The Simpsons

Season 1 Episode 8

The Telltale Head

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 1990 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • The Tell-Tale Heart
      The title and the plot of this episode is an allusion to Edgar Allen Poe's famous short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart." In the short story, a man murders another man and hides the body under the floorboards of his home. He later confesses to the murder when his guilty conscience makes him "hear" the beating of the dead man's heart, and he thinks others can hear it too.