Season 8 Episode Guide

  • The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VII
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    Season 8, Episode 1  |  October 27th, 1996 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 discover that Bill... more

  • The Simpsons: You Only Move Twice
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    Season 8, Episode 2  |  November 3rd, 1996 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, moving his family... more

  • The Simpsons: The Homer They Fall
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    Season 8, Episode 3  |  November 10th, 1996 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 and remain standing.... more

  • The Simpsons: Burns, Baby Burns
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    Season 8, Episode 4  |  November 17th, 1996 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. Larry... more

  • The Simpsons: Bart After Dark
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    Season 8, Episode 5  |  November 24th, 1996 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 Derriere, Bart sees... more

  • The Simpsons: A Milhouse Divided
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    Season 8, Episode 6  |  December 1st, 1996 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 differently: Luann... more

  • The Simpsons: Lisa's Date With Density
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    Season 8, Episode 7  |  December 15th, 1996 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 tries her best, but... more

  • The Simpsons: Hurricane Neddy
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    Season 8, Episode 8  |  December 29th, 1996 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 store, the Leftorium,... more

  • The Simpsons: El Viaje de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
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    Season 8, Episode 9  |  January 5th, 1997 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 and Homer wanders... more

  • The Simpsons: The Springfield Files
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    Season 8, Episode 10  |  January 12th, 1997 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, big-eyed creature... more

  • The Simpsons: The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
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    Season 8, Episode 11  |  January 19th, 1997 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 Wagon franchise... more

  • The Simpsons: Mountain of Madness
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    Season 8, Episode 12  |  February 2nd, 1997 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 a bad guy. But when... more

  • The Simpsons: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious
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    Season 8, Episode 13  |  February 7th, 1997 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, Shary Bobbins arrives.... more

  • The Simpsons: The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
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    Season 8, Episode 14  |  February 9th, 1997 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 audience. They... more

  • The Simpsons: Homer's Phobia
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    Season 8, Episode 15  |  February 16th, 1997 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 a bit nervous since... more

  • The Simpsons: Brother From Another Series
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    Season 8, Episode 16  |  February 23rd, 1997 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 Hydroelectric... more

  • The Simpsons: My Sister, My Sitter
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    Season 8, Episode 17  |  March 2nd, 1997 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 they need some time... more

  • The Simpsons: Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
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    Season 8, Episode 18  |  March 16th, 1997 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 Rex Banner, a straight-laced... more

  • The Simpsons: Grade School Confidential
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    Season 8, Episode 19  |  April 6th, 1997 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 and beard,... more

  • The Simpsons: The Canine Mutiny
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    Season 8, Episode 20  |  April 13th, 1997 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, a supremely bred... more

  • The Simpsons: The Old Man and Lisa
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    Season 8, Episode 21  |  April 20th, 1997 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 to help him gain his... more

  • The Simpsons: In Marge We Trust
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    Season 8, Episode 22  |  April 27th, 1997 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 with Marge about their... more

  • The Simpsons: Homer's Enemy
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    Season 8, Episode 23  |  May 4th, 1997 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 in a silo explosion... more

  • The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
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    Season 8, Episode 24  |  May 11th, 1997 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 we see Chief Wiggum's... more

  • The Simpsons: The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
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    Season 8, Episode 25  |  May 18th, 1997 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 the school's Commandant.... more