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The Simpsons in Australia, April 1998


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


Broadcast History for April

Network Ten

Foxtel


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


Broadcast History for April

Network Ten Broadcasts in April


On the surface, nothing extraordinary happened on Ten in April: Season Nine episodes continued on Wednesdays, and merged Season Eight-and-Seven episodes continued on Sundays. Digging a little deeper, however, revealed all was not well.

It turns out that the two weeks of Easter holidays in April are a non-ratings period. So someone at Ten had the bright idea of replacing all first-run episodes with repeats from the same series for the two weeks. Naturally, viewers were not happy, once they'd overcome their initial confusion. Ten's justification ran to blaming the other networks ("Everyone does it."), but their arguments did not stand up to scrutiny: no other network pulled first-run episodes over this period. The whole thing justifies a fair dash of cynicism, methinks.


Foxtel Broadcasts in April


All four streams continued to screen in April: weekday viewers experienced Seasons Six and Seven; weekend early-birds saw Seasons Five and Six, and part of Seven; Saturday evenings featured episodes from near the end of Season Six; and Sunday nights covered the middle of Season Seven. So anyone interested in early episodes would have been disappointed, while the newer episodes began to sink into our consciousness.

The lone break to this pattern came on Wednesday, 15th April, when Part One of Who Shot Mr Burns? was shown at 7:00pm in the evening rather than at the later time, as it should. This was done so anyone unable to watch the later timeslot would still get to see both parts of the two-parter. It's nice to see programmers thinking of the viewers, for a change.


Simpsons Episodes on Network Ten in April


Wednesdays at 7:30pm

DateTimeEpisodeCode
Wed 1 Apr 19987:30pmThe Two Mrs Nahasapeemapetilons5F04
Wed 8 Apr 19987:30pmMarge in Chains9F20 R
Wed 15 Apr 19987:30pmCape Feare9F22 R
Wed 22 Apr 19987:30pmLisa the Skeptic5F05
Wed 29 Apr 19987:30pmRealty Bites5F06


Sundays at 7:30pm

DateTimeEpisodeCode
Sun 5 Apr 19987:30pmLisaís Date with Density4F01 RM
Sun 5 Apr 19988:00pmTeam Homer3F10 RM
Sun 12 Apr 19987:30pmHurricane Neddy4F07 RM
Sun 12 Apr 19988:00pmTwo Bad Neighbors3F09 RM
Sun 19 Apr 19987:30pmThe Twisted World of Marge Simpson4F08 RM
Sun 19 Apr 19988:00pmScenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield3F11 RM
Sun 26 Apr 19987:30pmThe Springfield Files3G01 RM
Sun 26 Apr 19988:00pmBart the Fink3F12 RM


Simpsons Episodes on Foxtel in April


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


The evening timeslots repeat the morning's episodes.

On Wednesday, 15th April, Who Shot Mr Burns? -- Part One was screened second in the morning, but first in the evening (at 7:00pm). This was so that people watching only the 7:00pm timeslot would get to see both parts of the two-parter.

DateEpisodeTitle
Wed 1/42F01
2F02
Itchy & Scratchy Land
Sideshow Bob Roberts
Thu 2/42F03
2F04
"The Simpsons Halloween Special V"
Bartís Girlfriend
Fri 3/42F05
2F06
Lisa on Ice
Homer: Bad Man
Mon 6/42F07
2F08
Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy
Fear of Flying
Tue 7/42F09
2F10
Homer the Great
And Maggie Makes Three
Wed 8/42F11
2F12
Bartís Comet
Homie the Clown
Thu 9/42F13
2F14
Bart vs Australia
Homer vs Patty & Selma
Fri 10/42F31
2F15
A Star is Burns
Lisaís Wedding
Mon 13/42F18
2F19
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
The PTA Disbands
Tue 14/42F32
2F21
íRound Springfield
The Springfield Connection
Wed 15/42F22
2F16
Lemon of Troy
Who Shot Mr Burns? ó Part One
Thu 16/42F20
2F17
Who Shot Mr Burns? ó Part Two
Radioactive Man
Fri 17/43F01
3F02
Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily
Bart Sells His Soul
Mon 20/43F03
3F04
Lisa the Vegetarian
"The Simpsons Halloween Special VI"
Tue 21/43F05
3F06
King-Size Homer
Mother Simpson
Wed 22/43F08
3F31
Sideshow Bobís Last Gleaming
"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!"
Thu 23/43F07
3F10
Marge Be Not Proud
Team Homer
Fri 24/43F09
3F11
Two Bad Neighbors
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
Mon 27/43F12
3F13
Bart the Fink
Lisa the Iconoclast
Tue 28/43F14
3F16
Homer the Smithers
The Day the Violence Died
Wed 29/43F15
3F17
A Fish Called Selma
Bart on the Road
Thu 30/43F18
3F19
22 Short Films About Springfield
"The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"


Weekends at 9:00am

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 4/49F21
9F22
9F19
1F02
1F01
1F04
1F03
Homerís Barbershop Quartet
Cape Feare
Krusty Gets Kancelled
Homer Goes to College
Rosebud
"The Simpsons Halloween Special IV"
Marge on the Lam
Sun 5/41F05
1F06
1F07
1F08
1F09
1F11
1F10
Bartís Inner Child
Boy-Scoutz N The Hood
The Last Temptation of Homer
$pringfield
Homer the Vigilante
Bart Gets Famous
Homer and Apu
Sat 11/41F12
1F13
1F14
1F15
1F16
1F17
1F18
Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
Deep Space Homer
Homer Loves Flanders
Bart Gets An Elephant
Burnsí Heir
Lisaís Rival
Sweet Seymour Skinnerís Baddasssss Song
Sun 12/41F19
1F21
1F22
1F20
2F33
2F01
2F02
The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Lady Bouvierís Lover
Bart of Darkness
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
Another Simpsons Clip Show
Itchy & Scratchy Land
Sideshow Bob Roberts
Sat 18/42F03
2F04
2F05
2F06
2F07
2F08
2F09
"The Simpsons Halloween Special V"
Bartís Girlfriend
Lisa on Ice
Homer: Bad Man
Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy
Fear of Flying
Homer the Great
Sun 19/42F10
2F11
2F12
2F13
2F14
2F31
2F15
And Maggie Makes Three
Bartís Comet
Homie the Clown
Bart vs Australia
Homer vs Patty & Selma
A Star is Burns
Lisaís Wedding
Sat 25/42F18
2F19
2F32
2F21
2F22
2F16
2F20
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
The PTA Disbands
íRound Springfield
The Springfield Connection
Lemon of Troy
Who Shot Mr Burns? ó Part One
Who Shot Mr Burns? ó Part Two
Sun 26/42F17
3F01
3F02
3F03
3F04
3F05
3F06
Radioactive Man
Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily
Bart Sells His Soul
Lisa the Vegetarian
"The Simpsons Halloween Special VI"
King-Size Homer
Mother Simpson


Saturdays at 6:00pm

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 4/42F15Lisaís Wedding
Sat 11/42F18Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
Sat 18/42F19The PTA Disbands
Sat 25/42F32íRound Springfield


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

DateEpisodeTitle
Sun 5/43F07
3F10
Marge Be Not Proud
Team Homer
Sun 12/43F09
3F11
Two Bad Neighbors
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
Sun 19/43F12
3F13
Bart the Fink
Lisa the Iconoclast
Sun 26/43F14
3F16
Homer the Smithers
The Day the Violence Died



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