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PEE Poll: Best. Episode. EVER
Some Enchanted Evening   -0 (0%)
Bart Gets An F   -2 (8.7%)
Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes on Every..   -1 (4.3%)
The Way We Was   -0 (0%)
Lisa's Substitute   -2 (8.7%)
Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington   -1 (4.3%)
Flaming Moe's   -8 (34.8%)
Homer At The Bat   -8 (34.8%)
Colonel Homer   -0 (0%)
Bart's Friend Falls in Love   -1 (4.3%)
Total Voters: 23

Lt. Kroker

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« on: 09-04-2003 16:40 »

As you may have gathered from the very predictable title, this is a Simpsons episode poll, much in the vein of the recent Futurama ones. I know there have probably been thousand of best simpson episode threads, but I thought it'd be fun to try and get a definative #1.

Since there are far to many eps to vote on every one, I'll split it into 2 or 3 season groups and only choose eps with a chance of winning. This is for the first three seasons, and more rounds will be added if this one works out. Tell me if you think I've missed anything out, it'll be added to an extra poll at the end.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #1 on: 09-04-2003 17:17 »

Homer at the Bat. I shall always remember that Episode.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #2 on: 09-04-2003 18:01 »

Out of the choices, I'll go with 'Bart gets an F'. There's a lot of clool eps in the poll, but that one just seems to stick out for me  smile
Shadowstar

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« Reply #3 on: 09-04-2003 18:20 »

How could you not list "Lisa's Pony"? That was the best Season 3! But, out of the choices, I have to go with "Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington" for its smart commentary on politics.
evan

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« Reply #4 on: 09-04-2003 18:26 »

"Let's all go to Flaming Moe's/ let's all go to Flaming Moe's/ Liquor in a mug, will warm you like a hug/ Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away"

Guess what I voted for?
Vamsi

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« Reply #5 on: 09-04-2003 18:34 »

Flaming Moe's is great, but I had to vote for Homer at Bat for all the great baseball player cameos. It's interesting to note that only a few players from that episode are still playing in the big leagues. Roger Clemens and Ken Griffey Jr. come to mind.
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 09-04-2003 18:55 »

Well Mr. Burns has done it
the powerplant has won it
with Roger Clemens clucking all the while
Mike Scioscia's tragic illness made us smile,
while Wade Boggs lay unconscious on the barroom tile.

We're talking softball
from Maine to San Diego.
Talking softball
Mattingly and Canseco.
Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw
Steve Sax and his run-in with the law.
We're talking Homer
Ozzie and the Straw.

We're talking softball
from Maine to San Diego.
Talking softball
Mattingly and Canseco.
Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw
Steve Sax and his run-in with the law.
We're talking Homer
Ozzie and the Straw.


Great episode.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #7 on: 09-04-2003 18:58 »

Thanks to end of show announcers, I've never heard the full version of the "Homer at the Bat" song.
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 09-04-2003 19:15 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Thanks to end of show announcers, I've never heard the full version of the "Homer at the Bat" song.

Available right here.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #9 on: 09-04-2003 19:19 »

Homer at the bat for me too

If you leave Last exit to Springfield out of the next poll, accidents will happen  smile
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #10 on: 09-04-2003 19:42 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2003 19:42 »

Homer At The Bat from that list. But others worth mentioning...

Homer's Barbershop Quartet
Baby on board...

Homer the Vigilante
We learnt that old people are useless, and sneakers are for sneaking.

Bart vs. Australia
'I see you've played knifey-spoony before!'

King Size Homer
My personal favourite!
SumOfTwoCubes

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« Reply #11 on: 09-04-2003 19:51 »

Out of these choices:

"Bart Gets An F" for sure. Never have I seen Bart so happy for a D-.
SimPurist

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« Reply #12 on: 09-04-2003 22:32 »

All of them are classics, but I'd go with Lisa's Sub.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #13 on: 09-04-2003 22:34 »

Um... Flaming Moe's was funny... I can't remember any of the other ones. I'm not too big on The Simpsons.
newhook_1

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« Reply #14 on: 09-04-2003 22:37 »

Homa At The Bat Ya'll it's the shizet!


I just wanted to talk like a moron for a moment.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #15 on: 09-04-2003 23:36 »
« Last Edit on: 09-04-2003 23:36 »

Heh, amazing that at a board where so many people love the Fry and Leela relationship, they vote for "Homer at the Bat".  Not to say it isn't a great episode, but...

