Friday, June 12

The CDP's Top 100 Simpsons Episodes: #55-51.


#55 – ‘Grift Of The Magi

Season 11 – Episode 9 (Episode 235 Overall)

Synopsis – When Springfield Elementary goes bankrupt after blowing all their funds on a system of shoddy wheelchair ramps (to help Bart after he is confined to a wheelchair following an injury to his coccyx), a toy company takes over the school with a marketing scheme in mind.


#54 – '22 Short Films About Springfield
Season 7 – Episode 21 (Episode 149 Overall)

Synopsis – Bart and Milhouse wonder if anything interesting happens to the citizens of Springfield, which leads to a chain of vignettes about the lives of Springfielders including Apu, Mr. Burns, Dr. Nick, Moe, Principal Skinner, Chief Wiggum, Bumblebee Man, Reverend Lovejoy, Cletus and Comic Book Guy.


#53 – ‘The War Of The Simpsons
Season 2 – Episode 20 (Episode 33 Overall)

Synopsis – After Homer gets drunk at a party, Marge decides to sign them up for a marriage counseling retreat. Homer finds out that the retreat will be held at Catfish Lake and packs his fishing equipment, despite Marge telling him that all they will be doing is resolving their differences.


#52 – ‘Make Room For Lisa
Season 10 – Episode 16 (Episode 219 Overall)

Synopsis – When Homer uses Lisa's room as a cellular phone transmitter to pay off damages done to the Bill of Rights at a Smithsonian exhibit, Lisa begins developing stress-related stomach aches and fears that she and Homer will never be close because of their clashing personalities. Meanwhile, Marge uses Maggie's baby monitor to listen in on phone calls.


#51 – ‘Homerpalooza
Season 7 – Episode 24 (Episode 152 Overall)

Synopsis – In an attempt to show his kids how hip he is, Homer takes Bart and Lisa to the Hullabalooza music festival where Homer is hired as a sideshow freak who can withstand the force of cannonball blasts.

Thursday, June 11

The CDP's Top 100 Simpsons Episodes: #60-56.


#60 – ‘Bart vs. Australia

Season 6 – Episode 16 (Episode 119 Overall)

Synopsis – In order to prove Lisa wrong about the Coriolis Effect, Bart collect calls Australia, but the call lasts six hours and costs $900.00. After the call's recipient complains, Australia indicts Bart for fraud. The United States State Department negotiates a settlement, with Bart having to publicly apologize in Australia. There, after Bart apologizes, the parliament wishes to give him the additional punishment of a booting.


#59 – ‘$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
Season 5 – Episode 10 (Episode 91 Overall)

Synopsis – After the local economy stalls, everyone in town votes for gambling to be legalized, prompting Mr. Burns to open a casino. Homer becomes a blackjack dealer, and Marge to become so addicted to gambling that she forgets about her family life. Meanwhile, Bart opens up his own casino, and Lisa struggles to create a costume for a school pageant.


#58 – ‘King-Size Homer
Season 7 – Episode 7 (Episode 135 Overall)

Synopsis – Unhappy with the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's new exercise program, Homer decides to get on workman's comp by purposely gaining 61 pounds. He succeeds in his goal and is able to work at home, but finds that a nuclear meltdown is about to take place at the plant.


#57 – ‘Lisa’s Pony
Season 3 – Episode 8 (Episode 43 Overall)

Synopsis – When Lisa requires a new saxophone reed for her talent recital, she asks Homer, who immediately promises to buy her one. Though when Homer breaks his promise, he makes up for it by giving Lisa the one thing she had always wanted, a pony named Princess. With a new pony in the house, Homer struggles with two jobs to cover the cost.


#56 – ‘Three Men And A Comic Book
Season 2 – Episode 21 (Episode 34 Overall)

Synopsis – Bart, Milhouse and Martin Prince pool their money together to buy the first Radioactive Man comic from Comic Book Guy. They discover that they are unable to share the comic and due to their mistrust of each other, end up destroying it.

Wednesday, June 10

The CDP's Top 100 Simpsons Episodes: #65-61.


#65 – ‘Alone Again, Natura-Diddily

Season 11 – Episode 14 (Episode 240 Overall)

Synopsis – Maude Flanders is killed in a freak accident during a stock car race, devastating Ned and prompting Homer to find a new woman for his grieving neighbor.


#64 – ‘I (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
Season 15 – Episode 9 (Episode 322 Overall)

Synopsis – Homer builds a battle robot to win Bart's respect, and places it in a tournament against other robots. What Bart does not know, though, is that the robot is actually Homer in costume. Meanwhile, Snowball II dies and Lisa tries to find a replacement cat.


