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- Stark Raving Dad #301 @ September 19, 1993
Homer's sanity is called into question when he comes to work wearing a pink T-shirt (caused by Bart throwing his lucky red cap in a load of white laundry). After Bart takes Homer's mental stability test for him (and answers yes to each question), Homer is committed to a mental hospital where he meets a big, hulking bald man who speaks like Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, Lisa is depressed over her upcoming eighth birthday.
- Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington #302 @ September 26, 1993
Homer becomes enraptured with reading Reader's Digest and spots an essay contest for kids, which Lisa signs up for. After Lisa wins the contest, she and the family travel to Washington, DC where the finals are going to be held, and Lisa bears witness to the seedy underbelly of politics.
- When Flanders Failed #303 @ October 3, 1993
Homer's wish for Flanders to be a failure in life comes true when Flanders's store catering to left-handed people goes out of business. Meanwhile, Bart takes karate lessons, but quits when he discovers that it's not as interesting as he expects it.
- Bart the Murderer #304 @ October 10, 1993
After having a bad day at school, Bart stumbles upon a mafia bar where the leader (Fat Tony) hires him to work as a bartender, but things go wrong when Skinner ends up missing and Bart gets blamed for hiring his boss to murder him.
- Homer Defined #305 @ October 17, 1993
Homer accidentally saves the plant from a nuclear meltdown, by randomly pressing a button, and is ashamed when people mistake him for a hero. Meanwhile, Milhouse's mother forbids Milhouse to be friends with Bart.
- Like Father, Like Clown #306 @ October 24, 1993
When Krusty comes over to the Simpsons' house for dinner, he reveals to them that he's Jewish and that his father Rabbi Krustofski disowned him for pursuing a career in comedy. Bart and Lisa try to contact the rabbi and convince him to forgive Krusty.
- Treehouse of Horror II #307 @ October 31, 1993
The Monkey's Paw a.k.a. Lisa's Nightmare – A spoof of The Monkey's Paw where The Simpsons visit Morocco and find a monkey's paw that makes all their wishes come true--with dire consequences.
- Lisa's Pony #308 @ November 7, 1993
After Homer's promise to buy Lisa a new saxophone reed for the talent recital goes broken, Homer makes it up to her by giving Lisa the one thing she's always wanted -- a pony.
- Saturdays of Thunder #309 @ November 14, 1993
Homer laments knowing nothing about Bart and strives to be a better father after learning that Bart is one of the racers in the Soapbox Derby. Meanwhile, Patty and Selma get their hair done like Mary Tyler Moore.
- Flaming Moe's #310 @ November 21, 1993
Homer's recipe for an alcoholic cocktail made with cough syrup is stolen by Moe Szyslak in order to boost patronage at his bar.
- Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk #311 @ December 5, 1993
The stock in the Nuclear Plant skyrockets amid rumors of a takeover meaning that all the workers get rich, except for Homer who has sold his for a mere $20 and fears that he'll lose his job. The rumors prove true as two German businessmen buy the plant from Mr. Burns for $100 million and fire Homer for being incompetent.
- I Married Marge #312 @ December 26, 1993
When Marge leaves to go to the doctor's to see if she's pregnant, Homer tells the story of how he got Marge pregnant, how they got married at a quickie wedding chapel, and how Homer tried to prove to Marge's sisters that he can provide for a child.
- Radio Bart #313 @ January 9, 1993
Bart's birthday party turns into a disaster when all he gets are lame presents, except for a label maker from Patty and Selma and an AM radio with a microphone attached to it from Homer. Bart uses the radio to play pranks on others, including one where he tricks the town into thinking a little boy is stuck in a well.
- Lisa the Greek #314 @ January 23, 1993
Homer bonds with Lisa after learning that she has the ability to pick winning football teams, but Lisa wants no part of it when she learns that she's being used by her father for gambling.
- Homer Alone #315 @ February 6, 1993
Marge suffers a nervous breakdown during her early morning errands, and decides to go to a spa resort to calm down, leaving Homer (and his beer-swilling buddy, Barney) to care for Maggie and Bart and Lisa over at Patty and Selma's apartment.
- Bart the Lover #316 @ February 13, 1993
After getting detention for killing the school goldfish, Bart writes phony love letters to Mrs. Krabappel under the guise of a man who responded to her personal ad. Meanwhile, Homer tries to stop swearing after Flanders complains that his youngest son is picking up his foul language.
- Homer at the Bat #317 @ February 20, 1993
The nuclear plant softball team prove to be a huge success with Homer as their best player, using his "Wonder Bat" to score many home runs. But when Mr. Burns makes a bet on the championship winning game against Shelbyville, he hires nine professional baseball players to fill out the team.
- Separate Vocations #318 @ February 27, 1993
The school makes the students take a vocation test, which suggest that Bart becomes a policeman and Lisa become a homemaker instead of a jazz musician. While Lisa becomes a troublemaker (since she can't bear the fact that she won't be a jazz musician), Bart improves his grades and behavior and is chosen to be Principal Skinner's newest hall monitor.
- Dog of Death #319 @ March 12, 1993
Santa's Little Helper falls ill and the family must make budget cuts in order to pay for his operation. Meanwhile, the town is swept up in lottery fever and newsman Kent Brockman wins.
- Colonel Homer #320 @ March 26, 1993
After a row with Marge over his rude behavior at the movie theater, Homer heads to a redneck bar, where he meets a barmaid named Lurleen Lumpkin with a talent for singing. Homer does everything he can to make Lurleen famous, leading Marge to believe that Homer loves the singer more than her.
- Black Widower #321 @ April 9, 1993
Sideshow Bob is released from prison, and gets married to Selma, but may have a sinister motive for her in mind.
- The Otto Show #322 @ April 23, 1993
Otto gets fired for crashing the school bus (and never getting a driver's license) and moves in with The Simpsons after he's been evicted. Meanwhile, Bart struggles with learning to play the guitar.
- Bart's Friend Falls in Love #323 @ May 7, 1993
Bart and Milhouse's friendship is in jeopardy after Milhouse falls in love with new girl Samantha Stankey. Meanwhile, Homer orders a subliminal cassette tape to help him lose weight, but is sent one that helps him increase his vocabulary after the weight-loss tapes sell out.
- Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? #324 @ August 27, 1993
Homer is shown to be infertile, thanks to radiation from the power plant, and is awarded $2000 compensation under the guise of an award for being an excellent worker at the plant. Meanwhile, Homer's half-brother, Herb, now living on the streets, returns with a plan on how to regain his wealth.
- Kamp Krusty #401 @ September 24, 1994
It's summer vacation. While Homer and Marge are enjoying their time away from the kids (save Maggie), Bart and Lisa's promises of a fun summer at Kamp Krusty are broken when head counselor Krusty (who is at Wimbledon) is replaced by his accountant, Mr. Black, and the counselors are the three bullies from school, Dolph, Jimbo, and Kearney.
- A Streetcar Named Marge #402 @ October 1, 1994
Marge gets a part in a musical production of A Streetcar Named Desire when the play director discovers Marge's deep-seated depression and anger from dealing with an uncaring Homer.
- Homer the Heretic #403 @ October 8, 1994
Homer discovers the joys of staying home on Sunday mornings and decides to start his own religion despite Marge's objections.
- Lisa the Beauty Queen #404 @ October 15, 1994
Lisa becomes depressed after receiving a hideous caricature drawing of herself at the school carnival. To cheer her up, Homer sells his ticket to ride on the Duff blimp to get Lisa into a beauty contest.
- Treehouse of Horror III #405 @ October 29, 1994
The Simpsons have a Halloween party and each character tells a story:
- Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie #406 @ November 3, 1994
After Mrs. Krabappel tells Homer and Marge about Bart's behavior during a parent/teacher conference, Homer does everything he can to punish Bart, including banning him from seeing the upcoming "Itchy and Scratchy" movie
- Marge Gets a Job #407 @ November 5, 1994
Needing extra money to repair the house's foundation, Marge gets a job at the Nuclear Power Plant, only for Mr. Burns to fall in love with her. Meanwhile, Bart keeps faking sick to get out of taking a test.
- New Kid on the Block #408 @ November 12, 1994
Bart falls for the new neighbor's daughter, Laura Powers -- and discovers that she has a boyfriend. Meanwhile, Homer sues the proprieter of a seafood restaurant for falsely advertising their "all-you-can-eat" buffet.
