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The Best Episodes of The Simpsons

Updated February 10, 2021 62.1k votes 3.7k voters 87.0k views317 items

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

Springfield is home to countless characters and chief among them are the the residents of 742 Evergreen Terrace on The Simpsons. Some great The Simpsons episodes are about Homer's job at the nuclear power plant while other good episodes focus on Bart and Lisa at school. A few good episodes of The Simpsons showcase the lives of Moe, Apu, or The Comic Book Guy.

What are the best episodes of The Simpsons? “Cape Feare” from season five is a fan favorite. This episode finds Bart being kidnaped by a vengeful Sideshow Bob. “Last Exit to Springfield” is also a compelling episode of the Fox series, The Simpsons.

“Treehouse of Horror V” is another good episode from The Simpsons as is “Mr. Plow” which finds Homer and Barney competing for business.

Do you have a favorite episode of The Simpsons? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

You might also like this list of The Best Grampa Simpson Quotes.

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    Homer Badman

    Nov 27 1994
    When Homer grabs for a gummy candy stuck to the babysitter's pants, she mistakes his...  more
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    Rosebud

    Oct 21 1993
    Mr. Burns pines away for Bobo, his beloved childhood teddy bear and symbol of lost innocence....  more
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    After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he...  more
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    $pringfield

    Dec 16 1993
    When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr. Burns opens an extravagant casino on the...  more
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    Kamp Krusty

    Sep 24 1992
    When Bart and Lisa arrive at Kamp Krusty, they find the summer camp is more like a prison...  more
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    I Love Lisa

    Feb 11 1993
    "I Love Lisa" is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season, and originally aired on...  more
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    With Mr. Burns shot, Chief Wiggum investigates the crime, and nearly everyone in town has a...  more
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    "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It...  more
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    "Itchy & Scratchy Land" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' sixth season and first aired on...  more
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    Forced to take a vacation, Smithers needs to find a temporary replacement who won't outshine...  more
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    When his Christmas bonus is cancelled, Homer becomes a department-store Santa--and then bets...  more
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    Bart on the Road

    Mar 31 1996
    Bart creates a fake driver's license for himself and uses it to go on a spring break road trip...  more
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    After Bart's prank phone call to Australia goes awry, the Simpsons must fly out to the land...  more
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    After eating a dish laced with potent peppers during the chili cookoff, Homer has...  more
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    Duffless

    Feb 18 1993
    After a DUI, Homer swears off beer for a month. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa's sibling rivalry...  more
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    In the first story, the family buys a cursed monkey paw in Morocco, and their three wishes...  more
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    After a series of destructive acts, Homer decides that Santa's Little Helper must go unless he...  more
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    Mother Simpson

    Nov 19 1995
    Homer discovers that his mother is still alive, a former radical who is a fugitive from the...  more
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    Bart has a crush on his new neighbor, a teenage girl who only has eyes for Jimbo Jones. Bart...  more
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    Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for...  more
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    To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a...  more
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    Lisa Gets an A

    Nov 22 1998
    "Lisa Gets an 'A'" is the seventh episode of The Simpsons' tenth season. It first aired on Fox...  more
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    Homer becomes the most popular guy in town when he gets an illegal cable hook-up, but Lisa...  more
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    Homer and Flanders bond over a football game. As the two friends become inseparable, Flanders...  more
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    Trilogy of Error

    Apr 29 2001
    Homer's thumb is cut off following breakfast and the episode follows three different paths....  more