"You Only Move Twice" After being offered a great job Homer meets Hank Scorpio a world villain that actually treats his employees very well. Albert Brooke ad lib most of his lines. Scorpio was meant as the villain of the Simpsons movie although this was changed Brooke played the villain as well.
"The Springfield Files" The idea for a crossover episode was first conceived at a story retreat. Jean found a copy of TV Guide while in the bathroom, with The X-Files on the cover. Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files, said that it was an "honor" to be satirized by The Simpsons. The Leonard Nimoy scenes are a send-up of the paranormal documentary series "In Search Of..." which Nimoy hosted.
"Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" Herbert Powell returns after Homer wins a fake prize reward. And sets out to establish his wealth again. The decision to make another episode with Herb was reached due to many viewers being unhappy about the sad ending to the previous episode.
"Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"' This has one of the longer titles of an episode and explores more of Abe and Burns' relationship and backstory. The scene where Ox explains the concept of a tontine is similar to a scene in the M*A*S*H episode "Old Soldiers".
"Homer's Phobia" One of the most controversial, Homer befriends John (voiced by John Waters) but becomes paranoid when he finds out John is actually gay. Afraid John is influencing Bart Homer sets out to make Bart straight. Although it received mixed reviews LGBTI communities praised the episode as it showed Homer learned a lesson and expect John and Bart for who they are.
"Homer's Enemy" Homer's dimwitted attitude and impossible success comes to bluff and drive Frank Grimes insane who has worked his whole life to better himself. Grimes is very out of place and reflects the real world observation of the Simpsons.
"22 Short Films About Springfield". The episode is a loose parody of Pulp Fiction, and the title is a reference to the film Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. Despite the title there are actually only 19 short stories as a few scenes were cut from the final edit.
"Who Shot Mr.Burns, Part One" inspired by the infamous episode of Dallas "A house divided" the town and even Smithers turns against Mr. Burns when he greedily crosses them all. In the summer of 1995, Fox offered a similar contest to "Who Shot J.R" which was one of the first such endeavors to tie in elements of television and the Internet. Unfortunately due to the conclusion of Part Two there was no winner as no one guess the right.
"Brother From Another Series" After being let go and turning a new leaf Sideshow Bob's brother Cecil has a plan of his own. The episode title is a play on the movie "The Brother from Another Planet" and also a reference to the fact that guest stars Kelsey Grammer (Frasier Crane) and David Hyde Pierce (Niles Crane) also played brothers on Frasier.