two bad neighbor

eatplaylovesing  asked:

I want to watch the simpsons, i've seen gifs and stuff and some episodes but not paid much attention. but since there are more than 20 seasons could you tell me which episodes i absolutely have to see? if it helps i'm interested in satire, feminism, lgbt rights and i'm from outside the us. so it would be great if you told me the must-watch eps.

Woof. Okay. This is a big question. I’m gonna hit you with just a handful from each season. Feel no need to watch in any particular order.

1st season:

  • Bart the Genius
  • Moaning Lisa
  • Life on the Fast Lane
  • Krusty Gets Busted

2nd Season:

  • Simpson and Delilah
  • Treehouse of Horror
  • Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
  • Itchy and Scratchy and Marge
  • Lisa’s Substitute

3rd Season:

  • Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington
  • Homer Defined
  • Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
  • Separate Vocations

4th Season:

  • Homer the Heretic
  • Lisa the Beauty Queen
  • Lisa’s First Word
  • Marge Vs. the Monorail
  • Last Exit to Springfield
  • The Front
  • Whacking Day

5th Season:

  • Homer Goes to College
  • Rosebud
  • Bart’s Inner Child
  • Bart Gets Famous
  • Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy
  • Deep Space Homer
  • Bart Gets an Elephant

6th Season:

  • Itchy and Scratchy Land
  • Sideshow Bob Roberts
  • Lisa on Ice
  • Homer Badman
  • Fear of Flying
  • Bart vs. Australia
  • Lisa’s Wedding
  • The Springfield Connection

7th Season:

  • Bart Sells His Soul
  • Lisa the Vegetarian
  • King-Size Homer
  • Team Homer
  • Two Bad Neighbors
  • Lisa the Iconoclast
  • Summer of 4 ft. 2

8th Season:

  • You Only Move Twice
  • El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
  • The Springfield Files
  • Homer’s Phobia
  • Homer Vs. the Eighteenth Amendment
  • The Old Man and the Lisa
  • Homer’s Enemy
  • The Secret War of Lisa Simpson

9th Season:

  • Lisa the Skeptic
  • The Joy of Sect
  • Lisa the Simpson
  • The Trouble with Trillions
  • Lost Our Lisa

That’s all I got in me for now. That should get you started.

ATTENTION READERS: if you disagree, remember I am but one man, and I’m catering this list to this submitter’s requests. You list is probably very different, but this list is mine.

This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen…

one of the funniest things i heard about the writing behind the simpsons concerns the episode "Two Bad Neighbors" wherein george hw bush moves across the street from the simpsons

there’s a scene wherein the simpsons trick bush into leaving his house by putting two cardboard cutouts in front of the door and saying “hey come out, dad!  it’s your sons, jeb and george jr.”

the writers only knew about the existence of jeb, they thought that there was no “george jr” and that it would be an extra joke for that scene to demonstrate how little homer actually knew about bush