Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Season of The Simpsons, Week 2

It was six years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are six years later, and it’s time for our seventh TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. It is equally debatable how long The Simpsons will keep going. But what isn’t debatable is that there have been A LOT of incredible seasons of The Simpsons. 32 in fact. But which of the 32 seasons has truly been the best? With that in mind, we present to you TSTO Addicts’ The Best Season of The Simpsons Bracket Battle.

For rules and regulations, check out the Week 1 post here.


First, for the results from last week:

Season 2 (72.9%) defeated Season 1 (27.1%)

Season 15  (70.7%) defeated Season 16 (29.3%)

Season 17  (56.9%) defeated Season 18 (43.1%)

Season 31 (61.8%) defeated Season 32 (38.2%)


Here’s the updated Bracket unveiled (click on image to view enlarged version):

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see how you’re doing in the pick’em contest.


Season 3 vs Season 4

Tale of the Tape:

Season 3 4
Premiere 19-Sep-91 24-Sep-92
Finale 27-Aug-92 13-May-93
# of Episodes 24 22
Episodes “Stark Raving Dad”, “Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington”, “When Flanders Failed”, “Bart the Murderer”, “Homer Defined”, “Like Father, Like Clown”, “Treehouse of Horror II”, “Lisa’s Pony”, “Saturdays of Thunder”, “Flaming Moe’s”, “Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk”, “I Married Marge”, “Radio Bart”, “Lisa the Greek”, “Homer Alone”, “Bart the Lover”, “Homer at the Bat”, “Separate Vocations”, “Dog of Death”, “Colonel Homer”, “Black Widower”, “The Otto Show”, “Bart’s Friend Falls in Love”, “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?” “Kamp Krusty”, “A Streetcar Named Marge”, “Homer the Heretic”, “Lisa the Beauty Queen”, “Treehouse of Horror III”, “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie”, “Marge Gets a Job”, “New Kid on the Block”, “Mr. Plow”, “Lisa’s First Word”, “Homer’s Triple Bypass”, “Marge vs the Monorail”, “Selma’s Choice”, “Brother from the Same Planet”, “I Love Lisa”, “Duffless”, “Last Exit to Springfield”, “So It’s Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show”, “The Front”, “Whacking Day”, “Marge in Chains”, “Krusty Gets Kancelled”
Average Viewers 21.8 million 22.4 million
Most Watched Episode “Colonel Homer” (25.5 million) “Lisa’s First Word” (28.6 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Homer at the Bat” “Marge vs the Monorail”
Guest Stars Aerosmith, Beverly D’Angelo, Chick Hearn, Christopher Guest, Danny DeVito, Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly, Frank Welker, Jackie Mason, Joe Frazier, Joe Mantegna, Jon Lovitz, Jose Canseco, Kelsey Grammer, Ken Griffey Jr., Kimmy Robertson, Kipp Lennon, Larry McKay, Lona Williams, Magic Johnson, Marcia Wallace, Michael Jackson, Michael McKean, Mike Scioscia, Neil Patrick Harris, Ozzie Smith, Phil Hartman, Roger Clemens, Steve Allen, Steve Sax, Sting, Terry Cashman, Wade Boggs Adam West, Barry White, Bette Midler, Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, David Crosby, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Merlino, Hugh Hefner, Johnny Carson, Jon Lovitz, Joyce Brothers, Kipp Lennon, Leonard Nimoy, Linda Ronstadt, Lona Williams, Luke Perry, Marcia Wallace, Michael Carrington, Michele Pillar, Pamela Reed, Phil Hartman, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sara Gilbert, Tom Jones

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 13 vs Season 14


Tale of the Tape:

Season 13 14
Premiere 06-Nov-01 03-Nov-02
Finale 22-May-02 18-May-03
# of Episodes 22 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” “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 12.5 million 14.4 million
Most Watched Episode “The Parent Rap” (14.9 million) “I’m Spelling as Fast as I Can” (22.1 million)
Safi’s Favourite “The Bart Wants What It Wants” “The Bart of War”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 19 vs Season 20

Tale of the Tape:

Season 19 20
Premiere 23-Sep-07 28-Sep-08
Finale 18-May-08 17-May-09
# of Episodes 20 21
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” “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 8.4 million 7.1 million
Most Watched Episode “Treehouse of Horror XVIII” (11.7 million) “Treehouse of Horror XIX” (12.4 million)
Safi’s Favourite “The Debarted” “Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 29 vs Season 30

Tale of the Tape:

