Monday, June 15

The CDP's Top 100 Simpsons Episodes: #50-46.


#50 – ‘Bart-Mangled Banner

Season 15 – Episode 21 (Episode 334 Overall)

Synopsis – After receiving an injection from Dr. Hibbert, Bart becomes deaf, which makes him impervious to being bullied...until he accidentally moons the American flag during a donkey basketball game, prompting everyone in town to accuse The Simpsons of being unpatriotic.


#49 – ‘E Pluribus Wiggum
Season 19 – Episode 10 (Episode 410 Overall)

Synopsis – Homer burns down Springfield's fast-food restaurants. In order to rebuild them, Mayor Quimby moves up election day, making Springfield's primary election the first in the nation. The candidates in the election are not compelling and voters instead write in "Ralph Wiggum" on the ballot and he wins. As a result, both candidates embrace Ralph, even though it is not known which party he is running for.


#48 – ‘HOMR'
Season 12 – Episode 9 (Episode 257 Overall)

Synopsis – While working as a human guinea pig (to pay off the family's lost savings after making a bad investment), Homer discovers the root cause of his subnormal intelligence: a crayon that was lodged in his brain ever since he was a kid. He decides to have it removed to increase his IQ, but discovers that being smart does not necessarily equal being happy.


#47 – ‘A Fish Called Selma
Season 7 – Episode 19 (Episode 147 Overall)

Synopsis – Troy McClure tries to save his dying career and debunk the rumors of his bizarre sexual life by marrying Marge's sister, Selma. Selma discovers that the marriage is a sham but decides that being a sham wife is okay. However, Troy decides that becoming a father will help his career even more but Selma refuses to bring a child into their loveless marriage.


#46 – ‘A Streetcar Named Marge
Season 4 – Episode 2 (Episode 61 Overall)

Synopsis – Marge is cast in a musical production of A Streetcar Named Desire as Blanche DuBois after the play director sees Marge's deep-seated depression when dealing with an uncaring Homer. Meanwhile, Maggie is sent to the Ayn Rand School for Tots where she attempts to retrieve her pacifier from a strict daycare attendant.

Comments:
"A Fish Called Selma" may just be my #1 favorite episode.
 

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