The Simpsons: Season 5

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 30
1993

Homer's Barbershop Quartet

Through flashbacks, Homer recalls the dizzying rise and fall of his Beatles-esque barbershop quartet. The Be Sharps reunite for one last concert on the roof of Moe’s Tave…

2 Oct 07
1993

Cape Feare

When Bart receives death threats from newly paroled Sideshow Bob, the family goes into the Witness Relocation Program and starts a new life on a houseboat on Terror Lake.

3 Oct 14
1993

Homer Goes to College

Burns discovers that Homer is grossly unqualified to be a nuclear safety inspector, so Homer enrolls at Springfield University to study nuclear physics. While there, Homer befr…

4 Oct 21
1993

Rosebud

Mr. Burns pines away for Bobo, his beloved childhood teddy bear and symbol of lost innocence. When the bear turns up in Maggie’s possession, the resulting tug of war affe…

5 Oct 28
1993

Treehouse of Horror IV

In “The Devil and Homer Simpson,” Homer sells his soul for a doughnut. Next, in the Twilight Zone spoof “Terror at 5 1/2 Feet,” everyone doubts BartR…

6 Nov 04
1993

Marge on the Lam

When Marge has a girls’ night out with a new neighbor, they wind up roaring toward a cliff in a Thelma-and-Louise-style car chase.

7 Nov 11
1993

Bart's Inner Child

Bart heckles the guru at a self-help seminar, and the man presents him to the audience as a role model for their “inner child.” But when the whole town tries to …

8 Nov 18
1993

Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood

After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he joined the Junior Campers. Lured by pocketknives and knot-tying lessons, Bart ass…

9 Dec 09
1993

The Last Temptation of Homer

Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for doughnuts is equal to his own.

10 Dec 16
1993

$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)

When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr. Burns opens an extravagant casino on the waterfront. Meanwhile, Bart opens a casino in his treehouse. Burns becomes a germ-phobic…

11 Jan 06
1994

Homer the Vigilante

When a cat burglar prowls Springfield, Homer forms a citizens’ watch group that winds up breaking more laws than they protect. When the cat burglar sets his sights on the…

12 Feb 03
1994

Bart Gets Famous

Working as Krusty the Clown’s assistant, Bart accidentally steals the limelight by blurting an instant catchphrase: “I didn’t do it.” But when he tries…

13 Feb 10
1994

Homer and Apu

Fired for selling tainted meat to Homer, Apu tries to make amends to the Simpsons, and Homer joins him in a pilgrimage to Kwik-E-Mart headquarters in India.

14 Feb 17
1994

Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

Lisa is shocked to find that her new Malibu Stacy doll reinforces negative stereotypes of women. With Smithers’ help, Lisa tracks down the original creator of Malibu Stac…

15 Feb 24
1994

Deep Space Homer

Dejected by a lack of recognition at work, Homer makes a crank call to NASA and winds up being chosen to ride into space with astronauts.

16 Mar 17
1994

Homer Loves Flanders

Homer and Flanders bond over a football game. As the two friends become inseparable, Flanders struggles with a growing dislike of Homer that finally blows up in front of the en…

17 Mar 31
1994

Bart Gets an Elephant

Bart wins a wacky radio contest and forgoes the cash to claim the gag prize instead: an elephant.

18 Apr 14
1994

Burns' Heir

The childless Mr. Burns selects Bart as his heir and begins grooming him for his new role. As a test of loyalty, Mr. Burns orders Bart to fire Homer.

19 Apr 28
1994

Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song

When Bart gets Principal Skinner fired, Ned Flanders is brought in to act as principal. Skinner befriends his former nemesis and the pair look for a way to get Skinner reinstat…

20 May 05
1994

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Playing hooky, Bart sneaks onto the Quimby Compound and is the only witness when Mayor Quimby’s ne’er-do-well nephew Freddy allegedly assaults a snooty French butle…

21 May 12
1994

Lady Bouvier's Lover

Mr. Burns and Grandpa Simpson compete for the affections of Marge’s mother. The more dashing suitor prevails, but in a scene straight out of The Graduate, Grandpa crashes…

22 May 19
1994

Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Homer teaches an adult education class on successful marriage, but his students show little interest until he starts telling them juicy details of his marriage to Marge. Furiou…

About The Simpsons

Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.

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