This is a totally subjective and personal list: 'The Principle and the Pauper' is the single worst episode ever. I find it fascinating to see what seasons 3-8 episodes people don't like. Movies. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. This episode simply punishes her, but indicates that the punishment won’t really do her any long term damage. So after, I saw a truly wretched episode from this year's season. And so on. Worst. But I’d like to think it alludes to how forgettable this story is. This wasn’t the easiest list to make, but limiting myself to the better, earlier seasons does mean that I have less to choose from and therefore less crap to wade through. "Lisa's Wedding," I've suggested this one to Dan & Jack, because this is (retroactively) the episode that broke The Simpsons for me. Patty and Selma are possibly my least favourite characters and they're horrible without being very funny in that episode. In the episode, Bart and Milhouse are banned from The Android's Dungeon after stopping Comic Book Guy from buying a box of priceless Star Wars memorabilia for $5. Movies. The Simpsons had a lot to offer, even in the times people said it sucked. Here's a great example of The Simpsons trying to do way too many things at once, one of the biggest crimes of the early 2000s episodes. There are a couple funny parts, but it just doesn't live up to the standards of earlier episodes. Where’s my laffs? episode, which they did a lot in the earlier seasons, and is a great example of early jerkass Homer. ( Log Out /  The first act is promising, but it kinda goes downhill from there. As for the other 2 to me they're just non-canon episodes that you're not suppose to take seriously, kind of like the Halloween episodes. I'm really happy someone posted this, because I think this is a MUCH more intriguing topic than worst episode of the post-classic. "Dog of Death." "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(D'oh)cious," Homer singing "I'd rather drink a beer / than win father of the year," feels like ground zero for the oversimplification of the show's characters. Bottom Ten Worst Simpsons Episodes. 20th Century Fox. As a result, some of the show's greatest episodes were produced between … Again, this episode’s biggest problem is that it doesn’t bring the laffs. "Hurricane Neddy" didn't break the show for me, but I remember seeing it the first time and just not finding it up to snuff. It seems like what they do now with the show's history. But where’s my laffs? This is certainly one of those episodes where you sit and feel sorry … I've been rewatching season 5 and 6 episodes and mentally thinking of the HIPO scale. But a trip into Marge’s backstory to uncover her fear of flying (something never mentioned before or after this episode) is less than successful at getting at the heart of what makes Marge, Marge. Simpsons forum NoHomers.net has published 2 lists of their 50 worst episodes, the first was in 2003, the second was in January 2006 in the middle of the 17th season. We’ll be looking at Simpsons episodes that earned ire from professional critics, the fanbase, and even the cast and crew. This episode has the feel of a movie, with neat cinematic techniques like the sepia tinged montage of Homer’s ascent through the boxing ranks used to quickly tell a loaded underdog tale that also need to include Moe’s heretofore unmentioned backstory. If WW3 actually happened in this universe, how did Moe forget about it, if not to serve a dumb future joke? The only one I'd agree with you on is "Lady Bouvier's Lover" as it's kind of bland. Bah! Default! It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 4, 2001. For me, my go to disliked episode is "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". I decided to pierce my most hated Simpsons episode in … I feel like it plays VERY fast and loose with Simpsons history. The iconic show has attracted millions of fans and even … Classic Episode. Decades of Clever Wit and Incisive Insight. Plus, the plot ends up amounting to a series of short films which are very funny, but it isn't much of a plot. That’s it. Now, it's time to knock some of those Classic Era episodes off their pedestals. And yeah I'm really hoping Dan and Jack reply as I'm very interested to hear what they have to say. I disagree. Worst. 1 Posted on May 10, 2014 by Nicholas Hayes This wasn’t the easiest list to make, but limiting myself to the better, earlier seasons does mean that I have less to choose from and therefore less crap to wade through. It’s essentially a series of horrible things happening to Lisa. ( Log Out /  But I love "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", and "Grampa Simpson vs Sexual Inadequacy" is solid. 