The 18 Most Underrated Episodes of the Simpsons

One notable thing about “The Simpsons” is its ability to tell complete stories continuously in 22 minutes. That wasn’t a particularly big deal when the show premiered in 1989, but in the age of streaming, the stories are getting longer and longer. The first time “The Simpsons” deviated from this was the legendary two-line “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” ending Season 6 and season two opening the seventh season.

More than 20 years later, “The Simpsons” returns to a two-part format with “The Great Phatsby” in Season 28, an ambitious story that surpasses “The Great Gatsby” with “Empire”. “The Great Phatsby” doesn’t come close to the greatness of “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” but very few practice. Still, it’s one of the most dramatic episodes, and proof that “The Simpsons” can tackle ambitious stories.

The episode featured guest appearances (Simpson specials): Taraji P. Henson, Charles Barkley, Common, Keegan-Michael Key, RZA, and Snoop Dogg all appeared. The plot follows Mr. Burns, who, fed up with his day-to-day life, uses some of his vast fortune to try to relive his glory days. While throwing a huge and lavish party, Burns discovers a rival party nearby hosted by a wealthy hip-hop mogul. What follows is a clash between two giants, with many ill-advised business practices, stunning visuals, and stellar music. The 18 Most Underrated Episodes of the Simpsons

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