The Simpsons

Treehouse of Horror XXIV

Season 25, Ep 2, Aired 10/6/13
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  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Arnie Pye, Groundskeeper Willie, Krusty the Clown, Kodos & Barney Gumble

  • Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson & Selma Bouvier

  • Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum & Kearney

  • Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson

  • Hank Azaria

    Comic Book Guy, The Bore-ax, Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Bumblebee Man, Dr. Nick Riviera, Carl Carlson & Rafael

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • good episode

    By Funnygamer, Dec 06, 2013

  • Seriously?

    By jeffosoft, Nov 19, 2013

  • Great episode

    By chadwulf, Nov 02, 2013

  • The Simpsons continues its annual Halloween tradition with the twenty-fourth installment of the "Treehouse of Horror" series.

    By meathead704, Oct 07, 2013

  • brilliant opening and one of the best non-Suess Suesses ever

    By cherold01, Oct 08, 2013

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  • Notes (2)

    • The extended opening sequence begins with the show title approaching in a gray clouds and storm sky, as lightning strikes the three-eyed crow flying from left to right, and it continues flying despite being reduced to only its skeleton.  In a more apocalyptic setting, soldiers are battling zombies, among which include Jimbo and Dolph, whom as usual are sawing off the head of the Jebediah Springfield statue.  As always, it drops on Ralph Wiggum, but he's decapitated, having the statue head on his body, as his own head still functions, licking the ice cream cone he drops.

      Billboard Gag:  Krusty...Now doing funerals. (with a saddened Krusty pictured, wearing a yarmulke)

      The sequence continues with the giant Lard Lad Donut boy statue getting eaten by an even larger monster.  Then, Ms. Krabappel, sitting on a park bench next to Alfred Hitchcock, is chased away by a flock of crows, similar to what was seen in his 1963 movie The Birds.

      Chalkboard Gag:  Bart writing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", as is Stephen King all over the classroom walls seen in his 1980 movie The Shining, based on his horror novel of the same title.

      Continuing the sequence, Homer mutates into an Alien-like vampire creature at the nuclear plant, then Carl dresses up as vampire hunter Blade (featured in Marvel Comics, as well as a number of movies and animated TV series) to pursue him, decapitating Lenny as he departs.  Panning downward to Hell, we see Mr. Burns as an evil creature who eats Smithers, seen as a small fairy.  At the supermarket, Maggie finds herself surrounded by human insects, including Marge, before the toddler herself is revealed to be the monobrowed boy in disguise.  Then, Lisa is playing her saxophone, but in a cathedral before being kicked out by her music teacher who's seen as the Phantom of the Opera.  Bart skateboards in an apocalyptic street setting with various monsters and creepy figures standing around as Springfield's citizens flee in terror from more monsters chasing them.  Maggie is then seen driving a black car, knocking Milhouse, riding a bicycle, off a bridge, where be becomes prey to a giant three-eyed fish.  When Homer arrives home, he gets flattened by Maggie still driving the car.

      Couch Gag:  The children are seen in normal form, but Marge is still a giant insect and Homer is a burnt zombie.  Then Lisa suddenly drops down a hole and her outfit changes to a dress similar to Alice in Wonderland.  She lands safely on a mushroom, spotting the HypnoToad, seen in  Futurama. Her outfit changes again as she finds herself in a more regal setting where Homer and Marge are king and queen, and Bart is seen as a mythic creature who greets her upon arriving.  Above Lisa is a TV that shows the title "Treehouse of Horror XXIV".

    • The extended opening sequence begins with the show title approaching in a gray clouds and storm sky, as lightning strikes the three-eyed crow flying from left to right, and it continues flying despite being reduced to only its skeleton.  In a more apocalyptic setting, soldiers are battling zombies, among which include Jimbo and Dolph, who as usual are sawing off the head of the Jebediah Springfield statue.  As usual, it drops on Ralph Wiggum, but he's decapitated, having the statue head on his body as his own head still functions, licking the ice cream cone he drops.

      Billboard Gag:  Krusty...Now doing funerals. (with a saddened Krusty pictured, wearing a yarmulke)

      The sequence continues with the giant Lard Lad Donut boy statue getting eaten by an even larger monster.  Then Ms. Krabappel, sitting on a park bench next to Alfred Hitchcock, is chased away by a flock of crows, similar to what was seen in his 1963 movie  The Birds.

      Chalkboard Gag:  Bart writing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", as is Stephen King all over the classroom walls seen in his 1980 movie  The Shining, based on his horror novel of the same title.

      Continuing the sequence, Homer mutates into an Alien-like creature at the nuclear plant, the Carl dresses up as vampire hunter Blade to pursue him, decapitating Lenny as he departs.  Panning downward to Hell, we see Mr. Burns as an evil creature who eats Smithers seen as a small fairy.  At the supermarket, Maggie finds herself surrounded by human insects, including Marge, before the toddler herself if revealed to be the monobrowed boy in disguise.  Then Lisa is playing her saxophone, but in a cathedral before being kicked out by her music teacher who's seen as the  Phantom of the Opera.  Bart skateboard in an apocalyptic street setting with various monsters and creepy figures standing around as Springfield's citizens flee in terror from more monsters chasing them.  Maggie is then seen driving a black car, knocking Milhouse, riding a bicycle, off a bridge, where be becomes prey to a giant three-eyed fish.  When Homer arrives home, he gets flattened by Maggie still driving the car.

      Couch Gag:  The children are seen in normal form, but Marge is still a giant insect and Homer is a burnt zombie.  Then Lisa suddenly drops down a hole and her outfit changes to a dress similar to  Alice in Wonderland.  She lands safely on a mushroom, spotting the HypnoToad, seen in  Futurama. Her outfit changes again as she finds herself in a more regal setting where Homer and Marge are king and queen, and Bart is seen as a mythic creature who greets her upon arriving.  Above Lisa is a TV that shows the title "Treehouse of Horror XXIV".

    Allusions (2)

    • The first segment has the townspeople as various Dr. Seuss Characters and with a couple of parody names such as The Fat In The Hat, The Bore-Ax.  These are parodies to The Cat In The Hat and The Lorax written by Dr. Seuss.

       

    • The title of the first segment, "Oh, the Places You'll D'oh!" is a take on the title of the book Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Suess.  The book was published in 1990 making it the final Dr. Suess work published before his death.

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