Dec. 17, 1989
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30 min.
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The Simpsons

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 5 5x01 Homer's Barbershop Quartet
Homer explains about his old Barbershop Quartet group, The B Sharps.
Sep. 30, 1993
5x02 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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

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Season 5 Videos

Donut Hell
Donut Hell (02:15)

Kill the Head Vampire
Kill the Head Vampire (01:45)

Getting Away Slowly
Getting Away Slowly (02:11)

Babysitter Lionel Hutz
Babysitter Lionel Hutz (01:40)

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Season 5 Trivia

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