The Simpsons Post-Classic Era Ranked

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Trilogy of Error (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer loses his thumb and must rush to the hospital for immediate surgery; Lisa tries to make it to the school with her project; Bart obtains illegal fireworks.

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

Votes: 1,522

8.9

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Way We Weren't (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge and Homer find out that they actually kissed each other at age 10 without knowing they were each other's first kisses, and tell the story about this.

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

Votes: 868

8.9

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Holidays of Future Passed (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the Simpsons flash forward thirty years and find themselves in a tech-savvy, futuristic Springfield. Bart and Lisa have children of their own ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,257

8.9

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The DeBarted (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The new prankster in Bart's fourth grade class actually turns out to be a mole brought in by Principal Skinner to infiltrate Bart's inner circle. Homer falls in love with his loaner car after Marge wrecks their old one.

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

Votes: 1,043

8.8

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I Am Furious Yellow (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart's comic about Homer becomes a hit on-line, prompting Homer to attempt to control his anger.

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 986

8.8

6. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 24 Minutes (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Lisa join forces to stop the school bullies from setting off a stink bomb at the school bake sale.

Director: Raymond S. Persi | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,526

8.8

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Seemingly Never-Ending Story (2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

In this story within a story within a story within a story, a cave-exploring expedition, an angry sheep and a lovestruck Moe become inextricably entwined.

Director: Raymond S. Persi | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 929

8.7

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa participates in the Spellympics, but Homer is busy traveling cross-country as Krusty Burger test-markets a new sandwich. Lisa is confident that she will win, until she learns that the contest is rigged against her.

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

Votes: 879

8.7

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer goes to Dr. Frink to help him recover his memories from the night before, and he discovers, based on his interpretation of the memories, that Marge is having an affair.

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,262

8.7

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Days of Wine and D'oh'ses (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer doesn't like it when Barney quits drinking; Bart and Lisa get into trouble when they enter a photo contest for the new phone book cover.

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

Votes: 1,015

8.6

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Skinner's Sense of Snow (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A freak blizzard traps the students of Springfield Elementary inside their school. Their lives at stake, they are at the mercy of the rescue efforts of a woozy Homer and Ned.

Director: Lance Kramer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,198

8.6

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Bob Next Door (2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart is convinced that the Simpsons' new friendly, unassuming neighbor is actually Sideshow Bob in disguise, but will anyone believe him before it's too late?

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

Votes: 793

8.6

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Wild Barts Can't Be Broken (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The children of Springfield revolt after a curfew is enforced.

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

Votes: 1,206

8.6

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 500 Keys (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

While Homer takes the Duff Blimp for a joyride, Lisa discovers a secret room in the basement of Sprinfield Elementary School.

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

Votes: 712

8.6

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A toy company purchases Springfield Elementary and uses the student body as a focus group for their new Christmas toy Funzo.

Director: Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,145

8.5

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Thank God It's Doomsday (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer hears about the Rapture, and by using numerology to calculate when the Rapture is coming he learns that it is only one week away.

Director: Michael Marcantel | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 838

8.5

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Don't Fear the Roofer (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer meets a new friend, Ray the Roofer, but gets confined to a mental institution when his friends and family think he made him up.

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

Votes: 959

8.5

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Gone Maggie Gone (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

In order to rescue Maggie from a Catholic orphanage, Lisa must solve a series of puzzles to reveal the identity of a gem that will bring peace to Springfield.

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

Votes: 925

8.5

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Wandering Juvie (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After playing a prank on the whole town, Bart is sentenced to six months of juvenile detention. There he meets Gina, who forces Bart to escape with her.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 868

8.5

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IX (1998)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer receives an evil hair transplant; Bart and Lisa get trapped in an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon; Maggie is revealed to be an alien.

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

Votes: 1,435

8.5

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? (2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart becomes jealous of Maggie and Lisa's special bond as sisters, so he goes to an orphanage and "adopts" a little brother.

Directors: Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 786

8.5

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Little Girl in the Big Ten (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa pretends to be a college student and loses favor with her classmates at Springfield Elementary in the process. A mysterious illness forces Bart to live in a plastic bubble.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 870

8.5

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Haw-Hawed Couple (2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Nelson become best friends, but Bart surprisingly discovers that the fringe benefits aren't worth Nelson's neediness.

