Best Season of The Simpsons Bracket Battle – Preview 2 – Seasons 9 to 16 (Contest Alert!)

So in 4 weeks, we will launch the seventh Bracket Battle. Following last months season 32 finale, it’s a Bracket Battle of the 32 seasons of our favourite family, where 31 head-to-head matchups will determine once and for all, which has been the best season. 

To go along with the Bracket Battle, we will also be launching a Pick’em contest in 3 weeks on June 25. But to help refresh your memory before you have to make your picks, we will recap all 32 seasons over the four preceding weeks.


Season 1 to 8 (May 28)

Season 9 to 16 (June 4)

Season 17 to 24 (June 11)

Season 25 to 32 (June 18)

Pick’em Contest (June 25)

Bracket Battle begins (July 2)


So without further ado, a quick recap of seasons 9 to 16:


Season 9

Season 9
Premiere 21-Sep-97
Finale 17-May-98
# of Episodes 25
Episodes “The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson”, “The Principal and the Pauper”, “Lisa’s Sax”, “Treehouse of Horror VIII”, “The Cartridge Family”, “Bart Star”, “The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons”, “Lisa the Skeptic”, “Realty Bites”, “Miracle on Evergreen Terrace”, “All Singing, All Dancing”, “Bart Carny”, “The Joy of Sect”, “Das Bus”, “The Last Temptation of Krust”, “Dumbbell Indemnity”, “Lisa the Simpson”, “This Little Wiggy”, “Simpson Tide”, “The Trouble with Trillions”, “Girly Edition”, “Trash of the Titans”, “King of the Hill”, “Lost Our Lisa”, “Natural Born Kissers”
Average Viewers 15.3 million
Most Watched Episode “The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons” (19.8 million)
Guest Stars Alex Trebek, Andrea Martin, Bob Denver, Bobcat Goldthwait, Brendan Fraser, Bruce Baum, Fyvush Finkel, Hank Williams Jr, Helen Hunt, Jack Ong, James Earl Jones, Jan Hooks, Janeane Garofalo, Jay Leno, Jim Varney, Joan Kenley, Joe Namath, Kipp Lennon, Marcia Wallace, Martin Sheen, Michael Carrington, Michael Dees, Mike Judge, Paul McGuinness, Paul Winfield, Phil Hartman, Rod Steiger, Roy Firestone, Stephen Jay Gould, Steve Martin, Steven Weber, Steven Wright, Susie Smith, U2


Season 10

Season 10
Premiere 23-Aug-98
Finale 16-May-99
# of Episodes 23
Episodes “Lard of the Dance”, “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace”, “Bart the Mother”, “Treehouse of Horror IX”, “When You Dish Upon a Star”, “D’oh-in’ in the Wind”, “Lisa Gets an ‘A'”, “Homer Simpson in: ‘Kidney Trouble'”, “Mayored to the Mob”, “Viva Ned Flanders”, “Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken”, “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday”, “Homer to the Max”, “I’m with Cupid”, “Marge Simpson in: ‘Screaming Yellow Honkers'”, “Make Room for Lisa”, “Maximum Homerdrive”, “Simpsons Bible Stories”, “Mom and Pop Art”, “The Old Man and the ‘C’ Student”, “Monty Can’t Buy Me Love”, “They Saved Lisa’s Brain”, “Thirty Minutes over Tokyo”
Average Viewers 13.5 million
Most Watched Episode “Maximum Homerdrive” (15.5 million)
Guest Stars Alec Baldwin, Brian Grazer, Cyndi Lauper, Dan Marino, Denice Kumagai, Dick Tufeld, Dolly Parton, Ed Begley Jr, Ed McMahon, Elton John, Fred Willard, Gedde Watanabe, George Carlin, George Takei, Hank Williams Jr, Isabelle Rossellini, Jack LaLanne, Jan Hooks, Jasper Johns, Jerry Springer, Joe Mantegna, John Kassir, John Madden, Karen Maruyama, Kathie Lee Gifford, Keone Young, Kim Basinger, Lisa Kudrow, Marcia Wallace, Mark Hamill, Martin Mull, Michael Dees, Michael McKean, NRBQ, Pat Summerall, Phil Hartman, Regis Philbin, Robert Englund, Ron Howard, Rosey Grier, Rupert Murdoch, Stephen Hawking, The Moody Blues, Troy Aikman, William Daniels, Yo La Tengo


