Best Episodes of The Simpsons

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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Homer the Smithers (1996)
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When Smithers is forced to take a vacation, he appoints Homer as his temporary replacement. (22 mins.)
“ "Is it about my cube?" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
2.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Cape Feare (1993)
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After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart. (22 mins.)
“ "Hey Bart, wanna see my new chainsaw & hockey mask?!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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After Bart inadvertently becomes drunk at a St. Patrick's Day celebration, an old prohibition law banning drinking in Springfield is rediscovered and enforced. Desperate to keep alcohol in the city, Homer takes matters into his own hands. (22 mins.)
“ "Here fishy fishy fishy..." ” - rick-a-harwood
 
4.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994)
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Lisa leads a protest against a talking doll which she believes is sexist. (22 mins.)
“ "But she has a new hat!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
5.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: A Star Is Burns (1995)
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Mr. Burns hosts a film festival in Springfield to improve his image. Film critic Jay Sherman, of "The Critic" is invited, and stays with the Simpsons. (22 mins.)
“ "Then get me his non-union Mexican counterpart" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
6.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993)
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After receiving a considerable donation of money, the people of Springfield decide what to spend it on... (22 mins.)
“ "Batman's a scientist" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
7.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Homer Goes to College (1993)
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When a surprise inspection of the nuclear power plant reveals that Homer is not qualified to do his job, he is forced to go to college. (22 mins.)
“ "Hey, that's not the wallet inspector!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
8.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Bart of Darkness (1994)
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After he breaks his leg and becomes confined to his room, Bart begins spying on the residents of Springfield with a telescope. He soon suspects that Ned Flanders has murdered his wife, and asks Lisa to help prove it. (22 mins.)
“ "Soon I will be the Queen of Summer! King! I meant King!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
9.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: The Springfield Files (1997)
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In yet another crazed crossover, Leonard Nimoy narrates another tale of the supernatural, reminiscent... (22 mins.)
“ "It's bringing love! Don't let it get away!" "Break its legs!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
10.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Homer the Great (1995)
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Homer becomes a member of a mysterious organization called the Stonecutters and is heralded as "the chosen one". (22 mins.)
“ "They looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number on the order in which I joined" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
11.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Bart Sells His Soul (1995)
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When Rev. Lovejoy disciplines Bart for a prank he pulled in church - he tricked the organist into playing Iron Butterfly's ""In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" - he and co-conspirator Milhouse begin arguing over whether man really has a soul. Bart scoffs at the notion and agrees to "sell" his soul (a piece of paper with the words "Bart Simpson's Soul") to Milhouse for $5. A series of situations makes Bart realize maybe he really did sell his soul, prompting him to go all-out to get it back from Milhouse, who isn't willing to sell. Meanwhile, Moe attempts to open a family-style restaurant inside his tavern, with the gimmick that if he doesn't smile when servicing a customer, the meal is free. Moe's surly demeanor and the stress of running such a business alone conspire to do the establishment in. (22 mins.)
“ "Way to breathe no-breath" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Santa's Little Helper's new mate has puppies, and Mr. Burns schemes to steal them and make them into a coat. (22 mins.)
“ "See my loafers former gophers..." ” - rick-a-harwood
 
