Season 9

The Simpsons' ninth season originally aired between September 1997 and May 1998, beginning on Sunday, September 21, 1997 with "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson". The showrunner for the ninth production season was Mike Scully. The aired season contained three episodes which were hold-over episodes from season eight, which Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein ran. It also contained two episodes which were run by David Mirkin, and another two hold-over episodes from season seven which were run by Al Jean and Mike Reiss. Season nine won three Emmy Awards: "Trash of the Titans" for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 1998, Hank Azaria picked up "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" for the voice of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, and Alf Clausen and Ken Keeler picking up the "Outstanding Music and Lyrics" award. Clausen was also nominated for "Outstanding Music Direction" and "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series" for "Treehouse of Horror VIII". Season nine was also nominated for a "Best Network Television Series" award by the Saturn Awards and "Best Sound Editing" for a Golden Reel Award.

Season episodes list 9

S09E01

S09E01 : The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson 9.07/10 (aired on 09/21/1997)

Designated driver Barney absconds to Manhattan in Homer's car and leaves it there. But when the…
S09E02

S09E02 : The Principal and the Pauper 7.2/10 (aired on 09/28/1997)

Unmasked as an impostor, Principal Skinner flees to Capital City to reclaim his former life as a…
S09E03

S09E03 : Lisa's Sax 8.08/10 (aired on 10/19/1997)

After Lisa’s saxophone is destroyed, the Simpsons reminisce about how she originally got the…
S09E04

S09E04 : Treehouse of Horror VIII 8.17/10 (aired on 10/26/1997)

In “The Homega Man,” Homer faces a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Next, Bart attempts to become…
S09E05

S09E05 : The Cartridge Family 8.27/10 (aired on 11/02/1997)

Alarmed by a soccer riot, Homer buys a handgun. His reckless behavior drives Marge and the kids out…
S09E06

S09E06 : Bart Star 7.78/10 (aired on 11/09/1997)

When Homer becomes the coach of a peewee football team, he replaces star quarterback Nelson with…
S09E07

S09E07 : The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons 7.69/10 (aired on 11/16/1997)

Trying to escape his arranged marriage, Apu asks Marge to pose as his wife during his mother’s…
S09E08

S09E08 : Lisa the Skeptic 7.99/10 (aired on 11/23/1997)

When a skeleton is unearthed at the site of a future shopping mall, all Springfield is convinced it…
S09E09

S09E09 : Realty Bites 7.59/10 (aired on 12/07/1997)

When Marge gets her real estate license, she learns to put a positive spin on the flaws of the…
S09E10

S09E10 : Miracle on Evergreen Terrace 7.6/10 (aired on 12/21/1997)

After accidentally ruining the family’s Christmas tree and presents, Bart buries the evidence and…
S09E11

S09E11 : All Singing, All Dancing 5.12/10 (aired on 01/04/1998)

Homer rents a Clint Eastwood movie and is dismayed to find it's a musical. Using clips from past…
S09E12

S09E12 : Bart Carny 7.69/10 (aired on 01/11/1998)

When the carnival comes to town, Homer and Bart wind up working the ring toss. A father-son team of…
S09E13

S09E13 : The Joy of Sect 8.27/10 (aired on 02/08/1998)

A cult lures in most of Springfield to toil for “The Leader.” After Marge escapes and has the…
S09E14

S09E14 : Das Bus 8.18/10 (aired on 02/15/1998)

When Otto drives the school bus off a bridge, the kids wind up on a deserted island, fending for…
S09E15

S09E15 : The Last Temptation of Krust 7.5/10 (aired on 02/22/1998)

Krusty bombs at a charity comedy event and feels like a tired old hack. With the Simpsons’ support,…
S09E16

S09E16 : Dumbbell Indemnity 7.59/10 (aired on 03/01/1998)

Moe goes broke trying to wine and dine a new girlfriend. Desperate for money, he cooks up an…
S09E17

S09E17 : Lisa the Simpson 7.98/10 (aired on 03/08/1998)

Lisa struggles with solving a simple puzzle and fears that the "Simpson gene” is suddenly wiping…
S09E18

S09E18 : This Little Wiggy 7.89/10 (aired on 03/22/1998)

At Marge’s insistence, Bart has a “play date” with Ralph. Bart suddenly sees the upside of this…
S09E19

S09E19 : Simpson Tide 8.28/10 (aired on 03/29/1998)

When Homer joins the Naval Reserve, a captain takes a liking to him and leaves him in charge of a…
S09E20

S09E20 : The Trouble With Trillions 7.89/10 (aired on 04/05/1998)

Facing an IRS audit, Homer agrees to help the feds bust Mr. Burns for a missing trillion-dollar…
S09E21

S09E21 : Girly Edition 7.89/10 (aired on 04/19/1998)

Lisa becomes the anchor of a kids’ news program but is upstaged by Bart’s treacly human interest…
S09E22

S09E22 : Trash of the Titans 8.48/10 (aired on 04/26/1998)

Homer feuds with the Springfield garbage men and decides to run for Sanitation Commissioner. After…
S09E23

S09E23 : King of the Hill 8.28/10 (aired on 05/03/1998)

After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the…
S09E24

S09E24 : Lost Our Lisa 7.7/10 (aired on 05/10/1998)

Bart’s latest stunt thwarts Lisa’s plan to attend a museum exhibit. When she tries to go alone and…
S09E25

S09E25 : Natural Born Kissers 8.09/10 (aired on 05/17/1998)

Homer and Marge try to spice up their love life and are caught baring it all in public. Bart and…