Every Simpsons Episode Ever

Abstract graffiti of Bart and Homer Simpson with their faces appearing to melt into one another's amid blue and red slime/tendrils.

As one of the longest-running and most prolific shows in history, The Simpsons hasn’t just stood the test of time: it’s become an inextricable piece of the very pop culture it mocks.

Despite criticisms, fans can’t get enough of their favorite dysfunctional family.  Since its debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons has broadcasted a total of 697 episodes across 32 seasons.

Additionally, the creators have done multiple crossover episodes, released a major motion picture, and produced a myriad of shorts—both before and during the show’s run.

Here is a complete guide to every Simpsons episode ever aired, as well as all shorts, movies, and music videos.

 

Season 1

Fan art of the Simpsons family eating popcorn in theater seats, with Homer looking sad it's all gone.
Image Credit: craig_stannard on Deviant Art.

In the debut season, Homer rescues Santa’s Little Helper from a racetrack, Bart saws the head off the statue of Springfield’s town founder, and Krusty is framed for armed robbery—just to name a few iconic plots.

The very first Simpsons episode was viewed by over 13 million people during its premiere.

Notable guest stars include the late June Foray (best known for her voiceover work as Rocky the Flying Squirrel), as well as Kelsey Grammer, making his first appearance as Sideshow Bob.

 

  • Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
  • Bart the Genius
  • Homer’s Odyssey
  • There’s No Disgrace Like Home
  • Bart the General
  • Moaning Lisa
  • Call of the Simpsons
  • The Tell-Tale Head
  • Life on the Fast Lane
  • Homer’s Night Out
  • The Crepes of Wrath
  • Krusty Gets Busted
  • Some Enchanted Evening

 

Season 2

Popular storylines from this season include Mr. Burns running for mayor, Marge taking on TV indecency, and Homer stealing cable.

It also contains the first Treehouse of Horror episode, which quickly became an annual tradition for The Simpsons.

Notable guest stars include James Earl Jones, Larry King, George Takei, Jon Lovitz, and the late Phil Hartman, among others.

 

  • Bart Gets an F
  • Simpson and Delilah
  • Treehouse of Horror
  • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
  • Dancin’ Homer
  • Dead Putting Society
  • Bart vs. Thanksgiving
  • Bart the Daredevil
  • Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
  • Bart Gets Hit by a Car
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
  • The Way We Was
  • Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
  • Principal Charming
  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Bart’s Dog Gets an F
  • Old Money
  • Brush with Greatness
  • Lisa’s Substitute
  • The War of the Simpsons
  • Three Men and a Comic Book
  • Blood Feud

 

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Season 3

Some beloved episodes from The Simpsons’ third season include “I Married Marge,” “Colonel Homer,” and “Bart’s Friend Falls in Love.”

And, fun fact: you can order a Flaming Moe at Universal Studios. However, its recipe—consisting of orange soda and dry ice—is about as far from Homer’s original cough syrup-based one as you can get.

Notable guest stars from this season include Neil Patrick Harris, Magic Johnson, Aerosmith, Darryl Strawberry, and many others.

Additionally, Michael Jackson guest stars in the first episode of The Simpsons‘ third season.

Jackson used a soundalike for his singing parts due to contractual obligations, and to try and trick his brothers. He requested to go uncredited for his speaking roles.

Prior to this appearance, Jackson co-wrote “Do the Bartman” (1990).

 

  • Stark Raving Dad
  • Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
  • When Flanders Failed
  • Bart the Murderer
  • Homer Defined
  • Like Father, Like Clown
  • Treehouse of Horror II
  • Lisa’s Pony
  • Saturdays of Thunder
  • Flaming Moe’s
  • Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
  • I Married Marge
  • Radio Bart
  • Lisa the Greek
  • Homer Alone
  • Bart the Lover
  • Homer at the Bat
  • Separate Vocations
  • Dog of Death
  • Colonel Homer
  • Black Widower
  • The Otto Show
  • Bart’s Friend Falls in Love
  • Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?

 

Season 4

Arguably, this season contains most of The Simpsons fans’ favorites, from the episode with Homer’s snow plow business (and poorly produced local commercial), to Ralph Wiggum’s crush on Lisa. The horrors of Kamp Krusty set the tone for a hilarious, endlessly rewatchable season.

Notable guest stars from Season 4 include Bob Hope, Tom Jones, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Bette Midler, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

 

  • Kamp Krusty
  • A Streetcar Named Marge
  • Homer the Heretic
  • Lisa the Beauty Queen
  • Treehouse of Horror III
  • Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie
  • Marge Gets a Job
  • New Kid on the Block
  • Mr. Plow
  • Lisa’s First Word
  • Homer’s Triple Bypass
  • Marge vs. the Monorail
  • Selma’s Choice
  • Brother from the Same Planet
  • I Love Lisa
  • Duffless
  • Last Exit to Springfield
  • So It’s Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show
  • The Front
  • Whacking Day
  • Marge in Chains
  • Krusty Gets Kancelled

 

Season 5

A buss wrapped with artwork of Bart and Homer's eyes against orange background.
Image Credit: milimoon on Deviant Art.

