Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1989
Homer's Christmas bonus is canceled and the rainy-day funds are needed to pay for Bart's tattoo removal in the first full-length episode of the subversive animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1990
Bart is moved to a school for the gifted after he switches aptitude tests with another boy.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 21, 1990
After being fired from the nuclear power plant for negligence, Homer becomes a safety activist.
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jan 28, 1990
After seeing families being nice to each other at a company picnic, Homer orders the Simpsons to a family therapist.
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1990
Terrorized by the school bully, Bart seeks counsel from Grandpa Simpson, who takes him to a warfare expert for basic training.
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1990
The meaning of life and second grade have Lisa playing the blues solo---until she jams with a kindred spirit; Homer seeks tutelage to beat Bart at video boxing.
Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1990
The Simpsons put the wild back in the wilderness when their RV goes over a cliff and Homer and Bart go for help, get lost and lose their clothes.
Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Feb 25, 1990
Bart pulls a stunt that shocks the entire town, including the new friends he was trying to impress.
Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Mar 18, 1990
Homer's bowling-ball gift "for Marge" prompts her to take up the sport---and maybe also a handsome instructor who offers to teach her "many things."
Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Mar 25, 1990
Shutterbug Bart captures Homer with a sexy entertainer at a bachelor party.
Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Apr 15, 1990
A little story about how Bart saves France after blowing up Principal Skinner's mom with a cherry bomb. A Albanian child comes to stay with the Simpsons in his place and becomes Homers tag along buddy.
Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Apr 29, 1990
Bart's TV hero Krusty the Clown is arrested for a convenience-store robbery, and witness Homer must testify against the clown.
Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: May 13, 1990
Homer takes Marge out for a romantic night, leaving the kids with a sitter---who's profiled on "America's Most Armed and Dangerous."
Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Oct 11, 1990
In exchange for study tips, Bart gives the class brain antigeek lessons, but regrets it when the brain becomes too Bart-like.
Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 18, 1990
Homer lies on a medical insurance form in order to obtain a miracle hair restoring drug.
Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Oct 25, 1990
Halloween tales include a family in a haunted house; a misunderstanding with aliens; and a rendition of "The Raven."
Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Nov 1, 1990
Homer's boss, Burns, wants to be governor to lower nuclear-safety standards to keep his plant on line.
Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Nov 8, 1990
Homer's success as the mascot of Springfield's minor-league ball club earns him a shot at the majors, in Capital City.
Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Nov 15, 1990
Lisa gives Bart some tips on handling the pressure in a miniature-golf grudge match with a neighbor's son.
Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1990
On Thanksgiving, Bart runs away after accidentally wrecking Lisa's centerpiece.
Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Dec 6, 1990
After seeing a daredevil at a truck rally, Bart discovers his reason for living---a career in death defiance.
Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Dec 20, 1990
Marge's protests over cartoon violence lead to a cultural renaissance in Springfield.
Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Jan 10, 1991
A lawyer suggests there may be profit in the pain after Bart suffers minor injuries in a collision with Burns' car.
Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Jan 24, 1991
Homer takes to sushi like a fish to water, but an apprentice chef may have given Homer some bad blowfish---and 24 hours to live.
Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Jan 31, 1991
Marge and Homer reveal how they met as they tell a tale of love at first sight (but only for one) and the high-school prom they attended (but not together).
Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Feb 7, 1991
After learning eternal hell is the price for stealing, Lisa decides she'd rather go to heaven than watch pirated cable
Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Feb 14, 1991
Bart benefits when Principal Skinner falls for his Aunt Patty, who has Skinner but doesn't want him, while Aunt Selma has naught but want.
Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Feb 21, 1991
Danny DeVito is the voice of Homer's wealthy long-lost half brother, who makes the mistake of giving Homer an important job.
Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Mar 7, 1991
Bart's dog is sent to obedience school after he destroys Homer's expensive new sneaks.
Episode: 2x17 | Airdate: Mar 28, 1991
Grandpa Simpson loses his love, leaving him with a heavy heart---and a heavy wallet when his sweetie leaves him money in her will.
Episode: 2x18 | Airdate: Apr 11, 1991
Ringo Starr has a cartoon cameo as Marge gets to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns.
Episode: 2x19 | Airdate: Apr 25, 1991
Lisa finds that Homer pales in comparison with her substitute teacher, as does Bart with his opponent for class president.
Episode: 2x20 | Airdate: May 2, 1991
Homer and Marge attend a marriage retreat, where Homer catches a legendary fish---and maybe more.
Episode: 2x21 | Airdate: May 9, 1991
Bart earns less than he expected doing chores for a neighbor (Cloris Leachman), so he goes partners with Milhouse and Martin on a rare comic book.
Episode: 2x22 | Airdate: Jul 11, 1991
From 1991: After Bart's blood saves Burns, Homer sends his boss a nasty letter for falling short of the material gratitude that Homer expected.
Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Sep 19, 1991
A deviation from his norm lands Homer in a mental institution, where he shares a room with a man who thinks he's Michael Jackson.
Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Sep 26, 1991
Lisa's essay wins the Simpsons a trip to Washington, D.C., where her faith in democracy is shaken by her unethical Congressman.
Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 3, 1991
Flanders suffers a failure after Homer wishes him ill.
Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Oct 10, 1991
While working for Fat Tony (Joe Mantegna), Bart gains enough influence with his boss to solve his problems with Principal Skinner---perhaps permanently.
Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Oct 17, 1991
Homer's averting of a nuclear meltdown earns him employee-of-the-month honors---and a call from Magic Johnson; Milhouse's parents prohibit him from playing with Bart.
Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Oct 24, 1991
Bart and Lisa use theological arguments to try to reunite Krusty the Clown and his rabbi father (Jackie Mason), who disowned Krusty when he turned from rabbi to clown.
Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Oct 31, 1991
Halloween, 1991: Maggie uses one of three wishes; a mind-reading Bart rules Springfield; Homer donates his brain to Mr. Burns' science project.
Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Nov 7, 1991
From 1991: After disappointing Lisa, Homer buys her a pony, solving one problem, but creating others, requiring a second job---at Apu's Quik-e-Mart.
Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Nov 14, 1991
When Homer helps Bart build a soapbox racer, it does little for the car but a lot for their relationship. Meanwhile, Patty and Selma get a hair makeover.
Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Nov 21, 1991
Homer's new drink makes Moe's hot enough to draw Aerosmith, who perform "Walk This Way."
Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Dec 5, 1991
Burns sells the power plant to a German corporation that doesn't care for Homer's approach to his work.
Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Dec 26, 1991
A trip down memory lane to the early days of Simpson wedded bliss, when Marge was with child and Homer was without a job.
Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Jan 9, 1992
Bart fools the town into thinking there's a little boy trapped in a well. Sting performs "We're Sending Our Love down the Well."
Episode: 3x14 | Airdate: Jan 23, 1992
From 1992: Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams kicks off a strong bond with Homer---which might end with the upcoming Super Bowl.
Episode: 3x15 | Airdate: Feb 6, 1992
A stressed Marge vacations alone, leaving Bart and Lisa with Patty and Selma, and Maggie with Homer---until she leaves in search of Marge.
Episode: 3x16 | Airdate: Feb 13, 1992
Bart's answer to detention from Mrs. Krabappel is to answer her personal ad with letters from a Mr. Wonderful, but his last laugh is more of a guilty whimper. Meanwhile, Homer makes a bet with Flanders that if he tries to stop swearing, Flanders will shave off his mustache.
Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Feb 20, 1992
Burns hires Major League ringers for the plant softball championship.
Episode: 3x18 | Airdate: Feb 27, 1992
The results from their aptitude tests cause Bart and Lisa to make 180-degree turns in their behavior.
Episode: 3x19 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1992
Santa's Little Helper notices resentment after the Simpsons make sacrifices to fund his life-saving operation.
Episode: 3x20 | Airdate: Mar 26, 1992
Marge fears a cheatin' heart when a waitress-country singer asks Homer to be her manager.
Episode: 3x21 | Airdate: Apr 9, 1992
Bart suspects something rotten when Selma gets engaged to Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer).
Episode: 3x22 | Airdate: Apr 23, 1992
Spinal Tap hits Springfield, and Otto the bus driver hits the skids after being fired, taking refuge in the Simpsons' garage.
Episode: 3x23 | Airdate: May 7, 1992
Bart resents Milhouse's new girlfriend; Homer gets the wrong subliminal tape, which has him gaining vocabulary, not losing weight.
Episode: 3x24 | Airdate: Aug 27, 1992
Homer's stepbrother asks for a loan after Homer is awarded some cash, presented by Smokin' Joe Frazier.
Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Sep 24, 1992
Bart leads an uprising at Krusty's summer camp after he and Lisa are subjected to a Dickensian sweatshop.
Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1992
Marge is cast in a version of "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing Blanche to Ned Flanders' Stanley.
Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1992
Homer decides to skip church permanently, and God gives His OK in Homer's dream.
Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Oct 15, 1992
Lisa meets Bob Hope (who has a voice cameo) when she becomes Little Miss Springfield, a title she inherits after the winner's struck by lightning.
Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Oct 29, 1992
A Halloween trilogy includes a murderous Krusty doll; a "King Kong" parody; an invasion of zombies unleashed by Bart's incantation.
Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Nov 3, 1992
Bart is punished by being barred from the Itchy and Scratchy movie.
Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 5, 1992
Burns tries to please a new employee---Marge---with singer Tom Jones. Meanwhile, Bart cries "wolf" too often.
Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Nov 12, 1992
Sara Gilbert plays a new neighbor who captures---and breaks---Bart's heart; Homer sues after a restaurant denies him "all you can eat."
Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1992
Adam West and Linda Ronstadt have cameos as Homer and Barney become competitors in the snow-plowing business.
Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Dec 3, 1992
Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor) speaks, but not before the story of Lisa's first word is recalled, as well as how the 1984 Soviet Olympic boycott hurt Krusty.
Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1992
Homer sees a discount doctor for a coronary bypass.
Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1993
Leonard Nimoy is among the first to ride Springfield's new monorail, opposed by Marge. Phil Hartman plays the monorail salesman.
Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Jan 21, 1993
A relative passes away and the Simpson clan goes to the Funeral. After Selma receives a videotaped warning about dying alone, she wants a baby.
Episode: 4x14 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1993
Homer's neglect sends Bart looking for a new father; Lisa battles addiction to a "Springfield Heights, 90210" star.
Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1993
Chief Wiggum's son has a crush on Lisa after she gives him a Valentine out of pity.
Episode: 4x16 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1993
Homer goes on the wagon after a drunken-driving arrest; Lisa's science project pits Bart's brain against a hamster's.
Episode: 4x17 | Airdate: Mar 11, 1993
Union president Homer fights to keep the dental plan.
Episode: 4x18 | Airdate: Apr 1, 1993
Bart's prank hospitalizes Homer, whose life flashes by (in past clips) before he goes into a coma.
Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Apr 15, 1993
Lisa and Bart write an Itchy and Scratchy episode; Homer makes up a missing high-school credit.
Episode: 4x20 | Airdate: Apr 29, 1993
Barry White helps Lisa's effort to save snakes from Whacking Day. And, Bart is expelled from Springfield Elementary.
Episode: 4x21 | Airdate: May 6, 1993
Lionel Hutz represents Marge after Apu catches her accidentally taking an item from his store.
Episode: 4x22 | Airdate: May 13, 1993
Johnny Carson, Bette Midler, Luke Perry, Hugh Hefner and the Red Hot Chili Peppers help Krusty when his show is canceled after a new star causes his ratings to plummet.
Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Sep 30, 1993
Homer recalls when he, Apu, Barney and Principal Skinner became recording icons---after Barney replaced Chief Wiggum, on the advice of their manager.
Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Oct 7, 1993
The Simpsons go incognito to avoid the newly paroled Sideshow Bob, who's out to get Bart.
Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Oct 14, 1993
Homer takes Nuclear Physics 101 at the local college, where he gets a trio of nerdy tutors expelled for extracurricular activities.
Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Oct 21, 1993
Burns longs for a childhood toy that winds up in the grip of Maggie.
Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Oct 28, 1993
Homer sells his soul; Vampire Burns invites the Simpsons for dinner; Bart sees a gremlin damaging his school bus.
Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Nov 4, 1993
Marge's wild night out with neighbor Ruth (Pamela Reed) includes running from the police in Ruth's car, stolen from her ex.
Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Nov 11, 1993
Springfield emulates Bart after he's praised by a self-help guru. James Brown has a cameo at Springfield's Do What You Want festival.
Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Nov 18, 1993
Bart joins the Junior Campers, which isn't all bad until he goes on a rafting trip that includes Flanders and "celebrity dad" Ernest Borgnine.
Episode: 5x09 | Airdate: Dec 9, 1993
Homer is attracted to a pretty power-plant worker (voice of Michelle Pfeiffer), and Werner Klemperer speaks for the guardian angel who helps Homer fight temptation.
Episode: 5x10 | Airdate: Dec 16, 1993
Legalized gambling comes to Springfield, and Marge becomes addicted; Robert Goulet entertains at Bart's casino for kids.
Episode: 5x11 | Airdate: Jan 6, 1994
Homer leads a vigilante group to catch the Springfield Cat Burglar (voice of Sam Neill), who then robs the museum.
Episode: 5x12 | Airdate: Feb 3, 1994
When an on-air remark catapults Bart to instant stardom, he finds that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Episode: 5x13 | Airdate: Feb 10, 1994
Homer accompanies Apu to the Kwik-E-Mart home office---in India---after Apu is fired.
Episode: 5x14 | Airdate: Feb 17, 1994
Lisa's outrage over the gender stereotypes reinforced by a new talking doll prompts her to confront the dollmaker (Kathleen Turner).
Episode: 5x15 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1994
Homer and Barney compete to be the first "average" American in space.
Episode: 5x16 | Airdate: Mar 17, 1994
Flanders' extra ticket to the big game makes him Homer's new best friend, a role that sorely tests Flanders' patience.
Episode: 5x17 | Airdate: Mar 31, 1994
Bart wins an elephant, but Homer won't let him keep it.
