Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Season of The Simpsons, Week 3

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 4 (65.7%) defeated Season 3 (34.3%)

Season 14  (54.3%) barely beat Season 13 (45.7%)

Season 19  (64.7%) defeated Season 20 (35.3%)

Season 30 (55.9%) defeated Season 29 (44.1%)


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 5 vs Season 6

Tale of the Tape:

Season 5 6
Premiere 30-Sep-93 04-Sep-94
Finale 19-May-94 21-May-95
# of Episodes 22 25
Episodes “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet”, “Cape Feare”, “Homer Goes to College”, “Rosebud”, “Treehouse of Horror IV”, “Marge on the Lam”, “Bart’s Inner Child”, “Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood”, “The Last Temptation of Homer”, “$pringfield (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)”, “Homer the Vigilante”, “Bart Gets Famous”, “Homer and Apu”, “Lisa vs Malibu Stacy”, “Deep Space Homer”, “Homer Loves Flanders”, “Bart Gets an Elephant”, “Burns’ Heir”, “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song”, “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”, “Lady Bouvier’s Lover”, “Secrets of a Successful Marriage” “Bart of Darkness”, “Lisa’s Rival”, “Another Simpsons Clip Show”, “Itchy & Scratchy Land”, “Sideshow Bob Roberts”, “Treehouse of Horror V”, “Bart’s Girlfriend”, “Lisa on Ice”, “Homer Badman”, “Grampa vs Sexual Inadequacy”, “Fear of Flying”, “Homer the Great”, “And Maggie Makes Three”, “Bart’s Comet”, “Homie the Clown”, “Bart vs Australia”, “Homer vs Patty and Selma”, “A Star Is Burns”, “Lisa’s Wedding”, “Two Dozen and One Greyhounds”, “The PTA Disbands!”, “‘Round Springfield”, “The Springfield Connection”, “Lemon of Troy”, “Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)”
Average Viewers 18.9 million 15.6 million
Most Watched Episode “Treehouse of Horror IV” (24.0 million) “Treehouse of Horror V” (22.2 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Cape Feare” “Treehouse of Horror V”
Guest Stars Albert Brooks, Buzz Aldrin, Conan O’Brien, David Crosby, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Welker, George Fenneman, George Harrison, Gerry Cooner, James Brown, James Taylor, James Wood, Kathleen Turner, Kelsey Grammer, Kipp Lennon, Marcia Wallace, Michael Carrington, Michelle Pfeiffer, Pamela Reed, Phil Hartman, Ramones, Robert Goulet, Sam Neill, The Dapper Dans, Werner Klemperer Anne Bancroft, Dennis Franz, Dick Cavett, Dr. Demento, Frank Welker, George Wendt, Henry Corden, James Earl Jones, Joe Mantegna, John Ratzenberger, Johnny Unitas, Jon Lovitz, Kelsey Grammer, Larry King, Mandy Patinkin, Maurice LaMarche, Mel Brooks, Meryl Streep, Patrick Stewart, Phil Hartman, Rhea Perlman, Ron Taylor, Steve Allen, Susan Sarandon, Ted Danson, Tito Puente, Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 11 vs Season 12

Tale of the Tape:

Season 11 12
Premiere 26-Sep-99 01-Nov-00
Finale 21-May-00 20-May-01
# of Episodes 22 21
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” “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 8.8 million 15.5 million
Most Watched Episode “The Mansion Family” (18.4 million) “Worst Episode Ever” (18.6 million)
Safi’s Favourite “The Mansion Family” “Trilogy of Error”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 21 vs Season 22

Tale of the Tape:

Season 21 22
Premiere 27-Sep-09 26-Sep-10
Finale 23-May-10 22-May-11
# of Episodes 23 22
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” “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 7.1 million
Most Watched Episode “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” (14.7 million) “Moms I’d Like to Forget” (12.6 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Chief of Hearts” “MoneyBart”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 27 vs Season 28