- Mr. Plow #409 @ November 19, 1994
After wrecking both of the family cars during a snowstorm, Homer buys a snow plow to pay off the damages. The business soon dries up, however, when Barney Gumble steps in as Springfield's favorite snow-plower.
- Lisa's First Word #410 @ December 3, 1994
While trying to get Maggie to say her first word, the family recalls the story of how they got their current home, Lisa's birth and her first words.
- Homer's Triple Bypass #411 @ December 17, 1994
After years of eating fatty foods, Homer needs triple bypass surgery. He has to choose between the $40,000 operation by Dr. Hibbert or the $129.95 operation by Dr. Nick. Meanwhile, the Springfield police's bumbling antics are captured on an episode of COPS.
- Marge vs. the Monorail #412 @ January 14, 1994
After Mr. Burns is ordered to pay the town $3 million for storing nuclear waste at the park, Springfield decide to build a monorail, having been convinced by the charismatic Lyle Lanley. The only person not so pleased with this all, is Marge.
- Selma's Choice #413 @ January 21, 1994
After her aunt Gladys Bouvier dies, Selma decides that she wants a baby -- and is put to the test on how good a mother she is when she has to take Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens after Homer falls ill.
- Brother from the Same Planet #414 @ February 4, 1994
Bart gets a Bigger Brother after feeling neglected by Homer and Homer responds by getting himself a little brother. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes addicted to calling a 1-900 number featuring a pretty-boy celebrity named Cory.
- I Love Lisa #415 @ February 11, 1994
Ralph Wiggum develops a crush on Lisa after she gives him a Valentine's Day card out of pity when no one would, and her attempt to gently tell Ralph that she isn't interested ends up exposing the truth live on TV during Krusty's 29th Anniversary Special.
- Duffless #416 @ February 18, 1994
After he is convicted for drunken driving, Homer agrees to Marge's suggestion to give up drinking beer for a month. Meanwhile, Bart destroys Lisa's science project of a steroid-pumped tomato, prompting Lisa to make a science project pitting Bart against a hamster.
- Last Exit to Springfield #417 @ March 11, 1994
Homer is elected head of the workers union at the Nuclear Power Plant which ultimately results in a strike and Homer negotiating for a new contract while keeping in mind that Lisa needs braces (with the dental plan having been removed from the SNPP employee benefits plan).
- So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show #418 @ April 1, 1994
Bart plays the ultimate prank on Homer (shaking his can of beer so hard that it causes an explosion). While Homer is in a coma, the family reminisces about their past adventures.
- The Front #419 @ April 15, 1994
After watching a lackluster episode of Itchy and Stratchy, Bart and Lisa decide to become cartoon writers, but when their first submission is rejected due to their age, they hire Grampa Simpson to lend his name to their work. Meanwhile, Homer goes to night school to make up the lost credits on the class he never passed -- remedial science.
- Whacking Day #420 @ April 29, 1994
Bart is expelled from school after running down the superintendent and is home-schooled by Marge. Meanwhile, Lisa is displeased when Springfield celebrates a local holiday Whacking Day, where snakes are beaten.
- Marge in Chains #421 @ May 6, 1994
Springfield gets hit by the Osaka flu after buying juice makers advertised in an informercial. Meanwhile, Marge gets arrested and sentenced 30 days in jail after accidentally shoplifting bourbon from The Kwik-E-Mart while buying supplies to deal with her ailing family.
- Krusty Gets Kancelled #422 @ May 13, 1994
A new children's show, The Gabbo Show, threatens Krusty's show in the ratings. When Krusty's show is finally cancelled, Bart and Lisa are hired to round up Krusty's celebrity friends for a televised comeback special.
- Homer's Barbershop Quartet #501 @ September 30, 1995
At a town swap meet, Bart and Lisa find a Beatles-esque album cover featuring Homer. On their way home, Homer tells the story of how he, Apu, Principal Skinner, and Chief Wiggum (later replaced by Barney Gumble) became music stars.
- Cape Feare #502 @ October 7, 1995
In a spoof of the 1991 film Cape Fear, Bart is targeted for murder by Sideshow Bob, who is out on parole. The family is placed under witness protection and moved to a new neighborhood.
- Homer Goes to College #503 @ October 14, 1995
After failing a test at the nuclear plant, Homer is sent back to college, where he gets his nerdy roommates in trouble for stealing another college's mascot.
- Rosebud #504 @ October 21, 1995
After a disastrous birthday party (ending with Homer being beaten by security guards for his crude stand-up comedy), Mr. Burns pines for his long-lost childhood toy, a teddy bear named Bobo--which is now in the hands of Maggie Simpson.
- Treehouse of Horror IV #505 @ October 28, 1995
In a parody of the Rod Serling anthology show, "Night Gallery", Bart tells three scary stories based on paintings:
- Marge on the Lam #506 @ November 4, 1995
In a loose parody of Thelma and Louise, Marge and Ruth Powers (from "New Kid on the Block") have a girls' night out that ends with them being pursued by the police. Meanwhile, Homer tries to have fun without Marge and Lionel Hutz is hired as Bart, Lisa, and Maggie's babysitter.
- Bart's Inner Child #507 @ November 11, 1995
Marge realizes that she's no fun because of her constant nagging and seeks help from self-help guru Brad Goodman, who then uses Bart's irreverent attitude as a new example of how people should behave.
- Boy-Scoutz N the Hood #508 @ November 18, 1995
Bart and Milhouse find $20.00 on the street (after Homer loses it) and buy a Squishee made of syrup. After a night of bingeing and carousing, Bart wakes up to discover that he's joined a Boy Scouts-esque troupe called "The Junior Campers".
- The Last Temptation of Homer #509 @ December 9, 1995
Mr. Burns hires a female worker in accordance with labor union policies and Homer is worried that his crush on her will ruin his marriage with Marge. Meanwhile, Bart becomes a nerd after doctors find several things physically wrong with him (poor vision, dry scalp, reddened throat, fallen arches)
- $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) #510 @ December 16, 1995
After the local economy stalls, everyone in town (including Marge, who normally takes a moral stance against a vice like this) votes for gambling to be legalized, prompting Mr. Burns to open a casino, Homer to become a blackjack dealer, and Marge to become so addicted to gambling that she forgets about her family life. Meanwhile, Bart opens up his own casino after being kicked out of Mr. Burns's and Lisa struggles to have her costume done for a school pageant.
- Homer the Vigilante #511 @ January 6, 1995
After a crime wave hits Springfield, caused by the elusive cat burglar and the police are ineffective, Flanders creates a neighborhood watch group, which Homer takes charge of. However, Homer's incompetence causes the group to commit more crimes than it prevents.
- Bart Gets Famous #512 @ February 3, 1995
After sneaking away from a school trip to a box factory, Bart sneaks onto the set of the Krusty the Klown show and works as a production assistant, but becomes an accidental star when he says, "I didn't do it" during a botched sketch.
- Homer and Apu #513 @ February 10, 1995
After twice getting food poisoning from Apu's expired food, Homer teams up with Kent Brockman to report Apu and get him fired. Meanwhile, James Woods is hired as the new Kwik-E-Mart clerk after Apu is dismissed.
- Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy #514 @ February 17, 1995
Lisa protests against the phrases on her new Talking Malibu Stacy doll, which she finds demeaning to women (such as "Let's buy make-up so the boys will like us" and "Don't ask me. I'm just a girl," followed by a ditzy giggle) and tracks down the reclusive creator to make a more politically correct doll. Meanwhile, Grampa is worried that he's getting old, so he takes a job at Krusty Burger.
- Deep Space Homer #515 @ February 24, 1995
NASA recruits Homer (who feels unappreciated after losing out to a green carbon rod during the Worker of the Week assembly at the nuclear plant) and Barney Gumble (who was chosen when Homer blamed him for calling NASA to complain about the televised launches) to train to be the first average American in space in an attempt to boost sagging ratings.
- Homer Loves Flanders #516 @ March 17, 1995
Homer begins to like Flanders after being invited to a football game, but Homer's constant presence around Flanders and his family causes Ned to feel hate for Homer and the Simpsons to wonder just how wacky their adventures can be.
- Bart Gets an Elephant #517 @ March 31, 1995
While stuck cleaning the house, Bart wins a radio contest and chooses a gag prize (an elephant) instead of the real prize ($10,000 cash).
- Burns' Heir #518 @ April 14, 1995
Mr. Burns has a near-death experience which prompts him to find an heir to inherit his wealth after he dies. However, after choosing Bart for the role, Burns attempts to manipulate him into becoming his son.
- Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song #519 @ April 28, 1995
Bart accidentally gets Principal Skinner fired after he brings Santa's Little Helper to school for show and tell. But when Ned Flanders is hired and the school goes to pot, Bart must get Skinner back, only to discover that he returned to the Army to be a sergeant.
- The Boy Who Knew Too Much #520 @ May 5, 1995
Bart plays hooky from school and ends up at Mayor Quimby's nephew's birthday party, where Quimby's nephew is accused of assaulting a waiter, which Bart knows the truth, but would have to admit that he was playing hooky if he testifies. Meanwhile, Homer is chosen for jury duty in the assault case against Quimby's nephew and takes advantage of being sequestered in a hotel.
- Lady Bouvier's Lover #521 @ May 12, 1995
Grampa Simpson falls for Marge's mother, but is pushed aside in favor of Mr. Burns. Meanwhile, Bart steals Homer's credit card to buy a piece of Itchy and Scratchy memorabilia that turns out to be a rip-off.
- Secrets of a Successful Marriage #522 @ May 19, 1995
Tired of being called "slow," Homer signs up to teach a class on keeping a successful marriage at a learning annex, but the only way he can keep the class interested is to tell racy secrets about Marge and their bedroom antics.
- Bart of Darkness #601 @ September 4, 1996
The Simpsons get a backyard pool after Bart and Lisa go for a swim in Otto's "Pool Mobile". After breaking his leg during a dive, Bart becomes reclusive and eccentric and uses Lisa's telescope to spy on the neighbors -- and believes that Flanders may be a murderer.
- Lisa's Rival #602 @ September 11, 1996
A new student begins to one-up Lisa in everything she does, from academics to saxophone playing. Meanwhile, Homer pays Hans Moleman into letting him keep sugar from an overturned truck.
- Another Simpsons Clip Show #603 @ September 25, 1996
After reading a romance novel, Marge gathers the family to discuss past romantic experiences.
- Itchy & Scratchy Land #604 @ October 2, 1996
The family visits the newly built Itchy and Scratchy amusement park, which turns into a nightmare vacation when Bart and Homer get arrested for beating up the mascots and scientists discover a malfunction in the robotic creations.
- Sideshow Bob Roberts #605 @ October 9, 1996
After Sideshow Bob is released from prison again (at the request of conservative talk-radio host Birch Barlow), he's nominated as the Republican candidate for mayor of Springfield.
- Treehouse of Horror V #606 @ October 30, 1996
The Shinning – A spoof of The Shining where Homer goes insane when Mr. Burns and Smithers cut the cable and drain the beer supply from their winter home.
- Bart's Girlfriend #607 @ November 6, 1996
Bart falls for Reverend Lovejoy's daughter, Jessica, who turns out to be even more devious than Bart.
- Lisa on Ice #608 @ November 13, 1996
To raise her failing grade in gym class, Lisa joins a hockey team, where her keen skills as a goalie sets off a rivalry with her brother Bart.
- Homer Badman #609 @ November 27, 1996
Homer is accused of grabbing a college coed's butt as she leaves the car (when, in actuality, he was grabbing a priceless gummi candy that he lost after he raided a candy convention), which explodes into a media circus that has even his own family doubting that he's a decent man.
- Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy #610 @ December 4, 1996
Homer's father invents a love tonic that puts the spark back in Homer's lackluster marriage and the lackluster marriages of everyone else in town. Meanwhile, the kids of Springfield theorize that supernatural forces are involved in the parents' sudden neglect of their children.
- Fear of Flying #611 @ December 18, 1996
Homer gets kicked out of Moe's Tavern for playing a lame practical joke, and is mistaken for a pilot when he tries to drink at an airport bar. When the airline gives Homer a free vacation for his family to cover up the accident Homer caused, Marge's repressed aviophobia comes to light and she seeks therapy.
- Homer the Great #612 @ January 8, 1996
Homer spies on his coworkers, Lenny and Carl, who are members of a secret society called "The Stonecutters" and Homer wants to join.
- And Maggie Makes Three #613 @ January 22, 1996
Homer tells the story of how Maggie was born, why Homer gave up his dream job at a bowling alley, and where Maggie's missing baby pictures are.
- Bart's Comet #614 @ February 5, 1996
After getting in trouble for launching a balloon caricature of Principal Skinner, Bart is assigned to help Skinner with his astronomy -- and discovers a comet on a collision course for Springfield.
- Homie the Clown #615 @ February 12, 1996
Krusty the Clown founds a clown college in order to keep from going bankrupt. When Homer enrolls and starts being hired as Krusty's replacement, Fat Tony and his gang go after Homer (as Krusty) for missed payments on his gambling debts.
- Bart vs. Australia #616 @ February 19, 1996
Bart makes a prank call to Australia and ends up in big trouble so the Simpsons are forced to travel to Australia so Bart can make a public apology.
- Homer vs. Patty & Selma #617 @ February 26, 1996
Homer gets blackmailed by Patty and Selma after asking them for money to make up for a bad investment. Meanwhile, Bart is assigned to a ballet class.
- A Star Is Burns #618 @ March 5, 1996
In this crossover episode, Springfield holds a film festival to improve its image and one of the judges is Jay Sherman from the former ABC animated sitcom The Critic.
- Lisa's Wedding #619 @ March 19, 1996
At a medieval fair, Lisa stumbles upon a fortuneteller who shows Lisa's future as a college student who falls for a British man who loves her, but hates her family.
- Two Dozen and One Greyhounds #620 @ April 9, 1996
Santa's Little Helper's overactivity leads him back to the dog track at which he was found, where he mates with a female race dog, making the Simpsons the proud owners of 25 puppies.
- The PTA Disbands! #621 @ April 16, 1996
The teachers at Springfield Elementary go on strike after Skinner refuses to put more money in the school, causing Lisa to go insane from not being in a classroom environment, Bart to be more mischievous than ever, and several townspeople to step in as substitutes.
- 'Round Springfield #622 @ April 30, 1996
Bart gets appendicitis after eating a jagged metal O in a box of Krusty-O's and sues Krusty for physical harm. Meanwhile, Lisa reunites with her saxophone mentor, Bleeding Gums Murphy, who dies suddenly, leaving Lisa to find a way to preserve his memory.
- The Springfield Connection #623 @ May 7, 1996
When Marge beats up Snake during an alley fight, she decides to become a police officer, with Homer right behind her taking advantage of the opportunity.
- Lemon of Troy #624 @ May 14, 1996
Bart and his friends lead an expedition to Shelbyville to retrieve their stolen lemon tree.
- Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) #625 @ May 21, 1996
Mr. Burns steals oil found in the basement of Springfield Elementary and plans to block out the sun. In retaliation, an unknown assailant guns down Mr. Burns, leading everyone in town to ask, "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"
- Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two) #701 @ September 17, 1997
After Mr. Burns has been shot by an unknown gunman, he is taken to Springfield General Hospital. The police investigate many of the people who may have had a grudge against him. After following up several lines of inquiry, they discover Simpson DNA evidence on Mr. Burns and Mr. Burns wakes up from his coma, only able to blurt out the name of a likely culprit -- Homer Simpson.
- Radioactive Man #702 @ September 24, 1997
It is decided that filming for the new Radioactive Man film will take place in Springfield. When there, the producers decide to cast a local child in the role of Fallout Boy. Many of Springfield's children, including Bart and Milhouse, audition for the role, with the part eventually going to Milhouse. Meanwhile, the rest of the town, led by Mayor Quimby, attempts to milk the film's creators for all the money they have.
- Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily #703 @ October 1, 1997
Several misunderstandings at home and school cause Bart, Lisa, and Maggie to be taken away by child welfare and put in the care of the Flanders family.
- Bart Sells His Soul #704 @ October 8, 1997
To prove his point that the soul doesn't exist, Bart sells his to Milhouse for five dollars, but regrets it when weird things begin happening to him. Meanwhile, Moe converts his bar to a family restaurant.
- Lisa the Vegetarian #705 @ October 15, 1997
Lisa struggles with her newfound love for vegetarianism. Meanwhile, Homer throws a barbecue to make Flanders jealous.