13.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Bart Gets an Elephant (1994)
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After Bart receives an elephant as a prize for calling in to a radio station, the animal proves to be too costly to care for and Homer decides to sell it. (22 mins.)
“ "Where's my elephant?" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
14.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: The PTA Disbands (1995)
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Marge fills in for Mrs. Krabappel during a teachers' strike. (22 mins.)
“ "Staring at my shoes... that's a paddlin'" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
15.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Deep Space Homer (1994)
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In an effort to increase the dismal television ratings for their space launches, NASA decides to send an ordinary man into space, and Homer is chosen for the task. (22 mins.)
“ "I, for one, welcome our new ant overlords" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
16.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Homer at the Bat (1992)
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Homer and his co-workers qualify for the plant softball team's league final, but Mr. Burns hires nine professional MLB players in order to win a $1 million bet. (22 mins.)
“ "Lord Palmerston!!!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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At Springfield's annual chili cook-off, Homer eats a spicy concoction containing hallucinogenic peppers from Guatemala, and subsequently has a vision which makes him doubt Marge is his soul mate. (22 mins.)
“ "In your face Space Coyote!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
18.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Homer to the Max (1999)
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After a dimwitted TV character is coincidentally named Homer Simpson, Homer changes his name to Max Power. (22 mins.)
“ "Soon we'll be spelling EVERYTHING with letters" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood (1993)
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After joining the Junior Campers while on a sugar high, Bart reluctantly invites Homer to accompany him on the group's annual father-son rafting trip, which soon goes awry. (22 mins.)
“ "I sure do like your pixie drink" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
20.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: King Size Homer (1995)
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Determined to avoid a work exercise program, Homer intentionally gains weight in order to qualify for disability and work from home. However, he soon realizes that being morbidly obese comes with its own problems. (22 mins.)
“ "Fish sandwich? Are you sure?" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
21.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Bart vs. Australia (1995)
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After he makes a collect call to Australia and refuses to pay for it, Bart sparks an international incident, with the Simpsons forced to travel to the country in order to repair political relations. (22 mins.)
“ "He he, look at this country... U R Gay" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Bart After Dark (1996)
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Marge leads a crusade against a local burlesque house after she discovers Bart working there. (22 mins.)
“ "I was only there to ask how to get away from there" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
23.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Weekend at Burnsie's (2002)
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After a traumatizing eye injury, Homer becomes a habitual user of medical marijuana. (22 mins.)
“ "Dude, your mom is hot" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Bart on the Road (1996)
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Unable to get out of a mis-scheduled spring vacation, Principal Skinner makes up the holiday "Go to... (22 mins.)
“ "That's it! Back to Winnipeg!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
25.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Lemon of Troy (1995)
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When a group of Shelbyville kids steal Springfield's sacred lemon tree, Bart and his friends venture there to get the tree back. (22 mins.)
“ "Look! Someone's attractive cousin!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
26.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Radioactive Man (1995)
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Milhouse is cast as Radioactive Man's sidekick in a Hollywood production of the comic book. (22 mins.)
“ "My eyes! The goggles do nothing!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
27.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Marge and Homer lose custody of the kids, who are sent to live at the Flanders' house. (22 mins.)
“ "Is your source on this reliable?" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
28.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Hurricane Neddy (1996)
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After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood. (22 mins.)
“ "That's what the pumpkin said!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
29.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)
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After moving to another town to begin a new job, Homer must decide whether or not he should stay when the rest of the family had a hard time with the transfer. (22 mins.)
“ "We don't have bums Marge and if we did they'd be allowed to go at their own pace" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Krusty becomes alarmed at the flagging ratings for "The Itchy & Scratchy Show" and demands it be corrected. The producers reason some new gimmicks are needed to inject fresh air and - after a focus group doesn't quite go as well as planned - decide to introduce a new character named Poochie, a rapping cartoon dog that is supposed to become friends with Itchy and Scratchy. Homer auditions to do Poochie's voice and wins the part. Poochie's first cartoon, "The Beagle Has Landed," premieres to great fanfare but is poorly received to say the least. The producers decide that, given his spectacular failure, Poochie will be killed off in the mutt's next cartoon. Homer learns about this and at his next recording session, gives a speech imploring everyone to give Poochie a chance. However, the effort is unsuccessful and Poochie's death - along with the correct lines dubbed in - is revealed in the next animated short. Also: A college-aged boy named Roy temporarily moves in with the Simpsons and - in a nod to clichd characters being used as a gimmick to entice viewership of waning TV shows - does everything to get in the way. Eventually, Roy announces he's moving out and moving in with a pair of sexy ladies. (22 mins.)
“ "I have to go back to my own planet now" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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A series of vignettes highlights a day in the life of various Springfield residents. (22 mins.)
“ "Those monkeys are going to pay for this" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Skinner's Sense of Snow (2000)