#63 – ‘Summer Of 4 Ft. 2
Season 7 – Episode 25 (Episode 153 Overall)

Synopsis – At the start of summer, Ned Flanders asks Homer to take care of his beach house in Little Pwagmattasquarmsettport. The family decides to go there and Lisa, realizing that she is not as cool as she thinks, uses the new locale as a chance to rid herself of her nerd image and becomes a surfer girl.


#62 – ‘I’m Goin’ To Praiseland
Season 12 – Episode 19 (Episode 267 Overall)

Synopsis – After finding a sketchbook belonging to his late wife Maude, Ned Flanders opens a Bible-themed amusement park to honor her memory.


#61 – ‘Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment
Season 8 – Episode 18 (Episode 171 Overall)

Synopsis – Alcohol is banned from Springfield after Bart accidentally gets drunk at a town parade. Rex Banner is appointed to replace Chief Wiggum as police chief to enforce the new laws and stop Fat Tony from smuggling. Rex is successful, but then Homer starts to smuggle alcohol.

Tuesday, June 9

The CDP's Top 100 Simpsons Episodes: #70-66.


#70 – ‘Home Away From Homer

Season 16 – Episode 20 (Episode 355 Overall)

Synopsis – Ned rents a room to two college girls who, without his knowledge, use the spare room to broadcast live softcore pornographic videos of themselves. Upset that no one in town told him this, Ned moves to the seemingly perfect town of Humble, Pennsylvania, while a brash coach moves into Flanders' house and begins harassing Homer the same way Homer harassed Ned.


#69 – ‘The Call Of The Simpsons
Season 1 – Episode 7 (Episode 7 Overall)

Synopsis – Homer becomes envious of Flanders' new RV and goes to "Bob's RV Round-up" to buy one of his own. Settling on a dilapidated camper, he takes the family camping and in the process destroys the RV. Leaving Lisa and Marge behind, Bart and Homer try to find their way back to civilization, but have little luck. Later on, Homer is mistaken for Bigfoot and captured.


#68 – ‘Cape Feare
Season 5 – Episode 2 (Episode 83 Overall)

Synopsis – Bart starts receiving threatening letters in the mail and it is soon revealed that they were sent to him by Sideshow Bob. Bob is released from prison, so Bart is placed in the Witness Relocation Program and the Simpson family is moved to Terror Lake. However, Bob follows the Simpsons there and sneaks onto the family's house boat to kill him.


#67 – ‘It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
Season 11 – Episode 21 (Episode 247 Overall)

Synopsis – Otto dumps his fiancee, Becky, at the altar, leaving her to become the Simpsons' latest houseguest, prompting Marge to go insane when Patty and Selma scare Marge with thoughts of Becky replacing Marge as a wife and mother.


#66 – ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Season 2 – Episode 15 (Episode 28 Overall)

Synopsis – Grampa confesses that Homer has a half-brother, who immediately tries to track him down. Homer eventually discovers that his half brother is Herbert Powell, the head of a car manufacturer in Detroit. Herb immediately starts to bond with Bart and Lisa and he invites Homer to design his own car. Homer's car design is a disaster, causing Herb to become bankrupt.

Monday, June 8

The CDP's Top 100 Simpsons Episodes: #75-71.


#75 – ‘The Last Temptation Of Homer

Season 5 – Episode 9 (Episode 90 Overall)

Synopsis – Mr. Burns hires a female worker named Mindy Simmons in accordance with labor union policies and Homer is worried that his crush on her will ruin his marriage with Marge.


#74 – ‘Black Widower
Season 3 – Episode 21 (Episode 56 Overall)

Synopsis – Selma reveals that she has a new boyfriend that she met through the prison pen-pal program, Sideshow Bob. Bart is immediately suspicious of Bob, but he does everything he can to romance Selma and prove he's changed. After Selma and Bob are married, Bob reveals that he plans to kill Selma.


#73 – ‘Trilogy Of Error
Season 12 – Episode 18 (Episode 266 Overall)

Synopsis – Homer's rush to the hospital to reattach his thumb, Lisa's rush to school to win the science fair, and Bart's run-in with an illegal fireworks scheme are interconnected in a parody of Go and Run, Lola, Run.


#72 – ‘The Lastest Gun In The West
Season 13 – Episode 12 (Episode 281 Overall)

Synopsis – Bart befriends Buck, a former Western film star who stages a comeback on The Krusty the Klown show after every kid in town becomes interested in the Wild West. However, the comeback flops when Buck begins drinking alcohol and injures Krusty on live TV.


#71 – ‘Natural Born Kissers
Season 9 – Episode 25 (Episode 203 Overall)

Synopsis – Homer and Marge go out on their anniversary dinner, but are forced to take the kids. They end up having an unromantic dinner, and lose interest in being intimate later that night. Later, the two must go purchase a new refrigerator motor, but during a rainstorm, their car gets stuck in the mud, so the two rush into a barn. When the farm owner nearly discovers them, the two become excited and have sex. They then realize that the fear of getting caught makes them excited.