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The Simpsons — Season Four

Kamp Krusty

Kamp Krusty »

P-code 8F24 • Index 4×01 • Aired Sep 24, 1992

Bart and Lisa spend six weeks at Kamp Krusty, however, the camp is not what it seems.

A Streetcar Named Marge

A Streetcar Named Marge »

P-code 8F18 • Index 4×02 • Aired Oct 01, 1992

Marge takes a part in the musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire, which has a strange resemblance to the Simpsons' own home life.

Homer the Heretic

Homer the Heretic »

P-code 9F01 • Index 4×03 • Aired Oct 08, 1992

After skipping church one Sunday, Homer has the best day of his life and decides to start his own religion.

Lisa the Beauty Queen

Lisa the Beauty Queen »

P-code 9F02 • Index 4×04 • Aired Oct 15, 1992

Homer enters Lisa in a beauty contest, and Lisa comes runner up. However, when the original winner is injured, Lisa takes over her duties.

Treehouse of Horror III

Treehouse of Horror III »

P-code 9F04 • Index 4×05 • Aired Oct 29, 1992

The Simpsons hold a Halloween party, in which three stories are told: Clown Without Pity: Bart gets an evil Krusty doll for his birthday. King Homer: Marge marries an ape. Dial 'Z' For Zombies: Bart causes zombies to rise.

Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie »

P-code 9F03 • Index 4×06 • Aired Nov 03, 1992

After Bart fails to keeps an eye on Maggie and puts her life in danger, Homer bans him from seeing the new Itchy and Scratchy movie.

Marge Gets a Job

Marge Gets a Job »

P-code 9F05 • Index 4×07 • Aired Nov 05, 1992

After the Simpsons' house starts to subside, Marge gets a job at the nuclear plant to earn some extra money. However, Mr. Burns develops a crush on her.

New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block »

P-code 9F06 • Index 4×08 • Aired Nov 12, 1992

Bart develops a crush on the new girl next door, but his heart is broken when she dates Jimbo.

Mr. Plow

Mr. Plow »

P-code 9F07 • Index 4×09 • Aired Nov 19, 1992

After Homer wrecks both cars during a snowstorm, he buys a snow plow, and starts up a plow business.

Lisa's First Word

Lisa's First Word »

P-code 9F08 • Index 4×10 • Aired Dec 03, 1992

While trying to get Maggie to say her first words, Homer and Marge recall how Lisa was born and what her first word was.

Homer's Triple Bypass

Homer's Triple Bypass »

P-code 9F09 • Index 4×11 • Aired Dec 17, 1992

After Homer has a heart attack, he must undergo a coronary bypass operation - costing forty thousand dollars.

Marge vs. the Monorail

Marge vs. the Monorail »

P-code 9F10 • Index 4×12 • Aired Jan 14, 1993

After Mr. Burns is fined $3 million for improper disposal of nuclear waste, the town is conned into buying a unsafe Monorail.

Selma's Choice

Selma's Choice »

P-code 9F11 • Index 4×13 • Aired Jan 21, 1993

After Aunt Gladys Bouvier dies, Selma decides she wants to have a baby.

Brother from the Same Planet

Brother from the Same Planet »

P-code 9F12 • Index 4×14 • Aired Feb 04, 1993

Bart gets a ''Bigger Brother'' after Homer neglects him for the last time - and Homer retaliates by getting a ''Little Brother'' of his own.

I Love Lisa

I Love Lisa »

P-code 9F13 • Index 4×15 • Aired Feb 11, 1993

When Lisa gives Ralph Wiggum a Valentine's card out of pity, he instantly falls in love with her.

Duffless

Duffless »

P-code 9F14 • Index 4×16 • Aired Feb 18, 1993

After Homer is arrested for drink-driving, he promises Marge to give up beer for a month. Meanwhile, Lisa makes Bart the subject of her science experiment.

Last Exit to Springfield

Last Exit to Springfield »

P-code 9F15 • Index 4×17 • Aired Mar 11, 1993

Lisa needs braces, so Homer becomes the new Union President at the plant to win back their Dental Plan.

So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show

So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show »

P-code 9F17 • Index 4×18 • Aired Apr 01, 1993

When Homer gets seriously injured from Bart's April Fool's joke, the family reminisce about past experiences.

The Front

The Front »

P-code 9F16 • Index 4×19 • Aired Apr 15, 1993

After watching a bad Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, Lisa & Bart write their own under Grampa's name. Meanwhile, Homer reveals that he never graduated, and so goes back to school.

Whacking Day

Whacking Day »

P-code 9F18 • Index 4×20 • Aired Apr 29, 1993

Springfield prepares for Whacking Day - where everyone whacks innocent snakes - however, Lisa is opposed to it. Meanwhile, Bart is expelled from school and is taught at home by Marge.

Marge in Chains

Marge in Chains »

P-code 9F20 • Index 4×21 • Aired May 06, 1993

Marge is caught accidentally shoplifting at the Kwik-E-Mart, and is sentenced to thirty days in prison.

Krusty Gets Kancelled

Krusty Gets Kancelled »

P-code 9F19 • Index 4×22 • Aired May 13, 1993

When the Gabbo show causes Krusty to get cancelled, Bart and Lisa help Krusty get back onto TV by organizing a comeback special with special guests.

Season 4

While the first three Seasons saw episodes mostly revolving around Bart, in Season Four (1992-1993) we saw a lot more of Homer, proving that the show was no longer "just a kids program".

This Season has more classics than you can count on your fingers and toes (unless you're from Spittle County and have a couple extra). There's the kids' nightmarish trip to Kamp Krusty; Marge's performance in the New Orleans-bashing "A Streetcar Named Desire" which caused uproar in said city; Homer skipping church and meeting God in a dream (notice that God has five fingers); The story of Lisa's birth, and each of the kids' first words; Homer giving up deer - uh, beer - for a month; and of course the first (and best) clip show. An excellent set of episodes.

Groening's DVD intro

Welcome to the daffy, laffy, fun-as-saltwater-taffy Fourth Big Boxed Set of The Simpsons on DVD, featuring every yok, chortle, titter, and knee-slapper from perhaps the greatest season in the show's history, at least until Season 5.

This box is full of many fan favourites: Bart and Lisa's ill-fated trip to Kamp Krusty; Homer's encounter with a five-fingered God (the theological implications of which are staggering); Maggie's great escape from the Ayn Rand School for Tots; Marge, Apu, Chief Wiggum, and Flanders singing their hearts out in "Oh! Streetcar!"; the disturbing debut of Itchy & Scratchy in "Steamboat Itchy"; the legendary Mr. Plow/Plow King rivalry; the animated adventures of Worker & Parasite; Ralph Wiggum's immortal "Choo-Choo-Choose Me" valentine to Lisa; and of course the classic monorail episode. That's the one that has my all-time favourite Simpsons line, when Homer points at the hissing possom family and says: "I call the big one Bitey."

So, on behalf of the brilliant animators, actors, writers, musicians, production team, and assorted abused underlings, I'd like to welcome you to another great batch of The Simpsons, or, as they say in France, Les Simpson.

Your pal,
Matt Groening