Best Episode from Each Season of The Simpsons

by playdja | created - 17 Aug 2016 | updated - 17 Aug 2016 | Public

The single best episode from every season of The Simpsons in chronological order.

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Krusty Gets Busted (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer witnesses a robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart, where the culprit is a man dressed like Bart's hero, Krusty the Clown. But there's more than meets the eye?

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

Votes: 2,604

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Way We Was (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Marge tell the story of how they met and fell in love in high school.

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

Votes: 2,175

3. 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: 1,966

4. 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: 2,781

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

TV-PG | 23 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: 3,168

6. 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: 2,726

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After faking his own death, Homer is reunited with his mother, who harbors a deep secret.

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

Votes: 1,872

8. 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: 3,607

9. 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: 1,673

10. 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: 1,424

11. 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: 1,441

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: HOMR (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An X-ray reveals a crayon lodged in Homer's brain. After the crayon is removed, Homer experiences a sudden surge in intelligence, making him closer to Lisa and isolated from his friends.

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

Votes: 1,392

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Blunder Years (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A hypnotist uncovers a traumatic experience from Homer's childhood.

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

Votes: 1,120

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIII (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer clones himself with a magic hammock; Zombie cowboys come back from the dead after Springfield bans guns; The Simpsons family take a vacation on an island where Dr. Hibbert can turn people into animals.

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

Votes: 1,198

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The President Wore Pearls (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa feuds with Principal Skinner after being elected school president.

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

Votes: 1,003

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: There's Something About Marrying (2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A townsperson comes out of the closet when Springfield legalized same-sex marriages in a plot to bolster tourism; Homer uses the Internet to become a minister.

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

Votes: 929

17. 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: 955

18. 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: 1,666

19. 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: 1,397

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: How the Test Was Won (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and his fellow underachievers are taken on a "field trip" to Capital City so that they can miss the standardized test, and Homer makes sure that nothing bad happens until their insurance goes back into effect.

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

Votes: 870

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Moe Letter Blues (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer, Apu and Reverend Lovejoy all suspect that Moe may have left with one of their wives after receiving a mysterious letter, but which one is it?

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

Votes: 769

22. 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: 797

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Thirty years in the future the Simpsons get together for Christmas. Bart and Lisa are struggling as parents to connect with their children.

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

Votes: 1,382

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Day the Earth Stood Cool (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer befriends a hipster and invites his family to move in next door. However, their friendship soon sours as Springfield is transformed into a haven for "coolness."

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

Votes: 775

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brick Like Me (2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The Lego version of Homer begins to suspect that his entire Lego world is not real when a toy triggers a flashback to an alternate reality.

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

Votes: 1,138

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The 25th annual 'Simpsons' Halloween special includes an alternate dimension, a "Clockwork Orange"-style gang led by Moe and a visit from the Tracey Ullman-era Simpsons.

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

Votes: 989

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Halloween of Horror (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons are proud to be the most festively decorated house on the block. But when Lisa is traumatized at Krustyland Horror Night, she feels she cannot handle Halloween anymore.

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

Votes: 926



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