- Treehouse of Horror VI #706 @ October 29, 1997
A Halloween special which is divided into three short stories:
- King-Size Homer #707 @ November 5, 1997
Unhappy with the Power Plants' new exercise program, Homer purposely gains weight to be put on the plant's disability plan so he can work at home.
- Mother Simpson #708 @ November 19, 1997
When he goes to the records office to verify that he is alive after he fakes his death, Homer discovers that his mom is still alive and she shows up in Springfield, but unknown to the family, she is on the run from the FBI.
- Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming #709 @ November 26, 1997
Sideshow Bob steals an atomic bomb and uses it to force the town to stop airing television.
- The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular #710 @ December 3, 1997
Troy McClure hosts a very special episode of The Simpsons, featuring clips of the series' beginnings as filler on "The Tracy Ullman Show", fan mail readings, a look at the "real" Matt Groening, unaired scenes, and "hard-core nudity" (a montage of nude scenes from past episodes playing over the end credits).
- Marge Be Not Proud #711 @ December 17, 1997
Bart's attempt at shoplifting a popular video game from a retail store prompts Marge to stop trying to coddle him.
- Team Homer #712 @ January 7, 1997
Homer assembles a bowling team so he can play on league nights, but their winning streak is compromised when Mr. Burns decides to join. Meanwhile, Springfield Elementary is forced to wear uniforms after Bart comes to school wearing a T-shirt with a shocking message on it.
- Two Bad Neighbors #713 @ January 14, 1997
Former president George Bush moves to Springfield and Bart and Homer launch a prank war when Bush spanks Bart for ruining his memoirs.
- Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield #714 @ February 4, 1997
Marge finds a fancy Chanel suit at a discount outlet store, which makes her a darling to the country club set. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns challenges Homer to a golf match.
- Bart the Fink #715 @ February 11, 1997
Krusty the Clown is audited by the IRS after Bart tries to get him to sign a check. When his financial situation worsens, Krusty fakes his death to escape from the public eye.
- Lisa the Iconoclast #716 @ February 18, 1997
Lisa finds a confession written by Jebediah Springfield revealing that he was a murderous pirate. Meanwhile, Homer replaces Flanders as the town crier during the Springfield Day parade.
- Homer the Smithers #717 @ February 25, 1997
At the advice of Mr. Burns, Smithers takes a vacation, but before Smithers can go, he hires Homer to be his replacement.
- The Day the Violence Died #718 @ March 17, 1997
Bart meets a homeless man who claims that he was the real creator of Itchy, from Itchy and Stratchy, and not Roger Meyers.
- A Fish Called Selma #719 @ March 24, 1997
Troy McClure tries to save his dying career (and debunk the rumors that he has sex with fish) by marrying Marge's sister, Selma.
- Bart on the Road #720 @ March 31, 1997
While stuck at the DMV with Patty and Selma on "Go To Work With Your Parents Day," Bart creates a fake driver's license for himself and uses it to spend spring break with Milhouse, Nelson, and Martin. Meanwhile, Homer and Lisa bond after spending "Go To Work With Your Parents Day" together.
- 22 Short Films About Springfield #721 @ April 14, 1997
Bart and Milhouse wonder if anything interesting happens to the citizens of Springfield, which leads to a chain of vignettes, from Apu leaving work early to go to a party to The Spanish Bumblebee Man getting a divorce to Lisa getting gum stuck in her hair to Nelson learning a lesson in making fun of others.
- Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish" #722 @ April 28, 1997
While his relationship with Bart is strained from humiliating him at school during Grandparent's Day, Grampa Simpson is forced to move into Bart's room at the Simpson house for his own protection, when Mr. Burns attempts to kill him so that the last survivor of their army unit, "The Flying Hellfish" would have access to lost German artwork that was stolen during World War II.
- Much Apu About Nothing #723 @ May 5, 1997
After a bear wanders into Evergreen Terrace, Springfield decides to deport all illegal immigrants to get more money in bear protection, which could mean trouble for Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu.
- Homerpalooza #724 @ May 19, 1997
In an attempt to show his kids how hip he is, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to Hullabalooza, where Homer is hired as a sideshow freak who can withstand the force of cannonball blasts.
- Summer of 4 Ft. 2 #725 @ May 19, 1997
Realizing that she isn't as cool as she seems, Lisa rids herself of her nerd image and becomes a surfer girl. Meanwhile, Flanders hires Homer to look after his beach house while he's on jury duty.
- The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson #901 @ September 21, 1999
Homer lets Barney use his car when Barney is (reluctantly) picked to be the designated driver for the night. The car ends up parked near The World Trade Center in New York City, where Homer must wait by it so an officer can get the boots off. Meanwhile, the rest of the family goes sightseeing, with Bart visiting the home office of MAD Magazine and the family watching a Broadway musical about The Betty Ford Clinic.
- The Principal and the Pauper #902 @ September 28, 1999
When a celebration is held at Springfield Elementary to honor his 20 years as principal, Principal Skinner is revealed to be an impostor after the real Sgt. Seymour Skinner shows up.
- Lisa's Sax #903 @ October 19, 1999
When Lisa's saxophone is crushed in a bizarre accident, the family reminisce of the time when Lisa got her saxophone and Bart became a troublemaker after his terrible first day in kindergarten.
- Treehouse of Horror VIII #904 @ October 26, 1999
The HΩmega Man – After the French nuke Springfield over an ethnic slur made by the Mayor, Homer discovers that he's the only one who survived the attack -- until zombies come after him.
- The Cartridge Family #905 @ November 2, 1999
After a soccer riot tears up the town, Homer decides that the family would be safer if he has a gun, prompting Marge to fear for her life when Homer shows how careless he can be in handling a weapon.
- Bart Star #906 @ November 9, 1999
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, Springfield sets up a pee-wee football team, where Homer is hired to be the coach and chooses his less-athletic son as the quarterback rather than the infinitely more talented Nelson.
- The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons #907 @ November 16, 1999
Apu is chosen by the women of Springfield to be their dates during a bachelor auction...until Apu discovers that when he was a child, his parents arranged for him to marry a woman named Manjula.
- Lisa the Skeptic #908 @ November 23, 1999
During an archeological dig, Lisa discovers an angel's skeleton -- and the constant exploitation causes it to warn the town that "The End is Near".
- Realty Bites #909 @ December 7, 1999
Marge becomes a real estate agent, but is morally conflicted when her boss tells her that she must lie in order to sell more houses. Meanwhile, Homer wins Snake's car in a police auction, and Snake does whatever he can to get it back.
- Miracle on Evergreen Terrace #910 @ December 21, 1999
Bart accidentally burns down the family's plastic Christmas tree and their presents, then lies and says a burglar broke in and stole everything. The town begins acting generous to the family -- until the truth comes out.
- All Singing, All Dancing #911 @ January 4, 1999
After Homer accidentally rents a musical western for family video night, the family (while speak-singing) shows Homer examples of the show's past musical numbers, leading resident criminal Snake to hold the family hostage.
- Bart Carny #912 @ January 11, 1999
Homer costs a carnival worker and his son their jobs, and invites them to stay in the Simpsons' house--but take advantage of the family's hospitality by kicking the Simpsons out and taking the place for themselves.
- The Joy of Sect #913 @ February 8, 1999
Everyone in town is taken in by a new cult, and it's up to Marge, Reverend Lovejoy, and Flanders to convert them back. Meanwhile, Mr. Burns creates his own cult (with disastrous results).
- Das Bus #914 @ February 15, 1999
The kids of Springfield Elementary are trapped on an island after a bus crash and live like the kids in the novel, Lord of the Flies. Meanwhile, Homer starts an Internet company (with no grasp of what that entails) and ends up getting shut down by Bill Gates.
- The Last Temptation of Krust #915 @ February 22, 1999
Krusty becomes a George Carlin-esque stand-up comic after getting booed off the stage at a comedy festival for telling outdated and racist jokes.
- Dumbbell Indemnity #916 @ March 1, 1999
Moe finds romance with a flower vendor named Rene and devises an illegal scheme to get the money he needs to keep his girl, even though it means an insurance scam that winds Homer up in jail.
- Lisa the Simpson #917 @ March 8, 1999
Lisa fears that she'll end up a moron like her father, her grandfather, and her brother after struggling with a puzzle and forgetting to complete her assignments. Meanwhile, Apu turns the Kwik-E-Mart into a carnival sideshow after Jasper gets locked in the store's freezer.
- This Little Wiggy #918 @ March 22, 1999
Bart is forced by Marge to be Ralph Wiggum's friend, but finds that being friends with the son of the police chief has its perks.
- Simpson Tide #919 @ March 29, 1999
Homer joins the Naval Reserve after getting fired from the Nuclear Power Plant for putting a doughnut in the core reactor. Meanwhile, the kids of Springfield become obsessed with ear piercings.
- The Trouble with Trillions #920 @ April 5, 1999
Following some tax problems, Homer helps the government retrieve a stolen trillion dollar bill from Mr. Burns.
- Girly Edition #921 @ April 19, 1999
Bart and Lisa become anchors for a local kid's news show, but Lisa becomes jealous when Bart starts playing on the viewers' emotions with cheesy human interest stories. Meanwhile, Homer buys a monkey trained to help the handicapped.
- Trash of the Titans #922 @ April 26, 1999
Homer becomes the town's new sanitation commissioner after he not only got in a fight with garbage men who refused to do their job, but also ran a mudslinging campaign against the previous sanitation commissioner during the election.
- King of the Hill #923 @ May 3, 1999
After humiliating his son in a game of Capture the Flag, Homer gets in shape and becomes a part of a publicity stunt where he must climb Springfield's highest mountain.
- Lost Our Lisa #924 @ May 10, 1999
Lisa gets lost while searching for the Springfield Museum. Meanwhile, Bart gets taken to the doctor after gluing novelty items to his face.
- Natural Born Kissers #925 @ May 17, 1999
Homer and Marge discover that the fear of getting caught making love is a turn-on for them. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa discover a film reel containing the lost ending to the 1942 film "Casablanca".
- Lard of the Dance #1001 @ August 23, 2000
A new student who acts more mature than the other girls convinces Lisa and her friends to be just like her. Meanwhile, Homer ropes Bart into selling grease.
- The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace #1002 @ September 20, 2000
After suffering a mid-life crisis, Homer sets out to become an inventor after Lisa tells him about Thomas Edison.
- Bart the Mother #1003 @ September 27, 2000
Bart accidentally shoots a mother bird with Nelson's BB gun, causing Marge to give up on punishing him and Bart to care for the orphaned eggs.
- Treehouse of Horror IX #1004 @ October 25, 2000
Hell Toupee – Homer gets a hair transplant from the recently executed Snake, who takes over Homer's body and forces him to kill the people who witnessed his final crime.
- When You Dish upon a Star #1005 @ November 8, 2000
A parasailing accident takes Homer to the secluded home of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, who hire him as their personal assistant to keep the paparazzi and the fans from finding out where they are.
- D'oh-in in the Wind #1006 @ November 15, 2000
After discovering his middle name from a mural Homer's mom painted for him, Homer decides to live the hippie life.
- Lisa Gets an "A" #1007 @ November 22, 2000
Lisa becomes so obsessed with a video game while out sick from school that she forgets to study for a test and calls upon Nelson and Bart to help her cheat. Meanwhile, Homer houses a lobster so he can eat it, but becomes emotionally attached to it.
- Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble" #1008 @ December 6, 2000
After causing his father's kidneys to blow up from holding in too much urine, Homer offers to give up one of his own, but chickens out and runs away.
- Mayored to the Mob #1009 @ December 20, 2000
After saving Mayor Quimby from rioters at a comic book convention, Homer becomes Mayor Quimby's bodyguard. However, he puts Quimby in danger when Homer encourages him to stand up to Fat Tony.
- Viva Ned Flanders #1010 @ January 10, 2000
After Ned Flanders reveals that he's 60 years old and has done nothing exciting with his life, Homer takes Flanders to Vegas, where the two end up married to two skanky barmaids.
- Wild Barts Can't Be Broken #1011 @ January 17, 2000
Chief Wiggum blames the kids of Springfield for vandalism (which was the fault of a drunken Homer and his bar buddies) and enforces a curfew.
- Sunday, Cruddy Sunday #1012 @ January 31, 2000
Homer and a busload of Springfield residents go to Miami for the Super Bowl only to find they have phony tickets. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa find an egg decorating kit made by Vincent Price.
- Homer to the Max #1013 @ February 7, 2000
Homer takes advantage of the fact that a suave TV show character has the same name as he does, but when the suave TV character is turned into a bumbling idiot, Homer petitions the court to have his name legally changed.
- I'm with Cupid #1014 @ February 14, 2000
Apu has a week of Valentine's Day surprises in store for Manjula, much to the discontent of Homer and his friends.
- Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers" #1015 @ February 21, 2000
Homer buys an SUV only to discover that the one he bought was designed for a woman which he gives to Marge. Soon afterwards, Marge develops road rage.
- Make Room for Lisa #1016 @ February 28, 2000
Lisa begins to suffer stress-related stomach aches after Homer uses her room to house a cellular transmitter. Meanwhile, Marge uses Maggie's baby monitor to listen in on phone calls.
- Maximum Homerdrive #1017 @ March 28, 2000
Homer becomes a temporary truck driver and discovers the teamsters' secret. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa install a new doorbell.
- Simpsons Bible Stories #1018 @ April 4, 2000
Reverend Lovejoy punishes the congregation with a thorough reading of the Bible after discovering a chocolate Easter bunny in the collection plate. This leads to the family dreaming of themselves in Biblical stories:
- Mom and Pop Art #1019 @ April 11, 2000
Homer becomes an outsider artist after an art dealer discovers his mangled attempt at building a barbecue.
- The Old Man and the "C" Student #1020 @ April 25, 2000
After costing Springfield the Olympics with a racially offensive stand-up act, Bart is forced to "volunteer" at the Springfield Retirement Castle. Meanwhile Homer starts his latest get-rich-quick scheme: selling springs that were supposed to be used as the Olympics mascot.
- Monty Can't Buy Me Love #1021 @ May 2, 2000
Mr. Burns looks for ways to improve his image when another billionaire captures the town's heart, including capturing the Loch Ness Monster as a last resort.
- They Saved Lisa's Brain #1022 @ May 9, 2000
Lisa is the newest member of Mensa after writing an open letter about the town's lack of sophistication. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a model for a boudoir photographer.
- Thirty Minutes over Tokyo #1023 @ May 16, 2000
The Simpsons go on a discount family vacation to Japan after Snake steals their money online.
- Treehouse of Horror XI #1201 @ November 1, 2002
G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad – Homer dies after choking on broccoli and must do one good deed in order to get into heaven.
- A Tale of Two Springfields #1202 @ November 5, 2002
Homer causes a revolt over a change in half of the town's area code, and ends up becoming mayor of New Springfield.
- Insane Clown Poppy #1203 @ November 12, 2002
Krusty finds out he has a daughter (from a tryst with a female soldier who fought in the Gulf War), but loses her trust after gambling away her violin.
- Lisa the Tree Hugger #1204 @ November 19, 2002
Lisa falls in love with the leader of an environmentalist group and tries to impress him by living in Springfield's oldest tree in order to keep it from being cut down.
- Homer vs. Dignity #1205 @ November 26, 2002
When the Simpsons are having financial problems, Mr. Burns pays Homer to humiliate himself in public. Meanwhile, Smithers creates a Malibu Stacy-themed musical.
- The Computer Wore Menace Shoes #1206 @ December 3, 2002
Homer creates his own website and uses it to spread gossip, but gets sent to a weird island where people who know too much are imprisoned.
- The Great Money Caper #1207 @ December 10, 2002
Homer and Bart become father-son scam artists, but the joke's on them when the rest of the town plays an even bigger prank on them.
- Skinner's Sense of Snow #1208 @ December 17, 2002
A snowstorm traps the kids inside Springfield Elementary.
- HOMЯ #1209 @ January 7, 2002
Homer discovers the root cause of his subnormal intelligence: a crayon that was lodged in his brain ever since he was a kid. He decides to have it removed to increase his IQ, but discovers that being smart doesn't equal being happy.
- Pokey Mom #1210 @ January 14, 2002
Marge tries to rehabilitate a convict with remarkable artistic talent. Meanwhile, Homer uses a trash can to fix people's spines.
- Worst Episode Ever #1211 @ February 4, 2002
Bart and Milhouse are banned from the comic book store after costing The Comic Book Guy a sale, but are hired as his replacements when the Comic Book Guy has a heart attack.
- Tennis the Menace #1212 @ February 11, 2002
The Simpsons build a tennis court in their back yard, but Homer's inferior tennis ability makes them the laughingstock of the town, while Bart shines as a natural.
