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

2
627 153
Last Exit to Springfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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 ...more

3
725 224
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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 ...more

4
855 163
Homer's Enemy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
May 04 1997
A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.

5
731 231
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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 ...more

6
513 92
Homer the Great is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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

7
633 111
Homer the Heretic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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.

8
492 159
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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.

9
668 124
22 Short Films about Springfie... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Apr 14 1996
The episode looks into the lives of other Springfield residents in a series of interconnected stories that take place over a single day. This episode serves as a loose parody of Pulp Fiction.

10
524 133
Homer Badman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Nov 27 1994
When Homer grabs for a gummy candy stuck to the babysitter's pants, she mistakes his intentions and turns the town against him.

11
553 95
Lemon of Troy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
May 14 1995
The simmering rivalry between Springfield and a neighboring town heats up when Shelbyville kids steal Springfield's prized lemon tree.

12
506 119
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Nov 21 1991
Moe takes 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.

13
455 97
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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 ...more

14
532 81
Who Shot Mr. Burns? is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
478 123
Bart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Sep 04 1994
Stuck in his room, Bart hears a high-pitched scream. When he looks through his telescope, he sees a guilty Ned Flanders burying the evidence.

16
446 122
Deep Space Homer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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.

17
591 204
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Jan 14 1993
When Springfield gets a sudden windfall, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces the town to build a monorail.

18
608 53
Treehouse of Horror V is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
BaruchLalaev added 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 ...more

19
519 42
Treehouse of Horror IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
BaruchLalaev added 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 ...more

20
418 79
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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 ...more

21
470 52
Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amend... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Mar 16 1997
When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.

22
393 51
Treehouse of Horror VI is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
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 ...more

23
472 66
Bart's Comet is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
312 111
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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 ...more

25
503 61
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birdiejay23 added 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.