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Old 12-05-2012, 01:46 PM
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Favorite Itchy & Scratchy episode?

I'm in Seattle at the moment, which reminded me of my favorite Itchy & Scratchy episode on The Simpsons. In "Skinless in Seattle," Scratchy is at the bottom of the Space Needle, waiting for a date that Itchy set up as part of a ruse. Itchy drops a penny from the top of the tower toward Scratchy on the bottom, but the penny misses. Itchy then tries throwing some souvenir Space Needle models down on Scratchy, but misses again. Finally, Itchy saws off the entire top half of the Space Needle. As it falls, the needle sticks Scratchy right in the eye. Scratchy frantically runs around in pain, with the top half of the Space Needle stuck in his eye all the while.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:49 PM
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The one about the French nuclear test is a personal favourite.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM
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Scatchtasia. I win.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:56 PM
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The one about the French nuclear test is a personal favourite.
That's the one that came to mind for me, too (not including episodes like "Porch Pals" or the Poochie episodes). The dog in the ear trauma ward going "Shh"? Magnifique!
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:14 PM
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They should make an "Is You Ain't My Itchy?" episode based on the Tom and Jerry cartoon "The Zoot Cat," and then that one would be my favorite.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:24 PM
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Here's a forty-eight minute compilation of Itchy and Scratchy cartoons.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:32 PM
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Here's a forty-eight minute compilation of Itchy and Scratchy cartoons.
Damn you! There goes another 48 minutes of my life.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 PM
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Which one's the mouse?
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 PM
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I have no idea the name of the episode, but I love this take on the old "you don't actually fall until you've realized you stepped off a cliff" cartoon trope:

Itchy cuts out Scratchy's heart. Scratchy walks away, and subsequently goes on about his life, shown doing all the mundane everyday things we all do. Finally, he gets home, relaxes on his easy chair, and opens up his newspaper, the headline of which reads "YOU NEED A HEART TO LIVE!" He screams and keels over dead.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:13 PM
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Look out, Itchy -- he's Irish!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:21 PM
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I have no idea the name of the episode, but I love this take on the old "you don't actually fall until you've realized you stepped off a cliff" cartoon trope:

Itchy cuts out Scratchy's heart. Scratchy walks away, and subsequently goes on about his life, shown doing all the mundane everyday things we all do. Finally, he gets home, relaxes on his easy chair, and opens up his newspaper, the headline of which reads "YOU NEED A HEART TO LIVE!" He screams and keels over dead.
"My Bloody Valentine"
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:28 PM
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Itchy makes a girl cat out of bombs. Scratchy falls in love with it, gets married (in a Jewish ceremony!) they have children, and live to a ripe old age before the fuse runs out and it explodes.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:31 PM
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I've always been more of a Worker & Parasite man, myself.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:38 PM
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Itchy's a jerk.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:47 PM
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I kind of liked Flay Me to the Moon.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:37 PM
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I kinda liked the one with special guest director Quentin Tarantino.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:38 PM
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Scar Trek: The Next Laceration. I lost count of how many times I unexpetedly chuckled.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:44 PM
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That's unpossible to answer.

though

The Terror of Tiny Toon in Treehouse of Horror IX

was good because of its length, novelty and being Treehouse.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:14 PM
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Scatchtasia. I win.
The one set in the far future cracks me up-the Itchy clones with the big brains wash and shave a bearded Scratchy with due care and diligence...and then sit him in an arena as the Itchy clones mentally fling very sharp objects at him.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:00 PM
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I've always been more of a Worker & Parasite man, myself.
What the hell was that?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:27 PM
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"Sundae, Bloody Sundae," for the title if nothing else.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:03 AM
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"Mouse, M.D." A parody of "House, M.D," in which Scatchy is admitted to the hospital with a splinter, and Itchy is the attending physician who acts a good deal like Greg House.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:41 AM
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Here's a forty-eight minute compilation of Itchy and Scratchy cartoons.
THANK YOU! I love Flay Me To The Moon and Screams From a Mall. Spay Anything-- oh, hell. All of them.

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:44 AM
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What the hell was that?
It's one where Krusty broadcasts a bizarre short film from c. 1930s Soviet Union, with Itchy and Scratchy analogue characters in it. It is a brilliant piece of work -- the snatches of music and sound, the look of the thing, perfectly capture that niche of strange film categories. Afterwards, Krusty intones, "What the hell was that?"

ETA: I just now got your "query". I am an idiot. Apologies.

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:59 AM
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Endut! Hoch hech!
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:39 AM
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I can't believe I just sat through that 48-minute compilation all the way to the end and didn't see my favorite one!

I don't know the title, but the plot involved Scratchy going into Itchy's restaurant. Itchy surreptitiously cuts a hole in Scratchy's gut and feeds him a piece of his own flesh -- but every time Scratchy tries to chew and swallow a bite of himself, the bite pops back out of the hole in his abdomen onto the plate. Getting annoyed, he started trying faster and faster to eat the same bite over and over.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:17 AM
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I did the Iggy!

I forget the title, but there's this one where Itchy kills Scratchy early on, then gets depressed about the lack of Scratchy-killing in his life, so learns to clone him and kills the clones as they roll off the cloning factory conveyor belt.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:22 PM
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Little Barbershop of Horrors. Any cartoon that ends with Elvis shooting a cat in a TV set is a win.
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