The first 10 seasons of The Simpsons are often considered by fans as containing the classic episodes of the animated sitcom. These seasons contained the most original storylines, drawn from the heart of the writers. Many of The Simpsons original writers were heavily involved with the show during these seasons. As a result, some of the show’s greatest episodes were produced between season one and season 10.

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Many of these episodes solidified the characters’ personalities, fears, traumas and desires, while also establishing their relationships with each other. The creative attention put into these episodes would be the defining legacy of one of history’s greatest television shows.

10 Season 6: Bart Vs Australia

As the seasons went on, The Simpsons began to lean on silly episodes above poignant ones. “Bart Vs Australia” is one such silly episode where Bart manages to anger the entire nation of Australia. The US government sends him and his family to Australia to publicly apologize and fix the rift Bart’s actions have caused.

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Undoubtedly, the episode is ripe with satirical jokes about Australia, such as the Australian currency being called ‘dollarydoos,” and the Australians’ love for stealing, as descendants of convicts and thieves.

9 Season 10: Simpsons Bible Stories

By Season 10, many fans felt that some of the episodes had begun to lose their original substance, as writers threw together random scenes, tying them with wacky plots. “Simpsons Bible Stories,” however, worked with this new screenplay format, because it was a parody of historical anthological epics that were popular between the 50s and the 70s, like Cleopatra.

“Simpsons Bible Stories” is a fun episode that reimagines what it was like to experience the classic Bible stories, like Moses and the parting of the Red Sea, and King Solomon deciding on who owns a pie, between Lenny and Carl.

8 Season 9: The City Of New York Vs Homer Simpson

Following the convention of the mid-town born and bred man who hates the flamboyant and progressive city of New York, Homer is forced to go to New York City to retrieve his car in “The City of New York Vs Homer Simpson.” Barney had drunkenly driven it to New York and left it accumulating parking tickets.

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With no choice but to go, Homer, predictably, has a horrible time that audiences find funny, such as missing the parking officer just as he finally decides to quickly use the toilet. Bart, Lisa, Marge and Maggie, on the other hand, have a fantastic time.

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