Tue May 5 8:00pm
Fat Man and Little Boy(Season 16, Episode 5) FXX

Bart's success at selling novelty T-shirts enables Homer to quit his job and help Lisa with her science project---by supplying some plutonium.

Tue May 5 8:30pm
Bart Has Two Mommies(Season 17, Episode 14) FXX

While Marge babysits Flanders' sons, Rod and Todd, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a retirement home for animal actors, and a chimp with a strong maternal instinct snatches Bart. Susan Sarandon and baseball's Randy Johnson have voice cameos as themselves.

Tue May 5 9:00pm
Moe 'n' a Lisa(Season 18, Episode 6) FXX

Lisa sees poetry in the notes Moe sticks to the walls of his hotel room, so she sends his work to a poetry journal, which publishes it, making Moe the toast of the literary circuit. Guest voices include Gore Vidal, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Franzen.

Tue May 5 9:30pm
E Pluribus Wiggum(Season 19, Episode 10) FXX

Homer burns down Springfield's fast-food district. In order to float a bond issue to rebuild it, Mayor Quimby moves up election day, making Springfield's primary election the first in the nation. This causes the town to be overrun with reporters, candidate (more…)

Tue May 5 10:00pm
Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words(Season 20, Episode 6) FXX

Lisa becomes an expert at solving crossword puzzles and enters a tournament, where Homer gets involved with an underground betting ring. Voices include crossword editor Will Shortz and crossword creator Merl Reagle as themselves.

Tue May 5 10:30pm
Father Knows Worst(Season 20, Episode 18) FXX

Homer becomes a hovering parent when he learns that Bart and Lisa are struggling in aspects of their academic and social lives at school. Meanwhile, Marge gets hooked on a sauna she finds in the basement.

Tue May 5 11:00pm
Today I Am a Clown(Season 15, Episode 6) FXX

Krusty's rabbi father (Jackie Mason) helps him prepare for his bar mitzvah, which includes Mr. T; Homer guest hosts for Krusty and is a hit. Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

Tue May 5 11:30pm
Helter Shelter(Season 14, Episode 5) FXX

The Simpsons participate in a reality show called "1895 Challenge," in which they live without modern conveniences. When ratings start to sink, the producers add a celebrity---David L. Lander from "Laverne & Shirley." Boxing's Larry Holmes has a cameo.

Thu May 7 8:00pm
Moe Goes From Rags to Riches(Season 23, Episode 12) FXX

Moe's beloved bar rag, loomed as an ornate medieval tapestry, recounts its millennium-spanning life story. And when the rag goes missing, the supposedly friendless Moe realizes that he has more friends than he thought. Meanwhile, Bart begs Milhouse for for (more…)

Thu May 7 8:30pm
The Fight Before Christmas(Season 22, Episode 8) FXX

An edgy, dysfunctional Christmas with the Simpsons features some disturbing twists. Martha Stewart has a voice cameo, and Katy Perry appears in a live-action segment with puppets of the Simpsons.

Thu May 7 9:00pm
The Color Yellow(Season 21, Episode 13) FXX

Lisa researches her ancestors for a school project and learns that her Southern forebears helped a slave escape to freedom. Voice of Virgil: Wren T. Brown.

Thu May 7 9:30pm
Four Great Women and a Manicure(Season 20, Episode 20) FXX

A trip to the manicurist for Marge and Lisa sparks flights of fancy about Queen Elizabeth, Snow White, Lady Macbeth and the idealistic architect from Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," starring Maggie (voice of Jodie Foster).

Thu May 7 10:00pm
The Wettest Stories Ever Told(Season 17, Episode 18) FXX

When dinner at the Frying Dutchman turns ugly, the Simpsons try to salvage the evening by taking turns telling tales of tragedies at sea.

Thu May 7 10:30pm
Margical History Tour(Season 15, Episode 11) FXX

Marge talks history, with Homer as Henry VIII, Lenny and Carl as Lewis and Clark, Lisa as an opinionated Sacagawea and Bart as Mozart. Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

Thu May 7 11:00pm
Tales from the Public Domain(Season 13, Episode 14) FXX

In a trilogy of classics parodies, Homer seeks to destroy Troy as Odysseus; Lisa's Joan of Arc leads the French; and Bart plays Hamlet, with Moe as Claudius. Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

Thu May 7 11:30pm
Simpsons Bible Stories(Season 10, Episode 18) FXX

The family's biblical dreams include Homer and Marge as Adam and Eve, with Flanders as God; Milhouse as Moses; and Bart as David battling Goliath's son (“this time, it's personal”). Voices include Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta.

Fri May 8 6:00pm
Bart Carny(Season 9, Episode 12) FXX

Homer and Bart become carnival workers, and take in two fellow carnies whose crooked game is closed by Chief Wiggum. Voices: Jim Varney, Hank Azaria, Tress MacNeille, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

Fri May 8 6:30pm
The Principal and the Pauper(Season 9, Episode 2) FXX

Skinner is declared an impostor by a POW whose identity he assumed in Vietnam. Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Tress MacNeille, Marcia Wallace, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright.

Fri May 8 7:00pm
Hurricane Neddy(Season 8, Episode 8) FXX

Citizens rebuild the Flanders' hurricane-damaged house. But Ned's guilt about criticizing their work sends him to a mental hospital. Voices: Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Pamela Hayden, Julie Kavner.

Fri May 8 7:30pm
Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge(Season 13, Episode 22) FXX

Homer starts a security company that ultimately replaces the cops---and runs afoul of mobster Fat Tony (Joe Mantegna). Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.

Fri May 8 8:00pm
Pranks and Greens(Season 21, Episode 6) FXX

Bart learns of a legendary prankster (voice of Jonah Hill) from Springfield Elementary's past and becomes fast friends with the joker, who's now 19 years old and hasn't stopped doing pranks.

Fri May 8 8:30pm
The Blue and the Gray(Season 22, Episode 13) FXX

Marge's hair turns gray, and the family has a hard time adjusting to the change.

Fri May 8 9:00pm
Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life(Season 22, Episode 5) FXX

Lisa learns that Marge was once a good student whose grades slipped when she became distracted, and Lisa fears she'll meet the same fate. So Marge makes a deal to allow Lisa to attend her dream school, and Lisa learns a lesson about family and altruism. Me (more…)

Fri May 8 9:30pm
The Book Job(Season 23, Episode 6) FXX

Homer decides to cash in on the "tween lit" craze and forms a team to group write a novel. He enlists fantasy novelist Neil Gaiman (providing his own voice) for the effort, but then must navigate treacherous industry shoals at the Springfield Book Fair. An (more…)

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  • Premiered: December 17, 1989
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: 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)

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