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List Rules Any episode from season 1, 2, or 3 of The Simpsons.

Right back to the start. The early years. What are your favorite episodes from the first three seasons of The Simpsons?
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Radio Bart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Radio Bart The Simpsons season 3 - Bart plays practical jokes with a radio microphone, and his hoax tests the limits of the town’s kindness.

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Separate Vocations is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Separate Vocations The Simpsons season 3 - After a career aptitude test pegs Lisa as a homemaker and Bart as a police officer, she becomes a rebel and he becomes a hall monitor. When Lisa’s subversive behavior goes too far, Bart steps

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Homer at the Bat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Homer at the Bat The Simpsons season 3 - 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 ...more

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Brother, Can You Spare Two Dim... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? The Simpsons season 3 - Homer’s half-brother Herb Powell returns, his finances in ruin from his last encounter with Homer. With a little help from the family, he invents a product that’s sure to turn his life around.

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Homer Defined is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Homer Defined The Simpsons season 3 - "Homer Defined" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 17, 1991. In the episode, Homer accidentally ...more

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Bart the Lover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart the Lover The Simpsons season 3 - Bart discovers his teacher’s personal ad and invents a fictional suitor to string her along. When Mrs. Krabappel falls madly in love with “Woodrow,” Bart’s conscience starts to bother him.

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One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish The Simpsons season 2 - After eating poisonous blowfish at a sushi restaurant, Homer decides to live life to the fullest in the 24 hours he has left to live.

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Bart the Murderer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart the Murderer The Simpsons season 3 - Bart becomes an errand boy for the Springfield Mafia. When Principal Skinner disappears, Fat Tony points the finger at Bart.

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Flaming Moe's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Flaming Moe's The Simpsons season 3 - 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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Black Widower is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Black Widower The Simpsons season 3 - When Selma agrees to marry her prison pen pal, Sideshow Bob, only Bart remains suspicious of his motives.

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The Way We Was is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
The Way We Was The Simpsons season 2 - When the TV breaks, Marge and Homer entertain the kids with the story of how they first met.

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Treehouse of Horror II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Treehouse of Horror II The Simpsons season 3 - In the first story, the family buys a cursed monkey paw in Morocco, and their three wishes turn out badly. In a Twilight Zone parody, Bart is the fearsome “monster” who can read the ...more

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Colonel Homer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Colonel Homer The Simpsons season 3 - Homer becomes the manager of a beautiful country music singer, whose attentions drive a wedge between Marge and Homer.

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Lisa's Substitute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Lisa's Substitute The Simpsons season 2 - "Lisa's Substitute" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on April 25, 1991. In the episode, Lisa's teacher Miss ...more

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When Flanders Failed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
When Flanders Failed The Simpsons season 3 - "When Flanders Failed" is the third episode of the The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 3, 1991. In the episode, Homer ...more

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I Married Marge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
I Married Marge The Simpsons season 3 - "I Married Marge" is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 26, 1991. In the episode, Marge worries ...more

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Principal Charming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Principal Charming The Simpsons season 2 - 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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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? The Simpsons season 2 - "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on February 21, 1991. In the episode, Grampa ...more

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Simpsons Roasting on an Open F... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire The Simpsons season 1 - 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 ...more

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Stark Raving Dad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Stark Raving Dad The Simpsons season 3 - "Stark Raving Dad" is the first episode of the third season of American animated television series The Simpsons. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 19, ...more

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Blood Feud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Blood Feud The Simpsons season 2 - When Mr. Burns is saved by a transfusion of Bart's blood, Homer expects a handsome reward but is outraged to receive only a simple thank-you note.

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Bart Gets an F is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart Gets an F The Simpsons season 2 - 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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Itchy & Scratchy & Marge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge The Simpsons season 2 - Marge wages a one-woman campaign against violence on the Itchy and Scratchy Show. She wins that battle, but draws the line at censoring Michelangelo's "David."

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Three Men and a Comic Book is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Three Men and a Comic Book The Simpsons season 2 - Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it.

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Lisa's Pony is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Lisa's Pony The Simpsons season 3 - Overcompensating for his neglect, Homer buys Lisa a pony; the high cost of maintaining the animal forces him to work the graveyard shift at the Kwik-E-Mart.

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Like Father, Like Clown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Like Father, Like Clown The Simpsons season 3 - Bart and Lisa work to reunite Krusty the Clown with his estranged father, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi who had never accepted Krusty’s career choice.

