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The Simpsons in Australia, October 1997


This page is an archive of which episodes of The Simpsons were broadcast in Australia during October 1997. It is maintained by . Comments and contributions are welcome.


Broadcast History for October

Network Ten

Foxtel

Tracey Ullman


Episodes on Network Ten

Sundays from 7:00pm

Weekdays at 7:00pm

Episodes on Foxtel

Weekdays at 7:00am and 6:30pm

Weekends at 8:00am

Weekdays at 11:00pm and Weekends at 6:00pm

Simpsons' Halloween Special on 31st October

The Tracey Ullman Show


Broadcast History for October

Network Ten Broadcasts in October


Ten continued to screen Season Four and Season Seven repeats on Sundays at 7:00pm and 7:30pm, respectively. The intervening credits and opening sequence continued to be cut. That is, except on the last Sunday of the month, when the Season Seven Hallowe'en special was shown in full.

Weekday stripping at 7:00pm completed Season Five in the first week of October, but rather than continuing to Season Six, Ten jumped back to the start of Season Two.

However, October is the month ending in Hallowe'en, and such a timely opportunity could not be easily passed up: in the last week of October, the first six Simpsons Hallowe'en Specials were shown: the first five stripped during the week; the sixth shown the previous Sunday. Strangely, the seventh special (from this year's Australian season) was held off for another time.


Foxtel Broadcasts in October


Although all three streams of Simpsons episodes continued throughout October, cracks were beginning to show: late night weekday episodes (at 11:00pm) ceased on the 17th October, relegated to just the weekend timeslot.

The late night stream reached the end of Season Four, while the other weekday stream concluded Season Three and then was jumped forward nine episodes on the last day of the month. Apart from this minor hiccup, all three streams behaved as predicted.

But the big news was Foxtel's acquisition of Seasons Six through Eight of The Simpsons. These new episodes started airing on Saturday and Sunday mornings from the 18th October, completing Season Six by the end of the month. Apart from being able to see these episodes uncensored and uncut, Australian viewers were treated to three episodes never before seen in this country (see my note on Censorship and Other Matters), namely 2F31, 2F32 and 2F33.

Finally, Foxtel arranged a special Simpsons event for the last day of October: a Simpsons Hallowe'en marathon. All seven Hallowe'en specials, from Seasons Two through Eight were shown, in reverse order (ie: starting with the newest episode). One up on Network Ten.

October was also the first full month for which I was able to get complete screening information from Foxtel in advance, removing much of the guess-work from my predictions. My thanks to the people involved.


The Tracey Ullman Show in October


October was the month the Comedy Channel retired The Tracey Ullman Show. Enough timeslots (3:30pm, Tuesday to Friday) were allocated to nearly complete Season Four, but no more. The last episode was shown on the 10th October (another was scheduled for the following Tuesday, but not shown). Unfortunately, Tracey will not be returning to the Comedy Channel, as their rights to the show have expired.


Simpsons Episodes on Network Ten in October


Sundays from 7:00pm

DateTimeEpisodeCode
Sun 5 Oct 19977:00pmLisa the Beauty Queen9F02 RM
Sun 5 Oct 19977:30pmLisa the Iconoclast3F13 RM
Sun 12 Oct 19977:00pmItchy & Scratchy: The Movie9F03 RM
Sun 12 Oct 19977:30pmHomer the Smithers3F14 RM
Sun 19 Oct 19977:00pmMarge Gets a Job9F05 RM
Sun 19 Oct 19977:30pmThe Day the Violence Died3F16 RM
Sun 26 Oct 19977:00pmNew Kid on the Block9F06 R
Sun 26 Oct 19977:30pmTreehouse of Horror VI3F04 R


Weekdays at 7:00pm

Week
Starting

MonTueWedThuFri
29/9/97
1F131F141F151F161F18
6/10/97
1F191F211F201F221F17
13/10/97
7F037F027F017F057F08
20/10/97
7F077F067F097F107F11
27/10/97
7F048F029F041F042F03


Simpsons Episodes on Foxtel in October


Weekdays at 7:00am and 6:30pm


The evening timeslot repeats the morning's episodes.

