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Homer. Marge. Bart. Lisa. Maggie. They're unique, they're extraordinary, and they're yellow. Say hello to the Simpsons.

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Homer. Marge. Bart. Lisa. Maggie. They're unique, they're extraordinary, and they're yellow. Say hello to the Simpsons.

Series 8 Summary

There's shock in Springfield when the peacable Ned Flanders explodes with fury after a hurricane destroys his home. Poochie joins the ranks of Itchy & Scratchy, and the malevolent - yet intensely charming - Hank Scorpio offers Homer the perfect job.

  • Bart and his feral twin brother Hugo

    Episode 1 - Tree House of Horror VII

    Tree House of Horror VII: Bart finds his evil twin in the attic, Lisa becomes God to a race of tiny people, and aliens Kang and Kodos assume the identities of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.

  • Hank Scorpio dealing death with a flamethrower

    Episode 2 - You Only Move Twice

    You Only Move Twice: Homer is offered a new job by mysterious businessman Hank Scorpio. But will Marge, Bart and Lisa be happy in their idyllic new home town?

  • Homer getting punched by boxer Drederick Tatum

    Episode 3 - The Homer They Fall

    The Homer They Fall: Thanks to his abnormally hard head, Homer becomes a boxer. But is his skull strong enough for a fight against heavyweight champ Drederick Tatum?

  • Larry Burns at Moe's bar

    Episode 4 - Burns, Baby Burns

    Burns, Baby Burns: Mr Burns' long-lost illegitimate son Larry (guest star Rodney Dangerfield) turns up. Mr Burns rejects him because he thinks he's a bit of an idiot.

  • Belle demonstrating a whirly bowtie

    Episode 5 - Bart After Dark

    Bart after Dark: Bart gets a job at a burlesque theatre. Several residents are keen customers, but others are less happy to have the showgirls peddling their wares in the town.

  • Kirk's broken cassette tape

    Episode 6 - A Milhouse Divided

    A Milhouse Divided: Milhouse's parents split up: his mum gets together with an American Gladiator called Pyro, his dad self-produces an album, and Milhouse goes a bit crazy.

  • The auto-dialer 'AT-5000'

    Episode 7 - Lisa's Date with Density

    Lisa's Date with Density: Lisa has a crush on Nelson the bully. But can she get him to change his ways?

  • Ned Flanders' parents

    Episode 8 - Hurricane Neddy

    Hurricane Neddy: The Flanders' home is blown down by a hurricane and the Leftorium is looted. Homer leads the rebuilding project, but will Ned be happy with his new house?

  • Homer and a coyote

    Episode 9 - El Viaje Misterioso de nuestro Jomer...

    El Viaje misterioso de nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer): Homer eats a dangerous chilli grown by Guatemalan psychiatric patients and embarks on a hallucinogenic trip.

  • The 'alien'

    Episode 10 - The Springfield Files

    The Springfield Files: FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) investigate Homer's claims that he has seen an alien in the woods.

  • Marge selling pretzels to Lenny

    Episode 11 - The Twisted World of Marge Simpson

    The Twisted World of Marge Simpson: Marge opens a pretzel franchise after meeting the Pretzel Man (guest star Jack Lemmon). But Fat Tony wants a slice of the pretzel action.

  • Mr Burns and Homer in the snowed-in cabin

    Episode 12 - Mountain of Madness

    Mountain of Madness: An avalanche traps Homer and Mr Burns in a mountain cabin.

  • Shary Bobbins with bart and Lisa

    Episode 13 - Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious

    Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious: Nanny Bobbins comes to the rescue of the Simpson family, where eldest son Bart is a tearaway and husband Homer doesn't lift a finger.

  • Poochie

    Episode 14 - The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

    The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show: Homer gets a job on the Itchy & Scratchy Show, providing the voice of a new character.

  • The Simpsons riding with John in his convertible

    Episode 15 - Homer's Phobia

    Homer's Phobia: When Bart befriends a gay shop owner (guest star John Waters), Homer decides to take his son hunting, but not everything goes according to plan.

  • Bart and Lisa with Sideshow Bob

    Episode 16 - Brother from Another Series

    Brother from Another Series: Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) is once again released from prison, into the care of his respectable brother Cecil (David Hyde Pierce).

  • Lisa with unconscious Bart, with Dr Hibbert and Wiggum looming over

    Episode 17 - My Sister, My Sitter

    My Sister, My Sitter: Lisa starts a new career as a babysitter, and all is going well until Marge and Homer employ her to look after Bart and Maggie.

  • Bart filling bowling balls with booze while Homer looks on in a hat

    Episode 18 - Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment

    Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment: When alcohol is banned in Springfield, Moe's Tavern becomes a speakeasy and Homer reinvents himself as the Beer Baron.

  • Edna and Skinner have tea in a playhouse

    Episode 19 - Grade School Confidential

    Grade School Confidential: Principal Skinner and Mrs Krabappel embark on a torrid affair, and bribe Bart to keep it secret.

  • Bart with Laddie

    Episode 20 - The Canine Mutiny

    The Canine Mutiny: Bart buys Laddie, an amazing new dog, with a credit card that has accidentally been sent to Santa's Little Helper.

  • Mr Burns and Lisa

    Episode 21 - The Old Man and Lisa

    The Old Man and Lisa: Mr Burns loses all his money and employs Lisa to help him earn his fortune back. But they don't see eye to eye over ethical issues.

  • Homer with the 'Mr Sparkle' box

    Episode 22 - In Marge We Trust

    In Marge We Trust: Homer discovers that a Japanese dishwashing powder company is using his face as its logo.

  • Homer and Frank Grimes

    Episode 23 - Homer's Enemy

    Homer's Enemy: A new employee at the power plant who has struggled to build a decent life is incensed that anyone as foolish as Homer could appear so affluent.

  • Skinner and Wiggum look at the skull calling-card

    Episode 24 - The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase

    The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase: Troy McClure hosts a vision of the future of the Simpsons in which Chief Wiggum becomes private detective Wiggum, P.I.

  • Lisa climbing upside-down along a rope

    Episode 25 - The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

    The Secret War of Lisa Simpson: Bart and Lisa enrol in military school, but Lisa finds it hard to fit in. Guest starring Willem Dafoe.

The Simpsons synopsis

Homer. Marge. Bart. Lisa. Maggie. They're unique, they're extraordinary, and they're yellow. Say hello to the Simpsons.

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