Sunday, October 26, 2008

Top 10 Treehouse of Horror Segments

I look forward to The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode every year (even though they're not as good as they used to be). Unfortunately, for the past several years, the Halloween episode of The Simpsons hasn't aired until November. So, instead of watching a new one, I downloaded all the old ones. There is a Treehouse of Horror DVD, but it only has episodes V, VI, VII and XII on it. I think they should release one with all of the episodes on it. Anyway, I'm going to give you what I think are the top 10 Treehouse of Horror segments (each episode has three segments).

10. Hell Toupee

Snake is given the death penalty for smoking in the Kwik-E-Mart, with Apu, Moe and Bart as witnesses. After, Homer receives his hair for a transplant. But the hair grows into Homer's brain, controlling him. And then Snake can seek revenge on the witnesses from beyond the grave.

Classic Line(s): Chief Wiggum: This is your third strike. First you torched that orphanage, then you blew up that bus full of nuns.
Snake: Hey, that was self-defense!
Chief Wiggum: Well you'll be seeing lots of nuns where you're going, pal... Hell!

9. Clown Without Pity

Homer buys Bart a Krusty doll as a last minute birthday gift but it's evil. Meaning it comes to life and tries to kill people.

Classic Line(s): Homer: Do you sell toys?
Shopkeeper: We sell forbidden objects from places men dare to trade... We also sell frozen yogurt, which I call "frogurt".
Homer: Yeah, well I need something for my son's birthday.
Shopkeeper: Ah... Perhaps this will please the gentleman...
(The shopkeeper reaches the shelf and takes the Krusty doll.)
Shopkeeper: Take this object... But beware, it carries a terrible curse.
Homer: Ooo, that's bad...
Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt!
Homer: That's good!
Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed.
Homer: That's bad...
Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of topping!
Homer: That's good!
Shopkeeper: The toppings contain potassium benzoate.
(Homer stares at the shopkeeper.)
Shopkeeper: That's bad.
Homer: Can I go now?

8. Bart Simpson's Dracula

The Simpsons are invited to dinner at Mr. Burns' castle in Pennsylvania, not knowing that he is a vampire. While there, Mr. Burns turns Bart into a vampire, prompting the rest of the family to kill Mr. Burns, who they believe is the head vampire.

Classic Line(s):
Kent Brockman: Another local peasant has been found dead, drained of his blood with two teeth marks on his throat. This black cape was found on the scene. (It is labeled "Dracula.") Police are baffled.
Chief Wiggum: We think we're dealing with a supernatural being, most likely a mummy. As a precaution, I've ordered the Egyptian wing of the Springfield museum destroyed.

7. Nightmare Cafeteria

When over-crowding of the detention room becomes a problem, Principal Skinner finds a solution: cooking the kids and serving them for lunch in the cafeteria. Which also solves their problem of having to use Grade F meat for lunch. An homage to Soylent Green.

Classic Line(s): Principal Skinner: Oh, relax kids. I've got a gut feeling Uter's around here somewhere. After all, isn't there a little Uter in all of us? In fact, you might say we just ate Uter and he's in our stomachs right now! Wait. Scratch that one.

6. Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores

Homer goes to buy a colossal donut, but is disappointed by the size, so he steals the giant donut from the Lard Lad statue outside the store. Then a freak storm brings all the giant statues in Springfield to life, causing Lard Lad to come after Homer to get his donut back.

Classic Line(s): Homer: Hello? Yes? (opens door and sees Lard Lad) Oh, it's you… Uh, if you're looking for that donut of yours, um… Flanders has it. Go smash open his house.
(Homer shuts the door as Lard Lad leaves.)
Homer: (to himself) He came to life… Good for him.
(Loud smashing is heard, then loud thumping and the doorbell; Homer opens the door and sees Lard Lad again.)
Ned: (runs past) Help me, Lord!
Homer: I told you! Flanders has it! …Or Moe. Go kill Moe.
Marge: Homer! Give him the donut! Once he has it, it will be the end of all this horror!
Homer: Well, okay… If it will end horror…

5. The Homega Man

Mayor Quimby makes a joke about the French which enrages them, so they bomb Springfield. At the same time Homer is bomb shelter shopping and he survives. But others also survived and were mutated by the blast, and now they're after Homer. A parody of the film The Omega Man.

Classic Line(s): Homer: (While mourning.) Little Bart!
(Envisions him hitting ball with bat.)
Little Lisa!
(Envisions her hitting ball with bat.)
Little Marge!
(Envisions her swinging and missing.)
And the rest!
(Envisions Maggie, Santa's Little Helper, Snowball II, and the television set.)

4. Time and Punishment

While fixing the toaster, Homer turns it into a time machine and is transported into the past. When he goes back in time, he accidentally destroys things, resulting in the present changing. He keeps returning to the past to try to get the present back to normal.

Classic Line(s):
Homer: What the hell is that geek, Flanders, doing on TV?
Ned: (on TV) Oh, I see by the Big Board we got a Negative Nellie in Sector 2! I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask the whole family to kind of freeze and prepare for re-Neducation.
Bart: Don't you remember, Dad? Flanders is the unquestioned lord and master of the world.
Homer: D'oh!

3. Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace

A parody of A Nightmare on Elm Street, but in this version Groundskeeper Willie is accidentally killed by the children's parents. He comes back to get them in their dreams and the only way Bart and Lisa can stop him is to kill him while they're sleeping.

Classic Line(s): Groundskeeper Willie: (after being nearly burnt to death) You'll pay for this…with your children's' blood!
Chief Wiggum: (not serious) Oh, right… How are you going to get them? Skeleton power?
Groundskeeper Willie: I'll strike where you cannot protect them: in their dreams!

2. Terror at 5 1/2 Feet

This spoof of The Twilight Zone's Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (both an episode and a segment in the 1983 film) features a gremlin on the side of a school bus instead of a plane. Bart and Lisa's school bus. But Bart is the only one who sees it and everyone thinks he is insane.

Classic Line(s):
Ned Flanders: Oh Dear Lord, it's some sort of hideous monster! Aw isn't that cute? He's trying to claw my eyes out.

1. The Shinning

In this parody of The Shining, the Simpsons are the winter caretakers of Mr. Burns' lodge in the mountains. Before he leaves, Mr. Burns cuts off the cable and the beer supply, driving Homer insane. Meanwhile, Groundskeeper Willie realizes Bart has "the shinning," meaning he can read his thoughts, and tells him to use it to call him if he's in trouble. And his family is in danger when Moe's ghost and other ghouls (Freddy Krueger and Pinhead among others) convince Homer to kill them.

Classic Line(s): Homer: So what do you think, Marge? All I need is a title. I was thinking along the lines of "No TV and No Beer Make Homer Something Something".
Marge: "Go Crazy"?
Homer: Don't mind if I do!

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