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The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever

List Criteria: Includes any regular episode starting from 1989 (first season) to present day. Shorts and movies are not included.

The Simpsons was one of the strongest, best written shows in the history of TV and this is a list of the very best episodes for you to vote on, and rank your own version. If you are a Simpsons Fan, you will find this a particularly hard one to rank. The top ten might be easy, you think, but then you will find another one that should be in the top ten... and another, and soon you have a top 20, and its still not enough. Vote on your favorites, add any you see missing, and, if you are a true Simpsons Guru, rank your own version to really impact the master list!


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    Oct 07 1993 "Cape Feare" is the second episode of the fifth season of American animated television series The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 7, 1993,

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    Nov 19 1992 "Mr. Plow" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season, which originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 19, 1992. In the episode, Homer buys a snow plow

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    Sep 04 1994 "Bart of Darkness" is the first episode of The Simpsons' sixth season, which originally aired September 4, 1994. It was written by Dan McGrath, and directed by Jim Reardon. In the episode,

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    Oct 21 1993 "Rosebud" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 21, 1993. The episode begins by showing how on the eve of his

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    Nov 03 1996 When Homer accepts a job offer, the Simpsons move to Cypress Creek, where everything seems too good to be true. Finally happy at his job, Homer fails to notice that his new boss is an evil

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    Mar 11 1993 "Last Exit to Springfield" is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season which originally aired March 11, 1993. It was directed by Mark Kirkland and was the last episode written

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    Oct 08 1995 Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five dollars, but soon regrets his decision. Meanwhile, Moe turns the Tavern into a family-friendly restaurant.

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    Jan 14 1993 "Marge vs. the Monorail" is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons's fourth season and originally aired on January 14, 1993. The plot focuses around Springfield's purchase of a monorail from a

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    May 04 1997 "Homer's Enemy" is the twenty-third episode of the eighth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It was first broadcast on the Fox network in the United States on

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    Nov 27 1994 "Homer Badman", also known as "Homer: Bad Man", is the ninth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season and was originally aired on the 27th of November, 1994. It was written by Greg

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    Nov 05 1995 "King-Size Homer" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' seventh season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 5, 1995. In the episode, Homer despises the

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    Jan 08 1995 "Homer the Great" is the twelfth television episode of The Simpsons' sixth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 8, 1995. In the episode, Homer

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    Nov 21 1991 "Flaming Moe's" is the tenth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 21, 1991. In the episode, Homer tells Moe Szyslak of a

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    Oct 08 1992 "Homer the Heretic" is the third episode of The Simpsons' fourth season, which originally aired on FOX in the United States on October 8, 1992. In the episode, Homer decides to forgo going

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    Feb 25 1996 "Homer the Smithers" is the 17th episode of The Simpsons' seventh season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 25, 1996. In this episode, Smithers takes a

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    Feb 24 1994 "Deep Space Homer" is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season and first aired on February 24, 1994. It was directed by Carlos Baeza and was the only episode of The Simpsons

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    Dec 16 1993 When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr. Burns opens an extravagant casino on the waterfront. Meanwhile, Bart opens a casino in his treehouse. Burns becomes a germ-phobic recluse and Homer must

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    Feb 20 1992 "Homer at the Bat" is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons' third season, which originally aired February 20, 1992. The episode follows the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant softball team,

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    Sep 30 1993 "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" is the first episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. The episode was written by Jeff Martin and directed by Mark Kirkland. It features The Be Sharps, a barbershop

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    Apr 14 1996 Bart and Milhouse wonder if anything interesting happens to the citizens of Springfield, which leads to a series of interconnected vignettes.

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    May 14 1995 The simmering rivalry between Springfield and a neighboring town heats up when Shelbyville kids steal Springfield's prized lemon tree.

