Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Season of The Simpsons, Week 4

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 5 (69.7%) defeated Season 6 (30.3%)

Season 11 (53.1%) barely beat Season 12 (46.9%)

Season 21 (56.7%) defeated Season 22 (43.3%)

Season 27 (54.8%) barely beat Season 28 (45.2%)


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 7 vs Season 8

Tale of the Tape:

Season 7 8
Premiere 17-Sep-95 27-Oct-96
Finale 19-May-96 18-May-97
# of Episodes 25 25
Episodes “Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)”, “Radioactive Man”, “Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily”, “Bart Sells His Soul”, “Lisa the Vegetarian”, “Treehouse of Horror VI”, “King-Size Homer”, “Mother Simpson”, “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming”, “The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular”, “Marge Be Not Proud”, “Team Homer”, “Two Bad Neighbors”, “Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield”, “Bart the Fink”, “Lisa the Iconoclast”, “Homer the Smithers”, “The Day the Violence Died”, “A Fish Called Selma”, “Bart on the Road”, “22 Short Films About Springfield”, “Raging Abe Simpson and His Grumbling Grandson in ‘The Curse of the Flying Hellfish'”, “Much Apu About Nothing”, “Homerpalooza”, “Summer of 4 Ft. 2” “Treehouse of Horror VII”, “You Only Move Twice”, “The Homer They Fall”, “Burns, Baby Burns”, “Bart After Dark”, “A Milhouse Divided”, “Lisa’s Date with Density”, “Hurricane Neddy”, “El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)”, “The Springfield Files”, “The Twisted World of Marge Simpson”, “Mountain of Madness”, “Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious”, “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show”, “Homer’s Phobia”, “Brother from Another Series”, “My Sister, My Sitter”, “Homer vs the Eighteenth Amendment”, “Grade School Confidential”, “The Canine Mutiny”, “The Old Man and the Lisa”, “In Marge We Trust”, “Homer’s Enemy”, “The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase”, “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson”
Average Viewers 15.1 million 14.5 million
Most Watched Episode “Treehouse of Horror VI” (19.7 million) “The Springfield Files” (20.9 million)
Safi’s Favourite “22 Short Films About Springfield” “Homer’s Enemy”
Guest Stars Alex Rocco, Bob Newhart, Christina Ricci, Cypress Hill, Donald Sutherland, Frank Welker, Glenn Close, Harry Morgan, Jack Sheldon, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Lau, Joan Kenley, Joe Mantegna, Kelsey Grammer, Kirk Douglas, Lawrence Tierney, Linda McCartney, Marcia Wallace, Mickey Rooney, Paul Anka, Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, Phil Hartman, R Lee Ermey, Sonic Youth, Suzanne Somers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tito Puente, Tom Kite Albert Brooks, Alex Rocco, Bret Hart, Dave Thomas, David Duchovny, David Hyde Pierce, Denice Kumagai, Frank Welker, Gailard Sartain, Gedde Watanabe, Gillian Anderson, Jack Lemmon, Joe Mantegna, John Waters, Johnny Cash, Jon Lovitz, Karen Maruyama, Kelsey Grammer, Leonard Nimoy, Marcia Wallace, Michael Buffer, Michael Dees, Paul Winfield, Phil Hartman, Rodney Dangerfield, Sab Shimono, Sally Stevens, Tim Conway, Willem Dafoe

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 9 vs Season 10

Tale of the Tape:

Season 9 10
Premiere 21-Sep-97 23-Aug-98
Finale 17-May-98 16-May-99
# of Episodes 25 23
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” “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 15.3 million 13.5 million
Most Watched Episode “The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons” (19.8 million) “Maximum Homerdrive” (15.5 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Das Bus” “Viva Ned Flanders”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 23 vs Season 24

Tale of the Tape:

Season 23 24
Premiere 25-Sep-11 30-Sep-12
Finale 20-May-12 19-May-13
# of Episodes 22 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” “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 6.2 million 5.5 million
Most Watched Episode “The D’oh-cial Network” (11.5 million) “Homer Goes to Prep School” (9.0 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Holidays of Future Passed” “Hardly Kirk-ing”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 25 vs Season 26

Tale of the Tape:

