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The Best Mr. Burns Episodes of 'The Simpsons'  

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As Homer's boss and Springfield's resident evil millionaire, it's no wonder to see that Charles Montgomery Burns has inspired dozens of classic Simpsons episodes over the years. Whether he wants to block out the sun or just wants Homer to run around town pulling pranks on people, Mr. Burns can pretty much do whatever he wants and get away with it. His lack of any kind of moral compass makes him the perfect foil to the Simpsons, especially Lisa. For this list, it's time to count down the best Mr. Burns episodes of The Simpsons of all time. With hundreds of episodes to choose from, it's hard to narrow it down, so it's up to Simpsons fans from all over the world to vote for the ones they like best. 

Which episode of his do you think is most excellent? "Last Exit to Springfield" is considered one of the best of the series by many hardcore fans. Or do you find yourself always cracking up when you see Mr. Burns was the alien all along in "The Springfield Files?" When Mr. Burns is onscreen, it's bound to be a good time. There are no wrong answers here, so vote for the best Simpsons episodes about Mr. Burns.

Last Exit to Springfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mr. Burns Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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Homer becomes a union leader to get the power plant's dental plan back. All the workers go on strike until their conditions are met. 

Original Airing: Mar 11 1993

Season: 4

Episode Number: 17

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Homer vs. Dignity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mr. Burns Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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Mr. Burns enlists Homer to be his personal prank monkey. The pranks gradually get more and more degrading, causing Homer to have a change of heart.

Original Airing: Nov 26 2000

Season: 12

Episode Number: 5

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The Springfield Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mr. Burns Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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An alien terrorizes Springfield. Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully go to investigate with Homer by their side.

Original Airing: Jan 12 1997

Season: 8

Episode Number: 10

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Homer's Enemy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mr. Burns Episodes of 'The Simpsons'
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Frank Grimes is the newest employee at the power plant. He goes crazy after being filled with resentment over Homer's undeserved successes. 

Original Airing: May 04 1997

Season: 8

Episode Number: 23

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