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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5  

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There are so many great episodes of The Simpsons in season 5, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Simpsons season 5 from best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The fifth season of The Simpsons aired between September 30, 1993, and May 19, 1994. With season 5 of The Simpsons, the series reached another milestone: episode 100, "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song."

Which The Simpsons season 5 episode did you like better, "$pringfield" or "Rosebud"? Vote up the best episodes from The Simpsons season 5 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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Cape Feare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Oct 07 1993
When Bart receives notes from newly paroled Sideshow Bob, the family goes into the Witness Relocation Program and starts a new life on a houseboat on Terror Lake.
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Rosebud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Oct 21 1993
Mr. Burns pines away for Bobo, his beloved childhood teddy bear and symbol of lost innocence. When the bear turns up in Maggie's possession.
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Homer's Barbershop Quartet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Sep 30 1993
Through flashbacks, Homer recalls the dizzying rise and fall of his Beatles-esque barbershop quartet. The Be Sharps reunite for one last concert on the roof of Moe's Tavern.
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Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadas... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Apr 28 1994
When Bart gets Principal Skinner fired, Ned Flanders is brought in to act as principal. Skinner befriends his former nemesis and the pair look for a way to get Skinner reinstated.
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$pringfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Dec 16 1993
When gambling is legalized in Springfield, Mr. Burns opens an extravagant casino on the waterfront. Meanwhile, Bart opens a casino in his treehouse. Burns becomes a germ-phobic recluse and Homer ...more
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Treehouse of Horror IV is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Oct 28 1993
In "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer sells his soul for a doughnut. Next, in the Twilight Zone spoof "Terror at 5 1/2 Feet," everyone doubts Bart's sanity when he's the ...more
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The Boy Who Knew Too Much is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
May 05 1994
In the episode, Bart runs away from school. Meanwhile, Freddy Quimby (Mayor Quimby's nephew) is accused of assaulting a waiter. Though the entire town believes Freddy guilty, Bart knows the ...more
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Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Nov 18 1993
After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he joined the Junior Campers. Lured by pocketknives and knot-tying lessons, Bart assimilates into the ...more
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Homer Goes to College is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Oct 14 1993
"Homer Goes to College" is the third episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 14, 1993. In the episode, Homer's ...more
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Marge on the Lam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Nov 04 1993
When Marge has a girls' night out with a new neighbor, they wind up roaring toward a cliff in a Thelma-and-Louise-style car chase.
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Bart Gets Famous is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Feb 03 1994
Working as Krusty the Clown's assistant, Bart accidentally steals the limelight by blurting an instant catchphrase: "I didn't do it." But when he tries to capitalize on his fifteen ...more
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Homer the Vigilante is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Jan 06 1994
When a cat burglar prowls Springfield, Homer forms a citizens' watch group that winds up breaking more laws than they protect. When the cat burglar sets his sights on the world's biggest cubic ...more
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The Last Temptation of Homer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Dec 09 1993
Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for doughnuts is equal to his own.
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Secrets of a Successful Marria... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
May 19 1994
"Secrets of a Successful Marriage" is the twenty-second and final episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on May 19, 1994. In ...more
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Burns' Heir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Apr 14 1994
"Burns' Heir" is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on April 14, 1994. In the episode, Mr. Burns has a ...more
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Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Feb 17 1994
"Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy" is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 17, 1994. In the episode, Lisa ...more
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Homer and Apu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Feb 10 1994
In the episode, Homer participates in a hidden camera investigation of the expired meat selling at the Kwik-E-Mart. Apu is immediately fired and replaced by actor James Woods, who is doing ...more
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Homer Loves Flanders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Mar 17 1994
Homer and Flanders bond over a football game. As the two friends become inseparable, Flanders struggles with a growing dislike of Homer that finally blows up in front of the entire church ...more
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Deep Space Homer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Feb 24 1994
Dejected by a lack of recognition at work, Homer makes a crank call to NASA and winds up being chosen to ride into space with astronauts.
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Bart's Inner Child is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Nov 11 1993
Bart heckles the guru at a self-help seminar, and the man presents him to the audience as a role model for their "inner child." But when the whole town tries to "be like ...more
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Bart Gets an Elephant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
Mar 31 1994
Bart wins a wacky radio contest and forgoes the cash to claim the gag prize instead: an elephant.
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Lady Bouvier's Lover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 5
May 12 1994
Mr. Burns and Grandpa Simpson compete for the affections of Marge's mother. The more dashing suitor prevails, but in a scene straight out of The Graduate, Grandpa crashes the wedding just before ...more