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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1

Updated January 8, 2018 1.2k votes 161 voters 2.1k views13 items

There are so many great episodes of The Simpsons in season 1, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Simpsons season 1 from best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The first season of The Simpsons was delayed over animation quality concerns but made its debut in 1989 on December 17. Season 1 of The Simpsons kicked off with the Christmas-themed episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" and earned its first five Emmy nominations, capturing one for "Outstanding Animated Program" for episode 9, "Life on the Fast Lane."

Which The Simpsons season 1 episode did you like better, "Some Enchanted Evening" or "Bart the General"? Vote up the best episodes from The Simpsons season 1 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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  • 1
    Krusty Gets Busted
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    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number12

    Krusty the Clown gets busted for robbing the Kwik-E-Mart, with Homer as an eyewitness.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number1

    When his Christmas bonus is cancelled, Homer becomes a department-store Santa--and then bets... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Bart the General
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    Bart the General

    Feb 04 1990

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number5

    Fed up with Nelson's bullying, the kids from Springfield Elementary decide to teach him a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    The Telltale Head
    60
    24

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number8

    Bart tries to impress the school bullies by stealing the head of the Jebediah Springfield... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Moaning Lisa
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    Moaning Lisa

    Feb 11 1990

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number6

    When Lisa get a bad case of the blues, jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy teaches her how to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Bart the Genius
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    Bart the Genius

    Jan 14 1990

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number2

    "Bart the Genius" is the second episode of The Simpsons' first season, which originally aired... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Some Enchanted Evening
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    31

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number13

    "Some Enchanted Evening" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' first season and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    The Call of the Simpsons

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number7

    Homer buys an RV and the family takes off on an ill-fated camping trip.Amazon buy button
  • 9
    Life on the Fast Lane
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    30

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number9

    "Life on the Fast Lane", also known as "Jacques To Be Wild", is the ninth episode of The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Crepes of Wrath
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    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number11

    Bart is sent as a foreign exchange student to France, where he is enslaved by corrupt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    There's No Disgrace Like Home

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number4

    "There's No Disgrace Like Home" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' first season. It first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Homer's Odyssey
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    Homer's Odyssey

    Jan 21 1990

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number3

    Homer is fired for nearly causing a meltdown at the nuclear plant. When he finds a new calling... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Homer's Night Out
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    SeasonThe Simpsons season 1

    Episode Number10

    Bart puts his new spy camera to use when Homer gets rowdy at a bachelor party, and the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button