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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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Last Exit to Springfield is listed (or ranked) 1 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
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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
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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.
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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
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Homer the Heretic is listed (or ranked) 5 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.
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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.
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Treehouse of Horror V is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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Homer Badman is listed (or ranked) 8 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.
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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.
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Bart of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 10 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.
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Treehouse of Horror IV is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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Lemon of Troy is listed (or ranked) 12 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.
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Jan 14 1993
When Springfield gets a sudden windfall, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces the town to build a monorail.
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Deep Space Homer is listed (or ranked) 14 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.
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Homer the Great is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amend... is listed (or ranked) 16 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.
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22 Short Films about Springfie... is listed (or ranked) 17 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.
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Homer's Enemy is listed (or ranked) 18 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.
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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
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Treehouse of Horror VI is listed (or ranked) 20 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
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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.
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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
Feb 21 1991
"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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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
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And Maggie Makes Three is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Simpsons Episodes Ever
SnowLeopard44 added 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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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