Episode: 5x18 | Airdate: Apr 14, 1994
Bart is picked to be Burns' heir and moves into the Burns mansion, prompting Homer and Marge to hire a deprogrammer to get him back.
Episode: 5x19 | Airdate: Apr 28, 1994
Bart takes his dog to school, which gets Skinner fired, which in turn leaves Bart missing his archnemesis.
Episode: 5x20 | Airdate: May 5, 1994
Bart can clear Mayor Quimby's nephew of a charge of battery, but only by implicating himself as a hooky player.
Episode: 5x21 | Airdate: May 12, 1994
Grandpa Simpson falls for Marge's mother, but loses out to a competitor; Bart gets ripped off shopping at home with Homer's credit card.
Episode: 5x22 | Airdate: May 19, 1994
Homer teaches a class on "Secrets of a Successful Marriage," but sharing secrets about his own union gets him kicked out of the house.
Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Sep 4, 1994
The Simpsons get a pool, but a broken leg sinks the summer for Bart.
Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Sep 11, 1994
Lisa is dumbfounded by a new classmate who's younger, smarter and her competitor for first-chair sax. Meanwhile, Homer tries to profit after a truck spills its load of sugar.
Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Sep 25, 1994
A family discussion of love yields stories (seen in flashbacks) that all end in heartbreak.
Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Oct 2, 1994
Marge makes Homer promise not to embarrass her when they visit Itchy & Scratchy Land, "the violentest place on earth."
Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Oct 9, 1994
Mayor Quimby pardons attempted murderer Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer), who then runs against Quimby for mayor.
Episode: 6x06 | Airdate: Oct 30, 1994
Frightfest '94: Lack of beer and cable TV make Homer a crazed killer; the present is altered by a time-traveling Homer; and Principal Skinner turns detention students into food.
Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Nov 6, 1994
Bart learns that the good Rev. Lovejoy's daughter (voice of Meryl Streep) is really bad.
Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Nov 13, 1994
Lisa's surprising ability at hockey spawns jealousy in Bart and a showdown when their teams meet.
Episode: 6x09 | Airdate: Nov 27, 1994
A baby sitter accuses Homer of sexual harassment. Dennis Franz has a voice cameo.
Episode: 6x10 | Airdate: Dec 4, 1994
Grandpa's homemade tonic puts life back in the Simpson bedroom, so he and Homer hit the road to sell the stuff.
Episode: 6x11 | Airdate: Dec 18, 1994
Marge sees a psychiatrist (Anne Bancroft) to explore her fear of flying and learns that her father may be the key.
Episode: 6x12 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1995
Homer becomes the leader of a secret club, but his power is undermined by a "spiritual emptiness."
Episode: 6x13 | Airdate: Jan 22, 1995
Homer recalls his days as a debt-free dad of two---until Marge got pregnant with Maggie.
Episode: 6x14 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1995
A comet is hurtling toward Springfield, so the Simpsons take refuge in a bomb shelter---Flanders'.
Episode: 6x15 | Airdate: Feb 12, 1995
Homer graduates from Krusty's Clown College and becomes a target for the clown's bookie.
Episode: 6x16 | Airdate: Feb 19, 1995
After tricking an Australian boy into accepting a collect call, Bart flies Down Under to apologize.
Episode: 6x17 | Airdate: Feb 26, 1995
A loan from Patty and Selma makes Homer their slave; Bart is forced to take ballet.
Episode: 6x18 | Airdate: Mar 5, 1995
Film critic Jay Sherman (Jon Lovitz) is among the judges at the Springfield Film Festival, which Mr. Burns conspires to win by bribing some judges.
Episode: 6x19 | Airdate: Mar 19, 1995
A fortuneteller predicts Lisa's engagement and wedding to a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) from an upper-crust British family.
Episode: 6x20 | Airdate: Apr 9, 1995
The Simpson household's overrun with puppies---the offspring of Santa's Little Helper and his new girlfriend from which Mr. Burns would love to make a greyhound-skin tuxedo.
Episode: 6x21 | Airdate: Apr 16, 1995
Bart helps precipitate a teachers strike, but he rues his handiwork when Marge takes over for Mrs. Krabapple.
Episode: 6x22 | Airdate: Apr 30, 1995
Bart winds up in the hospital as a result of eating Krusty cereal, and when Lisa comes to visit him, she is reunited with her sax idol, who recounts his big break on "The Tonight Show."
Episode: 6x23 | Airdate: May 7, 1995
Marge joins the police force after thwarting a criminal, and Homer thinks he now has a free ride as a cop's spouse.
Episode: 6x24 | Airdate: May 14, 1995
Springfield boys try to recapture the town's beloved lemon tree after it's stolen.
Episode: 6x25 | Airdate: May 21, 1995
Mr. Burns makes many enemies when he steals the oil discovered beneath Springfield Elementary.
