The Best Episodes Directed by Steven Dean Moore

The Springfield Files

#1 - The Springfield Files

The Simpsons Season 8 - Episode 10

Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him -- not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who come to investigate the incident.

star 8.19
568 votes
Watch on Amazon
Marge Be Not Proud

#2 - Marge Be Not Proud

The Simpsons Season 7 - Episode 11

Nabbed for shoplifting, Bart manages to keep it a secret from the family... until it's time to have the family Christmas photo taken at the Try-N-Save.

star 8.06
502 votes
Watch on Amazon
Homer the Smithers

#3 - Homer the Smithers

The Simpsons Season 7 - Episode 17

Forced to take a vacation, Smithers needs to find a temporary replacement who won't outshine him. Homer seems the perfect choice until a sudden outburst forces Mr. Burns to assert his independence.

star 8.05
468 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Joy of Sect

#4 - The Joy of Sect

The Simpsons Season 9 - Episode 13

A cult lures in most of Springfield to toil for “The Leader.” After Marge escapes and has the family deprogrammed, Homer exposes the man behind the spaceship.

star 8.00
453 votes
Watch on Amazon
Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart

#5 - Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart

The Simpsons Season 23 - Episode 15

In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer's unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal (guest voicing as themselves), and to Bart's surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Meanwhile, a hip, new health food superstore opens in Springfield that threatens to put Apu and the Kwik-E-Mart out of business.

star 7.84
597 votes
Watch on Amazon
Round Springfield

#6 - Round Springfield

The Simpsons Season 6 - Episode 22

Lisa is reunited with her idol, Bleeding Gums Murphy, but their time together is short-lived. When the jazz legend passes away, a heartbroken Lisa wants to buy his rare album for $500 and play it on the local jazz station as a tribute.

star 7.81
369 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

#7 - The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

The Simpsons Season 8 - Episode 14

In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character voiced by Homer.

star 7.81
467 votes
Watch on Amazon
King of the Hill

#8 - King of the Hill

The Simpsons Season 9 - Episode 23

After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the Murderhorn, the tallest mountain in Springfield.

star 7.77
405 votes
Watch on Amazon
In Marge We Trust

#9 - In Marge We Trust

The Simpsons Season 8 - Episode 22

Disturbed that Reverend Lovejoy has lost interest in counseling parishioners, Marge volunteers as the "Listen Lady." Meanwhile, Homer sees his likeness on a box of Japanese detergent.

star 7.76
407 votes
Watch on Amazon
Treehouse of Horror IX

#10 - Treehouse of Horror IX

The Simpsons Season 10 - Episode 4

In "Hell Toupée," Snake is sent to the electric chair, and his hair is transplanted onto Homer. In "The Terror of Tiny Toon," Bart and Lisa become cartoon characters in an episode of Itchy & Scratchy. In "Starship Poopers," a growth spurt casts doubt on Maggie's paternity, and the family goes on the Jerry Springer show.

star 7.75
638 votes
Watch on Amazon
Treehouse of Horror XIV

#11 - Treehouse of Horror XIV

The Simpsons Season 15 - Episode 1

"Reaper Madness" - Death becomes Homer and our hero must learn to reap what he sows (and pull a fast one on the almighty). "Frinkenstein" - Soon to be Nobel-prize winning Professor Frink reanimates his father for some gruesome body parts-swapping. "Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off" - A parody of Clockstoppers, starring Bart and Milhouse.

star 7.74
596 votes
Watch on Amazon
Treehouse of Horror XXIII

#12 - Treehouse of Horror XXIII

The Simpsons Season 24 - Episode 2

Marge and Homer go back to ancient Mayan times and learn that the world will come to an end in 2012; and a glitch in the Springfield Subatomic Supercollider wreaks havoc on the city.

star 7.74
1034 votes
Watch on Amazon
Missionary: Impossible

#13 - Missionary: Impossible

The Simpsons Season 11 - Episode 15

When Homer fails to give money he promised over the phone, he is forced by PBS stars to flee the country. He becomes a missionary on a small tropical island, where he introduces the natives to casino gambling.

star 7.72
347 votes
Watch on Amazon
A Milhouse Divided

#14 - A Milhouse Divided

The Simpsons Season 8 - Episode 6

Kirk and Luann Van Houten are getting a divorce. Homer is confident that it will never happen to him, but Kirk tells him how quickly things can change.

star 7.70
522 votes
Watch on Amazon
Eight Misbehavin'

#15 - Eight Misbehavin'

The Simpsons Season 11 - Episode 7

Due to overuse of fertility medication, Apu and wife Manjula give birth to octuplets. Desperate for money, Apu loans the babies to an unscrupulous carny promoter, then needs Homer's help to get them back.

star 7.70
365 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Great Louse Detective

#16 - The Great Louse Detective

The Simpsons Season 14 - Episode 6

The family receives an invitation to go to a health spa. While there Homer is alone in the steam room, when some unknown person locks him inside and turns the heat up to the "MURDER" setting. Homer and Marge go to see Chief Wiggum for help in finding Homer's attempted murderer. Chief Wiggum decides to call in an expert on the twisted mind of a murderer. He takes the Simpson family to Campbell's Chunky Soup Maximum Security Prison to consult with Sideshow Bob. Chief Wiggum strikes a deal Sideshow Bob that will allow him to stay with the Simpson family, which makes Bart nervous. A device is hooked to Sideshow Bob that will allow the family to shock him if he gets out of control. Sideshow Bob follows Homer through a "normal" day. Sideshow Bob sets up a Homer dummy as a trap for Homer's potential killer. Everyone, including Homer beats the dummy up. At Moe's someone takes a shot at Homer. Sideshow Bob recommends that Homer stay out of sight, which isn't going to happen when Homer is elected King of Mardi Gras. At the parade Homer's float becomes a runaway when its brake line is cut. Sideshow Bob launches himself out of cannon and saves Homer from certain death. Then Homer and Sideshow Bob go after and corner the potential killer, Frank Grimes Jr. Later that evening in Bart's bedroom, Sideshow Bob appears and he tries to kill Bart quickly, but finds he can't do it, as he's "grown accustomed to Bart's face."

star 7.68
399 votes
Watch on Amazon
Childrens Were Our Future

#17 - 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
Watch on Amazon
What Animated Women Want

#18 - What Animated Women Want

The Simpsons Season 24 - Episode 17

Homer's behavior once again lands him in hot water with Marge and he needs to fathom a way to save his marriage, while a dose of "A Streetcar Named Desire" drives Milhouse to affect a Marlon Brando-esque bad-boy demeanor in an effort to impress Lisa.

star 7.65
771 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

#19 - The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

The Simpsons Season 9 - Episode 7

Trying to escape his arranged marriage, Apu asks Marge to pose as his wife during his mother’s visit. When the ruse fails, Homer makes a last-ditch attempt to intervene, but Apu is smitten with his new bride Manjula.

star 7.65
421 votes
Mom and Pop Art

#20 - Mom and Pop Art

The Simpsons Season 10 - Episode 19

Homer's failed do-it-yourself project gets mistaken for "outsider art." Suddenly in the limelight, Homer must come up with new "works" to impress the art world.

star 7.65
352 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Heartbroke Kid

#21 - The Heartbroke Kid

The Simpsons Season 16 - Episode 17

At Springfield Elementary the new vending machine contract is awarded to a company that promises to give half the profits to the school and it is of little consequence whether the snacks are healthy for the children or not. Bart begins taking all of his meals from the vending machine and three weeks later has gained a lot of weight, so much so that he has heart attack symptoms as a result. The X-Ray shows that malted milk balls have blocked his arteries. Despite it all Bart continues to eat junk food. Marge has no choice and holds an intervention, which Bart escapes from, right into the hands of representatives of a maximum security fat camp who take him away. Bart finds himself Serenity Ranch with Kent Brockman, Apu and Rainer Wolfcastle. The first bill from the ranch arrives and Marge decides they need to find a way to pay for it. They open their house up as youth hostel to German tourists. Having a hard time getting through to Bart, Tab Spangler takes him home and shows the horrors his family is enduring on his behalf. Bart finally gets the message and rages against the vending machines and is cured of his junk food addiction, there are three non-refundable weeks of fat camp available for a family member to use. Homer, the obvious choice, is elected to go.

star 7.64
313 votes
Watch on Amazon
To Cur With Love

#22 - To Cur With Love

The Simpsons Season 24 - Episode 8

A distracted Homer allows Santa's Little Helper to get loose, and the family are furious with his unconcerned attitude, until Grandpa shines some light on things by telling them the story of Homer's childhood pup, Bongo.

star 7.64
665 votes
Watch on Amazon
Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade

#23 - Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade

The Simpsons Season 14 - Episode 3

Tired of "suckling on the six network teat," with their endless array of "reality shows," the Simpson family gets a satellite dish. Homer and Bart spend hours surfing all of the available channels. While Lisa studies for the school's upcoming achievement test; Bart doesn't, as he engrossed in Japanese Friends amongst and other lame satellite TV programming. Bart zones out during the test and daydreams about everything he's been watching lately. At a school assembly the next day, Principal Skinner announces that because of Lisa's high test score, she is being promoted to the 3rd grade. When Bart makes a comment about Lisa, Principal Skinner responds by also announcing that because of his low test score, Bart is being demoted to the 3rd grade. They'll be in class together, much to each other's horror. Lisa has a hard time adapting to the 3rd grade, as Bart is coming off as a much better student than he actually is. They go on a field trip to Capital City and Bart and Lisa are put together via the buddy system. Their teacher, Mrs. McConnell, decides that the students are going to help the state design a new flag. When Bart overhears Lisa breaking bad on him, he redesigns their entry. Lisa's anger with Bart causes them to fight and miss their bus back home. Bart and Lisa attempt to get home on their own, meanwhile Principal Skinner reports their disappearance to Homer and Marge, who subsequently journey to Capital City to try to find them. Bart and Lisa encounter a family of mountain folk, who take them back to the big city to reunite them with their family. Realizing that the "status quo" is best all-around, Principal Skinner returns Bart and Lisa's academic careers to normal.

