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Los Simpsons

Los Simpsons
  • calificación: 8,80
  • año de publicación: 1989
  • Géneros : Comedy, Animation, Family
  • Países: United States
  • Duración: 22 minutos
  • Complejidad : 9

Las aventuras satíricas de una familia de clase trabajadora en la ciudad inadaptada de Springfield.

  • Christmas seems doomed for the Simpson family when Homer receives no Christmas Bonus. Homer becomes a mall Santa Claus, hoping to make money and bring Marge, Bart, Lisa, and baby Maggie, a happy holiday.
  • Bart ends up at a school for gifted children after cheating on an IQ test.
  • While Bart's class is touring the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant for a field trip, Homer crashes his golf cart into a radioactive pipe. In the aftermath, the plant is forced to shutdown and Homer loses his job.
  • At a company picnic Homer realizes his family is dysfunctional and takes them all to therapy where they end up having shock treatment. They are still as bad as ever so Homer gets double his money back from Dr Marvin Monroe and the Simpsons buy themselves a new TV.
  • School bully Nelson Muntz has been terrorizing his classmates, particularly Bart. Bart and one of Nelson's goons get into a fight at school (when Bart was sticking up for Lisa), and in the aftermath Nelson accidentally gets a bloody nose. Nelson makes good on his threats to beat up Bart. Bart winds up having nightmares about Nelson stalking him, and later envisions his funeral. Finally, Grampa takes Bart to Herman, a Vietnam veteran who has had one of his arms amputated, to plan a strategy for getting back at Nelson. Bart commissions all his schoolmates whom Nelson …
  • A depressed Lisa's spirit is lifted when she meets a jazz-man, Bleeding Gums Murphy.
  • Ned Flanders shows off his newly purchased (and monstrous) motor home to the Simpsons. In a fit of oneupmanship, Homer decides he needs one too. Homer's credit is very poor, but he wants that motor home, so he buys one whose oil is leaking and appears to be held together by chicken wire and duct tape. With their new motor home, Homer takes the family on an outing in the woods. Homer quickly loses his way and everyone bails from the motor home just before it tumbles into a large ravine. The family is forced to rough it the rest of the way. Maggie becomes separated from…
  • Bart gets more than he bargained for when he saws the head off a statue of the town's founder.
  • Marge contemplates an affair with a handsome bowling instructor.
  • Bart uses his new miniature “spy” camera to take candid pictures around the household; meanwhile, Homer is preparing to go to a bachelor party for his co-worker at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. While at the party, Homer is invited to dance on stage with a stripper. Bart (who is dining with the rest of the family in the next-door restaurant) uses his camera to snap a photo of Homer and the dancer having a great time. At school, Martin develops the picture, which - after he compliments Bart's work - gets distributed around school, and eventually around town. …
  • Bart flushes a cherry bomb at school, nearly injuring Principal Skinner's mother, Agnes, in the process. An exasperated Skinner tells Homer and Marge that since expulsion would not do Bart any good, he's placing him in a foreign-exchange student program. Bart is sent to France, where his host family are unethical winemakers who plan to employ him as a slave.
  • Homer witnesses a robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store, where the culprit is a man dressed like Bart's hero, Krusty the Clown. Does the children's television host have a sinister second life, or is there more to the story than meets the eye?
  • Homer and Marge enjoy a night out on the town. Meanwhile, at home, the kids deal with a diabolical babysitter.
  • Bart's teacher, Mrs. Krabappel, has become fed up with his lackadaisical scholastic habits. After bluffing his way through a book report and failing a geography exam, Krabappel gives Bart an ultimatum: Shape up or be retained in fourth grade.
  • Homer lies on a medical insurance form to buy a “miracle” hair-restoring drug.
  • In this trilogy of horror-themed Halloween stories, Bart and Lisa attempt to scare each other with tales of the macabre. In first,“Bad Dream House”, the Simpsons inhabit a haunted home, which possesses their souls, and causes them to attempt to kill each other. But after spending enough time with the Simpsons, it is the house, which kill itself, vanishing into another dimension. In the second segment, “Hungry are the Damned”, the Simpsons accuse the monsters of planning to eat them, but the offended aliens reveal they were only planning a sumptuous meal for the family…
  • A three-eyed fish is caught in the Springfield River downstream from the nuclear plant, leading to a government safety inspection. When Mr. Burns is told that the plant will be shut down, he gets drunk in his car with Homer. Homer remarks that if Burns were governor, he could make new laws to keep the plant open. Burns seizes on this remark and announces his candidacy. Afraid for his job, Homer pushes his family to campaign for Burns, but Marge is a staunch supporter of the incumbent, Mary Bailey. On the night before the election, Burns dines at the Simpson home as a …
  • Homer's heckling of the Springfield Isotopes baseball team's mascot during one of their games leads to his appointment as the new mascot.
