Best ‘Simpsons’ Episodes of All Time Story
When “The Simpsons” aired its 636th episode on April 29, 2018, it surpassed “Gunsmoke” to become the longest-running prime-time scripted series in TV history.
That’s but one among a legion of accomplishments for this animated smash hit, which began in 1987 as a series of short sketches on “The Tracey Ullman Show.”
Bringing each character to life was cartoonist Matt Groening, whose previous work included a satirical comic strip called “Life in Hell.”
#50. Itchy & Scratchy Land
Making overt nods to Disney—and movies like “Jurassic Park” and “Westworld”—this season six episode follows the Simpson family to Itchy & Scratchy Land.
#49. Mountain of Madne
Set during a company-wide competition, this eighth season episode finds Homer and Mr. Burns getting stranded together inside a log cabin.
#48. Bart vs. Australia
Conflict brews between America and Australia after a prank phone call by Bart goes awry, causing an international conflict in more ways than one.
#47. Two Bad Neighbor
Both the real-life George and Barbara Bush had previously made disparaging public remarks about the series, making the episode a joke-fueled rebuttal of sorts. Long before it aired, the writing staff and Barbara engaged in a comical letter exchange.
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