The Simpsons: Season 9

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 21
1997

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

Designated driver Barney absconds to Manhattan in Homer’s car and leaves it there. But when the family journeys to the Big Apple to retrieve their property, Homer discove…

2 Sep 28
1997

The Principal and the Pauper

Unmasked as an impostor, Principal Skinner flees to Capital City to reclaim his former life as a shiftless good-for-nothing. The people of Springfield gain a newfound appreciat…

3 Oct 19
1997

Lisa's Sax

After Lisa’s saxophone is destroyed, the Simpsons reminisce about how she originally got the instrument. On the hottest day of the year, Homer must decide whether to buy an air…

4 Oct 26
1997

Treehouse of Horror VIII

In “The Homega Man,” Homer faces a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Next, Bart attempts to become Superfly in “Fly vs. Fly.” In “Easy-Bake Coven,” amidst a witch hunt…

5 Nov 02
1997

The Cartridge Family

Alarmed by a soccer riot, Homer buys a handgun. His reckless behavior drives Marge and the kids out of the house, and even his new gun club buddies desert him.

6 Nov 09
1997

Bart Star

When Homer becomes the coach of a peewee football team, he replaces star quarterback Nelson with the less talented Bart. Facing his teammates’ scorn, Bart looks for a way out b…

7 Nov 16
1997

The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

Trying to escape his arranged marriage, Apu asks Marge to pose as his wife during his mother’s visit. When the ruse fails, Homer makes a last-ditch attempt to intervene, but Ap…

8 Nov 23
1997

Lisa the Skeptic

When a skeleton is unearthed at the site of a future shopping mall, all Springfield is convinced it is the skeleton of an angel – except Lisa.

9 Dec 07
1997

Realty Bites

When Marge gets her real estate license, she learns to put a positive spin on the flaws of the houses she’s selling. But when the Flanders buy the Murder House, she realizes sh…

10 Dec 21
1997

Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

After accidentally ruining the family’s Christmas tree and presents, Bart buries the evidence and claims a burglar stole everything. When Kent Brockman does a human interest st…

11 Jan 04
1998

All Singing, All Dancing

Homer rents a Clint Eastwood movie and is dismayed to find it’s a musical. Using clips from past episodes, the rest of the family reminds him about the many times he and…

12 Jan 11
1998

Bart Carny

When the carnival comes to town, Homer and Bart wind up working the ring toss. A father-son team of grifters shows them the downside of the “carny code,” but the Simpsons beat…

13 Feb 08
1998

The Joy of Sect

A cult lures in most of Springfield to toil for “The Leader.” After Marge escapes and has the family deprogrammed, Homer exposes the man behind the spaceship.

14 Feb 15
1998

Das Bus

When Otto drives the school bus off a bridge, the kids wind up on a deserted island, fending for themselves in a “Lord of the Flies” parody. Back in Springfield, Homer takes on…

15 Feb 22
1998

The Last Temptation of Krust

Krusty bombs at a charity comedy event and feels like a tired old hack. With the Simpsons’ support, Krusty takes his act in a fresh new direction… but in the end, his true natu…

16 Mar 01
1998

Dumbbell Indemnity

Moe goes broke trying to wine and dine a new girlfriend. Desperate for money, he cooks up an insurance scam with Homer.

17 Mar 08
1998

Lisa the Simpson

Lisa struggles with solving a simple puzzle and fears that the “Simpson gene” is suddenly wiping out her intelligence. Homer stages a family reunion in hopes of introduci…

18 Mar 22
1998

This Little Wiggy

At Marge’s insistence, Bart has a “play date” with Ralph. Bart suddenly sees the upside of this friendship when he discovers Chief Wiggum’s “master key” and goes to explore Spr…

19 Mar 29
1998

Simpson Tide

When Homer joins the Naval Reserve, a captain takes a liking to him and leaves him in charge of a nuclear submarine.

20 Apr 05
1998

The Trouble With Trillions

Facing an IRS audit, Homer agrees to help the feds bust Mr. Burns for a missing trillion-dollar bill. When Burns makes an anti-government stand, Homer…

21 Apr 19
1998

Girly Edition

Lisa becomes the anchor of a kids’ news program but is upstaged by Bart’s treacly human interest stories. At home, Homer corrupts a helper monkey.

22 Apr 26
1998

Trash of the Titans

Homer feuds with the Springfield garbage men and decides to run for Sanitation Commissioner. After winning the election with a sleazy campaign, Homer can’t keep the extravagant…

23 May 03
1998

King of the Hill

After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the Murderhorn, the tallest mountain in Springfield.

24 May 10
1998

Lost Our Lisa

Bart’s latest stunt thwarts Lisa’s plan to attend a museum exhibit. When she tries to go alone and takes the wrong bus, Homer sets out to find her.

25 May 17
1998

Natural Born Kissers

Homer and Marge try to spice up their love life and are caught baring it all in public. Bart and Lisa discover an alternate ending to Casablanca.

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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