TFP staffers choose the Best. Episodes. Ever.Written by Autumn Lee | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael S. Miller, Editor in Chief, Toledo Free Press
1. “22 Short Films About Springfield” (Season 7)
Bart and Milhouse wonder if anything interesting happens to Springfield residents, and so begins a look at the lives of the parents, lovers, friends, relatives, businessmen and children.
2. “Homer’s Enemy” (Season 8)
Frank Grimes is hired at the Power Plant and instantly dislikes Homer’s poor attitude. Bart buys an abandoned factory for a dollar.
3. “Bart Sells His Soul” (Season 7)
Bart sells his soul for $5. Moe opens a new restaurant.
4. “Two Bad Neighbors” (Season 7)
President George Bush Sr. moves in across the street.
5. “Last Exit to Springfield” (Season 4)
Union employees are without a leader to renegotiate their contract. Mr. Burns removes the dental plan from his employee benefits package, offering free beer. Everybody including Homer agrees, until Lisa needs braces.
Justin R. Kalmes, Metro Editor, Toledo Free Press
1. “Homer’s Phobia” (Season 8)
The family meets John, the owner of a collectibles store. Homer takes a liking to him, but Marge informs him John is gay. Homer tries to make Bart more “manly,” but in the process, takes him to a gay steel mill.
2. “King Size Homer” (Season 7)
Homer decides he wants to work at home and discovers he can qualify as disabled if he weighs 300 pounds.
3. “Flaming Moe’s” (Season 3)
When business gets slow at Moe’s Tavern, Homer shows him the “Flaming Homer,” a concoction of various liquors mixed with Krusty’s Kough Syrup, and then sets it on fire. Moe renames it the “Flaming Moe” and takes all credit.
4. “A Star is Burns” (Season 6)
Marge suggests Springfield boost its image with a film festival.
5. “Bart vs. Australia” (Season 6)
Lisa tells Bart that water drains counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, and clockwise in Australia. In an effort to prove her wrong, he calls Australia and discovers that she is right. The father of the boy in Australia receives a bill for 900 dollary-doos and Bart receives a letter telling him he has been indicted for fraud.
Casey Fischer, Advertising Sales, Toledo Free Press
1. “E-I-E-I-D’oh!” (Season 11)
Homer and family move to the old farm where he and his father grew up. Here, Homer and Bart conjure up “Tomacco,” an incredibly addictive cross between tobacco and tomatoes.
2. “The Trouble With Trillions” (Season 9)
Homer realizes too late that taxes are due, so he cheats on his taxes. Mr. Burns has a trillion dollar bill that he stole from the government long ago.
3. “Girly Edition” (Season 9)
Homer gets a helper monkey named Mojo. The monkey gets lazy after hanging out with Homer.
4. “Trash of the Titans” (Season 9)
Homer gets into a confrontation with the garbage men.
5. “A Fish Called Selma” (Season 7)
Troy McClure talks Selma into letting him pass his driver’s license test in exchange for a dinner date.