The Simpsons [Season 2, Episode 3]
Treehouse of Horror
Shown 31st October 2001 - Wednesday
The kids are in the treehouse telling horror stories.
Homer sits on the branch outside, listening.
Hungry Are The Damned
The Simpsons get abducted by space-aliens:
Kang, Kodos and a third one (voiced by James Earl Jones).
The aliens give them lots of food, but Lisa is suspicious of their intentions.
The Raven [wr. by Edgar Allen Poe]
This is a wonderful version of the poem,
narrated by James Earl Jones, starring Homer and with Bart as the Raven.
The Simpsons [Season 3, Episode 7]
Treehouse of Horror II
As always, we get a trio of terror tales:
The Monkey's Paw
Homer buys a magical monkey's paw that can grant four wishes.
The family each get a wish, and oddly enough Lisa's is the most destructive.
The Bart Zone
In an alternate universe, Bart is a mind-reading monstrosity who rules
Springfield with an iron will.
If I Only Had A Brain
Mr Burns builds a robot that can do Homer's job.
However, it needs a brain ...
The Simpsons [Season 4, Episode 5]
Treehouse of Horror III
Shown 2nd November 2001 - Friday
The anthology starts with Homer doing his Alfred Hitchcock impersonation
and giving a disclaimer.
Clown Without Pity
Homer buys Bart a Krusty the Clown doll for his birthday.
However, the doll is evil and wants to kill Homer.
In the 1930s, Mr Burns hires a ship to go to Ape Island
and capture a giant ape.
Dial Z for Zombies
Bart and Lisa try to bring pet cat Snowball back from the dead.
However, they manage to unleash a horde of zombies on the town.
The Simpsons [Season 5, Episode 5]
Treehouse of Horror IV
Shown 11th November 2001 - Sunday
Bart gives us an introduction, set in an art gallery of horrors.
The Devil And Homer Simpson
Homer sells his soul to Ned Satan Flanders in exchange for a donut.
Terror at 5 1/2 Feet
Bart takes the bus to school.
However, he sees a Gremlin on the side of the vehicle.
Bart Simpson's Dracula
Peasants have been found dead, drained of blood.
Only Lisa realises that a Vampire is responsible,
and Mr Burns is the prime suspect.
The Simpsons [Season 6, Episode 6]
Treehouse of Horror V
Shown 23rd April 2001 - Monday
is a parody of a certain Kubrick film.
Time & Punishment
sees Homer travel to the age of the Dinosaurs, and change the time-stream ...
Cafeteria of Doom
sees Principal Skinner solve a detention-room overflow and a fresh meat shortage ...
The Simpsons [Season 7, Episode 6]
Treehouse of Horror VI
Shown 7th September 2001 - Friday
Attack of the 50ft Eyesores
Giant advertising hoardings trash Springfield!
Nightmare on Evergreen Street
Bart has nightmares that Groundskeeper Willie is trying to kill him.
This is an extended Freddy Kreuger parody.
The Third Dimension
A science experiment goes wrong,
and Homer is sucked into ... the third Dimension!
Yes, we get to see him rendered in glorious CGI.
The Simpsons [Season 8, Episode 1]
Hallowe'en Special VII
Shown 31st August 2001 - Friday
The Thing & I
Homer is keeping a monster in the attic.
It is Bart's evil siamese twin!
The Genesis Tub
Lisa's school science project results in her creating a tiny civilisation.
Homer, out fishing, is kidnapped by the aliens Kang and Kodos.
It is the year of the election race between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole,
so when they tell Homer Take us to your leader
BOTH leaders get abducted.
The aliens disguise themselves at the candidates.
Their election campaigns are wonderful parodies of the real thing.
American Democracy is a two-party system,
where things will be the same no matter which one wins!
The Simpsons [Season 9, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror VIII
The Homega Man
There is a nuclear explosion.
The survivors are mutants, and they are after Homer!
Fly vs Fly
Homer buys a matter transporter off the Professor.
Unfortunately, this was not a good idea.
It actually works!
1649 CE, and Marge is accused of witchcraft.
The Simpsons [Season 10, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror IX
Shown 31st October 2001 - Wednesday
Homer gets a hairpiece, but it is possessed!
It belonged to Snake (the town's crook),
and he uses Homer to kill off the people he had grudges against.
Terror of Tiny Toon
Bart and Lisa accidentally get sucked into the television,
and get chased by Itchy and Scratchy!
Also, a certain other character pops up.
Maggie gets her first baby tooth, a fang, and sprouts tentacles.
Yes, her father is the space-alien Kang!
The only way to sort this out is ... to appear on the Jerry Springer show.
The Simpsons [Season 11, Episode 4]
Hallowe'en Special X
Shown 31st October 2001 - Wednesday
Kang and Kodos present the special at Century City, Los Angeles.
I Know What You Didly-Idly Did.
Marge accidentally runs over Ned Flanders.
Homer tries to cover it up, like Weekend At Bernies.
Someone knows what they did ...
Desperately Xeeking Xena
Lisa and Bart get super-powers.
They get their own TV show, Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl.
The villain, The Collector,
kidnaps Lucy Lawless from a Xena Convention!
Life's A Glitch, Then You Die
It is New Years Eve 1999, the run-up to Y2K.