Episode: 7x01 | Airdate: Sep 17, 1995
Chief Wiggum conducts an investigation into who shot Mr. Burns in an episode that parodies TV dramas, including "Dallas," "Twin Peaks" and "The Fugitive."
Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Sep 24, 1995
Bart auditions for the part of Fallout Boy in the movie "Radioactive Man," being filmed in Springfield.
Episode: 7x03 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1995
Innocent mishaps draw the attention of investigators, who put the Simpson kids in a foster home---the Flanders'.
Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1995
Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five bucks; Moe goes after the family crowd.
Episode: 7x05 | Airdate: Oct 15, 1995
Vegetarian Lisa ruins Homer's barbecue, but she gets moral support from Apu and his friends, Paul and Linda McCartney.
Episode: 7x06 | Airdate: Oct 29, 1995
Halloween 1996: Homer tumbles into another dimension in a story spun off "The Twilight Zone"; Paul Anka helps combat the "Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores"; and Groundskeeper Willie appears in a spoof of "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Episode: 7x07 | Airdate: Nov 5, 1995
Homer purposely gains weight to qualify for disability, disdaining Marge's complaints and the fact that she's losing interest in him physically.
Episode: 7x08 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1995
Homer comes face-to-face with his long-lost mother (voice of Glenn Close)---who reveals why she abandoned him.
Episode: 7x09 | Airdate: Nov 26, 1995
Sideshow Bob (voice of Kelsey Grammer) steals an atomic bomb and demands that Springfield abolish television.
Episode: 7x10 | Airdate: Dec 3, 1995
Troy McClure hosts a retrospective featuring Simpsons history and trivia, and series "outtakes," including an alternate ending to the "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" episode and a burping contest between Barney and baseball's Wade Boggs.
Episode: 7x11 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1995
Busted for shopliting, Bart manages to keep the incident quiet---until he returns to the store for the Simpsons' Christmas portrait. And the news is devastating to Marge.
Episode: 7x12 | Airdate: Jan 7, 1996
Homer, Moe, Apu and Otto form a bowling team; Bart's prank leads Springfield Elementary to adopt school uniforms.
Episode: 7x13 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1996
Homer is irked by his new neighbors, former U.S. President George Bush and Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush, especially when Mr. Bush gives Bart a spanking and criticizes Homer's parenting for menacing and ruined to have the outboard motor to damage Former President George Bush's new memoirs that he was working in his autobiography.
Episode: 7x14 | Airdate: Feb 4, 1996
Marge's new designer suit nets her an invitation to the Springfield Country Club, where she finds it's a stress to dress to impress. Meanwhile, "natural" golfer Homer hits the links with Mr. Burns.
Episode: 7x15 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1996
Bart inadvertently alerts the IRS to tax fraud by Krusty, whose possessions are auctioned off by the Government.
Episode: 7x16 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1996
Lisa's research on Jebediah Springfield turns up some unknown---and unpopular---facts.
Episode: 7x17 | Airdate: Feb 25, 1996
Homer succumbs to job stress while subbing for Smithers as Burns' assistant.
Episode: 7x18 | Airdate: Mar 17, 1996
Bart wants justice done after learning that the animator (voice of Kirk Douglas) who created Itchy was ripped off. Lionel Hutz takes the animator's case.
Episode: 7x19 | Airdate: Mar 24, 1996
Selma dates Troy McClure, whose agent (voice of Jeff Goldblum) reports that being seen in public with a woman is a career boost that could make people forget "that scandal at the aquarium."
Episode: 7x20 | Airdate: Mar 31, 1996
Bart drives Milhouse, Martin and Nelson to Tennessee, thanks to his fake ID and Martin's cash from a stock dividend.
Episode: 7x21 | Airdate: Apr 14, 1996
Interconnecting vignettes depict moments in the lives of Springfield residents, including Apu's partying activities; Smithers' allergic reaction to a bee sting; and Dr. Nick's appearance before a medical review board.
Episode: 7x22 | Airdate: Apr 28, 1996
Mr. Burns tries to kill Grampa Simpson to seize a treasure the two found during World War II as members of the "Flying Hellfish" battalion.
Episode: 7x23 | Airdate: May 5, 1996
Marge and Homer support a proposal to deport illegal immigrants from Springfield---until they learn it would affect Apu, who buys fraudulent identification documents from Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna).
Episode: 7x24 | Airdate: May 19, 1996
Homer goes on tour with Hullabalooza, a rock concert featuring sideshow acts. His talent: catching a cannonball with his belly.
Episode: 7x25 | Airdate: May 19, 1996
On vacation, Lisa plays dumb to make friends with the "cool" kids, leaving a jealous Bart all burned up, with Milhouse as his only comrade.
Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Oct 27, 1996
A Halloween trilogy. This time, Bart meets his "pure evil" Siamese twin; Lisa's science project attacks Bart; aliens Kang and Kodos invade Clinton and Dole's replicas just before the 1996 Presidential election.
Episode: 8x02 | Airdate: Nov 3, 1996
In an idyllic planned community, Homer works for a new boss who has trouble with the government. Meanwhile, the rest of the family has difficulty dealing with the bucolic burg.
Episode: 8x03 | Airdate: Nov 10, 1996
Moe turns Homer into a prizefighter, who meets the champ in a bout called by ring announcer Michael Buffer.
Episode: 8x04 | Airdate: Nov 17, 1996
Rodney Dangerfield is the voice of Mr. Burns' illegitimate son, who irritates Burns with his lack of social graces. Homer and Mr. Burn's son hatch a scheme to get Mr. Burns's attention.
Episode: 8x05 | Airdate: Nov 24, 1996
While Marge and Lisa are away, Bart becomes the right-hand man for the owner of a burlesque house.
Episode: 8x06 | Airdate: Dec 1, 1996
Milhouse's parents decide to divorce, prompting Homer to take action to prevent a similar fate for himself and Marge.
Episode: 8x07 | Airdate: Dec 15, 1996
Lisa develops a crush on Nelson, and then she tries to change him. Meanwhile, Homer solicits money over the phone using an automatic telephone dialer.
Episode: 8x08 | Airdate: Dec 29, 1996
Citizens rebuild the Flanders' hurricane-damaged house. But Ned's guilt about criticizing their work sends him to a mental hospital.
Episode: 8x09 | Airdate: Jan 5, 1997
Chief Wiggum's chili peppers send Homer on a hallucinatory, spiritual journey that makes him question whether Marge is his soulmate.
Episode: 8x10 | Airdate: Jan 12, 1997
Homer's claim of an alien sighting brings FBI agents Scully and Mulder to investigate.
Episode: 8x11 | Airdate: Jan 19, 1997
A smooth talker sells Marge on the pretzel business. But when sales go soft, Homer asks crime boss Fat Tony for help.
Episode: 8x12 | Airdate: Feb 2, 1997
On a company mountain retreat, an avalanche traps hiking partners Homer and Mr. Burns in a cabin.
Episode: 8x13 | Airdate: Feb 7, 1997
When Marge suffers stress-related hair loss, the Simpsons hire nanny Shary Bobbins, who speaks in song and inspires others to do so. But the Simpsons may prove too much for her.
Episode: 8x14 | Airdate: Feb 9, 1997
Itchy and Scratchy creator Roger Myers picks Homer to be the voice of a new canine character---who is roundly rejected by the public.
Episode: 8x15 | Airdate: Feb 16, 1997
Homer's fearful about the potential influence that the Simpsons' new gay friend may have on Bart.
Episode: 8x16 | Airdate: Feb 23, 1997
Murderous convict Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) is released to work for his brother Cecil (David Hyde Pierce), whom Bob bested at the Krusty-sidekick audition.
Episode: 8x17 | Airdate: Mar 2, 1997
Lisa's reputation as a first-rate baby sitter is jeopardized when she's put in charge of Bart, who's determined to make things tough.
Episode: 8x18 | Airdate: Mar 16, 1997
Homer becomes a bootlegger when Springfield decides to enforce a 200-year-old prohibition decree.
Episode: 8x19 | Airdate: Apr 6, 1997
After witnessing a kiss between Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel, Bart becomes their confidante. But rumors of their passion lead to their being fired---until Skinner reveals a secret.
Episode: 8x20 | Airdate: Apr 13, 1997
Bart replaces Santa's Little Helper with a "limited edition" dog he bought with a fraudulent credit card.
Episode: 8x21 | Airdate: Apr 20, 1997
Penniless from bad investments, Burns asks for help from Lisa, who turns him into a profitable recycler. But then Burns takes things a nasty step further to increase his dividends.
Episode: 8x22 | Airdate: Apr 27, 1997
Reverend Lovejoy puts Marge in charge of counseling parishioners; Homer finds his likeness is popular in Japan as the symbol for a cleaning product.
Episode: 8x23 | Airdate: May 4, 1997
A new plant employee who's had it tough resents Homer's lack of professionalism and his cushy life. Meanwhile, Bart buys an abandoned factory at an auction for a dollar.
Episode: 8x24 | Airdate: May 11, 1997
Three mock spin-offs: "Chief Wiggum, P.I."; "The Love-Matic Grandpa"; and "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour," with guest star Tim Conway and a teen stand-in for Lisa.
Episode: 8x25 | Airdate: May 18, 1997
Lisa joins the all-male military school where Bart is sent for discipline. Then comes the hazing.
Episode: 9x01 | Airdate: Sep 21, 1997
Homer has to take his family to New York city for a madcap adventure after Barney goes on a bender and leaves Homer's car illegally parked at the World Trade Center.
