Season 5

The Simpsons' fifth season originally aired on the Fox network between September 30, 1993 and May 19, 1994. The showrunner for the fifth production season was David Mirkin who executive produced 20 episodes. Al Jean and Mike Reiss executive produced the remaining two, which were both hold overs that were produced for the previous season. The season contains some of the series' most acclaimed episodes, including "Cape Feare" and "Rosebud". It also includes the 100th episode, "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song". The season was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and won an Annie Award for Best Animated Television Program as well as an Environmental Media Award and a Genesis Award. The DVD box set was released in Region 1 on December 21, 2004, Region 2 on March 21, 2005, and Region 4 on March 23, 2005.

Season episodes list 5

S05E01

S05E01 : Homer's Barbershop Quartet 8.48/10 (aired on 09/30/1993)

Through flashbacks, Homer recalls the dizzying rise and fall of his Beatles-esque barbershop…
S05E02

S05E02 : Cape Feare 9.08/10 (aired on 10/07/1993)

When Bart receives death threats from newly paroled Sideshow Bob, the family goes into the Witness…
S05E03

S05E03 : Homer Goes to College 8.58/10 (aired on 10/14/1993)

Burns discovers that Homer is grossly unqualified to be a nuclear safety inspector, so Homer…
S05E04

S05E04 : Rosebud 8.88/10 (aired on 10/21/1993)

Mr. Burns pines away for Bobo, his beloved childhood teddy bear and symbol of lost innocence. When…
S05E05

S05E05 : Treehouse of Horror IV 8.68/10 (aired on 10/28/1993)

In "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer sells his soul for a doughnut. Next, in the Twilight Zone…
S05E06

S05E06 : Marge on the Lam 8.09/10 (aired on 11/04/1993)

When Marge has a girls' night out with a new neighbor, they wind up roaring toward a cliff in a…
S05E07

S05E07 : Bart's Inner Child 7.7/10 (aired on 11/11/1993)

Bart heckles the guru at a self-help seminar, and the man presents him to the audience as a role…
S05E08

S05E08 : Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood 8.67/10 (aired on 11/18/1993)

After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he…
S05E09

S05E09 : The Last Temptation of Homer 8.38/10 (aired on 12/09/1993)

Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for…
S05E10

S05E10 : $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) 8.58/10 (aired on 12/16/1993)

When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr. Burns opens an extravagant casino on the waterfront.…
S05E11

S05E11 : Homer the Vigilante 8.18/10 (aired on 01/06/1994)

When a cat burglar prowls Springfield, Homer forms a citizens' watch group that winds up breaking…
S05E12

S05E12 : Bart Gets Famous 8.18/10 (aired on 02/03/1994)

Working as Krusty the Clown's assistant, Bart accidentally steals the limelight by blurting an…
S05E13

S05E13 : Homer and Apu 8.28/10 (aired on 02/10/1994)

Fired for selling tainted meat to Homer, Apu tries to make amends to the Simpsons, and Homer joins…
S05E14

S05E14 : Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy 8.19/10 (aired on 02/17/1994)

Lisa is shocked to find that her new Malibu Stacy doll reinforces negative stereotypes of women.…
S05E15

S05E15 : Deep Space Homer 8.78/10 (aired on 02/24/1994)

Dejected by a lack of recognition at work, Homer makes a crank call to NASA and winds up being…
S05E16

S05E16 : Homer Loves Flanders 8.58/10 (aired on 03/17/1994)

Homer and Flanders bond over a football game. As the two friends become inseparable, Flanders…
S05E17

S05E17 : Bart Gets an Elephant 7.9/10 (aired on 03/31/1994)

Bart wins a wacky radio contest and forgoes the cash to claim the gag prize instead: an elephant.
S05E18

S05E18 : Burns' Heir 8.39/10 (aired on 04/14/1994)

The childless Mr. Burns selects Bart as his heir and begins grooming him for his new role. As a…
S05E19

S05E19 : Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song 8.38/10 (aired on 04/28/1994)

When Bart gets Principal Skinner fired, Ned Flanders is brought in to act as principal. Skinner…
S05E20

S05E20 : The Boy Who Knew Too Much 8.19/10 (aired on 05/05/1994)

Playing hooky, Bart sneaks onto the Quimby Compound and is the only witness when Mayor Quimby's…
S05E21

S05E21 : Lady Bouvier's Lover 7.6/10 (aired on 05/12/1994)

Mr. Burns and Grandpa Simpson compete for the affections of Marge's mother. The more dashing suitor…
S05E22

S05E22 : Secrets of a Successful Marriage 8.09/10 (aired on 05/19/1994)

Homer teaches an adult education class on successful marriage, but his students show little…