Series Graph

The best episodes of The Simpsons

Explore the comprehensive ranking of The Simpsons episodes, meticulously evaluated through thousands of fan votes. Uncover the top-rated moments that define the brilliance 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.
Homer's Phobia
8.5

#1 - Homer's Phobia

Season 8, Episode 15, 2/16/1997
The Simpsons befriend a shop owner, but when Homer discovers the man is gay, he worries about his influence on Bart.
Cape Feare
8.4

#2 - Cape Feare

Season 5, Episode 2, 10/7/1993
The Simpsons go incognito to avoid the newly paroled Sideshow Bob, who's out to get Bart.
Homer Badman
8.4

#3 - Homer Badman

Season 6, Episode 9, 11/27/1994
When Homer gropes for a gummy candy stuck to the babysitter's pants, she mistakes his intentions and turns the town against him.
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
8.4

#4 - Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment

Season 8, Episode 18, 3/16/1997
When Prohibition is revived in Springfield, Homer and Bart supply the town with alcohol.
Homer the Heretic
8.3

#5 - Homer the Heretic

Season 4, Episode 3, 10/8/1992
After skipping church one Sunday morning, Homer decides to quit church altogether and spend Sundays worshiping in his own way -- with cigars and beer.
Marge vs. the Monorail
8.3

#6 - Marge vs. the Monorail

Season 4, Episode 12, 1/14/1993
When Springfield gets a sudden windfall, a charismatic traveling salesman convinces the town to build a monorail.
You Only Move Twice
8.3

#7 - You Only Move Twice

Season 8, Episode 2, 11/3/1996
In an idyllic planned community, Homer works for a new boss who has trouble with the government. Meanwhile, the rest of the family has difficulty dealing with the bucolic burg.
The Springfield Files
8.3

#8 - The Springfield Files

Season 8, Episode 10, 1/12/1997
Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him -- not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who come to investigate the incident.
Murder, She Boat
8.3

#9 - Murder, She Boat

Season 35, Episode 9, 12/17/2023
Lisa must solve a closed-boat mystery when Comic Book Guy's million-dollar action figure is "murdered" on a pop culture cruise.
Do the Wrong Thing
8.3

#10 - Do the Wrong Thing

Season 35, Episode 10, 12/24/2023
Homer and Bart become kings of the blue-collar sports circuit, but Marge suspects something dishonest at the core of their father-son bond.
Mr. Plow
8.2

#11 - Mr. Plow

Season 4, Episode 9, 11/19/1992
Homer and Barney become competitors in the snow-plowing business.
Deep Space Homer
8.2

#12 - Deep Space Homer

Season 5, Episode 15, 2/24/1994
Homer and Barney compete to be the first "average" American in space.
King-Size Homer
8.2

#13 - King-Size Homer

Season 7, Episode 7, 11/5/1995
Homer tries to gain sixty pounds so he can stay home on disability. When he nearly causes a catastrophe at the plant, Homer reconsiders his plan.
A Mid-Childhood's Night Dream
8.2

#14 - A Mid-Childhood's Night Dream

Season 35, Episode 2, 10/8/2023
Marge feels an overwhelming dread of the empty nest.
McMansion & Wife
8.2

#15 - McMansion & Wife

Season 35, Episode 3, 10/22/2023
When a new neighbor showers him with kindness, Homer thinks he's being tricked into buying a sports car at the dealership where the neighbor works - but the truth turns out to be even more sinister; Lisa neutralizes Nelson after he goes on a bullying spree.
Treehouse of Horror XXXIV
8.2

#16 - Treehouse of Horror XXXIV

Season 35, Episode 5, 11/5/2023
After Bart is turned into an NFT, Marge fights though the blockchain to rescue her son. To track down a gruesome serial killer, Lisa turns to a murderer from her past. An outbreak transforms Springfielders into a plague of lazy, beer-loving oafs.
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
8.1

#17 - One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish

Season 2, Episode 11, 1/24/1991
After eating poisonous blowfish at a sushi restaurant, Homer decides to live life to the fullest in the 24 hours he has left to live.
Stark Raving Dad
8.1

#18 - Stark Raving Dad

Season 3, Episode 1, 9/19/1991
A deviation from his norm lands Homer in a mental institution, where he shares a room with a man who thinks he's Michael Jackson.
Treehouse of Horror V
8.1

#19 - Treehouse of Horror V

Season 6, Episode 6, 10/30/1994
Lack of beer and cable TV make Homer a crazed killer; the present is altered by a time-traveling Homer; and Principal Skinner turns detention students into food.
Homer the Great
8.1

#20 - Homer the Great

Season 6, Episode 12, 1/8/1995
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.
Flaming Moe's
8.0

#21 - Flaming Moe's

Season 3, Episode 10, 11/21/1991
Moe steals the drink recipe Homer invented, and the rechristened “Flaming Moe” turns his tavern into a hotspot. When a national franchise wants to buy the recipe, Homer wants revenge.
Kamp Krusty
8.0

#22 - Kamp Krusty

Season 4, Episode 1, 9/24/1992
Bart leads an uprising at Krusty's summer camp after he and Lisa are subjected to a Dickensian sweatshop.
Homer's Barbershop Quartet
8.0

#23 - Homer's Barbershop Quartet

Season 5, Episode 1, 9/30/1993
Homer recalls when he, Apu, Barney and Principal Skinner became recording icons.
Rosebud
8.0

#24 - Rosebud

Season 5, Episode 4, 10/21/1993
Burns longs for a childhood toy that winds up in the grip of Maggie.
Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood
8.0

#25 - Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood

Season 5, Episode 8, 11/18/1993
After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he joined the Junior Campers. Lured by pocketknives and knot-tying lessons, Bart assimilates into the group but then must face the father-son rafting trip.
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1)
8.0

#26 - Who Shot Mr. Burns? (1)

Season 6, Episode 25, 5/21/1995
Mr. Burns makes many enemies when he steals the oil discovered beneath Springfield Elementary.
Bart Sells His Soul
8.0

#27 - Bart Sells His Soul

Season 7, Episode 4, 10/8/1995
Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five dollars, but soon regrets his decision. Meanwhile, Moe turns the Tavern into a family-friendly restaurant.
Mother Simpson
8.0

#28 - Mother Simpson

Season 7, Episode 8, 11/19/1995
Homer discovers that his mother is still alive, a former radical who is a fugitive from the law. When her old nemesis Burns spots her and tips off the FBI, she is forced to return to the underground.
Homer the Smithers
8.0

#29 - Homer the Smithers

Season 7, Episode 17, 2/25/1996
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.
Bart the Daredevil
7.9

#30 - Bart the Daredevil

Season 2, Episode 8, 12/6/1990
The Simpsons go to a Monster truck rally that features famous daredevil Lance Murdock. Bart immediately becomes enamored and decides that he wants to become a daredevil as well. His first stunt ends in injury, but to gain the respect of his friends, he promises a far more impressive feat to them: to jump the Springfield Gorge.
Radio Bart
7.9

#31 - Radio Bart

Season 3, Episode 13, 1/9/1992
Bart fools the town into thinking there's a little boy trapped in a well.
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
7.9

#32 - Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie

Season 4, Episode 6, 11/3/1992
Bart is punished by being barred from the Itchy and Scratchy movie.
Lisa's First Word
7.9

#33 - Lisa's First Word

Season 4, Episode 10, 12/3/1992
While trying to get Maggie to say her first word, Marge and Homer reminisce about Bart's and Lisa's first words.
Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song
7.9

#34 - Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song

Season 5, Episode 19, 4/28/1994
Bart takes his dog to school, which gets Skinner fired, which in turn leaves Bart missing his archnemesis.
Bart's Comet
7.9

#35 - Bart's Comet

Season 6, Episode 14, 2/5/1995
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.
A Star Is Burns
7.9

#36 - A Star Is Burns

Season 6, Episode 18, 3/5/1995
Film critic Jay Sherman is among the judges at the Springfield Film Festival, which Mr. Burns conspires to win by bribing some judges.
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2)
7.9

#37 - Who Shot Mr. Burns? (2)

Season 7, Episode 1, 9/17/1995
With Mr. Burns shot, Chief Wiggum investigates the crime, and nearly everyone in town has a motive. At the end, it all comes down to the Simpson DNA.
Homer's Enemy
7.9

#38 - Homer's Enemy

Season 8, Episode 23, 5/4/1997
A hardworking new employee at the power plant is consumed with resentment at Homer's undeserved success.
The Way We Was
7.8

#39 - The Way We Was

Season 2, Episode 12, 1/31/1991
When the TV breaks, Marge and Homer entertain the kids with the story of how they first met.
Lisa's Substitute
7.8

#40 - Lisa's Substitute

Season 2, Episode 19, 4/25/1991
With Miss Hoover out sick, a substitute teacher takes the class and becomes an inspiring role model for Lisa.
Bart the Murderer
7.8

#41 - Bart the Murderer

Season 3, Episode 4, 10/10/1991
While working for Fat Tony, Bart gains enough influence with his boss to solve his problems with Principal Skinner--perhaps permanently.
Homer's Triple Bypass
7.8

#42 - Homer's Triple Bypass

Season 4, Episode 11, 12/17/1992
Homer sees a discount doctor for a coronary bypass.
Last Exit to Springfield
7.8

#43 - Last Exit to Springfield

Season 4, Episode 17, 3/11/1993
Union president Homer fights to keep the dental plan.
$pringfield
7.8

#44 - $pringfield

Season 5, Episode 10, 12/16/1993
Legalized gambling comes to Springfield, and Marge becomes addicted; Robert Goulet entertains at Bart's casino for kids.
Itchy & Scratchy Land
7.8

#45 - Itchy & Scratchy Land

Season 6, Episode 4, 10/2/1994
The family's trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land takes an unexpected turn when high-tech robots malfunction and become violent.
22 Short Films About Springfield
7.8

#46 - 22 Short Films About Springfield

Season 7, Episode 21, 4/14/1996
Bart and Milhouse wonder if anything interesting happens to the citizens of Springfield, which leads to a series of interconnected vignettes.
Hurricane Neddy
7.8

#47 - Hurricane Neddy

Season 8, Episode 8, 12/29/1996
A hurricane destroys the Flanders' home and they have to move into the church basement. The people of Springfield gather to rebuild their house, but when Ned sees the poor workmanship, he has a complete breakdown.
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
7.8

#48 - El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)

Season 8, Episode 9, 1/5/1997
After eating a dish laced with potent peppers during the chili cookoff, Homer has hallucinations where a mystical coyote urges him to find his soulmate.
Mountain of Madness
7.8

#49 - Mountain of Madness

Season 8, Episode 12, 2/2/1997
To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees, Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains.
The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
7.8

#50 - The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson

Season 9, Episode 1, 9/21/1997
Designated driver Barney absconds to Manhattan in Homer's car and leaves it there. But when the family journeys to the Big Apple to retrieve their property, Homer discovers his car has been booted.
HOMЯ
7.8

#51 - HOMЯ

Season 12, Episode 9, 1/7/2001
While working as a human guinea pig (to pay off the family's lost savings after making a bad investment), Homer discovers the root cause of his subnormal intelligence: a crayon that was lodged in his brain ever since he was a boy. He decides to have it removed to increase his IQ, but discovers that being smart does not necessarily equal being happy.
Trilogy of Error
7.8

#52 - Trilogy of Error

Season 12, Episode 18, 4/29/2001
Homer's rush to the hospital to reattach his thumb, Lisa's rush to school to win the science fair, and Bart's run-in with an illegal fireworks scheme are interconnected in a parody of Go and Run Lola Run.
Homer's Crossing
7.8

#53 - Homer's Crossing

Season 35, Episode 1, 10/1/2023
Feeling worthless at work, Homer volunteers to be a school crossing guard. But when his safety squad receives too much funding, the crossing guards become a force to be feared.
Iron Marge
7.8

#54 - Iron Marge

Season 35, Episode 6, 11/12/2023
When Marge's heart is broken by a bad birthday present, Bart and Lisa must dig into their mom's past to show that they really know her. Homer becomes a neighborhood fear-monger.
It's a Blunderful Life
7.8

#55 - It's a Blunderful Life

Season 35, Episode 7, 11/19/2023
Lisa recounts the story of how Homer was scapegoated for a power outage that plunged Springfield into darkness days before Thanksgiving.
AE Bonny Romance
7.8

#56 - AE Bonny Romance

Season 35, Episode 8, 12/3/2023
When Groundskeeper Willie is kidnapped to Scotland, Bart and the Simpsons follow - only to discover that what awaits is Homer's worst nightmare.
Simpson and Delilah
7.7

#57 - Simpson and Delilah

Season 2, Episode 2, 10/18/1990
Homer uses his medical insurance to buy Dimoxinil, a miracle hair-growth formula. After growing luxurious locks, he's given a promotion which allows him to hire a secretary named Karl and makes grand promises to his family at home.
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
7.7

#58 - Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

Season 2, Episode 9, 12/20/1990
Maggie attacks Homer with a mallet after seeing it on Itchy & Scratchy. Marge begins a protest outside the production offices, demanding the show be retooled to prevent further violence.
Homer Defined
7.7

#59 - Homer Defined

Season 3, Episode 5, 10/17/1991
Homer's averting of a nuclear meltdown earns him employee-of-the-month honors--and a call from Magic Johnson; Milhouse's parents prohibit him from playing with Bart.
I Married Marge
7.7

#60 - I Married Marge

Season 3, Episode 12, 12/26/1991
A trip down memory lane to the early days of Simpson wedded bliss, when Marge was with child and Homer was without a job.
Bart the Lover
7.7

#61 - Bart the Lover

Season 3, Episode 16, 2/13/1992
Bart's answer to detention from Mrs. Krabappel is to answer her personal ad with letters from a Mr. Wonderful, but his last laugh is more of a guilty whimper.
Separate Vocations
7.7

#62 - Separate Vocations

Season 3, Episode 18, 2/27/1992
The results from their aptitude tests cause Bart and Lisa to make 180-degree turns in their behavior.
I Love Lisa
7.7

#63 - I Love Lisa

Season 4, Episode 15, 2/11/1993
Chief Wiggum's son has a crush on Lisa after she gives him a Valentine out of pity.
Duffless
7.7

#64 - Duffless

Season 4, Episode 16, 2/18/1993
After a DUI, Homer swears off beer for a month. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa's sibling rivalry plays out in the school science fair.
Treehouse of Horror IV
7.7

#65 - Treehouse of Horror IV

Season 5, Episode 5, 10/28/1993
Homer sells his soul; Vampire Burns invites the Simpsons for dinner; Bart sees a gremlin damaging his school bus.
And Maggie Makes Three
7.7

#66 - And Maggie Makes Three

Season 6, Episode 13, 1/22/1995
The story of Maggie's birth is told in flashbacks: after Homer quits the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant to pursue his dream of working at a bowling alley, Marge reveals that she is pregnant.
Lisa the Vegetarian
7.7

#67 - Lisa the Vegetarian

Season 7, Episode 5, 10/15/1995
After visiting a local petting zoo, Lisa becomes a vegetarian and faces ridicule from family and friends. When she lashes out and ruins Homer's barbecue, she learns a lesson in tolerance.
Treehouse of Horror VI
7.7

#68 - Treehouse of Horror VI

Season 7, Episode 6, 10/29/1995
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.
Bart on the Road
7.7

#69 - Bart on the Road

Season 7, Episode 20, 3/31/1996
Bart creates a fake driver's license for himself and uses it to go on a spring break road trip with Milhouse, Nelson, and Martin. Meanwhile, Homer and Lisa bond after spending some quality time together at work.
King of the Hill
7.7

#70 - King of the Hill

Season 9, Episode 23, 5/3/1998
After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the Murderhorn, the tallest mountain in Springfield.
Barthood
7.7

#71 - Barthood

Season 27, Episode 9, 12/13/2015
Bart’s coming of age story a la “Boyhood” chronicles his life from six years old to his time as an accomplished young man. Along the way, his tense relationship with Homer, an overly uncaring version of himself, and Lisa, who overshadows him in every way possible, shape Bart more than he realizes.
Treehouse of Horror
7.6

#72 - Treehouse of Horror

Season 2, Episode 3, 10/25/1990
The Simpson kids hide in the family treehouse and tell each other spooky stories. The first regards haunted houses, the second introduces Kang and Kodos for the first time in an alien abduction, and the third is a Simpson-adapted retelling of The Raven.
Blood Feud
7.6

#73 - Blood Feud

Season 2, Episode 22, 7/11/1991
When Mr. Burns is saved by a transfusion of Bart's blood, Homer expects a handsome reward but is outraged to receive only a simple thank-you note.
Black Widower
7.6

#74 - Black Widower

Season 3, Episode 21, 4/9/1992
Bart suspects something rotten when Selma gets engaged to Sideshow Bob.
Homer Goes to College
7.6

#75 - Homer Goes to College

Season 5, Episode 3, 10/14/1993
Homer takes Nuclear Physics 101 at the local college, where he gets a trio of nerdy tutors expelled for extracurricular activities.
The Last Temptation of Homer
7.6

#76 - The Last Temptation of Homer

Season 5, Episode 9, 12/9/1993
Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for doughnuts is equal to his own.
Homer Loves Flanders
7.6

#77 - Homer Loves Flanders

Season 5, Episode 16, 3/17/1994
Flanders' extra ticket to the big game makes him Homer's new best friend, a role that sorely tests Flanders' patience.
Homie the Clown
7.6

#78 - Homie the Clown

Season 6, Episode 15, 2/12/1995
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.
Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
7.6

#79 - Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily

Season 7, Episode 3, 10/1/1995
When Homer and Marge are found to be unfit parents, the kids are placed with the Flanders family. Reluctant participants in the Flanderses' wholesome family activities, Bart and Lisa become the targets of an emergency baptism.
Marge Be Not Proud
7.6

#80 - Marge Be Not Proud

Season 7, Episode 11, 12/17/1995
Nabbed for shoplifting, Bart manages to keep it a secret from the family... until it's time to have the family Christmas photo taken at the Try-N-Save.
Lisa the Iconoclast
7.6

#81 - Lisa the Iconoclast

Season 7, Episode 16, 2/18/1996
While researching into Jebediah Springfield's past for an essay, Lisa discovers that the town founder wasn't the hero that everyone thinks he was.
Treehouse of Horror VII
7.6

#82 - Treehouse of Horror VII

Season 8, Episode 1, 10/27/1996
A Halloween trilogy. This time, Bart meets his "pure evil" Siamese twin; Lisa's science project attacks Bart; aliens Kang and Kodos invade as Clinton and Dole's replicas just before the 1996 Presidential election.
Bart After Dark
7.6

#83 - Bart After Dark

Season 8, Episode 5, 11/24/1996
After trespassing and damaging property at a mysterious old house, Bart is required to work there as a punishment... but it turns out to be a burlesque house.
My Sister, My Sitter
7.6

