The WORST Episodes of The Simpsons
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2020
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop culture icon, attracting hundreds of celebrities to guest star. The show has also made name for itself in its fearless satirical take on politics, media and American life in general.
#1 - All Singing, All Dancing
Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 4, 1998
Homer rents a Clint Eastwood movie and is dismayed to find it's a musical. Using clips from past episodes, the rest of the family reminds him about the many times he and other members of the family and town have broken into song and dance.
#2 - Love, Springfieldian Style
Season 19 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 17, 2008
After being stranded in a Tunnel of Love ride at a carnival, Homer, Marge and Bart pass the time by sharing some of the greatest love stories of all time.
#3 - Marge the Lumberjill
Season 31 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2019
Marge becomes a competitive lumberjack and goes on a month-long retreat to Portland with her trainer, whom Homer fears will take his wife away from him.
#4 - Moe Goes from Rags to Riches
Season 23 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 29, 2012
After Moe is heckled for not having any real companions, Moe's best friend and beloved bar rag narrates his incredible thousand-year journey to Springfield. Beginning in the Middle Ages, the bar rag was loomed into a beautiful and ornate medieval tapestry and traveled around the globe through the hands of royalty before finding himself found himself at Moe's Tavern. Meanwhile, Bart begs Milhouse for forgiveness after the two friends get into a tiff, and when the bar rag goes missing, Moe realizes that he has more friends than he thought.
#5 - Go Big or Go Homer
Season 31 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2019
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.
#6 - Million Dollar Abie
Season 17 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 2, 2006
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.
#7 - The Fat Blue Line
Season 31 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2019
When the wrong man is arrested for pickpocketing Springfield during the San Castellaneta street festival, Chief Wiggum sets out to catch the real criminal.
#8 - Another Simpsons Clip Show
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 25, 1994
After reading the weepy best-seller The Bridges of Madison County, Marge sits down with the family and recalls romantic moments, along with temptations from her bowling instructor Jacques and Homer's coworker Mindy.
#9 - The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 11, 1997
Troy McClure presents three Simpsons spinoff spoofs: In "Chief Wiggum, P.I.," Chief Wiggum becomes a New Orleans detective. Next, Grampa Simpson's soul is trapped inside Moe's Love tester machine in "The Love-Matic Grampa." Finally, the Simpson family hosts a '70s-style variety show.
#10 - Gorillas on the Mast
Season 31 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 3, 2019
After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa becomes determined to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity. Meanwhile, Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.
#11 - Once Upon a Time in Springfield
Season 21 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 10, 2010
Krusty is approached by two network executives who want to bring on female co-star Princess Penelope to increase the show's female demographic. The onstage and behind-the-scenes rapport between Krusty and Princess Penelope grows, and before long, Krusty asks for his co-star's hand in marriage. Meanwhile, when Mr. Burns puts a stop to the free doughnuts at the plant to cut costs, Homer, Lenny and Carl decide to meet with a headhunter who specializes in nuclear workers and opens their eyes to opportunities free of draconian doughnut-cutting measures.
#12 - I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh
Season 30 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 7, 2019
Marge becomes director of Springfield's local theater, armed with Lisa's script resembling "Hamilton"; Homer joins a baby class with Maggie, and he takes a liking to supervisor Chloe.
#13 - Lisa the Drama Queen
Season 20 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 25, 2009
Lisa lets her imagination run wild when she makes a new friend and they create a magical kingdom together called Equalia, complete with characters and plotlines. But they find themselves facing a nightmare when the boundaries between reality and fantasy are blurred. With the voice of Emily Blunt.
#14 - Elementary School Musical
Season 22 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2010
Marge sends Lisa to a performing arts camp, where counselors and fellow campers inspire her to embrace her creative side; upon returning to Springfield, Lisa grows restless with her boring suburban lifestyle.
#15 - The Serfsons
Season 29 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 2017
In a magical medieval world, Marge's mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa, and Homer must lead a feudal uprising to save her.
#16 - Gorgeous Grampa
Season 24 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 3, 2013
Homer's obsession with the TV show "Storage Battles" leads the family to discover Grampa's past identity as "Gorgeous Godfrey," the most feared, villainous man in pro-wrestling history. What's more amazing, he was once revered by a young Montgomery Burns, who now convinces Grampa to get back in the ring. But when Bart starts to adopt some of his grandfather's former cheating ways, Grampa must reconcile with his past before it's too late.
#17 - No Good Read Goes Unpunished
Season 29 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 8, 2018
In an attempt to bring the family together, Marge forces everyone to hand in their electronics and take a trip to a book store.
#18 - 3 Scenes Plus a Tag From a Marriage
Season 29 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 25, 2018
Homer and Marge recount the story of their transition from loving their life without kids to being miserable parents
#19 - Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife
Season 17 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 26, 2006
Homer is stoked for a party, where Lenny shows off his new plasma screen HD TV. Three days later and Homer still hasn’t left Lenny’s apartment. Lenny eventually gets him to leave and Marge enters them in a contest where they can win a plasma TV of their own. They don’t win, but 3rd place gets them a tour of the FOX studios, where Homer learns about a wife-swapping show where he can win enough money to buy his own plasma TV. Marge agrees to appear and they exchange wives with the Heathbar family. Charles Heathbar winds up falling in love with Marge (who is giving him what he needs), while his real wife Verity finds Homer detestable.
#20 - Fears of a Clown
Season 29 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 1, 2018
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.
#21 - The Boys of Bummer
Season 18 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 29, 2007
Bart becomes a hometown hero when he makes the game-winning catch at his Little League game, sending the Springfield Isotots to the championship for the very first time. Meanwhile, Homer runs into some luck, when a customer misunderstands Homer's excuses for a sales pitch after falling asleep in a department store's display bed. The impressed store owner hires Homer as a salesman.
#22 - Woo-Hoo Dunnit
Season 30 - Episode 22 - Aired May 5, 2019
The documentary crime series “Dateline: Springfield” goes in-depth to solve the case of Lisa’s missing college fund.
#23 - Homer the Whopper
Season 21 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2009
Homer gets the lead in a movie about a superhero who can take on the powers of every superhero in any comic book he touches. To whip Homer into superhero shape, the studio hires a celebrity fitness trainer.
#24 - Moe Letter Blues
Season 21 - Episode 21 - Aired May 9, 2010
As Mother's Day approaches, Moe narrates an episode in which he writes a letter to Homer, Apu and Reverend Lovejoy, who are vacationing with their children, and threatens to run away with one of their wives. While the trio tries to determine whose wife Moe is referring to, Homer, Lovejoy and Apu flashback to the intimate moments they initially ignored between Moe and Marge, Manjula and Helen Lovejoy. But when the boys return from their trip, they're in for the surprise of their lives.
#25 - Whistler's Father
Season 29 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 2017
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.