- Day of the Jackanapes #1213 @ February 18, 2002
Krusty cancels his show after it loses in the ratings to the big-money game show "Me Wantee". When he reveals to Sideshow Bob that all of the episodes featuring him have been taped over, Sideshow Bob uses Krusty's biggest fan (Bart) to murder him.
- New Kids on the Blecch #1214 @ February 25, 2002
A music producer selects Bart, Nelson, Milhouse and Ralph to be members of the next hit boy band, who record subliminal songs about joining the Navy.
- Hungry, Hungry Homer #1215 @ March 4, 2002
Homer sees the joys in helping people out and stands up for injustice -- which is put to the test when The Springfield Isotopes are planning to be traded to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Bye Bye Nerdie #1216 @ March 11, 2002
Lisa is determined to find out what makes Francine, a new school bully, only pick on nerds. Homer goes into the baby-proofing business.
- Simpson Safari #1217 @ April 1, 2002
When the Simpsons run out of food thanks to a bag boy strike, the family finds an old box of animal crackers with a sweepstakes that sends The Simpsons to Africa.
- Trilogy of Error #1218 @ April 29, 2002
Homer's rush to the hospital to reattach his thumb, Lisa's rush to school to win the science fair, and Bart's run-in with an illegal fireworks scheme are interconnected in a parody of "Go" and "Run, Lola, Run".
- I'm Goin' to Praiseland #1219 @ May 6, 2002
After finding a sketchbook belonging to his late wife Maude, Ned Flanders opens a Bible-themed amusement park to honor her memory.
- Children of a Lesser Clod #1220 @ May 13, 2002
After spraining his knee during a basketball game, Homer begins taking care of the neighborhood kids to cure his boredom, prompting jealousy from Bart and Lisa, who feel that Homer is giving the kids the attention they never had.
- Simpsons Tall Tales #1221 @ May 20, 2002
When Homer refuses to pay a five dollar airport tax to fly to Delaware, the family is forced to ride in a livestock car of a train instead. There they meet a singing hobo who tells three tall tales:
- Treehouse of Horror XII #1301 @ November 6, 2003
Hex and the City – Homer angers a gypsy who places a curse on Homer's family and friends.
- The Parent Rap #1302 @ November 11, 2003
When Bart and Milhouse accidentally take a joyride in Chief Wiggum's squad car, a new judge named Judge Harm blames Homer for being irresponsible and sentences Homer and Bart to be tethered together.
- Homer the Moe #1303 @ November 18, 2003
A depressed Moe decides to return to bartending school to re-evaluate himself and turns his bar into a trendy nightclub.
- A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love #1304 @ December 2, 2003
When Homer goes into the Fortune Cookie business, Mr. Burns receives a fortune cookie saying he will fall in love and does with a meter maid named Gloria.
- The Blunder Years #1305 @ December 9, 2003
A hypnotist causes Homer to recall a childhood trauma where he saw a dead body in a pipe.
- She of Little Faith #1306 @ December 16, 2003
After Homer and Bart's rocket damages the church, Mr. Burns makes a deal to commercialize the church in return for paying for the damages, which leads Lisa to convert to Buddhism out of disgust.
- Brawl in the Family #1307 @ January 6, 2003
A social worker is assigned to make the Simpson family functional after they get arrested for fighting over a board game. Meanwhile, the hookers from "Viva Ned Flanders" return to see Flanders and Homer.
- Sweets and Sour Marge #1308 @ January 20, 2003
Springfield is officially declared the World's Fattest Town, Marge out of disgust tries to ban sugar products to help deal with the town's weight problem.
- Jaws Wired Shut #1309 @ January 27, 2003
Homer injures his jaw in an accident and has it wired shut, which makes him a better listener and a more compassionate person.
- Half-Decent Proposal #1310 @ February 10, 2003
When Marge can't get any sleep from Homer's snoring, she reluctantly agrees to Artie Ziff's proposal of having her for the weekend in return for one million dollars to have Homer's snoring corrected.
- The Bart Wants What It Wants #1311 @ February 17, 2003
Bart befriends Rainer Wolfcastle's daughter, but blows off her affections for him. Meanwhile, Principal Skinner gets heckled at a comedy club.
- The Lastest Gun in the West #1312 @ February 24, 2003
Bart befriends a former Western film star, who turns out to be an alcoholic.
- The Old Man and the Key #1313 @ March 10, 2003
Grampa gets his driver's license back to impress a woman at the retirement home, despite the fact she is only using him for his car.
- Tales from the Public Domain #1314 @ March 17, 2003
Homer reads a children's storybook that he never took back to the library, which features such stories as:
- Blame It on Lisa #1315 @ March 31, 2003
The Simpsons go to Rio de Janeiro to search for an orphan boy Lisa was sponsoring.
- Weekend at Burnsie's #1316 @ April 7, 2003
Homer takes up medicinal marijuana after getting pecked in the eyes by crows.
- Gump Roast #1317 @ April 21, 2003
In this clip show episode, Homer is honored at a Friar's Club Roast.
- I Am Furious Yellow #1318 @ April 28, 2003
Bart starts a comic book called Angry Dad, which is modeled on Homer's anger problem.
- The Sweetest Apu #1319 @ May 5, 2003
Homer and Marge discover that Apu is having an affair with the Squishee Lady.
- Little Girl in the Big Ten #1320 @ May 12, 2003
Lisa poses as a college student. Bart is placed in a plastic bubble after getting a contagious disease from being bitten by a Chinese Mosquito.
- The Frying Game #1321 @ May 19, 2003
Homer and Marge are accused of murder after the old woman they're caring for dies.
- Papa's Got a Brand New Badge #1322 @ May 22, 2003
Homer starts a security company with Lenny and Carl after the police are ineffective during a blackout, and eventually Mayor Quimby decides to have them replace the police.
- Treehouse of Horror XIII #1401 @ November 3, 2004
Send in the Clones – Homer buys a hammock that can produce clones of himself.
- How I Spent My Strummer Vacation #1402 @ November 10, 2004
Homer goes to a rock and roll camp, run by the Rolling Stones, after confessing on a hidden camera show that he hates his family and his job.
- Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade #1403 @ November 17, 2004
Thanks to the results of their latest standardized tests, Lisa is moved up to the third grade for getting the highest score while Bart is sent back for getting the lowest score. Meanwhile, Homer gets satellite TV.
- Large Marge #1404 @ November 24, 2004
Thinking Homer doesn't find her attractive anymore, Marge goes to the hospital to get liposuction, but ends up with breast implants meant for Mayor Quimby's mistress. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse accidentally get Krusty in trouble after imitating a stunt shown on a 1960s episode of Batman featuring Krusty as a Joker/Riddler-esque villain.
- Helter Shelter #1405 @ December 1, 2004
The Simpsons are forced to leave their house due to termites and make a deal to move in to a house which is the subject of a reality show that deals with life in 1895.
- The Great Louse Detective #1406 @ December 15, 2004
Sideshow Bob helps find someone trying to kill Homer.
- Special Edna #1407 @ January 5, 2004
Edna is starting to doubt her relationship with Principal Skinner, so to help cheer her up Bart decides to nominate her for Teacher of the Year Award.
- The Dad Who Knew Too Little #1408 @ January 12, 2004
Homer hires a detective to help him learn more about Lisa after he disappoints her on her birthday with a thoughtless present.
- Strong Arms of the Ma #1409 @ February 2, 2004
Marge starts to work out after getting mugged but ends up getting addicted to steroids.
- Pray Anything #1410 @ February 9, 2004
Homer begins to pray to get ahead in life; however, it ends up to the point where Homer files a lawsuit against the church.
- Barting Over #1411 @ February 16, 2004
Bart learns that he had acted in commercials as a baby but Homer spent all the money so he legally emancipates himself from his parents and moves out.
- I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can #1412 @ February 16, 2004
Lisa competes at a spelling bee and becomes the pride of the town. Meanwhile, Homer goes touring with a group who are obsessed with eating Krusty Burger's latest sandwich
- A Star Is Born-Again #1413 @ March 2, 2004
Flanders dates a movie star.
- Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington #1414 @ March 9, 2004
The Simpsons suggest Krusty run for Congress when air traffic noise from passing planes is getting on their nerves.
- C.E. D'oh #1415 @ March 16, 2004
Homer becomes the CEO of the power plant when he releases a canary that is the plant's legal owner.
