Working-class father Homer Simpson and his dysfunctional family deal with comical situations and the ups-and-downs of life in the town of Springfield.
Working-class father Homer Simpson and his dysfunctional family deal with comical situations and the ups-and-downs of life in the town of Springfield.
Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy, but instead of returning home with his prescription medication, he returns home drunk. He and Marge visit a marriage counselor and have a trial separation, during which Homer begins dating a 20-something.
Scotty Boom, a Chew Network super-chef, challenges Homer to a smoke-off. But when someone steals Homer's secret weapon - a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a BBQ shack - Lisa and Bart are on the case.
Upon learning that their father really died of lung cancer, Selma and Patty agree to quit smoking. When Selma relapses, an angry Patty moves in with Marge and Homer.
When Lisa becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders.
In the annual fright-fest Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.
Lisa befriends Harper, a new kid at school who happens to be super-rich. Then, Homer befriends Harper’s dad and is able to enjoy the perks of Lisa having a rich friend, as well. But Lisa decides that Harper is a bully and moves to end the friendship, which prompts Homer to try and smooth things over so he can continue to enjoy the good life.
Bart faces a tough test at school when he gets a new teacher, Mr. Lassen, who vows to crush his spirit.
Lisa sets out to restore the tarnished reputation of Springfield’s first female inventor. To find her invention, she scours an abandoned asylum and a restaurant that caters to men. Bart joins Lisa at the asylum, stealing one of the homicidal patient’s notebooks, and bragging to the boys at school that he wrote the entries himself. This revelation causes Homer and Marge to believe he is a sociopath, which Bart decides to use to his advantage until things go too far.
Bart’s coming of age story, a la Boyhood, chronicles his life from six years old to his time as an accomplished young man. Along the way, his tense relationship with Homer, an overly uncaring version of himself, and Lisa, who overshadows him in every way possible, shape Bart more than he realizes.
After a photo Marge posts on social media gets Homer fired, he returns to the best job he ever had, a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. This same post inspires Lisa to code an app that predicts the real-life consequences of anything you post online, only to create sentient artificial intelligence.
There's a new teacher at Springfield Elementary, and a captivated Bart tries everything to win her over. Meanwhile, Homer decides to buy a new brand of “milk,” which causes early puberty, both for Bart (augmenting his wooing powers) and Lisa (whose small bout with acne opens her up to the world of makeup and popularity).
Sanjay passes his stake in the Kwik-E-Mart to his millennial son, Jay, who turns it into a hip, health food market against Apu's insistence on tradition. Bart, whom Homer had convinced to give up pranking, is called upon to return to his trickster life and take down the new store.
Lonely Professor Fink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine's Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.
After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman's cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie's surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he's handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.
After performing CPR on a tased raccoon, Lisa discovers her calling to be veterinarian and becomes an intern at the local office, but learns a tough lesson when her neglected class hamster dies. Meanwhile, Marge moonlights as a crime scene cleaner for a little extra money, and the trauma of the gory scenes make her increasingly dead inside.
Lisa volunteers for a future one-way journey to Mars, much to Marge's chagrin. As she searches for a way to convince Lisa not to go, Marge hits upon the most devious strategy of all, and volunteers to go along for the ride. Will the Simpsons girls be mankind's first residents of the Red Planet?
When Smithers is devastated by Burns’ lack of affection towards him, Homer makes it his mission to find him a boyfriend. Meanwhile, after Bart orchestrates the removal of the lead in the school’s stage production of Casablanca, Milhouse serves as a terrible understudy, which frustrates his co-star, Lisa.
After getting into an argument, Marge takes Lisa on a touristy trip to Capital City, where, after attending a musical, they meet the show's star, Andrew Rannells, who reminds Lisa how lucky she is to have such a great mom. Meanwhile, Bart is frustrated that everyone expects his pranks, so he teams up with Maggie to trick people.
Homer recalls a tense family vacation to the Grand Canyon with the Flanders family. At first, the Flanders’ perfection puts the families at odds, but when they get stranded and Ned and Bart go for help, the families finally bond.
After promising Marge the trip of a lifetime, frugality gets the better of Homer when he makes a deal with a travel agent to be a courier of a top-secret briefcase in exchange for a discounted family vacation to Paris.
After butchering a speech in front of all of his friends at work, Homer turns to improv comedy to gain back his confidence in his public speaking skills. Meanwhile, Marge decides to rebuild Bart’s lackluster treehouse, but tensions rise when Bart questions her building skills. Also, in the episode’s last three minutes, Homer appears LIVE for the first time on television to answer fan questions.
When Marge gets arrested for letting Bart go to the park unsupervised, she serves time only to realize that prison is a welcome break from the demands of her life as a mom and wife. In her absence, Homer struggles to manage all of the parenting responsibilities that Marge usually handles.
Krusty has a crisis of conscience and retires from show business after his father dies before ever approving of his career. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes worried about Homer's health and life expectancy.
Homer and Bart turn to the open seas to improve their relationship, and Marge becomes a trash talking victim after she drafts Homer's fantasy football team.
Marge opens a sandwich franchise store after her sandwiches become a huge hit at Springfield Elementary. But running day-to-day at the store proves challenging.
The 25th annual 'Simpsons' Halloween special includes an alternate dimension, a "Clockwork Orange"-style gang led by Moe and a visit from the Tracey Ullman-era Simpsons.
An Assemblywoman brought in by Lisa to stop Mr. Burns' fracking operation ends up falling for him as much as he does for her.
The Simpsons meet the Planet Express crew, who have come to Springfield in the present to stop them from destroying the future.
Bart plans to take down his new teacher when he proves to be a real bully and the Simpsons go to Blazing Guy, a Burning Man parody.
Homer forms a cover band with other dads in town when he takes up bass guitar to deal with a mid-life crisis, but the band's modest success is soon overwhelmed by Apu's breakout potential.
Marge tells Homer not to come home when Moe convinces him to stay out all night drinking on Christmas Eve.
During a trip to "Dizzneeland" the Simpsons board the wrong ride, Rocket To Your Doom, and are transported through the galaxy to Kang and Kodos' home planet, where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat Homer.
After losing all his money to Elon Musk, Mr. Burns tries to kill him.
Homer is hypnotized into believing he's ten years old and ends up stuck in his new age when the hypnotist dies, so he bonds with Bart and refuses to take back the responsibilities of adulthood.
When Lisa learns Springfield's anthem was stolen from another town she writes a replacement. Meanwhile, Homer learns the meaning of "Wide Pride".
When Marge gets fed up with the thankless duty of chauffeuring her kids around, she begins working as a driver for a transportation app service. Meanwhile, Homer bankrupts Moe when he watches over the bar for one night, which forces Moe to take a temporary job as a janitor at the nuclear plant.
