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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 9)

The Simpsons - S9E1

#1 - The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (Season 9 - Episode 1)

Designated driver Barney absconds to Manhattan in Homer's car and leaves it there. But when the family journeys to the Big Apple to retrieve their property, Homer discovers his car has been booted.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 708 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E13

#2 - The Joy of Sect (Season 9 - Episode 13)

A cult lures in most of Springfield to toil for “The Leader.” After Marge escapes and has the family deprogrammed, Homer exposes the man behind the spaceship.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 502 votes.

The Simpsons - S9E3

#3 - Lisa's Sax (Season 9 - Episode 3)

After Lisa’s saxophone is destroyed, the Simpsons reminisce about how she originally got the instrument. On the hottest day of the year, Homer must decide whether to buy an air conditioner or replace Lisa’s sax.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 547 votes.

The Simpsons - S9E8

#4 - Lisa the Skeptic (Season 9 - Episode 8)

When a skeleton is unearthed at the site of a future shopping mall, all Springfield is convinced it is the skeleton of an angel – except Lisa.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 534 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E4

#5 - Treehouse of Horror VIII (Season 9 - Episode 4)

In “The Homega Man,” Homer faces a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Next, Bart attempts to become Superfly in "Fly vs. Fly." In “Easy-Bake Coven,” amidst a witch hunt in 1649, Marge and her sisters invent trick-or-treating.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 671 votes.

The Simpsons - S9E24

#6 - Lost Our Lisa (Season 9 - Episode 24)

Bart’s latest stunt thwarts Lisa’s plan to attend a museum exhibit. When she tries to go alone and takes the wrong bus, Homer sets out to find her.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 407 votes.

The Simpsons - S9E17

#7 - Lisa the Simpson (Season 9 - Episode 17)

Lisa struggles with solving a simple puzzle and fears that the "Simpson gene” is suddenly wiping out her intelligence. Homer stages a family reunion in hopes of introducing Lisa to some Simpsons she can respect.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 477 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E22

#8 - Trash of the Titans (Season 9 - Episode 22)

Homer feuds with the Springfield garbage men and decides to run for Sanitation Commissioner. After winning the election with a sleazy campaign, Homer can’t keep the extravagant promises he made to the town.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 456 votes.

The Simpsons - S9E5

#9 - The Cartridge Family (Season 9 - Episode 5)

Alarmed by a soccer riot, Homer buys a handgun. His reckless behavior drives Marge and the kids out of the house, and even his new gun club buddies desert him.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 622 votes.

The Simpsons - S9E14

#10 - Das Bus (Season 9 - Episode 14)

When Otto drives the school bus off a bridge, the kids wind up on a deserted island, fending for themselves in a “Lord of the Flies” parody. Back in Springfield, Homer takes on Bill Gates.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 492 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E23

#11 - King of the Hill (Season 9 - Episode 23)

After Rainier Wolfcastle helps Homer get in shape, Homer accepts a challenge to climb the Murderhorn, the tallest mountain in Springfield.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 464 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E18

#12 - This Little Wiggy (Season 9 - Episode 18)

At Marge’s insistence, Bart has a “play date” with Ralph. Bart suddenly sees the upside of this friendship when he discovers Chief Wiggum’s “master key” and goes to explore Springfield’s abandoned prison.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 440 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E19

#13 - Simpson Tide (Season 9 - Episode 19)

When Homer joins the Naval Reserve, a captain takes a liking to him and leaves him in charge of a nuclear submarine.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 435 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E9

#14 - Realty Bites (Season 9 - Episode 9)

When Marge gets her real estate license, she learns to put a positive spin on the flaws of the houses she’s selling. But when the Flanders buy the Murder House, she realizes she has to tell the truth.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 505 votes.

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The Simpsons - S9E21

#15 - Girly Edition (Season 9 - Episode 21)

Lisa becomes the anchor of a kids’ news program but is upstaged by Bart’s treacly human interest stories. At home, Homer corrupts a helper monkey.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 437 votes.

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Last updated: jan 30, 2023

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