Season 11

Season 11
Premiere 26-Sep-99
Finale 21-May-00
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “Beyond Blunderdome”, “Brother’s Little Helper”, “Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner?”, “Treehouse of Horror X”, “E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)”, “Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder”, “Eight Misbehavin'”, “Take My Wife, Sleaze”, “Grift of the Magi”, “Little Big Mom”, “Faith Off”, “The Mansion Family”, “Saddlesore Galactica”, “Alone Again, Natura-Diddily”, “Missionary: Impossible”, “Pygmoelian”, “Bart to the Future”, “Days of Wine and D’oh’ses”, “Kill the Alligator and Run”, “Last Tap Dance in Springfield”, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge”, “Behind the Laughter”
Average Viewers 8.8 million
Most Watched Episode “The Mansion Family” (18.4 million)
Guest Stars Betty White, Britney Spears, Butch Patrick, Charlie Rose, Clarence Clemons, Dick Clark, Diedrich Bader, Don Cheadle, Edward Asner, Elwood Edwards, Frank Welker, Fred Turner, Garry Marshall, Gary Coleman, Henry Winkler, Jack Burns, Jan Hooks, Jay North, Jim Cummings, Jim Forbes, Joe Mantegna, John Goodman, Kid Rock, Lucy Lawless, Marc Wilmore, Marcia Wallace, Mark McGwire, Mel Gibson, Nancy O’Dell, NRBQ, Parker Posey, Pat O’Brien, Penn Jillette, Randy Bachman, Robert Evans, Ron Howard, Shawn Colvin, Teller, The B-52’s, Tim Robbins, Tom Arnold, Trevor Denman, Willie Nelson


Season 12

Season 12
Premiere 01-Nov-00
Finale 20-May-01
# of Episodes 21
Episodes “Treehouse of Horror XI”, “A Tale of Two Springfields”, “Insane Clown Poppy”, “Lisa the Tree Hugger”, “Homer vs Dignity”, “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes”, “The Great Money Caper”, “Skinner’s Sense of Snow”, “HOMR”, “Pokey Mom”, “Worst Episode Ever”, “Tennis the Menace”, “Day of the Jackanapes”, “New Kids on the Blecch”, “Hungry, Hungry Homer”, “Bye Bye Nerdie”, “Simpson Safari”, “Trilogy of Error”, “I’m Goin’ to Praiseland”, “Children of a Lesser Clod”, “Simpsons Tall Tales”
Average Viewers 15.5 million
Most Watched Episode “Worst Episode Ever” (18.6 million)
Guest Stars Amy Tan, Andre Agassi, Ben Bledsoe, Bruce Vilanch, Charles Napier, Drew Barrymore, Edward Norton, Frank Welker, Frankie Muniz, Gary Coleman, Jan Hooks, Jay Mohr, Joe Mantegna, John Updike, Joshua Jackson, Kathy Griffin, Kelsey Grammer, Leeza Gibbons, Marc Terenzi, Marcia Wallace, Michael J Horn, Michael Keaton, ‘N Sync, Patrick McGoohan, Pete Sampras, Robert Schimmel, Serena Williams, Shawn Colvin, Stacy Keach, Stephen King, The Who, Tom Savini, Tony Battaglia, Venus Williams


Season 13

Season 13
Premiere 06-Nov-01
Finale 22-May-02
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “The Parent Rap”, “Homer the Moe”, “A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love”, “The Blunder Years”, “She of Little Faith”, “Brawl in the Family”, “Sweets and Sour Marge”, “Jaws Wired Shut”, “Half-Decent Proposal”, “The Bart Wants What It Wants”, “The Lastest Gun in the West”, “The Old Man and the Key”, “Tales from the Public Domain”, “Blame It on Lisa”, “Weekend at Burnsie’s”, “Gump Roast”, “I Am Furious (Yellow)”, “The Sweetest Apu”, “Little Girl in the Big Ten”, “The Frying Game”, “Poppa’s Got a Brand New Badge”
Average Viewers 12.5 million
Most Watched Episode “The Parent Rap” (14.9 million)
Guest Stars Ben Stiller, Bill Saluga, Carmen Electra, Dana Gould, Delroy Lindo, Dennis Weaver, Frances Sternhagen, Frank Welker, George Takei, James Lipton, Jane Kaczmarek, Jess Harnell, Joe Mantegna, John Kassir, Jon Lovitz, Judith Owen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Marcia Wallace, Matthew Perry, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Newman, Phish, Pierce Brosnan, R.E.M., Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere, Robert Pinsky, Sally Stevens, Stan Lee, Wolfgang Puck


