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The Simpsons in Australia, January 1998


This page is an archive of which episodes of The Simpsons were broadcast in Australia during January 1998. It is maintained by . Comments and contributions are welcome.


Broadcast History for January

Network Ten

Foxtel


Episodes on Network Ten

Sundays from 7:30pm

Weekdays at 6:00pm

Episodes on Foxtel

Weekdays at 7:00am and 7:00pm/11:30pm

Weekends at 9:00am

Weekends at 6:00pm

Sundays at 6:30pm, 12:00am and 5:00am

Mondays at 12:30pm


Broadcast History for January

Network Ten Broadcasts in January


The Sunday timeslot continued to screen merged repeats from Seasons Four and "Seven," but Ten showed little understanding of what constitutes a season of The Simpsons by screening episodes 3F23 and 3F24 (from Season Eight) as if they belonged to Season Seven. The following week, Season Four repeats moved to 8:00pm, while 7:30pm saw the return of Season Three (from somewhere in the middle).

Stripping resumed on the 12th January at 6:00pm, with Season Six being stripped for the first time. But still no sign of the three missing episodes from this season.


Foxtel Broadcasts in January


With the kids at home for the summer holidays, FOX8 upped the ante yet again, rescheduling their daytime programming during the week. Each day was dedicated to a particular "children's" show, and Monday was Simpsons Day (I personally question the wisdom of screening The Simpsons as a kids show). Each Monday was dedicated to a particular character (Bart, Lisa, Krusty and Homer), and episodes were chosen relating to that character.

The other streams continued as before, weekdays showing the remainder of Season Eight, all of Season One, and into Season Two. Weekend mornings screened from the end of Season Four through to the start of Season Seven. And weekend evenings completed Season Five and started on Season Six.

Of course, that would all be too simple, so last-minute changes were made to Sunday evenings on the 25th January. The 6:00pm timeslot was moved to 6:30pm and extended to a full hour (two episodes), starting in the middle of Season Six with Bart vs Australia ("commemorating" Australia day). This fourth stream, not shown in the February Foxtel Guide because of its late addition, is to continue in this timeslot, and is repeated twice, at midnight and 5:00am. Saturday evenings, meanwhile, continue to screen the episodes previously scheduled, until the printed Guide can catch up.

With four streams screening The Simpsons on FOX8 every day, you can be forgiven for thinking that Foxtel don't have any other programming! But the fact of the matter is the show is extremely popular (after all, you're reading this, aren't you?). At the height of their power, in the last week of January, 47 episodes of The Simpsons were shown, with 33 of them being "unique!"

January also saw some changes to the graphics used with The Simpsons. Most noticeable was a new pre-ad bumper. Rather than the bizarre, coloured graphics used previously, the new bumper borrowed couch gags, much like Ten has done all along. Secondly, a Hot Fox post-ad bumper was produced, as had previously been done for other shows introduced at the start of the summer. This bumper showed the ubiquitous red chili being turned over with a set of tongs while Homer agonised with: "What's that smell? [...] It's chili! Oh, my God, I'm missing the chili cook-off! I'm missing the cook-off..." The sound byte was taken from the beginning of 3F24.

Finally, the Fox Kids logo saw some additional use, featuring as the permanently-displayed station logo during the Monday character day episodes, and also being used on weekend mornings as of the 24th January. The latter was particularly annoying, as the logo is strongly coloured and largely opaque -- a combination guaranteed to clash with an animated programme.


Simpsons Episodes on Network Ten in January


Sundays from 7:30pm

DateTimeEpisodeCode
Sun 4 Jan 19987:30pmDuffless9F14 RM
Sun 4 Jan 19988:00pmYou Only Move Twice3F23 RM
Sun 11 Jan 19987:30pmLast Exit to Springfield9F15 RM
Sun 11 Jan 19988:00pmEl Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer3F24 RM
Sun 18 Jan 19987:30pmBurns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk8F09 RM
Sun 18 Jan 19988:00pmThe Front9F16 RM
Sun 25 Jan 19987:30pmI Married Marge8F10 RM
Sun 25 Jan 19988:00pmSo Itís Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show9F17 RM


Weekdays at 6:00pm

Week
Starting

MonTueWedThuFri
12/1/98
2F012F022F042F052F06
19/1/98
2F072F082F092F102F11
26/1/98
2F122F132F142F152F18


Simpsons Episodes on Foxtel in January


Weekdays at 7:00am and 7:00pm/11:30pm


The evening timeslots repeat the morning's episodes.

