The BEST episodes written by John Swartzwelder

Dudley Moore/Al Green
star
8.50
2 votes

#1 - Dudley Moore/Al Green

Saturday Night Live - Season 11 - Episode 8

Sketches include ""Monks and Football,"" ""The Pat Stevens Show,"" ""Master Thespian"", ""The Limits of the Imagination"", ""Name That Tune,"" and ""Die Foriegner Die!"" Al Green performs ""Going Away.""

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Homer the Great
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8.15
2131 votes

#2 - Homer the Great

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 12

Homer joins the secret society of the Stonecutters and is suddenly exalted when the brethren discover his birthmark. The ancient order is shaken to the core by the ineptitude of its new Chosen One.

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You Only Move Twice
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8.10
2392 votes

#3 - You Only Move Twice

The Simpsons - Season 8 - Episode 2

When Homer accepts a job offer, the Simpsons move to Cypress Creek, where everything seems too good to be true. Finally happy at his job, Homer fails to notice that his new boss is an evil megalomaniac bent on world domination.

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The Boy Who Knew Too Much
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8.06
1714 votes

#4 - The Boy Who Knew Too Much

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 20

Bart witnesses the alleged assault of a waiter by Mayor Quimby's nephew, but coming forward will mean admitting to skipping class and facing the consequences.

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Homer vs. the 18th Amendment
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8.01
1795 votes

#5 - Homer vs. the 18th Amendment

The Simpsons - Season 8 - Episode 18

When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.

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Mountain of Madness
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8.01
1595 votes

#6 - Mountain of Madness

The Simpsons - Season 8 - Episode 12

To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.

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Rosebud
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7.99
1918 votes

#7 - Rosebud

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 4

Mr. Burns pines away for Bobo, his beloved childhood teddy bear and symbol of lost innocence. When the bear turns up in Maggie's possession, the resulting tug of war affects the whole town.

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Homie the Clown
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7.98
1589 votes

#8 - Homie the Clown

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 15

Krusty the Clown's reckless spending forces him to open a clown college to keep afloat. New graduate Homer discovers the perks and perils of being Krusty.

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Bart's Comet
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7.96
1865 votes

#9 - Bart's Comet

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 14

When Bart is forced to assist Principal Skinner in early-morning astronomy observations, he discovers a giant comet heading towards Springfield. Facing impending doom, the entire town shows up at the Flanders family bomb shelter.

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Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
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7.95
2068 votes

#10 - Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

The Simpsons - Season 4 - Episode 6

When Bart's misdeeds at school and at home reach new extremes, Homer puts his foot down and imposes the ultimate punishment: Bart is forbidden to go see the new Itchy & Scratchy movie.

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Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
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7.93
1610 votes

#11 - Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

The Simpsons - Season 3 - Episode 24

After Homer "wins" a $2000 settlement with the plant for radiation affecting his sperm count, his brother Herb returns to Springfield with an idea that could help him get his fortune back.

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Whacking Day
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7.93
1500 votes

#12 - Whacking Day

The Simpsons - Season 4 - Episode 20

Lisa takes a stand against Springfield's annual snake-bashing festival.

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The Old Man and the Lisa
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7.92
1471 votes

#13 - The Old Man and the Lisa

The Simpsons - Season 8 - Episode 21

Financially ruined, Mr. Burns turns to Lisa for help in building a recycling business. Lisa believes he's changed, but his new business venture takes a shocking new direction.

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Homer at the Bat
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7.89
1684 votes

#14 - Homer at the Bat

The Simpsons - Season 3 - Episode 17

Homer and his co-workers qualify for the plant softball team's league final, but Mr. Burns hires nine professional MLB players in order to win a $1 million bet.

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Homer the Smithers
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7.87
1800 votes

#15 - Homer the Smithers

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 17

Forced to take a vacation, Smithers needs to find a temporary replacement who won't outshine him. Homer seems the perfect choice until a sudden outburst forces Mr. Burns to assert his independence.

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Bart Gets an Elephant
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7.85
1566 votes

#16 - Bart Gets an Elephant

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 17

Bart wins a wacky radio contest and forgoes the cash to claim the gag prize instead: an elephant.

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Homer's Enemy
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7.85
1820 votes

#17 - Homer's Enemy

The Simpsons - Season 8 - Episode 23

A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.

