Best Season of The Simpsons Bracket Battle – Preview 3 – Seasons 17 to 24 (Contest Alert!)

So in 3 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 2 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 17 to 24:

 

Season 17

Season 17
Premiere 11-Sep-05
Finale 21-May-06
# of Episodes 22
Episodes The Bonfire of the Manatees, “The Girl Who Slept Too Little”, “Milhouse of Sand and Fog”, “Treehouse of Horror XVI”, “Marge’s Son Poisoning”, “See Homer Run”, “The Last of the Red Hat Mamas”, “The Italian Bob”, “Simpsons Christmas Stories”, “Homer’s Paternity Coot”, “We’re on the Road to D’ohwhere”, “My Fair Laddy”, “The Seemingly Never-Ending Story”, “Bart Has Two Mommies”, “Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife”, “Million Dollar Abie”, “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore”, “The Wettest Stories Ever Told”, “Girls Just Want to Have Sums”, “Regarding Margie”, “The Monkey Suit”, “Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play”
Average Viewers 9.6 million
Most Watched Episode “Treehouse of Horror XVI” (11.7 million)
Guest Stars Alec Baldwin, Amick Byram, Antonio Fargas, Bob Joyce, Dave Thomas, Dennis Rodman, Frances McDormand, Gene Tenace, Jim Gilstrap, Joe Frazier, Joe Mantegna, Kelsey Grammer, Larry Hagman, Lily Tomlin, Mandy Moore, Marcia Wallace, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Maurice LaMarche, Meher Tatna, Melanie Griffith, Michael Carrington, Michael Dees, Michael York, Oren Waters, Randy Johnson, Richard Dean Anderson, Ricky Gervais, Rob Reiner, Sal Bando, Sally Stevens, Stacy Keach, Susan Sarandon, Terry Bradshaw, Terry W Greene, William H Macy

 

Season 18

Season 18
Premiere 10-Sep-06
Finale 20-May-07
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer”, “Jazzy and the Pussycats”, “Please Homer, Don’t Hammer ‘Em”, “Treehouse of Horror XVII”, “G.I. (Annoyed Grunt)”, “Moe’N’a Lisa”, “Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)”, “The Haw-Hawed Couple”, “Kill Gil, Volumes I & II”, “The Wife Aquatic”, “Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times”, “Little Big Girl”, “Springfield Up”, “Yokel Chords”, “Rome-Old and Juli-Eh”, “Homerazzi”, “Marge Gamer”, “The Boys of Bummer”, “Crook and Ladder”, “Stop! Or My Dog Will Shoot”, “24 Minutes”, “You Kent Always Say What You Want”
Average Viewers 9.2 million
Most Watched Episode “The Wife Aquatic” (13.9 million)
Guest Stars Andy Dick, Betty White, Dana Gould, Elvis Stojko, Eric Idle, Fran Drescher, Gore Vidal, J K Simmons, James Patterson, Jane Kaczmarek, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Jon Lovitz, Jonathan Franzen, Kiefer Sutherland, Larina Jean Adamson, Ludacris, Marcia Wallace, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Maurice LaMarche, Meg Ryan, Metallica, Michael Chabon, Michael Imperioli, Natalie Portman, Peter Bogdanovich, Phil McGraw, Richard Lewis, Ronaldo, Rudy Giuliuani, Sab Shimono, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Stephen Hawking, Stephen Sondheim, The White Stripes, Tom Wolfe

 

Season 19

Season 19
Premiere 23-Sep-07
Finale 18-May-08
# of Episodes 20
Episodes He Loves to Fly and He D’ohs, “The Homer of Seville”, “Midnight Towboy”, “I Don’t Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, “Treehouse of Horror XVIII”, “Little Orphan Millie”, “Husbands and Knives”, “Funeral for a Fiend”, “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind”, “E Pluribus Wiggum”, “That ’90s Show”, “Love, Springfieldian Style”, “The Debarted”, “Dial ‘N’ for Nerder”, “Smoke on the Daughter”, “Papa Don’t Leech”, “Apocalypse Cow”, “Any Given Sundance”, “Mona Leaves-a”, “All About Lisa”
Average Viewers 8.4 million
Most Watched Episode “Treehouse of Horror XVIII” (11.7 million)
Guest Stars Weird Al’ Yankovic, Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Beverly D’Angelo, Dan Rather, Daniel Clowes, David Hyde Pierce, Dixie Chicks, Drew Carey, Glenn Close, Jack Black, Jim Jarmusch, John C Reilly, John Mahoney, Jon Stewart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Keith Olbermann, Kelsey Grammer, Kurt Loder, Lance Armstrong, Lionel Richie, Marcia Wallace, Matt Dillon, Maurice LaMarche, Maya Rudolph, Michael Dees, Plácido Domingo, Sang Am Lee, Stephen Colbert, Steve Buscemi, Ted Nugent, Terry Gross, Topher Grace, Zooey Deschanel

