The Simpsons: 10 Absolute Worst Episodes Ever

So much D'oh.

Clearly, there is a lot that The Simpsons has done right, you don't become the longest running sitcom ever nor win 31 Primetime Emmy Awards, 30 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award by accident. And neither do you attract praise for influencing the English language more than either Shakespeare or The Bible in terms of new idioms, neologisms and catchphrases.

For over 26 years, The Simpsons has provided audiences with high quality entertainment and parody, introducing some seriously essential viewing. Episodes like Cape Feare, 22 Short Films About Springfield, Bart The Murderer will remain in the minds of the fans as some of the all time greatest moments in television history.

However, The Simpsons could never maintain this height, and the worst episodes of The Simpsons are also some of the worst episodes in television. Frankly, the best television series ever made has some really poor mistakes over the years, relying on vapid narratives, poor character development and rushed emotional story arcs.

And while nostalgic fans might choose to believe that the failures are restricted to the inferior newer seasons, the truth is the poorest moments are littered throughout all 26 seasons. And here are the ten worst.

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