Homer is put in charge of keeping Princess Kemi out of trouble while her father, a Nigerian king, works out a uranium deal with Mr. Burns. When Kemi ends up at Moe's, Moe jumps to the conclusion that she must be related to the Nigerian prince who scammed him over email and schemes to get his money back. But much to his surprise, he finds himself falling for the princess.
Chief Wiggum is mistakenly delivered a military jet pack, which he gleefully accepts and uses in order to fight crime. But when the jet pack crashes into the church, the congregation, led by Marge, must resort to gambling and counting cards in order to collect money to repair the church.
When Duffman undergoes hip replacement surgery and retires, the company sets up a reality show competition to find his replacement. Homer wins the competition, and because the job requires him to stay sober, he learns that beer isn't as necessary as he thought to have a good time
Bart lies about being involved in a bulldozer crash, so Marge decides to follow him everywhere until he confesses. Meanwhile, Homer ignores Santa's Little Helper when Flanders gets a new dog.
When Homer gets an old film roll developed, the family takes a trip down memory lane to see the origins of how Bart and Lisa first started fighting with each other.
The Simpsons learn about Grampa's days in the Air Force, and Bart takes up smoking to impress Milhouse's Dutch cousin, Annika.
After Bart gets bullied at the school dance, Marge convinces the town to pass anti-bullying legislation. Homer then gets arrested and sent to rehab for bullying Ned Flanders, only to subsequently leave rehab as a hero.
When a modernised Springfield Elementary has a technical meltdown, Lisa transforms it into a Waldorf school. Meanwhile, Groundskeeper Willie becomes the coach of the mathlete’s.
Homer returns from a nuclear power convention a changed man, and Lisa begins to suspect that he has become a domestic terrorist.
The scariest Simpsons Halloween show yet, featuring an opening by Guillermo Del Toro.
While attending a funeral, Homer, Marge, Mr. Burns, and Kent Brockman recall a past regret and try to find a way to rectify the situation.
Homer is stunned to learn he'll only live once. A pen pal from his youth helps him live that life to its fullest. Meanwhile Springfield Elementary institutes an honor code.
Homer helps take care of a child that he delivered in an elevator, and Lisa tries to organize the Springfield Atoms cheerleaders against the team's greedy owner.
Lisa is distressed when she discovers that her new friend is a Republican, and they wind up running against each other as Springfield Elementary's second grade representative.
Principal Skinner promises the students that the best-behaved can take a ride in a submarine. Bart believes his past indiscretions will be forgotten.
When a sudden tourist spike means that the family cannot afford Christmas, the Simpsons open up their house to boarders.
Fed up with the high price of Hollywood films, Homer begins screening pirated movies in his backyard, but is busted by the FBI after Marge turns him in.
Comic Book Guy seeks romantic advice from Homer when he falls for a Japanese woman who's interested in manga.
Mr. Burns' Christmas present to his employees, a pair of augmented reality glasses, places a strain on Homer and Marge's relationship. Meanwhile, Bart wrestles with giving a Valentine's Day card to Nelson.
Bart becomes friends with a schoolmate who enjoys falconry, but turns out to be mentally disturbed.
Lisa becomes friends with Sideshow Bob, who now has a new job working with genetically-altered foods. Meanwhile, Marge becomes frustrated teaching abstinence for the church.
Marge invites Grampa and two other octogenarians to live at the Simpsons’ house after the Retirement Castle is closed for health violations, but she quickly becomes frustrated with Homer when he starts embracing the “old person lifestyle”. Meanwhile, at Springfield Elementary, Bart defends Nelson’s affinity for hand-me-down underwear, leading Nelson to befriend Bart.
The friendship between the Simpsons and the Van Houtens is challenged when a painting the Simpsons buy from the Van Houtens' yard sale is discovered to be extremely valuable.
Homer becomes a referee for the World Cup and finds himself tested by bribers when the Simpsons travel to Brazil.
Marge becomes worried when Lisa starts dating a competitive eater-in-training, while Bart receives gifts from Snake Jailbird for helping him out.
Thirty years into the future, Bart is having trouble dealing with his divorce, Lisa is struggling with her marriage to Milhouse, and Marge is finally fed up after burying yet another Homer clone.
Bart becomes a savior to Springfield couples trying to conceive when he inadvertently uses voodoo to get his art teacher pregnant.
The Lego version of Homer begins to suspect that his entire Lego world is not real when a toy triggers a flashback to an alternate reality.
When Homer ruins his and Marge's chances of making a new couple friend, Marge decides to concentrate on finding a friend for Lisa. However, Lisa suddenly makes a new friend on her own.
Bart wins the annual "last day of school" race - with a little help from Nelson - and Homer attempts to bring back 4th of July fireworks, which have been canceled due to low budget cuts
When Lisa taunts Bart about his inability to keep a girlfriend, he convinces the family to visit New York City to find Mary Spuckler (guest voice Zooey Deschanel).
A black hole threatens to swallow Springfield and Homer tries to find the source of paranormal activity. In a 'Back to the Future' parody, Bart keeps Marge from marrying Homer.
Marge decides that she wants another baby, but Homer doesn't want one. Meanwhile, Bart tries to figure out where Lisa is secretly going after school.
After forgetting to visit Grampa, Homer and Marge discover he is missing. Their search leads them to his wife, Rita LaFleur. Meanwhile, after Homer puts Lisa's college fund on a Poker site, Lisa attempts to double her money.
Fat Tony has to serve jury duty, and his clerk, Dan, must run the mafia while he's gone. Meanwhile, Lisa considers making a disgusting change to her diet.
Lisa tries to cheer up a down-in-the-dumps Homer by winning him a 'MyPad' at the school auction. But he falls back into a funk when he breaks the magical tablet device – until Ned Flanders discovers a miracle tree in the Simpsons’ backyard with bark that spells the word 'HOPE'.
Homer wants a younger, hipper image, so he starts hanging out with Terrence (guest voice Armisen) and Emily (guest voice Brownstein), his cool new neighbors from Portland, OR. But Marge finds their trendy parenting methods extreme and Bart quickly realizes their son, T-Rex (guest voice Oswalt), is super-pretentious.
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 a tablet game 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.
Homer joins the Springfield Preppers, an off-the-grid survivalist group whose leader has set up a top-secret retreat outside of town to prepare for the end of the world. But Marge grows skeptical of the group’s alarmist shenanigans.
When Springfield Elementary is threatened with closure because of low standardized test scores, the fate of the school rests on one student who missed the test, and who must raise the average above the minimum threshold: Bart Simpson.
After surviving a tornado, Marge and Homer seek out guardians for the kids, in case the worst should happen. They first turn to friends and family, including Homer's half-brother, Herb Powell with whom to entrust their kids, but when Bart and Lisa fall in love with a super-cool couple, Mav and Portia, Marge starts to question their potential guardians' true motivations.
Bart's heart strings are pulled once again when Mary Spuckler (guest star Deschanel) returns to Springfield. But his failure to pay her enough attention strains their relationship. Marge, too, puts Homer in the dog house.
