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Season 1  "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"  1x1

Aired 30 years ago - Dec 17, 1989

When his Christmas bonus is cancelled, Homer becomes a department-store Santa--and then bets his meager earnings at the track. When all seems lost, Homer and Bart save Christmas by adopting the losing greyhound, Santa's Little Helper.

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 1
"Speaking of life going on, Grandpa's still with us, feisty as ever.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 2
For heaven's sake, Homer. It's in the utility drawer.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 3
and his name ain't Santa.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 4
Maybe Bart is a little more realistic.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 5
- This is her sister, isn't it? - Is Marge there?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 6
Somehow I doubt that Homer is excited.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 7
- Nice try, Dad.
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Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 10
Oh, Bart, that's so sweet.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 11
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 12
that we've been able to increase safety here at the plant...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 13
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 14
It's a simple routine involving lasers.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 15
you don't wanna get this sucker near your eye or your groin.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 16
Huh?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 17
- even further this year.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 18
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 19
Oh, good, because I do love you.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 20
- Yes? - Well, I would--
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 21
Pantyhose. Practical and alluring.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 22
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 23
- Gimme that! - Well, happy holidays, Simpson.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 24
You've been sitting there, sucking on a beer all day long.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 25
I don't know. They're pretty selective.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 26
Ho ho ho. Ho ho ho.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 27
Nixon.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 28
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 29
What? Why? Oh, yeah.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 30
No!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 31
- Walking in a winter wonderland
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 32
- Why is there a birdhouse in it? - Uh, that's an ornament.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 33
a decent home and a loving father who would do anything for you.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 34
Oh, I will when Mrs. Claus' sisters get outta town.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 35
- Homer! - A word with you in Santa's workshop.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 36
Now, let's not get mushy, son.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 37
Come on, son. Let's go cash this baby and get presents for--
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 38
Thirteen bucks?
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 39
I may be a total washout as a father, but I'm not gonna take my kid...
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 40
It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown,
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 41
I doubt it, Bubbles. We'll be sad little elves this Christmas.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 42
you know the tradition, son. Not till the eighth race.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 43
I guess Whirlwind is our only hope for a Merry Christmas.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 44
- It's a sign! It's an omen! - It's a coincidence, Dad.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 45
Oh, go for it, Dad.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 46
I'm just trashing your father.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 47
So I hope you bear in mind that any knock at him is a knock at me,
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 48
- and they're off!
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 49
And with a lock on last place, it's Santa's Little Helper.
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 50
Oh, jeez!

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Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 2
For heaven's sake, Homer. It's in the utility drawer.
#2
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 3
and his name ain't Santa.
#3
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 4
Maybe Bart is a little more realistic.
#4
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 5
- This is her sister, isn't it? - Is Marge there?
#5
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 6
Somehow I doubt that Homer is excited.
#6
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 7
- Nice try, Dad.
#7
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Oh, Bart, that's so sweet.
#10
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that we've been able to increase safety here at the plant...
#12
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It's a simple routine involving lasers.
#14
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you don't wanna get this sucker near your eye or your groin.
#15
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 16
Huh?
#16
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- even further this year.
#17
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Oh, good, because I do love you.
#19
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- Yes? - Well, I would--
#20
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Pantyhose. Practical and alluring.
#21
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- Gimme that! - Well, happy holidays, Simpson.
#23
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You've been sitting there, sucking on a beer all day long.
#24
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I don't know. They're pretty selective.
#25
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 26
Ho ho ho. Ho ho ho.
#26
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Nixon.
#27
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What? Why? Oh, yeah.
#29
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No!
#30
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 31
- Walking in a winter wonderland
#31
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 32
- Why is there a birdhouse in it? - Uh, that's an ornament.
#32
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a decent home and a loving father who would do anything for you.
#33
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 34
Oh, I will when Mrs. Claus' sisters get outta town.
#34
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 35
- Homer! - A word with you in Santa's workshop.
#35
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 36
Now, let's not get mushy, son.
#36
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 37
Come on, son. Let's go cash this baby and get presents for--
#37
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 38
Thirteen bucks?
#38
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 39
I may be a total washout as a father, but I'm not gonna take my kid...
#39
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 40
It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown,
#40
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 41
I doubt it, Bubbles. We'll be sad little elves this Christmas.
#41
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 42
you know the tradition, son. Not till the eighth race.
#42
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 43
I guess Whirlwind is our only hope for a Merry Christmas.
#43
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- It's a sign! It's an omen! - It's a coincidence, Dad.
#44
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Oh, go for it, Dad.
#45
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 46
I'm just trashing your father.
#46
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 47
So I hope you bear in mind that any knock at him is a knock at me,
#47
Recap of The Simpsons Season 1 Episode 1 (S01E01) - 48
- and they're off!
#48
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And with a lock on last place, it's Santa's Little Helper.
#49
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Oh, jeez!
#50