Best Simpsons episodes ever

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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Homer must travel to New York to get his car back, which is illegally parked at World Trade Center Plaza.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,342

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
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After receiving a considerable donation of money, the people of Springfield decide what to spend it on. Enter Lyle Langley, a jocular salesman who gets Springfield hooked on a monorail ... See full summary »

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,425

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart of Darkness (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.6
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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, and suspects Ned of murdering his wife.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,634

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Cape Feare (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,488

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Call of the Simpsons (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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When Homer catches eye of the neighbor's new RV, Homer decides to buy one too but soon regrets it when his purchase turns out to be a waste of money.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,959

6. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Kamp Krusty (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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Bart and Lisa attend "Kamp Krusty" but it is nothing like they thought it would be; Homer's hair grows back and he loses weight while the kids are away.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,713

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart the Murderer (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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After having a horrible day, Bart gets a job tending bar for a group of gangsters and becomes the prime suspect when Principal Skinner mysteriously disappears.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,748

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart the General (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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After being beaten up by Nelson Muntz one too many times, Bart turns to Grampa for help, and soon leads a rebellion against the school bully.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,087

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Mother Simpson (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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After faking his own death, Homer meets a woman in the cemetery who turns out to be his mother. While he is shocked by her reappearance as he was always told she was dead, she harbors a deep secret.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,491

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,001

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.9
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As Mr. Burns lies in intensive care, Chief Wiggum - with some help from Lisa - tries to find out who shot him.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,829

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Much Apu About Nothing (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Anti-immigration fever sweeps Springfield, which threatens to lead to the deportation of Apu, until Homer decides to reject the mob mentality and help him become a legal citizen.

Director: Susie Dietter | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,212

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Mysterious Voyage of Homer (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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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.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,658

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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After apparently consuming poison blowfish, Homer is told that he only has 24 hours to live.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,030

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Odyssey (1990)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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While Bart's class is touring the power plant on a field trip, Homer crashes a cart into a radioactive pipe. In the aftermath, the plant is forced to shut down and Homer loses his job.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,067

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brother from the Same Planet (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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When Bart gets tired of Hole: horrible parenting skills, he enrolled in the "Bigger Brother" program where he's assigned a fantastic role model.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,435

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Viva Ned Flanders (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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When Homer takes Ned to Las Vegas in an attempt to get him to loosen up, the two end up drunkenly marrying a pair of cocktail waitresses.

Director: Neil Affleck | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,114

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Black Widower (1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Sideshow Bob gets out of jail and plots to take his revenge on Bart by marrying his Aunt Selma and killing her.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,487

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Some Enchanted Evening (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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Homer and Marge enjoy a night out on the town, while the kids deal with a diabolical babysitter, with a surprising secret.

Directors: Kent Butterworth, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,887

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Sideshow Bob Roberts (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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Sideshow Bob is released from prison and runs for Mayor of Springfield. When he wins the election, Bart and Lisa suspect foul play and are determined to expose Bob's corruption.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,396

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: In Marge We Trust (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Marge becomes a church counselor to compensate for Reverend Lovejoy's lack of interest. Meanwhile, Homer discovers a Japanese detergent is using his face for their logo.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,195

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Homer's midlife crisis leads to a disastrous attempt at being an inventor.

Directors: Mark Kirkland, Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,193

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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On Christmas Eve, Marge admonishes the family not to open presents until 7 a.m. the next morning. Bart finds a way around the directive and opens his gifts at 5 a.m. However, his prized gift - a remote-controlled fire truck - overheats and causes a fire that engulfs the tree and presents. The family investigates and Bart tells them that a burglar has struck. As a result of Kent Brockman's human ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,163

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Principal and the Pauper (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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At his 20th anniversary celebration as school principal, Principal Skinner is discovered to be an imposter of the real Seymour Skinner.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,418

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Take My Wife, Sleaze (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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Homer's attempt at creating a motorcycle gang attracts a real gang, who kidnap Marge.

Director: Neil Affleck | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 950

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The PTA Disbands (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Marge fills in for Mrs. Krabappel during a teachers' strike.

Director: Swinton O. Scott III | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,238

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Night Out (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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After a photograph of Homer canoodling with an exotic dancer is distributed throughout Springfield, he finds himself kicked out of the house by Marge.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,825

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart vs. Australia (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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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.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,633

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Star Is Burns (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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The citizens of Springfield decide to host their very own film festival and a popular movie critic from New York arrives to be a judge.

Director: Susie Dietter | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,496