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The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9 

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Updated January 8, 2018 2.4k votes 233 voters 4.2k views

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
Episode: 14, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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The City of New York vs.... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 1, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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The Joy of Sect is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 13, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Lisa's Sax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 3, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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The Cartridge Family is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 5, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 23, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Girly Edition is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 21, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Lisa the Skeptic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 8, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Treehouse of Horror VIII... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 4, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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This Little Wiggy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 18, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Trash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 22, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Simpson Tide is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 19, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Realty Bites is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 9, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Bart Carny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 12, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Lost Our Lisa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 24, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Bart Star is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 6, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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The Last Temptation of K... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 15, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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The Trouble with Trillio... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 20, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Natural Born Kissers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 25, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Dumbbell Indemnity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 16, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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 Two Mrs. Nahasapeema... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 7, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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All Singing, All Dancing... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 11, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Lisa the Simpson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 17, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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Miracle on Evergreen Ter... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 10, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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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The Principal and the Pa... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes From The Simpsons Season 9
Episode: 2, Season: The Simpsons season 9

Original Airing: 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