The Olympics have been featured in the plot of three episodes of The Simpsons.
And we’ve judged them.
BRONZE MEDAL: “The D’oh-cial Network” (2012)
The episode’s B-story featured Patty and Selma going to the 2012 London games, where they row against the Winklevoss twins. Lending his voice: Armie Hammer, who played both litigious siblings in The Social Network.
SILVER MEDAL: “Boy Meets Curl” (2010)
Homer and Marge—along with Agnes and Seymour Skinner—are selected to represent the U.S. in mixed-doubles curling at the 2010 Calgary Olympics. The so-so main plot is trumped by the secondary story about Lisa’s obsessive collecting of Olympic pins.
GOLD MEDAL: “The Old Man and the C Student” (1999)
The show begins with the International Olympic Committee coming to Springfield—and Bart scuttling any chance of the city hosting the Games with an offensive stand-up comedy routine before the visiting dignitaries. But it’s Homer’s attempt at creating an Olympic mascot—“Springy, the Springfield Spring”—that earns the episode comedy gold.