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The Simpsons in Australia, March 1998


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


Broadcast History for March

Network Ten

Foxtel

Tracey Ullman


Episodes on Network Ten

Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 7:30pm

Episodes on Foxtel

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

Weekends at 9:00am

Saturdays at 6:00pm

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

Daylight Savings Special on 29th March


Broadcast History for March

Network Ten Broadcasts in March


Perhaps someone at Ten finally came to their senses, because this month Ten finally caught up with Foxtel, plugging all the previously gaping omissions, and did a couple of other nice things besides.

On Wednesday, 11th March, Ten finally screened The Secret War of Lisa Simpson (4F21), the last episode of Season Eight. Furthermore, the three missing episodes from Season Six (2F31, 2F32 and 2F33) were shown on the first three Sundays of the month, unfortunately sans closing credits. Now viewers without pay TV have at least had the opportunity to see every Simpsons episode to date. It's just a pity that Ten felt the need to blame the omission on some nameless, Hollywood distributor rather than biting the bullet and admitting their long-running mistake.

But the bonanza was not to end there; in an unprecedented move, Hallowe'en came early this year, with Season Nine's Hallowe'en Special shown in its normal position in the screening order, on 25th March. In the past, Ten has always kept the Hallowe'en Specials until the end of the season, in October. But old habits die hard: the previous two Hallowe'en Specials were shown on the preceding weekend, as if to keep the new Special from getting lonely. Still, no-one's complaining about that!

Apart from all this amazement, Season Nine episodes continued on Wednesdays and Season Eight and Seven repeats continued on Sundays, filling in after the Season Six episodes. Merging also continued. And stripping did not resume.


Foxtel Broadcasts in March


March was a quiet month on Foxtel, too, with the summer schedule well established and no changes to the four streams of Simpsons episodes. The weekday stream started early in Season Four and got as far as the start of Season Six; weekend mornings made short work of Seasons Two through Four; Saturday evenings saw episodes from the middle of Season Six; and Sunday evenings covered the first part of Season Seven.

The only deviation occurred on the 24th March, when the 11:30pm repeat was preempted by the 1998 Academy Awards Special.

Two additional episodes were shown in the early morning of Saturday, 29th March, when The Simpsons were selected to plug the gap left by the end of Daylight Saving (in affected states). The episodes were from the end of Season Six and screened from 3:00am ADST to 3:00am AEST. It's confusing enough to have to change one's clocks without also trying to figure out what's on TV at change-over time!


The Tracey Ullman Show in March


The Comedy Channel no longer has the rights to The Tracey Ullman Show.

However, the ABC commenced screening Tracey's Emmy award-winning Tracey Takes On... on Friday nights at 9:30pm from 6th March. This show doesn't feature the Simpsons; rather, Tracey explores a different theme in each show, selecting from her considerable repertoire of humorous characters.


Simpsons Episodes on Network Ten in March


Wednesdays at 7:30pm

DateTimeEpisodeCode
Wed 4 Mar 19987:30pmThe Cartridge Family5F01
Wed 11 Mar 19987:30pmThe Secret War of Lisa Simpson4F21
Wed 18 Mar 19987:30pmBart Star5F03
Wed 25 Mar 19987:30pm"The Simpsons Halloween Special VIII"5F02


Sundays at 7:30pm

DateTimeEpisodeCode
Sun 1 Mar 19987:30pmA Star is Burns2F31 M
Sun 1 Mar 19988:00pmKing-Size Homer3F05 RM
Sun 8 Mar 19987:30pmíRound Springfield2F32 M
Sun 8 Mar 19988:00pmMother Simpson3F06 RM
Sun 15 Mar 19987:30pmAnother Simpsons Clip Show2F33 M
Sun 15 Mar 19988:00pmSideshow Bobís Last Gleaming3F08 RM
Sun 22 Mar 19987:30pm"The Simpsons Halloween Special VII"4F02 RM
Sun 22 Mar 19988:00pm"The Simpsons Halloween Special VI"3F04 RM
Sun 29 Mar 19987:30pmA Milhouse Divided4F04 RM
Sun 29 Mar 19988:00pmMarge Be Not Proud3F07 RM


Simpsons Episodes on Foxtel in March


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


The evening timeslots repeat the morning's episodes.

Note that on 24th March, the 11:30pm repeat did not screen, preempted by the 1998 Academy Awards Special.

