The Simpsons: Season 5 (1993 - 1994)


Season 5
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Air date: Sep 30, 1993

Homer recounts his trials and tribulations as a member of a barbershop quartet.

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Air date: Oct 7, 1993

"Sideshow Bob" returns to Springfield for revenge against Bart for exposing his murder plot.

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Air date: Oct 14, 1993

Homer is forced back into college after he fails a competency test at the power plant.

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Air date: Oct 21, 1993

On his birthday, Mr. Burns longs for his favorite childhood toy.

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Air date: Oct 28, 1993

Homer sells his soul for a doughnut; Bart sees a gremlin; Bart Simpson's "Dracula.".

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Air date: Nov 4, 1993

Marge and her new neighbor have a girls' night out and end up on the wrong side of the law.

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Air date: Nov 11, 1993

Homer and Marge take Bart to a self-help seminar to alter his rebellious behavior.

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Air date: Nov 18, 1993

Bart and Homer go on a father-son rafting trip and end up hopelessly adrift at sea.

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Air date: Dec 9, 1993

Homer's marriage to Marge is tested when a beer-guzzling, doughnut-eating female arrives at the plant.

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Air date: Dec 16, 1993

Springfield legalizes gambling; Burns opens a casino; Marge becomes a gambling addict.

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Cast & Crew

Dan Castellaneta
Homer Jay Simpson

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Julie Kavner
Marjorie Bouvier Simpson

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Nancy Cartwright
Bartholomew Jo-Jo "Bart" Simpson

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Yeardley Smith
Lisa Marie Simpson

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Harry Shearer
Charles Montgomery Burns

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Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak

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Maggie Roswell
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Phil Hartman
Lionel Hutz

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Ernest Borgnine
Himself

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Michelle Pfeiffer
Mindy Simmons

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Kathleen Turner
Stacy Lavelle

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Tress MacNeille
Dolph

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Doris Grau
Lunchlady Doris

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Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten

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Russi Taylor
Martin Prince

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Marcia Wallace
Edna Krabappel

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Frank Welker
The Gremlin

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Joey Ramone
Himself

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Michael Economou
Apu

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The Dapper Dans
The Be Sharps

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James L. Brooks
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Matt Groening
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David Mirkin
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Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 5

  • May 15, 2021
    So many good episodes in this one as well. I only didn't love the first episode. Which is still better than most of the last 10 seasons so no biggy.
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Season 5 is a great season that has a lot of very memorable episodes.
  • Oct 26, 2020
    So goddamn funny I love it
  • Apr 25, 2020
    The Simpsons is still a very grounded show even to this day. It's Pop Cultural Paradise. Easily one of the smartest shows on any platform. Yes, it has bad episodes, but you can do editing to them, and it still comes out strong. Screenwriter's and Executive Producers don't have a lot of free time to make these shows, so they have to push episodes out as fast as the networks want them aired. Animation is a blessing.
  • Feb 10, 2019
    With the great success of its predecessor, The Simpsons will never ever top the quality of the fourth series. The Simpsons series 5 is a good series but isn't that great. Some episodes on this series are great e.g. Cape Feare (another all time great), Homerâ??s Barbershop Quartet, Boy Scoutz â??n The Hood and The Last Temptation Of Homer. Well there isn't really much to say about this series except that it is a good series which contains some great episodes.
  • May 01, 2017
    "Is all TV this wonderful?" –Mr. Burns. A near perfect season, Season 5 of The Simpsons is extraordinarily entertaining and outrageously funny. It's also the season of Bart, as he takes over hosting duty of the Halloween Special ("Treehouse of Horror IV"), is targeted for revenge by a recently released Sideshow Bob ("Cape Feare"), becomes the "I Didn’t Do It Boy" on Krusty's TV show ("Bart Gets Famous"), is chosen by Mr. Burns to be his heir ("Burns' Heir"), becomes the model for enlightenment for self-help guru Brad Goodman ("Bart's Inner Child"), and is the key witness in the trial of Mayor Quimby's nephew ("The Boy Who Knew Too Much"). But there are also several classic non-Bart episodes, like "Homer Goes to College," "Deep Space Homer," and "$pringfield." Things get a little more zany and fanciful than in previous seasons (Homer becoming an astronaut is particularly out there), but the satire and parodies are as hilarious as ever. Additionally, the writers have tailored a number guest appearance specifically for such celebrities as James Woods, James Brown, Kathleen Turner, Ernest Borgnine, Conan O’Brien, Buzz Aldrin, Michelle Pfeiffer, the Ramones, James Tyler, and Robert Goulet. The Simpsons' fifth season is truly one of the best of the series and it still holds up.
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  • Nov 26, 2016
    If SpongeBob has taught me anything it's that when a significant number of writers and the showrunner jump shift it almost always means it's for the worst. Season 5 surpasses expectations by being the best season up to this point, David Mirkin's style delivers one-liners like no other creating an earthquake of jokes where you can still find new gags years later.
  • Apr 01, 2016
    i love the series and i think this is the best season haveing some of the best episodes like cape feare, deep space homer, sweet sexy seymours bad aaaaaaaaaaaasssssssss song, etc etc
  • Nov 29, 2015
    The other greatest season in the history of television.
  • Oct 24, 2014
    Dad, I'm a little edgy right now, I'd appreciate it if you didn't come into my room screaming and brandishing a butcher knife!

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