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    • Holidays of Future Passed
      Season 23 - Episode 9
      12/11/11
      9.2

      It's the most wonderful time of the year, and THE SIMPSONS flash forward thirty years and find themselves in a tech-savvy, futuristic Springfield. Bart and Lisa have children of their own and decide to spend the holidays as one big family at Homer and Marge's house. Lisa and Bart turn to Homer and Marge for parenting advice and begin to realize that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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    • Lisa Gets an "A"
      Lisa Gets an "A"
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      11/22/98
      9.1
      Lisa becomes uncharacteristically lazy after being sick from school for a couple of days, and has to resort to cheating to pass a test. Meanwhile, Homer purchases a small lobster in the hopes of growing it into a large lobster so that he can "eat the profits." But problems arise when Homer becomes attached to his new pet.moreless
    • Cape Feare
      Cape Feare
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      10/7/93
      9.1
      After Bart starts receiving death threats from his nemesis Sideshow Bob, the Simpsons enter the Witness Relocation Program and move to Terror Lake, a "Cape Fear"-esque town several miles away from Springfield.
    • The Springfield Files
      The Springfield Files
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      1/12/97
      9.1
      Leonard Nimoy opens a tale about a typical Friday night. Homer goes to the Moe's but has to walk home after Moe tells him that his blood alcohol level is too high to drive. A bunch of creepy things happen on this walk home, including seeing an alien. He tells people, but no one believes him. A couple of Special Agents from the FBI, named Mulder and Scully, come to investigate. The alien comes back every Friday, like Urkel. Homer and Bart venture out late at night to get hard evidence and film the latest encounter and get the footage shown on the news. The whole town shows up the following Friday evening. They all see it, but Smithers reveals that it is just Mr. Burns on his medication. They all sing together, as Homer brings the town peace and love.moreless
    • Trilogy of Error
      Trilogy of Error
      Season 12 - Episode 18
      4/29/01
      9.1
      Homer's thumb is cut off following breakfast and the episode follows three different paths. Homer's day: as he and Marge race to get his thumb reattached. Lisa's day: as she misses the bus and tries to get to school so that she can win the science fair, but finds herself at one point at West Springfield Elementary. Bart's day: as he and Milhouse make use of a stash of fireworks that Fat Tony has illegally smuggled into the country. In the end their respective paths come together.moreless
    • Homer's Enemy
      Homer's Enemy
      Season 8 - Episode 23
      5/4/97
      9.1
      Mr. Burns hires Frank Grimes, a by-the-book perfect employee, who just doesn't fit in. He quickly takes a disliking to Homer, who despite his ineptness as a nuclear plant safety inspector and overall stupidity, remains everyone's favorite co-worker and manages to stay employed. Frank sets out to expose Homer as the safety hazard and dimwit that he is.moreless
    • Homer Badman
      Homer Badman
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/27/94
      9.1
      Homer and Marge attend a candy convention and have to find a babysitter for the kids. After the convention, Homer gives the babysitter a ride home. He notices that there is a very rare gummy stuck to her bottom, so he reaches out and grabs it. Homer is accused of sexual harassment and the whole town is against him until Willie saves the day.moreless
    • King-Size Homer
      King-Size Homer
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      11/5/95
      9.1
      Homer tries everything to get out of the plant's new exercise program and discovers that being on disability would do just that. With Bart's help, Homer starts eating everything he can, even playdough.
    • Treehouse of Horror V
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      10/30/94
      9.1
      The Shinning The family becomes caretakers of an estate in the mountains owned by Mr. Burns, where he cuts the cable and takes out all beer, which leads Homer to insanity. Time and Punishment Homer fixes the toaster and it becomes a time machine. While visiting the past, he kills a bug, which affects the future in a big way. When he tries to fix the timeline, he breaks it again. He ends up trying numerous times until he settles on his family eating with frog-like tongues. Nightmare Cafeteria Principal Skinner finds a solution to his overcrowding problem and the quality of meat in the cafeteria: eating the students.moreless
    • 24 Minutes
      24 Minutes
      Season 18 - Episode 21
      5/20/07
      9.1
      Principal Skinner opens a CTU – Counter Truancy Unit – at Springfield Elementary School with Lisa heading up the operation. Homer is sent to dispose a container of yogurt so far past its freshness date that it could be toxic, but the reeking yogurt falls into the hands of Dolph, Jimbo and Kearney. With the help of Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brian, Bart and Lisa must stop the bullies from releasing the ultimate stink bomb at the school’s bake sale.moreless
    • You Only Move Twice
      You Only Move Twice
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      11/3/96
      9.1
      Homer is offered a job by the Globex Corporation located in Cypress Creek. The family agree to make the move, but have an awful time once there. Homer must decide whether or not to give up his new job which he has grown to love in order to make his family happy.moreless
    • Last Exit to Springfield
      Last Exit to Springfield
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      3/11/93
      9.1
      Homer finds himself filling in for the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's union leader when it comes time to negotiate their new contract with Mr. Burns. Homer is a tough negotiator, despite not knowing the first thing about union organizing, and forces Burns to accept the union's demands on the condition that Homer be removed as leader.moreless
    • Homer the Great
      Homer the Great
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      1/8/95
      9.1
      Homer joins the secret society of the Stonecutters and inadvertently becomes their leader.
    • Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
      Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      5/21/95
      9.1
      The entire town of Springfield is enraged at Mr. Burns after he steals oil from the school, destroys the retirement home, closes down businesses and plans to block out the sun. After the town meeting, Mr. Burns is found shot. Who was the gunman?
    • 22 Short Films About Springfield
      22 Short Films About Springfield
      Season 7 - Episode 21
      4/14/96
      9.1
      Small slices of life in Springfield are shown, such as: Bart carves sugar; Apu in "The Jolly Bengali"; Lisa with gum in her hair; Smithers and the bee sting; Dr. Nick saves the day; Moe gets robbed; "Skinner and the Superintendent"; Homer, Maggie and the newspaper; McDonald's Quarter Pounders vs. Krusty burgers; the Bee Man at home; Chief Wiggum, the hood and the storekeeper; Reverend Lovejoy and his dog; Lisa and the gum (part 2); Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel; Milhouse has to use the bathroom; Chief Wiggum, the hood and the storekeeper (part 2); Lisa and the gum (part 3); Nelson gets his comeuppance; Bart and Milhouse find the truth; The Tomfoolery of Professor John Frink is almost seen.moreless
    • Lisa's First Word
      Lisa's First Word
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/3/92
      9.1
      As the family gathers around Maggie and tries to encourage her to say her first word, Marge reminisces and tells the story of Lisa's first word.
    • Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood
      Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/18/93
      9.1
      Bart and Milhouse find $20 which they use to go on a Squishee bender in downtown Springfield. With no memories of what accured, Bart is shocked to find out he joined the Junior Campers. Now a full fledged member, he must attend the father son rafting trip with Homer.
    • $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
      During a town meeting, Principal Skinner pitches the idea of opening a casino. Mr. Burns adopts this notion and builds the "Mr. Burns' Casino." Homer takes a job as a blackjack dealer and Marge takes up gambling. At home, Lisa is having difficulties with her school project and Bart opens a treehouse casino.moreless
    • Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      9/17/95
      9.1
      In the conclusion of the cliff-hanger which ended season six, everyone learns the identity of Mr. Burns' mysterious assailant. The culprit turns out to be the sweetest little suspect of all.
    • Lemon of Troy
      Lemon of Troy
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      5/14/95
      9.1
      The children of Springfield wage war on Shelbyville, after their beloved town lemon tree comes up missing. The fathers of Springfield take Ned's RV to search for their boys.
    • Marge vs. the Monorail
      Marge vs. the Monorail
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/14/93
      9.1

      Springfield holds a town meeting to decide what to do with the $3 million fine Mr. Burns was forced to pay for illegally dumping toxic waste. Despite Marge's opposition, a sly salesman, Lyle Lanley, convinces the town to build a monorail transportation system.

    • Flaming Moe's
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      11/21/91
      9.1
      Homer invents a bizarre drink called the Flaming Homer. It's so good that Moe steals his recipe, renames it the Flaming Moe and takes credit for inventing it. The Flaming Moe revitalizes business, turning Moe's Tavern into the hottest spot in Springfield, and causing Homer's and Moe's relationship to splinter.
    • Rosebud
      Rosebud
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/21/93
      9.1
      Yearning for his lost youth and innocence, Mr. Burns searches for his beloved childhood teddy bear, Bobo. When Maggie comes across the bear, she claims it as her own. Mr. Burns tries to get his Bobo back by any means necessary.
    • Bart's Comet
      Bart's Comet
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      2/5/95
      9.1
      Principal Skinner releases a weather balloon, but Bart turns it into an anti-Skinner prank. Principal Skinner is upset, so Bart's punishment is to help him log amateur astronomy sky coordinates. Bart gets up at 4:30 AM to assist Skinner. When Skinner steps away, Bart discovers a comet, much to Skinner's dismay. The nerds of the school, super friends, soon embrace him. When they figure out that his comet is approaching Springfield and will annihilate the town, they warn the town. Professor Frink comes up with a plan to intercept the comet with a missile. Unfortunately the missile misses and destroys the only bridge out of town; the people of Springfield are doomed! The Flanders family let the Simpsons in their bomb shelter. The rest of the town asks Ned if they can come in as well. When the shelter is too full, one person has to leave, so they kick Ned Flanders out. Soon they feel guilty about it, so they all leave to die with him. The comet comes through the atmosphere and breaks apart due to all of Springfield's polluted clouds, destroying only the vandalized weather balloon and Flanders's bomb shelter.moreless
    • Homer the Heretic
      Homer the Heretic
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/8/92
      9.1
      Homer skips church one cold Sunday morning. After realizing the freedom he can obtain from having the house all to himself, Homer decides to stop going to church altogether despite Marge's disapproval.
    • Mr. Plow
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/19/92
      9.1
      At the local auto show, Homer is pressured into buying a snow plow truck and he starts up a surprisingly successful business as "Mr. Plow." Things go well for Homer until Barney starts his own slow plow business and steals all of Homer's customers.
    • Bart of Darkness
      Bart of Darkness
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      9/4/94
      9.1
      It is really hot and the Simpson family does not have air conditioning. They try to live in a tent beside the refrigerator, but that does not work. Otto drives by with a traveling swimming pool. This gives Bart and Lisa the idea to hound Homer for a pool which they relentlessly do until he caves in and buys them one. All the kids in the neighborhood come by to use it. Bart tries to jump from his tree house into the pool, but winds up breaking his leg. He will have to spend the rest of the summer in a cast, so there will be no more swimming for him. He watches as Lisa becomes incredibly popular. Bart finds himself a new hobby by spying on the neighborhood with Lisa's telescope. While looking out the "Rear Window" of the house, Bart thinks he's seen Flanders commit a murder. He gets Lisa to break into Flanders' house and look for clues. He watches as Flanders returns home with an axe. He goes to help her, broken leg and all. Then Flanders tells them that Maude has been away at bible camp, but now she is back.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror VI
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      10/29/95
      9.1
      Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores Strange atmospheric conditions bring giant advertising statues to life. The Lard Lad is furious at Homer for taking his doughnut, so he, along with all the others, begin destroying the town of Springfield. Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace Willy's death, due to disinterested parents, causes him to come back into the dreams of their children, where he kills them, resulting in their deaths in reality. Homer3 Homer finds a strange area in the house behind the bookcase. When he steps through, Homer becomes trapped in a three-dimensional universe.moreless
    • Mother Simpson
      Mother Simpson
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      11/19/95
      9.1
      Homer buys a dummy and fakes his death to get out of work. Since he has died, the power company turns off the power to his home. When Homer goes to get it turned on again he discovers that his mother is still alive. He brings her home to meet his family and he discovers why he has not seen her for 27 years. She is a former hippie on the run from the law. Her old nemesis, Mr. Burns, spots her at the post office and tells the cops from Dragnet. They look for her, but she escapes again and has a tear-filled goodbye with Homer before she leaves for good.moreless
    • Homer vs. the 18th Amendment
      Homer vs. the 18th Amendment
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      3/16/97
      9.1
      It's St. Patrick's Day in Springfield and the Simpsons go to the parade, while there Bart accidentally gets drunk, and the whole town sees him inebriated on television. The town starts pushing for prohibition, but it is discovered that there is already an old law that prohibits drinking, under punishment of catapult. With the old law back in place, organized crime starts supplying alcohol. Wiggum becomes the scapegoat for this and is fired. Rex Banner is brought in as his replacement and he stops any alcohol from entering Springfield. Homer and Bart come up with an idea to profit off the situation. They take some hidden beer supplies and begin selling it to bars and Homer becomes the "Beer Baron" and Marge is impressed. When his supply runs out, Homer starts making his own liquor in the basement. Marge is not crazy about this new strategy, meanwhile Rex Banner can't seem to find the mysterious "Beer Baron". With no job, Wiggum has fallen on hard times. Because it is so hard to keep the alcohol supply up, Homer decides to turn himself in… to Wiggum. Rex Banner plans on catapulting Homer, who gets away scot-free when it is revealed that the old law is invalid. The town instead catapults Rex Banner, and reinstates Wiggum.moreless
    • 12/16/07
      9.1
      Homer wakes up to find himself outdoors and covered in snow, without memory of the night before. When he arrives home, he finds everyone missing. Seeking help from Moe and Professor Frink, Homer tries to piece together his memory to find out what happened to him.
    • Deep Space Homer
      Deep Space Homer
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      2/24/94
      9.1
      At the plant, Homer never gets to be employee of the month; they even choose an inanimate carbon rod over him. At NASA the ratings are down, so they begin a campaign to recruit an everyday loser for the next pointless mission. Naturally, Homer and Barney are among the finalists. The family gets to go to Florida while they train. Barney is kicking Homer's butt, but alcoholism ends his quest. Homer gets really nervous about the mission. He will go with two former astronauts, so he can't screw up like he always does, right? Nope! He brings potato chips into space and wreaks havoc on the mission. James Taylor comes up with a plan to save them, but Homer screws up again. An inanimate carbon rod finally saves them for their reentry. Homer once again fails to get any recognition, because a rod takes the spotlight.moreless
    • The Last Temptation of Homer
      The Last Temptation of Homer
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      12/9/93
      9.1
      A female employee is hired at the plant. She has an attraction for Homer and Homer must fight his equal attraction for her. In the mean time, Bart becomes an outcast and makes friends with a group of nerds after he is prescribed glasses, scalp salve, special shoes, and throat spray which changes his voice.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror IV
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/28/93
      9.1

      With a Night Gallery style opening, Bart introduces three tales.

      The Devil and Homer Simpson
      Homer falls asleep, while Carl and Lenny eat all the doughnuts. When he realizes that all the nearest doughnuts are gone, he sells his soul for a doughnut. The devil, disguised as Ned Flanders, comes up and signs a contract with him, causing more mischief than Homer thought. His family saves him from an eternity of damnation by a fair trial.

      Terror at 5 1/2 Feet
      Bart dreams about his death on the school bus, and later realizes, that his dream is starting to become real when he is the only one to see a gremlin taking down the bus piece by piece as the bus travels to school on a stormy morning. Nobody sees it except for him, so he tries to get it off, but it isn't easy, especially with Skinner on the bus as well.

      Bart Simpson's Dracula
      Mr. Burns is a vampire, and after inviting the family to dinner at his castle in Pennsylvania, Bart falls victim to his bite. Lisa is the only one who initially knows the truth and convinces the rest of the family they must go to his castle, kill Mr. Burns (as he is the head vampire) and put an end to the curse.

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    • Bart Sells His Soul
      Bart Sells His Soul
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      10/8/95
      9.1
      After perpetrating a prank on the First Church of Springfield, Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five dollars. Bart comes to regret his decision, and goes on a desperate quest to regain his soul. In the end, he gets it back with the help of an unexpected source.
    • And Maggie Makes Three
      And Maggie Makes Three
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      1/22/95
      9.1
      The family gathers together as Homer tells the story of why there are no pictures of Maggie in the house.
    • HOMR
      Season 12 - Episode 9
      1/7/01
      9.1
      An x-ray reveals that Homer has a crayon lodged in his brain that has been there since childhood. Upon removal of the crayon, Homer's IQ suddenly jumps to a very high level; he and Lisa form a great new bond, but when his way of life changes drastically he wonders if removing the crayon was a good idea.moreless
    • Lisa on Ice
      Lisa on Ice
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/13/94
      9.1
      Lisa is failing gym. To make up the grade, she joins a pee-wee hockey league. Soon, her team must face off against Bart's, putting them in direct competition.
    • Homer at the Bat
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      2/20/92
      9.0
      The Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's softball team goes on a season long winning streak thanks to Homer's "Wunderbat." But with the pennant and a $1 million bet on the line Mr. Burns brings in 9 ringers from the professional baseball ranks and a disappointed Homer has to sit the bench.
    • 9/21/97
      9.0
      Homer must face one of his most hated foes: New York City. He takes the rest of his family on a trip to the Big Apple to retrieve his car after Barney borrows it and leaves it parked at the World Trade Center.
    • Itchy & Scratchy Land
      Itchy & Scratchy Land
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      10/2/94
      9.0
      The Simpson family takes a vacation to Itchy & Scratchy Land. When the robotic Itchys and Scratchys go haywire, the Simpsons must find a way to escape the island.
    • Homer's Phobia
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      2/16/97
      9.0
      Bart destroys the clothes dryer, so Marge decides to sell a family heirloom to pay for a new one. They go to a store that sells camp antique items. Homer does not understand why grown men would enjoy such things, but he gets in a conversation with John, the antique dealer "with a difference" who works there. He invites John over to look over the valuable, worthless crap in his house. Homer thinks John is great, but Marge tells him that he is gay. Homer is homophobic, so he decides that he hates John, but the rest of the family continues to hang out with John. Bart begins to act effeminately, further horrifying Homer so he makes Bart look at scantily-clad women. Then he brings Bart to a steel mill, where real men work (not realizing that the mill workers are gay). When those things don't work, he decides to take Bart deer hunting. That does not work either, when the reindeer attacks them. John rushes Marge and Lisa to save the reindeer, but arrive in time to save Homer. In the end Homer decides to accept John and Bart for who they are.moreless
    • Homer Goes to College
      Homer Goes to College
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/14/93
      9.0
      After learning that Homer is seriously underqualified for his own job, Mr. Burns enrolls him at Springfield University. While there, he befriends three nerds and accidentally gets them expelled.
    • Homer and Apu
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      2/10/94
      9.0
      Apu loses his job at the Kwik-E-Mart after he sells Homer tanted meat. Homer feels bad and lets Apu live at the Simpson's home while he is unemployed. In an attempt to get his job back, Apu and Homer travel to India to talk with the head of the Kwik-E-Mart corporation. Back in Springfield, James Woods fills in Apu's position.moreless
    • Skinner's Sense of Snow
      Skinner's Sense of Snow
      Season 12 - Episode 8
      12/17/00
      9.0
      The Simpson family goes to a French circus. While watching the show a freak snowstorm hits the circus tent. It's a relentless snowstorm; everything closes, except for Springfield Elementary; Principal Skinner doesn't want to ruin his "Cal Ripken-like streak of school openage." With the teachers at an "emergency caucus," Skinner has the kids sit through a terrible film. When they go to leave at the end of the day, they find that the school is snowed in. The kids start to revolt against Skinner, so he gets tough with them. Meanwhile, Homer and Flanders go to save the kids, but get stranded in a snow bank. Skinner loses control of the school to the kids, led by Bart and he ends up trapped in a bag. The kids go through the schools records. Skinner sends a hamster out in the snow in an attempt to save himself. Homer and Flanders pass out due to carbon monoxide poisoning and Homer has bizarre fantasies about ranch dressing. The hamster saves them, leaving them free to save the kids. Skinner and Bart agree never to discuss the day again.moreless
    • Kamp Krusty
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/24/92
      9.0
      Bart and Lisa excitedly head off to Kamp Krusty for the summer, but soon find out that the camp isn't all it's cracked up to be.
    • Behind the Laughter
      Season 11 - Episode 22
      5/21/00
      9.0
      A la VH-1's Behind the Music, a behind the scenes look is taken at the Simpson family's rise to fame, their successful years together and then their feud which resulted in a breakup and solo careers for the family members.
    • Team Homer
      Team Homer
      Season 7 - Episode 12
      1/7/96
      9.0
      Homer convinces a light-headed Mr. Burns to give him $500 to register his bowling team in a league, but when Mr. Burns finds out what he has done he demands a spot on the team. Meanwhile, Bart influences a riot at school and as a result, everyone is forced to wear uniforms.moreless
    • Duffless
      Duffless
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/18/93
      9.0
      Lisa conducts a secret experiment for the Springfield Elementary School science fair to see who's smarter, Bart or a hamster. Meanwhile, Homer is forced to swear off beer after being arrested on a D.U.I.
    • Homie the Clown
      Homie the Clown
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      2/12/95
      9.0
      After spotting a billboard for clown college, Homer cannot resist and upon becoming an official Krusty the Clown impersonator Homer runs into some trouble with the mob.
    • Lisa's Sax
      Lisa's Sax
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      10/19/97
      9.0
      After Lisa saxophone is accidentally destroyed, Homer tells her the story of how she received her fabled instrument in the first place.
    • Radio Bart
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/9/92
      9.0
      On his birthday, Bart receives a "Superstar Celebrity" microphone that transmits sound to an AM radio. Bart decides to use the device to play a prank on the town and places the radio deep inside a well, using the microphone to pose as Timmy O'Toole. But later, when Bart gets stuck in the well himself, the town decides to leave him there as punishment for playing the prank.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror VII
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      10/27/96
      9.0
      The Thing and I Homer and Marge warn the children not to go up into the attic. Of course they do and there they discover Bart's Siamese twin, who plans to sew them back together. The Genesis Tub Lisa's science experiment becomes a quickly-developing micro-universe, where she is thought of as God and Bart is the devil. Citizen Kang Homer is abducted by Kang and Kodos. The aliens take Homer to Washington where they replace Clinton and Dole just in time for the election. Homer tries to explain the truth, but no one believes him.moreless
    • Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
      Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
      Season 10 - Episode 11
      1/17/99
      9.0
      When Homer and his friends trash the town after the baseball team wins a championship, Springfield's children are blamed for the damage. The angry kids start a secret radio broadcast that reveals the adults' secrets to the world.
    • Brother from Another Series
      Brother from Another Series
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      2/23/97
      9.0
      Bart watches television and sees his psychotic nemesis, Sideshow Bob. We follow Bob, who has turned into an upstanding person while behind bars. He qualifies for a work release program, so his brother, Cecil, becomes his new boss. They are building a dam. Bart follows Bob, trying to catch him in another diabolical scheme. He cannot find any evidence, so he gets Lisa to help him. Then Bart and Lisa find some incriminating evidence and confront Bob. Cecil traps all three, revealing that he, not Bob, is going to destroy Springfield with the new dam. Bob, Bart, and Lisa form an alliance and try to stop Cecil. They succeed, and the police show up. Bob and Cecil both go to prison, even though Bob had nothing to do with it.moreless
    • Separate Vocations
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      2/27/92
      9.0
      After taking career aptitude tests, Lisa discovers that the occupation she's best suited for is homemaker, while Bart is pegged as a future police officer. Each takes the opportunity to explore their options as Lisa spends the day doing chores at home with Marge and Bart goes on a ride along with the police. Lisa hates her role and rebels by becoming a troublemaker at school, but police life fits Bart like a glove and he becomes a hall monitor.moreless
    • Homer's Barbershop Quartet
      Homer's Barbershop Quartet
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/30/93
      9.0
      After Bart and Lisa find one of his old records, Homer recalls his days as a member of a Beatles-esque barbershop quartet, told via flashbacks.
    • The Haw-Hawed Couple
      The Haw-Hawed Couple
      Season 18 - Episode 8
      12/10/06
      9.0
      After being forced to attend Nelson’s birthday party, Bart becomes best friends with the schoolyard bully. Meanwhile, Homer develops a big interest with one of Lisa’s fantasy books.
    • Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      8/27/92
      9.0
      Homer's half-brother Herb Powell returns. After Homer wrecked his car company, Herb now lives as a bum, but with a little help from Maggie, and financial support from Homer, he thinks he has come up with an invention that will put him back on top.
    • Hurricane Neddy
      Hurricane Neddy
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      12/29/96
      9.0
      After a hurricane blows through Springfield and destroys only Ned Flanders' home, Ned snaps. He is checked into a psychiatric ward to discover the source of his sudden uncontrollable rage.
    • Mayored to the Mob
      Mayored to the Mob
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      12/20/98
      9.0
      Homer becomes Mayor Quimby's top bodyguard and helps protect the Mayor from Fat Tony and his cronies.
    • Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
      Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      4/9/95
      9.0
      The family notices that Santa's Little Helper has been destroying the house. He soon runs away and goes back to the dog track from which he came. He finds another greyhound there and humps her in front of everyone. The family decides to bring her home. The two dogs quickly fall in love. Santa's Little Helper's bitch has 25 puppies, but 25 puppies are too much for the Simpson family. They spoil an important dinner party. The family decides to give them away, but Mr. Burns dognaps them. They wonder what he could possibly want with them. Bart and Lisa go to spy on him and see what he is doing. He plans to kill them and make them into a greyhound skin tuxedo. They try to save the puppies, but Mr. Burns catches them before they escape. Mr. Burns has one of his characteristic changes of heart and decides not to kill them. He keeps all the puppies which grow to become successful racing dogs, making him even richer.moreless
    • Black Widower
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      4/9/92
      9.0
      Selma decides to marry her prison pen-pal, Sideshow Bob. When he gets out of prison, he convinces the Simpson family that he has changed for the better, but Bart remains skeptical and is determined to find out what Sideshow Bob is really up to.
    • Krusty Gets Kancelled
      Krusty Gets Kancelled
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      5/13/93
      9.0
      Krusty is out of a job, when a new show featuring ventriloquist Arthur Crandall and his dummy, Gabbo, hits the airwaves and shrinks Krusty's television ratings.
    • Whacking Day
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      4/29/93
      9.0
      Everyone in Springfield is excited for Whacking Day, but as the holiday approaches, Lisa condemns it as violent. Whacking Day is a decade-long tradition which calls for the townspeople to beat snakes to death with sticks. Lisa decides to save the snakes with the help of Whacking Day's honorary MC, Barry White, who uses his sonorous bass vocal style to lure the snakes to safety, where no one can whack them.moreless
    • Homer Loves Flanders
      Homer Loves Flanders
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      3/17/94
      9.0
      Homer reluctantly goes to a football game with Ned. After Ned shows Homer a good time, they become close friends. Little to Homer's realization, Ned actually starts to have negative feelings toward him.
    • Weekend at Burnsie's
      Weekend at Burnsie's
      Season 13 - Episode 16
      4/7/02
      9.0
      Marge plants her own garden and when the crows arrive she puts up a scarecrow. Homer himself is scared by the scarecrow, so he sneaks upon it and destroys it. As a result, the crows look up to him as their leader. The crows hang out with him wherever he goes. The crows eventually overstay their welcome and Homer tries to shoo them away, the respond by attacking him. At the hospital, when Homer asks Dr. Hibbert what can be done for the pain in his eyes Dr. Hibbert prescribes medical marijuana. Homer starts getting legally high. At one point, in his high state of mind, Homer allows Flanders to read the entire bible to him. Flanders is also gets Homer's signature on a petition to get a ban on medical marijuana added to the next election's ballot. Being high at work also does a wonder for his career at the power plant, because when Homer laughs at all of Mr. Burn's jokes he is given a promotion to executive vice-president. Homer finds out about the ban being added to the ballot and a rally is organized in protest. The band Phish appears at the rally, but the attendees "have spaced on the date", they held their rally one day after the election; so medical marijuana has been banned. The medical marijuana is burned. Homer's medical condition was long since cured, Homer promises to never to smoke pot again. Mr. Burns calls Homer into help with his speech. Mr. Burns need to raise $60 million to appease his investors. Homer tries, but Smithers needs the use of Homer's last joint to think any of Mr. Burn's speech is funny. When Mr. Burns appears to dead from drowning in his bathtub, Smithers and Homer turn him into a marionette so that he can still appear before the investors. A dance performance by the strung up Mr. Burns gets his heart started again and he has recovered well enough to learn that the investors were distracted enough to not worry about the $60 million.moreless
    • Bart the Murderer
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/10/91
      9.0
      Bart's bad day suddenly changes when he gets a job working for Fat Tony. Mysteriously, Principal Skinner goes missing. Bart and his new friends are the main suspects.
    • The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
      Season 17 - Episode 13
      3/12/06
      9.0
      The family is on a nature walk through “Carl’s Dad Caverns,” when Homer tries to get a piece from a stalactite. This results in the family falling through the cave floor and winds up with Homer getting stuck in the ceiling of one of the lower chambers of the cave. Marge, Bart and Maggie go off to find help, while Lisa stays behind and tells her father a story to pass the time. Her story involves running from a bighorn sheep and into Mr. Burn’s mansion. The pair evades the tenacious sheep by finding refuge in the mansion’s attic, where Mr. Burns tells her the story of how he came to work at Moe’s Tavern by losing a scavenger hunt with a rich Texan. While there he learned (and tells to Lisa) the tale of the Moe’s treasure. The stories within stories culminate in the fate of the treasure being determined in the cave.moreless
    • Homer the Vigilante
      Homer the Vigilante
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      1/6/94
      9.0
      While a cat burglar prowls Springfield and evades capture, Homer forms a vigilante group to protect the city. But the power quickly goes to his head and an unlikely source figures out the identity of the cat burglar.
    • A Star Is Burns
      A Star Is Burns
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      3/5/95
      9.0
      Springfield is the least popular town in America. They have a town meeting on how to attract tourists and Marge pitches the idea for a film festival. After they accept her idea, she searches for a film critic to be the judge and Jay Sherman is her choice. He comes to Springfield and stays with the Simpson family. Mr. Burns decides to enter the festival to boost his reputation, and makes a horribly self-indulgent film. Jay Sherman fits right in with the Simpson family, but he and Homer quickly form a rivalry. After the screenings, Homer has already made up his mind he is going to vote for the dumbest video, the one by Hans Moleman. This is an injustice to Barney's film about alcoholism, which is the best of the bunch. The jury includes Jay, Homer, Krusty, Marge, and Mayor Quimby. Mr. Burns bribes Krusty and Quimby to vote for him. Homer decides to change his vote to Barney's film, so Mr. Burns loses. What does Barney win? Why beer, of course! Mr. Burns later tries (unsuccessfully) to bribe the Academy Awards.moreless
    • Bart on the Road
      Bart on the Road
      Season 7 - Episode 20
      3/31/96
      9.0
      Skinner decides to promote a take-your-kids-to-work-day on the Friday before spring break. Bart goes to the DMV with Patty and Selma. Lisa goes to the power plant with Homer. Milhouse discovers the exciting world of crackers. Martin makes money in the stock market. At the DMV Bart makes himself a fake driver's license. He, Nelson, and Milhouse look for a way to use it, so they decide to use Martin's money to rent a car. The four of them tell their parents that they are going to the National Grammar Rodeo. Instead they go out joyriding, but where should they go? Finding an old brochure they decide to go to the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. But first Nelson makes them stop in Branson, Missouri, where he can see his hero, Andy Williams. Back in Springfield, Homer asks if Lisa would like to come spend her spring break at work with him and she enjoys herself there; meanwhile, Marge becomes bored at home. Finding out that the World's Fair was over years ago, Bart and company do not find Knoxville that exciting, especially when they wreck the car. They are stranded, but they cannot tell their parents. Bart tells Lisa the truth, and she tells him to become a courier. He does and is able to go to Hong Kong free of charge with his friends. Bart tells Lisa that she needs to have somebody ship something large to Springfield. Lisa tells Homer, who is very upset, but orders the plant a new nuclear console. Bart and company return home, and everyone knows about the trip except Marge.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror II
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      10/31/91
      8.9
      After eating piles and piles of Halloween candy, Bart, Lisa and Homer have nightmares that haunt them all night.