star 7.63
486 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Blunder Years

#24 - The Blunder Years

The Simpsons Season 13 - Episode 5

Marge falls for the image of the man on the package Burly paper towels. Homer and Bart scam Marge by making her think that Chad Sexington, the burly paper towel model, is coming to dinner. Who shows up in place of Chad? A shirtless Barney. To make up for her humiliation, Homer takes her and the family out to dinner and a show. A featured performer on the bill is Mesmerino and Homer offers himself up for hypnosis. When Homer reverts to himself at 12 years old, it triggers something within that causes him to start screaming incessantly. With the use of some Indian Memory Tea, Homer and Moe, recall when they were twelve and Homer found a dead body, which he never reported. The family journeys to the old quarry to find the body; which they do, with help from Chief Wiggum and Burly paper towels. They follow the drainage pipe back to its source, The pipe leads back to Burns' office at the plant. He disposed of a corpse thirty years earlier. It was the corpse of Wayland Smithers... senior. He shows an old film to prove the death was accidental. Homer and Marge journey home, with Homer feeling satisfied. Moe visits them and tells about how he cracked the case.

star 7.62
439 votes
Watch on Amazon
Smart and Smarter

#25 - Smart and Smarter

The Simpsons Season 15 - Episode 13

Apu and Manjula are signing up two of the octuplets for Miss Wickerbottom's Pre-Nursery School and after a verbal exchange with Dr. Hibbert, Homer decides they should do the same for Maggie. Because she can't talk, she doesn't pass the initial screening. Afterwards Lisa discovers that even though Maggie can't talk she does show signs of brilliance. Another screening at the pre-pre school shows of her talents and reveals that she has a higher IQ than Lisa. Maggie's new brilliance leaves Lisa searching for a new identity, since she no longer has her status as "the smart one." Lisa tries stand-up comedy, becoming a goth ‘Ravencrone Neversmiles,' cheerleader, rapper, soccer player, cowgirl; none of which workout for her. After she is discovered trying to sabotage her sister's education Lisa leaves home with 2¢ to her name. She decides to stay at the Natural History Museum, where her family is sure to never find her; however Springfield's "finest" do discover her location and they bring the family to help them find her. An accident gets Marge, Bart and Homer trapped in an exhibit and they look to Maggie to get them out, but Maggie's secret to her brilliance is nowhere to be found.

star 7.61
326 votes
Watch on Amazon
Mypods and Boomsticks

#26 - Mypods and Boomsticks

The Simpsons Season 20 - Episode 7

Lisa struggles to become the proud owner of a Mypod, and Homer believes Bart's new Middle-Eastern friend Bashir is involved in a terrorist plot to destroy the Springfield Mall.

star 7.61
492 votes
Watch on Amazon
Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?

#27 - Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?

The Simpsons Season 21 - Episode 8

One snowy day in Springfield, Lisa informs Bart that she and Maggie share a bond that Bart will never understand because he doesn't have a brother, so Bart asks Homer for a baby brother. When Homer denies Bart's request, Bart makes his way to the Springfield Orphanage to find what he thinks he's missing.

star 7.61
571 votes
Coming to Homerica

#28 - Coming to Homerica

The Simpsons Season 20 - Episode 21

When nearby Ogdenville’s economy crumbles due to tainted barley discovered in Krusty’s veggie burgers, the unemployed workers of Ogdenville flock to Springfield. After Mayor Quimby closes Springfield’s borders and enlists private citizens to help patrol them, Homer organizes a border patrol group.

star 7.61
428 votes
Watch on Amazon
Stealing First Base

#29 - Stealing First Base

The Simpsons Season 21 - Episode 15

Principal Skinner announces that Mrs. Krabappel was called out of town and budget cuts dictate that, until she returns, the school's two fourth grade classes will merge. Bart reluctantly shares a desk with Nikki and develops a flirtatious rapport. Bart talks to Grampa about his new crush, and at Grampa's suggestion, gives Nikki a kiss. But when Nikki starts sending Bart mixed signals, he swears off women forever. Meanwhile, Lisa's classmates ostracize her for being an overachiever, and First Lady Michelle Obama, a self-professed nerd, comes to Lisa's defence.

star 7.60
497 votes
Watch on Amazon
Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

#30 - Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

The Simpsons Season 23 - Episode 2

Superintendent Chalmers reveals his hero as former President Theodore Roosevelt, who makes an appearance in the episode with the use of archival recordings.

star 7.60
722 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Principal and the Pauper

#31 - The Principal and the Pauper

The Simpsons Season 9 - Episode 2

Unmasked as an impostor, Principal Skinner flees to Capital City to reclaim his former life as a shiftless good-for-nothing. The people of Springfield gain a newfound appreciation for him and form a plan to bring him back.

star 7.59
475 votes
Watch on Amazon
Bart-Mangled Banner

#32 - Bart-Mangled Banner

The Simpsons Season 15 - Episode 21

It's shot day and Bart tries to evade the needle. Dr. Hibbert manages to get the job done but Bart suffers a side effect of temporary hearing loss from the shot and he takes advantage of it for all it's worth. At Springfield Elementary the annual Donkey basketball tournament is being held. During the playing of The Star Spangled Banner Bart has his shorts eaten by a donkey, leaving his bare ass exposed towards the flag. Martin snaps a picture and everyone present is outraged at this behavior. As a result the Simpson family becomes very unpopular. They go on a cable news channel and only manage to dig themselves into a deeper hole when the host manages to twist Marge's words into saying that Springfield hates America. The negative publicity causes Mayor Quimby to change the name of the town to Liberty-Ville and they make everything patriotic. The family is arrested under violation of the "government knows best act" and they are brought to a reeducation center. The last registered Democrat tells them how they can escape. During their musical number they escape through a tunnel but find they were on Alcatraz. They are rescued by a passing French freighter and taken to France. After being there a while they decide they miss their life in America and go back as illegal immigrants.

