Season 2 was a vital season towards the future success of the series. There are a lot of episodes in here that strong define not just family members like Lisa, Homer, or Grampa, but also a lot of the supporting cast as well, like Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner or Wayland Smithers. There's also a distinct change early on where the humor shifts from the observational type seen in Season 1 to the more character-driven kind seen in later episodes. In all, it begins a steady rise for the series, and its not going to fall any time soon.
Season 2 Overall Score: 8.02
Favorite Season 2 Episode: The Way We Was
Least Favorite Season 2 Episode: Bart Gets Hit by a Car
1) Bart Gets an F
Faced with the possibility of being held back, Bart stops at nothing to try and not fail his next history test.
2) Simpson and Delilah
After Homer acquires a "miracle breakthrough" hair solution that finally restores his hair, he gets promoted to a junior executive. As he and his new secretary Karl rise up the ranks, his hair (and his means of obtaining it) may become his undoing.
3) Treehouse of Horror
The first episode of an annual tradition. Three Halloween-themed tales are told.
Bad Dream House: a haunted house tries to either kill the Simpsons or least get them off itself
Haunted are the Damned: Kang and Kodos take the Simpsons to their home planet, feeding them along the way.
The Raven: James Earl Jones retells Poe's classic with Simpsons characters in the title's roles.
4) Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish
With his nuclear plant in hot water, Mr. Burns runs for Governor, creating a political divide in the Simpsons household.
5) Dancin' Homer
Homer tells the tale of how he became a minor league mascot who got a shot at the major leagues.
6) Dead Putting Society
Homer, angry at his apparently perfect neighbor Ned Flanders, has Bart take on Todd Flanders in a mini-golf tournament, where the loser may or may not embarrass themselves.
7) Bart vs. Thanksgiving
Bart ruins Lisa's craft at Thankgiving dinner. After being sent to his room for a reason he can't comprehend, Bart runs away and has his Thanksgiving dinner at a homeless relief center.
8) Bart the Daredevil
After seeing a daredevil complete a jump at a monster truck rally, Bart decides to become one too.
9) Itchy & Scratchy & Marge
Seeing just how bad an influence Itchy & Scratchy can be, Marge leads a campaign to eliminate cartoon violence.
10) Bart Gets Hit by a Car
After the titular occurrence, Lionel Hutz convinces Homer to sue the car's driver: the ever rich Mr. Burns, lying about Bart's injuries to do so. In the way: the ever moral Marge Simpson.
11) One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
At a sushi bar, Homer is told he ate the poisonous portion of a blowfish and is given 22 hours to live. He tries to live those last hours the best he can.
12) The Way We Was
In the first flashback episode of the series, Homer and Marge tell the kids of when they first met and fell in love.
13) Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment
Homer steals cable. Later, Lisa learns that stealing sends people to hell! Thereafter, she tries to convince Homer to stop stealing cable.
14) Principal Charming
With Selma desperate for a man, Homer and Marge try to set her up with Principal Skinner. Then, Skinner falls in love with Patty. Ah well, that's life.
15) Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Homer learns about, finds, then promptly ruins the business of his long-lost half-brother.
16) Bart's Dog Gets an F
While tearing up everything in the house, Santa's Little Helper is sent to obedience school. If he doesn't pass, he'll be given away. The pressure!
17) Old Money
Grampa has a relationship with an elderly woman. She dies shortly thereafter, leaving Grampa over a hundred thousand dollars.
18) Brush with Greatness
Marge's love of painting is rekindled, and then she agrees to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns. Its time for deep artistry!
19) Lisa's Substitute
Lisa's class gets a wonderful substitute teacher who stimulates Lisa in so many ways, but you know how substitutes come and go. Meanwhile, Bart runs for class president.
20) The War of the Simpsons
Their marriage at risk, Homer and Marge go to a retreat to work things out. Homer wants to get in a little fishing on the side though. Meanwhile, the kids abuse their babysitter, Grampa.
21) Three Men and a Comic Book
Desperate to own Radioactive Man #1, Bart pools together with Martin and Milhouse to buy the $100 comic book, which the three are unable to share with one another.
22) Blood Feud
Bart gives Mr. Burns some life-saving blood, but when Mr. Burns sends only a thank you note in gratitude, Homer's "reply" causes a lot of trouble.