      The Monkey's Paw
      Lisa dreams that the family goes on a trip to Morocco and buys a cursed monkey paw that grants its owner four wishes. By wishing for world peace, Lisa accidentally paves the way for an alien invasion by Kang and Kodos, who enslave the human race.

      The Bart Zone
      Bart's dream, in which he has the power to read minds and affect a person with his thoughts, which seems like a wonderful dream for him at first. But eventually, he realizes he has used his powers for evil and repents.

      If I Only Had A Brain
      Homer dreams that Mr. Burns steals his brain for a giant robot he's building. Due to an accident, Mr. Smithers is forced to sew Mr. Burns' head onto Homer's body. Then he wakes up. It was all a dream, or was it? When he looks in the mirror, Burns' head is still attached to his.moreless
    • Sideshow Bob Roberts
      Sideshow Bob Roberts
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      10/9/94
      8.9
      Homer has been listening to a conservative radio talk show host. One day Sideshow Bob calls in from prison, voicing his conservative views. The host, Barlow, gets Sideshow Bob released from prison. Upon Sideshow Bob's release, the town's Republicans want him to run for mayor against Quimby. Bob outwits Quimby in every debate and wins by a huge landslide. Lisa is skeptical (as usual) about how he did it, so she investigates. Meanwhile, Homer has problems with the gang from Riverdale. Sideshow Bob imposes a few new policies. For one he condemns the Simpsons' house to help make way for the new Matlock Expressway, much to the delight of the seniors. Second, he gets Bart placed in kindergarten. Lisa discovers how Sideshow Bob won the election: he had dead people vote for him. He admits to all of this when Bart and Lisa outwit him in front of the town. Sideshow Bob goes back to prison.moreless
    • Brother From the Same Planet
      Brother From the Same Planet
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      2/4/93
      8.9
      Bart, fed up with Homer's neglect, joins the Big Brother program posing as an abandoned child so he can hang out with a better father figure. Homer finds out about Bart's cool, new friend, Tom, and exacts his revenge by donating his time as a big brother to a real orphan named Pepi.moreless
    • Lisa's Wedding
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      3/19/95
      8.9
      Lisa visits with a mysterious fortune teller at the Renaissance Fair who tells of Lisa's future courtship in 2010 with an Englishman she meets at college named Hugh.
    • El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
      After Homer downs several Guatemalan insanity peppers at the annual chili cook off, his consciousness goes on a mystical journey, complete with a talking coyote spirit guide, to discover his soul mate.
    • Bart Gets Famous
      Bart Gets Famous
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      2/3/94
      8.9
      After Bart sneaks away from a field trip to the box factory, he finds himself working as Krusty's assistant. Krusty lets Bart act out a scene on one of his gags, but Bart messes up the line and says, "I didn't do it." The phrase is an instant success and leads Bart to his fifteen minutes of fame.moreless
    • Marge Be Not Proud
      Marge Be Not Proud
      Season 7 - Episode 11
      12/17/95
      8.9
      Bart sees a commercial for a new but violent video game. Marge does not want to get it for him because he is too young. Bart tries to rent it and tries to play it at Milhouse's. He goes to the store and tries to steal a copy of it. The security guard catches him. He leaves a message on the Simpsons' answering machine, in which he mentions that Bart is banned from the store for life. Back at home, Bart manages to gets rid of the message. Marge wants the family to go to that store to have a family portrait taken; only Bart sees the jeopardy in his returning to the store. The security guard spots him and he tells Homer and Marge that Bart is a shoplifter. Bart ruins yet another family picture. Later Homer yells at him, but Marge just refuses to talk to him. She thinks it is her fault for mothering him too much. Missing his own mother, Bart tries to hang around with Milhouse's mom. He decides to return to the store and have a picture taken of himself. He gives it to Marge and she is ecstatic. She lets him open his present early, a golf video game. The end credits show Bart playing his new game.moreless
    • Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"
      Bart helps Grampa recover the fabled Hellfish Bonanza, a buried cache of artwork that Grampa and his platoon brought back from their tour in WWII. But they must match wits with Mr. Burns as he and Grampa are the last members of the platoon still alive.
    • I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
      I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
      Season 15 - Episode 9
      1/11/04
      8.9
      Milhouse comes over with a Psycho Cycle bike conversion kit, which they use on Bart's bike to make it look cooler. While riding the modified bike, they are hassled by older boys with "big boy" bikes. It makes Bart wish for a ten-speed bike. To get a new bike Bart sacrifices his old bike right in front of Dr. Hibbert's Mercedes. As Dr. Hibbert leaves his Mercedes then runs over Snowball II and Lisa is devastated. Bart and Homer get Bart a new bike, but it needs to be assembled and Homer tries to do his best. The bike falls apart when Bart tries to show it off to the older boys. Later Bart and Homer are watching "Robot Rumble" and the father and son teams inspire Homer to try building a robot for them to enter in competition but Bart leads Homer to believe that Bart thinks he is an oaf. Marge and Lisa look for a new cat and Lisa finds a new one that she calls Snowball III. Homer tries to build a robot, but his result is a failure. Homer looks to his father for inspiration and becomes a robot instead of building one. Bart wakes to find Homer's robot in his room, which is actually Homer inside of large metal shell powered by a tricycle. Lisa finds that Snowball III has drowned in the fish tank. Bart competes on "Robot Rumble," with the robot he's called "Chief Knock-A-Homer," but Homer is nowhere to be found. Homer, hidden inside the robot, manages to win his first match, but only after he receives numerous cuts and bruises. Lisa gets (and quickly loses) a new cat named Coltrane. Chief Knock-A-Homer quickly works his way into the finals, but Bart is sorry that his father hasn't been able to see any of the Chief's victories. The Chief's final match is scheduled to be against Professor Frink and his son's deadly looking robot. Lisa, depressed about her propensity to kill cats, is surprised when a crazy lady leaves her with a new cat. Lisa sees that new cat looks kill proof, and decides to call it Snowball II and forgot the whole dead cat thing ever happened. After the first round of the finals Bart discovers the secret inside of Chief Knock-A-Homer and thinks his dad is even cooler for doing that. The match is stopped in the second round when Homer's presence in the robot is revealed to everyone. The law of robotics saves Homer's life and the Frink robot goes out its way to make Homer comfortable. Nature's greatest killing machine is declared the winner.moreless
    • The Debarted
      The Debarted
      Season 19 - Episode 13
      3/2/08
      8.9
      Bart teams up with a new kid at school, Donny, to pull some pranks, but when the hijinks go haywire, Groundskeeper Willie tips Bart off to the fact that there might be a rat amongst his friends. Meanwhile, Homer becomes attached to a loaner vehicle while his is in the shop being repaired.moreless
    • The PTA Disbands
      The PTA Disbands
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      4/16/95
      8.9
      Bart pushes the teachers to strike. Local Springfieldians take over the teaching positions, so Bart must find a way to fix things between the teachers and Principal Skinner.
    • The Cartridge Family
      The Cartridge Family
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      11/2/97
      8.9
      Homer becomes obsessed with owning a gun and once he purchases one and demonstrates poor gun safety habits, Marge and the kids move out forcing Homer to choose between his new gun or his family.
    • The Joy of Sect
      The Joy of Sect
      Season 9 - Episode 13
      2/8/98
      8.9
      Homer gets a brochure from a religious group at the airport and being highly gullible, he goes to their retreat. Because of Homer's intelligence quotient they have more trouble brainwashing him than the rest of Springfield most of who are all sucked into joining this cult. When they finally succeed with Homer, he signs over the family house to the Leader. The Leader begins taking over various media outlets, making Mr. Burns envy him. Seeing an opportunity to pay even less in taxes, Mr. Burns tries to form his own cult, although he is unsuccessful. Homer and the family move to an agricultural compound and begin picking beans. When the children become just as brainwashed as Homer, Marge escapes and enlists the help of Lovejoy, Flanders, and Willie to kidnap her family. They are able to deprogram them and then Homer tries to show the cult that the Leader is a fraud. When he does, and life returns to normal.moreless
    • I Love Lisa
      I Love Lisa
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/11/93
      8.9
      On Valentine's Day Lisa takes pity on Ralph and gives him a valentine when she sees that he hasn't received any. But Ralph looks too much into Lisa's gesture and, much to Lisa's dismay, relentlessly pursues her.
    • Treehouse of Horror X
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      10/31/99
      8.9
      I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did The family (with Marge driving) runs over and believes that they've killed Ned Flanders. After covering up their misdeed, the family is haunted by someone who knows what they diddily-iddly-did, Ned Flanders himself. Desperately Xeeking Xena Lisa and Bart are blasted with radiation, get superpowers and become "Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl". In the episode "Enter...The Collector", they must stop Comic Book Guy (a.k.a. "The Collector") who has kidnapped Xena to add his collection. His collection also includes, Yasmine Bleeth, Doctor Who (Tom Baker), Matt Groening and many other recognizable icons. Life's a Glitch, Then You Die Homer is the nuclear plant's Y2K compliance officer. His negligence causes the Y2K bug to get out and spread across the networks of the world, causing mass destruction. Causing the government's "Operation Exodus" program to be activated, taking the best and brightest off the Earth to a new civilization on Mars.moreless
    • Bart the Daredevil
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/6/90
      8.9

      After he sees a daredevil perform at a monster truck rally, Bart's new dream is to become a daredevil himself, however some times there are consequences.

    • Mountain of Madness
      Mountain of Madness
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      2/2/97
      8.9
      After the plant fails miserably at a routine fire drill, Mr. Burns organizes a retreat to promote teamwork. Homer misunderstands and brings his family, having to leave them to roam the park looking for things to do. The employees are paired up and race for a cabin at the top of the mountain. Last one there is fired!moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror III
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/29/92
      8.9
      In this year's scarifying special, the Simpsons gather for a Halloween party and exchange ghost stories. Clown Without Pity Lisa tells the tale of how Homer purchases a Krusty doll for Bart's birthday. Homer's life is quickly in danger though, when the possessed doll goes on a mission to kill him. King Homer Grampa spins a Simponsized version of King Kong, with Homer cast as the title ape, Marge as King Kong's object of affection and Mr. Burns as the millionaire entrepreneur trying to capture King Kong and make a profit from him. Dial "Z" for Zombies
      Finally, Bart tells a story in which he casts a spell from a book of witchcraft and accidentally brings Springfield's dead to life. The only thing that can send them back to their graves is the right spell.moreless
    • I Am Furious (Yellow)
      I Am Furious (Yellow)
      Season 13 - Episode 18
      4/28/02
      8.9
      Springfield Elementary finally gets a career day speaker that keeps the children's interest. The creator of cartoon inspires the children to come up with their own cartoon characters. Bart makes an initial comic strip of "Danger Dude," which he shows to the Comic Book Guy and Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee who happens to stop by the comic book shop, but never leaves. Their feedback leads Bart to search for other inspiration, which he finds in his own father. He makes Homer the main character in a comic that he calls "Angry Dad". It becomes very popular and an Internet company wants to make "Angry Dad" an Internet cartoon. They offer Bart stock in return for use of his strip. "Angry Dad" becomes even more popular, but when Homer sees it at work, he goes home very angry. The citizens of Springfield, who see him in his car angry, try to make him angrier to see what he'll do. The family realizes that Homer has anger management issues. Homer resolves to take it easy, leaving Bart without any material. Bart sets an elaborate trap to anger the now sedate Homer. Bart finds out that the Internet company has gone bankrupt and doesn't need his new material, just as Homer takes the bait for the trap. Homer gets green with anger, a la The Incredible Hulk and it turns out Bart has saved Homer's life; since the pent up rage would have killed him.moreless
    • The Way We Was
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/31/91
      8.9
      When the television breaks, the kids gather around, as Homer and Marge share the story of how they met back in high school.
    • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      2/21/91
      8.9
      Homer discovers that he has a long lost half-brother, who happens to be the wealthy head of Powell Motors in Detroit, Michigan. He meets with Herb, and while there Herb asks Homer to help him design a car for the average American, as he feels that his company has lost its roots.moreless
    • Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/5/91
      8.9
      Mr. Burns sells the nuclear power plant for $100 million to a group of Germans and then retires. Homer has troubles under the new regime and Mr. Burns starts second-guessing his decision to retire.
    • Marge on the Lam
      Marge on the Lam
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/4/93
      8.9
      Homer has to cancel his plans with Marge because he got his arms stuck in two vending machines, so Marge goes out with their neighboor Ruth. It turns out, Ruth is somewhat of a wanted criminal. In a Thelma and Louise style story, Marge and Ruth are being chased by Chief Wiggum and Homer. All the while, Lionel Hutz is left to babysit the children.moreless
    • Summer of 4 Ft. 2
      Summer of 4 Ft. 2
      Season 7 - Episode 25
      5/19/96
      8.9
      It is the last day of school and Lisa has no one to sign her yearbook; Bart on the other hand is quite popular. Flanders offers Homer his Little Pwagmattasquarmsettport beach house for a few days, since he has jury duty and won't be able to use it. Lisa worries about not having a friend to bring. Bart brings Milhouse, making Lisa feel depressed. Lisa decides not to bring any of her dorky things so that she can redefine her identity. She gets new clothes and searches for kids with whom to play. She finds a bunch of local kids that seem to like her for whom she is. To make her feel even more special, they reject Bart in favor of her, making Bart jealous. Meanwhile, Homer sets out to buy illegal fireworks. Lisa is acting exactly like Bart when she hangs out, infuriating Bart and he decides to sabotage her friendships. He shows them a yearbook, revealing her as a nerd. She is humiliated and angry with him. He feels bad, so he tries to win back her friends. Even though they've found out she is a nerd, it turns out that they don't mind and they all sign her yearbook.moreless
    • Trash of the Titans
      Season 9 - Episode 22
      4/26/98
      8.9
      After a confrontation with the Sanitation Commissioner, Homer decides to run against him in the next election. Homer's campaign, based on outlandish promises and elaborate services that the garbage men will perform, wins him the election. But being in charge of Springfield's sanitation turns out to be a bit more challenging than Homer anticipates.moreless
    • Homerazzi
      Homerazzi
      Season 18 - Episode 16
      3/25/07
      8.9
      When the fireproof safe (which was bought after one too many house fires) explodes, Homer and Marge try to recreate the photos, but when one of them uncovers a scandal in the background, Homer decides to join the world of paparazzi - forgetting what happened the last time he had a job that dealt in revealing other people's flaws to the public (in "Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?")moreless
    • The Front
      The Front
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      4/15/93
      8.9
      Convinced they can write better Itchy & Scratchy scripts than the writers who currently work on the cartoon, Bart and Lisa set out to write their own shows. Their scripts are rejected by Roger Meyers, the show's producer, until Bart and Lisa use Grampa's name as their pseudonym. Their plot works, and as "Abraham Simpson," the kids are hired to write for the show.moreless
    • Homer's Triple Bypass
      Homer's Triple Bypass
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/17/92
      8.8
      Homer is diagnosed with clogged arteries and needs a triple bypass heart surgery. But the $40,000 price tag on the operation forces Homer to turn to Dr. Nick as a cheap alternative.
    • Lisa's Rival
      Lisa's Rival
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      9/11/94
      8.8
      Lisa wants to practice her saxophone because she is auditioning for first chair in the school band. A new student named Allison enters her class. Allison was skipped ahead a grade by Principal Skinner. Lisa is really jealous of her and is horrified to learn that Allison is going for first chair saxophone, too. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart find an overturned truck full of sugar. Homer fills up his car with it. Lisa loses her quest for first chair and Allison becomes the new smart girl at school, making Lisa feel terrible. When Lisa tries to befriend her, it does not work. Bart helps her think of a way to beat Allison at an upcoming diorama contest. Homer guards his sugar pile in the backyard and he is completely paranoid about an Englishman trying to steal it to put it into his tea. Instead bees find his stash. Beekeepers come to get them back. When it rains, Homer's sugar pile melts into the ground. Bart and Lisa manage to sabotage Allison's project, but Lisa can't go through with it. Neither of them wins the contest anyway; first place goes to Ralph Wiggum. The three smart kids, Lisa, Allison, and Ralph, walk home together.moreless
    • Burns' Heir
      Burns' Heir
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      4/14/94
      8.8
      Bart gets caught vandalizing Mr. Burns' mansion, but the billionaire takes a shine to Bart's destructive side and grooms him to become his heir.
    • Secrets of a Successful Marriage
      Secrets of a Successful Marriage
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      5/19/94
      8.8
      Homer fears he may be a little slow, so he goes to the Adult Education Annex. While there, he decides to teach a class of his own on the secrets of a successful marriage, since that is the only thing he is good at.
    • Simple Simpson
      Simple Simpson
      Season 15 - Episode 19
      5/2/04
      8.8
      Homer is intrigued by a commercial that talks about a contest that will allow the winner, the finder of a golden ticket, a trip to "Farmer Billy's Bacon Factory." Homer buys a lot of pork products but is only able to find a silver ticket, which allows him to judge the pig competition at the county fair. When Homer sees an injustice being done to Lisa's entry in the place setting competition, he decides to take action. Remembering Chief Wiggum's warning about felony assault, he disguises himself as "Pie Man" and delivers a pie in the face as revenge. He disappears as quickly as he came, making Springfield wonder if they will ever see him again. When Bart gets ripped off by Comic Book Guy, "Pie Man" delivers some "key lime justice." The police decide that "Pie Man" needs to be stopped and they shoot him when he makes his next appearance. He takes time out from his fleeing to save Marge and then kisses her, even though she tells him she's a married woman. Later at home, the wounded Homer makes a promise to Lisa (who's figured out his disguise) that he will stop his pie avenging. When Mr. Burns goes too far, "Pie Man" makes another appearance, but his escape from the plant is thwarted by his own laziness. Mr. Burns turns him into his personal hit man. Homer finds himself in a dilemma when Mr. Burns wants him to deliver a pie in the face of Lisa's Buddhist hero the Dalai Lama. When he comes clean in front of a crowd, no one believes that he was capable of being the "Pie Man," only his family believes in him.moreless
    • Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
      Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      12/4/94
      8.8
      Homer and Marge are having a troublesome sex life until Grampa introduces Homer to a home remedy love tonic. They soon go on the road together, trying to make some money off Grampa's potion. All the while, all the adults in Springfield are taking advantage of their new love lives, leaving the children thinking that UFO's are to blame.moreless
    • Two Bad Neighbors
      Two Bad Neighbors
      Season 7 - Episode 13
      1/14/96
      8.8
      The Simpsons have a garage sale one boring weekend and here we first meet Disco Stu. Right when the sale gets moving, George Bush upstages Homer by moving in across the street. Homer starts holding a grudge against Bush; meanwhile, Bart takes on the role of "Dennis the Menace" to George Bush's "Mr. Wilson". After George gives Bart the spanking he deserves, Homer starts a prank war, which escalates into a one-on-one confrontation. This results in the Bushes leaving and Gerald Ford moving in, becoming Homer's good friend.moreless
    • The Boy Who Knew Too Much
      The Boy Who Knew Too Much
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      5/5/94
      8.8
      We begin with Bart and Lisa heading to school. Bart is bored in class, so he forges a note from Marge to cut class and goes to see "Boobarama." Meanwhile, Skinner is trying to track him down after becoming suspicious of the note. Bart narrowly escapes his grasp by stowing away in Quimby's nephew's car. At a Quimby party, the nephew gets in an argument with a waiter. Bart witnesses the waiter clumsily injuring himself. No one else sees it, so the waiter claims Quimby's nephew assaulted him. The trial is a media event, but Bart cannot come forward or Skinner will give him detention. The jury consists of Homer, Skinner, Apu, et cetera. Homer is an incompetant juror and wants to be sequestered at the city's nicest hotel. After watching "MacArnagle," Bart decides to come forward to the Judge. Bart's testimony frees the innocent Quimby, but gets him four months of detention.moreless
    • Radioactive Man
      Radioactive Man
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/24/95
      8.8

      A movie based on comic book character Radioactive Man is filmed in Springfield. The coveted part of the hero's sidekick, Fallout Boy, goes to Milhouse - much to the chagrin of Bart, who wanted the part for himself, and to the chagrin of Milhouse, who doesn't want to be a movie star...