Bart and Milhouse explore the perks of being an adult when a shaving accident leaves Milhouse looking exactly like his father, Kirk. Also, Homer delves into the hidden magic of Highlights magazine.
Homer's obsession with the TV show Storage Battles leads the family to discover Grampa's past identity as 'Gorgeous Godfrey', the most feared, villainous man in pro-wrestling history.
Flanders becomes jealous when his laid-back parents start to prefer Homer's company over his and he faces unbearable guilt after punching Homer in the eye, as he desperately tries to reconcile with him.
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.
After watching A Streetcar Named Desire Milhouse takes on a Marlon Brando-inspired bad-boy persona to attract Lisa.
Homer becomes a deacon for the reverend in town. Bart recruits the help of Flanders to find Reverend Lovejoy when Homer takes the job too seriously.Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa try to track down her missing wedding dress.
Moe gains confidence and a new suit when a capitalists wants to invest in his homemade whiskey. Abe gets injured while babysitting Bart and takes up residence in the basement.
Marge encourages Bart to explore his creative side, and his initial reticence quickly subsides when Marge hires Slava’s beautiful daughter, Zhenya, as his new piano instructor.
Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl win $200,000 in the Springfield Lottery. But when Carl takes off to Iceland the guys follow in order to track him down and get the money back.
While trying to obtain a cupcake inspired anniversary gift for Homer, Marge inadvertently signs up for a dating site for married people who want extra marital relations.
Homer befriends Wayne (guest voice Kiefer Sutherland), a reserved security guard recently hired by the nuclear power plant. Plagued by violent flashbacks from his past as a CIA agent, he must overcome his tortured nightmares to save Homer from a Ukranian terrorist.
Principal Skinner challenges superintendent Gary Chalmers to take over Bart's education after one of Bart's pranks leads to a school fundraiser debacle. Chalmers takes an unconventional approach to teaching American history which sparks a fascination in President Teddy Roosevelt.
In the spooky opener of the 22nd annual installment of Treehouse of Horror, Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston (guest voicing as himself) to save himself.
Bart's science fair project, a mechanical baby seal, outshines Lisa's brainy asteroid model and becomes a popular pet among the retirement home patrons.
Marge takes Bart and Lisa on a weekend excursion. When an unexpected restaurant detour awakens their taste buds, they start their own food blog.
Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the truth behind the 'tween lit' industry, but Homer decides to form a team to group-write the next tween lit hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort.
The Simpsons host a tastemaker party at their home to promote Krusty the Clown's own brand of liquor. Mr Burns takes notice of the party's success and promotes Homer to 'Account Man'.
Krusty is stuck in a rut when the television network pulls his show and his talent agency drops him. When the Simpsons introduce him to seasoned agent Annie, they are surprised to learn that Annie was Krusty's very first agent.
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.
Homer lands his own political talk show after a video featuring his impassioned rant on poor treatment at the airport goes viral. As his talk show quickly gains popularity nationwide, Homer becomes the spokesperson for the Gravy Movement and the voice of America's newest political party.
As the mastermind and creator of the online social networking phenomenon SpringFace, Lisa is called to trial when Springfield's obsession with the site becomes chaotic and dysfunctional. Lisa recounts her story and explains that she created the site after realizing she had no real friends.
After Moe is heckled for not having any real companions, Moe's best friend and beloved bar rag (guest voice Jeremy Irons) narrates his incredible thousand-year journey to Springfield.
Marge and Lisa's mother-daughter Valentine's Day plans take a turn when Lisa meets Nick (guest voice Michael Cera), an intellectual romantic who shares the same passion for culture, history and literature. Lisa and Nick fall head over heels for each other in a fairytale romance and make a secret getaway to Mulberry Island to profess their eternal love.
The Simpsons are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town. But when Homer and Marge try to sneak back into Springfield, they encounter hostility from their former friends and neighbours and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home.
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 (guest voicing as themselves), and to Bart's surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show.
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 (guest voice Glenn Close) remain alive, giving him just the right amount of reassurance to cure him of his problem.
Mr. Burns replaces all of Springfield Power Plant's employees with robots (guest voice Brent Spiner) 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.
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.
Bart convinces the family to go on an ultimate family cruise despite the fact they must each sell something in order to afford it. Bart decides he wants to be on vacation forever.
Homer embarrasses Marge at the movies during a film featuring superspy Stradivarius Cain, and his apologies fall on deaf ears. In an effort to become a better husband, he seeks help from someone he believes to be the real Stradivarius Cain.
Lisa tries to reverse her status as one of the least popular girls in school by ghostwriting positive things about herself on the school blog. When her plan backfires, her social ranking plummets to a new low - until a psychic force tells Lady Gaga that Lisa needs her help. With Gaga's assistance, Lisa and the entire town of Springfield realize that being yourself is better than being like anyone else.
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.
Marge surprises Lisa with a week-long retreat at performing arts camp, where she is greeted by her artsy counselors (Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) and fellow musically inclined campers (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley), who inspire her to embrace her creative side. After she returns to Springfield, Lisa becomes restless with her ho-hum suburban lifestyle and sneaks off to Sprooklyn in hopes of connecting with her inner hipster, but she soon realizes that the city is not the same as camp.
When Grampa gives each member of the family a portion of his savings, Lisa and Marge spend their money in drastically different ways. Lisa invests in Nelsons brand-new business venture, but soon realizes that her friend's instant success might lure him away from the classroom. Worried that his judgment might be clouded, Lisa introduces Nelson to the well-educated and successful creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg (guest-voicing as himself), only to find out that he too dropped out of school. But when the soaring business suddenly takes a sharp turn, Lisa teaches her friend that education is invaluable.
A visit by a Springfield Elementary alum-turned-Ivy-League student pushes Lisa to question her own go-getter attitude and reevaluate the scope of her extracurricular activities. Convinced that there is no such thing as having too many clubs or activities listed on her resume, Lisa jumps at the opportunity to coach Barts little league team.
Beware of Ouija boards, vampires and unexpected guests in the 21st annual installment of the Treehouse of Horror. In War and Pieces, Marge, worried about the effects of excessively violent video games, encourages Bart and Milhouse to give wholesome, classic board games a shot. The best friends discover that board games arent boring after all when they find themselves playing a real-life game in which they must beat all the challenges before they are allowed to return to home. The supernatural spell continue in Tweenlight, when Lisa becomes smitten with a mysterious new student, Edmund, who also happens to be a vampire. When a romance blossoms,...
Discovering that Marge was once a stellar A+ student whose grades plummeted after being distracted, Lisa fears that she will end up just like her mom unless she pledges to focus solely on academics in an encore episode. When Marge makes a secret deal allowing Lisa to attend her dream school, Lisa learns a lesson in family and altruism. Meanwhile, Bart puts Nelson in his place and unintentionally claims the title of School Bully.
