The BEST episodes directed by David Silverman

Parental Bonding
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8.16
73 votes

#1 - Parental Bonding

Danny Phantom - Season 1 - Episode 2

Danny uses his ""overshadowing"" power to take control of his Dad during a parent-teacher conference, but the plan backfires when Jack Fenton is invited to chaperone the school dance. At the same time a ghostly amulet turns the girl with whom Danny is smitten into a dragon, and he must alternately control his Dad and fight the ghost dragon!

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Homie the Clown
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8.03
1553 votes

#2 - Homie the Clown

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 15

Krusty the Clown's reckless spending forces him to open a clown college to keep afloat. New graduate Homer discovers the perks and perils of being Krusty.

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Company Picnic
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7.97
134 votes

#3 - Company Picnic

Dilbert - Season 2 - Episode 11

The annual company picnic is coming up and with it the yearly softball game between Marketing and Engineering. Dilbert becomes involved in a Romeo and Juliet-esque relationship with the new girl from Marketing.

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Treehouse of Horror IV
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7.94
2163 votes

#4 - Treehouse of Horror IV

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 5

In "The Devil and Homer Simpson," Homer sells his soul for a doughnut. Next, in the Twilight Zone spoof "Terror at 5 1/2 Feet," everyone doubts Bart's sanity when he's the only one to see a gremlin sabotaging the school bus. In "Bart Simpson's Dracula," the family turns into vampires, and Lisa sends Homer to the Burns mansion in an attempt to kill the head vampire.

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Black Widower
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7.88
1481 votes

#5 - Black Widower

The Simpsons - Season 3 - Episode 21

When Selma agrees to marry her prison pen pal, Sideshow Bob, only Bart remains suspicious of his motives.

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Mother Simpson
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7.84
1577 votes

#6 - Mother Simpson

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 8

Homer discovers that his mother is still alive, a former radical who is a fugitive from the law. When her old nemesis Burns spots her and tips off the FBI, she is forced to return to the underground.

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Krusty Gets Kancelled
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7.78
1556 votes

#7 - Krusty Gets Kancelled

The Simpsons - Season 4 - Episode 22

An advertising blitz for "Gabbo" spells trouble for Krusty: his show gets canceled when the new ventriloquist act gets higher ratings. Bart and Lisa enlist Krusty's Hollywood pals for a comeback special.

The Way We Was
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7.78
1874 votes

#8 - The Way We Was

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 12

When the TV breaks, Marge and Homer entertain the kids with the story of how they first met.

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Homer's Triple Bypass
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7.75
1958 votes

#9 - Homer's Triple Bypass

The Simpsons - Season 4 - Episode 11

Homer's doughnut-clogged heart needs a triple bypass operation, but Dr. Hibbert's fee is $40,000... so Homer takes his chances with Dr. Nick Riviera, who'll do any operation for $129.

Treehouse of Horror XV
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7.61
1631 votes

#10 - Treehouse of Horror XV

The Simpsons - Season 16 - Episode 1

We open with an episode of "Keepin' It Kodos" with Kang. In this episode, Kang and Kodos have the Simpson family for dinner with their boss. The meal is a success as Kang gets a hyper-galactic promotion. a). "The Ned Zone" Homer knocks Ned unconscious with his bowling ball, when he recovers he discovers that he was really dying of a brain tumour & the bowling ball lodged it out (which give him premonitions of doom). He tells Homer about his new power and Homer wants to know his future. Ned sees Homer being shot in the back, and the shooter is he. Ned keeps this information to himself and manages to not shoot Homer. He then finds out that Homer is going to cause the destruction of all of Springfield by destroying the plant's nuclear reactor. Ned goes to the power plant to try to prevent the catastrophe. Unfortunately, he had to kill Homer to save everyone (but even through that, Homer accidently fell onto the nuclear reactor button still consious from the bullet & killed everyone in the end). At least, everyone is in a better place. b). "Four Beheadings and a Funeral" The "Mutton Chop Murderer" has taken another victim, and Eliza Simpson and her sidekick Dr. Bartley join with Inspector Wiggum of Scotland Yard to find the killer. The dagger used is the latest crime is found to be one of a set, and they find that the set was owned by C. Ebenezer Burns. They go to the opium den and find that Burns had sold the daggers to a fat man (Homer) to get money for opium. The fat man is caught and sentenced to death, but when Eliza and Dr. Bartley find yet another body, Eliza knows the fat man is innocent and finds an important clue to the real killer's identity on the latest murder weapon. c). "In the Belly of the Boss" At the "New Invention Expo" Maggie gets inside of a new vitamin pill that is going to be reduced by Prof. Frink's new shrink ray. The pill is swallowed by Mr. Burns. The other Simpson family members become bionauts inside a submari

Treehouse of Horror
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7.59
2503 votes

#11 - Treehouse of Horror

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 3

The family moves into a haunted mansion, Aliens abduct the Simpsons and invite them to what might be their last supper, and Lisa reads Bart Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven."