  • Overcome with jealousy at Ned Flanders's affluent lifestyle and affectionate family, Homer paints him as a snobbish jerk to the rest of his family and looks eagerly for an opportunity to show him up. He finds it in an upcoming miniature golf tournament, and enters Bart against Ned's son Todd.
  • On Thanksgiving, Bart learns about the meaning of the holiday when he runs away from home (after getting into a fight), then shares a turkey dinner with homeless people at a soup kitchen.
  • After seeing a motorcycle daredevil at the monster truck show, Bart becomes a death-defying daredevil on his skateboard.
  • Marge becomes a crusader against cartoon violence after watching ‘The Itchy and Scratchy Show’.
  • While skateboarding down the street, Bart is hit by a car driven by Mr. Burns. Homer turns down Mr. Burns' token offer of $100, and instead hires ambulance-chaser Lionel Hutz to bring an outrageous lawsuit.
  • What would you do if you were told you had only 24 hours to live? That's what this episode explores when Homer is told just that.
  • Homer and Marge tell the story of how they met and fell in love in high school.
  • Homer gets a crooked cable guy to install free cable in the Simpson home. Lisa faces an ethical crises over her family's stealing.
  • After attending a co-worker's wedding, a depressed Selma begs Marge to help her find a man. Marge sets Homer to the task, and Homer is impressed by Principal Skinner. Homer invites Skinner to the Simpson home for dinner, but accidentally introduces him to Selma's twin, Patty.
  • Homer's new design ruins his half-brother's car empire.
  • After an uncontrollable Santa's Little Helper destroys several important Simpson possessions, Homer announces that he will be thrown out of the house unless he completes obedience training.
  • After Grandpa Simpson's new girlfriend leaves him $106,000 in her will, he tries to decide what to do with it.
  • Homer goes on a diet and Marge enrolls in an art class.
  • Lisa has a crush on her substitute teacher, who seemingly represents everything that Homer is not. Meanwhile, Bart decides to run for class president, and becomes the overwhelming favorite.
  • Homer can't decide which is more important: going through a counseling seminar to save his marriage, or skipping out to catch a legendary fish. Back at home, Bart and Lisa try to take advantage of Grandpa, who is their babysitter.
  • Bart, Milhouse and Martin each pitch in to buy an expensive comic book, which has disastrous results on their friendship.
  • Bart saves Mr. Burns's life. But Homer becomes enraged when Mr. Burns doesn't return the favor by sending the Simpsons what he considers to be an appropriate “thank you” gift.
  • Homer accidentally lands in a mental hospital and ends up sharing a cage with a white man who thinks he's Michael Jackson.
  • Lisa enters a contest and wins a trip to Washington DC for the whole family. While there she discovers corruption and decides to expose the corrupt official.
  • Ned Flanders opens a mall store catering to lefties. Homer, however, wishes Flanders would fail.
  • Bart stumbles upon the local mafia boss, and starts working for him on the side. When Principal Skinner goes missing after punishing Bart, he and Fat Tony's gang are suspected of killing him, but they try to get Bart to take the rap.
  • Homer is a hero after averting a nuclear meltdown that he nearly caused, but he doesn't want to tell anyone that he stopped it completely by accident.
  • When the Simpsons have Krusty the Clown over for dinner, he says grace in Hebrew, and recalls his difficult relationship with his father, a rabbi. Bart and Lisa try to reunite the two of them.
  • The Simpson family receives a severed monkey's paw which can grant wishes, Bart gains magical powers which he uses to turn Homer into a Jack-in-the-box, and Mr. Burns uses Homer's brain to create a robot.
  • After ruining Lisa's performance at the school talent show, Homer tries to make it up by buying her a pony.
  • After Homer fails a fathering test, he decides to help Bart build his Soap Box Derby racer. But Bart dumps Homer and their racer after Martin's far superior vehicle suddenly becomes available.
  • Moe claims that a drink that Homer invented is his own. After the drink makes the bar a local hot spot, Moe gains a number of fair-weather friends but loses Homer's friendship.
  • Burns decides to retire and sells the power plant to a German consortium for an exorbitant price. Homer's laziness and inefficiency are quickly exposed by his new bosses, and he is laid off.
  • As Marge goes to the doctor for a pregnancy test, Homer tells the children of the events leading up to his marriage and Bart's birth.
