Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 3

We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle.

Below you’ll find all 81 beloved THOH segments that will have aired in the first 600 episodes of The Simpsons up to and including this seasons’ THOH XXVII. The segments have been organized into three conferences based on their sequential appearance in each THOH anthology:  first, second, or third segment. The segments will battle each other in four rounds of head-to-head-to-head matchups, that we hope produce the most debate in the comments below. We’ll do our best to convince you of each segments’ merits, but it’s ultimately up to you. Twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays over the next three weeks, we’ll post the matchups and your votes over the next 48 hours will determine which segments advance to the next round, until we’ve crowned “The Best THOH Segment” on Monday October 31st.

Today, we begin Round 3 Voting for TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle. Details about this Bracket Battle can be found at Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 1, Part 1


Round 2 resulted is some pretty close matchups. The Raven, Homer3, and It’s the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse were all separated by fewer than 100 votes. The Shinning was the only segment with a relatively easy victory, winning by nearly 600 votes over the next segment in its matchup.

Now without further ado, a recap of the results of all nine Round 2 matchups:

First Segment Conference

THOH – Bad Dream House (54%) def. THOH VI – Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores (25%) and THOH X – I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did (21%)

THOH V – The Shinning (69%) def. THOH II – The Monkey’s Paw (21%) and THOH VIII – The HΩmega Man (11%)

THOH IV – The Devil and Homer Simpson (52%) def. THOH VII – The Thing and I (26%) and THOH III – Clown Without Pity (22%)

Second Segment Conference

THOH VI – Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace (50%) def. THOH – Hungry Are the Damned (38%) and THOH X – Desperately Xeeking Xena (12%)

THOH V – Time and Punishment (59%) def. THOH VIII – Fly Vs. Fly (21%) and THOH II – The Bart Zone (20%)

THOH IV – Terror at 5 ½ Feet (54%) def. THOH VII – The Genesis Tub (30%) and THOH III – King Homer (17%)

Third Segment Conference

THOH – The Raven (37%) def. THOH VI – Homer3 (33%) and THOH XIX – It’s the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse (30%)

THOH V – Nightmare Cafeteria (52%) def. THOH VIII – Easy-Bake Coven (38%) and THOH II – If Only I had A Brain (10%)

THOH VII – Citizen Kang (44%) def. THOH III – Dial “Z” for Zombie (32%) and THOH IV – Bart Simpson’s Dracula (24%) and

Here’s the full updated bracket:


Today, after further narrowing the field down from 81 to 27 to the now remaining 9; we move on to Round 3 of TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle. In Round 3, we will determine the very best opening, middle, and closing segments in THOH history. Now onto the 9 segments that won their respective Round 2 matchups:







Reminder, voting is open until 6:30pm EDT Thursday October 27.

What are your thoughts about last weeks’ results? Any segment you thought deserved to make it to Round 3, fail to do so? What are your thoughts on this weeks three Round 3 matchups? How much more challenging than Round 2 was this Round? Of the three matchups above, which was the easiest decision and which was the hardest? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you. And see you Friday for the unveiling of the best opening, middle, and closing segment; and for your Round 4 vote to determine the best THOH segment ever!


22 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 3

  1. Also I notice your Kodos quote is slightly incorrect:
    “As a young boy I dreamed of being a baseball. But tonight, I say we must move forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!”

  2. “Terror at 5 1/2 Feet” and “Time and Punishment” was my hard choose. In the end I went with “Terror at 5 1/2 Feet”. The other 2 well all good chooses had a definite winner for me.

  3. Picking between The Raven and Citizen Kang is too hard. Citizen Kang is a true golden classic but The Raven as read by James Earl Jones brilliant!

  4. The Shinning vs Bad Dream house!! ugh…

  5. This is turning into Sophie’s Choice!

  6. Uterbraten. We all loved Uterbraten, especially during those days in the bunker. Eva would just rave about Magda’s recipe…… but I’ve said to much already. Just vote for the episode mit der uterbraten and I won’t invade your city.

  7. Ez bake coven is my all time favorite.!

  8. Terror at 5 1/2 Feet vs Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace?
    The Raven vs Nightmare Cafeteria vs Citizen Kang??

    *NOW* who’s the devil for making me choose? -_-

  9. I find it fascinating that THOH V made it this far in it’s entirety. I’m glad to see all these segments making it so far. Can’t wait to see the final match-up!

  10. TechnoTrousers0

    Such a bummer to see the monkeys paw go down to defeat early. So many quotable lines in that one.

    Lisa: I wish for world peace.
    Homer: Lisa! That was very selfish of you!

  11. Don’t blame me, *I* voted for Kodos!

  12. Gosh, and I thought LAST round was tough…..bummed (but not surprised) that “I Know What You Diddly-Iddly-Did” and “Homer3” are out as the former involves a long-running joke in my family and the latter blew my mind when I was little (despite it already being in syndication – I wasn’t born until two years after it aired). My prediction is that it’ll be down to The Shinning, Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace, and Citizen Kang in the finale, with The Shinning coming out on top (though I seriously love NOET). All brackets and no Shinning as the winner makes Mini something something….

  13. Wow!!!😀 what a happy day today! THE RAVEN and BAD DREAM HOUSE both in semi-final! So happy but will be too hard for me the final fight if they pass this round…by the way I hope they’ll pass in the best 3 segment fight

  14. Interesting

  15. No!!! Dial Z? Bummed.

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