1. Homer at the Bat
    Best cameos, best gags, best song, BEST Episode.
  2. Homer vs The Monorail
    This is where we learned that mono means one, and rail means rail.
  3. Treehouse of Horror
    Arguably, later instalments of the Halloween special are stronger overall, but Sam Simon's wonderful take on The Raven may be the best Simpsons product of all.
  4. Bart the Daredevil
    Bart becomes wildly popular thanks to his astounding feats, in what becomes a touching story of paternal effort. "Think you got guts? Try raising my kids!"
  5. Cape Feare
    Certainly the strongest Sideshow Bob episode. And where did all those rakes come from?