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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8 

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Updated January 8, 2018 1.6k votes 198 voters 3.4k views

There are so many great episodes of The Simpsons in season 8, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Simpsons season 8 from best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The eighth season of The Simpsons aired between October 27, 1996, and May 18, 1997, beginning with "Treehouse of Horror VII." Season 8 of The Simpsons captured two Emmys, including "Outstanding Animated Program" for "Homer's Phobia." Guest stars this season included Phil Hartman, Albert Brooks, Leonard Nimoy, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson.

Which The Simpsons season 8 episode did you like better, "Homer's Phobia" or "Mountain of Madness"? Vote up the best episodes from The Simpsons season 8 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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You Only Move Twice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 2, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Nov 03 1996

"You Only Move Twice" is the second episode of The Simpsons' eighth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 3, 1996. The episode, based on a story ...more

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Homer's Enemy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 23, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: May 04 1997

A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.
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The Itchy & Scratchy... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 14, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Feb 09 1997

In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character voiced by Homer.
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The Mysterious Voyage of... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 9, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Jan 05 1997

After eating a dish laced with potent peppers during the chili cookoff, Homer has hallucinations where a mystical coyote urges him to find his soulmate.
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Homer vs. The Eighteenth... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 18, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Mar 16 1997

When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.
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Brother from Another Ser... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 16, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Feb 23 1997

When Sideshow Bob is released from prison, his brother Cecil puts him in charge of building Springfield's new hydroelectric dam.
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Treehouse of Horror VII ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 1, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Oct 27 1996

In "The Thing and I," Bart discovers his evil Siamese twin in the attic. In "The Genesis Tub," Lisa's science experiment becomes a quickly-developing micro-universe, where ...more
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Homer's Phobia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 15, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Feb 16 1997

The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his influence on Bart.
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The Springfield Files is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 10, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Jan 12 1997

Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him -- not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who come to investigate the incident.
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Grade School Confidentia... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 19, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Apr 06 1997

Bart discovers Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, and it's not long before the whole town knows of their secret affair.
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Hurricane Neddy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 8, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Dec 29 1996

"Hurricane Neddy" is the eighth episode of The Simpsons' eighth season which originally aired December 29, 1996. It was written by Steve Young, directed by Bob Anderson and features a ...more
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The Homer They Fall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 3, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Nov 10 1996

When Moe sees that Homer can absorb massive blows to the head, he turns him into a prizefighter and sets up a match with heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum.
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A Milhouse Divided is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 6, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Dec 01 1996

Kirk and Luann Van Houten are getting a divorce. Homer is confident that it will never happen to him, but Kirk tells him how quickly things can change.
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Mountain of Madness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 12, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Feb 02 1997

To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.
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Lisa's Date with Density... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 7, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Dec 15 1996

Lisa develops a crush on Nelson and tries to change him into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer finds an autodialer and starts a telemarketing scam.
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In Marge We Trust is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 22, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Apr 27 1997

"In Marge We Trust" is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons' eighth season, which originally aired April 27, 1997. It was written by Donick Cary and directed by Steven Dean Moore. ...more
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The Old Man and the Lisa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 21, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Apr 20 1997

"The Old Man and the Lisa" is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons' eighth season, first aired by the Fox network on April 20, 1997. In the episode, Mr. Burns becomes bankrupt and ...more
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My Sister, My Sitter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 17, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Mar 02 1997

Lisa has a stellar reputation as a babysitter, but when Homer and Marge leave her in charge of Bart and Maggie, everything starts going wrong.
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Burns, Baby Burns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 4, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Nov 17 1996

"Burns, Baby Burns" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' eighth season, first aired by the Fox network on November 17, 1996. Mr. Burns' long lost son Larry returns and although they ...more
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Bart After Dark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 5, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Nov 24 1996

"Bart After Dark" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' eighth season, first aired by the Fox network on November 24, 1996. After accidentally breaking a stone gargoyle at a local ...more
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The Secret War of Lisa S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 25, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: May 18 1997

When Bart is sent to military school after playing a prank on the town, Lisa decides to join him... as the school's only girl cadet.
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The Twisted World of Mar... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 11, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Jan 19 1997

Marge's new pretzel franchise is failing until Homer strikes a deal with Fat Tony, Springfield's local mobster.
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Simpsoncalifragilisticex... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 13, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Feb 07 1997

Marge is stressed by the demands of motherhood and the Simpsons get a magical British nanny, who floats down from the sky holding an umbrella.
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The Canine Mutiny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 20, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: Apr 13 1997

When Bart can't pay the credit card bill for his expensive new purebred dog, the repo men unwittingly take Santa's Little Helper.
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The Simpsons Spin-Off Sh... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Episode: 24, Season: The Simpsons season 8

Original Airing: May 11 1997

Troy McClure presents three Simpsons spinoff spoofs: In "Chief Wiggum, P.I.," Chief Wiggum becomes a New Orleans detective. Next, Grampa Simpson's soul is trapped inside Moe's Love ...more