Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, and Selma Bouvier
Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, and others
Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Waylon Smithers, Kent Brockman, and others
Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Moe Szyslak, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Lou, and others
Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, and others
Lionel Hutz, Troy McClure and Additional Voices
In "The Thing And I," we learn Bart has a Siamese twin. They were connected on their sides, with Bart on the left and Hugo on the right. Now Bart has a hideous scar on the right side of his body, which Bart never saw before.
We learn that Kodos is female, Kang's sister.
By tracking the phoning, Dr. Hibbert's phone number is 636-425455.
Phil Hartman, who regularly impersonated Bill Clinton when he was on Saturday Night Live, appeared in this episode as Clinton.
Lisa is the only one who does not cheer at the debate.
The presidential debate has a $5.00 admission fee.
(Talking to Lisa in "The Genesis Tub")
Bart: Hey what is this goo? Are you trying to build a friend?
(From "The Genesis Tub")
Principal Skinner: This mini universe you've created is even more impressive then Martin's milk carton ukulele.
(Shot of Martin in background in a grass skirt playing the ukulele.)
(From "The Thing and I")
Dr Hibbert: That means the evil twin is and always has been...Bart.
(They all turn around and stare at Bart.)
Bart: Oh, don't look so shocked.
Kang: (as Dole) We must go forward, not backward. Upward, not forward. And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.
Kang: It's a two party system! You have to vote for one of us!
Man: He's right, this is a two-party system.
Man 2: Well, I believe I'll vote for a third-party candidate.
Kang: Go ahead, throw your vote away.
Homer: Ah… The old fishin' hole. So peaceful and relaxing, doesn't even matter if I catch a single fish… come on, you stupid fish! Take the bait! Don't make me come down there!!!
Leader: Welcome to our world, most gracious Lisa.
Lisa: Your world is incredible. And you speak English.
Leader: We have listened to you speak since the dawn of time, O Creator. And we have learned to imatoot you exarktly.
Homer: We think we saw Hugo at the airport; he was boarding a plane to Switzerland and… (sees Hugo) Oh.
Lisa: What's up there?
Bart: Is it a monster?
Lisa: We have to know.
Bart: Tell us what's the secret.
Homer: No more questions. I work my butt off to feed you four kids and all you do is--
(Marge stares at Homer.)
Marge: Three, we have three children!
Homer: Yeah, three nosy kids. And you know what happens to nosy kids who ask too many questions?
Bart/Lisa: (talking quickly) No, what? Does something happen? Does something happen to nosy kids who ask questions? What happens?
Kent: Senator Dole, why should people vote for you instead of President Clinton?
Kang: (as Dole) It makes no difference which one of us you vote for. Either way, your planet is doomed. DOOMED!
Kent: Well, a refreshingly frank response there from senator Bob Dole.
Homer: Oh my God, space aliens! Don't eat me, I have a wife and kids! Eat them!
Bart: Your micro-jerks attacked me!
Lisa: Well, you practically destroyed their whole world.
Bart: You can't protect them every second. Sooner or later, you'll let your guard down, and then flush! It's toilet time for Tinytown!
Lisa: Oh my God! I've created life!
Marge: (from downstairs) Lisa, breakfast! We're having waffles!
Lisa: Ooh, waffles.
Bart: You're crazy!
Hugo: Am I? Well, perhaps we're all a little crazy. I know I am. I went mad after they tore us apart, but I'll be sane… once I sew us back together.
Bart: But you'll kill both of us.
Hugo: No, it's easy. Look, I've been practicing: I made a pigeon-rat.
Bart: Did you guys hear something moving around in the attic last night?
Homer: Attic? Oh, that's silly. Seriously though, don't ever go up there.
Kang: (as Dole) Fooling these Earth voters is easier than expected.
Kodos: (as Clinton) Yes. All they want to hear are bland pleasantries embellished by an occasional saxophone solo or infant kiss.
Kang: (as Bob Dole) Abortions for all!
Kang: Very well, no abortions for anyone!
(Crowd boos again)
Kang: Hmm... Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others!
(Crowd cheers and waves miniature flags.)
Homer: Oh, no! Aliens, bio-duplication, nude conspiracies! Oh my God! Lyndon LaRouche was right!
Homer: (Gulps) I suppose you want to probe me. Well, might as well get it over with. (Starts to unzip his pants)
Kang: Stop! We have reached the limits of what rectal probing can teach us.
