The Simpsons

10 Best Episodes of The Simpsons - Season 30

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 12, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

The Simpsons - S30E11

#15 - Mad About the Toy (Season 30 - Episode 11)

When Marge and Homer leave Grampa to baby-sit the kids, some little green army men trigger a PTSD episode, sending the family on a journey to Grampa's past and the time period when he was a post-war toy model.

The episode was rated 7.09 from 728 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E19

#14 - Girl's in the Band (Season 30 - Episode 19)


Homer works extra shifts at the plant so Lisa can play in the Capitol City Philharmonic.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 610 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E15

#13 - 101 Mitigations (Season 30 - Episode 15)

Comic Book Guy sues Homer for joyriding in his car. Meanwhile, Guillermo del Toro saves Mr. Burns from his troubles with the law.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 629 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E1

#12 - Bart's Not Dead (Season 30 - Episode 1)


Bart takes a dare, and ends up in the hospital. To cover for himself and Homer, he says he went to Heaven and met Jesus. Christian producers offer the Simpsons a movie deal, which Homer takes. But Bart can't deal with the guilt and comes clean to Marge after the movie is finished.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 1091 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E23

#11 - Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion (Season 30 - Episode 23)

Marge starts a business selling healing crystals to the naive mothers of Springfield when Homer’s work cuts children’s health-care benefits, leading Marge to use the crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart’s ADD.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 577 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E3

#10 - My Way or the Highway to Heaven (Season 30 - Episode 3)


God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 803 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E6

#9 - From Russia Without Love (Season 30 - Episode 6)

On a mission to play hardcore pranks, Bart, Nelson and Milhouse get Moe a mail-order bride on the Dark Web.

The episode was rated 7.16 from 805 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E17

#8 - E My Sports (Season 30 - Episode 17)


As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 667 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E8

#7 - Krusty the Clown (Season 30 - Episode 8)

Homer finds his calling as a TV recapper, but his harsh grading causes a brawl with Krusty. After almost killing Homer, Krusty hides out at a real circus, and finds happiness there.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 737 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E2

#6 - Heartbreak Hotel (Season 30 - Episode 2)


Marge and Homer's marriage is tested when they travel to a tropical island to compete for a million dollars on Marge's favorite reality competition show.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 930 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E12

#5 - The Girl on the Bus (Season 30 - Episode 12)

When Lisa spots a new best friend from the window of the bus, she gets a taste of what life could be like with a different, more cultured family.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 699 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E9

#4 - Daddicus Finch (Season 30 - Episode 9)


Lisa and Homer's bond gets stronger when they start spending real quality time together, and Bart feels neglected. So Marge tries to help Homer balance his attention between the kids.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 696 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E10

#3 - 'Tis the 30th Season (Season 30 - Episode 10)

After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 772 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E13

#2 - I'm Dancing as Fat as I Can (Season 30 - Episode 13)


Homer angers Marge by binging their favorite show without her, and has to pick up a new skill in order to make amends. Meanwhile, Bart prepares to compete in "Krusty's Holiday Trample".

The episode was rated 7.34 from 670 votes.

The Simpsons - S30E5

#1 - Baby You Can't Drive My Car (Season 30 - Episode 5)

A self-driving car company comes to Springfield, poaching all of the power plant employees with their fun work environment.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 810 votes.

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