Top Ten Most Overrated The Simpsons Episodes

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I'll probably get hated for most of the episodes on this list...

The Top Ten

1 Bart vs Thanksgiving (Season 2, 1990)

Where the hell is Last Exit To Springfield, that episode was worshipped on imdb forums.

2 The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (Season 7, 1997)
3 Bart Star (Season 9, 1997)
4 Treehouse of Horror XX (Season 21, 2010)
5 Bart Gets an "F" (Season 2, 1991)
6 HOMR (Season 12, 2001)
7 Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie (Season 4, 1992)
8 Team Homer (Season 7, 1996)
9 Three Gays Of The Condo (Season 14, 2003)
10 Worst Episode Ever (Season 12, 2001)

The Contenders

11 The Fight Before Christmas (Season 22, 2010)
12 Sideshow Bob Roberts (Season 6, 1994)
13 500 Keys (Season 22, 2011)
14 That '90s Show (Season 19, 2007)

Overhated

15 Treehouse of Horror X (Season 11, 1999)
16 So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show (Season 4, 1993)
17 Homer Badman (Season 6, 1994)
18 Simpsorama (Season 26, 2014)

People behaved like cry babies because a mediocre animated comedy was cancelled so they threw it into a better one.

19 The Principal and the Pauper (Season 9, 1997)

More of an overhated episode. Oh no Skinner is an imposter...the other Skinner will probably never appear ever again, some penalty of torture.

20 Last Exit To Springfield (Season 4, 1993)
21 Marge vs. the Monorail (Season 4, 1993)
22 Cape Feare (Season 5, 1993)
23 Homer's Enemy (Season 8, 1997)
24 Ned 'n Edna's Blend (Season 23, 2012)
25 The Ned-liest Catch (Season 22, 2011)

Still bitter over Fox showing this one as a tribute to Marcia Wallace instead of the far superior and far more appropriate (given she won an Emmy for it) "Bart the Lover" from season 3 like they promised.

26 The City of New York vs Homer Simpson (Season 9, 1997)
27 Natural Born Kissers (Season 9, 1998)
28 Trash of the Titans (Season 9, 1998)
29 Barting Over (Season 14, 2003)
30 Brick Like Me (Season 25, 2014)
31 Holidays of Future Passed (Season 23, 2011)
32 Viva Ned Flanders (Season 10, 1999)
33 The Springfield Files (Season 8, 1997)
34 Selma's Choice (Season 4, 1993)
35 You Only Move Twice (Season 8, 1996)
36 A Milhouse Divided (Season 8, 1996)
37 Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(D'oh)cious (Season 8, 1997)
38 Treehouse of Horror VII (Season 8, 1996)

Mainly the "Citizen Kang" segment

39 There's Something About Marrying (Season 16, 2005)
40 In Marge We Trust (Season 8, 1997)

People only love it so much because of the "Mr Sparkle" b-plot, which itself isn't really as great as everyone makes it out to be.

41 Homer's Phobia (Season 8, 1997)

I get that "rare positive portrayal of a LGBT character" thing, especially in the late 90s, but like everything else featuring a "minority" even- especially- these days, the mere fact that this episode features a gay character (played by a director/actor well known even then for being gay no less) causes people to give it more credit than it deserves.

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1. Worst Episode Ever (Season 12, 2001)
2. Sideshow Bob Roberts (Season 6, 1994)
3. Treehouse of Horror X (Season 11, 1999)
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1. The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (Season 7, 1997)
2. Bart vs Thanksgiving (Season 2, 1990)
3. Treehouse of Horror XX (Season 21, 2010)
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