Top 25 Simpsons Episodes of All Time Part I

The Simpsons defined my childhood. If you wrote down everything I said from ages 12-18, I’m not sure if more of those words would be Simpsons quotes or unique thoughts from my own mind.  I could quote every episode from years 1-10 verbatim. Coming home from school two episodes would be on Fox, and then again I could catch an episode before bed. There’s a real possibility that I watched 15 episodes of the Simpsons per week for ten straight years.

Over the next week we’ll take a look at the Top 25 Simpsons episodes of all time, five episodes per day. I’m sure that I forgot some so please feel free to post your favorites in the comment section below.


25. Lisa’s Rival 602

A new girl moves into Springfield that is better than Lisa at everything.

Best Line: Ralph: “My cat’s breath smells like cat’s food.”

Best Moment: Homer and his sugar pile.






24. Trash of the Titans 922

Homer runs for and wins garbage commissioner. Steve Martin stars.

Best Line: Ray Patterson: “Oh gosh. You know, I’m not much on speeches, but it’s gratifying to leave you wallowing in the mess you’ve made. You’re screwed. Thank you, bye.”

Best Moment: Homer explaining to his family that he got the money to solve the garbage problem from somewhere that didn’t involve drugs.






23. Marge vs. the Monorail 412

The denizens of Springfield are fooled into paying to build a monorail, despite Marge’s best efforts to talk them out of it.

Best Line: “Donuts, is there anything they can’t do?”

Best Moment: The Monorail song.

22. Homer and Apu 513






When Apu is fired at the Kwik-E-Mart for selling a hot dog that feel on the floor, James Woods replaces him. In the meantime Apu moves into the Simpsons household.

Best Line: Apu: “Silly customer, you cannot hurt a Twinke”

Best Moment: Homer using up Apu’s three questions confirming the president of the Quik-E-Mart really is the president of the Quik-E-Mart.

21. Mr. Plow 409






Homer starts a snow plow business and names himself Mr. Plow.

Best Line: Homer’s Brain, “Don’t tell him you were at a bar. But what else is open at night?” Homer: It’s a pornography store. I was buying pornography.”

Best Moment: The Mr. Plow song, “Mr. Plow, that’s my name, that name again is Mr. Plow.”


Tune back in tomorrow and I’ll run down the next five episodes on my countdown!

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