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    The NHC Bottom 50 Episodes (Results!)

    As you all know, this November a bunch of our esteemed NHCers submitted their lists of their Top 25 Worst Episodes of all time, to compose a new Bottom 50 List. Overall, we had 33 lists submitted for consideration which we compiled into this overall list below.

    Methodology - For scoring, each episode that appears on a list scored 25 point for a #1 rank (as worst ever), 24 pts for #2, 23 points for #3... All the way down to 1 pt for 25th place. And, of course, all unranked episodes would score zero points for that list.

    Highest base point total wins, with the tie-breaker being the number of lists an episode appeared on. The double-tie breaker goes to the episode with the higher individual ranking on any of the lists.

    (We tossed around doing bonuses for appearing on multiple lists, but when I ran the count, everything evened out really well. The episodes at the top of the rankings were in the majority of the lists and the later ones weren't in as many.)

    THE LIST

    50. The Parent Rap
    49. The Mansion Family
    48. Dude, Where's My Ranch?
    47. Eight Misbehavin
    46. You Kent Always Say What You Want
    45. Papa Don't Leech
    44. Simpsons Tall Tales
    43. E Pluribus Wiggum
    42. How Munched is That Birdie in the Window?
    41. I'm Goin' to Praiseland

    40. When You Dish Upon a Star
    39. The Lastest Gun in the West
    38. Homer's Paternity Coot
    37. A Tale of Two Springfields
    36. Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
    35. Angry Dad: The Movie
    34. G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)
    33. All Singing All Dancing
    32. Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife
    31. Rome-old and Juli-eh

    30. Co-Dependents Day
    29. Thursdays With Abie
    28. Another Simpsons Clip Show
    27. Alone Again Natura-Diddly
    26. Pokey Mom
    25. Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass
    24. Homer Simpson in Kidney Trouble
    23. Gump Roast
    22. Bonfire of the Manatees
    21. Helter Shelter

    20. The Fool Monty
    19. Mona Leaves-a
    18. Treehouse of Horror XXII
    17. Saddlesore Galactica
    16. Judge Me Tender
    15. The Italian Bob
    14. Simpson Safari
    13. Homer vs Dignity
    12. Bart to the Future
    11. Love is a Many Strangled Thing

    10. Tennis the Menace
    9. Elementary School Musical
    8. Million Dollar Abie
    7. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
    6. That 90s Show
    5. Kill Gill Volumes I & II
    4. Husbands and Knives
    3. Bart-Mangled Banner
    2. Kill the Alligator and Run
    1. The Greatest Story Ever Doh'ed

    Looks like KTAAR has been supplanted as the NHC's least favorite Simpsons episode And the race actually wasn't even all that close... The Greatest Story Ever Doh'ed really took a big lead and extended that lead as more and more lists came in. All in all, The Greatest Story ended up on 22/33 lists, which is pretty staggering considering we're picking only 25 out of a field of almost 500 episodes. KTAAR appeared in 18/33, and Bart Mangled Banner 16/25.

    A bunch of stats and observations to come in the next post.

    Well, at least I made my 2K post a semi-important one.
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    Overall, there were a whopping 239 episodes that got at least one vote on the lists. Which ended up being one hell of an Excel spreadsheet.

    Here's the overall stuff. I didn't do all the tie-breakers with the lower episodes, though, and I can't figure out a way to get easy ranks without having to number them all manually. :P

    (Take all that lower stuff with a huge grain of salt because you're talking about episodes that sometimes only appeared on 1/33 or 2/33 lists.)

