The Simpsons - Episode Guide

Season 1

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

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.

Bart the Genius

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1990

Bart is moved to a school for the gifted after he switches aptitude tests with another boy.

Homer's Odyssey

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jan 21, 1990

After being fired from the nuclear power plant for negligence, Homer becomes a safety activist.

There's No Disgrace Like Home

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.

Bart the General

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.

Moaning Lisa

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.

The Call of the Simpsons

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.

The Telltale Head

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Feb 25, 1990

Bart pulls a stunt that shocks the entire town, including the new friends he was trying to impress.

Life on the Fast Lane

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."

Homer's Night Out

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Mar 25, 1990

Shutterbug Bart captures Homer with a sexy entertainer at a bachelor party.

The Crepes of Wrath

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.

Krusty Gets Busted

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.

Some Enchanted Evening

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."

Season 2

Bart Gets an F

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.

Simpson and Delilah

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 18, 1990

Homer lies on a medical insurance form in order to obtain a miracle hair restoring drug.

Treehouse of Horror

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."

Dancin' Homer

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.

Dead Putting Society

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.

Bart vs. Thanksgiving

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1990

On Thanksgiving, Bart runs away after accidentally wrecking Lisa's centerpiece.

Bart the Daredevil

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.

Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Dec 20, 1990

Marge's protests over cartoon violence lead to a cultural renaissance in Springfield.

Bart Gets Hit by a Car

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.

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish

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.

The Way We Was

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).

Principal Charming

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.

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

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.

Bart's Dog Gets an F

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Mar 7, 1991

Bart's dog is sent to obedience school after he destroys Homer's expensive new sneaks.

Old Money

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.

Brush with Greatness

Episode: 2x18 | Airdate: Apr 11, 1991

Ringo Starr has a cartoon cameo as Marge gets to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns.

Lisa's Substitute

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.

The War of the Simpsons

Episode: 2x20 | Airdate: May 2, 1991

Homer and Marge attend a marriage retreat, where Homer catches a legendary fish---and maybe more.

Three Men and a Comic Book

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.

Blood Feud

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.

Season 3

Stark Raving Dad

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.

Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington

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.

When Flanders Failed

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Oct 3, 1991

Flanders suffers a failure after Homer wishes him ill.

Bart the Murderer

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.

Homer Defined

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.

Like Father Like Clown

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.

Treehouse of Horror II

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.

Lisa's Pony

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.

Saturdays of Thunder

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.

Flaming Moe's

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Nov 21, 1991

Homer's new drink makes Moe's hot enough to draw Aerosmith, who perform "Walk This Way."

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

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.

I Married Marge

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.

Radio Bart

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."

Lisa the Greek

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.

Homer Alone

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.

Bart the Lover

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.

Homer at the Bat

Episode: 3x17 | Airdate: Feb 20, 1992

Burns hires Major League ringers for the plant softball championship.

Separate Vocations

Episode: 3x18 | Airdate: Feb 27, 1992

The results from their aptitude tests cause Bart and Lisa to make 180-degree turns in their behavior.

Dog of Death

Episode: 3x19 | Airdate: Mar 12, 1992

Santa's Little Helper notices resentment after the Simpsons make sacrifices to fund his life-saving operation.

Colonel Homer

Episode: 3x20 | Airdate: Mar 26, 1992

Marge fears a cheatin' heart when a waitress-country singer asks Homer to be her manager.

Black Widower

Episode: 3x21 | Airdate: Apr 9, 1992

Bart suspects something rotten when Selma gets engaged to Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer).

The Otto Show

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.

Bart's Friend Falls in Love

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.

Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

Episode: 3x24 | Airdate: Aug 27, 1992

Homer's stepbrother asks for a loan after Homer is awarded some cash, presented by Smokin' Joe Frazier.

Season 4

Kamp Krusty

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.

A Streetcar Named Marge

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1992

Marge is cast in a version of "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing Blanche to Ned Flanders' Stanley.

Homer the Heretic

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1992

Homer decides to skip church permanently, and God gives His OK in Homer's dream.

Lisa the Beauty Queen

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.

Treehouse of Horror III

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.

Marge Gets a Job

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Nov 5, 1992

Burns tries to please a new employee---Marge---with singer Tom Jones. Meanwhile, Bart cries "wolf" too often.

The New Kid on the Block

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."

Mr. Plow

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: Nov 19, 1992

Adam West and Linda Ronstadt have cameos as Homer and Barney become competitors in the snow-plowing business.

Lisa's First Word

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.

Homer's Triple Bypass

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: Dec 17, 1992

Homer sees a discount doctor for a coronary bypass.

Marge vs. the Monorail

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.

Selma's Choice

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.

Brother from the Same Planet

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.

I Love Lisa

Episode: 4x15 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1993

Chief Wiggum's son has a crush on Lisa after she gives him a Valentine out of pity.

Duffless

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.

The Front

Episode: 4x19 | Airdate: Apr 15, 1993

Lisa and Bart write an Itchy and Scratchy episode; Homer makes up a missing high-school credit.

Whacking Day

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.