  • After Bart receives a microphone which can transmit through radios, he decides to pull a series of pranks, and eventually convinces the town that a boy has fallen down a well.
  • Homer uses Lisa (and her prognostic skills) to help him bet on football games.
  • While Marge spends a couple of days at Rancho Relaxo after she has a breakdown, Bart and Lisa stay with Patty and Selma, and Homer stays at home to take care of Maggie.
  • After Ms. Krabappel gives Bart a month of detention, Bart gets his revenge on her by responding to her newspaper singles ad. Homer begins a “swear jar” to keep him cursing.
  • Homer and his co-workers qualify the plant's softball team for the league final, but Mr. Burns hires 9 professional MLB players to win a $1 million bet.
  • The results of a standardized test steer Bart in the direction of law and order at Springfield Elementary School. However, Lisa becomes so depressed by her results that she turns to juvenile delinquency.
  • The Simpsons wind up regretting paying for an expensive surgery for Santa's Little Helper. He then runs away from home, winds up in the animal shelter, and is adopted by Mr. Burns to become an attack dog.
  • Homer becomes the manager of a beautiful young country singer, and finds himself almost attracted to her, sparking Marge's jealousy.
  • Sideshow Bob gets out of jail and plots to take his revenge on Bart by marrying his Aunt Selma and killing her.
  • After Otto loses his job as a school bus driver because he doesn't have a license, Bart talks Homer and Marge into having Otto stay with them until he gets back on his feet.
  • Milhouse falls in love with Samantha, a new transfer student, and Bart becomes jealous of all the time they are spending together. Homer orders a subliminal weight loss tape, but is given a vocabulary builder by mistake.
  • After Homer “wins” a $2000 settlement with the plant for radiation affecting his sperm count, his brother Herb comes to Springfield with an idea that could help him get his fortune back.
  • Bart and Lisa go off for the summer to Krusty's camp for kids, but instead of meeting Krusty they meet his bean-counting surrogate, Mr. Black. With their children gone, Homer and Marge enjoy a romantic summer, but Bart and Lisa are put to work making crummy merchandise, until Krusty returns and sets things right-by taking the kids to Tijuana.
  • Marge wins the lead in a musical production of “A Streetcar Named Desire”, in which Ned Flanders plays Stanley Kowalski. Marge is infuriated by Homer's brutishness and insensitivity during preproduction, until he sees the play and reveals to Marge that he has grasped its meaning. While rehearsing, Marge sticks Maggie in the Ayn Rand Day Care Center, where her pacifier is immediately taken from her, and a la “The Great Escape”, she must struggle to win it back.
  • Homer decides not to attend church one Sunday and has the time of his life and vows never to return to church again, however one Sunday after falling asleep while smoking a cigar he accidentally sets fire to The Simpsons house, Flanders spots the flames and rescues him, Homer comes to his senses and turns up at church the following Sunday(asleep).
  • With her self-esteem shattered by a school carnival cartoonist, Homer decides to enter Lisa in a local children's beauty contest, which she ends up winning by default. But when she finds out how heavily involved Laramie Tobacco is in using the contest to sell cigarettes, she uses her position as a platform against the tobacco industry and other establishments of power and corruption.
  • In “Clown Without Pity”, a Krusty the Clown doll goes berserk in the Simpson home. In “King Homer”, Marge is wooed by a giant ape. And final story, In “Dial ‘Z’ for Zombies”, Bart's attempt to bring back the family cat turns the town of Springfield into a pack of bloodthirsty zombies.
  • Pulling one prank too many costs Bart the opportunity to see the Itchy and Scratchy Movie.
  • Marge takes a job at the nuclear plant to help pay for the house's foundation repair, and Burns becomes smitten by her.
  • Bart finds himself attracted to the 15-year-old new neighbor, Laura. Homer sues an All-You-Can-Eat buffet.
  • Homer buys a truck with an attached snow plow after he destroys his car, and to pay for it, he starts a snow shoveling business, calling himself Mr. Plow. It all goes off without a hitch, until he finds himself in competition with The Plow King, a.k.a. Barney Gumbel. Now begins the winter of discontent.
  • While trying to coax Maggie into saying her first word, Homer & Marge talk about how Lisa spoke hers.
  • Years of poor eating habits catch up with Homer when he suffers a massive heart attack. The family can't afford the triple bypass operation he needs from Dr. Hibbert, so they go to a discount quack named Nick Riviera.
  • After receiving a considerable donation of money, the people of Springfield decide what to spend it on. Enter Lyle Langley, a jocular salesman who gets Springfield hooked on a monorail system. After the monorail is up and running, and with Homer as the conductor, it's time for the maiden voyage. Little do the people know they have just boarded a one-way train to Hell.
