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Simpson Family
Season Three  (1991-1992)  ·  24 Episodes

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Stark Raving Dad (#7F24) 19 Sep 1991
Thanks to Bart leaving his lucky red hat in the load of washed white shirts, Homer wears a pink shirt to the nuclear power plant. He is promptly committed to a mental institution, where he meets up with a white man (Leon Kompowski) who walks and talks like Michael Jackson.
NOTES: Michael Jackson voices Leon Kompowski when he sounds like Michael Jackson (uncredited).

Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington (#8F01) 26 Sep 1991
Thanks to Lisa's patriotic and winning essay in a Reading Digest contest, the Simpsons win a trip to Washington DC. However, Lisa's faith in democracy is shaken when she sees her local representative taking a bribe for a permit to cut down Springfield National Forest.
NOTE: The first episode broadcast in Dolby Surround Stereo.

When Flanders Failed (#7F23) 3 Oct 1991
Ned Flanders quits his regular job and announces at a barbecue that he is opening a mall store catering to lefties. Homer, however, wishes that Flanders would fail.

Bart the Murderer (#8F03) 10 Oct 1991
After having a very lousy day of school, Bart accidentally stumbles into `The Legitimate Businessman Social Club', a mobster front. He becomes a bartender, but when he shows up late at work and blames Principal Skinner, Skinner disappears. Joe Mantegna and Neil Patrick Harris guest star.

Homer Defined (#8F04) 17 Oct 1991
When Homer accidentally saved two nuclear plants, he becomes a hero, and is admired by his daughter, Lisa. Magic Johnson and Chick Hearn guest star.

Like Father, Like Clown (#8F05) 24 Oct 1991
Krusty finally drops by to have dinner with the Simpsons to thank Bart for believing him (see Krusty Gets Busted), and drops a bombshell: He real name is Krustofsky, and he is estranged from his rabbi father, who disowned him when Krusty decided to be a clown instead of a rabbi. Now, Bart vows to reunite Klown and rabbi.
NOTES: Jackie Mason is the voice of Rabbi Krustofsky.

Treehouse of Horror II (AKA: The Simpsons Halloween Special II) (#8F02) 31 Oct 1991
In the sequel to the original Treehouse of Horror, three more tales of horror. Lisa, Bart, and Homer eat too much candy, and end up having nightmares...: In “The Monkey's Paw,” the Simpsons, on a foreign trip, pick up a monkey's paw that gives the holder four wishes each with bad side effects. Next, In a parody of a classic Twilight Zone episode, everyone in Springfield must be happy or else something will happen to them by a monster. The monster is known as Bart Simpson, the kid with the mental powers. in “Bart the Monster”. Finally, Homer gets randomly fired from the nuclear power plant, and gets hired as a gravedigger. He falls asleep in the grave, and gets picked up by Mr. Burns for a cyborg experiment in “Homer's Brain.”
Note: this is the only Treehouse of Horror/Halloween Special episode where the stories do not have separate on-screen titles; the three titles mentioned used here were created for use in the episode capsule (they could just as easily be called "Lisa's Nightmare," "Bart's Nightmare," and "Homer's Nightmare")

Lisa's Pony (#8F06) 7 Nov 1991
After disappointing Lisa, again, Homer finally gives Lisa a pony. Now, in desperation to pay off the bills associated with owning a pony, Homer works the graveyard shift at Apu's Kwik-E-Mart.

Saturdays of Thunder (#8F07) 14 Nov 1991
In order to build a father/son relationship, Homer helps Bart build a soapbox racer. However, when Martin crashes his racer during the time trials, Bart must make an important decision: Turn his back on his father and be Martin's replacement driver, or race in his soapbox and let Nelson win.

Flaming Moe's (#8F08) 21 Nov 1991
Homer helps invent the hottest drink in Springfield. However, when Moe steals the recipe and turns Moe's Tavern into the hottest spot in Springfield, Homer vows revenge. Guest stars Catherine O'Hara and the Rock band Aerosmith.