In Season 5, fans saw Homer’s ill-fated barbershop quartet, Bart’s rise to (and fall from) fame as the “I Didn’t Do It” Boy, Lisa’s battle with the sexist Malibu Stacy manufacturer, and Homer’s journey into space.

Notable guest stars include James Brown, Michelle Pfeiffer, Conan O’Brien, Kathleen Turner, Buzz Aldrin, and James Taylor.

 

  • Homer’s Barbershop Quartet
  • Cape Feare
  • Homer Goes to College
  • Rosebud
  • Treehouse of Horror IV
  • Marge on the Lam
  • Bart’s Inner Child
  • Boy-Scoutz N the Hood
  • The Last Temptation of Homer
  • $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
  • Homer the Vigilante
  • Bart Gets Famous
  • Homer and Apu
  • Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
  • Deep Space Homer
  • Homer Loves Flanders
  • Bart Gets an Elephant
  • Burns’ Heir
  • Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song
  • The Boy Who Knew Too Much
  • Lady Bouvier’s Lover
  • Secrets of a Successful Marriage

 

Season 6

Season 6 also boasts many fan favorites, like Bart breaking his leg just as the Simpsons get a pool, and the first future episode in The Simpsons, featuring Lisa’s wedding to Hugh.

Famously, this season ends on a cliffhanger. Its finale is the first of the two-part episode, “Who Shot Mr. Burns?”

Before the mystery was solved in the premiere episode of Season 7, fans could enter The Simpsons Mystery Sweepstakes to try and guess who the shooter was.

Notable guest stars include Winona Ryder, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, Rhea Perlman, Patrick Stewart, Susan Sarandon, and Tito Puente.

 

  • Bart of Darkness
  • Lisa’s Rival
  • Another Simpsons Clip Show
  • Itchy & Scratchy Land
  • Sideshow Bob Roberts
  • Treehouse of Horror V
  • Bart’s Girlfriend
  • Lisa on Ice
  • Homer Badman
  • Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
  • Fear of Flying
  • Homer the Great
  • And Maggie Makes Three
  • Bart’s Comet
  • Homie the Clown
  • Bart vs. Australia
  • Homer vs. Patty and Selma
  • A Star Is Burns
  • Lisa’s Wedding
  • Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
  • The PTA Disbands
  • ‘Round Springfield
  • The Springfield Connection
  • Lemon of Troy
  • Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)

 

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Season 7

In Season 7, fans finally learn who shot Mr. Burns, the Simpsons kids are fostered by the Flanders family, and Lisa gives up meat forever.

Notable guest stars include Mickey Rooney, Paul McCartney, R. Lee Ermey, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Cypress Hill, Peter Frampton, and more.

Before agreeing to guest star in the episode, “Lisa the Vegetarian,” Paul McCartney stipulated to Simpsons writers that the change be permanent, rather than Lisa’s vegetarianism being undone or discarded for the status quo.

 

  • Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
  • Radioactive Man
  • Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
  • Bart Sells His Soul
  • Lisa the Vegetarian
  • Treehouse of Horror VI
  • King-Size Homer
  • Mother Simpson
  • Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming
  • The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
  • Marge Be Not Proud
  • Team Homer
  • Two Bad Neighbors
  • Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
  • Bart the Fink
  • Lisa the Iconoclast
  • Homer the Smithers
  • The Day the Violence Died
  • A Fish Called Selma
  • Bart on the Road
  • 22 Short Films About Springfield
  • Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in “The Curse of the Flying Hellfish”
  • Much Apu About Nothing
  • Homerpalooza
  • Summer of 4 Ft. 2

 

Season 8

In Season 8, the Simpsons move to an idyllic new town, Milhouse’s parents get divorced, Homer worries Bart will become a homosexual, and Shary Bobbins—an original creation, like Rickey Rouse or Monald Muck—flies down to Springfield to give the Simpsons a half-assed helping hand.

Notable guest stars include Johnny Cash, David Duchovny, David Hyde Pierce, and Willem Dafoe.

Season 8 garnered The Simpsons two Primetime Emmys: one for the episode “Homer’s Phobia,” and another for the burlesque girls’ song in “Bart After Dark.”

 

  • Treehouse of Horror VII
  • You Only Move Twice
  • The Homer They Fall
  • Burns, Baby Burns
  • Bart After Dark
  • A Milhouse Divided
  • Lisa’s Date with Density
  • Hurricane Neddy
  • El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)
  • The Springfield Files
  • The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
  • Mountain of Madness
  • Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(ANNOYED GRUNT)cious
  • The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show
  • Homer’s Phobia
  • Brother from Another Series
  • My Sister, My Sitter
  • Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
  • Grade School Confidential
  • The Canine Mutiny
  • The Old Man and the Lisa
  • In Marge We Trust
  • Homer’s Enemy
  • The Simpsons Spin-off Showcase
  • The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

 

Season 9

Fan art of the Simpsons with Lisa as a witch, Homer as Dracula, Maggie in a jack o' lantern, Marge as a mummy, and Bart as Igor using Lisa's sax as his hump.
Image Credit: chadrocco on Deviant Art.

In Season 9, fans learn the origin of Lisa’s sax, the town of Springfield believes Lisa has unearthed a real angel fossil, and Homer drags the family into a cult.

