Best The Simpsons Episodes


The Top Ten

1 Cape Feare (Season 5, 1993)

This episode is just so funny
I feel kinda bad for Bob

Funny as hell - Akuseru

He even tied up the cat

bob rules

2 Homer's Enemy (Season 8, 1997)

One of the best Simpsons episodes.

Grimes: He eats like a pig.
Chief Wiggum: I don’t know, pigs tend to chew. I would say he eats more like a duck. - DrayTopTens

Frank Grimes was made for a human if they went to Springfield.

One of the darkest simpsons episodes

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.

Number #1 favourite Simpsons ever

first episode I ever saw... got me hooked

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

4 Last Exit to Springfield (Season 4, 1993)

"Hire goons? "
This is definitely the greatest episode of The Simpsons.
Seasons rankings (best to worst)

Lisa in the Sky with no Diamonds, though.

Not everything is what they all seemed to be.

The greatest Simpsons episode of all time.

5 You Only Move Twice (Season 8, 1996)

So funny! "You don't like my shoes? Neither do I! Get the hell out! "*throws shoes onto street*

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

This Is, Without A Doubt, The Funniest Episode Ever! - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

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

6 Homer Badman (Season 6, 1994)

This episode and The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie show were way too ahead of their times. But they were both fantastic. Also that Little Mermaid parody was hilarious - 445956

"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

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

Steamed hams - queeniifan

Great episode reason too long for me to say why - kyanazadisgreat

Everything was funny not only the last part but this episode really made it great.

I like the fact they talked about the other Simpson characters

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

Marge has very strong instincts.

My third favorite, besides Roasting on an open fire (2nd) and Stark Raving Dad (1st) - Maddox121

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

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

What a classic this episode was

It was marge

Hilarious and very intriguing. You could also guess it from just the first episode

Which one? Part one or two? - lamourieparkinson

10 Homer's Phobia (Season 8, 1997)


Mage should NEVER have told Homer about the man (whatever his name is) being gay.

Homer's Phobia - Homophobia.

Homer no like gay man

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The Newcomers

? Treehouse of Horror IX (Season 10, 1998)
? Bart's Friend Falls In Love (Season 3, 1992)

The Contenders

11 Mr. Plow (Season 4, 1992)

The Plow King commercial was so amazing! Favorite episode ever!

Mr plow that's my name that name again is mr plow

"Your secret identity is safe with me, Superman! " - KalloFox34

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!

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

That Jasper scene was hilarious - 445956

This is an example of Chloe in Fairly OddParents

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

"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.

13 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

14 I Love Lisa (Season 4, 1993)

I enjoyed watching this 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.


This is the plain best episode

15 Bart vs. Australia (Season 6, 1995)

Great episode, despite being controversial.

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"

16 Bart Gets an F (Season 2, 1990) 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

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

In this episode, it had been discovered that Homer had been strangling Bart since he was a baby.

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

18 Lisa On Ice (Season 6, 1994)

Ok. Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie SUCKED. Lisa on ice was much better! Though I also thot Bart sells his soul was good too

I love the ending

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

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19 Duffless (Season 4, 1993) Duffless (Season 4, 1993)

This was a classic episode that I loved when I was young. Absolutely hilarious to watch Homer struggle without his beer.

I loved this in the first grade. I would love to watch it again

Homer+Without His Beer=Hilarious Classic - JPK

20 $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.

21 Krusty Gets Kancelled (Season 4, 1993)

This showed my favourite Simpsons scene ever (She ain't what she used to be) - Unnamed Google User Remade

RIP Luke Perry. Best Sideshow ever. - 445956

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

So many memorable moments, possibly the funniest episode

22 Last Temptation of Homer (Season 5, 1993)

Should be at like 11

Underrated. one of the best - jefflebowski

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

The episode that started it all (technically) - queeniifan

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.


Simpsons Roasting On an Open Fire was like 7th or 8th produced, but Some Enchanted Evening had horrible animation, so they redid at least 70% of it. - KalloFox34

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

Maggie Simpson shot Mr. Burns.

25 Treehouse of Horror V (Season 6, 1994)

Homer sneezed and that's why the dinosaurs went extinct. - KalloFox34

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...

26 The Springfield Files (Season 8, 1997)

This is probably one of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons because one night when he was totally wasted he had to walk home and all sorts of freaky things started to go on around him then he walked through the woods and he saw a alien and that alien was Mr. Butns it was so funny - michaelwalton

My favorite episode without a doubt. Homer thinks he sees an alien in the woods. Nobody believes him at first, but then the town sees it too later in the episode and it turns out that it's not an alien at all but just Mr. Burns, Homer's boss. lol!

Love the ending -_-

Best episode! Great parody of The X- Files :D

27 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

28 Flaming Moe (Season 3, 1991)

This is why More is always miserable and lonely!

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

29 Deep Space Homer (Season 5, 1994)

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

30 Bart the Genius (Season 1, 1990)

First couch gag.

31 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.

Best episode ever!

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 I Am Furious Yellow (Season 13, 2002)

Best Season 13 episode - KalloFox34

Homer Simpson in: Angry dad - Bertie11

This episode is hilarious. - Goatworlds

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

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34 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

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

Is the 3-eyed fish in this one?

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!

36 The Simpsons Guy (Season 13, 2014)

This is an episode of Family Guy

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

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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 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

39 Homer and Apu (Season 5, 1994)

This episde is so funny it should be in the top 3

So funny! Should be way higher on this list!

40 Some Enchanted Evening (Season 1, 1990)

The very first produced Simpson episode.

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

Maggie Simpson shot Mr. Burns!

42 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.

Good but it needed more deatail 1. holidays of futrue passed2. barthood3.future drama 4. bart to the future5. days of future future 6. lisas weeding 7. mr lisas ocpus - kyanazadisgreat

43 Homer Alone (Season 3, 1992)
44 Bart the General (Season 1, 1990)

First of appearance of "Ha ha! ".

45 King Size Homer (Season 7, 1995)

Homer's stupidity at its best.

Such A Classic Episode - JPK

Best episode EVER!

46 Simpsorama (Season 26, 2014)

Great crossover.

47 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.

48 The Yellow Badge of Cowardge

I thought It was boring

49 Moe Baby Blues (Season 14, 2004)

Season 14 finale.

50 The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (Season 9, 1997)

The peak into MAD magazine - perfecf

Great, just great

This is the best episode no question it had everything. Khlav kalash! - Ilyas678

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