After learning that he is suffering from multiple illnesses and has only a few weeks to live, Mr. Burns becomes distraught by the town's less-than-sensitive reaction to his announcement. Following an unexpected turn of events, Bart finds Mr. Burns weak and vulnerable in the wilderness and secretly takes him into the Simpsons home. But when Homer and Marge learn about their new houseguest, they decide its payback time, and Lisa, determined to stand up for Mr. Burns, learns that old habits die hard.
Bart helps nurse an injured pigeon back to health. After Santa's Little Helper eats the bird, Bart has a hard time coping with the loss.
Marge easily gets in the holiday spirit, but it's a little more difficult for the rest of the family. After the family goes to sleep before Christmas morning, each of the kids has a holiday-themed dream.First, Bart finds himself taking the Polar Express train to the North Pole where he encounters the elves working in preparation for Christmas Eve. Bart eventually faces Santa Claus (portrayed by Krusty) in hopes of getting a much-desired dirt bike for Christmas. Second, Lisa dreams of a life in 1944 when Marge is away fighting in World War II. Because she was drafted while buying a Christmas tree, Lisa is reluctant to have another one in the...
After violating several petty laws at the beginning of the new year, Homer is fined and gets into more trouble for bribery. As a result, he gets a 10-year sentence to the federal penitentiary, but can have it commuted if he works undercover in an effort to get Fat Tony convicted on a major crime.
At school, a championship dodgeball game between the fourth and fifth-graders leads to a grudge match between the two groups, which escalates to an all-out rumble until Bart and one of the fifth-graders discover they have the same sword-shaped scar on their hands. It turns out they and two other boys used to be preschool playmates with Marge and their mothers having been friends previously. Marge decides to reconnect with them, leading to her getting more of a social life. Eventually, relations between the two groups begin to strain as Marge and Bart learn the true value of friendship, with Bart learning from Comic Book Guy on how he got his scar.
Moe and Smithers turn Moe's into 'Mo's', a gay bar. Meanwhile, Principal Skinner dates the new substitute music teacher and uses Bart to date her young daughter in a better effort to get closer to her.
Homer becomes obsessed with a 1980s family sitcom and starts acting like the show's father and he insists that Bart earn the dirt bike that he wants. Bart does it by selling his father's nuclear secrets to anyone who'll buy him the dirt bike.
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.
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.
After a field trip to the desert, Lisa discovers that a desert flower makes aggressive scorpions get along. Grandpa Abe is kicked out of the retirement center and moves in with the Simpsons, where Homer uses a derivative of the flower Lisa made on him, making him much more docile. The chemical is turned into a drug by the head of a pharmaceutical company, but after Bart sells it in his own black market, there's an unexpected side effect.
The town is abuzz when Cheech and Chong announce a Springfield stop on their much-anticipated reunion tour. But when Cheech and Chong take the stage in front of their loyal fans, the jokes are just not the same for Chong, so Homer steps in and delivers all the punchlines by heart. Impressed, Cheech invites Homer to go on tour with him as new duo 'Cheech and Chunk' while Chong forms a more progressive comedic team, 'Teach and Chong', with Principal Skinner. While Homer is on tour, Marge attempts to help the neighborhood cat lady and change her hoarder ways, but turns into a hoarder herself in the process, and Homer realizes that life on the road...
After Homer humiliates Bart in public, Marge enrolls him in a fathering class in hopes he'll be a more sensitive dad. When the counselor learns Homer often strangles his son, he subjects him to his own medicine courtesy of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The treatment is effective to make Homer stop his abuse, but Bart takes advantage of the situation by humiliating him in return and behaving out of control at school and home. As a result, Marge seeks the counselor's help in restoring the status quo between father and son.
Lisa meets the Great Raymondo, a legendary magician who takes her under his wing, teaching her his various tricks, including the secret of the Great Milk Can Escape. She becomes a hit at school as well as on stage working alongside him. But when Lisa unwittingly reveals the Milk Can Escape trick to rival magician Cregg Demon, the Great Raymondo fires her, but later forgives her as they try to stop Cregg from performing the secret trick in his own show.
Fat Tony (guest voice Joe Mantegna) and Selma, Marge's painfully blunt sister, fall in love and get married after a whirlwind courtship
After Homer discovers a genius talent for styling hair and opens his own salon, he becomes Springfield's most in-demand hair stylist. But having to listen to women’s problems and gossip all day long leads Homer to believe his gift may actually be a curse.
When the Simpsons discover a collection of keys to every door in Springfield, Lisa stumbles upon an eerie hidden classroom beneath Springfield Elementary School. When she shares her discovery with Principal Skinner, the secret room mysteriously disappears and he takes the only key away. A determined Lisa uses her detective skills to lead her back to the room to solve an old school mystery.
Feeling guilty for getting Mrs. Krabappel suspended after one of his school pranks, Bart helps her escape detention, and Ned Flanders winds up saving her life in the process.
Homer is cast as the lead in Everyman, a super hero movie written by Comic Book Guy. But the newly christened actor has trouble staying on the exercise and diet regimen that his provided fitness trainer lays out for him.
Mrs Krabappel is fired from Springfield Elementary after Bart spikes her coffee, causing her to make a drunken fool of herself. She is replaced by a cool new teacher, Mr. Vaughn, who is a quick hit with the kids. Bart, however, struggles with the guilt and considers telling Principal Skinner the truth.
When the male population of Springfield becomes obsessed with Mixed Martial Arts, Marge and some friends organize a protest. A MMA show promoter gets wind of Marge's protest and challenges her to a match and agrees to shut down the show if Marge wins.
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...
Marge poses for a calendar for charity, but she is soon the talk of the town after she reveals a little too much during her photo shoot. Meanwhile, Carl receives a promotion at the plant. He then promotes Homer to be his executive assistant and runs him ragged.
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.
After stumbling upon some teenage Wiccans, Lisa accepts an invitation to join their coven. Just before Lisa is inducted Chief Wiggum arrives and arrests the three teens on charges of witchcraft; Lisa becomes the chief witness in the trial. Meanwhile, Homer starts to hang out with his new pal Cletus after discovering the slack-jawed yokel makes moonshine.
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.
Grampa bumps into a human interest columnist who becomes fascinated with Grampa's life and writes a series of columns about Grampa's adventures.
Krusty is forced to add a female character named Princess Penelope to his show in order to attract more female viewers. She immediately overshadows Krusty as the ratings improve. Bart and Milhouse want to get the show back to the way it was, but the situation gets more complicated when Krusty and Penelope fall in love and decide to get married. Meanwhile, Homer, Lenny, and Carl consider working at a competing nuclear plant when Mr. Burns cuts off their daily doughnut service.
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.
After discovering their love of curling Marge and Homer try out for the Olympic team and actually make it to the 2010 Vancouver Games. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Lisa develops an addiction to collecting Olympic pins.
Lisa presents the story of how her southern ancestors assisted a slave to freedom for Black History Month at school.
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.