Tale of the Tape:

Season 27 28
Premiere 27-Sep-15 25-Sep-16
Finale 22-May-16 21-May-17
# of Episodes 22 22
Episodes “Every Man’s Dream”, “Cue Detective”,”Puffless”, “Halloween of Horror”, “Treehouse of Horror XXVI”, “Friend with Benefit”, “Lisa with an ‘S'”, “Paths of Glory”, “Barthood”, “The Girl Code”, “Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles”, “Much Apu About Something”, “Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4”, “Gal of Constant Sorrow”, “Lisa the Veterinarian”, “The Marge-ian Chronicles”, “The Burns Cage”, “How Lisa Got Her Marge Back”, “Fland Canyon”, “To Courier with Love”, “Simprovised”, “Orange Is the New Yellow” “Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus”, “Friends and Family”, “The Town”, “Treehouse of Horror XXVII”, “Trust but Clarify”, “There Will Be Buds”, “Havana Wild Weekend”, “Dad Behavior”, “The Last Traction Hero”, “The Nightmare After Krustmas”, “Pork and Burns”, “The Great Phatsby, Vol. I”, “The Great Phatsby, Vol. II”, “Fatzcarraldo”, “The Cad and the Hat”, “Kamp Krustier”, “22 for 30”, “A Father’s Watch”, “The Caper Chase”, “Looking for Mr. Goodbart”, “Moho House”, “Dogtown”
Average Viewers 4.0 million 4.8 million
Most Watched Episode “Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles” (8.4 million) “Pork and Burns” (8.2 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Barthood” “There Will Be Buds”
Guest Stars Adam Driver, Allison Williams, Alton Brown, Andrew Rannells, Ben Schwartz, Blake Anderson, Bob Boilen, Bobby Moynihan, Brian J Kaufman, Chris Wedge, David Copperfield, Edward James Olmos, George Takei, Glenn Close, Jay Leno, Jemima Kirke, Jon Lovitz, Jon Wurster, Kaitlin Olson, Kate McKinnon, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kristen Bell, Laura Ingraham, Lena Dunham, Michael York, Natalie Maines, Nick Kroll, Renee Ridgeley, Sofía Vergara, Stephen Merchant, Tom Scharpling, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Yo-Yo Ma, Zosia Mamet Adam Silver, Allison Janney, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Brian Posehn, Charlean Carmon, Charles Barkley, Common, Dan Rather, Dana Gould, Dawnn Lewis, Deb Lacusta, Destiny Torres, Donald Fagen, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Drew Carey, Earl Mann, Glenn Close, Jackie Mason, Jason Alexander, Jason Nash, Jennifer Saunders, Jim Beanz, Joe Mantegna, Joyce Carol Oates, Judith Owen, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelsey Grammer, Ken Jennings, Kipp Lennon, Lizzy Caplan, Magnus Carlsen, Matt Leinart, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Chiklis, Michael Sheen, Michael York, Mike Mitchell, Natasha Lyonne, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Patton Oswalt, Pendleton Ward,Phil LaMarr, Rachel Dratch, Rob Riggle, Robert McKee, RZA, Sally Stevens, Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Snoop Dogg, Stacy Keach, Stan Lee, Stephen Curry, Suze Orman, Taraji P Henson, Theo Jansen, V Bozeman, Valerie Harper, Vanessa Bayer, Wayne Gretzky

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.





Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Thursday July 22nd.


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.

5 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Season of The Simpsons, Week 3

  1. Saturday Smiles 😀

    It’s finally getting harder to choose my favourite Seasons, as every Season to choose from has at least ‘2 Classic Episodes’! 🤔


    It’s not about winning, it’s about sharing (as in who 💜’s which Episodes!) ☺️

  2. But I digress….lol. just kidding.

  3. Can’t believe am still looking for the Friday filler just such a void on a Friday, haven’t done the bracket challenge, wheres the Wit and controversy lol😎🤓🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 happy Friday 🍻🍻

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