 

Season 20

Season 20
Premiere 28-Sep-08
Finale 17-May-09
# of Episodes 21
Episodes Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes, “Lost Verizon”, “Double, Double, Boy in Trouble”, “Treehouse of Horror XIX”, “Dangerous Curves”, “Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words”, “MyPods and Boomsticks”, “The Burns and the Bees”, “Lisa the Drama Queen”, “Take My Life, Please”, “How the Test Was Won”, “No Loan Again, Naturally”, “Gone Maggie Gone”, “In the Name of the Grandfather”, “Wedding for Disaster”, “Eeny Teeny Maya Moe”, “The Good, the Sad and the Drugly”, “Father Knows Worst”, “Waverly Hills, 9-0-2-1-D’oh”, “Four Great Women and a Manicure”, “Coming to Homerica”
Average Viewers 7.1 million
Most Watched Episode “Treehouse of Horror XIX” (12.4 million)
Guest Stars Anne Hathaway, Brian Grazer, Canvas, Colm Meaney, Denis Leary, Ed Begley Jr, Elliot Page, Emily Blunt, Fall Out Boy, Glen Hansard, Jeff Bezos, Jodie Foster, Joe Mantegna, Joe Montana, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer, Marcia Wallace, Mark Cuban, Markéta Irglová, Marv Albert, Maurice LaMarche, Merl Reagle, Robert Forster, Scott Thompson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Will Shortz

 

Season 21

Season 21
Premiere 27-Sep-09
Finale 23-May-10
# of Episodes 23
Episodes “Homer the Whopper”, “Bart Gets a ‘Z'”, “The Great Wife Hope”, “Treehouse of Horror XX”, “The Devil Wears Nada”, “Pranks and Greens”, “Rednecks and Broomsticks”, “O Brother, Where Bart Thou?”, “Thursdays with Abie”, “Once Upon a Time in Springfield”, “Million Dollar Maybe”,  “Boy Meets Curl”, “The Color Yellow”, “Postcards from the Wedge”, “Stealing First Base”, “The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed”, “American History X-cellent”, “Chief of Hearts”, “The Squirt and the Whale”, “To Surveil with Love”, “Moe Letter Blues”, “The Bob Next Door”, “Judge Me Tender”
Average Viewers 7.1 million
Most Watched Episode “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” (14.7 million)
Guest Stars Angela Bassett, Anne Hathaway, Bob Costas, Chris Martin, Chuck Liddell, Cooper Manning, Don Pardo, Eartha Kitt, Eddie Izzard, Eli Manning, Ellen DeGeneres, Gary Larson, Huell Howser, Jackie Mason, Jane Kaczmarek, Joe Mantegna, Jonah Hill, Jordan Nagai, Kara DioGuardi, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kim Cattrall, Marcia Wallace, Matt Groening, Maurice LaMarche, Mitch Albom, Neve Campbell, Peyton Manning, Randy Jackson, Rupert Murdoch, Ryan Seacrest, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Simon Cowell, Smothers Brothers, Wren T Brown, Yael Naim

 

Season 22

Season 22
Premiere 26-Sep-10
Finale 22-May-11
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “Elementary School Musical”, “Loan-a Lisa”, “MoneyBart”, “Treehouse of Horror XXI”, “Lisa Simpson, This Isn’t Your Life”, “The Fool Monty”, “How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window?”, “The Fight Before Christmas”, “Donnie Fatso”, “Moms I’d Like to Forget”, “Flaming Moe”, “Homer the Father”, “The Blue and the Gray”, “Angry Dad: The Movie”, “The Scorpion’s Tale”, “A Midsummer’s Nice Dream”, “Love Is a Many Strangled Thing”, “The Great Simpsina”, “The Real Housewives of Fat Tony”, “Homer Scissorhands”, “500 Keys”, “The Ned-Liest Catch”
Average Viewers 7.1 million
Most Watched Episode “Moms I’d Like to Forget” (12.6 million)
Guest Stars Albert Brooks, Alyson Hannigan, Amber Riley, Bill James, Bret McKenzie, Cheech Marin, Chris Hansen, Cory Monteith, Danica Patrick, Daniel Radcliffe, David Copperfield, David Mamet, Garry Marshall, Gregg Berger, Halle Berry, Hugh Laurie, Ira Glass, J B Smoove, Jack McBrayer, James Lipton, Jemaine Clement, Joe Mantegna, Joey Kramer, Jon Hamm, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Katy Perry, Ken Burns, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kristen Schaal, Kristen Wiig, Lea Michele, Marcia Wallace, Mark Zuckerberg, Martha Stewart, Martin Landau, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Paul Chan, Mike Scioscia, Muhammad Yunus, Nick Park, Paul Rudd, Penn Jillette, Rachel Weisz, Ricky Gervais, Ricky Jay, Russell Brand, Scott Thompson, Stephen Hawking, Teller, Terry W Greene, Tommy Chong, Werner Herzog

