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The Best Milhouse Episodes of 'The Simpsons' 

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Updated June 11, 2019 194 votes 45 voters 2.7k views 30 items

Milhouse Van Houten is one of the most popular supporting characters on The Simpsons. He is Bart's best friend, and while Bart is usually the troublemaker, Milhouse is typically found not too far behind, led into many of Bart's schemes through his own naivete. Milhouse has many hilarious attributes that make him ripe for comedy. So it's easy to see why numerous episodes throughout the series have dedicated a great deal of time to him. These are the best Milhouse episodes of The Simpsons of all time, as voted on by you and other Simpsons fans.

Many people don't realize this, but Milhouse wasn't actually introduced initially in an episode of The Simpsons. He made his debut in a Butterfingers commercial as a friend for Bart, but everyone liked the design so much, they put him in the show. From that point onward, Milhouse would go on to be bullied by Nelson and have an unrequited love for Lisa. He's hilarious, tragic, and complex. He fits in perfectly with everyone else around Springfield. 

This list counts down the best Simpsons episodes about Milhouse. Vote for the ones that continue to make you laugh to this day. No matter which episode comes out on top, everything's coming up Milhouse.

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Bart on the Road is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Milhouse Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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Bart gets a fake driver's license and drives Milhouse, Martin, and Nelson around the country. They want to go to the World's Fair in Knoxville, but after discovering the fair was years ago, they are left stranded. 

Original Airing: Mar 31 1996

Season: 7

Episode Number: 20

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A Milhouse Divided is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Milhouse Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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After a dinner party goes wrong, the Van Houtens announce they'll divorce. Milhouse adjusts to new mom's new boyfriend while Homer worries whether his marriage could also head for divorce. 

Original Airing: Dec 01 1996

Season: 8

Episode Number: 6

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Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Milhouse Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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Bart goes on a Squishee bender with Milhouse. After causing havoc, Bart gets signed up for the Junior Campers.

Original Airing: Nov 18 1993

Season: 5

Episode Number: 8

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Bart Sells His Soul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Milhouse Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for $5. Afterward, Bart wonders if he really did have a soul to begin with and tracks Milhouse down to get his soul back. 

Original Airing: Oct 08 1995

Season: 7

Episode Number: 4

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