When Homer criticises Mel Gibson's remake of Mr Smith Goes to Washington at a test screening, Mel hires Homer to help him rewrite it
Bart is put on an experimental Attention Deficit Disorder drug, which improves his behaviour but makes him paranoid that a satellite is reading his thoughts
Homer becomes the restaurant critic of the Springfield Shopper. He is so feared that the town's restaurant owners plot to kill him.
Ned comes back to haunt the Simpsons after Marge accidentally runs him down, and Bart and Lisa get zapped by radiation and become superheroes.
Inspired by Zorro, Homer starts challenging people to duels, but goes a step too far and challenges an old-fashioned colonel, who takes him up on his offer
Homer bowls a perfect 300 and becomes a celebrity, even appearing on the Springfield Squares with Bumble Bee Man, Sideshow Mel and his old nemesis Ron Howard
Apu and Manjula take fertility drugs and end up with octuplets. Local companies shower them with gifts, until the Shelbyville Nine are born.
Homer wins a Harley Davidson and forms the Hell's Satans biker gang with Lenny, Carl, Moe and Flanders. But then they run into the original Hell's Satans...
Bart breaks his coccyx and ends up using a wheelchair, so Principal Skinner has to hire Fat Tony to build ramps at the school
When Marge breaks her leg in a skiing accident, Lisa takes over running the Simpsons household and Homer and Bart end up relocating to a leper colony in Hawaii
Homer gets a bucket of superglue stuck to his head and the only person who can get it off is preacher Brother Faith (Don Cheadle), inspiring Bart to become a faith healer
Mr Burns leaves town for a full medical check-up, leaving the Simpsons in charge of his mansion. Guest starring Britney Spears as herself.
Homer and Bart save a horse from a fair and decide to train him as an American footballer. Or maybe a racehorse.
Tragedy strikes Maude Flanders at Springfield's new race track
Homer pledges $10,000 to save his favourite British sitcom, Do Shut Up. But when the channel comes for the cash, he flees to the church followed by a violent posse.
After he is snubbed for a Duff beer calendar because he is so ugly, Moe goes for plastic surgery and ends up so good looking that he becomes a soap star...
Bart sees his adult future as a struggling rock guitarist crashing on Ralph Wiggum's couch, while Lisa becomes the first straight female President
After forgetting his recent birthday party, Barney quits drinking and takes helicopter flying lessons
When Homer becomes convinced he only has four years to live, the Simpsons go to Florida so that he can have a better quality of life
Lisa takes up dancing but discovers that she's not very good at it. Bart and Milhouse duck out of their camping trip and decide to hide out in the mall.
Otto marries his girlfriend Becky (guest star Parker Posey), but, in true rock 'n' roll fashion, the marriage is over as soon as it's begun, and Becky ends up living with the Simpsons
A behind-the-scenes look at the Simpson family. How did they win their fame? And how did they cope when the showbiz pressure got too much?