Blood Feud
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7.58
1492 votes

#12 - Blood Feud

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 22

When Mr. Burns is saved by a transfusion of Bart's blood, Homer expects a handsome reward but is outraged to receive only a simple thank-you note.

My Hero
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7.57
7 votes

#13 - My Hero

The Jeffersons - Season 7 - Episode 15

After saving a woman from a mugger, George seeks to hire a personal bodyguard.

Treehouse of Horror XIII
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7.57
1667 votes

#14 - Treehouse of Horror XIII

The Simpsons - Season 14 - Episode 1

The family (along with Ned Flanders) holds a séance which brings the ghost of Maude Flanders back from the grave. With her presence in the room, she opens a book which brings us these three tales. a). "Send in the Clones" Homer finds that his new hammock is capable of making clones, and he begins making and using the clones to do all of his chores. When one of the clones permanently takes care of Flanders, Homer decides to get rid of the clones and the hammock. So he takes them both out to cornfield where he leaves them. Only the clones begin using the hammock and start to proliferate themselves at an enormous rate, soon the town of Springfield is under invasion by an army of Homer clones. It's up to Lisa to give the army a suggestion that help them eliminate the clone problem. b). "The Right to Keep and Scare Harms" Lisa finds the grave of William Bonney who was killed by gun violence. In his memory, she starts a gun control crusade, which makes Springfield totally gun-free; even the police no longer have guns. Now defenseless, the corpse of William "Billy the Kid" Bonney and his cohorts rise from the dead and start raising havoc in town. Professor Frink develops a time machine, which Homer uses to go back to the recent past to stop the ban on guns. c). "The Island of Dr. Hibbert" The family takes a trip to "The Island of Lost Souls," where they find Dr. Hibbert is running the island's resort. Marge thinks that something creepy is going on there, but when she goes off to investigate she is captured by Dr. Hibbert who turns her into a cat woman. Homer goes in search of a cure for Marge's condition and encounters Ned Flanders (who needs to be milked). Flanders takes Homer to meet the others who've been converted into beasts. While initially horrified at what they've all become, after thinking about it, he decides it might just be the life for him.

Old Money
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7.56
1567 votes

#15 - Old Money

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 17

When Grandpa's new girlfriend at the Springfield Retirement Castle dies, he inherits her savings and must decide the best way to spend his windfall.

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
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7.50
5293 votes

#16 - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

The Simpsons - Season 1 - Episode 1

It's a not-so-merry Christmas for the Simpsons, when Mr. Burns decides to cut the Christmas bonuses, and Marge has to spend the family's Christmas savings to erase a tattoo Bart thought will make a great Christmas present. In order to hide the fact he didn't get the bonus, Homer takes a second job as a mall Santa.

Bart Gets an F
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7.47
2737 votes

#17 - Bart Gets an F

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 1

In danger of flunking the fourth grade, Bart strikes a deal with the class brain: in exchange for tutoring, he will help Martin become more popular.

Bart vs. Thanksgiving
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7.38
1997 votes

#18 - Bart vs. Thanksgiving

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 7

Bart ruins Thanksgiving when he accidentally destroys Lisa's Thanksgiving centerpiece. Angry at being asked to apologize, he runs away and roams Springfield in search of dinner.

Treehouse of Horror XVI
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7.37
1766 votes

#19 - Treehouse of Horror XVI

The Simpsons - Season 17 - Episode 4

It is game six of the World Series and Kang and Kodos decide to speed up the play of the game and they fire the acceleray. They shatter the fabric of the universe and everything is destroyed. a). "B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence" Bart falls into a deep coma from which he will never emerge. Well Bart does wakes from his coma only to find that his family has replaced him with David, a newly developed artificial robot son. Bart struggles to fit back in with his family and Homer and Marge decide they must get rid of one of their sons. They abandoned Bart, but harvesting parts from some abandoned robots he gets his revenge. The robot nightmare only turns out to be a dream when it is revealed that Homer has actually been possessed by the devil. b). "Survival of the Fattest" Homer and others are invited by Mr. Burns to his estate for “A Most Dangerous Game.” It turns out that they are participants on “The World Series of Manslaughter” featuring guest analyst Terry Bradshaw where they are the quarry and Mr. Burns is their hunter. Surprisingly Homer is the last contestant left standing, but it takes Marge’s intervention to even the score. c). "I’ve Grown a Costume on Your Face" It’s the Springfield Semi-Annual Halloween Party but the costume contest goes awry when a real hideous witch turns everyone into real-life versions of their costumes. Lisa, as Einstein, searches for a solution to their problem; but it is up to Maggie, who was dressed as a witch, as the only one with the power to reverse the spell.

Bart the Genius
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7.36
3704 votes

#20 - Bart the Genius

The Simpsons - Season 1 - Episode 2

After switching IQ tests with Martin, Bart is mistaken for a child genius. When he's enrolled in a school for gifted students, a series of embarrassments and mishaps makes him long for his old life.

