Next Thursday kicks off #Everysimpsonsever and in continuing our celebration we wanted to bring you some of our favorite food related episodes. Similar to every alcoholic drink in The Simpsons. If you love The Simpsons like we do, you probably share the same enthusiasm for this marathon and although we’re not encouraging anyone to fully binge on the Simpsons and food — we do encourage you to test your animated test buds. I mean, who doesn’t get hungry watching Homer chow down a few sprinkled doughnuts then heading over to Moe’s for a few Duff beers. Whatever gets your Simpsons flow going we’re sure these episodes will leave you searching for a few snacks while binging on the Simpsons. So sit back, take notes and get ready for an epic Simpsons meal time — starting August 21st on FXX.
10. Episode: One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Bluefish
(Season 2, Episode 11)
Lisa convinces the family to try a new Sushi restaurant, The Happy Sumo. A menu mix-up leads to Homer eating a poisoned blowfish. Dr. Hibbert gives him twenty-four hours to live. He sets about placing his affairs in order.
9. Episode: Lisa the Vegetarian
(Season 7, Episode 5)
After a trip to Storytown Village, Lisa finds herself unable to eat lamb exposing her to ridicule and resentment from her father and friends. But with help from Apu and Paul and Linda McCartney, she makes an effort to stick to her new vegetarian view.
8. Episode: E-I-E-I-D’oh
(Season 11, Episode 5)
Homer begins challenging everyone around him to duels after he sees a Zorro film at the Googolplex. Most people back down, until Homer meets an old-fashioned Colonel who takes him up on his dare. Unable to get out of the contest with the Colonel, Homer and his family flee to the country, where they become farmers. Farm life is difficult until Homer creates a new crop called tomacco—tomatoes crossed with tobacco.
7. Episode: Guess Who’s Coming to Criticize Dinner?
(Season 11, Episode 3)
Homer gets the perfect side job when he becomes the chief restaurant critic for The Springfield Shopper newspaper. He loves the perks, but can barely write a complete sentence. When Lisa helps out by ghosting his columns, Homer becomes the most powerful—and feared—critic in town. Soon Homer earns the wrath of every restaurant owner inSpringfield and they join together in a plot to kill him with a poisonous éclair. Can Homer survive this death by chocolate (and butter, and custard)?
6. Episode: Sweets and Sour Marge
(Season 13, Episode 8)
When Springfield is named the “World’s Fattest Town”, thanks to a diabolical scheme by the Motherloving Sugar Corp., Marge takes it upon herself to rid the entire town of the sweet stuff.
5. Episode: The Twisted World of Marge Simpson
(Season 8, Episode 11)
After being kicked out of the Springfield Investorettes, Marge is determined to best her ex-club members, so she invests in a pretzel franchise. But when pretzel sales struggle, Homer unwittingly turns to Fat Tony and the mob to help Marge corner the snack business in Springfield.
4. Episode: El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
(Season 8, Episode 9)
After Homer downs several Guatemalan insanity peppers at the annual chili cook off, his consciousness goes on a mystical journey, complete with a talking coyote spirit guide, to discover his soul mate.
3. Episode: Hungry, Hungry Homer
(Season 12, Episode 15)
After Homer discovers that the Springfield Isotopes are being moved to Albuquerque, he stages a hunger strike outside the stadium.
2. Episode: Bart Star
(Season 9 Episode 6)
This 1999 episode is all about football and featured a cameo from Joe Namath, but thechoice food scene happens at the Kwik-E-Mart. Homer: “I’m feeling kind of low, Apu. Got any of that beer that has candy floating in it? You know, Skittlebrau.” Apu: “Such a product does not exist, sir. I think you must have dreamed it.” Homer: “Oh … well, then just give me a six-pack and a couple of bags of Skittles.”
1. Episode: King-Sized Homer
(Season 7, Episode 7)
Exercise? Why exercise when you can gain 61 pounds and score disabled status? That was Homer’s plan in 1995, and it worked, although his obesity eventually caused a Three Mile Island scenario. Good thing he was fat enough to block the explosion.
**Note that this list is compiled in no particular order. We love every episode just as much as the next one.