Worst Seasons of The Simpsons

The Top Ten

1 Season 24

Good lord this season had some of the worst, as well as THE worst episode in Lisa Goes Gaga

The Simpsons
-Golden Age: Seasons 1-10
-Silver Age: Seasons 11-18
-Bronze Age/Modern Age: Seasons 19-present

A complete snore fest. Every episode from this season was by far the worst, especially the Lady Gaga episode. I can't believe the Simpsons was renewed for another season after this shipwreck. Hopefully, Season 25 won't be so bad.

The Simpsons seasons has ages because of its long life: golden age, silver age, Bronze Age, and the ordinary age in where it can be compared to family guy and American dad. This season IS the ordinary age. the Bronze Age is seasons 23, 25, 22, and 21

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2 Season 7

This season was probably the best, if not for season 6 and season 4! It had extremely memorable episodes like when Bart sells his soul, when George Bush moved into the neighborhood, and when Krusty gets audited by the IRS.

Now this is not True. Other than King Size-Homer and Marge Not be Proud, but, there were memorable episodes such as Radioactive Man, Homer the Smithers, and Summer of 4ft.2. - Sboy727

Why is this on top and there are no comments?

3 Season 1

What?! This was a great season and this was the start to a legendary show!

The only reason this was bad was because they hadn't confirmed a general plot yet! Give them a chance! You can't magic genius in a matter of seconds!

I find this so unfair, I enjoyed the analogy's and metaphor's that were in Season 1. "Some Enchanted Evening", "Homer's Night Out" and of course "Bart The General" displayed some great issues in life (some in simpsons life albeit, but still). This is where Season 23 should be, might I remind you of "Lisa Goes Gaga".

Everyone hates new Simpsons so hail Season 1 and 80s Simpsons.

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4 Season 23

Even though Holidays of Future Passed was well done, Season 23 still ranks the worst among the Bronze Age ( 19-present ), if not the series.

Quite a turbulent season. Filled with up and down episodes. Season 23 is quite complicated.

Season 23 (2011)
Best episode: "Them Robot"
Worst episode: "Lisa Goes Gaga"
"Holidays of Future Passed" wasn't even that great; it was overrated. Other episodes such as "Lisa's Wedding" (Season 6), or "My Fair Laddy" (Season 17) were so much better. Heck, even "Bart to the Future" (Season 11) was much more enjoyable than "Holidays of Future Passed", and "Bart to the Future" was even ince regarded as the worst episode of the series in 2003. And still, its rather enjoyable depsite being an awful episode.

Simpsons up to this point are hard to watch (unless you're someone like me, watching them just to see if there is a least some sort of "hidden gem", for me this season had none, some solace may be found in season 20 but otherwise it's a dead end. Season 23 is no different. The absolute disappointments in simpsons episodes are "Lisa Goes Gaga" and of course the "Diving Bell and Butterball" segment in Treehouse XXII. I do agree with IMDB that "Moe goes from Rags to Riches" and "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpsons" were awfully scripted episodes, but to say that "Holidays of Future Past" has the same rating as "Das Bus" is a scar to the name of the Simpsons.

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5 Season 10

At least Season 10 was an improvement upon Season 9. Season 9 was horrible!

Seasons 9 and 10 are not the best, but at least get some funny episodes, unlike Seasons 11 and 12.

Season 10 was very dull and boring and only one or two episodes were good

6 Season 2

Why is this on here this season was awesome let me remind you people of some great episodes like dead putting society itchy scratchy and marge dancing homer Bart gets hit by a car one fish two fish blowfish blue fish and many more!

Season 2 is way than they have ranked it

Lot's of sad episodes. - Curtis_Huber

Why is this on here? COME ON! WHY WOULD WE HATE THIS SEASON?!

7 Season 11

This season marks the beginning of the Silver Age (11-18). But it's also the worst season of the Silver Age.
-Silver Age (11-18)
Best to worst: 12>15>14>17>16>18>13>11
-Golden Age (1-10)
Best to worst: 6>8>4>5>2>1>3>7>10>9
-Bronze Age (19-29 or present)
Best to worst: 20>27>21>26>29>19>25>23>22>24>28

Bart to the Future was once rated as the worst episode of the series.

Worst season ever.

Awful season.

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8 Season 17

What?! This was a great season! It may not have been in the Golden Age (1-10), yet in the Silver Age (11-18), but still this was great season!