Treehouse of Horror XVII
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7.31
1557 votes

#21 - Treehouse of Horror XVII

The Simpsons - Season 18 - Episode 4

Three more scary tales are offered up in this 17th edition of the Treehouse of Horror.Married to the Blob: After eating mysterious green goo from a meteorite, Homer grows to massive proportions while he eats everything in sight.You Gotta Know When to Golem: Bart takes control of Golem of Jewish folklore, and forces the ancient statue to do his bidding by writing instructions on scrolls and placing them into the Golem's mouth.The Day the Earth Looked Stupid: Taking place in 1938 Springfield, the townspeople react to Orson Welles’ famous War of the Worlds radio broadcast. However, they pay no attention when Kang and Kodos actually do invade the town.

Bart the General
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7.30
2463 votes

#22 - Bart the General

The Simpsons - Season 1 - Episode 5

Fed up with Nelson's bullying, the kids from Springfield Elementary decide to teach him a lesson. With advice from Grandpa, Bart leads them into battle.

Some Enchanted Evening
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7.27
2068 votes

#23 - Some Enchanted Evening

The Simpsons - Season 1 - Episode 13

While Homer takes Marge out for a night on the town, the kids spot their babysitter on America's Most Armed and Dangerous.

The Man Who Came to Be Dinner
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7.24
1192 votes

#24 - The Man Who Came to Be Dinner

The Simpsons - Season 26 - Episode 10

During a trip to "Dizzneeland" the Simpsons board the wrong ride, Rocket To Your Doom, and are transported through the galaxy to Kang and Kodos' home planet, where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat Homer.

Life on the Fast Lane
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7.23
2061 votes

#25 - Life on the Fast Lane

The Simpsons - Season 1 - Episode 9

Homer gives Marge a bowling ball for her birthday, and his self-serving gift backfires: she starts taking lessons from a suave French bowling instructor. When the lessons take a romantic turn, Marge faces temptation.

The Herpes Effect
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7.22
9 votes

#26 - The Herpes Effect

Shin Chan - Season 1 - Episode 19

"The House is Officially Unblown!" - Picking up the story as the Noharas settle into their new, un-exploded home, it's another glorious day as the family oversleeps and not a thing is to be found! Sure, the toaster's in one of those brown, medium-sized and unmarked boxes… It's a crazy morning and Hiro could get canned, but at least their back in their old - new - digs! "The Gay Might Elope" - An innocent day at the park and an innocent question later, and Penny's delusions take a new twist… Eloping with Maso? But even the little bunny beater's escapist dreams aren't safe as Ai steals the show and recreates fantasy island, working her butt-bouncing boy toy into the plot. Well, at lest Maso's flight of fancy involves a girl for a change! "Whiteface Charcoalpants" - Frustrated with his family, Shin meets up with a demon bearing the power to make his darkest desires come true. But when the bare-bottomed brat doesn't make the best of choices, things turn out far from what he had in mind! Weirder now than ever, Shin just might be stuck with his hastily re-imagined family… Can the little devil turn the demon's own bag of tricks against him?

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Her Little Gang-Bang Miracles
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7.17
6 votes

#27 - Her Little Gang-Bang Miracles

Shin Chan - Season 2 - Episode 12

“The Widow Breaker” – When Miss Katz learns that her estranged friend’s husband was killed in a tragic accident, she sets out to make Samantha jealous of her perfect life… “Whitey’s Man Burden” – Shin’s being lazy again, but this time Mitzi’s had enough! She’s gonna throw him out on his lazy little ass… “Look Who’s Stalking!” – The neighborhood just hasn’t been the same ever since that poodle got raped, and now there’s a creep lurking around the Nohara house…

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Another Simpsons Clip Show
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6.86
1555 votes

#28 - Another Simpsons Clip Show

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 3

After reading the weepy best-seller The Bridges of Madison County, Marge sits down with the family and recalls romantic moments, along with temptations from her bowling instructor Jacques and Homer's coworker Mindy.

Condescending Spanish for Heiresses
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6.62
8 votes

#29 - Condescending Spanish for Heiresses

Shin Chan - Season 1 - Episode 25

"The Miseducation of Maso's Will" - Ai is treating Maso like a dog and Penny isn't having it. It's a crash course in manliness but the only tail Maso's chasing is his own. "The Horrible Secret of Count Ench the Magnificent" - Principal Ench displays his skills in prestidigitation and nobody is safe. Look it up. "Ai Yi Yi!" - Ai uses Maso to make Shin jealous… but it's hard to compete with snail poop.

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At Least They Pay for the Ouchie
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6.50
8 votes

#30 - At Least They Pay for the Ouchie

Shin Chan - Season 1 - Episode 21

“Penny’s Mom’s Great Escape” - Penny’s Mom has plans to escape her horrid home-life… and only a spastic five year old stands in her way. “Between A Rock and a Tard Face” - What sort of retard asks Shin to baby-sit a pet rock? Why, the functional sort of course! “Happiness Bunny’s Revenge’s Revenge” - One of Penny's favorite stuffed animals has gone missing. Never turn your back on the Happiness Bunny.

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