The BEST episodes directed by Susie Dietter

Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave
43 votes

#1 - Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave

Recess - Season 2 - Episode 19

Mikey is the only fourth grader who still believes in Santa Claus. He tries to convince the others Santa exists.

A Star Is Burns
1615 votes

#2 - A Star Is Burns

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 18

Springfield plays host to a film festival. Among the contenders for best film: Barney presents "Pukahontas," a haunting meditation on his alcoholism; Mr. Burns commissions the fawning biography "A Burns for All Seasons"; and Hans Moleman exploits misfortune with "Man Getting Hit by Football".

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Grade School Confidential
1231 votes

#3 - Grade School Confidential

The Simpsons - Season 8 - Episode 19

Bart discovers Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, and it's not long before the whole town knows of their secret affair.

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Radioactive Man
2051 votes

#4 - Radioactive Man

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 2

Bart longs to play "Fallout Boy" in the new Radioactive Man movie, but the Van Houtens thrust Milhouse into the spotlight. Meanwhile, the town of Springfield sees an opportunity for profit.

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Much Apu About Nothing
1447 votes

#5 - Much Apu About Nothing

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 23

When Mayor Quimby uses immigrants as a political scapegoat, the Simpsons discover that Apu is an illegal immigrant.

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2707 votes

#6 - Godfellas

Futurama - Season 4 - Episode 8

Bender is accidentally shot out of the ship's torpedo tube and becomes lost in space. Floating through the ethereal darkness, Bender becomes inhabited with tiny alien life forms, but has trouble playing God to their unyielding prayers.

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Bart Gets Famous
1924 votes

#7 - Bart Gets Famous

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 12

Working as Krusty the Clown's assistant, Bart accidentally steals the limelight by blurting an instant catchphrase: "I didn't do it." But when he tries to capitalize on his fifteen minutes of fame, the fans are fickle.

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Lisa's Date With Density
1755 votes

#8 - Lisa's Date With Density

The Simpsons - Season 8 - Episode 7

Lisa develops a crush on Nelson and tries to change him into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer finds an autodialer and starts a telemarketing scam.

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The Voice
29 votes

#9 - The Voice

Recess - Season 1 - Episode 23

Principal Prickly needs Mikey to sing the National Anthem at the PTA Spring Fling, but Mikey only sings well in the bathroom. So he brings in a music teacher to bring the Robert Goulet out of Mikey.

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Marathon Mensch
63 votes

#10 - Marathon Mensch

The Critic - Season 1 - Episode 8

When the studio catches fire during Jay's show, he collapses and must be rescued from the fire by Doris. When the news reports Jay's being rescued, he gets a reputation as being a wimp so he tries to prove his manliness by running in the New York marathon which tends to be more tiresome than it seems.

Bart's Girlfriend
1803 votes

#11 - Bart's Girlfriend

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 7

Smitten with Reverend Lovejoy's daughter Jessica, Bart tries to reform to win her heart -- but what she really wants is a bad boy. When she steals the church collection plate, Bart finds he's in over his head.

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
1577 votes

#12 - Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 14

A chance encounter with a former classmate yields an invitation to the Springfield Country Club, where Marge tries to parlay a bargain basement Chanel suit into elevated social status for her family.

Home Sweet Homediddily-Dum-Doodily
1992 votes

#13 - Home Sweet Homediddily-Dum-Doodily

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 3

When Homer and Marge are found to be unfit parents, the kids are placed with the Flanders family. Reluctant participants in the Flanderses' wholesome family activities, Bart and Lisa become the targets of an emergency baptism.

The Honking
2438 votes

#14 - The Honking

Futurama - Season 3 - Episode 1

At his late Uncle Vladimir's estate, Bender is run over by a vicious Werecar, inheriting the curse. The only way to stop Bender's fatal transformations is to seek out and destroy the original Werecar - the deadly Project Satan.

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A Big Piece of Garbage
3801 votes

#15 - A Big Piece of Garbage

Futurama - Season 1 - Episode 8

A big piece of garbage that was released a thousand years ago is now on the way to Earth to destroy it. After Fry, Leela and Bender fail on placing a bomb on it, the city has to build another big piece of garbage, yet that may be a problem since trash doesn't exist in year 3000.

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Lisa the Simpson
1579 votes

#16 - Lisa the Simpson

The Simpsons - Season 9 - Episode 17

Lisa struggles with solving a simple puzzle and fears that the "Simpson gene” is suddenly wiping out her intelligence. Homer stages a family reunion in hopes of introducing Lisa to some Simpsons she can respect.

The Cyber House Rules
2513 votes

#17 - The Cyber House Rules

Futurama - Season 3 - Episode 11

Leela meets up with her former orphanarium playmate Adlai Atkins, now a plastic surgeon, who offers to grant Leela surgery that will give her two eyes. Meanwhile, Bender adopts twelve orphans in order to collect $1200 in government stipends.

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A Bicyclops Built for Two
2336 votes

#18 - A Bicyclops Built for Two

Futurama - Season 2 - Episode 13

Leela meets Alkazar, who claims to be the only other remaining cyclops in the universe. But when Alkazar invites Leela back to his home planet and treats her like a slave, Fry suspects that something is amiss.

Yokel Chords
1499 votes

#19 - Yokel Chords

The Simpsons - Season 18 - Episode 14

Principal Skinner decides to allow Lisa to tutor Cletus's kids instead of them enrolling into Springfield Elementary, but they end up on Krusty's show as a Musical Act; Bart sees a psychiatrist after pretending that he's possessed by a ghost in an an attempt get free food from the cafeteria.

Hurtin' Inside
0 votes

#20 - Hurtin' Inside

Baby Blues - Season 1 - Episode 4

Bizzy lets her hoodlum boyfriend, Ray, abuse her, because she feels he's ""hurtin' inside"" and needs someone to help him. Worried about Bizzy's poor taste in men, Wanda becomes obsessed with finding her a nice guy. It reminds Darryl of when he tried to impress a girl, Becky Quillen, but she had her eye on good-looking bad boy Flack Mueller instead. Rodney is hurtin' inside when Zoe develops her first crush on Shelby, and stops paying attention to him. Bizzy is hurtin' inside after she overhears Darryl talking to Rodney about bad boys and nice guys. Darryl's words convince her to dump Ray for not being a real man like Darryl. Bizzy didn't hear all of the conversation, so she is unaware he was actualy saying nice guys finish last, but he plays along after an impressed Wanda thanks him. Darryl remembers how he and his band, Darryl and the Chaos, planned to perform his love ode to Becky at the high school battle of the bands. Ray shows up at the office to threaten Darryl if he doesn't get