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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.
The Simpsons take in a country singer Homer used to manage who owes back taxes to Springfield. She is now destitute, so the family tries to help her get back on her feet. The Dixie Chicks have a voice cameo as themselves. Lurleen: Beverly D'Angelo.
Lisa befriends a super-rich new kid at school and Homer happens to hit it off with the child's father, but the kid turns out to be a bully and Lisa attempts to end the friendship, which doesn't sit well with Homer, who's become accustomed to enjoying the g (more…)
Lisa befriends a new girl at school named Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), and the two quickly become inseparable. They end up writing a book together about a fantasy world called Equalia, where they are queens, but the line between fantasy and reality blurs (more…)
Homer takes to sushi like a fish to water, but an apprentice chef may have given Homer some bad blowfish---and 24 hours to live. Guest voices: Larry King, George Takei. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner.
Homer is fired and decides to buy an ice-cream truck. Marge makes use of the mountains of Popsicle sticks from Homer's ice-cream consumption by creating sculptures of Springfield citizens with them, leading to a feature about her on the news. The episode f (more…)
A drug for Attention Deficit Disorder makes Bart studious, productive---and paranoid about satellites spying on him. Mark McGwire has a cameo. Other voices: Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Yeardley Smith.
Homer embarrasses Marge at the movies during a film featuring superspy Stradivarius Cain, and his apologies fall on deaf ears.In an effort to become a better husband, he seeks help from someone he believes to be the real Stradivarius Cain.
Wanting to cultivate a cooler image, Homer starts hanging out with his hip new neighbors from Portland, Ore., but Marge has some problems with their modern child-rearing methods and Bart catches on that their son, T-Rex, is a little monster.
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- Premiered: December 17, 1989
- Rating: TV-PG
- 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)