Chief Wiggum conducts an investigation into who shot Mr. Burns in an episode that parodies TV dramas, including "Dallas," "Twin Peaks" and "The Fugitive."
Bart auditions for the part of Fallout Boy in the movie "Radioactive Man," being filmed in Springfield.
Innocent mishaps draw the attention of investigators, who put the Simpson kids in a foster home---the Flanders'.
Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five bucks; Moe goes after the family crowd.
Vegetarian Lisa ruins Homer's barbecue, but she gets moral support from Apu and his friends, Paul and Linda McCartney.
Halloween 1996: Homer tumbles into another dimension in a story spun off "The Twilight Zone"; Paul Anka helps combat the "Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores"; and Groundskeeper Willie appears in a spoof of "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Homer purposely gains weight to qualify for disability, disdaining Marge's complaints and the fact that she's losing interest in him physically.
Homer comes face-to-face with his long-lost mother (voice of Glenn Close)---who reveals why she abandoned him.
Sideshow Bob (voice of Kelsey Grammer) steals an atomic bomb and demands that Springfield abolish television.
Troy McClure hosts a retrospective featuring Simpsons history and trivia, and series "outtakes," including an alternate ending to the "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" episode and a burping contest between Barney and baseball's Wade Boggs.
Busted for shopliting, Bart manages to keep the incident quiet---until he returns to the store for the Simpsons' Christmas portrait. And the news is devastating to Marge.
Homer, Moe, Apu and Otto form a bowling team; Bart's prank leads Springfield Elementary to adopt school uniforms.
Homer is irked by his new neighbors, former President and Mrs. Bush, especially when Mr. Bush gives Bart a spanking and criticizes Homer's parenting.
Marge's new designer suit nets her an invitation to the Springfield Country Club, where she finds it's a stress to dress to impress. Meanwhile, "natural" golfer Homer hits the links with Mr. Burns.
Bart inadvertently alerts the IRS to tax fraud by Krusty, whose possessions are auctioned off by the Government.
Lisa's research on Jebediah Springfield turns up some unknown---and unpopular---facts.
Homer succumbs to job stress while subbing for Smithers as Burns' assistant.
Bart wants justice done after learning that the animator (voice of Kirk Douglas) who created Itchy was ripped off. Lionel Hutz takes the animator's case.
Selma dates Troy McClure, whose agent (voice of Jeff Goldblum) reports that being seen in public with a woman is a career boost that could make people forget "that scandal at the aquarium."
Bart drives Milhouse, Martin and Nelson to Tennessee, thanks to his fake ID and Martin's cash from a stock dividend.
Interconnecting vignettes depict moments in the lives of Springfield residents, including Apu's partying activities; Smithers' allergic reaction to a bee sting; and Dr. Nick's appearance before a medical review board.
Mr. Burns tries to kill Grampa Simpson to seize a treasure the two found during World War II as members of the "Flying Hellfish" battalion.
Marge and Homer support a proposal to deport illegal immigrants from Springfield---until they learn it would affect Apu, who buys fraudulent identification documents from Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna).
Homer goes on tour with Hullabalooza, a rock concert featuring sideshow acts. His talent: catching a cannonball with his belly.
On vacation, Lisa plays dumb to make friends with the "cool" kids, leaving a jealous Bart all burned up, with Milhouse as his only comrade.