Friday, August 22The Top 100 Simpsons Episodes Of All-Time: #60-51.
#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.
#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.
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