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The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an animated comedy about a family in the fictional town of Springfield. The family is made up of selfish father Homer, fretting mother Marge, precocious daughter Lisa, rebellious son Bart and silent daughter Maggie. FOX 1989-???

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Season 2

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1 Bart Gets an F Bart is falling further and further behind at scho...
Bart is falling further and further behind at school and is threatened with having to repeat the fourth grade. This threat is enough to scare him into action and he enlists Martin's help in studying. Failing that he prays for snow to give him another day to study and God delivers.
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2 Simpson and Delilah Homer sees a commercial for Dimoxinil a miracle cu...
Homer sees a commercial for Dimoxinil a miracle cure for baldness. He can't afford it and so puts it on his work's health insurance. He is delirious when his hair returns and is soon promoted at work because of his new look. He hires a strapping assistant called Karl who pushes him toward greater success. Smithers is unhappy with his new rival and discovers the insurance fraud. Karl takes the blame for Homer but without his hair Homer is soon demoted.
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3 Treehouse of Horror Three stories told by Bart and Lisa on Halloween. ...
Three stories told by Bart and Lisa on Halloween. In the first the Simpsons buy a haunted house which doesn't want them to stay. Then aliens come to offer the Simpsons a better life but Lisa suspects they want to eat them. Finally Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven" is brought to life.
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4 Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish Bart catches a three eyed fish and pollution from ...
Bart catches a three eyed fish and pollution from the nuclear plant seems the most likely cause. Mr Burns feels the heat from government inspectors and decides to run for Governor as a result. His campaign is slickly managed and the final ingredient will be a televised dinner at the Simpson household.
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5 Dancin Homer On a company trip to the baseball game Homer gets ...
On a company trip to the baseball game Homer gets tired of his towns lack of spirit. He begins dancing to inspire greater support for the beleaguered Isotopes and when they win he becomes the team's official mascot. Soon the big leagues come calling and he moves his family out to Capitol City to become their new mascot.
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6 Dead Putting Society Homer is outraged when he sees his neighbour Ned F...
Homer is outraged when he sees his neighbour Ned Flanders' house. He takes it as a personal affront that everything at the Flanders' including their relationships are better than in the Simpsons household. Flanders tries to make up with Homer but instead of healing the rift Homer enters Bart into a miniature golf tournament just to beat Ned's son Rod. Bart trains with Lisa and Homer ups the stakes by wagering on the result with Ned.
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7 Bart vs Thanksgiving It's Thanksgiving and the whole family comes to di...
It's Thanksgiving and the whole family comes to dinner. Lisa works hard on a special centrepiece which Bart then destroys. Bart refuses to apologise and runs away to a soup kitchen to get a free meal. He returns at night and apologises to Lisa.
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8 Bart the Daredevil Bart and Homer are very excited to go and see a mo...
Bart and Homer are very excited to go and see a monster truck rally. Once there Bart becomes enamoured by daredevil Lance Murdoch and decides to become one himself. He begins various skateboard jumps but looks for a bigger challenge that will truly test him. He settles on jumping Springfield gorge and no one in his family can stop him. Finally Homer threatens to jump the gorge himself to prove how stupid an idea it is.
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9 Itchy and Scratchy and Marge Maggie hits Homer with a mallet prompting Marge to...
Maggie hits Homer with a mallet prompting Marge to ask where she could have got that idea from. When she sees Itchy and Scratchy on TV she rallies support to have the show changed. Initially ignored her campaign soon succeeds and the children of Springfield abandon the changed cartoon. But when Michelangelo's David comes to town Marge finds herself on the other side of the censorship debate.
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10 Bart Gets Hit By a Car Bart gets hit by Mr Burns' car bumping his head an...
Bart gets hit by Mr Burns' car bumping his head and breaking a toe. Burns treats Homer so poorly that Homer takes up the offer of shyster lawyer Lionel Hutz to take the case to court. Both sides lie outrageously and the jury sympathise far more with Bart. Burns makes Homer a generous offer but Marge gives away the truth of what is going on.
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11 One Fish Two Fish Blowfish Blue Fish Lisa asks Homer to take the family out to try a di...
