The Simpsons: Season 8 (1996 - 1997)


Season 8
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Air date: Oct 27, 1996

In a bid for world domination, space aliens invade the bodies of President Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole.

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Air date: Nov 3, 1996

Homer accepts a new job and moves the family to Cypress Creek, where the perfect setting soon turns sour.

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Air date: Nov 10, 1996

Homer turns to a career in pro boxing when he discovers he has a genetic condition that protects his brain from injury.

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Air date: Nov 17, 1996

When Mr. Burns' long-lost illegitimate son, Larry, turns up, Mr. Burns rejects him because he thinks he's an idiot; Larry concocts a money-making scam with Homer.

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Air date: Nov 24, 1996

To pay for damaging their property, Bart agrees to do chores at a neighbor's house.

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Air date: Dec 1, 1996

Homer contemplates a divorce when Milhouse's parents split up.

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Air date: Dec 15, 1996

School bully Nelson Muntz becomes the object of Lisa's first crush; Homer discovers electronic panhandling.

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Air date: Dec 29, 1996

A hurricane hitting Springfield spares the Simpsons but destroys Ned's home.

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Air date: Jan 5, 1997

Exotic hot peppers from Springfield's annual chili cook-off cause Homer to envision a hallucinatory coyote.

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Air date: Jan 12, 1997

FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully visit Springfield to investigate Homer's alien encounter.

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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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Marcia Wallace
Mrs. Krabappel

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Phil Hartman
Bill Clinton

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Sab Shimono
Mr. Sparkle

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Johnny Cash
Coyote

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David Duchovny
Fox Mulder

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Dave Thomas
Rex Banner

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Tress MacNeille
Dolph

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Frank Welker
Santa's Little Helper

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Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten

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Maggie Roswell
Starlet

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Karen Maruyama
Dancing Woman 1

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Russi Taylor
Martin Prince

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Joe Mantegna
Fat Tony

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Sally Stevens
People Singer

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James L. Brooks
Executive Producer
Matt Groening
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David Mirkin
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Critic Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 8

Audience Reviews for The Simpsons: Season 8

  • May 16, 2021
    Except for the Troy McClure Spin off bullshit a flawless season.
  • Jan 22, 2021
    This season of The Simpsons is very good and has a ton of funny jokes/spoofs that go along with the wonderful characters.
  • Oct 26, 2020
    I really dont think that this will be gone
  • May 24, 2020
    The Simpsons juggernaut just keeps on going into an eighth season full of fun and laughs. The adventures get bigger as the Simpsons move to a new city when Homer take a job with super-villain Hank Scorpio ("You Only Move Twice"), get investigated by the X-Files ("The Springfield Files"), and hire a magical nanny ("Simpsoncalifragilisticexpliala(d'oh)cious"). Also, Homer and Bart go into bootlegging when Springfield institutes Prohibition ("Homer vs. the 18th Amendment"), Lisa helps Mr. Burns regain his fortune after going bankrupt ("The Old Man and the Lisa"), and Marge launches a pretzel business with a little help from local mobster Fat Tony ("The Twisted World of Marge Simpson"). Additionally, the 1996 election is spoofed in "Treehouse of Horror VII" and Troy McClure hosts "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase." And as usual, a fantastic group of guest stars are featuring, including Albert Brooks, Rodney Dangerfield, Johnny Cash, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jack Lemmon, and Willem Dafoe. Ridiculously funny and incredibly entertaining, Season 8 of The Simpsons is one of best seasons of the series (if not thee best).
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  • Nov 26, 2016
    My second favorite season, and good points can be raised about it being the all-time best. Season 8's craft lies in its new ideas and subversive humor, which was built to perfection at this point. Episodes like You Only Move Twice and Homer's Enemy showcase how brilliant this show is.
  • Feb 14, 2014
    Arguably the last perfect season of the show.
  • 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 29, 2014
    This was the season where The Simpsons would become the longest-running animated show in history. And they really saved the best for this season, with brilliant quotes, wonderful storylines, great performances, and features some of the best episodes in Simpson history. It truly was The Simpsons in its prime.
  • Jan 05, 2014
    The show is as good as ever, but what do you expect? I can't imagine that it will last forever, but I don't think it will leave any time soon.

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