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Season 15  "'Tis the Fifteenth Season"  15x7

Aired 16 years ago - Dec 14, 2003

It's Christmastime and at the power plant Mr. Burns passes out Christmas bonuses, a $5 dollar voucher to the cafeteria. For reasons unknown, Mr. Burns gives Homer a "confectioner's card" for Bart featuring a "current baseballer." The "current baseballer" is Joe DiMaggio and it is his rookie card that Homer brings to the Comic Book Guy, where he gets everything he has in the register for the card. With this financial windfall, the Simpson family goes Christmas shopping at the Springfield Heights Promenade, where the rich people shop. Homer spends the remaining portion of his share of the money for a gift for himself (a personalized talking astrolabe) and has no money left to buy the family a nice Christmas tree. Marge and the kids find out what he's spent the money on and are disappointed in him. Spending the night on the couch, Homer watches "Mr. McGrew's Christmas Carol" and the story works its magic on Homer, and Homer wakes with resolve to be good and unselfish. Homer starts helping the less fortunate and his good deeds begin to make Ned Flanders' jealous. To combat against Homer's good reputation, Ned decides to give everyone in Springfield a Christmas present. Homer decides to outdo Flanders, but on advice from Lisa and her Buddhist view of the world, Homer decides to take everyone's presents. Homer and SLH (a la the Grinch) sneak into everyone's home and take all of their presents. The angry mob finds Homer in downtown Springfield. Ned tries to come to Homer's rescue, but a "star" in the sky saves them both and they return the presents. After Moe's failed annual suicide attempt the whole town joins in a rendition of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 1
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I've smudged it with nacho fingers. I must deftly lick it off.
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That your grandmother loves
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(GASPS) That's the rich people's mall!
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then we'll spend the rest of the cash on a Christmas tree so large,
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Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 8
Um, we'll do that.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 9
That thing for me!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 10
ASTROLABE: Today is the birthday of comedienne Margaret Cho.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 11
Dad, I don't like the looks of this neighborhood.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 12
Cause we got a Christmas convoy, ain't she a beautiful thing?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 13
Gorgeous, huh? And quite the bargain.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 14
Homer, is there something you're not telling us?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 15
There's a trickledown theory here.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 16
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jabbing at you just when you seem the most content.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 19
Santa was in an awful pickle.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 20
Mr. McGrew? I love that blind senile old man!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 21
Woo-hoo. Sorry, pardon me, ma'am.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 22
McGrew, I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 23
Spirit, surely there is some time to reform my selfish ways.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 24
"Unloved by all?" No!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 25
I just saw the greatest cartoon of all time.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 26
Reform, Ebenezer Urkel!
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Yes. But this time I'm sober-ish.
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These pants smell worse than my old pants.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 30
Oh, wow, it just stings a little.
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(SOBBING)
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But I'm afraid you're a distant second this week.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 34
I'm jealous of girls because they get to wear dresses.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 35
And here's another act of Christian charity I pulled out of my butt.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 36
Thank you.
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who's holding families at nice-point.
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I'll rotate your tires! I'll even fold up that map for you!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 41
I said "man," not "man-God"! Keep your pants on!
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(SCREAMING)
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What's that one good American car?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 44
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 45
I'll take away their presents!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 46
They'll thank you in the morning for stealing Flanders' junk
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 48
WOMAN: Some jerk stole Christmas!
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I wouldn't put it past him. He stole my gold tooth the night he left.
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by any governing body. You're like wild.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 2
I've smudged it with nacho fingers. I must deftly lick it off.
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That your grandmother loves
#4
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(GASPS) That's the rich people's mall!
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 6
then we'll spend the rest of the cash on a Christmas tree so large,
#6
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Um, we'll do that.
#8
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 9
That thing for me!
#9
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ASTROLABE: Today is the birthday of comedienne Margaret Cho.
#10
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 11
Dad, I don't like the looks of this neighborhood.
#11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 12
Cause we got a Christmas convoy, ain't she a beautiful thing?
#12
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 13
Gorgeous, huh? And quite the bargain.
#13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 14
Homer, is there something you're not telling us?
#14
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 15
There's a trickledown theory here.
#15
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jabbing at you just when you seem the most content.
#18
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Santa was in an awful pickle.
#19
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Mr. McGrew? I love that blind senile old man!
#20
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 21
Woo-hoo. Sorry, pardon me, ma'am.
#21
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McGrew, I am the Ghost of Christmas Past.
#22
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Spirit, surely there is some time to reform my selfish ways.
#23
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 24
"Unloved by all?" No!
#24
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I just saw the greatest cartoon of all time.
#25
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Reform, Ebenezer Urkel!
#26
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 27 #27 Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 28
Yes. But this time I'm sober-ish.
#28
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These pants smell worse than my old pants.
#29
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 30
Oh, wow, it just stings a little.
#30
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(SOBBING)
#31
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But I'm afraid you're a distant second this week.
#33
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I'm jealous of girls because they get to wear dresses.
#34
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 35
And here's another act of Christian charity I pulled out of my butt.
#35
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Thank you.
#36
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who's holding families at nice-point.
#39
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I'll rotate your tires! I'll even fold up that map for you!
#40
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I said "man," not "man-God"! Keep your pants on!
#41
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(SCREAMING)
#42
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What's that one good American car?
#43
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I'll take away their presents!
#45
Recap of The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 7 (S15E07) - 46
They'll thank you in the morning for stealing Flanders' junk
#46
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WOMAN: Some jerk stole Christmas!
#48
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I wouldn't put it past him. He stole my gold tooth the night he left.
#49
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by any governing body. You're like wild.
#50