When the Simpsons were great. . .

Ok, just so many episodes have really stunk in the last couple of years. . . and then tonight they showed the episode with the chili cook-off where Homer has the hallucinations and Johnny Cash cameos as the coyote. . . Yay! It made we remember why we all loved the Simpsons back in the day.
I know a lot of people hate this episode, but. . .
What other episodes were brilliant? Oohh! Duff Gardens!

My absolute FAVORITE episode was when prohibition came back to Springfield

Homer rolling on the lawn after the basement explodes - cracking up as I type this…

Two words: Mr. Plow.

The Ayn Rand daycare episode.

Though I don’t think the Simpson have jumped the shark yet.


Frank Grimes, but not his son son.

The Australia episode.

The Monorail Episode.

The Shinning.

22 short films - Professor Frink, Professor Frink, he’ll make you laugh, he’ll make you think…

“Eat that, Space Coyote!”

The zombie episode where Homer mistakes Johnny and Edger Winter for zombies and runs them over.

Are you kidding? The Simpsons hasn’t been any good since 5 seconds into the second Tracy Ullman short. It’s been all downhill from there, I don’t even know why I bother to watch it every week anymore. Nowadays it has the Worst. CBG impressions. Ever.

Lemon of Troy


Homer Goes to College.

(HGtC was written by Conan, btw)

I enjoyed these episodes:

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
Bart the Genius
Homer’s Odyssey
There’s No Disgrace Like Home
Bart the General
Moaning Lisa
Call of the Simpsons
The Telltale Head
Life on the Fast Lane
Homer’s Night Out
The Crepes of Wrath
Krusty Gets Busted
Some Enchanted Evening
Bart Gets an F
Simpson and Delilah
Treehouse of Horror
Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
Dancin’ Homer
Dead Putting Society
Bart vs. Thanksgiving
Bart the Daredevil
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
Bart Gets Hit By A Car
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
The Way We Was
Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Principal Charming
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bart’s Dog Gets an F
Old Money
Brush with Greatness
Lisa’s Substitute
The War of the Simpsons
Three Men and a Comic Book
Blood Feud
Stark Raving Dad
Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
When Flanders Failed
Bart the Murderer
Homer Defined
Like Father, Like Clown
Treehouse of Horror II
Lisa’s Pony
Saturdays of Thunder
Flaming Moe’s
Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
I Married Marge
Radio Bart
Lisa the Greek
Homer Alone
Bart the Lover
Homer at the Bat
Separate Vocations
Dog of Death
Colonel Homer
Black Widower
The Otto Show
Bart’s Friend Falls in Love
Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?
Kamp Krusty
A Streetcar Named Marge
Homer the Heretic
Lisa the Beauty Queen
Treehouse of Horror III
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
Marge Gets a Job
New Kid on the Block
Mr. Plow
Lisa’s First Word
Homer’s Triple Bypass
Marge vs. the Monorail
Selma’s Choice
Brother from the Same Planet
I Love Lisa
Last Exit to Springfield
So It’s Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
The Front
Whacking Day
Marge in Chains
Krusty Gets Kancelled
Homer’s Barbershop Quartet
Cape Feare
Homer Goes to College
Treehouse of Horror IV
Marge on the Lam
Bart’s Inner Child
Boy-Scoutz N the Hood
The Last Temptation of Homer
$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
Homer the Vigilante
Bart Gets Famous
Homer and Apu
Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
Deep Space Homer
Homer Loves Flanders
Bart Gets an Elephant
Burns’ Heir
Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadassss Song
The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Lady Bouvier’s Lover
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
Bart of Darkness
Lisa’s Rival
Another Simpsons Clip Show
Itchy & Scratchy Land
Sideshow Bob Roberts
Treehouse of Horror V
Bart’s Girlfriend
Lisa on Ice
Homer: Bad Man
Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
Fear of Flying
Homer the Great
And Maggie Makes Three
Bart’s Comet
Homie the Clown
Bart vs. Australia
Homer vs. Patty and Selma
A Star Is Burns
Lisa’s Wedding
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
The PTA Disbands
‘Round Springfield
The Springfield Connection
Lemon of Troy
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
Radioactive Man
Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
Bart Sells His Soul
Lisa the Vegetarian
Treehouse of Horror VI
King Size Homer
Mother Simpson
Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
Marge Be Not Proud
Team Homer
Two Bad Neighbors
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
Bart the Fink
Lisa the Iconoclast
Homer the Smithers
The Day the Violence Died
A Fish Called Selma
Bart on the Road
22 Short Films About Springfield
Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in “The Curse of the Flying Hellfish”
Much Apu About Nothing
Summer of 4 Ft. 2
Treehouse of Horror VII
You Only Move Twice
The Homer They Fall
Burns, Baby Burns
Bart After Dark
A Milhouse Divided
Lisa’s Date with Density
Hurricane Neddy
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
The Springfield Files
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
Mountain of Madness
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(ANNOYED GRUNT)cious
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
Homer’s Phobia
Brother from Another Series
My Sister, My Sitter
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
Grade School Confidential
The Canine Mutiny
The Old Man and the Lisa
In Marge We Trust
Homer’s Enemy
The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson
The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
The Principal and The Pauper
Lisa’s Sax
Treehouse of Horror VIII
The Cartridge Family
Bart Star
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
Lisa the Skeptic
Realty Bites
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
All Singing, All Dancing
Bart Carny
The Joy of Sect
Das Bus
The Last Temptation of Krust
Dumbbell Indemnity
Lisa, the Simpson
This Little Wiggy
Simpson Tide
The Trouble With Trillions
Girly Edition
Trash of the Titans
King of the Hill
Lost Our Lisa
Natural Born Kissers
Lard of the Dance
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
Bart, the Mother
Treehouse of Horror IX
When You Dish Upon A Star
D’oh-in’ in the Wind
Lisa Gets an “A”
Homer Simpson in: “Kidney Trouble”
Mayored to the Mob
Viva Ned Flanders
Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken
Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
Homer to the Max
I’m With Cupid
Marge Simpson in: “Screaming Yellow Honkers”
Make Room for Lisa
Maximum Homerdrive
Simpsons Bible Stories
Mom and Pop Art
The Old Man and The “C” Student
Monty Can’t Buy Me Love
They Saved Lisa’s Brain
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo
Beyond Blunderdome
Brother’s Little Helper
Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner?
Treehouse of Horror X
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
Eight Misbehavin’
Take My Wife, Sleaze
Grift of the Magi
Little Big Mom
Faith Off
The Mansion Family
Saddlesore Galactica
Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
Missionary: Impossible
Bart to the Future
Days of Wine and D’oh’ses
Kill the Alligator and Run
Last Tap Dance in Springfield
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
Behind the Laughter
Treehouse of Horror XI
A Tale of Two Springfields
Insane Clown Poppy
Lisa the Tree Hugger
Homer vs. Dignity
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
The Great Money Caper
Skinner’s Sense of Snow
Pokey Mom
Worst Episode Ever
Tennis the Menace
Day of the Jackanapes
New Kids on the Blecch
Hungry Hungry Homer
Bye Bye Nerdie
Simpson Safari
Trilogy of Error
I’m Goin’ to Praiseland
Children of a Lesser Clod
Simpsons Tall Tales
Treehouse of Horror XII
The Parent Rap
Homer the Moe
A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
The Blunder Years
She of Little Faith
Brawl in the Family
Sweets and Sour Marge
Jaws Wired Shut
Half Decent Proposal
The Bart Wants What It Wants
The Lastest Gun in the West
The Old Man & The Key
Tales From The Public Domain
Blame it on Lisa
Weekend at Burnsie’s
Gump Roast
I Am Furious Yellow
The Sweetest Apu
Little Girl in the Big Ten
The Frying Game
Poppa’s Got a Brand New Badge

