I can’t live the buttoned down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles! Sure, I might offend a few of the blue-noses with my cocky stride and musky odor - oh, I’ll never be the darling of the so-called ‘City Fathers’ who cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about what’s to be done with this Homer Simpson?— Homer
Our very first glimpse of The Simpsons, these are short clips which aired on the Tracey Ullman Show from 1987 to 1989, before and after ad breaks. Here you can read about them and download all 48 episodes!
Homer & Marge say goodnight to their kids, scaring them with philosophy and "bedbugs".
Bart & Lisa watch television and argue.
Homer tries to get Bart to jump into his arms.
Bart & Lisa are supposed to be babysitting Maggie, however, she sneaks off and gets into all sorts of trouble.
Bart & Lisa try to get Maggie to stop sucking on her pacifier, however, Maggie has quite a few spare.
Bart & Lisa hold a burping contest, much to Marge's disgust.
The Simpsons gather for dinner.
Bart, Lisa & Maggie make scary faces at each other, much to Marge's objections.
The family attend a funeral. Bart is looking forward to seeing a dead body, but faints when he does.
Bart & Lisa wonder what Maggie is thinking.
Homer throws a football to Bart, but Bart has trouble catching it.
Bart tries to build a house of cards.
Since Marge is out, Homer must cook dinner.
Bart, Maggie and Lisa play "space patrol".
Bart goes to get a haircut, but ends up being shaved bald.
Homer practices the family's response time to emergencies.
Marge has baked some cookies and Bart tries to steal them.
Bart tells Lisa and Maggie scary stories, but get frightened by something else.
The kids spend time with their Grandpa, who tells them of the good old times.
Homer and Bart take a fishing trip.
Bart goes skateboarding, but it turns out Lisa and even Maggie are better than him.
Bart and Lisa complain about going to church, saying that they're Pagans.
Bart hides in the closet to avoid chores.
Homer takes the kids to an aquarium, however Bart gets into the tank with the sharks!
Homer tries to take the family portrait.
Bart has hiccups, and Lisa & Maggie try to cure him.
The kids contemplate stealing from the money jar.
The family take a trip to the art museum, where Bart takes an interest in a certain painting...
The Simpsons go to the zoo, where they see a family of monkeys which look familiar...
Homer, Grandpa and the kids argue.
Bart tries to steal cookies again, but this time outwits his parents by hiding it under one of three bowls.
When Homer tells the kids they cannot watch Itchy & Scratchy, Bart rips out the insides of the television and creates his own show!
Lisa draws Homer's face on Bart's punching bag to "give him motivation".
Bart recites his own version of the poem, "The Night Before Christmas".
Bart, Lisa & Maggie go to see the Krusty The Clown Show filmed live, however Bart doesn't believe Krusty is a real clown.
Bart unwittingly stops a robber, but all he wanted was a candy bar...
Bart tells a story of a planet where the children are the parents and the parents are the children.
Bart takes Lisa & Maggie to a scary movie, but ends up being scared himself.
Homer tries to hypnotize the kids into being good.
Bart gets caught shoplifting.
The family take a trip to Echo Canyon, where Bar causes yet more mischief.
Bart turns bath time into an adventure...and ends up flooding the bathroom.
Bart eats too many cookies and has nightmares that his family are after him.
Homer tells the kids to go play outside, so they dress up in their parents' clothes and play 'Jungle'.
Dad takes the family to a psychiatrist to determine why they don't laugh any more.
Maggie loses her ball and goes chasing after it, but falls over a waterfall.
Maggie manages to survives the fall and arrives home with the help of some helium balloons, without being noticed.
Homer takes the TV over from the kids. They go outside and fly a kite...and it gets stuck in the antennae, destroying the TV picture.