Season 14

Season 14
Premiere 03-Nov-02
Finale 18-May-03
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation”, “Bart vs Lisa vs the Third Grade”, “Large Marge”, “Helter Shelter”, “The Great Louse Detective”, “Special Edna”, “The Dad Who Knew Too Little”, “The Strong Arms of the Ma”, “Pray Anything”, “Barting Over”, “I’m Spelling as Fast as I Can”, “A Star Is Born Again”, “Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington”, “C.E.D’oh”, “‘Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky”, “Three Gays of the Condo”, “Dude, Where’s My Ranch?”, “Old Yeller-Belly”, “Brake My Wife, Please”, “The Bart of War”, “Moe Baby Blues”
Average Viewers 14.4 million
Most Watched Episode “I’m Spelling as Fast as I Can” (22.1 million)
Guest Stars Weird Al’ Yankovic, Adam West, Andy Serkis, Baha Men, Ben Schatz, Blink-182, Brian Setzer, Burt Ward, David Byrne, David Lander, Elliott Gould, Elvis Costello, Eric Idle, Gene Merlino, George Plimpton, Helen Fielding, Jackson Browne, James L Brooks, Jan Hooks, Jane Kaczmarek, Joe Mantegna, John Kassir, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Keith Richards, Kelsey Grammer, Ken Burns, Larry Holmes, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Leslie, Little Richard, Marcia Wallace, Marisa Tomei, Mick Jagger, Pamela Reed, Sally Stevens, Scott Thompson, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Terry W Greene, Tom Petty, Tony Bennett, Tony Hawk


Season 15

Season 15
Premiere 02-Nov-03
Finale 23-May-04
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “Treehouse of Horror XIV”, “My Mother the Carjacker”, “The President Wore Pearls”, “The Regina Monologues”, “The Fat and the Furriest”, “Today I Am a Clown”, “‘Tis the Fifteenth Season”, “Marge vs Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays”, “I, (Annoyed Grunt)-bot”, “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife”, “Margical History Tour”, “Milhouse Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”, “Smart & Smarter”, “The Ziff Who Came to Dinner”, “Co-Dependents’ Day”, “The Wandering Juvie”, “My Big Fat Geek Wedding”, “Catch ‘Em If You Can”, “Simple Simpson”, “The Way We Weren’t”, “Bart-Mangled Banner”, “Fraudcast News”
Average Viewers 11.0 million
Most Watched Episode “I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot” (16.3 million)
Guest Stars Ashley Olsen, Brave Combo, Charles Napier, Dick Tufeld, Dudley R Herschbach, Evan Marriott, Glenn Close, Ian McKellen, Isabel Sanford, J.K. Rowling, Jackie Mason, Jane Kaczmarek, Jane Leeves, Jennifer Garner, Jerry Lewis, Jim Gilstrap, Jon Lovitz, Marcia Wallace, Mark Campbell, Mary-Kate Olsen, Matt Groening, Michael Moore, Mr. T, Nichelle Nichols, Nick Bakay, Oscar De La Hoya, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Simon Cowell, Thomas Pynchon, Tom Clancy, Tony Blair, William Daniels


Season 16

Season 16
Premiere 07-Nov-04
Finale 15-May-05
# of Episodes 21
Episodes Treehouse of Horror XV, “All’s Fair in Oven War”, “Sleeping with the Enemy”, “She Used to Be My Girl”, “Fat Man and Little Boy”, “Midnight Rx”, “Mommie Beerest”, “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass”, “Pranksta Rap”, “There’s Something About Marrying”, “On a Clear Day I Can’t See My Sister”, “Goo Goo Gai Pan”, “Mobile Homer”, “The Seven-Beer Snitch”, “Future-Drama”, “Don’t Fear the Roofer”, “The Heartbroke Kid”, “A Star Is Torn”, “Thank God, It’s Doomsday”, “Home Away from Homer”, “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star”
Average Viewers 10.2 million
Most Watched Episode “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass” (23.1 million)
Guest Stars 50 Cent, Albert Brooks, Amy Poehler, Baha Men, Charles Napier, Dana Gould, Eric Idle, Fantasia Barrino, Frank Gehry, Gary Busey, James Caan, Jane Kaczmarek, Jason Bateman, Joe Mantegna, John DiMaggio, Kim Cattrall, LeBron James, Liam Neeson, Los Lobos, Lucy Liu, Marcia Wallace, Marie Cain, Michael Dees, Michelle Kwan, Ray Romano, Robert Wagner, Stephen Hawking, Terry W Greene, Thomas Pynchon, Tom Brady, Warren Sapp, Yao Ming



Are you excited for the Bracket Battle? What about the Pick’em contest? Do you remember seasons 9 to 16? Which season is your favourite? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you.

