The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever TV Episodes

The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever

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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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    May 04 1997 A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.

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    Cape Feare

    most listed
    Oct 07 1993 When Bart receives death threats from newly paroled Sideshow Bob, the family goes into the Witness Relocation Program and starts a new life on a houseboat on Terror Lake.

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  3. 3
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    Mr. Plow


    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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  4. 4
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    ranked low on reranks
    Oct 08 1992 After skipping church one Sunday morning, Homer decides to quit church altogether and spend Sundays worshiping in his own way -- with cigars and beer.

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    the people's #1
    Mar 11 1993 Homer negotiates his union's contract with Mr. Burns, mindful that he needs a dental plan for Lisa's new braces. Burns mistakes Homer's utter ineptitude for strategy and concedes, on the condition

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    Sep 04 1994 Stuck in his room with a broken leg, Bart hears a high-pitched scream. When he looks through his telescope, he sees a guilty Ned Flanders burying the evidence.

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  7. 7
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    Nov 27 1994 When Homer gropes for a gummy candy stuck to the babysitter's pants, she mistakes his intentions and turns the town against him.

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    The Springfield Files

    ranked low on reranks & added by birdiejay23
    Jan 12 1997 Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him -- not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who come to investigate the incident.

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    Rosebud

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Oct 21 1993 Mr. Burns pines away for Bobo, his beloved childhood teddy bear and symbol of lost innocence. When the bear turns up in Maggie's possession, the resulting tug of war affects the whole town.

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  10. 10
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    Bart Sells His Soul

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Oct 08 1995 "Bart Sells His Soul" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' seventh season. It first aired in the United States on the Fox network, on October 8, 1995. In the episode, while being punished

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  11. 11
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    You Only Move Twice

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Nov 03 1996 "You Only Move Twice" is the second episode of The Simpsons' eighth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 3, 1996. The episode, based on a story idea by

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  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks
    Apr 14 1996 "22 Short Films About Springfield" is the twenty-first episode of The Simpsons' seventh season, which originally aired on April 14, 1996. It was written by Richard Appel, David S. Cohen,

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  13. 13
    + 251
    - 15

    ranked low on reranks & added by SnowLeopard44
    09 17 1995 "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" is a two-part episode of The Simpsons. Part One is the twenty-fifth and final episode of the sixth season and originally aired on Fox on May 21, 1995, while Part Two is

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  14. 14
    + 241
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    Feb 05 1995 When Bart is forced to assist Principal Skinner in early-morning astronomy observations, he discovers a giant comet heading towards Springfield. Facing impending doom, the entire town shows up at the

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  15. 15
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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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    ranked low on reranks & added by BaruchLalaev
    Oct 28 1993 In "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer sells his soul for a doughnut. Next, in the Twilight Zone spoof "Terror at 5 1/2 Feet," everyone doubts Bart's sanity when he's the only one

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jan 08 1995 Homer joins the secret society of the Stonecutters and is suddenly exalted when the brethren discover his birthmark. The ancient order is shaken to the core by the ineptitude of its new Chosen One.

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    - 8

    added by AlexanderRay
    Nov 22 1998 "Lisa Gets an 'A'" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' tenth season. It first aired on Fox in the United States on November 22, 1998. In the episode, Lisa cheats on a test for which she

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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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    added by SnowLeopard44
    Jan 22 1995 The story of Maggie's birth is told in flashbacks: after Homer quits the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to pursue his dream of working at a bowling alley, Marge reveals that she is pregnant.

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    $pringfield

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    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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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Mar 16 1997 When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.

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    ranked low on reranks & added by SnowLeopard44
    Nov 13 1994 When she nearly flunks gym class, Lisa is forced to take up a sport. She's a natural at hockey, but things get complicated when her team faces off against Bart's. In a tense moment on the ice, sibling

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    Dec 03 1992 While trying to get Maggie to say her first word, Marge and Homer reminisce about Bart's and Lisa's first words.

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    ranked low on reranks
    Nov 18 1993 After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he joined the Junior Campers. Lured by pocketknives and knot-tying lessons, Bart assimilates into the group

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    - 68
    Flaming Moe's


    Nov 21 1991 Moe steals the drink recipe Homer invented, and the rechristened “Flaming Moe” turns his tavern into a hotspot. When a national franchise wants to buy the recipe, Homer wants revenge.

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    - 44
    Homer the Smithers


    Feb 25 1996 Forced to take a vacation, Smithers needs to find a temporary replacement who won't outshine him. Homer seems the perfect choice until a sudden outburst forces Mr. Burns to assert his independence.

