The Best Episodes Directed by Rich Moore

Cape Feare

#1 - Cape Feare

The Simpsons Season 5 - Episode 2

When Bart receives death threats from newly paroled Sideshow Bob, the family goes into the Witness Relocation Program and starts a new life on a houseboat on Terror Lake.

star 8.24
776 votes
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Marge vs. the Monorail

#2 - Marge vs. the Monorail

The Simpsons Season 4 - Episode 12

When Springfield gets a sudden windfall, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces the town to build a monorail.

star 8.23
618 votes
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The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

#3 - The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

Futurama Season 5 - Episode 16

Desperate to learn how to play the holophonor in order to impress Leela, Fry swaps hands with the Robot Devil. He goes on to become a skilled holophonor player, winning Leela's heart and penning an opera about her life story, but the Robot Devil still has a trick or two up his sleeve.

star 8.21
642 votes
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Space Pilot 3000

#4 - Space Pilot 3000

Futurama Season 1 - Episode 1

Fry, a 20th-century New-York pizza delivery boy receives a prank call and is frozen in a capsule and wakes up in year 2999. He meets an alien named Leela that wants to assign his permanent career... delivery boy. Fry refuses, so he escapes. He then meets Bender, a robot who likes to drink and has suicidal tendencies. Together, they start running away from Leela, arriving to the ruins of old New York. Leela finds them, but instead of inserting the permanent chip on Fry, she removes her own. All three go to Prof. Hubert Farnsworth's house, Fry's only living relative, becoming his new space crew.

star 8.12
2108 votes
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Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

#5 - Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

The Simpsons Season 3 - Episode 24

Homer’s half-brother Herb Powell returns, his finances in ruin from his last encounter with Homer. With a little help from the family, he invents a product that’s sure to turn his life around.

star 8.05
455 votes
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Lisa's Substitute

#6 - Lisa's Substitute

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 19

With Miss Hoover out sick, a substitute teacher takes over the class and becomes an inspiring role model for Lisa.

star 8.02
485 votes
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Roswell That Ends Well

#7 - Roswell That Ends Well

Futurama Season 4 - Episode 1

The combined explosions of a supernova and Fry putting metal in the microwave hurtle the Planet Express crew back in time to 1947. They land at Roswell, New Mexico, where a shattered Bender is mistaken for UFO debris, Zoidberg is taken in for an alien autopsy, and Fry accidentally kills his grandfather, Enis, in a nuclear explosion.

star 8.01
892 votes
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Flaming Moe's

#8 - Flaming Moe's

The Simpsons Season 3 - Episode 10

Moe steals the drink recipe Homer invented, and the rechristened “Flaming Moe” turns his tavern into a hotspot. When a national franchise wants to buy the recipe, Homer wants revenge.

star 8.01
567 votes
Clum Babies

#9 - Clum Babies

Drawn Together Season 2 - Episode 5

Wooldoor hits puberty at long last and can't keep himself from masturbating. Thus, his Clum Babies with their healing powers are born. Clara, however, thinks this is an act against God and vows to stop him. Meanwhile, Ling-Ling's bachelor days might be numbered as his mother and father send an arranged battle mate to the Drawn Together house.

star 7.99
95 votes
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Stark Raving Dad

#10 - Stark Raving Dad

The Simpsons Season 3 - Episode 1

Mistakenly committed to a mental hospital, Homer meets a tall, stocky white man who claims to be Michael Jackson.

star 7.95
724 votes
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Hell is Other Robots

#11 - Hell is Other Robots

Futurama Season 1 - Episode 9

During a Beasty Boys concert, Bender runs into a high school buddy, Fender. He invites him to a party, which turns out to be robots getting high off of electricity, or "jacking on". After one try, Bender is hooked.

star 7.88
1193 votes
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Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

#12 - Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

The Simpsons Season 4 - Episode 6

When Bart's misdeeds at school and at home reach new extremes, Homer puts his foot down and imposes the ultimate punishment: Bart is forbidden to go see the new Itchy & Scratchy movie.

star 7.88
609 votes
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Bart the Murderer

#13 - Bart the Murderer

The Simpsons Season 3 - Episode 4

Bart becomes an errand boy for the Springfield Mafia. When Principal Skinner disappears, Fat Tony points the finger at Bart.

star 7.87
688 votes
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Anthology of Interest I

#14 - Anthology of Interest I

Futurama Season 2 - Episode 20

The Professor's "What-If" machine simulates Bender, Leela and Fry's wishes. Bender discovers what it would be like if he were 500 feet tall, Leela discovers what it would be like if she were more impulsive, and Fry discovers what would happen if he never came to the future.

star 7.86
589 votes
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Simpson and Delilah

#15 - Simpson and Delilah

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 2

After Homer charges a miracle hair growth treatment to the company's health insurance, his new found confidence gets him a promotion.

star 7.83
747 votes
Lisa the Greek

#16 - Lisa the Greek

The Simpsons Season 3 - Episode 14

Sundays become “Daddy-Daughter Days” when Homer discovers Lisa’s uncanny ability to pick winning football teams.

star 7.83
501 votes
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Dead Putting Society

#17 - Dead Putting Society

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 6

Competition erupts between neighbors when Todd Flanders and Bart enter a miniature golf tournament. Facing increasing pressure from their fathers, the boys find a way to settle things.

star 7.82
685 votes
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Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment

#18 - Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 13

Homer becomes the most popular guy in town when he gets an illegal cable hook-up, but Lisa fears he will go to hell for violating the Eighth Commandment.

star 7.79
602 votes
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Treehouse of Horror

#19 - Treehouse of Horror

The Simpsons Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.77
919 votes
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A Streetcar Named Marge

#20 - A Streetcar Named Marge

The Simpsons Season 4 - Episode 2

Feeling underappreciated at home, Marge takes up acting and channels her pent-up rage as Blanche DuBois in a community production. Meanwhile, Maggie leads a revolt at the Ayn Rand School for Tots.

star 7.71
595 votes
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The Front

#21 - The Front

The Simpsons Season 4 - Episode 19

Convinced that Itchy & Scratchy has been going downhill, Bart and Lisa pen their own script and sign Grandpa Simpson's name to it. Meanwhile, Homer goes back to school to make up a missing credit.

star 7.69
443 votes
Childrens Were Our Future

#22 - Childrens Were Our Future

Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 13

“Wrestlewomania!” –Hiro and Mitzi get caught up in the excitement of the moment while Shin finds himself tangled up yet again with Prinicipal Ench’s convoluted past… “Wet Dreams May Come” – Worn out after a hard day at school, Shin slips into a slightly less-than-erotic dream starring none other than Hottie Nanako… “Shin chan: The High School Years – Episode One: Shin-Derella-chan” – Traveling forward in time (and beyond the bounds of reason), we join up with the gang, now high school students…

star 7.66
9 votes
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Lady Hawke

#23 - Lady Hawke

The Critic Season 2 - Episode 3

When Jeremy Hawke's sister, Olivia Newton Hawke, visits New York, Jay meets her and is smitten with her which puts his relationship with Alice on the line when she begins to feel left out. So Jay then must decide who he really loves.

star 7.65
20 votes
Alzheimer's That Ends Well

#24 - Alzheimer's That Ends Well

Drawn Together Season 2 - Episode 14

Clara gets an extreme make-over of her own when she gets an operation to remove her "Octopussoir" and give her a normal vagina again. The housemates, believing Toot to be old and suffering from Alzheimers, check her into an old folks home.

star 7.63
77 votes
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A Clone of My Own

#25 - A Clone of My Own

Futurama Season 2 - Episode 15

Professor Farnsworth unveils his clone, Cubert Farnsworth, whom he plans to leave everything to upon his retirement. But Cubert wants no part of Farnsworth's lifestyle, prompting the professor into a premature retirement on the Near-Death Star.

star 7.63
754 votes
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Pilot

#26 - Pilot

The Critic Season 1 - Episode 1

Film critic Jay Sherman falls in love with actress Valerie Fox. Jay's family and friends worry that Valerie is using him to get a good movie review. Does she truly care for him?

star 7.61
66 votes
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Homer's Night Out

#27 - Homer's Night Out

The Simpsons Season 1 - Episode 10

Bart puts his new spy camera to use when Homer gets rowdy at a bachelor party, and the incriminating photo gets distributed all over town.

star 7.59
739 votes
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The Telltale Head

#28 - The Telltale Head

The Simpsons Season 1 - Episode 8

Bart tries to impress the school bullies by stealing the head of the Jebediah Springfield statue in the town square, but everyone is outraged by his act of vandalism.

star 7.45
702 votes
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Her Little Gang-Bang Miracles

#29 - 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…

star 7.17
6 votes
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It’s Actually Better for Anal

#30 - It’s Actually Better for Anal

Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 6

“Super Happy Fun Time American School Presents: Winter Blunderland!” – It’s a hot time on the ski slopes, all fun and unwanted advances! But Shin finds himself shackled to Miss Katz… That is, until the teacher’s hormones have her distracted. Free at last and ready to party, the little trouble maker stirs up some action of his own on the triple black pass! “Winter Blunderland: Part 2!” – The school trip gets even hotter as things move over to the spa! But when Shin insults Mr. Ench’s half-inch, the principal’s forced to drastic measures! And he’s not the only one out of sorts, as Georgie finds himself outsmarted and Shin takes one for the team… Saving the school from the monkey crotch and from the noodle stretcher?!? “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 2: Inflatable of Doom!” – Lollipop’s gone off in search of the Flying Pecker, convinced she can save Felipe from himself. But when she finds herself at the madman’s mercy, as well as the center of his plot to flood the earth, Lollipop calls for reinforcements! It’s Bruce… Er, Action Bastard to the rescue!

