The Fox network's most successful series to date was a spin-off from "The Tracey Ullman Show" in which originally appeared as one minute shorts. The executive producers of that series, James L. Brooks and Sam Simon decided that these characters could support a half an hour series. It is now reported as the longest animated series in prime-time network television.
The Simpsons Season 5 (1993-1994)
|5x01 Homer's Barbershop Quartet |
Homer explains about his old Barbershop Quartet group, The B Sharps.
|Sep. 30, 1993|
|5x02 Cape Feare |
Bart begins receiving threatening letters from Sideshow Bob. When Bob is released from prison, Bart is terrified of being killed by the sociopathic former sidekick. To protect Bart, ...
|Oct. 07, 1993|
|5x03 Homer Goes to College |
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. While ...
|Oct. 14, 1993|
|5x04 Rosebud |
During a touching birthday slide presentation Smithers makes for Mr. Burns, we see the early life of Springfield's richest man and learn that despite all his power and money, he'll ...
|Oct. 21, 1993|
|5x05 Treehouse of Horror IV |
In this year's tricky triptych of terror, Bart presents three Halloween treats based on paintings in the "Fright Gallery." In the first story, Homer sells his soul to the devil (played ...
|Oct. 28, 1993|
|5x06 Marge on the Lam |
Marge spends some time with her neighbor, Ruth Powers, and the two find that they enjoy each other's company very much. One night, Ruth picks up Marge in a cherry '66 T-Bird convertible ...
|Nov. 04, 1993|
|5x07 Bart's Inner Child |
Homer and Marge are entranced by a charismatic self-help guru named Brad Goodman. While attending a Brad Goodman seminar with his parents, Bart is asked to appear on stage with the ...
|Nov. 11, 1993|
|5x08 Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood |
Experimenting with a dangerous all-syrup Squishee, Bart and Milhouse get loopy and run around Springfield singing and having adventures. Waking up with a massive Squishee hangover, ...
|Nov. 18, 1993|
|5x09 The Last Temptation of Homer |
Homer finds he's falling in love with Mindy Simmons, the beautiful new engineer at the plant. Things only get worse when Homer and Mindy are sent to represent the Springfield Nuclear ...
|Dec. 09, 1993|
|5x10 $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 boardwalk. Homer is hired as a blackjack dealer despite his counting difficulties and Marge finds ...
|Dec. 16, 1993|
|5x11 Homer the Vigilante |
A cunning cat burglar named Molloy is robbing Springfield's citizens of their most prized possessions. Homer forms a citizens' watch group that winds up breaking more laws than they ...
|Jan. 06, 1994|
|5x12 Bart Gets Famous |
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 four magic words: "I didn't do it." Bart ...
|Feb. 03, 1994|
|5x13 Homer and Apu |
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. ...
|Feb. 10, 1994|
|5x14 Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy |
After years of loving her Malibu Stacy doll, it begins to dawn on Lisa that her favorite toy sets a bad example for little girls. Lisa tracks down Stacy Lovell, the original creator ...
|Feb. 17, 1994|
|5x15 Deep Space Homer |
Homer and Barney are recruited to be NASA astronauts, so the organization will be more appealing to the common man. It looks like Barney will actually be the one shot into space, but ...
|Feb. 24, 1994|
|5x16 Homer Loves Flanders |
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 ...
|Mar. 17, 1994|
|5x17 Bart Gets an Elephant |
Bart wins first prize in a wacky radio contest and becomes the proud owner of a giant elephant he names Stampy. Stampy, as you might imagine, turns out to be quite a handful for the ...
|Mar. 31, 1994|
|5x18 Burns' Heir |
Well into his eighth or ninth decade, Monty Burns realizes that he has no children and therefore no heir for his vast fortune. After an audition process in which every child in Springfield ...
|Apr. 14, 1994|
|5x19 Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song |
Principal Skinner must learn to live without his beloved elementary school when Bart gets him fired. Ned Flanders is brought in to act as principal in Skinner's place. Coping with life ...
|Apr. 28, 1994|
|5x20 The Boy Who Knew Too Much |
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. Hiding under a table ...
|May. 05, 1994|
|5x21 Lady Bouvier's Lover |
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 ...
|May. 12, 1994|
|5x22 Secrets of a Successful Marriage |
Somehow Homer comes to teach an adult education class on how to have a successful marriage. Even stranger, he turns out to be pretty good at it, dispensing homespun advice that his ...
|May. 19, 1994|
Season 5 Characters[none added]
Season 5 Videos
Getting Away Slowly (02:11)
Jury of the Damned (01:44)
Burns Breaks In (01:10)
Big Fat Heart (01:43)
Season 5 Trivia[none added]
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