Episode: 9x02 | Airdate: Sep 28, 1997
Principal Skinner is given a achievement award and in the middle of the ceremony a man who claims to be the real Seymour Skinner shows up.
Episode: 9x03 | Airdate: Oct 19, 1997
The story of how Lisa got her sax includes Bart's first day at school, his visit to the school psychologist and a heat wave in Springfield.
Episode: 9x04 | Airdate: Oct 26, 1997
In a Halloween trilogy, nuclear survivor Homer battles mutants; Bart is morphed with a fly; Marge is accused of being a witch in 1649.
Episode: 9x05 | Airdate: Nov 2, 1997
Homer buys a gun, but after a few mishaps, Marge demands he get rid of it. When he doesn't, she leaves with the kids.
Episode: 9x06 | Airdate: Nov 9, 1997
Homer heckles Flanders out of coaching Pee Wee football---and then takes over, replacing winning QB Nelson with Bart.
Episode: 9x07 | Airdate: Nov 16, 1997
Apu tries to wriggle out of a marriage prearranged by his mother years in the past to a woman that he does not remember.
Episode: 9x08 | Airdate: Nov 23, 1997
While digging at a construction site, Lisa finds bones that everyone thinks are the bones of a angel.
Episode: 9x09 | Airdate: Dec 7, 1997
Marge gets a realtor's license and goes to work---for Lionel Hutz, who finds her honesty a dubious asset. Meanwhile, Homer buys a hot rod at a police auction, but the incarcerated former owner protests.
Episode: 9x10 | Airdate: Dec 21, 1997
After accidentally destroying the Simpsons' Christmas gifts, Bart claims a burglar stole them, and Springfield responds generously to that false news.
Episode: 9x11 | Airdate: Jan 4, 1998
Homer rents Paint Your Wagon with Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood expecting a Shoot 'Em up western. He is so disappointed about it that Marge and Lisa have to try and cheer him up.
Episode: 9x12 | Airdate: Jan 11, 1998
Homer and Bart become carnival workers, and take in two fellow carnies whose crooked game is closed by Chief Wiggum.
Episode: 9x13 | Airdate: Feb 8, 1998
Homer is talked into joining a cult at the airport. The cult promises to take people to another planet. Marge has to work hard to get through the brainwashing.
Episode: 9x14 | Airdate: Feb 15, 1998
A bus accident strands Bart, Lisa and their classmates on an island; Homer starts a business on the Internet.
Episode: 9x15 | Airdate: Feb 22, 1998
Krusty makes a fool of himself at the Springfield Comedy Festival and decides to retire. Once at the retirement ceremony he discovers how to make people laugh.
Episode: 9x16 | Airdate: Mar 1, 1998
Moe finally finds a woman to date, then has Homer help him with a insurance scam to get more money to spend on her.
Episode: 9x17 | Airdate: Mar 8, 1998
Grandpa says "Simpson genes" are behind Lisa's sudden lack of brain power; Jasper tries to live for the future in the Kwik-E-Mart freezer.
Episode: 9x18 | Airdate: Mar 22, 1998
Marge orders Bart to play with Ralph Wiggum, an appalling task---until Bart gets hold of Chief Wiggum's master key to the city.
Episode: 9x19 | Airdate: Mar 29, 1998
A nuclear-sub captain puts naval reservist Homer in command during war games.
Episode: 9x20 | Airdate: Apr 5, 1998
Homer gets in trouble with the IRS for his taxes and has to get proof that Burns has money the government wants for them in return.
Episode: 9x21 | Airdate: Apr 19, 1998
Lisa becomes the anchor for a kids news show when Krusty's producers try to spice up his program. Bart takes over the show when he is made co-anchor of the program.
Episode: 9x22 | Airdate: Apr 26, 1998
Homer becomes head of the Springfield Sanitation department and makes outrageous promises that he can't keep. Homer also disrupts a U2 concert.
Episode: 9x23 | Airdate: May 3, 1998
Homer gets in shape (no, really!) and climbs a mountain to promote the alleged health-food product that helped him achieve success.
Episode: 9x24 | Airdate: May 10, 1998
Lisa tricks Homer into giving her permission to take the bus downtown alone---then she gets lost.
Episode: 9x25 | Airdate: May 17, 1998
Homer and Marge try to find ways to spice up their love life by exerimenting with risky locals.
Episode: 10x01 | Airdate: Aug 23, 1998
A hip new student makes an impression at Springfield Elementary; Homer drags Bart into grease recycling.
Episode: 10x02 | Airdate: Sep 20, 1998
Homer goes through a bought of midlife depression and tries to overcome it with a string of inventions inspire by Thomas Edison.
