The Top 20 Episode of The Simpsons Tournament

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  1. CJ Registered

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    The Simpsons is one of the longest-running and most critically acclaimed TV shows ever, so I think it would be pretty difficult to decide which episodes are the best. (Originally I was going to make this a "top ten" but since there's SO many episodes to choose from, I made it 20.)

    After some thought, I decided, why not. Let's make this a tournament.

    Now, how this works:

    It's kind of complicated, so bear with me..

    Okay, for each episode's rank, it gets a point. For example, I put "Bart on the Road" at #20 on my list, meaning it was my least favorite out of the 20. Therefore, It gets 1 point.

    Now, if the next person were to put "Bart on the Road" at #10 on their list, the score for that episode then goes up to 12 points.

    Scoring System
    #20 slot - 1 point
    #19 slot - 2 points
    #18 slot - 3 points
    #17 slot - 4 points
    #16 slot - 5 points
    #15 slot - 6 points
    #14 slot - 7 points
    #13 slot - 8 points
    #12 slot - 9 points
    #11 slot - 10 points
    #10 slot - 11 points
    #9 slot - 12 points
    #8 slot - 13 points
    #7 slot - 14 points
    #6 slot - 15 points
    #5 slot - 16 points
    #4 slot - 17 points
    #3 slot - 18 points
    #2 slot - 19 points
    #1 slot - 20 points

    Everyone submits their lists, and the score continuously changes. Now this is the only part that stumps me.. when we stop. Maybe once we reach a certain page, (or maybe if this thread is popular enough, once the Thread Manager divides it into a separate thread we can then tally up the scores)

    Anyway, once we stop, we tally up the scores and make a "Top 20 Episodes of All-Time" list as chosen by ALL of us.

    Treehouse of Horror Episodes can go in a separate "Top 3" list.

    Note: Since episode titles aren't featured on the show, please list a description with your choices, so people know what episode you're talking about. (You can simply copy/paste episode info via the link below)

    Episode Guide: http://www.snpp.com/episodeguide.html

    I'll start things off..


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    Main Series Top 20

    20.
    Bart on the Road (1995)
    With fake drivers ID in hand, have Bart will travel. In this case, Nelson, Martin and Milhouse come along for the ride when Bart hits the wide open road. Meanwhile, Lisa spends some quality time with Homer at the power plant.

    19. The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson (1997)
    Driven to the brink of insanity by his appointed status as designated driver, Barney Gumble drives to downtown Manhattan in Homer's car, leaving it there. But when the family journeys to the big apple to retrieve their property, Homer faces a one-on-one showdown with the dreaded boot.

    18.
    Homer the Smithers (1995)
    Smithers takes a much needed vacation and to insure his position at the nuclear plant, he hires Homer as his temporary replacement.

    17.
    Flaming Moe's (1991)
    Homer helps invent the hottest drink in Springfield. However, when Moe steals the recipe and turns his Tavern into the hottest spot in Springfield, Homer vows revenge. Guest stars Catherine O'Hara and the Rock band Aerosmith.

    16. Itchy and Scratchy Land (1994)
    The family's trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land, the violentest place on earth, proves heavenly until the Itchy & Scratchy robots want to put the family there for real.

    15. Mountain of Madness (1997)
    To promote teamwork amongst the power plant's employees Mr. Burns makes them go on a corporate retreat up in the mountains: the goal to find a hidden cabin.

    14. I Love Lisa (1993)
    When Lisa gives Ralph a valentine, he becomes smitten with her.

    13. Mr. Plow (1992)
    After Homer wrecks the two family cars during a snowstorm, he buys a snowplow, and starts up Mr. Plow. However, the competition becomes cut-throat when Homer's best buddy, Barney, starts up a competing plowing business, Plow King. Guest stars Linda Ronstadt and Adam West.

    12. Bart's Comet (1995)
    Springfield's days are numbered when Bart discovers a comet is heading straight for them. Now they must decide who will brave the comet's arrival and who can stay in the Flanders' bomb shelter.

