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"'Tis the 30th Season" is the fifteenth Christmas episode of The Simpsons, produced and aired as the tenth episode of its 30th season (hence the title).

Synopsis

After Thanksgiving dinner, Bart Simpson and Lisa give Marge and Homer their present list, asking for a Smart TV that costs $2,400. When a Black Friday offer is shown on TV at the Sprawl-Mart, Marge and Homer plan for Marge to hold a place in line, with Homer later relieving her and buying the TV. Marge camps out at Sprawl-Mart, but Homer fails to relieve her when his scarf is caught in the door, knocking him out. When the store opens, instead of grabbing the TV, she helps Gil Gunderson grab a present for his granddaughter. Gil then sells it for $100 to Reverend Lovejoy. Marge is stressed about preparing for Christmas, so Homer and the kids prepare a vacation for the family at the Kissimmee St. Nick Theme Park and Resort in Florida. In order to take her there, they have to sedate her. They arrive at the resort, but it was not what they expected. The theme park is even weirder, but they all try and show Marge they are enjoying themselves. In the morning, Bart and Lisa go and complain to the manager, Jeanie. Complaining about the fake appearance on the website, she explains that she cannot compete with the big ones like Disney's Family Guy World and blows them off. Back at the park, they go to the horrifying Tunnel of Love, the Gator Petting Zoo, and the Hall of Vice Presidents where they express their true feelings about the trip. To get their refund and go back home, Bart takes the heads off the anamatronic Vice-Presidents and leaves them under the covers of Jeanie's bed, frightening her. After finishing the fuel, they go on foot to town and discover Moe has been holding a dinner for the old and needy at his tavern. They join the dinner, along with Grampa Simpson. At the end, Jeanie refunds double the Simpsons' money. They buy the smart TV they wanted and watch a Yule Log in HD as the episode ends.

Songs

All songs were uncredited.

Cast

Voice actor/actress Character(s)
Dan CastellanetaHomer Simpson
Gil Gunderson
Grampa Simpson
Julie KavnerMarge Simpson
Nancy CartwrightBart Simpson
Ralph Wiggum
Yeardley SmithLisa Simpson
Hank AzariaChief Wiggum
Cletus Spuckler
Moe Szyslak
Comic Book Guy
Dick Cheney
Hug-A-Bull
Dancing Santa
Harry ShearerDr. Hibbert
Reverend Lovejoy
Al Gore
Jane LynchJeanie
Pamela HaydenMilhouse Van Houten
Tress MacNeilleBrandine Del Roy
Lindsey Naegle
Monica
Chris Edgerly"Stewie Griffin"
Kevin Michael Richardson

External links

20th Century Fox
Movies
Miracle on 34th Street (1955 remake) (1973 remake) (1994 remake) • Die HardDie Hard 2Home AloneHome Alone 2: Lost in New YorkGeorge Balanchine's The NutcrackerTrapped in ParadiseJingle All the WayHome Alone 4The Family StoneDeck the Halls12 Men of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistJingle All the Way 2
Television episodes and specials
Live-action shows
"Dear Dad" • "Dear Sis" • "Death Takes a Holiday" • "All About Christmas Eve" • "Christmas Story" • "Santa Baby" • "Kay's Gift" • "Merry Catnip" • "Christmas Carol" • "Emily" • "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" • "Amends" • "Cookies for Santa" • "The Santa in the Slush" • "A Very Glee Christmas" • "Extraordinary Merry Christmas" • "The 23rd" • "Glee, Actually" • "Santa" • "Previously Unaired Christmas"
Animated shows and specials
The Simpsons "Simpson Christmas" • "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" • "Marge Be Not Proud" • "Miracle on Evergreen Terrace" • "Grift of the Magi" • "Skinner's Sense of Snow" • "She of Little Faith" • "'Tis the Fifteenth Season" • "Simpson Christmas Stories" • "Kill Gil, Volumes I & II" • "The Fight Before Christmas" • "Holidays of Future Passed" • "White Christmas Blues" • "I Won't Be Home for Christmas • "The Nightmare After Krustmas" • "'Tis the 30th Season"
King of the Hill "The Unbearable Blindness of Laying" • "Pretty, Pretty Dresses" • "Hillennium" • "'Twas the Nut Before Christmas" • "The Father, the Son, and J.C." • "Livin' on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane" • "Ms. Wakefield"
Family Guy, American Dad!, and The Cleveland Show "A Very Special Family Guy Freakin' Christmas" • "The Best Christmas Story Never" • "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever" • "Rapture's Delight" • "A Cleveland Brown Christmas" • "Road to the North Pole" • "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls" • "Murray Christmas" • "Season's Beatings" • "Die Semi-Hard" • "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" • "'Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry" • "Minstrel Krampus" • "Christmas Guy" • "Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas" • "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin" • "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" • "Don't Be a Dickens At Christmas"
Bob's Burgers "God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins" • "Christmas in the Car" • "Father of the Bob" • "Nice-Capades" • "The Last Gingerbread House on the Left" • "The Bleakening" • "Better Off Sled"
Other cartoons "A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman" • Olive, the Other Reindeer • "Xmas Story" • "A Tale of Two Santas" • "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular" • Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
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