The Simpsons is one of the most popular American sitcoms of all time and it’s easy to see why. It’s got something for everyone – it’s got a great sense of humor, great characters, and some really touching moments. If you’re a classic comedy fan, you’ll love it, and if you’re a social critic, you’ll also love it. It’s been around for more than 30 years and there’s a ton of great episodes out there, but here’s a list of the 10 best The Simpsons episodes you can watch on Hulu.
1. Homer’s Enemy (Season 8, Episode 23)
In this classic episode of the show, Homer meets a new coworker named Frank Grimes. He’s a smart, hard-working, and successful guy, but as he gets more and more successful, Homer gets jealous and angry, and the two of them have a huge fight. They’re totally different – Homer’s a bubbly, fun-loving idiot, and Frank’s a hard-working, hard-working man who’s worked hard to get where he is.
2. Cape Feare (Season 5, Episode 2)
If you’re looking for a funny and suspenseful episode of The Simpsons, you’ve come to the right place! In this episode, we get to see Sideshow Bob break out of prison and promise to kill Bart. The two of them hide out, but eventually Bob finds them and starts chasing them through the haunted house. He’s determined to get his revenge, and the two of them are just as scared as they are trying to protect their friend. At the end, the two of them have a showdown in the haunted house and Bob is sent back to jail. It’s a classic horror movie parody with some of the best moments from the show, and it’s definitely worth watching!
3. Treehouse of Horror V (Season 6, Episode 6)
If you’re a fan of the Simpsons, you’ll love Treehouse of Horror V. It’s one of the most beloved episodes of the show, and it’s no surprise why. It’s got three awesome segments: ‘The Shinning,’ ‘Time and Punishment,’ and ‘Nightmare Cafeteria’. The first one is a parody of Stanley Kubrick’s classic ‘The Shining’. In ‘The Shinning’, the Simpsons become the caretakers of Mr. Burns’ ‘haunted lodge’. Homer goes crazy from being isolated and not having enough beer, so he starts hunting his family down with an axe. The second segment is about a cursed bus that takes them back in time, but they soon find out it’s cursed and they have to figure out how to get back to their own time.
4. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One) (Season 6, Episode 25)
If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you’ll love this classic episode. It’s a double-part mystery where Mr. Burns gets shot and the Springfield police try to figure out who shot him. Everyone from Homer to Waylon to Mr. Burns has their own theories about who shot him, and it’s all played out in a really cool and suspenseful way. The end of the episode is even better than the first, with the camera zoomed in on Mr. Burns in the hospital bed and him muttering the name of the person who shot him.
5. You Only Move Twice (Season 5, Episode 15)
After Homer gets a job at Globex, he moves to a new place called ‘Cypress Creek’. But soon, he finds out that it’s a company-run town run by a villain named ‘Hank’ Scorpio. He’s a billionaire who’s obsessed with taking over the world, and he’s built a cult around himself. Everyone in town is brainwashed to follow him, and the Simpsons are fooled by his charm and kindness, but eventually they realize he’s a bad guy. You Only Move Twice is a great example of how corporate greed and power can be dangerous, and it’s also a funny look at what some people will do to get ahead.
6. Marge vs. the Monorail (Season 4, Episode 12)
The town of Springfield hosts a town meeting to decide how to spend the $3 million they get. Lyle Lanley, a con artist, comes up with a great plan to build a monorail, complete with a song and dance routine. Everyone loves it, but Marge isn’t so sure. She does some digging and finds out that Lanley has a history of making bad monorails in other cities. She tries to tell the townspeople not to trust him, but they won’t listen. The monorail is built anyway, but it’s not as good as Marge thought it would be – it’s dangerous and unreliable, and people start laughing. Eventually, the townspeople realize they’ve been tricked, but it’s too late – the monorail’s here to stay.
7. Homer at the Bat (Season 3, Episode 17)
The Springfield Isotopes drafted Homer to play baseball after their star player Darryl Strawberry got hurt. He’s a terrible player, but he’s determined to make up for it. He helps the Isotopes make the playoffs, but then he makes a terrible mistake in the last game and the Isotopes lose the championship. He’s heartbroken, but everyone backs him up and sees that he’s a good person who always tries his hardest, even when he makes mistakes. It’s a great story about redemption and forgiving, and it’s also a fun and realistic look at what it’s like to be an average athlete.
8. Mr. Plow (Season 4, Episode 9)
After Springfield got hit by a snowstorm, Homer decided to start his own business and bought a truck to help him out. He quickly became the go-to snowplow in town and was making a ton of money. But then, Barney Gumble bought a truck too and started his own business. He was determined to get rid of Homer, so he started offering cheaper prices and better service. Homer was mad at being taken advantage of, but he tried his best to keep up, but it wasn’t enough. Eventually, he realized he couldn’t compete with Barney, so he sold his truck and went back to his job at the nuclear plant. But he wasn’t too upset – he had a blast running his business and learned a big lesson about competition!
9. 22 Short Films About Springfield (Season 7, Episode 21)
This episode is an anthology of 22 short stories that tell the stories of the people who live in Springfield. It’s a great way to get a feel for the show’s characters and get a glimpse into their lives. It’s a bit different from the usual, but it’s still a great show. All the stories are funny and well-written, and you get to see some of The Simpsons’ most famous characters.
10. Homer the Great (Season 6, Episode 7)
Homer the Great starts off with his family visiting the Springfield Museum and finding a hidden room full of statues of Greek royalty. He’s taken to a palace and treated like a god, but soon his power and attention start to take a toll on him. He starts to abuse his power and become a tyrant, but eventually his tyrannical behavior catches up with him and he has to flee Greece.