    The full ranks (with point scores)

    1. The Greatest Story Ever Doh'ed (421)
    2. Kill the Alligator and Run (287)
    3. Bart-Mangled Banner (266)
    4. Husbands and Knives (223)
    5. Kill Gill Volumes I & II (215)
    6. That 90s Show (205)
    7. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge (196)
    8. Million Dollar Abie (188)
    9. Elementary School Musical (187)
    10. Tennis the Menace (186)
    11. Love is a Many Strangled Thing (178)
    12. Bart to the Future (172)
    13. Homer vs Dignity (171)
    14. Simpson Safari (170)
    15. The Italian Bob (165)
    16. Judge Me Tender (161)
    17. Saddlesore Galactica (153)
    18. Treehouse of Horror XXII (147)
    19. Mona Leaves-a (146)
    20. The Fool Monty (146)
    21. Helter Shelter (142)
    22. Bonfire of the Manatees (131)
    23. Gump Roast (126)
    24. Homer Simpson in Kidney Trouble (23)
    25. Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass (123)
    26. Pokey Mom (123)
    27. Alone Again Natura-Diddly (122)
    28. Another Simpsons Clip Show (113)
    29. Thursdays With Abie (110)
    30. Co-Dependents Day (106)
    31. Rome-old and Juli-eh (104)
    32. Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife (98)
    33. All Singing All Dancing (98)
    34. G.I. (Annoyed Grunt) (95)
    35. Angry Dad: The Movie (92)
    36. Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play (91)
    37. A Tale of Two Springfields (87)
    38. Homer's Paternity Coot (87)
    39. The Lastest Gun in the West (86)
    40. When You Dish Upon a Star (84)
    41. I'm Goin' to Praiseland (80)
    42. How Munched is That Birdie in the Window? (72)
    43. E Pluribus Wiggum (71)
    44. Simpsons Tall Tales (70)
    45. Papa Don't Leech (64)
    46. You Kent Always Say What You Want (64)
    47. Eight Misbehavin (63)
    48. Dude, Where's My Ranch? (58)
    49. The Mansion Family (57)
    50. The Parent Rap (57)

