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Season 10 of the animated comedy stalwart features plenty of Homer's wild and crazy schemes, including a stint as a personal assistant to then-spouses Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, and sadly, the final performance by Phil Hartman (1948-98), who voiced C-list actor Troy McClure and cut-rate attorney Lionel Hutz. Hartman's last episode is a touching character piece in which Bart accidentally shoots a bird with a BB gun and, stricken with guilt, proceeds to take care of her soon-to-be-hatched eggs. Other episodes find Homer renaming himself Max Power, completing bodyguard school (the graduation tune is Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," naturally), and having a wild time in Las Vegas with Ned Flanders. But Homer manages to save the best for last in a season finale in which the Simpsons take a last-minute vacation to Tokyo and end up stranded, forcing them to compete in a brutal Japanese game show for a plane ticket home. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi