The Simpsons: Season 8

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 27
1996

Treehouse of Horror VII

In “The Thing and I,” Bart discovers his evil Siamese twin in the attic. In “The Genesis Tub,” Lisa’s science experiment becomes a quickly-develop…

2 Nov 03
1996

You Only Move Twice

When Homer accepts a job offer, the Simpsons move to Cypress Creek, where everything seems too good to be true. Finally happy at his job, Homer fails to notice that his new bos…

3 Nov 10
1996

The Homer They Fall

When Moe sees that Homer can absorb massive blows to the head, he turns him into a prizefighter and sets up a match with heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum.

4 Nov 17
1996

Burns Baby Burns

Mr. Burns’ boorish long-lost son Larry gets the brush-off from Burns, but Homer hatches a plan to reconcile them.

5 Nov 24
1996

Bart After Dark

After trespassing and damaging property at a mysterious old house, Bart is required to work there as a punishment… but it turns out to be a burlesque house.

6 Dec 01
1996

A Milhouse Divided

Kirk and Luann Van Houten are getting a divorce. Homer is confident that it will never happen to him, but Kirk tells him how quickly things can change.

7 Dec 15
1996

Lisa's Date With Density

Lisa develops a crush on Nelson and tries to change him into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer finds an autodialer and starts a telemarketing scam.

8 Dec 29
1996

Hurricane Neddy

A hurricane destroys the Flanders’ home and they have to move into the church basement. The people of Springfield gather to rebuild their house, but when Ned sees the poo…

9 Jan 05
1997

El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer)

After eating a dish laced with potent peppers during the chili cookoff, Homer has hallucinations where a mystical coyote urges him to find his soulmate.

10 Jan 12
1997

The Springfield Files

Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him — not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who…

11 Jan 19
1997

The Twisted World of Marge Simpson

Marge’s new pretzel franchise is failing until Homer strikes a deal with Fat Tony, Springfield’s local mobster.

12 Feb 02
1997

Mountain of Madness

To promote teamwork amongst the power plant’s employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.

13 Feb 07
1997

Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious

Marge is stressed by the demands of motherhood and the Simpsons get a magical British nanny, who floats down from the sky holding an umbrella.

14 Feb 09
1997

The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new “in-your-face” character voiced by Homer.

15 Feb 16
1997

Homer's Phobia

The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his influence on Bart.

16 Feb 23
1997

Brother From Another Series

When Sideshow Bob is released from prison, his brother Cecil puts him in charge of building Springfield’s new hydroelectric dam.

17 Mar 02
1997

My Sister, My Sitter

Lisa has a stellar reputation as a babysitter, but when Homer and Marge leave her in charge of Bart and Maggie, everything starts going wrong.

18 Mar 16
1997

Homer vs. the 18th Amendment

When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.

19 Apr 06
1997

Grade School Confidential

Bart discovers Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, and it’s not long before the whole town knows of their secret affair.

20 Apr 13
1997

The Canine Mutiny

When Bart can’t pay the credit card bill for his expensive new purebred dog, the repo men unwittingly take Santa’s Little Helper.

21 Apr 20
1997

The Old Man and the Lisa

Financially ruined, Mr. Burns turns to Lisa for help in building a recycling business. Lisa believes he’s changed, but his new business venture takes a shocking new direc…

22 Apr 27
1997

In Marge We Trust

Disturbed that Reverend Lovejoy has lost interest in counseling parishioners, Marge volunteers as the “Listen Lady.” Meanwhile, Homer sees his likeness on a box of…

23 May 04
1997

Homer's Enemy

A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer’s undeserved success.

24 May 11
1997

The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase

Troy McClure presents three Simpsons spinoff spoofs: In “Chief Wiggum, P.I.,” Chief Wiggum becomes a New Orleans detective. Next, Grampa Simpson’s soul is tra…

25 May 18
1997

The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

When Bart is sent to military school after playing a prank on the town, Lisa decides to join him… as the school’s only girl cadet.

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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