Notable guest stars include Martin Sheen, Mike Judge as Hank Hill, Joe Namath, the late Alex Trebek, Helen Hunt, and Brendan Fraser.

 

  • The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
  • The Principal and The Pauper
  • Lisa’s Sax
  • Treehouse of Horror VIII
  • The Cartridge Family
  • Bart Star
  • The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons
  • Lisa the Skeptic
  • Realty Bites
  • Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
  • All Singing, All Dancing
  • Bart Carny
  • The Joy of Sect
  • Das Bus
  • The Last Temptation of Krust
  • Dumbbell Indemnity
  • Lisa, the Simpson
  • This Little Wiggy
  • Simpson Tide
  • The Trouble With Trillions
  • Girly Edition
  • Trash of the Titans
  • King of the Hill
  • Lost Our Lisa
  • Natural Born Kissers

 

Season 10

In Season 10, Lisa cheats on a test, Homer takes Flanders to Vegas, and the Simpsons take a thrifty yet disastrous trip to Japan.

Notable guest stars include Lisa Kudrow, Robert Englund, Jerry Springer, Alec Baldwin, Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame, Troy Aikman, Dolly Parton, and even Franklin D. Roosevelt, via archival sound bytes.

This season also, sadly, sees the last appearance of Phil Hartman in “Bart the Mother,” as the actor was fatally shot by his wife four months before its airdate. The Simpsons staff dedicated this episode to Hartman’s memory.

 

  • Lard of the Dance
  • The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace
  • Bart, the Mother
  • Treehouse of Horror IX
  • When You Dish Upon a Star
  • D’oh-in’ in the Wind
  • Lisa Gets an “A”
  • Homer Simpson in: “Kidney Trouble”
  • Mayored to the Mob
  • Viva Ned Flanders
  • Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken
  • Sunday, Cruddy Sunday
  • Homer to the Max
  • I’m With Cupid
  • Marge Simpson in: “Screaming Yellow Honkers”
  • Make Room For Lisa
  • Maximum Homerdrive
  • Simpsons Bible Stories
  • Mom and Pop Art
  • The Old Man and The “C” Student
  • Monty Can’t Buy Me Love
  • They Saved Lisa’s Brain
  • Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo

 

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Season 11

In Season 11, The Simpsons teams up with The Critic, Apu gets eight little bundles of joy, and the family takes part in a Behind the Music parody episode, which explores their meteoric rise to fame.

In “E-I-E-I-(ANNOYED GRUNT),” when Homer literally goes slap-happy with a dueling glove, a song called “Glove Slap” plays during a montage. This parody of “Love Shack” is performed by its original performers, The B-52’s.

Notable guest stars include Mark McGwire, Tom Arnold, Dick Clark, Lucy Lawless, Henry Winkler, Don Cheadle, and Britney Spears.

 

  • Beyond Blunderdome
  • Brother’s Little Helper
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner?
  • Treehouse of Horror X
  • E-I-E-I-(ANNOYED GRUNT)
  • Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
  • Eight Misbehavin’
  • Take My Wife, Sleaze
  • Grift of the Magi
  • Little Big Mom
  • Faith Off
  • The Mansion Family
  • Saddlesore Galactica
  • Alone Again, Natura-Diddly
  • Missionary: Impossible
  • Pygmoelian
  • Bart to the Future
  • Days of Wine and D’oh’ses
  • Kill the Alligator and Run
  • Last Tap Dance in Springfield
  • It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
  • Behind the Laughter

 

Season 12

Some popular episodes in Season 12 are “A Tale of Two Springfields,” in which the town divides itself down the middle after getting new area codes; “HOMЯ,” in which Homer increases his IQ when doctors remove a crayon from his brain; and “I’m Goin’ to Praiseland,” in which Flanders constructs a Christian-themed amusement park designed by his late wife.

Notable guest stars include Gary Coleman, The Who, Drew Barrymore, Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Tom Savini, Serena and Venus Williams, ’N Sync, Frankie Muniz, and Joshua Jackson.

 

  • Treehouse of Horror XI
  • A Tale of Two Springfields
  • Insane Clown Poppy
  • Lisa the Tree Hugger
  • Homer vs. Dignity
  • The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
  • The Great Money Caper
  • Skinner’s Sense of Snow
  • HOMЯ
  • Pokey Mom
  • The Worst Episode Ever
  • Tennis the Menace
  • Day of the Jackanapes
  • New Kids on the Blecch
  • Hungry, Hungry Homer
  • Bye Bye Nerdie
  • Simpson Safari
  • Trilogy of Error
  • I’m Goin’ to Praiseland
  • Children of a Lesser Clod
  • Simpsons Tall Tales

 

Season 13

Young man holding a skateboard with Bart painted on the deck against a bright red-orange background.

In Season 13, Homer gets his jaw wired shut and learns to be a better listener, Bart ruins a relationship with Ranier Wolfcastle’s daughter, and Lisa poses as a college student.

While three episodes from this season were nominated for The Writers Guild of America Award in animation, an episode of Futurama won instead. Until then, a Simpsons episode always won that category.

