The Best Episodes Directed by Matthew Faughnan
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - Orange is the New Yellow
The Simpsons Season 27 - Episode 22
Marge goes to prison for letting Bart play in a park unsupervised.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#14 - Podcast News
The Simpsons Season 32 - Episode 6
Grampa is accused of a crime. Meanwhile, Kent Brockman questions his career.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.