‘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. 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. There are a couple funny parts, but it just doesn't live up to the standards of earlier episodes. Decades of Clever Wit and Incisive Insight. My god do I love A Star Is Burns. 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. I’m not including clip shows for obvious reasons – they’re just the worst (despite my fondness for ‘The 138th Episode Spectacular’). 15 Worst Episodes Of The Simpsons (And What They Represent) What Lady Gaga's Simpsons episode says about the show's decline... Share. wo Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons’. 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. These seasons contained the most original storylines, drawn from the heart of the writers. That whole "number eight / (burp) number eight / (burp)" thing gets me every damn time. 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. It’s telling a story and all good stories should be affective and engaging, no matter what genre. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It’s essentially a series of horrible things happening to Lisa. Worst Simpsons Episodes. I disagree. www.weepodcast.com, Press J to jump to the feed. ( Log Out /  I decided to pierce my most hated Simpsons episode in … It seems like what they do now with the show's history. Classic Episode. Lovitz is great, and all the films are classics. I enjoy the conclusion of this episode, but nothing that happens before is particularly inspired or exciting. ( Log Out /  TV … Ever. In fact, these are three of my favorites. Best: ‘Last Exit to Springfield’ “Smithers, I’m beginning to think that Homer Simpson was not the … Probably the worst season 6 episode. 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. It’s bad because it takes a wacky concept and tries to take it seriously. Now, it's time to knock some of those Classic Era episodes off their pedestals. 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. This is certainly one of those episodes where you sit and feel sorry … It’s not bad because of it’s wacky premise. I've been rewatching season 5 and 6 episodes and mentally thinking of the HIPO scale. "), first real break from relatable, plausible situations. www.weepodcast.com Comedy gold, no? We’ll also be considering how detrimental they were to the overall reputation of the show. 20th Century Fox. Movies. 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. One of the funniest moments in the show's history, IMO. So after, I saw a truly wretched episode from this year's season. Menu. This episode simply punishes her, but indicates that the punishment won’t really do her any long term damage. Throughout the month of April, members may submit a list of their Bottom 15 Classic Era episodes. 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. 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. "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. 10 Worst Simpsons Episodes From The Best Seasons. 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. 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. Now of course even a comedy shouldn’t be judged solely on its ability to elicit laughter. 2 | I Likes What I Likes. TV … We can all agree that the first few seasons of The Simpsons … For me, my go to disliked episode is "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". There’s no real consensus but that’s where I choose to draw the line. 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. 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. 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. Episodes centred around Santa’s Little Helper don’t have a track-record of being particularly amusing. Season 2: War Of The Simpsons. I feel like it plays VERY fast and loose with Simpsons history. Homer the Heretic (season 4) This content is imported from YouTube. 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. Yes, Homer getting cursed provides a narrative reason for Marge to grow hair all over her body, Bart's neck to stretch out, and Lisa to become a centaur. There's something so depressing about a worldview where your character traits as a 10 year old define the rest of your life. 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.) But I love "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", and "Grampa Simpson vs Sexual Inadequacy" is solid. And so on. "Dog of Death." All these episodes have sort of formed into one big generic unfunny Simpson’s episode in my head. TV Shows. I always found the future episodes pointless, dull and hopelessly naive in their vision. The iconic show has attracted millions of fans and even … There is one noted … Where’s my laffs? 2 | I Likes What I Likes. Can't wait to see everyone's response, especially Dan's and Jack's. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I actually think they handled the outlandish (although it's not THAT outlandish anymore) concept of Homer going to space very well. 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. I would say that Season 9 Episode 2: ‘The Principal and the Pauper’ is one of the most hated episodes. Comic Book Guy: "Worst episode ever." I find it fascinating to see what seasons 3-8 episodes people don't like. As a result, some of the show's greatest episodes were produced between … Homer was in a Grammy winning band, with other Springfield residents, and throughout four seasons of interactions, NO ONE ever mentions it? 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. Change ). There are some affecting moments such as the fake paper the children send their parents to show they miss them (‘Todd Smells? Hell I don't even think it's the worst episode in Season 8. I can handle stupid but funny, wacky but fun, but certain characters and situations are simply comedic deadweight. Movies. 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. Default! I'm really happy someone posted this, because I think this is a MUCH more intriguing topic than worst episode of the post-classic. Bart takes up ballet. Again, this episode’s biggest problem is that it doesn’t bring the laffs. "Lisa Goes Gaga" (2012) Dubbed the worst episode of the series to date, which, given the number of … UGH. 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. Ever. WatchMojo ranks worst Simpsons episodes EVER. Plus, the Bart does ballet subplot is pretty blah. And worse than that? Episode: "Treehouse of Horror XII" Year: 2001. 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. 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? Heck, we've even counted down the Top 50 Post-Classic Episodes. its just not my kind of story I guess I dunno.. The escheresque "house" they managed to build was brilliant. About as fascinating as an episode about Krusty’s tax fraud could possibly be, this episode tries to shake things up a bit with a 3rd act death twist, but the following mystery of what happened to Krusty is rote and unexciting as it’s not given time to fully develop. It’s not bad because of it’s wacky premise. We've counted down the Top 100 Episodes. I also never really connected with "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield.". Also no seasons 1 & 2 or clip shows as they're easy targets. It gives her a nice dynamic with Bart and plays off his ‘badboy’ image which had grown tame over time. We've counted down the Bottom 50 Episodes. Homer owes Patty and Selma money. "Deep Space Homer," the beginnings of Jerkass Homer ("Default! 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. Worst Episode Ever Dr. Hibbert: "Young man, you've had what we call a cardiac episode!" Definitely a favorite of season 5 for me. "Worst Episode Ever" is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons' twelfth season. joke). The Wildlife Attacks Lisa. List O’ the Week: 20 Worst episodes of The Simpsons (Classic era) – Part. Bah! No episode with the above scene could ever be considered ‘bad’. So instead I'm going to second Hieronymus' choice and go with "Lisa's Wedding". Again really interesting choices. For me, my go to disliked episode is "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". 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?" This is the top 10 Simpsons episodes Phantom Strider personally considers the worst of all time. It’s Homer hiding a secret from Marge and Bart hiding a secret from his school chums. Worst. ‘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. Every Episode of The Simpsons, Ranked. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on February 4, 2001. “It’s as perfect an episode of television as I’ve ever seen,” Ortved says. episode, which they did a lot in the earlier seasons, and is a great example of early jerkass Homer. 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 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. Worst. The Homer-buffet subplot is fitfully amusing in parts and provides the first and possibly only mention of Captain McCallister’s name. I find it fascinating to see what seasons 3-8 episodes people don't like. It's a favorite of season 6 (top 5). This is season 4’s sole entrant in this list and it’s the other ‘Bart gets a girlfriend’ episode. 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. Except the Barney/Yoko Ono stand in. I feel like it plays VERY fast and loose with Simpsons history. Movies. Classic Episode. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I just don't think it's that funny. This episode is really quite painful to watch. 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. 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. Totally agree with Homer v Patty and Selma. Upon arrival in Cypress Creek, what really grabs Lisa’s attention is all the … As Comic Book Guy would put it, these are the worst Simpsons episodes EVER. But I’d like to think it alludes to how forgettable this story is. When I decided to make a list of the best Simpsons episodes ever, I thought it was going to be hard. Just like my ‘best of classic era‘ list, I’m defining the classic era as seasons 3-8. Personally I think if Jerkass Homer started in the classic era then it was definitely "Homer Goes To College", but I don't have an issue with Jerkass Homer so long as it's funny and not towards his family (and tbh I don't even get the "default!" Just about everything from that time period was gold. This is similar to ‘My Sister, My Sitter’ is the sense that the first act is really just a bunch of horrible things happening that serve to discredit Marge and Homer as parents. 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. But where’s my laffs? "Lisa's Wedding," I've suggested this one to Dan & Jack, because this is (retroactively) the episode that broke The Simpsons for me. 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. 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. However, The Simpsons could never maintain this height, and the worst episodes of The Simpsons are also some of the worst episodes in television. 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. Just seasons 3-8, what episodes do you dislike the most? 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 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. If WW3 actually happened in this universe, how did Moe forget about it, if not to serve a dumb future joke? Where’s my laffs? In the 2003 version, 21 members voted while in the 2006 version, 56 different members voted. All three very interesting choices that I'm not sure the community will agree with you on. Also, not very funny. "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. But that episode’s truly bizarre final minutes give it a much need boost of absurdity. This is a totally subjective and personal list: 'The Principle and the Pauper' is the single worst episode ever. Tweet. You may be able to find the … Menu. It's been amazing rewatching these episodes to notice just how funny they are, even when I've seen them a dozen times. The primary common denominator amongst these 20 is that the stories they tell feel rote or boring. Plus, the plot ends up amounting to a series of short films which are very funny, but it isn't much of a plot. There are extensive historical references as Bobo’s journey is traced from Mr. Burns through the hands of Adolf Hitler and an expedit… They kept it realistic and rooted in some sort of logic (as far as you can anyway). Bottom Ten Worst Simpsons 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. The Simpsons had a lot to offer, even in the times people said it sucked. Classic 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. The first 10 seasons of The Simpsons are often considered by fans as containing the classic episodes of the animated sitcom. 1 Synopsis 2 Full Story 3 Behind the Laughter 3.1 Production 3.2 Reception 4 Citations When Comic Book Guy has a stress attack, Homer helps him find new friends. ‘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. But not every installments has hit the mark. This leads to a rather boring, if well-told boxing yarn. That’s it. 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. 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