Repost: In honor of the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon my list of the Best.Episodes.Ever

The 126 Best.Simpsons.Episodes.Ever

(season numbers follow title)

Note: This list is reposted from a 2009 post

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  1. Bart Sells His Soul 7 “Wait a minute! This sounds like rock and/or roll.”
    1. Writer: Greg Daniels (would later develop The Office [us version]), Director: Wesley Archer (both would later work on King of the Hill)
    2. The perfect mix of sentiment, intellect, social satire, and full blown philosophizing. It’s a hilarious, surprisingly dark and sincere episode.
  2. Marge vs. the Monorail 4 “I call this one Bitey.”
    1. Writer: Conan O’Brien Director: Rich Moore
    2. Pound for pound probably the funniest episode ever.
  3. Duffless 4 (Homer gives up beer for a month
    1. Writer: David M. Stern (did 8 epis of The Wonder Years) Director: Jim Reardon (would later write Wall-E)
    2. Another darker episode, and one of the sweetest.
  4. Homer Defined (Homer saves the plant) 3
    1. Writer: Howard Gewirtz (Producer on Taxi) Director: Mark Kirkland (has directed 61 Simpsons epis)
    2. Perfect, what else can I say?
  5. 22 Short Films About Springfield 7
    1. Writer: supervised by Greg Daniels Director: Jim Reardon
    2. A revolutionarily bizarre episode, its The Simpsons at its absurd best.
  6. Cape Feare 4
    1. Writer: Jon Vitti (would later write and produce for The Larry Sanders Show and King of the Hill) Director: Rich Moore
  7. Lisa’s Substitute 2
    1. Writer: Jon Vitti Director: Rich Moore
  8. The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase 8
    1. Story: Ken Keeler (producer on Futurama) Director: Neil Affleck
  9. Last Exit to Springfield 4 “Lisa needs braces…Dental Plan!”
    1. Writer: Jay Kogen (would later write for Frasier) and Wallace Wolodarsky (directed Sorority Boys) Director: Mark Kirkland
  10. Homer Badman 6 “You’re going to have to put some sugar on that celery or get out, ma’am.”
    1. Writer: Greg Daniels Director: Jeff Lynch (storyboard artist on Muppet Babies and second unit director on the Spiderman films)
  11. I Love Lisa 4 “Just do your job heart boy.”
  12. Treehouse of Horror V 6, “Tell you what. We come back and everyone’s slaughtered, I owe you a coke.”
  13. Radio Bart 3 (Timmy O’Toole)
  14. Stark Raving Dad 3 (The Michael Jackson one)
  15. Much Apu About Nothing 7 “We’re here! We’re Queer! We don’t want any more bears!”
  16. A Fish Called Selma 7 “Dr Zaius, Dr Zaius!”
  17. The Cartridge Family 9 (Homer buys a gun)
  18. Lost Our Lisa 9
  19. Homer’s Phobia 8 (John Waters)
  20. The PTA Disbands 6 “That’s a paddlin’”
  21. Mom and Pop Art 10 (Homer’s sculpting)
  22. King-Size Homer 7
  23. HOMR 12 (Flowers for Algernon spoof)
  24. Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk 3 (Germans buy the power plant)
  25. Sideshow Bob Roberts 6 “No children have meddled with the Republican party and lived to tell about it.”
  26. Homer the Heretic 4
  27. Boy Scouts in the Hood 5
  28. The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace 10 (Homer and Edison)
  29. A Streetcar Named Marge 3
  30. Homer’s Barbershop Quartet 5 “It’s been done.”
  31. The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show 8
  32. The Crepes of Wrath (Bart goes to France)1
  33. The Boy Who Knew Too Much “Say chow-dah Frenchie!” 5
  34. Two Bad Neighbors 7
  35. Krusty Gets Kancelled 4
  36. This Little Wiggy 9 “That’s where I saw the leprechaun…he tells me to burn things.”
  37. Homer’s Enemy 8
  38. Bart Gets an Elephant 5
  39. Trash of the Titans 9 (Homer as garbage commissioner)
  40. Homer Goes to College 5
  41. Brother From the Same Planet 4 (Bigger Brothers/Pepi)
  42. Bart Gets an F 2 (Bart studies for a history exam)
  43. Bart Gets Famous 5 “I didn’t do it!”
  44. Team Homer 7