 

Season 23

Season 23
Premiere 25-Sep-11
Finale 20-May-12
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “The Falcon and the D’ohman”, “Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts”, “Treehouse of Horror XXII”, “Replaceable You”, “The Food Wife”, “The Book Job”, “The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants”, “The Ten-Per-Cent Solution”, “Holidays of Future Passed”, “Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson”, “The D’oh-cial Network”, “Moe Goes from Rags to Riches”, “The Daughter Also Rises”, “At Long Last Leave”, “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart”, “How I Wet Your Mother”, “Them, Robot”, “Beware My Cheating Bart”, “A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again”, “The Spy Who Learned Me”, “Ned ‘n’ Edna’s Blend Agenda”, “Lisa Goes Gaga”
Average Viewers 6.2 million
Most Watched Episode “The D’oh-cial Network” (11.5 million)
Guest Stars Adam Savage, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Andy García, Anthony Bourdain, Armie Hammer, Aron Ralston, Brent Spiner, Bryan Cranston, Dana Gould, David Byrne, David Letterman, Eric Idle, Eric Wareheim, Glenn Close, Gordon Ramsay, Jackie Mason, Jamie Hyneman, Jane Lynch, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Irons, Joan Rivers, John Slattery, Julian Assange, Kelsey Grammer, Kenny Scharf, Kevin Dillon, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kiefer Sutherland, Lady Gaga, Marcia Wallace, Mario Batali, Matt Groening, Matthew Weiner, Michael Cera, Neil Gaiman, Nicholas McKaig, Ping Marshall, Renee Ridgeley, Robbie Conal, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Steve Coogan, Susie Stevens, Ted Nugent, Tiger Lillies, Tim Heidecker, Tom Colicchio, Treat Williams

 

Season 24

Season 24
Premiere 30-Sep-12
Finale 19-May-13
# of Episodes 22
Episodes “Moonshine River”, “Treehouse of Horror XXIII”, “Adventures in Baby-Getting”, “Gone Abie Gone”, “Penny-Wiseguys”, “A Tree Grows in Springfield”, “The Day the Earth Stood Cool”, “To Cur with Love”, “Homer Goes to Prep School”, “A Test Before Trying”, “The Changing of the Guardian”, “Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing”, “Hardly Kirk-ing”, “Gorgeous Grampa”, “Black Eyed, Please”, “Dark Knight Court”, “What Animated Women Want”, “Pulpit Friction”, “Whiskey Business”, “The Fabulous Faker Boy”, “The Saga of Carl”, “Dangers on a Train”
Average Viewers 5.5 million
Most Watched Episode “Homer Goes to Prep School” (9.0 million)
Guest Stars Aaron Paul, Al Roker, Alex Trebek, Anika Noni Rose, Anne Hathaway, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Carrie Brownstein, Colin Meloy, Danny DeVito, Don Pardo, Edward Norton, Fred Armisen, George Takei, Jane Krakowski, Janet Reno, Jeff Gordon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Mantegna, Jon Lovitz, Justin Bieber, Kelsey Grammer, Ken Burns, Kevin Michael Richardson, Lisa Lampanelli, Maggy Reno Hurchalla, Marcia Wallace, Marvin Hamlisch, Maurice LaMarche, Max Weinberg, Michael Dees, Natalie Portman, Patrick Stewart, Patton Oswalt, Rashida Jones, Richard Dawkins, Robert A Caro, Ron Taylor, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sarah Silverman, Seth MacFarlane, Sigur Rós, Sonny Rollins, Steve Carell, Susie Stevens, Terry W Greene, Tina Fey, Tom Waits, Tony Bennett, Valerie Harper, Wanda Sykes, Zooey Deschanel

 

 

Are you excited for the Bracket Battle? What about the Pick’em contest? Do you remember seasons 17 to 24? Which season is your favourite? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you.

