The Simpsons: Season 4 (1992 - 1993)


Season 4
The Simpsons

Critics Consensus

One word: Monorail.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 167
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Air date: Sep 24, 1992
Air date: Oct 1, 1992
Air date: Oct 8, 1992
Air date: Oct 15, 1992
Air date: Oct 29, 1992
Air date: Nov 3, 1992
Air date: Nov 5, 1992
Air date: Nov 12, 1992
Air date: Nov 19, 1992
Air date: Dec 3, 1992
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Series 4 of "The Simpsons" contains a number of the show's most-enduring classics, including "Marge vs. the Monorail," in which the Simpsons matriarch attempts to prevent the town of Springfield from wasting a budget surplus on an ill-advised boondoggle (the episode was written by future late-night host Conan O'Brien). Other highlights include Homer's stint as a union leader in "The Last Exit to Springfield," Lisa's attempt to turn down the romantic advances of an unpopular classmate in "I Love Lisa" and a comeback special for Krusty the Clown in "Krusty Gets Kancelled" (which features guest appearances by Bette Midler, Johnny Carson, Hugh Hefner, Luke Perry, Elizabeth Taylor and the Red Hot Chili Peppers).


Dan Castellaneta
as Homer Simpson/Grampa Simpson/Krusty the Clown/Groundskeeper
Julie Kavner
as Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright
as Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz/Todd Flanders/Ralph Wiggum/Kearney
Yeardley Smith
as Lisa Simpson
Hank Azaria
as Krusty Product / Sergeant / Zadume Magarabad
Harry Shearer
as Mr. Burns/Lenny/Ned Flanders/Seymour Skinner/Waylon Smithers
Pamela Hayden
as Milhouse Van Houten/Jimbo Jones
Phil Hartman
as Lionel Hutz/Troy McClure
Maggie Roswell
as Miss Hoover/School Nurse/Queen Elizabeth
Marcia Wallace
as Mrs. Krabapple
Russi Taylor
as Wendell/Martin Prince
Doris Grau
as Ice-Cream Lady
Lona Williams
as Debra Jo Smallwood
Elizabeth Taylor
as Maggie Simpson
Pamela Reed
as Ruth Powers
Bob Hope
as Himself
Adam West
as Adam West
Jon Lovitz
as Llewellyn Sinclair / Ms. Sinclair
Jo Ann Harris
as Beauty Pageant Entry #2/Kid
Sara Gilbert
as Laura Powers
Tom Jones
as Himself
Gene Merlino
as 'South of the Border' Singer
as Himself
Chad Smith
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons Season 4

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

There are a billion great gags in this one, from Krusty at Wimbledon to the parents celebrating their children leaving for the summer...

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Simpsons", like A Mighty Wind, or The Office, realizes and perfectly exploits the fact that the line between comedy and tragedy is so thin.

Jun 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Every episode from season four is perfect. TV at its best.

Oct 20, 2017 | Full Review…

When the show is at its best, as it was in this season, it's a combination of wicked satire and brilliant pop culture.

Oct 20, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Groening is right about the fourth season -- it's brilliant from start to finish.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

I can't choose between these two collections of the two best [fourth and fifth] seasons in "Simpsons" history, so I'm not going to.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

There's no denying the genius of "Mr. Plow," "I Love Lisa" or "Marge vs. The Monorail," the latter written by Conan O'Brien.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Baby Maggie's first word, out of earshot of entire family, is to call Homer "Daddy." Even in madcap Simpsons environment, it's quite a heart-melter.

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Krusty Gets Kancelled peaks early but is still a worthy finale to a spectacular season. After all it accomplished in its fourth season, The Simpsons deserved a victory lap or two.

Oct 20, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

You've probably seen every episode here a dozen times over, but this is still pricelessly, peerlessly funny stuff.

Oct 20, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 4

  • Jan 26, 2017
    Extraordinarily fun and full of laughs, Season 4 of The Simpsons marks the beginning of a golden age for the series where it seemingly could do no wrong. Featuring such classic episodes as "Kamp Krusty," "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie," "Mr. Plow," "Marge vs. the Monorail," "I Love Lisa," and "Krusty Gets Cancelled," the writing is incredibly good and develops a lot of the supporting characters (such as Krusty the Clown). And, Phil Hartman takes on a greater role (becoming almost an unofficial cast member); voicing several new characters in addition to Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure. Plus, more celebrities than ever before sign on for cameos, including Tom Jones, Barry White, Brooke Shields, Johnny Carson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hugh Hefner, Leonard Nimoy, Adam West, and Bob Hope. Hilariously entertaining, The Simpsons' fourth season solidifies the series as television's premier animated family sitcom.
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  • Feb 20, 2019
    My all time favourite Simpsons series so far. Series 4 contains all of the much loved Simpsons episodes Mr. Plow, Last Exit To Springfield, Marge VS The Monorail, Krusty Gets Kancelled, Homer and Heretic and quite a few more. So this is one of the most funniest, entertaining and surprising Simpsons series that I had seen because when I finished series 3 I thought nothing could beat that series and this one did. I love this series and it is to this day the all time best Simpsons series.
  • Nov 26, 2016
    What can be said about season 4 that hasn't already been said? A Fantastic season that produced classic after classic. When you can make a good clipshow you've done something right. Best episode of the season is Homer's Triple Bypass, it's an ideal Simpsons episode.
  • Nov 29, 2015
    The greatest single season in the history of television.
  • Mar 02, 2014
    All I gotta say is Marge Vs. the Monorail.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Funny at times but sometimes it isn't funny at all, show has been going on too long now i think, overall it is isn't too bad
  • Jan 08, 2014
    One of the more memorable Simpson seasons... before they ended up going nuts on the celebrity guests. But in all seriousness, this season, along with the other eight show that The Simpsons can really go the distance, where all of the characters were loveable instead of many. It was also known for a variety of achievements in season 4: Maggie's first word, Lisa's first word, Homer surviving a whole month without alcohol in his system, Ralph having a love interest with a girl, Homer becomes the head of the union, and not to mention Krusty attempting to revive his show with an ensemble of guest stars, amongst other achievements.
  • Jan 05, 2014
    The show just keeps throwing jokes at you like a comedy machine, and always has an interesting story to boot. It's one of the best shows on TV, animated or not.

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