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Simpsons - Full Series Ratings

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Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire - B+
Bart the Genius - B+
Homer's Odyssey - C+
There's No Disgrace Like Home - B-
Bart the General - B+
Moaning Lisa - B+
Call of the Simpsons - B
The Telltale Head - B+
Life on the Fast Lane - A-
Homer's Night Out - C+
The Crepes of Wrath - B
Krusty Gets Busted - A
Some Enchanted Evening - B-

Bart Gets An 'F' - A
Simpson and Delilah - A-
Treehouse of Horror - A
Two Cars In Every Garage, Three Eyes On Every Fish - B+
Dancin' Homer - B-
Dead Putting Society - B
Bart vs. Thanksgiving - B
Bart The Daredevil - B+
Itchy & Scratchy & Marge - A-
Bart Gets Hit by a Car - B+
One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish - A
The Way We Was - A
Homer vs. Lisa & the 8th Commandment - B+
Principal Charming - B
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? - B+
Bart's Dog Gets an F - B
Old Money - B+
Brush With Greatness - A-
Lisa's Substitute - A+
The War Of The Simpsons - B
Three Men and a Comic Book - A+
Blood Feud - A-

Stark Raving Dad - B
Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington - B+
When Flanders Failed - B
Bart The Murderer - A-
Homer Defined - B+
Like Father, Like Clown - B
Treehouse of Horror II - A
Lisa's Pony - A
Saturdays of Thunder - A-
Flaming Moe's - A
Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk - B+
I Married Marge - A
Radio Bart - A-
Lisa The Greek - A
Homer Alone - A+
Bart the Lover - A
Homer at the Bat - A+
Separate Vocations - A
Dog Of Death - B+
Colonel Homer - A+
Black Widower - B+
The Otto Show - B+
Bart's Friend Falls in Love - A+
Brother Can You Spare Two Dimes? - B+

Kamp Krusty - B+
A Streetcar Named Marge - A-
Homer the Heretic - A
Lisa the Beauty Queen - A
Treehouse of Horror III - B+
Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie - A+
Marge Gets a Job - A-
New Kid on the Block - A-
Mr. Plow - A-
Lisa's First Word - A+
Homer's Triple Bypass - A
Marge vs. the Monorail - A+
Selma's Choice - A
Brother From the Same Planet - A-
I Love Lisa - A
Duffless - A+
Last Exit to Springfield - A+
So It's Come To This: A Simpsons Clip Show - B
The Front - A-
Whacking Day - B+
Marge in Chains - B+
Krusty Gets Kancelled - A-

Homer's Barbershop Quartet - A-
Cape Feare - A
Homer Goes To College - A+
Rosebud - A+
Treehouse Of Horror IV - B+
Marge On The Lam - A-
Bart's Inner Child - B+
Boy Scoutz 'N the Hood - A
The Last Temptation of Homer - A+
$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) - A
Homer the Vigilante - B-
Bart Gets Famous - B
Homer and Apu - B+
Lisa vs. Malibu Stacey - A-
Deep Space Homer - B+
Homer Loves Flanders - A-
Bart Gets an Elephant - B-
Burns' Heir - B
Sweet Seymour Skinner's Badassss Song - A
The Boy Who Knew Too Much - B+
Lady Bouvier's Lover - B
Secrets of a Successful Marriage - A-

Bart Of Darkness - A-
Lisa's Rival - A-
Another Simpsons Clip Show - B-
Itchy and Scratchy Land - A+
Sideshow Bob Roberts - A
Treehouse Of Horror V - A+
Bart's Girlfriend - B+
Lisa On Ice - B+
Homer: Badman - A+
Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy - B+
Fear Of Flying - B+
Homer the Great - A
And Maggie Makes Three - A+
Bart's Comet - B+
Homie the Clown - A-
Bart vs. Australia - B
Homer vs. Patty & Selma - B+
A Star Is Burns - B+
Lisa's Wedding - A-
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds - B
The PTA Disbands - A-
'Round Springfield - A
The Springfield Connection - A-
Lemon of Troy - A-
Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part One) - A+

Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part Two) - A+
Radioactive Man - B+
Home Sweet Home Diddly-Dum-Doodily - A+
Bart Sells His Soul - A
Lisa The Vegetarian - A
Treehouse Of Horror VI - A
King Size Homer - A-
Mother Simpson - A
Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming - B
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular - A-
Marge Be Not Proud - A
Team Homer - B+
Two Bad Neighbours - B
Scenes From the Class Struggle in Springfield - B+
Bart the Fink - B+
Lisa the Iconoclast - A
Homer the Smithers - A-
The Day Violence Died - B+
A Fish Called Selma - B+
Bart on the Road - B+
22 Short Films About Springfield - A-
Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Helfish" - B
Much Apu About Nothing - B+
Homerpalooza - B
Summer of 4 Ft. 2 - A+

Treehouse Of Horror VII - B+
You Only Move Twice - A
The Homer They Fall - B
Burns, Baby Burns - B-
Bart After Dark - B+
A Milhouse Divided - A-
Lisa's Date With Density - B+
Hurricane Neddy - A
El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer - A-
The Springfield Files - A
The Twisted World of Marge Simpson - B
Mountain of Madness - A-
Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious - B+
The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show - B+
Homer's Phobia - A-
Brother From Another Series - B
My Sister, My Sitter - A
Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment - A+
Grade School Confidential - A
The Canine Mutiny - B
The Old Man and the Lisa - B
In Marge We Trust - B-
Homer's Enemy - B
The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase - B
The Secret War of Lisa Simpson - A-

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson - A-
The Principal and the Pauper - B
Lisa's Sax - A
Treehouse of Horror VIII - B-
The Cartridge Family - A-
Bart Star - C
The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons - B-
Lisa the Skeptic - B
Realty Bites - C+
All Singing, All Dancing - C-
Miracle on Evergreen Terrace - A-
Bart Carny - C-
The Joy of Sect - B+
Das Bus - C
The Last Temptation of Krust - C-
Dumbbell Indemnity - B-
Lisa the Simpson - A-
This Little Wiggy - B+
Simpson Tide - B+
The Trouble With Trillions - C+
Girly Edition - C
Trash of the Titans - D
King of the Hill - B-
Lost Our Lisa - B
Natural Born Kissers - B+

Lard of the Dance - B
The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace - C+
Bart the Mother - C+
Treehouse of Horror IX - A-
When You Dish Upon a Star - D-
D'oh-in' in the Wind - C-
Lisa Gets An 'A' - B+
Homer Simpson in: Kidney Trouble - D+
Mayored to the Mob - C+
Viva Ned Flanders - D+
Wild Barts Can't Be Broken - B-
Sunday Cruddy Sunday - D
Homer to the Max - C-
I'm With Cupid - B
Marge Simpson In: Screaming Yellow Honkers - C
Make Room for Lisa - C+
Maximum Homerdrive - D
Simpson Bible Stories - D+
Mom And Pop Art - C+
The Old Man And The 'C' Student - C-
Monty Can't Buy Me Love - D+
They Saved Lisa's Brain - C
Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo - D+

Beyond Blunderdome - F
Brother's Little Helper - C+
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner - C-
Treehouse of Horror X - C
E-I-E-I-D'oh - D+
Hello Gutter Hello Fadder - C
Eight Misbehavin - C-
Take My Wife Sleaze - D-
Grift of the Magi - C+
Little Big Mom - D+
Faith Off - C-
The Mansion Family - D-
Saddlesore Galactica - D+
Alone Again Natura-diddily - D
Missionary Impossible - D
Pygmoelian - D+
Bart to the Future - D
Days of Wine and D'ohses - B
Kill the Alligator and Run - F
Last Tap Dance in Springfield - B-
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge - D+
Behind the Laughter - C+