Notable guest stars include Pierce Brosnan, R.E.M., George Takei, Ben Stiller, Wolfgang Puck, Reese Witherspoon, Olympia Dukakis, and the late Stan Lee.

 

  • Treehouse of Horror XII
  • The Parent Rap
  • Homer the Moe
  • A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love
  • The Blunder Years
  • She of Little Faith
  • Brawl in the Family
  • Sweets and Sour Marge
  • Jaws Wired Shut
  • Half-Decent Proposal
  • The Bart Wants What It Wants
  • The Lastest Gun in the West
  • The Old Man and the Key
  • Tales from the Public Domain
  • Blame it on Lisa
  • Weekend at Burnsie’s
  • Gump Roast
  • I Am Furious (Yellow)
  • The Sweetest Apu
  • Little Girl in the Big Ten
  • The Frying Game
  • Poppa’s Got a Brand New Badge

 

Season 14

In Season 14, Bart and Lisa are demoted and promoted, respectively to the third grade; Homer moves in with two gay men; and Moe, believing he has nothing to live for, gets a new lease on life via his friendship with Maggie.

Notable guest stars from this season include Elvis Costello, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Petty, Little Richard, Blink-182, Tony Hawk, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

 

  • Treehouse of Horror XIII
  • How I Spent My Strummer Vacation
  • Bart vs. Lisa vs. 3rd Grade
  • Large Marge
  • Helter Shelter
  • The Great Louse Detective
  • Special Edna
  • The Dad Who Knew Too Little
  • The Strong Arms of the Ma
  • Pray Anything
  • Barting Over
  • I’m Spelling As Fast As I Can
  • A Star Is Born-Again
  • Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington
  • C.E. D’oh.
  • `Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky
  • Three Gays of the Condo
  • Dude, Where’s My Ranch?
  • Old Yeller-Belly
  • Brake My Wife, Please
  • The Bart of War
  • Moe Baby Blues

 

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Season 15

Marge takes on the child-free adults of Springfield, Artie Ziff drops in, and Homer and Marge learn their history goes back even farther than high school.

Notable guest stars from Season 15 include Glenn Close, Michael Moore, Tony Blair, Sir Ian McKellen, Mr. T, Ashley Olsen, Thomas Pynchon, and Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

 

  • Treehouse of Horror XIV
  • My Mother the Carjacker
  • The President Wore Pearls
  • The Regina Monologues
  • The Fat and the Furriest
  • Today I am A Clown
  • ‘Tis the Fifteenth Season
  • Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays
  • I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
  • Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
  • Margical History Tour
  • Milhouse Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
  • Smart and Smarter
  • The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
  • Co-Dependent’s Day
  • The Wandering Juvie
  • My Big Fat Geek Wedding
  • Catch ’em if You Can
  • Simple Simpson
  • The Way We Weren’t
  • Bart-Mangled Banner
  • Fraudcast News

 

Season 16

Memorable episodes from Season 16 of The Simpsons include “Mommie Beerest,” in which Marge converts Moe’s into a British pub; “Goo Goo Gai Pan,” in which Homer poses as Selma’s husband so she can adopt a baby from China; and “Future-Drama,” in which Bart steals Lisa’s spot at Yale.

Kim Cattrall, Tom Brady, LeBron James, 50 Cent, Lucy Liu, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, and the Baha Men guest star in this season, along with several other celebrities.

 

  • Treehouse of Horror XV
  • All’s Fair in Oven War
  • Sleeping with the Enemy
  • She Used to Be My Girl
  • Fat Man and Little Boy
  • Midnight Rx
  • Mommie Beerest
  • Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass
  • Pranksta Rap
  • There’s Something About Marrying
  • On a Clear Day I Can’t See My Sister
  • Goo Goo Gai Pan
  • Mobile Homer
  • The Seven-Beer Snitch
  • Future-Drama
  • Don’t Fear the Roofer
  • The Heartbroke Kid
  • A Star is Torn
  • Thank God, It’s Doomsday
  • Home Away From Homer
  • The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star

 

Season 17

A soda can with Bart skateboarding against a blue and yellow gradient, sitting on a blurred desk.

This season sees Marge turn Bart into a mama’s boy, Homer questioning if Abe is really his father, and Lisa masquerading as a boy to get a better math education after Springfield Elementary separates kids by gender.

Notable guest stars from this season include Dennis Rodman, Lily Tomlin, Randy Johnson, Rob Reiner, Melanie Griffith, and Mandy Moore.

 

  • The Bonfire of the Manatees
  • The Girl Who Slept Too Little
  • Milhouse of Sand and Fog
  • Treehouse of Horror XVI
  • Marge’s Son Poisoning
  • See Homer Run
  • The Last of the Red Hat Mamas
  • The Italian Bob
  • Simpsons Christmas Stories
  • Homer’s Paternity Coot
  • We’re On the Road to D’ohwhere
  • My Fair Laddy
  • The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
  • Bart Has Two Mommies
  • Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife
  • Million Dollar Abie
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore
  • The Wettest Stories Ever Told
  • Girls Just Want to Have Sums
  • Regarding Margie
  • The Monkey Suit
  • Homer and Marge Turn a Couple Play

 

Season 18

In Season 18, Bart discovers he has a flair for the drums, Ol’ Gil overstays his welcome at the Simpsons’ house, and Homer’s father falls for Marge’s sister, Selma.

