What's Your Favorite Episode of the Simpsons?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll tell you that my favorite bit was the Garden of Eden one.

    Probably the funniest 100 seconds in the entirety of the show. Suck it, steamedhamgays.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This one is easily a Top 5 episode. I'd have to say my favorite is either When Flanders Failed or One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bart's Comet.
    I actually use it to teach in school during behavior minutes as a Special Education Teacher, there's a lot to talk about.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stark-Raving Dad. Partly due nostalgia, but I do think it's a great episode.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Easily a Top 10. Happy Birthday Lisa is such a good song, and the scene where the entire town prepares for "Michael Jackson" has so much hype to it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lisa it's your birth-day~
        Ha-ppy Birth-day Li-sa~

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Treehouse XX

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If your answer is not "Homer's Enemy" you have lost your god damn mind

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Overrated. It's not bad, I just think I never got the magic of it, Frank is just mean for no reason. Let him stay with The Simpsons for some days and he wouldn't be dead.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Frank is just mean for no reason
        Yeah I think this is why you think it's overrated.
        Frank's character hit me in the feels like no other in the series.
        He's such a good character because despite all the good reasons for him to be mad you still do not root for him, and that made me reflect on my own life a lot. It really changed me in a way I can't really describe.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I got the joke of "oh so Frank Grimes is realistic and everything else is goofy" but doesn't fully work in a show like The Simpsons because Frank Grimes still has some unrealistic things in his backstory.

          I don't root for him just because Homer was being nice to him and he rejected him for no reason. Even Apu who hated Homer a lot in that one episode gave him a chance and eventually got his job back.

          But is not the worst idea or episode, yes, there are worse out there. I feel the episode with Wayne is better, is the same basic idea just better.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it does show how you can be in the right and still come off as an butthole that people will ignore.and how seething at people getting luckier than you is bad

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's not one of my favorite episodes but it was special to me and nowadays I often related to it since it shows that you can be as good and professional as you want and still always get the short end of the stick because life isn't fair. Really, never fricking work too much when your coworkers are leeches, it won't ever get you any praise, your superiors will only take advantage of it and rather die than ever thank you or increase your salary.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the reason why I don't put down "Cape Fear" or "Homer's Enemy" as my #1 ever is because both require you to be fans of the show/have a prior understanding of the material first.
      The truly perfect episode should be as good to a first time viewer as it should be to a lifetime fan.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Last Exit To Springfield

        Outside of Bob's one man show and BART YOU WANT SOME BROWNIES I never thought Cape Fear was all that great.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Can’t believe I took this long for someone to mention Last Exit. It’s probably my all time favorite and I think the perfect Simpsons episode. Great gags art every corner, quick witted, and Mr Burns shines as a character.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It really does have one of the strongest joke for a minute ratios in the series. When I was watching through I was surprised how many iconic jokes were in one episode.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              One of my favorite segments is when they all pile into the car to go find Armin and they explain why each person is in the car… even though it eventually contradicts itself. Like the kids coming because they couldn’t find Grandpa to babysit but then it’s revealed that Grandpa is also coming. Can’t explain it well but the segment gets me chuckling every time.

              The episode is extremely over-hated because of what followed in it’s wake, while the episode itself is a classic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does anybody else not rate Deep Space Homer at all? it's kinda bad, some good bits but not the strongest story or jokes

      Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming

      Funeral for a Fiend

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick that episode, it was the start of the series' downfall.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how does that make the episode bad

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one about Bart's Soul was pretty interesting and had nice jokes.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One of my favorites as well. I cannot name THE favorite anymore after not watching Simpsons for 20 years but think that almost all of my top 15 episodes were from the first three seasons, with a few odd ones in season 4-6.
    Two episodes that stuck with me that I will always remember emotionally are the one where Bart is a thief and the episode where Lisa tried to be someone else and make friends when they went into that trip to the beach. Those two and Father, Like Clown are surely among my top 5.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    truteal

    Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think "Homie the Clown" is a contender for the funniest episode of the show. It just has so many jokes that I think about, and rewatching it reminds me of ones I missed or forget about. The story is pretty tightly wrapped up too with a fun ending set piece and plenty of opportunities for funny moments.