  • Selma starts to feel broody, but after taking Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens, she changes her mind.
  • After Homer forgets to pick up Bart from soccer practice, Bart joins a mentor program called Big Brothers presenting himself as an orphan, and is assigned a big brother called Tom. When Homer finds out, he joins the program too as a big brother.
  • Feeling sorry for Ralph, Lisa sends him a Valentine card. Having developed a crush on her, Ralph invites Lisa to go see the Krusty the Clown show. She accepts but after Krusty asks them if they are boyfriend and girlfriend, Lisa lets Ralph know that she just wants them to be friends.
  • After Homer is arrested for DUI, and loses his driver's license, he is put to the ultimate test when Marge pressures him to give up beer for a month.
  • Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.
  • Homer plays a series of (childish) practical jokes on Bart. To get even, Bart uses a paint mixer at a local hardware store to shake up a can of Homer's beer. Homer opens the can, resulting in a huge explosion that seriously injures the Simpsons patriarch.
  • Homer goes back to school after it is revealed that he never graduated. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa ghostwrite for Itchy & Scratchy using Abe's name.
  • Marge attempts to home school Bart after he is expelled from Springfield Elementary. Meanwhile, Lisa protests a barbaric local holiday centered around clubbing snakes to death.
  • A misunderstanding leads to Marge being imprisoned for shoplifting. In her absence, the family and eventually, the town descend into chaos.
  • A massive advertising blitz announces the arrival of something named “Gabbo.” Eventually, Gabbo is revealed to be a Howdy Doddy-esque dummy, with Arthur Crandall as the ventriloquist.
  • After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet The Be Sharps.
  • An anonymous letter writer makes ominous threats to Bart. The Simpsons discover they were sent by Sideshow Bob who, when released from prison, harasses the Simpsons and then attempts to kill Bart with a machete. But Bob's vanity foils him yet again.
  • Homer is fired from his position in the power plant as Safety Inspector after a regulation inspector discovers he doesn't have certification for it. He goes back to college to get certified for his old job.
  • Mr. Burns goes on a desperate quest to recover his cherished childhood toy Bobo, a bear which is now in Maggie's possession.
  • When Homer announces he would sell his soul for a donut, the Devil, disguised as Ned Flanders, shows up to take him up on the offer. Second Act, while ridings to school, Bart believe he sees a malevolent gremlin on the side of the bus. And final act, Mr. Burns is Dracula, in a spoof of Francis Ford Coppola's vampire film.
  • A girl's night out turns into a high speed chase when Marge learns her friend is driving a stolen car.
  • Brad Goodman, a self-help guru, identifies Bart as a role model for personal happiness, because he is in touch with his inner child. Soon the entire town begins to behave like Bart.
  • Bart wakes up after a sugar bender to find that he has joined the Junior Campers. Although he hates the club at first, he eventually grows to enjoy it. When a father/son rafting trip is announced, Homer unwittingly strands the group at sea.
  • Homer's marriage is in trouble when he develops an attraction to a new co-worker.
  • Springfield decides to legalize gambling to revitalize its economy. Marge develops a gambling problem, while Mr. Burns develops a Howard Hughes complex.
  • An outbreak of burglaries inspires Homer to lead a vigilante group.
  • Bart becomes an overnight sensation as the “I didn't do it” boy on Krusty's show.
  • Homer participates in a hidden camera investigation of unsanitary food preparation at the Kwik-E-Mart, which costs Apu his job. Apu then enlists Homer's help on a journey to India to get his job back, while James Woods becomes the new Kwik-E-Mart clerk, as part of his research for a film project.
  • Lisa leads a protest against a talking doll she perceives as being sexist.
  • The powers that be at NASA, distraught over low television ratings for their space launches, decide to improve them by putting a private citizen on their next space shuttle. After receiving an angry phone call from Homer, they decide he is their man.
  • After Ned Flanders helps Homer get tickets to an important football game, he and Homer become good friends. But Homer takes the friendship too far with his stupid antics, oblivious to the fact that Ned is beginning to hate him.
  • After winning a phone-in competition Bart has a choice of prize of either $10,000 or an elephant, he chooses the latter, naming him Stampy. The Simpsons are in chaos after Stampy wrecks the house and eats all the food. They have no alternative, Stampy must go to an animal refuge.
  • After a near-death experience, Burns holds auditions for his heir and after Bart smashes his windows he chooses Bart.Bart moves in with Burns but when he's forced to choose between Burns and his family he chooses the latter.
