Best Simpsons Episodes


The Top Ten

1 Cape Feare (Season 5, 1993)

An episode known by almost all big simpsons fans and also contains the classic rake scene with sideshow bob.

"Mmm... icecream ville"
"No, that's screamville"

lol Sideshow Bob's all-time enemy: rakes. - Oreanta

Homer: "Ahh, Someone's Trying To Kill Me, Oh Wait, It's For Bart."

"Hello, Mr Thompson! "

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2 Homer's Enemy (Season 8, 1997)

"We gather here today to mourn the loss of Frank Grimes; or 'Grimey', as he liked to be called".

What a great ending! I was literally laughing out loud for like 2 minutes when Homer won the contest and Frank Grimes went bananas. Honestly every episode on this list is a classic amazing episode, but I think this one reigns supreme.

This is the best Simpsons episode of all time. It left me thinking so much afterwards, about Frank Grimes. He hated Homer and he died failing to prove that he's stupid, an yet nobody cares. I don't feel remorse, but he's my favourite character and, I don't know

I may be the only one here who actually hates this episode and the character of Frank Grimes. This is where I started to see the Simpsons quality decline here. - OnyxDash

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3 Rosebud (Season 5, 1993)

My favorite Simpson moment of all time is when Homer tries to convince Maggie that she would be much happier with a box than Mr. Burns' teddy bear but he ends up wanting the box for himself.

This episode has heart and humor in equal measurements and the closing scene helped inspire Matt Groening to make Futurama.

This episode's got everything. It has an intelligent humor, very ironic. It deserves to be on the top of the list. - SammyD

first episode I ever saw... got me hooked

Solid Citizen Kane spoof. - BeatlesFan1964

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4 Last Exit to Springfield (Season 4, 1993)

This is absolutely brilliant. There's a dozen or so episodes I'd tie for first, but this would have to be my #1 pick.

Drawn For First:
Homer at the Bat
Marge vs the Monorail
Last exit to springfield
Cape Feare
Homer Bad Man
Homer the Great
A Fish Called Selma
You Only Move Twice
The City of New York Vs Homer Simpson
I am Furious Yellow
Treehouse of Horror V

Nice list. I'm glad you added "I am Furious Yellow". That is one of the best later episodes and definitely underrated. - Knucklewood

This is one of those cases where ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY just might be dead right. I love every second of this, but nothing at all can top Mr. Burns' "Fifteen minutes from now, I will wreak a terrible vengeance on this city. No one will be spared! NO ONE! "

The Simpsons is one of the best shows ever, and this is the best episode. Dental plan! Lisa needs braces. There are so many parodies and pop culture references that it's one of the strangest, yet best, episodes.

Extremely funny all the way through!

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5 Homer Badman (Season 6, 1994)

"I didn't grab her butt! I was only trying to get the candy stuck to her pants! "

Where the hell is Trash of The Titans? Funniest simpsons episode ever. Period.

Good news, everyone. I got in a fight with the garbage-men and their cutting of our service.

the first time a watched this I was on the floor almost the entire episode laughing

How is this one of the best? - RalphBob

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6 22 Short Films About Springfield (Season 7, 1996)

Deserves to be in the Top ten

Steamed hams. Period. - Spicygarlic

2 words: Steamed Hams.

Pretty funny episode with everything happening in Springefield, and Nelson got what he deserved: Very Tall Man: (lifts Nelson out of the sewer by his head after Nelson makes fun of him) Do you find something comical about my appearance when I'm driving my automobile?
Nelson: Yeah.
Very Tall Man: Everyone needs to drive a vehicle, even the very tall. (turns Nelson to face the car) This was the largest auto that I could afford. Should I therefore be made the subject of fun?
Nelson: I guess so.
Very Tall Man: Ugh! Would you like it if I laughed at YOUR misfortune? Huh?! Maybe we should find out! (sets Nelson down and lowers Nelson's shorts) Now, MARCH! [The tall guy forces Nelson to march down Main Street with his pants down; he drives slowly behind him]
Very Tall Man: Hey, everybody! Look at this, it's that boy who laughs at everyone. Let's laugh at him!
Crowd: HA-ha!
Very Tall Man: (everyone laughing in the background) Wave to the people! (Nelson waves) Blow them ...more - ShaunFan04

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7 You Only Move Twice (Season 8, 1996)

Hank Scorpio is what made this episode so great. He is by far, in my opinion, the best one-shot character. An eccentric and even more erratic, evil genius and company owner. His objective was to destroy and conquer the world, yet that never kept him from caring about his employees. He gives great benefits, knows the best hammock shops in town, and even while under attack from the government, does not hesitate to take personal time to reassure an employee. Likely to be the most prosperous character with his subsequent takeover of the east coast. - FirearmsKill

Yeah, Hank Scorpio is kinda creepy when you think about what he said to Homer. --'

Awesome episode, funniest of whole series and should be much higher on the list. - themysteriouseggman

Hank is so funny

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8 Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Season 6, 1995)

It wasn't Maggie who shot him, it was SMITHERS. That was West and South. WAYLON SMITHERS!

