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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2

Updated January 8, 2018 1.8k votes 165 voters 2.5k views22 items

There are so many great episodes of The Simpsons in season 2, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Simpsons season 2 from the best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The second season of The Simpsons aired between October 11, 1990, and May 9, 1991; an extra episode, "Blood Feud," aired during the summer (July 11). Season 2 of The Simpsons received a People's Choice Award nomination for "Favorite Series Among Young People," following its win the previous year for "Favorite New TV Comedy Series."

Which The Simpsons season 2 episode did you like better, "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" or "Dead Putting Society"? Vote up the best episodes from The Simpsons season 2 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    "Lisa's Substitute" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on April 25, 1991. In the episode, Lisa's teacher Miss Hoover takes...  more
  • 2

    The Way We Was

    Jan 31 1991
    81
    21

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number12

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    When the TV breaks, Marge and Homer entertain the kids with the story of how they first met....  more
  • 3

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number11

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    After eating poisonous blowfish at a sushi restaurant, Homer decides to live life to the fullest in the 24 hours he has left to live....  more
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    Bart Gets an F

    Oct 11 1990
    71
    24

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number1

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    When Marge begs Homer to find Selma a husband, he sets her up with Principal Skinner... who falls in love with Patty instead....  more
  • 5

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number21

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it....  more
  • 6

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number15

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    "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 confesses that...  more
  • 7

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number4

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    When Grandpa's new girlfriend at the Springfield Retirement Castle dies, he inherits her savings and must decide the best way to spend his windfall....  more
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    66
    23

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number8

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it....  more
  • 9
    60
    20

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number3

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    After a series of destructive acts, Homer decides that Santa's Little Helper must go unless he passes obedience school. As the dog's last hours with the family approach, Bart must find a way to get...  more
  • 10

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number9

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Marge wages a one-woman campaign against violence on the Itchy and Scratchy Show. She wins that battle, but draws the line at censoring Michelangelo's "David."...  more
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    51
    18

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number10

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    "Bart Gets Hit by a Car" is the tenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on January 10, 1991. At the start of the episode, Bart is hit...  more
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    52
    20

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number2

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Homer's long-lost half-brother is the CEO of a car company that's wildly successful... until he hires Homer to help design a car for the average man....  more
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    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number13

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Homer becomes the most popular guy in town when he gets an illegal cable hook-up, but Lisa fears he will go to hell for violating the Eighth Commandment....  more
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    66
    37

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number18

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. When Mr. Burns hires her to paint his official portrait, Marge tries but fails to find his "inner beauty."...  more
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    Old Money

    Mar 28 1991
    45
    18

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number17

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    When Grandpa's new girlfriend at the Springfield Retirement Castle dies, he inherits her savings and must decide the best way to spend his windfall....  more
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    Blood Feud

    Jul 11 1991
    44
    20

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number22

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    When Mr. Burns is saved by a transfusion of Bart's blood, Homer expects a handsome reward but is outraged to receive only a simple thank-you note....  more
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    58
    35

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number6

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    With Miss Hoover out sick, a substitute teacher takes over the class and becomes an inspiring role model for Lisa....  more
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    42
    21

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number14

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    When Marge begs Homer to find Selma a husband, he sets her up with Principal Skinner... who falls in love with Patty instead....  more
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    40
    22

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number7

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Bart ruins Thanksgiving when he accidentally destroys Lisa's Thanksgiving centerpiece. Angry at being asked to apologize, he runs away and roams Springfield in search of dinner....  more
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    Dancin' Homer

    Nov 08 1990
    46
    28

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number5

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. When Mr. Burns hires her to paint his official portrait, Marge tries but fails to find his "inner beauty."...  more
  • 21

    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number20

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    At a lakeside retreat for married couples, Marge is determined to fix her marriage with Homer, but Homer is more determined to catch General Sherman, the freakishly large catfish that lives in the...  more
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    29
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    SeasonThe Simpsons season 2

    Episode Number16

    SeriesThe Simpsons

    "Bart's Dog Gets an 'F'" is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons' second season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 7, 1991. In this episode, the Simpson family's...  more
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