    11. King-Size Homer (1995)
    A strong desire to work at home prompts Homer to gain a lot of weight so he can claim work disability. Joan Kenley guest stars.

    10.
    Bart Sells His Soul (1995)
    Bart's faith is tested when he sells his soul for five dollars.

    9. Homer the Great (1994)
    Homer joins a secret society, where his greatness is revealed, but only after he destroys the secret parchment and stripped of his membership.

    8.
    Itchy and Scratchy and Marge (1990)
    After watching an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon, Maggie bonks Homer in the head with a hammer. When this happens, Marge vows to eliminate violence in cartoons.

    7.
    Rosebud (1993)
    When Mr. Burns was very young, he gave up his teddy bear, Bobo, for a life of riches. Now growing old, he desires for his teddy bear, which Maggie loves dearly.

    6. Homer Vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment (1991)
    In 2300 B.C., Moses received the ten commandments from God, among which was Thou Shalt Not Steal. In present day Springfield, Homer gets an illegal cable hook-up, which Lisa refuses to watch, for fear of losing her soul.

    5. Deep Space Homer (1994)
    After seeing their ratings decline, NASA decides to send Joe Average to space. In this case, Joe Average is Homer Simpson. James Taylor, and Buzz Aldrin guest star.

    4. Itchy and Scratchy the Movie
    (1992)
    When Bart fails to keeps an eye on Maggie and puts her life in danger, Homer finally puts his foot down on Bart's mischief by passing the ultimate punishment: Bart can never see The Itchy and Scratchy Movie.

    3. Saturdays of Thunder (1991)
    Homer helps Bart create a race car for the Soap-Box derby.

    2. Bart the Lover (1992)
    He has the name of the 23rd president, the face of Gordie Howe, and the lines of a Frenchman. Is Mrs. Krabapple's new pen pal/lover Bart's latest practical joke? Meanwhile, Homer starts building a doghouse, and learns to give up swearing.

    1. Bart the Daredevil (1990)
    Bart embarks on a life of death-defying feats when he sees a daredevil
    perform at a Monster Truck Rally. Patrick Stewart guest stars.



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    Treehouse of Horror Top 3

    3. Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)
    In a Night Gallery parody, Bart presents three tales of terror... In “The Devil and Homer Simpson,” Homer gives up his soul for a single doughnut. Now, the Devil wants Homer. Next, Bart has a nightmare about a bus crash. And his nightmare is about to come true when a playful gremlin starts taking the bus apart piece by piece “Terror at 5 1/2 Feet”. Finally, Mr. Burns is a vampire, and he wants blood, and he turns Bart into a vampire in “Bart Simpson's Dracula.”

    2. Treehouse of Horror V (1994)
    In a Outer Limits parody, The Simpsons presents three tales of horror... In “The Shinning,”, no TV and no beer makes Homer go insane at an isolated mountain lodge and only Bart's shinning can save the family. Next, Ned Flanders becomes the ruler of a George Orwellian world after Homer adversely uses a toaster to change the past in “Time and Punishment”. Finally, overcrowding at the school's detention room and budget cuts in the cafeteria leads Principal Skinner to come up with a unique single solution in “Nightmare Cafeteria”.

    1. Treehouse of Horror I (1990)
    Bart and Lisa swap three horror stories in their tree house: In “Bad Dream House,” the Simpsons move into a haunted house, complete with a dimensional vortex, bleeding walls, and an Indian burial ground. Next, aliens kidnap the Simpsons, and invite them to a 'great feast' on Rigel 4 in “Hungry Are the Damned”. Finally, James Earl Jones narrates Edgar Allen Poe's classic tale starring the Simpsons. This version stays very close to the original poem in “The Raven.”
     
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  2. MMMMM...Pancakes Cena Wins LOL

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    Wow...This will be tough...but I will think about this while I'm at work tomorrow and post my 20 asap.
     
  3. Wyrminarrd Registered

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    Difficult to remember all the shows (and I've been watching a lot of Simpsons lately).

