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Old 04-21-2019, 09:26 AM
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Default Making a top 50 out of turn? That's a Paddlin'. Nominate the Best Simpsons Episodes!


Hi, I'm Octopus Prime, you might remember me form such list-threads as The Most Best Robots Forever, Talking Dogs and Mystery Solving Teens and Whether or not we could or should... WE DID!, and, as a list writer, I know the importance of following all the rules and avoiding horseplay.

And, with permission, I am ignoring those rules and embracing horseplay. Because there's nothing more Bart Simpson than that.

To that end, and because I've had a real hankerin' to do this, I figured "why NOT we use democracy and math to categorically determine the very best episodes of The Simpsons?

And, since this isn't an official top 50, I am also free to weird up the rules any damn-hell-ass way I want! Who's going to stop me, the cops? They couldn't catch a cold! Those so-called city fathers who stroke their beards, cluck their tongues and say "Whatever is to be done with this Octopus Prime?" I'd like to see them try! Those Egg-Council Creeps?

Well... probably they could.

SO ANYWAY!

Send me, via PM, a list of your ten favorite Simpsons episodes. Order does not matter, because I'm assigning everything you vote for one single point regardless! The movie counts as an episode, each of the Tracy Ullman shorts counts as an episode, Who Shot Mr. Burns... I count as two, but if you want to put them both together, I ain't gonna say boo! Want to vote for more than 10 episodes? TOUGH BEANS! Take your business elsewhere!

Voting closes once the calendar hits "May"
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:49 AM
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Does it have to be an entire episode or can we vote for a segment of an episode?
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:52 AM
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You can vote for whatever you want, heck, vote for a Butterfinger commercial, if you want.

I'd still tally it as a vote for the whole episode, though
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:56 AM
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Does this mean Zeldas are on hold?
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:15 AM
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:31 AM
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Awesome. I have wanted someone to do this list for years. Who also has seen the episodes in English and is actually funny, so not me.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:52 AM
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Octo may not do a swear, but that sure as hell dosn't mean he always plays by the rules.
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Old 04-21-2019, 02:18 PM
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No, he plays by the rules - his own.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:30 AM
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I submitted a list, but narrowing down to 10 is super duper hard.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:54 AM
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Do the Bartman
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:01 AM
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Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:02 PM
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We currently have 7 lists submitted for a total of 49 episodes! And it's, like, a forty-way-tie for last place!
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:03 PM
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Quick, everyone stop now so that Octo has to do all 40 of those too.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:05 PM
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I'll do it, man! I'm crazy!
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:05 PM
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Ok, I sent my list. That should break some ties, or push something off the list.
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:08 PM
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Yes, we now officially have enough entries that someone will have voted for a loser
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Old 04-23-2019, 12:28 PM
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Update: we have a 44-way tie for 14th place.

We need more conformity in these lists!
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There are 654 episdoes episodes of the Simpsons so I think the odds of that are very low.
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:28 PM
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Octo may not do a swear, but that sure as hell dosn't mean he always plays by the rules.
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Do hyphen swears count as swears?
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Old 04-23-2019, 10:27 PM
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My Simpsons fandom faded long ago so I don't really have much of value to add to this one. But I do sincerely hope that one epic clip show episode makes the cut.
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:51 AM
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There are 654 episdoes episodes of the Simpsons so I think the odds of that are very low.
Well, yes, but most votes (unsurprisingly) fall within the first 200. Only one person voted for anything beyond season 10.
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Well, yes, but most votes (unsurprisingly) fall within the first 200. Only one person voted for anything beyond season 10.
Philistines, all of you!

*hugs his later seasons of the Simpsons and whispers encouraging words in their ears*
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:45 AM
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Indeed, it is as they say, stupid babies need the most attention.
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I might make a list. We'll see
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:57 AM
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OK I made a list
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Well, yes, but most votes (unsurprisingly) fall within the first 200. Only one person voted for anything beyond season 10.
I just did a quick count, and over half of my list is from season 10+. I guess none of mine are ranking!
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:06 AM
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Everything is ranking

Yes, even Your list. You know who I’m talking to.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:41 AM
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yikes...


i know when i see an episode, i go "oh this is the one where..." but to come up with a list of 10 out of the blue... I know I would have a list way longer than 10 if i were to do any kind of research... so heck with that.
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