The Simpsons (season 4)

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The Simpsons
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 24, 1992 (1992-09-24) –
May 13, 1993 (1993-05-13)
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List of The Simpsons episodes

The 4th season of The Simpsons first started showing on television on September 24, 1992. The season started with the episode "Kamp Krusty". The season ended with the episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled" on May 13, 1993. The season was first released to DVD for Region 1 on June 15, 2004, Region 2 on August 2, 2004, and Region 4 on August 25, 2004.[1][2][3]

Many of the show's staff left after the season ended.[4] Jay Kogen, Wallace Wolodarsky, and Jeff Martin stopped writing episodes when the season ended. David M. Stern and Jon Vitti left, but they came back years later to write more episodes. Al Jean, Mike Reiss, and Rich Moore left to make The Critic. Jean and Reiss came back to The Simpsons around the 10th and 13th seasons.[5] Rich Moore came back to help with animation for The Simpsons Movie.[6] This was the first season to have animation done by Film Roman instead of Klasky Csupo.[7]

Dan Castellaneta won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance". He won for his voice acting of Homer Simpson in the episode "Mr. Plow".[8]

Episodes[change | change source]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
601"Kamp Krusty"Mark KirklandDavid M. SternSeptember 24, 1992 (1992-09-24)8F2421.8[9]
612"A Streetcar Named Marge"Rich MooreJeff MartinOctober 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)8F1818.3[10]
623"Homer the Heretic"Jim ReardonGeorge MeyerOctober 8, 1992 (1992-10-08)9F0119.3[11]
634"Lisa the Beauty Queen"Mark KirklandJeff MartinOctober 15, 1992 (1992-10-15)9F0219[12]
645"Treehouse of Horror III"Carlos BaezaAl Jean
Mike Reiss
Jay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
Sam Simon
Jon Vitti
October 29, 1992 (1992-10-29)9F0425.1[13]
656"Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie"Rich MooreJohn SwartzwelderNovember 3, 1992 (1992-11-03)9F0320.1[14]
667"Marge Gets a Job"Jeff LynchBill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
November 5, 1992 (1992-11-05)9F0522.9[14]
678"New Kid on the Block"Wes ArcherConan O'BrienNovember 12, 1992 (1992-11-12)9F0623.1[15]
689"Mr. Plow"Jim ReardonJon VittiNovember 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)9F0724[16]
6910"Lisa's First Word"Mark KirklandJeff MartinDecember 3, 1992 (1992-12-03)9F0828.6[17]
7011"Homer's Triple Bypass"David SilvermanGary Apple
Michael Carrington
December 17, 1992 (1992-12-17)9F0923.6[18]
7112"Marge vs. the Monorail"Rich MooreConan O'BrienJanuary 14, 1993 (1993-01-14)9F1023[19]
7213"Selma's Choice"Carlos BaezaDavid M. SternJanuary 21, 1993 (1993-01-21)9F1124.5[20]
7314"Brother from the Same Planet"Jeff LynchJon VittiFebruary 4, 1993 (1993-02-04)9F1223.8[21]
7415"I Love Lisa"Wes ArcherFrank MulaFebruary 11, 1993 (1993-02-11)9F1325.2[22]
7516"Duffless"Jim ReardonDavid M. SternFebruary 18, 1993 (1993-02-18)9F1425.7[23]
7617"Last Exit to Springfield"Mark KirklandJay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
March 11, 1993 (1993-03-11)9F1522.4[24]
7718"So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show"Carlos BaezaJon VittiApril 1, 1993 (1993-04-01)9F1725.5[25]
7819"The Front"Rich MooreAdam I. LapidusApril 15, 1993 (1993-04-15)9F1620.1[26]
7920"Whacking Day"Jeff LynchJohn SwartzwelderApril 29, 1993 (1993-04-29)9F1820[27]
8021"Marge in Chains"Jim ReardonBill Oakley
Josh Weinstein
May 6, 1993 (1993-05-06)9F2017.3[28]
8122"Krusty Gets Kancelled"David SilvermanJohn SwartzwelderMay 13, 1993 (1993-05-13)9F1919.4[29]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Simpsons – The Complete 4th Season DVD Information". Archived from the original on February 21, 2008. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  2. "The Simpsons: Complete Season 4". Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  3. "Simpsons, The – The Complete 4th Season: Collector's Edition (4 Disc Box Set)". EzyDVD. Archived from the original on August 7, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  4. Vitti, Jon (2004). The Simpsons season 5 DVD commentary for the episode "Cape Feare" (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  5. Jean, Al (2004). The Simpsons season 5 DVD commentary for the episode "Cape Feare" (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  6. Anderson, Mike B.; Dean Moore, Steven; Moore, Rich; Silverman, David (2007). Audio Director's commentary (DVD). 20th Century Fox.
  7. Bernstein, Sharon (January 21, 1992). "'The Simpsons' Producer Changes Animation Firms". Los Angeles Times. p. 18. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  8. "The Emmy Awards: The Complete List of Winners". The Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. September 21, 1993. p. 3D.
  9. Donna Gable (September 30, 1992). "'Murphy' wave carries CBS". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  10. Donna Gable (October 7, 1992). "Monday lineup bolsters No. 1 CBS". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  11. Brian Donlon (October 14, 1992). "Rankings omit Perot' paid ad". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  12. Donna Gable (October 21, 1992). "Baseball hits big for CBS". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  13. Donna Gable (November 5, 1992). "Politics, Halloween scare up an ABC win". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Donna Gable (November 11, 1992). "Election news, football kick up ABC's ratings". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  15. Donna Gable (November 18, 1992). "'Jacksons,' solid gold for ABC". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  16. Donna Gable (November 25, 1992). "Jacksons help as-easy-as-ABC win". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  17. Donna Gable (December 9, 1992). "ABC's Tuesday lineup ends up rosy". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  18. Brian Donlon (December 23, 1992). "Early Christmas gift for CBS". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  19. Brian Donlon (January 20, 1993). "ABC gets a Thursday night boost". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  20. Donna Gable (January 27, 1993). "Inaugural gala helps carry CBS to top". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  21. Donna Gable (February 10, 1993). "CBS rides to top on wings of 'Skylark'". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  22. Donna Gable (February 18, 1993). "King of Pop and 'Queen' rule the ratings". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  23. Brian Donlon (February 24, 1993). "'Queen' rules in CBS' royal sweep". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  24. Donna Gable (March 17, 1993). "ABC improves with bench strength". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  25. Donna Gable (April 7, 1993). "An Oscar to ABC for week's best ratings". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  26. Brian Donlon (April 21, 1993). "New shows find their niches". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  27. Donna Gable (May 5, 1993). "'Fried Green Tomatoes' gives NBC sizzle". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  28. Brian Donlon (May 12, 1993). "Sturdy 'Home' helps lift ABC". USA Today. p. 03.D.
  29. Donna Gable (May 19, 1993). "'Cheers' nudges NBC to No. 1". USA Today. p. 03.D.