Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Season of The Simpsons, Week 6

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 (64.9%) defeated Season 2 (35.1%)

Season 14 (70.6%) defeated Season 15 (29.4%)

Season 17 (72.7%) defeated Season 19 (27.3%)

Season 30 (68.8%) defeated Season 31 (31.3%)


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.


Time to wrap up Round 2.


Season 5 vs Season 7

Tale of the Tape:

Season 5 7
Premiere 30-Sep-93 17-Sep-95
Finale 19-May-94 19-May-96
# 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” “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”
Average Viewers 18.9 million 15.1 million
Most Watched Episode “Treehouse of Horror IV” (24.0 million) “Treehouse of Horror VI” (19.7 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Cape Feare” “22 Short Films About Springfield”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 9 vs Season 11

Tale of the Tape:

Season 9 11
Premiere 21-Sep-97 26-Sep-99
Finale 17-May-98 21-May-00
# of Episodes 25 22
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” “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 15.3 million 8.8 million
Most Watched Episode “The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons” (19.8 million) “The Mansion Family” (18.4 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Das Bus” “The Mansion Family”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 21 vs Season 23

Tale of the Tape:

Season 21 23
Premiere 27-Sep-09 25-Sep-11
Finale 23-May-10 20-May-12
# 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” “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 7.1 million 6.2 million
Most Watched Episode “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” (14.7 million) “The D’oh-cial Network” (11.5 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Chief of Hearts” “Holidays of Future Passed”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.


Season 25 vs Season 27

Tale of the Tape:

Season 25 27
Premiere 29-Sep-13 27-Sep-15
Finale 18-May-14 22-May-16
# 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” “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”
Average Viewers 5.1 million 4.0 million
Most Watched Episode “Steal This Episode” (12.1 million) “Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles” (8.4 million)
Safi’s Favourite “Brick Like Me” “Barthood”
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 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

Poll to follow all 4 Tale of the Tapes.





Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Thursday August 12th.


What are your thoughts on this weeks four Round 2 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.

2 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Season of The Simpsons, Week 6

  1. 5
    (this feels like I’m playing Powerball, Safi – lol!)
    Gosh whichever Season wins? I’m sure it’s because it has the most Episodes ❤️’d by Tappers! 😀👍🏻

    Have a nice weekend looks like I’m going to try me some Simpsons related recipes (hey anyone can try these!) 👨🏼‍🍳

  2. Done and done.

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