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Itchy & Scratchy Land
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7.82
2135 votes

#18 - Itchy & Scratchy Land

The Simpsons - Season 6 - Episode 4

The family's trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land takes an unexpected turn when high-tech robots malfunction and become violent.

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Homer the Vigilante
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7.81
1939 votes

#19 - Homer the Vigilante

The Simpsons - Season 5 - Episode 11

When a cat burglar prowls Springfield, Homer forms a vigilante group that winds up breaking more laws than they protect.

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The Day the Violence Died
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7.79
1506 votes

#20 - The Day the Violence Died

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 18

Bart meets the original animator who created Itchy, penniless some 70 years after the studio stole his idea. When Bart helps him sue for restitution, he unwittingly bankrupts Itchy & Scratchy.

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Radioactive Man
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7.79
2065 votes

#21 - 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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Treehouse of Horror VI
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7.78
2139 votes

#22 - Treehouse of Horror VI

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 6

In "Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores," strange atmospheric conditions bring giant advertising statues to life. In "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace," Groundskeeper Willie is killed in a freak accident and seeks revenge in the childrens' dreams. In the final segment, Homer steps through a secret portal and becomes three-dimensional.

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The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
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7.78
1510 votes

#23 - The Computer Wore Menace Shoes

The Simpsons - Season 12 - Episode 6

As Mr. X, Homer starts his own web page where he reveals Springfield's secrets. But when his information runs out, he resorts to making up news. When one of his stories turns out to be true, he is kidnapped and taken to "The Island," a place where those who know too much are taken out of society.

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Bart Gets Famous
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7.77
1954 votes

#24 - 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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Krusty Gets Kancelled
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7.75
1594 votes

#25 - Krusty Gets Kancelled

The Simpsons - Season 4 - Episode 22

An advertising blitz for "Gabbo" spells trouble for Krusty: his show gets canceled when the new ventriloquist act gets higher ratings. Bart and Lisa enlist Krusty's Hollywood pals for a comeback special.

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Madonna/Simple Minds
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7.75
4 votes

#26 - Madonna/Simple Minds

Saturday Night Live - Season 11 - Episode 1

Sketches include: ""SNL Drug Tests,"" ""A Message From The Almighty,"" ""National Inquirer Theatre,"" ""Pinklisting,"" ""Cabrini Green,"" and ""Nancy Reagan Meets Charles and Di."" Simple Minds performed ""Alive and Kicking.""

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Treehouse of Horror II
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7.72
2048 votes

#27 - Treehouse of Horror II

The Simpsons - Season 3 - Episode 7

The family buys a cursed monkey paw in Morocco, and their three wishes turn out badly. In a Twilight Zone parody, Bart is the fearsome “monster” who can read the townspeople’s thoughts. And Mr. Burns steals Homer’s brain for a giant robot he’s building.

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Maximum Homerdrive
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7.71
1413 votes

#28 - Maximum Homerdrive

The Simpsons - Season 10 - Episode 17

After beating Homer in a steak-eating competition, a trucker dies; Homer and Bart take over his rig to complete his shipment.

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Bart the Murderer
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7.70
2120 votes

#29 - Bart the Murderer

The Simpsons - Season 3 - Episode 4

Bart becomes an errand boy for the Springfield Mafia. When Principal Skinner disappears, Fat Tony points the finger at Bart.

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King of the Hill
star
7.70
1448 votes

#30 - King of the Hill

The Simpsons - Season 9 - Episode 23

After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the Murderhorn, the tallest mountain in Springfield.

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Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
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7.69
2041 votes

#31 - Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 4

When a three-eyed fish is found in a nearby stream, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant faces bad publicity and fails an inspection. Mr. Burns runs for governor, but his spin doctors are no match for Marge.

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Bart the Fink
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7.66
1626 votes

#32 - Bart the Fink

The Simpsons - Season 7 - Episode 15

In a scheme to get Krusty's autograph, Bart sends him a check. When Krusty's offshore holding corporation endorses the check, his illegal tax shelter is exposed. In despair after the government auctions off his possessions, Krusty fakes his own death.

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The Cartridge Family
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7.60
1809 votes

#33 - The Cartridge Family

The Simpsons - Season 9 - Episode 5

Alarmed by a soccer riot, Homer buys a handgun. His reckless behavior drives Marge and the kids out of the house, and even his new gun club buddies desert him.

