Islands on The Simpsons

Episode

Island

Status

Marge and Homer seek time alone (FABF14)

Absecon Island – Marge and Homer visit Atlantic City and stay in the Trump Brothel.

real

"Bart-Mangled Banner" (FABF17)

Alcatraz – The Simpsons are sent to the Ronald Reagan Reeducation Center on this prison island after Bart accidentally moons the American flag.

real

“Treehouse of Horror III” (9F04)

Ape Island – It has a large skull-shaped mountain, and is inhabited by Homer, a giant ape.

imaginary

Marge takes over Moe’s (GABF01)

Aruba -- They go to Aruba, though only some palm trees, a beach, and a hotel room are seen.

real

“Bart the Fink” (3F12)

Cayman Islands – A banker here receives a call about Krusty’s finances but notes that he “cannot divulge information about that customer's secret illegal account.”

real

“Tales from the Public Domain” (DABF08)

Circe’s island – Odysseus-Homer lands here, and eats his crew after they are transformed into pigs.

imaginary

“Tales from the Public Domain” (DABF08)

Crazy Islands – Alleged islands of the Greek Aegean, they are visible on a map, and look rather like the Cyclades.

imaginary

“Deep Space Homer” (1F13)

Cozumel – Visible, slightly too far north, during the shuttle’s ascent.

real

The trillion dollar bill (5F14)

Cuba – Homer, Burns, and Smithers fly to Cuba and inadvertently hand over the bill to Castro.

real

“Treehouse of Horror X” (BABF01)

Cuba – This island is visible as Bart and Homer’s rocket rises.

real

“Deep Space Homer” (1F13)

Cuba – Parts of it are visible during the shuttle’s ascent.

real

"Treehouse of Horror XVI" (GABF17)

Cuba – The Caribbean island can be seen being drawn up into the alien-induced vortex.

real

“Mr. Lisa goes to Washington” (8F01)

East Potomac Park – Seeking advice, Lisa goes to the Jefferson Memorial on Washington’s largest island, encountering an angry imaginary Jefferson.

real

Mr. Burns’ heir (1F16)

Falklands – On a Krusty rerun, he announces the invasion of the Falklands and shows a map of the islands.

real

New York trip (4F22)

Governor’s Island – Marge identifies it as they arrive in the city.

real

The Simpsons visit England (EABF22)

Great Britain – They visit England, and Homer ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London.

real

“Lisa's Wedding” (2F15)

Great Britain – In the future, Lisa goes to England to visit her fiancé’s manor and its robo-farmhands.

real

"Margical History Tour" (FABF06)

Great Britain – Homer is England’s murderous Henry the Eighth.

real

“Treehouse of Horror XV” (FABF23)

Great Britain – Bart battles Jack the Ripper in the London of 1890.

real

“Treehouse of Horror X” (BABF01)

Greenland – The world’s largest island is visible out the rocket window as Bart and Homer leave Earth.

real

“Rosebud” (1F01)

Hawaii – Homer demands “A million dollars and three Hawaiian islands.  Good ones, not the leper one!” in return for Bobo the bear.

real

Homer smuggles Canadian drugs (FABF16)

Hawaii – Homer remarks that a family luau “is just like Hawaii, except that you don’t get beaten up when you leave the hotel.”

real

“Treehouse of Horror X” (BABF01)

Hispaniola – This island is visible as Bart and Homer’s rocket rises.

real

The Simpsons house sit for Burns (BABF08)

The head pirate orders a return to “Hidden Pirate Island, aka Hong Kong.”

real

Japan trip (AABF20)

Honshu, Japan – The Simpsons visit Tokyo, see the Imperial Gardens and the Hello Kitty factory, and participate in a cruel game show.

real

“Tales from the Public Domain” (DABF08)

Ithaca – Odysseus’ home island is seen on a map.  Homer-Odysseus returns there and kills his wife’s suitors.

real

“Treehouse of Horror X” (BABF01)

Jamaica – This island is visible as Bart and Homer’s rocket rises.

real

“Deep Space Homer” (1F13)

Isla de Juventud – This Cuban island is visible during the shuttle’s ascent.

real

New York trip (4F22)

 

Liberty Island – Bart visits the Stature of Liberty and harasses arriving immigrants on a passing ship.

real

“Treehouse of Horror X” (BABF01)