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    • The Springfield Connection
      The Springfield Connection
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      5/7/95
      8.8
      Marge has a very dangerous encounter with a criminal. The adrenaline rush inspires her to become a police officer.
    • Three Men and a Comic Book
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      5/9/91
      8.8
      When Bart catches a glimpse of the original issue of Radioactive Man for sale at a comic book convention, he sets out to own the vintage comic book by any means necessary.
    • Homer Defined
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/17/91
      8.8
      Homer inadvertently saves the nuclear power plant from a meltdown and becomes an unlikely hero. Meanwhile, Milhouse's mother forbids him from hanging out with Bart.
    • Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
      4/28/94
      8.8
      Superintendent Chalmers fires Principal Skinner after a disaster at the elementary and Skinner re-enlists in the Army. Bart, feeling partially responsible for Skinner's firing, helps to get his old principal his job back.
    • Brother's Little Helper
      Brother's Little Helper
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      10/3/99
      8.8
      After Bart continually acts up in school, Principal Skinner recommends to Marge and Homer that Bart take some behavior medication. The drug initially shows promise, but it quickly alters Bart's psychosis and turns him into a paranoid conspiracy theorist.
    • Treehouse of Horror
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/25/90
      8.8
      In the backyard treehouse on Halloween, Bart and Lisa try to frighten each other by telling three scary stories. Bad Dream House The family moves into a new house and eerie things begin to happen. Hungry Are The Damned The Simpsons are abducted by aliens, Kang and Kodos, who seem to have plans on eating the family. The Raven Lisa reads the classic Edgar Allan Poe poem.moreless
    • Saturdays of Thunder
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/14/91
      8.8
      Bart becomes deeply immersed in competitive soapbox racing while Homer begins to realize that he's not as good a father as he thought. After attending a lecture at National Fatherhood Institute, Homer becomes a more attentive father, helping Bart build the ultimate soapbox racer. But Bart decides not to use it in his big race against Nelson Muntz, instead opting to borrow Martin Prince's scientifically engineered aerodynamic racer.moreless
    • E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)
      E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      11/7/99
      8.8
      The Simpson family goes to see a Zorro movie. Snake is rude after the movie, so to protect Marge's honor Homer challenges him to a duel, but Snake runs away at the onset of conflict. Overfilled with confidence, Homer starts challenging everyone to a duel by slapping them his glove. It gets him his way, until he slaps a Southern Colonel. The Colonel accepts his challenge and shows up at his front door at dawn. Homer chickens out and the family flees town. The man and his wife set up camp on Homer's lawn, while the Simpson family searches for a place to stay. Homer remembers Abe's old farm, so they go there and they become farmers. Homer has the repeated misfortune of tractors tipping onto him and he has no luck growing crops. He decides to use plutonium from the nuclear plant as a fertilizer. Radioactive tomatoes grow overnight, but they taste like ashtrays and are highly addictive. Apparently, they are tomatoes mixed with tobacco, which Homer starts marketing as "Tomacco." Lisa has moral problems with it. The Laramie tobacco company offers Homer $150,000,000 for the plant. Homer is not very good at negotiating, so he fails to cash in. When they return home, animals are addicted to the plant. They revolt, a la "Animal Farm" and a sheep destroys the last plant. The family returns home and Homer finishes the duel with a mere flesh wound and a hilarious "Glove Slap" rounds out the episode.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror VIII
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      10/26/97
      8.8
      The Homega Man: Quimby insults the French government who launch a neutron bomb in retaliation at Springfield. Homer escapes the blast and begins enjoying himself in seemingly deserted town. Fly vs. Fly: The family visits Prof. Frink's yard sale. Homer purchases a matter transporter. Bart uses it in an attempt to become "Superfly", with comic and near disastrous results. Easy-Bake Coven: In 1649, Marge is accused of being a witch. It turns out she and her sisters actually are witches who learn that it's easy to scare people into giving them treats.moreless
    • Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner
      10/24/99
      8.8
      With Lisa's journalistic help Homer begins a new endeavor as food critic for the Springfield Shopper. Homer loves everything he eats, but at the advice of other food critics, he starts giving bad reviews to the ire of Lisa and local restaurant owners who conspire against him in a deadly plot.moreless
    • 1/24/91
      8.8
      Homer has only twenty-four hours to live, after he consumes a poison puffer fish at a sushi restaurant.
    • Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
      Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      11/14/99
      8.8
      Homer shows up REALLY late for work and as a punishment he has to eat toxic waste. Instead he blows off his punishment and goes bowling with Lenny and Carl and he bowls a perfect 300 game. He gets on the news and becomes a local hero. He speaks to schoolchildren and he appears on "Springfield Squares." His celebrity begins to fade. He compares himself to Jesus. He gets depressed and goes to the top of a tall building and jumps off, but a bungee jumping Otto saves him. He thinks that God has saved him for a higher purpose, so he begins to look for it. He decides it might be his children, but he thinks that it isn't Bart or Lisa since they don't appear to need him. So he takes an interest in raising Maggie. He teaches her how to swim, but she has a fear of the water. When Homer almost drowns, she saves his life. So he teaches her how to bowl and she scores a 295 game.moreless
    • Krusty Gets Busted
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      4/29/90
      8.8
      Krusty the Clown commits armed robbery and Bart can’t believe it, so he sets out on a quest to clear Krusty's name.
    • I Married Marge
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      12/26/91
      8.8
      While Marge pays a visit to the hospital on a pregnancy scare, Homer gathers the kids around and tells them how he and Marge met and fell in love.
    • Bart After Dark
      Bart After Dark
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      11/24/96
      8.8
      Lisa talks Marge into going to help rescue animals from an oil spill. This leaves Bart and Homer all along and on their own. Bart causes some damage at what the kids call the local "haunted house." As a punishment, Homer insists that he go there and work to pay for the damage that he caused. Bart discovers the house is actually a burlesque parlor and he begins working there as a stand-up comedian and maitre d'. Marge returns to find what Bart is doing and is angry with Homer so she goes to the owner of the house and tells her to leave Springfield. When that does not work, she goes before the town and tries to get them to bulldoze the place. They all travel to the house with tools of destruction and begin tearing it down, but Homer pleads with them to save the burlesque house and in the process he and everyone breaks into song. The song is so good that it convinces everyone on how valuable the house is to the town. Marge shows up late with a bulldozer. She offers to sing a song in response, but accidentally demolishes the house when she does.moreless
    • Bart the Lover
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      2/13/92
      8.8
      Bart has a little fun at Mrs. Krabappel's expense and replies to her personal ad as a man named Woodrow. Meanwhile, Homer vows to stop swearing.
    • Homer Alone
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      2/6/92
      8.8
      Marge has a nervous breakdown from being overworked and under appreciated at home and takes a vacation of her own at the Rancho Relaxo resort, leaving Homer and the kids to fend for themselves and experience the rigors of life without Marge.
    • Bart Gets an Elephant
      Bart Gets an Elephant
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      3/31/94
      8.8
      Bart wins a radio contest which allows him to choose between two prizes: $10,000 or an elephant. Bart picks the elephant and names him Stampy. Homer and Marge decide to give the elephant away because he cost to much to feed, so Bart and Stampy run away together.
    • Homer the Smithers
      Homer the Smithers
      Season 7 - Episode 17
      2/25/96
      8.8
      Mr. Burns orders Smithers to go on a vacation and Smithers picks someone to replace him who he's sure won't do a better job: Homer.
    • Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
      Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      11/26/95
      8.8
      Terrible television programming leads Sideshow Bob to hatch a plan to cease all TV production and Bart and Lisa become hostages while trying to foil his plan.
    • Treehouse of Horror IX
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      10/25/98
      8.8
      Hell Toupée It's his third strike, Snake is sent to the electric chair. He vows revenge on all on those who were there when he was caught, Apu, Moe & Bart. Snake is electrocuted and his organs are saved for transplant. The beneficiary of his hair is one Homer J. Simpson. The hair begins exacting the revenge promised by its former owner. The Terror of Tiny Toon Marge takes the batteries from the TV remote control. Bart substitutes plutonium with strange results as he and Lisa become cartoon characters in an episode of Itchy & Scratchy, where the violence is real. Starship Poopers When Maggie gets her first tooth, a fang, and loses her legs, which are replaced by tentacles. Marge confesses that Homer is not the father, but rather Kang is. To settle the dispute on what would be better for Maggie's future, Bart suggests they go on The Jerry Springer Show and of course a fight or two breaks out.moreless
    • The Bob Next Door
      Season 21 - Episode 22
      5/16/10
      8.8
      Bart becomes convinced that his new neighbor, Walt, is his archenemy, Sideshow Bob, disguised and back for revenge. But when Marge tries to convince Bart otherwise by taking him to the state penitentiary, a disturbing truth is revealed, leading to danger for the spiky-haired boy.
    • Much Apu About Nothing
      Much Apu About Nothing
      Season 7 - Episode 23
      5/5/96
      8.8
      A bear "terrorizes" the neighborhood; the new bear patrol causes taxes to be raised. Mayor Quimby decides to blame the immigrants, who will all be deported, depending on the outcome of the proposition 24. Apu turns to Fat Tony and then the Simpson family. Apu slowly wins the Simpsons' support. He decides to take a citizenship test after Lisa discovers he qualifies. He is short on time though, so Homer helps him cram like he has never crammed before. Homer fills his head with historical "facts" (remember that Homer is really stupid). The vote on Prop 24 approaches. The town votes to deport all illegal immigrants... except Apu, the Bee Guy, Dr. Nick, and Moe, who've all passed their citizenship tests.moreless
    • Stark Raving Dad
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/19/91
      8.8
      After a misunderstanding at work, Homer is committed to a mental institution, where he meets an interesting man claiming to be Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, Lisa’s birthday is fast approaching and a reluctant Bart is forced with the task of getting Lisa a birthday present.
    • Selma's Choice
      Selma's Choice
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/21/93
      8.8
      Selma decides to test her maternal instincts before having kids of her own and she takes Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens to try out her parenting skills.
    • Lisa the Vegetarian
      Lisa the Vegetarian
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      10/15/95
      8.8
      After a trip to a petting zoo, Lisa finds herself unable to eat lamb exposing her to ridicule and resentment from her father and friends. But with help from Apu and Paul and Linda McCartney, she makes an effort to stick to her new vegetarian view.
    • Homer vs. Patty and Selma
      Homer vs. Patty and Selma
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      2/26/95
      8.8
      Homer loses all his money in pumpkin stocks and must turn to Patty and Selma for a loan. He tries his best to keep it a secret from Marge. Meanwhile, Bart is late for physical education class sign-ups and has to take a ballet class.
    • A Streetcar Named Marge
      A Streetcar Named Marge
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/1/92
      8.7
      Marge gets a taste of the acting bug and decides to volunteer at the Springfield Community Center. She is cast as Blanche DuBois in a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire directed by the flamboyant Llewellyn Sinclair. Meanwhile, Maggie squares off with her strict new daycare provider.
    • Grade School Confidential
      Grade School Confidential
      Season 8 - Episode 19
      4/6/97
      8.7
      While at school, Martin invites the class to his birthday party. Edna Krabappel and Seymour Skinner show up and so do Bart, Lisa and many others. As one of the dishes Mrs. Prince serves oysters. When Seymour spots his mother trying to enter the party he and Edna go and flirt in Martin's teahouse. Everyone but Bart, Edna and Seymour leave the party sick because of the oysters. Bart stays a while and sees Edna and Seymour kissing. At school they overhear Bart about to tell Milhouse, Lewis and gang about what he saw, so Krabappel and Skinner take Bart into the principal's office. They make an excuse which fails, and bribe Bart by saying they will clear his permanent record if he keeps quiet. Then they start using him as their messenger, by pulling/sending him out of class to send messages to each other. It works for a while until they go a little too far. Bart tells everyone and proves it by opening the janitor's closet to reveal Krabappel and Skinner kissing. Rumors go from parent to parent about them having sexual relations. Superintendent Chalmers fires Krabappel and Skinner, but Bart tells them that they should demand to stay employed. Krabappel and Skinner lock the school and a mob watches as they demand their love be respected. Maude Flanders tells why they are upset, and Seymour reveals himself to be a virgin, satisfying everyone. Their relationship is legal, and Bart is out of the picture.moreless
    • Blood Feud
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      7/11/91
      8.7
      Mr. Burns is at death's door and needs a blood transfusion from a donor that has the same very rare blood type that he does. Homer discovers that Bart has the same rare blood type and he sets his sights on receiving a large monetary gift from Mr. Burns, as a thank-you for Bart's blood. Things become interesting when the only thing the Simpson family receives is a simple thank-you card from Mr. Burns.moreless
    • Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
      Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      10/1/95
      8.7
      After a series of misadventures, the Simpson children are put in the custody of Ned and Maude Flanders. Learning that none of the children have been baptized, Ned sets up a baptism - which Homer and Marge thwart just in time.
    • In Marge We Trust
      In Marge We Trust
      Season 8 - Episode 22
      4/27/97
      8.7
      Marge volunteers as an over the phone counselor for the church, and the congregation starts turning to Marge more than Reverend Lovejoy. Meanwhile, Homer goes on a quest to find out why his likeness is the logo for a Japanese detergent company.
    • When Flanders Failed
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/3/91
      8.7
      While hosting a backyard barbecue, Ned Flanders announces that he is going to open “The Leftorium,” a new store in the mall that will cater to the needs of left-handers in Springfield. Homer scoffs at the idea, secretly wishing for Ned to fail, and to his delight, his wish starts to come true.moreless
    • Lisa's Pony
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/7/91
      8.7
      Homer is entrusted with an important task for Lisa, and when he doesn't come through for her, she is crushed. To try and buy Lisa's love back he gets her a pony, but consequences arise, as Homer is forced to work a second job to pay for the pony.
    • The Book Job
      Season 23 - Episode 6
      11/20/11
      8.7

      Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the "tween lit" industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters. But Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next "tween lit" hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort. After catching the eye of a slick industry publisher at the Springfield Book Fair, the team gets an advanced copy of their work and discovers that the corporate lit business is a bigger operation than they imagined.

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    • Lisa the Greek
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      1/23/92
      8.7
      Homer discovers that Lisa has the uncanny ability of correctly picking the winners of pro football games 100% of the time and uses this knowledge to make some money by placing wagers on the games.
    • Bart's Girlfriend
      Bart's Girlfriend
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/6/94
      8.7
      The parents stop the kids in the middle of their game and bring them to church. Bart sees Lovejoy's daughter, Jessica and it's love at first sight for him. He tries to impress her, even by trying to become a good person, but nothing is working. So he goes back to being the devil's cabana boy and pulls a prank on Willie. This is what impresses Jessica, so she invites him over for dinner. The Lovejoys do not like him, especially after talking about last night's episode of Martin. This makes Jessica like him even more. They hang out together and behave badly, but she pretends not to know him in public. Jessica is using him, but he will do anything to please her, but it begins to depress him. He vows to quit seeing her, but he just can't help himself. Of Jessica and Bart, he is the lesser of two evils, especially when Jessica pins the blame on him after she steals the church's collection plate. The congregation chases him and Jessica won't come forward; it's up to Lisa to tell everyone that it was Jessica that stole the plate. The plate is found in Jessica's room, Jessica continues on making men do whatever she wants.moreless
    • How I Wet Your Mother
      Season 23 - Episode 16
      3/11/12
      8.7

      Karma gets the best of Homer after he gets his friends in trouble, and as a result, his bedwetting problem worsens. The family goes on a mission to infiltrate his dreams to search for clues in his subconscious to determine the source of his problem. But just as things take a dangerous turn in the dream, a figure from Homer's past appears, and he is finally reassured that the fond memories of his mother Mona remain alive, giving him just the right amount of reassurance to cure him of his problem.

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    • Lisa's Substitute
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      4/25/91
      8.7
      With Miss Hoover out sick, an influential substitute teacher takes over for Lisa’s class. Meanwhile, Bart runs for class president against Martin Prince.
    • 2/7/91
      8.7
      Lisa fears that the family might go to Hell, when Homer gets an illegal, free cable TV hookup. Then she makes a stand by refusing to watch it causing problems throughout the family.
    • The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
      The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
      Season 8 - Episode 25
      5/18/97
      8.7
      Bart's class goes to the police station on a field trip and while he is there, he just can't resist pulling a prank; meanwhile, Lisa's class is not challenging for her at all. Chief Wiggum meets with the Homer and Marge and recommends military school for Bart. Homer and Marge tell Bart they are going to Disneyland, but trick him and take him to military school. Bart does not want to be there from the get-go, but Lisa sees the discipline the cadets receive and decides to stay there with Bart. She is the first female ever to join the academy, so she gets a hard time from the other cadets. Bart starts to fit in after a while, and tries to keep the fact that he cares about her a secret. A final challenge awaits Bart and Lisa; they must pass a physical test called "The Eliminator". Bart helps Lisa to train in secret and when they both pass, they go home.moreless
    • Girls Just Want to Have Sums
      Girls Just Want to Have Sums
      Season 17 - Episode 19
      4/30/06
      8.7
      The family attends "Stab-A-Lot: The Itchy and Scratchy Musical." The musical's director is a graduate of Springfield Elementary and Principal Skinner puts his foot in mouth when he makes sexist comments about her education and that of women in general. He tries to make the situation better, but only buries himself deeper and deeper until he is fired and replaced by Women's Educational Expert Melanie Upfoot. The first thing she does is split the school into girls and the boys. Lisa dislikes the way girls are being taught math and she ventures over to the boy's side of the school in search of a challenge. Disguising herself as Jake Boyman she starts attending the boy's school but while she finds the math problems more interesting, it is being a boy that is a greater challenge.moreless
    • The Otto Show
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      4/23/92
      8.7
      Bart invites Otto the school bus driver to stay at his house when Otto loses his job after it is discovered that he doesn't have a driver's license.
    • Marge in Chains
      Marge in Chains
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      5/6/93
      8.7
      Marge gets busted for shoplifting at the Kwik-E-Mart and is sentenced to thirty days in prison. Bart concocts a brilliant scheme to break her out that involves a party dress, a wig and a crowbar. But what finally springs Marge is the rioting townspeople of Springfield, who desperately need the inmate's patented marshmallow squares for the Springfield Park Commission's annual bake sale.moreless
    • Hungry, Hungry Homer
      Hungry, Hungry Homer
      Season 12 - Episode 15
      3/4/01
      8.7
      The Simpson family goes to "Blockoland". When Lisa gets ripped off, Homer sticks up for her and is successful. He vows to start helping the little guy. He helps Bart get a girlfriend and helps Marge get her hair streaked. He even tries to help Lenny get a refund from the Springfield Isotopes' owner, H.K. Duff VIII. In doing so, he discovers that the owner is moving the baseball team to Albuquerque. He tries to tell the media about it, but they don't believe him. He vows to go on a hunger strike to call attention to the situation. This seems hopeless, because of Homer's voracious appetite. He chains himself to a lawn chair and starts getting a lot of attention. Then management, seizing an opportunity, begins exploiting him until the truth finally comes out about the Albuquerque deal.moreless
    • Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
      Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/3/92
      8.7
      In order to curb Bart's constant misbehavior Homer and Marge come up with the ultimate punishment; they ban him from going to see the newly released Itchy & Scratchy movie.
    • Dial 'N' for Nerder
      Dial 'N' for Nerder
      Season 19 - Episode 14
      3/9/08
      8.7
      Bart and Lisa pull a prank on Martin Prince that goes terribly wrong and they become burdened with guilt over Martin's untimely death. Meanwhile, Marge hires an investigative television show to follow Homer around after she suspects him of cheating on his diet.
    • Lard of the Dance
      Lard of the Dance
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      8/23/98
      8.7
      Lisa is placed in charge of showing a new girl around school, who quickly fits in and becomes popular as the new school's trend setter. Meanwhile, Homer enlists Bart's help in scheming to find ways to collect grease to sell back to the grease recycling plant.
    • The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
      The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      9/20/98
      8.6
      After realizing he has lived half his life and doesn't have much to show for it, Homer is inspired by Thomas Edison and sets out to become a successful inventor.
    • Million Dollar Maybe
      Season 21 - Episode 11
      1/31/10
      8.6
      Homer skips a date with Marge so he can buy a lottery ticket; when he wins a million dollars, he fears Marge's reaction to having blown off the date for a chance at fortune and he keeps his winnings a secret while showering the family with anonymous gifts. Meanwhile, Lisa helps to keep the senior citizens at the Springfield Retirement Castle stimulated with some video games.moreless
    • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore
      Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore
      Season 17 - Episode 17
      4/9/06
      8.6
      At the power plant a movie is shown where the workers endorse outsourcing and Mr. Burns announces that he is closing the plant and moving the work to India. Homer is the only union employee left on the payroll and he is sent to India to train the replacement workers, when he succeeds beyond expectations, he is given total control of the plant and declares himself a god. Meanwhile, Selma & Patty take Bart and Lisa to their MacGyver convention. When they discover Richard Dean Anderson doesn’t like MacGyver and much as they do, they kidnap him in retaliation. Anderson escapes only to enjoy the thrill and he turns himself back in so that he can escape again. When it happens over and over again, soon Patty and Selma are the ones who need a means of escape.moreless
    • Colonel Homer
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      3/26/92
      8.6
      Homer discovers a beautiful country music star in the making and becomes her manager, which raises concerns for Marge about his fidelity.
    • A Milhouse Divided
      A Milhouse Divided
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      12/1/96
      8.6
      Marge is upset with Homer because their married life has become routine so she decides to hold a dinner party with other married couples to show him what a marriage can be. The party ends when the Van Houtens get into a huge argument and decide to get a divorce. Homer befriends Kirk, who tries to become a singer when he loses his job and Marge befriends Luann, who begins dating an American Gladiator. Milhouse stays with his mother and becomes a spoiled brat. Meanwhile Homer recalls his awful wedding with Marge and he worries that he and Marge have drifted apart, so he tries to win her back. When that doesn't work, he applies for a divorce. He breaks the news to her and then surprises her with a wedding ceremony. This time, all her friends are there and Kirk tries unsuccessfully to win back Luann at the wedding.moreless
    • Lisa the Simpson
      Lisa the Simpson
      Season 9 - Episode 17
      3/8/98
      8.6
      Lisa struggles with solving a simple brain teaser and fears that she has succumbed the dreaded "Simpson" gene that renders members of the Simpson clan a little less than intelligent.
    • Girly Edition
      Girly Edition
      Season 9 - Episode 21
      4/19/98
      8.6
      Bart becomes a star on the new kids' news segment on Krusty's show by modeling himself after Kent Brockman and sticking to human interest stories. However, Lisa sees through Bart's phoniness and sets out to expose him.
    • Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      12/17/89
      8.6
      It is up to Homer to save Christmas, when bonuses are cut at the nuclear power plant and Marge is forced to use the Christmas savings on an emergency.
    • Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/20/90
      8.6
      Marge is fed up with the all the violence on The Itchy & Scratchy Show and decides to do something about it.
    • Bart vs. Australia
      Bart vs. Australia
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      2/19/95
      8.6
      A prank call from Bart to Australia results in a $900 dollar phone bill. When Bart refuses to pay the charges, Australia indicts him for fraud and the family takes a trip to the land down under so Bart can apologize for his shenanigans.
    • The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
      12/3/95
      8.6
      Another clip show, this time with Troy McClure hosting, featuring past highlights, deleted scenes and answered viewer questions.
    • The Old Man and the Lisa
      The Old Man and the Lisa
      Season 8 - Episode 21
      4/20/97
      8.6
      Lisa wakes up early and begins working on her new hobby, recycling. Mr. Burns comes to talk to the school, and Lisa asks about him about his recycling program. He brags about how much money he has, but Lisa and Smithers reveal to him that he has very little money left. His "yes" men have never told him that his stocks have been losing money. Mr. Burns has to move from his house and the bank forecloses on the power plant, putting Lenny in charge. Nobody has any sympathy for Mr. Burns and he ends up in the old folks' home. He tries to regain his fortune by using Lisa's recycling program. She refuses him initially, but he presses on until she caves. They recycle, bringing in small amounts of money and they eventually gain enough money to build a recycling plant. It contains an invention that sweeps fish out of the ocean and makes slurry. This horrifies Lisa and she begins to tell people to stop recycling. When Mr. Burns stop by with a check for her for $12 million she refuses it; giving Homer four simultaneous heart attacks.moreless
    • Brick Like Me
      Season 25 - Episode 20
      5/4/14
      8.6

      Homer Simpson wakes up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever.

