The Simpsons (partially found deleted scenes of Fox animated sitcom; 1989-present)

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The show's title card.

Status: Partially Found

The Simpsons is an American animated television series that premiered on Fox on December 17th, 1989, after becoming just animated shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. The show follows Homer Simpson, his family and a wide variety of characters in Springfield through all sorts of quirky antics. The show was a massive success since it premiered and continues to air new episodes to this day and has evolved into a pop culture phenomenon for the then-struggling network. However, several scenes and snippets have been cut or trimmed out of episodes and these scenes have become lost over time.

Deleted Scenes[edit | edit source]

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire[edit | edit source]

Status: Partially Found

In the promo for the episode, two scenes shown off in the promo are nowhere to be found in the aired episode. Those being of Maggie feeding Santa's Little Helper a steak and a brief shot of Homer shouting Bart. The latter of which can be heard but not seen in the episode.

Promo for the episode with the missing footage at 0:10 and 0:15.

The Crepes of Wrath[edit | edit source]

Status: Lost

Two scenes where Bart woos at some French dancers and eating French chocolates weren't in the aired episode but they were featured in a promo for the episode. The promo in question can't be found online, but a couple of screenshots of the scene from the promo can.

Bart vs. Thanksgiving[edit | edit source]

Status: Lost

The scene where Bart donates blood to raise money was meant to be longer and shows the interior with Bart having his blood taken. Only one storyboard panel exists of this scene.[1]

Colonel Homer[edit | edit source]

Status: Partially Found

The scene where Bart and Lisa argue over Homer knowing more than one woman before Lurleen's performance of "Bagged Me a Homer" was absent from the aired episode. A snippet of this scene was included in a promo for the episode which was included in the DVD Boxset for season 3. The rest of the scene has yet to resurface.

Promo for the episode with footage from the argument at 0:21.

Mother Simpson[edit | edit source]

Status: Lost

In two scenes that weren't in the final episode, Termites are visible between the top floor, ground floor and basement and Homer is eating chocolate and space food sticks and he is talking to Mona Simpson about him working at the nuclear power plant. Only two screenshots of the Termites scene exist while nothing from the chocolate and food sticks scene had surfaced.

Treehouse of Horror XXVII[edit | edit source]

Status: Lost

Scenes including Russ Cargill and Frank Grimes becoming a large ghost was cut due to time constraints according to showrunner Al Jean on Twitter.[2] According to the comment section of the tweet, the scenes were on YouTube for a short time but have since been taken down by Fox. Only two screenshots of the scenes can be found.

Homer Is Where the Art Isn't[edit | edit source]

Status: Found

The scene where Sideshow Mel and a crowd are chanting for a female Doctor Who was swapped during production with a protest about too many Pokey restaurants, due to the announcement that Jodie Whittaker was going to be the first female Doctor.[3] The scene in storyboard form can be found online.

The Female Doctor Who chant deleted scene.

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