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The Simpsons made their TV debut on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987

The Simpsons shorts are a series of 48 one-minute shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons, before the characters spun off into their own half-hour prime time show named The Simpsons. It features the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The series was created by Matt Groening, who designed the Simpson family and wrote many of the shorts. The shorts first aired on April 19, 1987 starting with "Good Night". The final short to air was "TV Simpsons", originally airing on May 14, 1989. The Simpsons would later debut on December 17, 1989 with the Christmas special "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".[1]

Only a few of these shorts have been released on DVD. "Good Night" was included on The Simpsons Season 1 DVD. Five of these shorts were later used in the clip show episode "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" on the half-hour show, which was released on the Season 7 DVD. These five shorts were "Good Night", which was featured in its entirety and portions of "The Perfect Crime", "Space Patrol", "World War III", and "Bathtime".[2] In "You Kent Always Say What You Want", the short "Family Portrait" replaces the entire opening sequence in celebration of the 400th episode. Groening has announced that all of the shorts will be available on mobile phones.[3]

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Development

The shorts were created by cartoonist Matt Groening in the lobby of James L. Brooks' office. He had been called in to pitch a series of animated shorts, and had intended to present his Life in Hell series. When he realized that animating Life in Hell would require him to rescind publication rights for his life's work, Groening decided to go in another direction.[4] He hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family, and named the characters after his own family.[4] Bart was modeled after Groening's older brother, Mark, but given a different name which was chosen as an anagram of "brat".[5] The stories were written and storyboarded by Matt Groening.[6] The family was crudely drawn, because Groening had submitted basic sketches to the animators, assuming they would clean them up; instead they just traced over his drawings.[4] The animation was produced domestically at Klasky Csupo,[7] with Wesley Archer, David Silverman, and Bill Kopp being animators for the first season.[6] After season one it was animated by Archer and Silverman.[6] Georgie Peluse was the colorist and the person who decided to make the characters yellow.[6]

The actors who voiced the characters would later reprise their roles in The Simpsons. Dan Castellaneta performed the voices of Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, and Krusty the Clown.[8] Homer's voice sounds different in the shorts compared to most episodes of the half-hour show. In the shorts, his voice is a loose impression of Walter Matthau, whereas it is more robust and humorous on the half-hour show, allowing Homer to cover a fuller range of emotions.[9] Castellaneta had been part of the regular cast of The Tracey Ullman Show and had done some voice over work in Chicago alongside his wife Deb Lacusta. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Castellaneta as well as Julie Kavner to voice Homer and Marge, rather than hire more actors.[10][11] Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith performed the voices of Bart Simpson and Lisa Simpson respectively.[8] The recording of the shorts was often primitive; according to Cartwright, the dialogue for the Ullman shorts was recorded on a portable tape deck in a makeshift studio which consisted of the video engineer suite, above the bleachers on the Ullman show set.[12] While most of the characters' personalities are similar to what they are in the series, Lisa is portrayed as a female version of Bart without the intelligent nature that she possesses in the half-hour series.

The shorts were featured on the first three seasons on The Tracey Ullman Show. By the fourth and last season of The Tracey Ullman Show the first season of the half-hour show was on the air. In the two first seasons the shorts were divided into three or four parts,[13] but in the third season they were played as a single story.[13] Tracey Ullman would later file a lawsuit, claiming that her show was the source of The Simpsons success and therefore should receive a share of the show's profit. Eventually the courts ruled in favor of the network.[14]

Season 1: 1987

# Original title Original airdate
1–1 "Good Night" April 19, 1987 (1987-04-19)
Marge and Homer say goodnight to their kids scaring them with philosophy and bedbugs and lyrics of "rock-a-bye-baby" 
2–2 "Watching TV" May 3, 1987 (1987 -05-03)
Bart and Lisa quarrel over what channel to watch, but eventually agree that they need to stop Maggie from changing the channel. 
3–3 "Jumping Bart" May 10, 1987 (1987-05-10)
Homer has Bart attempt to jump off a table and into his arms. Each time Bart jumps, Homer is distracted and fails to catch him. 
4–4 "Babysitting Maggie" May 31, 1987 (1987-05-31)
Marge puts Bart and Lisa in charge of babysitting Maggie; however, they end up ignoring her. 
5–5 "The Pacifier" June 21, 1987 (1987-06-21)
Bart and Lisa take Maggie's pacifier away to stop her from sucking on it but Maggie refuses to kick the habit. 
6–6 "Burping Contest" June 28, 1987 (1987-06-28)
Bart, Lisa and Maggie compete in a contest to see who can make the most disgusting burp. Marge objects several times, but to no avail. 
7–7 "Dinnertime" July 12, 1987 (1987-07-12)
Marge serves the family dinner and the family sits down for the meal. Marge insists that family should have table manners, but the family's crude eating habits are hard to stop. 

