The WORST Episodes of The Simpsons

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2019

Network: FOX

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.

All Singing, All Dancing

#1 - All Singing, All Dancing

Season 9 - Episode 11

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.

star 6.38
358 votes
Directors: Mark Ervin
Writers: Steve O'Donnell
Go Big or Go Homer

#2 - Go Big or Go Homer

Season 31 - Episode 2

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.

star 6.84
342 votes
Writers: John Frink
The Fat Blue Line

#3 - The Fat Blue Line

Season 31 - Episode 3

When the wrong man is arrested for pickpocketing Springfield during the San Castellaneta street festival, Chief Wiggum sets out to catch the real criminal.

star 6.87
316 votes
Directors: Michael Polcino
Writers: Bill Odenkirk
Another Simpsons Clip Show

#4 - Another Simpsons Clip Show

Season 6 - Episode 3

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.

star 6.95
398 votes
Directors: David Silverman
Writers: Penny Wise
 I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh

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

Season 30 - Episode 20

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.

star 6.97
433 votes
Directors: Michael Polcino
Writers: Jeff Martin, Jenna Martin
Woo-Hoo Dunnit

#6 - Woo-Hoo Dunnit

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
417 votes
Writers: Brian Kelley
Gorillas on the Mast

#7 - Gorillas on the Mast

Season 31 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.05
183 votes
Directors: Matthew Nastuk
Writers: Max Cohn
Lisa with an 'S'

#8 - Lisa with an 'S'

Season 27 - Episode 7

When Homer loses $5,000 at a poker game with Broadway legend Laney Fontaine, the only way he is able to settle the bet is if he loans Lisa to Laney for a month. Then, Laney turns Lisa into a show biz kid and Marge and Homer fear they made a mistake letting her go. So they head to New York to get her back.

star 7.06
1,338 votes
Directors: Bob Anderson
Writers: Stephanie Gillis
D'oh Canada

#9 - D'oh Canada

Season 30 - Episode 21

Lisa is mistakenly given political asylum in Canada during a family trip to Niagara Falls.

star 7.06
465 votes
Directors: Matthew Nastuk
Writers: Tim Long, Miranda Thompson
Gump Roast

#10 - Gump Roast

Season 13 - Episode 17

Our story begins a la "Forrest Gump", with Homer sitting on a park bench waiting for the rest of the family to arrive. While Chief Wiggum initially tells him isn't interested in hearing Homer's life story initially, he becomes intrigued as Homer goes right into it, in the form of flashbacks (clips). Homer is picked up and brought blindfolded to the Springfield Friar's Club where emcee Krusty the Klown and other friends and family roast Homer with their memories (more clips from past episodes). Bart and Lisa start followed by Mr. Burns, Grampa Simpson & Agnes Skinner, Reverend Lovejoy & Ned Flanders (a la "The Smothers Brothers"). The proceedings are interrupted by Kodos and Kang, whom rest the entire fate of humanity upon one human being, Homer Simpson; they cite him as "the fat selfish epitome of modern man". They probe him revealing more clips, which helps prove to them that humans are unfit to continue existing. Lisa talks them into probing the innocent mind of a child. The probing of Maggie's mind reveals to Kodos and Kang the most important thing of all for them; Earth is where there favorite celebrities live. Kodos and Kang attend the "People Choice Awards" and the episode ends with a wacky little ditty celebrating more clips, but telling the viewers "not to fear, they have stories for years."

star 7.06
305 votes
Directors: Mark Kirkland
Writers: Deb Lacusta, Dan Castellaneta
Treehouse of Horror XXIX

#11 - Treehouse of Horror XXIX

Season 30 - Episode 4

Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu, Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers, Lisa finally snaps and Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

star 7.08
725 votes
Writers: Joel H. Cohen
The Winter of Our Monetized Content

#12 - The Winter of Our Monetized Content

Season 31 - Episode 1

When a video goes viral of Bart and Homer fighting, they begin a journey as social media celebrities. Meanwhile, Lisa battles the school’s new industrialized detention system.

star 7.08
424 votes
Directors: Bob Anderson
Writers: Ryan Koh
Clown in the Dumps

#13 - Clown in the Dumps

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
1,429 votes
Writers: Joel H. Cohen
Treehouse of Horror XXX

#14 - Treehouse of Horror XXX

Season 31 - Episode 4

Horrors include a demon Maggie, a mission to rescue Milhouse from another dimension, dead-Homer’s spirit trying on some new bodies for size, and Selma finally finding love in an unlikely place.

star 7.10
346 votes
Directors: Tim Bailey
Writers: J. Stewart Burns
The Clown Stays in the Picture

#15 - The Clown Stays in the Picture

Season 30 - Episode 14

Krusty reveals the untold story of his past in his movie "The Sands of Space." While working as personal assistants on the movie, Bart and Lisa learn about the early years of their parents' relationship.

star 7.11
465 votes
Directors: Timothy Bailey
Writers: Matt Selman
A Midsummer's Nice Dream

#16 - A Midsummer's Nice Dream

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
480 votes
Writers: Dan Castellaneta, Deb Lacusta
Fears of a Clown

#17 - Fears of a Clown

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
775 votes
Writers: Michael Price
Bart vs Itchy & Scratchy

#18 - Bart vs Itchy & Scratchy

Season 30 - Episode 18

Krusty releases an all-female reboot of “Itchy and Scratchy,” so Bart and his crew of all-male friends decide to boycott the show. After Bart’s friends turn on him for laughing at the reboot, Bart joins a woke group of sixth-grade girls who commit crimes against patriarchy.

star 7.15
506 votes
Directors: Chris Clements
Writers: Megan Amram
The Serfsons

#19 - The Serfsons

Season 29 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.15
1,760 votes
Writers: Brian Kelley
Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus

#20 - Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus

Season 28 - Episode 1

After Springfield's latest disaster, Mr. Burns has a condition for the citizens before he finances rebuilding.

star 7.15
3,065 votes
Directors: Matthew Nastuk
Writers: Tom Gammill, Max Pross
Bull-E

#21 - Bull-E

Season 26 - Episode 21

After Bart gets bullied at the school dance, Marge convinces the town to pass anti-bullying legislation. Homer then gets arrested and sent to rehab for bullying Ned Flanders, only to subsequently leave rehab as a hero.

star 7.16
841 votes
Whistler's Father

#22 - Whistler's Father

Season 29 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.16
1,309 votes
Writers: Tom Gammill, Max Pross
Moe Goes from Rags to Riches

#23 - Moe Goes from Rags to Riches

Season 23 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.18
593 votes
Directors: Bob Anderson
Writers: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks
Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion

#24 - Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion

Season 30 - Episode 23

Marge starts a business selling healing crystals to the naive mothers of Springfield when Homer’s work cuts children’s health-care benefits, leading Marge to use the crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart’s ADD.

star 7.18
394 votes
Writers: Megan Amram
Werking Mom

#25 - Werking Mom

Season 30 - Episode 7

Marge wants a job, and stumbles into becoming a plastic food storage container-selling drag queen. Meanwhile, Lisa tries to make the world better in the style of "Amelie".

star 7.18
580 votes
Directors: Michael Polcino
Writers: Carolyn Omine, Robin Sayers