Following on from part one of our countdown, here are the the top 25 episodes ever of The Simpsons…
25. Behind the Laughter (S11)
A unique ‘behind the scenes’ look at the Simpsons as if they were actors. It’s a hilarious sideways look at the family, as well as a brilliant parody of those star expose’ shows.
24. The Joy of Sect (S9)
The Simpsons are brainwashed into joining a shifty cult in a great satire of a certain religion (you know the one). Much fun is had from Homer being the highly suggestible type.
23. HOMR (S12)
Homer becomes a genius after having a crayon – the reason for his stupidity – removed from his brain. Seeing Homer in a new light is fun, plus it’s touching how he can finally connect with Lisa
22. Duffless (S4)
Marge dares Homer to give up beer for a whole month, in the best of the many episodes that focus on Homer’s alcoholism. Equally funny is Lisa testing if Bart is dumber than a hamster.
21. The Simpsons’ Spin-Off Showcase (S8)
A genius exercise in deliberately bad writing, as we get to see three pilots for potential spin-offs – Wiggum in a generic crime show, Moe in a hokey sitcom and the family hosting a variety show.