  45. Radioactive Man 7
  46. Bart of Darkness 6 (Rear Window spoof)
  47. Simpson and Delilah 2 (Homer gets hair)
  48. Grift of the Magi 11 (Funzo)
  49. Homer the Great 6 (Stonecutters)
  50. Saturdays of Thunder 3
  51. Treehouse of Horror III 4 “We sell forbidden objects from places men fear to tread. We also sell frozen yogurt, which I call frogurt!”
  52. In Marge We Trust 8 (The Listen Lady)
  53. $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) 5
  54. Treehouse of Horror II 3 (Monkey’s Paw)
  55. Who Shot Mr. Burns? Pt 2 7
  56. Lisa’s Rival 6 “I bent my wookie!”
  57. Rosebud 5 (Citizen Kane spoof/
  58. Bart the Murderer 3 (Bart becomes Fat Tony’s bartender)
  59. Lady Bouvier’s Lover 5 (Grandpa falls in love with Marge’s mom)
  60. Whacking Day 4
  61. Bart the Daredevil 2
  62. Homer the Smithers 7
  63. Dog of Death 3 (Santa’s Little Helper needs an operation)
  64. Bart The General 1
  65. Homer at the Bat 3
  66. The Homer They Fall 8 (Homer boxes)
  67. Treehouse of Horror VI 7 (Homer in 3d)
  68. When Flanders Failed 3 (The Leftorium)
  69. Principal Charming 2 (Skinner woos Selma)
  70. Itchy & Scratchy Land 6
  71. The Last Temptation of Krust 9 “Whoa, Canyonero!”
  72. Fear of Flying 6
  73. Bart Gets Hit by a Car 2
  74. Bart-Mangled Banner 15 “I don’t Want to end up like Elmo, hanging myself in a cell!”
  75. Homer Loves Flanders 5
  76. The Twisted World of Marge Simpson 8 (Marge sells pretzels)
  77. Bart Carny 9
  78. Lisa the Vegetarian 7
  79. Brush With Greatness 2 (Marge paints)
  80. Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily 7 (kids taken to Flanders’ by CPS)
  81. Homie the Clown 6
  82. Treehouse of Horror VIII (Homega man) 9
  83. Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner? 11 (Homer as food critic)
  84. The Last Temptation of Homer 5 (the one with Mindy)
  85. Bart’s Comet 6
  86. Two Dozen and One Greyhounds 6
  87. Dead Putting Society 2
  88. Lisa’s First Word 4 “Iron helps us play!”
  89. Homer Alone 3
  90. The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson 9
  91. Burns, Baby Burns 8 (the one with Rodney Dangerfield)
  92. Flaming Moe’s 3
  93. Marge Gets a Job 4
  94. Lisa the Skeptic 9 (the angel skeleton)
  95. Lard of the Dance 10
  96. Trilogy of Error 12 “Linguo dead?”
  97. Homer and Apu 5
  98. A Star Is Burns 6 (The film festival)
  99. Old Money 2 “Discount Lion Safari!”
  100. Bruns’ Heir 5
  101. Behind the Laughter11
  102. Bart Star 9 (Bart plays football)
  103. Homer Simpson in: “Kidney Trouble”10
  104. Lisa’s Date with Density 8 (Lisa dates Nelson)
  105. New Kids on the Blecch 12 “yvan eht nioj”
  106. Sunday, Cruddy Sunday 10 (Homer goes to the super bowl)
  107. Marge on the Lam 5 (Marge’s neighbor runs from the cops)
  108. Hungry, Hungry Homer 12 “There no team called the Albuquerque Isotopes.”
  109. Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song 5 (Skinner gets fired)
  110. How I Spent My Strummer Vacation 14 (Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp)
  111. The Springfield Files 8 (X-files spoof)
  112. Deep Space Homer 5
  113. Maximum Homerdrive 10 (Homer the trucker)
  114. Lemon of Troy 6 (Lemon tree stolen by Shelbyville)
  115. Reality Bites 9 (Marge sells real estate)
  116. Children of a Lesser Clod 12 (Homer takes care of kids)
  117. Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass 16 (Super Bowl half-time show)
  118. Bart the Lover 3 (Gordie Howe)
  119. Homer to the Max 10 (Max Powers)
  120. Goo Goo Gai Pan 16 (Patti adopts)
  121. Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? 3 (Herb returns)
  122. Bart on the Road 7 “Knoxville! Knoxville!”
  123. Homer the Vigilante 5
  124. The 138th Episode Spectacular 7
  125. Jaws Wired Shut 13
  126. Thank God It’s Doomsday 16 (Homer predicts end of world; plot of Knowing)
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