    "Homer Badman" or "Homer's Enemy" might be better episodes, and I certainly love both, but the clown college episode is just funnier to me. Although Homer Badman does have the "literally stewing in his own juices" bit that is probably in my top 5 Simpsons jokes of all time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Homie the Clown
      The title is an In Living Color reference?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Krusty's debt to the mob being 48 dollars at the end of the episode destroyed me

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have three emotionaly connected episodes for me: when Homer steals cabel tv, when Lisa became vegetarian and when Homer eats halucinate chile pepper and talks with coyote.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live in israel
    No fricking orthodox is that open minded wtf

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Israel by its nature attracts that kind of orthodox

      Everywhere else orthodox israelites are pretty largely extreme/radical but it's 50/50 as to what direction they're extreme/radical in

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought orthodox didn't accept Israel because it wasn't established by the messiah.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I live in a German city with lots of them, it's the same here for the orthodox. People even normal israelites avoid if they can. But from what I get they are more likely to be chill in the US. I sometimes see videos and photos about cool guys among them doing nice things, but it's always orthodox israelites from the US, never German ones. Probably the same with Israel.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favourite episode is when Homer Simpson creampies his own butthole.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bart on the Road
    My favorite episodes are the ones where the kids act like kids and Homer acts like a good dad. This episode had both of those and nothing but great jokes on top of it.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Natural Born Kissers.
    It triggered my ENF and public nudity fetishes as a kid, and turned me into the pervert I am today.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's quite a few I could call my favorite, but for now I'm saying Separate Vocations. Such a fun episode, something new and exciting happens in every single scene, an overall interesting concept, and a heartwarming ending.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dancin' Homer

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Three Men and a Comic Book

    I don't know if I really have a single favorite episode, but when pressed this is usually the first episode that pops into my brain.

    I watched it live back in '91 and I was roughly the same as Bart, Milhouse, and Martin... it reached me on a level I wasn't prepared for. Not sure how best to describe it but when you're a kid most cartoons are slapstick or fantasy, you're usually watching zany animals of superheroes. This was the first time (even more so than the first season) where I saw my life reflected in media. I had been working choirs around the neighborhood to earn money for comics, my friends were doing the same. We had clubhouses and local comic shops and even the rare comic con sometimes. The kids on the Simpsons had already proven to be more real than the kids on Cosby or whatever sitcoms of the time. It grabbed my attention like nothing before and I was hooked for life.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      very few cartoons are broadcast live, it's a terrible strain on the animator's wrist

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I had been working choirs around the neighborhood
        Very religious area, I see.

        Two errors in one post?

        Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I had been working choirs around the neighborhood
      Very religious area, I see.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel this. Bart is legit the first cartoon character that felt like a reflection of myself on some deeper level. I had few characters before where I maybe related with for a certain trait or problem, but those were always fantastical settings. Bart was the first that mirrored my own daily life and issues.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last Exit to Springfield for me.
    I like the union story, my grandfather was a union man and that's why my family got out of poverty, so I like a story where the unions win.

    More importantly the jokes are killer and come at you really fast

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hope he wore the union on his belt; that WAS the style at the time.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bart gets an F is up there, great to see Bart triumph in the end. Also, that winter scene with the whole town is one of the better animated scenes in the show's history

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So we've got some favorite episodes, but what about favorite scenes?

    For me easily the best scene is the ending to Homer's Barbershop Quartet. Just the four of them with nothing but the wind and their voices. And when they sing Baby on Board one last time...holy shit...insanely powerful, and the perfect bookend.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cliche, I know, but it resonates with anyone that's lost a loved one or felt alone. If a show can make you feel something without uttering a word of dialog, well... that's pretty cool.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice shot from a deeply dishonest story.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >HE'S SPINNING THE BALL ON HIS FINGER! JUST TAKE IT!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most probably this. Always laugh at this scene, its just perfect in everyway.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THE JAPANESE? THOSE SANDAL WEARING GOLDFISH FARMERS?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >If only we'd listened to that boy, instead of walling him up in the abandoned coke oven.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I thought about it most of my favorite episodes were either Homer or Bart episodes, so I thought I’d try challenging myself to picking the best Lisa episode. Turned out there were more great Lisa episodes than I expected, still my least favorite of the family… but I was shocked to recall even zombie-era episodes that were fun.