Marge in Chains

Episode: 4x21 | Airdate: May 6, 1993

Lionel Hutz represents Marge after Apu catches her accidentally taking an item from his store.

Krusty Gets Kancelled

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.

Season 5

Homer's Barbershop Quartet

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.

Cape Feare

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Oct 7, 1993

The Simpsons go incognito to avoid the newly paroled Sideshow Bob, who's out to get Bart.

Homer Goes to College

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.

Rosebud

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Oct 21, 1993

Burns longs for a childhood toy that winds up in the grip of Maggie.

Treehouse of Horror IV

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.

Marge on the Lam

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.

Bart's Inner Child

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.

Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood

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.

The Last Temptation of Homer

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.

Homer the Vigilante

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.

Bart Gets Famous

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.

Homer and Apu

Episode: 5x13 | Airdate: Feb 10, 1994

Homer accompanies Apu to the Kwik-E-Mart home office---in India---after Apu is fired.

Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

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).

Deep Space Homer

Episode: 5x15 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1994

Homer and Barney compete to be the first "average" American in space.

Homer Loves Flanders

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.

Bart Gets an Elephant

Episode: 5x17 | Airdate: Mar 31, 1994

Bart wins an elephant, but Homer won't let him keep it.

Burns' Heir

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.

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

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.

Lady Bouvier's Lover

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.

Secrets of a Successful Marriage

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.

Season 6

Bart of Darkness

Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Sep 4, 1994

The Simpsons get a pool, but a broken leg sinks the summer for Bart.

Lisa's Rival

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.

Another Simpsons Clip Show

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Sep 25, 1994

A family discussion of love yields stories (seen in flashbacks) that all end in heartbreak.

Itchy & Scratchy Land

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."

Sideshow Bob Roberts

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Oct 9, 1994

Mayor Quimby pardons attempted murderer Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer), who then runs against Quimby for mayor.

Treehouse of Horror V

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.

Bart's Girlfriend

Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: Nov 6, 1994

Bart learns that the good Rev. Lovejoy's daughter (voice of Meryl Streep) is really bad.

Lisa on Ice

Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: Nov 13, 1994

Lisa's surprising ability at hockey spawns jealousy in Bart and a showdown when their teams meet.

Homer Badman

Episode: 6x09 | Airdate: Nov 27, 1994

A baby sitter accuses Homer of sexual harassment. Dennis Franz has a voice cameo.

Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy

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.

Fear of Flying

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.

Homer the Great

Episode: 6x12 | Airdate: Jan 8, 1995

Homer becomes the leader of a secret club, but his power is undermined by a "spiritual emptiness."

And Maggie Makes Three

Episode: 6x13 | Airdate: Jan 22, 1995

Homer recalls his days as a debt-free dad of two---until Marge got pregnant with Maggie.

Bart's Comet

Episode: 6x14 | Airdate: Feb 5, 1995

A comet is hurtling toward Springfield, so the Simpsons take refuge in a bomb shelter---Flanders'.

Homie the Clown

Episode: 6x15 | Airdate: Feb 12, 1995

Homer graduates from Krusty's Clown College and becomes a target for the clown's bookie.

Bart vs. Australia

Episode: 6x16 | Airdate: Feb 19, 1995

After tricking an Australian boy into accepting a collect call, Bart flies Down Under to apologize.

Homer vs. Patty and Selma

Episode: 6x17 | Airdate: Feb 26, 1995

A loan from Patty and Selma makes Homer their slave; Bart is forced to take ballet.

A Star is Burns

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.

Lisa's Wedding

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.

Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

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.

The PTA Disbands

Episode: 6x21 | Airdate: Apr 16, 1995

Bart helps precipitate a teachers strike, but he rues his handiwork when Marge takes over for Mrs. Krabapple.

Round Springfield

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."

The Springfield Connection

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.

Lemon of Troy

Episode: 6x24 | Airdate: May 14, 1995

Springfield boys try to recapture the town's beloved lemon tree after it's stolen.

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1)

Episode: 6x25 | Airdate: May 21, 1995

Mr. Burns makes many enemies when he steals the oil discovered beneath Springfield Elementary.

Season 7

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2)

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."

Radioactive Man

Episode: 7x02 | Airdate: Sep 24, 1995

Bart auditions for the part of Fallout Boy in the movie "Radioactive Man," being filmed in Springfield.

Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily

Episode: 7x03 | Airdate: Oct 1, 1995

Innocent mishaps draw the attention of investigators, who put the Simpson kids in a foster home---the Flanders'.

Bart Sells His Soul

Episode: 7x04 | Airdate: Oct 8, 1995

Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five bucks; Moe goes after the family crowd.

Lisa the Vegetarian

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.

Treehouse of Horror VI

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."

King-Size Homer

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.

Mother Simpson

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.

Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming

Episode: 7x09 | Airdate: Nov 26, 1995

Sideshow Bob (voice of Kelsey Grammer) steals an atomic bomb and demands that Springfield abolish television.

The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular

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.

Marge Be Not Proud

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.

Team Homer

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.