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Dog of Death
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7.58
1508 votes

#34 - Dog of Death

The Simpsons - Season 3 - Episode 19

After the Simpsons regret paying for an expensive surgery for Santa's Little Helper, he runs away from home and is trained by Mr. Burns to become an attack dog.

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Bart Carny
star
7.58
1455 votes

#35 - Bart Carny

The Simpsons - Season 9 - Episode 12

When the carnival comes to town, Homer and Bart wind up working the ring toss. A father-son team of grifters shows them the downside of the “carny code,” but the Simpsons beat them at their own game.

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Treehouse of Horror XIV
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7.58
1857 votes

#36 - Treehouse of Horror XIV

The Simpsons - Season 15 - Episode 1

In "Reaper Madness," Homer kills the Grim Reaper and takes his place. In "Frinkenstein," Professor Frink reanimates his father for some gruesome body parts-swapping. In "Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off," Bart and Milhouse get a stopwatch that can stop time.

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Bart Gets Hit by a Car
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7.57
1860 votes

#37 - Bart Gets Hit by a Car

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 10

After Mr. Burns hits Bart with his car, ambulance-chasing attorney Lionel Hutz persuades Homer and Marge to sue for a million dollars.

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Treehouse of Horror
star
7.57
2521 votes

#38 - Treehouse of Horror

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 3

The family moves into a haunted mansion, Aliens abduct the Simpsons and invite them to what might be their last supper, and Lisa reads Bart Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven."

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The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
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7.56
1711 votes

#39 - The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace

The Simpsons - Season 10 - Episode 2

A midlife crisis prompts Homer to quit his job and become an inventor.

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Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble'
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7.56
1502 votes

#40 - Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble'

The Simpsons - Season 10 - Episode 8

When Grandpa needs a new kidney, Homer agrees to donate one, but then chickens out.

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The Mansion Family
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7.54
1184 votes

#41 - The Mansion Family

The Simpsons - Season 11 - Episode 12

Worried about his health, Mr. Burns visits the Mayo Clinic. He lets Homer housesit his mansion, which leads of course to an offshore knife fight and an attack by Chinese pirates.

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Homer to the Max
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7.53
1409 votes

#42 - Homer to the Max

The Simpsons - Season 10 - Episode 13

Homer changes his name to "Max Power" after discovering that he shares his name with a dimwitted TV character.

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The Crepes of Wrath
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7.50
2264 votes

#43 - The Crepes of Wrath

The Simpsons - Season 1 - Episode 11

Bart is sent as a foreign exchange student to France, where he is enslaved by corrupt winemakers. Meanwhile, the Simpson family hosts an Albanian student who takes a surprising interest in the workings of the nuclear power plant.

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The Frying Game
star
7.48
1083 votes

#44 - The Frying Game

The Simpsons - Season 13 - Episode 21

Homer and Marge find themselves on death row after they are framed for murder.

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I Am Furious Yellow
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7.48
1240 votes

#45 - I Am Furious Yellow

The Simpsons - Season 13 - Episode 18

Bart's comic about Homer becomes a hit online, prompting Homer to attempt to control his anger.

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Monty Can't Buy Me Love
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7.48
1169 votes

#46 - Monty Can't Buy Me Love

The Simpsons - Season 10 - Episode 21

A new mogul wins the hearts of the townspeople with a shower of cash. Jealous, Mr. Burns asks Homer to help make him a beloved billionaire too, and they hatch a plan to bring the Loch Ness Monster to Springfield.

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Hungry Hungry Homer
star
7.47
1393 votes

#47 - Hungry Hungry Homer

The Simpsons - Season 12 - Episode 15

Homer is forced to go on a hunger strike by the Springfield Isotopes after uncovering a secret plan to have the baseball team moved to New Mexico.

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A Tale of Two Springfields
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7.43
1508 votes

#48 - A Tale of Two Springfields

The Simpsons - Season 12 - Episode 2

Springfield is split in two when Homer revolts when his area code is changed; the new town walls itself off from the neighbors.

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The War of the Simpsons
star
7.40
1729 votes

#49 - The War of the Simpsons

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 20

At a lakeside retreat for married couples, Marge is determined to fix her marriage with Homer, but Homer is more determined to catch General Sherman, the freakishly large catfish that lives in the lake.

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Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
star
7.38
1870 votes

#50 - Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

The Simpsons - Season 2 - Episode 9

Marge wages a one-woman campaign against violence on the Itchy and Scratchy Show. She wins that battle, but draws the line at censoring Michelangelo's "David."

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