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The Simpsons Marathon is Coming to FXX: Set your DVRs for these 25 episodes

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2014 | No Comments
Simpsons Universe

Simpsons Universe

FXX starts their Simpsons marathon this Thursday, 8/21 at 10am. 25 seasons, 552 episodes. A metric fuckton of Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, Selma, Patti, Flanders, Kang, Kodos, Dr. Hibert, Sideshow Bob, Krusty, Milhouse, Nelson’s “Ha-Has!” and even Cletus and Brandine. R.I.P. Troy McClure.

Many near the tail end are barely worth watching, but who cares, the first 10 seasons or so were golden. Many will argue the “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” episode jumped the shark but it continued to be great for many years, and even today, an occasional episode does good and doesn’t make you pine for the good ol’ days. (Admittedly rare.)

The Simpsons might be the greatest thing ever put on TV. Conservatives hated it (of course, because they hate everything) and it was considered crude trash by the cultured gentry of yesteryear.

Today, it’s a cultural cornerstone to a whole generation (X?) and the episodes have not only aged well but somehow remain eerily relevant. (See The Cartridge Family.)

Let’s say you’re a happenin’ person with a life and will only have time for 25 episodes. Set your DVRs for these 25 — whether seeing them for the first time or revisiting, they embody what The Simpsons did best: snark, humor, commentary, and cultural criticism. (Too lazy to put them in particular order.)

  1. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (S1E1!)
  2. The Cartridge Family
  3. Homer the Great (the Stonecutters episode)
  4. City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
  5. Homer’s Phobia
  6. Marge vs. The Monorail
  7. King Size Homer
  8. Bart after Dark
  9. Lisa the Vegetarian
  10. Mr. Plow
  11. Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
  12. Bart gets an Elephant
  13. Homer Badman
  14. $pringfield
  15. Treehouse of Horror I-X
  16. Dog of Death
  17. Colonel Homer
  18. Bart vs. Australia
  19. A Fish Called Selma
  20. Itchy & Scratchy Land
  21. Marge Be Not Proud
  22. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
  23. Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
  24. The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
  25. Deep Space Homer
  26. The Last Temptation of Krusty
  27. The Springfield Files

Yeah, a couple bonus episodes, and will likely add more.