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    ranked low on reranks & added by BaruchLalaev
    Oct 30 1994 "Treehouse of Horror V" is the sixth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season and the fifth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series. It premiered on October 30, 1994, and features three short

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    Marge vs. the Monorail

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jan 14 1993 When Springfield gets a sudden windfall, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces the town to build a monorail.

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    King-Size Homer

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Nov 05 1995 "King-Size Homer" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' seventh season. It originally aired on FOX in the United States on November 5, 1995. In the episode, Homer despises the nuclear

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  31. 31
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    - 81

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Feb 24 1994 Dejected by a lack of recognition at work, Homer makes a crank call to NASA and winds up being chosen to ride into space with astronauts.

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    + 187
    - 8

    ranked low on reranks & added by SnowLeopard44
    Nov 19 1995 Homer discovers that his mother is still alive, a former radical who is a fugitive from the law. When her old nemesis Burns spots her and tips off the FBI, she is forced to return to the underground.

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    - 3

    ranked low on reranks & added by BaruchLalaev
    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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    + 250
    - 7

    ranked low on reranks & added by BaruchLalaev
    Dec 11 2011 In this futuristic holiday episode, Bart is a deadbeat dad living in Springfield Elementary (which is now an apartment complex instead of a school) with Principal Skinner as his landlord. Meanwhile, a

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  35. 35
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    - 8

    added by BaruchLalaev
    May 20 2007 When finding out Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney plan on sabotaging Springfield Elementary School's annual bake sale by releasing the "ultimate stinkbomb" (a rotten yogurt cup from Springfield's

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dec 09 1993 Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for doughnuts is equal to his own.

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    often listed & added by tuffgnarl
    Feb 16 1997 The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his influence on Bart.

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    - 8

    added by isuckatusernames
    Dec 16 2007 "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons' nineteenth season, and was first broadcast on December 16, 2007 on Fox. The episode averaged 10.15 million

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    added by BaruchLalaev
    Apr 29 2001 Homer's thumb is cut off following breakfast and the episode follows three different paths. Homer's day: as he and Marge race to get his thumb reattached. Lisa's day: as she misses the bus and tries

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    ranked low on reranks & added by BaruchLalaev
    Jan 07 2001 "HOMR" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons’ twelfth season, originally aired on January 7, 2001 by the Fox Broadcasting Company. The episode is the 257th episode overall and the ninth

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    Homer at the Bat


    Feb 20 1992 With a million dollars on the line, Mr. Burns hires ringers for the upcoming baseball game against the Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant. But as misfortunes fell the pros, with bases loaded and the

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    - 106
    Homie the Clown


    Feb 12 1995 Krusty the Clown's reckless spending forces him to open a clown college to keep afloat. New graduate Homer discovers the perks and perils of being Krusty.

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    Sep 24 1992 When Bart and Lisa arrive at Kamp Krusty, they find the summer camp is more like a prison camp. When Krusty doesn't show up to set things straight, the kids seize control and take their case to the

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    + 91
    - 134
    Radioactive Man


    Sep 24 1995 Bart longs to play "Fallout Boy" in the new Radioactive Man movie, but the Van Houtens thrust Milhouse into the spotlight. Meanwhile, the town of Springfield sees an opportunity for profit.

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    + 104
    - 138


    Oct 02 1994 "Itchy & Scratchy Land" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season and first aired on October 2, 1994. Wanting a perfect family vacation, the Simpson family visits Itchy &

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    + 112
    - 246
    Homer's Barbershop QuartetSep 30 1993


    Sep 30 1993 Through flashbacks, Homer recalls the dizzying rise and fall of his Beatles-esque barbershop quartet. The Be Sharps reunite for one last concert on the roof of Moe's Tavern.

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  47. 47
    + 92
    - 172


    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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    + 43
    - 31


    Oct 11 1990 When Marge begs Homer to find Selma a husband, he sets her up with Principal Skinner... who falls in love with Patty instead.

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    + 48
    - 70
    Bart Gets Famous


    Feb 03 1994 Working as Krusty the Clown's assistant, Bart accidentally steals the limelight by blurting an instant catchphrase: "I didn't do it." But when he tries to capitalize on his fifteen minutes

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    + 78
    - 90


    Jan 14 1996 Homer resents being upstaged when former president George Bush moves into the neighborhood. After Bush spanks Bart, an all-out prank war ensues.

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