Notable guest stars include The White Stripes, Metallica, Dr. Phil McGraw, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Gore Vidal, Elvis Stojko, Andy Dick, James Patterson, and Meg Ryan.

The episode “Springfield Up” parodies Seven Up and its subsequent documentaries, in which a filmmaker documents the lives of fourteen British children from age 7 through 63.

 

  • The Mook, the Chef, the Wife, and Her Homer
  • Jazzy and the Pussycats
  • Please Homer Don’t Hammer ‘Em
  • Treehouse of Horror XVII
  • G.I. D’oh
  • Moe’n’a Lisa
  • Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)
  • The Haw-hawed Couple
  • Kill Gil, Volumes 1 & 2
  • The Wife Aquatic
  • Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Three Times
  • Little Big Girl
  • Springfield Up
  • Yokel Chords
  • Rome-old and Juli-eh
  • Homerazzi
  • Marge Gamer
  • The Boys of Bummer
  • Crook and Ladder
  • Stop or My Dog Will Shoot
  • 24 Minutes
  • You Kent Always Say What You Want

 

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Season 19

In Season 19, Homer becomes a tow truck driver and—unsurprisingly—abuses his newfound power, fans get a glimpse of Homer and Marge’s relationship in the 1990s, and Lisa takes up secondhand smoking to become a better ballerina.

Notable guest stars include Stephen Colbert, Jack Black, Alan Moore, Jon Stewart, Topher Grace, Zooey Deschanel, and John C. Reilly.

 

  • He Loves to Fly and He D’ohs
  • The Homer of Seville
  • Midnight Towboy
  • I Don’t Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Treehouse of Horror XVIII
  • Little Orphan Millie
  • Husbands and Knives
  • Funeral for a Fiend
  • Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
  • E. Pluribus Wiggum
  • That ’90s Show
  • Love, Springfieldian Style
  • The Debarted
  • Dial ‘N’ for Nerder
  • Smoke on the Daughter
  • Papa Don’t Leech
  • Apocalypse Cow
  • Any Given Sundance
  • Mona Leaves-a
  • All About Lisa

 

Season 20

In this season, Marge accidentally takes a job at an erotic bakery, Flanders becomes the Simpsons’ landlord, and Moe dates a little person.

Notable guest stars include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Denis Leary, Joe Montana, Will Shortz, Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban, Emily Blunt, Fall Out Boy, and Jodie Foster—as Maggie Simpson.

 

  • Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes
  • Lost Verizon
  • Double, Double, Boy in Trouble
  • Treehouse of Horror XIX
  • Dangerous Curves
  • Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words
  • Mypods and Boomsticks
  • The Burns and the Bees
  • Lisa the Drama Queen
  • Take My Life, Please
  • How the Test Was Won
  • No Loan Again, Naturally
  • Gone Maggie Gone
  • In the Name of the Grandfather
  • Wedding for Disaster
  • Eeny Teeny Maya Moe
  • The Good, the Sad and the Drugly
  • Father Knows Worst
  • Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D’oh
  • Four Great Women and a Manicure
  • Coming to Homerica

 

Season 21

Fan art of toddler Bart holding baby Lisa.
Image Credit: Fragsey on Deviant Art.

With the debut of its 21st season, The Simpsons officially became the longest-running scripted, primetime TV show in history, a record previously held by Gunsmoke.

Notable guest stars include Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, the Manning brothers, Anne Hathaway, Chris Martin, Sarah Silverman, and Simon Cowell.

 

  • Homer the Whopper
  • Bart Gets a “Z”
  • The Great Wife Hope
  • Treehouse of Horror XX
  • The Devil Wears Nada
  • Pranks and Greens
  • Rednecks and Broomsticks
  • O Brother, Where Bart Thou?
  • Thursdays with Abie
  • Once Upon a Time in Springfield
  • Million Dollar Maybe
  • Boy Meets Curl
  • The Color Yellow
  • Postcards from the Wedge
  • Stealing First Base
  • The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed
  • American History X-cellent
  • Chief of Hearts
  • The Squirt and the Whale
  • To Surveil With Love
  • Moe Letter Blues
  • The Bob Next Door
  • Judge Me Tender

 

Season 22

In Season 22, Lisa microfinances Nelson’s custom bike business, Homer infiltrates Fat Tony’s inner circle, and Moe—with help from Smithers—turns his bar into Springfield’s hottest new hangout for average-looking gay men.

At the end of “The Nedliest Catch,” in which Edna Krabappel and Ned Flanders debate becoming a couple, Homer and Marge pose the question to the audience via an online poll.

The results were largely “Pro Nedna,” which was revealed in the premiere of Season 23.

Notable guest stars include Ira Glass, Chris Hansen, Mark Zuckerberg, Hugh Laurie, Daniel Radcliffe, Danica Patrick, Halle Berry, Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais, and Paul Rudd.