    Here are my top 11 in no particular order except for number 1 :)


    1. Mountain of Madness

    On a company mountain retreat, hiking partners Homer and Mr. Burns are the first to reach the rendezvous cabin -- where they're trapped by an avalanche.

    King-Size Homer

    A strong desire to work at home prompts Homer to gain a lot of weight so he can claim work disability

    Missionary: Impossible

    Homer becomes a missionary on a remote, tropical island as part of his effort to evade the local PBS affiliate's pledge drive collection officials

    Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble"

    On behalf of Homer's infamous ignorance, Grampa Simpson falls victim to a textbook kidney blowout. But when Homer steps up to offer a donor kidney, he quickly finds himself suffering from a much more common phenomenon: cold feet.

    Kamp Krusty

    Bart and Lisa spend six weeks at Camp Krusty. However, the camp is not what it seems, as Bart and Lisa quickly find out.

    Mr. Plow

    After Homer wrecks the two family cars during a snowstorm, he buys a snowplow, and starts up Mr. Plow.

    Marge vs. the Monorail

    After getting $3 million from a fine due to Mr. Burn's illegal disposal of nuclear waste, the town decides to spend money on a needless monorail ....built from shoddy materials

    Cape Feare

    Sideshow Bob is paroled from prison, and he has only one thing in mind for Bart: revenge.

    Sideshow Bob's las gleaming

    Sideshow Bob slips away from prison detail, steals an atomic bomb and threatens to detonate it unless the town of Springfield gives up television.

    You only move twice

    Homer moves the family to a new town after he receives a better job offer, at a better nuclear power plant, but Homer is oblivious to the fact that his new boss is a Super Villain who is out to rule the world.

    The Springfield files

    Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him, not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (from The X-Files), who came to investigate the incident
     
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    Some good choices there. Kidney Trouble and Marge Vs the Monorail are some of my favorites too. ..Darn it, I may have to go and change my list now.

    Note: Treehouse of Horror specials can now go in a separate "Top 3" list.
     
  5. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    My Top 20, In No Particular Order Except For Number 1.

    Lisa's Wedding (#2F15) 19 Mar 1995
    Lisa attends the Springfield Renaissance Faire, where a deck of fortune-teller cards spells out future wedding plans. Mandy Patinkin guest stars. "We saved your butt in WWIII."

    A Fish Called Selma (#3F15) 24 Mar 1996
    Troy McClure's sagging film career is given a boost when he is seen in public with a woman. And to stay in the public eye, Troy must do more than merely date this woman, who happens to be Selma. Jeff Goldblum guest stars. "She's smoking for two!"

    Itchy & Scratchy Land (#2F01) 2 Oct 1994

    The family's trip to Itchy & Scratchy Land, the violentest place on earth, proves heavenly until the Itchy & Scratchy robots want to put the family there for real. "My children need wine!"

    Cape Feare (#9F22) 7 Oct 1993
    Sideshow Bob is paroled from prison, and he has only one thing in mind for Bart: revenge. "Hello Mr.Thompson."

    Lisa's First Word (#9F08) 3 Dec 1992

    While trying to get Maggie to say her first words, Homer recalls what happened a few years back when Lisa was born, when they first moved into their present home, and what Lisa said her first words. "I think I swallowed some of the juice."

    Bart's Friend Falls In Love (#8F22) 7 May 1992
    Bart and Milhouse enter the age of cooties, when Milhouse dates a new girl... without her father knowing it. Meanwhile, Homer tries to lose weight by listening to a subliminal tape. Kimmy Robertson guest stars. "She's faking it."

    Treehouse of Horror V (#2F03) 30 Oct 1994
    In a Outer Limits parody, The Simpsons presents three tales of horror... In “The Shinning,”, no TV and no beer makes Homer go insane at an isolated mountain lodge and only Bart's shinning can save the family. Next, Ned Flanders becomes the ruler of a George Orwellian world after Homer adversely uses a toaster to change the past in “Time and Punishment”. Finally, overcrowding at the school's detention room and budget cuts in the cafeteria leads Principal Skinner to come up with a unique single solution in “Nightmare Cafeteria”. "What's a donut?"