A Tale of Two Springfields - F
Treehouse of Horror XI - C
Insane Clown Poppy - C-
Lisa the Treehugger - C
Homer vs. Dignity - D
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes - D+
The Great Money Caper - D
Skinner's Sense of Snow - C
HOMR - D+
Pokey Mom - D+
Tennis the Menace - F
Worst Episode Ever - C+
Day of the Jackanapes - C-
New Kids on the Blecch - D
Hungry Hungry Homer - B-
Bye Bye Nerdie - C-
Simpson Safari - D-
Trilogy of Error - B+
I'm Going to Praiseland - C-
Children of a Lesser Clod - D
Simpson Tall Tales - D

Treehouse of Horror XII - C-
The Parent Rap - D-
Homer the Moe - D+
A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love - C-
The Blunder Years - C
She of Little Faith - B-
Brawl in the Family - C
Sweets and Sour Marge - C
Jaws Wired Shut - C
Half-Decent Proposal - B+
The Bart Wants What It Wants - C-
The Lastest Gun in the West - C-
The Old Man and the Key - C-
Tales From Public Domain - D+
Blame it on Lisa - C-
Weekend at Burnsie's - C+
Gump Roast - D
I am Furious (Yellow) - B
The Sweetest Apu - C+
Little Girl in the Big Ten - B+
The Frying Game - C
Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge - B

Treehouse of Horror XIII - C+
How I Spent My Strummer Vacation - D+
Bart vs. Lisa vs. The Third Grade - C+
Large Marge - C-
Helter Shelter - D+
The Great Louse Detective - C+
Special Edna - C+
The Dad Who Knew Too Little - B
Strong Arms Of The Ma - D+
Pray Anything - C
Barting Over - D
I'm Spelling As Fast As I Can - B
A Star is Born-Again - C-
Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington - n/r
C.E.D'oh - B
'Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky - n/r
Three Gays of the Condo - C
Dude, Where's My Ranch? - D+
Old Yeller-Belly - C
Brake My Wife, Please - n/r
The Bart of War - D
Moe Baby Blues - B

Treehouse of Horror XIV - n/r
My Mother the Carjacker - B-
The President Wore Pearls - C
The Regina Monologues - C-
The Fat and the Furriest - C
Today, I am a Clown- D+
'Tis The Fifteenth Season - B
Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays - C-
I, D'oh-bot - C+
Diatribe of a Mad Housewife - C
Margical History Tour - C-
Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore - B
Smart and Smarter - C+
The Ziff Who Came to Dinner - C
Co-Dependent's Day - C-
The Wandering Juvie - C
My Big Fat Geek Wedding - C-
Catch 'Em If You Can - C-
Simple Simpson - B-
The Way We Weren't - B
Bart-Mangled Banner - D
Fraudcast News - B-

Treehouse of Horror XV - C
All's Fair in Oven War - C-
Sleeping With the Enemy - C+
She Used to Be My Girl - C-
Fat Man and Little Boy - C
Midnight Rx - C
Mommie Beerest - D+
Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass - F
Pranksta Rap - D+
There's Something About Marrying - D
On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister - D
Goo Goo Gai Pan - C-
Mobile Homer - C
The Seven-Beer Snitch- C+
Future-Drama - C+
Don't Fear the Roofer - C+
The Heartbroke Kid - C-
A Star Is Torn - D
Thank God It's Doomsday - C+
Home Away From Homer - D+
The Father, The Son, and The Holy Guest Star - D-

Bonfire of the Manatees - D-
The Girl Who Slept Too Little - C
Milhouse of Sand and Fog - C
Treehouse of Horror XVI - C
Marge's Son Poisoning - C-
See Homer Run - n/r
The Last Of The Red Hat Mamas - C-
The Italian Bob - F
Simpsons Christmas Stories - C-
Homer's Paternity Coot - D+
We're on the Road to D'ohwhere - D-
My Fair Laddy - C-
The Seemingly Neverending Story - C-
Bart Has Two Mommies - D
Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife - D+
Million Dollar Abie - D
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore - D-
The Wettest Stories Ever Told - D+
Girls Just Want to Have Sums - C+
Regarding Margie - C-
The Monkey Suit - C+
Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play - F