This episode should be on the top 10! - RickyReeves

Didn't this keep the show running? Just this ONE episode.

I like turtles

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9 The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (Season 8, 1997)

"Girl, you just saved the Itchy & Scratchy ShoW! "
"Sign here you don't saved The Itchy & Scratchy Show... "
Awesome Episode, deserves be in the top ten.

This one was hilarious and a classic.

"I have to go now, Bye." and then he dies

Never really liked this episode.

10 Homer's Phobia (Season 8, 1997)

Homer Simpson - "I like my beer cold, my T.V. loud and my homosexuals flaming"

The Contenders

11 Marge vs. the Monorail (Season 4, 1993)

Splitting hairs with this list (more like splitting sides), but this one is probably the best. It has all the best characters in it, and the Quimby-Wiggum scene is my personal favorite scene in any Simpsons episode.

This was my #1 fave when I was 7. Then at age 9, my #1 was that episode where marge met that guy who loved manatees. My fave now, at 11, is without a doubt last exit to springfield

This is one of the classics. Everyone Simpsons fan should know the Monorail song. RIP Phil Hartman.

One of the highest-rated T.V. show episodes of IMDB, and that song is so catchy!

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12 Mr. Plow (Season 4, 1992)

If you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, I guess I'll just have to stop doing stupid things!

It's Mr. Plow, that's my name! That name again, it's Mr. Plow!

It's Mr. Plow, that's my name! That name again, it's Mr. Plow! - enough said.

Are you tired of having your hands cut off by snowblowers? lol, hilarious

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13 I Love Lisa (Season 4, 1993)

Come on, this is a classic! It's a touchy Lisa episode but has some classic quotes from Ralph Wiggum! Should be much higher

This was my fave episode as a kid. I love Ralph anyway, but I found this hilarious and I felt So sorry for Ralph at the end

14 And Maggie Makes Three (Season 6, 1995)

Great episode where they show how maggie came in and the struggles they went through and all homer had to give up to give his family a good upbringing. And this episode came out 2 days before I was born- just saying

Do It For Her - Gangem

15 $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (Season 5, 1993)

"Come on, smithers, We'll fly in the spruce Moose! " "but sir, its only a model! " (cocks gun)"I said get in." so funny.

16 Three Men and a Comic Book (Season 2, 1991)

Come on you guys this needs to be higher! First appearance of Comic Book Guy, Mrs Gluck, Radioactive Man, Fallout Boy and Bart Man. It's really funny watching Bart, Milhouse and Martin fighting over Radioactive Man #1. Even though I hate Martin he is likeable in this episode. A classic episode and it's really funny and the best of Season 2!

This is my favourite episode ever of The Simpsons

This is really good and it is so funny and deserved to bee in the top 10.

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17 This Little Wiggy (Season 9, 1998)

This is in my top ten so why is it not in this! It is really funny and has some hilarious Ralph Wiggum.

18 Bart the Daredevil (Season 2, 1990)

Come on this deserves to be higher than 58! Homer jumping off springfield gorge alone is a great episode - jamienicholls

Come on you guys this needs to be higher! One of my favorites.

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19 Lisa's First Word (Season 4, 1992)

I watch it all the time. I do the same with Homer's Night Out, Krusty Gets Busted, - Goatworlds

Nice episode - Gangem

(Patty and Selma smokes and Baby Lisa coughs)
Selma: Isn't that cute?
Patty: Shes coughing!
(Baby Lisa coos)
Selma: I feel like giving her a kiss!
(Selma's fat lips covers the screen)
(Selma kissed Lisa's eye)
(Baby Lisa stops cooing)

20 Lisa On Ice (Season 6, 1994)

Oh my god, I couldn't stop laughing, the part where Hopmer is in the locker room and chasing this fat kid and slapping him with the towel was the most funniest thing I ever saw

This is the most funniest episode you can ever watch. The locker room scene is legendary

21 Bart the Murderer (Season 3, 1991)

The first episode with fat Tony, Bart bartending for the mob, and that awesome dream sequence where Bart is running away from principle skinners dead. Also the part in the dream when Bart is in jail you see homer holding a sign outside that says KILL MY BOY. Just one of my all time favorites.

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22 Who Shot Mr Burns (Season 6 & 7, 1995)
23 Bart vs. Australia (Season 6, 1995)

the way bart reveals to his parents that Australia "wants" him is just too funny to be true!

I'm australian. When I saw this, I was 10% offended and 90% laughing

I remember this airing here in Australia. So funny, was in tears the whole time. "Bullfrog? I'd of called it a shnozwanger"

I thought it was a good episode but it's really offense tom my race(I'm Australian) they make us look like idiots

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24 I Am Furious Yellow (Season 13, 2002)

AAAH! Couldn't stop laughing! I watched this in 4th grade and I was laughing my head off!

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25 Last Temptation of Homer (Season 5, 1993)

Should be at like 11

Underrated. one of the best - jefflebowski

26 Krusty Gets Kancelled (Season 4, 1993)

"Worker and parasite! " hands down greatest simpsons moment ever. - PotBellyPup

Worker and Parasite scene is a legend!