Season 2: 1987-1988

# Original title Original airdate
8 - 1 "Making Faces" September 22, 1987 (1987-09-22)
Marge warns the kids that if they make scary faces, their faces will stay those ways forever. The kids continue to make scary faces. 
9 - 2 "The Funeral" October 4, 1987 (1987 -10-04)
The family attends the funeral of Uncle Hubert. Bart and Lisa both prove to be disruptive and Homer swears to never take them to another funeral, much to their dismay. 
10 - 3 "What Maggie's Thinking" October 11, 1987 (1987-10-11)
Bart and Lisa wonder what is inside Maggie's mind when looking at her in her crib. 
11 - 4 "Football" October 18, 1987 (1987-10-18)
Homer promises the kids chocolate milkshakes if Bart can catch one of his father's long football passes. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to overcome, like falling down a cliff but Bart finally manages to catch the football—with his mouth. 
12 - 5 "House of Cards" October 25, 1987 (1987-10-25)
Bart tries to make a house of cards, but Lisa and Maggie make noises that cause the house to fall every time. 
13 - 6 "Bart and Homer's Dinner" November 1, 1987 (1987-11-01)
The girls are out watching a ballet and Homer is in charge of the dinner. Bart cannot stomach it when he is forced to eat a mix of fish nuggets and pork-a-roni. 
14 - 7 "Space Patrol" November 8, 1987 (1987-11-08)
Bart, Lisa and Maggie play a game of "Space Patrol" while Homer and Marge are out. Lisa plays a superhero with Maggie as her sidekick, while Bart puts a jug on his head with the pretense of it being the helmet of an alien warlord. However, his head gets stuck in the jug and Lisa "frees" Bart using a croquet mallet. 
15 - 8 "Bart's Haircut" November 15, 1987 (1987-11-15)
Bart's hair is too long and he is sent to a barber. His hair cut is too short and he tries multiple ways to hide it. 
16 - 9 "World War III" November 22, 1987 (1987-11-22)
Homer wakes up the family to practice for a nuclear drill. They manage to escape to a nuclear bunker at basement in 18 seconds, but Homer says that if there will really be a nuclear drilling, they will be dead meat. After two more drills the family gets tired of him and trap him in the basement. Bart asks Marge if it is good thing to do, but Marge says that they will let Homer out of the bunker in the morning. 
17 - 10 "The Perfect Crime" December 13, 1987 (1987-12-13)
Marge bakes a batch of delicious cookies and Bart attempts to steal them, when everyone except him and Maggie leave the kitchen. Homer and Marge come back to find the tray empty, but Maggie guides them along a trail of cookies running across the floor. The family catches Bart lying bloated on his back in his bedroom amidst a pile of cookie crumbs. 
18 - 11 "Scary Stories" December 20, 1987 (1987-12-20)
Bart tells Lisa and Maggie a series of scary stories in the dark only to believe they're coming true. 
19 - 12 "Grampa and the Kids" January 10, 1988 (1988-01-10)
Grampa tells the kids stories from the good old days. When the kids stop paying attention to him, he feigns his own death to recapture their attention.
This marks the first speaking appearance of Grampa Abraham Simpson
20 - 13 "Gone Fishin'" January 24, 1988 (1988-01-24)
Bart and Homer go on a fishing trip. Homer asks Bart for a bologna sandwich, but Bart forgot the bologna. He puts the bait on the sandwich instead. When they get the boat in the water they hit rapids and later fall off of a waterfall. 
21 - 14 "Skateboarding" February 7, 1988 (1988-02-07)
Bart teaches his sisters how to skateboard, but is outdone every time he tries to show off. 
22 - 15 "The Pagans" February 14, 1988 (1988-02-14)
When the family is on their way to church, the kids declares themselves pagans. After the car breaks down, the kids start acting like pagans much to Homer's dismay. 
23 - 16 "Closeted" February 21, 1988 (1988-02-21)
Bart tries to avoid to doing chores and ends up hiding in the closet. He finds himself locked in and must find a way to bust out. 
24 - 17 "The Aquarium" February 28, 1988 (1988-02-28)
Homer takes Bart, Lisa and Maggie to the aquarium. Bart finds a way to get into the shark tank and swims with a shark. 
25 - 18 "Family Portrait" March 6, 1988 (1988-03-06)
Homer has trouble taking a normal family portrait. Every time they are close to a good picture the family sabotages the shot. 
26 - 19 "Bart's Hiccups" March 13, 1988 (1988-03-13)
Lisa and Maggie try to cure Bart's hiccups using some rather unorthodox methods. 
27 - 20 "The Money Jar" March 20, 1988 (1988-03-20)
Marge warns the kids that they shouldn't steal from the money jar. Bart, Lisa and Maggie try to fight the temptation of stealing the money. 
28 - 21 "The Art Museum" May 1, 1988 (1988-05-01)
The Simpsons go to an art museum. Bart stares at a nude painting and Lisa plays with an ancient vase. Marge realizes that the kids are too young to appreciate fine arts. But Bart decides to become a collector by stealing an art piece. 
29 - 22 "Zoo Story" May 8, 1988 (1988-05-08)
The family goes to the zoo and find a lot of similarities between them and the monkeys. Homer unwisely teases a monkey at the zoo and gets a face full of chimp excrement for his trouble. 

