TV episodes The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8  

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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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The Old Man and the Lisa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Old Man and the Lisa 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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Lisa's Date with Density is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Lisa's Date with Density 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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Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious 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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You Only Move Twice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
You Only Move Twice 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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The Springfield Files is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Springfield Files 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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The Canine Mutiny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Canine Mutiny 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 Homer They Fall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Homer They Fall 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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Mountain of Madness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Mountain of Madness 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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Hurricane Neddy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Hurricane Neddy 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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Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amend... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment Mar 16 1997 When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.

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Grade School Confidential is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Grade School Confidential 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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In Marge We Trust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
In Marge We Trust 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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Bart After Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Bart After Dark 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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Brother from Another Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Brother from Another Series 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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The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show 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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Homer's Enemy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Homer's Enemy 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 Mysterious Voyage of Our H... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer 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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Treehouse of Horror VII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Treehouse of Horror VII 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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The Secret War of Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson 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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Homer's Phobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Homer's Phobia 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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A Milhouse Divided is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
A Milhouse Divided 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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My Sister, My Sitter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
My Sister, My Sitter 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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The Twisted World of Marge Sim... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson 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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The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 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

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Burns, Baby Burns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 8
Burns, Baby Burns 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