 

  • Elementary School Musical
  • Loan-a Lisa
  • MoneyBART
  • Treehouse of Horror XXI
  • Lisa Simpson, This Isn’t Your Life
  • The Fool Monty
  • How Munched is that Birdie in the Window?
  • The Fight Before Christmas
  • Donnie Fatso
  • Moms I’d Like to Forget
  • Flaming Moe
  • Homer the Father
  • The Blue and The Gray
  • Angry Dad: The Movie
  • The Scorpion’s Tale
  • A Midsummer’s Nice Dream
  • Love is a Many Strangled Thing
  • The Great Simpsina
  • The Real Housewives of Fat Tony
  • Homer Scissorhands
  • 500 Keys
  • The Ned-liest Catch

 

Season 23

In Season 23, the Simpsons look at a future Christmas, when all the kids themselves are parents; Homer becomes a political TV personality; and Bart, depressed from the ennui of life, forces his family’s cruise to remain at sea indefinitely by staging a phony pandemic.

Notable guest stars include Jane Lynch, Gordon Ramsay, Joan Rivers, Shepard Fairey, Bryan Cranston, and Lady Gaga.

 

  • The Falcon and the D’ohman
  • Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts
  • Treehouse of Horror XXII
  • Replaceable You
  • The Food Wife
  • The Book Job
  • The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants
  • The Ten-Per-Cent Solution
  • Holidays of Future Passed
  • Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson
  • The D’oh-cial Network
  • Moe Goes from Rags to Riches
  • The Daughter Also Rises
  • At Long Last Leave
  • Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart
  • How I Wet Your Mother
  • Them, Robot
  • Beware My Cheating Bart
  • A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again
  • The Spy Who Learned Me
  • Ned ’n Edna’s Blend Agenda
  • Lisa Goes Gaga

 

Season 24

In Season 24, Marge wants another baby, Homer befriends and imitates some young hipsters, and Carl returns to his boyhood home of Iceland.

Notable guest stars include Ken Burns, Natalie Portman, Al Roker, Jennifer Tilly, Fred Armisen, Patton Oswalt, Rashida Jones, Wanda Sykes, and Bill Hader.

 

  • Moonshine River
  • Treehouse of Horror XXIII
  • Adventures in Baby-Getting
  • Gone Abie Gone
  • Penny-Wiseguys
  • A Tree Grows in Springfield
  • The Day the Earth Stood Cool
  • To Cur with Love
  • Homer Goes to Prep School
  • A Test Before Trying
  • The Changing of the Guardian
  • Love is a Many-Splintered Thing
  • Hardly Kirk-ing
  • Gorgeous Grampa
  • Blacked Eyed, Please
  • Dark Knight Court
  • What Animated Women Want
  • Pulpit Friction
  • Whiskey Business
  • The Fabulous Faker Boy
  • The Saga of Carl
  • Dangers On a Train

 

Season 25

Lego minifigs of the Simpsons family. From left to right: Homer, Maggie, Lisa, Marge, Bart and his skateboard, and Grandpa Abraham Simpson holding a newspaper and yelling at the sky.

Memorable episodes from Season 25 include “The Kid Is All Right,” in which Lisa’s new friend turns out to be a Republican; “Steal This Episode,” in which Homer learns how to pirate movies; and “Brick Like Me,” in which the Simpsons—made entirely of Legos, in a brick-ified Springfield—can’t understand why Homer keeps hallucinating a “squishy” 2-D version of himself.

“Brick Like Me” took two years to make, which is over twice the amount of time needed for a regular Simpsons episode.

Discussions began long before that, however, when Lego wanted to create a set of the Simpsons’ home. The premiere coincided with promotions for The Lego Movie.

Notable guest stars include Judd Apatow, Eva Longoria, Kristen Wiig, Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper, Channing Tatum, and John Oliver.

 

  • Homerland
  • Treehouse of Horror XXIV
  • Four Regrettings and a Funeral
  • YOLO
  • Labor Pains
  • The Kid is All Right
  • Yellow Subterfuge
  • White Christmas Blues
  • Steal This Episode
  • Married to the Blob
  • Specs and the City
  • The Man Who Grew Too Much
  • Diggs
  • The Winter of his Content
  • The War of Art
  • You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee
  • Luca$
  • Days of Future Future
  • What to Expect When Bart’s Expecting
  • Brick Like Me
  • Pay Pal
  • The Yellow Badge of Cowardge

 

Season 26

In Season 26, Marge opens a Subway-style sandwich franchise, Apu becomes the frontman for Homer’s cover garage band, and Elon Musk brings self-driving cars to Springfield.

Besides Musk, notable guest stars include Nick Offerman, Phil LaMarr, Christopher Lloyd, Pharrell Williams, Cat Deeley, and Johnny Mathis.

 

  • Clown in the Dumps
  • The Wreck of the Relationship
  • Super Franchise Me
  • Treehouse of Horror XXV
  • Opposites A-Frack
  • Simpsorama
  • Blazed and Confused
  • Covercraft
  • I Won’t Be Home for Christmas
  • The Man Who Came to Be Dinner
  • Bart’s New Friend
  • The Musk Who Fell to Earth
  • Walking Big & Tall
  • My Fare Lady
  • The Princess Guide
  • Sky Police
  • Waiting for Duffman
  • Peeping Mom
  • The Kids Are All Fight
  • Let’s Go Fly a Coot
  • Bull-E
  • Mathlete’s Feat

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Season 27

In Season 27, Lisa takes a coding class and creates a sentient app, Bart undergoes precocious puberty and develops a crush on his substitute teacher, and a flashback episode features the Simpsons’ vacation to the Grand Canyon with the Flanders clan.

