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10 Best Episodes of The Simpsons - Season 11

The Simpsons is an iconic American show that has been airing since 1989 on FOX. Set in the average American town of Springfield, the show follows the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family. Over the 36 seasons of the show, there have been many memorable episodes that have made The Simpsons a household name. Here we will rank the best episodes of The Simpsons, from the highest to the lowest rated.

The Simpsons is filled with comedy, satire and commentary directed at politics, media and American life. It has attracted hundreds of celebrities to guest star in the show, making it even more popular. With so many great episodes, it can be hard to pick out the best. Here we will rank the top episodes based on their ratings, reviews and overall popularity.

So sit back and enjoy this list of the best episodes of The Simpsons, ranked from highest to lowest. There is sure to be something here to satisfy everyone, so let’s get started!

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 20, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Simpsons - S11E9

#15 - Grift of the Magi (Season 11 - Episode 9)

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.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 495 votes.

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#14 - Days of Wine and D'oh'ses (Season 11 - Episode 18)


After being embarrassed by a drunken video of himself, Barney vows to sober up. Newly clean, he gets work as a helicopter pilot.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 420 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E12

#13 - The Mansion Family (Season 11 - Episode 12)

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.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 463 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E10

#12 - Little Big Mom (Season 11 - Episode 10)


When Marge leaves the house to recuperate from a skating injury, everything goes to hell - until Lisa convinces Homer and Bart they have leprosy.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 456 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E21

#11 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge (Season 11 - Episode 21)

Otto's girlfriend seems to be usurping Marge's role when she moves in with the family after a dispute over heavy metal.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 413 votes.

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#10 - Bart to the Future (Season 11 - Episode 17)


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.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 564 votes.

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#9 - Alone Again, Natura-Diddily (Season 11 - Episode 14)

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.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 489 votes.

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#8 - Missionary: Impossible (Season 11 - Episode 15)


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.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 435 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E11

#7 - Faith Off (Season 11 - Episode 11)

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.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 453 votes.

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#6 - Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (Season 11 - Episode 6)


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.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 485 votes.

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#5 - Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? (Season 11 - Episode 3)

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 episode was rated 7.53 from 517 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E22

#4 - Behind the Laughter (Season 11 - Episode 22)


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.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 413 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E4

#3 - Treehouse of Horror X (Season 11 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 678 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E2

#2 - Brother's Little Helper (Season 11 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 548 votes.

The Simpsons - S11E5

#1 - E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) (Season 11 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 587 votes.

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