    • How the Test Was Won
      Season 20 - Episode 11
      3/1/09
      8.6
      Bart and the rest of Springfield Elementary's less intellectually gifted end up on an adventure when they are shipped away from the school as the rest of the children take a standardized test. Meanwhile, Lisa struggles with the pressures of preforming well on the exam and Homer tries to avoid disaster for the day; because of a late payment, his insurance has lapsed until 3:00.moreless
    • The Homer They Fall
      The Homer They Fall
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      11/10/96
      8.6
      Bart buys an extravagant belt on a trip to the mall, but the school bullies beat him up and steal it. When Homer goes to confront the parents of the boys in Moe's Bar he promptly receives a beating of his own. During the beating, however, Homer remains completely unfazed; Moe sees this and proposes to Homer that he test out his abilities in boxing.moreless
    • Lisa the Iconoclast
      Lisa the Iconoclast
      Season 7 - Episode 16
      2/18/96
      8.6
      As Springfield's bicentennial celebration approaches, Lisa discovers the real truth behind town founder, Jebediah Springfield and finds herself at odds with a protective museum curator who wants to keep Jebediah's unattractive past a secret. Meanwhile, Homer becomes obsessed with being the official town crier for the bicentennial celebration.
    • Das Bus
      Das Bus
      Season 9 - Episode 14
      2/15/98
      8.6
      On their way to a Model UN conference a Springfield Elementary school bus filled with Model UN members crashes onto an uncivilized island and with the children struggling to coexist and find common ground, a Lord of the Flies parody ensues.
    • Dead Putting Society
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/15/90
      8.6
      Bart and neighbor, Todd Flanders, are forced by their fathers, to compete against each other in a putt-putt golf tournament.
    • New Kid on the Block
      New Kid on the Block
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/12/92
      8.6
      Bart falls hard for his new next door neighbor, young teenager, Laura Powers. But try as he might, Bart can't get Laura to take interest in him romantically and is heartbroken when he finds out that Laura is interested in Jimbo Jones.
    • Future-Drama
      Season 16 - Episode 15
      4/17/05
      8.6
      Bart and Lisa find themselves in Prof. Frink's basement and he uses the science of astrology on his new computer to show them their future, eight years from next Tuesday. In this future, Maggie is away on a trip to Alaska; Homer and Marge have separated and Bart and Lisa are getting ready for prom. Lisa's date is Milhouse, who and Bart is dating a skateboard chick named Jenda. Lisa is graduating 2 years early and is going to Yale (now owned by McDonalds) on a scholarship funded by Mr. Burns as punishment for stealing Christmas. Bart is also graduating and is ready to move to the next level of his relationship with Jenda, he wants to marry her but his vision of their future together makes her break it off. Working his part-time job at the Kwik-E-Mart, Bart winds up saving Mr. Burns life while delivering groceries. As a reward Mr. Burns gives him the scholarship that Lisa was to receive. Bart is back with Jenda, now that he has a future, but Bart finds his way back in Prof. Frink's old basement and sees Lisa's bleak future with Milhouse. He does the right thing and keeps her from destroying her life.moreless
    • Fear of Flying
      Fear of Flying
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/18/94
      8.6
      The family discovers Marge's fear of flying after they try to go on vacation with Homer's free airline tickets. On Lisa's advice, Marge visits a psychiatrist to get down to the bottom of her seemingly unexplainable fear.
    • Bart the Mother
      Bart the Mother
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      9/27/98
      8.6
      When Bart accidentally kills a mother bird, he feels so guilty that he raises her eggs as his own. But when the eggs hatch, a shock awaits him.
    • I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can
      I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can
      Season 14 - Episode 12
      2/16/03
      8.6
      The kids are getting ready to go back to school. On the first day, Principal Skinner holds an all school Spelling Bee, which Lisa easily wins, allowing her to go to the state spelling finals. If she wins there, she can then go Spellympics. Meanwhile, Homer has been trying Krustyburger's new "Ribwich" and enjoying it immensely. At the state Spelling Bee Lisa wins, but is disappointed with Homer who tells her that "very serious Daddy business" is going to keep him away from her celebration. Homer's daddy business consists of getting more Ribwiches. He is disappointed when the Ribwich is no longer available. Another Ribwich fan (and member of Ribwich Nation) informs Homer that the sandwich is going to be tested in other markets and he shows him the tour schedule. For a moment, Homer considers joining them on their bus tour. For her spelling efforts, Lisa is rewarded with a double-wide locker and she prepares for the Spellympics. At the Spellympics, Lisa makes it to the finals. Homer regrets that he won't be able to attend the finals, as he will be in San Francisco for the last day of the Ribwich. George Plimpton talks to Lisa about getting her to throw the spelling bee so that a more popular competitor can help keep spelling a viable sport. For throwing the bee, Lisa is offered a full scholarship to one of the seven sister's college of her choice. Lisa wrestles with her conscience. In San Francisco, Krusty stops by and tells the crowd they will no longer be making the Ribwich and he tosses them the last one. Homer catches it, and offers are made to him for the last one. He realizes that he's forsaken his daughter's big day for a sandwich and he trades it for a car, which he drives off to Lisa's big event. At the Spellympics, Homer arrives just in time for Lisa to do her final word. With her dad present, she blows the lid off of the rigged contest, but then misspells her word in the process. She loses the contest, but back home in Springfield she is celebrated as "the biggest winner this town has ever had." They even have her likeness carved into the side of a mountain.moreless
    • Bart Gets an F
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/11/90
      8.6
      Due to his constant underachieving in school, Bart is faced with the possibility of flunking the 4th grade.
    • Smoke on the Daughter
      Smoke on the Daughter
      Season 19 - Episode 15
      3/30/08
      8.6
      Lisa enrolls in a ballet class and develops an addiction to secondhand smoke after being exposed to it by her smoking ballet classmates. Meanwhile, Homer lets Bart in on his secret beef jerky manufacturing operation.
    • Brush with Greatness
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      4/11/91
      8.6
      Lisa helps Marge rekindle her passion for painting, after the family discovers some of her old artwork up in the attic. Meanwhile, Homer is determined to lose weight after becoming stuck in a water slide at an amusement park.
    • Bart's Inner Child
      Bart's Inner Child
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/11/93
      8.6
      Homer sees an ad in the paper for a trampoline and he goes to Krusty's and picks it up. The kids love it and he charges the neighbors to use it. When all the children get injured on it, Marge makes him get rid of it. He pushes it off a cliff, a la Wile E. Coyote. Homer and Marge have an argument in which he says that Marge is no fun. With this realization, she gets very angry and goes to her sisters' house. Patty and Selma show her a self-help video. When Marge starts looking at the self-help information starring Brad Goodman with Homer their relationship improves. They go to a seminar with the kids. Bart acts out while there and the lecturer brings him on stage. The guru tells the town that Bart is the "inner child" that they should all strive to be. Lisa of course is skeptical, thinking that the guru is just selling easy answers, but the town is buying it. So much so, they hold a "do what you feel" festival. It breaks out into a riot when everybody starts to act irresponsibly and the "be like Bart" era comes to an end. We end with the Simpsons watching the newest episode of "MacArnagle" together.moreless
    • Lisa's Date with Density
      Lisa's Date with Density
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      12/15/96
      8.6
      After someone steals the Honda "H" off Superintendent Chalmers' car, Skinner tries to find the culprit. Nelson is found guilty and Lisa falls for his rebellious ways. It is now up to Lisa to change Nelson for the better. Meanwhile, Homer obtains a telemarketing machine, which ends up driving the town mad.moreless
    • A Fish Called Selma
      A Fish Called Selma
      Season 7 - Episode 19
      3/24/96
      8.6
      Selma, desperate for male companionship, falls for washed up actor Troy McClure, who uses his new relationship with Selma to drum up some publicity and put a boost into his struggling career.
    • Marge Gets a Job
      Marge Gets a Job
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/5/92
      8.6
      When the house needs expensive repairs, Marge is forced to get a job to help make ends meet. She is hired in at the nuclear power plant and quickly becomes the apple of Mr. Burns' eye. Meanwhile, Bart tries his darnedest to get out of taking a test at school.
    • Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious
      The Simpson family is watching a Krusty special when Lisa notices that Marge's hair is falling out. The reason, says Dr. Hibbert, is stress. Homer vows to do whatever it takes to get her back to normal. Marge wants him to hire a nanny. They interview nannies, but Homer keeps accusing each applicant of being a man. No one seems to be qualified until Shary Bobbins arrives. She has an instant rapport with the children. They sing songs as they do chores. Everyone else in Springfield loves her, too. Shary is about to leave, but realizes that the Simpson family still needs her. She stays and they become more and more dependent upon her. Eventually her songs stop working, Bart whips cupcakes at the wall and Lisa sits around watching TV. When they tell her that they are happy just the way they are, Shary Bobbins leaves (only to be sucked into a jet engine).moreless
    • Midnight Towboy
      Midnight Towboy
      Season 19 - Episode 3
      10/7/07
      8.5
      Homer starts working in the towing business, but gets into some trouble when the town sets up Homer to look like he is towing on a rival's turf after he becomes greedy with power. Meanwhile, Marge signs up for a counseling program that teaches parents how to raise young children to become independent, but the program works a little too well on Maggie.moreless
    • O Brother, Where Bart Thou?
      Season 21 - Episode 8
      12/13/09
      8.5
      After Lisa informs Bart that she and Maggie have a special bond that he'll never know because he doesn't have a brother, he takes a trip to the orphanage to find out what he's been missing out on.
    • Lisa the Beauty Queen
      Lisa the Beauty Queen
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/15/92
      8.5
      Homer tries to boost Lisa's confidence by entering her into a beauty pageant. By default, Lisa earns the crown and she uses her new platform to inundate Springfield with public service announcements.
    • Bart the Fink
      Bart the Fink
      Season 7 - Episode 15
      2/11/96
      8.5
      The Simpsons each inherit $100 after a recent death in the family. Bart and Lisa use their new fortune to open a bank account. With checkbook in hand, Bart has the idea of writing Krusty a check, so that when Krusty endorses the check, Bart will then have his autograph. Once the check is endorsed by Krusty's offshore holding corporation, it is discovered that Krusty is guilty of massive tax evasion. Devastated because his career is ruined, Krusty fakes his own death. It is now up to Bart and Lisa to bring him back to the top.moreless
    • This Little Wiggy
      This Little Wiggy
      Season 9 - Episode 18
      3/22/98
      8.5
      The Simpsons go to a wonderful new museum. While there, Marge notices what a nice boy Ralph Wiggum is. Marge forces Bart to have a play date with Ralph. Ralph is so stupid and annoying that Bart wants to strangle him. Marge makes him go outside with Ralph. Ralph seems to be a pyromaniac. They go to the Wiggum's residence and Bart finds out that Ralph's father (Chief Wiggum) has a lot of neat stuff, including a master key that will unlock every door in Springfield. Bart goes over for a sleepover and swipes it. He and Ralph wander the town, running into the bullies. Nelson, Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney take them to the abandoned prison. Bart and Ralph play around with the electric chair, leaving it on when they leave. Quimby wants to show the town the electric chair on the news. He wants to pretend to be electrocuted, thinking that the chair is off. Bart and Ralph see what is about to happen on the news and they have to prevent it. Bart goes to Lisa for a quick solution and she shoots a rocket at the prison which contains an explanation. Instead it goes into Burns' office, and he turns off the power after Quimby has almost been killed. Ralph's conscience tells him to burn down the house.moreless
    • Dog of Death
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      3/12/92
      8.5
      The family is forced to scrimp, save and cut back in order to a pay for Santa's Little Helper's life-saving surgery.
    • Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
      Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      2/17/94
      8.5
      Lisa challenges the makers of the Malibu Stacy doll to create a less sexist and pro-feminist doll. When they won't listen, Lisa enlists the help of Mr. Smithers to find the original creator of Malibu Stacy, Stacy Lovell. Together Lisa and Miss Lovell create Lisa Lionheart in an effort to positively influence young girls.moreless
    • Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
      Season 20 - Episode 16
      4/5/09
      8.5
      Moe develops an internet relationship with a woman named Maya; when the two agree to meet face to face Moe is shocked to discover that Maya is three feet tall. Meanwhile, Marge wants Homer to spend more time with Maggie; Homer obliges and finds himself in luck when he discovers a day care right next to Moe's.moreless
    • Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo
      Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo
      Season 10 - Episode 23
      5/16/99
      8.5
      The Simpsons learn to cut corners, enabling them to afford a trip to Japan. In Japan, they lose their savings and must become contestants on a humiliating game show to earn their way back home.
    • The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
      2/9/97
      8.5
      When Itchy & Scratchy's ratings start to fall the producers decide to introduce a new character, Poochie. They hold auditions for the voice of the new dog and Homer wins the job.
    • Natural Born Kissers
      Natural Born Kissers
      Season 9 - Episode 25
      5/17/98
      8.5
      When their anniversary dinner is a flop and their love life seems to lack luster, Homer and Marge try to spice it up, first by traveling to a bed & breakfast. Meanwhile, Lisa and Bart use Grampa's mine detector to find treasure and they find an alternate ending to "Casablanca." Homer and Marge discover that the fear of getting caught is the spice they need until they are caught bearing it all.moreless
    • 4/29/12
      8.5

      When Bart sees a commercial for the ultimate cruise, he begs his parents for a family vacation. Low on cash, the only way they can go is if each family member sells one valuable. Once they're away, Bart is determined to make the vacation last forever. So he comes up with a plan to make sure they never have to return home.

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    • Round Springfield
      Round Springfield
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      4/30/95
      8.5
      Bart gets his appendix removed after swallowing a jagged metal prize in his bowl of Krusty-O's. He is awarded $500. Meanwhile, "Bleeding Gums" Murphy passes away and leaves Lisa his saxophone. To honor Murphy, Lisa must raise $500 to buy his record so that it can be played on the radio.moreless
    • The Day the Violence Died
      The Day the Violence Died
      Season 7 - Episode 18
      3/17/96
      8.5
      Bart comes across a bum who claims to be the creater of Itchy & Scratchy. Once he is shown prove, he must convince the courts that Roger Meyers Jr. stole the bum's idea. Meyers is found guilty and Itchy & Scratchy Studios are put out of business. Bart and Lisa must now find a way to get their favorite show back on the air.moreless
    • Tales From the Public Domain
      Tales From the Public Domain
      Season 13 - Episode 14
      3/17/02
      8.5
      Homer gets a letter from the library telling him about an overdue book. He checked it out when Bart was born to have something to read his child. Lisa suggests that he read them some stories from it now. Homer starts by telling the tale of the… Odyssey Homer is Odysseus, who delivers a Trojan horse to the King. After his troops are victorious, Odysseus ticks off the gods by refusing to make a sacrifice. They take their revenge upon him when they blow him and his crew off course, where they almost meet the Sirens and finally Circe, who turns his men into pigs. After Odysseus eats his men, he has to cross the river Styx to return home. When he arrives he takes out the trash. Joan of Arc Lisa is Joan in this retelling of the story of Joan of Arc. Joan sets out to help lead the French army to victory against the English, which she does, until she is captured. Joan is found guilty and is about to be burned at the stake, when Marge, not much for tragic endings, changes the ending so that Joan lives. Hamlet Bart is Hamlet and Homer asks him to avenge his death. Moe (as Uncle Claudius) had Homer killed so that he could marry the queen (Marge) and take over the kingdom. Hamlet discovers the king\'s treachery and goes to avenge his father\'s death. When he kills the wrong man, he must duel with Laertes (Ralph). When Laertes dispatches himself, Hamlet kills Uncle Claudius, then himself. Rather than clean up the mess, the queen also dispatches herself. Everyone is dead. Bart can't believe how boring the last story was, but Homer reminds him that is also became a great movie called Ghostbusters. The family dances as the theme to that classic film plays in the background.moreless
    • Bart the General
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      2/4/90
      8.5
      Bart begins to have troubles with Nelson Muntz, the school bully, and is forced to take drastic measures to deal with his problem.
    • The War of the Simpsons
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      5/2/91
      8.5
      After Homer gets drunk and embarrasses Marge in front of their friends at a party, she signs them up for a church sponsored marriage retreat at Catfish Lake. Meanwhile, Grampa is left in charge of the kids.
    • Bart's Friend Falls in Love
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      5/7/92
      8.5

      Bart gets jealous and decides to do something about it, when he discovers that Milhouse has a girlfriend and suddenly doesn't have as much time for him any more. Meanwhile Lisa worries about Homer's weight and convinces Marge to order some subliminal weight loss tapes, instead Homer's vocabulary improves dramatically when subliminal vocabulary tapes are sent instead.

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    • My Sister, My Sitter
      My Sister, My Sitter
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      3/2/97
      8.5
      Lisa is interested in babysitting. Ned Flanders offers her a job to watch his boys, and gives her a glowing review. Homer and Marge are impressed, and ask her to baby sit Bart while they're at the Squidport gala. To make Lisa look like a bad babysitter, Bart feeds Maggie coffee ice cream and embarks on a series of pranks that unnerve Lisa. When he refuses to go to bed, Lisa lunges at him, causing him to fall down the stairs and break his arm. Bart bangs his head against a door to make the injury more serious, and passes out in the process. Lisa panics and takes him to Dr. Nick's clinic in a wheelbarrow. Bart falls out down a hill on the way, stopping yards from the gala. The townspeople are mortified, but Lisa still receives more babysitting offers the next day.moreless
    • Crook and Ladder
      Crook and Ladder
      Season 18 - Episode 19
      5/6/07
      8.5
      Maggie goes on a path of destruction in the Simpson home after Marge follows advice in Smothering Mother magazine and throws away her pacifier. Marge finally gives in and sends Homer to get Maggie a new pacifier, but when he can't find the right brand, Maggie comes up with her own substitute: an especially squeaky dog toy. Homer can't sleep through the toy's incessant squeaking and is driven to take sleeping pills, which turn him into a sleepwalker with a penchant for mischief. When one of Homer's sleepwalking schemes leaves the entire Springfield Fire Department debilitated in the hospital, Homer and some of his fellow Springfieldians become volunteer firefighters. They extinguish several fires and are rewarded with gifts, but when the gifts stop coming, they seek other forms of compensation for their heroic acts.moreless
    • King of the Hill
      King of the Hill
      Season 9 - Episode 23
      5/3/98
      8.5
      After realizing he is terribly out of shape, Homer joins a gym and with the help of Rainer Wolfcastle, Homer cuts a new jib. When Woflcastle turns down the chance to climb Springfield's tallest mountain, the Murderhorn, as a promotion for Powersauce energy bars, Homer volunteers to undertake the dangerous challenge.moreless
    • The Ned-liest Catch
      Season 22 - Episode 22
      5/22/11
      8.5
      After saving Ms. Krabappel's life, Ned Flanders and Edna start dating. Things go well until Ned is shocked to find out about all the men Ms. Krabappel dated, including Moe, Lenny, Comic Book Guy, and Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer. Afterward, Homer tries to convince Ned not to let Edna's past get in the way of a potential relationship between them.moreless
    • 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!
      Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock documents 20 years of Our Favorite Family.
    • Simpson and Delilah
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/18/90
      8.5
      After using a miracle hair-restoration product, Homer becomes a new and successful man with a full head of hair.
    • Lost Verizon
      Season 20 - Episode 2
      10/5/08
      8.5
      While trying to earn money at the country club, Bart acquires Denis Leary's cell phone after Leary angrily chucks it away. Bart keeps the phone and makes prank calls pretending to be Leary and when Marge finds out what Bart is doing she contacts Leary. Denis says Bart might as well keep the phone, but he advises her to activate the GPS system in the phone so she can track Bart's every move.moreless
    • They Saved Lisa's Brain
      They Saved Lisa's Brain
      Season 10 - Episode 22
      5/9/99
      8.5
      Lisa bands together with Springfield's other Mensa members to try to turn the town into a utopia. But they discover that genius doesn't always know what it's doing. Meanwhile, Homer takes sexually suggestive pictures of himself for Marge.
    • Husbands and Knives
      Husbands and Knives
      Season 19 - Episode 7
      11/18/07
      8.5
      Marge starts up a new women-only gym in Springfield and Homer frets about losing her after she becomes a highly successful businesswoman. Meanwhile, Coolsville, a new comic book shop, opens up in Springfield and puts Comic Book Guy out of business.
    • Viva Ned Flanders
      Season 10 - Episode 10
      1/10/99
      8.5
      Homer and Ned enjoy a bender in Las Vegas, but when they awake the next morning, they are shocked to find they have two new wives.
    • Treehouse of Horror XII
      Season 13 - Episode 1
      11/6/01
      8.5
      Hex and the City The family sees a gypsy, but Homer's usual ineptitude causes the gypsy to seek her revenge by cursing him and his loved ones. In an effort to get the curse lifted, Homer catches a leprechaun and releases it upon the gypsy with surprising results. House of Whacks The family home obtains an upgrade, the Ultrahouse 3000, a computer that will do everything for them. Everything is going great until the house falls in love with Marge and tries killing Homer Wiz Kids Bart and Lisa are attending wizard school. The evil Lord Montymort and Slithers have designs on capturing Lisa, so that Montymort can take her essence. They use Bart's rivalry with his sister as the means to get at her.moreless
    • The Canine Mutiny
      The Canine Mutiny
      Season 8 - Episode 20
      4/13/97
      8.5
      Marge lets Bart read her junk mail and he comes across a credit card application. He fills it out with the name "Santo's Little Helper," his dog. When the application is approved and he gets the card, he starts spending like a madman, not realizing how credit works. He even buys a collie named Laddie, this dog is so perfect, that he neglects his old dog. Eventually the repo men come to take back everything he bought, including one $1200 dog. Bart gives him Santa's Little Helper instead of Laddie, but he soon misses his old dog and grows tired of the new one. Laddie gets local attention when he saves a baby's life, so Bart gives him to the police and then searches for his old dog, and finds him living with a blind man. The blind man calls the police when Bart breaks into his place. When the police come, Laddie finds pot on the blind guy. Bart leaves with Santa's Little Helper as the police smoke the blind guy's stash.moreless
    • The Mansion Family
      The Mansion Family
      Season 11 - Episode 12
      1/23/00
      8.5
      Springfield is going to give an award to the town's oldest man, but when that guy dies, Mr. Burns gets the award instead. He decides to get a check-up at the Mayo Clinic with Smithers. When he leaves, he leaves the Simpson family as caretakers of his mansion. Homer starts living the life of a billionaire, but of course, he is highly destructive. He wants to throw a box social at the mansion for all his friends, but Marge pleads with him not to do it. He tries to get a few kegs for it from Moe, but local law prohibits the sale of alcohol before 2 PM. He cannot wait, so he takes Burns' yacht out to international waters, where no laws apply. Pirates see them whooping it up aboard the yacht and they rob them, put them into nets and then try to drown them. Fortunately they just float in the net back home. Meanwhile at the Mayo Clinic, Mr. Burns is told he has every disease known and unknown to man, it's just that they are all existing and trying to get through the door together in something the doctor's call "Three Stooges Syndrome". The doctors do warn him that a stiff breeze could kill him. Back in Springfield, Burns is not too upset about losing his yacht and the Simpson family returns to living their "simple" life.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror XX
      Season 21 - Episode 4
      10/18/09
      8.5
      Title Sequence: Homer and Marge throw a Halloween party, and real monsters show up to it, creating havoc when their wives show up. Dial "M" for Murder or Press "#" to Return to Main Menu: Lisa winds up in detention for being disruptive in class when another student is chosen for a spelling bee. She and Bart meet and discuss their plan to prank their teachers, except Bart's meaning of prank is different... Don't Have a Cow, Mankind: Krusty's new burger makes the citizens of Springfield turn into zombies. 28 days later, the Simpsons are still locked up in their home, and discover that Bart's Krusty Burger immunity is the key to solving the zombie crisis. There's No Business Like Moe Business: Homer, Marge and Moe are the main players in a Broadway style musical set in Moe's Tavern that tells the story of their complicated love-triangle.moreless
    • Homerpalooza
      Homerpalooza
      Season 7 - Episode 24
      5/19/96
      8.5
      After Bart and Lisa inform Homer that his taste in music has become old, he decides to get into the current music scene and takes the kids to a music festival, Lalapalooza, where he accidentally discovers he has a talent for taking a canon ball to the gut. Soon Homer finds himself traveling with the festival and putting his health in danger as he continues performing his amazing feat for cheering crowds.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror XIII
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      11/3/02
      8.5
      The Simpson family, along with Ned Flanders, holds a séance which brings the ghost of Maude Flanders back from the grave. With her presence in the room, she opens a book which brings us three haunting tales. Send in the Clones Homer finds that his new hammock is capable of making clones, and he begins making and using the clones to do all of his chores. When one of the clones permanently takes care of Flanders, Homer decides to get rid of the clones and the hammock. So he takes them both out to cornfield where he leaves them. Only the clones begin using the hammock and start to proliferate themselves at an enormous rate, soon the town of Springfield is under invasion by an army of Homer clones. It's up to Lisa to give the army a suggestion that help them eliminate the clone problem. The Right to Keep and Scare Harms Lisa finds the grave of William Bonney who was killed by gun violence. In his memory, she starts a gun control crusade, which makes Springfield totally gun-free; even the police no longer have guns. Now defenseless, the corpse of William "Billy the Kid" Bonney and his cohorts rise from the dead and start raising havoc in town. Professor Frink develops a time machine, which Homer uses to go back to the recent past to stop the ban on guns. The Island of Dr. Hibbert The family takes a trip to "The Island of Lost Souls," where they find Dr. Hibbert is running the island's resort. Marge thinks that something creepy is going on there, but when she goes off to investigate she is captured by Dr. Hibbert who turns her into a cat woman. Homer goes in search of a cure for Marge's condition and encounters Ned Flanders (who needs to be milked). Flanders takes Homer to meet the others who've been converted into beasts. While initially horrified at what they've all become, after thinking about it, he decides it might just be the life for himmoreless
    • Marge Gamer
      Marge Gamer
      Season 18 - Episode 17
      4/22/07
      8.5
      Marge becomes a spectacle during a PTA meeting for not having an e-mail address, and she decides to take a chance on using the Internet. Amazed and delighted by all the Internet has to offer, Marge decides to join a popular role-playing fantasy game named "Earthland Realms." To Marge's dismay, the game has her interacting with practically the whole town of Springfield, including Bart, who happens to be the game's most feared and destructive player. Meanwhile, Homer saves Lisa's soccer game from cancellation after he volunteers to take the place of a referee who recently quit. However, Homer's refereeing skills only exasperate Lisa, and her competitive streak gets the best of her.moreless
    • Grift of the Magi
      Grift of the Magi
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      12/19/99
      8.5
      After an unexpected school closing due to lack of funds, a private company with a hidden agenda purchases Springfield Elementary and uses the unknowing students for market research on their big new Christmas toy.
    • Simpsorama
      Season 26 - Episode 6
      11/9/14
      8.5
      In a crossover episode with "Futurama," that show's Planet Express crew arrives in modern-day Springfield to keep the Simpsons from having a disastrous impact on the future.
    • The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
      The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      11/16/97
      8.4
      Springfield has a bachelor auction, but none of Springfield's bachelors are the least bit attractive. Five women pool their money together and bid on Apu. They share him and he becomes quite the ladies' man. He is discussing his new life with Homer when his mother's letter arrives, reminding him that he has to have an arranged marriage. He tells his mother that he is already married, so she comes to meet his wife. Homer lets him pretend that Marge is his wife and Apu and his mother stay with the Simpsons. While Homer is pretending to not be married to Marge, he discovers the joys of living in a retirement home. Apu's mother hates Marge and she eventually figures it out the deception, so she goes on with plans for Apu's arranged marriage. Everyone shows up for Apu's marriage and Homer tries unsuccessfully to stop the ceremony. Apu finds to his surprise that his wife is a wonderful woman, and decides to marry her as planned.moreless
    • Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)
      11/26/06
      8.4
      After Homer is fired from the power plant, he buys an ice-cream truck and sells ice-cream. His successful business yields an abundance of discarded popsicle sticks and Marge finds another calling in life, as she uses the leftover sticks to create popular life-size statues of various citizens from Springfield.
    • Take My Life, Please
      Season 20 - Episode 10
      2/15/09
      8.4
      Homer wonders if fate truly did deal him a tough hand after he finds out that the class presidential election he lost in high school was rigged.
    • Maximum Homerdrive
      Maximum Homerdrive
      Season 10 - Episode 17
      3/28/99
      8.4
      After entering an eating contest, Homer fills in for his truck driver opponent, who after the contest is no longer able to drive. While on the road Homer and Bart discover the other truckers' shocking secret. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa's attempts to buy a doorbell introduce them to the heroic Señor Ding-Dong.moreless
    • Funeral for a Fiend
      Funeral for a Fiend
      Season 19 - Episode 8
      11/25/07
      8.4
      Sideshow Bob returns, this time with his entire family, and sets in motion a complex diabolical scheme to finally kill Bart.
    • Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot
      Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot
      Season 18 - Episode 20
      5/13/07
      8.4
      Homer unwittingly drags the family into a cornfield maze after attempting to leave a boring Harvest fest that Marge brought them to. When everyone except Homer escapes, Santa's Little Helper rescues him and becomes the town hero. So the family enrolls him in the Police Dog Academy and after graduation he's teamed with Lou. Police life becomes too much for Santa's Little Helper and he bites Bart. It is decided that he can no longer live with the family. Bart finds a new pet in a python, but in the end, Bart must choose between his dog and his snake.moreless
    • Make Room for Lisa
      Make Room for Lisa
      Season 10 - Episode 16
      2/28/99
      8.4
      When Homer agrees to let a telephone company put a transmitter in Lisa's room, she becomes Bart's unwanted roommate. The stress leads Lisa to a sensory deprivation tank, where she learns to appreciate her father more.
    • Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart
      Season 23 - Episode 15
      3/4/12
      8.4

      In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer's unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal, and to Bart's surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Meanwhile, a hip, new health food superstore opens in Springfield that threatens to put Apu and the Kwik-E-Mart out of business.

