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Fans accustomed to the slick appearance of the later episodes will be delighted by the rougher nature of these earlier episodes, when the characters weren't as well defined (Homer isn't quite as dumb as he is in later seasons) and the animation was still evolving. Throughout the season, familiar faces are introduced, as we catch first glimpses of Smithers, Mr. Burns, the Flanderses, and Patty and Selma. Highlights of the season include "The Crepes of Wrath," in which Bart is sent to France as an exchange student ("Don't mess up France the way you messed up your room"); "Bart the Genius," in which Bart ends up in a school for the gifted; and "Krusty Gets Busted," in which Bart's lifelong animosity with Sideshow Bob begins. - Jenny Brown, Amazon.com

"Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" (7G08)Airdate: 12/17/89
In the pilot episode of The Simpsons, the family prepares for the holidays. Homer is forced to resort to desperate measures when his Christmas bonus is canceled and Marge's family money goes to erase the tattoo son Bart thought would be a perfect gift.

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"Bart the Genius" (7G02)Airdate: 01/14/90
In the first ever regular episode of The Simpsons, Bart is moved to a school for gifted children after he switches aptitude tests with class brainiac Martin Prince.

This is the first episode to feature the series' full title sequence

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"Homer's Odyssey" (7G03)Airdate: 01/21/90
After being fired from the nuclear power plant for negligence, Homer becomes a safety activist, facing a crisis of conscience when his former boss tries to silence him with a new position and a raise.

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"There's No Disgrace Like Home" (7G04)Airdate: 01/28/90
Familial bliss is the order of the day at Homer's company picnic, where seeing families actually being nice to each other inspires Homer to order the Simpsons to a family therapist, as advertised on TV.

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"Bart the General" (7G05)Airdate: 02/04/90
Terrorized by school bully Nelson Muntz, Bart seeks counsel from "the toughest Simpson alive," but Grampa Simpson defers to warfare expert Herman, who emphasizes troop strength, training discipline and strategy.

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"Moaning Lisa" (7G06)Airdate: 02/11/90
The meaning of life and her existence in the second grade have Lisa playing the blues solo---until she meets Bleeding Gums Murphy. Meanwhile winless Homer seeks tutelage from others to beat Bart at video boxing.

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"Call of the Simpsons" (7G09)Airdate: 02/18/90
The Simpsons put the camp back in camping when their RV goes over a cliff, leaving Marge and Lisa to keep the shelter fire burning while Maggie makes her time bearable, and Homer and Bart go for help.

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"The Telltale Head" (7G07)Airdate: 02/25/90
Bart pulls a stunt that shocks the entire town, including his new friends Jimbo, Kearney, and Dolph, who he was trying to impress.

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"Life on the Fast Lane" (7G11)Airdate: 03/18/90
Homer's birthday present "for Marge" is a bowling ball, prompting Marge to teach him a lesson by taking up the sport---and maybe also a handsome instructor.

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"Homer's Night Out" (7G10)Airdate: 03/25/90
Bart receives his mail-order CIA spy camera just in time to capture Homer dancing---naked to his (ample) waist and stuffing bills into a dancer's cleavage at a bachelor party.

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"The Crepes of Wrath" (7G13)Airdate: 04/15/90
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 anti-freeze in the wine. Meanwhile, the Simpsons receive Adil Hoaxha, an Albanian exchange student who is actually a spy.

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"Krusty Gets Busted" (7G12)Airdate: 04/29/90
No one is sadder than Bart when his TV hero Krusty the Clown is arrested for a convenience-store robbery, and witness Homer has to testify against the clown. Kelsey Grammer guest stars for the first time as Sideshow Bob.

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"Some Enchanted Evening" (7G01)Airdate: 05/13/90
With their parents out for a night of romance, Bart and Lisa recognize their baby sitter, Ms. Botz, on "America's Most Armed and Dangerous".

Despite not airing until May 1990, as indicated by its 7G01 production code, "Some Enchanted Evening" was actually the first Simpsons episode ever produced.

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