star 7.58
294 votes
Watch on Amazon
Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky

#33 - Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky

The Simpsons Season 14 - Episode 16

Principal Skinner introduces the students of Springfield Elementary to Declan Desmond, a documentary filmmaker. Desmond is there to do a documentary on the school. The children see an example of his work in the form of his documentary on Krusty Burger called "Do You Want Lies With That?" He starts filming his documentary by focusing on school bullies. Bart is being featured on camera for his role as a school bully, when he is humiliated by Nelson, the bigger bully. Principal Skinner tries to divert Desmond's attention by focusing on Lisa. Desmond easily spots the ruse and gives Lisa some advice that she should pick a path and follow it. Bart searches for a way to become cool again. When Nelson shows off a hood ornament he's stolen, Bart decides he needs to do the same, only bigger. Lisa looks for career direction and finds inspiration at an astronomy exhibit. Lisa gets Homer to buy her a telescope, only she soon discovers that light pollution from the town obscures her view. Bart tries to regain his position, as Desmond watches. He then finds Lisa is circulating a petition to reduce Springfield's light pollution. It works and lights are put down, yes the stars have come out, but so have the criminals. Nelson and company steal more hood ornaments. Bart targets the ornate (Emmy award looking) hood ornament of Fat Tony's car. Mayor Quimby caves into pressure from the townspeople and restores the lights of Springfield, to the point where it's daytime at night. Bart and Milhouse were almost able to steal Fat Tony's hood ornament, when the lights go on. 24 hours of "daylight" begin to take their toll on the townspeople. Bart is still scoping out Fat Tony's hood ornament, he only needs the cover of darkness to pull of his crime. Since he and Lisa want the same thing, they team up to get Homer to go into power plant and overload the city's lights. Springfield is back in the dark when the townspeople come to protest the lack of lights. Fortunately for Bart and Lisa a meteor shower begins and that distracts everyone. In the end, Declan Desmond's documentary "American Boneheads: A Day in the Life of Springfield Elementary" is shown.

star 7.58
322 votes
Watch on Amazon
'Tis the Fifteenth Season

#34 - 'Tis the Fifteenth Season

The Simpsons Season 15 - Episode 7

It's Christmastime and at the power plant Mr. Burns passes out Christmas bonuses, a $5 dollar voucher to the cafeteria. For reasons unknown, Mr. Burns gives Homer a "confectioner's card" for Bart featuring a "current baseballer." The "current baseballer" is Joe DiMaggio and it is his rookie card that Homer brings to the Comic Book Guy, where he gets everything he has in the register for the card. With this financial windfall, the Simpson family goes Christmas shopping at the Springfield Heights Promenade, where the rich people shop. Homer spends the remaining portion of his share of the money for a gift for himself (a personalized talking astrolabe) and has no money left to buy the family a nice Christmas tree. Marge and the kids find out what he's spent the money on and are disappointed in him. Spending the night on the couch, Homer watches "Mr. McGrew's Christmas Carol" and the story works its magic on Homer, and Homer wakes with resolve to be good and unselfish. Homer starts helping the less fortunate and his good deeds begin to make Ned Flanders' jealous. To combat against Homer's good reputation, Ned decides to give everyone in Springfield a Christmas present. Homer decides to outdo Flanders, but on advice from Lisa and her Buddhist view of the world, Homer decides to take everyone's presents. Homer and SLH (a la the Grinch) sneak into everyone's home and take all of their presents. The angry mob finds Homer in downtown Springfield. Ned tries to come to Homer's rescue, but a "star" in the sky saves them both and they return the presents. After Moe's failed annual suicide attempt the whole town joins in a rendition of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing."

star 7.57
385 votes
Watch on Amazon
Simpsons Christmas Stories

#35 - Simpsons Christmas Stories

The Simpsons Season 17 - Episode 9

When Reverend Lovejoy and Ned Flanders are unable to deliver the Christmas sermon, Homer steps in and tells the story of the birth of the baby Jesus (Bart), King Harod’s (Mr. Burns’) attempt to have the baby killed and the creation of the first Christmas tree. Grandpa relates to Bart and Lisa the story of how in the Navy he and his older brother Cyrus were fighting in the Pacific in World War II. During a battle Cyrus’s plane is lost and Abe and Mr. Burns (his co-pilot) crash land their own plane. At Christmastime while awaiting rescue, Burns, anxious to shoot at something, shoots down Santa Claus. Abe and Burns help Santa to rebuild his sleigh (only for Burns to later steal.) After Abe gets it back, Santa promises to come back for a follow-up rescue, but never does. After Abe has finished relating the story to the kids, Santa makes his overdue appearance and takes Abe to Tahiti to be reunited with his brother. The kids at Springfield Elementary perform “Perhaps the worst version ever” rendition of “The Nutcracker” ballet according to Superintendent Chalmers. When it is revealed that you don’t have to pay for the music rights it leads to a montage of citizens of Springfield going about their usual Christmas activities to the more familiar pieces of music from “The Nutcracker,” including a sequence where Moe tries to kill himself, and Homer (forgetting as usual) tries to get Marge her present at the last minute.

