Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Simpsons: Season 1 Episode List

Season 1, in retrospect, is an odd season.  It contains much of the type of humor seen in the old Tracy Ullman Show shorts, but at the same time you can tell that the series was heading towards something really, really great.  Season 1 also had a fair share of animation inconsistencies, whether its black-hair Moe, blonde Barney or African-American Smithers, a lot still needed to be developed.  As a stand-alone season, though, it does just fine.

Season 1 Overall Score:  7.13
Favorite Season 1 Episode: The Call of the Simpsons
Least Favorite Season 1 Episode: Bart the Genius

1) Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
In this Christmas special, the family loses its entire fund for Christmas shopping.  Its up to Homer, also Bart at some point, to find some way to save Christmas!
Score: 7.9

2) Bart the Genius
Bart swaps his aptitude test with Martin, making people believe he's a genius!  Turns out, being a genius is hard stuff.
Score: 5.9

3) Homer's Odyssey
After getting fired for incompetence, Homer eventually finds a new calling: putting up safety signs wherever possible.
Score: 6.8

4) There's No Disgrace Like Home
Afraid of how dysfunction his family is, Homer seeks professional help, nearly ruining the town's electricity in the process.
Score: 7.5

5) Bart the General
Tired of being attacked by the school bully Nelson, Bart seeks help in combating this threat.
Score: 7.1

6) Moaning Lisa
Depressed about life, Lisa finds some comfort with some jazz guy.  Also, Homer's struggles in beating Bart in video boxing.
Score: 6.5

7) The Call of the Simpsons
Homer buys an RV in an attempt to one-up Flanders, then takes the family camping.  Then they get lost.  Also featured: the pork-chop lovin' Bigfoot.
Score: 8.1

8) The Telltale Head
Faced with an angry mob, Bart tells them how and why he decapitated the statue of Jebediah Springfield.
Score: 7.0

9) Life on the Fast Lane
Marge makes use of Homer's "gift" of a bowling ball, only to become enamored with Jacques.  Is the Simpsons marriage in trouble?
Score: 6.6

10) Homer's Night Out
Bart takes a picture of Homer dancing with a lady at a bachelor party, now Homer has to set things right by showing Bart that women aren't objects to stare at.
Score: 6.6

11) The Crepes of Wrath
As part of a student exchange program, Bart goes to France to do menial labor for shady wine makers, while the Simpsons bring in an Albanian spy.  Yay!
Score: 8.0

12) Krusty Gets Busted
Our first Sideshow Bob episode, Krusty the Klown is framed for armed robbery.  Try to guess who set him up!  Try!
Score: 7.9

13) Some Enchanted Evening
While Homer tries to keep Marge content with a night out, the babysitter he hired is actually a notorious thief!  What can Bart, Lisa or even Maggie do to stop her?
Score: 6.8

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