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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2 

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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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Lisa's Substitute is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2

Original Airing: Apr 25 1991

"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 ...more
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One Fish, Two Fish, Blow... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 11, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Jan 24 1991

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.
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The Way We Was is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 12, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Jan 31 1991

When the TV breaks, Marge and Homer entertain the kids with the story of how they first met.
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Bart Gets an F is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 1, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Oct 11 1990

When Marge begs Homer to find Selma a husband, he sets her up with Principal Skinner... who falls in love with Patty instead.
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Three Men and a Comic Bo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 21, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: May 09 1991

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.
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Bart the Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 8, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Dec 06 1990

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.
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Treehouse of Horror is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 3, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Oct 25 1990

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 ...more
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Itchy & Scratchy &am... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 9, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Dec 20 1990

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."
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Brush with Greatness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 18, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Apr 11 1991

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."
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Oh Brother, Where Art Th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 15, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Feb 21 1991

"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 ...more
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Homer vs. Lisa and the 8... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 13, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Feb 07 1991

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.
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Dead Putting Society is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 6, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Nov 15 1990

With Miss Hoover out sick, a substitute teacher takes over the class and becomes an inspiring role model for Lisa.
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Bart vs. Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 7, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Nov 22 1990

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.
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Two Cars in Every Garage... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 4, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Nov 01 1990

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.
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Bart Gets Hit by a Car ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 10, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Jan 10 1991

"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 ...more
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Dancin' Homer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 5, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Nov 08 1990

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."
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Old Money is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 17, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Mar 28 1991

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.
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Simpson and Delilah is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 2, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Oct 18 1990

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.
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Blood Feud is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 22, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Jul 11 1991

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.
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Principal Charming is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 14, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Feb 14 1991

When Marge begs Homer to find Selma a husband, he sets her up with Principal Skinner... who falls in love with Patty instead.
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The War of the Simpsons ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 20, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: May 02 1991

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 ...more
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Bart's Dog Gets an F is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 2
Episode: 16, Season: The Simpsons season 2

Original Airing: Mar 07 1991

"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 ...more