Top 10 Best The Simpsons Episodes of All Time

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom centered on the Simpson family in the fictional town of Springfield. The series satirizes American culture, society, and television. It has been acclaimed by critics as one of the greatest TV series of all time, if not the greatest. Since its debut in 1989 it has held the record for the longest running American animated series.
The Top Ten
1 Cape Feare (Season 5, 1993)

By far the most overrated Simpsons episode.
It's a great parody and really funny, but the whole thing felt rushed, like they where trying to cram a whole movie into less than 30 minutes.

Sideshow bob is laughing obnoxiously at a movie and homer tells him to stop. The next second, homer is laughing obnoxiously. Just one of the most hilarious parts of thos episode...

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

In every one of these shows (family guy, south park, the simpsons) season 5 is always the best. and with the simpsons, I totally agree.

2 Homer's Enemy (Season 8, 1997)

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

Undeniably a top episode. Where are Homer in Space and Secrets to a Successful Marriage. Moe's Funk Dancing for Self-Defense is possibly the best 15-20 second sequence in television history.

Coming from a guy who is banned from the Simpsons as a sanction. Definitely In top 5 with episodes such as cape feare, homer at the bat, flamin moes and such

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.

Bobo... bo...bo...
I loved this episode when I was younger. I can't find the dvd for season 5 now ;-;

One of the best episode with Mr. Burns

4 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.

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

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

My favourite episode!
They should put Scorpio more in episodes...

5 Last Exit to Springfield (Season 4, 1993)

We can't bust heads like we used too, but we have our ways. One way is to tell them stories that don't go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost you a nickel, and in those days nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them. Give me five bees for a quarter you'd say. Anyway, where was I... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have and white onions, because of the war. All you could get we're those big yellow ones...

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
Rosebud
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

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.

Honestly, my favorite T.V. episode of any show ever. Beautiful mix of satire and slapstick comedy. And the fact that Mr. Burns thinks of homer as a genius is enough to win this episode over

6 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.

Always hard to pick a favourite episode but this one did have some great laughs.

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

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

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

This was great, more serious, and mysterious.

This episode should be on the top 10!

8 22 Short Films About Springfield (Season 7, 1996)

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

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

Nelson and the tall man were funny moments.

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

9 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

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

10 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

The Newcomers

? Beyond Blunderdome (Season 11, 1999)
? Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (Season 11, 1999)
The Contenders
11 Homer's Phobia (Season 8, 1997)

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

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

Homer no like gay man

12 Kamp Krusty (Season 4, 1992)

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

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!

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

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

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

14 I Love Lisa (Season 4, 1993)

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.

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

I enjoyed watching this episode.

15 And Maggie Makes Three (Season 6, 1995)

The "do it for her" is so touching. Even though Homer is always forgetting that Maggie exists, this is such a cute reminder that he really loves her.

So sad and so glad.

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

16 Homer the Heretic (Season 4, 1992)
17 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.

My name is Hans. Drinking has ruined my life. I'm 31 years old!

18 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.

19 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?"

20 Treehouse of Horror V (Season 6, 1994)

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

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

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

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

21 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.

Such a touching ending with Maggie's first word. Also, such a hilarious classic!

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

"Hehe got your nose!"
"Got your wallet!"
*flushes wallet down toilet*
I always laugh at this

22 $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (Season 5, 1993)

"I almost know I dropped them in the toilet. Not I, the man who drafted the Paris Peace Accord."
"Let's see. 18, 27 35. Dealer busts."
"Ya gotta improvise Lisa. Cloves, Tom Collins mix, frozen pie crust".
What else is there to say?

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

23 Stark Raving Dad (Season 3, 1993)

Hands up for the favorite episode of The Simpsons of mine that guest stars the King of Pop and has the song he wrote.

Needs to be more higher, like in the top ten!

Hi I am Michael jackson

It was stupid to ban it.

24 Lisa On Ice (Season 6, 1994)

Not only a funny episode but a very heart warming ending too. The best episode of the simpsons in my opinion.

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

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

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

25 Bart vs. Australia (Season 6, 1995)

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

Great episode, despite being controversial.

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