Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot5 April 1987
"The Makeover": Virgina Hall (Tracey Ullman) is an unattractive woman who spends $9,100 for a full cosmetic makeover to make her look attractive to her prison pen pal boyfriend when he is paroled from prison. But was it all a waste? 'Daniel Rosen' does a juggling act with bowling ball pins. "High Hopes": A naive couple (Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner) decide to open up their own restaurant, until a visit by the mysterious angel 'Dreambuster' shows up. "The Audition": Angela Tanner (Tracey Ullman) is a young woman who auditions for a singing position in a local play and must perform before a live theater audience. "Dr. N!Godatu": An animated short about an eccentric psychologist.
12 April 1987
'The Letter': Justine, returning home from a failed marriage, meets her former flame Brian, who has lots in common... except for his terrible kissing ability. Extra segment: Jamey Turner does an unusual recreation of "Ode to Joy" with the rims of drinking glassed filled with water. 'Quality Time': Sara and Greg Downey are L.A. yuppies who try to squeeze in quality time for their neglected three-year-old son Max. 'David Meets the Folks': Carla Cooper is reluctant to introduce her new boyfriend, David, to her parents for a theater outing because he happens to be a male stripper. 'Blind Date': Dr. N!Godatu prepares herself for a blind date with Bill Wallhead... an incredibly boring salesman.
19 April 1987
"Lottery": In 1967, the stingy Nancy Wilkinson is reluctant to share a winning $16 million lottery ticket with her college roommate Barbara. Twenty years later, the wealthy Nancy shows up at the diner where blue-collared Barbara works for reconciliation. "Ambulance Pick Up": Lynette, an English-accented ambulance paramedic, has to fend off come-ons from Roger, a hit-and-run victim. "Girl on a Ledge": When suicidal Mary is standing on a ledge determined to jump, police negotiator Lt. Kelly tries to talk her down with a dance on the ledge. "Good Night": Homer and Marge Simpson tuck their three kids in for the night to lullaby's.
26 April 1987
"Like Mother": Susan hates her overbearing and meddlesome mother until one night, a psychosomatic manifestation from her repressed guilt makes Susan turn into her mother. "Spontaneity": A couple argues about not being spontaneous since they sit every evening in front of their TV set. "Answering Machine": Donna is a soft-spoken young woman who decides to improve her message on her answering machine with a little music flavor. "Freeway": Dr. N!Godatu goes out for a drive with her best friend Pat, only to detour onto Pat's worst nightmare: a L.A. freeway.
3 May 1987
"Comedian": Molly Reed (Tracey Ullman) is a young Southern belle who's new boyfriend, Rick Field, is a comedian who uses marriage as a joke in his nightclub act which Molly finds offensive. "Kay and the Co-Worker": Kay Clark (Tracey Ullman) is a frumpy, English spinster with a dreary office job, who meets a new co-worker whom she distrusts. "The Right Guy": Ira is a young songwriter who is reluctant to open up his feelings to Bunny (Tracey Ullman), the unsure-of-herself girl of his dreams after she has a bad date. "Watching Television": Bart and Lisa argue over what to watch on the TV.
10 May 1987
"Kay on Vacation": Kay Clark goes away for a week to a posh Caribbean resort and meets lots of eccentric people whom include her nymphomaniac roommate Cindy, and loser tourist Barry. "The Session": Chain-smoking psychiatrist Dr. Alexander Gibson has a heart attack during a session in his office with Brenda King, an dull-witted nymphomaniac woman who is slow to understand what is happening. "Close to You": A schmaltzy nightclub singer opens up her repressed rage about her departed boyfriend on-stage during a show. "Bart Jumps": Homer tries to persuade Bart to jump off a table and into his arms... several times as Bart keeps missing and hitting the floor.
17 May 1987
"Francesca - A Girl's Life": Francesca McDowell, a giggly-gangly New York City teenager living with her gay father Dave and his live-in partner William goes out on her first date with a local boy named Martin. "Happy Lady": An overly cheerful Cockey hospital patient causes nothing but misery for another lady in pain from a car wreck. "Vive la Different": Carmel Pinkum, a prissy, Southern booster for 'People with Positivity' auditions for the lead singer with a punk rock band. "Fish Tank": A cold-stricken Dr. N!Godatu calls two goofy repairmen to repair her fish tank in her office when the fish stars swimming differently.
