Here’s your ultimate character-based guide to marathoning “The Simpsons”

If you have a favorite "Simpsons" character, here are the marathon episodes to watch so you don't miss out

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Here's your ultimate character-based guide to marathoning "The Simpsons"

If you’re going to tune in to FXX’s 12-Day “Simpsons” marathon, which kicked off Thursday at 10 a.m., you’re going to need a lot of space on your DVR and a great strategy. There are several viewing tips out there, which include how to time your sleep cycle to the best episodes, and drinking games you can play. But longtime fans know that as a character-driven show, “The Simpsons” isn’t just about one-off jokes or single episodes — so if you have a favorite character, major or minor, let this be your ultimate guide to watching “The Simpsons.” Thanks to this list, you won’t miss out on the major developments of Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge, Maggie (or even Selma, if she’s your favorite).

Thanks to Uproxx for posting the full lineup, and to Ben, a guy who likes the “Simpsons” so much that he has a Stonecutters tattoo.

Homer

8/21 10:00 AM ET – “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” Season 1
8/22 8:00 AM ET – “Flaming Moe’s” Season 3
8/23 6:30 AM ET – “The Last Temptation of Homer” Season 5
8/24 6:30 PM ET – “The Mysterious Voyage of Homer” Season 8
8/25 1:30 AM ET – “Homer’s Enemy” Season 8

Bart

8/21 4:30 PM ET – “Bart Gets an “F” Season 2
8/21 8:00 PM ET – “Bart the Daredevil” Season 2
8/22 5:00 AM ET – “Bart the Murderer” Season 3
8/22 9:30 AM ET – “Radio Bart” Season 3
8/23 4:30 PM ET – “Bart’s Girlfriend” Season 6

Lisa

8/21 12:30 PM ET – “Moaning Lisa” Season 1
8/22 1:30 AM ET – “Lisa’s Substitute” Season 2
8/23 9:00 AM ET – “Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy” Season 5
8/23 2:00 PM ET – “Lisa’s Rival” Season 6
8/24 4:00 AM ET – “Lisa the Vegetarian” Season 7

Marge
8/21 2:00 PM ET – “Life on the Fast Lane” Season 1
8/21 10:00 PM ET – “The Way We Was” Season 2
8/22 4:00 PM ET – “A Streetcar Named Marge” Season 4
8/22 6:30 PM ET – “Marge Gets a Job” Season 4
8/23 5:00 AM ET – “Marge on the Lam” Season 5

Maggie



8/22 10:30 AM ET – “Homer Alone” Season 3
8/22 4:00 PM ET – “A Streetcar Named Marge” Season 4
8/24 2:00 AM ET – “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Pt. 2″ Season 7
8/31 7:00 PM ET – “Holidays of Future Passed” Season 23

Here are the best episodes for a few other classic characters:

Mr. Burns
8/21 6:00 PM ET – “Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish” Season 2
8/22 3:00 AM ET – “Blood Feud” Season 2
8/22 8:30 AM ET – “Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk” Season 3
8/23 4:00 AM ET – “Rosebud”, Season 5
8/24 1:30 AM ET – “Who Shot Mr. Burns? Pt. 1″ Season 6

Ned Flanders
8/22 4:30 AM ET – “When Flanders Failed” Season 3
8/23 10:00 AM ET – “Homer Loves Flanders” Season 5
8/24 6:00 PM ET – “Hurricane Neddy” Season 8

Selma

8/21 11:00 PM ET – “Principal Charming” Season 2
8/22 1:30 PM ET – “Black Widower” Season 3
8/22 9:30 PM ET – “Selma’s Choice” Season 4
8/24 11:00 AM ET – “A Fish Called Selma” Season 7

And for those of you who love some of the show’s minor characters, here are the some of their best episodes:

Grandpa
8/22 12:30 AM ET – “Old Money” Season 2

Lionel Hutz
8/21 9:00 PM ET – “Bart Gets Hit by a Car” Season 2

Mrs. Krabappel
8/22 11:00 AM ET – “Bart the Lover” Season 3

Milhouse
8/22 2:30 PM ET – “Bart’s Friend Falls in Love” Season 3

Ralph Wiggins
8/22 10:30 PM ET – “I Love Lisa” Season 4

Skinner
8/23 11:30 AM ET – “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadasssss Song” Season 5

Apu
8/24 1:00 PM ET – “Much Apu About Nothing” Season 7

Sideshow Bob
8/24 10:00 PM ET – “Brother from Another Series” Season 8

Kirk Van Houten
8/24 5:00 PM ET – “A Milhouse Divided” Season 8

Nelson
8/24 5:30 PM ET – “Lisa’s Date with Density” Season 8

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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