#84 - My Sister, My Sitter

Season 8, Episode 17, 3/2/1997
Lisa has a stellar reputation as a babysitter, but when Homer and Marge leave her in charge of Bart and Maggie, everything starts going wrong.
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
7.6

#85 - The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace

Season 10, Episode 2, 9/20/1998
A midlife crisis prompts Homer to quit his job and become an inventor.
Bart the Genius
7.5

#86 - Bart the Genius

Season 1, Episode 2, 1/14/1990
Bart's labeled a genius and sent to a school for the gifted.
Bart Gets Hit by a Car
7.5

#87 - Bart Gets Hit by a Car

Season 2, Episode 10, 1/10/1991
After Mr. Burns hits Bart with his car, ambulance-chasing attorney Lionel Hutz persuades Homer and Marge to sue for a million dollars.
Three Men and a Comic Book
7.5

#88 - Three Men and a Comic Book

Season 2, Episode 21, 5/9/1991
Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the new first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it.
Lisa the Greek
7.5

#89 - Lisa the Greek

Season 3, Episode 14, 1/23/1992
Lisa's ability to pick winning football teams kicks off a strong bond with Homer.
Homer Alone
7.5

#90 - Homer Alone

Season 3, Episode 15, 2/6/1992
A stressed Marge vacations alone, leaving Bart and Lisa with Patty and Selma, and Maggie with Homer--until she leaves in search of Marge.
Colonel Homer
7.5

#91 - Colonel Homer

Season 3, Episode 20, 3/26/1992
Marge fears a cheatin' heart when a waitress-country singer asks Homer to be her manager.
Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
7.5

#92 - Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

Season 3, Episode 24, 8/27/1992
Homer's half-brother asks for a loan after Homer is awarded some cash.
Treehouse of Horror III
7.5

#93 - Treehouse of Horror III

Season 4, Episode 5, 10/29/1992
A Halloween trilogy includes a murderous Krusty doll; a "King Kong" parody; an invasion of zombies unleashed by Bart's incantation.
Brother from the Same Planet
7.5

#94 - Brother from the Same Planet

Season 4, Episode 14, 2/4/1993
When Homer neglects Bart once too often, Bart goes to the Big Brother program to get a new father figure. Stung, Homer replaces Bart with a little brother.
Homer the Vigilante
7.5

#95 - Homer the Vigilante

Season 5, Episode 11, 1/6/1994
Homer leads a vigilante group to catch the Springfield Cat Burglar, who then robs the museum.
Burns' Heir
7.5

#96 - Burns' Heir

Season 5, Episode 18, 4/14/1994
Bart is picked to be Burns' heir and moves into the Burns mansion, prompting Homer and Marge to hire a deprogrammer to get him back.
Bart vs. Australia
7.5

#97 - Bart vs. Australia

Season 6, Episode 16, 2/19/1995
After tricking an Australian boy into accepting a collect call, Bart flies Down Under to apologize.
Lisa's Wedding
7.5

#98 - Lisa's Wedding

Season 6, Episode 19, 3/19/1995
A fortuneteller predicts Lisa's engagement and wedding to a fellow student from an upper-crust British family.
Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish'
7.5

#99 - Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in 'The Curse of the Flying Hellfish'

Season 7, Episode 22, 4/28/1996
When a fellow veteran dies, Grandpa Simpson and Mr. Burns fight for buried WWII treasure as the only surviving members of their battalion.
Brother from Another Series
7.5

#100 - Brother from Another Series

Season 8, Episode 16, 2/23/1997
When Sideshow Bob is released from prison, his brother Cecil puts him in charge of building Springfield's new hydroelectric dam.
Grade School Confidential
7.5

#101 - Grade School Confidential

Season 8, Episode 19, 4/6/1997
Bart discovers Principal Skinner and Mrs. Krabappel kissing, and it's not long before the whole town knows of their secret affair.
In Marge We Trust
7.5

#102 - In Marge We Trust

Season 8, Episode 22, 4/27/1997
Disturbed that Reverend Lovejoy has lost interest in counseling parishioners, Marge volunteers as the "Listen Lady." Meanwhile, Homer sees his likeness on a box of Japanese detergent.
Treehouse of Horror VIII
7.5

#103 - Treehouse of Horror VIII

Season 9, Episode 4, 10/26/1997
In “The Homega Man,” Homer faces a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Next, Bart attempts to become Superfly in "Fly vs. Fly." In “Easy-Bake Coven,” amidst a witch hunt in 1649, Marge and her sisters invent trick-or-treating.
The Joy of Sect
7.5

#104 - The Joy of Sect

Season 9, Episode 13, 2/8/1998
A cult lures in most of Springfield to toil for “The Leader.” After Marge escapes and has the family deprogrammed, Homer exposes the man behind the spaceship.
Trash of the Titans
7.5

#105 - Trash of the Titans

Season 9, Episode 22, 4/26/1998
Homer feuds with the Springfield garbage men and decides to run for Sanitation Commissioner. After winning the election with a sleazy campaign, Homer can’t keep the extravagant promises he made to the town.
Natural Born Kissers
7.5

#106 - Natural Born Kissers

Season 9, Episode 25, 5/17/1998
Homer and Marge try to spice up their love life and are caught baring it all in public. Bart and Lisa discover an alternate ending to Casablanca.
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo
7.5

#107 - Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo

Season 10, Episode 23, 5/16/1999
After their bank account is drained at a cyber-cafe, the Simpsons go on a disastrous low-budget trip to Japan, where they wind up as contestants on a humiliating game show.
The Great Phatsby (2)
7.5

#108 - The Great Phatsby (2)

Season 28, Episode 13, 1/15/2017
Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the Music Producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul's ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store.
Not It
7.5

#109 - Not It

Season 34, Episode 5, 10/23/2022
Homer and his teenaged friends are pursued by a killer clown in a spoof of Stephen King's novel "It".
Treehouse of Horror XXXIII
7.5

#110 - Treehouse of Horror XXXIII

Season 34, Episode 6, 10/30/2022
In a book-themed trilogy, Marge's resentment takes monstrous form, Lisa tries to save the planet through murder and Homer learns he's not the man he thought he was.
There's No Disgrace Like Home
7.4

#111 - There's No Disgrace Like Home

Season 1, Episode 4, 1/28/1990
After seeing families being nice to each other at a company picnic, Homer orders the Simpsons to a family therapist.
Krusty Gets Busted
7.4

#112 - Krusty Gets Busted

Season 1, Episode 12, 4/29/1990
Bart's TV hero Krusty the Clown is arrested for a convenience-store robbery, and witness Homer must testify against the clown.
Bart Gets an 'F'
7.4

#113 - Bart Gets an 'F'

Season 2, Episode 1, 10/11/1990
Bart fails four consecutive history exams and the school psychiatrist recommends that Bart repeat the fourth grade.
Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
7.4

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

Season 2, Episode 4, 11/1/1990
Bart catches a three-eyed fish in a river downstream of the Nuclear Power Plant. This causes the plant to become inspected, and in order to prevent it from being shut down, Mr. Burns decides to run for governor. After a hard campaign which sees Burns rise from being universally despised to running neck and neck with popular incumbent Mary Bailey, it is decided that Burns will have dinner with a random employee the night before the election. Homer is chosen, much to Marge's chagrin.
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
7.4

#115 - Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

Season 2, Episode 15, 2/21/1991
Homer's long-lost half-brother is the CEO of a car company that's wildly successful... until he hires Homer to help design a car for the average man.
Treehouse of Horror II
7.4

#116 - Treehouse of Horror II

Season 3, Episode 7, 10/31/1991
Maggie uses one of three wishes; a mind-reading Bart rules Springfield; Homer donates his brain to Mr. Burns' science project.
Homer at the Bat
7.4

#117 - Homer at the Bat

Season 3, Episode 17, 2/20/1992
Burns hires Major League ringers for the plant softball championship.
The New Kid on the Block
7.4

#118 - The New Kid on the Block

Season 4, Episode 8, 11/12/1992
Bart has a crush on his new neighbor, a teenage girl who only has eyes for Jimbo Jones. Bart sets out to prove that Jimbo is not as tough as he seems.
The Front
7.4

#119 - The Front

Season 4, Episode 19, 4/15/1993
Lisa and Bart write an Itchy and Scratchy episode; Homer makes up a missing high-school credit.
Whacking Day
7.4

#120 - Whacking Day

Season 4, Episode 20, 4/29/1993
Lisa takes a stand against Springfield's annual snake-bashing festival.
Krusty Gets Kancelled
7.4

#121 - Krusty Gets Kancelled

Season 4, Episode 22, 5/13/1993
Krusty's Hollywood pals help when his show is canceled after a new star causes his ratings to plummet.
Bart of Darkness
7.4

#122 - Bart of Darkness

Season 6, Episode 1, 9/4/1994
Stuck in his room with a broken leg, Bart hears a high-pitched scream. When he looks through his telescope, he sees a guilty Ned Flanders burying the evidence.
Lisa on Ice
7.4

#123 - Lisa on Ice

Season 6, Episode 8, 11/13/1994
Lisa's surprising ability at hockey spawns jealousy in Bart and a showdown when their teams meet.
Summer of 4 Ft. 2
7.4

#124 - Summer of 4 Ft. 2

Season 7, Episode 25, 5/19/1996
On a family vacation, Lisa tries on a new identity to fit in with the other kids at the beach. Jealous, Bart reveals her true nerdiness to the group.
The Homer They Fall
7.4

#125 - The Homer They Fall

Season 8, Episode 3, 11/10/1996
When Moe sees that Homer can absorb massive blows to the head, he turns him into a prizefighter and sets up a match with heavyweight champion Drederick Tatum.
A Milhouse Divided
7.4

#126 - A Milhouse Divided

Season 8, Episode 6, 12/1/1996
Kirk and Luann Van Houten are getting a divorce. Homer is confident that it will never happen to him, but Kirk tells him how quickly things can change.
Simpson Tide
7.4

#127 - Simpson Tide

Season 9, Episode 19, 3/29/1998
When Homer joins the Naval Reserve, a captain takes a liking to him and leaves him in charge of a nuclear submarine.
The Trouble with Trillions
7.4

#128 - The Trouble with Trillions

Season 9, Episode 20, 4/5/1998
Facing an IRS audit, Homer agrees to help the feds bust Mr. Burns for a missing trillion-dollar bill. When Burns makes an anti-government stand, Homer flees with him to Cuba.
Lost Our Lisa
7.4

#129 - Lost Our Lisa

Season 9, Episode 24, 5/10/1998
Bart’s latest stunt thwarts Lisa’s plan to attend a museum exhibit. When she tries to go alone and takes the wrong bus, Homer sets out to find her.
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
7.4

#130 - The Computer Wore Menace Shoes

Season 12, Episode 6, 12/3/2000
Homer decides to buy a computer after turning up to the Plant to find it closed by e-mail. He then creates his own website and it eventually gains attention when he posts gossip. Homer dubs himself as "Mr. X" to conceal his identity. When he reveals that he is Mr. X, he becomes drugged into a mysterious island where people who know too much are imprisoned after Homer starts writing conspiracy theories such as flu shots.
Holidays of Future Passed
7.4

#131 - Holidays of Future Passed

Season 23, Episode 9, 12/11/2011
In this futuristic holiday episode, Bart is a deadbeat dad living in Springfield Elementary (which is now an apartment complex instead of a school) with Principal Skinner as his landlord. Meanwhile, a pregnant Maggie goes into labor during a family dinner.
Habeas Tortoise
7.4

#132 - Habeas Tortoise

Season 34, Episode 1, 9/25/2022
After Homer humiliates himself in a town meeting, he looks for acceptance in an internet group hunting for a missing tortoise but finds something much more sinister.
Frinkenstein's Monster
7.3

#133 - Frinkenstein's Monster

Season 35, Episode 11, 2/18/2024
Professor Frink secretly helps Homer, through a zoom interview, land a high-level position at a state-of-the-art nuclear plant in Shelbyville. But since Homer lacks the skills to actually perform the job, Frink must monitor Homer's work situation remotely and dictate his every word... causing Frink to fear he's created a monster.
Moaning Lisa
7.3

#134 - Moaning Lisa

Season 1, Episode 6, 2/11/1990
The meaning of life and second grade have Lisa playing the blues solo--until she jams with a kindred spirit; Homer seeks tutelage to beat Bart at video boxing.
Old Money
7.3

#135 - Old Money

Season 2, Episode 17, 3/28/1991
When Grandpa's new girlfriend at the Springfield Retirement Castle dies, he inherits her savings and must decide the best way to spend his windfall.
Brush with Greatness
7.3

#136 - Brush with Greatness

Season 2, Episode 18, 4/11/1991
Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. When Mr. Burns hires her to paint his official portrait, Marge tries but fails to find his "inner beauty."
Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
7.3

#137 - Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington

Season 3, Episode 2, 9/26/1991
Lisa's essay wins the Simpsons a trip to Washington, D.C., where her faith in democracy is shaken by her unethical Congressman.
Like Father, Like Clown
7.3

#138 - Like Father, Like Clown

Season 3, Episode 6, 10/24/1991
Bart and Lisa use theological arguments to try to reunite Krusty the Clown and his rabbi father, who disowned Krusty when he turned from rabbi to clown.
A Streetcar Named Marge
7.3

#139 - A Streetcar Named Marge

Season 4, Episode 2, 10/1/1992
Marge is cast in a version of "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing Blanche to Ned Flanders' Stanley.
Marge on the Lam
7.3

#140 - Marge on the Lam

Season 5, Episode 6, 11/4/1993
Marge's wild night out with neighbor Ruth includes running from the police in Ruth's car, stolen from her ex.
Bart Gets Famous
7.3

#141 - Bart Gets Famous

Season 5, Episode 12, 2/3/1994
When an on-air remark catapults Bart to instant stardom, he finds that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
7.3

#142 - Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy

Season 5, Episode 14, 2/17/1994
Lisa's outrage over the gender stereotypes reinforced by a new talking doll prompts her to confront the dollmaker.
Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
7.3

#143 - Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy

Season 6, Episode 10, 12/4/1994
Grandpa's homemade tonic puts life back in the Simpson bedroom, so he and Homer hit the road to sell the stuff.
Radioactive Man
7.3

#144 - Radioactive Man

Season 7, Episode 2, 9/24/1995
Bart auditions for the part of Fallout Boy in the movie "Radioactive Man," being filmed in Springfield.
Two Bad Neighbors
7.3

#145 - Two Bad Neighbors

Season 7, Episode 13, 1/14/1996
Homer resents being upstaged when former president George Bush moves into the neighborhood. After Bush spanks Bart, an all-out prank war ensues.
The Day the Violence Died
7.3

#146 - The Day the Violence Died

Season 7, Episode 18, 3/17/1996
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.
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
7.3

#147 - The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show

Season 8, Episode 14, 2/9/1997
In an attempt to boost ratings, the Itchy and Scratchy Show adds a new "in-your-face" character voiced by Homer.
Lisa the Skeptic
7.3

#148 - Lisa the Skeptic

Season 9, Episode 8, 11/23/1997
When a skeleton is unearthed at the site of a future shopping mall, all Springfield is convinced it is the skeleton of an angel – except Lisa.
Das Bus
7.3

#149 - Das Bus

Season 9, Episode 14, 2/15/1998
When Otto drives the school bus off a bridge, the kids wind up on a deserted island, fending for themselves in a “Lord of the Flies” parody. Back in Springfield, Homer takes on Bill Gates.
Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
7.3

#150 - Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind

Season 19, Episode 9, 12/16/2007
Homer loses his memory--and his family--when he drinks Moe's most potent libation, the Forget-Me-Shot, in an episode that spoofs "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "It's a Wonderful Life."
Clown v. Board of Education
7.3

#151 - Clown v. Board of Education

Season 34, Episode 21, 5/14/2023
Krusty opens a school for clowning, and it becomes the most successful thing he's ever done.
Bart Gets an Elephant
7.2

#152 - Bart Gets an Elephant

Season 5, Episode 17, 3/31/1994
Bart wins an elephant, but Homer won't let him keep it.
The Boy Who Knew Too Much
7.2

#153 - The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Season 5, Episode 20, 5/5/1994
Bart can clear Mayor Quimby's nephew of a charge of battery, but only by implicating himself as a hooky player.
Sideshow Bob Roberts
7.2

#154 - Sideshow Bob Roberts

Season 6, Episode 5, 10/9/1994
Mayor Quimby pardons attempted murderer Sideshow Bob, who then runs against Quimby for mayor.
Fear of Flying
7.2

#155 - Fear of Flying

Season 6, Episode 11, 12/18/1994
When they try to go on vacation, the family discovers Marge's debilitating fear of flying. Marge consults a psychoanalyst to find the source of her baffling fear.
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
7.2

#156 - Two Dozen and One Greyhounds

Season 6, Episode 20, 4/9/1995
The Simpson household's overrun with puppies--the offspring of Santa's Little Helper and his new girlfriend from which Mr. Burns would love to make a greyhound-skin tuxedo.
Round Springfield
7.2

#157 - Round Springfield

Season 6, Episode 22, 4/30/1995
Bart winds up in the hospital as a result of eating Krusty cereal, and when Lisa comes to visit him, she is reunited with her sax idol.
The Springfield Connection
7.2

#158 - The Springfield Connection

Season 6, Episode 23, 5/7/1995
Marge joins the police force after thwarting a criminal, and Homer thinks he now has a free ride as a cop's spouse.
Lemon of Troy
7.2

#159 - Lemon of Troy

Season 6, Episode 24, 5/14/1995
Springfield boys try to recapture the town's beloved lemon tree after it's stolen.
A Fish Called Selma
7.2

#160 - A Fish Called Selma

Season 7, Episode 19, 3/24/1996
Washed up and plagued by scandal, Troy McClure sees a marriage to Selma as his ticket back to success.
Much Apu About Nothing
7.2

#161 - Much Apu About Nothing

Season 7, Episode 23, 5/5/1996
When Mayor Quimby uses immigrants as a political scapegoat, the Simpsons discover that Apu is an illegal immigrant.
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious
7.2

#162 - Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) cious

Season 8, Episode 13, 2/7/1997
Marge is stressed by the demands of motherhood and the Simpsons get a magical British nanny, who floats down from the sky holding an umbrella.
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
7.2

#163 - The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

Season 8, Episode 25, 5/18/1997
Lisa joins the all-male military school where Bart is sent for discipline. Then comes the hazing.
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
7.2

#164 - Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

Season 9, Episode 10, 12/21/1997
After accidentally ruining the family’s Christmas tree and presents, Bart buries the evidence and claims a burglar stole everything. When Kent Brockman does a human interest story on the family’s tragic loss, the townspeople shower the family with generosity… until the truth comes out.
Mom and Pop Art
7.2

