Best Episodes of The Simpsons (In My Opinion)

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The best Simpsons episodes in my opinion.

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart the Genius (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart ends up at a school for gifted children after cheating on an IQ test.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,129

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Krusty Gets Busted (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer witnesses a robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart, where the culprit is a man dressed like Bart's hero, Krusty the Clown. But there's more than meets the eye?

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,658

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Some Enchanted Evening (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Marge enjoy a night on the town, leaving the kids with a diabolical babysitter, with a surprising secret.

Directors: Kent Butterworth, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,452

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Itchy and Scratchy and Marge (1990)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge becomes a crusader against cartoon violence after watching The Itchy and Scratchy Show.

Directors: Jim Reardon, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,217

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After apparently consuming poison blowfish, Homer is told that he only has 24 hours to live.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,631

6. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Way We Was (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Marge tell the story of how they met and fell in love in high school.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,217

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart's Dog Gets an F (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After an uncontrollable Santa's Little Helper destroys several important Simpson possessions, Homer announces that he will be thrown out of the house unless he completes obedience training.

Directors: Jim Reardon, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,986

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brush with Greatness (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After becoming trapped in a water slide, Homer decides to go on a diet, while Marge enrolls in an art class and is soon commissioned to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns.

Directors: Jim Reardon, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,985

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa's Substitute (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa has a crush on her substitute teacher; Bart decides to run for class president.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,564

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa's Pony (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer buys Lisa a pony that the family can ill afford.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,923

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Saturdays of Thunder (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Homer fails a fathering test, he decides to help Bart build his Soap Box Derby racer.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,886

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I Married Marge (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

As Marge goes to the doctor for a pregnancy test, Homer tells the children of the events leading up to his marriage, and Bart's birth.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,908

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Radio Bart (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Bart receives a microphone which can transmit through radios, he decides to pull a series of pranks and eventually convinces the town that a boy has fallen down a well.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,126

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa the Greek (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer uses Lisa (and her prognostic skills) to help him bet on football games.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,826

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart the Lover (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Mrs. Krabappel gives Bart a month of detention, he gets his revenge by responding to her newspaper singles ad. Meanwhile, Marge suggests Homer to start a swear jar to stop him cursing.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,001

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Separate Vocations (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The results of a standardized test steer Bart in the direction of law and order at Springfield Elementary School. However, Lisa becomes so depressed by her results that she turns to juvenile delinquency.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,865

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Dog of Death (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons wind up regretting paying for an expensive surgery for Santa's Little Helper. He then runs away from home, winds up in the animal shelter, and is adopted by Mr. Burns to become an attack dog.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,796

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart's Friend Falls in Love (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Milhouse falls in love with Samantha, a new transfer student, and Bart becomes jealous of all the time they are spending together. Meanwhile, Homer orders a subliminal weight loss tape, but is given a vocabulary builder by mistake.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,798

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Kamp Krusty (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Lisa attend "Kamp Krusty" but it is nothing like they thought it would be; Homer's hair grows back and he loses weight while the kids are away.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,227

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Streetcar Named Marge (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge stars in a musical adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, but is angry with Homer's lack of interest; Maggie squares off with her strict new daycare owner.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,059

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Heretic (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After skipping church one week, Homer decides that he is never going back. However, when a calamity occurs, it takes the combined efforts of a number of people from different faiths to save him.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,683

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa the Beauty Queen (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa enters the Little Miss Springfield pageant.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,872

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

With Bart continually getting in trouble, Homer bans him from seeing the new Itchy & Scratchy movie.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,990

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Mr. Plow (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer opens a snow plow business only to have his best friend Barney open a rival outfit, with commercials by Linda Ronstadt. Homer sends Barney into an avalanche, then feels guilty and saves his life.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,503

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa's First Word (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

While trying to coax Maggie into saying her first word, Homer and Marge talk about how Lisa spoke hers.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,115

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,069

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Selma's Choice (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Selma starts to feel broody, but after taking Bart and Lisa to Duff Gardens, she changes her mind.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,833

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brother from the Same Planet (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Bart gets tired of Homer's horrible parenting skills, he enrolled in the "Bigger Brother" program where he's assigned a fantastic role model.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,840

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I Love Lisa (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Feeling sorry for Ralph, Lisa sends him a Valentine card. Having developed a crush on her, Ralph invites Lisa to go see the Krusty the Clown show. She accepts but after Krusty asks them if ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,001

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Duffless (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Homer is arrested for DUI, and loses his driver's license, he is put to the ultimate test when Marge pressures him to give up beer for a month.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,887

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Front (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Lisa decide to write their own episodes of the "Itchy and Scratchy" show after they begin to grow bored with the current scripts.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,739

32. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Whacking Day (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge attempts to home school Bart after he is expelled from Springfield Elementary. Meanwhile, Lisa protests a barbaric local holiday centered around clubbing snakes to death.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,908

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge in Chains (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A misunderstanding leads to Marge being imprisoned for shoplifting, with her absence soon descending the family, and eventually, the town into chaos.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,690

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Cape Feare (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,210

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer Goes to College (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When a surprise inspection of the nuclear power plant reveals that Homer is not qualified to do his job, he is forced to go to college.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,264

36. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Rosebud (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After his birthday party goes wrong, Mr. Burns begins to want his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Bobo; Homer finds that Maggie is in possession of the doll.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,283

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer sells his soul to the Devil for a donut, Bart contends with a gremlin on the side of the school bus which only he can see, and the family discovers that Mr. Burns is a vampire.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,288

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge on the Lam (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A girls' night out turns into a high speed chase when Marge learns her friend is driving a stolen car.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,784

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After joining the Junior Campers while on a sugar high, Bart reluctantly invites Homer to accompany him on the group's annual father-son rafting trip, which soon goes awry.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,019

40. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Mr. Burns builds a casino when Springfield decides to legalize gambling, with Marge becoming addicted to the slot machines.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,010

41. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Vigilante (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An outbreak of burglaries inspires Homer to lead a vigilante group.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,848

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Gets Famous (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart becomes an overnight sensation as the "I didn't do it" boy on Krusty the Clown's show.

Director: Susie Dietter | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,766

43. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer and Apu (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Apu moves in with the Simpsons after losing his job when Homer gets ill from the contaminated food; James Woods takes over the Kwik-E-Mart.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,823

44. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa leads a protest against a talking doll which she believes is sexist.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,820

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