Round 53: The Otto Show vs. Life on the Fast Lane

I’m back home, but it’s just too hot to think or write or even watch cartoons. I’ll try to do five this week, but don’t hold me to it. You’ve probably got better things to do, as well.

Round 53: 8F21 vs. 7G11.

8F21: “The Otto Show” (Season 3 / April 23, 1992)
Written by Jeff Martin
Directed by Wes Archer
Showrunners: Al Jean & Mike Reiss

Spinal Tap kick Muammar Gaddafi‎'s butt

Gotta love Spinal Tap. Otto’s not one of my favorite characters, but this episode is a good spotlight for him.

  • – Marge: “Doesn’t the Bible say, Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me?”
    – Homer: “Yes, but doesn’t the Bible also say, Thou shalt not take… moochers into thy… hut?”
  • Commentary trivia: Apparently, a certain guest star was quite the pain in the neck.

7G11: “Life on the Fast Lane” (Season 1 / March 8, 1990)
Written by John Swartzwelder
Directed by David Silverman
Showrunners: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Marge Simpson and Jacques

Gotta love A. Brooks. His Jacques isn’t my favorite character of his, but it’s still a good one, and the episode is full of great, emotional moments.

I enjoyed both episodes, but they’re not quite at that level, yet. This could go either way, depending on the time of day. Right now, I’d say…

The winner: 8F21, “The Otto Show.”