24 Minutes, the 399th overall episode and the 21st of season 18, was first broadcasted on May 20, 2007 with a script by Billy Kimball & Ian Maxtone-Graham and directed by Raymond S. Persi.
When finding out Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney plan on sabotaging Springfield Elementary School’s annual bake sale by releasing the “ultimate stinkbomb” (a rotten yogurt cup from Springfield’s Nuclear Power Plant), Bart and Lisa enlist the help of Jack Bauer and Chloe O’Brian. Meanwhile, Marge attempts to make the perfect cake for the school bake sale.
This is, without a doubt, the best episode of the entire season. Not only is this episode such a great spot on parody of 24 but it’s just hilarious to watch Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub have fun with these characters, especially Sutherland, he only has a few bits in this episodes but each time he’s on screen, he’s spot on hilarious.
Not only that but the episode is one of the best animated and best written parodies the show has done, from the lighting to the shadows to the visual style and look of 24, this episode does such a good job of saluting but also making fun of 24 as a whole.
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