Top 10 Best/Flop 10 Worst Simpson Episode by era according to IMDB users.

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer's Enemy (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Industrious Frank Grimes starts working at the plant and becomes irritated by Homer's laziness; Bart buys a run-down factory for a dollar.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,630

Season 8. Highest rated episode of the "Golden Age" and highest rated of the Sitcom.

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: You Only Move Twice (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After moving to another town for a new job, Homer must decide whether or not to stay when the family have a hard time with the transfer.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,648

Usually proclamed the "Best episode of the Simpson" alongside "The Last Exit to Springfield"

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part One (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After Mr. Burns steals oil from Springfield Elementary, an unknown person, seemingly in retaliation, shoots him.

Director: Jeffrey Lynch | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,597

The most famous episode of the Simpsons and the only one to have two part.

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Cape Feare (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,196

Parody on 1991's "Cape Fear"

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The family's job at Mr. Burns' country estate goes awry when Homer goes mad; Homer's attempt to repair a toaster results in inadvertent time travel; The school staff turn cannibalistic.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,768

All the three mini-stories was considere part of "The Best Treehouse of Horror" stories with "The Shinning" usually proclaimed by critic and fans the best Treehouse of Horror Story

6. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Last Exit to Springfield (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes union leader and leads a company strike when Mr. Burns takes away the company dental plan.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,804

Considered the best by critic.

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After receiving a considerable donation of money, Springfield builds a monorail system with Homer as the conductor, unaware they've just boarded a one-way train to Hell.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 3,054

Nothing to say, only that was considered one of the best by critic alongside "Last Exit to Springfeld" and "Only Move Twice"

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Springfield Files (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Special Agents Mulder and Scully arrive in Springfield after Homer claims to have seen an alien.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,736

Crossover with X-Files

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer must travel to New York to get his car back, which is illegally parked at World Trade Center Plaza.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,847

The last Simpsons Episode to make a score to 9 or upper on IMDB, moreover popular because it was cited to have predicted 9/11 terrorist Attack

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer the Great (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes a member of a mysterious organization called the Stonecutters and is heralded as "the chosen one".

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,319

Is Bart Simpson a Stonecutter?

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: All Singing, All Dancing (1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer is disappointed when the western he rented turns out to be a musical, so the family reminds him of the musical moments in the show's history.

Directors: Mark Ervin, Jim Reardon, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,676

Lowest rated episode during the first era and fourth-lowest rated overall

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Another Simpsons Clip Show (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The family recalls past tales of lost love.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,650

Did you know? If mean was counted the sixt season isn't the "Highest mean Season" tough to this episode.

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Principal and the Pauper (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

At his 20th anniversary celebration as school principal, Principal Skinner is discovered to be an imposter of the real Seymour Skinner.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,850

Usually considerer the "Start of The Simpsons decline", even if it is in the 230 position in the lowest episode rated

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Sunday, Cruddy Sunday (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and his friends head to the Superbowl, but are forced to sneak in when they discover their tickets are counterfeit.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,330

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart's April fools prank results in a huge explosion that seriously injures the Simpsons patriarch.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,720

We can say that the tales of the past episode wasn't so good or well-received.

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Monty Can't Buy Me Love (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When a wealthy man moves to Springfield, Mr. Burns begins to feel that he is losing his grasp on the citizens and decides to enlist the help of Homer.

Director: Mark Ervin | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,215

Wow, Simpson spend 9 seasons to have only 3 episode below 7.3 and the tenth season had 2!

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: When You Dish Upon a Star (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes a Hollywood insider when he befriends Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,411

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble' (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer gets cold feet before a transplant operation which could save Grampa's life.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,337

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Old Man and the 'C' Student (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart is punished with community service at the Retirement Castle after he ruins Springfield's chances of hosting the Olympics.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,209

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Troy McClure presents three spinoffs: "Chief Wiggins, P.I.," "The Love-Matic Grandpa," and "The Simpson Family Smile-Time Variety Hour."

Director: Neil Affleck | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,566

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Trilogy of Error (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer's rush to the hospital to re-attach his severed thumb, Lisa's rush to school to win the science fair, and Bart's run-in with an illegal fireworks scheme interconnect from their point of view.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,695

Highest rated episode of the 21st Century. Second era starting

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: 24 Minutes (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart and Lisa join forces to stop the school bullies from setting off a stink bomb at the school bake sale.

Director: Raymond S. Persi | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,676

A very well-received episode by critic

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer goes to Dr. Frink to help him recover his memories from the night before, and he discovers, based on his interpretation of the memories, that Marge is having an affair.