10 Worst Simpsons Episodes From The Best Seasons. Ever. That whole "number eight / (burp) number eight / (burp)" thing gets me every damn time. However, The Simpsons could never maintain this height, and the worst episodes of The Simpsons are also some of the worst episodes in television. 1, Reading Digest: No One Cares About the Season Finale Edition | Dead Homer Society, List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of the Simpsons (Classic Era) – Part. It’s a little too repetitive and one-note. I also never really connected with "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield.". But there’s just something about half an episode of The Flander’s family’s goody two-shoes schtick that grows dull quickly for me. This is season 4’s sole entrant in this list and it’s the other ‘Bart gets a girlfriend’ episode. I would say that Season 9 Episode 2: ‘The Principal and the Pauper’ is one of the most hated episodes. In fact, these are three of my favorites. The first act with the lottery is fun, but as a dog lover, I'm not really keen on an episode involving the dog nearly dying, then getting berated by the family, then getting brainwashed by Mr. Burns. We’ll also be considering how detrimental they were to the overall reputation of the show. Season 9’s ‘Lost our Lisa’ does a slightly better job at depicting this type of story by rewarding Lisa in the end for all her efforts. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the worstepisodeever community, The official subreddit of WEE Studios, makers of Worst Episode Ever (A Simpsons Podcast) and 90s Percentile, a podcast talking everything 90s and maybe also everything before and after. Episodes centred around Santa’s Little Helper don’t have a track-record of being particularly amusing. Except the Barney/Yoko Ono stand in. ‘What would life be like if a suburban family tried to keep an angry elephant in their backyard.’ Yeah it’d be expensive and unethical. And they basically don't mention it ever again (besides some dumb post-classic winks and nods). Classic Episode. Worst Simpsons Episodes. I feel like it plays VERY fast and loose with Simpsons history. I was tossing up between either this episode or another Bart-solves-a-mystery-to-rectify-a-problem-he-initiated episode ‘The Day the Violence Died’ in this spot. List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of The Simpsons (Classic era) – Part. It’s bad because it takes a wacky concept and tries to take it seriously. TV … If you don't like Hurricane Neddy I'm gonna run you down with my car. Why does Bart say "They're finally paying me for this," referring to his job, on a day which is clearly not his first, to nobody in particular? It’s Homer hiding a secret from Marge and Bart hiding a secret from his school chums. I’m not including clip shows for obvious reasons – they’re just the worst (despite my fondness for ‘The 138th Episode Spectacular’). Worst Episode Ever Dr. Hibbert: "Young man, you've had what we call a cardiac episode!" "Lisa's Wedding" is very interesting as you're not the first person to say that, and someone has even suggested it to Dan & Jack. It's been amazing rewatching these episodes to notice just how funny they are, even when I've seen them a dozen times. WatchMojo ranks worst Simpsons episodes EVER. But that episode’s truly bizarre final minutes give it a much need boost of absurdity. Not very funny, and Bart's ballet thing, while I enjoy that he actually got into it and liked it, doesn't really do anything and has ZERO laughs. That’s the worst simpsons episode. The official subreddit of WEE Studios, makers of Worst Episode Ever (A Simpsons Podcast) and 90s Percentile, a podcast talking everything 90s and maybe also everything before and after. I actually think they handled the outlandish (although it's not THAT outlandish anymore) concept of Homer going to space very well. It’s telling a story and all good stories should be affective and engaging, no matter what genre. I put it much more eloquently (I hope) in their form, but basically, I think this episode is too dumb for the sake of a few "future" gags. Lines like "I'm an original creation, like Rickey Rouse and Monald Muck," feel like lazy fourth-wall leaning where the show would once have something clever. It’s not bad because of it’s wacky premise. As Comic Book Guy would put it, these are the worst Simpsons episodes EVER. Also, not very funny. It’s bad because it takes a wacky concept and tries to take it seriously. I find it fascinating to see what seasons 3-8 episodes people don't like. Plus, the Bart does ballet subplot is pretty blah. Over the years, The Simpsons have accumiliated a lot of episodes where the plots are repeats (or thirdpetes or whatever) of previous episodes, the jokes are predictable and unfunny, etc. But I’d like to think it alludes to how forgettable this story