Season 1

The Simpsons' first season originally aired between December 17, 1989 and May 13, 1990, beginning with the Christmas special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". The executive producers for the first production season were Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simon. The series was originally set to debut in late 1989 with the episode "Some Enchanted Evening", which was meant to introduce the main characters; during the first screening of the episode, the producers discovered that the animation was so appalling that 70% of the episode needed to be redone. The producers considered aborting the series if the next episode turned out as bad, but it only suffered from easily fixable problems. The producers convinced Fox to move the debut to December 17, and aired "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" as the first episode of the series. The first season won one Emmy Award, and received four additional nominations. The DVD boxset was released on September 25, 2001 in Region 1 and September 24, 2001 in both Region 2 and Region 4. Season one was also released for the iTunes Store on December 22, 2010, dubbed a "digital edition."

Season episodes list 1

S01E01

S01E01 : Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 8.17/10 (aired on 12/17/1989)

When his Christmas bonus is cancelled, Homer becomes a department-store Santa--and then bets his…
S01E02

S01E02 : Bart the Genius 7.79/10 (aired on 01/14/1990)

After switching IQ tests with Martin, Bart is mistaken for a child genius. When he's enrolled in a…
S01E03

S01E03 : Homer's Odyssey 7.39/10 (aired on 01/21/1990)

Homer is fired for nearly causing a meltdown at the nuclear plant. When he finds a new calling as a…
S01E04

S01E04 : There's No Disgrace Like Home 7.79/10 (aired on 01/28/1990)

After an embarrassing experience at the company picnic, Homer pawns the TV and uses the proceeds to…
S01E05

S01E05 : Bart the General 8.08/10 (aired on 02/04/1990)

Fed up with Nelson's bullying, the kids from Springfield Elementary decide to teach him a lesson.…
S01E06

S01E06 : Moaning Lisa 7.58/10 (aired on 02/11/1990)

When Lisa get a bad case of the blues, jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy teaches her how to…
S01E07

S01E07 : The Call of the Simpsons 7.88/10 (aired on 02/18/1990)

Homer buys an RV and the family takes off on an ill-fated camping trip.
S01E08

S01E08 : The Telltale Head 7.69/10 (aired on 02/25/1990)

Bart tries to impress the school bullies by stealing the head of the Jebediah Springfield statue in…
S01E09

S01E09 : Life on the Fast Lane 7.49/10 (aired on 03/18/1990)

Homer gives Marge a bowling ball for her birthday, and his self-serving gift backfires: she starts…
S01E10

S01E10 : Homer's Night Out 7.39/10 (aired on 03/25/1990)

Bart puts his new spy camera to use when Homer gets rowdy at a bachelor party, and the…
S01E11

S01E11 : The Crepes of Wrath 7.79/10 (aired on 04/15/1990)

Bart is sent as a foreign exchange student to France, where he is enslaved by corrupt winemakers.…
S01E12

S01E12 : Krusty Gets Busted 8.29/10 (aired on 04/29/1990)

Krusty the Clown gets busted for robbing the Kwik-E-Mart, with Homer as an eyewitness. Convinced…
S01E13

S01E13 : Some Enchanted Evening 7.88/10 (aired on 05/13/1990)

While Homer takes Marge out for a night on the town, the kids spot their babysitter on America's…