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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 2)

The Simpsons - S2E19

#1 - Lisa's Substitute (Season 2 - Episode 19)

With Miss Hoover out sick, a substitute teacher takes the class and becomes an inspiring role model for Lisa.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 639 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E8

#2 - Bart the Daredevil (Season 2 - Episode 8)

The Simpsons go to a Monster truck rally that features famous daredevil Lance Murdock. Bart immediately becomes enamored and decides that he wants to become a daredevil as well. His first stunt ends in injury, but to gain the respect of his friends, he promises a far more impressive feat to them: to jump the Springfield Gorge.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 810 votes.

The Simpsons - S2E11

#3 - One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (Season 2 - Episode 11)

After eating poisonous blowfish at a sushi restaurant, Homer decides to live life to the fullest in the 24 hours he has left to live.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 776 votes.

The Simpsons - S2E2

#4 - Simpson and Delilah (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Homer uses his medical insurance to buy Dimoxinil, a miracle hair-growth formula. After growing luxurious locks, he's given a promotion which allows him to hire a secretary named Karl and makes grand promises to his family at home.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 905 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E15

#5 - Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (Season 2 - Episode 15)

Homer's long-lost half-brother is the CEO of a car company that's wildly successful... until he hires Homer to help design a car for the average man.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 700 votes.

The Simpsons - S2E1

#6 - Bart Gets an 'F' (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Bart fails four consecutive history exams and the school psychiatrist recommends that Bart repeat the fourth grade.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 1030 votes.

The Simpsons - S2E12

#7 - The Way We Was (Season 2 - Episode 12)

When the TV breaks, Marge and Homer entertain the kids with the story of how they first met.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 767 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E4

#8 - Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Bart catches a three-eyed fish in a river downstream of the Nuclear Power Plant. This causes the plant to become inspected, and in order to prevent it from being shut down, Mr. Burns decides to run for governor. After a hard campaign which sees Burns rise from being universally despised to running neck and neck with popular incumbent Mary Bailey, it is decided that Burns will have dinner with a random employee the night before the election. Homer is chosen, much to Marge's chagrin.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 878 votes.

The Simpsons - S2E3

#9 - Treehouse of Horror (Season 2 - Episode 3)

The Simpson kids hide in the family treehouse and tell each other spooky stories. The first regards haunted houses, the second introduces Kang and Kodos for the first time in an alien abduction, and the third is a Simpson-adapted retelling of The Raven.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1074 votes.

The Simpsons - S2E18

#10 - Brush with Greatness (Season 2 - Episode 18)

Marge rediscovers her interest in art and takes up painting. When Mr. Burns hires her to paint his official portrait, Marge tries but fails to find his "inner beauty."

The episode was rated 7.64 from 631 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E9

#11 - Itchy & Scratchy & Marge (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Maggie attacks Homer with a mallet after seeing it on Itchy & Scratchy. Marge begins a protest outside the production offices, demanding the show be retooled to prevent further violence.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 764 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E6

#12 - Dead Putting Society (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Bart and Todd Flanders decide to enter a miniature golf tournament. Homer becomes confident that Bart will win and makes a bet with Ned that the father of the boy that does not win will have to mow their neighbors lawn in their wife's Sunday dress.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 831 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E13

#13 - Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Homer becomes the most popular guy in town when he gets an illegal cable hook-up, but Lisa fears he will go to hell for violating the Eighth Commandment.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 750 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E7

#14 - Bart vs. Thanksgiving (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Lisa makes a table centerpiece for the Thanksgiving dinner, which Bart accidentally destroys. After he is sent to his room by his parents, Bart angrily runs away from home and experiences a very different kind of Thanksgiving holiday.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 804 votes.

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The Simpsons - S2E21

#15 - Three Men and a Comic Book (Season 2 - Episode 21)

Bart, Milhouse, and Martin pool their money to buy the new first issue of Radioactive Man, but their investment and their friendship are threatened when they can't agree on who will keep it.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 612 votes.

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Last updated: jan 30, 2023

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