Season 8 Episodes

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The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

Season 8, Episode 25 - Air Date: 5/18/1997
When Bart is sent to military school after playing a prank on the town, Lisa decides to join him... as the school's only girl cadet.
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The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase

Season 8, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/11/1997
Troy McClure presents three Simpsons spinoff spoofs: In "Chief Wiggum, P.I.," Chief Wiggum becomes a New Orleans detective.
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Homer's Enemy

Season 8, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/4/1997
A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.
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In Marge We Trust

Season 8, Episode 22 - Air Date: 4/27/1997
Disturbed that Reverend Lovejoy has lost interest in counseling parishioners, Marge volunteers as the "Listen Lady.
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The Old Man and Lisa

Season 8, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/20/1997
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.
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The Canine Mutiny

Season 8, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/13/1997
When Bart can't pay the credit card bill for his expensive new purebred dog, the repo men unwittingly take Santa's Little Helper.
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Grade School Confidential

Season 8, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/6/1997
Bart discovers Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, and it's not long before the whole town knows of their secret affair.
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Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment

Season 8, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/16/1997
When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.
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My Sister, My Sitter

Season 8, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/2/1997
Lisa has a stellar reputation as a babysitter, but when Homer and Marge leave her in charge of Bart and Maggie, everything starts going wrong.
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Brother From Another Series

Season 8, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/23/1997
When Sideshow Bob is released from prison, his brother Cecil puts him in charge of building Springfield's new hydroelectric dam.
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Homer's Phobia

Season 8, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/16/1997
The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his influence on Bart.
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The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

Season 8, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/9/1997
In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character voiced by Homer.
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Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious

Season 8, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/7/1997
Marge is stressed by the demands of motherhood and the Simpsons get a magical British nanny, who floats down from the sky holding an umbrella.
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Mountain of Madness

Season 8, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/2/1997
To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.
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The Twisted World of Marge Simpson

Season 8, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/19/1997
Marge's new pretzel franchise is failing until Homer strikes a deal with Fat Tony, Springfield's local mobster.
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The Springfield Files

Season 8, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/12/1997
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.
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El Viaje de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)

Season 8, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/5/1997
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.
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Hurricane Neddy

Season 8, Episode 8 - Air Date: 12/29/1996
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.
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Lisa's Date With Density

Season 8, Episode 7 - Air Date: 12/15/1996
Lisa develops a crush on Nelson and tries to change him into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer finds an autodialer and starts a telemarketing scam.
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A Milhouse Divided

Season 8, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/1/1996
Kirk and Luann Van Houten are getting a divorce. Homer is confident that it will never happen to him, but Kirk tells him how quickly things can change.
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Bart After Dark

Season 8, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/24/1996
After trespassing and damaging property at a mysterious old house, Bart is required to work there as a punishment.
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Burns, Baby Burns

Season 8, Episode 4 - Air Date: 11/17/1996
Mr. Burns' boorish long-lost son Larry gets the brush-off from Burns, but Homer hatches a plan to reconcile them.
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The Homer They Fall

Season 8, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/10/1996
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.
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You Only Move Twice

Season 8, Episode 2 - Air Date: 11/3/1996
When Homer accepts a job offer, the Simpsons move to Cypress Creek, where everything seems too good to be true.
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Treehouse of Horror VII

Season 8, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/27/1996
In "The Thing and I," Bart discovers his evil Siamese twin in the attic. In "The Genesis Tub," Lisa's science experiment becomes a quickly-developing micro-universe, where she is thought of as God and Bart is the devil.