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10 Best Episodes of The Simpsons - Season 31

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 letโ€™s get started!

Written by Sophie and last updated on jun 16, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Simpsons - S31E19

#15 - Warrin' Priests (1) (Season 31 - Episode 19)

Helen Lovejoy's request for a youth pastor is answered by Bode Wright, a charismatic young preacher from Michigan. When Bode quickly has the Springfield congregation enamored by his easy-going and liberal approach to religion, an outcast and suspicious Reverend Lovejoy decides to look into the newcomer's past.

The episode was rated 6.94 from 474 votes.

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#14 - Gorillas on the Mast (Season 31 - Episode 5)


After a trip to Aquatraz Water Park, Lisa becomes determined to set free Springfield's most vicious animals in captivity. Meanwhile, Homer fulfills a lifelong dream of buying a boat, and quickly realizes boat ownership sucks.

The episode was rated 6.95 from 600 votes.

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#13 - Better Off Ned (Season 31 - Episode 16)

Bart bonds with Ned Flanders, which leaves Homer jealous, so he retaliates by mentoring Nelson Muntz; a heroic act by Homer makes Bart look up to him again.

The episode was rated 6.97 from 504 votes.

The Simpsons - S31E10

#12 - Bobby: It's Cold Outside (Season 31 - Episode 10)


Sideshow Bob gets contracted as this yearโ€™s mall Santa. Meanwhile, someone is stealing all the Christmas packages off peopleโ€™s front porches.

The episode was rated 6.98 from 574 votes.

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#11 - The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds (Season 31 - Episode 21)

After severing her sibling ties with Bart, Lisa attends a sleepover at her new friend Addy's house, only to discover that Addy's clique are a group of cruel snobby rich girls that taunt her. Meanwhile, Homer takes Marge on a sunset cruise for the evening and finds himself at odds with the boat's cover band.

The episode was rated 7.01 from 477 votes.

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#10 - Screenless (Season 31 - Episode 15)


When Marge implements a screen time limit for the family, she realizes that she is the one addicted.

The episode was rated 7.05 from 525 votes.

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#9 - Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? (Season 31 - Episode 9)

Todd blames God for the death of his mother and rejects his faith, so Ned sends him to live with the Simpsons, hoping they can scare him into believing in God again.

The episode was rated 7.07 from 606 votes.

The Simpsons - S31E1

#8 - The Winter of Our Monetized Content (Season 31 - Episode 1)


When a video of Bart and Homer fighting goes viral, they begin a journey as social media celebrities; Lisa battles the school's new industrialized detention system.

The episode was rated 7.10 from 842 votes.

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#7 - Treehouse of Horror XXX (Season 31 - Episode 4)

The 666th episode of the Simpsons parodies the Omen and Stranger Things, not to mention a little Crazy Rich Aliens.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 770 votes.

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#6 - Livin La Pura Vida (Season 31 - Episode 7)


The Simpsons join other Springfield families on the Van Houten's annual trip to Costa Rica, which they obviously can't afford. While there, Homer befriends Patty's new girlfriend, Evelyn, and Lisa tracks down the real reason the Van Houtens can go on this trip every year

The episode was rated 7.17 from 606 votes.

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#5 - Thanksgiving of Horror (Season 31 - Episode 8)

The Simpsons face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an A.I. mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 614 votes.

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#4 - The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson (Season 31 - Episode 12)


Marge recruits Chrissy Teigen and John Legend for an education-based proposal.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 542 votes.

The Simpsons - S31E17

#3 - Highway to Well (Season 31 - Episode 17)

When Maggie goes to preschool, Marge decides to get a job to pass the time and ends up working at an upscale weed dispensary; Homer decides to open his own dispensary that mimics a sketchy drug deal, putting their two businesses at odds.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 530 votes.

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#2 - The Way of the Dog (Season 31 - Episode 22)


Santa's Little Helper nips at Marge, causing the family to reflect on the difficult life that the dog led prior to being adopted by the family. They end up reuniting him with his mother to avoid having to euthanize him.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 502 votes.

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#1 - Bart the Bad Guy (Season 31 - Episode 14)

Bart accidentally sees a new superhero movie one month before its intended release, and uses his knowledge to terrorize the other fans. Two executive producers of the film attempt to prevent Bart from leaking any more news to the public.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 544 votes.

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