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Season 10
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Season Information
Original run: August 23, 1998 - May 16, 1999
No. of episodes: 23
Previous season: 9
Next season: 11
DVD boxset: The Complete Tenth Season

The tenth season of The Simpsons ran from August 21, 1998 to May 16, 1999. Its season boxset was released on August 7, 2007.

Episodes[edit]

Picture # Original title Original airdate Directed by Written by Prod. code
Lard of the Dance.png 204 - 1 "Lard of the Dance" August 23, 1998 Dominic Polcino Jane O'Brien 5F20
Homer and Bart team up to dip their hands in the grease recycling business. Meanwhile, Lisa is chosen to introduce a new student to Springfield Elementary, one who's years ahead of her age.
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace promo.jpg 205 - 2 "The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace" September 20, 1998 Mark Kirkland John Swartzwelder 5F21
Homer experiences a mid-life crisis when he realizes, at 38.1 years of age, that he hasn't accomplished anything meaningful. To curve his remorse, Homer decides to pattern himself after Thomas Edison and become the next great inventor.
Bart the Mother.png 206 - 3 "Bart the Mother" September 27, 1998 Steven Dean Moore David S. Cohen 5F22
Bart accidentally kills a mother bird with Nelson Muntz's BB gun, and tries his best to raise the mother's eggs on his own. But when the hatchlings turn out to be a pair of destructive lizards that harvest nests for their own survival, the town's bird population is placed at great risk.
Treehouse of Horror IX.jpg 207 - 4 "Treehouse of Horror IX" October 25, 1998 Steven Dean Moore David X. Cohen, Larry Doyle and Donick Cary AABF01
Treehouse of Horror IX is an anthology episode that features mini-stories. In "Hell Toupée," Homer receives a hair transplant from executed criminal Snake which possesses him and makes him go on a murder spree. In "The Terror of Tiny Toon," a plutonium-powered TV remote zaps Bart and Lisa into an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon. "Starship Poopers" reveals that Maggie's real father is Kang, which leads to a custody dispute and an appearance on The Jerry Springer Show.
When You Dish Upon a Star promo.jpg 208 - 5 "When You Dish Upon a Star" November 8, 1998 Pete Michels Richard Appel 5F19
Keeping Hollywood secrets proves difficult for Homer when he scores a personal assistant job for the husband and wife team, Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger. Also guest starring Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.
Doh-in In the Wind.png 209 - 6 "D'oh-in' in the Wind" November 15, 1998 Mark Kirkland and Matthew Nastuk Donick Cary AABF02
Homer sets out to determine what his middle initial stands for. In the process, he meets up with two of his mother's old associates from her days as a radical in the 60s and decides to give the hippie lifestyle a try.
AABF03.png 210 - 7 "Lisa Gets an "A"" November 22, 1998 Bob Anderson Ian Maxtone-Graham AABF03
In discovering the joy of video gaming, Lisa neglects to study for her upcoming test, which she later relents to cheating upon in order to pass. But when the resulting grade raises the school's state average and qualifies it for financial aid, she decides to keep the secret for the good of the school. Meanwhile, Homer raises a baby lobster to beat the high store prices of adults.
Grampa needs to go to the bathroom.png 211 - 8 "Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"" December 6, 1998 Mike B. Anderson John Swartzwelder AABF04
On behalf of Homer's infamous ignorance, Grandpa Simpson falls victim to a textbook kidney blowout. But when Homer steps up to offer a donor kidney, he quickly finds himself suffering from a much more common phenomenon: cold feet.
Mayored to the Mob.jpg 212 - 9 "Mayored to the Mob" December 20, 1998 Swinton O. Scott III Ron Hauge AABF05
When Homer rescues Mark Hamill and Mayor Quimby from a rowdy mob of sci-fi fanatics, he is appointed the mayor's new bodyguard. But after convincing Quimby that he needs to stop Fat Tony's mob from selling rat's milk to the town's schools, the mayor's life is placed in jeopardy. Also guest starring are Joe Mantegna as Fat Tony and Dick Tufeld as the Robot.
Viva Ned Flanders promo.jpg 213 - 10 "Viva Ned Flanders" January 10, 1999 Neil Affleck David M. Stern AABF06
Discouraged by sixty years of minding his P's and Q's, Ned Flanders asks Homer to reveal the secret of his intoxicating lust for life. But Homer's plans to put the spice back into Ned's brio go haywire when they land the pair in wedlock with two grubby casino cocktail waitresses.
AABF07.png 214 - 11 "Wild Barts Can't Be Broken" January 17, 1999 Larry Doyle Mark Ervin AABF07