Liberty Island – Clobber Girl Lisa uses the Statue of Liberty to pop the Hindenburg.

real

"Bart-Mangled Banner" (FABF17)

Liberty Island – Arriving from France, the Simpsons’ boat passes this island.

real

Homer and Bart grift (CABF03)

Marge, hitting the Long Island iced teas, says, "I'd like to visit that Long Island place.  If only it were real."

real

“Treehouse of Horror XIII” (DABF19)

The Island of Lost Souls – The Simpsons end up on an island inhabited by Dr. Hibbert’s half-human, half-animal creations.

imaginary

New York trip (4F22)

 

Manhattan – Homer fights his way through the “urban death maze,” while the rest of the family enjoys the sights.

real

Bart joins boy band (CABF12)

Manhattan – The crazed Lt. Smash launches an attack on the Mad Magazine headquarters building.

real

“Little Big Mom” (BABF04)

Molokai – Tricked by Lisa, Homer and Bart come here to have excruciatingly painful treatments for their “leprosy.”

real

"Mr. Plow" (9F07)

Molokai is seen from a distance; “Circus of the Stars” is taking place here.

real

Marge becomes a novelist (FABF05)

Nantucket – Marge sets a romance novel here.  “Nantucket is an island?” she asks, consulting an atlas.

real

Lisa battles Mr. Burns’ media empire (FABF18)

New Zealand – It is visible on map behind the skeletal League of Evil.

real

“Itchy and Scratchy Land: (2F01)

Parents’ Island – The adult part of Itchy and Scratchy Land, complete with Hammock Land and “a world-class chemical dependency center.”

fictional

“Tales from the Public Domain” (DABF08)

Sjaelland – Bart is Hamlet, avenging his father’s death on this Danish island.

real

“Goo Goo Gai Pan” (GABF06)

Taiwan – Rather implausibly, the island is shown as separate from China on a map in the Chinese consulate.

real

"Treehouse of Horror XVI" (GABF17)

Tasmania – Australia’s largest island can be seen being drawn up into vortex triggered by Kang and Kodos.

real

“Itchy and Scratchy Land” (2F01)

Itchy and Scratchy Land, where nothing ever goes wrong until a murderous robot rebellion, is on an island with a Scratchy-shaped mountain.

fictional

“Missionary: Impossible” (BABF11)

Homer is dispatched to a mountainous volcanic island in the “Microatia” in the Pacific, and his missionary work destroys the islanders’ society.

fictional

Frank Grimes Jr. tries to kill Homer (EABF01)

Sideshow Bob is sprung from small, cliff-sided prison island.

fictional

“Das Bus” (5F11)

 

The children descend into primitivism Lord of the Flies-style after a grapefruit-induced bus crash strands them on a hilly offshore island.

fictional

Bart sells his soul (3F02)

 

Bart dreams of a glowing green island with spires, toward which the kids and their souls row.

imaginary

“Sideshow Bob Roberts” (2F02)

Springfield Prison is on a small island.

fictional

Lisa and the spelling bee (EABF07)

Lisa dreams of a steep-sided Hellenic island, where the spirits of the Seven Sisters colleges attempt to recruit her.

imaginary

Marge’s agoraphobia (EABF04)

A small island, probably in a lake, is visible behind Kent Brockman during the opening of “Eye on Springfield.”

fictional

Africa trip (CABF13)

African river islands are visible from the plane as they land.

fictional

Homer Simpson creates a Web site (CABF02)

Homer is kidnapped for knowing too much and sent to a surreal island like that in “The Prisoner”; it has forests and hills.

fictional

Homer drives Bart to discipline camp (HABF04)

The lake adjacent to the airport has a small, vegetated island.

fictional

Homer’s other father (HABF03)

Four islands are visible on a map behind Mason Fairbanks’ desk.

fictional

 

And one non-island:

 

The Simpsons are watching “Promiscuous Idiots’ Island,” a reality TV show on Fox.

 

Host to contestants: “You were told that you’d be dating a billionaire on his private island.  Well I’m afraid we misled you.  This isn’t an island at all—it’s a peninsula. [Host pulls blue patch off the map by the island, revealing a land connection.]

 

Shocked contestant: “I just want to get on that boat and go home.”

 

Host: “Well you don’t need a boat, ‘cause you can walk.”

 

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