31 May 1987
"Trapeze": Two Russian trapezes performers called 'The Flying Asternovishes' Maja and Anika, try to put aside their personal differences during a circus performance. "Smalls' Talk": Dr. Gillian Smalls is a cynical radio talk show psychiatrist who takes her job so lightly that her long-suffering screener, Marcy deals with all the serious phone calls. "Last Chance Commercial": Sandra Decker is a 70-year-old, bitter, has-been Hollywood actress, who doesn't own a car, tries to make a comeback with a frozen soup TV commercial. "Babysitting Maggie": Left alone to babysit Maggie, Bart and Lisa watch TV instead while Maggie tries to catch a little butterfly on the roof of the house.
14 June 1987
"Meg and Tina in August": Meg and Tina are two U.S. Postal workers living in Queens, New York try to deal with one another when Tina seems to have all the luck with picking up guys. "Pre-School": Sara and Greg Downey try to get their son, Max, accepted into a privileged pre-school. "Kiki Howard-Smith Sings": Kiki Howard-Smith, a perky Australian golf player, films a music video singing her very own song of "Golf" (a take on the song "War"). "The Dream": Dr. N!Godatu narrates a strange dream she had involving meeting the man of her dreams.
21 June 1987
"Ariel's Comeback": Ariel Faber (Tracey Ullman), an anorexic, bisexual, pop singer and ex-junkie, tries a comeback into the public eye and captures the attention of a fire marshal (Sam McMurray) who persuades her to make a change in her life. "Dance Challenge": On a TV sing-and-dance show, the flashy Latina dancer, Blanca Valaday (Tracey Ullman) faces a real challenge when she tries to do her dance knowing she doesn't have underwear under her skirt. "Sir": A callous Englishwoman (Tracy Ullman), who dines at a London restaurant every day, tries to act friendly to her long suffering waiter (Dan Castellaneta) on his last day on the job. "The Pacifier": Bart and Lisa try to make Maggie give up sucking her pacifier.
28 June 1987
'Breakfast': A middle-aged couple comes face-to-face with the facts about their long-lost love for each other during a usual breakfast morning. 'Crisis on Elm Drive': After the nanny phones to say she's not available, Sara and Greg Downey reluctantly decide to spend the whole weekend with Max. 'Meg and Tina Get Pizza': While Meg goes into a local restaurant to pick-up a take-out pizza, Tina has a romantic dance fling with a stranger in the parking lot while his friend robs the nearby convenience store. 'Burp Contest': Bart and Lisa have a belching contest over who can produce the biggest burp.
12 July 1987
'Francesca's Choice': Francesca must decide whether or not to mention her father's homosexuality in a school paper about her home life. 'Gotta Dance': Dr. Gibson tries to make Don, a professional dancer, open up his feelings during a session. 'Scandal': In London, England, a senior Parliament member holds a press conference with his spiteful wife in an attempt to prove allegations of a extramarital affair are false. 'Eating Dinner': The Simpsons have dinner where their crude dinner habits are revealed.
19 July 1987
'Kay's Happy Hour': Kay, fed up with the office staff playing practical jokes on her, quits her job and spends the time in a bar listening to the facts of life from the barman and a fellow drunkard. 'Click': A terminal couch potato does not care about the boy his teen daughter is going out with. 'What I Did For Love': A mother-daughter singing duo sing about the times after a failed audition during their long drive home. 'Scanner': Dr. N!Godtau displays a brain scanner that shows what her patients have on their minds.
22 September 1987
'Meg's Lucky Night': Tina becomes jealous after Meg finds true love with a local Manhattan yuppie named Bobby, which causes Tina to make a scene at Meg's upcoming wedding shower. 'Skin the Duck': Rusty is a crafty and crazy choreographer who shows upcoming dancer Denise Ashe some crazy dance movies prior to an audition. 'Making Faces': Bart and Lisa make ugly faces despite Marge's warning that their faces could remain like that.
4 October 1987
'Kay's Old Love': Kay gets a blast from the past when her former boyfriend, Derrick, arrives for a visit and wants to re-start their long-lost romance despite the fact that he's now married. 'Drugs and Guns': Becky is a suicidal pharmacist who is overjoyed when a robber breaks into the late-night pharmacy to rob it, and she wants him to kill her. 'The Funeral': The Simpsons attend the funeral of Homer's Uncle Hubert.
11 October 1987
'Francesca's First Job': Francesca gets a summer job at a taco fast-food place, and finds her job unsatisfying. 'The Little Neurotic From Down Under': Kiki Howard-Smith visits Dr. Alexander Gibson to talk about her own personal problems. 'City of Strangers': Hijinks at a New York City bus stop on a rainy day as a mysterious stranger/con artist tries to get the people around her to loosen up. 'Maggie's Brain': Bart and Lisa try to imagine what Maggie sees of the world around her.
