Stars: Stars: And naturally, it's only a matter of time before Homer and Bart's promise not to embarrass Marge completely falls apart. storyline on the 1980's soap opera Dallas. The episode: Springfield’s schoolkids engage in all-out warfare with long-time rivals Shelbyville after they steal Springfield’s lemon tree. Waah! Julie Kavner, It says a lot about Homer that he gave in and did the morally correct thing, not because he feared for his own soul, but because he didn't want Lisa to be unhappy. Time all but stands still in Springfield, and no one ever actually ages on the show (not even little Maggie). When the town suddenly becomes a hot tourist destination, people flock in and everyone starts seeing dollar signs. Directors: Yeardley Smith, TV-PG Dan Castellaneta, I miss my fly-fly, Dada! It had to happen sometime. By Nakshatra Shah Last updated Mar 29, 2018. The Simpsons (1989– ) 4. After apparently consuming poison blowfish, Homer is told that he only has 24 hours to live. Yeardley Smith. | Dan Castellaneta, It was definitely amusing to see Grimey lash out at a man too happily obtuse to realize he had made a mortal enemy. Stars: David Silverman Updated by Colin McCormick on April 2, 2020: We could all use a good laugh in these strange times as well as a great show to binge-watch. Meanwhile, production ground to halt as Mayor Quimby and the rest of Springfield bled the studio dry with bogus taxes and fees. The Top 30 Simpsons Episodes. Homer vs. Edna Krabappel's romantic misadventures have often been a focus on the series, as have her clashes with Bart, every teacher's worst nightmare. | | Stars: So let’s kick off this holiday tradition with the best Simpsons Thankgiving Episodes of All Time! Repeat, we are sold out of Bort license plates.". 2015 is almost upon us! Top Ten Always Sunny in Philadelphia Episodes. Yeardley Smith. 'The Simpsons' celebrate an FXX marathon of all of their episodes to date and our 150 Best Episode List. Industrious Frank Grimes starts working at the plant and becomes irritated by Homer's laziness; Bart buys a run-down factory for a dollar. We're cheating a bit on this one by technically including two episodes, its true. Based around a dysfunctional family and their wacky adventures, The Simpsons has been a place to find smart irreverent humor every week. Director: Nancy Cartwright, "Flaming Moe's" is just an all-around great episode, with a steady stream of gags and one-liners and some nice character growth for Moe, who up till that point had mostly just been the surly bartender who always fell victim to prank calling. She's so moral. The episode saw a Hollywood studio choose Springfield as the location to shoot their big-budget Radioactive Man movie (starring Ranier Wolfcastle, of course). This Citizen Kane homage gets into the backstory of Mr. Burns, recalling his beloved childhood teddy bear, Bobo, that he discarded in exchange for ascension to a life of wealth — and his lifelong quest to recover the treasured object. Director: In the minds of many, The Simpsons is the best show of all time, but—also in the minds of many—it is a show that went downhill many moons ago. As with everything on this show, the truth was more bizarre and entertaining. Season 7 continued the drama as Chief Wiggum investigated the crime and Lisa raced to clear her father's name before he actually killed his boss. Dan Castellaneta, The Simpsons has been on television since 1989. Luckily, a little Chaos Theory causes an uprising of animatronic Itchy and Scratchy robots, providing for some much-needed family bonding. | on a quest to retrieve Springfield's beloved Lemon Tree from Shelbyville's miscreants. 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. There are extensive historical references as Bobo’s journey is traced from Mr. Burns through the hands of Adolf Hitler and an expedit… By Jason Serafino. But in some ways this is one of the darker Simpsons episodes. Director: Anyone who has experienced the overwhelming assault of capitalism and corporate mascots that is Disney World can appreciate this episode. Dan Castellaneta, Dan Castellaneta, This episode also benefited from an amusing subplot involving Homer struggling to build a doghouse and accidentally teaching Todd Flanders how to swear. In this episode, Homer is recruited to work for Hank Scorpio’s Globex Corporation, which means moving out of Springfield. Yeardley Smith. This was the first major tragedy to strike the Flanders clan since Ned's brush with financial ruin in Season 1. With season 32 premiering this Sunday, it's time to take a trip down memory lane and rediscover the best Simpsons episodes from the show's many, many decades on the air. Luckily, The Simpsons offers both and 30 seasons of the … The 50 Best "Simpsons" Episodes Of All Time. Animation, Comedy. 