66 Best Episodes of The Simpsons

by dormerjam-1 | created - 01 Feb 2012 | updated - 11 Jun 2016 | Public

After 25 years, these are my favorites.

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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 have a hard time with the transfer.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,092

Albert Brooks as Hank Scorpio is a riot and the James Bond parody is spot-on.

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Burns decides to retire and sells the power plant to a German consortium for an exorbitant price. Homer's laziness and inefficiency are quickly exposed by his new bosses, and he is laid off.

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

Votes: 1,630

"EEWWW, it's the Germans."

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Enemy (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Industrious Frank Grimes starts working at the plant and becomes irritated by Homer's laziness; Bart buys a run-down factory for a dollar.

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

Votes: 2,962

Poor Grimey lives on top of a bowling alley which is on top of another bowling alley.

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: When You Dish Upon a Star (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes a Hollywood insider when he befriends Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,179

Who knew Ron Howard could be so funny? "Ron, can you drive?" "Not very well..."

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Deep Space Homer (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,916

Homer, Buzz Aldrin and Race Bannion make up the greatest trio of astronauts ever. And Kent Brockman's flip-flopping about the Giant Ants is classic.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,164

Ned signs up with Homer and it's off to Vegas where they both get married. "Those horrible women want their omeletes."

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Trash of the Titans (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes the sanitation commissioner for Springfield. His ineptitude pollutes the town and leads to a drastic solution.

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

Votes: 1,394

Not often mentioned among the series' best, but Steve Martin as the Sanitation Commissioner is no match for Homer.

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Marge, Lisa and Bart find out how hard Homer struggles to keep a roof over their heads, they enroll him in a Rock & Roll fantasy camp to relax at for a week.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 920

The last great episode of the series (Season 14) with hilarious appearances from Mick and Keith, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Lenny Kravitz and Brian Setzer - "I believe it's Seltzer."

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa the Iconoclast (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa may figure out what to do when she discovers that Springfield's founding father was actually a murderous thief while researching for an essay.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,328

Lisa was never better and Donald Sutherland as Hollis Hurlbut the "antiquarian" loves his microwave Johnny Cakes.

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Cartridge Family (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After a massive soccer riot, Homer purchases a gun to protect the family.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,362

Homer and his gun - a love story! "I have to wait 3 days? But I'm mad now!"

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Last Exit to Springfield (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.

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

Votes: 2,313

Often selected as the best episode ever, this one has the Big Book of British Smiles and Lenny's famous "Dental Plan!"

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 2,427

Taken out of syndication following 9-11, Homer's odyssey to NYC is fraught with Mountain Dew, rude New Yorkers and the CHUDs.

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart After Dark (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge leads a crusade against a local burlesque house after she discovers Bart working there.

Director: Dominic Polcino | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,402

Bart gets a job at Springfield's burlesque house and even substitutes for Mel Zetz.

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Mr. Plow (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer opens a snow plow business only to have his best friend Barney open a rival outfit, with commercials by Linda Ronstadt. Homer sends Barney into an avalanche, then feels guilty and saves his life.

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

Votes: 2,055

A classic Season 4 episode with Adam West and Linda Ronstadt and Big Baby Barney.

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The family is forced to spend all of their savings to get Bart's new tattooo removed, and with no money Christmas, Homer is forced to become a store Santa.

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

Votes: 4,369

The first episode that started the whole phenomenon. The Simpsons aquire Santa's Little Helper while enjoying Christmas as only they can.

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer at the Bat (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 2,028

Lots of cameos from Major Leaguers with a tipped cap to Giant Head Griffey and the kiss-ass Daryl Strawberry.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

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

Votes: 2,534

Springfield blows some found money on a monorail sold to them by the late, great Phil Hartman as Lyle Lanley.

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Great (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes a member of a mysterious organization called the Stonecutters and is heralded as "the chosen one".