Lisa's Substitute is my favorite episode of ANYTHING.  The story is incredibly moving and relatable, the parodies are great, really the whole thing is great.  Lest we not forget that the Bart subplot was one of the smartest political satires ever on television (though my favorite is "Two Cars in Every Garage..." for that specific aspect), and that the main plot itself had a lot of smart, subtle commentary. 

Lots of great classics here (though I love every season 1-3 episode to some extent), but Lisa's Sub just takes the cake.

I should note though, why so few season one episodes? (and why is "Some Enchanted Evening" even there at all if this is supposed to be selective...).  Bart the General, Moaning Lisa, Life on the Fast Lane, and Krusty Gets Busted are all highlights of the series, as are some missing season two episodes like "Itchy and Scratchy and Marge",  " and "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment".
Britz

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« Reply #16 on: 09-04-2003 23:55 »

What's withg the Lisa episodes? Any lisa-centric episode sucks big time, especially that substitute one, that should be on the worst episode poll and get every vote, some grande shit choices for your poll, Homer at the Bat though, that I voted for and is an undeniable classic.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #17 on: 09-05-2003 00:25 »

I came up with a list of Simpsons episodes I thought were the best, and it was fairly similar to yours.  Mine included "Cape Feare" and "Last Exit to Springfield" on top.
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #18 on: 09-05-2003 01:28 »

Of these, had to go with Lisa's Sub..., I think that was the first episode that showed all that the Simpsons could be.

I agree with "Last Exit."  It is probably my all time favorite.  "Sherry Bobbins," "You'll Only Move Twice," and any Simpsons' Family History Sideshow Bob or Lionel Hutz/Troy McClure episode.
Bobby King

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« Reply #19 on: 09-05-2003 02:08 »

i go with "Homer At The Bat"
Cube_166

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« Reply #20 on: 09-05-2003 04:22 »

After reading Terals song, I almost changed my vote, but I couldn't. Faming Moes is like the best episode ever.
Gregg

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« Reply #21 on: 09-05-2003 12:05 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2003 12:05 »

Homer At The Bat.  The misfortunes of Mr Burn's star players has me howling every time.

And then they finish on a song.  Perfect.

Surprised The Way We Was hasn't got any votes yet.  Just the title makes me laugh.
Lt. Kroker

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« Reply #22 on: 09-05-2003 12:15 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:I should note though, why so few season one episodes? (and why is "Some Enchanted Evening" even there at all if this is supposed to be selective...). Bart the General, Moaning Lisa, Life on the Fast Lane, and Krusty Gets Busted are all highlights of the series, as are some missing season two episodes like "Itchy and Scratchy and Marge", " and "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment".

I find most of the season one episodes rather crude and IMO they don't frankly have much chance of winning overall, so I just put in 'Some Enchanted Evening' as it's the actual first ever episode.

Everyone, help with the next poll (s4/s5) would be greatly appreciated. So far I've got:
Homer the Heretic
Last Exit to Springfield
Homer Goes to College
Deep Space Homer

Whaddaya think?
Australian Guy

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« Reply #23 on: 09-05-2003 12:36 »

Very little of my favourites in there.
Lisa's rival is quite a good one. That Fugitive Spoof is hilarious  laff
Teral

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« Reply #24 on: 09-05-2003 15:49 »

"Camp Krusty" and "Cape Feare" are great episodes, hence I suggest them for the s4/s5 poll.
Evil Fox Exec

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« Reply #25 on: 09-05-2003 16:42 »

I picked Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish, although it was really hard to choose, because they're all so good.  Although my favorite episode is Last Exit to Springfield.  I'm glad to see that it's a pretty popular episode.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #26 on: 09-05-2003 22:39 »
« Last Edit on: 09-05-2003 22:39 »

Homer Goes to college?  Ick.  The more I think about the problems in that episode the less I like it.  I guess I still like it but...worst episode of season five easily, and maybe the worst of 1-8 barring "another simpsons clip show".  As for season one, what's so crude about season one?  Some Enchanted Evening(which you picked) and Homer's Odyssey are the only crude ones.  Explain yourself.

