Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 4 (The Finals)

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 the fourth and FINAL Voting for TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle to crown our Segment Champion!  Details about this Bracket Battle can be found at Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 1, Part 1


Early in Round 1, The Genesis Tub beat House of Whacks by a record small margin of just 13 votes. That record has fallen again; as Round 3 resulted is some of the closest matchups in TSTO Addicts’ Bracket Battle history.

First Segment Conference

THOH V – The Shinning (49%) def. THOH IV – The Devil and Homer Simpson (34%) and THOH – Bad Dream House (17%)

The best opening segment, as voted by you, comes to us from THOH V. “The Shinning” comfortably won another matchup with nearly half the votes.

Second Segment Conference

THOH V – Time and Punishment (38%) def. THOH VI – Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace (36%) and THOH IV – Terror at 5 ½ Feet (26%)

THOH V also produced the best middle segment. Though this time “Time and Punishment” barely edged out “Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace” by just 17 votes.

Third Segment Conference

THOH VII – Citizen Kang (34%) def. THOH – The Raven (33%) and THOH V – Nightmare Cafeteria (32%)

THOH V missed out on the ‘perfect bracket’, as the title of best closing segment went to THOH VII. In the closest vote ever, “Citizen Kang” beat “The Raven” by a mere 12 votes (new record).  “Nightmare Cafeteria” was just 10 votes behind “The Raven”, and 22 votes behind “Citizen Kang”.

Here’s the full updated bracket:


Today, after narrowing the field down from 81 to the best opening, middle, and closing segments in THOH history; we will now crown the winner of TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle. Now onto the 3 segments that won their respective Round 3 conference final matchups:


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

What are your thoughts about last matchups’ results? Did you not vote for your favourite segment only to find out it lost by a such a small margin? What are your thoughts on the three conference winners? How much more challenging than Round 3 is this Final Championship Round? From the three segments above, what are some of your favourite quotes or moments? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you. And see you Monday for the special Halloween unveiling of the best THOH segment ever!



32 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 4 (The Finals)

  1. There needs to be a runoff for the top two of this round; it CANNOT be decided by a three-way election!

    Also, Citizen Kang should not win just because we’re in election season. You people need to decide based on merit alone!

  2. So I see is a tsto addict’s fan cause the Top Ten THOH segments they just put out is identical to the results of the poll with The Shinning in 1st, Citizen Kang in 2nd, and Time and Punishment in 3rd.

  3. Homer: Heeeere’s Johnny!
    (Empty room)
    Homer: D’oh!
    (Another room)
    Homer: Daaaaavid Letterman!
    Grampa: Hi David, I’m Grampa.
    Homer: (holding stopwatch) I’m Mike Wallace, I’m Morley Safer, and I’m eEd Bradley! All this and Andy Rooney tonight on 60 minutes!
    Family: (runs of screaming)

  4. Not gonna vote on this one. How can you choose…?

  5. I believe I’ll vote for a third (fourth?) party. Go ahead. Throw my vote away.

    Kidding. These are 3 of my 4 favorite segments ever. Only Homer3 (cubed) is amongst my top 4. So I’m happy with whichever segment wins.

  6. You’re making me choice between The Shinning and Citizen Kang?? Too evil..

  7. Only days from the election in sure Citizen Kang will win.

  8. 3 great segments but none of my favourites 😢.
    This has been a great bracket battle – thanks Safi!

  9. I think it shows that the best THoH are the classics.

  10. Is there a “too upset by the segments that lost to even vote” option?

  11. Great finals!

    Just wanted to throw out that there that I’ve loved these voting competitions (first the character that should be added and now this). They really tie things back to the show, which for a lot of us (like me) is the reason we love this game and this site.

    I hope you keep them as a permanent feature 🙂

  12. *sees the shinning and time and punishment and its the final round*

  13. Thanks for doing all these, Safi. I’ve really enjoyed it. 🙂

  14. I guess I can’t keep it a secret that the middle episode is my favorite – Time and Punishment, Time Travel! So many decorations, skins and facades. OH The Possabilities. 😜

  15. If I’d have to guess the “ask an expert” is probably right and I might go a little something-something (just kidding). IF by some miracle Citizen Kang wins, I might protest and say the system is Rigged. But again I think it may be fair to say that THOH V is the best THOH episode. I doubt any future THOH episodes in the future will compare, but only Time will tell (and if so I’ll deserve Punishment for saying so).

  16. Don’t blame me, I voted for Kang

  17. I’m still upset Homer3 was defeated. Homer, 3D, erotic cakes… what more could you want??

  18. Nightmare in Evergreen Terrace lost?? Boo-urns!

  19. I can’t believe “Nightmare Cafeteria” lost! That was my favorite!

  20. Don’t touch anything!? I’ll touch whatever I feel like!!!!!

  21. The raven should have won … but the ones that are left are very good!

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