is. Comic Book Guy: "Worst episode ever." All these episodes have sort of formed into one big generic unfunny Simpson’s episode in my head. Whilst I'm not too keen on the resolution to that episode I think overall it's up to snuff. Homer owes Patty and Selma money. "Deep Space Homer," the beginnings of Jerkass Homer ("Default! Probably the worst season 6 episode. Can't wait to see everyone's response, especially Dan's and Jack's. The escheresque "house" they managed to build was brilliant. How fun? Movies. There’s no real consensus but that’s where I choose to draw the line. But not every installments has hit the mark. But this episode botches its ending by conveniently turning Moe into an actual psychopath and making the ending more about Jimbo and Moe’s interactions and less about Bart and Laura. You may be able to find the … It's a favorite of season 6 (top 5). This episode comes off better because Jessica Lovejoy is actually quite a fascinating character; the reverend’s daughter who acts out because her parents are ignoring her desire to be her own, imperfect person. Having said that, there is very little room for laughs between all the montages, the plot necessities to introduce Homer’s condition and both Marge and Moe’s emotional arc. “Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou” Bart decides to adopt a little brother. Ever. And if we're going by HIPO, I think integrity is high, humor is obviously very high, originality is good (maybe the lowest of that four, but probably still a 4), and production is definitely great. Generally, all of them rate ridiculously highly on the humour scale, and most of them have great production and integrity. The only few I noticed that didn't rate quite so highly for me: Secrets of a Successful Marriage is a good episode but is basically another "will Homer and Marge split up?" Ever. My god do I love A Star Is Burns. This episode focuses more on the family’s reaction to the dog in peril than the dog itself which is a shrewd move, but really it’s a small scale version of ‘Bart Gets An Elephant’, where showing the practicalities of paying for a dog’s surgery isn’t particularly funny. It’s the rest of the episode, once the children are in Flanders’ care that moves very slowly. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. One of the funniest moments in the show's history, IMO. Just about everything from that time period was gold. Now of course even a comedy shouldn’t be judged solely on its ability to elicit laughter. This is the top 10 Simpsons episodes Phantom Strider personally considers the worst of all time. All three very interesting choices that I'm not sure the community will agree with you on. UGH. The Wildlife Attacks Lisa. Classic Grampa is one of my favorite characters (his arc in "Lisa vs Malibu Stacy" is a series highlight), but episodes where he's front and center don't do much for me. Season 2: War Of The Simpsons. I can handle stupid but funny, wacky but fun, but certain characters and situations are simply comedic deadweight. I'm really happy someone posted this, because I think this is a MUCH more intriguing topic than worst episode of the post-classic. We've counted down the Bottom 50 Episodes. Homer the Heretic (season 4) This content is imported from YouTube. The Simpsons: 10 Worst Treehouse Of Horror Episodes, Ranked (According To IMDb) Since its 1990 debut, The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror has been one of TV's best Halloween traditions. The primary common denominator amongst these 20 is that the stories they tell feel rote or boring. Worst. Episode: "Treehouse of Horror XII" Year: 2001. wo Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons’. Throughout the month of April, members may submit a list of their Bottom 15 Classic Era episodes. This is actually quite an elegant and straight-forwardly told story about Homer’s meteoric rise through the ranks of local boxing leagues as the man who can’t be beat down. This Citizen Kane homage gets into the backstory of Mr. Burns, recalling his beloved childhood teddy bear, Bobo, that he discarded in exchange for ascension to a life of wealth — and his lifelong quest to recover the treasured object. I suppose the cumulative effect of all this horror is meant to be seen as amusing, but the episode is too dark to find much humour in an unconscious boy falling down a steep hill as his sister is being questioned by the police. And worse than that? Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. For me, my go to disliked episode is "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". A Star Is Burns is another very funny episode but the fact that it's basically a long advert for The Critic loses it a lot of integrity. The first 10 seasons of The Simpsons are often considered by fans as containing the classic episodes of the animated sitcom. 