Simpsons episodes I've seen (with opinions)

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The family's job at Mr. Burns' country estate goes awry when Homer goes mad; Homer's attempt to repair a toaster results in inadvertent time travel; The school staff turn cannibalistic.

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

Votes: 2,781

10 out of 10 (Masterpiece)

A sick,comically twisted episode that remains as one of the show's most beloved.

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: New Kid on the Block (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart develops a crush on his new neighbor, only to discover that she's dating Jimbo Jones; Homer sues an all-you-can-eat restaurant after he's kicked out.

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

Votes: 1,956

9.5 out of 10 (Superb)

A heartfelt episode with some jokes to spare.

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Hurricane Neddy (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,991

9.5 out of 10 (Superb)

Ned Flanders snaps.Enough said.

4. 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

9.5 out of 10 (Superb)

One of the strongest Treehouse Of Horror episodes,with 3 consistently fun segments and even high amounts of humor in between segments.

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Moe Baby Blues (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After saving Maggie's life, Moe develops a special bond with her, much to Homer's dismay.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,146

9.5 out of 10 (Superb)

"It's beautiful to see Moe and Maggie connect through some kind of odd relationship that is simply charming,enjoyable,and never the less,fun.

6. 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

9 out of 10 (Awesome)

The moral of the story:Don't let Gamblor consume you.Also,Burns as Howard Hughes is very fitting.

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Fish Called Selma (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Washed-up movie star Troy McClure starts dating Selma in an attempt to silence bizarre rumors about his personal life and resuscitate his career.

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

Votes: 1,731

9 out of 10 (Awesome)

It is a great combination of humor and witty storytelling,by exploring then uncharted territory with a somewhat unique plot that highlights on Selma's character.

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart of Darkness (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After he breaks his leg and becomes confined to his room, Bart begins spying on the neighbors with his telescope, and suspects Ned of murdering Maude.

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

Votes: 2,119

9 out of 10 (Awesome)

It is a very true story that tells a sad truth about children that to this day is still real.And yes,even children like Bart deserve someone to stand by them at the worst of times.

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Life on the Fast Lane (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge contemplates an affair with a handsome bowling instructor.

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

Votes: 2,501

9 out of 10 (Awesome)

One of the first strokes of brilliance in part from The Simpsons.

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer at the Bat (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and his co-workers qualify for the plant softball team's league final, but Mr. Burns hires nine professional MLB players in order to win a $1 million bet.

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

Votes: 2,457

9 out of 10 (Awesome)

Pure comedic gold,all the way from the start to the end.

11. 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

9 out of 10 (Awesome)

One of the first Simpsons flashback episodes,this one is a particularly charming tale about how Homer and Marge first met.

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Holidays of Future Passed (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Thirty years in the future the Simpsons get together for Christmas. Bart and Lisa are struggling as parents to connect with their children.

Directors: Rob Oliver, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,398

9 out of 10 (Awesome)

It's been awhile since there was a Simpsons episode this funny,interesting,creative,charming and just plain awesome.

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 24 Minutes (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Lisa join forces to stop the school bullies from setting off a stink bomb at the school bake sale.

Director: Raymond S. Persi | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,680

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

The Simpsons clearly devoted themselves to making an episode exactly like a 24 episode and still deliver with good old Simpsons charm.

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: When Flanders Failed (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After wishing for Flanders to lose his business, Homer discovers that his neighbor is actually about to go bankrupt and decides to help him out.

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

Votes: 2,090

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

We all know how Homer hates Flanders with a burning passion,right? Try saying that after watching this episode.

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Gets an F (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Mrs. Krabappel, fed up with Bart's lackadaisical approach to his studies, gives him an ultimatum: shape up or repeat the fourth grade.

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

Votes: 2,645

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

The Simpsons are pretty good at making me feel sorry for their characters,and this episode is no exception.Seriously,Bart pleads to God to give him time to study.

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart accidentally gets Principal Skinner fired on inspection day, with Ned Flanders taking over as his replacement.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,802

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

Skinner and Bart bond.And it manages to be comedic,interesting and a bit emotional.