Notable guest stars include Adam Driver, Lena Dunham, Edward James Olmos, Yo-Yo Ma, Nick Kroll, Kaitlin Olson.

In “Halloween of Horror,” temp workers—fired from their pop-up Halloween store, courtesy of Homer—invade the Simpsons home, then stalk Homer and Lisa.

This is the first Halloween episode of The Simpsons that isn’t a Treehouse of Horror episode. Instead, its events are assumed canon, and take place in the actual timeline and universe of the main series.

 

  • Every Man’s Dream
  • ’Cue Detective
  • Puffless
  • Halloween of Horror
  • Treehouse of Horror XXVI
  • Friend with Benefit
  • Lisa with an ‘S’
  • ’Paths of Glory
  • Barthood
  • The Girl Code
  • Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles
  • Much Apu About Something
  • Love is in the N2-O2-Co2-Ne-He-Ch4
  • Gal of Constant Sorrow
  • Lisa the Veterinarian
  • The Marge-ian Chronicles
  • The Burns Cage
  • How Lisa Got Her Marge Back
  • Fland Canyon
  • To Courier with Love
  • Simprovised
  • Orange is the New Yellow

 

Season 28

In Season 28, the Simpsons move to Boston, revisit Kamp Krusty, and contend with feral canines when Springfield becomes the most dog-friendly city in America.

Notable guest stars include Amy Schumer as Mr. Burns’ mother, Sarah Silverman as Lisa’s recurring imaginary friend Rachel, and Seth Green in a Robot Chicken-style couch gag.

In “The Great Phatsby,” a rare two-part Simpsons episode, Mr. Burns befriends—then, is swindled by—a hip hop icon against the backdrop of the previously unmentioned Springfield Hamptons. This music-centric episode features big names in the industry, like Common, Snoop Dogg, and RZA.

Another important milestone from this season is “Treehouse of Horror XXVII,” which is the series 600th episode.

 

  • Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus
  • Friends and Family
  • The Town
  • Treehouse of Horror XXVII
  • Trust but Clarify
  • There Will Be Buds
  • Havana Wild Weekend
  • Dad Behavior
  • The Last Traction Hero
  • The Nightmare After Krustmas
  • Pork and Burns
  • The Great Phatsby (Volume 1)
  • The Great Phatsby (Volume 2)
  • Fatzcarraldo
  • The Cad and the Hat
  • Kamp Krustier
  • 22 for 30
  • A Father’s Watch
  • The Caper Chase
  • Looking for Mr. Goodbart
  • Moho House
  • Dogtown

 

Season 29

Fan art of Mr. Burns getting a mugshot taken at Springfield Penitentiary.
Image Credit: MissFuturama on Deviant Art.

In this season, Marge becomes mayor of Springfield, Lisa looks back on her life as she writes her college admissions essay, and Bart suffers horrific visions after going into a coma.

Notable guest stars from this season include Alison Bechdel, Marjane Satrapi (author of Persepolis), Martin Short, Neil Gaiman, Shaquille O’Neal, Cecily Strong, and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews.

“The Serfsons” is an alternate universe episode, in which the Simpsons are serfs.  Additionally, Springfield is a feudal-era village.  The family struggles to afford a magical amulet, which can stop Marge’s mother from turning into ice.

Unlike “Brick Like Me,” where it’s revealed the Lego universe is essentially a dream, no explanation is provided for the context of “The Serfsons.”

 

  • The Serfsons
  • Springfield Splendor
  • Whistler’s Father
  • Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
  • Grampy Can Ya Hear Me
  • The Old Blue Mayor She Ain’t What She Used to Be
  • Singin’ in the Lane
  • Mr. Lisa’s Opus
  • Gone Boy
  • Haw-Haw Land
  • Frink Gets Testy
  • Homer is Where the Art Isn’t
  • 3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage
  • Fears of a Clown
  • No Good Read Goes Unpunished
  • King Leer
  • Lisa Gets the Blues
  • Forgive and Regret
  • Left Behind
  • Throw Grampa from the Dane
  • Flanders’ Ladder

 

Season 30

Marking an historic achievement for the show with the start of its fourth decade, Season 30 sees Bart lie about seeing God after a near-death experience, Marge getting mistaken for a drag queen, and Lisa defecting to Canada.

Notable guest stars include Emily Deschanel, Gal Gadot, Jonathan Groff, H. Jon Benjamin as Bob Belcher, Tracy Morgan, RuPaul, and Josh Groban.

