Since its debut in 1989, The Simpsons has revolutionized the way the world views animated shows. Taking cartoons out of their Saturday morning rut, the long-running Fox hit brings sophisticated plots, intelligent humor, and memorable characters into our living rooms every week. And throughout its history, creator Matt Groening's landmark series has racked up more awards and accolades than almost any other television show in history.

Each new Simpsons episode is filled with quotable lines and phrases that have become part of the American lexicon over the years, and seemingly everybody has their own opinions on which one is the best. But for a show that has been on for 23 seasons, picking one favorite episode is almost impossible.

This Sunday marks the latest milestone for America’s favorite family as The Simpsons will air its 500th episode, which will debut on Fox at 8pm EST. To celebrate this occasion, we’re taking a look back at The 50 Best Simpsons Episodes Of All Time.

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Written by Jason Serafino (@Serafinoj1)

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