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,406

It is considered by critic as good as the classic

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: HOMR (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An X-ray reveals a crayon lodged in Homer's brain. After the crayon is removed, Homer experiences a sudden surge in intelligence, making him closer to Lisa and isolated from his friends.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,399

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Behind the Laughter (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Fans are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at "The Simpsons," revisiting some of the most memorable experiences the family has been through.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,451

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Skinner's Sense of Snow (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A freak blizzard traps the students of Springfield Elementary inside their school. Their lives at stake, they are at the mercy of the rescue efforts of a woozy Homer and Ned.

Director: Lance Kramer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,342

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Papa's Got a Brand New Badge (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer becomes chief of police after a scandal forces Wiggum out.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,170

28. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer cowards out of a pistol-duel and hides out with the rest of the family on a country farm.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,308

29. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror X (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons attempt to cover up their accidental murder of Ned Flanders. Bart and Lisa acquire super powers. An electronic apocalypse threatens Springfield.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,407

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Moe Baby Blues (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

After saving Maggie's life, Moe develops a special bond with her, much to Homer's dismay.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,140

31. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Gump Roast (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

In this clip show, the citizens of Springfield honor Homer Simpsons with a Roast, but the festivities take a turn for the worst when aliens crash it.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,135

32. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Boys of Bummer (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart becomes the most hated person in Springfield after he is the goat in a championship baseball game, and Homer's new job as a mattress salesman ruins his and Marge's sex life.

Director: Rob Oliver | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 971

Are so injustice e dark without reason episode that was considered one of the worst

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Papa Don't Leech (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When the Simpsons discover that Lurleen Lumpkin is on the skids, Marge reluctantly agrees to take her in and help her find her deadbeat dad who abandoned her 30 years ago.

Directors: Chris Clements, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 856

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Lisa the Drama Queen (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa and her new best friend create their own fantasy world, but Marge doesn't want Lisa to see her friend anymore after she finds out that they're too far gone in it.

Directors: Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,030

35. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: That '90s Show (2008)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Marge tell the kids about their life in the early 1990s before they were born, when Marge was enrolled in Springfield College and Homer was the lead singer of a grunge rock band

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,452

Fans don't like it (but if i spill the beans it's so unrealistic that a family that have a 10 year's old child in 2008 the parents meet in the end of 70's or beginning of the 80's)

36. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Bonfire of the Manatees (2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Marge leaves Homer because he allowed an adult movie being shot in their house, she seeks self fulfillment in protecting manatees.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 989

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Rome-old and Juli-eh (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Selma and Grampa fall in love and end up getting married, a marriage both Homer and Patty are against.

Director: Nancy Kruse | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 931

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart-Mangled Banner (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An accidental photo showing Bart mooning the American flag makes the Simpsons the most hated family in town.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 974

39. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A video of Homer dancing becomes so popular that all major sports players hires Homer to design celebration dances for them.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 931

Even if had 23.7 milion views it was considered a "Jump the shark" episode

40. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: In the Name of the Grandfather (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons take Grandpa to Ireland so he can go back to visit a pub he went to during the war, but Grandpa and Homer get suckered into buying the bar.

Directors: Ralph Sosa, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 914

41. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Barthood (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A tale of Bart's journey from youth to adulthood, where he is constantly in search of approval from his father and in the shadow of his more-successful younger sister.

Directors: Rob Oliver, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,416

Even if it was considered "Lack of humor or storytelling" by critic, fans really enjoyed it. Third era begin

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Holidays of Future Passed (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Thirty years in the future the Simpsons get together for Christmas. Bart and Lisa are struggling as parents to connect with their children.

Directors: Rob Oliver, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,388

43. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Simpsorama (2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons meet the Planet Express crew, who have come to Springfield in the present to stop them from destroying the future.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,466

Crossover with "Futurama"

44. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Book Job (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer and Bart put together a team to author the next successful tween novel franchise and make a million dollars, but discover that they need Lisa's help to pull it off.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 1,085

45. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Brick Like Me (2014)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The Lego version of Homer begins to suspect that his entire Lego world is not real when a toy triggers a flashback to an alternate reality.

Directors: Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,146

Crossover (?) with Lego

46. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Steal This Episode (2014)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Fed up with the high price of Hollywood films, Homer begins screening pirated movies in his backyard, but is busted by the FBI after Marge turns him in.

Directors: Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,005

Look the flop 10 for the first era... no comment.

47. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Flanders' Ladder (2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

When Bart falls into a coma after he is struck by lightning, he is visited by ghosts seeking closure.

Directors: Mike B. Anderson, Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 666

At least one of the best episode of the last twenty years by critic

48. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart gets the family to take the cruise vacation of his dreams, and then launches a fiendish plot to ensure that it goes on forever.

Directors: Chris Clements, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 921

49. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Halloween of Horror (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy