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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 14, 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 - S35E13

#10 - Clan of the Cave Mom (Season 35 - Episode 13)

A parenting disagreement between Marge and Luann Van Houten escalates into a life-or-death struggle for survival.

The episode was rated 6.65 from 149 votes.

The Simpsons - S34E9

#9 - 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 6.64 from 309 votes.

The Simpsons - S33E22

#8 - 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 changes everything they thought they knew.

The episode was rated 6.64 from 344 votes.

The Simpsons - S35E4

#7 - Thirst Trap: A Corporate Love Story (Season 35 - Episode 4)


In a parody documentary, a young college-dropout CEO embraces the Silicon Valley "fake it until you make it" philosophy and bewitches Mr. Burns into funding her highly dubious dream project.

The episode was rated 6.63 from 250 votes.

The Simpsons - S33E17

#6 - 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 6.63 from 334 votes.

The Simpsons - S32E14

#5 - 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 6.61 from 398 votes.

The Simpsons - S34E12

#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 6.59 from 316 votes.

The Simpsons - S34E18

#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 6.39 from 303 votes.

The Simpsons - S9E11

#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 6.17 from 455 votes.

The Simpsons - S33E1

#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 5.96 from 528 votes.

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