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The Simpsons Season 3 Episodes

24 Episodes 1991 - 1992

Season 3 starts off with an unusual cameo: Michael Jackson (a huge "Simpsons" fan) voices an insane-asylum inmate who thinks he's the King of Pop, and who helps Bart write a song for his sister's birthday. As the season progressed, the writers expanded their focus from just the Simpsons family to the entire community of Springfield, a sort of fun-house mirror of suburban America. A number of the peripheral characters get to spend time in the spotlight: Chemically impaired school-bus driver Otto moves in with the Simpsons after losing his job; bartender Moe steals a delicious cocktail recipe from Homer; Bart's best friend Milhouse experiences his first crush; kids-show entertainer Krusty the Clown reunites with his estranged father, a respected rabbi; and mild-mannered neighbor Ned Flanders tries to start his own business.

Episode 1

Stark Raving Dad

Thu, Sep 19, 1991 30 mins

A deviation from his norm lands Homer in a mental institution, where he shares a room with a man who thinks he's Michael Jackson. Voices include Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 2

Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington

Thu, Sep 26, 1991 30 mins

Lisa's essay wins the Simpsons a trip to Washington, D.C., where her faith in democracy is shaken by her unethical Congressman. Voices: Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 3

When Flanders Failed

Thu, Oct 3, 1991 30 mins

Flanders suffers a failure after Homer wishes him ill. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 4

Bart the Murderer

Thu, Oct 10, 1991 30 mins

While working for Fat Tony (Joe Mantegna), Bart gains enough influence with his boss to solve his problems with Principal Skinner---perhaps permanently. Neil Patrick Harris has a voice cameo. Other voices: Nancy Cartwright, Phil Hartman, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 5

Homer Defined

Thu, Oct 17, 1991 30 mins

Homer's averting of a nuclear meltdown earns him employee-of-the-month honors---and a call from Magic Johnson; Milhouse's parents prohibit him from playing with Bart. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 6

Like Father, Like Clown

Thu, Oct 24, 1991 30 mins

Bart and Lisa use theological arguments to try to reunite Krusty the Clown and his rabbi father (Jackie Mason), who disowned Krusty when he turned from rabbi to clown. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 7

Treehouse of Horror II

Thu, Oct 31, 1991 30 mins

Halloween, 1991: Maggie uses one of three wishes; a mind-reading Bart rules Springfield; Homer donates his brain to Mr. Burns' science project.

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Episode 8

Lisa's Pony

Thu, Nov 7, 1991 30 mins

From 1991: After disappointing Lisa, Homer buys her a pony, solving one problem, but creating others, requiring a second job---at Apu's Quik-e-Mart. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 9

Saturdays of Thunder

Thu, Nov 14, 1991 30 mins

When Homer helps Bart build a soapbox racer, it does little for the car but a lot for their relationship. Voices: Dan Castellanetta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 10

Flaming Moe's

Thu, Nov 21, 1991 30 mins

Homer's new drink makes Moe's hot enough to draw Aerosmith, who perform "Walk This Way." Other voices: Catherine O'Hara, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta.

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Episode 11

Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

Thu, Dec 5, 1991 30 mins

Burns sells the power plant to a German corporation that doesn't care for Homer's approach to his work. Voices: Harry Shearer, Phil Hartman, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 12

I Married Marge

Thu, Dec 26, 1991 30 mins

A trip down memory lane to the early days of Simpson wedded bliss, when Marge was with child and Homer was without a job. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 13

Radio Bart

Thu, Jan 9, 1992 30 mins

Bart fools the town into thinking there's a little boy trapped in a well. Sting performs "We're Sending Our Love down the Well." Other voices: Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta.

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Episode 14

Lisa the Greek

Thu, Jan 23, 1992 30 mins

From 1992: Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams kicks off a strong bond with Homer---which might end with the upcoming Super Bowl. Voices: Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Phil Hartman.

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Episode 15

Homer Alone

Thu, Feb 6, 1992 30 mins

A stressed Marge vacations alone, leaving Bart and Lisa with Patty and Selma, and Maggie with Homer---until she leaves in search of Marge.

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Episode 16

Bart the Lover

Thu, Feb 13, 1992 30 mins

Bart's answer to detention from Mrs. Krabappel is to answer her personal ad with letters from a Mr. Wonderful, but his last laugh is more of a guilty whimper. Voices: Marcia Wallace, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 17

Homer at the Bat

Thu, Feb 20, 1992 30 mins

Burns hires Major League ringers for the plant softball championship. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 18

Separate Vocations

Thu, Feb 27, 1992 30 mins

The results from their aptitude tests cause Bart and Lisa to make 180-degree turns in their behavior. Steve Allen has a voiceover. Other voices: Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 19

Dog of Death

Thu, Mar 12, 1992 30 mins

Santa's Little Helper notices resentment after the Simpsons make sacrifices to fund his life-saving operation. Voices: Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 20

Colonel Homer

Thu, Mar 26, 1992 30 mins

Marge fears a cheatin' heart when a waitress-country singer asks Homer to be her manager. Voices: Beverly D'Angelo, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 21

Black Widower

Thu, Apr 9, 1992 30 mins

Bart suspects something rotten when Selma gets engaged to Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer). Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta.

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Episode 22

The Otto Show

Thu, Apr 23, 1992 30 mins

Spinal Tap hits Springfield, and Otto the bus driver hits the skids after being fired, taking refuge in the Simpsons' garage.

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Episode 23

Bart's Friend Falls in Love

Thu, May 7, 1992 30 mins

Bart resents Milhouse's new girlfriend; Homer gets the wrong subliminal tape, which has him gaining vocabulary, not losing weight. Voices include Kimmy Robertson, Pamela Hayden, Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Phil Hartman.

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Episode 24

Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

Thu, Aug 27, 1992 30 mins

Homer's stepbrother asks for a loan after Homer is awarded some cash, presented by Smokin' Joe Frazier. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith.

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