star 7.57
355 votes
Watch on Amazon
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge

#36 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge

The Simpsons Season 11 - Episode 21

When Otto dumps his bride at the altar, she goes to live with the Simpsons - and the family comes to believe that Marge has lost her mind.

star 7.57
320 votes
Bart the Mother

#37 - Bart the Mother

The Simpsons Season 10 - Episode 3

Under Nelson's bad influence, Bart shoots a bird with a BB gun. Stricken with remorse, he tries to nurture the eggs from the bird's nest, which hatch into a species of lizard outlawed in Springfield.

star 7.57
456 votes
Watch on Amazon
Blame It on Lisa

#38 - Blame It on Lisa

The Simpsons Season 13 - Episode 15

The family receives a $400 phone bill for a phone call to Brazil. Marge and Homer go down to the phone office to get this error corrected, they didn't make the call. Their visit results in their phone service getting cut off. Homer tries to steal phone service, but gets electrocuted for his trouble. Lisa confesses to making the call and tells them of the donations she'd made for an orphan boy named Renaldo in Brazil, with whom she'd lost contact with. The family decides to make a trip to Brazil to find him. The family flies down to Rio, as Maggie takes care of herself, under the watchful eyes of Patty and Selma. They split up with Lisa and Marge looking on one side of town and Homer and Bart on the other. Homer gets kidnapped when he gets into an unlicensed taxi. The kidnappers take Homer up the Amazon. Marge reports the kidnapping to an uncaring police department and Homer tries to raise the $50,000 on his own. Lisa finds Renaldo working for the kids show that Bart has watched with great sexual interest since arriving in Rio. Renaldo is now wealthy, thanks to the new dancing shoes Lisa's donation purchased for him, so he gives Lisa the $50,000 that will let them get Homer from the kidnappers. The transfer is made and Homer is returned, but as we leave our friends in Rio, Bart is celebrating Carnival in the belly of a snake.

star 7.56
370 votes
Watch on Amazon
Lisa the Tree Hugger

#39 - Lisa the Tree Hugger

The Simpsons Season 12 - Episode 4

Bart wants the new Gamestation 256, so he tries to get a job to earn the money, but his job as a menu boy causes a great deal of paper litter to be strewn about the city making Lisa lament the plight of the trees. Then Lisa falls for a meat protester, which inspires her to join their environmental protection group. Later, when an old redwood tree is danger of being cut down, she begins living in the tree, but her desire to return home becomes to great and she leaves for just a little while. However it's too late because when she returns the next morning the tree has come down. During the night the tree was struck by lightning and the city thinks that Lisa is dead.

star 7.55
373 votes
Watch on Amazon
She of Little Faith

#40 - She of Little Faith

The Simpsons Season 13 - Episode 6

Bart orders a model rocket and Homer builds and tries to launch it. With help from some nerds and a hamster named Nibbles, a new rocket is built and launched, but results in the church being destroyed. The church looks to rebuild and Montgomery Burns offers his help, but only if he can run the church like a business. The over commercialization of the rebuilt church puts Lisa off; she leaves it for good in search of a new place to worship. She finds Lenny, Carl and Richard Gere at a Buddhist temple. Richard gives her some information about Buddhism and she converts. The family tries to use Christmas as a means to bring Lisa back to Christianity. Realizing what they are doing runs to the temple but learns from Richard that Buddhism allows for the tolerance of other beliefs. So as Homer puts it, she can "pay lip service" to Christianity while remaining a Buddhist.

star 7.55
361 votes
Watch on Amazon
Milhouse of Sand and Fog

#41 - Milhouse of Sand and Fog

The Simpsons Season 17 - Episode 3

When Maggie is showing signs of being ill, the family goes to “the more boisterous house of worship” in town to find Dr. Hibbert, who tells them that Maggie is developing the chicken pox. After Maggie develops the disease, Marge tries to keep Homer away from her, since he has never had them. After Flanders expresses an interest in getting his kids infected, Homer and Marge open up the house for a “pox party.” Milhouse’s divorced parents are both at the party and after some “Margerita’s” are consumed, find themselves getting back together. Meanwhile, Homer has developed the chicken pox and Marge tries to keep him from scratching. Milhouse likes the idea of his parents getting back together, but then begins to hate it when he has trouble getting either of them to pay any attention to him. After seeing an episode of The O.C. Milhouse and Bart come up with a plan to get his parent’s separated again, they plant one of Marge’s bras in Kirk & Luann’s bed. They don’t succeed in breaking them up; rather they break up Homer and Marge. Even after Bart confesses his guilt, Marge doesn’t want anything to do with Homer, since he obviously doesn’t trust him anymore. Bart concocts an outrageous scheme to get them back together, but it goes terribly wrong and both he and Homer find themselves in the river heading toward the falls needing to place their trust in Marge.

star 7.52
428 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants

#42 - The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants

The Simpsons Season 23 - Episode 7

The Simpsons host a tastemaker party at their home to promote Absolut Krusty, Krusty the Clown's own brand of liquor. Mr. Burns takes notice of the party's success and decides to promote Homer to "Account Man" for the Springfield Nuclear Plant.

