Funniest Simpsons Volume

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  1. stevenHa

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    I want to purchase only one of the volumes of the Simpsons episodes and was wondering which one people think is the funniest (sounds like somewhere between vol. 3-5 was the most popular ?). Thanks.
     
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    Five is without a doubt the greatest Simpsons season ever.
     
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    Season 6 all the way. In this volume you will get the following greats:

    Bart Of Darkness
    Itchy & Scratchyland
    Treehouse Of Horror V
    Lisa On Ice
    Homer Badman
    Grandpa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
    Fear Of Flying
    And Maggie Makes Three
    Bart's Comet
    Homie The Clown
    Bart vs. Australia
    Lisa's Wedding
    Two Dozen And One Greyhounds
    Lemon Of Troy

    For the other episodes on the set, they were all good. There are no duds in this set.

    Unfortunately, if you stick with Season 6, you'll miss the all time greatest Simpson episode "Homer the Heretic"

    Good luck.
     
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    Far and away, I think Season Two is the best year. Every episode is extremely funny or it has a heartwarming story (back when the Simpson family acted like a family that loved each other). Classic episodes from that year are Treehouse of Horror, Bart the Daredevil, Itchy & Scratchy & Marge and The Way We Was.

    Obviously, we're not getting a consensus here. [​IMG] Either way, I think almost every season from the first decade of the show has multiple undisputable classics.
     
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    Seasons 4 and 5 are nearly equally great, with 5 just slightly better, IMHO. Season 5 just has more of my personal favorites (like Rosebud, Homer Goes to College, Boy Scouts N Da Hood, and Homer Loves Flanders). But again, Season 4 is almost as good (with favorites Homer the Heretic and Marge vs. the Monorail). I think 4's when they really hit their stride, in fact. 6 is great, but not AS great and it went downhill (gradually) from there on out. 9 is when the bottom fell out (again, IMHO!). It still has it's great episodes but the seasons, collectively, just weren't the same. YMMV.
     
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    Heh... I think you'll be getting as many different opinions about this as you'll get answers. If you're dead set on getting only one (a mistake, IMO), you might as well just pick one.

    (Season 4 is pretty good, though) [​IMG]
     
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    Season 4 may be the greatest season of any sitcom in human history. Not a single dud in the bunch. If you only get one, that's the one to get for sure.

    That said, season 8 contains a ton of my absolute favorites. The rest aren't quite as strong but none of them are weak by any means.
     
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    Season 6 is my personal favorite.
     
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    The Tally so far:

    Season 2: 1 vote
    Season 4: 2 votes
    Season 5: 2 votes
    Season 6: 2 votes

    We really need some tie-breakers...
     
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    I really enjoyed Season 5 and would have to say that is my favorite year. Some of my top episodes:

    Homer Goes To College
    Rosebud
    Homer and Apu
    Homer Loves Flanders
     
  11. Lord Dalek

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    That would probably be pretty futile since its a general consensus that seasons 2-8 are The Simpsons at their proverbial peak and only add argument about which is stronger, if only by a slim majority.
     
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    Season 8 is my favorite. It includes what I think are the two best episodes: "Homer's Phobia," where Homer thinks Bart might be gay, and "Homer's Enemy," which features the life and death of Frank Grimes (or Grimey, as he liked to be called).
     
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    Tally:

    Season 2: 1 vote
    Season 4: 2 votes
    Season 5: 3 votes
    Season 6: 2 votes
    Season 8: 1 vote

    It's a palindrome.
     
  14. Wezzo

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    I'd vote for S4, just ahead of S6.

    But if you can, splash out on all of, say, S2-8, when you next see them on sale. It's really worth it for some of the finest seasons of comedy television has ever seen.
     
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    Or a reverse performance of Einstein on the Beach!
     
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    Season 5
     

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