12/19/2011 03:40 pm ET Updated Feb 18, 2012

50 Best TV Episodes of 2011: Community, Justified, Friday Night Lights & More

The best individual episodes of television that aired in 2011.

#50 "Finale," Smallville

A fitting end to the superhero drama's 10-year run, Clark Kent finally became Superman, putting on the cape and tights and flying up, up and away one last time.

#49 "Holidays of Future Passed," The Simpsons

Even after 23 seasons, The Simpsons can still find creative new ways to be funny, like this Christmas episode that jumped several years into the future. Bart is a dead-beat dad, Lisa doesn't get along with her daughter, and Maggie gave birth. The various glimpses of how all the other characters have changed during the time jump was a cavalcade of comedy moments.

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