#165 - Mom and Pop Art

Season 10, Episode 19, 4/11/1999
Homer's failed do-it-yourself project gets mistaken for "outsider art." Suddenly in the limelight, Homer must come up with new "works" to impress the art world.
Behind the Laughter
7.2

#166 - Behind the Laughter

Season 11, Episode 22, 5/21/2000
A "Behind the Music"-style look at the Simpsons, narrated by VH1's Jim Forbes, shows their rise to stardom--and the "private hell" that followed.
Simpsorama
7.2

#167 - Simpsorama

Season 26, Episode 6, 11/9/2014
The Planet Express crew come to present-day Springfield to prevent the Simpsons from destroying the future.
Game Done Changed
7.2

#168 - Game Done Changed

Season 34, Episode 10, 12/4/2022
When Bart discovers a profitable glitch in an online game, he ropes Principal Skinner into his lucrative criminal enterprise. Marge and Maggie discover paradise.
Bartless
7.2

#169 - Bartless

Season 34, Episode 15, 3/5/2023
When Bart's latest prank leads to chaos at Springfield Elementary, Marge and Homer dream of a world in which their rambunctious son was never a Simpson.
The Very Hungry Caterpillars
7.2

#170 - The Very Hungry Caterpillars

Season 34, Episode 20, 5/7/2023
When a plague of insects shuts down Springfield, the Simpsons face their greatest challenge yet… spending time in lockdown with each other.
Thirst Trap: A Corporate Love Story
7.2

#171 - Thirst Trap: A Corporate Love Story

Season 35, Episode 4, 10/29/2023
In a parody documentary, a young college-dropout CEO embraces the Silicon Valley "fake it until you make it" philosophy and bewitches Mr. Burns into funding her highly dubious dream project.
The Telltale Head
7.1

#172 - The Telltale Head

Season 1, Episode 8, 2/25/1990
Bart pulls a stunt that shocks the entire town, including the new friends he was trying to impress.
The Crepes of Wrath
7.1

#173 - The Crepes of Wrath

Season 1, Episode 11, 4/15/1990
A little story about how Bart saves France after blowing up Principal Skinner's mom with a cherry bomb.
Some Enchanted Evening
7.1

#174 - Some Enchanted Evening

Season 1, Episode 13, 5/13/1990
Homer takes Marge out for a romantic night, leaving the kids with a sitter--who's profiled on "America's Most Armed and Dangerous."
Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
7.1

#175 - Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment

Season 2, Episode 13, 2/7/1991
Homer becomes the most popular guy in town when he gets an illegal cable hook-up, but Lisa fears he will go to hell for violating the Eighth Commandment.
The War of the Simpsons
7.1

#176 - The War of the Simpsons

Season 2, Episode 20, 5/2/1991
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.
When Flanders Failed
7.1

#177 - When Flanders Failed

Season 3, Episode 3, 10/3/1991
Flanders suffers a failure after Homer wishes him ill.
Saturdays of Thunder
7.1

#178 - Saturdays of Thunder

Season 3, Episode 9, 11/14/1991
When Homer helps Bart build a soapbox racer, it does little for the car but a lot for their relationship.
Marge Gets a Job
7.1

#179 - Marge Gets a Job

Season 4, Episode 7, 11/5/1992
Mr. Burns is instantly smitten when Marge takes a job at the nuclear power plant.
Homer and Apu
7.1

#180 - Homer and Apu

Season 5, Episode 13, 2/10/1994
Homer accompanies Apu to the Kwik-E-Mart home office--in India--after Apu is fired.
Homer vs. Patty and Selma
7.1

#181 - Homer vs. Patty and Selma

Season 6, Episode 17, 2/26/1995
A loan from Patty and Selma makes Homer their slave; Bart is forced to take ballet.
The PTA Disbands
7.1

#182 - The PTA Disbands

Season 6, Episode 21, 4/16/1995
Bart helps precipitate a teachers strike, but he rues his handiwork when Marge takes over for Mrs. Krabappel.
Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
7.1

#183 - Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming

Season 7, Episode 9, 11/26/1995
After Sideshow Bob escapes from prison, the Springfield Air Show is the setting for his ill-fated vendetta against television and Krusty the Clown.
Team Homer
7.1

#184 - Team Homer

Season 7, Episode 12, 1/7/1996
Homer catches Mr. Burns in an ether-induced haze and asks for $500 for his bowling team. When Burns' head clears, he demands to join the team. Meanwhile, Bart's inflammatory T-shirt provokes Principal Skinner to require school uniforms.
The Old Man and the Lisa
7.1

#185 - The Old Man and the Lisa

Season 8, Episode 21, 4/20/1997
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.
Realty Bites
7.1

#186 - Realty Bites

Season 9, Episode 9, 12/7/1997
When Marge gets her real estate license, she learns to put a positive spin on the flaws of the houses she’s selling. But when the Flanders buy the Murder House, she realizes she has to tell the truth.
The Last Temptation of Krust
7.1

#187 - The Last Temptation of Krust

Season 9, Episode 15, 2/22/1998
Krusty bombs at a charity comedy event and feels like a tired old hack. With the Simpsons’ support, Krusty takes his act in a fresh new direction… but in the end, his true nature asserts itself.
This Little Wiggy
7.1

#188 - This Little Wiggy

Season 9, Episode 18, 3/22/1998
At Marge’s insistence, Bart has a “play date” with Ralph. Bart suddenly sees the upside of this friendship when he discovers Chief Wiggum’s “master key” and goes to explore Springfield’s abandoned prison.
Lisa Gets an 'A'
7.1

#189 - Lisa Gets an 'A'

Season 10, Episode 7, 11/22/1998
Stuck at home with a cold, Lisa gets addicted to a video game and neglects her homework. Her A+++ on a test wins the school a grant, but when she confesses that she cheated, Skinner covers it up. Meanwhile, Homer raises a lobster.
Viva Ned Flanders
7.1

#190 - Viva Ned Flanders

Season 10, Episode 10, 1/10/1999
When clean-living Ned Flanders wants to experience a new side of life, Homer takes him to Las Vegas. After a drunken binge, they marry a pair of cocktail waitresses.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
7.1

#191 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge

Season 11, Episode 21, 5/14/2000
Otto's girlfriend seems to be usurping Marge's role when she moves in with the family after a dispute over heavy metal.
Skinner's Sense of Snow
7.1

#192 - Skinner's Sense of Snow

Season 12, Episode 8, 12/17/2000
A snowstorm traps the students of Springfield Elementary inside, with them overthrowing Principal Skinner when he uses his Army skills to control them. Meanwhile, Homer tries to rescue the children–using Flanders' car.
I Am Furious (Yellow)
7.1

#193 - I Am Furious (Yellow)

Season 13, Episode 18, 4/28/2002
Inspired by a cartoonist who speaks at the school as part of a career day assembly, Bart creates a comic book series based on Homer and his anger problems, which turns into a popular Internet cartoon series called Angry Dad. Homer finds out about this and is at first outraged, but after talking to his family, he decides to try to become a less angry person.
Treehouse of Horror XIII
7.1

#194 - Treehouse of Horror XIII

Season 14, Episode 1, 11/3/2002
The 13th Treehouse of Horror episode, consisting of three self-contained segments. Send in the Clones – Homer buys a hammock that can produce clones of himself. He creates numerous clones to help him around the house, but they soon overrun Springfield. The Fright to Creep and Scare Harms – Lisa petitions the town to get rid of their firearms after discovering the gravestone of a young man named William Bonney who died from gun violence. However, Lisa soon discovers that William Bonney is the real name of Western outlaw Billy the Kid, whose ghost, along with the ghosts of other infamous criminals, takes over the defenseless town. The Island of Dr. Hibbert – Dr. Hibbert invites the citizens of Springfield to his island resort, where he turns them into animals.
Brick Like Me
7.1

#195 - Brick Like Me

Season 25, Episode 20, 5/4/2014
Homer wakes up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever.
Bart the General
7.0

#196 - Bart the General

Season 1, Episode 5, 2/4/1990
Terrorized by the school bully, Bart seeks counsel from Grandpa Simpson, who takes him to a warfare expert for basic training.
The Call of the Simpsons
7.0

#197 - The Call of the Simpsons

Season 1, Episode 7, 2/18/1990
The Simpsons put the wild back in the wilderness when their RV goes over a cliff and Homer and Bart go for help, get lost and lose their clothes.
Dead Putting Society
7.0

#198 - Dead Putting Society

Season 2, Episode 6, 11/15/1990
Bart and Todd Flanders decide to enter a miniature golf tournament. Homer becomes confident that Bart will win and makes a bet with Ned that the father of the boy that does not win will have to mow their neighbors lawn in their wife's Sunday dress.
Bart vs. Thanksgiving
7.0

#199 - Bart vs. Thanksgiving

Season 2, Episode 7, 11/22/1990
Lisa makes a table centerpiece for the Thanksgiving dinner, which Bart accidentally destroys. After he is sent to his room by his parents, Bart angrily runs away from home and experiences a very different kind of Thanksgiving holiday.
Lisa's Pony
7.0

#200 - Lisa's Pony

Season 3, Episode 8, 11/7/1991
After disappointing Lisa, Homer buys her a pony, solving one problem, but creating others, requiring a second job--at Apu's Kwik-E-Mart.
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
7.0

#201 - Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk

Season 3, Episode 11, 12/5/1991
Burns sells the power plant to a German corporation that doesn't care for Homer's approach to his work.
Dog of Death
7.0

#202 - Dog of Death

Season 3, Episode 19, 3/12/1992
Santa's Little Helper notices resentment after the Simpsons make sacrifices to fund his life-saving operation.
Lisa the Beauty Queen
7.0

#203 - Lisa the Beauty Queen

Season 4, Episode 4, 10/15/1992
Homer enters Lisa into the Little Miss Springfield Pageant to help her feel better about her looks. But when she must choose between the title and her integrity, she realizes that confidence comes from within.
Selma's Choice
7.0

#204 - Selma's Choice

Season 4, Episode 13, 1/21/1993
After seeing Aunt Gladys die alone, Aunt Selma wants to get married and have a baby... until she spends a day babysitting Bart and Lisa at Duff Gardens.
Bart's Inner Child
7.0

#205 - Bart's Inner Child

Season 5, Episode 7, 11/11/1993
Springfield emulates Bart after he's praised by a self-help guru.
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
7.0

#206 - Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Season 5, Episode 22, 5/19/1994
Homer teaches a class on marriage, but sharing secrets about his own union gets him kicked out of the house.
Bart's Girlfriend
7.0

#207 - Bart's Girlfriend

Season 6, Episode 7, 11/6/1994
Bart learns that the good Reverend Lovejoy's daughter is really bad.
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
7.0

#208 - The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular

Season 7, Episode 10, 12/3/1995
Troy McClure hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the show, including clips of the series' beginnings as shorts on "The Tracy Ullman Show," Simpsons trivia questions, and unaired scenes from popular episodes.
Bart the Fink
7.0

#209 - Bart the Fink

Season 7, Episode 15, 2/11/1996
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.
Lisa's Date with Density
7.0

#210 - Lisa's Date with Density

Season 8, Episode 7, 12/15/1996
Lisa develops a crush on Nelson and tries to change him into a better person. Meanwhile, Homer finds an autodialer and starts a telemarketing scam.
The Canine Mutiny
7.0

#211 - The Canine Mutiny

Season 8, Episode 20, 4/13/1997
When Bart can't pay the credit card bill for his expensive new purebred dog, the repo men unwittingly take Santa's Little Helper.
Lisa's Sax
7.0

#212 - Lisa's Sax

Season 9, Episode 3, 10/19/1997
After Lisa’s saxophone is destroyed, the Simpsons reminisce about how she originally got the instrument. On the hottest day of the year, Homer must decide whether to buy an air conditioner or replace Lisa’s sax.
The Cartridge Family
7.0

#213 - The Cartridge Family

Season 9, Episode 5, 11/2/1997
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.
Treehouse of Horror IX
7.0

#214 - Treehouse of Horror IX

Season 10, Episode 4, 10/25/1998
In "Hell Toupée," Snake is sent to the electric chair, and his hair is transplanted onto Homer. In "The Terror of Tiny Toon," Bart and Lisa become cartoon characters in an episode of Itchy & Scratchy. In "Starship Poopers," a growth spurt casts doubt on Maggie's paternity, and the family goes on the Jerry Springer show.
Mayored to the Mob
7.0

#215 - Mayored to the Mob

Season 10, Episode 9, 12/20/1998
After a riot at a sci-fi convention, Mayor Quimby hires Homer as his bodyguard, and Homer witnesses the rampant corruption in town politics. When Homer takes a stand, he runs afoul of the Springfield mafia.
The Great Money Caper
7.0

#216 - The Great Money Caper

Season 12, Episode 7, 12/10/2000
Homer and Bart become father–son con artists (after Bart is given money out of pity when Homer decided to not take him home), but soon find that they are the ones being had.
The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
7.0

#217 - The Seemingly Never-Ending Story

Season 17, Episode 13, 3/12/2006
The family is on a nature walk through “Carl’s Dad Caverns,” when Homer tries to get a piece from a stalactite. This results in the family falling through the cave floor and winds up with Homer getting stuck in the ceiling of one of the lower chambers of the cave. Marge, Bart and Maggie go off to find help, while Lisa stays behind and tells her father a story to pass the time. Her story involves running from a bighorn sheep and into Mr. Burn’s mansion. The pair evades the tenacious sheep by finding refuge in the mansion’s attic, where Mr. Burns tells her the story of how he came to work at Moe’s Tavern by losing a scavenger hunt with a rich Texan. While there he learned (and tells to Lisa) the tale of the Moe’s treasure. The stories within stories culminate in the fate of the treasure being determined in the cave.
Homer Scissorhands
7.0

#218 - Homer Scissorhands

Season 22, Episode 20, 5/8/2011
After Homer discovers a genius talent for styling hair and opens his own salon, he becomes Springfield’s most in-demand hair stylist. But having to listen to women’s problems and gossip all day long leads Homer to believe his gift may actually be a curse. Meanwhile, when Milhouse decides to live each day to the fullest, he comes out of his shell and professes his love for Lisa, only to have his heart broken. Milhouse then catches the eye of popular fifth-grader Taffy, causing Lisa to make a bold move.
A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again
7.0

#219 - A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again

Season 23, Episode 19, 4/29/2012
When Bart gets his wish for a family vacation, he becomes determined to make it last forever.
Step Brother from the Same Planet
7.0

#220 - Step Brother from the Same Planet

Season 34, Episode 8, 11/20/2022
Homer is stunned by his feelings of rage and resentment when Grampa becomes a doting stepfather to his girlfriend's quirky young son. Lisa and Bart throw the ultimate slumber party.
The Many Saints of Springfield
7.0

#221 - The Many Saints of Springfield

Season 34, Episode 13, 2/19/2023
When Ned Flanders falls on hard times, Fat Tony makes him an offer he can't refuse.
Life on the Fast Lane
6.9

#222 - Life on the Fast Lane

Season 1, Episode 9, 3/18/1990
Homer's bowling-ball gift "for Marge" prompts her to take up the sport--and maybe also a handsome instructor who offers to teach her "many things."
So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
6.9

#223 - So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show

Season 4, Episode 18, 4/1/1993
An April Fools' Day prank provides the jumping-off point for Simpson family flashbacks.
Marge in Chains
6.9

#224 - Marge in Chains

Season 4, Episode 21, 5/6/1993
Overwhelmed by her family's demands during a flu epidemic, Marge accidentally shoplifts at the Kwik-E-Mart and winds up in prison.
Lisa's Rival
6.9

#225 - Lisa's Rival

Season 6, Episode 2, 9/11/1994
Lisa feels threatened when a new girl moves to Springfield: Allison is smart, pretty, a great saxophone player and a crack diorama builder. Lisa tries to befriend her new rival, but she's consumed with envy and competitiveness.
Homerpalooza
6.9

#226 - Homerpalooza

Season 7, Episode 24, 5/19/1996
To show his kids how hip he is, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a music festival, where he earns himself a place in the sideshow by catching a cannonball with his belly.
Bart Star
6.9

#227 - Bart Star

Season 9, Episode 6, 11/9/1997
When Homer becomes the coach of a peewee football team, he replaces star quarterback Nelson with the less talented Bart. Facing his teammates’ scorn, Bart looks for a way out but finds a better way to show his team spirit.
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
6.9

#228 - The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons

Season 9, Episode 7, 11/16/1997
Trying to escape his arranged marriage, Apu asks Marge to pose as his wife during his mother’s visit. When the ruse fails, Homer makes a last-ditch attempt to intervene, but Apu is smitten with his new bride Manjula.
Maximum Homerdrive
6.9

#229 - Maximum Homerdrive

Season 10, Episode 17, 3/28/1999
After beating Homer in a steak-eating competition, a trucker dies; Homer and Bart take over his rig to complete his shipment.
I'm Goin' to Praiseland
6.9

#230 - I'm Goin' to Praiseland

Season 12, Episode 19, 5/6/2001
After finding a sketchbook belonging to his late wife Maude, Ned Flanders opens a Bible-themed amusement park to honor her memory.
I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
6.9

#231 - I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot

Season 15, Episode 9, 1/11/2004
Homer builds a battle robot to win Bart's respect, and places it in a tournament against other robots. What Bart does not know, though, is that the robot is actually Homer in costume. Meanwhile, Snowball II dies and Lisa tries to find a replacement cat.
Fraudcast News
6.9

#232 - Fraudcast News

Season 15, Episode 22, 5/23/2004
Mr. Burns buys out Springfield's media outlets after a newspaper mistakenly reports his death, and Lisa's homemade newspaper is next on his list.
Thank God It's Doomsday
6.9

#233 - Thank God It's Doomsday

Season 16, Episode 19, 5/8/2005
Homer sees a movie about the end of the world and fears the same thing will happen in real life after seeing a chain of random occurrences (celebrities ["stars"] falling from the sky, raining blood, a man in a realistic devil costume) and doing a complicated math equation that predicts the end will come on May 18th, but when the end does not come, Homer discovers a flaw in the equation and ends up in Heaven where he meets God and learns that God is planning The Rapture.
The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
6.9

#234 - The Good, the Sad and the Drugly

Season 20, Episode 17, 4/19/2009
Bart falls in love with a charitable girl named Jenny, prompting Bart to behave in order to date her. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes depressed when she writes a report on Springfield's future.
Halloween of Horror
6.9

#235 - Halloween of Horror

Season 27, Episode 4, 10/18/2015
When Lisa becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders.
Homer's Night Out
6.8

#236 - Homer's Night Out

Season 1, Episode 10, 3/25/1990
Shutterbug Bart captures Homer with a sexy entertainer at a bachelor party.
Dancin' Homer
6.8