star 7.00
6 votes
The Girls of 34C

#31 - The Girls of 34C

Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 18

"Break Yo Mama's Back" - In her search for pleasure, Mitzi finds only pain! Throwing out her back before the chores are done, she's throwing in the towel… Or maybe not. Her apprentice Summer has come over to play house, now if only they can play nice! Incompetent even by teen mother standards, the young homemaker may just unmake Mitzi. It's a good thing sleeping pills work wonders! "Hellion Crawler Baby" - Ignored as Mitzi settles in for her morning soaps, Hima turns hell cat and decides to redistribute the family funds. The toddling tyke's really been acting up lately! At wit's end trying to stay a step ahead, Mitzi's beginning to think it's hopeless. Shin's demon seems to have found a new home… Or replicated! This calls for drastic measures! "Guess Who's Slumming to Dinner" - Aged beef and semi-fresh veggies - It's dinner à la ebay! And not just any dinner… The Noharas are escaping this hell hole at last! But they'll have to move quickly and tread soft, for if their "friends" catch wind they'll want a taste of the action. Giving neighbors milk, sugar or tampons is one thing, but sharing the beef is going too far!

star 6.63
8 votes
Condescending Spanish for Heiresses

#32 - 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.

star 6.62
8 votes
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The Emperor’s Love

#33 - The Emperor’s Love

Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 11

“The Boy Scouts of Japan” – While out in search of aliens, extraterrestrial or illegal, the gang comes across an even stranger phenomenon… The Imperial Scouts of Japan! “The Not-So-Last Temptation of Hiro” – When Hiro unintentionally rescues a woman from a pervert on the train, it’s an instant commuter romance… “Cupid’s a Slut!” – When Penny recruits Shin to deliver her tokens of love… Warning: Those offended by classical Greek love, please look away!

star 6.57
7 votes
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At Least They Pay for the Ouchie

#34 - 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.

star 6.50
8 votes
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Lucky Bastard Fever!

#35 - Lucky Bastard Fever!

Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 5

“Mr. Penny Builds Her Dream House” – Penny holds Shin’s ass hostage, forcing him to play a little role reversal “house,” Penny-style! “I’m gonna be the daddy who rules the roost with an iron fist and you’ll be my wife who looks slutty so I’ll like you!” But when Shin has trouble staying in character, Maso’s recruited into the act… Now it’s your turn to wear the man-boobies! “Blowing Me Softly!” – It’s Friday night and Mitzi’s lost the draw… She’ll have to blow dry the holy terror Hima after bath time! (Hiro doesn’t do the blowing in this marriage!) After all, one of her children needs to look presentable! Will Hima’s hair be dried? Will cowlicks be prevented? Will they ever have the budget again for that sweet animation from earlier? “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 1: Rise of the Pecker!” – There’s a new menace after our favorite superhero, and he’s discovered Action Bastard’s alter-ego… Or should I say Bruce Bastard? It’s silly having an alias when Bastard’s your last name, you hang with the same chick, and there’s an Action Bastard logo on your sleeve! But I digress! It’s time to manhandle this Flying Pecker ‘til he’s limp!

star 6.43
7 votes
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Gratuitous Grandparent Nudity

#36 - Gratuitous Grandparent Nudity

Shin Chan Season 1 - Episode 26

"The Grandfathers Part I" - It's a battle of wills between Shin's Grandpas. One is more zany. The other is more reserved. Both… smell like old people. "The Grandfathers Part II" - Which of Shin's Grandpas can be more doting? The duel between the doddering duo continues. So does the old man nudity. "The Grandfathers Part... Sofia Coppola Can't Act" - Awkward moments continue between the dueling Grandpas. Only a life and death encounter with Shin's butt can finally bring them together.

star 6.33
9 votes
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The Stalker Song

#37 - The Stalker Song

Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 2

“Kindergarten Pop” – Hiro’s called in a bomb threat and is enjoying his day off from work when Mitzi remembers that it’s parent’s day at the school. Reminded of all the hot young moms, Hiro jumps at the chance to put his family first! But things progress rapidly from bad to worse, jump started with an essay Shin wrote about his father! “He comes home drunk, his life is lame…” “The Secret Life of Georgie” – Like all Republicans, Georgie’s harboring a secret! The youth is desperate for a cardboard reproduction of Yaz from the TV series Heiressz. What lengths will he go to in order to get his hands on the prize? And can he do it while keeping his shameful love for such girlish tripe from his friends? Oh, to have so much money and yet not be able to buy your heart’s greatest desire… How cruel! “Action Bastard Says, ‘Give Yourself the Shaft!’” – It’s another evening at the Nohara house, but Mitzi’s in an awfully good mood! Could it have anything to do with the Action Bastard Vibrating Bastard Shaft that Shin won at the store that day? Everyone seems to have a different use for it, but they’re all getting off! That is, until Shin tries it out on Hiro… Watch out: Things get really messy! And fast!

star 5.86
7 votes
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