star 7.52
649 votes
Watch on Amazon
Chuckie Vs. The Potty

#43 - Chuckie Vs. The Potty

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 3

Chaz wants Chuckie to be potty trained, but can't get him to go. The babies try not to let Didi and Stu make him use it. Chuckie has a dream about never learning, and he uses the potty overnight.

star 7.50
30 votes
Jazzy and the Pussycats

#44 - Jazzy and the Pussycats

The Simpsons Season 18 - Episode 2

When Bart has problems with acting out, Marge and Homer take him to a child psychiatrist, who suggests that Bart should taking up drumming. Bart turns out to be a natural with the drums and much to the chagrin of Lisa; Bart is approached by jazz musicians, who want him in their band. Meanwhile, Lisa turns to rescuing animals as a way to deal with her jealousy and depression, over not being a member of a jazz band herself.

star 7.50
438 votes
Watch on Amazon
New Kids on the Blecch

#45 - New Kids on the Blecch

The Simpsons Season 12 - Episode 14

Homer "runs" in the Springfield marathon, but when Bart crashes the end of the race an unruly mob is ready to lynch him. A passing stranger rescues him and offers Bart the opportunity to join a new boy band "Party Posse" as the bad boy. Other members of this new band include, Milhouse, Nelson and Ralph. Using NASA technology to enhance their voices they might just make it. And they will, until it is revealed that their videos and music are rigged to brainwash people into joining the Navy. Their manager goes crazy when the government cuts off his funding, but with a little help from N' Sync, the boys of Party Posse try to save the staff of "Mad Magazine" from certain destruction.

star 7.49
364 votes
Watch on Amazon
Judge Me Tender

#46 - Judge Me Tender

The Simpsons Season 21 - Episode 23

When Moe discovers a hidden talent for judging contests, he is approached by a television agent to join the AMERICAN IDOL judges' panel. Moe flies to Los Angeles where he tours the Fox lot and receives some sage career advice. Meanwhile, Homer drives Marge crazy when he begins hanging around the house.

star 7.46
401 votes
Watch on Amazon
Take My Life, Please

#47 - Take My Life, Please

The Simpsons Season 20 - Episode 10

Homer is jealous when old classmate Vance Connor is inducted into the Springfield Walk of Fame. Lenny and Carl confess they fixed the result in favor of Principal Dondelinger - leading the hapless father to speculate on how his life would have changed had he won the ballot.

star 7.44
417 votes
Watch on Amazon
Beyond Blunderdome

#48 - Beyond Blunderdome

The Simpsons Season 11 - Episode 1

Homer befriends Mel Gibson just as Mel is completing a remake of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Homer convinces Mel to make the film more violent, with disastrous results.

star 7.42
452 votes
Watch on Amazon
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

#49 - Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

The Simpsons Season 10 - Episode 12

Homer and his friends charter a bus to the Super Bowl, only to find that their tickets are fake. Misadventures ensue.

star 7.41
365 votes
Watch on Amazon
Dogtown

#50 - Dogtown

The Simpsons Season 28 - Episode 22

When Homer's court case determines that a dog's life is more valuable than a human's is, the status of man's best friend rises in Springfield. When the dogs recognize their new position of power, they assert their dominance over the humans.

star 7.41
1499 votes
Watch on Amazon
Mr. Lisa's Opus

#51 - Mr. Lisa's Opus

The Simpsons Season 29 - Episode 8

As future Lisa writes her college application essay for Harvard, she recalls past disappointing birthdays that helped shape her.

star 7.40
1060 votes
Watch on Amazon
Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass

#52 - Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass

The Simpsons Season 16 - Episode 8

The family goes to run down Springfield Park, where a carnival is being held to save it. Homer performs a wild crowd-pleasing dance at a local carnival, after beating Bart's performance in a game. Ned Flanders has captured the performance on videotape and Comic Book Guy (Jeff Albertson) puts it up on the Internet. The video gets worldwide attention, much to Homer's embarrassment but his tune changes when a football player wants to buy the rights to use his dance as his own end zone celebration. Homer turns the opportunity into a new lucrative occupation, which prospers as other athletes come to learn from him. Meanwhile Ned looks to create his own wholesome entertainment by creating his own versions of bible stories, which get the backing of Mr. Burns. Marge doesn't like his approach, which eliminates the good aspects of the stories, and only concentrates on the violence. She threatens a boycott, which gets Burns to remove his financial backing, leaving Ned with no creative outlet. The commissioner of football (and all the owners) want to talk to Homer, his teaching of crazy antics to their players have increased their ratings. They want him to choreograph the Superbowl half-time show. Homer struggles for a show idea and on the night before the big show he still doesn't have one. Homer looks for inspiration at the church, but instead finds Flanders, who is looking for an outlet for his ideas. Together they bring the story of Noah to the half-time show, but everyone boos as no one wanted to see such a "blatant display of religion and decency."

star 7.39
329 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Fool Monty

#53 - The Fool Monty

The Simpsons Season 22 - Episode 6

After learning that he is suffering from multiple illnesses and has only a few weeks to live, Mr. Burns becomes distraught by the town’s less-than-sensitive reaction to his announcement. Following an unexpected turn of events, Bart finds Mr. Burns weak and vulnerable in the wilderness and secretly takes him into the Simpsons’ home. But when Homer and Marge learn about their new houseguest, they decide it’s payback time, and Lisa, determined to stand up for Mr. Burns, learns that old habits die hard.