Two Bad Neighbors

Episode: 7x13 | Airdate: Jan 14, 1996

Homer is irked by his new neighbors, former President and Mrs. Bush, especially when Mr. Bush gives Bart a spanking and criticizes Homer's parenting.

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield

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.

Bart the Fink

Episode: 7x15 | Airdate: Feb 11, 1996

Bart inadvertently alerts the IRS to tax fraud by Krusty, whose possessions are auctioned off by the Government.

Lisa the Iconoclast

Episode: 7x16 | Airdate: Feb 18, 1996

Lisa's research on Jebediah Springfield turns up some unknown---and unpopular---facts.

Homer the Smithers

Episode: 7x17 | Airdate: Feb 25, 1996

Homer succumbs to job stress while subbing for Smithers as Burns' assistant.

The Day the Violence Died

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.

A Fish Called Selma

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."

Bart on the Road

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.

22 Short Films About Springfield

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.

Much Apu About Nothing

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).

Homerpalooza

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.

Summer of 4 ft. 2

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.

Season 8

Treehouse of Horror VII

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.

You Only Move Twice

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.

The Homer They Fall

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.

Burns, Baby Burns

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.

Bart After Dark

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.

A Milhouse Divided

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.

Lisa's Date with Density

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.

Hurricane Neddy

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.

The Springfield Files

Episode: 8x10 | Airdate: Jan 12, 1997

Homer's claim of an alien sighting brings FBI agents Scully and Mulder to investigate.

The Twisted World of Marge Simpson

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.

Mountain of Madness

Episode: 8x12 | Airdate: Feb 2, 1997

On a company mountain retreat, an avalanche traps hiking partners Homer and Mr. Burns in a cabin.

Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious

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.

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

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.

Homer's Phobia

Episode: 8x15 | Airdate: Feb 16, 1997

Homer's fearful about the potential influence that the Simpsons' new gay friend may have on Bart.

Brother from Another Series

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.

My Sister, My Sitter

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.

Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment

Episode: 8x18 | Airdate: Mar 16, 1997

Homer becomes a bootlegger when Springfield decides to enforce a 200-year-old prohibition decree.

Grade School Confidential

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.

The Canine Mutiny

Episode: 8x20 | Airdate: Apr 13, 1997

Bart replaces Santa's Little Helper with a "limited edition" dog he bought with a fraudulent credit card.

The Old Man and Lisa

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.

In Marge We Trust

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.

Homer's Enemy

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.

The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase

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.

The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

Episode: 8x25 | Airdate: May 18, 1997

Lisa joins the all-male military school where Bart is sent for discipline. Then comes the hazing.

Season 9

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

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.

The Principal and the Pauper

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.

Lisa's Sax

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.

Treehouse of Horror VIII

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.

The Cartridge Family

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.

Bart Star

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.

The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

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.

Lisa the Skeptic

Episode: 9x08 | Airdate: Nov 23, 1997

While digging at a construction site, Lisa finds bones that everyone thinks are the bones of a angel.

Realty Bites

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.

Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

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.

All Singing, All Dancing

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.

Bart Carny

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.

The Joy of Sect

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.

Das Bus

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.

The Last Temptation of Krusty

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.

Dumbbell Indemnity

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.

Lisa the Simpson

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.

This Little Wiggy

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.

Simpson Tide

Episode: 9x19 | Airdate: Mar 29, 1998

A nuclear-sub captain puts naval reservist Homer in command during war games.

The Trouble with Trillions

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.

Girly Edition

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.

Trash of the Titans

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.

King of the Hill

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.

Lost Our Lisa

Episode: 9x24 | Airdate: May 10, 1998

Lisa tricks Homer into giving her permission to take the bus downtown alone---then she gets lost.

Natural Born Kissers

Episode: 9x25 | Airdate: May 17, 1998

Homer and Marge try to find ways to spice up their love life by exerimenting with risky locals.

Season 10

Lard of the Dance

Episode: 10x01 | Airdate: Aug 23, 1998

A hip new student makes an impression at Springfield Elementary; Homer drags Bart into grease recycling.

The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace

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.

Bart the Mother

Episode: 10x03 | Airdate: Sep 27, 1998

After an accident with a gun, Bart becomes the caretaker of the eggs from a birds nest.

Treehouse of Horror IX

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.

When You Dish Upon a Star

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.

D'Oh-in' in the Wind

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.

Lisa Gets an "A"

Episode: 10x07 | Airdate: Nov 22, 1998

Lisa gets sick then does not study and ends up buying test answers from Nelson.

Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"

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.

Mayored to the Mob

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.

Viva Ned Flanders

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.

Wild Barts Can't Be Broken

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.

Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

Episode: 10x12 | Airdate: Jan 31, 1999

Homer leads a slew of Springfield denizens to the Super Bowl.

Homer to the Max

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.

I'm with Cupid

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.

Make Room for Lisa

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.

Maximum Homerdrive

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.

Simpsons Bible Stories

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").

Mom and Pop Art

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.

The Old Man and the "C" Student

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.

Monty Can't Buy Me Love

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.

They Saved Lisa's Brain

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.

30 Minutes Over Tokyo

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.

Specials

The Simpsons Movie

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.

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