Last Updated on 3 November 2023

The Simpsons is an animated TV series that has been running since December 1989. The show has been influential in society and in television.

I found 28 different lists of the “best” or “favorite” episodes of The Simpsons. Then I averaged them in Excel to create this master ranked list of the top 200 episodes. See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 28 lists that were averaged. Here is the full ranked list:

  1. Marge vs. the Monorail (S4 E12)
  2. Cape Feare (S5 E2)
  3. Last Exit to Springfield (S4 E17)
  4. You Only Move Twice (S8 E2)
  5. Treehouse of Horror V (S6 E6)
  6. Mr. Plow (S4 E9)
  7. 22 Short Films About Springfield (S7 E21)
  8. Homer’s Enemy (S8 E23)
  9. Homer the Heretic (S4 E3)
  10. Homer at the Bat (S3 E17)
  11. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) (S6 E25)
  12. The Springfield Files (S8 E10)
  13. Rosebud (S5 E4)
  14. Deep Space Homer (S5 E15)
  15. Homer the Great (S6 E12)
  16. The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (S8 E14)
  17. Flaming Moe’s (S3 E10)
  18. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two) (S7 E1)
  19. And Maggie Makes Three (S6 E13)
  20. Homer Badman (S6 E9)
  21. Lisa’s Substitute (S2 E19)
  22. Itchy & Scratchy Land (S6 E4)
  23. Lisa the Vegetarian (S7 E5)
  24. Homer’s Phobia (S8 E15)
  25. Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment (S8 E18)
  26. King-Size Homer (S7 E7)
  27. The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (S9 E1)
  28. I Love Lisa (S4 E15)
  29. Bart Sells His Soul (S7 E4)
  30. Homer Goes to College (S5 E3)
  31. Lemon of Troy (S6 E24)
  32. Bart vs. Australia (S6 E16)
  33. Kamp Krusty (S4 E1)
  34. El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) (S8 E9)
  35. Duffless (S4 E16)
  36. Homer the Smithers (S7 E17)
  37. Homie the Clown (S6 E15)
  38. A Fish Called Selma (S7 E19)
  39. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (S2 E11)
  40. Mother Simpson (S7 E8)
  41. Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish (S2 E4)
  42. Hurricane Neddy (S8 E8)
  43. Treehouse of Horror VI (S7 E6)
  44. Bart of Darkness (S6 E1)
  45. Radioactive Man (S7 E2)
  46. The President Wore Pearls (S15 E3)
  47. Krusty Gets Kancelled (S4 E22)
  48. Summer of 4 Ft. 2 (S7 E25)
  49. The Last Temptation of Homer (S5 E9)
  50. Bart the Daredevil (S2 E8)
  51. Lisa’s First Word (S4 E10)
  52. $pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (S5 E10)
  53. Treehouse of Horror IV (S5 E5)
  54. The Way We Was (S2 E12)
  55. Homer’s Barbershop Quartet (S5 E1)
  56. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (S1 E1)
  57. Secrets of a Successful Marriage (S5 E22)
  58. Radio Bart (S3 E13)
  59. Bart After Dark (S8 E5)
  60. Homer’s Triple Bypass (S4 E11)
  61. A Streetcar Named Marge (S4 E2)
  62. A Star Is Burns (S6 E18)
  63. Stark Raving Dad (S3 E1)
  64. Whacking Day (S4 E20)
  65. Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (S6 E20)
  66. Bart’s Comet (S6 E14)
  67. Bart the Lover (S3 E16)
  68. Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (S3 E11)
  69. Two Bad Neighbors (S7 E13)
  70. Bart the Murderer (S3 E4)
  71. The Cartridge Family (S9 E5)
  72. Lisa on Ice (S6 E8)
  73. Selma’s Choice (S4 E13)
  74. Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (S5 E14)
  75. Bart Gets an F (S2 E16)
  76. Bart on the Road (S7 E20)
  77. Lisa the Iconoclast (S7 E16)
  78. Behind the Laughter (S11 E22)
  79. Lisa’s Wedding (S6 E19)
  80. The PTA Disbands (S6 E21)
  81. The Joy of Sect (S9 E14)
  82. Colonel Homer (S3 E20)
  83. Sideshow Bob Roberts (S6 E5)
  84. The Boy Who Knew Too Much (S5 E20)
  85. Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie (S4 E6)
  86. Alone Again, Natura-Diddily (S11 E14)
  87. Three Men and a Comic Book (S2 E21)
  88. Burns’ Heir (S5 E18)
  89. Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood (S5 E8)
  90. A Milhouse Divided (S8 E6)
  91. Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment (S2 E13)
  92. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (S2 E15)
  93. Homer Loves Flanders (S5 E16)
  94. Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington (S3 E2)
