The Simpsons

The WORST episodes of The Simpsons

Every episode of The Simpsons ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of The Simpsons!

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.

Last Updated: 7/27/2022Network: FOX
The Star of the Backstage
405 votes

#1 - The Star of the Backstage

Season 33 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2021

A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show - but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past.

Directors: Rob Oliver
All Singing, All Dancing
1382 votes

#2 - All Singing, All Dancing

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/4/1998

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.

Directors: Mark Ervin
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The 7 Beer Itch
440 votes

#3 - The 7 Beer Itch

Season 32 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/8/2020

When Marge and the kids take a seaside vacation, Homer is unwittingly tempted by a British femme fatale.

Directors: Michael Polcino
Yokel Hero
328 votes

#4 - Yokel Hero

Season 32 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/7/2021

Cletus becomes a singing sensation, while Homer becomes a new man. Then, Cletus turns on his fans, ruining everything.

Now Museum, Now You Don't
465 votes

#5 - Now Museum, Now You Don't

Season 32 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/2020

Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art. She appears as Lisanardo da Vinci, while Bart takes the shape of a French impressionist, Homer and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Maggie as a warrior Cupid.

Directors: Timothy Bailey
The Sound of Bleeding Gums
228 votes

#6 - The Sound of Bleeding Gums

Season 33 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/10/2022

Lisa meets the son of the late musician Bleeding Gums Murphy - and attempts to improve his life.

Love, Springfieldian Style
1199 votes

#7 - Love, Springfieldian Style

Season 19 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/17/2008

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.

Directors: Raymond S. Persi
The Longest Marge
270 votes

#8 - The Longest Marge

Season 33 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/2/2022

Marge and Mr. Burns fight for soul of a brash young football prodigy.

Moe Goes from Rags to Riches
2512 votes

#9 - Moe Goes from Rags to Riches

Season 23 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/29/2012

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.

Directors: Bob Anderson
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Do Pizza Bots Dream of Electric Guitars
315 votes

#10 - Do Pizza Bots Dream of Electric Guitars

Season 32 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/14/2021

Homer tries to reunite a mechanical band from his youth, but film and TV creator J.J. Abrams gets ahold of them first.

The Man from G.R.A.M.P.A.
302 votes

#11 - The Man from G.R.A.M.P.A.

Season 32 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/16/2021

A British secret agent comes to Springfield in search of a Russian spy.

Poorhouse Rock
204 votes

#12 - Poorhouse Rock

Season 33 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/22/2022

After Bart humiliates him at church, Homer finally teaches his son to admire his dad - until a visit from a magical, singing janitor changes everything they thought they knew.

Warrin' Priests Part 2
402 votes

#13 - Warrin' Priests Part 2

Season 31 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/3/2020

In Michigan, Reverend Lovejoy uncovers the reason why Bode left and came to Springfield. When the congregation learns of his crime, they must decide whether to banish their new priest.

Directors: Matthew Nastuk
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Another Simpsons Clip Show
1568 votes

#14 - Another Simpsons Clip Show

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/25/1994

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.

Directors: David Silverman
Million Dollar Abie
783 votes

#15 - Million Dollar Abie

Season 17 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/2/2006

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.

I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh
575 votes

#16 - I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh

Season 30 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/7/2019

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.

Directors: Michael Polcino
Woo-Hoo Dunnit
556 votes

#17 - Woo-Hoo Dunnit

Season 30 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/5/2019

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

Go Big or Go Homer
642 votes

#18 - Go Big or Go Homer

Season 31 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2019

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.

Directors: Matthew Faughnan
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Hail to the Teeth
504 votes

#19 - Hail to the Teeth

Season 31 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/2020

Homer and Marge attend Artie Ziff’s wedding and become quite uncomfortable when they realize that his bride-to-be is a clone of Marge. Meanwhile, Lisa grapples with the misogynistic implications of the immediate popularity she receives after getting her new Invisalign braces.

Directors: Mark Kirkland
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Panic on the Streets of Springfield
338 votes

#20 - Panic on the Streets of Springfield

Season 32 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/18/2021

Lisa gets an imaginary friend who makes her feel much better about her friends. Meanwhile, Homer gets a vehicle with awesome torque.

A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas
395 votes

#21 - A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas

Season 32 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/13/2020

A cable channel films a Christmas movie in Springfield and Skinner falls in love.

Directors: Timothy Bailey
Once Upon a Time in Springfield
2272 votes

#22 - Once Upon a Time in Springfield

Season 21 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/10/2010

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.

The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
1310 votes

#23 - The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase

Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/11/1997

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.

Directors: Neil Affleck
The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby
441 votes

#24 - The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby

Season 31 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/19/2020

Cletus becomes a helium tycoon. Meanwhile, Marge reunites with baby Hudson from Playdate with Destiny.

Directors: Bob Anderson
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Mothers and Other Strangers
288 votes

#25 - Mothers and Other Strangers

Season 33 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/28/2021

Teenage Homer and Grampa go on a road trip to ease their sorrow.

Directors: Rob Oliver

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