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The Simpsons

Series Summary
This long-running animated comedy focuses on the eponymous family in the town of Springfield in an unnamed U.S. state. The head of the Simpson family, Homer, is not a typical family man. A nuclear-plant employee, he does his best to lead his family but often finds that they are leading him. The family includes loving, blue-haired matriarch Marge, troublemaking son Bart, overachieving daughter Lisa and baby Maggie. Other Springfield residents include the family's religious neighbor, Ned Flanders, family physician Dr. Hibbert, Moe the bartender and police chief Clancy Wiggum.

Air Dates: 1989 - Present

Genres: Sitcom, Animated

Network: FOX

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  • Season 8, Ep. 1 : Treehouse of Horror VII Oct 27, 1996

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    In a bid for world domination, space aliens invade the bodies of President Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole.

  • Season 8, Ep. 2 : You Only Move Twice Nov 3, 1996

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    Homer accepts a new job and moves the family to Cypress Creek, where the perfect setting soon turns sour.

  • Season 8, Ep. 3 : The Homer They Fall Nov 10, 1996

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    Homer turns to a career in pro boxing when he discovers he has a genetic condition that protects his brain from injury.

  • Season 8, Ep. 4 : Burns, Baby Burns Nov 17, 1996

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    When Mr. Burns' long-lost illegitimate son, Larry, turns up, Mr. Burns rejects him because he thinks he's an idiot; Larry concocts a money-making scam with Homer.

  • Season 8, Ep. 5 : Bart After Dark Nov 24, 1996

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    To pay for damaging their property, Bart agrees to do chores at a neighbor's house.

  • Season 8, Ep. 6 : A Milhouse Divided Dec 1, 1996

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    Homer contemplates a divorce when Milhouse's parents split up.

  • Season 8, Ep. 7 : Lisa's Date With Density Dec 15, 1996

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    School bully Nelson Muntz becomes the object of Lisa's first crush; Homer discovers electronic panhandling.

  • Season 8, Ep. 8 : Hurricane Neddy Dec 29, 1996

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    A hurricane hitting Springfield spares the Simpsons but destroys Ned's home.

  • Season 8, Ep. 10 : The Springfield Files Jan 12, 1997

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    FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully visit Springfield to investigate Homer's alien encounter.

  • Season 8, Ep. 11 : The Twisted World of Marge Simpson Jan 19, 1997

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    Marge needs help promoting her pretzel franchise, so Homer turns to the mob.

  • Season 8, Ep. 12 : Mountain of Madness Feb 2, 1997

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    Avalanches trap Homer and Mr. Burns in a cabin at a teamwork retreat.

  • Season 8, Ep. 15 : Homer's Phobia Feb 16, 1997

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    Bart is befriended by a gay antiques dealer, causing Homer to find ways to intensify his own masculinity.

  • Season 8, Ep. 17 : My Sister, My Sitter Mar 2, 1997

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    Bart tries everything he can to destroy Lisa's image as a dependable baby sitter when she is left in charge.

  • Season 8, Ep. 18 : Homer vs. the 18th Amendment Mar 16, 1997

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    Homer and friends reintroduce a speak-easy to Springfield when an old Prohibition law is enforced; Homer reinvents himself as the Beer Baron.

  • Season 8, Ep. 19 : Grade-School Confidential Apr 6, 1997

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    Bart exposes an affair between Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel after a failed attempt at blackmail.

  • Season 8, Ep. 20 : The Canine Mutiny Apr 13, 1997

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    Bart goes on a shopping spree with a newly acquired credit card and buys a purebred dog.

  • Season 8, Ep. 22 : In Marge We Trust Apr 27, 1997

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    Marge volunteers at church and becomes an inspirational leader for Springfield. Voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith.

  • Season 8, Ep. 25 : The Secret War of Lisa Simpson May 18, 1997

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    Lisa enrolls in an all-male military school and is subject to hazing and silent treatments by the cadets.

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