The Mook, The Chef, The Wife And Her Homer - D-
Jazzy and the **** - D-
Please Homer Don't Hammer 'Em - F
Treehouse of Horror XVII - C-
G. I. (Annoyed Grunt) - D
Moe'N'a Lisa - F
Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair) - D
The Haw-Hawed Couple - C
Kill Gil (Volumes 1 & 2) - D
The Wife Aquatic - C
Revenge is a Dish Best Served 3 Times - D
Little Big Girl - D
Springfield Up - C
Yokel Chords - D-
Rome-old and Juli-eh - n/r
Homerazzi - C-
Marge Gamer - D+
The Boys of Bummer - D
Crook and Ladder - n/r
Stop Or My Dog Will Shoot - C-
24 Minutes - C+
You Kent Always Say What You Want - C

He Loves To Fly and He D'ohs - D+
Homer of Seville - F
Midnight Towboy - D+
I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - C
Treehouse of Horror XVIII - n/r
Little Orphan Millie - C
Husbands and Knives - F
Funeral for a Fiend - n/r
Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind - B+
E. Pluribus Wiggum - D+
That 90's Show - D
Love, Springfieldian Style - D
The Debarted - n/r
Dial 'N' for Nerder - C
Smoke on the Daughter - D
Papa Don't Leech - C-
Apocalypse Cow - n/r
Any Given Sundance - C
Mona Leaves-a - n/r
All About Lisa - C+

Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes - D
Lost Verizon - C-
Double, Double, Boy in Trouble - C
Treehouse of Horror XIX - D
Dangerous Curves - C-
Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words - F
Mypods and Boomsticks - n/r
The Burns and the Bees - n/r
Lisa the Drama Queen - C
Take My Life, Please - F
How The Test Was Won - D-
No Loan Again, Naturally - D+
Gone Maggie Gone - D+
In the Name of the Grandfather - D-
Wedding for Disaster - F
Eeny Teeny Maya Moe - C+
The Good, the Sad and the Drugly - D+
Father Knows Worst - F
Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh - D
Four Great Women and a Manicure - F
Coming to Homerica - n/r

Homer the Whopper - F
Bart Gets A 'Z' - D
The Great Wife Hope - F
Treehouse of Horror XX - C-
The Devil Wears Nada - D+
Pranks and Greens - D-
Rednecks and Broomsticks - D-
O Brother, Where Bart Thou? - C
Thursdays with Abie - F
Once Upon a Time in Springfield - D+
Million Dollar Maybe - D
Boy Meets Curl - D
The Color Yellow - D+
Postcards from the Wedge - C-
Stealing First Base - D+
The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed - F
American History X-Cellent - D+
Chief of Hearts - D+
The Squirt and the Whale - n/r
To Surveil with Love - C-
Moe Letter Blues - C-
The Bob Next Door - C
Judge Me Tender - F

Post to Keep - The Simpsons

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I don't really agree that it's the humour simply being old. As a matter of fact, I'd argue the current humour, whether one likes it or not, is a radical departure from the witty style they had once upon a time. If anything, the humour was more progressive back then independent of the historical context. You can argue the show is relatively decent in some elements, but I think the laughs in particular have taken a big hit. I'd argue the show has more of a lack of familiarity from its roots than too much of it.

I have no qualms with the premises for the most part. There are some stupid ideas but others are perfectly acceptable on paper. The ability to execute it is another matter which requires focus and pacing, something which is arguably a problem with a lot of episodes nowadays.

You'd be right in that the show's past success plays a role in some views about its current quality, but in a way I think that's justifiable. I'd classify the current show as occasionally awful (the Israel episode, for example) but usually mediocre television. It's not like there's nothing there, but by comparison my stance on the show from its second to eighth season was that never once strayed into that territory. It was consistent and the only disrepancies were in varying of greatness. The show doesn't have to be a horrible product to garner some uneasiness. In fact, it could have some decent elements that work at times, but ultimately the product will feel frustrating because nothing rises above a certain level and is just kind of idling on the ariwaves. I'd think the careers of some long-running bands would be an accurate analogy.

Simpsons - Old Ratings - Season 11

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My ratings of episodes has changed (considerably from season 10 on), but I figured I'd put an historical archive of what I had for them before...

A+= 10 or 9.5; A = 9;A- = 8.5; B+ = 8; B = 7.5;B- = 7; C+= 6.5; C = 6;C- = 5.5; D+ = 5; D = 4.5;D- = 4; F =below 4

"Beyond Blunderdome" - 8.5
"Brother's Little Helper" - 8.5
"Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?" - 8.5
"Treehouse of Horror X" - 9
"E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)" - 9
"Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" - 8.5
"Eight Misbehavin'" - 7.5
"Take My Wife, Sleaze" - 7.5
"Grift of the Magi" - 8.5
"Little Big Mom" - 9
"Faith Off" - 8
"The Mansion Family" - 8
"Saddlesore Galactica" - 8
"Alone Again, Natura-Diddily" - 9
"Missionary: Impossible" - 8.5
"Pygmoelian" - 8.5
"Bart to the Future" - 7.5
"Days of Wine and D'oh'ses" - 8
"Kill the Alligator and Run" - 7.5
"Last Tap Dance in Springfield" - 9
"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge" - 6.5
"Behind the Laughter" - 9

Simpsons - Old Ratings - Season 6

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My ratings of episodes has changed (considerably in some cases), but I figured I'd put an historical archive of what I had for them before...

A+= 10 or 9.5; A = 9;A- = 8.5; B+ = 8; B = 7.5;B- = 7; C+= 6.5; C = 6;C- = 5.5; D+ = 5; D = 4.5;D- = 4; F =below 4

"Bart of Darkness" - 9
"Lisa's Rival" - 8.5
"Another Simpsons Clip Show" - 7
"Itchy & Scratchy Land" - 10
"Sideshow Bob Roberts" - 9
"Treehouse of Horror V" - 10
"Bart's Girlfriend" - 8.5
"Lisa on Ice" - 9
"Homer Badman" - 9
"Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" - 8.5
"Fear of Flying" - 8.5
"Homer the Great" - 10
"And Maggie Makes Three" - 9
"Bart's Comet" - 8.5
"Homie the Clown" - 9
"Bart vs. Australia" - 9
"Homer vs. Patty and Selma" - 8.5
"A Star Is Burns" - 9
"Lisa's Wedding" - 9
"Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" - 8.5
"The PTA Disbands" - 9.5
"'Round Springfield" - 8
"The Springfield Connection" - 8.5
"Lemon of Troy" - 9.5
"Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)" - 9

Simpsons - Old Ratings - Season 1

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My ratings of episodes has changed (considerably in some cases), but I figured I'd put an historical archive of what I had for them before...

A+= 10 or 9.5; A = 9;A- = 8.5; B+ = 8; B = 7.5;B- = 7; C+= 6.5; C = 6;C- = 5.5; D+ = 5; D = 4.5;D- = 4; F =below 4

Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire - 7.5; Bart the Genius - 7; Homer's Odyssey - 7; There's No Disgrace Like Home - 7.5; Bart the General - 8; Moaning Lisa - 7; The Call of the Simpsons - 7; The Telltale Head - 7.5; Life on the Fast Lane - 6.5; Homer's Night Out - 7; The Crepes of Wrath - 7; Krusty Gets Busted - 8.5; Some Enchanted Evening - 7.5

Just Stockpiling

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As a general rule if I have to do it out of 5... 5/5 - Great to Excellent. 4/5 - Good to Great. 3/5 - Okay to Good. 2/5 - Weak to Okay. 1/5 - Awful to Weak. Season Rankings (The Simpsons) 4 > 6 > 8 > 7 > 5 > 3 > 9 > 2 > 10 > 1 > 13 > 12 > 14 > 11 > 15 > 16 > 19 > 18 > 17 > 20