In Springfield: Many recurring characters are introduced, including Comic Book Guy, Mayor Quimby and Groundskeeper Willie. It's also the year of the very first "Treehouse of Terror" Halloween episode. Beyond Springfield: Operation Desert Storm begins; four LAPD officers are recorded beating motorist Rodney King. Notable guests: Ringo Starr, Dustin Hoffman (credited as Sam Etic), Danny DeVito, Larry King, George Takei. Season rating: 12.2 million households.
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