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The Simpsons Season 5 Episodes

22 Episodes 1993 - 1994

It's a season of extraordinary accomplishments for Homer, who spends the premiere telling his children about his time in a barbershop quartet whose popularity briefly reached Beatlesesque heights (George Harrison even makes a cameo as himself). By the season's end, he's teaching an adult-education class on how to have a successful marriage—and, of course, his teaching style causes a fight with Marge that nearly leads to their divorce. In between, he embarks on a space mission with Buzz Aldrin, goes back to college, journeys to India with convenience-store employee Apu and earns the affection of a pretty coworker (voice of Michelle Pfeiffer).

Episode 1

Homer's Barbershop Quartet

Thu, Sep 30, 1993 30 mins

Homer recalls when he, Apu, Barney and Principal Skinner became recording icons---after Barney replaced Chief Wiggum, on the advice of their manager. George Harrison and David Crosby have cameos.

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Episode 2

Cape Feare

Thu, Oct 7, 1993 30 mins

The Simpsons go incognito to avoid the newly paroled Sideshow Bob, who's out to get Bart. Other voices: Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 3

Homer Goes to College

Thu, Oct 14, 1993 30 mins

Homer takes Nuclear Physics 101 at the local college, where he gets a trio of nerdy tutors expelled for extracurricular activities. Voices: Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 4

Rosebud

Thu, Oct 21, 1993 30 mins

Burns longs for a childhood toy that winds up in the grip of Maggie. The Ramones have a cameo. Voices: Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 5

Treehouse of Horror IV

Thu, Oct 28, 1993 30 mins

Homer sells his soul; Vampire Burns invites the Simpsons for dinner; Bart sees a gremlin damaging his school bus.

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Episode 6

Marge on the Lam

Thu, Nov 4, 1993 30 mins

Marge's wild night out with neighbour Ruth (Pamela Reed) includes running from the police in Ruth's car, stolen from her ex.

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Episode 7

Bart's Inner Child

Thu, Nov 11, 1993 30 mins

Springfield emulates Bart after he's praised by a self-help guru. James Brown has a cameo at Springfield's Do What You Want festival.

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Episode 8

Boy Scoutz N the Hood

Thu, Nov 18, 1993 30 mins

Bart joins the Junior Campers, which isn't all bad until he goes on a rafting trip that includes Flanders and "celebrity dad" Ernest Borgnine. Other voices: Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, Pamela Hayden.

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Episode 9

The Last Temptation of Homer

Thu, Dec 9, 1993 30 mins

Homer is attracted to a pretty power-plant worker (voice of Michelle Pfeiffer), and Werner Klemperer speaks for the guardian angel who helps Homer fight temptation. Other voices: Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 10

$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)

Thu, Dec 16, 1993 30 mins

Legalized gambling comes to Springfield, and Marge becomes addicted; Robert Goulet entertains at Bart's casino for kids. Julie Kavner, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 11

Homer the Vigilante

Thu, Jan 6, 1994 30 mins

Homer leads a vigilante group to catch the Springfield Cat Burglar (voice of Sam Neill), who then robs the museum. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 12

Bart Gets Famous

Thu, Feb 3, 1994 30 mins

When an on-air remark catapults Bart to instant stardom, he finds that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Conan O'Brien has a cameo. Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 13

Homer and Apu

Thu, Feb 10, 1994 30 mins

Homer accompanies Apu to the Kwik-E-Mart home office---in India---after Apu is fired. James Woods has a voice cameo. Other voices: Hank Azaria, Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 14

Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

Thu, Feb 17, 1994 30 mins

Lisa's outrage over the gender stereotypes reinforced by a new talking doll prompts her to confront the dollmaker (Kathleen Turner). Yeardley Smith, Pamela Hayden, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer.

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Episode 15

Deep Space Homer

Thu, Feb 24, 1994 30 mins

Homer and Barney compete to be the first "average" American in space. Buzz Aldrin and James Taylor have cameos. Other voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 16

Homer Loves Flanders

Thu, Mar 17, 1994 30 mins

Flanders' extra ticket to the big game makes him Homer's new best friend, a role that sorely tests Flanders' patience. Harry Shearer, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright.

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Episode 17

Bart Gets an Elephant

Thu, Mar 31, 1994 30 mins

Bart wins an elephant, but Homer won't let him keep it. Voices: Dan Castellaneta, Harry Shearer, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Yeardley Smith.

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Episode 18

Burns' Heir

Thu, Apr 14, 1994 30 mins

Bart is picked to be Burns' heir and moves into the Burns mansion, prompting Homer and Marge to hire a deprogrammer to get him back. Harry Shearer, Phil Hartman, Julie Kavner.

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Episode 19

Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song

Thu, Apr 28, 1994 30 mins

Bart takes his dog to school, which gets Skinner fired, which in turn leaves Bart missing his archnemesis. Voices: Harry Shearer, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria.

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Episode 20

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Thu, May 5, 1994 30 mins

Bart can clear Mayor Quimby's nephew of a charge of battery, but only by implicating himself as having skipped school.

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Episode 21

Lady Bouvier's Lover

Thu, May 12, 1994 30 mins

Grandpa Simpson falls for Marge's mother, but loses out to a competitor; Bart gets ripped off shopping at home with Homer's credit card.

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Episode 22

Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Thu, May 19, 1994 30 mins

Homer teaches a class on "Secrets of a Successful Marriage," but sharing secrets about his own union gets him kicked out of the house. Voices: Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright.

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