Season 8

The Simpsons' eighth season originally aired between October 27, 1996 and May 18, 1997, beginning with "Treehouse of Horror VII". The showrunners for the eighth production season were Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. The aired season contained two episodes which were hold-over episodes from season seven, which Oakley and Weinstein also ran. It also contained two episodes for which Al Jean and Mike Reiss were the show runners. Season eight won multiple awards, including two Emmy Awards: "Homer's Phobia" won for Outstanding Animated Program in 1997, and Alf Clausen and Ken Keeler won for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics" with the song "We Put The Spring In Springfield" from the episode "Bart After Dark". Clausen also received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Music Direction" for "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialacious". "Brother from Another Series" was nominated for the Emmy for "Sound Mixing For a Comedy Series or a Special". For "Homer's Phobia", Mike Anderson won the Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Directing in a TV Production, and the WAC Winner Best Director for Primetime Series at the 1998 World Animation Celebration. Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation awarded the episode the GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV – Individual Episode".

Season episodes list 8

S08E01

S08E01 : Treehouse of Horror VII 8.38/10 (aired on 10/27/1996)

In "The Thing and I," Bart discovers his evil Siamese twin in the attic. In "The Genesis Tub,"…
S08E02

S08E02 : You Only Move Twice 9.18/10 (aired on 11/03/1996)

When Homer accepts a job offer, the Simpsons move to Cypress Creek, where everything seems too good…
S08E03

S08E03 : The Homer They Fall 7.99/10 (aired on 11/10/1996)

When Moe sees that Homer can absorb massive blows to the head, he turns him into a prizefighter and…
S08E04

S08E04 : Burns Baby Burns 7.69/10 (aired on 11/17/1996)

Mr. Burns' boorish long-lost son Larry gets the brush-off from Burns, but Homer hatches a plan to…
S08E05

S08E05 : Bart After Dark 8.18/10 (aired on 11/24/1996)

After trespassing and damaging property at a mysterious old house, Bart is required to work there…
S08E06

S08E06 : A Milhouse Divided 8/10 (aired on 12/01/1996)

Kirk and Luann Van Houten are getting a divorce. Homer is confident that it will never happen to…
S08E07

S08E07 : Lisa's Date With Density 7.79/10 (aired on 12/15/1996)

Lisa develops a crush on Nelson and tries to change him into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer…
S08E08

S08E08 : Hurricane Neddy 8.77/10 (aired on 12/29/1996)

A hurricane destroys the Flanders' home and they have to move into the church basement. The people…
S08E09

S08E09 : El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer) 8.49/10 (aired on 01/05/1997)

After eating a dish laced with potent peppers during the chili cookoff, Homer has hallucinations…
S08E10

S08E10 : The Springfield Files 8.98/10 (aired on 01/12/1997)

Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him -- not…
S08E11

S08E11 : The Twisted World of Marge Simpson 7.8/10 (aired on 01/19/1997)

Marge's new pretzel franchise is failing until Homer strikes a deal with Fat Tony, Springfield's…
S08E12

S08E12 : Mountain of Madness 8.58/10 (aired on 02/02/1997)

To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate…
S08E13

S08E13 : Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious 7.7/10 (aired on 02/07/1997)

Marge is stressed by the demands of motherhood and the Simpsons get a magical British nanny, who…
S08E14

S08E14 : The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show 7.9/10 (aired on 02/09/1997)

In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character…
S08E15

S08E15 : Homer's Phobia 8.88/10 (aired on 02/16/1997)

The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his…
S08E16

S08E16 : Brother From Another Series 8.18/10 (aired on 02/23/1997)

When Sideshow Bob is released from prison, his brother Cecil puts him in charge of building…
S08E17

S08E17 : My Sister, My Sitter 8.08/10 (aired on 03/02/1997)

Lisa has a stellar reputation as a babysitter, but when Homer and Marge leave her in charge of Bart…
S08E18

S08E18 : Homer vs. the 18th Amendment 8.78/10 (aired on 03/16/1997)

When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.
S08E19

S08E19 : Grade School Confidential 8.18/10 (aired on 04/06/1997)

Bart discovers Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, and it's not long before the whole…
S08E20

S08E20 : The Canine Mutiny 7.7/10 (aired on 04/13/1997)

When Bart can't pay the credit card bill for his expensive new purebred dog, the repo men…
S08E21

S08E21 : The Old Man and the Lisa 7.9/10 (aired on 04/20/1997)

Financially ruined, Mr. Burns turns to Lisa for help in building a recycling business. Lisa…
S08E22

S08E22 : In Marge We Trust 8.09/10 (aired on 04/27/1997)

Disturbed that Reverend Lovejoy has lost interest in counseling parishioners, Marge volunteers as…
S08E23

S08E23 : Homer's Enemy 9.28/10 (aired on 05/04/1997)

A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved…
S08E24

S08E24 : The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 7.19/10 (aired on 05/11/1997)

Troy McClure presents three Simpsons spinoff spoofs: In "Chief Wiggum, P.I.," Chief Wiggum becomes…
S08E25

S08E25 : The Secret War of Lisa Simpson 7.8/10 (aired on 05/18/1997)

When Bart is sent to military school after playing a prank on the town, Lisa decides to join him...…