Homer and his drunken cohorts celebrate an improbable victory by the Springfield Isotopes by trashing the local elementary school. But when the police force fails to locate the actual vandals, the town's children are hastily blamed for the rowdiness and punished with a new sunset curfew.
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday promo 1.jpg 215 - 12 "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" January 31, 1999 Steven Dean Moore Tom Martin, George Meyer, Brian Scully and Mike Scully AABF08
Homer meets a travel agent named Wally Kogen who offers to send him to the Super Bowl for free if he can sign up all of his friends for a special travel package. Homer convinces Moe, Barney, Lenny, Carl, Kirk Van Houten and a bunch of other guys to sign up. All the men pile into a bus Wally furnishes for the trip and drink their way to Miami for the game. When they get there, however, they discover that the tickets Wally sold them were counterfeit.
Homer's new name.png 216 - 13 "Homer to the Max" February 7, 1999 Pete Michels John Swartzwelder AABF09
When the new television show, Police Cops, premiers with a savvy character holding Homer's full name, the real-life Homer enjoys mock-stardom en masse. But when the show is retooled to give the character a Gomer Pyle-like facade, Homer changes his name to Max Power to escape the laughing and taunts of fellow townspeople.
I'm With Cupid.jpg 217 - 14 "I'm with Cupid" February 14, 1999 Bob Anderson Dan Greaney AABF11
As Kwik-E-Mart convenience store proprietor Apu showers his wife with glowing, outrageous Valentine's Day gifts, the other husbands of Springfield are made to look bad in his shadow. But as his gifts grow increasingly grand, the men attempt to foil his efforts, instigating a Valentine's massacre.
AABF10.png 218 - 15 "Marge Simpson in: "Screaming Yellow Honkers"" February 21, 1999 Mark Kirkland David M. Stern AABF10
Homer offers Marge a new Canyonero SUV after embarrassingly discovering that he bought a model marketed to women. But once in the driver's seat, Marge becomes increasingly intoxicated by the vehicle's dynamism, leading to a case of aggravated road rage.
AABF12.png 219 - 16 "Make Room for Lisa" February 28, 1999 Matthew Nastuk Brian Scully AABF12
Lisa experiences stress when forced to temporarily share a room with Bart. Meanwhile, Marge discovers the joys of eavesdropping on cellular telephone calls and becomes obsessed with the personal dramas of complete strangers.
AABF13.png 220 - 17 "Maximum Homerdrive" March 28, 1999 Swinton O. Scott III John Swartzwelder AABF13
Homer takes on a gruff truck driver in a beef-eating contest. But when the trucker pays the high price of trying to top Homer's bottomless stomach, Homer vows to deliver his cargo, leading to a cross-country truckin' adventure. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa make the best of a troublesome new doorbell.
Simpsons Bible Stories promo.png 221 - 18 "Simpsons Bible Stories" April 4, 1999 Nancy Kruse Tim Long, Larry Doyle and Matt Selman AABF14
A particularly boring sermon by Reverend Lovejoy sends each member of the Simpson family into his or her own biblical fantasy. Marge imagines herself and Homer as Adam and Eve, Lisa dreams of herself and the other kids of Springfield Elementary as the Israelites in ancient Egypt, and Homer dreams that he is King Solomon, solving every dispute by cutting the contested object in half.
AABF15.png 222 - 19 "Mom and Pop Art" April 11, 1999 Steven Dean Moore Al Jean AABF15
When Homer learns to vent his anger through home-grown artwork, he attracts the attention of a professional art dealer.
The Old Man and the "C" Student.png 223 - 20 "The Old Man and the "C" Student" April 25, 1999 Mark Kirkland Julie Thacker AABF16
After causing his fellow townspeople to lose the Olympic Games, Bart is forced to slave away his time helping the elderly residents of the local retirement home. Guest starring Jack LaLanne.
Monty Can't Buy Me Love.png 224 - 21 "Monty Can't Buy Me Love" May 2, 1999 Mark Ervin John Swartzwelder AABF17
Mr. Burns tries his hand at winning the public's admiration by taking part in blue collar radio talk shows and retrieving the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
They Saved Lisa's Brain promo.png 225 - 22 "They Saved Lisa's Brain" May 9, 1999 Pete Michels Matt Selman AABF18
Lisa is invited to join the local MENSA society after penning an inspiring letter over Springfield's complete humiliation at the hands of her father. Guest starring Stephen Hawking.
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo.png 226 - 23 "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" May 16, 1999 Jim Reardon Donick Cary and Dan Greaney AABF20
The Simpsons travel to Japan. After losing their last million yen, they agree to participate in a dangerous Japanese TV game show in exchange for air fare back home.