Dec. 17, 1989
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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 8 (1996-1997)

8x01 8 8x01 Treehouse of Horror VII
In this year's spooky series of Halloween stories, Bart discovers that he has a special new sibling, Lisa discovers that she is a God to a race of tiny people, and the American people ...
Oct. 27, 1996
8x02 8 8x02 You Only Move Twice
A charismatic yet secretive businessman named Hank Scorpio enlists Homer to work for Globex Corporation. Homer likes Scorpio's casual, laid-back management style and accepts the job, ...
Nov. 03, 1996
8x03 8 8x03 The Homer They Fall
Homer becomes a boxer and Moe serves as his manager. Even though Homer doesn't have any combinations or footwork to speak of, he can withstand even the most powerful blows to his head ...
Nov. 10, 1996
8x04 8 8x04 Burns, Baby Burns
Mr. Burns' long-lost illegitimate son, Larry, shows up and wants just a little "respect." Mr. Burns initially welcomes Larry, but rejects his son when he turns out to be a total idiot. ...
Nov. 17, 1996
8x05 8 8x05 Bart After Dark
When Bart stumbles into a burlesque theater tucked away in a creepy old mansion, he begins working there as a doorman and eventually an MC. From his perch at the front of the Maison ...
Nov. 24, 1996
8x06 8 8x06 A Milhouse Divided
In a move that will surely cause even more psychological damage for their son Milhouse, Kirk and Luann Van Houten split up in a messy, public way. Each Van Houten deals with the breakup ...
Dec. 01, 1996
8x07 8 8x07 Lisa's Date With Density
Lisa develops a crush on bully Nelson Muntz. Even though she seems to know that Nelson can never really change his naughty ways, Lisa thinks she can help him be a better person. She ...
Dec. 15, 1996
8x08 8 8x08 Hurricane Neddy
God tests Ned Flanders and Ned Flanders fails. When a hurricane wipes out the Flanders' house, Ned and Maude and the kids have to move into a homeless shelter. At the same time, his ...
Dec. 29, 1996
8x09 8 8x09 El Viaje de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
At the annual Springfield Chili Cook-Off, Homer eats super-spicy chili made with a dangerous Guatemalan pepper grown by mental patients. The pepper has a powerful hallucinogenic effect ...
Jan. 05, 1997
8x10 8 8x10 The Springfield Files
Leonard Nimoy presents the strange tale of Homer Simpson's close encounter with an extraterrestrial being. One night after drinking a few too many at Moe's, Homer sees a bald, glowing, ...
Jan. 12, 1997
8x11 8 8x11 The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
When Marge tries to start her own business, she finds herself involved with Fat Tony and his legitimate businessmen friends, who act as her silent partners. Marge tries to open a Pretzel ...
Jan. 19, 1997
8x12 8 8x12 Mountain of Madness
The employees of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant head for the hills for a survival excursion. Homer gets paired with Mr. Burns and finds out that his tyrannical boss isn't such ...
Feb. 02, 1997
8x13 8 8x13 Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious
When her homemaking chores become too overwhelming, Marge's hair starts to fall out. To lighten her load, she hires a nanny for the kids. After some interviews with terrible applicants, ...
Feb. 07, 1997
8x14 8 8x14 The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
To save the moribund Itchy & Scratchy Show, the producers do extensive market testing to determine exactly how to make the show funnier and more relevant to today's cartoon-watching ...
Feb. 09, 1997
8x15 8 8x15 Homer's Phobia
The Simpson family befriends John, the owner of Cockamamie's collectible shop and a devoted collector of kitsch and Americana. Everyone takes to John, especially Bart, which makes Homer ...
Feb. 16, 1997
8x16 8 8x16 Brother From Another Series
Once again, Sideshow Bob is released from Prison, on the condition that he is looked after by his brother, Cecil Terwilliger, an upstanding citizen and head of construction on the Springfield ...
Feb. 23, 1997
8x17 8 8x17 My Sister, My Sitter
Lisa embarks on a career as a babysitter. She starts by watching Rod and Todd Flanders, which leads to numerous other babysitting gigs all over Springfield. When Homer and Marge decide ...
Mar. 02, 1997
8x18 8 8x18 Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
When Mayor Quimby and the Springfield City Hall brass ban all liquor from the town, Moe's Tavern becomes a speakeasy. But procuring booze proves extremely difficult, especially when ...
Mar. 16, 1997
8x19 8 8x19 Grade School Confidential
A casual conversation between Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel leads to a torrid love affair that nearly destroys a fairly good public school. The educators use Bart as their go-between ...
Apr. 06, 1997
8x20 8 8x20 The Canine Mutiny
After a computer mix-up, Santa's Little Helper gets his own credit card, which Bart uses to buy tons of expensive gadgets and gifts from catalogs. One of his many purchases is Laddie, ...
Apr. 13, 1997
8x21 8 8x21 The Old Man and Lisa
Mr. Burns loses all of his money through a series of foolish investments. Burns recalls how Lisa Simpson goaded him so roughly when he spoke at her school and decides to enlist her ...
Apr. 20, 1997
8x22 8 8x22 In Marge We Trust
Marge becomes a big hit with the Springfield Community Church parishioners when she begins dispensing her homespun advice. The church sets up a hotline that people can call to talk ...
Apr. 27, 1997
8x23 8 8x23 Homer's Enemy
A new employee named Frank Grimes comes to work at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Grimes has a huge chip on his shoulder after a life of bad luck and hard work: He was blown up ...
May. 04, 1997
8x24 8 8x24 The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
Troy McClure, whom you might remember from such films as David vs. Super Goliath and They Came to Burgle Carnegie Hall, hosts a star-filled view of the future of The Simpsons. First ...
May. 11, 1997
8x25 8 8x25 The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
Bart and Lisa enroll in military school. While no fan of obeying orders, Bart eventually takes to the school, befriending some of the cadets and even earning the grudging respect of ...
May. 18, 1997

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