  • Bart takes Santa's little helper to school with him on inspection day and gets Skinner fired, Bart is pleased until Ned Flanders is made his replacement.Bart sets out to find Skinner and get him reinstated.
  • After playing hooky from school, Bart sneaks in to Mayor Quimby's nephew Freddy's birthday party and witnesses a confrontation between Freddy and a waiter, Freddy is accused of beating the waiter but Bart knows what really happened, should he keep quiet or tell the truth and risk getting Cort playing hooky?
  • Abe falls in love with Marge's mother, but must compete with Mr. Burns for her heart.
  • Homer is given the task of teaching an adult education class about relationships. He fails to woo the class until he starts talking about his and Marge's sex life. When Marge finds out, she orders him not to talk about their private life again. But then he invites his entire class to dinner. This is the final straw for Marge and she chucks him out of the house. He then moves in to Bart's tree house. After seeing the error of his ways he asks Marge for a second chance. She accepts and the two reconcile.
  • In a Rear Window parody, the Simpsons buy a swimming pool and everybody in the neighborhood joins in the enjoyment–except for Bart, whose broken leg prevents him from swimming. He soon becomes obsessed with looking through his telescope and even suspects Ned Flanders of murdering his wife.
  • Lisa is jealous when a new girl in class is smarter than she is. Meanwhile, Homer obtains a massive amount of sugar.
  • The family recalls past tales of lost love.
  • A family vacation to Itchy & Scratchy Land turns disastrous when the robots malfunction and turn on the tourists.
  • Sideshow Bob is released from prison, runs for mayor as a Republican, and defeats “Diamond” Joe Quimby in the election. But a “Deep-Throat”-type informant tells Bart and Lisa that he was fraudulently elected. It's up to them to find the evidence.
  • The Simpsons are employed on Mr. Burns's country estate-and Homer goes insane. And act two, Homer's attempt to repair a toaster lead him repeatedly back into the past-and he inadvertently changes the future. And the final act, the school cafeteria turn to an unusual source of food-and schoolchildren start mysteriously disappearing.
  • Bart falls for Reverend Lovejoy's daughter and is surprised when she becomes a bad influence on him.
  • Homer gives all his attention to Bart because he is the star of his hockey team, which makes Lisa jealous. But when a rival team discovers that she is an excellent goalie, Bart suddenly has rival for Homer's attention.
  • Homer and Marge hire college co-ed Ashley Grant to baby-sit the kids while they go to a candy convention. While driving Ashley home, Homer shows poor tact when he attempts to retrieve a piece of Gummy Venus that became stuck to the back of Ashley's pants. Things are blown way out of proportion when Ashley interprets Homer's innocent actions as a sexual advance, prompting her to mount a huge anti-harassment campaign against Homer. Several attempts to exonerate himself - most notably, a totally inaccurate segment on the tabloid TV show “Rock Bottom” - only make things …
  • Homer and Abe hit the road to sell Abe's miraculous aphrodisiac.
  • Marge goes into therapy to cure her of her traumatizing fear of flying.
  • Homer becomes a member of a mysterious organization called the Stonecutters and is heralded as “the chosen one.”
  • Homer recounts the story of Maggie's birth when the kids ask why there are no photos of her in the family album.
  • Bart discovers a comet that is on a collision course with Springfield.
  • Homer becomes a Krusty the Clown stand-in, but is mistaken for the real Krusty by the Springfield mafia.
  • Lisa tells Bart that toilet water swirls in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere. Determined to find out if this is true, Bart makes a collect call to Australia. When the father of the boy he called finds out about the charges, it sparks an international incident. The Simpsons must travel to Australia to repair relations with the United States.
  • Desperate for money, Homer takes a loan from Patty and Selma. Meanwhile, Bart discovers a natural talent for ballet.
  • Mr. Burns hosts a film festival in Springfield to improve his image. Film critic Jay Sherman, of “The Critic” is invited, and stays with the Simpsons.
  • A fortune teller gives Lisa a look at her wedding in the year 2010.
  • Santa's Little Helper has puppies, and Mr. Burns schemes to steal them and make them into a coat.
  • Marge fills in for Mrs. Krabappel during a teachers' strike.
  • When Bart swallows a hazardous prize from a cereal box and winds up in the hospital, Lisa finds out her jazz idol Bleeding Gums Murphy has a room of his own there. Sadly, this turns out to be his deathbed, and not only is she upset about him dying, but she realizes that nobody will ever remember him for his music, unless she does something about it.
  • Marge deals with corruption and crime when she joins the Springfield police force.