Season 25 26
Premiere 29-Sep-13 28-Sep-14
Finale 18-May-14 17-May-15
# of Episodes 22 22
Episodes “Homerland”, “Treehouse of Horror XXIV”, “Four Regrettings and a Funeral”, “YOLO”, “Labor Pains”, “The Kid Is All Right”, “Yellow Subterfuge”, “White Christmas Blues”, “Steal This Episode”, “Married to the Blob”, “Specs and the City”, “Diggs”, “The Man Who Grew Too Much”, “The Winter of His Content”, “The War of Art”, “You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee”, “Luca$”, “Days of Future Future”, “What to Expect When Bart’s Expecting”, “Brick Like Me”, “Pay Pal”, “The Yellow Badge of Cowardge” “Clown in the Dumps”, “The Wreck of the Relationship”, “Super Franchise Me”, “Treehouse of Horror XXV”, “Opposites A-Frack”, “Simpsorama”, “Blazed and Confused”, “Covercraft”, “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas”, “The Man Who Came to Be Dinner”, “Bart’s New Friend”, “The Musk Who Fell to Earth”, “Walking Big & Tall”, “My Fare Lady”, “The Princess Guide”, “Sky Police”, “Waiting for Duffman”, “Peeping Mom”, “The Kids Are All Fight”, “Let’s Go Fly a Coot”, “Bull-E”, “Mathlete’s Feat”
Average Viewers 5.1 million 5.7 million
Most Watched Episode “Steal This Episode” (12.1 million) “The Man Who Came to Be Dinner” (10.7 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Brick Like Me” “Sky Police”
Guest Stars Amy Poehler, Anderson Cooper, Andrés Cantor, Carl Kasell, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Denise Donatelli, Edwin Moses, Elisabeth Moss, Eva Longoria, Glenn Close, Harlan Ellison, Joe Mantegna, Joe Namath, Joey Vieira, John Oliver, Jon Lovitz, Judd Apatow, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Mann, Marcia Wallace, Maurice LaMarche, Max von Sydow, Paul Rudd, Peter Sagal, Rachel Maddow, Renee Ridgeley, Rob Halford, Seth Rogen, Stan Lee, Tavi Gevinson, Will Arnett, Will Lyman, Zach Galifianakis Albert Brooks, Billy West, Carice van Houten, Cat Deeley, Christopher Lloyd, David Herman, David Hyde Pierce, David Silverman, Don Hertzfeldt, Elon Musk, Frank Welker, Glenn Close, Heavy Young Heathens, Jackie Mason, Jane Fonda, Jeff Ross, Joe Mantegna, John DiMaggio, John Ratzenberger, Johnny Mathis, Jon Lovitz, Justin Roiland, Katey Sagal, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Michael Richardson, Lauren Tom, Marc Wilmore, Matthew Sweet, Maurice LaMarche, Nathan Fielder, Nick Offerman, Pharrell Williams, Phil LaMarr, R Lee Ermey, Rich Sommer, Richard Branson, Robert Siegel, Sally Stevens, Sammy Hagar, Sarah Silverman, Stacy Keach, Will Forte, Willem Dafoe, Yaya DaCosta

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.





Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Thursday July 29th.


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 4

  1. Done and done.

  2. 8

    Woah it’s really getting difficult to choose (so many good Episodes, some with Content in the Game App – some that would offer up fun Content I wish we had!)

    Thanks Safi 👍🏻


  3. I missed voting in the last battle because I only just now realized that I was no longer getting email notifications on new posts on the site! It only just occurred to me that it had been ages since I had seen a new post and came to the site to see whether there had been any or whether something was seriously wrong…turns out, I’ve missed tons of new posts! Oh, well…it’s not like I was doing well with my battle score anyway, lol! Honestly, as long as Season 4 wins the whole shebang, I’m happy! 😉

    • I am just voicing my opinion here, which I have done before. I am refusing to participate in these brackets because I really think the matchups should have been done randomly. Forcing, in the end, an older season against a newer season in the final just taints the results. If the older seasons are truly “better”, then, yes, there will be more older seasons advancing far in the brackets. That’s the way it should be. Besides, picking the matchups randomly would have probably still matched up older seasons against each other and newer seasons against each other. I think it would have been more exciting to see the matchups unfold and for the results to come in. I just wanted to put that out there. Thank you for reading.

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