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TV Episodes The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9  

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There are so many great episodes of The Simpsons in season 9, but which are your absolute favorite? This list ranks every episode of The Simpsons season 9 from best to worst, with the help of your votes.

The ninth season of The Simpsons kicked off on September 21, 1997 with "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpsons" (episode 179). Consisting of 25 episodes, season 9 of The Simpsons won three Emmys, including "Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)" for the series' 200th episode "Trash of the Titans."

Which The Simpsons season 9 episode did you like better, "The Principal and the Pauper" or "Bart Star"? Vote up the best episodes from The Simpsons season 9 that you'd like to see at the top of the list.

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Das Bus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Feb 15 1998 When Otto drives the school bus off a bridge, the kids wind up on a deserted island, fending for themselves in a “Lord of the Flies” parody. Back in Springfield, Homer takes on Bill Gates.

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Bart Carny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Jan 11 1998 When the carnival comes to town, Homer and Bart wind up working the ring toss. A father-son team of grifters shows them the downside of the “carny code,” but the Simpsons beat them at their own

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Treehouse of Horror VIII is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Oct 26 1997 In “The Homega Man,” Homer faces a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Next, Bart attempts to become Superfly in "Fly vs. Fly." In “Easy-Bake Coven,” amidst a witch hunt in 1649, Marge and ...more

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Realty Bites is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Dec 07 1997 When Marge gets her real estate license, she learns to put a positive spin on the flaws of the houses she’s selling. But when the Flanders buy the Murder House, she realizes she has to tell the

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The Joy of Sect is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Feb 08 1998 A cult lures in most of Springfield to toil for “The Leader.” After Marge escapes and has the family deprogrammed, Homer exposes the man behind the spaceship.

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The Cartridge Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Nov 02 1997 Alarmed by a soccer riot, Homer buys a handgun. His reckless behavior drives Marge and the kids out of the house, and even his new gun club buddies desert him.

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Lisa the Skeptic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Nov 23 1997 "Lisa the Skeptic" is the eighth episode of The Simpsons' ninth season, first aired on November 23, 1997. On an archaeological dig with her class, Lisa discovers a skeleton that ...more

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This Little Wiggy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Mar 22 1998 At Marge’s insistence, Bart has a “play date” with Ralph. Bart suddenly sees the upside of this friendship when he discovers Chief Wiggum’s “master key” and goes to explore Springfield’s ...more

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Simpson Tide is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Mar 29 1998 "Simpson Tide" is the nineteenth episode of The Simpsons' ninth season and originally aired on the Fox network on March 29, 1998. After being fired from the Springfield Nuclear Power ...more

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
May 03 1998 After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the Murderhorn, the tallest mountain in Springfield.

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Dumbbell Indemnity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Mar 01 1998 Moe goes broke trying to wine and dine a new girlfriend. Desperate for money, he cooks up an insurance scam with Homer.

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The Last Temptation of Krust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Feb 22 1998 Krusty bombs at a charity comedy event and feels like a tired old hack. With the Simpsons’ support, Krusty takes his act in a fresh new direction… but in the end, his true nature asserts

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Girly Edition is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Apr 19 1998 Lisa becomes the anchor of a kids’ news program but is upstaged by Bart’s treacly human interest stories. At home, Homer corrupts a helper monkey.

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Lost Our Lisa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
May 10 1998 Bart’s latest stunt thwarts Lisa’s plan to attend a museum exhibit. When she tries to go alone and takes the wrong bus, Homer sets out to find her.

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The City of New York vs. Homer... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Sep 21 1997 Designated driver Barney absconds to Manhattan in Homer's car and leaves it there. But when the family journeys to the Big Apple to retrieve their property, Homer discovers his car has been

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Lisa's Sax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Oct 19 1997 After Lisa’s saxophone is destroyed, the Simpsons reminisce about how she originally got the instrument. On the hottest day of the year, Homer must decide whether to buy an air conditioner or ...more

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Trash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Apr 26 1998 Homer feuds with the Springfield garbage men and decides to run for Sanitation Commissioner. After winning the election with a sleazy campaign, Homer can’t keep the extravagant promises he made ...more

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The Trouble with Trillions is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Apr 05 1998 "The Trouble with Trillions" is the twentieth episode of the ninth season of the animated television series The Simpsons, which originally aired April 5, 1998. It was written by Ian ...more

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All Singing, All Dancing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Jan 04 1998 Homer rents a Clint Eastwood movie and is dismayed to find it's a musical. Using clips from past episodes, the rest of the family reminds him about the many times he and other members of the ...more

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Bart Star is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Nov 09 1997 When Homer becomes the coach of a peewee football team, he replaces star quarterback Nelson with the less talented Bart. Facing his teammates’ scorn, Bart looks for a way out but finds a better ...more

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Natural Born Kissers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
May 17 1998 Homer and Marge try to spice up their love life and are caught baring it all in public. Bart and Lisa discover an alternate ending to Casablanca.

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The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Nov 16 1997 Trying to escape his arranged marriage, Apu asks Marge to pose as his wife during his mother’s visit. When the ruse fails, Homer makes a last-ditch attempt to intervene, but Apu is smitten with ...more

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Miracle on Evergreen Terrace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Dec 21 1997 After accidentally ruining the family’s Christmas tree and presents, Bart buries the evidence and claims a burglar stole everything. When Kent Brockman does a human interest story on the ...more

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Lisa the Simpson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Mar 08 1998 Lisa struggles with solving a simple puzzle and fears that the "Simpson gene” is suddenly wiping out her intelligence. Homer stages a family reunion in hopes of introducing Lisa to some ...more

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The Principal and the Pauper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Sep 28 1997 "The Principal and the Pauper" is the second episode of The Simpsons' ninth season. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on September 28, 1997. In the episode, ...more