 

  • Bart’s Not Dead
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • My Way or the Highway to Heaven
  • Treehouse of Horror XXIX
  • Baby You Can’t Drive My Car
  • From Russia Without Love
  • Werking Mom
  • Krusty the Clown
  • Daddicus Finch
  • ’This the 30th Season
  • Mad About the Toy
  • The Girl on the Bus
  • I’m Dancing as Fat as I Can
  • The Clown Stays in the Picture
  • 101 Mitigations
  • I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • E My Sports
  • Bart vs. Itchy & Scratchy
  • Girl’s in the Band
  • I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say D’oh
  • D’oh Canada
  • Woo-Hoo Dunnit?
  • Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion

 

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Season 31

In this season, Professor Frink invents his own cryptocurrency, Todd Flanders loses his faith in God, and Marge sells upscale marijuana products…while Homer opens a competing business that offers a seedier, more “authentic” pot-buying experience.

Notable guest stars include John Mulaney, Michael Rapaport, Jane Goodall, Scott Bakula, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Kevin Smith, and Weezer.

 

  • The Winter of Our Monetized Content
  • Go Big or Go Homer
  • The Fat Blue Line
  • Treehouse of Horror XXX
  • Gorillas On the Mast
  • Marge the Lumberjill
  • Livin’ la Pura Vida
  • Thanksgiving of Horror
  • Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?
  • Bobby, It’s Cold Outside
  • Hail to the Teeth
  • The Miseducation of Lisa Simpson
  • Frinkcoin
  • Bart the Bad Guy
  • Screenless
  • Better Off Ned
  • Highway to Well
  • The Incredible LIghtness of Being a Baby
  • Warrin’ Priests Part One
  • Warrin’ Priests Part Two
  • The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds
  • The Way of the Dog

 

Season 32

In Season 32, a British woman falls for Homer while Marge and the kids are on vacation without him, Lisa calls Mrs. Hoover a hack and refuses to apologize, and a movie producer comes to Springfield to shoot a cheesy, Hallmark Channel-style Christmas romance.

Notable guest stars include Morgan Fairchild, Ben Platt, Jason Bateman, Ellie Kemper, Dan Aykroyd, and J.J. Abrams.

 

  • Undercover Burns
  • I, Carumbus
  • Now Museum, Now You Don’t
  • Treehouse of Horror XXXI
  • The 7 Beer Itch
  • Podcast News
  • Three Dreams Denied
  • The Road to Cincinnati
  • Sorry Not Sorry
  • A Springfield Summer Christmas for Christmas
  • The Dad-Feelings Limited
  • Diary Queen
  • Wad Goals
  • Yokel Hero
  • Do PizzaBots Dream of Electric Guitars?
  • Manger Things
  • Uncut Femmes
  • Burger Kings
  • Panic in the Streets of Springfield
  • Mother and Child Reunion

 

Photography of Duff Beer can energy drink splashing down into liquid on a wooden surface.

Shorts

Before the Simpsons had their own Primetime limelight, they were featured in shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

Character designs were crude, even compared to The Simpsons pilot episode.  Still, the heart and fun of the main series were evident from the very beginning.

  • Good Night
  • Watching Television
  • Bart Jumps
  • Babysitting Maggie
  • The Pacifier
  • Burp Contest
  • Eating Dinner
  • Making Faces
  • The Funeral
  • Maggie’s Brain
  • Football
  • House Of Cards
  • Bart & Dad Eat Dinner
  • Space Patrol
  • Bart’s Haircut
  • World War III
  • The Perfect Crime
  • Scary Stories
  • Grandpa & The Kids
  • Gone Fishin’
  • Skateboarding
  • The Pagans
  • The Closet
  • The Aquarium
  • Family Portrait
  • Bart’s Hiccups
  • The Money Jar
  • The Art Museum
  • Zoo Story
  • Shut Up Simpsons
  • The Shell Game
  • The Bart Simpson Show
  • Punching Bag
  • Simpson Christmas
  • The Krusty The Clown Show
  • Bart The Hero
  • Bart’s Little Fantasy
  • Scary Movie
  • Home Hypnotism
  • Shoplifting
  • Echo Canyon
  • Bathtime
  • Bart’s Nightmare
  • Bart Of The Jungle
  • Family Therapy
  • Maggie In Peril – Chapter One
  • Maggie In Peril – The Thrilling Conclusion
  • TV Simpsons

 

The Simpsons Movie

The family’s first big-screen premiere in 2007 was long overdue to the series’ devoted fans, and boosted the franchise more than expected.

With over a decade passing since its release, however, the promise of a sequel or second, unrelated movie seemed farfetched—until Disney acquired the show’s rights.

Creator Matt Groening says there’s “no doubt” another Simpsons movie will hit theaters “one of these days”…or, at the very least, the Disney+ platform.

 

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The Simpsons Guy

This crossover episode between The Simpsons and Family Guy sees the Griffins getting stranded in Springfield.

Peter and Homer become great friends…only to devolve into enemies, once it’s revealed that Pawtucket Patriot Ale is really just Duff with a different label.

“The Simpsons Guy” is considered part of the Family Guy series, and is therefore not included in The Simpsons official episode guides.

 

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All good things must come to an end—but it’s nearly impossible to imagine a world without The Simpsons.

With the series now syndicated on FXX and streaming on the Disney+ platform, new fans and old ones alike can binge every Simpsons episode to their hearts’ content.

Well…almost every episode.

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