18 October 1987
'The Affair': Sarah and Greg Downey have a night-long martial dispute in their bedroom after Greg confides in Sarah about almost having an affair with his secretary. 'When in Rome': A mob informant tries to adjust to his new life in a small Oklahoma town, and finds that small town life is not that different from the big city. 'Weather or Not': A US Army weatherman is greeted with a surprise USO show for himself which features Lisa Morgan and the Mob. 'Football': Homer tries to throw a football to Bart to catch it so they can all be rewarded with frosted chocolate milkshakes.
25 October 1987
'The Gardner on the Floor': An old English playwright (Tracey Ullman) tries to make one last good work by having her crew stage a play for a unimpressed Broadway Producer. 'Calender Girl': A photographer and his assistant discover that money is their model's true turn-on for their cheesecake photo shoot. 'Decoration Day': Molly is a black-clad loving housewife who decides that her entire kitchen should be painted black. 'House of Cards': Bart tries to build a house of cards, but gets it knocked down every time by Lisa, Maggie, Home, and Marge.
1 November 1987
'Monkey Wench': Ceci Beckwith, an adventurer living in the jungles of Boreno, goes home to New York at the request of her sister Peg for their mother's funeral, and Ceci brings along her pet orangutan. 'The Concert': Georgia Hale is a has-been organist who gets an opportunity to play again... at a national league hockey game. 'Birthday Boy': Stan is a lonely man who gets a boost in life when a stripper named Amanda gets his address by accident. 'Bart and Dad Eat Dinner': Left alone while Marge takes the girls to a ballet, Homer decides to make dinner for Bart.
8 November 1987
'Max's Birthday Party': Sara and Greg throw a 4th birthday party for their difficult son, Max, where they hire an actor to play Fuzzy Bear, who is not cooperative with the events. 'Two Too Good People': Judy is a real estate agent getting out of a bad relationship, who meets Larry who wants to buy the house she's selling, and it's love at first sight. 'Beverly Hills Proc': Ginny Tillman is the nagging and bitter wife of Lawrence Tillman who goes over the final divorce papers from him. 'Space Patrol': Bart, Lisa and Maggie place space patrol with Bart having a vase stuck over his head.
Season 2, Episode 8: K-AIR15 November 1987
'Romantic Mommy': Francesca's long-estranged mother Marina comes for a visit, causing some tension between her and Dave and William over her irresponsible lifestyle which Francesca has long forgotten about. 'K-AIR': Summer Storm is a burned-out hippie working as a DJ at a local L.A. radio station who tries to make a comeback with one last fling with her station co-worker/fan. 'Bart's Haircut': Bart goes to the barber to have his haircut, and the barber accidentally cuts it all off.
22 November 1987
'Meg's Shower': Meg throws a bridal shower for her friends, in which her and Tina fight again. 'Foreign Exchange': Azai is a Pakistani convenience store owner living in London, England who tries to make an impression on the local delivery girl Ruby with his singing. 'World War III': Homer leads the family of World War III drills over and over, until they decide to turn the tables on him.
13 December 1987
"Kay's Adventure": Kay Clark becomes the one millionth customer to shop at a local Providence grocery store and wins a free weekend in Atlantic City where she sees a hot pop singer named Gulliver Dark in concert. Extra segment: Tom Noddy blows unusual bubbles using cigarette smoke. "Customs": Alcholic US customs official Sue meets Kristy McDoon, a famous Scott pop star and will not let her pass through customs unless she sings a song for her. "The Perfect Crime": After Marge Simpson bakes cookies, Bart plans the perfect crime of eating them all and blaming it on Maggie.
20 December 1987
"Rock Bottom": at her studio producer Keith's urging, Summer Storm checks herself into a rehab clinic and later tries to adjust to a comeback trail upon getting out. "The Cryonic Man": In London, Laura (Tracey Ullman) discovers that her husband Lawrence has frozen herself to escape from her constant nagging. "Scary Stories": Bart tells Lisa and Maggie scary stories in a room of their house.
10 January 1988
"Kay's Last Stand": When Kay discovers that the company will not cover for her mother life insurance anymore, she decides to take it to the top by traveling to the top floor to meet with the company's CEO, Elizabeth Phelps. "Auto Erotica": Brenda has a man she meets on the Pacific Coast Highway arrested just to get to know him better. "Waiting": Nancy visits her neurotic friend Audrey who is waiting and waiting for the washing machine repairman to show up.