#237 - Dancin' Homer

Season 2, Episode 5, 11/8/1990
Homer fires up the crowd at a Springfield Isotopes baseball game and is chosen to be the team's new mascot. He immediately becomes a popular attraction and the Isotopes start a winning streak. As a result, Homer is promoted to a team in Capital City, the Capital City Capitals.
Principal Charming
6.8

#238 - Principal Charming

Season 2, Episode 14, 2/14/1991
When Marge begs Homer to find Selma a husband, he sets her up with Principal Skinner... who falls in love with Patty instead.
Bart's Dog Gets an 'F'
6.8

#239 - Bart's Dog Gets an 'F'

Season 2, Episode 16, 3/7/1991
After a series of destructive acts, Homer decides that Santa's Little Helper must go unless he passes obedience school. As the dog's last hours with the family approach, Bart must find a way to get through to him.
Bart's Friend Falls in Love
6.8

#240 - Bart's Friend Falls in Love

Season 3, Episode 23, 5/7/1992
Bart resents Milhouse's new girlfriend; Homer gets the wrong subliminal tape, which has him gaining vocabulary, not losing weight.
Lady Bouvier's Lover
6.8

#241 - Lady Bouvier's Lover

Season 5, Episode 21, 5/12/1994
Grandpa Simpson falls for Marge's mother, but loses out to a competitor; Bart gets ripped off shopping at home with Homer's credit card.
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
6.8

#242 - Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield

Season 7, Episode 14, 2/4/1996
A chance encounter with a former classmate yields an invitation to the Springfield Country Club, where Marge tries to parlay a bargain basement Chanel suit into elevated social status for her family.
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
6.8

#243 - The Twisted World of Marge Simpson

Season 8, Episode 11, 1/19/1997
Marge's new pretzel franchise is failing until Homer strikes a deal with Fat Tony, Springfield's local mobster.
Dumbbell Indemnity
6.8

#244 - Dumbbell Indemnity

Season 9, Episode 16, 3/1/1998
Moe goes broke trying to wine and dine a new girlfriend. Desperate for money, he cooks up an insurance scam with Homer.
Lisa the Simpson
6.8

#245 - Lisa the Simpson

Season 9, Episode 17, 3/8/1998
Lisa struggles with solving a simple puzzle and fears that the "Simpson gene” is suddenly wiping out her intelligence. Homer stages a family reunion in hopes of introducing Lisa to some Simpsons she can respect.
Wild Barts Can't Be Broken
6.8

#246 - Wild Barts Can't Be Broken

Season 10, Episode 11, 1/17/1999
Scapegoated for the vandalism of drunken Isotopes fans, the children of Springfield wage war on the adults by broadcasting their secrets on the radio.
Make Room for Lisa
6.8

#247 - Make Room for Lisa

Season 10, Episode 16, 2/28/1999
Indebted from a mishap at the Smithsonian, Homer lets a cell phone company put a transmitter in the house. Forced to share a room with Bart, Lisa resents Homer until a New Age experience gives her empathy.
The Old Man and the 'C' Student
6.8

#248 - The Old Man and the 'C' Student

Season 10, Episode 20, 4/25/1999
When Bart ruins Springfield's chance to host the Olympics, the kids are sentenced to community service work at the retirement home. To help the residents recapture their youth, Bart takes them on an ill-fated boat ride.
Treehouse of Horror X
6.8

#249 - Treehouse of Horror X

Season 11, Episode 4, 10/31/1999
In "I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did" the Simpsons fear they have killed Ned Flanders. "Desperately Xeeking Xena" satirizes superheroes of yore with "Stretch Dude" Bart and "Clobber Girl" Lisa. And "Life's A Glitch, Then You Die" depicts the upcoming horror of Y2K.
Alone Again, Natura-Diddily
6.8

#250 - Alone Again, Natura-Diddily

Season 11, Episode 14, 2/13/2000
Ned's wife Maude is inadvertently killed by a T-shirt accident at an auto race. Homer and his family try to help Ned cope.
Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
6.8

#251 - Days of Wine and D'oh'ses

Season 11, Episode 18, 4/9/2000
After being embarrassed by a drunken video of himself, Barney vows to sober up. Newly clean, he gets work as a helicopter pilot.
Pokey Mom
6.8

#252 - Pokey Mom

Season 12, Episode 10, 1/14/2001
Marge tries to rehabilitate a convict with remarkable artistic talent. Meanwhile, Homer uses a trash can to fix people's spines.
Worst Episode Ever
6.8

#253 - Worst Episode Ever

Season 12, Episode 11, 2/4/2001
Bart and Milhouse are banned from The Android Dungeon after stopping Comic Book Guy from buying a box of priceless Star Wars memorabilia for $5, but are hired as his replacements when Comic Book Guy has a heart attack and is advised to leave his job in order to make friends.
Jaws Wired Shut
6.8

#254 - Jaws Wired Shut

Season 13, Episode 9, 1/27/2002
A jaw injury from colliding with a new town statue turns Homer into a better listener while recuperating with his jaws wired shut, but once the wires come off, Homer does not go back to being loud and obnoxious and Marge becomes starved for thrills.
Weekend at Burnsie's
6.8

#255 - Weekend at Burnsie's

Season 13, Episode 16, 4/7/2002
Homer is prescribed medicinal marijuana after getting pecked in the eyes by a murder of crows. While his family and friends worry about the drug altering his personality, Homer becomes Mr. Burns's vice president after cracking up at Burns's antiquated jokes.
Treehouse of Horror XIV
6.8

#256 - Treehouse of Horror XIV

Season 15, Episode 1, 11/2/2003
"Reaper Madness" - Death becomes Homer and our hero must learn to reap what he sows (and pull a fast one on the almighty). "Frinkenstein" - Soon to be Nobel-prize winning Professor Frink reanimates his father for some gruesome body parts-swapping. "Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off" - A parody of Clockstoppers, starring Bart and Milhouse.
The Way We Weren't
6.8

#257 - The Way We Weren't

Season 15, Episode 20, 5/9/2004
Homer and Marge recall the story of their first kiss at a summer camp when they were children—an event which was not all happy, as Homer (unwillingly) betrayed Marge by standing her up on their second date.
Whiskey Business
6.8

#258 - Whiskey Business

Season 24, Episode 19, 5/5/2013
Moe is flying high after venture capitalists take a shine to his homemade whiskey, while Grampa, after injuring himself babysitting Bart, decides he'd rather be looked after by his grandson than be at the nursing home. Also, Lisa voices her displeasure at a hologram of music legend Bleeding Gums Murphy, and Sonny Rollins (as himself) shows up to ask her to stop all that jazz about boycotting a record label.
Gone Boy
6.8

#259 - Gone Boy

Season 29, Episode 9, 12/10/2017
When Bart goes missing, the town puts together a search party to find him. After most give up hope, Sideshow Bob manipulates Millhouse into revealing where Bart is hiding.
Podcast News
6.8

#260 - Podcast News

Season 32, Episode 6, 11/15/2020
Grampa Simpson is accused of a crime; Kent Brockman questions his career.
Bart's in Jail
6.8

#261 - Bart's in Jail

Season 33, Episode 2, 10/3/2021
When Grampa falls victim to a phone scammer, the Simpsons set out on a mission of vengeance to get his money back.
One Angry Lisa
6.8

#262 - One Angry Lisa

Season 34, Episode 2, 10/2/2022
Lisa gets called for jury duty while Marge becomes obsessed with her exercise bike.
Lisa the Boy Scout
6.8

#263 - Lisa the Boy Scout

Season 34, Episode 3, 10/9/2022
When the Boy Explorers become co-ed, Bart and Lisa vow to "out scout" each other at the annual jamboree.
Write Off This Episode
6.8

#264 - Write Off This Episode

Season 34, Episode 19, 4/30/2023
When Marge and Lisa start a charity together, Marge is seduced by the money and prestige of Big Charity fundraising.
Girly Edition
6.7

#265 - Girly Edition

Season 9, Episode 21, 4/19/1998
Lisa becomes the anchor of a kids’ news program but is upstaged by Bart’s treacly human interest stories. At home, Homer corrupts a helper monkey.
Lard of the Dance
6.7

#266 - Lard of the Dance

Season 10, Episode 1, 8/23/1998
Homer and Bart try to make money by selling used grease. Meanwhile, Lisa organizes a school dance but feels alienated when a new classmate and her friends try to act like adults.
D'oh-in' in the Wind
6.7

#267 - D'oh-in' in the Wind

Season 10, Episode 6, 11/15/1998
In a quest to learn Homer's middle name, Homer and Grandpa travel to his mother's old commune, where Homer embraces the hippie life.
I'm with Cupid
6.7

#268 - I'm with Cupid

Season 10, Episode 14, 2/14/1999
Apu is making the husbands of Springfield look bad with his extravagent Valentine's Day efforts for Manjula. When the men try to sabotage Apu's grand gesture, they accidentally wind up benefiting from it.
Simpsons Bible Stories
6.7

#269 - Simpsons Bible Stories

Season 10, Episode 18, 4/4/1999
When Reverend Lovejoy subjects the congregation to an extended Bible reading, the Simpsons fall asleep and have dreams based on Bible stories.
Monty Can't Buy Me Love
6.7

#270 - Monty Can't Buy Me Love

Season 10, Episode 21, 5/2/1999
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.
Brother's Little Helper
6.7

#271 - Brother's Little Helper

Season 11, Episode 2, 10/3/1999
When Bart commits an extremely destructive prank, he is given Focusyn, a pill to help him concentrate in school. At first the results are impressive, and then Bart starts believing in a conspiracy involving spy satellites and major league baseball.
Missionary: Impossible
6.7

#272 - Missionary: Impossible

Season 11, Episode 15, 2/20/2000
When Homer fails to give money he promised over the phone, he is forced by PBS stars to flee the country. He becomes a missionary on a small tropical island, where he introduces the natives to casino gambling.
A Tale of Two Springfields
6.7

#273 - A Tale of Two Springfields

Season 12, Episode 2, 11/5/2000
While calling Animal Control over a badger taking residence in Santa's Little Helper's doghouse, Homer discovers that Springfield has two different area codes–and ends up leading a revolt that splits the town in two.
Half-Decent Proposal
6.7

#274 - Half-Decent Proposal

Season 13, Episode 10, 2/10/2002
Homer develops a snoring problem, so Marge decides to spend a night with her sisters Patty and Selma. After a night of drinking, Marge sees a news report about her ex-prom date Artie Ziff, who is now very wealthy, and decides to send him an e-mail. Artie is still obsessed with Marge, so he offers the Simpsons $1 million in exchange for Marge spending a weekend with him.
Large Marge
6.7

#275 - Large Marge

Season 14, Episode 4, 11/24/2002
Thinking Homer does not find her attractive anymore, Marge decides to get liposuction, but instead receives breast implants. She becomes adored by many of the men in Springfield, and becomes a spokesmodel for trade shows. Meanwhile, Bart and Milhouse try to imitate a stunt they saw on an episode of Batman that guest stars Krusty the Clown. When the stunt ends badly, media watchdog groups blame Krusty, forcing the clown to make his show more safety-conscious and less fun.
The Great Louse Detective
6.7

#276 - The Great Louse Detective

Season 14, Episode 6, 12/15/2002
The Simpson family win a free spa weekend, and Homer is nearly killed when a mysterious figure locks him in a sauna. Chief Wiggum decides to hire someone who can think like a murderer in order to find one. Bart's mortal enemy Sideshow Bob is sent to live with the Simpsons so he can help find Homer's attempted killer. Bob and Homer track down the attempted murderer and discover that it is Frank Grimes, Jr., the son of a man that Homer drove to insanity (in the season eight episode "Homer's Enemy"). After Grimes is arrested, Bob tries to kill Bart, but he finds that he has "grown accustomed to [his] face" and cannot harm him.
My Mother the Carjacker
6.7

#277 - My Mother the Carjacker

Season 15, Episode 2, 11/9/2003
Homer's mother returns, and after being cleared of all charges, is re-imprisoned on a technicality.
The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star
6.7

#278 - The Father, the Son and the Holy Guest Star

Season 16, Episode 21, 5/15/2005
Bart gets expelled from school and transfers to a Catholic school, where a hip priest named Father Sean tries to convert Bart and Homer to Catholicism, which worries Marge when she believes that Catholics do not go to the same heaven as Protestants and discovers that Catholic women do not use birth control.
Simpsons Christmas Stories
6.7

#279 - Simpsons Christmas Stories

Season 17, Episode 9, 12/18/2005
The Simpsons re-enact the Nativity; a World War II tale stars Grampa, Mr. Burns and Santa; a musical features "The Nutcracker Suite."
Wedding for Disaster
6.7

#280 - Wedding for Disaster

Season 20, Episode 15, 3/29/2009
After Marge and Homer's marriage turns out to be invalid, they decide to re-do their vows. But when Homer goes missing, Bart and Lisa smell something funny and investigate his disappearance.
The Book Job
6.7

#281 - The Book Job

Season 23, Episode 6, 11/20/2011
Lisa becomes disheartened when she learns the shocking truth behind the “tween lit” industry and her beloved fantasy novel characters, but Homer decides to cash in on the craze and forms a team to group-write the next “tween lit” hit, with the king of fantasy, Neil Gaiman, lending his expertise to the effort.
To Cur, with Love
6.7

#282 - To Cur, with Love

Season 24, Episode 8, 12/16/2012
Grampa has to move into the Simpsons house following a fire at the retirement home, and on moving day, Homer 'throws his back out' and 'rests' at home. He later finds an advert for a video game, Villageville on his myPad, and starts playing. During that time, Homer loses Santa's Little Helper. When the family find him, Homer doesn't seem to care because he's "not a dog person". Grampa later tells the rest of the family the story of Homer's childhood companion, pet dog Bongo.
The Saga of Carl
6.7

#283 - The Saga of Carl

Season 24, Episode 21, 5/19/2013
Homer, Moe, Lenny and Carl win $200,000 in the Springfield Lottery. But when Carl takes off to Iceland – his homeland – with all the winnings, the guys embark on a Nordic adventure to get the cash back.
My Octopus and a Teacher
6.7

#284 - My Octopus and a Teacher

Season 33, Episode 18, 4/24/2022
Bart can't control his feelings when he gets a new teacher. Meanwhile, Lisa befriends an octopus.
Homer's Odyssey
6.6

#285 - Homer's Odyssey

Season 1, Episode 3, 1/21/1990
After being fired from the nuclear power plant for negligence, Homer becomes a safety activist.
The Otto Show
6.6

#286 - The Otto Show

Season 3, Episode 22, 4/23/1992
Spinal Tap hits Springfield, and Otto the bus driver hits the skids after being fired, taking refuge in the Simpsons' garage.
Burns, Baby Burns
6.6

#287 - Burns, Baby Burns

Season 8, Episode 4, 11/17/1996
Mr. Burns' boorish long-lost son Larry gets the brush-off from Burns, but Homer hatches a plan to reconcile them.
Bart the Mother
6.6

#288 - Bart the Mother

Season 10, Episode 3, 9/27/1998
Under Nelson's bad influence, Bart shoots a bird with a BB gun. Stricken with remorse, he tries to nurture the eggs from the bird's nest, which hatch into a species of lizard outlawed in Springfield.
Homer to the Max
6.6

#289 - Homer to the Max

Season 10, Episode 13, 2/7/1999
A new TV series features a suave and debonair character named Homer Simpson. Homer capitalizes on his new namesake, until the character is rewritten to be a bumbling fool. Trying to recapture the positive attention he enjoyed, Homer changes his name to "Max Power."
They Saved Lisa's Brain
6.6

#290 - They Saved Lisa's Brain

Season 10, Episode 22, 5/9/1999
Mayor Quimby flees Springfield, leaving the town chapter of Mensa in charge. As the group's new power goes to their heads, they take their utopian plans too far and the townspeople revolt.
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?
6.6

#291 - Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?

Season 11, Episode 3, 10/24/1999
With Lisa's help, Homer uses his vast knowledge of food to become the town's leading restaurant critic. But when he gets petty and vindictive in his criticisms, all the other chefs in town try to kill him.
The Mansion Family
6.6

#292 - The Mansion Family

Season 11, Episode 12, 1/23/2000
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.
Bart to the Future
6.6

#293 - Bart to the Future

Season 11, Episode 17, 3/19/2000
We see a possible future in which Bart is a grown-up slacker, living with Ralph Wiggum, while Lisa is no less than President of the United States.
Papa's Got a Brand New Badge
6.6

#294 - Papa's Got a Brand New Badge

Season 13, Episode 22, 5/22/2002
Homer starts a security company with Lenny and Carl after the police are ineffective during a blackout, and eventually Mayor Quimby decides to have them replace the police. Homer finds that he excels at the job, but then he runs afoul of mob boss Fat Tony, who threatens Homer with death unless he leaves town.
Brake My Wife, Please
6.6

#295 - Brake My Wife, Please

Season 14, Episode 20, 5/11/2003
Homer becomes obsessed with using new gadgets in his car. One day, he becomes distracted and drives off a pier, losing his driver's license. Unable to use a car, Homer starts to learn the joys of walking. Meanwhile, Marge shoulders the burden of Homer's driving duties and becomes stressed out. One day, as Homer sings about the virtues of walking, Marge accidentally runs him over with her car. Later, as Homer recuperates from the accident, he begins to suspect that Marge is trying to hurt him. They fight and go to see a marriage counselor. The counselor advises Homer to perform one completely unselfish gesture to win Marge back. Homer holds a party with all of her friends and a surprised Marge tells Homer that she loves him.
Moe Baby Blues
6.6

#296 - Moe Baby Blues

Season 14, Episode 22, 5/18/2003
Moe Szyslak becomes lonely and decides to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. However, he inadvertently saves Maggie Simpson when she is sent flying from the Simpsons' car window and into his arms. He starts playing with Maggie and becomes attached to her, telling her the story of The Godfather. Homer and Marge become upset about how much time Moe is spending with Maggie and forbid him from seeing her again. One night, Maggie wakes up and hears Fat Tony and the Springfield Mafia outside the house and decides to follow them. When Homer and Marge find her missing, they automatically assume that Moe kidnapped her. When Moe is told that Maggie is missing, his request to help find her is granted by Homer. Maggie follows the mobsters to Luigi's restaurant, where Fat Tony's gang gets into a gun battle with a rival family. Homer, Marge and Moe track Maggie down and Moe decides to go inside and save Maggie. After Moe saves Maggie's life, Homer allows the two to spend more time together.
Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
6.6

#297 - Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Season 15, Episode 12, 2/15/2004
Bart finds a friend in his own sister Lisa after Milhouse moves away to Capitol City to live with his divorced mom. Meanwhile Homer goes into panhandling to buy anniversary gifts for Marge. Later on Milhouse returns and Bart goes back being friends with him.
Simple Simpson
6.6

