Round 54: Mountain of Madness vs. Kamp Krusty

Round 54: 4F10 vs. 8F24.

4F10: “Mountain of Madness” (Season 8 / February 2, 1997)
Written by John Swartzwelder
Directed by Mark Kirkland
Showrunners: Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein

Lenny and Carl, Homer and Mr. Burns in a snowed in cabin

“Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.”

I always loved that line, quoted it many times, but I never thought about how ridiculous and out-of-place it is. Talk about a non-sequitur. And the things Bart says just before are equally weird and fantastic.

Great episode, hilarious from start to finish. Love the SNPP fire drill, love Lenny and Karl’s bickering, Smither and the kids (Bart’s run with his watch is priceless) and especially Harry and Dan playing off each other as Burns and Homer.

8F24: “Kamp Krusty” (Season 4 / September 24, 1992)
Written by David M. Stern
Directed by Mark Kirkland
Showrunners: Al Jean & Mike Reiss

Homer Simpson doing one-handed push-ups with Maggie on his back.

Well, shit.

I really, really like “Mountain of Madness.” It’s such a funny episode. Why couldn’t it have squared off against some double-digit season piece of dreck? Why did it have to be “Kamp Krusty”?

Sorry, 4F10. You’re great. But you’re not that great.

The winner: 8F24, “Kamp Krusty.”