The Simpsons Season Rankings
-Golden Age (1-10): 6>8>5>4>3>2>1>7>10>9
-Silver Age (11-18): 12>15>14>17>16>13>18>11
-Bronze Age/Modern Era (19-29): 20>27>19>26>29>25>21>22>23>24>28
(Best to worst)

The Simpsons Season 17 > Family Guy Season 4

This is ridiculous! Season 17 was great, and it had highlights such as "Marge's Son Poisoning", "The Italian Bob", "My Fair Laddy", and so on.

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9 Season 25

At least it's a slight improvement from Season 24. But still, it's a bad season. Seasons 26 & 27 were much better.

-Days of Future Future is the worst future themed episode ever.
Lisa's Wedding>Future Drama>Barthood>Holidays of Future Passed>Bart to the Future>Mr. Lisa's Opus>Days of Future Future

Season 25, I swear to good was a good season! With episodes like Steal this Episode, Homerland, Brick like Me, and Married to The Blob were examples of how The Simpsons can still deliver despite it being on for 25+ years now. - Sboy727

It's not finished yet, but so far, it's just been awful. Plus, this is the season where they will kill of one of the popular recurring characters, so I'm not looking forward to THAT.

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10 Season 6

Season 6 was the greatest! - RickyReeves

Episodes such as Bart v Australia,Homer the great,Treehouse of horror 5 etc were really good in this season and really stood out. All episodes I at least moderately enjoyed in season 6. SHOULD BE NEARER TO THE TOP

Is this a joke? Season 6th here?! COME ON! "Treehouse of Horror V" is epic, "Bart v.s. Australia", "A Star is Burns" and "Homie The Clown" were hillariously funny, "Homer Badman" and "Homer the Great" had amazingly great plots, so why is season 6 worse then Season 22? P.s. I feel your pain RickyReeves

The Contenders

11 Season 12

This is actually a great season! This season is actually the best season of the Silver Age (11-18).

Homer getting raped by a panda is not at all funny. Like Season 11, I really hate this season.

Seasons 12 and 13 are a lot better then people think. I enjoyed several episodes from this season. Way better than 10

12 Season 18

This is the season that started to show signs of characters revolving to now.

The last pre Movie season.

Its not a bad season, but its not a good one either.

Now, this was a season with good episodes. 24 Minutes anyone? Or how about The Haw-Hawed Couple? I will admit there were some bad ones, even awful ones like The Boys of Bummer. - Sboy727

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13 Season 3

WHAT?!?! HOW?!?! This season had some of the most classic episodes of this series! Such as Stark Raving Dad, Homer at The Bat, When Flanders Failed, and Bart the Murderer! - Sboy727

Season three was great it gave us classic episodes like like father like clown radio Bart homer at bat homers odyssey Bart the murderer and brother can you spare 2 dimes

Why is this before season 27?! Season 3 was one of the high points of the Simpsons!

14 Season 13

I love season 13 they are showing it on channel 4.

Season 13 was decent.

Season 13 was brilliant!
Some of the really good episodes were 'weekend at burnsies', Treehouse of horror 12, the episode where marge has a lawsuit against sugar etc.
Way better than most previous seasons! Up there with season 14,15,16,17,2,3,4 and 5

15 Season 19

Season 19 is where the characters started to change. This is the first post movie season.
- Then
Homer: Idiotic well meaning father
Marge: Hardworking mother
Bart: Mischievous good hearted son
Lisa: Smart overachieving daughter
Maggie: Genius baby

-Now
Homer: Moron
Marge: Space occupier
Bart: Brat
Lisa: Liberal activist
Maggie: Violent baby

Well, Season 18 was a little better than Season 19.
NOTE: Season 19 marks the beginning of the Bronze Age/Post Movie era.

Season 19 is the beginning of the Bronze Age ( 19-present ).

The treehouse of horror 18 was TERRIBLE on here. After this episode all the other tree houses of horror were crap - Harri666

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16 Season 26

Okay, now I can agree with this argument. Season 26 was an awful season! With episodes like The Musk who Fell to Earth, Sky Police, The Man Who Came to Be Dinner, and Mathlete's Feat. But, there were one or two decent episodes, such as Bart's New Friend, and Simpsorama was one the best episodes in years! - Sboy727

These days it seems like the simpsons have a writing staff consisting of drunk monkeys and DR Phil crap it's just crap!

