Top 25 Episodes of the Simpsons

by vertigo249 | created - 20 Feb 2012 | updated - 20 Feb 2012 | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords


IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer at the Bat (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

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: 1,961

Homer and his co-workers qualify the plant's softball team for the league final, but Mr. Burns hires 9 professional MLB players to win a $1 million bet.

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  

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 had a hard time with the transfer.

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

Votes: 2,993

Homer takes a new job in a new town. However, his friendly new boss might be a super villain bent on world domination.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

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: 2,146

The Simpsons are employed on Mr. Burns's country estate-and Homer goes insane. And act two, Homer's attempt to repair a toaster lead him repeatedly back into the past-and he inadvertently changes the future. And the final act, the school cafeteria turn to an unusual source of food-and schoolchildren start mysteriously disappearing.

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer Goes to College (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

When a surprise inspection of the nuclear power plant reveals that Homer is not qualified to do his job, he is forced to go to college.

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

Votes: 1,813

Homer is fired from his position in the power plant as Safety Inspector after a regulation inspector discovers he doesn't have certification for it. He goes back to college to get certified for his old job.

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Trash of the Titans (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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: 1,353

After a feud with the Springfield refuse collectors, Homer decides to run for Sanitation Commisioner.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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: 1,662

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

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

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: 1,657

In a Rear Window parody, the Simpsons buy a swimming pool and everybody in the neighborhood joins in the enjoyment--except for Bart, whose broken leg prevents him from swimming. He soon becomes obsessed with looking through his telescope and even suspects Ned Flanders of murdering his wife.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

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: 1,856

The powers that be at NASA, distraught over low television ratings for their space launches, decide to improve them by putting a private citizen on their next space shuttle. After receiving an angry phone call from Homer, they decide he is their man.

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Vigilante (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An outbreak of burglaries inspires Homer to lead a vigilante group.

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

Votes: 1,480

An outbreak of burglaries inspires Homer to lead a vigilante group.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

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: 1,561

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

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

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: 1,766

When Homer announces he would sell his soul for a donut, the Devil, disguised as Ned Flanders, shows up to take him up on the offer. Second Act, while ridings to school, Bart believe he sees a malevolent gremlin on the side of the bus. And final act, Mr. Burns is Dracula, in a spoof of Francis Ford Coppola's vampire film.

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

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: 2,448

After receiving a considerable donation of money, the people of Springfield decide what to spend it on. Enter Lyle Langley, a jocular salesman who gets Springfield hooked on a monorail system. After the monorail is up and running, and with Homer as the conductor, it's time for the maiden voyage. Little do the people know they have just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Last Exit to Springfield (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

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: 2,234

Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Radio Bart (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

After Bart receives a microphone which can transmit through radios, he decides to pull a series of pranks and eventually convinces the town that a boy has fallen down a well.

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

Votes: 1,662

After Bart receives a microphone which can transmit through radios, he decides to pull a series of pranks, and eventually convinces the town that a boy has fallen down a well.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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: 1,370

After playing hooky from school, Bart sneaks in to Mayor Quimby's nephew Freddy's birthday party and witnesses a confrontation between Freddy and a waiter, Freddy is accused of beating the waiter but Bart knows what really happened, should he keep quiet or tell the truth and risk getting Cort playing hooky?

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Barbershop Quartet (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps.

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

Votes: 1,739

After the kids find a record with Homer's picture on it, he recalls the story of how he achieved fame in the 1980s with his barbershop quartet The Be Sharps.

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Itchy & Scratchy Land (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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: 1,586

A family vacation to Itchy & Scratchy Land turns disastrous when the robots malfunction and turn on the tourists.

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Springfield Files (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

The X-Files (1993) FBI special agents Mulder and Scully arrive in Springfield to investigate Homer's claims of a close encounter of the third kind.

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

Votes: 2,172

In yet another crazed crossover, Leonard Nimoy narrates another tale of the supernatural, reminiscent of his days with "In Search Of." Realizing that even he's too drunk to drive after a night at Moe's Tavern, Homer stumbles through the woods and encounters a green glowing alien. Needless to say, nobody takes him seriously, except for "X-Files" FBI Agent Fox Mulder, who once again drags along his partner Dana Scully on another quest to prove the government is hiding the presence of UFO's from the public. However, even this mission may make a skeptic out of Mulder.

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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: 1,308

Santa's Little Helper has puppies, and Mr. Burns schemes to steal them and make them into a coat.

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VII (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Bart discovers his Siamese twin in the attic; Lisa becomes a God after she accidentally creates life in a science fair project; Kang and Kodos plot to conquer the planet.

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

Votes: 1,480

Bart discovers his Siamese twin Hugo in the attic. Then, Lisa becomes a god after she accidentally creates life in a science fair project. Finally, Kang and Kodos plot to conquer the planet disguised as Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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: 1,608

First, a freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life. Next, Groundskeeper Willie dies and swears revenge on the kids in their dreams. Finally, Homer accidentally finds himself trapped in another dimension.

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Cartridge Family (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After a massive soccer riot, Homer decides to invest in a home security system but can't afford the high price. He does the next best thing: He purchases a gun. This is despite Marge's stern opposition to having a gun. Homer plays with the gun like a toy and almost causes an accident at the dinner table. Marge warns Homer to get rid of the gun now; Homer agrees, but Bart finds the gun later in ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,321

After a massive soccer riot, Homer decides to invest in a home security system but can't afford the high price. He does the next best thing: He purchases a gun. This is despite Marge's stern opposition to having a gun. Homer plays with the gun like a toy and almost causes an accident at the dinner table. Marge warns Homer to get rid of the gun now; Homer agrees, but Bart finds the gun later in the refrigerator. Marge sees this, takes the gun away and tells Homer she is taking the kids and moving out. Homer eventually is kicked out of the local NRA chapter (for his careless use of the gun), and decides he needs to try to get Marge back. Eventually, he manages to foil Snake's armed robbery at the hotel where Marge is staying. Homer finally gets rid of the gun, but Marge decides to keep it for herself.

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Two Bad Neighbors (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Former President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, move into the Simpsons' neighborhood and soon clash with Bart and Homer.

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

Votes: 1,551

To avoid politics, former President George Bush and his wife Barbara retire to Springfield, citing its low voter turnout. They quickly become friends to the conservative Flanders family, but George soon becomes the enemy of Bart and Homer Simpson.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

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: 1,589

Bart wakes up after a sugar bender to find that he has joined the Junior Campers. Although he hates the club at first, he eventually grows to enjoy it. When a father/son rafting trip is announced, Homer unwittingly strands the group at sea.

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

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: 2,531

An anonymous letter writer makes ominous threats to Bart. The Simpsons discover they were sent by Sideshow Bob who, when released from prison, harasses the Simpsons and then attempts to kill Bart with a machete. But Bob's vanity foils him yet again.