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    • Bart Has Two Mommies
      Bart Has Two Mommies
      Season 17 - Episode 14
      3/19/06
      8.4
      The family is at a church fund-raiser, where Homer tries to ensure his rubber duck onto victory, but Flanders wins the big prize, which he doesn’t want and gives it to Marge. In return Marge agrees to watch Rod and Todd while Ned is attending a left-handed convention. While Marge is spending all her time with the Rod and Todd and trying to let them learn how to be boys; Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a home for former celebrity animals and a monkey kidnaps Bart. Marge’s ability to be a mother comes into question when Ned discovers what she is doing with his boys and the local news covers Bart’s current predicament.moreless
    • The Monkey Suit
      The Monkey Suit
      Season 17 - Episode 21
      5/14/06
      8.4
      Lisa takes a stand against creationism being the only theory taught at Springfield Elementary.
    • The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
      Season 20 - Episode 17
      4/19/09
      8.4
      Bart resorts to being a good Samaritan to win the affections of a 5th grade girl named Jenny. Meanwhile, Lisa is medicated on "happy pills" to help cure her depression triggered by the world's bleak future.
    • Realty Bites
      Realty Bites
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      12/7/97
      8.4
      Marge is bored and Homer is just laying around one Saturday afternoon, when they decide to go to the police auction. Homer buys a muscle car that had previously belonged to Snake. He takes Marge for a wild ride and she demands to get out. She meets Lionel Hutz, who is now working as a realtor. He invites Marge to work there. So Marge (with help from Lisa and Bart) studies and passes the exam for a real estate license. Once on the job, she has trouble lying to customers (a prerequisite in real estate). She has to sell a house fast to keep her job, so she lies to the Flanders and sells them a house where murders took place. They move into the house, and the guilt sets in on Marge, who goes to tell them the truth. Meanwhile, Homer is joyriding and prison escapee Snake tries to hijack his car. A fight ensues and they crash into the murder house. Marge lets Flanders rip up the deposit. Soon afterwards, a jobless Marge goes on unemployment.moreless
    • Mom and Pop Art
      Mom and Pop Art
      Season 10 - Episode 19
      4/11/99
      8.4
      Homer becomes an artist, turning a failed barbecue pit into a pricey object d'art. When his public turns on him, he floods the town to make a statement.
    • When the nuclear power plant fails a safety inspection, Mr. Burns runs for governor in an attempt to change the laws in his favor.
    • Bart Gets Hit by a Car
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      1/10/91
      8.4
      Homer and Bart seek a large cash settlement from Mr. Burns, after he hits Bart with his car.
    • Lady Bouvier's Lover
      Lady Bouvier's Lover
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      5/12/94
      8.4
      It is Maggie's birthday, so the whole family gathers to celebrate. Abe seems especially pathetic and lonely and Marge decides to set him up with her mother, who has the same problem. They hit it off, or so Abe thinks. Bart decides to order a souvenir from "Itchy & Scratchy," so he steals Homer's wallet but the item turns out to be a waste of $350. Abe soon falls in love. He wants to impress Marge's mother by taking her out on the town, but when he does, she falls for Mr. Burns. Abe is heartbroken. When Mr. Burns come over to the Simpsons' house to pick her up for a date we learn that Marge is against her mother's new love interest. Bart gets $350 out of Mr. Burns which he uses to pay Homer back. Mr. Burns asks for his love's hand in marriage, but when the wedding date arrives, Abe breaks up the ceremony. Marge's mother leaves with him, although she is not in love with Abe OR Mr. Burns. We get a loose, yet obvious, homage to "The Graduate", complete with a Simon & Garfunkel parody.moreless
    • Simpson Tide
      Simpson Tide
      Season 9 - Episode 19
      3/29/98
      8.4
      Homer gets fired from the nuclear plant and decides to join the Naval Reserve. Other reservists include Moe, Barney, and Apu. Meanwhile, Bart gets an earring to look cool, but Homer makes him quit wearing it and ends up taking it with him to sea. Because of Homer's nuclear experience, he is assigned to a nuclear submarine. The Captain likes Homer because of his witty and wise remarks and he promotes him. During a war game exercise, the Captain leaves Homer in charge; things get bad, when the Captain becomes incapacitated. Homer makes some bad decisions and nearly starts a war. Bart's earring comes in handy when the ship springs a leak.moreless
    • Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
      Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
      Season 15 - Episode 10
      1/25/04
      8.4
      Homer compromises the power plant's security system and as a result gets fired. Marge and the kids go to a bookstore and while there she sits in a on a book reading and then asks the author if anyone can write a book. The answer gives Marge an idea. Meanwhile, Homer has gotten a job as a car salesman; but there is an ambulance on the lot that seduces Homer into quitting that job and becoming an ambulance driver. Marge wants to start writing her novel and Homer agrees to watch the kids, while putting in his night shift as an ambulance driver. Marge completes her novel and lets Lisa read it. Seeing one of the characters is hard on her father, Lisa suggests that Marge let Homer read the novel. Homer makes an attempt, fails and tells her that he did. Marge gets her novel published and the kids worry that if Homer ever reads it or sees it as a MADtv sketch, he will be heartbroken. Marge's novel comes out and everyone in Springfield is talking about it. Homer gets the book on tape version, as read by the Olsen twins, and finds out what everyone is talking about. Mad Homer chases after Flanders to do something he should have taken care of a long time ago.moreless
    • Coming to Homerica
      Season 20 - Episode 21
      5/17/09
      8.4
      Ogdenville's economy takes a stumble after tainted barley is discovered in Krusty's veggie burgers and the unemployed of Ogdenville flock to Springfield. When Mayor Quimby closes off the town's borders and enlists private citizens to help patrol them, Homer puts together a border patrol group.
    • Like Father, Like Clown
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/24/91
      8.4
      Bart and Lisa team up to try and reunite Krusty the Clown with his estranged Rabbi father.
    • Gone Maggie Gone
      Season 20 - Episode 13
      3/15/09
      8.4
      Lisa infiltrates a convent in order to steal back Maggie who was accidentally taken in by nuns. While in the convent, Lisa uncovers a series of cryptic clues leading to a hidden jewel in Springfield. With help from resident history buffs Principal Skinner and Comic Book Guy, Lisa sets off to find the coveted prize. But Springfield's Freemasons are also hot on the trail of the jewel, and Lisa must race against them to find the jewel and rescue Maggie.moreless
    • Some Enchanted Evening
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      5/13/90
      8.4
      Homer and Marge enjoy a night out on the town. Meanwhile, at home, the kids deal with a diabolical babysitter.
    • The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and Her Homer
      9/10/06
      8.4
      At school, Lisa befriends a boy named Michael, who happens to be the son of mob boss, Fat Tony. Fat Tony is put out of commission by a rival family, and Homer and Bart get involved with the mob, when Michael, who is nothing like his father, is not interested in the “family business.”moreless
    • The Italian Bob
      The Italian Bob
      Season 17 - Episode 8
      12/11/05
      8.4
      The Simpsons become lost in Italy, finding their way to a small town that Sideshow Bob has become the mayor of.
    • Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/26/91
      8.4
      Lisa enters a nationwide patriotism themed essay contest, and the Simpson family heads off to Washington D.C. for an all expenses paid trip, when Lisa qualifies for the essay contest finals to be held at the Kennedy Center.
    • Treehouse of Horror XI
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      11/1/00
      8.4
      G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad Homer dies because he's eaten the deadliest plant on Earth, broccoli. When he arrives at the Pearly Gates of Heaven he finds he cannot get in because he hasn't done one good deed all his life. St. Peter gives him 24 hours to perform at least one deed. Scary Tales Can Come True Bart and Lisa are abandoned to the deep dark woods. With a book of Fairy Tales to guide them, the pair navigates their way past a troll and three bears eventually arriving at the house of the witch who lives in the gingerbread house. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge change their minds and he goes in search of the children giving Rapunzel a haircut along the way. Night of the Dolphin Lisa lets a dolphin go free but it turns out this particular dolphin is the dolphin's king. Now that he has his freedom he plots to take his revenge on the land dwelling humans. Soon the dolphins are back on land where they've belonged all along and the humans are banished to the sea.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror XIV
      Season 15 - Episode 1
      11/2/03
      8.4
      Reaper Madness Death comes to the door of the Simpson home looking for Bart. A la a Benny Hill chase the family tries to elude Death. Homer kills Death and suddenly the world is without death. No one can die. Homer puts on Death's robe and suddenly finds himself "The Grim Reaper." He starts doing the job until he has to kill Marge. He gets out of the reaper job by pleading with God, but then he "pulls a fast one" on him by substituting Patty's body for Marge. Frinkenstein Homer gets a call telling him that he's won the Nobel Prize, only the call is really for Professor Frink. So that his father might partake in the awards ceremony, Professor Frink reanimates his father's corpse. His father's corpse escapes and goes on a killing spree to collect some replacement body parts. At the awards ceremony in Stockholm the Professor's father tries to make amends with his son for his recent organ harvest, until he sees all the brains filled with knowledge and rampages through the audience. Professor Frink, Jr. stops his father but is able to hold onto his father's soul. Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off Bart and Milhouse get hold of a stopwatch that actually allows them to stop time. They are having a great "time" and almost get away with it, until they are outsmarted by the mayor. On their run from the angry mob, the watch breaks and they are the only two moving in a world where time has stopped. Despite an easy to follow manual for watch repair, it takes the pair 15 years to get the watch repaired and for things to almost get back to normal.moreless
    • Mona Leaves-a
      Mona Leaves-a
      Season 19 - Episode 19
      5/11/08
      8.4
      After Homer's mother, Mona, passes away unexpectedly, Homer feels guilty for not getting the chance to tell her how much he really loved her and embarks on a mission to fulfill her final wishes.
    • Father Knows Worst
      Season 20 - Episode 18
      4/26/09
      8.4
      Homer takes an overbearing approach to parenting Bart and Lisa with disastrous results. Meanwhile Marge takes a liking to the new sauna she discovers in the basement.
    • Bart Star
      Bart Star
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      11/9/97
      8.4
      Springfield's youth join a pee-wee football team. With Ned Flanders at the helm and Nelson at quarterback the team is undefeated until Homer strong arms himself into Ned's job and puts all his faith in under qualified Bart as his quarterback.
    • Them, Robot
      Season 23 - Episode 17
      3/18/12
      8.4

      Mr. Burns replaces all of Springfield nuclear power plant's employees with robots, but decides to keep Homer as the sole human worker. With unemployment at an all-time high and mechanical arms operating the workplace, Springfield becomes a dismal and humorless place. But when Homer's machine-programmed peers start to turn on the community and his former real-life employees come to the rescue, they all realize that robots can't replace human friends.

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    • Bart vs. Thanksgiving
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/22/90
      8.4
      The Simpson family Thanksgiving is ruined after Bart feels he has been wrongly punished and decides to run away.
    • All About Lisa
      All About Lisa
      Season 19 - Episode 20
      5/18/08
      8.4
      Lisa outshines Krusty as his new assistant and steals the spotlight from him, earning her own TV show. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart spend some quality time together with their new coin collecting hobby.
    • The Dad Who Knew Too Little
      Season 14 - Episode 8
      1/12/03
      8.4
      Homer fails to get the birthday present that Lisa wanted. The gift he gets her instead makes it obvious that he knows nothing about his daughter and that makes her disappointed in him. To win Lisa back, Homer hires a private detective to find out everything about her. The private detective comes through with information that restores Homer's relationship with Lisa. Homer refuses to pay the detective's $1000 expenses; to get even the detective arranges it so that Lisa is framed for a crime she didn't commit. When the police arrive outside the Simpson home, Homer takes Lisa on the run. While they are holed up in a cabin, Homer confesses what he did to learn more about Lisa. The police trace them there and Homer and Lisa's subsequent escape leads them to a circus, where they find evidence that will exonerate Lisa of the crime. Only first together they must deal with the crooked detective.moreless
    • We're on the Road to D'ohwhere
      We're on the Road to D'ohwhere
      Season 17 - Episode 11
      1/29/06
      8.4
      Bart obtains the key to the steam tunnels under the school and with Milhouse they go down to check them out. When Bart turns just one of the little valves they find in the valve room the chain reaction causes chaos throughout the school. Bart is caught and Skinner wants to send him to a discipline camp in Oregon. When Bart can’t fly there alone, Homer has to drive him there himself and that is going to cause him to miss the trip to Las Vegas that Moe is sponsoring for all his regular customers. While the boys are gone, Marge and Lisa take some of the boys' old stuff and hold a yard sale, but the only things that sell well are their old medications and that gets her into bit of trouble.moreless
    • The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
      The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      1/19/97
      8.4
      After being kicked out of the Springfield women's investment club, Marge is determined to best her ex-club members, so she invests in a pretzel franchise. But when pretzel sales struggle, Homer unwittingly turns to Fat Tony and the mob to help Marge corner the snack business in Springfield.
    • Lost Our Lisa
      Lost Our Lisa
      Season 9 - Episode 24
      5/10/98
      8.4
      With the day off from school, Bart uses some industrial adhesive to glue novelty items to his face. As a result Marge must take him to the doctor to have the items removed, preventing Lisa from attending an exhibit at the museum. Lisa asks her if she can take the bus downtown. Marge tells her no, so Lisa uses her brain to outwit her father into letting her take her first solo bus trip. Despite her brain, Lisa gets on the #22A bus instead of the #22. Lenny and Carl make Homer realize that he should not have allowed her to go by herself, so he leaves work in search of her. Meanwhile Lisa has ended up somewhere outside of town. Homer gets into a cherry-picker to survey the town and he sees her, just before he almost gets killed. He tells her about the wonders of taking stupid risks and to demonstrate his point, they break into the museum after it closes. While there, they make an anthropological discovery.moreless
    • Moe Baby Blues
      Moe Baby Blues
      Season 14 - Episode 22
      5/18/03
      8.4
      After Moe inadvertently saves Maggie's life, the two begin to develop a bond, to the annoyance of Homer and Marge.
    • Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
      Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
      Season 15 - Episode 12
      2/15/04
      8.4
      On a school field trip to the Museum of Television and TV Milhouse shows that he has developed a new attitude where he just doesn't care. Meanwhile Mr. Burns has moved Homer, Lenny and Carl to an offsite location (Moe's) so that they don't ruin a visit by the plant's board of directors. Apu and Manjula stop by celebrating their anniversary, making Homer realize he hasn't gotten anything for his anniversary with Marge. He gets extremely drunk and finds himself ‘dancing' on the street where people, thinking he is homeless, start giving him money. Milhouse reveals the secret to his new attitude is the fact that he and his mother are moving to Capitol City, where they are going to get a fresh start. Both Bart and Kirk Van Houten are going to have to learn to get along without Milhouse being around. Bart tries to adapt to a world without Milhouse, especially after a visit to Milhouse in Capitol City makes him realize that things will never be the same. In the meantime, Homer has begun begging as a second job when he realizes he can make good money that allows him to buy Marge an expensive anniversary gift. With Milhouse out of his life, Bart finds himself bonding with his sister and she is enjoying the new relationship with her brother; a relationship that gets tested when Kirk gets "pity custody" of Milhouse and Marge is enlightened by the homeless on Homer's second source of income.moreless
    • To Cur With Love
      Season 24 - Episode 8
      12/16/12
      8.3

      When a fire at the retirement home forces Grampa to move back in with the Simpsons, Homer throws out his back on moving day. While "resting" at home, he gets hooked on the super-addictive tablet game, "Villageville." And, in his distraction, he loses the family dog, Santa's Little Helper. Everyone is angry with Homer for not seeming to care about the missing dog, but Grampa tells them the story of Homer's long-lost childhood pup, Bongo.

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    • Springfield Up
      Springfield Up
      Season 18 - Episode 13
      2/18/07
      8.3
      Documentary filmmaker, Declan Desmond returns and shows off his new documentary, Growing Up Springfield. The film documents and follows the lives of various Springfieldianites in eight year intervals.
    • Little Girl in the Big Ten
      Little Girl in the Big Ten
      Season 13 - Episode 20
      5/12/02
      8.3
      Lisa is failing gym. So that she won't fail and lose the Springfield Elementary the only accreditation they have, Principal Skinner gets Lisa a private coach. After seeing a vision of President Kennedy, Lisa is inspired to give gymnastics her best shot. While Bart is spending time with Grandpa he gets bitten by a Chinese mosquito. Lisa finds out that her fellow gymnastics students are actually college age, and rather than be embarrassed by her real age, she lets them think she is college age as well. Bart is diagnosed with "Panda virus" which makes him contagious, so Dr. Hibbert puts him in a plastic bubble for a week. Meanwhile Lisa has started hanging out with college age students at a coffee house listening to Robert Pinsky read his poetry. Bart starts using his plastic bubble to rescue nerds from the bullies. Some of those nerds follow Lisa when they think she is up to something. They find her at college analyzing "Itchy and Scratchy" cartoons and Milhouse exposes her. Embarrassed she leaves and back at home, she gets in trouble for going to college (16 credit hours worth) and her fellow grade school students won't relate with her anymore. She gets advice from Bart on how to win them back, which she does by making a splash on the cake created for Seymour Skinner Day.moreless
    • Burns, Baby Burns
      Burns, Baby Burns
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      11/17/96
      8.3
      The family goes to an apple mill and on the way home, they see a hitchhiker. Homer wants to pick him up, but Marge is totally against it. Ignoring her Homer picks him up and finds out that he is Mr. Burns' illegitimate son, Larry. He helps Larry get in touch with Burns, but Mr. Burns cannot stand him, because he is boorish, obnoxious, and rude. Mr. Burns tries to get him into a college, but Larry is way too dumb and Mr. Burns decides he wants nothing to do with his son. Homer and Larry are good friends now, so Homer comes up with a plan for Larry to win Mr. Burns' love. He stages a fake kidnapping and Larry stays with Homer in his basement. It becomes a big media event, but when a helicopter spots Homer and Larry, they flee to a movie theater. The police find them there and Larry admits it is a fake kidnapping. When Mr. Burns will still not accept him, Larry goes back home to his family.moreless
    • I'm With Cupid
      I'm With Cupid
      Season 10 - Episode 14
      2/14/99
      8.3
      The wives of Springfield are jealous of the attention Apu lavishes on his wife. To win Marge back, Homer attempts to enlist the help of a skywriter, with painful consequences.
    • Homer to the Max
      Homer to the Max
      Season 10 - Episode 13
      2/7/99
      8.3
      A popular TV character named Homer Simpson forces our Homer Simpson to change his name to Max Power. He becomes popular with hip Springfielders, who lead him to run afoul of the law.
    • Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
      Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
      Season 9 - Episode 10
      12/21/97
      8.3
      We open with Homer and Marge doing the last-minute Christmas shopping. Back at home Marge tells the family that she has all the alarm clocks, so no one can wake up early and open the presents. Bart drinks a bunch of water so he can wake up and do just that. He plays with his new fire truck and accidentally burns down and melts their plastic Christmas tree and all of the presents. He buries the evidence in the yard and tells the family that he saw a burglar stealing the presents and tree. They get on the news in one of Kent Brockman's human interest stories. When the town sees them on television, they all come by to give them money. Homer buys a car with the money and wrecks it. The next morning Bart reveals the truth to the family. When Kent Brockman comes by for a follow-up report his crew discovers the torched remains of the presents. When the town sees the news report, they treat the Simpson family as pariahs. The townspeople decide to make it even by picking their house bare and stealing everything they own.moreless
    • Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge
      Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge
      Season 13 - Episode 22
      5/22/02
      8.3
      When the power plant can't keep up with the electricity demand due to a heat wave, a hot and bothered Springfield resorts to looting. To defend his family, Homer starts up his own security company, SpringShield, and after they prove to be effective Mayor Quimby appoints Homer's outfit in charge of policing the town.moreless
    • Thank God, It's Doomsday
      Thank God, It's Doomsday
      Season 16 - Episode 19
      5/8/05
      8.3
      Bart and Lisa want to start getting their hair cut at the mall. They go to the mall with Homer and while getting their haircut they get into a fight, which results in them each getting really bad haircuts. Out in the mall they are spotted by fellow school students who have cameras in hand. They find Homer and go on the run; they sneak into the back entrance of a movie theater and see the film "Left Below," which is a movie about the apocalypse. The images in the movie are disturbing to Homer, who fears the worst. Marge assures him that there needs to be some ominous signs before the rapture will come. When Homer is out driving, he sees what he believes to be the signs. Homer gathers some books on the subject and he calculates that the "rapture is nigh" at 3:15 PM on May 18th, seven days from now. He starts to spread the word and tells everyone on television a passage from Revelations 6:13 that says before the rapture "the stars will fall to Earth." At the Springfield Stadium, there is a celebrity filled blimp accident that causes the stars on board to fall to the Earth and Homer gains instant credibility. He gets a bus full of people to join him at Springfield Mesa. When the appointed time comes and goes, Homer loses credibility and everyone return back to their normal lives. Homer later realizes that he made a mistake in his calculation and the new time is only 30 minutes away. When no one in his family will join him Homer goes to the Mesa on his own. The rapture comes and Homer goes to heaven, but despite all that heaven has to offer, Homer needs his family. He gets an audience with God, but when God won't grant his request to have his family join him; Homer begins raising hell in heaven. To put a stop to it, God agrees to turn back time and put off the rapture.moreless
    • Lisa the Skeptic
      Lisa the Skeptic
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      11/23/97
      8.3
      Lisa protests the building of a shopping mall on sacred ground. Her protest gets the school the ability to conduct an archaeological dig. Lisa's digging reveals a human skeleton that has wings. All Springfield is convinced it is an angel and Homer cashes in; however, Lisa is skeptical. The skeleton disappears and when it reappears it carries a foreboding message about the end of the world. As sundown approaches, the townspeople grow concerned and frightened, but nothing catastrophic happens. The skeleton floats down below the valley to a new discount shopping mall ("the end is near ... for high prices!"). Lisa figures out the whole "end is near" saga was a publicity stunt staged by the developers, not so much to not tip off would-be competitors but, as she angrily states, a way to prey on the beliefs and fears of the guillible. She calls for a boycott of the mall, but the bargain-hunting public immediately go shopping instead.moreless
    • Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"
      2/21/99
      8.3
      Marge gets a new huge SUV, the Canyonero, and discovers the meaning of road rage.
    • The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
      The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      12/3/00
      8.3
      As Mr. X Homer starts his own web page where begins revealing Springfield's secrets. He ultimately wins the Pulitzer Prize for his work so he reveals himself to the public. When everyone knows that he is Mr. X his ability to obtain secrets disappears. So he begins making up stories. When one of those stories turns out to be the truth, he is kidnapped and taken to "The Island," a place where those who know too much are taken out of society.moreless
    • Worst Episode Ever
      Worst Episode Ever
      Season 12 - Episode 11
      2/4/01
      8.3
      Despite being banned from life forever from the comic book store, Bart and Milhouse take over its management when the Comic Book Guy suffers from a cardiac episode, "the worst episode ever". Their management of the shop is fairly successful, until they discover the Comic Book Guy's secret stash of illegal video clips and begin charging admission for their viewing. Meanwhile, the Comic Book Guy on the road to recovery receives tips from Homer on making friends to no avail. Until a chance meeting with Principal Skinner's mother sparks an unusual relationship.moreless
    • The Way We Weren't
      Season 15 - Episode 20
      5/9/04
      8.3
      Homer and Bart get into a fight over using a beer bottle to kiss girls which land them in Simpson family court, where Lisa presides as judge. While giving testimony Marge tells the kids that Homer's first kiss was with her in high school. He confesses that it wasn't his first kiss. Back when he was ten he went to camp See-A-Tree (for underprivileged boys). Here he meets Lenny, Carl and Moe. The boys go to the girl's camp where they work in the kitchen. After Homer returns the retainer to the girl who lost it he gets the opportunity to meet her later that night. He tells the kids she was the prettiest girl he'd ever seen, until he later met their mother. Marge reveals that the girl was her. Marge tells the story from her perspective. At the girls camp, Land-A-Man, we find Marge, Patty, Selma, Helen (Lovejoy), Cookie Kwan. When she met Homer that it was she who first kisses him and then they have the perfect kiss. They agree to meet again the following night, but Homer doesn't show. Marge says it was years before she could trust another boy. Homer explains why he didn't return for a second date. After he left her he fell off a cliff into the lake and drifted to the shores of "Camp Flab-Away," which featured Quimby, Wiggum and Comic Book Guy as some of the overweight campers. Homer manages to escape and gets to Marge's camp, but arrives after she's left. Now that Marge knows the truth Homer hopes for her forgiveness. She doesn't believe he really cared all those years ago, until he pulls the other piece of her broken heart out of his memory box.moreless
    • Old Money
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/28/91
      8.3
      Grampa Simpson is put in a predicament, after his new girlfriend at the Retirement Castle passes away and leaves him with $106,000.
    • E. Pluribus Wiggum
      E. Pluribus Wiggum
      Season 19 - Episode 10
      1/6/08
      8.3
      In an effort to raise money with a bond issue Mayor Quimby moves up election day, making Springfield's primary election the first in the nation causing the media, candidates and political pundits to descend in the city.
    • I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
      10/14/07
      8.3
      During a bank robbery, Marge convinces Dwight, the bank robber, to turn himself in with the assurance that she will visit him once in jail. Marge never makes good on her promise and things get interesting when Dwight escapes from jail and comes looking for Marge.
    • Regarding Margie
      Regarding Margie
      Season 17 - Episode 20
      5/7/06
      8.3
      Marge goes on a cleaning frenzy before the housekeeper she’s won the services off comes to the house. One spot remains and she mixes a number of toxic cleaners together to tackle the job. The noxious mixture knocks her out and she wakes up suffering from amnesia. Marge is taken home and the family tries to bring back her memory. She starts to get back memories of her children and other insignificant things, but when it comes to remembering her husband, nothing he does seems to jog her memory. When he can’t get her to remember him, he tries to win her all over again, especially after Patty and Selma get her back out on the dating scene.moreless
    • Stealing First Base
      Season 21 - Episode 15
      3/21/10
      8.3
      Bart becomes romantically confused when his crush, Nikki, plants one on him out of the blue. Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama comes to Lisa's aid after she's teased at school for being an overachiever.
    • Scenes From the Class Struggle in Springfield
      2/4/96
      8.3
      Marge gets an expensive "new" dress at the outlet mall. While wearing it she meets a former schoolmate who invites her and the family to the country club. Marge becomes obsessed with trying to fit in. Homer takes up golf at the club and Mr. Burns challenges him to a game. After Homer catches him cheating, Mr. Burns agrees to help Homer's family become members of the country club if he doesn't tell anyone.moreless
    • The Crepes of Wrath
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      4/15/90
      8.3
      It’s bon voyage Bart, when he is sent to France as part of a student exchange program. Meanwhile, another exchange student takes Bart's place at home.
    • To Surveil, with Love
      Season 21 - Episode 20
      5/2/10
      8.3
      Chief Wiggum and the police force become overvigilant and install security cameras all over Springfield after a bomb scare. Meanwhile, Lisa, sick of blondes being stereotyped as dumb compared to brunettes, decides to dye her hair.
    • Missionary: Impossible
      Missionary: Impossible
      Season 11 - Episode 15
      2/20/00
      8.3
      Homer tries to anonymously pledge $10,000 to PBS to end the pledge break and get his favorite program back on the air. When PBS comes collecting, he goes on the run. Reverend Lovejoy helps Homer out by sticking him on a plane to do some missionary work in the South Pacific. It doesn't take long for Homer to corrupt the native population. Since he doesn't know anything about religion, he has the natives build a casino. Soon the island then turns from a tropical paradise into Atlantic City.moreless
    • Postcards from the Wedge
      Season 21 - Episode 14
      3/14/10
      8.3
      Bart discovers his talent of easily pitting Marge and Homer against each other and uses it to help get him out of punishment for misbehaving at school, but naturally, he takes it too far.
    • There's No Disgrace Like Home
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      1/28/90
      8.3

      After the family embarrasses him at a company picnic, Homer becomes convinced that something is wrong with them and he sets out to "fix" his family.

    • Little Big Girl
      Little Big Girl
      Season 18 - Episode 12
      2/11/07
      8.3
      After saving Springfield from burning down in city-wide fire, Mayor Quimby awards Bart with a driver’s license. During Bart’s travels to a nearby town, he develops a serious relationship with a teenage girl. Meanwhile, during a presentation at school, Lisa lies about her Native American heritage and when everyone believes her, the lies result in some escalating problems for her.moreless
    • The Great Louse Detective
      The Great Louse Detective
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      12/15/02
      8.3
      The family receives an invitation to go to a health spa. While there Homer is alone in the steam room, when some unknown person locks him inside and turns the heat up to the "MURDER" setting. Homer and Marge go to see Chief Wiggum for help in finding Homer's attempted murderer. Chief Wiggum decides to call in an expert on the twisted mind of a murderer. He takes the Simpson family to Campbell's Chunky Soup Maximum Security Prison to consult with Sideshow Bob. Chief Wiggum strikes a deal Sideshow Bob that will allow him to stay with the Simpson family, which makes Bart nervous. A device is hooked to Sideshow Bob that will allow the family to shock him if he gets out of control. Sideshow Bob follows Homer through a "normal" day. Sideshow Bob sets up a Homer dummy as a trap for Homer's potential killer. Everyone, including Homer beats the dummy up. At Moe's someone takes a shot at Homer. Sideshow Bob recommends that Homer stay out of sight, which isn't going to happen when Homer is elected King of Mardi Gras. At the parade Homer's float becomes a runaway when its brake line is cut. Sideshow Bob launches himself out of cannon and saves Homer from certain death. Then Homer and Sideshow Bob go after and corner the potential killer, Frank Grimes Jr. Later that evening in Bart's bedroom, Sideshow Bob appears and he tries to kill Bart quickly, but finds he can't do it, as he's "grown accustomed to Bart's face."moreless
    • Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
      1/28/07
      8.2
      In an effort to stop Homer from taking revenge on the Rich Texan for cutting him off on the highway, Marge, Lisa and Bart offer up three cautionary tales of revenge.

      The Count of Monte Fatso: A parody of the book and film The Count of Monte Cristo, in which Homer is cast as the Count.

      Revenge of the Geeks: Using a futuristic device called the “Get-back-inator,” Milhouse takes revenge on the Springfield Elementary bullies.

      Bartman Begins: A parody of the Batman origin story, in which Bart is cast in the title role.moreless
    • The President Wore Pearls
      The President Wore Pearls
      Season 15 - Episode 3
      11/16/03
      8.2
      It's Vegas night at Springfield Elementary, where Martin is school class president, and the event is quite a success. Homer wins big and wants his $200,000; but when he and everyone else find out they aren't going to win any real money, there is a riot and Martin is forced to resign. Lisa runs against Nelson for class president. Lisa struggles to fight against Nelson's popularity, she is of course all about the issues, while he isn't. Lisa sings her way into popularity that helps her win the vote. The administration is worried about having a popular president, whom is also smart. They start giving her distractions to keep her from knowing about their plans to remove the music, gym and art programs. Lisa is identified as a sellout, but as her last act as president, she gets all the students to go on strike. After several days, Chalmers wants action and he gets Skinner to transfer Lisa to a school for the gifted and troublesome. While it's Lisa's dream to go there, Homer isn't going to pay for it. Lisa returns to Springfield Elementary, where the programs have been restored thanks to the cancellation of flu shots and the selling of loose cigarettes.moreless
    • Pygmoelian
      Season 11 - Episode 16
      2/27/00
      8.2
      After winning the chance for his photo to appear on a Duff beer calendar, but losing out when the calendar appears with stickers covering his face, Moe gets a face lift. The resulting surgery makes him handsome and then Moe takes revenge on those who wronged him because of his looks in the past, including the producer of a soap opera. Of course his new looks get him the part, until he and Homer become privy to some plot lines that threaten to write him out of the show. In anticipation, they decide to go out "in a blaze of sour grapes".moreless
    • You Kent Always Say What You Want
      You Kent Always Say What You Want
      Season 18 - Episode 22
      5/20/07
      8.2
      When Homer buys the 1,000,000th ice-cream cone at a local shop, he ends up on Kent Brockman's news program. When Brockman swears on live TV after coffee is spilled in his lap, Ned Flanders leads a crusade to clean up Springfield's airwaves, starting with getting Brockman fired. Then Homer once again saves the day.moreless
    • Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
      Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em
      Season 18 - Episode 3
      9/24/06
      8.2
      When Marge discovers she has a knack for carpentry, she begins her own carpentry handyman service. However, the town of Springfield can’t come to grips with the idea of a female carpenter and Marge is forced to disguise her work by using Homer as a front. Meanwhile, Bart begins to blackmail Principal Skinner, when he discovers that Skinner is highly allergic to peanuts.moreless
    • The Trouble with Trillions
      The Trouble with Trillions
      Season 9 - Episode 20
      4/5/98
      8.2
      Homer realizes too late that taxes are due, so he cheats on his taxes and files them just in the nick of time. When the IRS subjects Homer to an audit, they agree to let Homer off if he will agree to help the FBI and become a tool of government oppression. He tries to rat on his friends about their illegal conquests and the government enjoys his work so much that they have him attempt a very special assignment. Mr. Burns has a trillion dollar bill that he stole from the government long ago. Homer tries to find it in his mansion, under the guise of writing a magazine article on Burns. When he finds it, the feds bust in and arrest Mr. Burns, but Homer foils their attempt and runs away with Burns and Smithers. They decide to leave the country with the bill and they wind up in Cuba, where they try to buy the country from Fidel Castro. Castro steals the bill and they have to return in disgrace. Mr. Burns vows to bribe the jury and get them all off scot-free.moreless
    • Beware My Cheating Bart
      Season 23 - Episode 18
      4/15/12
      8.2

      When Bart is forced to chaperone Jimbo's girlfriend to a movie, she ends up developing feelings for him, resulting in a whole bunch of trouble with the bullies at school. Meanwhile, Homer is persuaded to buy a state-of-the-art treadmill, fully equipped with a television. When Lisa shows Homer that he can access television shows wirelessly, he develops an obsession with watching an old television show from the treadmill, but not actually working out, until Marge decides to intervene.

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    • Principal Charming
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      2/14/91
      8.2
      Marge's sister Selma seeks a husband, so Marge orders Homer to help in finding one. Things go wrong though, when Homer invites Principal Skinner over for dinner and Skinner instead falls for Selma's twin sister Patty.
    • The Old Man and The "C" Student
      The Old Man and The "C" Student
      Season 10 - Episode 20
      4/25/99
      8.2
      As punishment for losing the Olympics for Springfield, Bart must help the city's senior citizens.
    • Special Edna
      Special Edna
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      1/5/03
      8.2
      Edna looks forward to the apple picking trip she is going to take Seymour, only he has to cancel because he needs to take care of his mother. Meanwhile, Bart looks for ways to keep from working on his research paper for WWI, including photocopying his butt and joyriding in a Blackhawk helicopter. The day before it's due, he uses Grampa as a resource. Bart receives F for his effort he works on a revised version of the paper after school. When Bart sees how sad Principal Skinner has made Ms. Krabappel when he cancels a date with her in favor of his mother, Bart goes out with her for the evening. At Lisa's suggestion, Bart decides to do more for his teacher, he nominates for the "Teacher of the Year" award. Knowing who she has to put with, the award committee selects Ms. Krabappel as their nominee. The award finals are held in Orlando, Florida at "Efcot Center." As the nominator, Bart (and his family) gets to go to award ceremony as well. Who isn't going, Seymour Skinner of course, that is until he changes mind. Of course, he has to bring mother along. At the award ceremony, Seymour is worried that he will lose Edna forever. He gets Bart to sabotage her chances at winning, but when it comes down to it he can't let Bart go through with it. Edna doesn't win the award, but she does get a marriage proposal from Seymour, with an engagement ring from Little Richard.moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror XV
      Season 16 - Episode 1
      11/7/04
      8.2
      The Ned Zone Ned develops a sixth sense that allows him to see the deaths of everyone he touches. When he sees himself murder Homer, he tries his best to keep his vision from coming true. Four Beheadings and a Funeral A take on the Jack the Ripper story that casts Lisa and Bart as Eliza Simpson and Dr. Bartley, who try to discover the identity of the "Mutton Chop Murderer." In the Belly of the Boss A parody of Fantastic Voyage in which the Simpson family goes on a rescue mission after Maggie is accidentally shrunk and ingested by Mr. Burns.moreless
    • Bart the Genius
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      1/14/90
      8.2
      Bart is mistakenly placed in a school for “gifted children” after he cheats on an intelligence test at school.
    • Homer's Paternity Coot
      Homer's Paternity Coot
      Season 17 - Episode 10
      1/8/06
      8.2
      The result of Marge's anger against Quimby’s new toll road leads to the discovery of a frozen mailman and his 40-year-old mail. The old mail is delivered to the recipients, including one to Grampa Simpson's deceased wife, and it reveals a secret love affair and who the real father of her baby Homer might be. Confused and emotional, Homer finds Mason Fairbanks, his wealthy and much improved paternal dad, and happily establishes a father-son relationship with him while rejecting Abe, his surrogate father of 40 years, especially after a DNA test reveals that Mason is indeed his real father. Homer joins Mason on an undersea treasure hunt and when Homer’s life is in mortal danger he reflects upon his childhood and realizes who his true father is. When he confesses that to Abe, Abe has a confession of his own.moreless
    • See Homer Run
      Season 17 - Episode 6
      11/20/05
      8.2
      In order to help provide Lisa with a positive older male role model, Homer becomes a safety salamander for Springfield Elementary. His pursuit of safety leads him to a terrible car accident where he rescues everyone. With his new found popularity as a safety salamander Homer, encouraged by the rest of Springfield, decides to run for mayor.moreless
    • Little Big Mom
      Little Big Mom
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      1/9/00
      8.2
      Marge tries to get rid of the junk in the attic but Homer won't let her; especially the skis he hasn't used in years. The family goes skiing and Marge manages to break her leg while the rest of the family is out on the slopes. Marge has to stay in the hospital, so Lisa volunteers to take over Marge's duties of the house. She finds that it is quite a challenge when Homer and Bart don't do anything to help. After working hard at it, she finds out what a thankless job it is. Marge is having a good time in the hospital, because they are pampering her. Lisa is starting to get fed up with Homer and Bart, so she makes them think that they have leprosy. Leprosy comes from unclean living conditions, so Lisa thinks her trick will get them to clean the house. They don't; instead they go to Flanders for help. Flanders sends them to a leper colony in Hawaii. There they get carved up by needles and sanders. When they figure out that they don't have leprosy, they go on pretending that they do. Why, because… hey, it's Hawaii!moreless
    • Moe Letter Blues
      Season 21 - Episode 21
      5/9/10
      8.2
      While Homer, Reverend Lovejoy, and Apu are on vacation with their children, Moe writes them a letter in which he threatens to run away with one of their wives.
    • 5/15/05
      8.2
      Bart is given the role of a cooper in the school's medieval festival, while Lisa is the queen. Bart is blamed and expelled when rats come out of large pie that is presented to the queen. Marge looks for a new school for Bart and decides to try out a Catholic school. In his first day at school Bart encounters a tough nun and Father Sean. Bart takes a liking to Father Sean and begins to embrace the Catholic faith, which concerns Homer and Marge. Homer goes to the school with the purpose of taking Bart out of school, only to himself being converted before the night is through. With her husband and son gone Marge finds herself alone at church. Reverend Lovejoy tells her that when they die she and Homer will be going to different heavens. Marge, Ned and Reverend Lovejoy go to Homer and Bart's first communion class to at the very least liberate Bart from becoming Catholic. To bring Bart back to his old religion they take him to a religious festival. Father Sean and Homer arrive hoping to take Bart back, but Bart in one his rare moments of insight brings both sides together, that is until 1,000 years later.moreless
    • D'oh-in' in the Wind
      D'oh-in' in the Wind
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      11/15/98
      8.2
      Homer's search to discover his middle name leads him to an old hippie commune that his mother used to frequent. He finds a mural that his mother painted of him from the 60's, and is inspired to become a hippie.
    • My Mother the Carjacker
      My Mother the Carjacker
      Season 15 - Episode 2
      11/9/03
      8.2
      Marge wants Homer and the kids to watch television. The program she wants them to see is a segment of Kent Brockman's news program called "Oops Patrol." She identified a headline containing a reference to the mayor's "erection," as opposed to his election. For her effort, she wins a t-shirt, which makes her the envy of Springfield. Even Homer is jealous and sets out to win his own t-shirt. Homer tries to find his own funny headline, but instead finds a secret message to him contained in the first character of each row in a newspaper article about a giant pizza. "Homer meet me 4th street overpass midnite." Since it is today's paper, he follows his gut (drags Bart along) and keeps the appointment. His rendezvous turns out to be with his mother. Homer tries to help his mother elude the police, but he brings her right into their hands. Mr. Burns wants Mona Simpson to stand trial for the sabotage she did to his germ warfare lab back in the 1960's. On the witness stand, Homer pleads for his mommy, which the jury grants him. Homer enjoys catching up with his mother and steals a room from Flanders' house, for her new room. Mr. Burns is able to exact some revenge on Mona Simpson, by getting her to confess to falsifying her name at the entrance to national parks, which it turns out is a national offense. Homer laments the loss of his mother yet again. Homer hijacks the prison bus, but his mother wants to keep his involvement in her escape unknown and she does this by throwing him off the bus. She is almost successful in evading capture, until the bus goes through a guard rail, sinks into a lake and is subsequently cover by an avalanche of boulders. At her funeral, Homer loses his mother once again, when her coffin rolls down the hill. There is always a chance she will return as the coffin was found to contain last week's garbage. Homer looks for a message from his mother in the news and finds one that seems to satisfy him, but misses out on the one she's actually left for him in a giant taco article that she is alive and has been eating clam chowder, "Rhode Island style with crackers that keep on coming."moreless
    • Milhouse of Sand and Fog
      Milhouse of Sand and Fog
      Season 17 - Episode 3
      9/25/05
      8.2
      Maggie has chicken pox, so Marge throws a "pox party" to help the children of Springfield catch the illness while they are young. During the party, Milhouse's parents get back together. Milhouse does not like this idea, so he and Bart try to break them up. Instead, they break up Marge and Homer.moreless
    • Dumbbell Indemnity
      Dumbbell Indemnity
      Season 9 - Episode 16
      3/1/98
      8.2
      Homer aids Moe in his search for a woman and by chance Moe meets Renee, an outdoor flower vendor, and the two hit it off. In Moe's constant effort to wine and dine Renee, he quickly goes broke and enlists in Homer's help to steal his car and scam the insurance company for some money.moreless
    • Last Tap Dance in Springfield
      Last Tap Dance in Springfield
      Season 11 - Episode 20
      5/7/00
      8.2
      Lisa is inspired to learn dancing, so she begins taking classes. All the while, Bart and Milhouse pretend they are at camp, when they are actually staying overnight in the Springfield Mall. Police Chief Wiggum is conviced that giant rats have made their home in the mall, so he tries to exterminate them.moreless
    • Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife
      Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife
      Season 17 - Episode 15
      3/26/06
      8.2
      Homer is stoked for a party, where Lenny shows off his new plasma screen HD TV. Three days later and Homer still hasn’t left Lenny’s apartment. Lenny eventually gets him to leave and Marge enters them in a contest where they can win a plasma TV of their own. They don’t win, but 3rd place gets them a tour of the FOX studios, where Homer learns about a wife-swapping show where he can win enough money to buy his own plasma TV. Marge agrees to appear and they exchange wives with the Heathbar family. Charles Heathbar winds up falling in love with Marge (who is giving him what he needs), while his real wife Verity finds Homer detestable.moreless
    • Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
      Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
      Season 17 - Episode 22
      5/21/06
      8.2
      Homer and Marge offer up martial advice to the Springfield Isotopes struggling first baseman, who is having problems with his pop star wife.
    • Simpsons Bible Stories
      Simpsons Bible Stories
      Season 10 - Episode 18
      4/4/99
      8.2
      During a particularly long-winded church service led by Reverend Lovejoy, our favorite family passes into slumber land. Marge dreams of herself and Homer as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Lisa dreams of herself and Milhouse leading their school aged friends out of Egypt and from underneath the control of the Pharaoh, played by Principal Skinner. Homer visions himself as King Solomon. Bart dreams up a slightly different version of the David and Goliath story, casting himself as David and Nelson as Goliath's son.moreless
    • Half-Decent Proposal
      Half-Decent Proposal
      Season 13 - Episode 10
      2/10/02
      8.2
      Homer's incessant snoring is keeping Marge awake and the cost for surgery to correct the problem is costly. She moves in with Patty and Selma to get some sleep. The news reports that Marge's former boyfriend, Artie Ziff, is the 5th richest man in America. Patty and Selma convince Marge that she should contact Artie, so they send an e-mail on her behalf. Artie receives the e-mail and reveals his 20-year obsession with Marge. Artie Ziff flies to the Simpson home and takes them for a ride. He then makes an indecent proposal, $1 million for Marge to spend a weekend with him, so they she might find out what life would have been like with him. After another sleepless night, Marge gives it serious thought, after all the money would allow them to pay for Homer's much needed nasal surgery. Marge goes off with Artie and Homer has second thoughts. Artie recreates their senior prom and tries to kiss Marge. Marge leaves Artie and returns to home find out that Homer has left town with Lenny. On the road, Homer and Lenny get a job at oil rig in West Springfield, which is "three times larger than Texas". Bart, Lisa and Marge figure out where Homer's at, but Marge needs help from Artie to find out exactly where he is. With his oil rig on fire, Homer declines rescue, until Artie gives up on Marge. Artie creates a solution for Homer's snoring problem, which at a subliminal level may help Artie with his Marge problem.moreless
    • Smart and Smarter
      Smart and Smarter
      Season 15 - Episode 13
      2/22/04
      8.2
      Apu and Manjula are signing up two of the octuplets for Miss Wickerbottom's Pre-Nursery School and after a verbal exchange with Dr. Hibbert, Homer decides they should do the same for Maggie. Because she can't talk, she doesn't pass the initial screening. Afterwards Lisa discovers that even though Maggie can't talk she does show signs of brilliance. Another screening at the pre-pre school shows of her talents and reveals that she has a higher IQ than Lisa. Maggie's new brilliance leaves Lisa searching for a new identity, since she no longer has her status as "the smart one." Lisa tries stand-up comedy, becoming a goth ‘Ravencrone Neversmiles,' cheerleader, rapper, soccer player, cowgirl; none of which workout for her. After she is discovered trying to sabotage her sister's education Lisa leaves home with 2¢ to her name. She decides to stay at the Natural History Museum, where her family is sure to never find her; however Springfield's "finest" do discover her location and they bring the family to help them find her. An accident gets Marge, Bart and Homer trapped in an exhibit and they look to Maggie to get them out, but Maggie's secret to her brilliance is nowhere to be found.moreless
    • Angry Dad: The Movie
      Season 22 - Episode 14
      2/20/11
      8.2
      Bart's Angry Dad comic is turned into a movie and becomes a critics' recommendation. Each time the movie wins something, Homer takes credit for it.
    • The Telltale Head
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      2/25/90
      8.1
      All of Springfield becomes enraged at Bart after he decapitates the town statue of Jebediah Springfield.
    • Midnight Rx
      Midnight Rx
      Season 16 - Episode 6
      1/16/05
      8.1
      The power plant's office party is being held at the Springfield Air and Space museum, where amongst other things we learn that Agnes Skinner was a wing-walker back in the 1920s. Mr. Burns is acting unusually nice, and then he makes an announcement that the employee prescription drug program has been canceled. Other companies follow suit, the citizens of Springfield At Springfield Retirement Castle, due to the high cost of medication, they cut their residents off cold turkey. Grandpa goes to his son's home with a plan; he has a friend that will help them out. He and Homer go to Canada where they meet the friend that gives them cards that will let them get all the drugs they can carry. They return home and their drugs are in high demand. Ned and Apu accompany them on their next trip to Canada, but an unfortunate incident with Apu and a hot cup of coffee gets their cover blown as they try to cross the border. They are banished from ever returning to Canada. Because he can no longer afford the medication he requires Smithers' thyroid begins to swell causing a concern for Mr. Burns, he doesn't want to have to train anyone else on his filing system. He provides the means, his old wooden plane The Plywood Pelican, for Homer to invoke his plan to fly into Canada. They load up, but on the return flight the plane encounters trouble. Burns bails out, leaving Homer and Grandpa to crash land the plane in Springfield's town square, where their smuggled drugs are hit. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns has cured Smithers and decides to reinstitute the drug program for all his full time employees. Homer comes home from work to report that he is now a freelance consultant, complete with a lump on his throat.moreless
    • The Squirt and the Whale
      Season 21 - Episode 19
      4/25/10
      8.1
      Homer decides to circumvent the power company and erects a wind turbine on the backyard for electricity. Meanwhile, a powerful storm leaves a 150ft. blue whale beached in Springfield.
    • Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
      Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
      Season 11 - Episode 18
      4/9/00
      8.1
      Homer and Bart search through people's garbage for treasure. When Homer goes to Moe's, Barney asks everyone why they didn't celebrate his birthday. It turns out that they did, but he doesn't remember. Moe bought him helicopter lessons as a gag gift. With help from a video Homer shot, he realizes what a drunken loser he really is. He asks for Homer's help in quitting drinking. Barney goes to AA. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa embark on a project to design the next cover of the phone book. They try unsuccessfully to set up inspiring photographs. The sober Barney takes his helicopter lessons and Moe makes Homer the new Barney. Barney and Homer cease being friends. Bart and Lisa try to take a picture on Mount Springfield, but a forest fire traps them. Barney and Homer fly the helicopter to save them. When Barney gets nervous and craves a beer, Homer talks him out of it. They save the kids. Bart and Lisa get their picture on the cover of the phonebook after all, when Marge sends in a baby picture.moreless
    • Faith Off
      Faith Off
      Season 11 - Episode 11
      1/16/00
      8.1
      Remember "Homer Goes to College?" Well, Homer visits his college for old times' sake and reunites with the old nerds. He organizes a prank, but somehow ends up with a bucket stuck on his head. Nothing will get it off, so the Simpson family goes to a faith healer. While there, Brother Faith has Bart pull it off. Bart sees the potential of being a faith healer, so he starts performing miracles of his own. After a while, he forms his own church; but after a miracle performed on Milhouse goes horribly wrong, he realizes that he should quit. Meanwhile, Homer has to build a homecoming float for Springfield University. The family goes to the big homecoming football game. Everyone roots for the star player, a kicker. Until a drunken Homer drives the float onto the field and runs over his leg. Fat Tony threatens Homer with an ice pick, but Homer gets Bart to perform another miracle on the leg. With a taped-up leg, the kicker attempts a big field goal. In doing it, his lower leg breaks off and kicks the ball again in mid-air. The kick is good!moreless
    • Three Gays of the Condo
      Season 14 - Episode 17
      4/13/03
      8.1
      After yet another Homer and Marge fight, Homer ends up sharing a condo with two homosexuals - who introduce him to a whole new world of gay discos and manicures. But will his fabulous new lifestyle prevent him from patching things up with Marge?
    • Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade
      Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade
      Season 14 - Episode 3
      11/17/02
      8.1
      Tired of "suckling on the six network teat," with their endless array of "reality shows," the Simpson family gets a satellite dish. Homer and Bart spend hours surfing all of the available channels. While Lisa studies for the school's upcoming achievement test; Bart doesn't, as he engrossed in Japanese Friends amongst and other lame satellite TV programming. Bart zones out during the test and daydreams about everything he's been watching lately. At a school assembly the next day, Principal Skinner announces that because of Lisa's high test score, she is being promoted to the 3rd grade. When Bart makes a comment about Lisa, Principal Skinner responds by also announcing that because of his low test score, Bart is being demoted to the 3rd grade. They'll be in class together, much to each other's horror. Lisa has a hard time adapting to the 3rd grade, as Bart is coming off as a much better student than he actually is. They go on a field trip to Capital City and Bart and Lisa are put together via the buddy system. Their teacher, Mrs. McConnell, decides that the students are going to help the state design a new flag. When Bart overhears Lisa breaking bad on him, he redesigns their entry. Lisa's anger with Bart causes them to fight and miss their bus back home. Bart and Lisa attempt to get home on their own, meanwhile Principal Skinner reports their disappearance to Homer and Marge, who subsequently journey to Capital City to try to find them. Bart and Lisa encounter a family of mountain folk, who take them back to the big city to reunite them with their family. Realizing that the "status quo" is best all-around, Principal Skinner returns Bart and Lisa's academic careers to normal.moreless
    • Double, Double, Boy in Trouble
      Season 20 - Episode 3
      10/19/08
      8.1
      Bart meets his doppelganger, Simon Woosterfield, a member of the richest family in Springfield and the two decide to switch places. Simon adjusts nicely to his new digs at the Simpson home, while Bart discovers that his new siblings are plotting his death so they can have his inheritance.
    • No Loan Again, Naturally
      Season 20 - Episode 12
      3/8/09
      8.1
      When the adjustable rate on Homer and Marge's mortgage resets at more than they can afford, they must put their home up for sale. Good Samaritan Ned Flanders buys the house and rents it out to them at an affordable rate. But Homer pushes his luck too far when he takes advantage of Ned's generous land lording duties.moreless
    • She of Little Faith
      Season 13 - Episode 6
      12/16/01
      8.1
      Bart orders a model rocket and Homer builds and tries to launch it. With help from some nerds and a hamster named Nibbles, a new rocket is built and launched, but results in the church being destroyed. The church looks to rebuild and Montgomery Burns offers his help, but only if he can run the church like a business. The over commercialization of the rebuilt church puts Lisa off; she leaves it for good in search of a new place to worship. She finds Lenny, Carl and Richard Gere at a Buddhist temple. Richard gives her some information about Buddhism and she converts. The family tries to use Christmas as a means to bring Lisa back to Christianity. Realizing what they are doing runs to the temple but learns from Richard that Buddhism allows for the tolerance of other beliefs. So as Homer puts it, she can "pay lip service" to Christianity while remaining a Buddhist.moreless
    • Fraudcast News
      Fraudcast News
      Season 15 - Episode 22
      5/23/04
      8.1
      Lisa is going to read a poem at the town's celebration of their natural landmark "Geezer Rock," but Homer who believes he is doing the right thing removes a bush from the landmark that causes it to fall apart. Mr. Burns is caught in the landslide and Smithers fears he is lost. Lisa is disappointed that no one got to hear her poem and Marge suggests that she get it published. To Smithers' delight, Mr. Burns has survived the landslide by slithering his way out however; he is annoyed to find out that no one missed him when they thought he was lost. He decides to buy every media outlet in town. Lisa distributes the first issue of her own newspaper "The Red Dress Press," which is a success. Now she has to get out a second issue and she enlists the help of her fellow children. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns has taken control of all the media outlets in Springfield, except one, her newspaper. Mr. Burns tries to seduce Lisa into selling out but she won't give up. Now Mr. Burns starts to play hardball, he cuts the power to the Simpson home. Principal Skinner offers Lisa the use of an old mimeograph machine, which gets her latest issue out. Mr. Burns talks with Homer to get the dirt on Lisa, that Homer readily supplies and Burns uses this information against her. Lisa is ready to give up and Homer realizing what he's done responds by printing a newspaper of his own. Homer's paper inspires others to think to begin to think for themselves and soon everyone is printing their own newspaper.moreless
    • The Call of the Simpsons
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      2/18/90
      8.1
      Homer buys the family an RV and they set out for an off-road adventure in the forest.
    • Jaws Wired Shut
      Jaws Wired Shut
      Season 13 - Episode 9
      1/27/02
      8.1
      After Homer accidentally breaks his jaw, and has it wired shut, he can't speak and the family realizes silent Homer is much easier to be around. When the wires come off Homer remains the same attentive and silent father he was with an injured jaw and the family actually starts to yearn for their old Homer back.moreless
    • Children of a Lesser Clod
      Children of a Lesser Clod
      Season 12 - Episode 20
      5/13/01
      8.1
      The Simpsons go to see if they would like to take any of the classes at the YMCA. Homer tries out the basketball class but he tears the ACL in his knee. He can't go to work while he recovers from surgery. He is bored at home. He tries unsuccessfully to breed the dog and the cat to each other, and then Homer takes care of Rod and Todd one evening. When he finds that he is pretty good at it, he starts a daycare center. He still neglects Bart and Lisa, making them jealous. He becomes eligible for a Good Guy award for his service to the community. A film crew follows him as he does good deeds. Bart and Lisa devise a plan to show the world that he is a neglectful father. At the awards ceremony, they show home movies of him. When he ends up choking Bart, everyone is outraged. Homer flees the ceremony with the kids in a stolen car. The police catch him and later he apologizes to Bart and Lisa for his behavior.moreless
    • Co-Dependent's Day
      Co-Dependent's Day
      Season 15 - Episode 15
      3/21/04
      8.1
      Homer, Lisa and Bart get tickets for the latest chapter of "Cosmic Wars." The movie wasn't what they hoped it would be. Marge suggests that the kids write a letter expressing their dissatisfaction to creator Randall Curtis. Two weeks later when they get a stock letter in reply and they ask if they can go to the "Cosmic Wars Ranch" and complain in person. The family (sans Maggie) goes to Northern California. While Marge and Homer go on a winery tour, Bart and Lisa go to the ranch to find the creator and make their feelings known. After Bart and Lisa have their meeting with Curtis they rejoin their parents, who they find are both drunk on free samples they had at the winery. Marge and Homer are really enjoying their wine together, but following one of their nights of drinking Marge finds herself with a hangover. They agree that she can stop drinking and they can still have fun together. They go to Oktoberfest and Marge almost gets away with not drinking, but drink she does and they both leave the drunk, with Homer driving. After he drives their car off the road, Homer decides to make it look like Marge (who is somewhat passed out) was behind the wheel. The police arrest Marge; Homer is nowhere to be found at the time and he later bails her out. Barney suggests a rehab clinic for Marge to start attending. Homer finds out that Marge is going to be gone for a month, he asks Flanders to watch the kids while he goes to break her out of rehab. He finds her and confesses his guilt, which makes her angry and she starts drinking again. After some heavy drinking, Marge realizes that it isn't drinking that she liked; it was being together with Homer. She gets Homer and together they leave, after Homer promises to cut out drinking all clear liquors.moreless
    • Wandering Juvie
      Wandering Juvie
      Season 15 - Episode 16
      3/28/04
      8.1
      The family is at a downtown department store, where among other things Lisa looks at the latest in fashion for young girls, Marge gets some rejuvenating cream, Homer uses the dressing room for something other than trying clothes on, and Seymour and Edna are selecting some wedding china. Bart uses the wedding gift registry to sign himself and his bride "Lotta Cooties" for wedding presents. He invites a number of people to attend his wedding and he plans to return all the unused gifts for store credit. He gets all the gifts delivered but he gets caught by Chief Wiggum. The judge sentences Bart to six months of juvenile detention. Bart tries to find his way at the center, and when Homer becomes a guard, it doesn't improve his situation at all. The boys and girls are brought together for dance lessons, but Bart's partner Gina decides that they have an opportunity for escape and since they've been handcuffed together, she brings him along. Out on the lam together they become attached, even after they've gone to a blacksmith to get their cuffs removed; because when Gina is on her own she knows she has nothing to return to, whereas Bart has a family. When the pair is found, Gina makes a confession that makes it so Bart is free to return to his family.moreless
    • Ned 'N' Edna's Blend
      Season 23 - Episode 21
      5/13/12
      8.1

