Round 51: Bart’s Comet vs. Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 2

Round 51: 2F11 vs. 2F20.

2F11: “Bart’s Comet” (Season 6 / February 5, 1995)
Written by John Swartzwelder
Directed by Bob Anderson
Showrunner: David Mirkin

The dog Santa's Little Helper and the cat Snowball II watching TV at night.

I’m out of town right now, away from the comforts of my desk, and while I brought enough episodes for the next nine rounds with me, I’m not sure how fast I’ll get to watching them. Also, I hate typing on the old laptop, so expect entries to be even more pauciloquent than usual. (Hey, look, I used a fancy word!)

Anyway, “Bart’s Comet.” Perfect episode.

2F20: “Who Shot Mr Burns? Part 2” (Season 7 / September 17, 1995)
Written by Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein
Directed by Wes Archer
Showrunner: David Mirkin

Police Chief Wiggum opening a door.


Very funny, as well, but given its unusual format and the fact that it’s a “Part 2,” it was never going to go very far in the tournament. So it’s comforting to know that it loses against a great one.

The winner: 2F11, “Bart’s Comet.”