23 Episodes 1998 - 1999
Season 10 of the animated-comedy stalwart features plenty of Homer's wild and crazy schemes, including a stint as a personal assistant to then-spouses Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, and sadly, the final performance by Phil Hartman (1948-98), who voiced C-list actor Troy McClure and cut-rate attorney Lionel Hutz. Hartman's last episode is a touching character piece in which Bart accidentally shoots a bird with a BB gun and, stricken with guilt, proceeds to take care of her soon-to-be-hatched eggs. Other episodes find Homer renaming himself Max Power, completing bodyguard school (the graduation tune is Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," naturally) and having a wild time in Las Vegas with Ned Flanders. But Homer manages to save the best for last in a terrific season finale in which the Simpsons take a last-minute vacation to Tokyo and end up stranded, forcing them to compete in a brutal Japanese game show for a plane ticket home.
Lard of the Dance
Sun, Aug 23, 1998 30 mins
A hip new student makes an impression at Springfield Elementary; Homer drags Bart into grease recycling. Voices: Yeardley Smith, Pamela Hayden, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner.
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
Sun, Sep 20, 1998 30 mins
Homer models himself after Thomas Edison, but his inventions leave something to be desired. William Daniels has a voiceover.
Bart the Mother
Sun, Sep 27, 1998 30 mins
Bart accidentally kills a bird with Nelson's new BB gun, then tries to care for its orphaned eggs. Voices: Nancy Cartwright, Russi Taylor, Phil Hartman, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.
Treehouse of Horror IX
Sun, Oct 25, 1998 30 mins
The ninth Halloween show. Included: Homer turns evil after a hair transplant; Bart and Lisa get trapped inside their TV; the alien Kang is revealed as Maggie's father. Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford appear in live-action.
When You Dish upon a Star
Sun, Nov 8, 1998 30 mins
Homer becomes an assistant to Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin (and their houseguest, Ron Howard), none of whom are interested in his screenplay. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria.
D'oh-in in the Wind
Sun, Nov 15, 1998 30 mins
George Carlin and Martin Mull play former hippies who join newly dropped-out Homer on an "old-time freak-out."
Lisa Gets an A
Sun, Nov 22, 1998 30 mins
Springfield Elementary earns a grant, thanks to Lisa's latest A---a grade acquired by cheating; Homer plans to fatten up a small lobster, but becomes emotionally attached. Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.
Homer Simpson in Kidney Trouble
Sun, Dec 6, 1998 30 mins
After inadvertently damaging Grandpa's kidneys, Homer offers one of his, then chickens out and runs away to the sea, boarding "The Ship of Lost Souls." Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.
Mayored to the Mob
Sun, Dec 20, 1998 30 mins
Homer becomes the mayor's bodyguard and puts a stop to a crooked operation involving Fat Tony (Joe Mantegna), who vows revenge on the mayor. Mark Hamill guest stars.
Viva Ned Flanders
Sun, Jan 10, 1999 30 mins
Seeking more fun out of life, Flanders asks for help from Homer, who takes him to Las Vegas. The Moody Blues have a cameo.
Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
Sun, Jan 17, 1999 30 mins
Wiggum declares a curfew for kids, who are being blamed for school vandalism committed by a drunken Homer and friends. Cyndi Lauper has a cameo.
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
Sun, Jan 31, 1999 30 mins
Homer leads a slew of Springfield denizens to the Super Bowl.
Homer to the Max
Sun, Feb 7, 1999 30 mins
Having the same name as a bumbling TV character prompts Homer to change his name. Ed Begley Jr. has a cameo.
I'm With Cupid
Sun, Feb 14, 1999 30 mins
Elton John has a cameo, as Apu's valentines to his wife make the rest of Springfield's men pale in comparison. And neither the men nor the women like it. Jan Hooks, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.
Marge Simpson in 'Screaming Yellow Honkers'
Sun, Feb 21, 1999 30 mins
The Simpsons' new sport-utility vehicle gives Marge road rage against less powerful vehicles, sending her to traffic school taught by Chief Wiggum.
Make Room for Lisa
Sun, Feb 28, 1999 30 mins
The Simpsons are forced to house a cellular transmitter, giving Lisa stress, while Marge hears calls through Maggie's baby monitor.
Sun, Mar 28, 1999 30 mins
Truck drivers target Homer after he blabs about an industry scam while filling in for a recently deceased driver.
Simpsons Bible Stories
Sun, Apr 4, 1999 30 mins
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").
Mom and Pop Art
Sun, Apr 11, 1999 30 mins
Isabella Rossellini plays a gallery owner who sees art in the concrete mess that results from Homer's attempt at building a barbeque. After the piece sells, she arranges a one-man show. Pop artist Jasper Johns has a voice cameo.
The Old Man and the C Student
Sun, Apr 25, 1999 30 mins
Bart is assigned to do community service at the Retirement Castle, where he tries to inject some life into the recreation activities.
Monty Can't Buy Me Love
Sun, May 2, 1999 30 mins
After another billionaire makes a memorable impression on Springfield, Burns asks for Homer's help on a quest for popularity, which eventually takes them both to Scotland.
They Saved Lisa's Brain
Sun, May 9, 1999 30 mins
Lisa is invited to join local members of Mensa, who take a complaint to City Hall---and wind up running it.
30 Minutes over Tokyo
Sun, May 16, 1999 30 mins
After getting tips on thrifty living, the family takes a vacation to Japan, where they appear on a game show to win plane tickets back home.