Lisa: Wait, one of them is nailing something to the door of the cathedral. (Gasps) I've created Lutherans!
Lisa: Science has already proven the dangers of smoking, alcohol, and Chinese food. But I can still ruin soft drinks for everyone!
Homer: We'll search out every place a sick twisted solitary misfit might run to.
Lisa: I'll start with Radio Shack.
Dr. Hibbert: But what to do with poor Hugo? Too crazy for Boys Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town. The child was an outcast. So, we did the only humane thing.
Homer: We chained Hugo up in the attic like an animal and fed him a bucket of fish heads once a week.
Marge: It's saved our marriage.
Lisa: (Upon waking up and seeing her tooth.) Mold! That's science project paydirt!
(From The Thing and I)
Dr. Hibbert: You never forget the birth of Siamese twins!
Lisa: I believe they prefer to be called "Conjoined twins."
Dr. Hibbert: And hillbillies want to be called "Sons of the Soil," but it ain't gonna happen. (Laughs)
Kang: (as Clinton) I am Clin-ton. As overlord, all will kneel trembling before me and obey my brutal command. End communication. (crosses arms)
Homer: What are you spraying me with?
Kodos: Rum! So no one will believe your story.
Clinton Aide: (closely resembling George Stephanopoulos) People are becoming a bit confused by the way you and your opponent are… well… constantly holding hands.
Kang: (as Dole) We are merely exchanging long protein strings. If you can think of a simpler way, I'd like to hear it.
Marge: (on phone, gravely) Yes, Doctor, it's what we've always feared -- it's loose. Hugo is loose. (cheerfully) See you soon!
Bob Dole: (captive on the alien saucer) I am so mad at the Secret Service right now.
(From "The Genesis Tub")
Lisa: Oh, great. I'm stuck in this lousy tub for the rest of my life.
(People stare at her)
Lisa: Shouldn't you people be groveling?
(Everyone starts groveling)
Lisa: And bring me some shoes. Nice ones.
Man: She'll want socks, too. I'll get socks.
Bill Clinton: (wakes up) Ohh. Is it noon already?
In 2006, IGN.com voted "Citizen Kang" as the seventh best segment of the Treehouse of Horror episodes.
In 2006, this episode was ranked #7 in Matt Groening's list of top 10 episodes of all time.
The ska band I Voted For Kodos got their name from this episode.
This episode was nominated, but did not win a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less)."
List of the Halloween names used by the staff on this episode:
JAMES HELL BROOKS
SAM "SAYONARA" SIMON
ATENALLETSAC NAD (Say Three Times)
The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror DVD refers to the 3rd segment as "Mr. Kang Goes To Washington" on the back cover, rather than "Citizen Kang."
This is the first time that a season began with the Halloween Special.
2001: A Space Odyssey
The corpses of the real Dole and Clinton drift into space like the body of Frank Poole from the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In "Citizen Kang," Homer being abducted in a fishing boat is a sly nod to the classic 1985 film Cocoon.
Microcosmic God: The "Genesis Tub" story is more of a reference to Theodore Sturgeon's classic short story, rather than Rod Serling's "The Little People." In Sturgeon's tale a scientist creates life, in the form of fast-evolving little people who refer to him as the Creator and come to worship him. There is no creation in the Serling story; the astronauts just happen upon the civilization and there is no evidence of the rapid evolution of the tiny civilization. It seems just like 20th century earth culture. Sturgeon's story was published in 1941 and was probably an influence on Serling's tale.
The segment title, "Citizen Kang," is a parody of the 1941 film and novel Citizen Kane.
Terror Comes To Tiny Town
Bart tells Lisa when she's not looking it'll be "toilet time for tiny town." This is similar to the 1938 movie called, Terror Comes to Tiny Town - a spoof of cowboy pictures where all the actors are little people.
Homer: Fish heads, fish heads, doo doo doo doo doo doo.
Homer hums a little of Barnes and Barnes classic song "Fish Heads" as he takes the bucket of fish heads up to Hugo. This song is heard most often on Dr. Demento's globally syndicated novelty radio program.
"The Genesis Tub" is inspired by the 1962 Twilight Zone episode called "The Little People," where astronauts stumble upon a tiny civilisation on an asteroid.
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