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The Simpsons: Season 2 (1990-1991)

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The second series of "The Simpsons" contains the very first installment of "Treehouse of Horror," an episode containing a trio of terrifying short stories that would become a tradition for the show every year around Halloween. The three tales all take place outside of the normal continuity, as members of the Simpsons clan deal with situations out of science fiction, fantasy and horror flicks (the segments were often spoofs of popular films or TV shows). The most-memorable story this time around is "Hungry Are the Damned," a parody of an old "Twilight Zone" episode in which the family grow suspicious that a pair of seemingly friendly aliens are planning to eat them. Other series 2 highlights include a flashback episode depicting the high-school courtship of Homer and Marge and an uncredited appearance by Dustin Hoffman as a substitute teacher who inspires Lisa; Hoffman was one of the first in a long line of big-name celebrities who lent their voices to characters in Springfield.

Cast

Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grandpa/Krusty the Clown/Barney/Mayor Quimby
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Selma Bouvier
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz/Todd Flanders/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Hank Azaria
as Carl / Board Member #1 / Man in Audience #1
Pamela Hayden
as Escape from Grandma's House Announcer / Milhouse Van Houten
Maggie Roswell
as Miss Hoover
Maggie Roswell
as Gov. Mary Bailey
Marcia Wallace
as Edna Krabappel
Russi Taylor
as Martin Prince
Phil Hartman
as Lionel Hutz/Heavenly Voice
Tress MacNeille
as Agnes Skinner
Jon Lovitz
as Artie Ziff
Larry King
as Himself
Sab Shimono
as Master Chef
Diana Tanaka
as Hostess
Greg Berg
as Radio Voice / 'Hooray for Everything' Announcer / Security M
Alex Rocco
as Roger Myers Jr.
Daniel Stern
as Narrator
Cloris Leachman
as Mrs. Glick
Frank Welker
as Santa's Little Helper
Dustin Hoffman
as Eric Bergstrom
Ringo Starr
as Himself
Danny DeVito
as Herb Powell
Tracey Ullman
as Emily Winthrop
Tony Bennett
as Himself
Audrey Meadows
as Bea Simmons
Tom Poston
as Capital City Goofball
Daryl Coley
as Bleeding Gums Murphy
James Earl Jones
as Moving Man / Serak the Preparer / Narrator
Ken Levine
as Dan Horde
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

This season has several milestones

November 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season two was more of a promising evolution from season one than a sign of what was to come.

October 25, 2017 | Full Review…

In its first season, The Simpsons focused on family but in the second season it became an exploration of a community that doubles as a microcosm of American society.

November 14, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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It's becoming obvious that The Simpsons, now in its second season, isn't just a product of media hype: Matt Groening's cartoon family is one of the few current works of popular art that possess wit and integrity.

November 14, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 2

½

The Simpsons continues the hilarity into a second season that delivers even more laughs. With the characters established, the show starts to explore their quirks and develops their chemistry with one another. This season delivers such classic episodes as "Bart Gets Hit By a Car," "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?," "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment," and "The Way We Was." Season 2 also premiers the first "Treehouse of Horror" anthology episode, which will become an annual tradition for the series. Additionally, several major guest stars make appearances, including James Earl Jones, Larry King, Danny DeVito, Ringo Starr, and Dustin Hoffman. Phil Hartman also joins the cast as a recurring guest star; debuting his signature character of shyster lawyer Lionel Hutz. Ridiculously funny, Season 2 of The Simpsons is incredibly entertaining.

DannM.

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