  95. When Flanders Failed (S3 E3)
  96. Treehouse of Horror (S2 E3)
  97. Homer and Apu (S5 E13)
  98. Trilogy of Error (S12 E18)
  99. Halloween of Horror (S27 E4)
  100. Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily‬ (S7 E3)
  101. Lisa the Greek (S3 E14)
  102. Holidays of Future Passed (S23 E9)
  103. Itchy & Scratchy & Marge (S2 E9)
  104. New Kid on the Block (S4 E8)
  105. Bart Gets an Elephant (S5 E17)
  106. Homerpalooza (S7 E24)
  107. Like Father, Like Clown (S3 E6)
  108. Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song (S5 E19)
  109. Blood Feud (S2 E22)
  110. Round Springfield (S6 E22)
  111. Brother from the Same Planet (S4 E14)
  112. In Marge We Trust (S8 E22)
  113. Simpson and Delilah (S2 E2)
  114. Burns’ Heir (S5 E18)
  115. Mountain of Madness (S8 E12)
  116. Grade School Confidential (S8 E19)
  117. Bart the General (S1 E5)
  118. Much Apu About Nothing (S7 E23)
  119. Skinner’s Sense of Snow (S12 E8)
  120. Homer Alone (S3 E15)
  121. Marge Be Not Proud (S7 E11)
  122. HOMR (S12 E9)
  123. Brother From Another Series (S8 E16)
  124. The Front (S4 E19)
  125. Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield (S7 E14)
  126. Life on the Fast Lane (S1 E9)
  127. Lisa Gets an A (S10 E7)
  128. The Principal and the Pauper (S9 E2)
  129. The Haw-Hawed Couple (S18 E8)
  130. Bart’s Inner Child (S5 E7)
  131. Treehouse of Horror II (S3 E7)
  132. Bart Gets Famous (S5 E12)
  133. Lisa’s Sax (S9 E3)
  134. Mayored to the Mob (S10 E9)
  135. Lisa the Beauty Queen (S4 E4)
  136. Treehouse of Horror VII (S8 E1)
  137. Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in “The Curse of the Flying Hellfish (S7 E22)
  138. Brick Like Me (S25 E20)
  139. Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind (S19 E9)
  140. The Homer They Fall (S8 E3)
  141. Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes (S3 E24)
  142. Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner (S11 E3)
  143. Bart the Genius (S1 E2)
  144. Brush with Greatness (S2 E18)
  145. All’s Fair in Oven War (S16 E2)
  146. The Otto Show (S3 E22)
  147. I Married Marge (S3 E12)
  148. Das Bus (S9 E14)
  149. Homer to the Max (S10 E13)
  150. The War of the Simpsons (S2 E20)
  151. ‘The Mansion Family (S11 E12)
  152. Simpsons Spin-off Showcase (S8 E24)
  153. The Computer Wore Menace Shoes (S12 E6)
  154. The Day the Violence Died (S7 E18)
  155. How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (S14 E2)
  156. Saturdays of Thunder (S3 E9)
  157. E-I-E-I D’oh (S11 E5)
  158. Lisa’s Rival (S6 E2)
  159. Moe Baby Blues (S14 E22)
  160. The Telltale Head (S1 E8)
  161. Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (S10 E23)
  162. Viva Ned Flanders! (S10 E10)
  163. King of the Hill (S9 E23)
  164. Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming (S7 E9)
  165. The Regina Monologues (S15 E4)
  166. Barthood (S27 E9)
  167. Separate Vocations (S3 E18)
  168. The Last Temptation of Krust (S9 E15)
  169. Treehouse of Horror XXXI (S32 E4)
  170. That ’90s Show (S19 E11)
  171. The Book Job (S23 E6)
  172. Brother’s Little Helper (S11 E2)
  173. Beyond Blunderdome (S11 E1)
  174. Eight Misbehavin (S11 E7)
  175. Homer Defined (S3 E5)
  176. Steal This Episode (S25 E9)
  177. Homer the Vigilante (S5 E11)
  178. The Seemingly Never-Ending Story (S17 E13)
  179. Moe’N’a Lisa (S18 E6)
  180. Treehouse of Horror III (S4 E5)
  181. Today I Am a Clown (S15 E6)
  182. Some Enchanted Evening (S1 E13)
  183. The Saga of Carl (S24 E21)
  184. Dead Putting Society (S2 E6)
  185. Kill the Alligator and Run (S11 E19)
  186. Natural Born Kissers (S9 E25)
  187. Mom and Pop Art (S10 E19)
  188. Springfield Up (S18 E13)
  189. Any Given Sundance (S19 E18)
  190. Lisa’s Date with Density (S8 E7)
  191. Bart Gets Hit by a Car (S2 E10)
  192. Gone Maggie Gone (S20 E13)
  193. Bart vs. Thanksgiving (S2 E7)
  194. Bart’s Girlfriend (S6 E7)
  195. A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again (S23 E19)
  196. The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular (S7 E10)
  197. The Crepes of Wrath (S1 E11)
  198. The Day the Earth Stood Cool (S24 E7)
  199. Team Homer (S7 E12)
  200. Marge in Chains (S4 E21)