Season 29 30
Premiere 01-Oct-17 30-Sep-18
Finale 20-May-18 12-May-19
# of Episodes 21 23
Episodes “The Serfsons”, “Springfield Splendor”, “Whistler’s Father”, “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII”, “Grampy Can Ya Hear Me”, “The Old Blue Mayor She Ain’t What She Used to Be”, “Singin’ in the Lane”, “Mr. Lisa’s Opus”, “Gone Boy”, “Haw-Haw Land”, “Frink Gets Testy”, “Homer Is Where the Art Isn’t”, “3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage”, “Fears of a Clown”, “No Good Read Goes Unpunished”, “King Leer”, “Lisa Gets the Blues”, “Forgive and Regret”, “Left Behind”, “Throw Grampa from the Dane”, “Flanders’ Ladder” “Bart’s Not Dead”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “My Way or the Highway to Heaven”, “Treehouse of Horror XXIX”, “Baby You Can’t Drive My Car”, “From Russia Without Love”, “Werking Mom”, “Krusty the Clown”, “Daddicus Finch”, “‘Tis the 30th Season”, “Mad About the Toy”, “The Girl on the Bus”, “I’m Dancing as Fat as I Can”, “The Clown Stays in the Picture”, “101 Mitigations”, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, “E My Sports”, “Bart vs Itchy & Scratchy”, “Girl’s in the Band”, “I’m Just a Girl Who Can’t Say D’oh”, “D’oh Canada”, “Woo-Hoo Dunnit?”, “Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion”
Average Viewers 4.1 million 3.1 million
Most Watched Episode “Frink Gets Testy” (8.1 million) “The Girl on the Bus” (8.2 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Left Behind” “Baby You Can’t Drive My Car”
Guest Stars Alison Bechdel, Andy Daly, Ben Daniels, Bill Hader, Billy Boyd, Caitlin Parrott, Carolyn Omine, Cecily Strong, Damian Kulash, Dan Harmon, Daniel Radcliffe, Dawnn Lewis, Debi Mazar, Ed Sheeran, Glenn Close, J K Simmons, Jackie Mason, Jimmy O Yang, Joe Mantegna, John Baldessari, Jon Lovitz, Jonathan Schmock, Kat Dennings, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Pollak, Kipp Lennon, Marcia Wallace, Mario Batali, Marjane Satrapi, Martin Short, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Dees, Neil Gaiman, Nick Fascitelli, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Norman Lear, Rachel Bloom, Ray Liotta, Roz Chast, Shaquille O’Neal, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tim Nordwind, Trombone Shorty, Valerie Harper, William Friedkin Awkwafina, Bill de Blasio, Billy Eichner, Bryan Batt, Chelsea Peretti, Dan Mintz, Dave Attell, Dave Matthews, David Turley, Emily Deschanel, Eugene Mirman, Gal Gadot, George Segal, Guillermo del Toro, H Jon Benjamin, Illeana Douglas, J. K. Simmons, Jackie Mason, Jane Lynch, Jenny Slate, Joe Clabby, John Lithgow, John Roberts, Jon Lovitz, Jonathan Groff, Josh Groban, Judy Blume, Ken Burns, Ken Jeong, Kristen Schaal, Ksenia Solo, Lawrence O’Donnell, Liev Schreiber, Lucas Meyer, Marc Maron, Natasha Lyonne, Nicole Byer, Okilly Dokilly, Patti LuPone, Pete Holmes, Peter Serafinowicz, Renee Ridgeley, Rhys Darby, RuPaul, Scott Thompson, Sutan Amrull, Ted Moock, Ted Sarandos, Terry Gross, Tracy Morgan, Wallace Shawn, Werner Herzog, Will Forte

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.





Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Thursday July 15th.


What are your thoughts on this weeks four matchups? Of the four matchups above, which was the easiest decision and which was the hardest? What do you think of last weeks results? Did you enter the pick’em contest? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.

4 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Season of The Simpsons, Week 2

  1. Done and done.

  2. Can’t read tale of the tape for Seasons 4 and 14, because of the way WordPress has the page laid out (in Safari browser on iPad Pro, at any rate). I don’t need to see Season 4, because it’s my favorite of all of the seasons ever, but maybe you can also include links back to the previous Tale of the Tape posts in these voting posts? I’ll have to go hunting to see what was in Season 14, since the info above is blocked by a couple of ads. (Season 4 info is blocked by Charts and Data, Podcasts, and Latest from… info — see the image I shared on last week’s voting post.)

    I’m hoping that, when all is said and done, it will be Season 4 FTW!

  3. 4

    Thanks Safi
    This is like Powerball with Simpsons Seasons ! 😀👍🏻
    Needs ☕ (and cooler temperatures!)

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