3 responses to “Best Season of The Simpsons Bracket Battle – Preview 3 – Seasons 17 to 24 (Contest Alert!)

  1. If the winner isn’t from the bracket with seasons 1-8, then something is wrong. Seasons 3-5 are the best.

  2. Yay! Simpsons Episode Battle Bracket Royale coming soon (and Pick ‘Em’s)! 😀

    If it wasn’t for the Internet, I wouldn’t remember anything 😅 …. if it wasn’t for a virtual private network (VPN), I couldn’t watch what’s not on Hulu (because I will not pay extra for Disney+) 🙄

    Carefully rewatching and remembering what Content in the Game App comes from which Season / Episode (as well as thinking what else would be cool as New Content from Episodes I like) –

    Season 17

    Episode 2 “The Girl Who Slept Too Little”
    Episode 4 “Treehouse of Horror XVI”
    (B.I. Bartificial Intelligence – Survival of the Fattest – I’ve Grown a Costume on Your Face)
    Episode 7 “The Last of the Red Hat Mamas”
    Episode 8 “The Italian Bob”
    Episode 9 “Simpsons Christmas Stories”
    (the Nativity – WW II Tale – the Nutcracker Suite)
    Episode 12 “My Fair Laddy”
    Episode 16 “Million Dollar Abie”
    Episode 18 “The Wettest Stories Ever Told”
    (Mayflower Madman – The WhinebBar Sea – Watership D’ohn)
    Episode 22 “Marge and Homer Turn a Couple Play”

    Season 18

    Episode 2 “Jazzy and the Pussycats”
    Episode 7 “Ice Cream of Margie (with the Light Blue Hair)”
    Episode 9 “Kill Gil, Volumes I & II”
    Episode 11 “Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times”
    (The Count of Monte Fatso – Revenge of the Geeks – Bartman Begins)
    Episode 12 “Little Big Girl”
    Episode 19 “Crook and Ladder”
    Episode 22 “You Kent Always Say What You Want”

    Season 19

    Episode 2 “The Homer of Seville”
    Episode 5 “Treehouse of Horror XVIII”
    (E.T., Go Home – Mr. & Mrs. Simpson – Heck House)
    Episode 7 “Husbands and Knives”
    Episode 8 “Funeral for a Fiend”
    Episode 10 “E Pluribus Wiggum”
    Episode 12 “Love, Springfieldian Style”
    (Bonnie and Clyde, Lady and the Tramp, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen)
    Episode 14 “Dial ‘N’ for Nerder”
    Episode 19 “Mona Leaves-a”

    Season 20

    Episode 1 “Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes”
    Episode 3 “Double, Double, Boy in Trouble”
    Episode 7 “MyPods and Boomsticks”
    Episode 10 “Take My Life, Please”
    Episode 13 “Gone Maggie Gone”
    Episode 16 “Eeny Teeny Maya Moe”
    Episode 21 “Coming to Homerica”

    Season 21

    Episode 1 “Homer the Whopper”
    Episode 4 “Treehouse of Horror XX”
    (Dial “M” for Murder or Press “#” to Return to Main Menu, Don’t Have a Cow, Mankind,There’s No Business Like Moe Business)
    Episode 5 “The Devil Wears Nada”
    Episode 7 “Rednecks and Broomsticks”
    Episode 10 “Once Upon a Time in Springfield”
    Episode 16 “The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed”
    Special Documentary Episode “The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!”

    Season 22

    Episode 8 “The Fight Before Christmas”
    (4 Part Christmas Episode)
    Episode 11 “Flaming Moe”
    Episode 16 “A Midsummer’s Nice Dream”
    (Cheech & Chong Guest Star)
    Episode 20 “Homer Scissorhands”
    Episode 21 “500 Keys”

    Season 23

    Episode 7 “The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants”
    Episode 8 “The Ten-Per-Cent Solution”
    Episode 13 “The Daughter Also Rises”
    Episode 14 “At Long Last Leave”
    Episode 20 “The Spy Who Learned Me”

    Season 24

    Episode 2 “Treehouse of Horror XXII” (Mayan Sacrifice, The Greatest Story Ever Holed, Unnormal Activity, Bart & Homer’s Excellent Adventure)
    Episode 4 “Gone Abe Gone”
    Episode 7 “The Day the Earth Stood Cool”
    Episode 9 “Homer Goes to Prep School”
    Episode 14 “Gorgeous Grampa”
    Episode 16 “Dark Knight Court”
    Episode 21 “The Saga of Carl”

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