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (#8F09) 5 Dec 1991
Homer finds that his job as `safety inspector' is in danger when Mr. Burns sells the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to German businessmen for $100,000,000.

I Married Marge (#8F10) 26 Dec 1991
Picking up where The Way We Was left off....The year is 1980, and Homer is working at the local miniature golfing course, living with Marge's parents, and dating Marge. Then Marge becomes pregnant with Bart.

Radio Bart (#8F11) 9 Jan 1992
It's Bart's tenth birthday. Bart receives a radio microphone, which he promptly uses to play practical jokes on everyone, including that a little boy named Timmy O'Toole has fallen down the local well.
NOTES: Sting guest voices as himself with the song titled “We're Sending Our Love Down the Well”.

Lisa the Greek (#8F12) 23 Jan 1992
Lisa's football predicting skills brings about a closer relationship between Homer and Lisa, not to mention making Moe broke, until Lisa realizes that the relationship may end with the Super Bowl.
NOTES: Repeats of this episode had portions redubbed for later Super Bowls.

Homer Alone (#8F14) 6 Feb 1992
When the family causes Marge to flip out, she takes a vacation from it all at Rancho Relaxo, leaving Lisa and Bart with Patty and Selma (shudder), and Homer alone with Maggie. Then, Maggie goes searching for Marge.

Bart the Lover (#8F16) 13 Feb 1992
He has the name of the 23rd president, the face of Gordie Howe, and the lines of a Frenchman. Is Mrs. Krabapple's new pen pal/lover Bart's latest practical joke? Meanwhile, Homer starts building a doghouse, and learns to give up swearing.

Homer at the Bat (#8F13) 20 Feb 1992
Mr. Burns bets $1,000,000 that his company team can beat a competing plant's team. In order to do so, he replaced the regular company team with new security guard Roger Clemens, new janitor Wade Boggs, lunchroom cashier Ken Griffey Jr., and other new employees like Steve Sax, Don Mattingly, Ozzie Smith, Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco, and Mike Scoscia (who runs the solid contaminate encapsulator). Terry Cashman also guest stars.

Separate Vocations (#8F15) 27 Feb 1992
After taking the Career Aptitude Normalization Test, or CANT test, Lisa finds out she's more suited to be a homemaker, while Bart is more suited to be a police officer. While Bart enjoys his taste of authority, Lisa turns into a bad kid.
NOTES: Steve Allen guest stars voices.

Dog of Death (#8F17) 12 Mar 1992
When Santa's Little Helper suffers from a twisted stomach, the Simpsons sacrifice in order to pay for a life saving operation. However, when the family's morale suffers from the cuts, the dog runs away, and quickly becomes one of Mr. Burns' hounds.

Colonel Homer (#8F19) 26 Mar 1992
After a particularly bad movie experience, Homer drives to a bar where he discovers a singer named Lurleen Lumpkin. Now, Colonel Homer is her manager, much to Marge's disgust. Beverly D'Angelo guest stars as Lurleen Lumpkin.

Black Widower (#8F20) 9 Apr 1992
Sideshow Bob gets paroled, and marries Selma. However, Bart suspects that Sideshow Bob has something else up his sleeve.

The Otto Show (#8F21) 23 Apr 1992
Otto loses his job driving the school bus, partially because he doesn't have a driver's license, and, after being kicked out of his apartment, goes to live with the Simpsons. Spinal Tap guest star.

Bart's Friend Falls In Love (#8F22) 7 May 1992
Bart and Milhouse enter the age of cooties, when Milhouse dates a new girl... without her father knowing it. Meanwhile, Homer tries to lose weight by listening to a subliminal tape. Kimmy Robertson guest stars.

Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? (#8F23) 27 Aug 1992
Herbert Powell returns, and asks the Simpsons help for an invention idea of his, using the money Homer received from the nuclear plant for some bogus award. Guest stars Joe Frazier and Danny DeVito.
NOTE: This episode is not technically part of any season, as it aired between the "official" Season 3 finale and Season 4 premiere.

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