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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

FOX 1989

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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Simpsons (Season 1)

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#1 - Krusty Gets Busted (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Bart's TV hero Krusty the Clown is arrested for a convenience-store robbery, and witness Homer must testify against the clown.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 897 votes.

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The Simpsons - S1E1

#2 - Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Homer's Christmas bonus is canceled and the rainy-day funds are needed to pay for Bart's tattoo removal.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 2500 votes.

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#3 - There's No Disgrace Like Home (Season 1 - Episode 4)

After seeing families being nice to each other at a company picnic, Homer orders the Simpsons to a family therapist.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 1188 votes.

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#4 - Moaning Lisa (Season 1 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 995 votes.

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#5 - The Crepes of Wrath (Season 1 - Episode 11)

A little story about how Bart saves France after blowing up Principal Skinner's mom with a cherry bomb.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 864 votes.

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#6 - Bart the Genius (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Bart's labeled a genius and sent to a school for the gifted.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 1637 votes.

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#7 - Bart the General (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Terrorized by the school bully, Bart seeks counsel from Grandpa Simpson, who takes him to a warfare expert for basic training.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 1143 votes.

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#8 - The Call of the Simpsons (Season 1 - Episode 7)

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.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 983 votes.

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#9 - Homer's Night Out (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Shutterbug Bart captures Homer with a sexy entertainer at a bachelor party.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 917 votes.

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#10 - Some Enchanted Evening (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Homer takes Marge out for a romantic night, leaving the kids with a sitter--who's profiled on "America's Most Armed and Dangerous."

The episode was rated 7.49 from 874 votes.

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#11 - Life on the Fast Lane (Season 1 - Episode 9)

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."

The episode was rated 7.49 from 890 votes.

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#12 - The Telltale Head (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Bart pulls a stunt that shocks the entire town, including the new friends he was trying to impress.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 891 votes.

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#13 - Homer's Odyssey (Season 1 - Episode 3)

After being fired from the nuclear power plant for negligence, Homer becomes a safety activist.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 1356 votes.

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Last updated: jan 30, 2023

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