The third, fourth and fith seasons were near perfect.

She blinds everybody with her super high beams
She’s a squirrel-squashin’, deer-smackin’ drivin’ machine
Canyonero! Canyonero! Canyonero!

In my opinion the sixth and eleventh season were the best overall. They both had many strong episodes. Of course… they also contain my two favorite episodes: “Homer Bad Man” (the sexual harrassment one) and “E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)” (The tomacco one). absolute genius.
Doh! I was about to point out that Ender clearly agreed with me, as he had every episode from those seasons on his list. :rolleyes:

In my opinion the sixth and eleventh season were the best overall. They both had many strong episodes. Of course… they also contain my two favorite episodes: “Homer Bad Man” (the sexual harrassment one) and “E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)” (The tomacco one). absolute genius.
Doh! I was about to point out that Ender clearly agreed with me, as he had every episode from those seasons on his list. :rolleyes:

Oops. Sorry about the duplicate post.

My two favorites are:
Marge Vs. The Monorail

“Homer, there’s a man here who thinks he can help!”
“No, he’s a scientist”
“Batman was a scientist”
“It’s not Batman!”


You Only Move Twice

“Good God! The 59th street bridge just collapsed!”
“Maybe it just collapsed on its own.”
“We can’t take that chance.”
“Ohh, you always say that, I want to take a chance!”

The show hasn’t been good since 1999. It’s only been truly awful and terrible the last two years though.

Hey another Best of the Simpson thread–

My favorite (this week) was the Treehouse of Horror episode when Homer went back in Time with his time traveling toaster.

The wannabe CBG’s could at least be funny about it. But I guess the character hits a little to close to home for some. :rolleyes:

In my opinion, the entire season 5 of the Simpsons was absolute BRILLIANCE. Seasons 4 and 6 are the runners up. Let me do a run down here:

Rosebud - “Smithers, have the rolling stones killed”

Homer Goes to College - “Hello Dean, you’re a stupidhead”

Marge on the Lam - the ENTIRE first act. Sing along - sunshine lollipops and rainbows…

Treehouse of Horror IV - superfunhappyslide!!!

Bart’s Inner Child - oh god, it’s been years since I’ve seen that episode…someone help me

Boy-Scoutz N The Hood - “duh…I’m the captain!”

The Last Temptation of Homer “is that a turkey behind the bed?”

$pringfield - “I’m Idaho!”

Homer the Vigilante - “Lisa, never <I>ever</I> stop in the middle of a hoedown!”

Homer and Apu - “Are you really the head of the Kwik-E-Mart? Really? You?”

Bart Gets Famous - “My son’s a box!!!”

Lisa vs Malibu Stacy - eh, they all have their dud

Deep Space Homer - “I don’t get it. That was NON-alcoholic champagine!”

Homer Loves Flanders - Homer:this is Ned Flanders, my friend!
Lenny: What’d he say?
Carl: I dunno. Something about being gay.

Bart Gets An Elephant - “D’oh! A dear! A <I>female</I> dear!”

Burn’s Heir - this episode mentions my hometown. nuff said

Lisa’s Rival - the entire sugar subplot

Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baddasssss Song - “that sounded like a prayer! A prayer in school! Prayer has no place within these walls, just like education has no place within the church”

The Boy Who Knew Too Much - the entire Bart/Skinner chase

Secrets of a Successful Marriage - “wow homer you really <I>are</i> slow!”

ah, the great days. Of course, Last Exit to Springfield (aka Dental Plan) is still the greatest of them all