Season 3: 1988-1989

# Original title Original airdate
30 - 1 "Shut Up, Simpsons" November 6, 1988 (1988-11-06)
Maggie squeaks her toy, which causes a chain reaction of anger in the family. An attempt for reconciliation leads to even more anger. 
31 - 2 "Shell Game" November 13, 1988 (1988-11-13)
Bart tries to hide one of the cookies he stole from the jar by distracting his parents with the shell game. Although his plan seems to succeed, he is bested by Maggie, who then eats the cookie. 
32 - 3 "The Bart Simpson Show" November 20, 1988 (1988-11-20)
The kids are watching TV and Homer tells them to stop watching "Itchy and Scratchy" because it's "too violent". Unable to watch cartoons Bart puts on his own show, which eventually angers Homer even more because Bart took the inside of the TV off to do his show.
First appearance of Itchy and Scratchy
33 - 4 "Punching Bag" November 27, 1988 (1988-11-27)
Bart and Lisa take out their frustrations on a punching bag with a face of Homer on it. When Homer commands Marge to make the kids stop, he later finds her punching the bag.
Features the first time Homer says D'oh
34 - 5 "Simpson Christmas" December 18, 1988 (1988-12-18)
Bart tells a story of Christmas with the Simpson family in the style of The Night Before Christmas
35 - 6 "The Krusty the Clown Show" January 15, 1989 (1989-01-15)
The kids get to see Krusty's show live for the first time. Bart notices that he is an impostor and exposes it on television, much to his parents' dismay.
First appearance of Krusty the Clown
36 - 7 "Bart the Hero" January 29, 1989 (1989-01-29)
When Bart is sent outside to exercise his legs by Marge's orders, he gets handsomely rewarded for stopping a burglar from robbing a candy store. But he ask for the reward to be in candy bars. Much to Homer's dismay. 
37 - 8 "Bart's Little Fantasy" February 5, 1989 (1989-02-05)
After the kids are ordered to clean their room by Homer and Marge; Bart tells a story about large kids who throw their small parents into a small room. 
38 - 9 "Scary Movie" February 12, 1989 (1989-02-12)
Bart, Lisa and Maggie go to the movie to see "The Return of the Happy Little Elves", but Bart convinces the girls to see "Revenge of the Space Mutants" instead. However, Bart ends up being scared by it, and Lisa and Maggie attempted to comfort him. 
39 - 10 "Home Hypnotism" February 19, 1989 (1989-02-19)
When Homer sees Bart, Lisa and Maggie going crazy and bouncing off the walls, he and Marge try using hypnotism to tame the kids. 
40 - 11 "Shoplifting" February 26, 1989 (1989-02-26)
Bart gets in trouble when he is caught shoplifting candy at the supermarket. 
41 - 12 "Echo Canyon" March 12, 1989 (1989-03-12)
The family drives to Echo Canyon and take turns making echoes. 
42 - 13 "Bathtime" March 19, 1989 (1989-03-19)
Homer makes Bart take his "Sunday Night Bath", but he ends up flooding the bathroom. 
43 - 14 "Bart's Nightmare" March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26)
Bart ends up having a horrific nightmare about falling into a kitchen where he is 1'' tall after eating all of the cookies from the jar. 
44 - 15 "Bart of the Jungle" April 16, 1989 (1989-04-16)
The kids swing from the trees using Homer's neckties, and Homer, who is angered by this, ends up being caught in their trap. 
45 - 16 "Family Therapy" April 23, 1989 (1989-04-23)
Homer takes the family to a psychologist because he claims they can't laugh anymore. They end up being so disruptive that the psychologist kicks them out and they end up laughing at this. 
46 - 17 "Maggie In Peril (Chapter One)" April 30, 1989 (1989-04-30)
After Maggie accidentally kicks her ball on Bart's face, he kicks it out of sight and she takes off to retrieve it back. She ends up being caught on a branch and the story is to be continued. 
47 - 18 "Maggie In Peril (The Thrilling Conclusion)" May 7, 1989 (1989-05-07)
Sequel to "Maggie In Peril", Maggie floats in the air hanging on to balloons and lands safely back in her playpen. 
48 - 19 "TV Simpsons" May 14, 1989 (1989-05-14)
While Homer is watching TV, Bart's kite gets caught on the TV antenna on the roof, which messes up the reception. Homer tries to fix the antenna, but ends up falling off the roof. 

References

General
  • Richmond, Ray; Antonia Coffman (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family. Harper Collins Publishers. pp. 14–15. ISBN 0-00-638898-1.  
Specific
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  2. ^ Richmond, Ray; Antonia Coffman (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family. Harper Collins Publishers. p. 191. ISBN 0-00-638898-1.  
  3. ^ "Groening's repeats u-turn". 2006-08-06. http://www.pr-inside.com/groenings-r...urn-r14068.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-11.  
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  5. ^ Paul, Alan (1987-09-30). "Matt Groening" (Interview). Flux Magazine Issue #6.  
  6. ^ a b c d Cagle, Daryl. "The David Silverman Interview". MSNBC. http://cagle.msnbc.com/hogan/interviews/silverman.asp. Retrieved 2006-12-29.  
  7. ^ Deneroff, Harvey (January 2000). "Matt Groening's Baby Turns 10". Animation Magazine, Vol. 14, #1. pp. 10, 12.  
  8. ^ a b Richmond, Ray; Antonia Coffman (1997). The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favorite Family. Harper Collins Publishers. p. 178. ISBN 0-00-638898-1.  
  9. ^ Brownfield, Paul (1999-07-06). "He's Homer, but This Odyssey Is His Own". Los Angeles Times.  
  10. ^ Luaine Lee (2003-02-27). "D'oh, you're the voices". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/02/27/1046064146568.html. Retrieved 2007-08-18.  
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The Simpsons shorts is a series of one-minute television shorts that ran on the variety show The Tracey Ullman Show for three seasons. The shorts were created by cartoonist Matt Groening.

Contents

Season 1: 1987

# Airdate Title
1 - 101 April 19, 1987 "Good Night"
Marge and Homer say goodnight to their kids but all does not go to plan. Bart philosophically contemplates (first time and last) the wonders of the mind, Lisa hears Marge say "don't let the bed bugs bite" and fears that her bed bugs will eat her, and Maggie is traumatized by the lyrics of "rock-a-bye-baby"
2 - 102 May 3, 1987 "Watching TV"
Bart and Lisa quarrel over what channel they should watch. Repeatedly Maggie comes up to the television and changes the channel. The only thing they eventually agree on is to stop Maggie changing the channel. Later Homer is saying a speech about family matters and stops when the show comes back on.
3 - 103 May 10, 1987 "Jumping Bart"
Homer makes several attempts to have Bart jump into his arms. Each time Bart jumps Homer is distracted and fails to catch him.
4 - 104 May 31, 1987 "Babysitting Maggie"
Marge puts Bart and Lisa in charge of babysitting Maggie. They totally ignore her, and she receives an electric shock, falls down the stairs and chases a butterfly onto the roof only to fall off the roof.
5 - 105 June 21, 1987 "The Pacifier"
Bart and Lisa take Maggie's pacifier away to stop her from sucking on it. Maggie has an entire drawerful of them and refuses to kick the habit.
6 - 106 June 28, 1987 "Burping Contest"
Bart, Lisa and Maggie compete in a contest to see who can make the most disgusting burp. Marge objects several times, but was no use. When Homer comes home, he makes the most disgusting burp ever. The kids then congratulate him, much to Marge's disapproval.
7 - 107 July 12, 1987 "Dinnertime"
Marge serves the family dinner and the family sits down for the meal. Marge insists that family should have table manners, but the family's crude eating habits are hard to stop.

Season 2: 1987-1988

# Airdate Title
8 - 201 September 22, 1987 "Making Faces"
The kids make scary faces at each other. Marge warns them that if they make scary faces, the faces will stay there forever. This warning has the opposite effect.
9 - 202 October 4, 1987 "The Funeral"
Uncle Hubert is dead and the family attends his funeral. Bart is determined to see his uncle's corpse, but faints when he glances into the coffin.
10 - 203 October 11, 1987 "What Maggie's Thinking"
Bart and Lisa wonder what's inside Maggie's mind when looking at her in her crib. Maggie sees them as demons and later as infants with her being the grown up.
11 - 204 October 18, 1987 "Football"
Homer promises the kids chocolate milkshakes if Bart can catch one of his father's long football passes. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to overcome, but Bart finally manages to catch the football, only with his mouth.
12 - 205 October 25, 1987 "House of Cards"
Bart tries to make a house of cards, but Lisa and Maggie make noises that cause the house to fall every time.
13 - 206 November 1, 1987 "Bart and Homer's Dinner"
The girls are out watching a ballet and Homer is in charge of the dinner. Bart cannot stomach it when he is forced to eat a mix of fish nuggets and pork-a-roni.
14 - 207 November 8, 1987 "Space Patrol"
Bart, Lisa and Maggie play a game of "Space Patrol" while Homer and Marge are out. Lisa plays a superhero with Maggie as her sidekick, while Bart puts a jug on his head with the pretense of it being the helmet of an alien warlord. However, his head gets stuck in the jug and Lisa "frees" Bart using a croquet mallet.
15 - 208 November 15, 1987 "Bart's Haircut"
Bart's hair is too long and he is sent to a barber. His hair cut is too short and he tries multiple ways to hide it.
16 - 209 November 22, 1987 "World War III"
Homer wakes up the family to practice for a nuclear drill. After multiple drills the family gets tired of him and traps him in the basement.
17 - 210 December 13, 1987 "The Perfect Crime"
Marge bakes a batch of delicious cookies and Bart attempts to steal them, when everyone except him and Maggie leave the kitchen. Homer and Marge come back to find the tray empty, but Maggie guides them along a trail of cookies running across the floor. The family catches Bart lying on his back in his bedroom amidst a pile of cookie crumbs.
18 - 211 December 20, 1987 "Scary Stories"
Bart tells Lisa and Maggie a series of scary stories in the dark only to believe they're coming true.
19 - 212 January 10, 1988 "Grampa and the Kids"
Grampa tells the kids stories from the good old days. When the kids stop paying attention to him, he feigns his own death to recapture their attention. The short marks the first speaking appearance of Abraham Simpson.
20 - 213 January 24, 1988 "Gone Fishin'"
Bart and Homer go on a fishing trip. Homer asks Bart for a bologna sandwich, but Bart forgot the bologna. He puts the bait on the sandwich instead. When they get the boat in the water they hit rapids and later fall off of a waterfall.
21 - 214 February 7, 1988 "Skateboarding"
Bart teaches his sisters how to skateboard, but is outdone every time he tries to show off.
22 - 215 February 14, 1988 "The Pagans"
When the family is on their way to church, the kids declares themselves pagans. After the car breaks down in the nature, the kids start acting like pagans much to Homer's disliking.
23 - 216 February 21, 1988 "Closeted"
Bart tries to avoid to doing chores and ends up hiding in the closet. He finds himself locked in and must find a way to bust out.
24 - 217 February 28, 1988 "The Aquarium"
Homer takes Bart, Lisa and Maggie to the aquarium. Bart finds a way to get into the shark tank and swims with a shark.
25 - 218 March 6, 1988 "Family Portrait"
Homer has trouble taking a normal family portrait. Every time they are close to a good picture the family sabotages the shot.
26 - 219 March 13, 1988 "Bart's Hiccups"
Lisa and Maggie try to cure Bart's hiccups. The cure is some rather unorthodox methods.
27 - 220 March 20, 1988 "The Money Jar"
Marge warns the kids that they should not steal from the money jar. Bart, Lisa and Maggie tries to fight the temptation of stealing the money.
28 - 221 May 1, 1988 "The Art Museum"
The Simpsons go to an art museum. Bart stares at a nude painting and Lisa plays with an ancient vase. Marge realizes that the kids are too young to appreciate fine arts.
29 - 222 May 8, 1988 "Zoo Story"
The family goes to the zoo and find a lot of similarities between them and the monkeys. Homer unwisely teases a monkey at the zoo and gets a face full of poo for his trouble.

Season 3: 1988-1989

# Airdate Title
30 - 301 November 6, 1988 "Shut Up, Simpsons"
Maggie squeaks her toy, which causes a chain reaction of anger in the family. An attempt for reconciliation leads to even more anger.
31 - 302 November 13, 1988 "Shell Game"
Bart tries to hide one of the cookies he stole from the jar by distracting his parents with the shell game. Although his plan seems to succeed, he is bested by Maggie, who then eats the cookie.
32 - 303 November 20, 1988 "The Bart Simpson Show"
The kids are watching TV and Homer tells them to stop watching "Itchy and Scratchy" because it's "too violent".Unable to watch cartoons Bart puts on his own show, which eventually angers Homer even more.

Note: First appearance of Itchy and Scratchy.

33 - 304 November 27, 1988 "Punching Bag"
Bart and Lisa take out their frustrations on a punching bag with a face of Homer on it. When Homer commands Marge to make the kids stop, he later finds her punching the bag.

Nte: This is the first time Homer says D'oh.

34 - 305 December 18, 1988 "Simpson Christmas"
Bart tells a story of a traditional Christmas in the Simpson family in the style of "The Night Before Christmas".
35 - 306 January 1, 1989 "The Krusty the Clown Show"
The kids get to see Krusty's show live for the first time. Bart notices that it is an impostor and exposes it on television, much to his parents' dismay.

Note: First appearance of Krusty the Clown.

36 - 307 January 29, 1989 "Bart the Hero"
Sent out to exercise, Bart foils a robbery attempt.
37 - 308 February 5, 1989 "Bart's Little Fantasy"
After the kids are ordered to clean their room by Homer and Marge; Bart tells a story about large kids who throw their small parents into a small room.
38 - 309 February 12, 1989 "Scary Movie"
Bart, Lisa and Maggie go to the movie to see "The Return of the Happy Little Elves" (much to Bart's dismay), but Bart convinces the girls to see "Revenge of the Space Mutants" instead. However, Bart ends up being scared by it, and Lisa and Maggie attempted to comfort him.
39 - 310 February 19, 1989 "Home Hypnotism"
Homer tries hypnosis to calm down his crazy kids.
40 - 311 February 26, 1989 "Shoplifting"
Bart tries to steal chocolate from the Supermarket, but gets caught.
41 - 312 March 12, 1989 "Echo Canyon"
The family drives to Echo Canyon, takes turns making echoes, and Bart almost makes a boulder crunch the family car.
42 - 313 March 19, 1989 "Bathtime"
Homer makes Bart take his "Sunday Night Bath", only to flood the bathroom. At that rate, Homer angrily goes after Bart.
43 - 314 April 2, 1989 "Bart's Nightmare"
In this sequel to "Shell Game", Bart has a nightmare after eating every single cookie from the cookie jar.
44 - 315 April 16, 1989 "Bart of the Jungle"
The kids swing from the trees off Homer's ties, and Homer, who is angered by this, ends up being in their trap made by his ties.
45 - 316 April 23, 1989 "Family Therapy"
Homer takes the family to a psychologist, but to no avail.
46 - 317 April 30, 1989 "Maggie in Peril (Chapter One)"
After Maggie accidentally kicks her ball on Bart's face, he kicks it out of sight and she takes off to retrieve it back. (To be Continued...)
47 - 318 May 7, 1989 "Maggie in Peril (The Thrilling Conclusion)"
Part 2. Maggie floats in the air hanging on to balloons and lands safely back in her playpen.
48 - 319 May 14, 1989 "TV Simpsons"
Homer attempts to fix the television antenna on the roof, but he ends up falling from the roof.

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