Awesome SOB (gabbo phrase)

Three words: Gabbo, Gabbo; Gabbo!

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27 Bart Gets an F (Season 2, 1990)

This is the most relatable and emotional Simpsons episode. The fact that this is at 23 and not at the Top 5 is excruciating. - OnyxDash

28 Treehouse of Horror V (Season 6, 1994)

The Shining is now The Shinning thanks to this episode of the simpsons.

This top 20 material - Gangem

No T.V. and no beer makes Homer...

I don't care what you say, this is the best Simpsons episode. If you haven't watched it, go watch it. NOW. SPOILER ALERT
The Shinning - Hilarious. A fantastic spoof of classic horror film The Shining. Dan What's-his-face does a great job voicing Homer as he goes crazy and attempts to kill his family. It turns out Bart has 'The Shinning' a calls Willy, who promptly gets axed in the back, a gag that reoccurs throughout the episode. In the end, Willy's Porta-T.V. saves the Simpsons.
Time and Punishment - Another fantastic segment. Homer randomly gets his hand stuck in the toaster and as he fixes it, can time travel. He thought he was the first non-Brazillian person to travel back in time, only to be corrected by Mr. Peabody. The alternate universes he creates by being stupid are brilliant; from a world ruled by Flanders to a world where it rains donuts (D'oh! ), he eventually goes back to a regular that is the same, apart from the fact that people have frog tongues. Even Willy ...more

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29 Flaming Moe (Season 3, 1991)

Second best episode I ever saw. The War of the Simpsons is my fave, its so funny.

Oh look at me, I'm making people happy. I'm a magical man, from Happyland and I live in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane.

Oh, by the way, I was being sarcastic

30 Girly Edition (Season 9, 1998)
31 Deep Space Homer (Season 5, 1994)

How often will you get to hear Buzz Aldrin say "careful they're ruffled!” While Homer eats the wavy potato chips to “The Blue Danube?” - MJfan119

32 Treehouse of Horror II (Season 3, 1991)
33 Homer and Apu (Season 5, 1994)
34 Kamp Krusty (Season 4, 1992)

Classic I just remember watching it all the time

I know longer fear hell, because I've been to cam krusty

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35 Radio Bart (Season 3, 1992)
36 El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) (Season 8, 1997)

Who likes short shorts?

37 Trilogy of Error (Season 12, 2001)

This episode is very hilarious. Also Frankie Muniz is in this episode' she plays a boy that Lisa likes.

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38 Homer The Heretic (Season 4. 1992)

Arguably one of the greatest Simpsons episodes, should be in top 10 for sure

Closely followed by Homie The CLown then Trilogy of Error.

Homer: "I Wear Short Shorts! "
That Line Makes Me Laugh All The Time - JPK

39 The Simpsons Guy (Season 13, 2014)

This is a family guy episode - RickyReeves

delet this - jefflebowski

40 Brick Like Me (Season 25, 2014)

Love it the simpsons are made of lego

"There so cute when there Duplo"

41 Some Enchanted Evening (Season 1, 1990)
42 Homer's Barbershop Quartet (Season 5, 1994)

I'm a Beatles fan, and this episode is very funny, so there's my vote. "I'm gonna nail that cop right between the eyes. Right after this song." "Can't blame a guy for trying. Heh heh. Aw, you're all under arrest." "This birds gonna fly! " "Honey, use the remote! "

As a huge Beatles fan, I enjoyed this episode thoroughly

43 Two Bad Neighbors (Season 7, 1996)

Funny quote time. George: I'm going to do something your dad should have done a while ago (spanks). Homer makes sale and his reaction Homer: (sings) oh oh oh table 5 table 5 oh oh oh table 5ive. Best episode

I love it when George Bush starts fighting with Homer, and I love the part where Bush spanks Bart, LOVE IT

George Bush and Homer fight, best simpsons moment for me, 10 out of 10

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44 One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (Season 2, 1991)

This episode is absolutely fantastic. The only problem I have is that...I think they made it TOO early. It nails the sentimental feeling, but after just one and a half seasons we don't really know the Simpsons well enough to appreciate how deep this is. If you're watching the Simpsons in order, come back to this one after Season 7 or 8. I guarantee it will make it much better. - Knucklewood

I can't believe this is so low on the list!

45 Who Shot Mr. Burns?: Part 2 (Season 7, 1995)
46 Homer Alone (Season 3, 1992)
47 Bart the General (Season 1, 1990)
48 Holidays of Future Passed (Season 23, 2011)
49 Viva Ned Flanders (Season 10, 1999)
50 Moe Baby Blues (Season 14, 2004)
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1. Homer's Enemy (Season 8, 1997)
2. Homer's Phobia (Season 8, 1997)
3. Homer Badman (Season 6, 1994)
1. 22 Short Films About Springfield (Season 7, 1996)
2. And Maggie Makes Three (Season 6, 1995)
3. You Only Move Twice (Season 8, 1996)
1. Three Men and a Comic Book (Season 2, 1991)
2. This Little Wiggy (Season 9, 1998)
3. Bart the Murderer (Season 3, 1991)

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