    Marge on the Lam (#1F03) 4 Nov 1993
    When Homer fails to show up, Marge decides to go to the ballet with Ruth Powers, the next door neighbor. Ruth returns the favour and takes Marge out the next night. Unbeknown to Marge, Ruth is driving a stolen car. "Mmmm... invisible cola."

    The Springfield Files (#3G01) 12 Jan 1997

    Homer witnesses something out of this world in Springfield woods, but no one believes him, not even FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (from The X-Files), who came to investigate the incident. Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Leonard Nimoy guest star. "You don't see any Homer is a dope t-shirts do you?"

    You Only Move Twice (#3F23) 3 Nov 1996
    Homer moves the family to a new town after he receives a better job offer, at a better nuclear power plant, but Homer is oblivious to the fact that his new boss is a Super Villain who is out to rule the world. "Here's some sugar. Sorry its not in packets."

    Lemon of Troy (#2F22) 14 May 1995
    Bart leads a group of boys in taking back the town's beloved Lemon tree when it is stolen by a group of kids from a rivalling town. "Now let's all have some turnip juice."

    Two Dozen and One Greyhounds (#2F18) 9 Apr 1995

    Santa's Little Helper's frisky nature nets the Simpsons a new dog and 25 spanking new puppies. When Burns steals the young greyhounds, Bart and Lisa set out to discover why he wants them. " Snoop Doggie Dog? Rory Calhoun? Bob Barker?"

    Lisa on Ice (#2F05) 13 Nov 1994
    Sibling rivalry breaks out on and off the ice when Lisa proves to be a better hockey player than Bart. "Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!"

    Lisa's Rival (#1F17) 11 Sep 1994

    It looks as if Lisa's days as the class brain are numbered when the new student proves to be smarter, younger, and plays the sax better than her. Meanwhile, Homer strikes white gold in the form of an over-turned Sugar truck. Winona Ryder guest stars. "First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women."

    Homer Loves Flanders (#1F14) 17 Mar 1994
    After Ned Flanders give a ticket to Homer for a much-hyped football game, Homer becomes Ned's best friend. "Nacho, nacho man!"

    Lisa the Greek (#8F12) 23 Jan 1992

    Lisa's football predicting skills brings about a closer relationship between Homer and Lisa, not to mention making Moe broke, until Lisa realizes that the relationship may end with the Super Bowl. "You hate dad is up by a touchdown."

    Homer at the Bat (#8F13) 20 Feb 1992
    Mr. Burns bets $1,000,000 that his company team can beat a competing plant's team. In order to do so, he replaced the regular company team with new security guard Roger Clemens, new janitor Wade Boggs, lunchroom cashier Ken Griffey Jr., and other new employees like Steve Sax, Don Mattingly, Ozzie Smith, Darryl Strawberry, Jose Canseco, and Mike Scoscia (who runs the solid contaminate encapsulator). Terry Cashman also guest stars. "Darryl. Darryl. Darryl."

    Separate Vocations (#8F15) 27 Feb 1992
    After taking the Career Aptitude Normalization Test, or CANT test, Lisa finds out she's more suited to be a homemaker, while Bart is more suited to be a police officer. While Bart enjoys his taste of authority, Lisa turns into a bad kid. Steve Allen guest stars voices. "Homemaker?"

    Marge vs. the Monorail (#9F10) 14 Jan 1993

    After getting $3 million from a fine due to Mr. Burn's illegal disposal of nuclear waste, the town decides to spend money on a needless monorail ....built from shoddy materials. Leonard Nimoy guest voices as himself. "Batman is a scientist."

    #01 Last Exit to Springfield (#9F15) 11 Mar 1993
    Homer becomes a Union boss and negotiates a new contract with the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, mindful that Lisa needs braces. Dr. Joyce Brothers guest stars. "The Big Book of British Smiles"
     
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    edit: nvm
     
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