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

Votes: 1,876

Homer becomes a Stonecutter and then destroys the group when he becomes the Leader. Highlighted by the song "We Did!"

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: D'oh-in' in the Wind (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes a hippie after a revelation about his middle name.

Directors: Mark Kirkland, Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,148

Seth and Munchie teach Homer how to be a hippie. Martin Mull and George Carlin are perfect together as the aging hippies/juice bottlers.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,702

Bart must go to Australia to get "booted" for making a high dollar collect call. The Simpsons proceed to destroy the country.

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Behind the Laughter (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 1,200

A mellifluous parody of rock/TV-docs. Homer confesses to wanting to fire Marge on many occasions and it takes Willie Nelson to bring the family back together.

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Heretic (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After skipping church one week, Homer decides that he is never going back. However, when a calamity occurs, it takes the combined efforts of a number of people from different faiths to save him.

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

Votes: 2,181

Homer meets god: "Perfect teeth. Nice smell. A class act, all the way."

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,838

Bart is the the capo del tutti capi in Fat Tony's Legitimate Businessman's Club. Joe Mantegna's first of many fine appearances.

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Santa's Little Helper's new mate has puppies, and Mr. Burns schemes to steal them and make them into a coat.

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

Votes: 1,351

Mr. Burns steals the Simpsons' puppies to make a jacket out of them. The song "See My Vest" is a classic.

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer vs. the 18th Amendment (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 1,675

Homer battles Rex Banner (Dave Thomas) as prohibition comes to Springfield. Homer: "Marge, I don't want to lie to you...Bye!"

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Tale of Two Springfields (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Springfield is split in two when Homer revolts because his area code is changed; the new town walls itself off from the neighbors.

Director: Shaun Cashman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,028

The town is divided by area codes after watching the very informative film by Phoney McRing Ring.

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Itchy & Scratchy Land (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A family vacation to Itchy & Scratchy Land turns disastrous when the robots malfunction and turn on the tourists.

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

Votes: 1,638

Homer and Bart go around the park kicking that giant cat in the butt and the robots turn on the humans.

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart on the Road (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Unable to get out of a mis-scheduled spring vacation, Principal Skinner makes up the holiday "Go to Work with Your Parents Day," giving Lisa the chance to spend time with Homer, and Bart ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,429

Bart gets a driver's license and rents a car with Milhouse, Nelson and Martin go to Knoxville after a stop in Branson. Bart: "Branson is Vegas if it was designed by Ned Flanders."

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer to the Max (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After a dimwitted TV character is coincidentally named Homer Simpson, Homer changes his name to Max Power.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,141

Homer becomes Max Power and becomes one of Springfield's upper crust. Trent: "Have you had lunch?" Homer: "Yeah, but I usually have 3 or 4"

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish (1990)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After the power plant experiences bad publicity and is threatened with closure, Mr. Burns decides to run for Governor in order to have power over the law.

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

Votes: 1,860

Blinky makes his first appearance and winds up on Marge's dinner table.

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: King Size Homer (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 2,050

Homer goes on disability after gaining enough weight to be considered morbidly obese. Too bad he can't get in to see "Honk if You're Horny."

32. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart's Inner Child (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Brad Goodman, a self-help guru, comes to Springfield and identifies Bart as a role model for personal happiness because he is in touch with his inner child. Soon, the entire town begins to behave like him.

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

Votes: 1,387

Albert Brooks stars as therapist Brad Goodman and persuades the town "to be like the boy." The seniors agree and shout "we like roy."

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge Be Not Proud (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge's relationship with Bart is strained when he is caught shoplifting before Christmas.

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

Votes: 1,503

A great Christmas episode starring crusty Lawrence Tierney as crusty Don Brodka. Don: "Hey, kid: one more thing. If you ever set foot in this store again, you'll be spending Christmas in juvenile hall. Capisce?.... Well, do you understand? Bart: Everything except "capisce."

