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The Simpsons Season 2 Episodes

22 Episodes 1990 - 1991

The second season of "The Simpsons" contains the very first installment of "Treehouse of Horror," an episode containing a trio of terrifying short stories that would become a tradition for the show every year around Halloween. The three tales all take place outside of the normal continuity, as members of the Simpsons clan deal with situations out of science fiction, fantasy and horror flicks (the segments were often spoofs of popular films or TV shows). The most-memorable story this time around is "Hungry Are the Damned," a parody of an old "Twilight Zone" episode in which the family grow suspicious that a pair of seemingly friendly aliens are planning to eat them. Other Season 2 highlights include a flashback episode depicting the high-school courtship of Homer and Marge and an uncredited appearance by Dustin Hoffman as a substitute teacher who inspires Lisa; Hoffman was one of the first in a long line of big-name celebrities who lent their voices to characters in Springfield.

Episode 1

Bart Gets an F

Thu, Oct 11, 1990 30 mins

In exchange for study tips, Bart gives the class brain antigeek lessons, but regrets it when the brain becomes too Bart-like. Voices: Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Jo Ann Harris, Dan Castellaneta, Russi Taylor, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 2

Simpson and Delilah

Thu, Oct 18, 1990 30 mins

Homer receives a promotion, a key to the executive washroom and an invaluable secretary (voice of Harvey Fierstein), thanks to a "miracle" hair grower. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 3

Treehouse of Horror I

Wed, Oct 24, 1990 30 mins

Halloween tales include a family in a haunted house; a misunderstanding with aliens; and a rendition of "The Raven." Voices include James Earl Jones, Harry Shearer, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 4

Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

Thu, Nov 1, 1990 30 mins

Homer's boss, Burns, wants to be governor to lower nuclear-safety standards to keep his plant on line. Voices: Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 5

Dancin' Homer

Thu, Nov 8, 1990 30 mins

Homer's success as the mascot of Springfield's minor-league ball club earns him a shot at the majors, in Capital City. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 6

Dead Putting Society

Thu, Nov 15, 1990 30 mins

Lisa gives Bart some tips on handling the pressure in a miniature-golf grudge match with a neighbor's son. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 7

Bart vs. Thanksgiving

Thu, Nov 22, 1990 30 mins

On Thanksgiving, Bart runs away after accidentally wrecking Lisa's centerpiece. Voices: Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 8

Bart the Daredevil

Thu, Dec 6, 1990 30 mins

After seeing a daredevil at a truck rally, Bart discovers his reason for living---a career in death defiance. Voices: Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 9

Itchy and Scratchy and Marge

Thu, Dec 20, 1990 30 mins

Marge's protests over cartoon violence lead to a cultural renaissance in Springfield. Voices: Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, Maggie Roswell, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 10

Bart Gets Hit by a Car

Thu, Jan 10, 1991 30 mins

A lawyer suggests there may be profit in the pain after Bart suffers minor injuries in a collision with Burns' car. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 11

One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish

Thu, Jan 24, 1991 30 mins

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.

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Episode 12

The Way We Was

Thu, Jan 31, 1991 30 mins

Marge and Homer reveal how they met as they tell a tale of love at first sight (but only for one) and the high-school prom they attended (but not together).

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Episode 13

Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment

Thu, Feb 7, 1991 30 mins

After learning eternal hell is the price for stealing, Lisa decides she'd rather go to heaven than watch pirated cable TV.

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Episode 14

Principal Charming

Thu, Feb 14, 1991 30 mins

Bart benefits when Principal Skinner falls for his Aunt Patty, who has Skinner but doesn't want him, while Aunt Selma has naught but want.

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Episode 15

Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?

Thu, Feb 21, 1991 30 mins

Danny DeVito is the voice of Homer's wealthy long-lost half brother, who makes the mistake of giving Homer an important job.

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Episode 16

Bart's Dog Gets an F

Thu, Mar 7, 1991 30 mins

Bart's dog is sent to obedience school after he destroys Homer's expensive new sneakers.

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Episode 17

Old Money

Thu, Mar 28, 1991 30 mins

Grandpa Simpson loses his love, leaving him with a heavy heart---and a heavy wallet when his sweetie leaves him money in her will.

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Episode 18

Brush with Greatness

Thu, Apr 11, 1991 30 mins

Ringo Starr has a cartoon cameo as Marge gets to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns.

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Episode 19

Lisa's Substitute

Thu, Apr 25, 1991 30 mins

Lisa finds that Homer pales in comparison with her substitute teacher, as does Bart with his opponent for class president.

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Episode 20

War of the Simpsons

Thu, May 2, 1991 30 mins

Homer and Marge attend a marriage retreat, where Homer catches a legendary fish---and maybe more.

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Episode 21

Three Men and a Comic Book

Thu, May 9, 1991 30 mins

Bart earns less than he expected doing chores for a neighbour (Cloris Leachman), so he goes partners with Milhouse and Martin on a rare comic book.

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Episode 22

Blood Feud

Thu, Jul 11, 1991 30 mins

From 1991: After Bart's blood saves Burns, Homer sends his boss a nasty letter for falling short of the material gratitude that Homer expected.

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