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.
Ned Flanders invites the Simpsons to come along on a church retreat to Jerusalem. While there, Homer fails to grasp the importance of the city until a crazy tour guide takes them around the city and opens Homer's eyes.
Smithers is placed in charge of the power plant after Mr. Burns is thrown in jail for possession of stolen artwork. But when the plant employees abuse Smithers' good nature and push him to his breaking point, they devise a plan to get Mr. Burns out of jail.
While completing some community service Homer makes fast friends with Chief Wiggum. Meanwhile, Bart becomes obsessed with a new, addictive Japanese game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moe is invited to be a guest judge on American Idol. Meanwhile, with Moe off pursuing a new career Homer no longer has a hangout after work and spends more time at home driving Marge crazy.
When Homer saves Mr. Burns from drowning, Burns rewards him with a trip on his private jet; Homer subsequently consults a life coach in order to get a job that includes a corporate jet as a perk.
An injury gives Homer the ability to sing in a beautiful, operatic voice whenever he is lying on his back; he becomes an enormous celebrity and very popular with the ladies, much to Marge's chagrin.
Homer becomes a tow truck driver but when he becomes tow-happy, the residents of Springfield make it look like he's towing on a rival's territory; Marge teaches Maggie to be more independent and ends up regretting it.
Marge convinces a bank robber to turn himself in by promising to visit him in prison; when she doesn't visit, he escapes to find her and she soon wishes she had kept her promise.
In three horrific tales of Halloween terror: Homer and Marge attempt to eliminate one another after discovering their secret identities; Bart and Lisa aid Kodos the space alien, unaware of his true intentions; and Flanders uses the seven deadly sins to punish Bart and his prankster friends.
When Milhouse's parents are lost at sea and presumed dead, Milhouse decides it's time to man up and his new attitude makes him more attractive and popular than ever; refusing to stand idly by and let Milhouse be cooler than he is, Bart devises a plan to win back his cool status; Homer finds himself in hot water when he can't remember the color of Marge's eyes.
After Marge launches a gym for 'regular women', and becomes a successful businessperson, Homer decides to have his stomach stapled so she'll find him more attractive.
After another of his attempts to kill the Simpsons is foiled, Sideshow Bob is put on trial; and during the proceedings Bart accidentally kills his old nemesis.
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.
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.
Marge and Homer recount how Marge almost fell in love with a college professor during the 1990s.
When Homer and Marge become trapped in a tunnel of love, three Valentine's Day stories unfold: Bonnie and Clyde steal each other's hearts; a take-off on Lady and the Tramp depicts Homer as a deadbeat dog; and punk rockers Lisa and Nelson become hooked on sweets.
Bart befriends a new kid at school, unaware that he's a snitch; and after his car is damaged in an accident, Homer ends up with a fancy loaner.
Bart and Lisa think they killed Martin Prince; and Marge enlists the help of a reality TV show after Homer cheats on his diet.
Lisa becomes addicted to secondhand smoke when she joins a ballet academy; and Homer befriends some raccoons who stole his beef jerky.
Marge and Homer aid country singer Lurleen Lumpkin by reuniting her with her deadbeat father.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa befriends the son of mobster Fat Tony, whose dream is to become a chef; and Homer and Bart take over the "family business" after Fat Tony is gunned down.
Lisa grows jealous after Bart discovers he's a talented jazz drummer; and Lisa hides some stray animals in the attic.
Marge starts her own carpentry business, only to discover that men don't trust a woman to do the job; and Bart discovers that Skinner is allergic to peanuts.
The Simpsons appear in three bone-chilling tales of horror: Homer turns into a rampaging blob after a meteor falls to Earth; a legendary creature from Jewish folklore does Bart's bidding; and a radio broadcast convinces townspeople they're being invaded by aliens from another planet.
After Homer joins the Army, he's selected to play an enemy target during war games; when the Army chases Homer into town, it pits the people of Springfield against the military.
Lisa helps Moe get a poem published, but is deeply hurt when Moe refuses to acknowledge her contribution.
Homer finds happiness after he buys an ice-cream truck; and Marge finds her purpose in life when she makes sculptures out of popsicle sticks.
Bart becomes Nelson's best friend; Homer becomes hooked on one of Lisa's fantasy books.
During the Christmas holiday, Marge attempts to muster the wherewithal to kick down-on-his-luck Gil out of the house.
Marge returns to an island where she joyfully spent some of her childhood summers; and Homer is forced to work on a fishing vessel that's threatened by a huge storm.
The Simpsons spin three tales of revenge: Homer appears as the Count of Monte Cristo; Milhouse uses a gadget to get even with kids who've picked on him; and comic book hero Bart-Man searches for the villain who killed his parents.
As Multicultural Day approaches, Lisa invents her own Native American heritage; and after saving Springfield from a fire, Bart is rewarded with a driver's license… and ends up with a pregnant girlfriend who wants to wed.
In this spoof of the 'Up' documentaries, a filmmaker chronicles the lives of a group of Springfield residents; including Homer, who has seemingly made good on his quest to become a millionaire.
Lisa tutors Cletus' children… until Krusty hires them as a novelty act for his television show; and Bart sees a therapist after he's caught frightening his classmates with a scary story.
Homer is horrified when his father begins dating Selma; and Bart and Lisa build a fort after acquiring a large quantity of empty cardboard boxes.
Homer tries his hand at making money by photographing celebrities and selling the images to the tabloids.
Marge becomes a zealous Internet gamer.
Bart tries to live down a baseball blunder.
Homer and his buddies become firefighters.
Santa's Little Helper becomes a police dog.
Skinner opens a Counter Truancy Unit at school.
Brockman is fired for cursing on the air.
Marge tries to rehabilitate a convict with remarkable artistic talent. Meanwhile, Homer uses a trash can to fix people's spines.
Homer wins a Harley Davidson at a fifties diner and starts his own biker gang, attracting a real biker gang to crash at their house and kidnap Marge.
Marge's new SUV gives her a potent case of road rage.
Homer must travel to New York to get his car back, which is illegally parked at World Trade Center Plaza.
Homer must travel to New York to get his car back, which is illegally parked at World Trade Center Plaza.
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 careless use of the gun), and decides he needs to try to get Marge back. Eventually,...
A pee-wee football team forms as a solution to Springfield's growing childhood obesity crisis. When Homer takes over as coach after causing Flanders to quit, he tries to make Bart the star of the team despite his poor performance on the field.
Marge must pose as Apu's wife to prevent his upcoming arranged marriage.
Another day at Springfield Elementary School, another field trip - this time to an archaeological dig. During the dig, Lisa unearths what appears to be a fossilized human skeleton with wings.
Marge becomes a real-estate agent.