star 7.39
575 votes
Watch on Amazon
Million Dollar Abie

#54 - Million Dollar Abie

The Simpsons Season 17 - Episode 16

Homer spearheads the effort to get pro-football to bring a new franchise to Springfield. The football commissioner, on his way to officially award the franchise, stops at the Simpson house where Grandpa (mistaking him for a burglar) attacks him. Springfield loses out and Abe becomes the town’s pariah. After trying and failing assisted suicide, Abe decides to live his life without fear and when the town decides to reuse their football stadium as a bullfighting ring, he volunteers to be the toreador. Ever the activist, granddaughter Lisa protests his new profession.

star 7.39
265 votes
Watch on Amazon
Paths of Glory

#55 - Paths of Glory

The Simpsons Season 27 - Episode 8

Lisa sets out to restore the tarnished reputation of Springfield’s first female inventor. To find her invention, she scours an abandoned asylum and a restaurant that caters to men. Bart joins Lisa at the asylum, stealing one of the homicidal patient’s notebooks, and bragging to the boys at school that he wrote the entries himself. This revelation causes Homer and Marge to believe he is a sociopath, which Bart decides to use to his advantage until things go too far.

star 7.38
1466 votes
Watch on Amazon
The Cad and the Hat

#56 - The Cad and the Hat

The Simpsons Season 28 - Episode 15

When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

star 7.34
1369 votes
Watch on Amazon
All About Lisa

#57 - All About Lisa

The Simpsons Season 19 - Episode 20

Lisa outshines Krusty as his new assistant and steals the spotlight from him, earning her own TV show. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart spend some quality time together with their new coin collecting hobby.

star 7.33
313 votes
Watch on Amazon
Dad Behavior

#58 - Dad Behavior

The Simpsons Season 28 - Episode 8

Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

star 7.32
2091 votes
Watch on Amazon
Lisa the Veterinarian

#59 - Lisa the Veterinarian

The Simpsons Season 27 - Episode 15

After performing CPR on a tased raccoon, Lisa discovers her calling to be veterinarian and becomes an intern at the local office, but learns a tough lesson when her neglected class hamster dies. Meanwhile, Marge moonlights as a crime scene cleaner for a little extra money, and the trauma of the gory scenes make her increasingly dead inside.

star 7.32
1271 votes
Watch on Amazon
Treehouse of Horror XXVII

#60 - Treehouse of Horror XXVII

The Simpsons Season 28 - Episode 4

Better late than never, The Hunger Games come to Springfield!

star 7.30
2605 votes
Watch on Amazon
Daddicus Finch

#61 - Daddicus Finch

The Simpsons Season 30 - Episode 9

Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together, and Bart feels neglected. So Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.

star 7.25
525 votes
Heartbreak Hotel

#62 - Heartbreak Hotel

The Simpsons Season 30 - Episode 2

Marge and Homer's marriage is tested when they travel to a tropical island to compete for a million dollars on Marge's favorite reality competition show.

star 7.22
758 votes
Watch on Amazon
I Want You (She's So Heavy)

#63 - I Want You (She's So Heavy)

The Simpsons Season 30 - Episode 16

When a romantic night ends in injury, Marge recovers by taking up kite boarding while Homer bonds with his hallucinated hernia; Lisa attempts to fix her parents' strained relationship by seeking advice from an unlikely source.

star 7.22
472 votes
Watch on Amazon
Garage Sale

#64 - Garage Sale

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 12

The Pickles throw a garage sale and Angelica tricks the babies by letting them help ou and give out some stuff too. In the end when Didi and Stu come back inside the entire house is empty and the money they earned has to be used on their profits.

star 7.20
15 votes
Watch on Amazon
Treehouse of Horror XXVI

#65 - Treehouse of Horror XXVI

The Simpsons Season 27 - Episode 5

In the annual fright fest Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.

star 7.19
1608 votes
Watch on Amazon
Her Little Gang-Bang Miracles

#66 - 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
Watch on Amazon
Fears of a Clown

#67 - Fears of a Clown

The Simpsons Season 29 - Episode 14

Everybody is now horrified of clowns after Bart's prank using clown masks, which also causes Krusty to lose his job. He attempts a comeback as a dramatic actor in the play "The Salesman's Bad Day", with Llewellyn Sinclair as his director.

star 7.12
774 votes
Watch on Amazon
A Midsummer's Nice Dream

#68 - A Midsummer's Nice Dream

The Simpsons Season 22 - Episode 16

The town is abuzz when Cheech and Chong announce a Springfield stop on their much-anticipated reunion tour. But when Cheech and Chong take the stage in front of their loyal fans, the jokes were just not the same for Chong, so Homer steps in and delivers all the punchlines by heart. Impressed, Cheech invites Homer to go on tour with him as new duo “Cheech and Chunk” while Chong forms a more progressive comedic team, “Teach and Chong,” with Principal Skinner. While Homer is on tour, Marge attempts to help the neighborhood cat lady and change her hoarder ways, but turns into a hoarder herself in the process, and Homer realizes that life on the road is not all high times and slapstick humor

star 7.12
479 votes
Watch on Amazon
Clown in the Dumps

#69 - Clown in the Dumps

The Simpsons Season 26 - Episode 1

A Springfield resident dies, Krusty retires after he's offended by a comedy cable channel roast of him, and Lisa tries to protect Homer from getting hurt.