- 'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky #1416 @ March 30, 2004
Lisa takes up astronomy, however her attempts of getting the lights turned down during the night only result in a rise in the crime rate.
- Three Gays of the Condo #1417 @ April 13, 2004
Homer moves in with two gay guys when he finds a letter from Marge from 10 years ago saying that she hated him.
- Dude, Where's My Ranch? #1418 @ April 27, 2004
Homer, when challenged to write a new Christmas carol, creates an anti-Flanders song that becomes such a huge hit that the family quickly become sick of it. To get away from all the popularity, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to a western ranch.
- Old Yeller Belly #1419 @ May 4, 2004
Santa's Little Helper fails to save Homer from Bart's Treehouse when it's on fire, and as a result, Homer disowns him. SLH becomes the new mascot for Duff Beer, but when his original owner shows up claiming the dog is rightfully his, Bart fears he will never see Santa's Little Helper again.
- Brake My Wife, Please #1420 @ May 11, 2004
Homer loses his driver's license after driving into the ocean. This puts some stress on Marge, who has to do all his driving for him, whilst Homer discovers the joys of walking, at least until Marge knocks him down in her car...
- Bart of War #1421 @ May 18, 2004
Bart and Milhouse join different youth groups as punishment for damaging the Flanders' house, and end up fighting for territory.
- Moe Baby Blues #1422 @ May 18, 2004
While attempting suicide by jumping off a bridge, Moe Szyslak inadvertently saves Maggie's life and becomes emotionally attached to her, which makes Homer jealous.
- Treehouse of Horror XIV #1501 @ November 2, 2005
Reaper Madness – Homer becomes the Grim Reaper and must kill his wife to get out of his job.
- My Mother the Carjacker #1502 @ November 9, 2005
Homer's mother returns, and after being cleared of all charges, is re-imprisoned on a technicality.
- The President Wore Pearls #1503 @ November 16, 2005
Lisa is elected Student Body President, but is unaware that the school staff is using her for their own devices.
- The Regina Monologues #1504 @ November 23, 2005
After making over $3000 from his own museum, Bart takes the family to London, where Homer is arrested for treason after crashing into the Queen.
- The Fat and the Furriest #1505 @ November 30, 2005
Everybody thinks Homer is a coward after television footage captures him fleeing from a bear.
- Today I Am a Clown #1506 @ December 7, 2005
Krusty realises that he never had a Bar Mitzvah as a child. He quits his show to have it as an adult, with the help of his father.
- 'Tis the Fifteenth Season #1507 @ December 14, 2005
Homer realises how selfish he is after he spends all the family's Christmas money on a present for himself. He becomes the nicest guy in town, making Ned Flanders jealous.
- Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays #1508 @ January 4, 2005
- I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot #1509 @ January 11, 2005
Homer builds a battle robot to win Bart's respect, and places it in a tournament against other robots. What Bart doesn't know, though, is that the robot is actually Homer in costume...
- Diatribe of a Mad Housewife #1510 @ January 25, 2005
Marge writes a novel...with characters based on Homer and Ned. Meanwhile, Homer gets fired from the power plant again and becomes an ambulance driver.
- Margical History Tour #1511 @ February 8, 2005
Marge tells the kids the story of famous people in history:
- Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore #1512 @ February 15, 2005
Milhouse moves to Capital City, which causes a lonely Bart to bond with Lisa. Meanwhile Homer goes into panhandling to buy an anniversary gift for Marge.
- Smart and Smarter #1513 @ February 22, 2005
An IQ test proves Maggie to be smarter than Lisa. Shocked that she is no longer "the smart one", Lisa runs away from home.
- The Ziff Who Came to Dinner #1514 @ March 14, 2005
Artie Ziff is found living in the Simpsons' attic after his multi-million-dollar company goes out of business.
- Co-Dependent's Day #1515 @ March 21, 2005
After Homer and Marge bond by getting drunk together, Homer crashes the car but frames Marge for it. She goes into rehab, and Homer busts her out.
- The Wandering Juvie #1516 @ March 28, 2005
After setting up a huge wedding scam, Bart is sent to Juvenile Hall. He meets a girl called Gina, and they break out together and go on the lam.
- My Big Fat Geek Wedding #1517 @ April 18, 2005
After hearing that Skinner is getting cold feet about their wedding, Edna leaves Skinner at the altar and hooks up with Comic Book Guy. Skinner tries to win Edna back with Homer's help.
- Catch 'Em if You Can #1518 @ April 25, 2005
Homer and Marge take a vacation away from the kids, but decide to go to Miami instead of going to see an uncle. Bart, Lisa and Grampa find out and follow them. Chaos ensues as they chase Marge and Homer across the country.
- Simple Simpson #1519 @ May 2, 2005
Homer becomes "Pie Man", a masked vigilante who delivers a pie in the face of justice to evildoers. However, after attacking Mr Burns, Burns hires him as a personal hitman, until Homer is ordered to attack the Dalai Lama.
- The Way We Weren't #1520 @ May 9, 2005
Homer and Marge recall the story of their first kiss at summer camp when they were children, where Homer betrayed Marge by standing her up on their second date.
- Bart-Mangled Banner #1521 @ May 16, 2005
After being accidentally turned temporarily deaf by one of Dr Hibbert's inoculations, Bart accidentally moons the American flag without realising. This results in Springfield being accused of hating America and the Simpsons being sent to Alcatraz.
- Fraudcast News #1522 @ Ma
y 23, 2005
Lisa publishes her own newspaper, which becomes under threat of takeover after Mr Burns buys all the media outlets in town. This causes her to start an all-out war with Mr Burns for the right to tell the truth.
- Treehouse of Horror XV #1601 @ November 7, 2006
The Ned Zone – A severe bump to the head causes Ned Flanders to gain the power to foretell people's deaths.
- All's Fair in Oven War #1602 @ November 14, 2006
Bart gets carried away and adopts a more sophisticated style after reading Playdude magazines with the female images cut-out. Meanwhile, Marge resorts to cheating during a baking contest.
- Sleeping With the Enemy #1603 @ November 21, 2006
Feeling unappreciated by her own children, Marge takes in Nelson as her surrogate child. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes self-conscious of her weight.
- She Used to Be My Girl #1604 @ December 5, 2006
Marge bumps into an old high-school acquaintance who has become a successful news reporter. While Marge becomes jealous of her friends success and wonders what may have been had she not stayed with Homer, Lisa becomes inspired by this new, strong woman.
- Fat Man and Little Boy #1605 @ December 12, 2006
Bart becomes depressed and following advice from Lisa, deals with his problems by writing. However, his writing is made on T-Shirts, which quickly attract attention.
- Midnight Rx #1606 @ January 16, 2006
Homer and Grampa smuggle prescription drugs from Canada (a'la Midnight Express) when Mr Burns cancels the power plant drug scheme.
- Mommie Beerest #1607 @ January 30, 2006
When Homer takes out a second mortgage on the house to prevent Moe's being shut down, Marge becomes co-proprietor at Moe's. When the Moe-Marge team create a successful British pub, Homer begins to wonder if Moe and Marge are becoming more than just business partners...
- Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass #1608 @ February 6, 2006
After teaching many famous sports stars how to showboat, Homer is asked to choreograph the Super Bowl halftime show.
- Pranksta Rap #1609 @ February 13, 2006
Bart secretly attends a rap concert and then fakes his own kidnapping to avoid being punished.
- There's Something About Marrying #1610 @ February 20, 2006
Homer becomes a minister after Springfield legalizes gay marriage and Patty comes out of the closet.
- On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister #1611 @ March 6, 2006
Lisa files a restraining order against Bart, forcing him to live in the backyard. Homer becomes a greeter for the Sprawl Mart.
- Goo Goo Gai Pan #1612 @ March 13, 2006
Selma hits menopause, so she tries to adopt a child in China by pretending to be married to Homer.
- Mobile Homer #1613 @ March 20, 2006
Marge throws Homer out of the house after wasting her savings on a new RV.
- The Seven-Beer Snitch #1614 @ April 3, 2006
Marge convinces the town to build a concert hall to prove that Springfield is not a hick town, but when the hall suffers financial problems, Mr Burns buys it and turns it into a prison. Homer is imprisoned and becomes a snitch on the other prisoners. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa investigate Snowball II's recent weight gain.
