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The Simpsons in Australia, December 1997


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


Broadcast History for December

Network Ten

Foxtel


Episodes on Network Ten

Sundays from 7:30pm

Episodes on Foxtel

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

Weekends at 8:00am (then 9:00am)

Weekends at 6:00pm


Broadcast History for December

Network Ten Broadcasts in December


With ratings well and truly over for the year, The Simpsons was a beacon in a sea of mediocre television, even cut back to Sunday repeats alone. Stripping ceased at the end of November, but Season Four and Seven repeats continued from 7:30pm each Sunday, despite misleading advertising proclaiming "The Simpsons by Request."

The Sunday before Christmas inevitably saw the rescreening of The Simpsons Christmas Special, strangely paired with 9F21, from the start of Season Five. I would have thought 3F07, the Simpsons' other Christmas episode, would have been more appropriate. But at least the two episodes were shown in full, rather than merged.


Foxtel Broadcasts in December


On Foxtel, too, summer scheduling had well and truly kicked in, all three streams continuing in their allotted timeslots.

The weekday stream screened all of Seasons Six and Seven through to the beginning of Season Eight. Nearly all episode names were given in the Foxtel Guide, yet a couple of mistakes snuck through. Foxtel did, indeed, screen both Christmas episodes (7G08 and 3F07) on the 25th December, but the Foxtel Guide failed to notice the absence of 3F07 from its usual spot in the episode order. Cross-checking with the usual running order and an informative phone-call shed light on both this and another minor error.

Weekend mornings continued to screen Seasons Two, Three and Four, amongst heavy promotion on FOX8. The only anomaly was a one hour time shift on the 20th December, repositioning the timeslot from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The change was related to some other adjustments made at the last minute, long after the Foxtel Guide was printed. (One was the introduction of early Highlander episodes at 5:00pm on weekends.)

The weekend evening timeslot continued with Season Five episodes at 6:00pm.


Simpsons Episodes on Network Ten in December

Sundays from 7:30pm

DateTimeEpisodeCode
Sun 7 Dec 19977:30pmSelma’s Choice9F11 RM
Sun 7 Dec 19978:00pmMuch Apu About Nothing3F20 RM
Sun 14 Dec 19977:30pmBrother from the Same Planet9F12 RM
Sun 14 Dec 19978:00pmHomerpalooza3F21 RM
Sun 21 Dec 19977:30pm"The Simpsons Christmas Special"7G08 R
Sun 21 Dec 19978:00pmHomer’s Barbershop Quartet9F21 R
Sun 28 Dec 19977:30pmI Love Lisa9F13 RM
Sun 28 Dec 19978:00pmSummer of 4 Ft. 23F22 RM


Simpsons Episodes on Foxtel in December


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


The evening timeslots repeat the morning's episodes.

DateEpisodeTitle
Mon 1/122F06
2F07
Homer: Bad Man
Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy
Tue 2/122F08
2F09
Fear of Flying
Homer the Great
Wed 3/122F10
2F11
And Maggie Makes Three
Bart’s Comet
Thu 4/122F12
2F13
Homie the Clown
Bart vs Australia
Fri 5/122F14
2F31
Homer vs Patty & Selma
A Star is Burns
Mon 8/122F15
2F18
Lisa’s Wedding
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
Tue 9/122F19
2F32
The PTA Disbands
’Round Springfield
Wed 10/122F21
2F22
The Springfield Connection
Lemon of Troy
Thu 11/122F16
2F20
Who Shot Mr Burns? — Part One
Who Shot Mr Burns? — Part Two
Fri 12/122F17
3F01
Radioactive Man
Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily
Mon 15/123F02
3F03
Bart Sells His Soul
Lisa the Vegetarian
Tue 16/123F04
3F05
Treehouse of Horror VI
King-Size Homer
Wed 17/123F06
3F08
Mother Simpson
Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming
Thu 18/123F31
3F10
"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!"
Team Homer
Fri 19/123F09
3F11
Two Bad Neighbors
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
Mon 22/123F12
3F13
Bart the Fink
Lisa the Iconoclast
Tue 23/123F14
3F16
Homer the Smithers
The Day the Violence Died
Wed 24/123F15
3F17
A Fish Called Selma
Bart on the Road
Thu 25/123F07
7G08
Marge Be Not Proud
"The Simpsons Christmas Special"
Fri 26/123F18
3F19
22 Short Films About Springfield
"The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
Mon 29/123F20
3F21
Much Apu About Nothing
Homerpalooza
Tue 30/123F22
4F02
Summer of 4 Ft. 2
Treehouse of Horror VII
Wed 31/123F23
4F03
You Only Move Twice
The Homer They Fall


Weekends at 8:00am (then 9:00am)


From the 20th December, Super Simpsons Saturday (and Sunday) have been moved to one hour later (9:00am to 12:00pm).

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 6/127F06
7F09
7F10
7F11
7F12
7F13
7F15
Bart the Daredevil
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
"Episode 23: Bart Gets Hit By A Car"
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
The Way We Was
Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Principal Charming
Sun 7/127F16
7F14
7F17
7F18
7F19
7F20
7F21
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bart’s Dog Gets An F
Old Money
Brush with Greatness
Lisa’s Substitute
War Of The Simpsons
Three Men and a Comic Book
Sat 13/127F22
7F23
7F24
8F01
8F03
8F04
8F05
Blood Feud
When Flanders Failed
Stark Raving Dad
Mr Lisa Goes To Washington
Bart The Murderer
Homer Defined
Like Father, Like Clown
Sun 14/128F02
8F06
8F07
8F08
8F09
8F10
8F11
"The Simpsons Halloween Special II"
Lisa’s Pony
Saturdays of Thunder
Flaming Moe’s
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
I Married Marge
Radio Bart
Sat 20/128F12
8F14
8F16
8F13
8F15
8F17
8F19
Lisa the Greek
Homer Alone
Bart the Lover
Homer at the Bat
Separate Vocations
Dog of Death
Colonel Homer
Sun 21/128F20
8F21
8F22
8F23
8F24
8F18
9F01
Black Widower
The Otto Show
Bart’s Friend Falls In Love
Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
Kamp Krusty
A Streetcar Named Marge
Homer the Heretic
Sat 27/129F02
9F03
9F04
9F05
9F06
9F07
9F08
Lisa the Beauty Queen
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
Treehouse of Horror III
Marge Gets a Job
New Kid on the Block
Mr Plow
Lisa’s First Word
Sun 28/129F09
9F10
9F11
9F12
9F13
9F14
9F15
Homer’s Triple Bypass
Marge vs the Monorail
Selma’s Choice
Brother from the Same Planet
I Love Lisa
Duffless
Last Exit to Springfield


Weekends at 6:00pm

DateEpisodeTitle
Sat 6/121F11Bart Gets Famous
Sun 7/121F10Homer and Apu
Sat 13/121F12Lisa vs Malibu Stacey
Sun 14/121F13Deep Space Homer
Sat 20/121F14Homer Loves Flanders
Sun 21/121F15Bart Gets An Elephant
Sat 27/121F16Burns’ Heir
Sun 28/121F17Lisa’s Rival



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