The complete eighth season of hugely popular US comedy series. This season features 'The Springfield Files' with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, a dark day when the Itchy and Scratchy show became 'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show', and 'The Simpsons Spin Off Showcase' hosted by Troy McClure presenting three Simpsons Spin-off Shows. Guest stars include David Hyde Pierce, Willem Dafoe and the legendary Johnny Cash. Episodes comprise: 'Treehouse of Horror VII', 'You Only Move Twice', 'The Homer They Fall', 'Burns, Baby Burns', 'Bart After Dark', 'A Milhouse Divided', 'Lisa's Date With Density', 'Hurricane Neddy', 'The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer (aka El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer)', 'The Springfield Files', 'The Twisted World of Marge Simpson', 'Mountain of Madness', 'Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D'oh-cious', 'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show', 'Homer's Phobia', 'Brother From Another Series', 'My Sister, My Sitter', 'Homer vs The 18th Amendment', 'Grade School Confidential', 'The Canine Mutiny', 'The Old Man and The Lisa', 'In Marge We Trust', 'Homer's Enemy', 'Simpsons Spin-off Showcase' and 'The Secret War of Lisa Simpson'.
The Simpsons' eighth season originally aired between October 27, 1996 and May 18, 1997, beginning with "Treehouse of Horror VII". The show runners 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.