When a fire levels Springfield, Mr. Burns agrees to the Simpsons' pleas that he fund the town's rebuilding, on the condition that he gets to put on a variety show.
Mr. Burns hires the Simpsons, except Homer, to be his virtual family; Homer becomes best friends with the girl next door.
After finding Bart rooting for a Boston football team, Homer takes the family to Boston to show Bart what a terrible city it is.
Mr. Burns initiates a contest in which the children of Springfield battle each other; Lisa's imaginary friend becomes jealous of her real friends; Moe tells Bart that the bar patrons are really covert agents.
Lisa and Bart investigate a new candy from Krusty; Homer asks for Marge's help when he decides to ask for a promotion at the nuclear plant; news anchor Ken Brockman struggles with the changing media world.
Homer gets roped into coaching the kids' lacrosse team with Milhouse's dad.
When the Retirement Castle and V.A. Hospital can't help Grampa with his health problems, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba so they can get him some cheap medical care.
Homer discovers an app that outsources his father-son bonding; Grampa learns he's about to become a father again.
Homer has the opportunity to sue Mr. Burns after a workplace accident; Marge seeks romance from an unexpected source; Lisa tries to maintain peace on the school bus.
Krusty and his daughter spend Christmas with the Simpsons; Reverend Lovejoy tries to attract converts after church attendance drops; a spooky Christmas toy haunts Maggie.
Marge becomes obsessed with the Japanese way of life; Homer must find a new home for the family pig and Lisa must say goodbye to her saxophone.
Mr. Burns seeks revenge against a musical mogul who conned him, with help from Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul's ex-wife; the richest kid in town demonstrates interest in Lisa; Smithers embarks on a journey; Marge opens a shop.
All of the fast food restaurants in Springfield go healthy, forcing Homer to turn to the last bastion of greasy food for comfort.
Bart deals with his guilt after betraying Lisa; Springfield is in awe of Homer when he is revealed to be a chess savant.
Bart and Lisa return home from Kamp Krustier early, interrupting Homer and Marge's romantic encounters; Bart and Lisa confront a source of trauma.
Working for the school's paper, Lisa covers Bart's success when he becomes a star basketball player at Springfield Elementary; things go awry when Bart gets involved with the Mafia.
Marge turns to a series of parenting experts for advice when she becomes worried that Bart is destined for failure; Homer decides to open a trophy store; Grampa gives Bart a watch coveted by Homer.
Disappointed with Yale, Mr. Burns decides to start his own for-profit university and hires Homer as a professor.
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents' Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner's mother as punishment; a new game takes over the town of Springfield.
Moe helps Homer and Marge with their marriage; Nigel tries to break them apart after making a bet with Mr. Burns.