On Christmas Eve, Marge admonishes the family not to open presents until 7 a.m. the next morning. Bart finds a way around the directive and opens his gifts at 5 a.m. However, his prized gift - a remote-controlled fire truck - overheats and causes a fire that engulfs the tree and presents. The family investigates and Bart tells them that a burglar has struck. As a result of Kent Brockman's human interest story, the entire town donates gifts and cash to the Simpsons for their misfortune. Eventually, Bart admits the truth, angering his clueless family but angering the town even more (when Brockman finds out the truth). The family is made into outcasts,...
Homer is disappointed when the western he rented turns out to be a musical, so the family reminds him of the musical moments in the show's history.
Bart and Homer befriend two carnies and invite them to stay with them, but the carnies soon swindle the Simpsons out of their house.
In this year's spooky series of Halloween stories:The Thing and I - Bart and Lisa investigate strange noises coming from the attic, and find a mutant boy who is really Bart's long-lost Siamese twin brother.The Genesis Tub - Lisa's tooth-in-cola science project turns into a mini-universe after Bart zaps it with static electricity.Citizen Kang - Kang and Kodos disguise themselves as Bill Clinton and Bob Dole during the 1996 Presidential election, and Homer tries to warn people not to vote for either of them.
When Homer accepts a new job at the Globex Corporation the Simpson family moves to Cypress Creek. Homer enjoys his new work and his easy-going boss, but is completely unaware that his boss is an evil genius and that the company is a vehicle for international extortion. The rest of the family have trouble settling in Cypress Creek and Homer must make a choice between Cypress Creek and Springfield.
After Homer confronts Dolph's, Jimbo's, and Kearney's fathers over a belt that was stolen from Bart, Moe pushes Homer to get into boxing after seeing Homer withstand many blows to the head.
Mr. Burns' long-lost illegitimate son, Larry, shows up and wants just a little "respect." Mr. Burns initially welcomes Larry, but rejects his son when he turns out to be a total idiot.
While Marge and Lisa go to the beach to clean rocks that have been splattered with oil after a supertanker accident, Bart is sentenced to doing housework for a creepy old woman in her mansion--which turns out to be a burlesque club, featuring gambling, drinking, and risque entertainment.
During a dinner party at The Simpsons, Milhouse's parents, Kirk and Luanne, argue about their problems, and during a game of Pictionary, Luanne announces that she wants a divorce. While Milhouse is surprisingly taking the family change well, Homer worries that Marge will leave him after seeing Kirk's life fall apart without his wife.
Nelson is punished for vandalizing Superintendent Chalmers' car and has to help Willie around the schoolyard. When Lisa watches Nelson torment Willie, she finds herself attracted to him and tries to change Nelson into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer steals an autodialer that was used in a telemarketing scam and uses it to create a telemarketing scam of his own.
A hurricane hits Springfield and wipes out the Flanders's house. While in the church homeless shelter, the town works together to rebuild The Flanders's house, but when the house turns out to be a disaster, Ned verbally assaults everyone involved and commits himself to the Calmwood Mental Hospital.
After eating a dish laced with potent Guatemalan peppers at Springfield's chili cook-off, Homer goes on a psychedelic journey where a space coyote tells him he must find his soulmate.
Leonard Nimoy presents the strange tale of Homer Simpson's close encounter with an extraterrestrial being after a drunken walk home from Moe's one late Friday night.
After Marge gets kicked out of the local women's business club, Marge starts a business of her own selling pretzels, but when the pretzels don't sell, Homer helps his depressed wife by recruiting the help of Fat Tony and his "legitimate" businessmen.
Conclusion. With Mr. Burns in the hospital from his gunshot wound, Chief Wiggum (with help from Lisa) investigates who shot Mr. Burns. All signs eventually point to Homer, but did he really do it?
When Springfield is chosen as the shooting location for Rainier Wolfcastle's big-screen adaptation of the popular Radioactive Man comic series, the entire town tries to take the movie's producers for every dime they've got while Bart auditions to be Fallout Boy, a part that inexplicably goes to his friend, Milhouse.
The Simpson children are put in the custody of Ned and Maude Flanders after misconstrued evidence (Bart's head lice, Lisa looking beat up, and the house looking a mess) prove that Homer and Marge are negligent parents. While Homer and Marge are forced to take parenting classes, Bart and Lisa worry that Maggie may love being a Flanders more than a Simpson.
To prove that the soul doesn't exist, Bart sells his to Milhouse for $5.00, but regrets it when weird things begin happening to him. Meanwhile, Moe re-invents his bar as a kitschy restaurant called "Uncle Moe's Family Feedbag".
Lisa decides to give up eating meat after bonding with a lamb at a petting zoo, which makes her a target of ridicule from her schoolmates and her family. Meanwhile, Homer creates a barbecue after being snubbed from Flanders's family reunion.
This year's tales of terror include advertisements gone wild in "Attack of the 50ft. Eyesores", Groundskeeper Willie as Freddy Krueger in "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace", and Homer stumbling upon the third dimension in "Homer^3".
Sick of the workaday grind at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant (and the plant's new exercise program), Homer purposely gains 300 pounds so he can get on the plant's disability plan and work from home.
After faking his own death to get a day off of work, Homer reunites with his mother Mona, who he thought had died 27 years ago, but was really on the run from the law after a botched attempt at destroying Mr. Burns's biological warfare lab.
Sideshow Bob once again escapes from prison. This time, however, he's less interested in killing Bart and more interested in shutting off the town's TV stations.
Troy McClure hosts The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular, a retrospective/behind-the-scenes look at America's favorite yellow family, featuring a look at The Simpsons' beginnings as filler on "The Tracy Ullman Show", fan mail readings, a look at the real Matt Groening, never-before-seen footage from popular episodes, and of course, familiar clips from past episodes.
Marge refuses to buy Bart the new video game Bonestorm, so he steals it from a local discount store. When Marge finds out, she shuns Bart out of her life, leaving him to fend for himself during the Christmas season.
Homer starts his own bowling league with his buddies, Apu, Moe, and Otto the bus driver, but when Mr. Burns discovers that Homer stole $500 from him while Burns was high on ether, Mr. Burns decides to join the bowling league (with Otto voted off to make room). Meanwhile, Springfield Elementary is forced to wear uniforms after Bart gets in trouble for inciting a riot with his "Down with Homework" T-shirt from MAD Magazine.
During a neighborhood rummage sale, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush moves in to Springfield, which doesn't sit well with Homer when Bart ends up getting spanked by Bush.
While shopping for a new TV (after Grampa wrecked the old one), Marge finds a fancy Chanel suit at an outlet store and reunites with her socialite friend from high school, who wants Marge to be a country club wife. Meanwhile, Homer challenges Mr. Burns to a golf game.
Bart accidentally rats Krusty the Clown out to the IRS. With his riches gone, Krusty flies his personal plane into a mountain and kills himself...but Bart begins seeing clues that Krusty may not be dead after all.
While the town prepares for the anniversary of its founding, Lisa discovers that Jebediah Springfield was a murderous pirate named Hans Sprungfeld and that everything he supposedly did to build Springfield was a lie. No one in town believes Lisa, except for Homer, who helps her spread the word.