DateEpisodeTitle
Thu 1/14F05
4F06
Burns, Baby Burns
Bart After Dark
Fri 2/14F04
4F01
A Milhouse Divided
Lisaís Date with Density
Mon 5/14F07
3F24
Hurricane Neddy
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer
Tue 6/13G01
4F08
The Springfield Files
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
Wed 7/14F10
3G03
Mountain of Madness
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-Díoh-cious
Thu 8/14F12
4F11
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
Homerís Phobia
Fri 9/14F14
4F13
The Brother From Another Series
My Sister, My Sitter
Mon 12/14F15
4F09
Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment
Grade School Confidential
Tue 13/14F16
4F17
The Canine Mutiny
The Old Man and the Lisa
Wed 14/14F18
4F19
In Marge We Trust
Homerís Enemy
Thu 15/14F20
4F21
The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
Fri 16/17G08
7G02
"The Simpsons Christmas Special"
Bart the Genius
Mon 19/17G03
7G04
Homerís Odyssey
Thereís No Disgrace Like Home
Tue 20/17G05
7G06
Bart the General
Moaning Lisa
Wed 21/17G09
7G07
Call of the Simpsons
"The Telltale Head"
Thu 22/17G11
7G10
Jacques to be Wild
Homerís Night Out
Fri 23/17G13
7G12
The Crepes of Wrath
Krusty Gets Busted
Mon 26/17G01
7F03
Some Enchanted Evening
Bart Gets An F
Tue 27/17F02
7F04
Simpson and Delilah
"The Simpsons Halloween Special"
Wed 28/17F01
7F05
Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish
Danciní Homer
Thu 29/17F08
7F07
Dead Putting Society
Bart vs Thanksgiving
Fri 30/17F06
7F09
Bart the Daredevil
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge


Weekends at 9:00am

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 3/19F16
9F17
9F18
9F20
9F21
9F22
9F19
The Front
So Itís Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
Whacking Day
Marge in Chains
Homerís Barbershop Quartet
Cape Feare
Krusty Gets Kancelled
Sun 4/11F02
1F01
1F04
1F03
1F05
1F06
1F07
Homer Goes to College
Rosebud
"The Simpsons Halloween Special IV"
Marge on the Lam
Bartís Inner Child
Boy-Scoutz N The Hood
The Last Temptation of Homer
Sat 10/11F08
1F09
1F11
1F10
1F12
1F13
1F14
$pringfield
Homer the Vigilante
Bart Gets Famous
Homer and Apu
Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
Deep Space Homer
Homer Loves Flanders
Sun 11/11F15
1F16
1F17
1F18
1F19
1F21
1F22
Bart Gets An Elephant
Burnsí Heir
Lisaís Rival
Sweet Seymour Skinnerís Baddasssss Song
The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Lady Bouvierís Lover
Bart of Darkness
Sat 17/11F20
2F33
2F01
2F02
2F03
2F04
2F05
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
Another Simpsons Clip Show
Itchy & Scratchy Land
Sideshow Bob Roberts
"The Simpsons Halloween Special V"
Bartís Girlfriend
Lisa on Ice
Sun 18/12F06
2F07
2F08
2F09
2F10
2F11
2F12
Homer: Bad Man
Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy
Fear of Flying
Homer the Great
And Maggie Makes Three
Bartís Comet
Homie the Clown
Sat 24/12F13
2F14
2F31
2F15
2F18
2F19
2F32
Bart vs Australia
Homer vs Patty & Selma
A Star is Burns
Lisaís Wedding
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
The PTA Disbands
íRound Springfield
Sun 25/12F21
2F22
2F16
2F20
2F17
3F01
3F02
The Springfield Connection
Lemon of Troy
Who Shot Mr Burns? ó Part One
Who Shot Mr Burns? ó Part Two
Radioactive Man
Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily
Bart Sells His Soul
Sat 31/13F03
3F04
3F05
3F06
3F08
3F31
3F07
Lisa the Vegetarian
"The Simpsons Halloween Special VI"
King-Size Homer
Mother Simpson
Sideshow Bobís Last Gleaming
"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!"
Marge Be Not Proud


Weekends at 6:00pm

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 3/11F18Sweet Seymour Skinnerís Baddasssss Song
Sun 4/11F19The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Sat 10/11F21Lady Bouvierís Lover
Sun 11/11F22Bart of Darkness
Sat 17/11F20Secrets of a Successful Marriage
Sun 18/12F33Another Simpsons Clip Show
Sat 24/12F01Itchy & Scratchy Land
Sat 31/12F03"The Simpsons Halloween Special V"


Sundays at 6:30pm, 12:00am and 5:00am

DateEpisodeTitle
Sun 25/12F13
2F14
Bart vs Australia
Homer vs Patty & Selma


Monday Character Days at 12:30pm

Bart Day!

Monday, 5th January 1998, 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

EpisodeTitle
7G02Bart the Genius
7G07"The Telltale Head"
8F03Bart The Murderer
8F11Radio Bart
1F05Bartís Inner Child
2F04Bartís Girlfriend


Lisa Day!

Monday, 12th January 1998, 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

EpisodeTitle
8F06Lisaís Pony
9F13I Love Lisa
1F12Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
1F17Lisaís Rival
2F15Lisaís Wedding
3F03Lisa the Vegetarian


Krusty Day!

Monday, 19th January 1998, 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

EpisodeTitle
7G12Krusty Gets Busted
8F05Like Father, Like Clown
8F24Kamp Krusty
9F19Krusty Gets Kancelled
1F11Bart Gets Famous
2F12Homie the Clown


Homer Day!

Monday, 26th January 1998, 12:30pm to 3:00pm.

EpisodeTitle
7F05Danciní Homer
8F14Homer Alone
9F21Homerís Barbershop Quartet
1F02Homer Goes to College
2F09Homer the Great
3F14Homer the Smithers




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