star 7.09
1428 votes
Watch on Amazon
Together At Last

#70 - Together At Last

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 4

Phil and Lil want separate lives. What should we do. Phil going to Tommy's, with Lil's bow on. Lil staying home looking like Phil. They end up wanting to be together.

star 7.04
25 votes
Watch on Amazon
Woo-Hoo Dunnit

#71 - Woo-Hoo Dunnit

The Simpsons Season 30 - Episode 22

The documentary crime series “Dateline: Springfield” goes in-depth to solve the case of Lisa’s missing college fund.

star 7.01
416 votes
Watch on Amazon
Showdown At Teeter-Totter Gulch

#72 - Showdown At Teeter-Totter Gulch

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 7

A mean girl steals babies toys at the park by no shadows time, so Tommy stands up to her and turns her into a nice girl.

star 6.95
20 votes
Watch on Amazon
Grandpa's Date

#73 - Grandpa's Date

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 16

After 40 years, Grandpa's long, lost love, Morgana, pays a visit. Morgana broke up with Grandpa over his affair with another woman named Trixie McGee, but never knew the real story. Also, Grandpa doesn't want her to know that he's a grandfather, so he rushed Tommy & Chuckie to bed. In any case, everyone had to contend with Stu's new remote-controlled couch, which is more like a mechanical bull for 2.

star 6.91
11 votes
Watch on Amazon
Family Reunion

#74 - Family Reunion

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 15

While Grandpa goes on to Chicago because he missed his train stop (likely on purpose), the Pickles stop in (fictional) Willoughby, Iowa to attend their family reunion, hosted by Hugh Pickles and his wife, Dotti. Angelica tells Tommy and the other kids that reunions are swap meets for kids, with the kids being swapped. Her lie ended up backfiring on her, however, when a couple other farming relatives, Mackie & Edie, like a kid like Angelica,

star 6.91
11 votes
Watch on Amazon
Mirrorland

#75 - Mirrorland

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 8

Phil and Lil tell Tommy and Chuckie that there's a world behind the mirror, so Tommy and Chuckie explore it. The world is the complete opposite of their world, but when it gets to scary they decide to come back.

star 6.86
21 votes
Watch on Amazon
AIDS is Hilarious

#76 - AIDS is Hilarious

Shin Chan Season 2 - Episode 9

“Miss Katz has the AIDS” – When the indomitable Miss Katz discovers that she’s lost her wallet, she hits rock bottom alongside flat broke… “Hos Think They Can Dance!” – Penny enlists the gang’s help. She needs to practice her moves if she’s gonna be exploited for the newest reality trend… “Lucky Bastard Fever Episode 5: Gangbang, Victorious!” – With Action Bastard down for the count, Doctor Hitler Clone swoops in for the kill…

star 6.86
7 votes
Watch on Amazon
From Chunk to Hunk

#77 - From Chunk to Hunk

The Critic Season 2 - Episode 5

Jay and Marty begin to feel a little big so they enroll in a weight loss camp. Marty loses a remarkable amount of weight which makes him feel more self- confident but when he is placed as the star in a school play, he doesn't feel his skinny self is right for him. Meanwhile, Jay receives a death threat from Belgian actor Jean Paul Le Pope whose movie he panned.

star 6.71
14 votes
Regarding Stuie

#78 - Regarding Stuie

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 11

Stu tries to set up one of his wacky inventions on the roof and he falls off on his head and starts to think he's a baby. The rugrats take advantage of this and have fun with him but Tommy starts to miss his dad.

star 6.67
12 votes
Watch on Amazon
Down The Drain

#79 - Down The Drain

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 36

After his toy dissapers down the bathtub drain, Tommy worries that he'll get sucked down the drain, too. After Angelica assures Tommy and Chuckie that yes, babies can and do get sucked down the drain, the boys do everything they can think of to avoid taking a bath.

star 6.50
8 votes
Watch on Amazon
Let Them Eat Cake

#80 - Let Them Eat Cake

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 37

Didi's half brother, Ben, gets married. All Tommy and Chuckie can think about is the fact that they'll get cake after the ceremony. Things take a turn for the worst, though, when Elaine, Ben's bride, gets cold feet and dissapers. In the end Tommy and Chuckie, on their search for the wedding cake, are the ones that find her.

star 6.50
6 votes
Watch on Amazon
Runaway Angelica

#81 - Runaway Angelica

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 45

Angelica is Mad at Drew for punishing her for messing up his den. Angelica is so mad that she runs away from home and goes to live in Spike's Doghouse in Tommy's backyard. After figuring out that she loves her parents, she moves back in with them.

star 6.00
7 votes
Watch on Amazon
King Ten Pin

#82 - King Ten Pin

Rugrats Season 2 - Episode 44

Grandpa is determined to beat Billy ""Strike"" Maxwell, his long-time challenger who insures his victory by having the game rigged. The Rugrats, looking for the ""chocolate chip"" (championship) and the ""big candy dish"" (bowling trophies), inadvertently exposed the fraud.

star 6.00
9 votes
Watch on Amazon