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The Simpsons in Australia, December 1998

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

Broadcast History for December

Network Ten


Episodes on Network Ten

Sundays from 7:30pm

Episodes on Foxtel

Weekdays at 7:00am and 7:00pm

Weekends at 9:00am

Saturdays at 6:00pm

Sundays at 6:00pm and 12:00am

Swashbuckler Saturday on 26th December

Broadcast History for December

Network Ten Broadcasts in December

As usual, December was something of a drought month for The Simpsons on Ten, with just the Sunday double repeat timeslot continuing through the summer. The episodes shown spanned the last part of Season Four. Of course, the opportunities of the Christmas season were not to be neglected, so on Sunday, 20th December, Ten screened the first two Simpsons Christmas specials, Marge Be Not Proud (3F07) and Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (7G08).

Foxtel Broadcasts in December

On Foxtel in December, there were a couple of minor deviations from the established screening schedule, all associated with Christmas.

On Christmas Eve, The Simpsons Christmas Special (7G08) screened in the weekday timeslot, however there was no Simpsons on Christmas Day, pre-empted by the FOX8 Christmas Stocking (a selection of episodes from FOX8's best evening soapies). On Monday, 28th December, the weekday stream continued where it had left off, though skipping Bart on the Road (3F17).

In the meantime, Boxing Day (Saturday, 26th December) was designated Swashbuckler Saturday in order to promote the movie, The Mask of Zorro. The promotion started with Highlander at 5:00pm, then continued at 6:00pm with three selected episodes of The Simpsons (pre-empting Baywatch). The scheduled episode (Lisa's Date with Density) vanished without trace.

Across the month, the weekday stream screened most of Season Seven, weekend mornings aired the remainder of the new-to-cable Season Nine episodes, then Season One and most of Season Two. Weekend evenings showed part of Season Eight on Saturdays and part of Season Seven on Sundays.

Simpsons Episodes on Network Ten in December

Sundays from 7:30pm

Sun 6 Dec 19987:30pmSo Itís Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show9F17 RM
Sun 6 Dec 19988:00pmWhacking Day9F18 RM
Sun 13 Dec 19987:30pmKrusty Gets Kancelled9F19 RM
Sun 13 Dec 19988:00pmMarge in Chains9F20 RM
Sun 20 Dec 19987:30pmMarge Be Not Proud3F07 RM
Sun 20 Dec 19988:00pm"The Simpsons Christmas Special"7G08 R
Sun 27 Dec 19987:30pmHomerís Barbershop Quartet9F21 RM
Sun 27 Dec 19988:00pmCape Feare9F22 RM

Simpsons Episodes on Foxtel in December

Weekdays at 7:00am and 7:00pm

The evening timeslot repeats the morning's episode.

Tue 1/123F01Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily
Wed 2/123F02Bart Sells His Soul
Thu 3/123F03Lisa the Vegetarian
Fri 4/123F04"The Simpsons Halloween Special VI"
Mon 7/123F05King-Size Homer
Tue 8/123F06Mother Simpson
Wed 9/123F08Sideshow Bobís Last Gleaming
Thu 10/123F31"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!"
Fri 11/123F07Marge Be Not Proud
Mon 14/123F10Team Homer
Tue 15/123F09Two Bad Neighbors
Wed 16/123F11Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
Thu 17/123F12Bart the Fink
Fri 18/123F13Lisa the Iconoclast
Mon 21/123F14Homer the Smithers
Tue 22/123F16The Day the Violence Died
Wed 23/123F15A Fish Called Selma
Thu 24/127G08"The Simpsons Christmas Special"
Mon 28/123F1822 Short Films About Springfield
Tue 29/123F19"The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
Wed 30/123F20Much Apu About Nothing
Thu 31/123F21Homerpalooza

Weekends at 9:00am

Sat 5/123G04
Simpson Tide
The Trouble with Trillions
Girly Edition
Trash of the Titans
King of the Hill
Sun 6/125F17
Lost Our Lisa
Natural Born Kissers
"The Simpsons Christmas Special"
Bart the Genius
Homerís Odyssey
Sat 12/127G04
Thereís No Disgrace Like Home
Bart the General
Moaning Lisa
Call of the Simpsons
"The Telltale Head"
Sun 13/127G11
Jacques to be Wild
Homerís Night Out
The Crepes of Wrath
Krusty Gets Busted
Some Enchanted Evening
Sat 19/127F03
Bart Gets An F
Simpson and Delilah
"The Simpsons Halloween Special"
Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish
Danciní Homer
Sun 20/127F08
Dead Putting Society
Bart vs Thanksgiving
Bart the Daredevil
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
"Episode 23: Bart Gets Hit By A Car"
Sat 26/127F11
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
The Way We Was
Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Principal Charming
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Sun 27/127F14
Bartís Dog Gets An F
Old Money
Brush with Greatness
Lisaís Substitute
War Of The Simpsons

Saturdays at 6:00pm

The Saturday timeslot on 26th December was preempted by Swashbuckler Saturday, promoting the movie The Mask of Zorro.

Sat 5/124F05Burns, Baby Burns
Sat 12/124F06Bart After Dark
Sat 19/124F04A Milhouse Divided

Sundays at 6:00pm and 12:00am

Sun 6/123F06
Mother Simpson
Sideshow Bobís Last Gleaming
Sun 13/123F31
"The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular!"
Marge Be Not Proud
Sun 20/123F10
Team Homer
Two Bad Neighbors
Sun 27/123F11
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
Bart the Fink

Swashbuckler Saturday

26th December, 1998
6:00pm to 7:30pm

7F21Three Men and a Comic Book
8F14Homer Alone
2F17Radioactive Man

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