Worst Seasons of The Simpsons

The Top Ten

1 Season 24

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

This season is truly forgettable, with drag episodes like "A Test Before Trying" and "Homer Goes To Prep Schools" and of course the shockingly bad "A Tree Grows in Springfield". The only good thing I can say is that "The Day The Earth Stood Cool" was good. That's right the BEST EPISODE in the season was only GOOD!

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

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2 Season 7

Why is this on top and there are no comments?

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

3 Season 1

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".

No such thing as golden era but this season was not the worst its underrated my fave episode is Moaning Lisa, the later are also underrated seasons because you hate the celebrity.

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

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4 Season 23

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.

This is where something went wrong. I had no problem with seasons 1-22, but then THIS happened. THIS is when the Simpsons went downhill, not during season 11. I remember, I was exited for the new season, I was watching, and I immediately shut off my T.V. , due to the awfulness of this season. The show now focuses way to much on Lisa and her liberal beliefs, way too many marijuana references, and they had Justin BEIBER ON THE SHOW FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! The show should have ended at season 22. - Megalink

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.

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.

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5 Season 10

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

Expect for behind the laughter this season was lackluster. It had horrible stories. Characters acting out of the ordinary. If you like no sense simpsons this is for you. Plus the episodes were mostly boring

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

A few decent episodes, but most of them were boring.

Bart to the Future was horrible!
-Best to worst future themed episodes
1. Lisa's Wedding
2. Future Drama
3. Barthood
4. Holidays of Future Passed
5. Mr. Lisa's Opus
6. Days of Future Future
7. Bart to the Future

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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)

This wasn't a memorable season at all. They had some episodes that completely dragged, like Bonfire of the Manatees, and not to mention the one where Marge got Amnesia was awful! the remotely only good or alright one was The Italian Bob. - Sboy727

The Simpsons Season 17 > Family Guy Season 4

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9 Season 25

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.

Simpsons lost mojo and entertainment value about 3season ago. Although the last 5 have lost some thing. I have watched every season from the beginning and I think this May be the last

Am I the only one who actually likes new seasons? They aren't as good as the old ones but they aren't bad.

-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

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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

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11 Season 12

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

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

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

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

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12 Season 18

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

There were a number of good episodes here, but it was the last of them. It was all downhill from after this. - PositronWildhawk

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

The last pre Movie season.

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13 Season 3

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

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

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

14 Season 13

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

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

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 ).

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16 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.

Just started thinking about this season. (Barf)

I usually watch a season when I get it on DVD in about 3-4 days this one I started it and couldn't nbe bothered finishing it. - JohnGormleyJG

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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17 Season 26

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

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

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

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.

19 Season 14

Season 14 is better than Season 13.

20 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

21 Season 15
22 Season 28

The lowest rated season, Season 28.
Best to worst seasons
-6
-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.

23 Season 9

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

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

"The Principal and the Pauper" is non canon!

24 Season 4

Marge In Chains Was. Pretty Good - RockStarr

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

25 Season 8
26 Season 27

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

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

27 Season 29

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

Worst ever season. All series are total crap!

28 Season 22

Absolutely wrong 22 was the best season of the new seasons

Better than 24

Agreed!

29 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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