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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 5)

The Simpsons - S5E2

#1 - Cape Feare (Season 5 - Episode 2)

The Simpsons go incognito to avoid the newly paroled Sideshow Bob, who's out to get Bart.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 840 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E15

#2 - Deep Space Homer (Season 5 - Episode 15)

Homer and Barney compete to be the first "average" American in space.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 617 votes.

The Simpsons - S5E20

#3 - The Boy Who Knew Too Much (Season 5 - Episode 20)

Bart can clear Mayor Quimby's nephew of a charge of battery, but only by implicating himself as a hooky player.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 575 votes.

The Simpsons - S5E9

#4 - The Last Temptation of Homer (Season 5 - Episode 9)

Homer struggles with his attraction to new coworker Mindy, a beautiful engineer whose love for doughnuts is equal to his own.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 595 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E5

#5 - Treehouse of Horror IV (Season 5 - Episode 5)

Homer sells his soul; Vampire Burns invites the Simpsons for dinner; Bart sees a gremlin damaging his school bus.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 834 votes.

The Simpsons - S5E19

#6 - Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song (Season 5 - Episode 19)

Bart takes his dog to school, which gets Skinner fired, which in turn leaves Bart missing his archnemesis.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 547 votes.

The Simpsons - S5E4

#7 - Rosebud (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Burns longs for a childhood toy that winds up in the grip of Maggie.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 647 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E3

#8 - Homer Goes to College (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Homer takes Nuclear Physics 101 at the local college, where he gets a trio of nerdy tutors expelled for extracurricular activities.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 754 votes.

The Simpsons - S5E8

#9 - Boy-Scoutz 'n the Hood (Season 5 - Episode 8)

After a reckless Squishee bender with Milhouse, Bart wakes to the shocking realization that he joined the Junior Campers. Lured by pocketknives and knot-tying lessons, Bart assimilates into the group but then must face the father-son rafting trip.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 677 votes.

The Simpsons - S5E18

#10 - Burns' Heir (Season 5 - Episode 18)

Bart is picked to be Burns' heir and moves into the Burns mansion, prompting Homer and Marge to hire a deprogrammer to get him back.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 521 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E1

#11 - Homer's Barbershop Quartet (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Homer recalls when he, Apu, Barney and Principal Skinner became recording icons.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 711 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E10

#12 - $pringfield (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Legalized gambling comes to Springfield, and Marge becomes addicted; Robert Goulet entertains at Bart's casino for kids.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 629 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E12

#13 - Bart Gets Famous (Season 5 - Episode 12)

When an on-air remark catapults Bart to instant stardom, he finds that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 609 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E16

#14 - Homer Loves Flanders (Season 5 - Episode 16)

Flanders' extra ticket to the big game makes him Homer's new best friend, a role that sorely tests Flanders' patience.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 585 votes.

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The Simpsons - S5E22

#15 - Secrets of a Successful Marriage (Season 5 - Episode 22)

Homer teaches a class on marriage, but sharing secrets about his own union gets him kicked out of the house.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 554 votes.

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Last updated: jan 30, 2023

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