    I now think Marge would be the hardest.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hmm… in hindsight “Lisa’s First Word,” despite the title, is a Bart episode more than anything. Fine… I guess I’d replace it with Lisa the Vegetarian. Despite being a harbinger of terrible things to come, it remains a great episode in a vacuum.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That was harder than the best Lisa episodes challenge but mostly because Marge has so few episodes where she takes priority. Some of her best scenes are because she’s playing off stronger characters like most Homer & Marge episodes are 80% Homer centric. I tried to stick to episodes where Marge is the focal point.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I Love Lisa is my favorite episode. I think it has everything that makes a Simpsons episode good.

        I've always liked Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield. I think it makes good commentary on Marge's character without actually getting up its own ass about it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That was harder than the best Lisa episodes challenge but mostly because Marge has so few episodes where she takes priority. Some of her best scenes are because she’s playing off stronger characters like most Homer & Marge episodes are 80% Homer centric. I tried to stick to episodes where Marge is the focal point.

      The hardest aspect of best Bart episodes is limiting it to just a handful. Also made sure to include some late era hidden gems. I don’t think I can do a grid for best Homer… simply too many

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In terms of Lisa it has to be either Vs Malibu Stacy or Lisa's Substitute.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That was harder than the best Lisa episodes challenge but mostly because Marge has so few episodes where she takes priority. Some of her best scenes are because she’s playing off stronger characters like most Homer & Marge episodes are 80% Homer centric. I tried to stick to episodes where Marge is the focal point.

      [...]
      The hardest aspect of best Bart episodes is limiting it to just a handful. Also made sure to include some late era hidden gems. I don’t think I can do a grid for best Homer… simply too many

      Rather than Homer I thought I’d try to compile a list of the best “Road Trip” episodes, with a few caveats:
      1. At least two Simpsons family members have to be present. Yes, Bart getting a license is a classic but the rest of the family never leave home.
      2. No foreign countries. We all know Australia and Japan are great.
      3. At least half the episode has to take place away from the house.

      I was going to include a 4th rule that it had to take place outside Springfield limits but I’m not certain where some of the camping episodes take place…

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IA actually like several episodes of The Simpsons even though they're mostly from seasons 7- 11 but one of my favourites has got to be the one where they go to Japan.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      also another fravorite Simpsons episode of mine is the one where Homer writes a Movie Script about a Man who travels back in time who's bests friends a Pie and several pages of the script are just drawings of the Time Machine and I've now just released that joke of Disney owning 20th Century FOX, 20 years before it became a reality was from that said episode even though, I thought it was from the Episode where they meet Mel Gibson (which is also one of my favourite episodes) with it being in Hollywood and all that.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frick it. I'm five seasons in, starting the sixth in a few days. Here's a tier list of what I've seen so far. Also they don't count the clip shows, but So It's Come to This is S-tier. Good clip selection plus the story that connects the clips is very entertaining.

    Feel free to join: https://tiermaker.com/create/the-simpsons-golden-age-episodes-ranked-s1-8-15290792

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing awful from the Golden Age but a few I’m “meh” on.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        PRO: Season 5 having no complete flops. It was a blast!
        CON: Bart the Genius and Homer Defined in D tier?

        No exact pro, mostly good but Marge on the Lam in D? Brush With Greatness that high?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was trying to be as punitive as possible with my list (

          Nothing awful from the Golden Age but a few I’m “meh” on.

          ) and it’s from the perspective of only the first few seasons. Bart the Genius and Homer Defined in the grand scheme of the show would be solid B episodes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How does one hate Lisa the Iconoclast? Not being hostile... just baffled by the very idea.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It has a lot to do with Lisa protecting the lie of Jebediah Springfield being a folk hero at the end of the episode and not revealing the truth to the town that he was really murderous pirate, Hans Sprungfeld.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The truth wouldn't have helped the town in any way, in fact it likely would have harmed the reputation of the already maligned city. Why reveal the truth when it's, at best, superfluous and, at worst, detrimental?