Mr. Burns' assistant, Waylon Smithers, nearly works himself into a nervous breakdown and is forced to go on a vacation. Fearing that whoever fills in for him in his absence might replace him permanently, Smithers places Homer Simpson in the job, figuring that there's no way the plant's worst employee could possibly be a threat, but when Homer teaches Mr. Burns a lesson in being self-sufficient by punching him, Burns fires both Homer and Smithers.
Bart meets Chester J. Lampwick, a homeless man who claims and successfully proves that he is the creator of Itchy from The Itchy & Scratchy Show, but had his idea stolen by Roger Meyers's father back in the 1920s. After suing I&S Studios for royalties, the studio files for bankruptcy and shuts down.
To save his moribund career (and quell the rumors of the "weird things" he does to fish), Troy McClure marries Selma (who still wants to have a family out of fear of dying alone), who is willing to go along with being a sham wife, but is concerned when Troy McClure wants a child.
While spending the day with Patti and Selma at the DMV, Bart creates a fake ID that states he's 25 years old and uses the card to rent a car and take his friends on a road trip. Meanwhile, Lisa and Homer bond while Homer works at the nuclear plant, and Marge copes with being left alone.
A series of short skits and connecting vignettes show that the people of Springfield go through very interesting adventures, from Apu's five-minute dash through a party to Lisa getting gum stuck in her hair to Homer getting Maggie stuck in a newspaper vendor to Milhouse desperately searching for a bathroom to Nelson learning a lesson in bullying from a very tall man.
Grampa is targeted for murder by Mr. Burns over a collection of stolen art from World War II, and Bart teams up with Grampa to fight back (since everyone else thinks Grampa's story is yet another sign that the old man is going senile).
A referendum is created that will require all illegal immigrants from Springfield to be deported. After learning that his friend Apu is an illegal immigrant, Homer decides to fight back against the referendum and make Apu a citizen.
Fearing that he's no longer cool, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to Lollopalooza, where Homer is hired as a sideshow freak who can withstand direct cannonball blasts to the stomach.
The Simpson family rents a beach house. Hanging around with a new set of children, Lisa becomes popular, while Bart is left out. Bart tries to sabotage his sister's newfound acceptance, which upsets Lisa, until she realizes her new friends don't mind that she's a nerd.
After a day in Otto's pool mobile, Bart and Lisa convince Homer to buy a pool for the family. Soon, everyone in town flocks to The Simpsons' backyard to swim.
Golden child Lisa Simpson finds she's starting to tarnish just a little when a new girl, Allison Taylor, moves to Springfield. Allison is smart, pretty, a great saxophone player and a crack diorama builder.
After reading The Bridges of Madison County, Marge decides that she and Homer need to teach the kids about romance, but everyone's stories (past clips) of how they fell in love ends in disaster.
After weeks of begging, Bart and Lisa finally convince their parents to take them to Itchy & Scratchy Land, a new high-tech amusement park on a remote island.
At the request of right-wing radio personality Birch T. Barlow, Sideshow Bob is once again released from prison...and sets his sights on running against Mayor Quimby in the upcoming election.
In this year's gruesomely ghoulish Halloween gift package, Homer goes insane while house-sitting in a winter home and travels through time and alters reality while fixing the toaster.
Bart falls in love with Reverend Lovejoy's daughter, Jessica. In an effort to impress her, Bart pretends to be polite and mannered, but he soon learns that what Jessica really likes about him is that he's a bad, bad boy.
Springfield Elementary hands out Academic Alerts to students who are in danger of failing--and Lisa becomes a student in danger of failing when she gets an Academic Alert for gym class.
Retrieving a piece of candy stuck to a college coed's pants brands Homer public enemy number one when the coed accuses Homer of touching her butt and the media makes Homer out to be a pervert.
When Homer and Marge's sex life fizzles out, Grandpa whips up a liquid aphrodisiac that he once tried to make as a cheap substitute for holy water.
After being banned from Moe's for playing a lame practical joke, Homer goes to a pilots' bar. There, he is mistaken as a real pilot and destroys a plane.
Homer joins a secret society called The Stonecutters, and becomes their leader after the members find a birthmark on him that symbolizes him as The Chosen One.
While trying to have a family night without watching TV, Bart notices that there are no photos of Maggie, prompting Homer to tell the story of how Homer quit his job at the nuclear plant to work at Barney's Bowl-A-Rama...and how Marge's unexpected pregnancy sent Homer back to the plant to provide for his youngest daughter.
As punishment for releasing a balloon caricature of Principal Skinner, Bart assists the principal in his early-morning astronomy--and discovers a comet that's on a collision course for Springfield.
Homer goes to clown college and after graduating, he finds that being mistaken for Krusty has its benefits--and troubles when the Mafia kidnaps Homer (as Krusty) for not paying his debts.
After a prank phone call to Australia goes awry, Bart and his entire family must fly out to the land down under so Bart can apologize to the court, but the family ends up on the run when Bart discovers that those who break the law in Australia get kicked in the butt by a giant boot.
Homer is blackmailed into borrowing money from Patti and Selma to pay off his mortgage. Meanwhile, Bart takes ballet class, but is afraid that the bullies will think he's a sissy.
In this crossover episode, Springfield holds a film festival to boost their popularity, and Marge brings in The Critic's own Jay Sherman to be one of the judges.
At a Renaissance Fair, Lisa meets a Gypsy fortuneteller who shows Lisa's life in the year 2010, where Lisa is a college student who almost marries a British man who loves her, but not her family.
Santa's Little Helper begins acting wild and destructive. When he runs away to the same dog track Homer and Bart found him, Santa's Little Helper mates with a female race dog called "She's the Fastest"--and The Simpsons become the proud owners of 25 greyhound puppies.
After a disastrous field trip, Mrs. Krabappel argues with Principal Skinner over providing the school with more money. When Skinner refuses, Mrs. Krabappel calls for a teachers' strike. The kids enjoy their time off (except for Lisa, who goes insane over not being in a classroom setting), but the fun comes to an end when the schoolboard hires people from the neighborhood to be non-union substitutes until the strike ends.
Lisa is reunited with her idol, Bleeding Gums Murphy, but their time together is short lived when the jazz legend passes away. Meanwhile, Bart sues Krusty the Clown for physical harm after Bart gets appendicitis from eating a jagged metal "O" in Krusty's cereal.
After placing a citizen's arrest on Snake (who defrauded Homer of $20 in a three-card monte game), Marge decides to join the police academy.
The children of Springfield wage war on Shelbyville after their beloved lemon tree is stolen from them by the kids from Shelbyville.
Part one of two. Springfield Elementary School strikes oil, but Mr. Burns steals it and at the same time brings misery to many of Springfield's citizens, one of which shoots him after a town meeting.
