I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday TV Tournament: Match-up 26 Results

Today's match-up is between twentieth seed, Community Season Two, Episode Nine, "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design" which aired November 18, 2010, and twenty-eighth seed, Community Season Two, Episode Twenty-One, "Paradigms of Human Memory," which aired April 21, 2011. The results are in:

While "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design" was a strong episode, I was surprised it made it this far in the competition. It was weaker than many of the episodes that got booted much earlier. It just happened to have an easier bracket. As for "Paradigms of Human Memory," it's absolutely one of the best episodes of Community ever, up there with the ping pong episode and the original paintball episode. This one was an easy choice. It may be the last easy choice.

Tune in next time for fifteenth seed, 30 Rock Season Five, Episode Twelve, "Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning," which aired January 27, 2011, and seventh seed, The Office Season Seven, Episode Nineteen, "Garage Sale," which aired March 24, 2011. I'll see you then.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, I can't comment on 30 Rock. But "Garage Sale" was the episode where Michael proposed to Holly, and it was one of the most emotional episodes of any of the shows I watched this season. I'm a sucker for stuff like this, but this one really meant something to its longtime viewers. It had been a long time coming, and the pay off was magnificent.

    It's without a doubt one of the best episodes of The Office ever, and it gets my vote this round. But Justin said earlier it would take a fantastic episode to knock it out of the running. For all I know, 30 Rock might do just this.