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    Sep 24 1995 "Radioactive Man" is the second episode of The Simpsons' seventh season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 24, 1995. The episode sees the film version

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    Sep 24 1992 "Kamp Krusty" is the first episode of The Simpsons' fourth season, which originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 24, 1992. During summer vacation, the children

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    Feb 05 1995 "Bart's Comet" is the 14th episode of The Simpsons' sixth season. The episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on February 5, 1995. In the episode, Bart Simpson accidentally

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    Feb 12 1995 "Homie the Clown" is the 15th episode of The Simpsons' sixth season, and aired on February 12, 1995. When Krusty the Clown opens a clown college to deal with his debt, Homer Simpson enrolls

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    Oct 02 1994 The family's trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land takes an unexpected turn when high-tech robots malfunction and become violent.

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    Sep 17 1995 With Mr. Burns shot, Chief Wiggum investigates the crime, and nearly everyone in town has a motive. At the end, it all comes down to the Simpson DNA.

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    Mar 24 1996 "A Fish Called Selma" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season and originally aired on March 24, 1996. The episode sees Troy McClure attempt to resurrect his acting career

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    09 17 1995 "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" is the only two-part episode of The Simpsons to date. Part one is the twenty-fifth and final episode of the sixth season and originally aired on the Fox network on May

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    Sep 21 1997 "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" is the first episode of The Simpsons' ninth season, and the show's 179th episode overall. It premiered on September 21, 1997 in the United States on

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    Mar 16 1997 "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment" is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons' eighth season, which originally aired March 16, 1997. Prohibition is enacted in Springfield and Homer helps

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    Dec 09 1993 "The Last Temptation of Homer" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 9, 1993. In the episode, a female

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    Oct 29 1995 "Treehouse of Horror VI" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season and the sixth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States

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    Nov 19 1995 "Mother Simpson" is the eighth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season and first aired on November 19, 1995. After faking his own death to get a day off of work, Homer reunites with his

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    Dec 06 1990 "Bart the Daredevil" is the eighth episode of The Simpsons' second season and aired on December 6, 1990. It was written by Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky and directed by Wes Archer. In the

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    Jan 21 1993 "Selma's Choice" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season and originally aired on the Fox network on January 21, 1993. In the episode, Selma decides to have a baby, inspired

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    Feb 16 1997 "Homer's Phobia" is the fifteenth episode of the eighth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 16,

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    Nov 18 1993 "Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood" is the eighth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 18, 1993. In the episode, Bart,

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    Oct 14 1993 "Homer Goes to College" is the third episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 14, 1993. In the episode, Homer's lack of a

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    Feb 18 1993 "Duffless" is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season and originally aired on the Fox network on February 18, 1993. After getting arrested for drunk driving, Homer tries to

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    Oct 01 1992 "A Streetcar Named Marge" is the second episode of The Simpsons' fourth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 1, 1992. In the episode, Marge wins the role

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    Oct 30 1994 In "The Shinning," Homer becomes groundskeeper of Mr. Burns' isolated mountain mansion. Next, in "Time and Punishment," Homer tries to fix the toaster and winds up traveling

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    Jan 24 1991 "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 24, 1991. In the

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    Dec 05 1991 "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons' third season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 5, 1991. In the episode, Mr. Burns

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    Jan 22 1995 "And Maggie Makes Three" is the thirteenth television episode of The Simpsons' sixth season. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on January 22, 1995. In the episode, Lisa notices

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    Apr 29 1990 "Krusty Gets Busted" is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons' first season, and originally aired on April 29, 1990. The episode was written by Jay Kogen and Wallace Wolodarsky, and directed

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    Jan 12 1997 "The Springfield Files" is the tenth episode of The Simpsons' eighth season, which originally aired January 12, 1997. The episode sees Homer believe he has discovered an alien in

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    Feb 04 1990 "Bart the General" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' first season, which premiered on the Fox network on February 4, 1990. The episode deals with Bart's troubles with the bully, Nelson

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    Oct 09 1994 "Sideshow Bob Roberts" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season, and it originally aired on October 9, 1994. Kelsey Grammer returns as villain Sideshow Bob, who, in this episode,

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    Nov 10 1996 "The Homer They Fall" is the third episode of The Simpsons' eighth season and originally aired November 10, 1996. After Homer Simpson realizes he has a bizarre medical condition that renders

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