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Simpson Family
Season One  (1989-1990)  ·  13 Episodes

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Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (The Simpsons Christmas Special) (#7G08) 17 Dec 1989
It's a not-so-merry Christmas for the Simpsons, when Mr. Burns decides to cut the Christmas bonuses and Marge had to spend the Christmas savings to erase a tattoo Bart thought would make a great Christmas present. In order to hide the fact that he did not get the bonus, Homer takes a second job as a store Santa.
NOTES: Patty, Selma, Ned and Todd Flanders, Mr. Burns, Smithers, and Grampa Simpson are introduced (although Smithers has a voice-only part).
This episode is on the Christmas with the Simpsons DVD (as well as on the Season 1 DVD set).

Bart the Genius (#7G02) 14 Jan 1990
Bart swaps IQ tests with Martin, and ends up the butt of everyone's jokes at a school for gifted kids.

Homer's Odyssey (#7G03) 21 Jan 1990
Homer gets fired for causing another accident at the nuclear plant, and almost commits suicide. He see the light, and becomes a safety activist, and soon goes after the plant he was fired from.
NOTES: Smithers makes his first "on-screen" appearance (his voice can be heard in the Christmas special).

There's No Disgrace Like Home (#7G04) 28 Jan 1990
After seeing family bliss at the recent company picnic, Homer sells the TV and goes to a psychiatrist advertised on TV.
NOTES: First scenes of Itchy and Scratchy; first appearance of Dr. Marvin Monroe (although he appears in 7G01, which was intended to be the first episode)

Bart the General (#7G05) 4 Feb 1990
When Bart gets beat up by the school bully for defending Lisa, he organizes his friends to go after the bully.

Moaning Lisa (#7G06) 11 Feb 1990
Lisa is feeling down and blue about the problems around her, and meets a fellow blues musician, Bleeding Gums Murphy.

Call of the Simpsons (#7G09) 18 Feb 1990
It's a camping misadventure for the Simpsons. First, the Simpsons get lost in the woods and lose all their camping equipment. Then, Bart and Homer go get help, but get washed down a waterfall, and lose all their clothes. Meanwhile, Maggie meets up with some bears. Then, Homer is mistaken for Bigfoot.

The Telltale Head (#7G07) 25 Feb 1990
In order to impress some bad kids at school, Bart cuts off the head of a statue of the town's founder, Jebediah Obediah Zacariah Jenadiah Springfield. Unfortunately, this stunt shocks the whole town.
NOTES: Krusty The Clown has cameo, however, picture only can be seen in Homer's Odyssey and title sequence. Sideshow Bob can also be seen. Reverend Lovejoy is introduced.

Life on the Fast Lane (#7G11) 18 Mar 1990
Homer gives Marge a bowling ball for her birthday, intending to use it for himself. However, Marge vows to learn how to bowl, and ends up getting intimate with Jacques, her bowling teacher.
NOTES: Helen Lovejoy is introduced.

Homer's Night Out (#7G10) 25 Mar 1990
Using his new mail-order spy camera, Bart catches Homer dancing with a strip dancer at a stag party.

The Crepes of Wrath (#7G13) 15 Apr 1990
After flushing a cherry bomb down the school toilet, Bart is sent to France via a student exchange, and ends up working for some crooks who want to put antifreeze in the wine. Meanwhile, the Simpsons receive Adil Hoxha, an Albanian exchange student who is actually a spy.
NOTES: Principal Skinner's mother is introduced.

Krusty Gets Busted (#7G12) 29 Apr 1990
When Krusty the Clown is caught robbing the Kwik-E-Mart, Bart vows to clear his hero's name, even though the robbery was witnessed by his father, Homer.

Some Enchanted Evening (#7G01) 13 May 1990
When Marge calls a radio shrink and tells that their marriage is failing, Homer takes Marge out to a nice dinner and a night at Ye Olde Off-ramp Inn. However, the sitter they hired was featured that night on America's Most Armed and Dangerous. Guest starring Penny Marshall.

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