At a swap meet, Bart finds a record that has Homer's face on it. While driving home, Homer tells the story of how he, Apu, Principal Skinner, and Chief Wiggum (later replaced by Barney Gumble) became music stars in the mid-1980s.
Bart begins receiving threatening letters from Sideshow Bob, prompting the entire family to go under Witness Protection.
When it is revealed that Homer is grossly unqualified to be a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, he goes to Springfield University to study nuclear physics.
After a disastrous birthday party, Mr Burns pines for his childhood toy (a teddy bear named Bobo) which is now in the possession of Maggie, 'the forgotten' Simpson.
In this year's tricky triptych of terror, Bart presents three Halloween treats based on paintings a la 'Night Gallery'.
Marge goes to the ballet with Ruth Powers. The two end up spending time together, leading to a Thelma and Louise-style run from the police after Ruth confesses that she stole her ex-husband's car.
Homer and Marge are entranced by a charismatic self-help guru named Brad Goodman, who uses Bart's irreverent attitude as a model for people to be open and honest with their feelings.
Experimenting with a dangerous all-syrup Squishee, Bart and Milhouse get loopy. Waking up with a massive Squishee hangover, Bart finds himself enlisted in the Junior Campers, a geeky after-school program.
Homer worries about his marriage to Marge when he begins falling for Mindy Simmons, a gorgeous nuclear plant worker who loves doughnuts, beer, and being lazy as much as Homer does.
When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr Burns opens a casino on the boardwalk. Homer is hired as a blackjack dealer despite his counting difficulties and Marge finds herself drawn to the slots.
When a cat burglar terrorizes Springfield (making off with everything of value, from Lisa's saxophone to Flanders' Shroud of Turin beach towels), Homer starts a vigilante group using people from the neighborhood.
While working as Krusty the Clown's personal assistant, Bart accidentally steals the limelight when he knocks over a set on live TV and says, 'I didn't do it'.
After Homer eats tainted meat from the Kwik-E-Mart, Apu finds himself out of a job. As an apology to Homer, Apu moves in with the Simpsons and becomes their personal chef and valet.
After buying the new talking Malibu Stacy, Lisa realizes that Malibu Stacy and the phrases she says are a horrible model for little girls to follow and sets out to create a more politically correct doll.
To boost ratings on all of their televised launches, NASA decides to recruit average, blue-collar slobs to go to space...and must choose between Homer Simpson and Barney Gumble.
When Homer discovers that Ned Flanders has season football tickets, the two men begin spending a lot of time together. Homer takes a real liking to Ned, but Ned isn't so sure how he feels about his new best friend.
Bart wins first prize in a wacky radio contest and becomes the proud owner of a giant elephant he names Stampy.
Well into his eighth or ninth decade, Monty Burns realizes that he has no heir for his vast fortune. After an audition process in which every child in Springfield vies for the coveted position as Burns' kid, Bart is selected.
Principal Seymour Skinner must learn to live without his beloved elementary school when Bart gets him fired.
In a case ripped right out of the headlines, Bart is the only witness when Mayor Quimby's ne'er-do-well nephew, Freddy, allegedly assaults a snooty French butler.
Having already fallen hard for Marge, Mr Burns now finds himself smitten with Marge's mother, Jacqueline Bouvier. Competing for the old lady's affection is Grandpa Simpson, who also thinks that she's the bee's arthritic knees.
Tired of being called 'slow', Homer gets a job as a Learning Annex teacher for a class called 'Secrets to a Successful Marriage', but then he tells Marge's most personal secrets and ends up thrown out the house once again.
Bart and Lisa go to Kamp Krusty, which turns out to be a run-down prison run by Krusty's accountant, Mr. Black, and local thugs, Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney.
Marge is cast in the role of Blanche DuBois in Oh! Streetcar, the musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire, after the director sees Marge's anger and depression in dealing with the boorish Homer.
Homer and Marge get into a battle of faith when Homer decides to stay home from church and worship God in his own way.
To help Lisa get over her insecurities about her looks, Homer enters her into the Little Miss Springfield Pageant by selling his Duff Blimp tickets to Barney Gumble (who has $250 for the contest entry fee). Lisa wins after the winner gets struck by lightning, but Lisa uses her role as beauty queen to change the town after being used as a shill for Laramie Cigarettes.
The Simpsons gather for a Halloween party and exchange ghost stories: Lisa tells the story of a Krusty the Clown doll bent on killing Homer in "Clown Without Pity", Grampa retells the story of King Kong in "King Homer", and Bart tells the story of a zombie invasion in "Dial Z for Zombie".
Every kid in the world waits with bated breath for the Itchy & Scratchy movie, but Bart is the only one who's not allowed to see it after Homer decides to be stricter with Bart's punishments.
When the Simpsons' house begins sliding off its foundation, Marge is forced to get a job to help make ends meet. Meanwhile, Bart fakes sick to get out of taking a test.
Evergreen Terrace welcomes two new neighbors, Ruth Powers and her lovely teenage daughter, Laura. Bart falls hard for Laura, but she thinks of him as just a little friend. Meanwhile, Homer sues restaurant proprieter Captain McAllister over not getting his fill at the "All You Can Eat" buffet.
Homer crashes both his car and Marge's car during a snowstorm, and buys a plow from an auto show.
While trying to get Maggie to say her first words, Marge tells the story of how Homer moved his family into 742 Evergreen Terrace, how Marge got pregnant with Lisa, and Lisa's first word.
In a series of terrifying X-ray shots of Homer's chest, we see that his heart is dangerously clogged with plaque and doughnut residue and that he is in need of a triple bypass operation.
Mr Burns is forced to pay a $3 million fine for illegally dumping toxic waste. Acharismatic traveling salesman convinces the people of Springfield to build a completely useless monorail.
Aunt Selma realizes that she might wind up dying alone and thinks that having a baby can relieve her loneliness. To test her maternal instincts, she takes Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens.
When Homer leaves Bart waiting in the pouring rain after soccer practice, he must earn back his son's love.
On Valentine's Day, Lisa gives Ralph a Valentine's Day card out of pity, which Ralph misinterprets as a sign that Lisa loves him.
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 for thirty days after being arrested on a D.U.I.
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.
Bart's April Fools' prank backfires and lands Homer in the hospital in a coma. At Homer's bedside, The Simpson family reminisces about all of the good times and bad times they've had over the years.
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.
Everyone in Springfield is excited for Whacking Day, but as the holiday approaches, Lisa condemns it as violent. Meanwhile, Bart gets expelled from school after running down Superintendent Chalmers with a tractor.
Marge is sentenced to a month in prison for accidentally shoplifting bourbon. With Marge gone, the townspeople celebrate--until they realize that her Rice Krispie squares are sorely missed at the bake sale.
The Krusty the Clown show gets bumped in the ratings by a droll ventriloquist and his excitable dummy. It's up to Lisa and Bart to get Krusty's celebrity friends to create a comeback special for him.