The Simpsons (season 3)

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The Simpsons
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1991 (1991-09-19) –
August 27, 1992 (1992-08-27)
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List of The Simpsons episodes

The 3rd season of The Simpsons first started showing on television on September 19, 1991. The season started with the episode "Stark Raving Dad". The season ended with the episode "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" on August 27, 1992. The season was first released to DVD for Region 1 on August 23, 2003, Region 2 on October 6, 2003, and Region 4 on November 12, 2003.[1][2][3]

Awards[change | change source]

The season won six Primetime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance". These are the people who won:

The episode "Radio Bart" was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Animated Program".[5]

Episodes[change | change source]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
361"Stark Raving Dad"Rich MooreAl Jean
Mike Reiss
September 19, 1991 (1991-09-19)7F2422.9[6]
372"Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington"Wes ArcherGeorge MeyerSeptember 26, 1991 (1991-09-26)8F0120.2[7]
383"When Flanders Failed"Jim ReardonJon VittiOctober 3, 1991 (1991-10-03)7F2322.8[8]
394"Bart the Murderer"Rich MooreJohn SwartzwelderOctober 10, 1991 (1991-10-10)8F0320.8[9]
405"Homer Defined"Mark KirklandHoward GewirtzOctober 17, 1991 (1991-10-17)8F0420.6[10]
416"Like Father, Like Clown"Jeffrey Lynch
Brad Bird
Jay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
October 24, 1991 (1991-10-24)8F0520.2[11]
427"Treehouse of Horror II"Jim ReardonAl Jean
Mike Reiss
Jeff Martin
George Meyer
Sam Simon
John Swartzwelder
October 31, 1991 (1991-10-31)8F0220[12]
438"Lisa's Pony"Carlos BaezaAl Jean
Mike Reiss
November 7, 1991 (1991-11-07)8F0623[13]
449"Saturdays of Thunder"Jim ReardonKen Levine
David Isaacs
November 14, 1991 (1991-11-14)8F0724.7[14]
4510"Flaming Moe's"Rich Moore
Alan Smart
Robert CohenNovember 21, 1991 (1991-11-21)8F0823.9[15]
4611"Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk"Mark KirklandJon VittiDecember 5, 1991 (1991-12-05)8F0921.1[16]
4712"I Married Marge"Jeffrey LynchJeff MartinDecember 26, 1991 (1991-12-26)8F1021.9[17]
4813"Radio Bart"Carlos BaezaJon VittiJanuary 9, 1992 (1992-01-09)8F1124.2[18]
4914"Lisa the Greek"Rich MooreJay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
January 23, 1992 (1992-01-23)8F1223.2[19]
5015"Homer Alone"Mark KirklandDavid M. SternFebruary 6, 1992 (1992-02-06)8F1423.7[20]
5116"Bart the Lover"Carlos BaezaJon VittiFebruary 13, 1992 (1992-02-13)8F1620.5[21]
5217"Homer at the Bat"Jim ReardonJohn SwartzwelderFebruary 20, 1992 (1992-02-20)8F1324.6[22]
5318"Separate Vocations"Jeffrey LynchGeorge MeyerFebruary 27, 1992 (1992-02-27)8F1523.7[23]
5419"Dog of Death"Jim ReardonJohn SwartzwelderMarch 12, 1992 (1992-03-12)8F1723.4[24]
5520"Colonel Homer"Mark KirklandMatt GroeningMarch 26, 1992 (1992-03-26)8F1925.5[25]
5621"Black Widower"David SilvermanThomas Chastain (story)
Sam Simon (story)
Jon Vitti (teleplay)
April 9, 1992 (1992-04-09)8F2017.3[26]
5722"The Otto Show"Wes ArcherJeff MartinApril 24, 1992 (1992-04-24)8F2117.5[27]
5823"Bart's Friend Falls in Love"Jim ReardonJay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
May 7, 1992 (1992-05-07)8F2219.5[28]
5924"Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?"Rich MooreJohn SwartzwelderAugust 27, 1992 (1992-08-27)8F2317.2[29]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Simpsons – The Complete 3rd Season DVD Information". Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Simpsons, The – Season 3 (DVD) (Animated)". Archived from the original on August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Simpsons, The – The Complete 3rd Season: Collector's Edition (4 Disc Box Set)". EzyDVD. Archived from the original on August 7, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Briefing–'Simpsons' score big in Prime-Time Emmys". Daily News of Los Angeles. August 3, 1992. p. L20.
  5. "Nominees/Winners". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved August 29, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Eugene Sloan (September 25, 1991). "New faces try to save 'One Life to Live'". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  7. Brian Donlon (October 2, 1991). "'Roseanne' comes out on top". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  8. Brian Donlon (October 9, 1991). "Cable pulls network's plug". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  9. Brian Donlon (October 16, 1991). "Hearings score a win for NBC". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  10. Brian Donlon (October 23, 1991). "CBS bats one out of the park". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  11. Brian Donlon (October 30, 1991). "Close Series wins big for CBS". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  12. Brian Donlon (November 6, 1991). "Ratings contest narrows". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  13. Brian Donlon (November 13, 1991). "NBC's hurricane windfall". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  14. Brian Donlon (November 20, 1991). "'60 Minutes' clocks a 3rd win". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  15. Brian Donlon (November 27, 1991). "CBS scores a strong win". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  16. Brian Donlon (December 11, 1991). "Football a winner for NBC". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  17. Brian Donlon, Graham Jefferson; Matt Roush (December 31, 1991). "'Cheers' stays open; cartoons all day". USA Today. p. 03.D. Unknown parameter |lastauthoramp= ignored (help)
  18. "Pigskin plays in to CBS win". USA Today. January 15, 1992. p. 03.D.
  19. Peter Johnson, Donna Gable, Brian Donlon and Tom Green (January 30, 1992). "'Murder,' she writes on: Lansbury to return". USA Today. p. 03.D.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  20. Brian Donlon (February 13, 1992). "CBS mines Olympic gold". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  21. Brian Donlon (February 21, 1992). "CBS wins, but ABC gets silver". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  22. Brian Donlon (February 26, 1992). "CBS' all-around Olympic win". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  23. Brian Donlon (March 4, 1992). "Last-place Fox is rising fast". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  24. "Hit comedies lift ABC". USA Today. March 18, 1992. p. 03.D.
  25. Brian Donlon (April 1, 1992). "'Room' in the top 10 for ABC". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  26. Donna Gable (April 15, 1992). "CBS' historic jump". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  27. Donna Gable (April 29, 1992). "ABC wins with news, goodbyes". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  28. Brian Donlon (May 13, 1992). "Finales put NBC in first". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  29. Donna Gable (September 2, 1992). "Storm blows in CBS' favor". USA Today. p. 03.D.