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TV Episodes The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3  

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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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Radio Bart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Flaming Moe's is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Nov 21 1991 Moe steals 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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Homer at the Bat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Homer Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Separate Vocations is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Black Widower is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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When Flanders Failed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Colonel Homer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Lisa the Greek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Jan 23 1992 Sundays become “Daddy-Daughter Days” when Homer discovers Lisa’s uncanny ability to pick winning football teams.

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Saturdays of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Brother, Can You Spare Two Dim... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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I Married Marge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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 Lover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Treehouse of Horror II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Stark Raving Dad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Homer Defined is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Like Father, Like Clown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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The Otto Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Bart's Friend Falls in Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Lisa's Pony is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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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Dog of Death is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
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.

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Bart the Murderer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 3
Oct 10 1991 Bart becomes an errand boy for the Springfield Mafia. When Principal Skinner disappears, Fat Tony points the finger at Bart.