Lisa asks Homer to take the family out to try a different cuisine. He agrees to go to a local sushi restaurant where he quickly becomes a fan of the food. Unfortunately he east a piece of blowfish which might be poisonous and is told he has twenty four hours to live. He makes a list of all the things he must do before he dies and begins to check them off.
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12 The Way We Was The Simpsons' TV set stops working. So to pass the...
The Simpsons' TV set stops working. So to pass the time Homer and Marge tell their children the story of how they met and fell in love back in High School.
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13 Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment Homer gets an illegal cable hook-up and Lisa think...
Homer gets an illegal cable hook-up and Lisa thinks it is stealing. After a Sunday School lesson about hell she determines to do something about it. Meanwhile Homer invites everyone he knows over to watch a big boxing match so Lisa stages a non-violent protest.
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14 Principal Charming Marge asks Homer to find a woman for Selma. Homer ...
Marge asks Homer to find a woman for Selma. Homer invites Principal Skinner over for dinner but he falls for Patty instead. As their romance grows Skinner loses control of the school and Selma becomes more depressed. Eventually Patty rejects Skinner to stay with Selma and he returns to punishing Bart.
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15 Oh Brother Where Are Thou Grandpa Simpson has a mild heart attack. He decide...
Grandpa Simpson has a mild heart attack. He decides to tell Homer about his half-brother who he left in an orphanage. Homer tracks him down and he is a wealthy businessman in Detroit. He invites Homer and family out to stay with him. Once there he asks Homer to help design a car for the average American.
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16 Barts Dog Gets an F Santa's Little Helper is eating and destroying any...
Santa's Little Helper is eating and destroying anything he can reach. When he destroys Marge's family quilt Homer wants to get rid of him. Bart takes SLH to obedience school where he finally learns to behave.
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17 Old Money Grandpa meets a new woman Beatrice at his retireme...
Grandpa meets a new woman Beatrice at his retirement home and falls for her. He resents Homer deeply when he drags Grandpa away from Bea's birthday to go to a safari park. When Grandpa returns home he finds Bea has passed away and left him $106,000. He considers many possibilities of how to spend it but settles on making his own retirement home a nice place to live.
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18 Brush With Greatness Homer gets stuck in a water slide leading to a new...
Homer gets stuck in a water slide leading to a new diet. As he slowly makes progress Marge rediscovers her dormant gift for painting. She wins a local award and Mr Burns commissions her to paint him. But despite her gift for finding inner beauty in her subjects, she can find none in Mr Burns.
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19 Lisa's Substitute Lisa's teacher Miss Hoover thinks she has Lyme dis...
Lisa's teacher Miss Hoover thinks she has Lyme disease and so Mr Bergstrom (Dustin Hoffman) steps in as substitute teacher. Lisa falls for him and his encouragement of her talents and desire to learn. She slowly becomes more disillusioned with Homer and his lack of interest in her. When Mr Bergstrom leaves town she lashes out calling Homer a baboon. Meanwhile Bart becomes an unlikely candidate for class president.
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20 The War of the Simpsons The Simpsons finally host a party to payback all t...
The Simpsons finally host a party to payback all the hospitality they have received over the years. Marge makes a big effort but Homer gets drunk and embarrasses everyone. Marge is so angry that the next day at church she signs them up for a marriage retreat. Homer is happier about it when he hears it's being held at Catfish Lake. He promises not to fish but ends up wrestling with the legendary General Sherman. Meanwhile Grandpa is left in charge at home and Bart decides to take full advantage.
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21 Three Men and a Comic Book When Bart learns that he could buy the first "Radi...
When Bart learns that he could buy the first "Radioactive Man" comic for only $100 he tries every way he can think of to get the money. Eventually he goes in with Martin and Milhouse to buy it but soon the paranoia of split ownership kicks in.
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22 Blood Feud Mr Burns urgently needs a blood transfusion but hi...
Mr Burns urgently needs a blood transfusion but his rare blood type makes it unlikely that they will find a donor. When Homer discovers that Bart can donate he insists that he does anticipating a financial reward. The operation goes well but Burns sends only a thank you card. Homer writes an angry letter which indirectly leads to Burns seeing the error of his decision.
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