The Simpsons

10 Worst Episodes of The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom that has been on air since 1989. It follows the adventures of the Simpson family, and is known for its fearless satirical take on politics, media and the average American life. Over the course of 36 seasons, this show has enjoyed immense success, and has attracted many celebrities to guest star. However, there are some episodes that are generally considered to be amongst the worst. Here, we will rank and discuss the worst episodes of The Simpsons.

Since its debut, The Simpsons has been a cultural phenomenon, with its loyal fanbase and impressive viewership. This is why it is all the more surprising when an episode falls flat or fails to capture the spirit of the show. Some of the worst episodes are those that are either too far-fetched or too predictable.

In this article, we will rank and analyze the worst episodes of The Simpsons. We will discuss why some episodes failed to resonate with fans and what made them so unappealing. This is sure to be an interesting read for any fan of The Simpsons.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

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#1 - The Star of the Backstage (Season 33 - Episode 1)

A musical comes to life in Springfield as Marge stages a revival of her beloved high school show - but her wonderful memories are threatened by the return of a rival from the past.

The episode was rated 5.97 from 485 votes.

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#2 - All Singing, All Dancing (Season 9 - Episode 11)


Homer rents a Clint Eastwood movie and is dismayed to find it's a musical. Using clips from past episodes, the rest of the family reminds him about the many times he and other members of the family and town have broken into song and dance.

The episode was rated 6.21 from 431 votes.

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#3 - Fan-ily Feud (Season 34 - Episode 18)

Homer publicly disparages a pop singer and faces the ire of her vindictive and highly organized fan army.

The episode was rated 6.35 from 239 votes.

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#4 - My Life as a Vlog (Season 34 - Episode 12)


Through a series of YouTube recommended videos, the story of the rise and fall of The Simpson Family Vlog is revealed.

The episode was rated 6.49 from 257 votes.

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#5 - The Sound of Bleeding Gums (Season 33 - Episode 17)

Lisa meets the son of the late musician Bleeding Gums Murphy - and attempts to improve his life.

The episode was rated 6.62 from 300 votes.

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#6 - When Nelson Met Lisa (Season 34 - Episode 9)


A future tale of the will-they-won't-they-I-guess-they-won't-maybe-they-will of Springfield's most unlikely couple.

The episode was rated 6.62 from 250 votes.

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#7 - Yokel Hero (Season 32 - Episode 14)

Cletus becomes a singing sensation, while Homer becomes a new man. Then, Cletus turns on his fans, ruining everything.

The episode was rated 6.67 from 368 votes.

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#8 - Hostile Kirk Place (Season 34 - Episode 16)


When Milhouse's Dad, Kirk, takes exception to a school history lesson that paints one of his ancestors in a bad light, Kirk goes on a crusade to censor and control the school curriculum -- a crusade that Homer co-opts for fun and profit.

The episode was rated 6.67 from 260 votes.

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#9 - Now Museum, Now You Don't (Season 32 - Episode 3)

Lisa stays home from school to explore the wonders of Western art. She appears as Lisanardo, while Bart takes the shape of a French impressionist, Homer and Marge as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and Maggie as a warrior Cupid.

The episode was rated 6.70 from 495 votes.

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#10 - Poorhouse Rock (Season 33 - Episode 22)


After Bart humiliates him at church, Homer finally teaches his son to admire his dad - until a visit from a magical, singing janitor (Hugh Jackman) changes everything they thought they knew.

The episode was rated 6.70 from 307 votes.

Last updated: aug 22, 2023

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