The Simpsons Season 8

The Simpsons Season 8

The Simpsons' eighth season originally aired between October 27, 1996 and May 18, 1997, beginning with "Treehouse of Horror VII". The showrunners for the eighth production season were Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. The aired season contained two episodes which were hold-over episodes from season seven, which Oakley and Weinstein also ran. It also contained two episodes for which Al Jean and Mike Reiss were the show runners. Season eight won multiple awards, including two Emmy Awards: "Homer's Phobia" won for Outstanding Animated Program in 1997, and Alf Clausen and Ken Keeler won for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics" with the song "We Put The Spring In Springfield" from the episode "Bart After Dark". Clausen also received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Music Direction" for "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpialacious". "Brother from Another Series" was nominated for the Emmy for "Sound Mixing For a Comedy Series or a Special". For "Homer's Phobia", Mike Anderson won the Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Directing in a TV Production, and the WAC Winner Best Director for Primetime Series at the 1998 World Animation Celebration. Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation awarded the episode the GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding TV – Individual Episode".

NameThe Simpsons Season 8
Air DateOctober 27th, 1996
GenresAnimation, Comedy
NetworkFOX
Production CompaniesThe Curiosity Company, Gracie Films, 20th Century Fox Television
Number of Episodes25 Episodes
Plot Keywordsmother, baby, alcohol, cat, brother, clown, house, housewife, beer, satire, father, parody, middle class, sister, dysfunctional family, nuclear power plant, teacher, social satire, neighbor, school, dummy, dog, donuts, grandparent
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders / Kearney / Various (voice)
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Homer Simpson / Abraham Simpson / Krusty the Klown / Barney / Willy / Sideshow Mel / Mayor Quimby / Hans Moleman / Gil / Itchy / Various (voice)
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier / Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier / Various (voice)
Yeardley Smith
Yeardley Smith
Lisa Simpson / Various (voice)
Pamela Hayden
Pamela Hayden
Milhouse Van Houten
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Groundskeeper Willie
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Ned Flanders / Seymour Skinner / Otto / Kent Brockman / Dr. Hibbert / Lenny / Rev. Lovejoy / Various
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Apu / Moe / Chief Wiggum / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Dr. Nick Riviera / Prof. Frink / Cletus / Sea Captain / Kirk Van Houten / Various
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Lenny Leonard
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Waylon Smithers
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Mr. Burns
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Nelson Muntz
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Reverend Lovejoy
Russi Taylor
Russi Taylor
Martin Prince
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Chief Wiggum
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Ralph Wiggum
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Dr. Hibbert
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Grampa Simpson
Maggie Roswell
Maggie Roswell
Luann Van Houten
Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace
Edna Krabappel
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Krusty the Clown
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Sideshow Mel
Tress MacNeille
Tress MacNeille
Agnes Skinner
Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman
Troy McClure
Chris Edgerly
Chris Edgerly
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Barney Gumble
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Mayor Quimby
Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
Hans Moleman
Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner
Patty and Selma
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Todd Flanders
Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
Kearney Zzyzwicz
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Ned Flanders
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Kent Brockman
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Moe Szyslak
Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Comic Book Guy
Harry Shearer
Harry Shearer
Mr. Burns / Mr. Smithers / Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Reverend Lovejoy / Dr. Hibbert / Various (voice)

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