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Blame It on Lisa (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa sponsors an orphan in Brazil, and when he goes missing she convinces the family to go to Brazil to find him. While there, Homer is kidnapped.

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

Votes: 863

The Simpsons go to Brazil and Homer sees some painted rats. Homer: "Oooh, they look like Skittles."

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Day the Violence Died (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Lisa meet a homeless person who claims to have created Itchy, one half of the cat and mouse team of their favorite cartoon series, "Itchy & Scratchy."

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

Votes: 1,287

Chester Lampwick (Kirk Douglas) convinces the court he invented cartoon violence and gets his solid gold house and rocket ship.

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

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Bart accidentally ruins everyone's Christmas gifts, he claims that a robber stole them and the community pitches in to raise funds for more.

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

Votes: 1,223

Great Christmas episode with Bart burning up the tree and presents and the town pitches in ala It's A Wonderful Life...sort of.

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After Grampa is hospitalized, he reveals that Homer has a half-brother, and the family soon discovers the brother, named Herb, owns a car company. However Herb's hiring of Homer to design a new car may be his undoing.

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

Votes: 1,804

Danny DeVito stars as Homer's brother, Herb and together they run him out of business.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,728

Trippy episode starring Johnny Cash as a coyote and lots of melting clocks and slow-moving, angry turtles.

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Joy of Sect (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An evil cult called the Movementarians brainwashes the citizens of Springfield and it's up to Marge to get them back.

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

Votes: 1,307

Na na na na na na na na na na Leader! Outta the way, jerkass!!

40. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Maximum Homerdrive (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer completes a cross country delivery for a trucker who dies before completing it, and takes Bart along for the ride. Meanwhile, Marge and Lisa experience problems with a novelty doorbell they purchase.

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

Votes: 1,081

Homer matches stomachs with Tony Randall...er Red Barclay and learns the terrible truckers' secret.

41. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Stark Raving Dad (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer accidentally lands in a mental hospital and ends up sharing a room with a white man who thinks he is Michael Jackson.

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

Votes: 2,248

Homer wears a pink shirt and is sent to an insane asylum where he meets Michael Jackson.

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Springfield Files (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Special Agents Mulder and Scully arrive in Springfield after Homer claims to have seen an alien.

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

Votes: 2,240

Mulder and Scully help Homer find an alien. Mulder's badge picture still makes me laugh.

43. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Star (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A damning report on childhood obesity in Springfield leads to the formation of a pee-wee football team. After belittling Ned Flanders, Homer ends up coaching the team, but his favoring of Bart makes him unpopular.

Director: Dominic Polcino | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,171

Bart becomes a football player under the tutleage of Homer. Coach Homer works out his plays on a game of Electric Football.

44. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Life on the Fast Lane (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge contemplates an affair with a handsome bowling instructor.

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

Votes: 2,015

Yet another great Albert Brooks appearance, this time as a bowling lothario. "TWO ONION RINGS!"

45. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Flaming Moe's (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Moe claims that a drink that Homer invented is his own. After the drink makes the bar a local hot spot, Moe gains a number of fair-weather friends but loses Homer's friendship.

Directors: Rich Moore, Alan Smart | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,035

Moe steals Homer's drink recipe and Aerosmith gets busy with Mrs. Krabappel.

46. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,369

Poochie is introduced as "the rockin'est dog in the world" and lasts for 2 episodes.

47. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa's Substitute (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa has a crush on her substitute teacher; Bart decides to run for class president.

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

Votes: 2,113

Dustin Hoffman plays Lisa's substitute and she is embarrassed by Homer's stupidity. "You are Lisa Simpson."

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 993

Homer wins a motorcycle and starts a gang that has the same name as a real motorcycle gang - Hell's Satans. John Goodman and Henry Winkler play the bikers.

49. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 1,579

Gabbo puts Krusty out of business and a host of celebrities help get him back on the air.

50. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Grift of the Magi (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy