The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection

Watch The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection

  • 1990
  • 1 Season

The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection from FOX is a celebratory anthology of the most beloved episodes from one of the longest-running and most iconic animated sitcoms in television history. Created by Matt Groening, the show debuted in 1989 and has since followed the adventures of a dysfunctional American family, The Simpsons, as they navigate through various trials and tribulations of everyday life in the fictional town of Springfield.

The collection features 20 fan-favorite episodes from the past three decades, each handpicked by the show's creators and fans. The episodes included in this collection are:

1. "Bart Gets an F" (Season 2, Episode 1) - Bart faces the possibility of failing the fourth grade after struggling with his studies.

2. "Homer the Heretic" (Season 4, Episode 3) - Homer decides to skip church and have a Sunday all to himself, causing chaos in Springfield.

3. "Marge vs. the Monorail" (Season 4, Episode 12) - Springfield invests in a monorail system, but things begin to unravel when it becomes clear that the man in charge of the project is a con artist.

4. "Last Exit to Springfield" (Season 4, Episode 17) - Homer becomes the union leader of the power plant workers, leading to a strike and a battle for workers' rights.

5. "Mr. Plow" (Season 4, Episode 9) - Homer starts a snow plow business and becomes a local hero, but his success ultimately leads to his downfall.

6. "Cape Feare" (Season 5, Episode 2) - Sideshow Bob threatens to kill Bart after being released from prison, leading the family to enter witness protection.

7. "Homer Goes to College" (Season 5, Episode 3) - Homer enrolls in college to get a degree after being fired from the power plant.

8. "Bart Sells His Soul" (Season 7, Episode 4) - Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for $5 and begins to experience a series of strange events.

9. "Lisa the Vegetarian" (Season 7, Episode 5) - Lisa becomes a vegetarian after bonding with a lamb at an animal sanctuary, causing strife between her and her meat-loving family.

10. "Homer's Phobia" (Season 8, Episode 15) - Homer befriends a gay antique dealer, but his deep-seated homophobia causes conflict within the family.

11. "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" (Season 8, Episode 24) - The Simpsons spoof other popular TV shows with their own versions of spin-offs.

12. "The Cartridge Family" (Season 9, Episode 5) - Homer purchases a gun to protect his family, but his recklessness with the weapon causes concern.

13. "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" (Season 9, Episode 1) - The Simpsons travel to New York City where Homer gets his car impounded in a crime-ridden neighborhood.

14. "Trash of the Titans" (Season 9, Episode 22) - Homer becomes the sanitation commissioner of Springfield, but his efforts to improve the city cause more harm than good.

15. "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo" (Season 10, Episode 23) - The Simpsons travel to Japan for a vacation filled with cultural misunderstandings and hijinks.

16. "Homer to the Max" (Season 10, Episode 13) - Homer changes his name to Max Power after discovering a TV show character with the same name, leading to a new persona and lifestyle.

17. "Mom and Pop Art" (Season 10, Episode 19) - Homer becomes an artist after creating a sculpture out of junk, but his newfound passion causes friction with his family.

18. "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular" (Season 7, Episode 10) - A retrospective of the show's early years, featuring behind-the-scenes stories and unaired footage.

19. "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" (Season 19, Episode 9) - Homer wakes up after a wild night with no memory of what happened, prompting him to retrace his steps.

20. "Bart Gets Famous" (Season 5, Episode 12) - Bart becomes famous after appearing on a Krusty the Clown show, leading him to abandon his family and become a TV star.

Each episode is a standalone story, showcasing the unique writing, humor, and social commentary that have made The Simpsons an enduring classic. The episodes are presented in their original format, with no new edits or changes made.

In addition to the episodes themselves, the collection also includes bonus features such as cast and crew commentaries, deleted scenes, and interviews with the creators.

Overall, The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection is a must-own for any Simpsons fan, providing a nostalgic trip down memory lane and a showcase of the show's timeless humor and wit.

The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on March 18, 1990.

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Gone Maggie Gone
20. Gone Maggie Gone
March 15, 2009
In this satire of the DaVinci code, a rare solar eclipse temporarily blinds Marge. Without her in charge, the kitchen is taken over by rats, and when Homer gets poison to kill them, he must briefly set Maggie down outside a convent, where the nuns take her in and refuse to give her back. Trying to recover her sister, Lisa uncovers a plot to bring everlasting peace to Springfield, involving a mystical gem, the founding fathers, and Principal Skinner's mother's minivan.
Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
19. Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind
December 16, 2007
When Homer returns to an empty house after a night he can't remember, he has to figure out what happened. In his desperation to recapture his past, he explores the inner workings of his mind, and we see a day-by-day look at his entire life.
The Haw-Hawed Couple
18. The Haw-Hawed Couple
December 10, 2006
Bart and Nelson become friends, but when Bart tries to break if off, he fears for his safety. Meanwhile, Homer tries to keep Lisa from learning the tragic ending of a Harry Potter-style book she's reading.
The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
17. The Seemingly Never-Ending Story
March 12, 2006
In this story within a story within a story within a story, a cave-exploring expedition, an angry sheep and a lovestruck Moe become inextricably entwined. And for good measure, a bag of gold leads a young Jailbird to his life of crime.
16. Future-Drama
April 17, 2005
In this look at the possible future of the Simpsons, Homer and Marge are separated and Bart is hit on by his fourth-grade teacher. And when Marge starts to date Krusty, Homer retreats to an underwater lair.
The Way We Weren't
15. The Way We Weren't
May 9, 2004
In this flashback episode, we learn that Homer and Marge met as kids--an encounter that did not end well. The memory of this meeting threatens to derail their marriage in the present, until Marge learns how much Homer has always loved her.
Three Gays of the Condo
14. Three Gays of the Condo
April 13, 2003
When Homer discovers that Marge intended to break up with him before they had Bart, he leaves home and moves in with two gay roommates. After a helpful song by Weird Al Yankovic, Homer returns to Marge--but not before experiencing a life-changing same-sex smooch.
She of Little Faith
13. She of Little Faith
December 16, 2001
A model rocket that Homer and Bart shoot off accidentally destroys the church, which must sell advertising to make ends meet. Lisa is so disgusted she becomes a Buddhist, with the aid of guest star Richard Gere.
12. HOMR
January 7, 2001
In this Emmy-winning episode, Homer undergoes a medical treatment to make himself smarter. The new, more intelligent Homer becomes a better friend to Lisa, but the rest of his life worsens, and he decides to return to his normal, dimwitted self - but leaves behind a message of hope for Lisa.
Behind the Laughter
11. Behind the Laughter
May 21, 2000
In this satire of VH1's "Behind the Music", we learn the secrets of the Simpsons' rise, fall and ultimate reconciliation with the aid of Willie Nelson.
Viva Ned Flanders
10. Viva Ned Flanders
January 10, 1999
Homer and Ned enjoy a bender in Las Vegas. When they awake, they are shocked to find they have two extra wives.
The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
9. The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
September 21, 1997
The family travels to New York to get Homer's car back. Homer recalls a terrifying experience he had in Manhattan when he was younger.
Homer's Phobia
8. Homer's Phobia
February 16, 1997
Homer begins to suspect that Bart is gay. When a visit to a steel mill to boost Bart's manliness backfires, Homer takes his son on a camping trip to "straighten him out."
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
7. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
September 17, 1995
In the conclusion of the cliff-hanger which ended season six, we learn the identity of Mr. Burns' mysterious assailant. The culprit turns out to be the sweetest little suspect of all.
Lisa's Wedding
6. Lisa's Wedding
March 19, 1995
The Simpsons visit a local fortune teller, who describes Lisa's wedding in the future. She is engaged to a charming British man, but her family inadvertently mucks it up, and Lisa realizes she will have to wait a little longer to find true love.
Homer and Apu
5. Homer and Apu
February 10, 1994
Homer goes undercover to reveal that Apu is selling tainted meat at his convenience store. Apu loses his job, and lives with the Simpsons until he and Homer go to India to appeal to the head of the Kwik-E-Mart corporation. Featuring the Emmy-nominated song "Who Needs The Kwik-E-Mart?"
Mr. Plow
4. Mr. Plow
November 19, 1992
Homer starts a thriving snowplow business, only to have his best friend Barney start a rival service, complete with commercials featuring Linda Ronstadt. Homer is so jealous he sends Barney into an avalanche and certain death, then repents and risks his own life to save his friend's.
Radio Bart
3. Radio Bart
January 9, 1992
For his birthday, Bart gets a microphone which he uses to play pranks, including convincing the Flanders boys that he is God. He wins the sympathy of the whole town and well-meaning celebrities including Sting, by pretending to be a boy who fell in a well. Then Bart actually falls in the well and nobody cares.
Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
2. Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
February 7, 1991
Lisa grows concerned when she observes stealing in everyday life, like Marge eating grapes in the supermarket. Concerned for her family's soul, she vows to no longer watch Homer's illegal cable, no matter how enticing the shows are. Homer invites all his friends over to watch an exciting heavyweight fight, but the sight of Lisa staring mournfully from the front yard robs him of his joy.
Life in the Fast Lane
1. Life in the Fast Lane
March 18, 1990
To bowl or not to bowl...In response to his thoughtless birthday gift, Marge teaches Homer a lesson by taking up bowling under the hands-on tutelage of Jacques, a suave bowling instructor, who tries to pick up more than just a spare. A giddily heartrending romance about splitting up, striking out, getting together, and the true meaning of brunch!
Where to Watch The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection
The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Simpsons: 20 Best Episodes Ever - Anniversary Collection on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    March 18, 1990