This just in the simpsons hired a writing staff of drunk an d drugged up monkeys

17 Season 16

-The Simpsons season rating
Seasons 1-8: Great (Golden Age)
Season 9: Bad, though mostly okay
Season 10: Good and improvement from Season 9 (Last season of the Golden Age is Season 10)
Season 11: Worst pre-Movie season
Seasons 12-15: Amazing (Silver Age)
Season 16: Average (Some episodes like "Sleeping with the Enemy" were really wonderful)
Season 17: Great, though this is the last decent season
Seasons 18 and onwards: Average (Seasons 19, 20, 26, 27 were really good for the most part)

So far, Season 16 is an okay season.

1 to fifteen were watchable to excellent, this one is the first truly awful.

Future Drama was great!
Lisa's Wedding>Future Drama>Barthood>Holidays of Future Passed>Mr. Lisa's Opus>Bart to the Future>Days of Future
-Season 16 was a great season!

This is actually the season where the characters' personalities started to deteriorate.
E.g Lisa Simpson. She went from being a beloved character (Seasons 1-8, parts of Seasons 9-15) to a hated character (Seasons 16 and onwards; though she became worse during the HD seasons.)
Season 16 was a degrade from Season 15, which was a great season. But the following season of Season 16, Season 17, was fair.

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18 Season 21

"The Color Yellow" further ruined the Simpsons. That episode should be considered non-canon, or not official. Anyway, the previous season (20) was much better than 21.

A degrade from Season 20.

19 Season 14

Season 14 is better than Season 13.

20 Season 28

Treehouse of horror was BORING

Well, at least they improved with Season 29, a little bit.

The lowest rated season, Season 28.
Best to worst seasons
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-8
-4
-5
-2
-1
-3
-7
-10
-9
-12
-15
-14
-17
-16
-20
-27
-13
-18
-29
-26
-11
-19
-21
-25
-22
-23
-24
-28

I was REALLY looking forward to season 28, but when they churned out junk like 'The cad and the hat' and 'caper chase', I gave up. I did like 'the great phatsby' and 'there will be buds' though.

21 Season 15
22 Season 5

Season 5 was the best season ever! it shouldn't be on here - RickyReeves

What the hell is this doing up here this season is great are you forgetting episodes like homer and apu, $pringfield, homer the vigilante boyz In the hood, marge on the lamb and the boy who new to much! I rest my case.

Worst season of all I hated cape fear. - Ilyas678

23 Season 29

I can't believe this season gave us "No Good Read Goes Unpunshed" the 3rd worst Simpsons episode

Not a good season, but "Flanders Ladder" was amazing.

Worst ever season. All series are total crap!

24 Season 9

"The Principal and the Pauper" is non canon!

Season 9 was ruined because of Miracle on Evergreen Terence - ShaunFan04

Most of the episodes of 9 were really good, it's my favorite season, but 'The Principal and the Pauper' and 'All Singing, All Dancing' ruined it - RickyReeves

25 Season 4

Marge In Chains Was. Pretty Good - RockStarr

What is this doing on here kamp krusty marge in chains MR PLOW!

26 Season 8
27 Season 27

This was a good season! Episodes such as "Barthood" were great. Definitely an improvement over the previous seasons (26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21).

They need to stop letting drunk monkeys writing there episodes :-(

28 Season 30

The second half is pretty stale but watchable. Seasons 1-29 are all great, but 30 is a hit or miss sometimes. Hopefully the rest of the episodes (6 or 7 more) are promising this season. The creators are really running out of ideas this year. - orangemo8

29 Season 22

Absolutely wrong 22 was the best season of the new seasons

Better than 24

Agreed!

30 Season 20

Better than Seasons 19 and 18.

It was okay but not that great

WHAT? Season 20 will FOREVER be my crown season.
Sure, you may adore Cape Feare, Last Exit to Springfield and stuff like that.
To me, those episodes are OK.
Radio Bart was the only old episode that actually earned a place in my heart, whereas most of the Season 20 episodes are AMAZING. Double Double, Boy in Trouble is obviously one of the funniest episodes ever.

This season is surprisingly good, especially the episodes "SEx pies and idiot scrapes" and "The old man and the Burns"

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