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70. Them, Robots — Homer becomes buddies with a bunch of robots, and then they try and kill him. It's a very broad plot, but they handle it well, particularly with how the robots were written.
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69. Home Away from Homer — This is one of the best Homer and Ned episodes. Ned has had enough of Homer's awfulness, and moves way to a town where, hilariously, he is the resident bad boy. And Homer misses Flanders. He reminisces about him... like a woman. Like a woman who's made the biggest mistake of her life.
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68. Husbands and Knives — Homer worrying Marge is going to leave him because she's (briefly, one presumes) rich and successful, is just fine. The beginning of the episode, though, with the cool new comic book store, is great. Especially if you like Korean language covers of Tom Jones songs, and purses that are lunchboxes.
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67. How the Test Was Won — Chalmers gets to give some great speeches in this one, and the episode ends with a big dance party. It's a delightful half hour, all in all.
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66. A Test Before Trying — Two test related episodes in a row, which, yes, is kind of weird. Bart gets to play a reluctant hero, which works well, but Homer's antics with the parking meter he finds is probably a bit better.
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65. Hungry, Hungry Homer — There would be no Albuquerque Isotopes without this episode. Isn't that enough for you?
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64. The Food Wife — Look, how do you feel about Homer almost accidentally doing crystal meth? It's very broad, and a bit of a reach, but it works better than it should. And the rest of the episode, with Marge becoming a foodie and wanting to be a fun mom, is also good.
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63. HOMR — Homer briefly becomes a man of average intelligence after a crayon is removed from his nose, and he realizes the world is built by and for idiots. It's funny because it's true.
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62. Apocalypse Cow — "Apocalypse Cow" introduced Mary Spuckler, as voiced by Zooey Deschanel, who has appeared a few times now. This is her best appearance, though, and the episode has a couple of good Tress MacNeille jokes—not something most shows can say they have.
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61. Day of the Jackanapes — Some network executives are killed by a bomb but re-form as if they're made from liquid metal. Admittedly, this is very dumb. But the episode is good because of Sideshow Bob and his plan to kill Krusty the Clown. In particular, Krusty's song to Bob is great, and so is Mr. Teeny's striptease.