Directors: Chris Clements, Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 837

8.5

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Simple Simpson (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes a costumed vigilante who uses pies for weapons after witnessing Lisa get humiliated at a competition at the state fair.

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

Votes: 900

8.4

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Moe Baby Blues (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After saving Maggie's life, Moe develops a special bond with her, much to Homer's dismay.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,008

8.4

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lard of the Dance (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 1,315

8.4

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XV (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Ned gains the power to foresee people's deaths; Maggie is shrunk inside a vitamin capsule and swallowed; Eliza Simpson and her sidekick hunt down a murderer.

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

Votes: 976

8.4

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Beware My Cheating Bart (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Jimbo's girlfriend cheats on Jimbo with Bart, and Homer uses his new treadmill to catch up on a TV series about plane crash victims stranded on an island.

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

Votes: 689

8.4

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: How I Wet Your Mother (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer pays for challenging karma by becoming a bed-wetter, and the family must break into Homer's dreams Inception (2010)-style to root out the source of the problem.

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

Votes: 787

8.4

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XI (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer must do one good deed to get into Heaven; Bart and Lisa encounter a witch in a gingerbread house; Super-intelligent dolphins strike back at humanity.

Director: Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,193

8.4

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Hungry Hungry Homer (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer is forced to go on a hunger strike by the Springfield Isotopes after uncovering a secret plan to have the baseball team moved to New Mexico.

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

Votes: 1,043

8.3

32. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 'Tis the Fifteenth Season (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After spending all his money on an expensive gift for himself, and the family thinking he should be less of an egoist, Homer decides to change his ways.

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

Votes: 860

8.3

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Pygmoelian (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Plastic surgery not only transforms Moe the Bartender from ugly to hunky, it helps gets him a job on a hit daytime drama.

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

Votes: 1,039

8.3

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer pretends to be a robot and competes in Robot Wars to win Bart's affection; Lisa has cat trouble.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 907

8.3

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Special Edna (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Skinner once again has let Mrs. Krabappel down, Bart takes her to the cinema. To cheer her up, Bart nominates Krabappel for the 'teacher of the year' award. The nominations is ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 887

8.3

36. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa Gets an 'A' (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Lisa cheats on a test, she has a moral crisis when her perfect score qualifies the school for grant money; Homer adopts a lobster as a pet.

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

Votes: 1,290

8.3

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

First, Homer kills the Grim Reaper and takes his place in Reaper Madness. Then, Professor Frink's father is revived, only to kill people and steal their organs in Frinkenstein. Finally, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,091

8.3

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Book Job (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Bart put together a team to author the next successful tween novel franchise and make a million dollars, but discover that they need Lisa's help to pull it off.

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

Votes: 975

8.3

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Father (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer picks up parenting advice from an 80s sitcom; Bart becomes involved in trading nuclear secrets.

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

Votes: 663

8.3

40. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: My Fair Laddy (2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Lisa bets whether Lisa can turn Groundskeeper Willie into a proper gentleman.

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

Votes: 856

8.3

41. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Simpsons Bible Stories (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Three famous religious stories are retold Simpsons style as the family nods off at church.

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

Votes: 1,214

8.3

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Springfield Elementary is divided into two separate schools (one for boys, one for girls) following Principal Skinner's demotion. Concerned that the boys are receiving a higher standard of education, Lisa disguises herself as a boy.

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

Votes: 857

8.3

43. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Computer Wore Menace Shoes (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer's gossip website becomes a huge hit, but when his information runs out he resorts to making up news.

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

Votes: 1,125

8.3

44. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: To Surveil, with Love (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Springfield covers the town with surveillance cameras after Homer creates a bomb scare at the train station. Meanwhile, Lisa considers becoming a brunette so that people will take her more seriously.

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

Votes: 747

8.3

45. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror X (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons attempt to cover up their accidental murder of Ned Flanders. Bart and Lisa acquire super powers. An electronic apocalypse threatens Springfield.

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

Votes: 1,253

8.3

46. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

While Homer tries to get revenge on a driver who cut him off, his family warns him of the folly of revenge by telling stories based on "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Revenge of the Nerds," and "Batman."

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

Votes: 837

8.3

47. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons must perform on a Japanese game show after Homer loses their money on a vacation.

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

Votes: 1,352

8.2

48. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Milhouse moves to Capital City, and therefore Lisa and Bart become best friends.

Director: Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 849

8.2

49. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Half-Decent Proposal (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4