Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Simpsons Episode Rankings: Season 6

David Mirkin's second year as show-runner was another success and it really can viewed as a continuation of the 5th in terms of style/number of jokes per episode. It really was a tough call in choosing the best episode; in the end, I had to give the nod to "The Springfield Connection" because it makes me laugh from beginning to end (bear in mind that when I re-watched that episode it was probably the 20th time that I've seen it, and yet it's still hilarious). It also features one of my all-time favorite quotes - Lisa asks Marge if apprehending a criminal was the most exciting thing she's ever done. Marge claims that it was pretty exciting but that,"Celery soup's pretty exciting too!" Just a great reading from Julie Kavner.

This season is also notable due to the episode, "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" I have slightly vague memories of the contest that coincided with the episode. I was too young to enter, but I remember all of the ads and the hype surrounding it. Great times.

1. The Springfield Connection
2. Homer Badman
3. Lisa on Ice
4. 'Round Springfield
5. Treehouse of Horror V
6. Lisa's Rival
7. Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 1
8. Homer the Great
9. A Star Is Burns
10. Bart of Darkness
11. Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
12. Itchy & Scratchy Land
13. Sideshow Bob Roberts
14. Homie the Clown
15. Bart's Comet
16. Lemon of Troy
17. The PTA Disbands
18. Homer vs. Patty and Selma
19. Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
20. Lisa's Wedding
21. Bart vs. Australia
22. And Maggie Makes Three
23. Bart's Girlfriend
24. Fear of Flying
25. Another Simpsons Clip Show

1 comment:

  1. The Springfield Connection
    Homer Badman
    Treehouse of Horror V
    Lisa on Ice
    Homer the Great
    Homie the Clown
    A Star is Burns
    Bart of Darkness
    Bart’s Comet
    Itchy & Scratchy Land
    Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 1
    The PTA Disbands!
    Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
    Lisa’s Rival
    Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
    And Maggie Makes Three
    Sideshow Bob Roberts
    Homer vs. Patty and Selma
    Lisa’s Wedding
    Bart vs. Australia
    Fear of Flying
    Bart’s Girlfriend
    Another Simpsons Clip Show