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Top Ten Best Simpsons Episodes 

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7. Barthood (Season 27, Episode 9): …

Although I comment some new Simpsons episodes as, “Meh”, I actually loved Barthood. By watching this episode, you’ll be denying, but secretly feeling sympathy for BartSince watching the show, I’ve never known a background (growing up) story for Bart or Maggie. However, this is one of the best future episodes I’ve seen. I liked how Bart has different connections to his family – from how he’s overshadowed by Lisa and to his close connection with Abe Simpson.

Bart’s live in Barthood can also be relate to any kid and adult, who has gone through isolation in their lives. If this was a classic episode from the 90’s, then, I would re-watch it all over again. But, I will and would recommend Barthood to anyone who is a fan of The Simpsons.

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5. I Married Marge (Season 3, Episode 12): …

I Married Marge is a heart-warming episode, which shows that true love can conquer all, despite having to live with no money as a young, unmarried couple. Can a married couple survive on low benefits, unexpected pregnancies and family differences? Well, this episode provided me that. Even as a child, it taught me that it takes someone (who will love as you are) to stay with you forever. This is an excellent example, truly showing why Homer and Marge are the iconic and inspirational couple in the modern world.

4. The Girl Who Slept Too Little (Season 17, Episode 2): …

Like I Married Marge, The Girl Who Slept Too Little is a touching episode and it tackles fears very well. Although many new audiences or old audiences before Season 16 won’t consider a “classic Simpsons episode”, there is something about The Girl Who Slept Too Little that drew in me into it. It certainly isn’t the jokes, nor is it the animation; it is the meaning behind this episode that touched my heart (and I couldn’t help myself by smiling, as well). This is a great episode for anyone who is into old TV shows before the 2010’s.

3. The Book Job (Season 23, Episode 6): …

The Book Job has to be a firm favourite in the series – and not just for my love of books. It depicts a clear understanding of how some novels are used, via market research and non-existing authors to receive profit, how society is losing out for true, individual talent in modern literature and what it truly takes to create something that doesn’t cost a fortune. The storyline was well researched too; according to Wikipedia, the idea for this episode came when Matt Selman (the Executive Producer) read a magazine article about Alloy Entertainment and the company’s use for ghost-writers’. Also, I love the fandom tributes that the creators used in this episode – Ocean’s Eleven and Harry Potter, what more could you want? Basically, I just everything about it and that’s why I put The Book Job at number three.

2. Large Marge (Season 14, Episode 4): …

Large Marge is a clever and creative episode; as long as I can remember, this is the only episode that tackles issues with plastic surgery. Large Marge is also one of a few classic episodes where it has a moral at the ending – you are beautiful, just the way you are. I highly praise Ian Maxtone-Graham’s creativity, writing an interesting script focusing on situations where women want to improve their beauty so they can be attracted to men. It’s a fantastic episode to watch and you will learn something from it; a good episode to start with if you are new to The Simpsons.

1.   Simple Simpson (Season 15, Episode 19): …

This episode has the most funny, touching and charming storyline I have ever seen. I really love the relationship between Homer and Lisa, which was the main focus of the episode. Many of the father and daughter moments in The Simpsons are special, but this one takes the crown because of all the promises and love they gave to each other. Also, I love the spoof of Homer and Marge’s upside kiss, inspired from the 2002 film Spiderman; for me, that kiss just makes my heart flatter. Can’t go wrong with a tender kiss. 😀

Apart from that, that’s all I have to say about Simple Simpson.