Last week marked the end of an era on the CBC. For the first time in over a decade, no Simpsons episode was shown at 5 PM since the network decided to not renew its syndication rights. Instead, the plan is to have a longer newscast and take on 'Ghost Whisperer' as its only new American import.
That's right. The f'in Ghost Whisperer.
Needless to say, it's a sad day for the CBC. But since now Canadian Simpsons fans have one less outlet through which to enjoy arguably the greatest show of all time, I'll try to fill the void by presenting my list of the 92 greatest episodes in Simpsons history. Why 92? Two reaons: I began watching the show in 1992 and because these were the 92 that I just felt couldn't be omitted from any list of my personal favourites. My original intent was to do a top 50 list, but hey, it's me --- of course I'm going to go overboard.
Here they are, the glorious ninety-two. Check out Wikipedia for a full description if you don't know an episode from its title alone.
Note: this was a very tough list to compile. Anything in the top, like, 30 had a legit shot at being #1, and it still might depending on my mood. Needless to say, if you're one of the few people on earth who has never seen the Simpsons (LORI), this list is, if nothing else, a decent reference point for where to start if you want to get into the series.
Stay tuned for my upcoming list of the 92 greatest Ghost Whisperer episodes! Due on September 31, 2087
92. Bart the Daredevil 91. Fraudcast News 90. Lisa On Ice 89. Gone Maggie Gone 88. The City Of New York vs. Homer Simpson 87. HOMR 86. Homie the Clown 85. Tales From The Public Domain 84. Homer's Phobia 83. Treehouse of Horror V 82. The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular 81. Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk 80. In The Name Of The Grandfather 79. Bart After Dark 78. Simpsons Tall Tales 77. The Way We Was 76. The Way We Weren't 75. Trash Of The Titans 74. Duffless 73. Flaming Moe's 72. And Maggie Makes Three 71. Bart's Comet
70. Homer's Enemy 69. The Blunder Years 68. Bart Gets Famous 67. Much Apu About Nothing 66. The Grift Of The Magi 65. King of the Hill 64. Homer The Great 63. Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious 62. Homer The Smithers 61. Homer To The Max 60. Lisa Gets An A 59. Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part One) 58. Beyond Blunderdome 57. Hunger Hungry Homer 56. Mountain of Madness 55. Bart Carny 54. I Love Lisa 53. Homer the Vigilante 52. Whacking Day 51. Bart Star
50. A Streetcar Named Marge 49. Lisa The Beauty Queen 48. Lisa's Rival 47. Lisa's Wedding 46. Bart On The Road 45. Colonel Homer 44. Radioactive Man 43. Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind 42. Behind The Laughter 41. Homer's Barbershop Quartet 40. Two Bad Neighbors 39. Summer of 4 Ft. 2 38. Bart vs. Australia 37. Deep Space Homer 36. Bart Gets An Elephant 35. Boy Scoutz 'N The Hood 34. 22 Short Films About Springfield 33. Treehouse of Horror VI 32. Last Exit To Springfield 31. The Joy Of Sect
30. Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie 29. The Front 28. The Springfield Files 27. Lisa The Vegetarian 26. Radio Bart 25. The PTA Disbands 24. Rosebud 23. Homer At The Bat 22. Cape Feare 21. Bart Sells His Soul 20. Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment 19. The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show 18. A Fish Called Selma 17. Mr. Plow 16. A Star Is Burns 15. A Milhouse Divided 14. Lemon Of Troy 13. Sideshow Bob Roberts 12. You Only Move Twice 11. Krusty Gets Kancelled
10. Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily 9. Homer: Bad Man 8. Lisa's First Word 7. The Boy Who Knew Too Much 6. Brother From The Same Planet 5. Homer Goes To College 4. Marge vs. the Monorail 3. Burns' Heir 2. $pringfield 1. Homer And Apu