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Seemingly Never-Ending Story (2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

In this story within a story within a story within a story, a cave-exploring expedition, an angry sheep and a lovestruck Moe become inextricably entwined.

Director: Raymond S. Persi | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,036

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

An odd story that somehow comes off as very fun.About as fun as a golden age episode.

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Call of the Simpsons (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer takes the family camping, but it soon becomes a misadventure when they lose their equipment and Homer is mistaken for Bigfoot.

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

Votes: 2,571

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

The Simpsons established some trends when it was new on the block.Comedic episodes in which a family takes a camping trip is one of them,and they themselves are one of the best who did this.

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brick Like Me (2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The Lego version of Homer begins to suspect that his entire Lego world is not real when a toy triggers a flashback to an alternate reality.

Directors: Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,152

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

What's this?Clever writing?Somewhat emotional moments?The featuring of the license of a popular product where the writers don't spend half the episode brownnosing the creators of said product?

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa Gets an 'A' (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Lisa cheats on a test, she has a moral crisis when her perfect score qualifies the school for grant money; Homer adopts a lobster as a pet.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,441

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

Lisa storyline is good enough,but Homer's side of the episode definitely steals the show.

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Milhouse Divided (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Kirk and Luann hit a roadblock in their marriage, Luann announces she's getting a divorce, causing Homer to worry about his own marriage.

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

Votes: 1,615

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

It tackles the concept of divorce and focuses a lot on Homer's willingness to keep his marriage afloat in a way only shows like this does best.Also,the twist at the end is genius.

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Hardly Kirk-ing (2013)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart poses Millhouse as his father so that they can do adult activities, and Homer becomes skilled at finding lost objects thanks to Highlights magazine.

Directors: Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 678

8.5 out of 10 (Great)

A really fun episode with quite a few quirky moments.

23. 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

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

This episode is another trend starter,this time going with father son competitions where the son starts ignoring his father during the episode,or something like that,so it's probably predictable by now.Even still,there's a lot of great jokes here to keep you watching.

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Colonel Homer (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes the manager of a beautiful young country singer and finds himself almost attracted to her, sparking Marge's jealousy.

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

Votes: 1,934

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

A heartfelt episode,somewhat reminiscent of "Life In The Fast Lane".

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish (1990)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After the power plant experiences bad publicity and is threatened with closure, Mr. Burns decides to run for Governor in order to have power over the law.

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

Votes: 2,308

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

A nice satire on politics with one of Mr. Burns' greatest quotes.

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Secret War of Lisa Simpson (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After a prank destroys half the town, Bart is shipped away to military school. Lisa, seeking a challenge, decides to enroll with him, but is faced with discrimination as the school's only girl cadet.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,523

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

Oddly enough,this episode decides not to rely on much humor and instead is plot centric and serious,a creative spin on the average Simpsons episode.

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart gets the family to take the cruise vacation of his dreams, and then launches a fiendish plot to ensure that it goes on forever.

Directors: Chris Clements, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 926

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

A very enjoyable episode that remained consistently fun.

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Bob Next Door (2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart is convinced that the Simpsons' new friendly, unassuming neighbor is actually Sideshow Bob in disguise.

Directors: Nancy Kruse, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 877

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

Sideshow Bob is back to kill Bart by disguising himself with a new face.And it is one of the first times in years that where we get Sideshow Bob just trying to kill Bart with a maniacal plan,plain and simple.

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VI (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life; The children are terrorized by Groundskeeper Willie in their dreams; Homer finds himself trapped in another dimension.

Directors: Bob Anderson, David Mirkin | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,036

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

The first two segments were decent enough,but it's the 3D animated third segment that really steals the show.

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homerpalooza (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Determined to prove he is still cool, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to the Hullabalooza music festival, where he finds he has a talent for being shot in the stomach, and joins the festival's freak show.

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

Votes: 1,636

8 out of 10 (Very Good)

Much like Bart Of Darkness,a cruel yet justified episode that critiques common behavior of the era.Despite having less of a payoff,it still contains a very true message.

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa's Date with Density (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa develops a crush on Nelson, and tries to reform him; Homer gets an autodialer and decides to make easy money with a telemarketing scam.

