Thursday, September 10, 2009

The 92 Best Simpsons Episodes Of All Time

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


Hal Incandenza said...

Man...I need several hours to dissect this, but..."Behind the Laughter" at #42?? Shocking. If not my #1, it's easily in the top 3.

Chad Nevett said...

"Much Apu about Nothing" is my favourite -- if only for the immortal exchange between Homer and Lisa... "Let the bears pay the Bear Tax, I pay the Homer Tax!" "That's the Home Owner Tax!" Plus, I'm a sucker for political stuff.

Though, "Homer at the Bat" is a close second... I'm surprised it didn't rank higher on your list because of its baseball content.

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