DateEpisodeTitle
Wed 1/107F01
7F05
Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish
Danciní Homer
Thu 2/107F08
7F07
Dead Putting Society
Bart vs Thanksgiving
Fri 3/107F06
7F09
Bart the Daredevil
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
Mon 6/107F10
7F11
"Episode 23: Bart Gets Hit By A Car"
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
Tue 7/107F12
7F13
The Way We Was
Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Wed 8/107F15
7F16
Principal Charming
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Thu 9/107F14
7F17
Bartís Dog Gets An F
Old Money
Fri 10/107F18
7F19
Brush with Greatness
Lisaís Substitute
Mon 13/107F20
7F21
War Of The Simpsons
Three Men and a Comic Book
Tue 14/107F22
7F23
Blood Feud
When Flanders Failed
Wed 15/107F24
8F01
Stark Raving Dad
Mr Lisa Goes To Washington
Thu 16/108F03
8F04
Bart The Murderer
Homer Defined
Fri 17/108F05
8F02
Like Father, Like Clown
"The Simpsons Halloween Special II"
Mon 20/108F06
8F07
Lisaís Pony
Saturdays of Thunder
Tue 21/108F08
8F09
Flaming Moeís
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
Wed 22/108F10
8F11
I Married Marge
Radio Bart
Thu 23/108F12
8F14
Lisa the Greek
Homer Alone
Fri 24/108F16
8F13
Bart the Lover
Homer at the Bat
Mon 27/108F15
8F17
Separate Vocations
Dog of Death
Tue 28/108F19
8F20
Colonel Homer
Black Widower
Wed 29/108F21
8F22
The Otto Show
Bartís Friend Falls In Love
Thu 30/108F23
8F24
Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
Kamp Krusty
Fri 31/109F09
9F10
Homerís Triple Bypass
Marge vs the Monorail


Weekends at 8:00am

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 4/109F16
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 5/101F02
1F01
1F04
1F03
1F05
1F06
1F07
Homer Goes to College
Rosebud
Treehouse of Horror IV
Marge on the Lam
Bartís Inner Child
Boy-Scoutz N The Hood
The Last Temptation of Homer
Sat 11/101F08
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 12/101F15
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 18/101F20
2F33
2F01
2F02
2F03
2F04
2F05
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
Another Simpsons Clip Show
Itchy & Scratchy Land
Sideshow Bob Roberts
Treehouse of Horror V
Bartís Girlfriend
Lisa on Ice
Sun 19/102F06
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 25/102F13
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 26/102F21
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


Weekdays at 11:00pm and Weekends at 6:00pm


The weekday 11:00pm timeslot was discontinued on the 20th October.

DateEpisodeTitle
Mon 29/98F24Kamp Krusty
Tue 30/98F18A Streetcar Named Marge
Wed 1/109F01Homer the Heretic
Thu 2/109F02Lisa the Beauty Queen
Fri 3/109F03Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
Sat 4/109F04Treehouse of Horror III
Sun 5/109F05Marge Gets a Job
Mon 6/109F06New Kid on the Block
Tue 7/109F07Mr Plow
Wed 8/109F08Lisaís First Word
Thu 9/109F09Homerís Triple Bypass
Fri 10/109F10Marge vs the Monorail
Sat 11/109F11Selmaís Choice
Sun 12/109F12Brother from the Same Planet
Mon 13/109F13I Love Lisa
Tue 14/109F14Duffless
Wed 15/109F15Last Exit to Springfield
Thu 16/109F16The Front
Fri 17/109F17So Itís Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
Sat 18/109F18Whacking Day
Sun 19/109F20Marge in Chains
Sat 25/109F21Homerís Barbershop Quartet
Sun 26/109F22Cape Feare


Simpsons' Halloween Special on 31st October


On Hallowe'en, Foxtel screened all seven Treehouse of Horror Hallowe'en Specials, once from 8:30pm to 11:30pm, then again from 1:00am to 4:00am.

EpisodeTitle
4F02Treehouse of Horror VII
3F04Treehouse of Horror VI
2F03Treehouse of Horror V
1F04Treehouse of Horror IV
9F04Treehouse of Horror III
8F02"The Simpsons Halloween Special II"
7F04"The Simpsons Halloween Special"


The Tracey Ullman Show in October

Week
Starting

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
29/9/97

7W147W147W157W16

6/10/97

7W177W187W197W20

13/10/97
No further episodes.



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Last Updated: 15-June-1998