#298 - Simple Simpson

Season 15, Episode 19, 5/2/2004
Homer becomes "Pie Man", a masked vigilante who delivers a pie in the face of justice to evildoers. However, after attacking Mr. Burns, Burns hires him as a personal hitman, until Homer is ordered to attack the Dalai Lama.
24 Minutes
6.6

#299 - 24 Minutes

Season 18, Episode 21, 5/20/2007
In a parody of "24," the school's Counter Truancy Unit tries to stop three sixth-graders planning to disrupt the school bake sale with a stink bomb.
Homer the Whopper
6.6

#300 - Homer the Whopper

Season 21, Episode 1, 9/27/2009
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.
500 Keys
6.6

#301 - 500 Keys

Season 22, Episode 21, 5/15/2011
When the Simpsons discover a collection of keys to every door in Springfield, Lisa stumbles upon an eerie hidden classroom beneath Springfield Elementary School. When she shares her discovery with Principal Skinner, the secret room mysteriously disappears and he takes the only key away. A determined Lisa uses her detective skills to lead her back to the room to solve an old school mystery.
The Falcon and the D'ohman
6.6

#302 - The Falcon and the D'ohman

Season 23, Episode 1, 9/25/2011
Homer befriends Wayne, a reserved security guard recently hired by the nuclear power plant. Plagued by violent flashbacks from his past as a CIA agent, he must overcome his tortured nightmares to save Homer from a Ukranian terrorist. Meanwhile, Marge fantasizes about being a contestant on "Top Chef" hosted by Tom Colicchio, and the future of Springfield's hottest "it" couple Nedna, Edna Krabappel and Ned Flanders, will be revealed after months of online fan voting and speculation.
Black-Eyed, Please
6.6

#303 - Black-Eyed, Please

Season 24, Episode 15, 3/10/2013
When Flanders' parents prove to prefer Homer's company to his, he jealously responds by giving Homer a shiner, and then tries desperately to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Lisa is at a loss to understand why a new substitute teacher is bullying her for no obvious reason.
Steal This Episode
6.6

#304 - Steal This Episode

Season 25, Episode 9, 1/5/2014
Homer becomes annoyed with movie theaters, so Bart teaches him how to download movies illegally. Homer is delighted with his discovery of free movies until he's caught for piracy. Deputy Director Gratman, the FBI's anti-piracy boss, is tasked with hunting down Homer, who stands accused of illegally downloading a film.
Specs and the City
6.6

#305 - Specs and the City

Season 25, Episode 11, 1/26/2014
When Marge tries Homer's new high-tech glasses on, he learns she's seeing a marriage counselor; Bart refuses to buy Nelson a Valentine's Day card.
Days of Future Future
6.6

#306 - Days of Future Future

Season 25, Episode 18, 4/13/2014
Set in the future, Homer has a new clone for every time he dies. Lisa is married to a zombie version of Milhouse, while Bart deals with custody issues with his ex-wife, Jenda. Each defines what love means to them.
Blazed and Confused
6.6

#307 - Blazed and Confused

Season 26, Episode 7, 11/16/2014
Bart schemes to bring down his new teacher, Mr. Lassen, who is a terrible bully. Meanwhile, The Simpsons go to Burning Man.
Covercraft
6.6

#308 - Covercraft

Season 26, Episode 8, 11/23/2014
Homer has a mid-life crisis, takes up bass guitar and forms a cover band with some of the other dads in town. But the band's modest early success is soon overwhelmed by the breakout potential of their most unlikely star, Apu.
E My Sports
6.6

#309 - E My Sports

Season 30, Episode 17, 3/17/2019
As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.
Hostile Kirk Place
6.6

#310 - Hostile Kirk Place

Season 34, Episode 16, 3/12/2023
When Milhouse's Dad, Kirk, takes exception to a school history lesson that paints one of his ancestors in a bad light, Kirk goes on a crusade to censor and control the school curriculum -- a crusade that Homer co-opts for fun and profit.
Bart Carny
6.5

#311 - Bart Carny

Season 9, Episode 12, 1/11/1998
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.
Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble'
6.5

#312 - Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble'

Season 10, Episode 8, 12/6/1998
When Grandpa needs a new kidney, Homer agrees to donate one, but then chickens out.
Marge Simpson in: 'Screaming Yellow Honkers'
6.5

#313 - Marge Simpson in: 'Screaming Yellow Honkers'

Season 10, Episode 15, 2/21/1999
A new Canyonero SUV turns timid Marge into an aggressive driver, and her road rage lands her in traffic school. But when a stampede occurs at the zoo, the town looks to Marge to save the day.
Beyond Blunderdome
6.5

#314 - Beyond Blunderdome

Season 11, Episode 1, 9/26/1999
Homer befriends Mel Gibson just as Mel is completing a remake of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. Homer convinces Mel to make the film more violent, with disastrous results.
Faith Off
6.5

#315 - Faith Off

Season 11, Episode 11, 1/16/2000
Homer gets a bucket stuck on his head, and when it is removed the town is convinced that Bart has the powers of a faith healer. Then mobster Fat Tony tries to turn the boy's spiritual abilities into more sinister directions.
Homer vs. Dignity
6.5

#316 - Homer vs. Dignity

Season 12, Episode 5, 11/26/2000
When the Simpsons once again have financial problems, Mr. Burns pays Homer to play pranks on others and humiliate himself in public. Meanwhile, Smithers creates a Malibu Stacy-themed musical.
Hungry Hungry Homer
6.5

#317 - Hungry Hungry Homer

Season 12, Episode 15, 3/4/2001
Homer becomes a Good Samaritan after discovering the simple joys of helping people in need–which is put to the test when he goes on a hunger strike after the owner of the Springfield Isotopes attempts to discredit him when Homer stumbles on his plot to discreetly move the team to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Tales from the Public Domain
6.5

#318 - Tales from the Public Domain

Season 13, Episode 14, 3/17/2002
When Homer gets a notice from the library that he has a book of classic tales that is years overdue, he finds it on the shelf and reads three stories: The Odyssey (where Homer and his bar buddies try to get home after fighting the Trojans), Joan of Arc (where Lisa leads the French against the English with the help of God), and Hamlet (where Bart tries to kill Moe after Moe kills Homer in order to marry Marge).
The Heartbroke Kid
6.5

#319 - The Heartbroke Kid

Season 16, Episode 17, 5/1/2005
When Bart endangers his health by bingeing on vending-machine food, the Simpsons turn their home into a hostel in order to afford sending him to a forced starvation facility.
The Girl Who Slept Too Little
6.5

#320 - The Girl Who Slept Too Little

Season 17, Episode 2, 9/18/2005
After the family successfully protest against a stamp museum being built next to their house, a cemetery is built near the Simpson house instead, making the normally unflappable Lisa realize that someone as smart as her can be afraid of something.
The Monkey Suit
6.5

#321 - The Monkey Suit

Season 17, Episode 21, 5/14/2006
Working through their checklists of things to do before summer ends, Lisa gets the family to go a museum. At the Springfield Museum of Natural History there is an exhibit Lisa is excited to see on Women’s History turns into an exhibit on the history of weapons, which excites Homer and Bart. When Flanders sees the exhibit of evolution and another that mocks creationism, he raises an alarm. Reverend Lovejoy gets Skinner to have creationism taught in school. Lisa is the only one who holds onto the scientific theory. She brings the topic up at the town meeting and the town votes to teach only one theory, creationism. Lisa decides to hold her own class on evolution, until she is arrested. The ACLU gives her a lawyer who is up against a slick Southern lawyer, but ultimately it’s a family member that is a key to her defense.
That 90's Show
6.5

#322 - That 90's Show

Season 19, Episode 11, 1/27/2008
Flashbacks follow Marge and Homer back to their dating days, when she was a college student and he was working for his father to support her. Then Marge becomes smitten with a professor, so a sorrowful Homer turns to music--and invents grunge.
The Debarted
6.5

#323 - The Debarted

Season 19, Episode 13, 3/2/2008
A new kid at school named Donny works with Bart on his pranks. But when the pranks start to backfire, Bart wonders if he can trust his new accomplice. Meanwhile, the Simpsons get a fancy loaner car after Marge gets in an accident, and Homer falls in love with it.
Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
6.5

#324 - Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes

Season 20, Episode 1, 9/28/2008
Bounty hunter Ned is forced to scrap his partnership with Homer when the hapless layabout skips bail, and Marge mistakenly takes a job at an erotic bakery.
Gone Maggie Gone
6.5

#325 - Gone Maggie Gone

Season 20, Episode 13, 3/15/2009
Lisa infiltrates a convent in order to steal back Maggie who was accidentally taken in by nuns. While in the convent, Lisa uncovers a series of cryptic clues leading to a hidden jewel in Springfield. With help from resident history buffs Principal Skinner and Comic Book Guy, Lisa sets off to find the coveted prize. But Springfield's Freemasons are also hot on the trail of the jewel, and Lisa must race against them to find the jewel and rescue Maggie.
Treehouse of Horror XX
6.5

#326 - Treehouse of Horror XX

Season 21, Episode 4, 10/18/2009
Dial "M" for Murder or Press "#" to Return to Main Menu- Lisa is forced into a Hitchcockian murder scheme by Bart. Don't Have a Cow, Mankind- Springfield is once again overrun by zombies, thanks to Krusty Burger's latest sandwich. There's No Business Like Moe Business- In a Sweeney Todd spoof, Moe bleeds Homer dry to create the perfect microbrewed great beer.
Chief of Hearts
6.5

#327 - Chief of Hearts

Season 21, Episode 18, 4/18/2010
Homer is completing his court-ordered community service when he befriends his supervisor, Chief Wiggum, by offering him one of his sandwiches. Touched by the act of kindness, Wiggum assigns the other convicts unpleasant tasks, but allows Homer to join him at the picnic table. They continue to grow close, but when the Chief gets injured during a botched bank robbery, Homer doesn't come through when Wiggum needs him the most. Meanwhile, Bart becomes addicted to Battle Ball, a Japanese game made up of plastic balls and magnetic cards, and his family and teachers try to help him kick the habit.
The Fight Before Christmas
6.5

#328 - The Fight Before Christmas

Season 22, Episode 8, 12/5/2010
When the rest of the family seems to lack Christmas spirit, Marge contacts Martha Clause (Martha Stewart).
Homer the Father
6.5

#329 - Homer the Father

Season 22, Episode 12, 1/23/2011
When Homer insists Bart must earn the new dirt bike he wants, Bart comes up with a scheme; James Lipton interviews a TV cast.
The Scorpion's Tale
6.5

#330 - The Scorpion's Tale

Season 22, Episode 15, 3/6/2011
Lisa's school project leads to the discovery of a new drug that makes the elderly less cranky and more tolerable.
Treehouse of Horror XXV
6.5

#331 - Treehouse of Horror XXV

Season 26, Episode 4, 10/19/2014
In a Halloween-theme episode Bart reads Aramaic symbols from the bottom of his desk and he and Lisa are transported to an alternate world filled with demons. Also, Moe organizes a "Clockwork Orange"-ish gang in which member Dum (Homer) falls for a young lady (Marge) who wants him to quit. In a homage to "The Others," the Simpsons reconnect with their earlier incarnations from the Tracey Ullman era.
Puffless
6.5

#332 - Puffless

Season 27, Episode 3, 10/11/2015
Upon learning that their father really died of lung cancer, Selma and Patty agree to quit smoking. When Selma relapses, an angry Patty moves in with Marge and Homer.
The Serfsons
6.5

#333 - The Serfsons

Season 29, Episode 1, 10/1/2017
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.
Girl's in the Band
6.5

#334 - Girl's in the Band

Season 30, Episode 19, 3/31/2019
Homer works extra shifts at the plant so Lisa can play in the Capitol City Philharmonic.
Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
6.5

#335 - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

Season 1, Episode 1, 12/17/1989
Homer's Christmas bonus is canceled and the rainy-day funds are needed to pay for Bart's tattoo removal.
E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)
6.4

#336 - E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)

Season 11, Episode 5, 11/7/1999
Fleeing from a duel, Homer takes his family to live on a farm. There he discovers that by mixing tomatoes, tobacco and radioactivity from the nuclear plant, he can create a dangerously delicious new substance.
Grift of the Magi
6.4

#337 - Grift of the Magi

Season 11, Episode 9, 12/19/1999
In this Christmas-themed episode, the students of Springfield Elementary are unwittingly used as a focus group to test new toys. The product of their labors, a cuddly doll named Funzo, is a lot more sinister than he appears.
Pygmoelian
6.4

#338 - Pygmoelian

Season 11, Episode 16, 2/27/2000
Plastic surgery gives Moe the bartender a handsome new face and a whole new life as a soap opera star.
Treehouse of Horror XI
6.4

#339 - Treehouse of Horror XI

Season 12, Episode 1, 11/1/2000
This year's Halloween story sees The Simpsons as "The Munsters" (with everyone except Lisa getting killed), Homer as a wandering spirit on the hunt for a good deed in "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad," Bart and Lisa as peasants in a fairy tale forest in "Scary Tales Can Come True," and Lisa inadvertently dooming mankind by rescuing a dolphin in "Night of the Dolphin."
New Kids on the Blecch
6.4

#340 - New Kids on the Blecch

Season 12, Episode 14, 2/25/2001
A music producer selects Bart, Nelson, Milhouse and Ralph to be members of the next hit boy band, who record subliminal songs about joining the Navy.
Children of a Lesser Clod
6.4

#341 - Children of a Lesser Clod

Season 12, Episode 20, 5/13/2001
After spraining his knee during a basketball game, Homer begins taking care of the neighborhood kids to cure his boredom, prompting jealousy from Bart and Lisa, who feel that Homer is giving the kids the attention they never had.
The Blunder Years
6.4

#342 - The Blunder Years

Season 13, Episode 5, 12/9/2001
After tricking Marge into thinking an advertising spokesman is coming to visit her, Homer takes Marge and the rest of the family to a restaurant. A hypnotist uses his powers on Homer, and makes him remember a horrific childhood incident where Homer found a dead body in a ravine. The Simpson family decides to investigate this and find out where the body came from.
How I Spent My Strummer Vacation
6.4

#343 - How I Spent My Strummer Vacation

Season 14, Episode 2, 11/10/2002
A drunken Homer appears on the show Taxicab Conversations and rants about how awful his life as a husband and father is. Although his family is at first outraged, they realise that they do somewhat burden him and decide to make up for it by sending him to a Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp where he mingles with rock stars, including Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The rock stars ask Homer to help out at a concert and, expecting that he will be allowed to perform, he accepts. Actually, they want him to test the microphones; however, a humiliated Homer grabs a guitar and starts playing.
Special Edna
6.4

#344 - Special Edna

Season 14, Episode 7, 1/5/2003
Ms. Edna Krabappel begins to lose faith in her relationship with Principal Skinner and becomes depressed. Bart wants to cheer her up and decides to nominate her for the Teacher of the Year Award. Ms. Krabappel and the Simpsons are given a free trip to Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. Skinner decides that he needs to do something to win Edna back, so he follows them there. He tries to sabotage Edna's chances of winning the award, in hopes that she will become so depressed that she will come back to him. However, he has a change of heart and proposes to her.
The Bart of War
6.4

#345 - The Bart of War

Season 14, Episode 21, 5/18/2003
After destroying Flanders' shrine to The Beatles, Bart and Milhouse are punished by being put in community groups. Bart joins the Pre-Teen Braves along with Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz and Database. Led by Marge, they start engaging in community activities. However, they soon become rivals with The Cavalry Kids, led by Milhouse. The two groups try to outdo each other and become involved in a contest to sell the most candy. The Cavalry Kids win the prize of singing the national anthem at a baseball game. However, the Pre-Teen Braves pretend to be The Cavalry Kids and sing their own version of the national anthem. As the crowd becomes enraged, the real Cavalry Kids arrive and a massive stadium-wide brawl erupts. Marge becomes upset, and the fighting ends when an image of her crying is shown on the JumboTron.
The Fat and the Furriest
6.4

#346 - The Fat and the Furriest

Season 15, Episode 5, 11/30/2003
Homer is humiliated when he appears on the news running from a bear that nearly attacks him at the city dump. After Grampa scolds him, he swears to fight the bear himself.
'Tis the Fifteenth Season
6.4

#347 - 'Tis the Fifteenth Season

Season 15, Episode 7, 12/14/2003
Homer realizes how selfish he is after he spends all the family's Christmas money on a present for himself. He becomes the nicest guy in town, making Ned Flanders jealous.
Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
6.4

#348 - Diatribe of a Mad Housewife

Season 15, Episode 10, 1/25/2004
Marge writes a romance novel with characters based on Homer and Ned Flanders that becomes a hit. Meanwhile, Homer gets fired from the power plant again and becomes an ambulance driver.
There's Something About Marrying
6.4

#349 - There's Something About Marrying

Season 16, Episode 10, 2/20/2005
Springfield legalizes same-sex marriage to increase tourism. After becoming a minister, Homer starts to wed people to make money. Meanwhile, Marge's sister Patty comes out as a lesbian and reveals that she is going to marry a woman named Veronica.
The Italian Bob
6.4

#350 - The Italian Bob

Season 17, Episode 8, 12/11/2005
Homer brings the whole family along when he is sent to Italy to pick up a new sports car for Mr. Burns, when they find themselves in a small town that Sideshow Bob has become the mayor of.
We're on the Road to D'ohwhere
6.4

#351 - We're on the Road to D'ohwhere

Season 17, Episode 11, 1/29/2006
After Bart steals a key from Principal Skinner's office and gets himself into hot water, Marge and Homer send him to a behavior modification camp.
Regarding Margie
6.4

#352 - Regarding Margie

Season 17, Episode 20, 5/7/2006
Marge goes on a cleaning frenzy before the housekeeper she’s won the services of comes to the house. One spot remains and she mixes a number of toxic cleaners together to tackle the job. The noxious mixture knocks her out and she wakes up suffering from amnesia. Marge is taken home and the family tries to bring back her memory. She starts to get back memories of her children and other insignificant things, but when it comes to remembering her husband, nothing he does seems to jog her memory. When he can’t get her to remember him, he tries to win her all over again, especially after Patty and Selma get her back out on the dating scene.
The Haw-Hawed Couple
6.4

#353 - The Haw-Hawed Couple

Season 18, Episode 8, 12/10/2006
When Bart ends up the only guest at Nelson's birthday party, the bully decides he's his best friend and goes about protecting Bart in a parody of "Goodfellas." Meanwhile, Homer reads Lisa to sleep and debates on whether to reveal the book's sad ending to her.
He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs
6.4

#354 - He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs

Season 19, Episode 1, 9/23/2007
Homer falls in love with the high life of flying in private planes when he saves Mr. Burns from drowning, and Burns repays him by flying him to Chicago for a night on the town.
Love, Springfieldian Style
6.4

#355 - Love, Springfieldian Style

Season 19, Episode 12, 2/17/2008
Homer and Marge celebrate Valentine's Day by going on the Tunnel of Love ride at a carnival, but they end up stranded when Bart pulls a prank involving gelatin. To pass the time, Homer tells the love story of Bonnie and Clyde, Marge tells her version of "Lady and the Tramp," and Bart tells the love story of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen.
Dial 'N' for Nerder
6.4

#356 - Dial 'N' for Nerder

Season 19, Episode 14, 3/9/2008
Homer cheats on his diet, so Marge gets a reality show called "The Sneakers" to check up on him. Meanwhile, Bart and Lisa fear that a prank they played on Martin Prince had deadly consequences.
Mypods and Boomsticks
6.4

#357 - Mypods and Boomsticks

Season 20, Episode 7, 11/30/2008
Lisa struggles to become the proud owner of a Mypod, and Homer believes Bart's new Middle-Eastern friend Bashir is involved in a terrorist plot to destroy the Springfield Mall.
Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
6.4

#358 - Eeny Teeny Maya Moe

Season 20, Episode 16, 4/5/2009
Moe once again searches for love and falls for a woman named Maya over the Internet. However, when Moe meets Maya face-to-face, he discovers it's more like face-to-knee, as Maya is only three feet tall.
Angry Dad: The Movie
6.4

#359 - Angry Dad: The Movie

Season 22, Episode 14, 2/20/2011
Bart and Homer make a film based on Bart's comic book character Angry Dad. The cartoon becomes a critical favorite and begins to win a number of awards, but Bart becomes upset when Homer takes all of the credit during acceptance speeches.
Homerland
6.4

#360 - Homerland

Season 25, Episode 1, 9/29/2013
A parody of "Homeland". Homer starts to act strangely polite after returning from a nuclear power plant convention, prompting a suspicious Lisa to ask an intense FBI agent named Annie (Kristen Wiig) to help her solve this mystery.
The Man Who Came to Be Dinner
6.4

#361 - The Man Who Came to Be Dinner

Season 26, Episode 10, 1/4/2015
During a trip to "Dizzneeland" the Simpsons board the wrong ride, Rocket To Your Doom, and are transported through the galaxy to Kang and Kodos' home planet, where they are held captive at the local zoo and the inhabitants decide to eat Homer.
My Fare Lady
6.4

#362 - My Fare Lady

Season 26, Episode 14, 2/15/2015
When Marge gets fed up with the thankless duty of chauffeuring her kids around, she begins working as a driver for a transportation app service. Meanwhile, Homer bankrupts Moe when he watches over the bar for one night, which forces Moe to take a temporary job as a janitor at the nuclear plant.
Bull-E
6.4

#363 - Bull-E

Season 26, Episode 21, 5/10/2015
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.
Cue Detective
6.4

#364 - Cue Detective

Season 27, Episode 2, 10/4/2015
Scotty Boom, a Chew Network super-chef, challenges Homer to a smoke-off. But when someone steals Homer’s secret weapon – a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a BBQ shack – Lisa and Bart are on the case.
The Girl Code
6.4

#365 - The Girl Code

Season 27, Episode 10, 1/3/2016
After a photo Marge posts on social media gets Homer fired, he returns to the best job he ever had, a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. This same post inspires Lisa to code an app that predicts the real-life consequences of anything you post online, only to create sentient artificial intelligence.
Gal of Constant Sorrow
6.4

#366 - Gal of Constant Sorrow

Season 27, Episode 14, 2/21/2016
After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman's cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie's surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he's handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.
Lisa Gets the Blues
6.4

#367 - Lisa Gets the Blues

Season 29, Episode 17, 4/22/2018
When the Simpsons' flight to Gainesville gets re-routed to New Orleans, Lisa is forced to face her failures, and regain her confidence as a jazz musician. Meanwhile, Bart is intrigued by the voodoo in Louisiana, and Homer is intrigued by the drinking.
From Russia Without Love
6.4

#368 - From Russia Without Love

Season 30, Episode 6, 11/11/2018
On a mission to play hardcore pranks, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order bride on the Dark Web.
The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby
6.4

#369 - The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby

Season 31, Episode 18, 4/19/2020
Mr. Burns tasks Homer with swindling Cletus Spuckler out of his newfound helium fortune. Meanwhile, Maggie is reunited with Hudson from Playdate with Destiny again, only for Marge to tear them apart after his mother annoys her.
I, Carumbus
6.4

#370 - I, Carumbus

Season 32, Episode 2, 10/4/2020
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.
The King of Nice
6.4

#371 - The King of Nice

Season 34, Episode 4, 10/16/2022
Marge is hired as a segment producer on Krusty's new daytime talk show. But her initial excitement about the job fades when she discovers what an endless nightmare it is!
The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase
6.3

#372 - The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase

Season 8, Episode 24, 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.
Take My Wife, Sleaze
6.3

#373 - Take My Wife, Sleaze

Season 11, Episode 8, 11/28/1999
After winning a motorcycle at a dance contest, Homer becomes part of a motorcycle gang. But when he puts Marge's photo in a biker magazine, a much tougher gang takes her, and he must win her back.
The Bart Wants What It Wants
6.3

#374 - The Bart Wants What It Wants

Season 13, Episode 11, 2/17/2002
Bart befriends Rainer Wolfcastle's daughter Greta. She has a crush on Bart, but he does not seem to realize it and eventually stops seeing her. Seeking revenge, Greta begins dating Bart's best friend Milhouse, which causes Bart to start missing her. She leaves for Toronto with her father, and Bart convinces his family to follow them there.
I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can
6.3

#375 - I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can

Season 14, Episode 12, 2/16/2003
Lisa competes at a spelling bee and earns the right to compete in the Spell-lympics, becoming the pride of the town. The host of the show George Plimpton, asks her to intentionally lose so that a more popular boy can win. Lisa refuses and continues to compete, but accidentally misspells a word and loses. Meanwhile, Homer tours with a group obsessed with eating Krusty Burger's latest sandwich.
Dude, Where's My Ranch?
6.3

#376 - Dude, Where's My Ranch?

Season 14, Episode 18, 4/27/2003
When challenged to think up a new Christmas carol, Homer instead writes a song about how much he hates Ned Flanders. The song becomes such a hit that the Simpsons become sick of hearing it and take a trip to a dude ranch. Lisa develops affections for a local boy named Luke but becomes jealous when he hears him talking to a girl named Clara on the telephone. One night, she meets Clara and gives her the wrong directions, leading her to become lost. After Lisa discovers that Clara is actually Luke's sister, she rushes to find her. She saves Clara, and decides to tell Luke what happened, but he is offended and dumps her. Meanwhile, Bart and Homer decide to help a tribe of Native Americans who want a beaver dam removed so they can reclaim their land.
The Regina Monologues
6.3

#377 - The Regina Monologues

Season 15, Episode 4, 11/23/2003
After making over $3000 from his own museum featuring a $1000 bill, Bart takes the family to London (on the suggestion of Grampa), where Homer is arrested for treason after crashing into the Queen.
My Big Fat Geek Wedding
6.3

#378 - My Big Fat Geek Wedding

Season 15, Episode 17, 4/18/2004
After hearing that Skinner is getting cold feet about their wedding, Edna leaves Skinner at the altar and, after sending back one marriage gift, hooks up with Comic Book Guy. Meanwhile, Homer and Marge have an argument about if their marriage is still solid or not.
Future-Drama
6.3

#379 - Future-Drama

Season 16, Episode 15, 4/17/2005
Through Professor Frink's future machine, Bart and Lisa see their lives in the year 2013, where Bart steals Lisa's chances at going to an Ivy League school in order to impress a skater girl named Jenda while Homer (now separated from Marge and living in an underwater apartment) fights Krusty the Clown after Marge begins dating him.
Bart Has Two Mommies
6.3

#380 - Bart Has Two Mommies

Season 17, Episode 14, 3/19/2006
The family is at a church fund-raiser, where Homer tries to ensure his rubber duck onto victory, but Flanders wins the big prize, which he doesn’t want and gives it to Marge. In return Marge agrees to watch Rod and Todd while Ned is attending a left-handed convention. While Marge is spending all her time with the Rod and Todd and trying to let them learn how to be boys; Homer takes Bart and Lisa to a home for former celebrity animals and a monkey kidnaps Bart. Marge’s ability to be a mother comes into question when Ned discovers what she is doing with his boys and the local news covers Bart’s current predicament.
Take My Life, Please
6.3

#381 - Take My Life, Please

Season 20, Episode 10, 2/15/2009
Homer is jealous when old classmate Vance Connor is inducted into the Springfield Walk of Fame. Lenny and Carl confess they fixed the result in favor of Principal Dondelinger - leading the hapless father to speculate on how his life would have changed had he won the ballot.
Father Knows Worst
6.3

#382 - Father Knows Worst

Season 20, Episode 18, 4/26/2009
Bart and Lisa start struggling in their academic and social lives at school and Homer starts monitoring them and forcing them to do better. Meanwhile, Marge discovers a sauna in the basement.
Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh
6.3

#383 - Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh

Season 20, Episode 19, 5/3/2009
When Marge learns Springfield Elementary is the worst school in the state, she and Homer rent an apartment in the upscale Waverly Hills school district so Bart and Lisa can attend a better school. Meanwhile, Homer moves into the rented Waverly Hills apartment and gets used to the bachelor lifestyle.
How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?
6.3

#384 - How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?

Season 22, Episode 7, 11/28/2010
Bart helps nurse an injured pigeon back to health. After Santa's Little Helper eats the bird, Bart has a hard time coping with the loss. Worried that Bart needs some help getting over the loss, Marge and Homer take him to a therapy session with Dr. Thurston, who advises that the only cure for Bart’s blues is to give away the family dog, but when the Simpsons visit the pup’s new home, a shock causes them to rethink their decision.
The Great Simpsina
6.3

#385 - The Great Simpsina

Season 22, Episode 18, 4/10/2011
The family is greeted by folk singer Ewell Freestone when they visit a peach farm, but when Marge goes overboard with peach-inspired dishes, Lisa and Bart try to get rid of the unwanted fruit. Later, Lisa becomes a magician’s apprentice to the legendary Great Raymondo who helps her develop her craft, but a schoolgirl crush clouds her judgment when she is coaxed into revealing the Great Raymondo’s most famous magic trick to his phony archnemesis. But when the rival magician’s act takes a risky turn, the Great Raymondo has one last trick up his sleeve and stages showdown with Ricky Jay, Penn & Teller and David Copperfield, showing them why he is the master of the craft.
The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
6.3

#386 - The Real Housewives of Fat Tony

Season 22, Episode 19, 5/1/2011
Fat Tony (voice of Joe Mantegna) woos Marge's sister Selma, and they marry. Marge worries that Selma is choosing her new lifestyle over family after the whirlwind romance, but Tony invites Homer and Marge to join them on a getaway at the Jersey shore. Meanwhile, Bart develops a gift for finding truffles, much to Lisa's delight.
How I Wet Your Mother
6.3

#387 - How I Wet Your Mother

Season 23, Episode 16, 3/11/2012
Karma gets the best of Homer after he gets his friends in trouble, and as a result, his bedwetting problem worsens. The family goes on a mission to infiltrate his dreams to search for clues in his subconscious to determine the source of his problem. But just as things take a dangerous turn in the dream, a figure from Homer's past appears, and he is finally reassured that the fond memories of his mother Mona (guest voice Glenn Close) remain alive, giving him just the right amount of reassurance to cure him of his problem.
Ned 'n Edna's Blend Agenda
6.3

#388 - Ned 'n Edna's Blend Agenda

Season 23, Episode 21, 5/13/2012
When word gets out that Edna and Ned have secretly wed, Marge offers to throw them a party, but bringing folks together makes them all realize that no marriage is perfect. Meanwhile, Edna tries to help Ned's children become more socially acceptable. Watch the credits... there's a treat!
Adventures in Baby-Getting
6.3

#389 - Adventures in Baby-Getting

Season 24, Episode 3, 11/4/2012
When Marge's car falls into a sink hole, she buys the perfect replacement to fit her family of five. But she quickly grows to hate it because, as she tells a shocked Homer, the car would be too small if she wanted to have another baby. Meanwhile, Bart and his friends are determined to find out what secret Lisa is keeping when Bart finds her cryptic messages and follows her sneaking off downtown for covert meetings after school.
A Test Before Trying
6.3

#390 - A Test Before Trying

Season 24, Episode 10, 1/13/2013
The fate of Springfield Elementary rests on Bart and his test scores, and Homer finds way to make money with his own parking meter.
Dark Knight Court
6.3

#391 - Dark Knight Court

Season 24, Episode 16, 3/17/2013
Springfield's Easter is ruined by a prank and all fingers point to Bart. It is up to Lisa to save her brother, in a student court presided over by Attorney General Janet Reno. Meanwhile, inspired by an old comic book, Mr. Burns becomes an ineffectual superhero—fruit bat man.
Treehouse of Horror XXIV
6.3

#392 - Treehouse of Horror XXIV

Season 25, Episode 2, 10/6/2013
The scariest Simpsons Halloween show yet, featuring an opening by Guillermo Del Toro.
Labor Pains
6.3

#393 - Labor Pains

Season 25, Episode 5, 11/17/2013
When Homer helps a woman give birth in an elevator, he forms an emotional attachment to the baby; cheerleaders for the local professional football team recruit Lisa.
Yellow Subterfuge
6.3

#394 - Yellow Subterfuge

Season 25, Episode 7, 12/8/2013
Principal Skinner promises the students that the best-behaved among them can take a ride in a submarine. When Skinner gives all the kids a clean slate, Bart believes even his own past indiscretions will be forgotten if he doesn’t get into any more trouble. Meanwhile Lisa tries to help a cash-poor Krusty to turn things around by suggesting he sell the foreign rights to his shows.
The War of Art
6.3

#395 - The War of Art

Season 25, Episode 15, 3/23/2014
After Lisa's new pet guinea pig destroys the Simpsons' living room art, Marge finds a beautiful painting at the Van Houten's yard sale, which Homer snaps up for 20 bucks
You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee
6.3

#396 - You Don't Have to Live Like a Referee

Season 25, Episode 16, 3/30/2014
Homer is recruited as a World Cup referee after Lisa extols his integrity on the youth soccer field in a Springfield Elementary speech contest. But when the Simpsons travel to Brazil (again), Homer finds his honesty tested by one of South America's slickest gangsters in the soccer match-bribing business.
The Musk Who Fell to Earth
6.3

#397 - The Musk Who Fell to Earth

Season 26, Episode 12, 1/25/2015
When inventor Elon Musk lands in Springfield, he and Homer become fast friends and revolutionize the town's nuclear plant. But when Musk goes overboard and Mr. Burns wants him removed, Homer must figure out a way to break up with him.
Mathlete's Feat
6.3

#398 - Mathlete's Feat

Season 26, Episode 22, 5/17/2015
When a modernized Springfield Elementary has a technical meltdown, Lisa transforms it into a Waldorf school. Meanwhile, Groundskeeper Willie becomes the coach of the mathletes.
Lisa the Veterinarian
6.3

#399 - Lisa the Veterinarian

Season 27, Episode 15, 3/6/2016
After performing CPR on a tased raccoon, Lisa discovers her calling to be veterinarian and becomes an intern at the local office, but learns a tough lesson when her neglected class hamster dies. Meanwhile, Marge moonlights as a crime scene cleaner for a little extra money, and the trauma of the gory scenes make her increasingly dead inside.
The Marge-ian Chronicles
6.3

#400 - The Marge-ian Chronicles

Season 27, Episode 16, 3/13/2016
Not feeling unique, Lisa signs up for the Mars One Space Colony – to Marge’s dismay. Then, Marge hires Bart to go through the tryout process with Lisa to make her want to quit.
A Father's Watch
6.3

#401 - A Father's Watch

Season 28, Episode 18, 3/19/2017
Marge turns to a series of parenting experts for advice when she becomes worried that Bart is destined for failure; Homer decides to open a trophy store; Grampa gives Bart a watch coveted by Homer.
Looking for Mr. Goodbart
6.3

#402 - Looking for Mr. Goodbart

Season 28, Episode 20, 4/30/2017
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner's mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.
Homer Is Where the Art Isn't
6.3

#403 - Homer Is Where the Art Isn't

Season 29, Episode 12, 3/18/2018
When Homer is accused of stealing a million-dollar painting, only a detective from the 1970s can clear his name.
Baby You Can't Drive My Car
6.3

#404 - Baby You Can't Drive My Car

Season 30, Episode 5, 11/4/2018
A self-driving car company comes to Springfield, poaching all of the power plant employees with their fun work environment.
Bart the Bad Guy
6.3

#405 - Bart the Bad Guy

Season 31, Episode 14, 3/1/2020
Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie one month before its intended release, and uses his knowledge to terrorize the other fans. Two executive producers of the film attempt to prevent Bart from leaking any more news to the public.
The Principal and the Pauper
6.2

#406 - The Principal and the Pauper

Season 9, Episode 2, 9/28/1997
Unmasked as an impostor, Principal Skinner flees to Capital City to reclaim his former life as a shiftless good-for-nothing. The people of Springfield gain a newfound appreciation for him and form a plan to bring him back.
Little Big Mom
6.2

#407 - Little Big Mom

Season 11, Episode 10, 1/9/2000
When Marge leaves the house to recuperate from a skating injury, everything goes to hell - until Lisa convinces Homer and Bart they have leprosy.
Insane Clown Poppy
6.2

#408 - Insane Clown Poppy

Season 12, Episode 3, 11/12/2000
Krusty takes parenting lessons from Homer when, during an outdoor book fair, a girl tells Krusty that she is his long-lost daughter from a one-night stand with a female soldier who fought during the first Gulf War.
Lisa the Tree Hugger
6.2

#409 - Lisa the Tree Hugger

Season 12, Episode 4, 11/19/2000
Lisa falls for the teenaged leader of a militant environmentalist group and tries to impress him by living in Springfield's oldest tree in order to keep it from being cut down.
Day of the Jackanapes
6.2

#410 - Day of the Jackanapes

Season 12, Episode 13, 2/18/2001
Krusty announces his retirement due to interference from network executives and the growing popularity of the big-money game show "Me Wantee", but when Krusty reveals to Sideshow Bob that all of the episodes featuring him have been erased, Sideshow Bob uses Krusty's biggest fan (Bart) to murder him during Krusty's farewell show.
Homer the Moe
6.2

#411 - Homer the Moe

Season 13, Episode 3, 11/18/2001
Moe becomes depressed and decides to return to bartending school so he can re-evaluate himself. He meets an old teacher, who suggests that Moe try improving his bar, which might make him happier. Moe takes the advice, and turns his bar into a trendy nightclub, which does not sit well with his regular customers Homer, Lenny, Carl, and Barney.
She of Little Faith
6.2