  • Shelbyville kids hijack Springfield's sacred lemon tree after being pelted with lemons, and Bart leads a guerrilla war against them (I say a war, but it's nowhere near violent.) They find out that the tree is in “the impenetrable fortress of suburbia”- a car impound lot, owned by the leader's (Shelby's) dad. Homer and the parents of the kids find them and team up with them to get the tree back. But how are they gonna get it from a car impound lot?
  • Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, and one day, he is shot, with no indication on who did it.
  • In the conclusion of the first part that ended season six, we are revealed in the first episode of season seven who actually shot Mr. Burns.
  • Milhouse is cast as Radioactive Man's sidekick in a Hollywood production of the comic book.
  • Marge and Homer lose custody of the kids, who are sent to live at the Flanders' house.
  • When Rev. Lovejoy disciplines Bart for a prank he pulled in church - he tricked the organist into playing Iron Butterfly's “”In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida“ - he and co-conspirator Milhouse begin arguing over whether man really has a soul. Bart scoffs at the notion and agrees to ”sell“ his soul (a piece of paper with the words ”Bart Simpson's Soul") to Milhouse for $5. A series of situations makes Bart realize maybe he really did sell his soul, prompting him to go all-out to get it back from Milhouse, who isn't willing to sell. Meanwhile, Moe attempts to open a family-style …
  • A trip to a local petting zoo convinces Lisa to give up meat, despite excessive pressure to convince her not to do so.
  • First, a freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life. Next, Groundskeeper Willie dies and swears revenge on the kids in their dreams. Finally, Homer accidentally finds himself trapped in another dimension.
  • Mr. Burns institutes a new calisthenics program at work. Most employees enjoy the morning workout, except Homer, who is too lazy. He finds out that if he goes in disability, he will be exempt from the exercises. He finds hyper-obesity among the list of disability, so he gorges himself on food to balloon up to 300 pounds.
  • To get out of cleaning a part as community service, Homer fakes his own death. When this results in the family's utilities being cut off, Marge puts pressure on him to reveal that he is alive. However, the spurious news of his “death” brings his long-lost mother - a hippie who is on the run from the law because of her activism against Mr. Burns - back to Springfield.
  • Sideshow Bob again escapes from prison and takes control of a TV screen at an air show, demanding all television stations immediately go off the air.
  • Troy McClure hosts a retrospective of the first 138 episodes of The Simpsons.
  • Marge's relationship with Bart is strained when she catches him shoplifting before Christmas.
  • Homer starts a bowling team with Moe, Apu and Otto, but when Mr. Burns discovers the team was funded with his money, he insists on joining. Meanwhile, Springfield Elementary introduces uniforms.
  • To avoid politics, former President George Bush and his wife Barbara retire to Springfield, citing its low voter turnout. They quickly become friends to the conservative Flanders family, but George soon becomes the enemy of Bart and Homer Simpson.
  • After Grandpa destroys their television set, the Simpsons go to an outlet mall to buy a new one. Marge decides to peruse a clothing store, and buys a discounted Chanel suit. A chance encounter with a High School acquaintance, while wearing the suit, leads to an invitation to join a country club. Marge becomes obsessed with pleasing the club's upper-class clientèle to so she can be accepted.
  • Bart gets a check he wanted signed by Krusty back stamped. As Krusty was supposed to autograph it, Bart wants it taken back to sign, but inadvertently reveals Krusty as a tax fraud. Krusty's lifestyle is stripped down to that of an average citizen, his show ruined and most of his possessions sold in an auction. Bart is mad at himself, particularly after a sobbing Krusty commits suicide by piloting his plane, the I'm-Onna-Rolla-Gay, into a mountainside. Bart sees visions of Krusty everywhere, but are they illusions or real life?
  • Lisa discovers that her town's beloved founder Jebediah Springfield was in fact a vicious pirate.
  • When Smithers is forced to take a vacation, he appoints Homer as his temporary replacement.
  • Bart & Lisa meet a bum who claims to have created Itchy, one half of the cat and mouse team of their favorite cartoon series, “Itchy & Scratchy.”
  • Washed-up movie star Troy McClure is pulled over for driving without corrective lenses, and forced to go to the DMV to get his eyes checked. While there, he meets Selma, who he asks out for dinner. Spotted by a reporter, he quickly realizes that being seen in public with a woman will grab enough headlines to revitalize his career, leading to a whirlwind romance between him and Selma.