Episode: 10x03 | Airdate: Sep 27, 1998
After an accident with a gun, Bart becomes the caretaker of the eggs from a birds nest.
Episode: 10x04 | Airdate: Oct 25, 1998
The ninth Halloween show. Included: Homer turns evil after a hair transplant; Bart and Lisa get trapped inside their TV; the alien Kang is revealed as Maggie's father.
Episode: 10x05 | Airdate: Nov 8, 1998
Homer becomes an assistant to Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin (and their houseguest, Ron Howard), none of whom are interested in his screenplay.
Episode: 10x06 | Airdate: Nov 15, 1998
In a quest to discover his middle name, Homer meets some of his mothers old hippie friends. He then starts to live a hippy lifestyle.
Episode: 10x07 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1998
Lisa gets sick then does not study and ends up buying test answers from Nelson.
Episode: 10x08 | Airdate: Dec 6, 1998
Homer takes the family on a trip and does not stop on the way home so Grandpa Simpson can go to the bathroom. This results in Grandpa needing a kidney transplant and Homer has compatible kidney's with his dad.
Episode: 10x09 | Airdate: Dec 20, 1998
Homer becomes the mayor's bodyguard and puts a stop to a crooked operation involving Fat Tony, who vows revenge on the mayor.
Episode: 10x10 | Airdate: Jan 10, 1999
Ned is feeling depressed and Homer talks him into going to Las Vegas. After arriving, they spend a wild night on the town and wake up married to two Las Vegas wives.
Episode: 10x11 | Airdate: Jan 17, 1999
Wiggum declares a curfew for kids, who are being blamed for school vandalism committed by a drunken Homer and friends.
Episode: 10x12 | Airdate: Jan 31, 1999
Homer leads a slew of Springfield denizens to the Super Bowl.
Episode: 10x13 | Airdate: Feb 7, 1999
Homer discovers a cool Tv character with his name and then they turn the character into a dummy and Homer becomes mortified. He then changes his name and a lot of things change for him.
Episode: 10x14 | Airdate: Feb 14, 1999
Apu invites Homer and Marge over to his house for dinner and Manjula finds out that most American men do not work 7 days a week 12 plus hours a day and flips out. Apu then begins a series of daily gifts leading up to Valentines day for Manjula which causes all the other wives in Springfield to get Jealous of the attention she is getting from Apu. This causes the men of Springfield to be in the doghouse with their wives and them to be mad at Apu.
Episode: 10x15 | Airdate: Feb 21, 1999
Marge gets a new sports utility vehicle and develops a bad case of road rage. She then has to go to driving school.
Episode: 10x16 | Airdate: Feb 28, 1999
Homer damages the bill of rights at the museum and gives away Lisa's room to compensate for it. Lisa has to move in with Bart. Marge discover that Maggie's baby monitor is picking up local phone calls.
Episode: 10x17 | Airdate: Mar 28, 1999
Truck drivers target Homer after he blabs about an industry scam while filling in for a recently deceased driver.
Episode: 10x18 | Airdate: Apr 4, 1999
The family's biblical dreams include Homer and Marge as Adam and Eve, with Flanders as God; Milhouse as Moses; and Bart as David battling Goliath's son ("this time, it's personal").
Episode: 10x19 | Airdate: Apr 11, 1999
Isabella Rossellini plays a gallery owner who sees art in the concrete mess that results from Homer's attempt at building a barbeque. After the piece sells, she arranges a one-man show.
Episode: 10x20 | Airdate: Apr 25, 1999
Bart puts on a show that causes Springfield to loose hosting the Olympic Games. For punishment, he is forced to volunteer at Grandpa's retirement home.
Episode: 10x21 | Airdate: May 2, 1999
After another billionaire makes a memorable impression on Springfield, Burns asks for Homer's help on a quest for popularity, which eventually takes them both to Scotland.
Episode: 10x22 | Airdate: May 9, 1999
Lisa is invited to join local members of Mensa, who take a complaint to City Hall---and wind up running it.
Episode: 10x23 | Airdate: May 16, 1999
After getting tips on thrifty living, the family takes a vacation to Japan, where they appear on a game show to win plane tickets back home.
Episode: S18 Special | Airdate: Jul 21, 2007
Homer creates a catastrophe, then the Simpsons are forced to move out of Springfield after the EPA puts a large dome over the city and the citizens realize Homer is at fault. They move to beautiful Alaska and Homer has some fateful decisions to make.
Episode: S21 Special | Airdate: Jan 10, 2010
Episode: S24 Special | Airdate: Oct 19, 2012
Episode: S24 Special | Airdate: Feb 17, 2013
Episode: S29 Special | Airdate: Oct 22, 2017
This one-hour special honors the legacy of the third-season episode "Homer at the Bat", featuring interviews from some of the episode's guest stars and six minutes of never-before seen footage of the show.