Top 30 Simpsons Episodes of All-Time

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1. 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: 3,240

2. 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: 2,596

3. 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: 2,215

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

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 2,326

5. 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: 3,324

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 2,878

7. 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: 2,217

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer Badman (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After a series of misunderstandings, Homer is labeled a pervert, and must try to clear his name.

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

Votes: 2,277

9. 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: 2,394

10. 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: 2,517

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The family's job at Mr. Burns' country estate goes awry when Homer goes mad; Homer's attempt to repair a toaster results in inadvertent time travel; The school staff turn cannibalistic.

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

Votes: 2,475

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 2,317

13. 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: 1,842

14. 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: 2,094

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Smithers (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Smithers is forced to take a vacation, he appoints Homer as his temporary replacement.

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

Votes: 2,088

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Rosebud (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After his birthday party goes wrong, Mr. Burns begins to want his childhood toy, a teddy bear named Bobo; Homer finds that Maggie is in possession of the doll.

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

Votes: 2,060

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer sells his soul to the Devil for a donut, Bart contends with a gremlin on the side of the school bus which only he can see, and the family discovers that Mr. Burns is a vampire.

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

Votes: 2,026

18. 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: 2,453

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Phobia (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Marge befriends John, a gay store owner, Homer worries that his presence will have a negative effect on Bart's sexuality.

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

Votes: 2,200

20. 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: 2,774

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Hurricane Neddy (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood.

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

Votes: 1,796

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Barthood (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A tale of Bart's journey from youth to adulthood, where he is constantly in search of approval from his father and in the shadow of his more-successful younger sister.

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

Votes: 1,243

23. 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: 2,106

24. 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: 2,231

25. 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: 2,448

26. 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: 2,281

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 22 Short Films About Springfield (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A series of vignettes highlights a day in the life of various Springfield residents.

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

Votes: 2,008

28. 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: 1,532

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer Loves Flanders (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Flanders invites Homer to a football game, the pair become friends, but Homer's possessiveness and loutish behaviour slowly turns Ned against him.

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

Votes: 1,682

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa's First Word (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

While trying to coax Maggie into saying her first word, Homer and Marge talk about how Lisa spoke hers.

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

Votes: 1,902



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