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40. Jaws Wired Shut — This episode is probably best remembered for the newspaper headline "Local Man Ruins Everything," featuring a drunk homer riding a donkey backwards into a giant cake. It's a great sight gag, but it's a very good episode beyond that, as Homer goes from a wreaker of havoc to a mild-mannered man.
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39. Girls Just Want to Have Sums — As this episode deals with gender stereotypes, it has some problematic moments here or there. But overall, it's about Lisa pretending to be a boy so she can learn real math after the school is segregated between boys and girls. There's also a great parody of Julie Taymor's terrible take on The Lion King.
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38. Hardly Kirking — Kirk Van Houten is great. You know what's better? Milhouse impersonated his father, which he does throughout this episode. Perhaps the only thing better than Milhouse is Milhouse acting like he's Kirk.
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37. The Seemingly Never-Ending Story — A series of stories being told about the past, involving Mr. Burns, Moe, Snake, Lisa, and Edna Krabappel. Hell, even the Rich Texan. The distinctive structure takes a good episode and makes it very good. Oh, and a ram tells a bit of the story as well.
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36. Midnight Towboy — Homer has some wacky adventures as a tow truck driver, until he goes mad with power. More importantly, Maggie punches out a sack of potatoes. That really takes things to the next level.
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35. The Scorpion's Tale — On the one hand, there are a lot of great jokes, a great appearance by Werner Herzog and a hilarious storyline. On the other hand, a bunch of characters walk around with their eyes popped out of their sockets, and it looks super weird. If you can't handle that, you will not like this episode, and we'll understand.
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34. Dark Knight Court — Mr. Burns as a masked vigilante a la Batman? Pretty funny. Bart on trial, with Lisa as his lawyer and Janet Reno involved? Even better. Plus, there's a great riff on Dragnet.
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33. Fraudcast News — Lisa starts her own newspaper, and then feuds with Mr. Burns. It's a very funny episode for both Lisa and Burns. Plus, Lenny starts his own newspaper, which tells us the truth about Carl.
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32. The Haw-Hawed Couple — Bart and Nelson become friends, and it's a fairly interesting dynamic. There's also a great parody of Goodfellas in this one.
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31. Funeral for a Fiend — Another Sideshow Bob episode. This time, both David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney stop by. Whither Jane Leeves!? Anyway, this episode would rank high solely for Krusty's tribute to Bob set to "Candle in the Wind," but thankfully, there's so much more.