8 responses to “Best Season of The Simpsons Bracket Battle – Preview 2 – Seasons 9 to 16 (Contest Alert!)

  1. Simpsons Bracket Battle (brought to you by Safi) 🏆

    If you crave revisiting your favourite Simpsons Episodes for future Game App Content, then the Bracket Battle is for you! 👍🏻

    If you can Choose’em, then you should have the chance to also Pick’em – and you never know what that small dedicated EA Staff for TSTO will offer up in the Game App as New Content (’til an Event happens – but it’s fun to pick what you hope will be next!) 😀

    Remember The Simpsons Seasons 9 to 16? Sure, thanks to Search Engines and Wikipedia and if I have access to it on Roku without Disney +*! 😅

    Which Season is my favourite? Hey, I remember Birthdays, Anniversaries, Phone #’s, My Address ….. everything else requires stimulation via C.R.S. medication! 😂 I just remember ‘Funny Episodes’ and then I forget whatever was a 💤 fest for me!

    Season 9

    “The Principal and the Pauper”
    “Treehouse of Horror VIII” (The HΩmega Man, Fly Vs. Fly, Easy Bake Coven)
    “The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons”
    “The Joy of Sect”
    “King of the Hill”

    Season 10

    “D’oh-in’ in the Wind”
    “Viva Ned Flanders”
    “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday”
    “Maximum Homerdrive”
    “Simpsons Bible Stories”

    Season 11

    “Brother’s Little Helper”
    “Treehouse of Horror X” (I Know What You Diddily-Iddily-Did, Desperately Xeeking Xena, Life’s a Glitch, Then You Die)
    “E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)”
    “Eight Misbehavin”
    “Take My Wife, Sleaze”
    “Alone Again, Natura-Diddily”

    Season 12

    “The Computer Wore Menace Shoes”
    “Worst Episode Ever”
    “Day of the Jackanapes”
    “Trilogy of Error”
    “Simpsons Tall Tales” (Homer as Paul Bunyan, Lisa as Connie Appleseed, Bart as Tom Sawyer and Nelson as Huckleberry Finn)

    Season 13

    “The Parent Rap”
    “She of Little Faith”
    “Brawl in the Family”
    “Tales from the Public Domain” (The Odyssey, Joan of Arc, Hamlet are lampooned)
    “Weekend at Burnsie’s”

    Season 14

    “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation”
    “Large Marge”
    “The Great Louse Detective”
    “Special Edna”
    ” ‘Scuse Me While I Miss the Sky”
    “Three Gays of the Condo”

    Season 15

    “The Regina Monologues”
    “Today I Am a Clown”
    “Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays”
    “Margical History Tour” (Henry VIII’s (Homer), Lewis and Clark (Lenny and Carl), Salieri (Lisa)
    “Simple Simpson

    Season 16

    “All’s Fair in Oven War”
    “There’s Something About Marrying”
    “The Seven-Beer Snitch”
    “Thank God, It’s Doomsday”
    “The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star” lol ppp

    👀 I can actually leave a comment that’s kinda ‘on topic 🤫

  2. Great, thanks! 🙂

  3. My sister has done absolutely everything possible to get past the invalid code error when logging in. She followed your guidance and even did a re install and no luck. Is there anything else or do we need to contact ea? Thanks?

  4. Is those brackets set in stone? I am not a huge fan of all of the early seasons and all of the later seasons being up against each other in the beginning. If it can be changed, I would suggest a random number generator to make the brackets.

    • I did consider a lot of different formats. With the Pick’em Contest taking place with this Bracket Battle, this seemed like the Bracket that will generate the most variety of responses.

      If we were not running the Pick’em contest, it would have been 1 vs 32, 16 vs 17, etc, etc.

  5. Safi – will you be repeating these season synopses when you post the actual bracket battles? I know what my all-time favorite season is, but I’m afraid I won’t remember all of these other season details when it comes time to start doing the bracket voting. (I know I could go back and find these posts then, but it would be great to just have all the info I need right in the bracket battles voting posts.)

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