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

Votes: 1,597

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

The idea of Lisa and Nelson bonding is an interesting one indeed,but the conclusion to it all felt rushed,and the episode wasn't as memorable as it could've been.

32. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Days of Future Future (2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Thirty years into the future, Bart is having trouble dealing with his divorce, Lisa is struggling with her marriage to Milhouse, and Marge is finally fed up after burying yet another Homer clone.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 828

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

The Simpsons should really do these types of episodes more often.

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Spy Who Learned Me (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer uses his paid sick leave to improve his marriage, with the help of his imaginary friend, super-spy Stradivarius Cain. Meanwhile, Bart gets revenge on Nelson for stealing everyone's lunch money.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 621

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

Bryan Cranston rules.

34. 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

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

Once again,The Simpsons established another trend:A mystery with a clue you should've figured out from the beginning.It's an interesting episode,and one of the first where Bart is truly shown to idolize Krusty.

35. 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

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

This was...an odd episode.You could say that's a benefit.Specifically when the town breaks into a riot because Marge couldn't make food for the bake sale.Also,everyone hates Jimmy Carter.

36. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Bonfire of the Manatees (2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Marge leaves Homer because he allowed an adult movie being shot in their house, she seeks self fulfillment in protecting manatees.

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

Votes: 994

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

A story that was an original draft of the movie,but instead,became an episode (a wise decision).Even still,a good episode not short on laughs.

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes (2008)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Ned go into business together as bounty hunters, and Marge takes a job at an erotic bakery.

Directors: Lance Kramer, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,131

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

A comedy centered episode about Homer and Ned bonding through bounty hunting.A fun enough episode for sure.

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Star (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A damning report on childhood obesity in Springfield leads to the formation of a pee-wee football team. After belittling Ned Flanders, Homer ends up coaching the team, but his favoring of Bart makes him unpopular.

Director: Dominic Polcino | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,418

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

It's not mind blowing,but it gets the job done with quirky humor and Homer...being Homer.

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Italian Bob (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons become lost in Italy, finding their way to a small town that Sideshow Bob has become the mayor of.

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

Votes: 1,088

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

It essentially takes away the assets of most Sideshow Bob episodes and show's Bob at one of his least threatening performances until he finally hunts for The Simpsons.It has some great jokes,and the setup is very creative,but the plot the episode relies on just feels...odd...

40. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Telltale Head (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart gets more than he bargained for when he saws the head off a statue of the town's founder.

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

Votes: 2,511

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

Back when The Simpsons was still crafting its style,episodes showed characters of the show being much more forgiving and kind than expected,as well as having a heavier focus on morality and drama.This is one of the more abounding episodes on both of those traits,despite still offering some decent jokes.

41. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Insane Clown Poppy (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After he learns he has a daughter, Krusty turns to Homer for parenting advice.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,150

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

Krusty takes on the role of being a father,and actually shows him being a decent one...Even still,I'll never get how he got lucky with a professional female soldier at first sight.

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Kids Are All Fight (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The story of Bart and Lisa's rivalry is told when Homer finds an old film strip.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 583

7.5 out of 10 (Good)

"It's nice to see The Simpsons establish more character for the rival siblings we all know and love,while making it fun as well.Over 25 years later,and Simpsons can still do decent character building...at least once."

43. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Coming to Homerica (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Townspeople build a wall around Springfield to keep "immigrants" from Ogdenville from relocating to their town.

Directors: Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 986

7 out of 10 (Decent)

An episode that criticizes border laws.Except that it doesn't criticize.It just shows what Americans have done so far with border laws and then goes against that in a very forced manner.Even still,at least it aims for a good message.

44. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Beware My Cheating Bart (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Jimbo's girlfriend cheats on Jimbo with Bart, and Homer uses his new treadmill to catch up on a TV series about plane crash victims stranded on an island.

Directors: Mark Kirkland, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 748

7 out of 10 (Decent)

"It hits with some decent humor and an interesting twist on Bart's romantic relationships by making this one particularly very close and somewhat explicit,but overall,it still leaves something to be desired."