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 9 (1997-1998)
|9x01 The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson |
New York City to Homer Simpson: Drop dead! When Barney steals Homer's car and leaves it illegally parked between the Twin Towers, Homer and his family are forced to go to the Big Apple ...
|Sep. 21, 1997|
|9x02 The Principal and the Pauper |
Will the real Seymour Skinner please stand up? A man named Seymour Skinner shows up in Springfield claiming that the man who works as Springfield Elementary School's Principal is an ...
|Sep. 28, 1997|
|9x03 Lisa's Sax |
A walk down memory lane reveals the sad story of Bart's first days in kindergarten. His dislike for school and problems making friends are exacerbated by the presence of his little ...
|Oct. 19, 1997|
|9x04 Treehouse of Horror VIII |
Three new yucky Halloween yarns from your favorite yellow family. First, Homer seems to be the only survivor of a nuclear explosion. As the last living person on earth--literally, the ...
|Oct. 26, 1997|
|9x05 The Cartridge Family |
The only way to take Homer's gun is to pry it from his lifeless, four-fingered hand. When a riot erupts at a Continental Soccer Association match, Homer buys a gun to protect his family. ...
|Nov. 02, 1997|
|9x06 Bart Star |
Bart joins the Springfield Wildcats, a pee-wee football team. During games, Homer heckles Ned, the team's coach, so much that he quits and makes Homer the coach. In his new role, Homer ...
|Nov. 09, 1997|
|9x07 The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons |
Apu's mother writes him a letter reminding him of his arranged bride and that he must marry her soon. When his mother comes to town, Apu enlists Marge to pretend she is his wife. Meanwhile, ...
|Nov. 16, 1997|
|9x08 Lisa the Skeptic |
During an archeological dig in Sabertooth Meadow, the students of Springfield Elementary School unearth a strange skeleton of what appears to be a winged human. Everyone in town believes ...
|Nov. 23, 1997|
|9x09 Realty Bites |
Marge pursues a new career in real estate sales while Homer is pursued by Snake. Marge starts working at Red Blazer Reality, a highly competitive company where she must sell a certain ...
|Dec. 07, 1997|
|9x10 Miracle on Evergreen Terrace |
When Bart accidentally destroys his family's Christmas tree and all the presents underneath it on Christmas morning, he lies and says that he saw a burglar steal their stuff. A report ...
|Dec. 21, 1997|
|9x11 All Singing, All Dancing |
The Simpsons break out in song--over and over again--as we dance along memory lane and watch all of the musical interludes from the last eight seasons. Apu asks who needs the Kwik-E-Mart! ...
|Jan. 04, 1998|
|9x12 Bart Carny |
Bart and Homer get jobs working for a carnival. While there, they befriend Cooder and his son Spud. The friendship takes a turn for the worse when Cooder and Spud are forced to move ...
|Jan. 11, 1998|
|9x13 The Joy of Sect |
The Simpsons join a religious sect called The Movementarians. The sect worships an all-powerful leader who claims that he will take his followers to the planet Blisstonia, where they ...
|Feb. 08, 1998|
|9x14 Das Bus |
The children of Springfield Elementary School get stranded on a desert island on the way to a Model United Nations session. Trapped on the island with no grown-ups, the children form ...
|Feb. 15, 1998|
|9x15 The Last Temptation of Krusty |
When Krusty the Clown performs at a comedy festival with Jay Leno, Janeane Garofalo, Bobcat Goldthwait and other comics, he proves to everyone that his comedy style is hopelessly out ...
|Feb. 22, 1998|
|9x16 Dumbbell Indemnity |
Moe falls in love with a beautiful woman named Renee. Renee, against all odds, actually requites his love. During their courtship, a new, tender side of Moe is revealed. All Moe wants ...
|Mar. 01, 1998|
|9x17 Lisa the Simpson |
When Lisa is unable to figure out a simple brain teaser, she begins to fear that she is losing her gift of intelligence. Soon, she is noticing tons of clues that suggest her intellectual ...
|Mar. 08, 1998|
|9x18 This Little Wiggy |
When Marge meets Ralph Wiggum, she decides to invite him over for a playdate with Bart. Bart initially rejects Ralph, but when he goes over to the Wiggum household and sees that it's ...
|Mar. 22, 1998|
|9x19 Simpson Tide |
Homer, Barney and Moe join the Naval Reserve. During a routine drill, the would-be seamen find themselves trapped in a nuclear submarine in very real combat with another squadron. When ...
|Mar. 29, 1998|
|9x20 The Trouble With Trillions |
In order to avoid an audit, Homer serves as an IRS spy in a sting operation targeting Mr. Burns. We learn that, many years earlier, a younger Burns was entrusted with the task of delivering ...
|Apr. 05, 1998|
|9x21 Girly Edition |
Lisa becomes the anchorwoman for a children's news program. Bart is also hired for the show and launches a series of trite human-interest stories that attract a lot attention and overshadow ...
|Apr. 19, 1998|
|9x22 Trash of the Titans |
After a spat with some garbage men, Homer decides to run for the position of Sanitation Commissioner. He takes on the current commissioner, Ray Patterson, who is endorsed by the members ...
|Apr. 26, 1998|
|9x23 King of the Hill |
After undertaking an intense workout regimen, Homer becomes a buffed-out specimen of a man. With the help of his gym buddy Rainer Wolfcastle, Homer becomes stronger and leaner than ...
|May. 03, 1998|
|9x24 Lost Our Lisa |
When Lisa cons Homer into letting her ride the bus alone to the Springsonian Museum for the "Treasures of Isis" exhibit, she gets lost along the way. Wandering around the more down-at-its-heels ...
|May. 10, 1998|
|9x25 Natural Born Kissers |
In an incredibly revealing episode, Homer and Marge learn to spice up their love life by "snuggling" in very public places. After conquering a nearby barn and experimenting with at ...
|May. 17, 1998|
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