24 January 1988
"On Her Toes": At a prestigious ballet company in New York, the lead ballerina has a falling out with the wheelchair-bound choreographer, the understudy Stacey Duncan (Tracey Ullman) goes through weeks of grueling training to star in the lead role in 'The Nutcracker'. "Tina and the Professor": Tina goes out on a blind date with an eccentric high school biology teacher. "The High and the Not So Mighty": USO troupe Lisa Morgan and the Mob are on a U.S. Army plane that is going down in the Pacific Ocean, and they all decide to sing one last song before they all bail out to their doom. "Gone Fishin': Homer takes Bart out on a fishing trip where they have complications with everything.
7 February 1988
"Valet": A lonely parking lot valet meets a mysterious equally lonely middle-aged woman during his first night on the job which she takes him back to her hotel room for some interesting conversation. "Gold Diggers of 1988": Amy is a young Southern Belle bride to an elderly millionaire named Claude who sings to persuade that she did not marry for money. "Skateboarding": Bart tries to use his new skateboard down a hill while Lisa and Maggie watch how many times he injures himself.
14 February 1988
"Chained Melodies": Marty and Angel Tish (Dan Castellaneta and Tracey Ullman) are a bickering married singing pop duo who make an appearance at a state prison where a hostage situation makes them re-think their relationship. "The Test": Greg and Sara Downey debate whether Sara might be pregnant again and adding another addition to the family. "The Pagans": Bart, Lisa, and Maggie dress up in togas in playing pagans to avoid going to church.
21 February 1988
"Storm at Sea": Summer Storm, with the help of her hippie friends Keith, Jerry, and Freddy, open up a pirated radio station on an off-shore boat as a change of pace for her life. "A Little Sream of Consiciousness from Down Under": Kiki Howard-Smith's thoughts are shown as she debates with herself to make a two-in-one put. "The Pits": Paula (Tracey Ullman) is a Wall Street broker who sings "shout" to her boyfriend Ricky (Dan Castellaneta) at the stock trading pits. "The Closet": Bart accidentally locks himself in a closet while trying to hide from Homer.
28 February 1988
"Changing Lanes": After learning that she has a few months to live, world traveler Samantha (Tracey Ullman) decides to spend some time in the suburbs with her estranged sister Jill (Miriam Flynn) and her family. "Treasure": A group of five British, American, and Israeli treasure hunters discover a sunken ship with gold in the Meditarian, and naturally greed takes over in which they pile so much gold onto their boat that it sinks in a storm. "Wings of Love": Joe (Joseph Malone) is a dull travel agent until a perky woman (Tracey Ullman) walks into his office to request a passage to L.A. "The Aquarium": The Simpsons to go a local aquarium.
6 March 1988
"Francesca Alone": After Dave and William leave town for the night, Francesca invites a teen from her school to have dinner with her. "People at Work": A female construction worker (Tracey Ullman) "Feels Like a Natural Woman" after being insulted by a hyped motorist while at a site. "Family Portrait": The Simpsons try again and again to have their perfect family portrait taken.
13 March 1988
"Ginny Redux": Ginny goes out on her first date since her divorce with a black man who works at her daughter's school. "Fear": Phyllis is a woman with lots of fear who pays Dr. Gibson a visit. "Real Lace": A depressed hotel guest in Ireland gets a emotional boost when the room service waiter and maid Molly sing to him to boost his spirits. "Bart's Hiccups": Lisa and Maggie play doctor to try to cure Bart's hiccups.
20 March 1988
"Kay: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.": Kay Clark is invited out by co-worker Polly to her apartment where she quickly irrigates Polly's boyfriend Mickey and signs of tension soon forms when Kay discovers that Polly is a kleptomaniac. "Late Night Check Out": Debbie and Lynn are two bored, late-shift grocery store clerks who play "burned-out" for fun to see the late-night customers get irritated. "The Money Jar": Bart, Lisa and Maggie struggle with their good and bad egos on whether to take coins out a money jar atop the kitchen counter.
1 May 1988
"The Sleepover": Francesca holds a slumber party where she and her friends pass the time discussing boys and playing prank phone calls on one guy that Francesca likes. "Dr. Gibson's Mentor": Dr. Gibson receives a visit from his psychiatric school mentor Dr. Margaret Niederman (Tracey Ullman) who talks about her own personal problems and about her teachings which were not reasonable. "The Art Museum": The Simpsons visit an art gallery where Bart enjoys the experience a little too much.
