The Simpsons Season 1 Episode Guide

Some Enchanted Evening

Production Code: #7G01

Homer and Marge struggle to find a babysitter for the kids when they go out, due to Bart's bad behaviour towards all previous ones. That is, until they find Ms Botz. When she leaves the room, Bart, Lisa and Maggie see a show about 'the Babysitter Bandit' - who's photo matches that of Ms Botz. She finds them, and ties them up while she steals from the house. Maggie saves the day when she frees Bart, who hits her with a baseball bat.

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Krusty Gets Busted

Production Code: #7G12

Homer witnesses a robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart, and he idenitifies Krusty the Clown as the culprit. Krusty is arrested, and replaced on the show by Sideshow Bob. Lisa and Bart are adamant that Krusty is innocent, so they examine the evidence and they conclude that he was framed after finding several things to prove his innocence. Bart thinks the real criminal was Sideshow Bob, who admits to it and is sent back to jail.

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The Crepes of Wrath

Production Code: #7G13

When Bart flushes a cherry bomb down the toilet, Principal Skinner suggests that he should partake in a foreign exchange scheme. Bart ends up in France, working for some crooks that want to put antifreeze into wine. Meanwhile, back in Springfield, Adil, the Albanian kid the Simpsons receive in the scheme, shows an interest in the power plant, and sends information back to the Albanian government.

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Homer's Night Out

Production Code: #7G10

Bart purchases a spy camera through a catalogue, and Homer goes to a stag party at a local restaurant. The rest of the family also go to the restaurant coincidentally, and Bart snaps a picture of Homer dancing with a belly dancer, called Princess Kashmir. Soon, all of Springfield sees the picture, and Marge orders him out of the house. Homer takes Bart to a burlesque show to explain how he shouldn't take advantage of women.

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Life on the Fast Lane

Production Code: #7G11

Homer buys Marge a bowling ball for her birthday, but she accuses him of only buying it for himself - something which is true, right down to the Homer engraving on the ball. To spite him, she begins to learn how to bowl, helped by Jaques, with whom she becomes quite attached to. Homer suspects something when Jaques invites Marge to his apartment, but Marge changes her plans and goes to the power plant to see her husband instead.

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The Telltale Head

Production Code: #7G07

Bart and Homer are running through Springfield followed by an angry mob. They stop so Bart can explain the story. He is put under pressure by the school bullies when Jimbo says it would be cool if somebody stole Jebediah Springfield's head. Trying to fit in with them, Bart saws off the head, upsetting the entire town. Bart comes home and explains his situation to the family, and the mob forgives him.

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Call of the Simpsons

Production Code: #7G09

When Flanders purchases a mobile home, Homer buys one to spite him. He is thrilled with it, and takes the family on a trip to the wilderness. The van ends up in the middle of nowhere, hanging off a cliff, and they lose all of their camping equipment. Homer and Bart look for food, wear natural clothes and swim in mud, until a photographer mistakes Homer for bigfoot, sparking mayhem amongst hunters.

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Moaning Lisa

Production Code: #7G06

Lisa develops the blues, which is noticable to the people around her. She has a note sent home by school, but her parents cannot cheer her up. That night, she hears jazz music in the distance and sneaks out to follow it, to discover that it is being played by Bleeding Gums Murphy. He teaches her how to express her sadness on the saxophone, and she is happier again.

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Bart the General

Production Code: #7G05

Bart gets into a fight with school bully Nelson Muntz when protecting cupcakes which Lisa has made for her teacher. He gets beaten up after school, and told it will happen again. He approaches Grampa for help, who takes him to see Herman, owner of the military store. He encourages Bart to attack Nelson with his schoolfriends, in a move with army precision.

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There's No Disgrace Like Home

Production Code: #7G04

At a Power Plant family picnic, Homer becomes embaressed of his own family when he sees how friendly and close other families are. He decides to sell the television, and uses the money to pay for a psychiatrist session, advertised on TV by Dr Marvin Monroe, which uses shock therapy to attempt to cure them.

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Homer's Odyssey

Production Code: #7G03

When Springfield Elementary visit the power plant for a day, Homer messes up and gets fired. He attempts suicide, but then discovers a new lease of life as a public safety advisor. He campaigns to add speed bumps and signs, and ends up fighting Mr Burns. Eventually, he gives up and returns to the power plant for a raise.

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Bart the Genius

Production Code: #7G02

When Bart cheats in a school intelligence test, he is mistaken for a genious. The school recommends he enroles for a school for more gifted students, where he is immediately made to feel idiotic in comparison. Bart eventually gets back to Springfield Elementary, claiming he'll tutor other students, but he ends up coming clean about cheating.

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Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

Production Code: #7G08

Christmas is nearly ruined when Marge has to spend all of the family's gift money to remove Bart's tattoo. Homer becomes a department store Santa to raise more cash, but bets it all at the dog races on a hot tip from Barney. Homer and Bart save Christmas by adopting the losing greyhound, Santa's Little Helper.

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