#412 - She of Little Faith

Season 13, Episode 6, 12/16/2001
After Homer and Bart's model rocket damages the church, Mr. Burns makes a deal to commercialize the church in return for paying for the damages. Lisa becomes disgusted at what the church has become, so she decides to find a new religion suitable for her. She eventually converts to Buddhism, causing Marge to fear for Lisa's soul.
Little Girl in the Big Ten
6.2

#413 - Little Girl in the Big Ten

Season 13, Episode 20, 5/12/2002
Lisa tries to fit in with two college students by lying about her age. She finds that the college atmosphere is perfect for her, but her lie is soon discovered and she is shunned by her fellow elementary school students. Meanwhile, Bart is diagnosed with a weakened immune system after getting bitten by a Chinese mosquito and must live in a plastic, germ-free bubble.
Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade
6.2

#414 - Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade

Season 14, Episode 3, 11/17/2002
The Simpsons buy a satellite television, which Bart spends so much time watching that he does not study for an important achievement test. He scores so low that Principal Skinner demotes him to third grade, while Lisa does so well that she is moved up to third grade. The two are placed in the same class and become rivals. During a trip to Capital City, they get separated from their class and are forced to help each other in order to find their classmates.
The Dad Who Knew Too Little
6.2

#415 - The Dad Who Knew Too Little

Season 14, Episode 8, 1/12/2003
Homer disappoints Lisa on her birthday when he gives her a thoughtless present. He realizes that he knows little about her and decides to hire private detective Dexter Colt to spy on her. Colt compiles a report, the information from which helps Homer bond with his daughter. However, Colt soon demands to be paid $1000, which Homer refuses. In retaliation, Colt vandalises an animal research lab and steals all the animals, leaving behind several clues that implicate Lisa. Homer and Lisa go on the run as fugitives and end up at a circus, where they meet Colt. He tries to kill Homer, but Lisa saves him. Later, Colt is arrested and Lisa exonerated. She finally receives the present she wanted from Homer.
Pray Anything
6.2

#416 - Pray Anything

Season 14, Episode 10, 2/9/2003
Homer becomes depressed when he sees that Ned Flanders seems to be better off than him. To remedy this, he begins to pray constantly. Meanwhile, the Simpsons discover that tree roots have clogged up their plumbing. The house becomes too run down to live in, and Homer prays for a solution. Homer is injured while attending church; he sues Reverend Lovejoy and is awarded the deed to the church. He throws a huge house-warming party, in which all of the partiers drink and engage in sinful activities. It suddenly starts raining and the town begins to flood. The townspeople flee to the roof of the church. Homer tries praying again but the flood keeps rising. Reverend Lovejoy returns in a helicopter and leads everyone in prayer, asking God to forgive them, and the rain stops.
A Star Is Born Again
6.2

#417 - A Star Is Born Again

Season 14, Episode 13, 3/2/2003
During the annual Jellyfish Festival, Ned Flanders realizes that he is lonely and becomes depressed. One night, he meets a beautiful woman, who asks him out on a date. He soon learns that the woman is Sara Sloan, a famous actress. Sloan is charmed by Flanders' wholesomeness, and they continue to date to the point at which she asks that he move to Hollywood. Flanders, worried that Hollywood would conflict with his conservative Christian values, refuses, so Sloan instead decides to stay in Springfield. However, their relationship does not work out, due to his insistence on marriage.
Three Gays of the Condo
6.2

#418 - Three Gays of the Condo

Season 14, Episode 17, 4/13/2003
After yet another Homer and Marge fight, Homer ends up sharing a condo with two homosexuals - who don't exactly think Homer is straight.
Old Yeller-Belly
6.2

#419 - Old Yeller-Belly

Season 14, Episode 19, 5/4/2003
The Simpson family's dog Santa's Little Helper fails to save Homer from a treehouse when it is on fire. Consequently, Homer declares him a coward and disowns him. One day, a photographer finds Santa's Little Helper playing with a Duff Beer can and takes a picture. The picture becomes popular and SLH becomes the new mascot for Duff Beer while the old mascot, Duffman, is fired. Homer earns a lot of money but SLH's original owner shows up, claiming that the dog is rightfully his. Bart fears that he will never see Santa's Little Helper again. The Simpsons conceive a plan to get Duffman rehired as Duff's mascot by showing what a coward Santa's Little Helper is. At a Duff-sponsored beach event, Homer pretends to be drowning (while floating on a keg of beer) but is attacked by a shark. The shark bites the beer keg and becomes drunk, and wins over the crowd on the beach. The shark is named the new mascot of Duff Beer and Santa's Little Helper returns to the Simpson family.
Sleeping with the Enemy
6.2

#420 - Sleeping with the Enemy

Season 16, Episode 3, 11/21/2004
Marge finds Nelson and acts as a mother figure towards him due to her children's loss of interest in her. Meanwhile, Lisa gets teased about her big butt, and becomes obsessed with her weight.
Homer's Paternity Coot
6.2

#421 - Homer's Paternity Coot

Season 17, Episode 10, 1/8/2006
Mail from forty years earlier is discovered, and a letter from Homer Simpson's mother's old boyfriend states that he is Homer's true father. Homer sets out to find his supposed new father, leaving Abe behind.
Girls Just Want to Have Sums
6.2

#422 - Girls Just Want to Have Sums

Season 17, Episode 19, 4/30/2006
The family attends "Stab-A-Lot: The Itchy and Scratchy Musical." The musical's director is a graduate of Springfield Elementary and Principal Skinner puts his foot in mouth when he makes sexist comments about her education and that of women in general. He tries to make the situation better, but only buries himself deeper and deeper until he is fired and replaced by Women's Educational Expert Melanie Upfoot. The first thing she does is split the school into girls and the boys. Lisa dislikes the way girls are being taught math and she ventures over to the boy's side of the school in search of a challenge. Disguising herself as Jake Boyman she starts attending the boy's school but while she finds the math problems more interesting, it is being a boy that is a greater challenge.
Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
6.2

#423 - Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words

Season 20, Episode 6, 11/16/2008
Lisa learns she is good at crossword puzzles and enters a city-wide contest. Homer discovers he has a flair for letting loved ones down so he opens Sweet Conclusions Break-Up Service, but lands himself in trouble with his daughter when he places a bet against her in the competition.
No Loan Again, Naturally
6.2

#424 - No Loan Again, Naturally

Season 20, Episode 12, 3/8/2009
When the adjustable rate on the Simpson couple's mortgage resets at more than the pair can afford, they must sell their house. Good Samaritan Ned Flanders buys the house and rents it out to them at an affordable rate. But Homer pushes his luck too far when he takes advantage of Ned's generous landlord duties.
Coming to Homerica
6.2

#425 - Coming to Homerica

Season 20, Episode 21, 5/17/2009
When nearby Ogdenville’s economy crumbles due to tainted barley discovered in Krusty’s veggie burgers, the unemployed workers of Ogdenville flock to Springfield. After Mayor Quimby closes Springfield’s borders and enlists private citizens to help patrol them, Homer organizes a border patrol group.
Once Upon a Time in Springfield
6.2

#426 - Once Upon a Time in Springfield

Season 21, Episode 10, 1/10/2010
Krusty grudgingly adds a pretty, singing cohost named Princess Penelope to his show in order to attract more female viewers. Girls love her, and ratings improve, but Bart and Milhouse want to get the show back to the way it was. The situation gets more complicated when Krusty and Penelope fall in love and decide to get married. Meanwhile, Homer, Lenny, and Carl consider working at a competing nuclear plant when Mr. Burns cuts off their daily doughnut service.
American History X-cellent
6.2

#427 - American History X-cellent

Season 21, Episode 17, 4/11/2010
When the police are called to diffuse a rowdy crowd at Mr. Burns' estate, one of the officers recognizes priceless stolen paintings on the walls, and the maniacal billionaire is taken downtown for questioning. With Mr. Burns gone, Smithers takes charge of the power plant. But when employees take advantage of his good nature, he exacts revenge by forcing the employees to work night and day. These unfair working conditions prompt Homer and his crew to devise a plan to bust out Mr. Burns.
To Surveil with Love
6.2

#428 - To Surveil with Love

Season 21, Episode 20, 5/2/2010
A bomb squad mistakenly blows up Homer's unattended gym bag, releasing radiation into the city and authorities react by suspending civil liberties. Wiggum and his men install surveillance cameras around Springfield and round up suspected terrorists, including groundskeeper Willie, but when monitoring the nonstop flow of video imagery proves to be too much, Wiggum enlists concerned citizens to help keep the city safe. Meanwhile, Lisa becomes fed up with being blonde, so she dyes her hair a dark color.
Moe Letter Blues
6.2

#429 - Moe Letter Blues

Season 21, Episode 21, 5/9/2010
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.
MoneyBART
6.2

#430 - MoneyBART

Season 22, Episode 3, 10/10/2010
Lisa starts coaching Bart's Little League team; Marge and Bart spend the day at an amusement park, where former MLB manager Mike Scioscia gives Bart advice.
Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life
6.2

#431 - Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life

Season 22, Episode 5, 11/14/2010
Discovering that Marge was once a stellar A+ student whose grades plummeted after being distracted, Lisa fears that she will end up just like her mom unless she pledges to focus solely on academics in an encore episode. When Marge makes a secret deal allowing Lisa to attend her dream school, Lisa learns a lesson in family and altruism. Meanwhile, Bart puts Nelson Muntz in his place and unintentionally claims the title of "School Bully"
The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants
6.2

#432 - The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants

Season 23, Episode 7, 11/27/2011
The Simpsons host a tastemaker party at their home to promote Absolut Krusty, Krusty the Clown's own brand of liquor. Mr. Burns takes notice of the party's success and decides to promote Homer to "Account Man" for the Springfield Nuclear Plant.
Pulpit Friction
6.2

#433 - Pulpit Friction

Season 24, Episode 18, 4/28/2013
Homer is recruited to be a deacon by the cutting-edge new pastor. The dry cleaner mistakenly switches Marge's wedding dress for one of Krusty's costumes.
Married to the Blob
6.2

#434 - Married to the Blob

Season 25, Episode 10, 1/12/2014
When Comic Book Guy meets a woman writing an autobiographical manga, he seeks Homer's advice on dating.
Luca$
6.2

#435 - Luca$

Season 25, Episode 17, 4/6/2014
Lisa dates a competitive eater; Bart benefits from helping convict Snake Jailbird escape from a jam.
Bart's New Friend
6.2

#436 - Bart's New Friend

Season 26, Episode 11, 1/11/2015
Bart has a new accomplice and best friend when Homer is hypnotized at the circus and believes he is a young boy again.
To Courier with Love
6.2

#437 - To Courier with Love

Season 27, Episode 20, 5/8/2016
"The Simpsons are going to..." Paris (well, Homer and Marge are), but in order to be able to afford the trip, Homer has to smuggle an exotic snake into France so it can be made into a gourmet meal.
Springfield Splendor
6.2

#438 - Springfield Splendor

Season 29, Episode 2, 10/8/2017
Marge and Lisa turn Lisa’s sad experience into a successful graphic novel-turned-Broadway show, but they struggle with creative differences and ego.
Flanders' Ladder
6.2

#439 - Flanders' Ladder

Season 29, Episode 21, 5/20/2018
Bart falls into a coma after being struck by lightening.
Krusty the Clown
6.2

#440 - Krusty the Clown

Season 30, Episode 8, 11/25/2018
Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty. After almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus, and finds happiness there.
Daddicus Finch
6.2

#441 - Daddicus Finch

Season 30, Episode 9, 12/2/2018
Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together, and Bart feels neglected. So Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.
The Clown Stays in the Picture
6.2

#442 - The Clown Stays in the Picture

Season 30, Episode 14, 2/17/2019
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.
Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
6.2

#443 - Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

Season 31, Episode 9, 12/1/2019
Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith, so Ned sends him to live with the Simpsons, hoping they can scare him into believing in God again.
Highway to Well
6.2

#444 - Highway to Well

Season 31, Episode 17, 3/22/2020
When Maggie goes to preschool, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary; Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds.
From Beer to Paternity
6.2

#445 - From Beer to Paternity

Season 34, Episode 7, 11/13/2022
When Homer becomes Duffman's girl-dad hero, they go on a road trip with Lisa that threatens to expose Homer's terrible parenting.
Carl Carlson Rides Again
6.2

#446 - Carl Carlson Rides Again

Season 34, Episode 14, 2/26/2023
When Carl is smitten by a beautiful woman, he looks into the roots of his own identity by discovering the origins of a mysterious rodeo buckle.
Pin Gal
6.2

#447 - Pin Gal

Season 34, Episode 17, 3/19/2023
A mysterious figure from Marge's past returns to coach her for a bowling tournament.
When You Dish Upon a Star
6.1

#448 - When You Dish Upon a Star

Season 10, Episode 5, 11/8/1998
After a chance encounter with Hollywood celebrities secretly living in Springfield, Homer becomes their friend and gofer... until he spills the beans to the gang at Moe's.
Kill the Alligator and Run
6.1

#449 - Kill the Alligator and Run

Season 11, Episode 19, 4/30/2000
After a terrible bout with insomnia, Homer takes the family to Florida during spring break. There, they kill a beloved alligator and are sentenced to a chain gang.
Bye Bye Nerdy
6.1

#450 - Bye Bye Nerdy

Season 12, Episode 16, 3/11/2001
When Lisa becomes the target of a female bully, Lisa discovers a scientific reason as to why bullies pick on nerds. Meanwhile, Homer goes into the baby-proofing business, which is threatening the businesses of pediatricians and greeting card salesmen.
Treehouse of Horror XII
6.1

#451 - Treehouse of Horror XII

Season 13, Episode 1, 11/6/2001
In the twelfth Treehouse of Horror episode: Hex and the City – While on a day trip through Ethnictown, Homer's bumbling catches the ire of a gypsy, who curses Homer's family and friends into receiving nothing but bad luck. House of Whacks – in this mixed parody of Demon Seed and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Marge buys an automated house and customizes it with the Pierce Brosnan personality, who falls for Marge and attempts to murder Homer. Wiz Kids – In this Harry Potter parody, Bart and Lisa go to a school for wizards, and Lord Montemort (Mr. Burns) uses Bart to capture Lisa's magic. Guest star: Pierce Brosnan and Matthew Perry.[20]
The Parent Rap
6.1

#452 - The Parent Rap

Season 13, Episode 2, 11/11/2001
Bart gets in trouble for joyriding in a police car, but feels confident he will be let off by Judge Snyder. However, Snyder goes on vacation before ruling his verdict and is replaced with a coldhearted judge named Constance Harm. She accuses Homer of being a negligent father and sentences him to be tethered to Bart. The two are against it at first but later start to bond. Marge however is unable to take anymore of it and slices the tether off of them both. Homer and Marge then go after Judge Harm only to end up sinking her houseboat. Eventually Bart decides to take punishment and is about to be sentenced to 5 year in juvenile hall, only though Judge Snyder returns and dismisses Harm. Guest star: Jane Kaczmarek and Jess Harnell.[21]
A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
6.1

#453 - A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love

Season 13, Episode 4, 12/2/2001
Homer becomes a fortune cookie writer for a Chinatown restaurant. Mr. Burns reads one of Homer's fortunes, which says that the reader will find love before Flag Day is over. Burns goes searching for love and meets Gloria, a meter maid, and asks her out. Gloria reluctantly agrees, and Burns recruits Homer to help him look young and hip to his new girlfriend.
The Strong Arms of the Ma
6.1

#454 - The Strong Arms of the Ma

Season 14, Episode 9, 2/2/2003
Marge gets mugged and becomes so traumatized that she develops Agoraphobia. She hides in the basement. Having little else to do, she decides to exercise with a weight set Homer bought from Rainier Wolfcastle's garage sale. She becomes so strong and confident that she is able to leave the basement. She continues working out and decides to start taking steroids so she can enter a bodybuilding competition. One night at Moe's Tavern she loses her temper and starts destroying the bar and fighting all of the patrons. Homer confronts Marge and says he misses the sweet woman that he married. Marge, horrified at what she has done, apologizes and decides to stop working out.
Catch 'Em If You Can
6.1

#455 - Catch 'Em If You Can

Season 15, Episode 18, 4/25/2004
After a ruined movie night, thanks to Bart and Lisa, Homer and Marge take a vacation away from them, but decide to go to Miami instead of going to see an uncle. When Bart and Lisa catch wind of their parents' secret plan, Bart steals Rod's credit card (just like Homer stole Ned's) and go after them.
Treehouse of Horror XV
6.1

#456 - Treehouse of Horror XV

Season 16, Episode 1, 11/7/2004
Ned Flanders' head injury gives him the power to predict others' deaths, Bart and Lisa play detective when a string of Victorian-era prostitutes are murdered by Jack the Ripper, and the Simpsons go on a fantastic voyage inside Mr. Burns' body to save Maggie.
Pranksta Rap
6.1

#457 - Pranksta Rap

Season 16, Episode 9, 2/13/2005
Bart fakes his own kidnapping to get out of being punished for going to a rap concert, but the ruse goes too far when Milhouse's father is implicated as the kidnapper and Chief Wiggum sees this as an opportunity to make a name for himself as a competent police officer.
On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister
6.1

#458 - On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister

Season 16, Episode 11, 3/6/2005
Lisa does what every little sister has dreamed of - she gets a restraining order put on her big brother. Bart is forced to live in the back garden, but soon realises the joy of communing with nature.
Home Away from Homer
6.1

#459 - Home Away from Homer

Season 16, Episode 20, 5/15/2005
Flanders rents a room to two college girls who, without his knowledge, use the spare room to broadcast live softcore pornographic web videos of themselves. Upset that no one in town told him this (and that Homer was the one who told everyone), Ned moves to the seemingly perfect town of Humbleton, Pennsylvania, while a brash coach moves into Flanders' house and begins harassing Homer the same way Homer harassed Ned.
Treehouse of Horror XVI
6.1

#460 - Treehouse of Horror XVI

Season 17, Episode 4, 11/6/2005
Bart ends up in a coma after attempting to jump from the roof to the swimming pool at Spinster Arms Apartments, while attending a hunting party at Burns Manor, Homer panics and believes the prey is the hunting party, and after losing a Halloween costume contest to Dr Hibbert as Dracula, a real witch puts a spell on the people of Springfield.
Marge's Son Poisoning
6.1

#461 - Marge's Son Poisoning

Season 17, Episode 5, 11/13/2005
When Bart decides to spend a bit of time with Marge, it's not long before he's buying tea sets and singing duets. Has he turned into a mummy's boy?
See Homer Run
6.1

#462 - See Homer Run

Season 17, Episode 6, 11/20/2005
Homer becomes Springfield's safety guru and before long he's challenging Mayor Quimby for office. Until, that is, there's an embarrassing mishap with his costume.
The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
6.1

