The Simpsons (1989- )
Season 8

Airdate: 1996-10-27

Runtime: 22 minutes

Genre(s): Animation, Comedy

Language(s): English

Description

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".

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Cast 6
Dan Castellaneta - Homer Simpson
Julie Kavner - Marge Simpson
Nancy Cartwright - Bart Simpson
Yeardley Smith - Lisa Simpson
Hank Azaria - Apu
Harry Shearer - Ned Flanders
Production 43
Richard Appel - Producer
Ken Keeler - Producer
Bill Oakley - Executive Producer
Josh Weinstein - Executive Producer
Colin A.B.V. Lewis - Producer
Al Jean - Executive Producer
James L. Brooks - Executive Producer
David Mirkin - Producer
Mike Reiss - Producer
Sam Simon - Executive Producer
John Frink - Producer
Mike Scully - Executive Producer
Matt Groening - Executive Producer
Marc Wilmore - Producer
Larina Adamson - Producer
Jeff Westbrook - Producer
Dan Greaney - Producer
Tim Long - Producer
Don Payne - Producer
Tom Gammill - Producer
George Meyer - Producer
Bonita Pietila - Producer
Max Pross - Producer
Richard Raynis - Producer
Richard Sakai - Producer
David Silverman - Producer
Denise Sirkot - Producer
Jon Vitti - Producer
J. Michael Mendel - Producer
Jonathan Collier - Producer
Greg Daniels - Producer
Jace Richdale - Producer
David Sacks - Producer
Larry Doyle - Producer
Tom Martin - Producer
Frank Mula - Producer
David M. Stern - Producer
Julie Thacker - Producer
Michael Wolf - Producer
David X. Cohen - Producer
Steve Tompkins - Producer
Gábor Csupó - Executive Producer
John Swartzwelder - Producer
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