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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3 

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Updated January 8, 2018 1.4k votes 166 voters 3.1k views

There are so many great episodes of The Simpsons in season 3, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Simpsons season 3 from the best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The third season of The Simpsons premiered on September 19, 1991, and consisted of 24 episodes. Season 3 of The Simpsons kicked off with "Stark Raving Dad," which featured the voice of Michael Jackson as Leon Kompowsky and the Jackson-penned song "Happy Birthday Lisa."

Which The Simpsons season 3 episode did you like better, "The Otto Show" or "Colonel Homer"? Vote up the best episodes from The Simpsons season 3 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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Homer at the Bat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 17, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Feb 20 1992

With a million dollars on the line, Mr. Burns hires ringers for the upcoming baseball game against the Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant. But as misfortunes fell the pros, with bases loaded and ...more
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Flaming Moe's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 10, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Nov 21 1991

Moe takes the drink recipe Homer invented, and the rechristened “Flaming Moe” turns his tavern into a hotspot. When a national franchise wants to buy the recipe, Homer wants revenge.
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Radio Bart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 13, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Jan 09 1992

Bart plays practical jokes with a radio microphone, and his hoax tests the limits of the town’s kindness.
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Black Widower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 21, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Apr 09 1992

When Selma agrees to marry her prison pen pal, Sideshow Bob, only Bart remains suspicious of his motives.
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Separate Vocations is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 18, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Feb 27 1992

After a career aptitude test pegs Lisa as a homemaker and Bart as a police officer, she becomes a rebel and he becomes a hall monitor. When Lisa’s subversive behavior goes too far, Bart steps
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I Married Marge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 12, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Dec 26 1991

"I Married Marge" is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 26, 1991. In the episode, Marge worries ...more
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Bart the Murderer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 4, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Oct 10 1991

Bart becomes an errand boy for the Springfield Mafia. When Principal Skinner disappears, Fat Tony points the finger at Bart.
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Bart the Lover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 16, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Feb 13 1992

Bart discovers his teacher’s personal ad and invents a fictional suitor to string her along. When Mrs. Krabappel falls madly in love with “Woodrow,” Bart’s conscience starts to bother him.
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Stark Raving Dad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 1, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Sep 19 1991

"Stark Raving Dad" is the first episode of the third season of American animated television series The Simpsons. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 19, ...more
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Treehouse of Horror II ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 7, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Oct 31 1991

In the first story, the family buys a cursed monkey paw in Morocco, and their three wishes turn out badly. In a Twilight Zone parody, Bart is the fearsome “monster” who can read the ...more
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Lisa the Greek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 14, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Jan 23 1992

Sundays become “Daddy-Daughter Days” when Homer discovers Lisa’s uncanny ability to pick winning football teams.
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Brother, Can You Spare T... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 24, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Aug 27 1992

Homer’s half-brother Herb Powell returns, his finances in ruin from his last encounter with Homer. With a little help from the family, he invents a product that’s sure to turn his life around.
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Saturdays of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 9, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Nov 14 1991

Homer tries to bond with Bart by building a soapbox racer. On race day, Bart must decide between driving Martin’s aerodynamic racer and disappointing Homer, or driving his own racer and losing ...more
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Lisa's Pony is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 8, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Nov 07 1991

Overcompensating for his neglect, Homer buys Lisa a pony; the high cost of maintaining the animal forces him to work the graveyard shift at the Kwik-E-Mart.
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Bart's Friend Falls in L... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 23, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: May 07 1992

Everything’s coming up Milhouse when Bart’s best friend falls in love with the new girl at school. Jealous, Bart snitches to Milhouse’s father and the lovebirds are separated.
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When Flanders Failed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 3, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Oct 03 1991

"When Flanders Failed" is the third episode of the The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 3, 1991. In the episode, Homer ...more
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Burns Verkaufen der Kraf... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 11, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Dec 05 1991

Mr. Burns sells the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to wealthy German investors who are shocked at the conditions. When the ceiling caves in, the Germans are desperate to sell the plant... back ...more
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Mr. Lisa Goes to Washing... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 2, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Sep 26 1991

"Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" is the second episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 26, 1991. In the episode, ...more
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Homer Alone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 15, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Feb 06 1992

"Homer Alone" is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 6, 1992. In the episode, stress from doing ...more
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Colonel Homer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 20, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Mar 26 1992

Homer becomes the manager of a beautiful country music singer, whose attentions drive a wedge between Marge and Homer.
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Homer Defined is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 5, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Oct 17 1991

"Homer Defined" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' third season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 17, 1991. In the episode, Homer accidentally ...more
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The Otto Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 22, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Apr 23 1992

"The Otto Show" is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons' third season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 23, 1992. In the episode, Bart decides that ...more
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Like Father, Like Clown ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 6, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Oct 24 1991

Bart and Lisa work to reunite Krusty the Clown with his estranged father, an Orthodox Jewish rabbi who had never accepted Krusty’s career choice.
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Dog of Death is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Episode: 19, Season: The Simpsons season 3

Original Airing: Mar 12 1992

When Santa’s Little Helper needs a life-saving operation, the family tightens their belts to save up the money. Sensing their resentment, the dog runs away from home, only to be adopted by Mr.