15 Worst Episodes Of The Simpsons (And What They Represent) What Lady Gaga's Simpsons episode says about the show's decline... Share. Classic Episode. There is one noted … This episode is really quite painful to watch. We've counted down the Top 100 Episodes. It’s not bad because of it’s wacky premise. TV … As the longest-running sitcom of all time, The Simpsons has been a fan favorite for decades. ( Log Out /  "Lisa Goes Gaga" (2012) Dubbed the worst episode of the series to date, which, given the number of … Just seasons 3-8, what episodes do you dislike the most? In that time, there have been so many classic episodes, but there have also been quite a number of duds—especially when you start looking at the later seasons. Bart has exactly 2 girlfriends in the classic era (and seemingly 64 after season 8) but both of the episodes that introduce these characters are in my bottom 20 list. They kept it realistic and rooted in some sort of logic (as far as you can anyway). When I decided to make a list of the best Simpsons episodes ever, I thought it was going to be hard. Pingback: Reading Digest: No One Cares About the Season Finale Edition | Dead Homer Society, Pingback: List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of the Simpsons (Classic Era) – Part. Homer was in a Grammy winning band, with other Springfield residents, and throughout four seasons of interactions, NO ONE ever mentions it? Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Definitely a favorite of season 5 for me. “It’s as perfect an episode of television as I’ve ever seen,” Ortved says. This leads to a rather boring, if well-told boxing yarn. Bart takes up ballet. The ‘revelation’ that her father was a steward seems especially tame these days and the fact that it’s seen as the chink in her psyche that must be repressed is just bizarre. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In the 2003 version, 21 members voted while in the 2006 version, 56 different members voted. There are extensive historical references as Bobo’s journey is traced from Mr. Burns through the hands of Adolf Hitler and an expedit… Many of The Simpsons original writers were heavily involved with the show during these seasons. These seasons contained the most original storylines, drawn from the heart of the writers. Change ). I totally hear you, re: "Dog of Death." Here’s one episode which you’d imagine to see around the season 11-14 era of The Simpsons, not during the show’s prime. ‘Two Dozen and One Greyhounds’ at least brings the laffs and a memorable musical moment along with its usual ‘Bart doesn’t want anything to happen to his beloved pet’ type storyline. But where’s my laffs? its just not my kind of story I guess I dunno.. List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of The Simpsons (Classic era) – Part. Well I disagree the first time I saw it I actually preferred 9 but its well look season 8 is fantastic but it has couple of eps I don't like compared to most classic era episodes especially "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" I love the last segment but I don't like Act 1 (Chief Wiggum, P.I.) I had to examine basically every episode from seasons three through ten as being in contention for a spot among the best episodes. Now of course the joke is that all these crazy things keep happening to the Simpsons but so little of these actually resonate after the episodes end. There are some affecting moments such as the fake paper the children send their parents to show they miss them (‘Todd Smells? They pack in so many jokes a minute, it's unbelievable. Comedy gold, no? That quote was from season 9’s ‘The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons’. Other notable episodes I don't care for are "Lady Bouvier's Lover", "Grampa Simpson vs Sexual Inadequacy" and actually, most episodes that focus on Grampa. Heck, we've even counted down the Top 50 Post-Classic Episodes. This list takes a look at the worst episodes of The Simpsons ranked by your votes. "Worst Episode Ever" is the eleventh episode of Season 12. Homer vs. Patty and Selma has never been a favourite of mine. So instead I'm going to second Hieronymus' choice and go with "Lisa's Wedding". Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I enjoy the conclusion of this episode, but nothing that happens before is particularly inspired or exciting. I'm certain there have been many episodes that were actually worse, but that one was from an era of The Simpsons during which I still had an expectation that the show would be good. The Homer-buffet subplot is fitfully amusing in parts and provides the first and possibly only mention of Captain McCallister’s name. Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight.