View Poll Results: Which episode do you prefer?

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  • Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk

    25 69.44%
  • The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show

    11 30.56%
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    Classic Era Tourney Round 4D: "Burns Verkaufen" vs "Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie"

    "Verkaufen" is nearly perfect, encompassing great characterizations, atmosphere, expertly-crafted scenes, and really good gags. "Poochie" is pretty terrible, extremely forgettable and painfully unfunny, while failing at its attempt to be a sharp satire.

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    Ooh, this is a tough one. Neither are my big favorites, but I enjoy watching both of them. I'll go with "Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" due to its featuring on one of the most biting satires, several good moments, and it kinda left me a lot of impression on the world of cartoon production ala 'The Front'.
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    Burns is only a good episode in my mind. but Poochie is just a mildly funny episode that shoulda been eliminated a loooong time ago.

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    I actually like "Poochie", but "Verkaufen" is most certainly superior.
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    Verkaufen for sure, The Land of Chocolate!

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    I loved "Poochie", I really, really did, but I vote "Kraftwerk", it's just too brilliant to be beaten in this round.
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    Verkraufen EASILY

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    Dang. I really, really love Poochie, and early era Burns episodes haven't stuck with me quite as well for some reason.

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    I consider that both are equal in a quality level but The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show seems to me too much "self-conscious" in the final message (We can't criticize them because they are the reason of our pleasure). I prefer the first one

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    "Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie" for me.

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    "Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show"
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    Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk.

    Great episode, and I have never been a big fan of "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show".

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    A tuffy of a chooser for me,.... I vote "Der Kraftwerk"


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    Prior to this poll, I had no idea Verkaufen was so loved. In my years on this board, I've hardly ever seen it mentioned.

    I've always liked the episode, but never really loved it. I guess I should rewatch. But Poochie's my favorite of season 8--it's extremely memorable and funny, to the point where the show (and fans) still reference the episode.
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    Tough decision but I went for "Poochie"
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    Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk is one of my favorite episodes, so vote here


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    I love "Poochie", so I voted for that.

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    Burns
    "Look, Marge, you don't know what it's like. I'm the one out there every day putting his ass on the line. And i'm not out of order! You're out of order. The whole freaking system is out of order. You want the truth? You want the truth?! You can't handle the truth! Because when you reach over and put your hand into a pile of goo, that was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do! Forget it, Marge. It's Chinatown!" - Homer's rant.

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    Burns verkaufen

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    I like both, but "Verkaufen" is the better one.

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    Poochie,Poochie,Poochie,and Poochie

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    I don't think Poochie is terrible at all but I've said why a couple of times now already so I'll just get to the point. While Poochie has an extremely sharp satiristic tooth on what it was making fun of Verkaufen really is a generally better episode. Granted if an episode like this were done now I don't think it would have been nearly as memorable, even if it were done exactly like this because the idea of Homer losing his job's been done a lot...regardless of how it's done. That's mostly irrelevant though I admit because fact is that it did come out then, and even despite all that it's still an all around good episode. I don't agree that it's perfect per say but it should take this.

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    I voted the same (Burns Verkaufen Der Kraftwerk), but I don't consider them as different in quality as Rococo Fox says. Actually, it's nearly a tie.

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