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Matt Groening's subversive, animated satire about Springfield's hapless first family became a cult favorite when it premiered on Fox in 1989 after first being seen in 1987 as a short on 'The Tracey Ullman Show.' That was then; now it's TV longest running c (more…)

Premiered: December 17, 1989

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 16, Episode 18 A Star Is Torn

First Aired: May 8, 2005

"American Idol" winner Fantasia plays a fellow contestant as Lisa enters Krusty's singing competition, where she performs a song written by Homer, who becomes an aggressive stage mother.

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The Heartbroke Kid

Season 16, Episode 17

May 1, 2005

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Home Away from Homer

Season 16, Episode 19

May 15, 2005

Guest Cast

Fantasia Barrino Clarissa Wellington

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