saw that Bart was inside the box with him being stuffed from eating the ice cream bars.

FXX Ident's

Thanksgiving Parade

Homer eats a turkey wing which suddenly causes him to inflate. Other ballooned Springfieldians helplessly float in, pressing against the screen until they all burst. Homer is left the last to pop, as the other balloons deflate.

Butterfly: Day 6

The butterfly eats some of a donut and he can't fly.




The Nineteenth Season

On Disc 1 The Simpsons Family made a hole on the Poster on Duff Beer and then duff beer was dripping, then the person on the poster drinks a lot of it.

Toy Figures

Homer Simpson

See also