      When the town of Springfield discovers that Ned and Edna have secretly gotten hitched, Marge offers to throw them a congratulatory reception. However, bringing everyone together makes them all realize that no marriage is perfect. Meanwhile, Edna tries to help Ned's children become more socially acceptable by changing some of the rules.

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    • Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh
      Season 20 - Episode 19
      5/3/09
      8.1
      When Springfield Elementary is rated the worst school in the state Marge and Homer rent an apartment in the well-to-do Waverly Hills school district so their kids have a shot at a better education. In order to impress the other students, Bart quickly establishes a new bad boy image and helps boost Lisa's popularity by telling everyone she and pop star Alaska Nebraska are best friends. Meanwhile, Homer enjoys the bachelor lifestyle in the new Waverly Hills apartment.moreless
    • Wedding for Disaster
      Season 20 - Episode 15
      3/29/09
      8.1
      After Marge and Homer's marriage turns out to be invalid, they decide to re-do their vows. But when Homer goes missing, Bart and Lisa smell something funny and investigate his disappearance.
    • 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
      'Tis the Fifteenth Season
      Season 15 - Episode 7
      12/14/03
      8.1
      It's Christmastime and at the power plant Mr. Burns passes out Christmas bonuses, a $5 dollar voucher to the cafeteria. For reasons unknown, Mr. Burns gives Homer a "confectioner's card" for Bart featuring a "current baseballer." The "current baseballer" is Joe DiMaggio and it is his rookie card that Homer brings to the Comic Book Guy, where he gets everything he has in the register for the card. With this financial windfall, the Simpson family goes Christmas shopping at the Springfield Heights Promenade, where the rich people shop. Homer spends the remaining portion of his share of the money for a gift for himself (a personalized talking astrolabe) and has no money left to buy the family a nice Christmas tree. Marge and the kids find out what he's spent the money on and are disappointed in him. Spending the night on the couch, Homer watches "Mr. McGrew's Christmas Carol" and the story works its magic on Homer, and Homer wakes with resolve to be good and unselfish. Homer starts helping the less fortunate and his good deeds begin to make Ned Flanders' jealous. To combat against Homer's good reputation, Ned decides to give everyone in Springfield a Christmas present. Homer decides to outdo Flanders, but on advice from Lisa and her Buddhist view of the world, Homer decides to take everyone's presents. Homer and SLH (a la the Grinch) sneak into everyone's home and take all of their presents. The angry mob finds Homer in downtown Springfield. Ned tries to come to Homer's rescue, but a "star" in the sky saves them both and they return the presents. After Moe's failed annual suicide attempt the whole town joins in a rendition of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."moreless
    • At Long Last Leave
      Season 23 - Episode 14
      2/19/12
      8.1

      The family are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town. But when Homer and Marge try to sneak back into town, they are welcomed with hostility from their former friends and neighbors and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home in this milestone 500th episode.

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    • The Heartbroke Kid
      The Heartbroke Kid
      Season 16 - Episode 17
      5/1/05
      8.1
      At Springfield Elementary the new vending machine contract is awarded to a company that promises to give half the profits to the school and it is of little consequence whether the snacks are healthy for the children or not. Bart begins taking all of his meals from the vending machine and three weeks later has gained a lot of weight, so much so that he has heart attack symptoms as a result. The X-Ray shows that malted milk balls have blocked his arteries. Despite it all Bart continues to eat junk food. Marge has no choice and holds an intervention, which Bart escapes from, right into the hands of representatives of a maximum security fat camp who take him away. Bart finds himself Serenity Ranch with Kent Brockman, Apu and Rainer Wolfcastle. The first bill from the ranch arrives and Marge decides they need to find a way to pay for it. They open their house up as youth hostel to German tourists. Having a hard time getting through to Bart, Tab Spangler takes him home and shows the horrors his family is enduring on his behalf. Bart finally gets the message and rages against the vending machines and is cured of his junk food addiction, there are three non-refundable weeks of fat camp available for a family member to use. Homer, the obvious choice, is elected to go.moreless
    • When You Dish Upon a Star
      When You Dish Upon a Star
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      11/8/98
      8.1
      A para sailing mishap leads Homer to become the personal assistant to celebrity couple Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin.
    • The Last Temptation of Krust
      The Last Temptation of Krust
      Season 9 - Episode 15
      2/22/98
      8.1
      After Krusty bombs at a stand-up comedy charity event, he decides to revamp his tired old routine.
    • Barting Over
      Barting Over
      Season 14 - Episode 11
      2/16/03
      8.1
      Lisa dreams of being honored as one of three great Americans, only to be waken by Marge's vacuum. Marge and the rest of the family have begun spring cleaning. Bart finds a box of old videotapes. He and Lisa start watching the tapes that are boring them, until Lisa finds a tape labeled "BART SAD." They put in the tape, which features an episode of Perfect Strangers and a commercial for a product that fights bad breath for babies. The baby featured in the ad is none other than Bart, leading Lisa to realize the tape should have been titled "Bart's Ad." The baby in the ad is referred to as "Baby Stinkbreath," which opens Bart up to name calling by his siblings. Bart confronts his parents about the ad and Homer tells him he was going to tell him on his "death bed." They tell him he enjoyed making the commercials and he made a lot of money that Homer invested in a college trust fund. Homer confesses that he used the money to buy back incriminating photos. Bart demands the return of his money; Milhouse suggests that he get a lawyer. He finds a lawyer and tells him he wants a divorce from his parents. In court, Judge Harm renders her verdict, Bart is emancipated and half Homer's salary is to go to Bart. Bart moves out and into a loft apartment. His first night alone he is scared by a rat and runs to the elevator that takes him up instead of down. The doors open to a loft apartment that contains skateboard ramps, "skate boarding legend Tony Hawk" and the band "blink - 182" playing live in the corner. The family comes to visit Bart at his new home, where Bart appears to be living the good life. Homer makes a plea for his return, but Bart tells them he is taking off for six months to go on the "Skewed Extreme Sports Tour." At the Springfield stop of the tour, Homer talks Tony Hawk into losing to him in a skateboarding contest so that Homer might win back Bart's affection. When Homer wins the contest, Bart informs him it wasn't about being cool, it was really about Homer not caring about how he felt. With a bit of advice from Tony Hawk, Homer makes an apology and gets a lucrative commercial endorsement for "Viagra-Gain" which allows him to repay Bart, who returns home.moreless
    • The Yellow Badge of Cowardge
      Season 25 - Episode 22
      5/18/14
      8.1
      In the Season 25 finale, Bart's victory in Springfield Elementary's annual "Race Around the School" leaves him guilt-ridden because he received outside help in achieving his win. Meanwhile, Homer is fired up about getting the Fourth of July fireworks reinstated after they were canceled for budgetary reasons.
    • Tree House of Horror XVI
      Season 17 - Episode 4
      11/6/05
      8.1
      It is game six of the World Series and Kang and Kodos decide to speed up the play of the game and they fire the acceleray. They shatter the fabric of the universe and everything is destroyed. B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence Bart falls into a deep coma from which he will never emerge. Well Bart does wakes from his coma only to find that his family has replaced him with David, a newly developed artificial robot son. Bart struggles to fit back in with his family and Homer and Marge decide they must get rid of one of their sons. They abandoned Bart, but harvesting parts from some abandoned robots he gets his revenge. The robot nightmare only turns out to be a dream when it is revealed that Homer has actually been possessed by the devil. Survival of the Fattest Homer and others are invited by Mr. Burns to his estate for “A Most Dangerous Game.” It turns out that they are participants on “The World Series of Manslaughter” featuring guest analyst Terry Bradshaw where they are the quarry and Mr. Burns is their hunter. Surprisingly Homer is the last contestant left standing, but it takes Marge’s intervention to even the score. I’ve Grown a Costume on Your Face It’s the Springfield Semi-Annual Halloween Party but the costume contest goes awry when a real hideous witch turns everyone into real-life versions of their costumes. Lisa, as Einstein, searches for a solution to their problem, but it is up to Maggie, who was dressed as a witch, as the only one with the power to reverse the spell.moreless
    • Monty Can't Buy Me Love
      Monty Can't Buy Me Love
      Season 10 - Episode 21
      5/2/99
      8.1
      Mr. Burns realizes that he is not as beloved as a Richard Branson-type billionaire. To get the public back on his side, Mr. Burns, with Homer's help, finds and captures the Loch Ness monster.
    • Steal This Episode
      Season 25 - Episode 9
      1/5/14
      8.1

      When Bart teaches Homer to download pirated movies, he is thrilled until he gets caught. Then Homer escapes but his shenanigans just might get him caught again.

    • Moe 'N' a Lisa
      Moe 'N' a Lisa
      Season 18 - Episode 6
      11/19/06
      8.1
      Lisa aides Moe in discovering his inner-poet and he gains swift popularity and recognition from a group of successful American authors, when Lisa helps to get his poetry published. However, Lisa is crushed, when Moe enjoys his newfound success with literary giants and fails to credit Lisa for her assistance in his poetry.moreless
    • 500 Keys
      Season 22 - Episode 21
      5/15/11
      8.1
      When Maggie is accidentally locked in the family car, Marge opens a drawer filled with keys collected over the years. Lisa finds a key to open every door at Springfield Elementary School, which leads to a discovery of a secret room. But when she tells Principal Skinner, the room mysteriously disappears and Principal Skinner takes the Key away. Lisa uses her detective skills to get back to the room. Meanwhile, Homer steals a Duff blimp and sets out on a wild adventure.moreless
    • C.E.D'oh
      C.E.D'oh
      Season 14 - Episode 15
      3/16/03
      8.1
      On St. Valentine's Day Marge is too tired in participating in the lovemaking that Homer was so looking forward to. Dejected, Homer leaves the house and stumbles across a billboard for some extension courses. When he is thrown out of the "Strip for Your Wife" class led by Dr. Hibbert, he stumbles into "Successmanship 101" class. He gets the book for the class and with it he decides to change the direction of his life. Homer goes into work with a new attitude, but when he presents his ideas for improvements to Mr. Burns, they are all rejected unread. Later when Homer overhears that Mr. Burns actually has a canary named as the plant's legal owner. With this information and some encouragement from his family Homer decides upon a plan. With Bart's help, Homer releases the bird, which leaves the plant with no owner. In rare sign of intelligence, Homer outwits Mr. Burns and is able to take over the vacancy left by the canary. His first act in his new job is to fire Mr. Burns. Now Homer is in charge of the power plant and besides learning about the "door shutting thing" he soon learns how difficult it is to be at the top. He misses out on quality time with his family. Mr. Burns returns for a visit and shows Homer the people he missed out on being with throughout his life, Mr. Burns then tries to kill Homer by drugging him and sealing him in a tomb. He isn't fast enough as Homer recovers and easily escapes. As a wrap up to his latest escapade Homer (and everyone) celebrate "HOMER'S 305th EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL BBQ."moreless
    • Simpsons Christmas Stories
      Simpsons Christmas Stories
      Season 17 - Episode 9
      12/18/05
      8.1
      When Reverend Lovejoy and Ned Flanders are unable to deliver the Christmas sermon, Homer steps in and tells the story of the birth of the baby Jesus (Bart), King Harod’s (Mr. Burns’) attempt to have the baby killed and the creation of the first Christmas tree. Grandpa relates to Bart and Lisa the story of how in the Navy he and his older brother Cyrus were fighting in the Pacific in World War II. During a battle Cyrus’s plane is lost and Abe and Mr. Burns (his co-pilot) crash land their own plane. At Christmastime while awaiting rescue, Burns, anxious to shoot at something, shoots down Santa Claus. Abe and Burns help Santa to rebuild his sleigh (only for Burns to later steal.) After Abe gets it back, Santa promises to come back for a follow-up rescue, but never does. After Abe has finished relating the story to the kids, Santa makes his overdue appearance and takes Abe to Tahiti to be reunited with his brother. The kids at Springfield Elementary perform “Perhaps the worst version ever” rendition of “The Nutcracker” ballet according to Superintendent Chalmers. When it is revealed that you don’t have to pay for the music rights it leads to a montage of citizens of Springfield going about their usual Christmas activities to the more familiar pieces of music from “The Nutcracker,” including a sequence where Moe tries to kill himself, and Homer (forgetting as usual) tries to get Marge her present at the last minute.moreless
    • Love, Springfieldian Style
      Love, Springfieldian Style
      Season 19 - Episode 12
      2/17/08
      8.1
      After being stranded in a Tunnel of Love ride at a carnival, Homer, Marge and Bart pass the time by sharing some of the greatest love stories of all time. Bonnie and Clyde Marge and Homer portray the infamous bank robbers of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Shady and the Vamp Marge and Homer star as the title characters in a parody of Disney's Lady and the Tramp. Sid and Nancy Nelson and Lisa are cast as Sid and Nancy in a parody of the 1986 film, Sid and Nancy, about Sex Pistols band member Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.moreless
    • Homer vs. Dignity
      Homer vs. Dignity
      Season 12 - Episode 5
      11/26/00
      8.1
      Bart gets an A in astronomy, so Homer takes the family out for a celebration dinner. Homer's credit card is declined. He and Marge realize that they are broke, so Homer asks Mr. Burns for a raise. With Smithers away in New Mexico mounting his play about Malibu Stacy; Mr. Burns gives Homer a promotion. Homer has to make Mr. Burns laugh. Homer becomes a clown for him with Homer's life becoming an episode of MTV's "Jackass." As the title indicates, he has no dignity. After a panda rapes him, he begins to hate the job. Lisa discovers his secret and tries to get him to retrieve his dignity. Mr. Burns eventually fires him, so he becomes a department store Santa (again?). He is in a parade as Santa when Mr. Burns offers him $1,000,000 to pull one more prank. When Homer refuses, Mr. Burns does it himself, pouring fish guts onto the children.moreless
    • Day of the Jackanapes
      Day of the Jackanapes
      Season 12 - Episode 13
      2/18/01
      8.1
      Krusty feels pressure from the network to change his show, so he decides to retire for the fifth and final time. Meanwhile, in prison Sideshow Bob becomes outraged when he finds out that Krusty has erased his past by taping over all his old episodes. He gets released from prison and begins plotting his revenge. First he gets an assistant janitor job at Springfield Elementary and then he begins turning Bart into a Krusty killing machine. During the Krusty's final bow, he expresses his regret for what he did to Sideshow Bob just a Bart is about to kill him…moreless
    • Homer Scissorhands
      Season 22 - Episode 20
      5/8/11
      8.1
      Homer becomes Springfield's most in-demand hair-stylist after discovering a talent for styling hair and opening his own salon. Unfortunately, Homer feels his talent is a curse when he has to listen to women's problems and gossip. Meanwhile, Milhouse feels that Lisa doesn't love him, but he then finds a fifth-grader named Taffy, making Lisa make a big move.moreless
    • Fat Man and Little Boy
      Fat Man and Little Boy
      Season 16 - Episode 5
      12/12/04
      8.1
      Bart loses his last baby tooth in a spitball fight. Called the money tooth, Bart is suffering from what he calls a midlife crisis when the tooth fairy has given a gift in his name to the United Way, what his mother calls a "grown-up gift." Bart gives up on his childhood and Lisa suggests that he expresses his feelings in some way and Bart chooses to put them in the form of slogans on a T-shirt. When Goose Gladwell, a gag-gift entrepreneur, sees the slogans he forms a partnership with Bart that begins to make Bart a lot of money. Homer is suspended from work without pay and then decides to quit outright and live off of his son's earnings. Of course he loses his place in the family as breadwinner and starts to lose his self respect. A documentary by Declan Desmond on lions inspires Homer to start focusing on his relationship with Lisa. He decides to help her with her science project about nuclear power, which includes a scale model of the first nuclear power plant. Homer improves on her model by making it functional, something easily done after finding the instructions on the Internet. He sneaks into the power plant and get some plutonium. Meanwhile, Goose Gladwell has sold the rights to Bart's T-Shirts to Disney and Bart won't get a dime from it. To get back into his role as the alpha male of the family, Homer makes use of the working nuclear reactor to threaten Gladwell into giving his son what he deserves and few novelty items for himself. As to whether the reactor actually works or not, Homer decides to leave that up to the seagulls at the city dump to figure it out.moreless
    • The Fat and the Furriest
      The Fat and the Furriest
      Season 15 - Episode 5
      11/30/03
      8.1
      It is Mother's Day and Homer goes with the kids to Sprawl-Mart to buy Marge a better gift. They find Abe working there as a greeter and Lisa asks her aunts to help them pick out a gift. Patty and Selma recommend the Kitchen Carnival, which makes food fun. Marge likes the gift, which can deep fry, make cotton candy and caramelize anything. Later that night, Homer creates an 85 lb. sugar ball and he seems to fall in love with his new creation. Marge insists that he get rid off of the ball, which he takes to the dump. At the dump he gets attacked by a bear. He returns home and finds that his attack was covered by the media. He's been labeled a coward and it begins to affect his life. Too combat his fear he needs to attack the bear that bested him, and he constructs a bear attack proof suit. Marge forbids him from using the suit, but he goes anyway. With help from Lenny, Carl, and Bart, Homer goes out into the woods in search of the bear. Of course when he actually encounters the bear, he is without the suit. The bear takes Homer to his cave and Homer removes the tag from the bear that was causing it discomfort. He bonds with the bear and tries to keep it from being hunted. He lends the bear his bear proof suit and it helps to get him to the wildlife sanctuary, where the bear is free to be attacked by other animals.moreless
    • Life on the Fast Lane
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      3/18/90
      8.0

      It's Marge's birthday, and Homer treads thin ice in his marriage after he selfishly buys a gift for himself to give Marge.

    • Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"
      Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      12/6/98
      8.0
      Homer comes to his father's aide when it is discovered that Grampa needs a new kidney. But right before the operation Homer gets cold feet.
    • Margical History Tour
      Margical History Tour
      Season 15 - Episode 11
      2/8/04
      8.0
      Marge, the kids and Milhouse go to the library where they find there are no longer any books on the shelves. With no books for reference, the kids are in danger of not being able to write their reports. Fortunately, Marge knows some history and relates to the children the following tales:

      Henry VIII (Homer) tries to find a wife that will bear him a son.
      Lewis and Clark (Lenny and Carl) get assistance from Sacagawea (Lisa) in their quest to explore the western territories.
      Mozart (Bart) the musical child prodigy wows them in 18th century Austria, while his sister (Lisa) fights for her own musical identity.
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    • Dancin' Homer
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/8/90
      8.0
      Homer turns into a big hit with the local baseball team and their fans, when he becomes the team mascot.
    • Goo Goo Gai Pan
      Goo Goo Gai Pan
      Season 16 - Episode 12
      3/13/05
      8.0
      Mr. Burns is taking his driving test and Selma is having hot flashes. Dr. Hibbert diagnoses that she is going through menopause. After seeing a video on the topic hosted by Robert Wagner, Selma is disappointed to learn that she'll never be able to have children. Patty suggests that she try adoption and Lisa suggests China. Only to qualify, Selma needs a husband who must go with her to China to collect their child. She fills out the form with the name: Homer Simpson. Selma flies the Simpson family to China. At Marge's request, Homer goes along with the charade. Under the supervision of Madam Wu, a Chinese functionary, the family, with Marge as the children's nanny takes a tour of the sites. For his occupation, Homer tells Madam Wu that he is a Chinese acrobat, and of course later his services in that capacity are called into action. Selma gets her child, a daughter named Ling Bouvier, only to have her taken away after Madam Wu sees Marge snuggling with Homer. At the airport, Lisa comes up with a plan to get Ling back. Homer poses as a Buddha statue to get inside the orphanage. Only Madam Wu stops them with a tank in Tien An Men Square. Selma appeals to Madam Wu, bureaucrat to bureaucrat and it works. Selma, her new daughter and the family are allowed to leave China via a junk.moreless
    • Lisa the Tree Hugger
      Lisa the Tree Hugger
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      11/19/00
      8.0
      Bart wants the new Gamestation 256, so he tries to get a job to earn the money, but his job as a menu boy causes a great deal of paper litter to be strewn about the city making Lisa lament the plight of the trees. Then Lisa falls for a meat protester, which inspires her to join their environmental protection group. Later, when an old redwood tree is danger of being cut down, she begins living in the tree, but her desire to return home becomes to great and she leaves for just a little while. However it's too late because when she returns the next morning the tree has come down. During the night the tree was struck by lightning and the city thinks that Lisa is dead.moreless
    • Dark Knight Court
      Season 24 - Episode 16
      3/17/13
      8.0

      Bart is falsely accused of pulling a prank on Easter involving the school marching band and stuffing rotten eggs in the brass section's horns, and Lisa must step in as his attorney to defend her brother. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns attempts to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a superhero, Fruit Bat Man.

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    • Any Given Sundance
      Any Given Sundance
      Season 19 - Episode 18
      5/4/08
      8.0
      Lisa makes a documentary of her own family for a school project, and the film is so impressive that Superintendent Chalmers and Principal Skinner push her to enter the documentary in the Sundance Film Festival.
    • New Kids on the Blecch
      New Kids on the Blecch
      Season 12 - Episode 14
      2/25/01
      8.0
      Homer "runs" in the Springfield marathon, but when Bart crashes the end of the race an unruly mob is ready to lynch him. A passing stranger rescues him and offers Bart the opportunity to join a new boy band "Party Posse" as the bad boy. Other members of this new band include, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph. Using NASA technology to enhance their voices they might just make it. And they will, until it is revealed that their videos and music are rigged to brainwash people into joining the Navy. Their manager goes crazy when the government cuts off his funding, but with a little help from N' Sync, the boys of Party Posse try to save the staff of "Mad Magazine" from certain destruction.moreless
    • Simpsons Tall Tales
      Simpsons Tall Tales
      Season 12 - Episode 21
      5/20/01
      8.0
      The family wins a trip to Delaware, but Homer refuses to pay the tax on the ticket, so they ride the rails and meet a hobo who sings and tells them some tall tales. The first is the tale is about "Paul Bunyan" and here we are treated to Homer playing the role of Paul as a giant doofus, a natural role for him. The next tale shows us Lisa as "Connie Appleseed," who tries to convince the pioneers to eat apples instead of buffalo. The third tale isn't really tall, it's a Mark Twain tale about Tom Sawyer (Bart) and Huckleberry Finn (Nelson), whom go on the run when Huck won't marry Becky (Lisa).moreless
    • Treehouse of Horror XVIII
      Season 19 - Episode 5
      11/4/07
      8.0
      The 18th installment of the Treehouse of Horror series. E.T. Go Home Bart and Lisa help Kodos "phone home," but Kodos uses their assistance to secretly plan something sinister. Mr. & Mrs. Simpson A parody of the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, featuring Marge and Homer as the title characters. Heck House Flanders decides to scare Bart, Lisa, and their friends straight after they go too far with their Halloween pranks.moreless
    • Mypods and Boomsticks
      Season 20 - Episode 7
      11/30/08
      8.0
      Homer suspects Bart's new friend, Bashir, of involvement with a terrorist plot to destroy the Springfield Mall.
    • Little Orphan Millie
      Little Orphan Millie
      Season 19 - Episode 6
      11/11/07
      8.0
      After Milhouse's parents are lost at sea and assumed dead, he is forced to toughen up. His new confidence and personality help him become cooler than Bart. Meanwhile, Homer gets into trouble with Marge, when he can't remember her eye color.
    • The Seven-Beer Snitch
      The Seven-Beer Snitch
      Season 16 - Episode 14
      4/3/05
      8.0
      The family visits Shelbyville and are appalled at the perception those citizens have of the inhabitants of Springfield. Back in town, Marge brings it to the attention of the Springfield Cultural Advisory Board and then asks architect Frank Gehry to design and build a new Springfield cultural center. He sees inspiration in her request and submits a design that is approved by the town. $30 million dollars later, the project is built and it opens and closes quickly as nobody in town really cares for classical music. Mr. Burns agree to take over the space, with his plan to turn it into a state prison. Homer applies for a job as a guard, but fails the drug test after Otto switches their samples. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa follow Snowball II, when they believe the reason she is so fat is that she is getting food from elsewhere; after following her they discover she has another family. Burns needs convicts for his prison and Chief Wiggum blows the dust of some old forgotten laws. Homer is arrested for illegally transporting litter (kicking a can 5 times in a row). In prison Homer inadvertently squeals on Snake's escape attempt and is drafted to becoming a snitch and he begins enjoy the perks that go along with it. Snowball II ("Smoky") enjoys life with her new family and Bart gets into the home to find out; there is plenty of good eating to be found there. Fat Tony and his boys try to find out who the snitch is. They feed Homer information regarding a breakout. While all the guards are outside waiting for the breakout, the prisoners are taking care of their snitch and a riot ensues. The riot is stopped and Homer snitches on the conditions of the prison.moreless
    • The Bart Wants What It Wants
      The Bart Wants What It Wants
      Season 13 - Episode 11
      2/17/02
      8.0
      After giving up the Olympic torch that Homer has stolen, the family stops in at a carnival being held at a private school. Bart comes to the aid of a young girl being bullied. The girl is the daughter of Rainier Wolfcastle and she invites Bart to come to her house sometime. Bart goes to Greta's home and has a great time. The Wolfcastles come to the Simpson home and Greta expresses her interest in Bart, although he is a little slow on the uptake. On Bart's next visit he brings Milhouse. Greta invites Bart to her school dance, only Bart finds out that Skinner is going to be performing stand-up comedy and he can't resist. Skinner's act bombs, much to Bart's delight. Working with the theory that "women are easy, state capitals are hard", Bart breaks up with Greta. For revenge Greta starts hanging out with Milhouse. She then joins her dad for a film shoot in Toronto. Bart asks the family if they can go to Toronto. At Paramountie Studios Bart finds Greta only to find out that she interested in either Bart or Milhouse, so they both join the Canadian Olympic Basketball team. Back in Springfield, Skinner's act still sucks.moreless
    • Hardly Kirk-ing
      Season 24 - Episode 13
      2/17/13
      8.0

      Bart and Milhouse explore the perks of being an adult when a shaving experiment leaves Milhouse looking exactly like his father, Kirk. Also, Marge desperately tries to save Maggie from the dangers of children's television.

    • Blazed and Confused
      Season 26 - Episode 7
      11/16/14
      8.0
      Bart's new teacher at school proves to be a bully who wants to crush his spirit.
    • The Girl Who Slept Too Little
      The Girl Who Slept Too Little
      Season 17 - Episode 2
      9/18/05
      8.0
      The noise of early morning construction next door is keeping the family awake; there is a new stamp museum under construction. The family successfully leads a protest that gets the stamp museum moved to the site of the old graveyard; the old graveyard in turn is relocated next to the Simpson home. The site of the graveyard outside her window makes Lisa uncomfortable and scared late one night she runs to her parent’s bed for comfort. They try to get her back into her own bed, by showing her that they can sleep in her bed. When that doesn’t work, they resort to the help of a psychiatrist and she offers them some costly advice. Meanwhile Lisa, who has always had to fend for her self, decides to spend the night in the cemetery and conquer her fears. Lisa gets knocked unconscious and has a hallucination helps her to deal with fear.moreless
    • Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
      Rome-Old and Juli-Eh
      Season 18 - Episode 15
      3/11/07
      8.0
      When Homer accidentally declares bankruptcy, Grandpa ends up leaving the Springfield Retirement Castle and falls in love with Selma; Bart and Lisa con a delivery man out of cardboard boxes.
    • 11/16/08
      8.0
      Lisa discovers she has an impressive knack for solving crossword puzzles and she enters in a city-wide crossword tournament. Feelings are hurt though when Homer bets against Lisa in the championship match.
    • Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
      Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
      Season 10 - Episode 12
      1/31/99
      8.0
      Homer and his friends travel to the Super Bowl, then discover their tickets are fakes. Meanwhile Marge and Lisa attempt to pass the time with an arts and crafts project endorsed by Vincent Price.
    • Mommie Beerest
      Mommie Beerest
      Season 16 - Episode 7
      1/30/05
      8.0
      The family is celebrating by having brunch at a fancy restaurant; Homer has finally paid off the mortgage. Lisa and Bart get into a food fight, embarrassing Homer. Homer goes to Moe's, where a visit from the health inspector, results in his death from eating one of Moe's pickled eggs. The new health inspector comes down hard and Moe's is closed until the violations are cleared up. The regulars hold an Irish wake for the demise of Moe's. Homer decides to help Moe reopen his bar; and he gets a new mortgage for their home. When Marge finds out, as a new co-owner she goes with Homer to the bar and tells Moe that there are going to be changes until he pays them back. On Homer's next visit, he finds Marge behind the bar, protecting their investment. She sends him home to take care of the kids, while she sells Moe on the idea of remodeling the place into an English pub. The new place opens and is a success; the kids tell Homer that they've noticed that Marge is spending more time at Moe's than he ever did. Homer becomes worried; but Marge tells him there is nothing to worry about. They go to a movie together, but they are joined by Moe. Homer is more worried than ever; Lenny and Carl tell Homer that Marge and Moe are having an emotional affair. When Marge and Moe are leaving to go to a convention together in Aruba, Homer makes a mad dash to the airport and gets to the airplane as it is taxing down the runaway. He confronts Moe, but Moe makes him realize that he really doesn't know that much about his wife. Homer concedes defeat, but Marge tells Moe that she doesn't love him. She tells Homer that she is totally committed to him. In Aruba, Marge makes Moe realize that he might be able to make a woman happy some day with a few changes. Marge realizes that no one is home watching the kids, but the kids aren't at home as Bart has them entered in a European balloon race.moreless
    • Labor Pains
      Season 25 - Episode 5
      11/17/13
      8.0

      Homer remembers his Lamaze skills when he’s forced to deliver a baby in an elevator. When the mother names the child Homer Jr., he quickly develops a deep emotional bond with the kid. Meanwhile, Lisa is recruited by the cheerleaders of the local pro football team, the Springfield Atoms.

    • Alone Again, Natura-Diddily
      Alone Again, Natura-Diddily
      Season 11 - Episode 14
      2/13/00
      8.0
      After Maude's surprising accidental death, Homer feels compelled to help a saddened, grieving Ned move forward and get back into the dating scene.
    • Treehouse of Horror XXIII
      Season 24 - Episode 2
      10/7/12
      8.0

      Back inancient times where a Mayan Homer and Marge are witnesses to the prediction by ancient calendar makers that 2012 will be the end of the world. In "The Greatest Story Ever Holed," theSpringfield Subatomic Supercollider creates a black hole that terrorizes the city, sucking up everything in its path. Then, in "UNnormal Activity" the familyinstalls cameras all over the house when things start to go bump in the night and Marge discovers it may have to do with an unholy pact she made some years prior. Then in"Bart & Homer's Excellent Adventure," Bart travels to 1974 to buy a comic book at cover price but inadvertently disrupts Homer and Marge's courtship, leading Marge to end up with Artie Ziff.

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    • Treehouse of Horror XVII
      Season 18 - Episode 4
      11/5/06
      8.0
      Three more scary tales are offered up in this 17th edition of the Treehouse of Horror. Married to the Blob After eating mysterious green goo from a meteorite, Homer grows to massive proportions while he eats everything in sight. You Gotta Know When to Golem Bart takes control of Golem of Jewish folklore, and forces the ancient statue to do his bidding by writing instructions on scrolls and placing them into the Golem's mouth. The Day the Earth Looked Stupid Taking place in 1938 Springfield, the townspeople react to Orson Welles’ famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast. However, they pay no attention when Kang and Kodos actually do invade the town.moreless
    • Bart's Dog Gets an F
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      3/7/91
      8.0
      When the family dog, Santa’s Little Helper, begins acting up in the Simpson home, he is forced to go to dog obedience school.
    • Pranks and Greens
      Season 21 - Episode 6
      11/22/09
      8.0
      Groundskeeper Willie tells Bart about Andy Hamilton, a former student who was an even better prankster than Bart is. Bart tracks down Andy, now 19 and still pulling pranks, and the two become quick friends.
    • In the Name of the Grandfather
      Season 20 - Episode 14
      3/22/09
      8.0
      The Simpsons travel to Ireland so that Grampa can have a final drink at O'Flanagan's Pub, an old watering hole of his. But when the small town of Dunkilderry isn't quite what Grampa remembers it as and O'Flanagans has become a rundown, empty pub, he and Homer decide to buy it and fix it up.moreless
    • Bart Carny
      Bart Carny
      Season 9 - Episode 12
      1/11/98
      8.0
      Bart and Lisa are trying to get out of yard work. When Colonel Tex's carnival comes to town, Homer takes the family. He keeps talking about how much he admires carnies even though they are sleazy and rat-like. He meets a father (Cooder) and son working the ring toss game. Cooder tricks him, as Homer is really, really stupid in this episode. Tex is displaying Hitler's Mercedes, and Bart cannot resist getting behind the wheel. When Bart wrecks it, Homer and Bart agree to work until they repay the debt. They have to do a bunch of unpleasant work. When Cooder has to go to an AA meeting with his son, Homer and Bart take their place at the ring toss game. Wiggum drops by for a bribe, and Homer is too stupid to negotiate with him so Wiggum shuts down the game. When Cooder returns, he learns that he is out of a job. Conforming to the carny code, they allow Cooder and son to stay at their house. Cooder is so appreciative to Marge and Homer that he gives them tickets for a boat ride. When they return from their trip, they find the windows boarded up and Cooder and his son squatting in their house. The family has to stay in the tree house, since Chief Wiggum is holding a grudge and refusing to help them. They devise a plan to trick Cooder and get the house back (one that DOESN'T involve setting the house on fire). When they succeed life will return to normal, well as normal as it can be for this family.moreless
    • Blame it on Lisa
      Blame it on Lisa
      Season 13 - Episode 15
      3/31/02
      8.0
      The family receives a $400 phone bill for a phone call to Brazil. Marge and Homer go down to the phone office to get this error corrected, they didn't make the call. Their visit results in their phone service getting cut off. Homer tries to steal phone service, but gets electrocuted for his trouble. Lisa confesses to making the call and tells them of the donations she'd made for an orphan boy named Renaldo in Brazil, with whom she'd lost contact with. The family decides to make a trip to Brazil to find him. The family flies down to Rio, as Maggie takes care of herself, under the watchful eyes of Patty and Selma. They split up with Lisa and Marge looking on one side of town and Homer and Bart on the other. Homer gets kidnapped when he gets into an unlicensed taxi. The kidnappers take Homer up the Amazon. Marge reports the kidnapping to an uncaring police department and Homer tries to raise the $50,000 on his own. Lisa finds Renaldo working for the kids show that Bart has watched with great sexual interest since arriving in Rio. Renaldo is now wealthy, thanks to the new dancing shoes Lisa's donation purchased for him, so he gives Lisa the $50,000 that will let them get Homer from the kidnappers. The transfer is made and Homer is returned, but as we leave our friends in Rio, Bart is celebrating Carnival in the belly of a snake.moreless
    • Don't Fear the Roofer
      Don't Fear the Roofer
      Season 16 - Episode 16
      5/1/05
      8.0
      Springfield is experiencing an unusually strong thunderstorm, and the rain is causing roofs to leak all over town. Homer devises a unique solution for getting the rain water out of their house that ultimately fails and sends him dejected off to Moe's, where he ruins Lenny's surprise party. Homer goes off wandering and finds himself at a bar called Knockers, where he makes a new friend named Ray, who is a licensed and bonded roofer. Marge takes the kids on some errands while Homer and Ray almost begin the roof repairs; they screw around and never get around to doing any work until he gets called away. Marge wants Homer to fix the roof by himself. Homer runs into Ray at the Builder's Barn and Ray promises to stop by later and help him with the roof. Homer waits for him, but Marge is skeptical that Ray even exists when Ray never shows up. Marge has Homer placed in the mental ward of the hospital and she and no one else can confirm that Ray really exists. Dr. Hibbert recommends and gives Homer electro-shock therapy. Six weeks later Homer's treatments are over and to everyone's surprise Ray turns up at the hospital to celebrate Homer's release. Plausible explanations, even one by Stephen Hawking, are given to explain why no one had ever seen Ray before.moreless
    • The Saga of Carl
      Season 24 - Episode 21
      5/19/13
      8.0

      Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl win $200,000 in the Springfield Lottery. But when Carl takes off to Iceland – his homeland – with all the winnings, the guys embark on a Nordic adventure to get the cash back.

    • Treehouse of Horror XIX
      Season 20 - Episode 4
      11/2/08
      8.0
      Opener: When Homer casts his vote for Senator Obama the sinister electronic voting machine instead tallies a vote for Senator McCain.

      Untitled Robot Parody: Bart buys a possessed Malibu Stacy convertible for Lisa for Christmas. A Transformers parody ensues.

      How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising: A group of ad executives discover Homer and his talent of killing celebrities. With the celebrities out of the way, the advertisers can use their likenesses and not have to pay royalties--That is, until their ghosts seek revenge on Homer.

      It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse: A parody of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown starring Milhouse as Linus, Lisa as Sally, and Bart as Charlie Brown.moreless
    • The Great Money Caper
      The Great Money Caper
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      12/10/00
      8.0
      Bart gets a magic set and with it he and Homer try street performing to make money. When it doesn't work out, Homer leaves Bart on his own, fending for himself. Being abandoned by his father makes Bart into a charity case and people just start giving Bart money. So Bart and Homer start working this angle and then get some advice from the man who wrote the book on grifting, Grampa Simpson. When they get busted pulling a scam, they manage to scam their way out of the situation; but Groundskeeper Willy may wind taking the fall, unless Homer or Bart confesses their guilt.moreless
    • The Blue and the Gray
      Season 22 - Episode 13
      2/13/11
      8.0
      After another lonely Valentine's Day, Moe goes back on the dating scene and gets Homer to be his wingman. But he becomes distraught when the women are drawn to Homer as well. Meanwhile, Marge discovers some gray hairs and tries a new more mature hair style to go along with it, much to everyone's dismay and ridicule.moreless
    • Married to the Blob
      Season 25 - Episode 10
      1/12/14
      8.0

      Comic Book Guy realizes his comics are nothing if he can’t share them with anyone.  Then he meets Kumiko, a Japanese woman writing an autobiographical manga, and he seeks out Homer’s advice on how to date her, ending happily for everyone.

    • Homer's Night Out
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      3/25/90
      7.9
      Homer becomes famous in Springfield when Bart distributes a picture of him acting like a wild man at a bachelor party.
    • Apocalypse Cow
      Apocalypse Cow
      Season 19 - Episode 17
      4/27/08
      7.9
      Bart joins the 4-H club and falls in love with a cow named Lou, but when he finds out that Lou is destined for the slaughterhouse Bart gives the cow to Mary, a fellow 4-H member, and her father mistakes the cow for a dowry. Homer and Marge come to the rescue to try and free Bart from his marriage agreement.moreless
    • All's Fair in Oven War
      All's Fair in Oven War
      Season 16 - Episode 2
      11/14/04
      7.9
      The house next door is for sale and Marge and Homer go inside to check it out; Marge falls in love with the kitchen. Back at home Marge asks Homer for a new kitchen. Rather than hire someone, Homer decides to do the renovation himself. While demolishing the kitchen, Homer unleashes his old collection of Playdude magazines. He tells Marge he keeps them for the articles; she obliges him by cutting up the magazines, keeping only the articles. Now that they are useless, Homer throws them away, only to have them found by Bart and Milhouse. Using these 1970's era magazines as a model, Bart decides to renovate the Treehouse. After Homer has made a mess of the kitchen remodeling, Marge is finally able to hire a contractor, who completes the job "on-time" two years later for $100,000. Marge's first new dish out of her kitchen gets rave reviews and she decides to enter the Ovenfresh Bakeoff with her Dessert Dogs. At the bakeoff Marge encounters stiff and ruthless competition, so ruthless that Marge resorts to cheating to get even, much to Lisa's dismay. Chief Wiggum and other concerned parents talk with Homer about Bart's spreading the Playdude philosophy to the other children. Homer has a talk with Bart about the facts of life, which a horrified Bart quickly spreads to the other children. Meantime, in the finals for the bakeoff against Brandine, Marge admits to her foul play and Lisa's faith in her mother is restored.moreless
    • A Tale of Two Springfields
      A Tale of Two Springfields
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      11/5/00
      7.9
      When the phone company gives Springfield a new area code, Homer revolts taking the part of Springfield with the new area code (the poor side of town) with him. Soon it's Olde Springfield versus New Springfield. As mayor of New Springfield Homer runs it haphazardly and soon the population of New Springfield moves over to Olde Springfield, leaving the Simpson family as the only residents. It takes a Who concert to bring the two parts of Springfield together.moreless
    • Large Marge
      Large Marge
      Season 14 - Episode 4
      11/24/02
      7.9
      Marge sees Homer flirting with two women and later tries to decide whether he is still interested in her or not. Homer's response is to fall asleep. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse are watching Krusty playing the villain "Clownface" on an episode of the old Batman television series and are inspired to recreate the carousel sequence. Marge asks Manjula what she should do about Homer and Manjula responds by taking her to a plastic surgery clinic. Marge goes in for a liposuction procedure and winds up with breast implants. The doctor gives her 48 hours to try living with them before he will take them out. At school, Bart gets Milhouse spun at a high speed on the carousel; so fast that he spins out of control, resulting in his knocking over the flagpole and throwing up on the flag. When confronted for his part in this act of unpatriotic behavior, Bart cites Krusty as the influence; making Krusty a very unpopular figure. Homer discovers her implants and at dinner the next night, Homer and the men of Springfield sing the praises of her new endowment. Marge gets offered a trade show modeling job. Marge gets into her new image until the extra weight up front of starts giving her back problems. At the trade show, Bart's old friend Stampy and Marge's gifts are used to help Krusty get his reputation back. Afterwards surgery is preformed to reverse Marge's condition and the Baha Men sings the praises of her Jugs with a little help from Homer.moreless
    • Chief of Hearts
      Season 21 - Episode 18
      4/18/10
      7.9
      While completing some community service Homer makes fast friends with Chief Wiggum. Meanwhile, Bart becomes obsessed with a new, addictive Japanese game.
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