Anyways, my season 4 and 5 picks:

Last Exit to Springfield
Cape Feare
Streetcar Called Marge
Itchy and Scratchy the Movie
Duffless
Treehouse of Horror III
Mr Plow (a little overrated sometimes, but still a classic)
Lisa's First Words
Homer's Triple Bypass
I Love Lisa
Homer's Barbershop Quartet
Rosebud
Bart gets Famous
Deep Space Homer
Secrets of a Successful Marriage
Edit: Homer the Heretic too.  How did I forget that gem?
DrThunder88

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« Reply #27 on: 09-06-2003 00:49 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2003 00:49 »

"Homer the Heretic" and "Itchy and Scratchy Land" were pretty damn funny.  I don't know how I forgot them.

I also don't think you can rightly consider the Halloween episodes in the ranking of regular episodes.  When I was doing my comparison, I considered each of the stories on their own merits, then I compared the entire episode against the other episodes.  I think that the original Treehouse of Horror is the best, followed closely by the third.  "The Shinning" is my favorite story, sharing company with "The Raven".
DotheBartman

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« Reply #28 on: 09-06-2003 02:41 »

Itchy and Scratchy Land would be left out til a poll with season six episodes in it.  Season four has "Itchy and Scratchy the Movie" though.  I agree about the greatness of "Land" though.  One of the better breaches of reality on the show.

As for the THOHs, I don't have much trouble rating them up against regular episodes.  Sometimes each segment is written by a different person, but then no full episode is entirely written by one person anyway.  My rule is, a full THOH will be judged by every sketch together.  There seems to be a consistant rule of quality with them anyway; THOH I, III, and V have the best stories with all of them classics IMO, while, say, THOH X doesn't have anything resembling good stories.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #29 on: 09-06-2003 02:52 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2003 02:52 »

 
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"Camp Krusty" and "Cape Feare" are great episodes, hence I suggest them for the s4/s5 poll.

The next poll is going to be impossible to pick from, i'm glad i'm not choosing a mere 10 episodes of the next 3 seasons (Thats how it works isnt it?)
Lt. Kroker

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« Reply #30 on: 09-06-2003 08:54 »
« Last Edit on: 09-06-2003 08:54 »

Sorry if I've missed good ones off this poll, it's hard to please everyone. The next one should be better 'cause of the feedback from this thread. As for THOH, is was thinking about doing a poll to decide the best of those, as that way I could write the individual sketches from each.

Edit: And the nominations are...
Kamp Krusty
Homer the Heretic
Mr. Plow
I Love Lisa (not hugely popular but a favourite of mine)
Last Exit To Springfield (obviously)
Cape Feare
Homer and Apu (a classic)
Deep Space Homer
Bart Gets An Elephant (hilarious one)

Not sure about the last one. 'Marge in Chains'? 'Bart Gets Famous'?
Rage Dump

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« Reply #31 on: 09-06-2003 09:03 »

 
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As for THOH, is was thinking about doing a poll to decide the best of those, as that way I could write the individual sketches from each.

Sounds like the way to go, when will the next poll be made?
Lt. Kroker

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« Reply #32 on: 09-06-2003 09:13 »

I'll do it later tonight.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #33 on: 09-06-2003 09:48 »

Aww, this sucks, I cannot associate the episode name with the episode, let alone remeber what happened in each.
Lindsay99

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« Reply #34 on: 09-07-2003 00:14 »

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Originally posted by Lt. Kroker:
I Love Lisa (not hugely popular but a favourite of mine)
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That's my absolute favorite episode!

Lurrr

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« Reply #35 on: 09-07-2003 07:06 »

 
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Aww, this sucks, I cannot associate the episode name with the episode, let alone remeber what happened in each.

Ta-Da!

I was torn between Homer at the Bat and Flaming Moe's, but HATB brings a warm feeling to my heart so picked that.
deathofaclassic

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« Reply #36 on: 09-07-2003 07:20 »

I voted for "Flaming Moe's" mainly because I am British and this whole baseball thing is zzzzzzz to me. Flaming Moe's though.. how can you beat "Liquor in a mug, that warms you like a hug??"
Melllvar

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« Reply #37 on: 09-07-2003 19:02 »

Flaming Moes:

"Ooh, I'm making people happy, I'm the magical man, from happy land...."

Classic!
Killbot Bot Jnr
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« Reply #38 on: 09-08-2003 01:38 »
« Last Edit on: 09-08-2003 01:38 »

"Homer at the Bat" was a cool episode, even though I don't get softball (or baseball or any kind of ball).

For some reason, I can't stand that "Flaming Moes" episode.
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