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The War of the Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
The War of the Simpsons The Simpsons season 2 - At a lakeside retreat for married couples, Marge is determined to fix her marriage with Homer, but Homer is more determined to catch General Sherman, the freakishly large catfish that lives in ...more

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Dead Putting Society is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Dead Putting Society The Simpsons season 2 - With Miss Hoover out sick, a substitute teacher takes over the class and becomes an inspiring role model for Lisa.

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Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Com... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment The Simpsons season 2 - Homer becomes the most popular guy in town when he gets an illegal cable hook-up, but Lisa fears he will go to hell for violating the Eighth Commandment.

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The Otto Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
The Otto Show The Simpsons season 3 - "The Otto Show" is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons' third season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 23, 1992. In the episode, Bart decides that ...more

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Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington The Simpsons season 3 - "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" is the second episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 26, 1991. In the episode, ...more

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Old Money is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Old Money The Simpsons season 2 - When Grandpa's new girlfriend at the Springfield Retirement Castle dies, he inherits her savings and must decide the best way to spend his windfall.

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Bart's Dog Gets an F is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart's Dog Gets an F The Simpsons season 2 - "Bart's Dog Gets an 'F'" is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 7, 1991. In this episode, the ...more

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Krusty Gets Busted is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Krusty Gets Busted The Simpsons season 1 - Krusty the Clown gets busted for robbing the Kwik-E-Mart, with Homer as an eyewitness. Convinced that their idol was wrongly accused, Bart and Lisa investigate the crime.

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Bart the Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart the Daredevil The Simpsons season 2 - Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it.

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Brush with Greatness is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Brush with Greatness The Simpsons season 2 - Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. When Mr. Burns hires her to paint his official portrait, Marge tries but fails to find his "inner beauty."

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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk The Simpsons season 3 - Mr. Burns sells the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to wealthy German investors who are shocked at the conditions. When the ceiling caves in, the Germans are desperate to sell the plant... back ...more

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Bart's Friend Falls in Love is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart's Friend Falls in Love The Simpsons season 3 - Everything’s coming up Milhouse when Bart’s best friend falls in love with the new girl at school. Jealous, Bart snitches to Milhouse’s father and the lovebirds are separated.

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Saturdays of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Saturdays of Thunder The Simpsons season 3 - Homer tries to bond with Bart by building a soapbox racer. On race day, Bart must decide between driving Martin’s aerodynamic racer and disappointing Homer, or driving his own racer and losing ...more

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Moaning Lisa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Moaning Lisa The Simpsons season 1 - When Lisa get a bad case of the blues, jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy teaches her how to express her feelings through music.

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Treehouse of Horror is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Treehouse of Horror The Simpsons season 2 - After a series of destructive acts, Homer decides that Santa's Little Helper must go unless he passes obedience school. As the dog's last hours with the family approach, Bart must find a way to ...more

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Bart Gets Hit by a Car is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart Gets Hit by a Car The Simpsons season 2 - "Bart Gets Hit by a Car" is the tenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 10, 1991. At the start of the ...more

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Homer Alone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Homer Alone The Simpsons season 3 - "Homer Alone" is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 6, 1992. In the episode, stress from doing ...more

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Lisa the Greek is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Lisa the Greek The Simpsons season 3 - Sundays become “Daddy-Daughter Days” when Homer discovers Lisa’s uncanny ability to pick winning football teams.

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Two Cars in Every Garage and T... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish The Simpsons season 2 - When Grandpa's new girlfriend at the Springfield Retirement Castle dies, he inherits her savings and must decide the best way to spend his windfall.

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Simpson and Delilah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Simpson and Delilah The Simpsons season 2 - Homer's long-lost half-brother is the CEO of a car company that's wildly successful... until he hires Homer to help design a car for the average man.

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Bart vs. Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Bart vs. Thanksgiving The Simpsons season 2 - Bart ruins Thanksgiving when he accidentally destroys Lisa's Thanksgiving centerpiece. Angry at being asked to apologize, he runs away and roams Springfield in search of dinner.

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Dog of Death is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Dog of Death The Simpsons season 3 - When Santa’s Little Helper needs a life-saving operation, the family tightens their belts to save up the money. Sensing their resentment, the dog runs away from home, only to be adopted by Mr.

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Dancin' Homer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Dancin' Homer The Simpsons season 2 - Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. When Mr. Burns hires her to paint his official portrait, Marge tries but fails to find his "inner beauty."

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Life on the Fast Lane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Simpsons Episodes From Seasons 1-3
Life on the Fast Lane The Simpsons season 1 - "Life on the Fast Lane", also known as "Jacques To Be Wild", is the ninth episode of The Simpsons first season, which originally aired on March 18, 1990. It was written by ...more