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. Nancy Cartwright, It's a perfectly cromulent word. Here we saw Bart lead a crew of misfits (Milhouse, Nelson, Martin, etc.) Nancy Cartwright, With "Radioactive Man," various characters learned that the glamorous allure of Hollywood doesn't always live up to the reality. You've never been? TV-PG "Homer's Enemy" introduced us to Frank Grimes, the man who was everything Homer isn't. While trying to coax Maggie into saying her first word, Homer and Marge talk about how Lisa spoke hers. In the end, nobody won, especially not Wolfcastle as he was swept away by a river of toxic waste. I'm the one who provoked the lethal barrage of T-shirts. What's your favourite episode? Burns?" To date, "Who Shot Mr. If you only ever watch 29 episodes of The Simpsons … Mike B. Anderson Stars: While Bart was stuck indoors with a broken leg and little but bad TV to keep him entertained ("Ugh... Klassic Krusty..."), Lisa was able to bask in her newfound popularity as the girl with a swimming pool. 23 min At the time of writing there have been over 600 episodes. Stars: Director: We did just win the Outstanding Animated Series Emmy for “Mad About The Toy,” [in 2019] which I guess proves that if the standards of The Simpsons have fallen, so have the standards of the Emmys. The Simpsons' own series debuted on 17 December 1989 with the festive tale Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire. After skipping church one week, Homer decides that he is never going back. Nancy Cartwright, Why can't she be more like...well, not like Bart...". "If that's not Flanders, he's done his homework.". | I admit it, I am the Lindbergh baby! Both episodes deal with ... 99. Nancy Cartwright, | After the crayon is removed, Homer experiences a sudden surge in intelligence, making him closer to Lisa and isolated from his friends. Homer is a hero after averting a nuclear meltdown that he nearly caused, but he doesn't want to tell anyone that he stopped it completely by accident. We encourage you to read our updated PRIVACY POLICY and COOKIE POLICY. Rob Oliver, 25 Best Simpsons Episodes Of All Time. In the Simpsons episode “Bart to the Future”, broadcast in 2000, an adult Lisa Simpson is depicted as the incoming president of the United States. Desperate to keep alcohol in the city, Homer takes matters into his own hands. But it wasn't until "Lemon of Troy" that said rivalry truly took center stage. Stars: "Lemon of Troy" offered a fun glimpse into Shelbyville, which turned out to be an almost Mirror Universe version of Springfield in some ways. After a hurricane hits Springfield and destroys Ned Flanders' house, he suffers a breakdown and is forced to confront problems from his childhood. Nancy Cartwright, Stars: Homer starts a bowling team with Moe, Apu and Otto, but when Mr. Burns discovers the team was funded with his money, he insists on joining. Strap in, because it doesn't end until Labor Day is over. After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart. The Simpsons has been on the air for over thirty years, churning out some of the most iconic pieces of American television comedy ever. Julie Kavner, Bart pranked Mrs. K with a series of love letters inspired by his parents' own letters, only to feel a pang of regret when he realized the emotional damage he had caused. Animation, Comedy. Julie Kavner, The ’90s were the glory years for The Simpsons.Pretty much every single episode that’s in the discussion for “Best Simpsons Ever” happened last decade. Alan Smart From the best 'The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror episode to Friends' Halloween party, here are the best Halloween TV episodes of all time. Julie Kavner, He sulked for a week and then closed his detective agency. With as much alcohol as Homer consumes, it wasn't too surprising to learn in "Flaming Moe's" that he can mix a mean drink or two. | Would you like to see my Grammy award?". Marge versus the Monorail” may very well be the most reliably amusing and engaging Simpsons episode ever. Dan Castellaneta, 10 Best The Simpsons Characters (Who Only Appear In One Episode) From fan favorite Hank Scorpio to Beatrice Simmons and Frank Grimes, some of these one-off The Simpsons … Julie Kavner, If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. Homer recounts the story of Maggie's birth when the kids ask why there are no photos of her in the family album. Stars: Indeed, with … Homer is a well-meaning guy, but sometimes his grasp of right and wrong is a little tenuous. Julie Kavner, After faking his own death, Homer is reunited with his mother, who harbors a deep secret. The Simpsons (1989– ) ", "I want to share something with you - the three little sentences that will get you through life. Here are the best Simpsons episodes of all time. Another member of Grampa Simpson's WWII platoon dies, leaving only him and Mr. Burns. “Homerpalooza” (Season 7, 1996) 98. The Simpsons are known for their spoofs on pop culture and this season 8 episode is one of the best. remains the only two-part storyline the show has ever tackled. And some of the most memorable conflicts on this show have come when the far more mature and morally pristine Lisa struggles to reconcile her beliefs with her father's actions. An X-ray reveals a crayon lodged in Homer's brain. So death is a topic that only comes up rarely. Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, I'm the one who drove her out of her seat. In “White Christmas Blues” Springfield has just come out of a summer with a brutal heatwave, and everyone is eagerly awaiting the cooler winter months. and with the simpsons, I totally agree. Steven Dean Moore Like any show that's gone on for decades, though, it's understandable if someone fell off the show after a point. Yeardley Smith. Special Agents Mulder and Scully arrive in Springfield after Homer claims to have seen an alien. The first episode closed out Season 6, as Mr. Burns managed to piss off just about every resident of Springfield by stealing oil, blocking out the sun, firing Smithers and still, through it all, never remembering Homer's name. To celebrate the 30th birthday of the greatest set of television characters of all time, let’s look back at the stories behind the 100 best Simpsons episodes. Nancy Cartwright, Homer deals with corruption when he becomes Mayor Quimby's bodyguard. Yeardley Smith. Homer becomes a Krusty the Clown stand-in, but is mistaken for the real Krusty by the Springfield mafia. Best 'Simpsons' episodes of all time When “The Simpsons” aired its 636th episode on April 29, 2018, it surpassed “Gunsmoke” to become the longest-running primetime scripted series in … You know, we saved your a$$ in World War II. Picking the very best episodes ever is a task that even McBain would struggle with, but we've tried it anyway. After a series of misunderstandings, Homer is labeled a pervert, and must try to clear his name. After Flanders invites Homer to a football game, the pair become friends, but Homer's possessiveness and loutish behaviour slowly turns Ned against him. Dan Castellaneta, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, 1982 Knoxville International Energy Exhibition, Art Theft And Looting During World War Ii, Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish'. But the episode also hit all the right notes in terms of celebrating the peculiar sense of community among Springfielders and their mythologized town history. ", "Your father can be surprisingly sensitive. Moe claims a drink that Homer invented is his own, with the drink making the bar a local hot spot, but threatens his friendship with Homer. | Yeardley Smith. Julie Kavner, Is it any wonder Grimey snapped? Rich Moore Director: "The Every.Simpsons.Ever. After realizing how unpopular she is, a disillusioned Lisa sees the vacation to Ned Flanders' beach house as an opportunity to reinvent herself. Yeardley Smith. Susie Dietter While Homer and Hank hit it off right away, the rest of the Simpson crew is miserable (i.e. Nancy Cartwright, Carlos Baeza The Simpsons (1989– ) 3. Moe converts his dank bar into a fun family restaurant. Homer's rush to the hospital to re-attach his severed thumb, Lisa's rush to school to win the science fair, and Bart's run-in with an illegal fireworks scheme interconnect from their point of view. Julie Kavner, Stars: '", "Alright! Mike B. Anderson Seeing her father so brazenly violate the Eighth Commandment caused Lisa no small amount of distress. Marathon" is currently underway on FXX! An English boy, huh? "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" was motivated largely by the fact that Maude Flanders' voice actress had moved away from California, but the writers found a great storyline to explore in Maude's tragic, T-shirt cannon-induced death. Luckily, it all worked out okay in the end. It showed viewers that sometimes life really is unfair, and some people just don't get what they want out of life, no matter how hard they struggle. Director: 31 IMAGES. However, as this list of Simpsons episodes has proven, you should take the time to watch more than one season. "We need more Bort license plates in the Gift Shop. ", "Are you trying to stall us, or are you just senile? "Embiggens? Nancy Cartwright, ", "Yeah? And all of his pent-up aggression burst forth when he encountered Homer, a happy family man with a house and a decent job and everything Grimes didn't have. 22 min Yeardley Smith. As much as Homer is portrayed as an ordinary slob of a lower-middle class guy, he's had some pretty grand adventures and lucky breaks over the years. "Moe, I haven't seen the place this crowded since the government cracked down on you for accepting food stamps.". The Simpsons has been on screens since December 1989. Yeardley Smith. The citizens of Springfield host their very own film festival, with a popular movie critic from New York arriving to judge. Julie Kavner, A tale of Bart's journey from youth to adulthood, where he is constantly in search of approval from his father and in the shadow of his more-successful younger sister. The Simpsons has always referenced an ongoing rivalry between Springfield and the neighboring city of Shelbyville. The Simpsons (1989– ) Episode: Homer's Enemy (1997) TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy. But the most recent seasons have still featured some fantastic episodes that are just as good as anything from the show's classic era. After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer. 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