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A snowstorm traps the kids and Principal Skinner in the school for Christmas vacation. (22 mins.)
“ "You did it Nibbles! Now... chew through my ball sack" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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When Homer tries to enter a phone-in competition, he becomes terribly stubborn and angry for Springfield introducing a new dialing code... (22 mins.)
“ "Well all be having golden showers now. ...what?" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
34.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Lisa Gets an 'A' (1998)
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Lisa cheats on a test and has a moral crisis when her perfect score qualifies the school for grant money. Meanwhile, Homer cannot bring himself to cook a lobster, so he adopts it as a pet instead. (22 mins.)
“ "Pinchy would have wanted it that way" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
35.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993)
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A massive advertising blitz announces the arrival of something named "Gabbo". Eventually, Gabbo is revealed to be a Howdy Doody-esque dummy, whose sensational success causes Krusty the Clown's show to be canceled. (22 mins.)
“ "Hear that, Garbo is coming" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
36.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: King of the Hill (1998)
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After humiliating Bart at a church picnic, Homer resolves to get in shape. Soon, he is contacted by an energy bar company that wants him to climb a mountain as a promotion. (22 mins.)
“ "I only eat things in bar form now... hello 911?" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Martin's birthday party is predictably dull until nearly all the guests become ill with food poisoning. The only ones not to get sick are Bart (who didn't want to eat the spoiled oysters), and Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel, who fall in love with each other. Bart catches his principal and teacher kissing passionately, but they immediately find out and want to swear him to secrecy. They make him his gofer, making his life miserable at school and calling him at all hours of the night (all for the reward of Milhouse inheriting Bart's poor school record). Bart eventually loses his patience and exposes the Skinner-Krabappel relationship. After rumors - most of them grossly exaggerated - begin running wild through town, Supt. Chalmers threatens to fire both Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel (since the relationship is forbidden per district policy) and does when Skinner refuses to call the relationship off. Eventually, Bart convinces Skinner to stand up for himself and his new girlfriend, and they decide to climb onto the roof and stay there until Chalmers reinstates them and accepts their relationship. The effort works, and Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel are back at school. (22 mins.)
“ "Sex cauldron? I thought they closed that place down?" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
38.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Lard of the Dance (1998)
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A new girl arrives at Springfield Elementary and becomes instantly popular, with Lisa forced to organize a dance at her school, while Homer and Bart try to start their own grease business. (22 mins.)
“ "Emu farm? You're priceless Marge!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Mr. Burns falls in love with a younger woman and recruits Homer to help him impress her. (22 mins.)
“ "Play along fatty and there's a pie in it for you" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
40.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Lisa the Skeptic (1997)
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Another day at Springfield Elementary School, another field trip - this time to an archaeological dig. During the dig, Lisa unearths what appears to be a fossilized human skeleton with wings. (22 mins.)
“ "That's a typo" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Grudge against his cousin Side Show Bob, Cecil tries to kill Springfield with hydro-electric dam explosion which was fonded hollowed structure by him. Side Show Bob also has a good Side. (22 mins.)
“ "Oh yeah, shake it madam... capital knockers" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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Bart and Lisa are respectively held back and moved forward one grade, putting them in the same class. (22 mins.)
“ "I just can't believe the buddy system failed" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
43.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: I Love Lisa (1993)
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Feeling sorry for Ralph, Lisa sends him a Valentine card. Having developed a crush on her, Ralph invites Lisa to go see the Krusty the Clown show... (22 mins.)
“ "Nothing gets chocolate out" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
44.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Itchy & Scratchy Land (1994)
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A family vacation to Itchy & Scratchy Land turns disastrous when the robots malfunction and turn on the tourists. (22 mins.)
“ "Hey, I think it's coming on to me" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
45.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Two Bad Neighbors (1996)
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Former President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, move into the Simpsons' neighborhood and soon clash with Bart and Homer. (22 mins.)
“ "Any questions? Keeping in mind I already explained about my hair." ” - rick-a-harwood
 
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The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Mayored to the Mob (1998)
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Homer deals with corruption when he becomes Mayor Quimby's bodyguard. (22 mins.)
“ "Use the forks!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
47.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Mom and Pop Art (1999)
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Homer becomes the talk of the Springfield art community when a failed barbecue pit he worked on is mistaken for an art project. (22 mins.)
“ "Le grill? What the hell is that?!" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
48.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: I Am Furious Yellow (2002)
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Bart's comic about Homer becomes a hit on-line, prompting Homer to attempt to control his anger. (22 mins.)
“ "It's a composite character... a little bit of your dad, a little bit of my dad" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
49.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Large Marge (2002)
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Marge accidentally gets breast implants. (22 mins.)
“ "I wish I had an elephant" ” - rick-a-harwood
 
50.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Behind the Laughter (2000)
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Fans are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at "The Simpsons," revisiting some of the most memorable experiences the family has been through. (22 mins.)
“ "It was like a drug to me. But what was more like a drug were the drugs" ” - rick-a-harwood