DateEpisodeTitle
Mon 2/39F02
9F03
Lisa the Beauty Queen
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
Tue 3/39F04
9F05
"The Simpsons Halloween Special III"
Marge Gets a Job
Wed 4/39F06
9F07
New Kid on the Block
Mr Plow
Thu 5/39F08
9F09
Lisaís First Word
Homerís Triple Bypass
Fri 6/39F10
9F11
Marge vs the Monorail
Selmaís Choice
Mon 9/39F12
9F13
Brother from the Same Planet
I Love Lisa
Tue 10/39F14
9F15
Duffless
Last Exit to Springfield
Wed 11/39F16
9F17
The Front
So Itís Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
Thu 12/39F18
9F20
Whacking Day
Marge in Chains
Fri 13/39F21
9F22
Homerís Barbershop Quartet
Cape Feare
Mon 16/39F19
1F02
Krusty Gets Kancelled
Homer Goes to College
Tue 17/31F01
1F04
Rosebud
"The Simpsons Halloween Special IV"
Wed 18/31F03
1F05
Marge on the Lam
Bartís Inner Child
Thu 19/31F06
1F07
Boy-Scoutz N The Hood
The Last Temptation of Homer
Fri 20/31F08
1F09
$pringfield
Homer the Vigilante
Mon 23/31F11
1F10
Bart Gets Famous
Homer and Apu
Tue 24/31F12
1F13
Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
Deep Space Homer
Wed 25/31F14
1F15
Homer Loves Flanders
Bart Gets An Elephant
Thu 26/31F16
1F17
Burnsí Heir
Lisaís Rival
Fri 27/31F18
1F19
Sweet Seymour Skinnerís Baddasssss Song
The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Mon 30/31F21
1F22
Lady Bouvierís Lover
Bart of Darkness
Tue 31/31F20
2F33
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
Another Simpsons Clip Show


Weekends at 9:00am

DateEpisodeTitle
Sun 1/37F05
7F08
7F07
7F06
7F09
7F10
7F11
Danciní Homer
Dead Putting Society
Bart vs Thanksgiving
Bart the Daredevil
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
"Episode 23: Bart Gets Hit By A Car"
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
Sat 7/37F12
7F13
7F15
7F16
7F14
7F17
7F18
The Way We Was
Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Principal Charming
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bartís Dog Gets An F
Old Money
Brush with Greatness
Sun 8/37F19
7F20
7F21
7F22
7F23
7F24
8F01
Lisaís Substitute
War Of The Simpsons
Three Men and a Comic Book
Blood Feud
When Flanders Failed
Stark Raving Dad
Mr Lisa Goes To Washington
Sat 14/38F03
8F04
8F05
8F02
8F06
8F07
8F08
Bart The Murderer
Homer Defined
Like Father, Like Clown
"The Simpsons Halloween Special II"
Lisaís Pony
Saturdays of Thunder
Flaming Moeís
Sun 15/38F09
8F10
8F11
8F12
8F14
8F16
8F13
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
I Married Marge
Radio Bart
Lisa the Greek
Homer Alone
Bart the Lover
Homer at the Bat
Sat 21/38F15
8F17
8F19
8F20
8F21
8F22
8F23
Separate Vocations
Dog of Death
Colonel Homer
Black Widower
The Otto Show
Bartís Friend Falls In Love
Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
Sun 22/38F24
8F18
9F01
9F02
9F03
9F04
9F05
Kamp Krusty
A Streetcar Named Marge
Homer the Heretic
Lisa the Beauty Queen
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
"The Simpsons Halloween Special III"
Marge Gets a Job
Sat 28/39F06
9F07
9F08
9F09
9F10
9F11
9F12
New Kid on the Block
Mr Plow
Lisaís First Word
Homerís Triple Bypass
Marge vs the Monorail
Selmaís Choice
Brother from the Same Planet
Sun 29/39F13
9F14
9F15
9F16
9F17
9F18
9F20
I Love Lisa
Duffless
Last Exit to Springfield
The Front
So Itís Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
Whacking Day
Marge in Chains


Saturdays at 6:00pm

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 7/32F12Homie the Clown
Sat 14/32F13Bart vs Australia
Sat 21/32F14Homer vs Patty & Selma
Sat 28/32F31A Star is Burns


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

DateEpisodeTitle
Sun 1/32F20
2F17
Who Shot Mr Burns? ó Part Two
Radioactive Man
Sun 8/33F01
3F02
Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily
Bart Sells His Soul
Sun 15/33F03
3F04
Lisa the Vegetarian
"The Simpsons Halloween Special VI"
Sun 22/33F05
3F06
King-Size Homer
Mother Simpson
Sun 29/33F08
3F31
Sideshow Bobís Last Gleaming
"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!"


Daylight Savings Special

29th March, 1998
3:00am ADST to 3:00am AEST


For those states that end Daylight Savings on the night following 28th March (and I've no idea which those are), the extra hour will be filled by the following Simpsons episodes:

EpisodeTitle
2F32íRound Springfield
2F21The Springfield Connection



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Last Updated: 12-May-1998