...And I gave that man directions, even though I didn’t know the way, ’cause that’s the kind of guy I am this week.— Homer
The Thing and I: Bart discovers he has an evil twin brother locked in the attic. The Genesis Tub: Lisa's science experiment generates a race of microscopic people. Citizen Kang: As the election draws near, the aliens Kang and Kudos kidnap and assume the roles of Bob Dole and Bill Clinton.
The Simpsons move to Cypress Creek when Homer receives a better job offer, however, unbeknown to him, his new boss is an evil supervillain.
Homer becomes a boxer after discovering that he can survive massive blows to the head. However it could all end with the big title fight against Drederick Tatum.
Burns discovers he has a son, Larry. But when he turns out to be a lazy slob, Burns disowns him, so Homer helps him stage a phony kidnapping.
After Bart destroys private property, Homer forces Bart to work for the homeowner, unaware that his son is paying off his debt at a burlesque house.
Homer questions his own marriage when Milhouse's parents, Kirk & Luann Van Houten announce their divorce at the latest Simpsons party.
Lisa develops a crush on Nelson Muntz, but fears she cannot change him. Meanwhile, Homer turns to telemarketing fraud.
Ned Flanders suffers a nervous breakdown when his house is destroyed in a hurricane, and checks himself into a mental hospital.
Homer has visions after eating too many hot peppers, and is told he must find his soul mate.
Late one Friday night, Homer sees an alien in Springfield Forest, but no-one believes him. So he and Bart return to find proof.
Marge starts a pretzel franchise, however it is not successful until Homer persuades the mafia to eliminate the competition.
In order to promote teamwork amongst his workers, Mr. Burns holds a corporate retreat in the mountains; however, he and Homer get buried under an avalanche.
The Simpson family get a Mary Poppins-like nanny after Marge starts losing her hair due to stress.
The Itchy & Scratchy Show gets a new character to boost ratings - Poochie the dog, voiced by Homer Simpson.
A shop owner befriends the Simpson family, but after Homer discovers he is a homosexual he fears Bart will turns out gay as well.
Sideshow Bob is paroled once again, but Bart suspects a sinister motive when Bob's brother Cecil puts him in charge of Springfield's Hydroelectric Dam.
Lisa becomes a babysitter, however she has her work cut out when she is left to babysit Bart for the evening.
When the town of Springfield brings back the ancient law of Prohibition, and Homer & Bart smuggle alcohol into Springfield.
After Bart sees Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, they strike a deal with him to keep it a secret, however it does not last for long.
Bart goes on a spending spree after obtaining a phony credit card, and buys a well-trained collie named Laddie. However, when his goods are repossessed, Bart gives the repo men Santa's Little Helper instead.
Mr. Burns loses his vast fortune and asks Lisa to help him get it back by recycling.
After Reverend Lovejoy loses interest in helping people, the townspeople turn to Marge to answer their problems. Meanwhile, Homer sets out to discover why his face is on a Japanese box of soap.
A new employee at the power plant, Frank Grimes, takes a dislike to Homer's laziness and ineptitude, which turns to hate when he sees that Homer is more of a success than he is.
Troy McClure present three Simpsons spin-off spoofs: Chief Wiggum, P.I.: Chief Wiggum moves to New Orleans as a detective, and Principal Skinner is his assistant. The Love-Matic Grampa: Abe Simpson's soul is trapped inside Moe's Love Tester machine. The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour: The Simpson family (except Lisa) host a variety show.
After Bart nearly destroys Springfield he is sent to military school, but Lisa wants to stay there too, and is determined to stick it out as the only girl.
Described as the "last of the Golden Era" by some fans, Season Eight (1996-1997) is again full of memorable and quotable episodes.
The show's success thus far brought with it more big-name guest stars: Albert Brooks plays an evil super-villain who happens to be Homer's new boss; Rodney Dangerfield voices Mr. Burns' oafish son; Jonny Cash is a spirit guide (in the form of a coyote) for Homer after he eats Guatemalan insanity peppers; David Duchovony and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as Mulder and Scully in a superb X-Files crossover episode; and Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, brothers in the sitcom Frasier, play Robert and Cecil Terwilliger in the sixth outing - and imprisonment - for the great Sideshow Bob.
Yoo hoo, Simpsons Freaks!
You hold in your shaking, sweaty little hands the latest, greatest Simpsons DVD boxset ever! And I'm not just saying that because that's what I say every time I crank out one of these little intros. Lucky Season 8, as we refer to it back at Simpsons headquarters, is a slambang animated laff-fest of gargantuan proportions, full of classic episodes, fan favorites, and specially inserted continuity errors to satisfy the compulsive nitpickers. It's all part of our ongoing commitment to release every single Simpsons episode in chronological order, complete with meandering, puff-chested audio commentaries.
This is the season in which Albert Brooks played laidback supervillain Hank Scorpio. And Bart did battle with his not-quite-as-evil twin Hugo. And Lisa developed a sweet crush on Nelson Muntz. And Milhouse's strangely similar-looking parents got divorced. And Homer ate a Guatemalan insanity pepper and encountered a wise hallucinogenic coyote, voiced by Johnny Cash. And Marge had a pretzel-selling scheme. And Bart toured a gay steel mill. And Shary Bobbins floated away with her bumbershoot, only to be chewed up by a passing airliner. And we said hello and goodbye to Poochie, in "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show."
We had a blast making this merriment, and it gladdens our hearts to imagine you out there laughing in the dark in some basement rumpus room. So settle back, hit "play all," and watch contentedly as several hours of your life dance by in vivid, almost scorching colors.
It has been an honor selling these formerly free TV shows to you.