Every Episode of The Simpsons, Ranked

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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: 3,125

10/10

2. 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: 2,127

10/10

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,937

10/10

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lemon of Troy (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When a group of Shelbyville kids steal Springfield's sacred lemon tree, Bart and his friends venture there to get the tree back.

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

Votes: 1,682

10/10

5. 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: 1,847

10/10

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: 2,671

10/10

7. 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: 2,571

10/10

8. 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: 1,447

10/10

9. 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: 1,902

10/10

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brother from Another Series (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 1,413

10/10

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: 2,341

10/10

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,738

10/10

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homie the Clown (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes a Krusty the Clown stand-in, but is mistaken for the real Krusty by the Springfield mafia.

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

Votes: 1,620

10/10

14. 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: 2,245

9.5/10

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart's Comet (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart discovers a comet that is on a collision course with Springfield.

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

Votes: 1,570

9.5/10

16. 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: 2,099

9.5/10

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Sells His Soul (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,756

9.5/10

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge becomes a church counselor; Homer discovers his face on a Japanese detergent logo.

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

Votes: 1,270

9.5/10

19. 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: 2,206

9.5/10

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: 1,723

9.5/10

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Home Sweet Home-Dum-Diddly Doodily (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge and Homer lose custody of the kids, who are sent to live at the Flanders' house.

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

Votes: 1,387

9/10

22. 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: 2,046

9/10

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: 1,940

9/10

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Gets an Elephant (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 1,455

9/10

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer and Apu (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Homer becomes ill after eating contaminated food bought at the Kwik-E-Mart, Apu is fired from his job.

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

Votes: 1,512

9/10

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,813

9/10

27. 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: 1,738

9/10

28. 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: 2,057

9/10

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart takes Santa's little helper to school with him on inspection day and gets Skinner fired, Bart is pleased until Ned Flanders is made his replacement. Bart sets out to find Skinner and get him reinstated.

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

Votes: 1,459

9/10

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After playing truant from school, Bart witnesses the alleged assault of a waiter by Mayor Quimby's nephew, Freddy. However, if he comes forward, he will have to admit he skipped class, and face the consequences.

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

Votes: 1,436

9/10

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: And Maggie Makes Three (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer recounts the story of Maggie's birth when the kids ask why there are no photos of her in the family album.

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

Votes: 1,700

9/10

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

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,578

8.5/10

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Boy Scoutz 'n the Hood (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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.

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

Votes: 1,672

8.5/10

34. 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: 1,340

8.5/10

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa's Wedding (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A fortune teller gives Lisa a look at her wedding in the year 2010.

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

Votes: 1,541

8.5/10

36. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish' (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Another member of Grampa Simpson's WWII platoon dies, leaving only him and Mr. Burns. Years earlier, the men stole a number of priceless masterpieces from Nazi Germany, and now Mr. Burns aims to ensure he is the one to inherit them.

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

Votes: 1,431

8.5/10

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VI (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life; The children are terrorized by Groundskeeper Willie in their dreams; Homer finds himself trapped in another dimension.

Directors: Bob Anderson, David Mirkin | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,682

8.5/10

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Mountain of Madness (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Mr. Burns get trapped in a snowed-in cabin during a company retreat.

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

Votes: 1,466

8.5/10

39. 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: 1,364

8.5/10

40. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Sideshow Bob again escapes from prison and takes control of a TV screen at an air show, demanding all television stations immediately go off the air.

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

Votes: 1,329

8.5/10

41. 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: 1,661

8.5/10

42. 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: 1,913

8.5/10

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

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: 1,475

8.5/10

44. 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: 1,646

8.5/10

45. 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: 1,832

8.5/10

46. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Separate Vocations (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The results of a standardized test steer Bart in the direction of law and order at Springfield Elementary School. However, Lisa becomes so depressed by her results that she turns to juvenile delinquency.

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

Votes: 1,539

8.5/10

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy