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Season 5 is perhaps not as classics-packed as the third and fourth seasons, but no self-respecting Simpsons fan should be without the episodes "Homer's Barbershop Quartet," featuring George Harrison, "Cape Feare," one of Sideshow Bob's (and guest voice Kelsey Grammer's) finest half-hours, "Rosebud," "Springfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)," and "Bart Gets Famous," with the Springfield-sweeping catchphrase "I didn't do it." Plus, the star power this season is impressive: Michelle Pfeiffer as Homer's comely, donut-loving co-worker in "The Last Temptation of Homer," Albert Brooks as a self-help guru who unleashes "Bart's Inner Child," Kathleen Turner as the creator of Malibu Stacy in "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy," and, as themselves, the Ramones ("Rosebud"), James Woods ("Homer and Apu"), Buzz Aldrin ("Deep Space Homer"), and even Robert Goulet ("Springfield"). But it is the writers and the core ensemble cast who exhibit, to quote "Deep Space Homer," "the right... What's that stuff?" Series milestones include the first appearance of yokel Cletus in "Bart Gets an Elephant," and Maggie's infant nemesis, The Baby with One Eyebrow in "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badasssss Song," which also happens to be The Simpsons' 100th episode. - Donald Liebenson, Amazon.com

"Homer's Barbershop Quartet" (9F21)Airdate: 09/30/93
We flashback to 1985, where Homer, Apu, Principal Skinner, and Chief Wiggum (later replaced with Barney) were the hit barbershop quartet known as the Be Sharps. George Harrison guest stars.

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"Cape Feare" (9F22)Airdate: 10/07/93
Sideshow Bob is again paroled from prison, and he has only one thing in mind for Bart: revenge.

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"Homer Goes to College" (1F02)Airdate: 10/14/93
In order to continue in his job at the Nuclear power plant, Homer must attend college.

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"Rosebud" (1F01)Airdate: 10/21/93
When Mr. Burns was very young, he gave up his teddy bear, Bobo, for a life of riches. Now growing old, he desires for his teddy bear, which Maggie loves dearly.

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"Treehouse of Horror IV" (1F04)Airdate: 10/28/93
In a Night Gallery parody, Bart presents three tales of terror....

The Devil and Homer Simpson - Homer gives up his soul for a single donut. Now, the Devil wants Homer in exchange.

Terror at 5 1/2 Feet - Bart Simpson has a nightmare about a bus crash. And his nightmare is about to come true when a playful gremlin starts taking the bus apart piece by piece.

Bart Simpson's Dracula - Mr. Burns is a vampire, and he wants the blood of the Simpson family.

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"Marge on the Lam" (1F03)Airdate: 11/04/93
When Homer fails to show up, Marge decides to go to the ballet with Ruth Powers, the next door neighbor. Ruth returns the favor and takes Marge out the next night. But Ruth is driving a stolen car, without Marge knowing it.

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"Bart's Inner Child" (1F05)Airdate: 11/11/93
Bart accidentally has the entire town emulating his actions, thanks to a feel-good therapist.

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"Boy-Scoutz N the Hood" (1F06)Airdate: 11/18/93
When Bart finds a $20 bill, he and Milhouse spend it on a squishee made of pure syrup. After a wild night, he wakes up to find that he joined the Junior Campers, a boy scout group led by Ned Flanders.

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"The Last Temptation of Homer" (1F07)Airdate: 12/09/93
Homer falls in love with Mindy Simmons, a new female employee at the nuclear plant who is just like Homer. Homer, however, feels guilty. Michelle Pfeiffer does the voice of Mindy.

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"$pringfield" (1F08)Airdate: 12/16/93
When the local economy stalls, everyone, including Marge, votes to legalize gambling on Springfield. Mr. Burns even opens up his own casino, Homer gets to be a blackjack dealer, and Marge is addicted to the slot machines. Robert Goulet guest stars.

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"Homer the Vigilante" (1F09)Airdate: 01/06/94
When a cat burglar hits Springfield and steals from the Simpson household, Homer vows to fight back.

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"Bart Gets Famous" (1F11)Airdate: 02/03/94
After escaping from a field trip to a cardboard factory, Bart sneaks into the Krusty the Klown show, and becomes Krusty's assistant. However, Bart is launched into instant stardom after accidentally wrecking a set on live TV and uttering, "I didn't do it." Conan O'Brien guest voices.

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"Homer and Apu" (1F10)Airdate: 02/10/94
After getting food poisoning from eating the Kwik-E-Mart food, Homer gets Apu fired. Regretting his actions, Homer vows to get Apu his job back. James Woods guest stars.

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"Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy" (1F12)Airdate: 02/17/94
After objecting to her new talking Malibu Stacey doll that demeans women, Lisa finds the creator and they produce Lisa Lionheart, a new doll that reflects the 90's.

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"Deep Space Homer" (1F13)Airdate: 02/24/94
After seeing their ratings decline, NASA decides to send an "average-naut" to space. In this case, the average-naut is Homer Simpson. James Taylor and Buzz Aldrin guest star.

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"Homer Loves Flanders" (1F14)Airdate: 03/17/94
After Ned Flanders give Homer a ticket to a Springfield Atoms football game, Homer becomes Ned's best friend.

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"Bart Gets an Elephant" (1F15)Airdate: 03/31/94
When "KBBL is going to give me something stupid", Bart passes up the $10,000 cash price for a full grown African elephant. Inevitably, the elephant causes some major problems.

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"Burns' Heir" (1F16)Airdate: 04/14/94
Nearly drowning in the bathtub, Mr. Burns decides to find an heir. He sees it in the form of Bart Simpson and coerces the young Simpson into staying with him.

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"Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baddasssss Song" (1F18)Airdate: 04/28/94
In the 100th episode of The Simpsons, Bart brings Santa's Little Helper to school for Show and Tell, but unfortunately the dog escapes and gets Principal Skinner fired. School life under Ned Flanders just isn't the same and Bart schemes to get Skinner back.

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"The Boy Who Knew Too Much" (1F19)Airdate: 05/05/94
Bart skips class and witnesses a waiter brutally beaten. The Mayor's nephew, Freddy Quimby, is blamed, but Bart can clear him -- however it would mean coming clean about skipping class.

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"Lady Bouvier's Lover" (1F21)Airdate: 05/12/94
Grampa Simpson falls in love with Marge's mother, Jackie, but Mr. Burns woos her away from him. Grampa is broken hearted when learning Jackie is going to marry Burns.

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"Secrets of a Successful Marriage" (1F20)Airdate: 05/19/94
Worrying about being slow, Homer decides to teach a marriage course. Unfortunately, he doesn't succeed as a teacher until he starts spilling some of Marge's personal secrets.

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