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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

FOX 1989

Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Simpsons (Season 8)

The Simpsons - S8E10

#1 - The Springfield Files (Season 8 - Episode 10)

Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him -- not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who come to investigate the incident.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 618 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E2

#2 - You Only Move Twice (Season 8 - Episode 2)

In an idyllic planned community, Homer works for a new boss who has trouble with the government. Meanwhile, the rest of the family has difficulty dealing with the bucolic burg.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 780 votes.

The Simpsons - S8E23

#3 - Homer's Enemy (Season 8 - Episode 23)

A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 608 votes.

The Simpsons - S8E18

#4 - Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment (Season 8 - Episode 18)

When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 555 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E12

#5 - Mountain of Madness (Season 8 - Episode 12)

To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 522 votes.

The Simpsons - S8E1

#6 - Treehouse of Horror VII (Season 8 - Episode 1)

A Halloween trilogy. This time, Bart meets his "pure evil" Siamese twin; Lisa's science project attacks Bart; aliens Kang and Kodos invade as Clinton and Dole's replicas just before the 1996 Presidential election.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 734 votes.

The Simpsons - S8E15

#7 - Homer's Phobia (Season 8 - Episode 15)

The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his influence on Bart.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 549 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E9

#8 - El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) (Season 8 - Episode 9)

After eating a dish laced with potent peppers during the chili cookoff, Homer has hallucinations where a mystical coyote urges him to find his soulmate.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 552 votes.

The Simpsons - S8E8

#9 - Hurricane Neddy (Season 8 - Episode 8)

A hurricane destroys the Flanders' home and they have to move into the church basement. The people of Springfield gather to rebuild their house, but when Ned sees the poor workmanship, he has a complete breakdown.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 569 votes.

The Simpsons - S8E16

#10 - Brother from Another Series (Season 8 - Episode 16)

When Sideshow Bob is released from prison, his brother Cecil puts him in charge of building Springfield's new hydroelectric dam.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 483 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E5

#11 - Bart After Dark (Season 8 - Episode 5)

After trespassing and damaging property at a mysterious old house, Bart is required to work there as a punishment... but it turns out to be a burlesque house.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 547 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E3

#12 - The Homer They Fall (Season 8 - Episode 3)

When Moe sees that Homer can absorb massive blows to the head, he turns him into a prizefighter and sets up a match with heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 593 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E22

#13 - In Marge We Trust (Season 8 - Episode 22)

Disturbed that Reverend Lovejoy has lost interest in counseling parishioners, Marge volunteers as the "Listen Lady." Meanwhile, Homer sees his likeness on a box of Japanese detergent.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 464 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E21

#14 - The Old Man and the Lisa (Season 8 - Episode 21)

Financially ruined, Mr. Burns turns to Lisa for help in building a recycling business. Lisa believes he's changed, but his new business venture takes a shocking new direction.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 466 votes.

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The Simpsons - S8E14

#15 - The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (Season 8 - Episode 14)

In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character voiced by Homer.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 536 votes.

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Last updated: jan 30, 2023

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