    Faith Off (57)
    THOH XXI ( 57 )
    Beyond Blunderdome ( 56 )
    Children of a Lesser Clod ( 56 )
    Jazzy and the Pussycats ( 52 )
    Love, Springfieldian Style ( 52 )
    A Midsummer's Nice Dream ( 51 )
    New Kids on the Blecch ( 50 )
    Four Great Women and a Manicure ( 49 )
    Homer of Seville ( 49 )
    Stealing First Base ( 49 )
    Today I Am a Clown ( 48 )
    The Bob Next Door ( 47 )
    Little Big Mom ( 47 )
    The Strong Arms of the Ma ( 47 )
    The Boys of Bummer ( 46 )
    The Ned-Liest Catch ( 46 )
    Milhouse of Sand and Fog ( 45 )
    Don't Fear the Roofer ( 44 )
    Moms I'd Like to Forget ( 44 )
    Take My Wife, Sleeze ( 44 )
    Behind the Laughter ( 43 )
    Bye Bye Nerdie ( 43 )
    Flaming Moe ( 42 )
    The Great Simpsina ( 42 )
    Sunday Cruddy Sunday ( 42 )
    Bart's Inner Child ( 41 )
    Homer the Whopper ( 41 )
    The Scorpion Tale ( 41 )
    Homer Scissorhands ( 40 )
    Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times ( 39 )
    We're on the Road to D'ohwhere ( 39 )
    A Star is Burns ( 38 )
    The Blue and the Grey ( 38 )
    Homer to the Max ( 38 )
    Kiss Kiss Bangalore ( 38 )
    Mypods and Broomsticks ( 37 )
    Pranks and Greens ( 37 )
    Donnie Fatso ( 35 )
    Homer the Father ( 35 )
    Mobile Homer ( 35 )
    Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington ( 34 )
    Boy Meets Curl ( 32 )
    The Burns and the Bees ( 32 )
    Regarding Margie ( 32 )
    Skinner's Sense of Snow ( 32 )
    All About Lisa ( 31 )
    Father Knows Worst ( 31 )
    Smoke on the Daughter ( 31 )
    The Fight Before Christmas ( 30 )
    In the Name of the Grandfather ( 29 )
    The Real Housewives of Fat Tony ( 29 )
    The Wettest Stories Ever Told ( 29 )
    500 Keys ( 28 )
    Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder ( 28 )
    No Loan Again Naturally ( 28 )
    HOMR ( 27 )
    Maximum Homerdrive ( 27 )
    Moe Letter Blues ( 27 )
    Catch 'Em If You Can ( 26 )
    Wedding for Disaster ( 26 )
    A Star is Born - Again ( 25 )
    Hunka Hunka Burns in Love ( 25 )
    Rednecks and Broomsticks ( 25 )
    Replaceable You ( 25 )
    She of Little Faith ( 25 )
    The Trouble with Trillions ( 25 )
    Dangerous Curves ( 24 )
    E-I-E-I-(ANNOYED GRUNT) ( 24 )
    Homer vs Lisa and the 8th Commandment ( 24 )
    Monty Can't Buy Me Love ( 24 )
    The Sweetest Apu ( 24 )
    Double Double Boy in Trouble ( 23 )
    The Falcon and the D'ohman ( 23 )
    Pray Anything ( 23 )
    Separate Vocations ( 23 )
    Sleeping With the Enemy ( 23 )
    Wild Barts Can't Be Broken ( 23 )
    The Cartridge Family ( 22 )
    Itchy and Scratchy Land ( 22 )
    Marge in Chains ( 22 )
    The Girl Who Slept Too Little ( 21 )
    Girls Just Want to Have Sums ( 21 )
    She Used to Be My Girl ( 21 )
    The Bart Wants What it Wants ( 20 )
    Million Dollar Maybe ( 20 )
    See Homer Run ( 20 )
    Viva Ned Flanders ( 20 )
    Apocalypse Cow ( 19 )
    D'ohin in the Wind ( 19 )
    Lisa the Iconoclast ( 19 )
    Please Homer Don't Hammer Em ( 19 )
    Three Gays of the Condo ( 19 )
    Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words ( 18 )
    Homer's Odyssey ( 18 )
    How I Spent My Summer Vacation ( 17 )
    Insance Clown Poppy ( 17 )
    Marge vs Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens ( 17 )
    The Principal and the Pauper ( 17 )
    Bart's Dog Gets an F ( 16 )
    Coming to Homerica ( 16 )
    Once Upon a Time in Springfield ( 16 )
    Springfield Up ( 16 )
    Stop or My Dog Will Shoot ( 16 )
    They Saved Lisa's Brain ( 16 )
    The Great Wife Hope ( 15 )
    I Love Lisa ( 15 )
    My Big Fat Geek Wedding ( 15 )
    Worst Episode Ever ( 15 )
    The Heartbroke Kid ( 14 )
    The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase ( 14 )
    Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo ( 14 )
    Trilogy of Error ( 14 )
    All's Fair in Oven War ( 13 )
    Bart Has Two Mommies ( 13 )
    Brake My Wife, Please ( 13 )
    Brother's Little Helper ( 13 )
    The Color Yellow ( 13 )
    Homer the Moe ( 13 )
    Last of the Red Hot Mamas ( 13 )
    THOH XVIII ( 13 )
    To Surveil With Love ( 13 )
    Bart Carny ( 12 )
    The Blunder Years ( 12 )
    Days of Wine and D'oh'ses ( 12 )
    The Frying Game ( 12 )
    The Mook, The Chef, The Wife, and Her Homer ( 12 )
    The Devil Wears Nada ( 11 )
    Last Exit to Springfield ( 11 )
    The Old Man and the "C" Student ( 11 )
    The Old Man and the Key ( 11 )
    Pranksta Rap ( 11 )
    Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh ( 11 )
    A Star is Torn ( 10 )
    The Ziff Who Wen't to Dinner ( 10 )
    Bart the Genius ( 9 )
    The Wife Aquatic ( 9 )
    Bart Gets a "Z" ( 8 )
    Large Marge ( 8 )
    Lisa Simpson, This Isn't Your Life ( 8 )
    They Saved Lisa's Brain ( 8 )
    Lisa the Drama Queen ( 7 )
    Margical Mystery Tour ( 7 )
    Midnight Towboy ( 7 )
    Miracle on Evergreen Terrace ( 7 )
    On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister ( 7 )
    Sideshow Bob Roberts ( 7 )
    THOH XIX ( 7 )
    THOH XVI ( 7 )
    The Way We Weren't ( 7 )
    C.E.D'oh ( 6 )
    Homer's Night Out ( 6 )
    Lisa the Skeptic ( 6 )
    Little Big Girl ( 6 )
    Lost Verizon ( 6 )
    Midnight Rx ( 6 )
    Scenes From the Class Struggle in Springfield ( 6 )
    Trash of the Titans ( 6 )
    So It Has Come to This: The Simpsons Clip Show ( 6 )
    The Bart of War ( 5 )
    Barting Over ( 5 )
    The Computer Wore Menace Shoes ( 5 )
    Make Room For Lisa ( 5 )
    Day of the Jackanapes ( 4 )
    Simpsons Christmas Stories ( 4 )
    Smart and Smarter ( 4 )
    There's Something About Marrying ( 4 )
    Brawl in the Family ( 3 )
    Kamp Krusty ( 3 )
    Last Tap Dance in Springfield ( 3 )
    MoneyBART ( 3 )
    Simpsons Bible Stories ( 3 )
    There's No Disgrace Like Home ( 3 )
    The Crepes of Wrath ( 2 )
    Goo Goo Gai Pan ( 2 )
    Homer's Enemy ( 2 )
    Lisa's Sax ( 2 )
    Loan-a Lisa ( 2 )
    Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky ( 2 )
    Tales From the Public Domain ( 2 )
    Bart the Mother ( 1 )
    Dancin' Homer ( 1 )
    Ice Cream of Margie ( 1 )
    I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can ( 1 )
    Lard of the Dance ( 1 )
    Lisa on Ice ( 1 )
    The Regina Monologues ( 1 )
    The Sever Beer Snitch ( 1 )
    The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace ( 1 )
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    Number of Appearances on the Bottom 50 By Season
    (worst episode per season)

