Round 43: HABF18 vs. 8F19.
HABF18: “Jazzy and the Pussycats” (Season 18 / September 17, 2006)
Written by Daniel Chun
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Showrunner: Al Jean
When I chose which of the post-season 15 episodes (the ones that haven’t been released on DVD, yet) to include in the tournament, I went through the episode guide and basically wrote down the few titles that conjured up any positive feelings, however faint. (Most of them I didn’t remember at all.)
And you saw what happened two rounds ago, where I couldn’t even make it five minutes into either episode. But this time? I was pleasantly surprised. Disregarding Homer, who is loud, angry, bipolar and just not funny throughout, I very much enjoyed “Jazzy and the Pussycats.” Maybe it’s because I’m a drummer (well, used to be, anyway), I love jazz and The White Stripes. And even it came kinda out of nowhere I liked Lisa’s story, too.
- Beautiful couch gag!
- Little Green Bag!
8F19: “Colonel Homer” (Season 3 / March 26, 1992)
Written by Matt Groening
Directed by Mark Kirkland
Showrunners: Al Jean & Mike Reiss
This, however, is on a completely different level. And it’s not even a stand-out episode from the third season, it’s just that the show as a whole was such high-quality back then.
So, more thoughts on this one… eventually.
The winner: 8F19, “Colonel Homer.”