We first met The Simpsons in 1987, and they've had their own show since 1989- 28 seasons now! There are those who would argue that only the first ten years were any good, while there are millions of fans who weren't even born when the show began. With that much material, it takes some hard work and audacity to rank the best 100 episodes. But the Ringer did it, and now everyone is arguing over the list, as was to be expected.
To compile this list, I sought feedback from both hardcore Simpsons fans and former members of the show’s creative staff. Still, it was an inherently subjective undertaking. “You could choose every other episode from the first 200 episodes for your top 100 and you wouldn’t be too far off,” one Simpsons writer told me. I don’t claim to be a scientician, but I tried to be meticulous. So crack open a Duff and enjoy.