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The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever  

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List Rules 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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Bart's Comet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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 ...more
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Lisa's First Word is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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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Who Shot Mr. Burns? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
SnowLeopard44 added 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 ...more
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Lisa on Ice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
SnowLeopard44 added 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, ...more
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Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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 ...more
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Itchy & Scratchy Land is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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 ...more
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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
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Kamp Krusty is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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 ...more
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The Last Temptation of Homer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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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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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Bart on the Road is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Mar 31 1996
Bart creates a fake driver's license for himself and uses it to go on a spring break road trip with Milhouse, Nelson, and Martin. Meanwhile, Homer and Lisa bond after spending some quality time ...more
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Feb 02 1997
To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.
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Treehouse of Horror II is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
michael-koebnick added Oct 31 1991
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
39
Lisa Gets an
AlexanderRay added 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 ...more
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Simpson and Delilah is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Oct 18 1990
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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Burns' Heir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Apr 14 1994
"Burns' Heir" is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 14, 1994. In the episode, Mr. Burns has a ...more
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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 ...more
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New Kid on the Block is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Nov 12 1992
Bart has a crush on his new neighbor, a teenage girl who only has eyes for Jimbo Jones. Bart sets out to prove that Jimbo is not as tough as he seems.
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Feb 18 1993
After a DUI, Homer swears off beer for a month. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa's sibling rivalry plays out in the school science fair.
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Treehouse of Horror is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Oct 25 1990
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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Stark Raving Dad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
SnowLeopard44 added Sep 19 1991
"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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I Love Lisa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Feb 11 1993
"I Love Lisa" is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season, and originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 11, 1993. In the episode, Lisa gives ...more
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Mother Simpson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
SnowLeopard44 added 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
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The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Feb 09 1997
In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character voiced by Homer.
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Feb 18 1990
Homer buys an RV and the family takes off on an ill-fated camping trip.