  • Unable to get out of a mis-scheduled spring vacation, Principal Skinner makes up the holiday “Go to Work with Your Parents Day,” giving Lisa the chance to spend time with Homer, and Bart the chance to work with Patty & Selma at the DMV. When Bart makes his own fake driver's license and Martin wins a bundle at the stock market, Bart rents a car, and takes Milhouse, Martin, and Nelson Muntz on a huge road trip.
  • A series of vignettes highlights a day in the life of various Springfield residents.
  • Grandpa Simpson reveals to Bart that he and Montgomery Burns were part of a World War 2 unit known as the Flying Hellfish, which stole priceless art from a German castle during the war, of which the last surviving member would inherit the fortune. When another member of his platoon dies, Abe and Burns remain the last two survivors, and Burns vows to make sure Grandpa doesn't become the last Hellfish, until Abe and Bart vow to find the fortune before Burns does.
  • Anti-Immigration fever sweeps Springfield, which threatens to lead to the deportation of of Apu, until Homer decides to reject the mob mentality, and help him become a legal citizen.
  • Depressed about his inability to keep up with the existing music scene when Bart reveals how uncool his interest in 1970's rock music truly is, Homer decides to take Bart and Lisa to the Hullabalooza music festival to show them this isn't the case. Failing at that, he nearly sparks a riot and gets shot at with a cannon(ironically for Peter Frampton) which bounces a fake pig off his fat belly, and ends up being hired as part of the festival's freak show, touring with bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Cypress Hill, Sonic Youth, and yes, Frampton.
  • The end of the school year, and an empty yearbook causes Lisa to contemplate her lack of popularity. When Ned Flanders is summoned for jury duty and offers Homer a chance to stay at his beach house, Lisa sees this as the opportunity to reinvent herself as a slacker in the hope of gaining friends, which proves to be far more successful than she could possibly imagine — but not if Bart has any say in the matter.
  • Bart discovers his Siamese twin Hugo in the attic. Then, Lisa becomes a god after she accidentally creates life in a science fair project. Finally, Kang and Kodos plot to conquer the planet disguised as Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.
  • Homer takes a new job in a new town. However, his friendly new boss might be a super villain bent on world domination.
  • Homer becomes a boxer after Moe discovers his amazing ability to take a punch.
  • The Simpsons try to reunite Homer's boss, Mr. Burns, with Larry, Burns' long-lost son.
  • Marge leads a crusade against a local burlesque house after she discovers Bart working there.
  • Milhouse's parents divorce, leading Homer to question the strength of his own marriage.
  • At school, Nelson is caught with a cache of stolen items in his locker (including the “H” hood emblem from Supt. Chalmers' car) and is assigned to do chores with Groundskeeper Willie. Lisa is caught observing the goings-on and is assigned detention, where she develops a crush on Nelson. Lisa tries to reform Nelson, and it works for awhile. However, as the old saying goes, you can't teach a juvenile delinquent new tricks and it isn't long before Nelson is back to his old ways; he and his buddies had been caught throwing spoiled food at Skinner's house and tries to lie …
  • After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood.
  • Marge's fears that Homer will embarrass her at the annual Springfield Chili Cook-Off again, are reaffirmed when after tasting various bland samples of chili, he comes across a specialty made by Chief Wiggum laced with hallucinogenic Guatemalan peppers. The chili sends him on a psychedelic journey where he meets an imaginary Coyote spirit guide(voiced by country music legend Johnny Cash), who urges him to find his soul mate, causing him to doubt that he should've ever married Marge in the first place.
  • In yet another crazed crossover, Leonard Nimoy narrates another tale of the supernatural, reminiscent of his days with “In Search Of.” Realizing that even he's too drunk to drive after a night at Moe's Tavern, Homer stumbles through the woods and encounters a green glowing alien. Needless to say, nobody takes him seriously, except for “X-Files” FBI Agent Fox Mulder, who once again drags along his partner Dana Scully on another quest to prove the government is hiding the presence of UFO's from the public. However, even this mission may make a skeptic out of Mulder.
  • Marge enters the pretzel vending business, but when she fails, Homer recruits some help from the mob.
  • Homer and Mr. Burns get trapped in a snowed-in cabin during a company retreat.
  • After a little bit of hair loss caused by stress, the Simpson family decide that a nanny to help around the house may be a good idea, causing them to come into contact with a very odd character named Shary Bobbins.
  • Krusty becomes alarmed at the flagging ratings for “The Itchy & Scratchy Show” and demands it be corrected. The producers reason some new gimmicks are needed to inject fresh air and - after a focus group doesn't quite go as well as planned - decide to introduce a new character named Poochie, a rapping cartoon dog that is supposed to become friends with Itchy and Scratchy. Homer auditions to do Poochie's voice and wins the part. Poochie's first cartoon, “The Beagle Has Landed,” premieres to great fanfare but is poorly received to say the least. The producers decide …
  • Homer fears that Bart's masculinity is at stake when he suspects that he's being influenced by a flamboyant homosexual collectible store owner named John(Waters). All his efforts to show Bart how to be a man keep backfiring on him… or do they?
