Round 95: 5F15 vs. 4F02.
5F15: “Girly Edition” (Season 9 / April 19, 1998)
Written by Larry Doyle
Directed by Mark Kirkland
Showrunner: Mike Scully
Homer gets a monkey while Bart and Lisa become famous TV newscasters. This episode is awful, and surprisingly so when you consider it happened in Mike Scully’s first season as showrunner.
I didn’t even make it all the way through this thing.
4F02: “Treehouse of Horror VII” (Season 8 / October 27, 1996)
Written by Ken Keeler / Dan Greaney / David S. Cohen
Directed by Mike B. Anderson
Showrunners: Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein
Back in Round 16 I wrote that “we all know that no ‘Treehouse of Horror’ will win this thing in the end,” but, wow, this one? It’s the one to beat. All three segments are awesome, the second and third are downright masterful.
- The whole “waffle” run in Lisa’s story is just perfect:
-“Hey, these aren’t waffles. These are just square pancakes.”
-“I’m sorry, honey, the waffle iron’s in the shop.”
-“The waffle iron’s been in the shop forever.”
The winner: 4F02, “Treehouse of Horror VII.”