    Season 6 - 1 (#28 Another Simpsons Clip Show)
    Season 9 - 1 (#33 All Singing All Dancing)
    Season 10 - 2 (#24 Homer Simpson in Kidney Trouble)
    Season 11 - 7 (#2 Kill the Alligator and Run)
    Season 12 - 7 (#10 Tennis the Menace)
    Season 13 - 3 (#23 Gump Roast)
    Season 14 - 2 (#21 Helter Shelter)
    Season 15 - 2 (#3 Bart-Mangled Banner)
    Season 16 - 1 (#25 Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass)
    Season 17 - 6 (#8 Million Dollar Abie)
    Season 18 - 4 (#5 Kill Gill Volumes I & II)
    Season 19 - 5 (#4 Husbands and Knives)
    Season 21 - 3 (#1 The Greatest Story Ever Doh'ed)
    Season 22 - 5 (#9 Elementary School Musical)
    Season 23 - 1 (#18 Treehouse of Horror XXII)

    Season 11 and 12 still really got hammered hard by our community again, as we can see. In terms of Jean Era stuff, Season 17 racked up a lot of votes too. Also note that Season 20 got almost a complete pass from us. There must not be a real stinker in that season.

    User Stats

    I thought it would be fun to see who at the NHC has the most "mainstream" opinion of the bunch. So I did a quick count to see whose Top 25 list had the most picks in common with our Top 50. Here were the rankings.

    Zombies Rise From the Sea - 19
    Bartist - 19
    Sonic - 19
    Jims - 18
    Dehumanizer - 18
    DoctoOFF - 17
    SpeedwaySquad - 17
    Nauru-1 - 17
    Darren.Erg - 17
    Bleedin' Gums Murphy - 16
    Oh, that's raspberry! - 16
    ryan o - 15
    Gran2 - 15
    Blobulle - 15
    Gamblor - 15
    hughes - 14
    Spiff - 14
    pocketfox - 14
    Leo Pard - 14
    Flanderoma - 13
    warm slurm - 13
    HMS pinafore - 13
    Le Jake - 13
    Dark Homer - 12
    Wavy Gravy - 11
    zartok-35 - 11
    MDB - 10
    Kangdos - 10
    Financial Panther - 10
    horatio huffnagel - 9
    Hommer - 8
    The Spruce Moose - 7
    Diversity Pumpkin - 6

    So the people at the top of the spectrum are a bunch of group-thinkers and the people at the bottom of the list go against the crowd. Where are you on the spectrum?
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    Hey I got my 2000th post tonight as well Jims, thanks for doing the tallying.

    The worst episode doesn't really surprise me, but Another Simpsons Clip Show being only 28 does. I think Gump Roast is pretty easily better than it. I've also never really agreed with the hate surrounding How Munched is that Birdie in the Window? Seeing it on here before many other episodes seems wrong to me. For the most part I'd say a pretty typical Bottom 50 though.

    Thanks again to all who participated!
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    Husbands and Knives at #4 surprised me. I didn't love it or anything, but I never noticed it being THAT terrible, just boring.
    Well, ya'know if you stay positive and forget about trivial things like "proper characterization," "Satire," and "emotional depth" watching new Simpsons episodes can be a seemingly enjoyable lie.

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    Surprised at "Faith Off" being actually on the list. It's the first episode I've ever seen, so maybe I'm biased.

    Also I want to just input:

    Last Exit to Springfield (11)
    sigh.

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    I messed up the stats just a little (had the Season# adding into the totals, so I have re-adjusted the listings. A few episodes moved up/down a couple slots from the original list from an hour ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan o
    Surprised at "Faith Off" being actually on the list. It's the first episode I've ever seen, so maybe I'm biased.
    Well, to be fair, it only beat some of the other episodes (The Parent Rap) by 1 point, so it's pretty much a tie.

    EDIT: Oh wait, "The Parent Rap" actually won the tie-breaker. Back to re-edit it again.

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    Wow... I must have pretty common tastes.

    Anyway, I'm welcome to have participated in this.

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    Bottom 50 in '09

    1. Bart-Mangled Banner(-2)
    2. The Latest Gun in the West(-37)
    3. Saddlesore Galactica(-14)
    4. Kill the Alligator and Run(+2)
    5. Simpson Safari(-9)
    6. That 90’s Show
    7. G.I. (Annoyed-Grunt) (-27)
    8. Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass (-17)
    9. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge (+2)
    10. Homer vs. Dignity (-3)
    11. Kill Gil, Volumes I & II (+6)
    12. Husbands and Knives (+8)
    13. New Kids on the Blecch (unlisted)
    14. Another Simpsons Clip Show (-14)
    15. Bonfire of the Manatees(-7)
    16. Love, Springfieldian Style(Unlisted)
    17. Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play(-19)
    18. Gump Roast (-5)
    19. Monty Can't Buy Me Love(unlisted)
    20. All Singing, All Dancing(-13)
    21. When You Dish Upon A Star(-19)
    22. Beyond Blunderdome(unlisted)
    23. Alone Again Natura-diddily(-4)
    24. Helter Shelter(+3)
    25. Sunday, Cruddy Sunday(unlisted)
    26. Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words(unlisted)
    27. Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em(unlisted)
    28. Homer's Odyssey(unlisted)
    29. Take My Wife, Sleaze(unlisted)
    30. Pranksta Rap(unlisted)
    31. Bart to Future(+19)
    32. He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs(unlisted)
    33. Dude, Where's My Ranch?(-15)
    34. Eight Misbehavin’ (-13)
    35. Strong Arms Of The Ma(unlisted)
    36. The Old Man And The Key(unlisted)
    37. Viva Ned Flanders(unlisted)
    38. Faith Off(unlisted)
    39. Tennis the Menace(+29)
    40. Homer Simpson in Kidney Trouble(+16)
    41. Pokey Mom (+15)
    42. The Frying Game(unlisted)
    43. The Wettest Stories Ever Told(unlisted)
    44. Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (unlisted)
    45. Treehouse of Horror XVII (unlisted)
    46. Yokel Chords(unlisted)
    47. Today I Am a Clown(unlisted)
    48. Homer's Paternity Coot(+10)
    49. I'm Going to Praiseland(unlisted)
    50. The Homer of Seville(unlisted)
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    clearly I need to rewatch "bart-mangled banner"... it's really that bad?!

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    Yes, yes it is.


    Seasons 1-9 - Classic era
    10-12 - Scully era
    13-16 - Silver age
    16.5-17 - The shit abyss
    18-24 - Zombie Simpsons

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    Delighted with that list. Only 2 classic Simpsons episodes on the list and they're both singing clipshow ones , shows how brilliant that era was

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    Good list, can't disagree with any of the place holders.

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    good list overall, although i'd have switched most of the Scullys in there for some abominable Jean efforts that missed out. Seasons 11 and 12 in particular have their faults but when on form the jokes are still good. Most of the Jean series? Less so.

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    Was the Parent Rap really that bad?

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    Really surprised to see Bart Mangled Banner 3rd.

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    I felt like more late jean episodes needed to be in the list but I guess scully's shitty episodes standout more because
    1.Jerkass homer
    2.First post-classic seasons
    3.Over the top wacky premises
    Where as the late Jeans episodes are just forgetably bland

    Also would have liked The Fool Monty on the top of the list. Jerkass Homer has nothing on this horrible charactization

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    Great list, thanks for doing all the work it must have taken to compile it. I do have one question though. On my list I voted for Treehouse of Horror XXI, but it doesn't seem to appear on the rankings at all. Could it have possibly been mistaken for XXII?

    I'm satisfied with the top 50 for the most part. I still don't think Another Simpsons Clip Show deserves to be there even if it was completely pointless. And I guess I'm the only one that hated the Great Wife Hope. Not a single likeable character in that one IMO.
    To view various lists about my Simpsons opinions, click the link below.

    http://www.nohomers.net/usernote.php...ewuser&u=27253

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    THOH XXII wasn't that bad. It was bad but not even F worthy in my book and definitely not deserving of the 18th worst episode ever. I think it's problem is that it just aired as people were making their lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren.Erg View Post
    THOH XXII wasn't that bad. It was bad but not even F worthy in my book and definitely not deserving of the 18th worst episode ever. I think it's problem is that it just aired as people were making their lists.
    Dissagree. It was horrible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren.Erg View Post
    THOH XXII wasn't that bad. It was bad but not even F worthy in my book and definitely not deserving of the 18th worst episode ever. I think it's problem is that it just aired as people were making their lists.
    I didn't make a list and I think it's pretty much the worst episode of the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nauru-1 View Post
    Great list, thanks for doing all the work it must have taken to compile it. I do have one question though. On my list I voted for Treehouse of Horror XXI, but it doesn't seem to appear on the rankings at all. Could it have possibly been mistaken for XXII?
    Just double-checked and it looks like it was tallied correctly for that one. THOH XXI just narrowly missed the Top 50 (finishing 52nd) after losing the tie-breaker.

    I'm satisfied with the top 50 for the most part. I still don't think Another Simpsons Clip Show deserves to be there even if it was completely pointless. And I guess I'm the only one that hated the Great Wife Hope. Not a single likeable character in that one IMO.
    Yeah, I'd say Another Simpsons Clip Show is easily the most controversial pick of the bunch. It's weird to see a Season 6 episode on there.