- Future-Drama #1615 @ April 17, 2006
Professor Frink's astrology machine gives Bart and Lisa a look eight years into the future, when they both graduate from high school.
- Don't Fear the Roofer #1616 @ May 1, 2006
Sick of being unwanted, Homer befriends a man who works as a roofer. The trouble is, no one else can see him and Homer's insistence that the roofer does exist prompts everyone to think he has gone crazy.
- The Heartbroke Kid #1617 @ May 1, 2006
Bart is sent to fat camp after suffering a heart attack from junk food addiction brought on by the inclusion of vending machines at Springfield Elementary.
- A Star Is Torn #1618 @ May 8, 2006
Lisa participates in a singing competition with Homer as her manager.
- Thank God It's Doomsday #1619 @ May 8, 2006
A chain of random occurrences convinces Homer that the rapture is coming.
- Home Away from Homer #1620 @ May 15, 2006
Ned rents a room to two college girls who, without his knowledge, use it for live webcam. Upset that nobody told him about this, Ned leaves town and a new neighbor moves in next to the Simpsons.
- The Father, The Son & The Holy Guest Star #1621 @ May 15, 2006
Bart gets expelled from school (again) and transfers to a Catholic school, where a hip priest named Father Sean tries to convert Bart and Homer to Catholicism.
- Bonfire of the Manatees #1701 @ September 11, 2007
After Homer gets into trouble over his football gambling debts, he allows the Mob to shoot a "snuggle" film in the house without Marge's permission. When she and the kids return home from a trip to "Santa's Village" and find production still going on, Marge leaves. Later she encounters Caleb Thorn, a marine biologist, with a passion for saving the endangered manatee.
- The Girl Who Slept Too Little #1702 @ September 18, 2007
After the family successfully protest against a stamp museum being built next to their house, it is built on the cemetery lot instead. The cemetery is then moved next to the Simpson's house, this results in Lisa beginning to suffer from fright-induced insomnia.
- Milhouse of Sand and Fog #1703 @ September 25, 2007
Homer tries to capitalize on a "pox party" after Maggie is infected with chicken pox, but ends up catching it himself. As a result, Milhouse's parents get back together, but he and Bart try to separate them again so that Milhouse gets more attention. They plant a bra in Kirk's bed, but the plan backfires as it turns out to be one of Marge's. Luanne and Homer believe that Marge is having an affair with Kirk, leaving Bart to realize that he may have ended his own parent's marriage.
- Treehouse of Horror XVI #1704 @ November 6, 2007
B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence – After Bart jumps from a roof to a swimming pool he falls into a possibly-permanent coma. The family decide to get a robot boy to replace him, and take one in with the name of David. He quickly proves to be a much better son than Bart ever was.
- Marge's Son Poisoning #1705 @ November 13, 2007
Marge buys a tandem bicycle and after she fails to ride it on her own, Bart offers to ride with her. He soon finds himself increasingly spending time with his mother, until school bullies accuse him of being a "mama's boy". Homer purchases a dumb-bell, and after his right arm becomes muscular after thousands of reps, Moe encourages him to enter an arm-wrestling tournament.
- See Homer Run #1706 @ November 20, 2007
In order to win back Lisa's love, Homer takes a job as a costumed "Safety Salamander", in the process winning public acclaim for saving numerous lives after an auto pile-up. Emboldened, he runs against Mayor Quimby after the citizens of Springfield demand a recall election.
- The Last of the Red Hat Mamas #1707 @ November 27, 2007
Marge joins a woman's group after Homer gets distanced from her. Lisa is taught Italian by Milhouse in order to enjoy a vacation in Italy.
- The Italian Bob #1708 @ December 11, 2007
After Mr. Burns crashes his car, he sends Homer and the family off to Italy to pick up his new fancy sports car. While on their Italian adventure, the Simpsons end up stranded in a small Italian village where a rehabilitated Sideshow Bob reigns as mayor. Sideshow Bob impresses the Simpsons enough so that they keep his sordid past a secret until one of the family members, in a wine-induced state, spills the beans.
- Simpsons Christmas Stories #1709 @ December 18, 2007
A Christmas episode, consisting of three stories:
- Homer's Paternity Coot #1710 @ January 8, 2007
Smoke from the "Springfield Tire Fire" melts some of the snow on Mt. Springfield revealing a frozen mailman. One of his old letters is addressed to Homer's mother, and seems to suggest that Grampa may not be Homer's real father.
- We're on the Road to D'ohwhere #1711 @ January 29, 2007
After Bart steals a key from Principal Skinner's office and gets himself into hot water, Marge and Homer send him to a "behavior modification camp." Homer is forced to cancel his much-anticipated trip to Las Vegas in order to drive Bart to the camp, but on the way there, Homer decides it's a great time to bond with Bart.
- My Fair Laddy #1712 @ February 26, 2007
When Bart accidentally destroys Groundskeeper Willie's shack, Marge takes in the homeless janitor. Lisa decides to offer Willie a better life by refining him for her upcoming science fair, and after an arduous regimen, she turns the curmudgeon into the talk of the town. Meanwhile, Homer fears changing trouser styles when he discovers the factory that makes his classic blue pants is going out of business.
- The Seemingly Never-Ending Story #1713 @ March 12, 2007
While cave exploring with his family, Homer causes the cave to crumble and finds himself stuck upside down in the ceiling. Marge and Bart search for help while Lisa passes the time by telling Homer a story, which turns into a chain of narrated tales.
- Bart Has Two Mommies #1714 @ March 19, 2007
Ned Flanders wins a new computer and offers it to Marge, as he has no use for it. In return, Marge babysits the Flanders children. With Marge spending so much time at The Flanders', Homer must look after Bart and Lisa. Homer takes the kids to an animal retirement home, but the trip goes awry when Toot-Toot the monkey pulls Bart into her cage and holds him hostage. Marge learns of the kidnapping when it is a breaking news report and she must figure out a way to get her son back.
- Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife #1715 @ March 26, 2007
Homer's obsession with Lenny's new plasma TV prompts Marge to enter the family in a sweepstakes, and they win a trip to the Fox Studio Lot. Against Marge's wishes, Homer signs them up for a "Trading Spouses"-type show and is forced to take in a controlling wife, while Marge moves in with a beaten-down husband, Charlie, and his perfect son. Charlie quickly develops a crush on Marge, while she tries to give him the strength to stand up to his own wife.
- Million Dollar Abie #1716 @ April 2, 2007
When Springfield builds a new stadium for a new NFL team, Grampa is driven to suicide when he makes the new NFL team go to another place. However, Grampa is given a second chance and he intends to live his life to the fullest as a bullfighter in Springfield's new bullring.
- Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore #1717 @ April 9, 2007
Patty and Selma abduct their long-loved MacGyver star, Richard Dean Anderson, during the Springfield Stargate SG-1 convention. Mr. Burns outsources the nuclear power plant to India, and leaves Homer in charge of training the new employees.
- The Wettest Stories Ever Told #1718 @ April 23, 2007
A dinner at the Frying Dutchman gone wrong turns into an excuse for another anthology show, this time with a nautical theme - Lisa tells about the Mayflower voyage, Bart tells about mutiny in Tahiti, and Homer tells about capsizing cruise ships.
- Girls Just Want to Have Sums #1719 @ April 30, 2007
Frances McDormand guest voices as the new principal at Springfield Elementary (after Skinner is fired following a sexist remark made at a performance of Itchy & Scratchy: The Musical) - or at least, what was Springfield Elementary, before she turns it into separate boys-only and girls-only schools, prompting Lisa, who realizes that the girls aren't being taught very much (especially in math) to masquerade as a boy so she can attend the boys' school and actually learn something important.
- Regarding Margie #1720 @ May 7, 2007
Marge did not read those "use only in a well-ventilated area" warnings on the cleaning bottles carefully enough while she was spring cleaning, as she can no longer remember a few things, like the fact that she is married.
- The Monkey Suit #1721 @ May 14, 2007
Lisa is arrested for defying the new law in Springfield against teaching evolution after Reverend Lovejoy is appointed by Mayor Quimby (at Ned Flanders's request) to be the town's new "morality czar" in charge of promoting creationism. A comment made in the show's first season comes back to save her.
- Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play #1722 @ May 21, 2007
The Springfield Isotopes's star second baseman sees Homer and Marge kissing on the Jumbotron and asks them to help him with his marriage, but when Homer gets caught giving a neck massage to the player's wife, it's a twin bill of marital ill.