The Best Episodes Directed by Matthew Faughnan

Treehouse of Horror XXXII

#1 - Treehouse of Horror XXXII

The Simpsons Season 33 - Episode 3

star 9.50
2 votes
Treehouse of Horror XXII

#2 - Treehouse of Horror XXII

The Simpsons Season 23 - Episode 3

Simpsons' twentysecond Halloween show. The Diving Bell and the Butterball: Homer is bitten by a radioactive spider. Dial "D" for Diddly: Ned becomes a serial killer. In the Na'Vi: Bart and Milhouse in an Avatar spoof.

star 7.63
3070 votes
Labor Pains

#3 - Labor Pains

The Simpsons Season 25 - Episode 5

Homer delivers a baby in an elevator. When the mother names the child Homer Jr., he develops a deep emotional bond with the kid. Lisa is recruited by the cheerleaders of the local pro football team.

star 7.55
1920 votes
The Way of the Dog

#4 - The Way of the Dog

The Simpsons Season 31 - Episode 22

After the Simpsons' dog bites Marge, the family explores the tragic past of Santa's Little Helper

star 7.39
419 votes
The Day the Earth Stood Cool

#5 - The Day the Earth Stood Cool

The Simpsons Season 24 - Episode 7

A "cool family" from Portland moves in next door to the Simpsons. Homer is desperate to befriend them, while Marge is skeptical, worried about some of their more eccentric qualities.

star 7.34
2496 votes
Friend with Benefit

#6 - Friend with Benefit

The Simpsons Season 27 - Episode 6

Lisa makes a new pal at school named Harper, whose internet billionaire father becomes buddies with a different Simpson: Homer. Soon, though, Lisa becomes worried that Harper is a little too entitled.

star 7.33
1854 votes
Treehouse of Horror XVII

#7 - 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.

star 7.32
1532 votes
Orange is the New Yellow

#8 - Orange is the New Yellow

The Simpsons Season 27 - Episode 22

Marge goes to prison for letting Bart play in a park unsupervised.

star 7.31
1937 votes
There Will Be Buds

#9 - There Will Be Buds

The Simpsons Season 28 - Episode 6

Homer gets roped into coaching the kids' lacrosse team with Milhouse's dad, Kirk, who is in desperate need of a friend. When Kirk gets too clingy, Homer vents about how much of a loser he is. Kirk overhears his rant and disappears, right when the team needs him most: the championship game.

star 7.29
2422 votes
The Great Wife Hope

#10 - The Great Wife Hope

The Simpsons Season 21 - Episode 3

Mixed martial arts (MMA) gains popularity in Springfield, and Marge leads a protest against it. The promoter of a local MMA company decides to gain publicity from the controversy by challenging Marge to a match, with the promise that he will shut down if she wins.

star 7.24
2588 votes
Krusty the Clown

#11 - Krusty the Clown

The Simpsons Season 30 - Episode 8

Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty. After almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus, and finds happiness there.

star 7.23
722 votes
Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion

#12 - Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion

The Simpsons Season 30 - Episode 23

Marge starts a business selling healing crystals to the naive mothers of Springfield when Homer’s work cuts children’s health-care benefits, leading Marge to use the crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart’s ADD.

star 7.19
510 votes

#13 - Loan-a-Lisa

The Simpsons Season 22 - Episode 2

Lisa invests in Nelson's brand-new business venture, but soon realizes that her friend's instant success might lure him away from the classroom. Worried that his judgment might be clouded, Lisa introduces Nelson to the well-educated and successful creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, only to find out that he too dropped out of school.

star 7.16
3690 votes
Podcast News

#14 - Podcast News

The Simpsons Season 32 - Episode 6

Grampa is accused of a crime. Meanwhile, Kent Brockman questions his career.

star 7.14
360 votes
Stop or My Dog Will Shoot

#15 - Stop or My Dog Will Shoot

The Simpsons Season 18 - Episode 20

Homer unwittingly drags the family into a cornfield maze after attempting to leave a boring Harvest fest that Marge brought them to. When everyone except Homer escapes, Santa's Little Helper rescues him and becomes the town hero. So the Simpsons enroll him in Police Dog Academy where he's teamed with Lou.

star 7.14
1274 votes
Dangerous Curves

#16 - Dangerous Curves

The Simpsons Season 20 - Episode 5

Homer and Marge remember the ups and downs of their marriage through a series of flashbacks, including the time they each began flirting with guests at a glamorous party - a situation that led to a food fight and an unexpected swim in the pool.

star 7.12
2134 votes
Springfield Splendor

#17 - Springfield Splendor

The Simpsons Season 29 - Episode 2

Marge and Lisa turn Lisa’s sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.

star 7.06
1641 votes
Treehouse of Horror XXIX

#18 - Treehouse of Horror XXIX

The Simpsons Season 30 - Episode 4

Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu, Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers, Lisa finally snaps and Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

star 7.06
897 votes
Whistler's Father

#19 - Whistler's Father

The Simpsons Season 29 - Episode 3

Homer discovers that Maggie is a whistling savant and launches her baby-celebrity career. Meanwhile, Marge impresses Fat Tony with her interior design taste, and he hires her to style his brothel.

star 6.99
1500 votes
Go Big or Go Homer

#20 - Go Big or Go Homer

The Simpsons Season 31 - Episode 2

Homer is demoted to supervising interns, among whom is go-getter millennial Mike, a 35-year-old who asks Homer to be his mentor. However, when Homer inspires Mike to start a business of his own, the two find themselves being chased by the mob.

star 6.91
599 votes