  • Sideshow Bob is released from prison into the custody of his younger brother Cecil (voiced by David Hyde Pierce), Springfield's Chief Hydrological Engineer. He works as the foreman on a new hydroelectric dam. Bart is convinced that Bob is up to something shady again, and follows him everywhere.
  • Bart is outraged when Lisa becomes his babysitter.
  • Bart gets drunk during a St. Patrick's Day Parade, provoking the city government to enforce a two-hundred year old prohibition law. Rex Banner, an Elliot Ness-type character, takes over the police force to help enforce the law, since Wiggum failed to do do. Meanwhile, Homer decides to make money for himself as a bootlegger, calling himself “The Beer Baron.”
  • Martin's birthday party is predictably dull until nearly all the guests become ill with food poisoning. The only ones not to get sick are Bart (who didn't want to eat the spoiled oysters), and Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel, who fall in love with each other. Bart catches his principal and teacher kissing passionately, but they immediately find out and want to swear him to secrecy. They make him his gofer, making his life miserable at school and calling him at all hours of the night (all for the reward of Milhouse inheriting Bart's poor school record). Bart …
  • Using Santa's Little Helper's name, Bart is able to fraudulently obtain a credit card. Unaware that he needs to eventually pay for everything, Bart makes outlandish purchases - including a specially breeded collie he names Laddie. He manages to evade Lisa's demand for an explanation but can't keep back the creditors, who eventually repossess everything. When the creditors as for the dog, Bart - who has fallen in love with Laddie - sends Santa's Little Helper with the repo men. Later, Bart grows bored with Laddie and gives her to Chief Wiggum; in the aftermath, Bart is…
  • Burns loses his fortune and recruits Lisa to help him get it back.
  • Marge becomes a church counselor to compensate for Reverend Lovejoy's lack of interest. Meanwhile, Homer discovers a Japanese detergent is using his face for their logo.
  • Mr. Burns hires Frank Grimes (the human interest subject of Kent Brockman's report) as executive vice president at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Grimes meets the employees and is immediately stunned at Homer's lackadasial work performance and his co-workers are nonchalant about it. Grimes - already annoyed by Homer's habits - becomes horrified when he observes Homer nearly drink a flask containing a toxic acid in absent-mindedness; however, Grimes is harshly reprimanded when he knocks the vial away and causes damage. Grimes tells Homer that they are “enemies,” …
  • Troy McClure introduces three “potential spin-offs” of The Simpsons. The fictional pilots include: “Chief Wiggum, P.I. (Wiggum and Principal Skinner are detectives in New Orleans, and must contend with the evil Big Daddy, who kidnaps Ralph); ”The Love-Matic Grandpa“ (a spoof of the failed 1960s-era sitcom ”My Mother the Car,“ where Grampa's ghost inhabits a Love Tester machine at Moe's Tavern); and ”The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour“ (the Simpsons - along with a teen-aged ”Lisa" - star in a comedy-variety show, much like the Bradys did in 1977).
  • After a prank destroys half the town, Bart is shipped away to military school. Lisa, seeking a challenge, decides to enroll with him, but is faced with discrimination as the school's only girl cadet.
  • Homer must travel to New York to get his car back, which is illegally parked at World Trade Center Plaza.
  • After holding a surprise tribute to their beloved Elementary school principal Skinner, the town of Springfield is shocked to find out that Seymour Skinner is an impostor…
  • Homer recounts the story of Bart's first day of school, which corresponds with the story of how Lisa got her saxophone.
  • In “The Homega Man,” Homer battles mutants after Springfield is annihilated by a neutron bomb. Then, Bart has his DNA mixed with a fly in “Fly vs. Fly.” Finally, Marge is revealed to be a witch in colonial Springfield in “Easy Bake Coven.”
  • After a massive soccer riot, Homer decides to invest in a home security system but can't afford the high price. He does the next best thing: He purchases a gun. This is despite Marge's stern opposition to having a gun. Homer plays with the gun like a toy and almost causes an accident at the dinner table. Marge warns Homer to get rid of the gun now; Homer agrees, but Bart finds the gun later in the refrigerator. Marge sees this, takes the gun away and tells Homer she is taking the kids and moving out. Homer eventually is kicked out of the local NRA chapter (for his …