#463 - The Last of the Red Hat Mamas

Season 17, Episode 7, 11/27/2005
Marge is shunned after Homer has an altercation with the Easter Bunny at the mayor's egg hunt. A lonely Marge joins a women's group who plan to steal $1 million from Mr Burns.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore
6.1

#464 - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore

Season 17, Episode 17, 4/9/2006
At the power plant a movie is shown where the workers endorse outsourcing and Mr. Burns announces that he is closing the plant and moving the work to India. Homer is the only union employee left on the payroll and he is sent to India to train the replacement workers, when he succeeds beyond expectations, he is given total control of the plant and declares himself a god. Meanwhile, Selma & Patty take Bart and Lisa to their MacGyver convention. When they discover Richard Dean Anderson doesn’t like MacGyver and much as they do, they kidnap him in retaliation. Anderson escapes only to enjoy the thrill and he turns himself back in so that he can escape again. When it happens over and over again, soon Patty and Selma are the ones who need a means of escape.
The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer
6.1

#465 - The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer

Season 18, Episode 1, 9/10/2006
Lisa's friendship with Fat Tony's son Michael prompts mob boss Tony to invite the Simpsons over for dinner. Michael says he'd rather be a chef than take over the family business, but that's before Tony is shot by a rival mobster.
Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)
6.1

#466 - Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)

Season 18, Episode 7, 11/26/2006
Homer is fired and decides to buy an ice-cream truck. Marge makes use of the mountains of Popsicle sticks from Homer's ice-cream consumption by creating sculptures of Springfield citizens with them, leading to a feature about her on the news.
Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times
6.1

#467 - Revenge is a Dish Best Served Three Times

Season 18, Episode 11, 1/28/2007
Homer learns three lessons about revenge from stories told by Marge, Lisa and Bart that parody "The Count of Monte Cristo," "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Batman Begins."
Homerazzi
6.1

#468 - Homerazzi

Season 18, Episode 16, 3/25/2007
After a celebrity scandal is accidentally captured in a family photo, Homer decides to become a paparazzo.
You Kent Always Say What You Want
6.1

#469 - You Kent Always Say What You Want

Season 18, Episode 22, 5/20/2007
Newsman Kent Brockman is fired for swearing on the air when Homer dumps coffee in his lap, but Lisa gets Brockman back in the game with her Webcam.
How the Test Was Won
6.1

#470 - How the Test Was Won

Season 20, Episode 11, 3/1/2009
Bart gets a perfect score on a practice test for a national achievement test, which not only rattles Lisa, but it means Bart gets to attend a special party instead of having to take the actual test. Meanwhile, Homer must avoid injuring himself for an entire afternoon after failing to pay his insurance.
The Devil Wears Nada
6.1

#471 - The Devil Wears Nada

Season 21, Episode 5, 11/15/2009
Marge and a group called the "Charity Chicks" pose for a calendar in hopes of raising money for charity, but Marge becomes the talk of the town thanks to her racy poses. Meanwhile, Carl is chosen as the newest supervisor at the nuclear power plant, and hires Homer to be his personal assistant.
The Squirt and the Whale
6.1

#472 - The Squirt and the Whale

Season 21, Episode 19, 4/25/2010
The Simpsons decide to embrace a cheaper, alternate source of energy by erecting a wind turbine in their backyard. But when Homer realizes some of the power is being directed to the local electric company, he decides to remove his home from the grid and becomes completely dependent upon an unreliable source of power. Meanwhile, a storm erupts, trapping a magnificent 150-foot-long blue whale ashore, and Lisa and Homer attempt to help the poor creature.
Loan-a-Lisa
6.1

#473 - Loan-a-Lisa

Season 22, Episode 2, 10/3/2010
Lisa invests in Nelson's brand-new business venture, but soon realizes that her friend's instant success might lure him away from the classroom. Worried that his judgment might be clouded, Lisa introduces Nelson to the well-educated and successful creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, only to find out that he too dropped out of school.
Flaming Moe
6.1

#474 - Flaming Moe

Season 22, Episode 11, 1/16/2011
When Smithers transforms Moe's pub into a refined and trendy lounge, the establishment becomes Springfield's local gay hangout; Principal Skinner falls for the new, free-spirited music teacher (Kristen Wiig).
The Blue and the Gray
6.1

#475 - The Blue and the Gray

Season 22, Episode 13, 2/13/2011
Moe gets Homer to be his wingman, but becomes distraught when the women are drawn to Homer as well. Meanwhile, Marge discovers some gray hairs and tries a new more mature hair style to go along with it, much to Bart's dismay.
Love Is a Many Strangled Thing
6.1

#476 - Love Is a Many Strangled Thing

Season 22, Episode 17, 3/27/2011
The tables are turned for Homer and Bart after a therapist cures Homer of his violent tendencies toward the boy.
Replaceable You
6.1

#477 - Replaceable You

Season 23, Episode 4, 11/6/2011
Bart’s science fair project, a mechanical baby seal, outshines Lisa’s brainy asteroid model and quickly becomes a popular pet among the retirement home patrons. Meanwhile, Homer’s new and eager assistant Roz, steals Homer’s job, forcing him to team up with Flanders to reveal her true colors and evil past.
Beware My Cheating Bart
6.1

#478 - Beware My Cheating Bart

Season 23, Episode 18, 4/15/2012
When Bart supervises Jimbo's girlfriend at a movie, she develops a crush on him; Homer is persuaded to buy a state-of-the-art treadmill with a television, and he becomes obsessed with watching it from the treadmill, but not actually working out.
The Spy Who Learned Me
6.1

#479 - The Spy Who Learned Me

Season 23, Episode 20, 5/6/2012
Homer embarrasses Marge at the movies during a film featuring superspy Stradivarius Cain, and his apologies fall on deaf ears. In an effort to become a better husband, he seeks help from someone he believes to be the real Stradivarius Cain.
A Tree Grows in Springfield
6.1

#480 - A Tree Grows in Springfield

Season 24, Episode 6, 11/25/2012
Homer wins a MyPad at the school auction and Steve Mobbs, who is now in heaven, talks to Homer through it. Homer goes into a funk when he breaks the myPad, until Ned Flanders discovers a miracle tree in the Simpsons' back garden.
Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing
6.1

#481 - Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing

Season 24, Episode 12, 2/10/2013
Bart's dream girl, Mary Spuckler, comes to town, but his failure to pay her enough attention is having a negative impact on their relationship. Meanwhile, Homer once again runs afoul of Marge and lands in the doghouse.
Four Regrettings and a Funeral
6.1

#482 - Four Regrettings and a Funeral

Season 25, Episode 3, 11/3/2013
Kent Brockman has decided that local news has been a real mistake and a terrible career move for him.
YOLO
6.1

#483 - YOLO

Season 25, Episode 4, 11/10/2013
Marge encourages Homer to cross an item off an old to-do list by inviting an old pen pal to visit; Lisa institutes an honor code at school.
White Christmas Blues
6.1

#484 - White Christmas Blues

Season 25, Episode 8, 12/15/2013
Springfield is inundated with holiday revelers after the nuclear power plant springs a radiation leak, causing snow to fall all over town. When the tourists drive up Christmas shopping prices, Marge opens up the Simpsons' house to boarders.
The Wreck of the Relationship
6.1

#485 - The Wreck of the Relationship

Season 26, Episode 2, 10/5/2014
When Bart disrespects Homer's authority, Homer makes a point to try his hand at parenting. This proves fruitless, so Marge signs them up for the Relation Ship, where they'll resolve their conflicts at sea. Meanwhile, Marge is in charge of Homer's fantasy football league, but manages to win despite being the underdog.
I Won't Be Home for Christmas
6.1

#486 - I Won't Be Home for Christmas

Season 26, Episode 9, 12/7/2014
After Moe convinces Homer to stay out drinking on Christmas Eve, Marge tells Homer not to come home. This leads to Homer's sad trek through lonely Springfield, where he learns that the only place where one should truly get drunk on Christmas is home.
Friend with Benefit
6.1

#487 - Friend with Benefit

Season 27, Episode 6, 11/8/2015
Lisa makes a new pal at school named Harper, whose internet billionaire father becomes buddies with a different Simpson: Homer. Soon, though, Lisa becomes worried that Harper is a little too entitled.
Much Apu About Something
6.1

#488 - Much Apu About Something

Season 27, Episode 12, 1/17/2016
Sanjay passes his stake in the Kwik-E-Mart to his millennial son, Jay, who turns it into a hip, health food market against Apu’s insistence on tradition. Bart, whom Homer had convinced to give up pranking, is called upon to return to his trickster life and take down the new store.
Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4
6.1

#489 - Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4

Season 27, Episode 13, 2/14/2016
Lonely Professor Frink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine's Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.
Dad Behavior
6.1

#490 - Dad Behavior

Season 28, Episode 8, 11/20/2016
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.
Haw-Haw Land
6.1

#491 - Haw-Haw Land

Season 29, Episode 10, 1/7/2018
When the Simpsons go to a STEM conference, Lisa falls for a crooning jazz pianist named Brendan. Meanwhile, Bart discovers that he has an affinity for chemistry
Forgive and Regret
6.1

#492 - Forgive and Regret

Season 29, Episode 18, 4/29/2018
Grampa makes a confession to Homer while on his deathbed. After his recovery, he comes to realize that this issue will not be easy to reconcile.
I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh
6.1

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

Season 30, Episode 20, 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.
Thanksgiving of Horror
6.1

#494 - Thanksgiving of Horror

Season 31, Episode 8, 11/24/2019
The Simpsons face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an A.I. mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.
Now Museum, Now You Don't
6.1

#495 - Now Museum, Now You Don't

Season 32, Episode 3, 10/11/2020
Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art. She appears as Lisanardo, while Bart takes the shape of a French impressionist, Homer and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Maggie as a warrior Cupid.
The Road to Cincinnati
6.1

#496 - The Road to Cincinnati

Season 32, Episode 8, 11/29/2020
Odd couple Skinner and Chalmers embark on an 800-mile car ride to Cincinnati to attend an administrator's convention - but can they reach their destination without killing each other first?
Another Simpsons Clip Show
6.0

#497 - Another Simpsons Clip Show

Season 6, Episode 3, 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.
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
6.0

#498 - Sunday, Cruddy Sunday

Season 10, Episode 12, 1/31/1999
Homer and his friends charter a bus to the Super Bowl, only to find that their tickets are fake. Misadventures ensue.
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
6.0

#499 - Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder

Season 11, Episode 6, 11/14/1999
Homer bowls a perfect 300 game, then concludes that the greatest accomplishment of his life is behind him. He reconnects with the world by bonding with baby Maggie.
Saddlesore Galactica
6.0

#500 - Saddlesore Galactica

Season 11, Episode 13, 2/6/2000
Homer and Bart befriend a diving horse at a county fair. They turn it into a racehorse with an attitude, whose success runs them afoul of mysterious, tree-dwelling jockeys.
Last Tap Dance in Springfield
6.0

#501 - Last Tap Dance in Springfield

Season 11, Episode 20, 5/7/2000
Lisa enters a tap dancing academy, where the teacher is a child star who never quite grew up. Meanwhile, Homer gets laser eye surgery.
Helter Shelter
6.0

#502 - Helter Shelter

Season 14, Episode 5, 12/1/2002
The Simpson family has to find temporary residence while their house is fumigated for termites. When they run out of options, they decide to become contestants on a reality show where families live in the manner that people did in 1895. The family is initially miserable, but slowly adapt to their new life, which causes the show to lose ratings. The producers decide to try to boost viewers by dumping the house in a river and forcing the family to survive in the wilderness. However, the Simpsons find a bunch of rejects from other reality shows and they attack the producers.
Today I Am a Clown
6.0

#503 - Today I Am a Clown

Season 15, Episode 6, 12/7/2003
Krusty discovers that he never had a bar mitzvah as a child. He quits his show to have it as an adult, with the help of his father, Rabbi Krustofski. Meanwhile, Homer hosts a late-night talk show a la "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" as a replacement for Krusty's show.
The Wandering Juvie
6.0

#504 - The Wandering Juvie

Season 15, Episode 16, 3/28/2004
Bart gets sent to juvenile hall after fooling everyone that there was a marriage concerning him. He encounters a dangerous girl there... He flees with Gina, but then the two are caught by Wiggum.
Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
6.0

#505 - Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play

Season 17, Episode 22, 5/21/2006
When Homer hears that the Isotopes are on a winning streak, he takes the family to the game. The first baseman’s game is going bad, caused by his sexy singing wife Tabitha embarrassing him during the game’s national anthem. Buck Mitchell sees Marge and Homer’s kiss on the game’s Kiss-Cam and comes to them for marital advice. They start working with the couple and Buck’s baseball career turns around, but it and the Simpson marriage goes awry again when Buck catches Homer giving Tabitha a neck massage. While Marge and Homer try keeping their marriage together they also try to get Buck and Tabitha back together.
Jazzy and the Pussycats
6.0

#506 - Jazzy and the Pussycats

Season 18, Episode 2, 9/17/2006
A child psychiatrist suggests drumming to channel Bart's energy, and the boy proves he's got the beat when he shows some talent on the skins.
G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)
6.0

#507 - G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)

Season 18, Episode 5, 11/12/2006
Homer is bamboozled by Army recruiters and winds up in basic training, where he runs afoul of a tough-minded colonel and is assigned to play the enemy in war games.
Springfield Up
6.0

#508 - Springfield Up

Season 18, Episode 13, 2/18/2007
A documentary filmmaker who interviewed a group of Springfield schoolchildren 32 years ago has followed up at eight-year intervals to film how their lives have unfolded.
Mona Leaves-a
6.0

#509 - Mona Leaves-a

Season 19, Episode 19, 5/11/2008
Homer's mother, Mona, returns, but Homer is reluctant to trust her because she abandoned him so many times as a child.
Treehouse of Horror XIX
6.0

#510 - Treehouse of Horror XIX

Season 20, Episode 4, 11/2/2008
Springfield is the setting for parodies of Charlie Brown, It's the Great Pumpkin and Michael Bay's Transformers as Homer's vote on election day is misread by a renegade machine.
Dangerous Curves
6.0

#511 - Dangerous Curves

Season 20, Episode 5, 11/9/2008
Homer and Marge remember the ups and downs of their marriage through a series of flashbacks, including the time they each began flirting with guests at a glamorous party - a situation that led to a food fight and an unexpected swim in the pool.
Four Great Women and a Manicure
6.0

#512 - Four Great Women and a Manicure

Season 20, Episode 20, 5/10/2009
Marge and Lisa visit the nail salon where they engage in a spirited debate as to whether a woman can be smart, powerful and beautiful all at the same time and spin four tales of famous women featuring famous Springfield faces: Selma as Queen Elizabeth I, Lisa as Snow White, Marge as Lady Macbeth and Maggie as Howard Roark, the idealistic architect protagonist from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.
Bart Gets a 'Z'
6.0

#513 - Bart Gets a 'Z'

Season 21, Episode 2, 10/4/2009
The fourth grade students of Springfield Elementary School decide to spike Ms. Krabappel's coffee in order to teach her a lesson after she takes away their cell phones. She is fired by Principal Skinner, who hires a new teacher named Zachary Vaughn. Although Vaughn is a hip young teacher who impresses the students, Bart is plagued by guilt and tries to get Ms. Krabappel hired back.
Rednecks and Broomsticks
6.0

#514 - Rednecks and Broomsticks

Season 21, Episode 7, 11/29/2009
Lisa befriends three teenaged Wiccans after getting lost in the woods during a game of hide-and-seek, and must clear her new friends' names when they are accused of cursing the townspeople with their supposed witchcraft. Meanwhile, Homer befriends Cletus after learning that he and his friends make their own moonshine.
Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?
6.0

#515 - Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?

Season 21, Episode 8, 12/13/2009
One snowy day in Springfield, Lisa informs Bart that she and Maggie share a bond that Bart will never understand because he doesn't have a brother, so Bart asks Homer for a baby brother. When Homer denies Bart's request, Bart makes his way to the Springfield Orphanage to find what he thinks he's missing.
The Bob Next Door
6.0

#516 - The Bob Next Door

Season 21, Episode 22, 5/16/2010
Bart becomes convinced that his new neighbor, Walt, is his archenemy, Sideshow Bob, disguised and back for revenge. But when Marge tries to convince Bart otherwise by taking him to visit the state penitentiary, a disturbing truth is revealed.
Donnie Fatso
6.0

#517 - Donnie Fatso

Season 22, Episode 9, 12/12/2010
Homer is sentenced to ten years in jail and in order to reduce his sentence the FBI offers him a deal, so he agrees to infiltrate Fat Tony's mob, undercover.
The Ned-liest Catch
6.0

#518 - The Ned-liest Catch

Season 22, Episode 22, 5/22/2011
Feeling guilty for getting Mrs. Krabappel suspended after one of his school pranks, Bart helps her escape detention, and Ned Flanders winds up saving her life in the process. When Edna and Ned start dating, he is surprised to learn she's been with many of Springfield's men, including Homer and Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer.
Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts
6.0

#519 - Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts

Season 23, Episode 2, 10/2/2011
Superintendent Chalmers reveals his hero as former President Theodore Roosevelt, who makes an appearance in the episode with the use of archival recordings.
The D'oh-cial Network
6.0

#520 - The D'oh-cial Network

Season 23, Episode 11, 1/15/2012
Lisa creates her own social networking service, SpringFace, and subsequently makes everyone addicted to the internet. Meanwhile, Patty and Selma challenge the Winklevoss twins at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
At Long Last Leave
6.0

#521 - At Long Last Leave

Season 23, Episode 14, 2/19/2012
The Simpsons are evicted from Springfield and join an off-the-grid community outside of town. But when Homer and Marge try to sneak back into Springfield, they are welcomed with hostility from their former friends and neighbors and begin to appreciate their new and more accepting home.
Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart
6.0

#522 - Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart

Season 23, Episode 15, 3/4/2012
In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer's unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal (guest voicing as themselves), and to Bart's surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Meanwhile, a hip, new health food superstore opens in Springfield that threatens to put Apu and the Kwik-E-Mart out of business.
Moonshine River
6.0

#523 - Moonshine River

Season 24, Episode 1, 9/30/2012
Bart will be visited by many of his past girlfriends.
The Kid Is All Right
6.0

#524 - The Kid Is All Right

Season 25, Episode 6, 11/24/2013
Lisa discovers her new best friend is a Republican who is opposing her in the class election.
The Winter of His Content
6.0

#525 - The Winter of His Content

Season 25, Episode 14, 3/16/2014
When Retirement Castle is closed, Marge asks Grampa and two other octogenarians to move in; Nelson befriends Bart after Bart defends him.
The Yellow Badge of Cowardge