8 May 1988
"Dinner Theatre": While acting on stage in a live production of 'Butterflies Are Free', the lead actress tries to persuade a fat patron in the crowd to take his mind off his large meal and on her act. "Cinema Verite": Robert Parket is a L.A. reporter who has a film few do a piece on a rat-hole slum apartment resided in by a single mother named Betty. "The Medley": A nightclub man and woman act makes a final awful melody as their closing act. "Zoo Story": The Simpsons take a visit to the local zoo where they meet ape versions of themselves.
6 November 1988
"9 Minutes and 52 Seconds Over Tokyo": Marty and Angel Tish travel to Japan to appear on a local TV program show when Marty has a blast from his past when he comes face-to-face with an old tryst, with a man claiming to be his illegitimate son. "Our Dinner at Troy's": Sara and Greg Downey go out to eat at a popular and trendy L.A. restaurant, but see that it's not all it's cracked up to be when Greg complains about his food being undercooked, they meet the teenage, cold-hearted chef Troy (a eerie forerunner to "Hell's Kitchen") who responds to their complaint by having them thrown out of the restaurant. "Shut Up Simpsons": Bart, Lisa, Homer and Grandpa argue over problems they never seem to agree on.
13 November 1988
"Tell and Kiss": Sandra Decker has her biography written by a ghost writer (Anna Levine) who injects some racy bits which later leads to a meeting with one of Sandra's old flames, Roland Diego (Caesar Romero). "The Big Wheel": On a lotto show, the flashy Latina dancer Blanca and a greedy businessman (Sam McMurray) are contestants to win a $20 million prize. "The Shell Game": Bart plays "which cup are they under" game with Homer and Marge to hid a cookie he plans to eat.
20 November 1988
"To Masseur With Love": Kay Clark visits a massage parlor for her birthday and has a musical fantasy with the hunky masseur. "Conjugal Visit": Arthur (Dan Castellaneta) is an Atlanta businessman who visits his mail-order wife (Tracey Ullman) for the first time. "The Bart Simpson Show": Tired of watching 'Itchy and Scratchy', Bart takes out the TV set to play-act as his own show.
27 November 1988
"Ginny vs. Roz": While attending the funeral of her father in Miami, Ginny has a falling out with her estranged sister Roz over who will take in their bickering mother. "Stars are Ours": Sara and Greg Downey watch the stars in the sky one night and think about buying one. "Dance Studio": A dancing burglar dances with the policewoman who catches him breaking into a dance studio and both get into the action. "Punching Bag": Bart, Lisa and Maggie take turns on a punching bag with Homer's drawn face on the center.
18 December 1988
"Santa Baby": Tina and Meg make plans for Christmas Eve which nearly changes when Tina has a meeting of minds with the new postal guy playing Santa. "New Year's Eve": Elaine, Rosalie, and Darla are three lonely women who get odd and eccentric dates for themselves for a New Year's Eve party. "Simpson's X-Mass": Bart narrates his own Christmas eve tale of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.
8 January 1989
15 January 1989
"Kay Babysits": Kay is forced to look after her boss' young daughter, and tries to turn the kid's life around. "Check, Please": Three men (Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray, and Joseph Malone) quarrel over who will pick up the bill for their meal. "The Krusty the Clown Show": Bart Lisa and Maggie attend a live version of Bart's favorite show.
29 January 1989
5 February 1989
Season 3, Episode 10: The Subway12 February 1989
19 February 1989
26 February 1989
12 March 1989
19 March 1989
26 March 1989
9 April 1989
16 April 1989
23 April 1989
30 April 1989
7 May 1989
14 May 1989
21 May 1989
10 September 1989
1 October 1989
8 October 1989
Season 4, Episode 4: My Baby22 October 1989
Season 4, Episode 5: The Co-Op29 October 1989
Season 4, Episode 6: The Gate5 November 1989
12 November 1989
This episode included a brilliant skit about JoJo and her father, portrayed by Michael Tucker, a native Baltimorean. The skit was set in a Baltimore row house. The father and daughter have a long (and amusing) argument about JoJo moving out. As the episode ends, the viewer discovers that JoJo was only moving right next door. Tucker advised Ullman to "take a Liverpool accent and Americanize it." As a result, the multi-talented Ullman nailed the Baltimore accent.
19 November 1989
26 November 1989
10 December 1989
17 December 1989
7 January 1990
14 January 1990
4 February 1990
Season 4, Episode 15: The Word11 February 1990
18 February 1990
25 February 1990
4 March 1990
7 April 1990
Season 4, Episode 20: Who Is He?21 April 1990
28 April 1990
5 May 1990
12 May 1990
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