            The lie of Jebediah inspired the town and only led to kindness and comraderie.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You Only move Twice
    Hank Scorpio is just too fun of a character

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Moaning Lisa.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Homer the Heretic always cracks me up. I've watched whenever I get a free day with nothing else to do.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The scene where Flanders throws Homer out with a mattress to break his fall, only for him to bounce back inside actually got me to loudly burst into laughter. Easily season 4's best episode, no contest.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That’s a bold claim…

        Kamp Krusty
        A Streetcar Named Marge
        Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
        Mr. Plow
        Lisa’s First Word
        Marge vs the Monorail
        Last Exit to Springfield
        Whacking Day
        Krusty Gets Kancelled

        All arguably better than Homer the Heretic

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'll give you A Streetcar Named Marge, Lisa's First Word and maaaybe Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie. But the rest? I don't know if I'd go so far as to say these episodes were better than Homer the Heretic.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's my point. It's "arguable" that any one of those episodes would be the best of season 4, rather than the original comment

            The scene where Flanders throws Homer out with a mattress to break his fall, only for him to bounce back inside actually got me to loudly burst into laughter. Easily season 4's best episode, no contest.

            saying any episode was "easily" the best and without question. Season 4 was consistently top quality, no episode is easily the cream of the crop.

            It's funny though... when I think of my personal favorite episodes I usually pick something from seasons 2 or 3 but when you look for consistently amazing seasons I usually come up with seasons 4 or 5. I guess 2 and 3 have higher peaks but the valleys dip below anything in 4 and 5.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The scene where Flanders throws Homer out with a mattress to break his fall, only for him to bounce back inside actually got me to loudly burst into laughter. Easily season 4's best episode, no contest.

          I'll give you A Streetcar Named Marge, Lisa's First Word and maaaybe Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie. But the rest? I don't know if I'd go so far as to say these episodes were better than Homer the Heretic.

          Season 4 was just fantastic all around.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Mine is Like Father, Like Clown
    It always seemed a little tryhard and award b8 to me.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Favorite Treehouse of Horror story? Mine's easily The Raven.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I adore The Raven but I also like:

      Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores
      Homer Cubed
      The Homega Man
      Easy-Bake Coven
      King Homer
      Dial "Z" for Zombies
      Terror at 5 1/2 Feet
      Bad Dream House
      The Shinning
      Time and Punishment

      And my favorite...
      The Devil and Homer Simpson

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Raven is great because you have James Earl Jones doing a fantastic read of the poem completely straight. As for favorite? I dunno. Any of the first few are great. Probably the Shinning.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nightmare Cafeteria

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's No Business Like Moe Business

      seriously, the musical number is high-point Simpsons

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    man I can't even forget most of them.

    22 Short Films About Springfield
    A Star Is Burns
    Bart Sells His Soul
    Bart vs. Thanksgiving
    Behind the Laughter
    Brother's Little Helper
    El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
    Homerpalooza
    HOMR
    Krusty Gets Kancelled
    Lisa's Substitute
    Lisa the Skeptic
    Make Room for Lisa
    Moaning Lisa
    One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
    Summer of 4 Ft. 2
    $pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop
    Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
    Stark Raving Dad
    The Otto Show
    The Strong Arms of the Ma
    Three Men and a Comic Book

    in alphabetical order

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Broken_Gizmo

    Treehouse of Horror VI.
    The jokes are still funny, the music used in nightmare on evergreen terrace and homer3 is beautiful, and i adore the cgi in homer3.
    I've recorded it multiple times, bootlegged the audio of homer3 to burn onto CDs, and have been meaning to try and recreate the 3rd dimension in disney infinity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and i adore the cgi in homer3.

      It's funny to think about now when CGI is so common but it carried with it probably the strangest nostalgia of the series.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Broken_Gizmo

        Double Dubs.
        Part of it is probably because back then (both in 95 when it premiered and 1999-2002 whenever i first saw it) cgi was something special instead of the exhausting norm.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Goodnight to the only good thread on Cinemaphile this evening. It's been real.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like a nice Simpsons thread that isn't just bortposting

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hey we don't just do bortposting

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tennis the Menace

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one where Marge becomes a cop

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