The WORST Episodes of The Simpsons

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2020

Network: Disney+

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 - 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.

star 6.29
1,311 votes
Directors: Mark Ervin
Writers: Steve O'Donnell
Now Museum, Now You Don't

#2 - Now Museum, Now You Don't

Season 32 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 6.73
306 votes
Directors: Timothy Bailey
Writers: Dan Greaney
The 7 Beer Itch

#3 - The 7 Beer Itch

Season 32 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2020

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

star 6.77
257 votes
Directors: Michael Polcino
Writers: Al Jean, Joel H. Cohen, John Frink
Love, Springfieldian Style

#4 - 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.

star 6.78
1,154 votes
Writers: Don Payne
Moe Goes from Rags to Riches

#5 - 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.

star 6.81
2,470 votes
Directors: Bob Anderson
Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening
Warrin' Priests Part 2

#6 - Warrin' Priests Part 2

Season 31 - Episode 20 - Aired May 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.

star 6.84
328 votes
Directors: Matthew Nastuk
Writers: Pete Holmes
Million Dollar Abie

#7 - 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.

star 6.88
741 votes
Writers: Tim Long
Another Simpsons Clip Show

#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.

star 6.89
1,485 votes
Directors: David Silverman
Writers: Penny Wise
The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase

#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.

star 6.91
1,233 votes
Directors: Neil Affleck
Writers: Dan Greaney, David X. Cohen, Steve Tompkins
Go Big or Go Homer

#10 - 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.

star 6.91
552 votes
Writers: John Frink
Once Upon a Time in Springfield

#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.

star 6.93
2,233 votes
A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas

#12 - A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas

Season 32 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2020

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

star 6.93
140 votes
Directors: Timothy Bailey
Writers: Jessica Conrad
Hail to the Teeth

#13 - Hail to the Teeth

Season 31 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.93
423 votes
Directors: Mark Kirkland
Writers: Elisabeth Kiernan Averick
Marge the Lumberjill

#14 - 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.

star 6.93
452 votes
Directors: Rob Oliver
Writers: Ryan Koh
Lisa the Drama Queen

#15 - 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.

star 6.94
1,688 votes
Directors: Matthew Nastuk
Writers: Brian Kelley
Woo-Hoo Dunnit

#16 - 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.

star 6.94
506 votes
Writers: Brian Kelley
I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh

#17 - 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.

star 6.95
519 votes
Directors: Michael Polcino
Writers: Jeff Martin, Jenna Martin
Elementary School Musical

#18 - 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.

star 6.95
3,862 votes
Directors: Mark Kirkland
Writers: Tim Long
The Serfsons

#19 - 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.

star 6.96
1,980 votes
Writers: Brian Kelley
No Good Read Goes Unpunished

#20 - 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.

star 6.96
861 votes
Directors: Mark Kirkland
Writers: Jeff Westbrook
3 Scenes Plus a Tag From a Marriage

#21 - 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

star 6.96
915 votes
Directors: Matthew Nastuk
Writers: Max Pross, Tom Gammill
The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby

#22 - The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby

Season 31 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 19, 2020

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

star 6.96
350 votes
Directors: Bob Anderson
Writers: Max Pross, Tom Gammill
Gorgeous Grampa

#23 - 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.

star 6.96
2,194 votes
Directors: Chuck Sheetz
Writers: Matt Selman
Fears of a Clown

#24 - 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.

star 6.97
888 votes
Writers: Michael Price
I, Carumbus

#25 - I, Carumbus

Season 32 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2020

At a museum exhibit of Ancient Rome, Marge and Homer get into an argument about Homer's lack of ambition. They then imagine a Roman version of what would happen if Homer was more career-driven.

star 6.97
319 votes
Directors: Rob Oliver
Writers: Cesar Mazariegos