TV episodes The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1  

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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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Krusty Gets Busted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Krusty Gets Busted Apr 29 1990 Krusty the Clown gets busted for robbing the Kwik-E-Mart, with Homer as an eyewitness. Convinced that their idol was wrongly accused, Bart and Lisa investigate the crime.

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Life on the Fast Lane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Life on the Fast Lane Mar 18 1990 "Life on the Fast Lane", also known as "Jacques To Be Wild", is the ninth episode of The Simpsons first season, which originally aired on March 18, 1990. It was written by ...more

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The Telltale Head is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
The Telltale Head Feb 25 1990 Bart tries to impress the school bullies by stealing the head of the Jebediah Springfield statue in the town square, but everyone is outraged by his act of vandalism.

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Some Enchanted Evening is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Some Enchanted Evening May 13 1990 "Some Enchanted Evening" is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons' first season and originally aired on the Fox network on May 13, 1990. Although it was the first episode produced, it ...more

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Simpsons Roasting on an Open F... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire Dec 17 1989 When his Christmas bonus is cancelled, Homer becomes a department-store Santa--and then bets his meager earnings at the track. When all seems lost, Homer and Bart save Christmas by adopting the ...more

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Moaning Lisa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Moaning Lisa Feb 11 1990 When Lisa get a bad case of the blues, jazz musician Bleeding Gums Murphy teaches her how to express her feelings through music.

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Bart the General is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Bart the General Feb 04 1990 Fed up with Nelson's bullying, the kids from Springfield Elementary decide to teach him a lesson. With advice from Grandpa, Bart leads them into battle.

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There's No Disgrace Like Home is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
There's No Disgrace Like Home Jan 28 1990 "There's No Disgrace Like Home" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' first season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 28, 1990. In the episode, Homer ...more

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The Call of the Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
The Call of the Simpsons Feb 18 1990 Homer buys an RV and the family takes off on an ill-fated camping trip.

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Homer's Night Out is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Homer's Night Out Mar 25 1990 Bart puts his new spy camera to use when Homer gets rowdy at a bachelor party, and the incriminating photo gets distributed all over town.

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The Crepes of Wrath is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
The Crepes of Wrath Apr 15 1990 Bart is sent as a foreign exchange student to France, where he is enslaved by corrupt winemakers. Meanwhile, the Simpson family hosts an Albanian student who takes a surprising interest in the ...more

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Bart the Genius is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Bart the Genius Jan 14 1990 "Bart the Genius" is the second episode of The Simpsons' first season, which originally aired on the Fox network on January 14, 1990. It was the first episode written by Jon Vitti. It ...more

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Homer's Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 1
Homer's Odyssey Jan 21 1990 Homer is fired for nearly causing a meltdown at the nuclear plant. When he finds a new calling as a public safety advocate, he finds himself facing off against Mr. Burns.