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10 Best Episodes of The Simpsons - Season 27

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!

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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#1 - Barthood (Season 27 - Episode 9)

Bart’s coming of age story a la “Boyhood” chronicles his life from six years old to his time as an accomplished young man. Along the way, his tense relationship with Homer, an overly uncaring version of himself, and Lisa, who overshadows him in every way possible, shape Bart more than he realizes.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 1382 votes.

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#2 - Halloween of Horror (Season 27 - Episode 4)


When Lisa becomes scared at the Krustyland Halloween Horror Night, Homer is forced to take down his Everscream Terrors decorations. Halloween pop-up employees seek vengeance on Homer for causing them to lose their jobs, and rob his house while Homer and Lisa hide out in the attic. Homer and Lisa light up their stored holiday decorations to attract attention and stand up to the intruders.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 1489 votes.

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#3 - The Girl Code (Season 27 - Episode 10)

After a photo Marge posts on social media gets Homer fired, he returns to the best job he ever had, a dishwasher at a Greek restaurant. This same post inspires Lisa to code an app that predicts the real-life consequences of anything you post online, only to create sentient artificial intelligence.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 1375 votes.

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#4 - The Marge-ian Chronicles (Season 27 - Episode 16)


Not feeling unique, Lisa signs up for the Mars One Space Colony – to Marge’s dismay. Then, Marge hires Bart to go through the tryout process with Lisa to make her want to quit.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 1279 votes.

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#5 - Friend with Benefit (Season 27 - Episode 6)

Lisa makes a new pal at school named Harper, whose internet billionaire father becomes buddies with a different Simpson: Homer. Soon, though, Lisa becomes worried that Harper is a little too entitled.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 1335 votes.

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#6 - Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles (Season 27 - Episode 11)


There is a new teacher at Springfield Elementary, and a captivated Bart tries everything to win her over. Meanwhile, Homer decides to buy a new brand of “milk,” which causes early puberty, both for Bart (augmenting his wooing powers) and Lisa (whose small bout with acne opens her up to the world of makeup and popularity).

The episode was rated 7.37 from 1380 votes.

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#7 - Cue Detective (Season 27 - Episode 2)

Scotty Boom, a Chew Network super-chef, challenges Homer to a smoke-off. But when someone steals Homer’s secret weapon – a smoker he bought off a mysterious man at a BBQ shack – Lisa and Bart are on the case.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 1573 votes.

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#8 - Orange is the New Yellow (Season 27 - Episode 22)


Marge goes to prison for letting Bart play in a park unsupervised.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 1505 votes.

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#9 - Fland Canyon (Season 27 - Episode 19)

Homer recalls a tense family vacation to the Grand Canyon with the Flanders family. At first, the Flanders’ perfection puts the families at odds, but when they get stranded and Ned and Bart go for help, the families finally bond.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 1362 votes.

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#10 - Paths of Glory (Season 27 - Episode 8)


Lisa sets out to restore the tarnished reputation of Springfield’s first female inventor. To find her invention, she scours an abandoned asylum and a restaurant that caters to men. Bart joins Lisa at the asylum, stealing one of the homicidal patient’s notebooks, and bragging to the boys at school that he wrote the entries himself. This revelation causes Homer and Marge to believe he is a sociopath, which Bart decides to use to his advantage until things go too far.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 1343 votes.

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#11 - Puffless (Season 27 - Episode 3)

Upon learning that their father really died of lung cancer, Selma and Patty agree to quit smoking. When Selma relapses, an angry Patty moves in with Marge and Homer.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 1360 votes.

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#12 - Much Apu About Something (Season 27 - Episode 12)


Sanjay passes his stake in the Kwik-E-Mart to his millennial son, Jay, who turns it into a hip, health food market against Apu’s insistence on tradition. Bart, whom Homer had convinced to give up pranking, is called upon to return to his trickster life and take down the new store.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 1195 votes.

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#13 - Simprovised (Season 27 - Episode 21)

After butchering a speech in front of all of his friends at work, Homer turns to improv comedy to gain back his confidence in his public speaking skills. Meanwhile, Marge decides to rebuild Bart’s lackluster treehouse, but tensions rise when Bart questions her building skills. Also, in the episode’s last three minutes, Homer appears LIVE for the first time on television (both for East and West Coast broadcasts) to answer fan questions.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 1383 votes.

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#14 - Lisa the Veterinarian (Season 27 - Episode 15)


After performing CPR on a tased raccoon, Lisa discovers her calling to be veterinarian and becomes an intern at the local office, but learns a tough lesson when her neglected class hamster dies. Meanwhile, Marge moonlights as a crime scene cleaner for a little extra money, and the trauma of the gory scenes make her increasingly dead inside.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 1175 votes.

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#15 - The Burns Cage (Season 27 - Episode 17)

After Smithers is crushed by Mr. Burns' lack of affection towards him, other characters attempt to find a boyfriend for him. Meanwhile, Milhouse competes against a new boy for the lead role in a school production of Casablanca, so he can act alongside his own unrequited love, Lisa.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 1329 votes.

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#16 - To Courier with Love (Season 27 - Episode 20)


"The Simpsons are going to..." Paris (well, Homer and Marge are), but in order to be able to afford the trip, Homer has to smuggle an exotic snake into France so it can be made into a gourmet meal.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 1305 votes.

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#17 - Gal of Constant Sorrow (Season 27 - Episode 14)

After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman's cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie's surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he's handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 1170 votes.

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#18 - Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4 (Season 27 - Episode 13)


Lonely Professor Frink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine's Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 1289 votes.

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#19 - Every Man's Dream (Season 27 - Episode 1)

Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy, but instead of returning home with his prescription medication, he returns home drunk. He and Marge visit a marriage counselor and have a trial separation, during which Homer begins dating a 20-something.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 1894 votes.

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#20 - How Lisa Got Her Marge Back (Season 27 - Episode 18)


After getting into an argument, Marge takes Lisa on a touristy trip to Capital City, where, after attending a musical, they meet the show’s star who reminds Lisa how lucky she is to have such a great mom. Meanwhile, Bart is frustrated that everyone expects his pranks, so he teams up with Maggie to trick people.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 1278 votes.


Last updated: aug 22, 2023

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