    Even though I didn't vote for it, I don't mind it appearing on the list that much, since the new content in the episode is just hideously half-assed and uninteresting. There's the argument that the fact that it's filled with classic era clips should elevate it automatically... But I think that's kind of a cop-out. The first clip show revealed that they really could have put in an effort and made interesting wrap around segments. And I'm not going to completely blame Jon Vitti for this, because it was clearly Fox wanting them to make this thing. I guess he could've tried to turn lemons into lemonade with it, but I don't really blame him for not bothering.

    The more I think about how half-assed the episode is, the more I tend to agree with its placement. What an aberration from Season 6.

    (All Singing, All Dancing is waaaaaaay better and does not belong in the Bottom 50, though.)

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    I always see it hard for a thoh to make a bottom 25 list. I still might be able to name 50 episodes worse than any thoh. It has nothing to do with me really liking thoh's but just the fact that most of them aren't bad on every level. Sure their parodies can be bad and they can be a tad underdeveloped(especially in the 4 act structure the show has now). It's almost excusable that a thoh's plot would be a bit underdeveloped with how pressed for time they are. But they don't have a mix of terrible characterizations, easy satire, forced/cheesy emotion or recycled/underdeveloped plots like most episodes I would put on my worst episode list. This thoh isn't even the worst thoh(or the worst episode of the 23rd season) but rather is a bad episode that aired so close to the deadline for lists and most people haven't seen some of the terrible episodes from earlier seasons in a long time so they forget how bad they are.


    All Singing All Dancing is quite humorous and it's weird to me that it's the only season 9 episode to make the list when the season is littered with episodes that could have easily made the list.

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    I said it once Ill say it again: Another Simpsons Clip Show is STILL the only episode I just about know I'll never actually seek out to watch ever again. Treehouse of Horror XXII? Sure, I'll watch and actually think it is better than its reputation. When You Dish Upon a Star? Homer to the Max? Stummer Vacation? Mona Leaves-A? All garbage, but I know I'll eventually forget them enough to want to watch them again. There's no forgetting Another Simpsons Clip Show...

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    Great way of putting it raspberry. There is no redeeming quality to that episode. Just because it appears in the classic era, does not make it untouchable. There is like 5 minutes of original material in it that isn't funny or original but is, rather, the definition of filler. The rest of the episode is clips. To say that a clip show is good because it has "classic" clips is stupid in my opinion. It's about the original content. That's why the other clip shows have a redeeming quality to me, because they tried. I think this should far and away be the worst rated episode.

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    Another Simpsons Clipshow is fine. It is very boring, but at least the clips are good (they are from the best seasons after all) despite being a bit long. Also, there's nothing really obnoxiously bad. I do acknowledge that it is rather drab, but I would much rather watch it than some completely uninspired snoozefest from any of the recent seasons.

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    How in the world is the original material in Another Simpsons Clip Show anything more than a completely uninspired snoozefest? But I suppose you'd argue the clips are better than anything produced today and I'd say I wouldn't count the clips as they weren't original to the episode and doing so essentially feels like cheating and watching clips makes me wonder why I bothered with this over just watching the actual episodes anyway and it would all be an endless cycle...

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    Both 'Another Simpsons clip show' and 'All Singing All Dancing' are still better than 80% of episodes post season 9. Still be happy, it made the list. I would only have a problem if both had reached the worst 25 of the worst 50 but it didn't so nae bother.

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    Well in your opinion perhaps, but you'd have to be a pretty harsh critic of the series to prefer a clip show with very poor new material to 80% of basically 300 episodes....just typing that seems overly exaggerated to me...hell I'm not sure the two good clip shows can claim that.

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    I don't judge clip shows purely by new content though, that seems unfair... the clips are still part of the episode, they still affect how good a clip show is or isn't. And Another Simpsons Clip Show had some nice clips. I don't think Another Simpsons Clip Show is better than 80% of the stuff past season 9 though - the animation in Another Simpsons Clip Show is almost terrible, so bad that it may be one of the rare cases where it really affects my enjoyment.

    All Singing All Dancing is better than 97% of anything seasons 19+ though. Good original content and some great clips, certainly don't think it deserves #33.

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