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."

Snake:Use a pen Sideshow Bob! - SimpsonsFan1989

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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

Greatest episode from one of the greatest seasons of The Simpsons.

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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

Number #1 favourite Simpsons ever

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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.

Lisa in the Sky with no Diamonds, though.

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5 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

Too bad Homer didn't get the Dallas Cowbys, but instead he got the Denver Broncos (1997 and 1998 Super Bowl champions).

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

Deserves to be in the Top ten

Steamed hams. Period. - Spicygarlic

2 words: Steamed Hams.

"Does the whole have to hear about this?! "

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8 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.


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9 Homer's Phobia (Season 8, 1997)

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

10 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.

Which one? Part one or two? - lamourieparkinson

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The Contenders

11 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.

Coming up next: poochie dies on his own planet. The kids want to murder poochie

This one was hilarious and a classic.

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

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12 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

This is the plain best episode

Ralph was very nice to Lisa and vice versa, but they weren't destined to be together and Lisa eventually snapped. Lisa was destined for someone else, like Nelson Muntz.

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13 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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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 Who Shot Mr Burns (Season 6 & 7, 1995)

Maggie Simpson shot Mr. Burns.

16 $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.

17 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

18 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

Why you little!

Nice episode - Gangem

Bart:[Holding a pair of scissors] Hello Lisa!
[Marge Walks into the room holding a bottle]
Marge: Lisa time for your feed-AAH!
[Lisa is bald]
Bart: [Siting in the crib with her]Who's cuter now? - MJfan119

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19 Lisa On Ice (Season 6, 1994)

This episode marks that despite their rivalry, Bart and Lisa are much more alike than what it seems.

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

20 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

Great episode, despite being controversial.

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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21 Last Temptation of Homer (Season 5, 1993)

Should be at like 11

Underrated. one of the best - jefflebowski

22 Krusty Gets Kancelled (Season 4, 1993)

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

So many memorable moments, possibly the funniest episode

Worker and Parasite scene is a legend!

Three words: Gabbo, Gabbo; Gabbo!

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23 Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (Season 1, 1989)

Come on this one started them all! I know the simpsons used to be shorts but this was the first ever REAL episode!

The legend started here.

"Some Enchanted Evening" was actually the first episode produced.

24 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...


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25 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

26 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

Mr Blank:I thought you said you broke their spirits?
Jimbo:we did.
Mr Blank: well you broke nothing! - MJfan119

27 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

28 Bart the Genius (Season 1, 1990)

First couch gag.

29 Homer and Apu (Season 5, 1994)
30 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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31 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.

Matt Greoning's favourite episode!

Should be at 4.

32 El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) (Season 8, 1997)

Johnny Cash was a guest. He portrayed the coyote.

The best episode of Season 8.

Who likes short shorts?

33 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.

34 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!

HOMER MAD - Yatagarasu

35 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.

Should be in the top three.

36 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

37 Brick Like Me (Season 25, 2014)

Everyone moans saying The Simpsons has gone downhill and say it should be cancelled instead why don't you stop watching it so the excuse is they cancelled Futurama so it still should be cancelled. But they suddenly make a Lego episode and everyone cheers. Brick Like Me. Lets see if Fry, Bender and the others pop up if they make a Simpsons movie sequel.

Season 25 (2013)
Best episode: Brick Like Me
Worst episode: Days of Future Future

Love it the simpsons are made of lego

"There so cute when there Duplo"

38 The Simpsons Guy (Season 13, 2014)

The Simpsons > Family Guy
(Family Guy should be cancelled; even Seth MacFarlane wants to cancel Family Guy)

This isn't a Simpsons episode. They're in it, but it's a Family Guy episode. - lamourieparkinson

This is a family guy episode - RickyReeves

2nd best episode - _Annabel_

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39 Treehouse of Horror II (Season 3, 1991)

Classic 1991!

40 Some Enchanted Evening (Season 1, 1990)

The very first produced Simpson episode.

41 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

42 Who Shot Mr. Burns?: Part 2 (Season 7, 1995)

Maggie Simpson shot Mr. Burns!

43 Itchy & Scratchy Land (Season 6, 1994)


Everything is funy. Mcsratchy's, possibly and funniest of all bort license plates

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 Simpsorama (Season 26, 2014)

Great crossover.

46 Homer Alone (Season 3, 1992)
47 Bart the General (Season 1, 1990)

First of appearance of "Ha ha! ".

48 Holidays of Future Passed (Season 23, 2011)

Overrated episode. Plus, it wasn't even that great. "Lisa's Wedding" will always be the best future themed episode.
1995 > 2011
Season 6 > Season 23

Great, but overrated. Lisa's Wedding and Future Drama were much better.
-Future themed episodes rankings best to worst
1. Lisa's Wedding (1995)
2. Future Drama (2005)
3. Barthood (2015)
4. Holidays of Future Passed (2011)
5. Days of Future Future (2014)
6. Mr. Lisa's Opus (2017)
7. Bart to the Future (2000)

Barthood was much better.

49 Girly Edition (Season 9, 1998)

Kidz Newz!

50 Moe Baby Blues (Season 14, 2004)

Season 14 finale.

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3. Homer Badman (Season 6, 1994)
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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)
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