Unfortunately, Homer was the Y2K compliance officer at the power plant.
Society breaks down, but the looting is stopped
by the fact that every computer chip on earth is kaput.
Homer and Bart sneak onto a space-ship with Tom Arnold and Rosie O'Donnell.
The Simpsons [Season 12, Episode 1]
Treehouse of Horror XI
Shown 31st October 2001 - Wednesday
The intro sees the Simpson family appear as another famous family,
Homer is fated to die.
He avoids fate for most of the day, but eventually he snuffs it.
However, he has to do a good deed before he can get into heaven.
Scary Tales Can Come True
Back in the Middle Ages, Homer loses his job as village oaf.
He and Marge cannot afford to keep the kids,
so Bart and Lisa are cast out into the forest.
Luckily, Lisa's book of fairy-tales happens to list
all the horrible things they will encounter.
Night Of The Dolphins
Lisa frees a dolphin from Seaworld.
However, he is the dolphins' King and he wants revenge for his captivity.
The Simpsons [Season 13, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XII
Hex and the City
House of Whacks
The Simpsons upgrade to a fully automated house.
Pierce Brosnan voices the house's AI, which falls in love with Marge.
This is a parody of
The Simpsons [Season 14, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XIII
The Simpsons have a seance to contact Maude Flanders.
Send in the Clones
Homer gets a hammock that clones him.
He clones himself so many times that he creates a National Emergency.
The Fright to Creep and Scare Harms
Lisa discovers the gravestone of William H Bonney.
Shocked by the fact he was shot dead at a young age,
she starts a gun-control movement.
But she must be the only person who does not know who Billy The Kid was.
Still, nobody expected his ghost to appear -
along with Kaiser Wilhem and The Sundance Kid!
The Island of Dr Hibbert
The Island of Dr Moreau
The Simpsons [Season 15, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XIV
Homer kills the Grim Reaper, and has to replace him.
Prof Frink gets a Nobel Prize (presented by
), and reanimates his dead father.
Naturally, Frink Snr goes on a kill-crazy rampage for new organs.
Stop the World, I want to Goof Off
Bart and Millhouse get a stopwatch that magically stops time.
The Simpsons [Season 16, Episode 1]
Treehouse of Horror XV
Shown 18th May 2006 [Thursday]
The Ned Zone
Flanders can see the future.
Four Beheadings and a Funeral
Victorian London - Lisa is Sherlock Holmes, hunting the Mutton-Chop Murderer.
In the Belly of the Boss
Maggie gets miniaturised in a health-pill, which is swallowed by Mr Burns.
The family get in a mini-sub to rescue her. Marge takes the
role, which means she gets a couple of gratuitous bikini shots!
The Simpsons [Season 17, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XVI
B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence
Bart is hospitalised, so the Simpsons buy a robotic replacement named David - just like in
Survival of the Fattest
Monty Burns invites his blue-collar slobs to a Hunting Weekend.
He is going to play The Most Dangerous Game.
I’ve Grown a Costume on Your Face
A witch gatecrashes the Springfield town fancy-dress contest.
She curses everyone to become whatever they dressed as.
Was this not used in
Season 2 of Buffy?
The Simpsons [Season 18, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XVII
Shown Sunday November 05th, 2006
Married to the Blob
You've Got to Know When to Golem
The Day the Earth Looked Stupid
The Simpsons [Season 19, Episode 5]
Treehouse of Horror XVIII
Shown Sunday November 04th, 2007
E.T. Go Home
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson
The Simpsons [Season 20, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XIX
Shown Sunday November 02nd, 2008
Untitled Robot Parody
How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising
It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse
The Simpsons [Season 21, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XX
Shown Sunday October 18th, 2009
Dial 'M' for Murder or Press '#' to Return to Main Menu
Lisa makes a deal with Bart, to get revenge on their respective teachers.
They use the criss-cross strategy from Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train
(or Throw Momma from The Train).
Unfortunately, Bart ups the stakes to murder.
Lots of Hitchcock references ensue.
Don't Have a Cow, Mankind
Yet another zombie story.
This time it is a parody of
28 Weeks Later
- Bart is immune, so the family must get him to the Safe Zone so they can end the outbreak.
The zombies are named Munchers in a piece of genre-blindness.
There's No Business like Moe Business
This is a musical set in Moe's tavern. It is a parody of
, as he discovers that putting human blood in the drinks makes him sexually less-resistable.
The Simpsons [Season 22, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XXI
Shown Sunday November 07th, 2010
War and Pieces
Master and Cadaver
The Simpsons [Season 23, Episode 3]
Treehouse of Horror XXII
Shown Sunday October 30th, 2011
The Diving Bell and Butterball
Dial D for Diddly
In the Na’Vi
The Simpsons [Season 24, Episode 2]
Treehouse of Horror XXIII
Shown 07 Oct 12
The Greatest Story Ever Holed
Bart & Homer's Excellent Adventure
The Simpsons [Season 25, Episode 2]
Treehouse of Horror XXIV
Shown 06 Oct 13
Oh The Places You'll D'oh
Dead and Shoulders
Freaks no Geeks
The Simpsons [Season 26, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XXV
Shown 19 Oct 14
school in hell
a parody of The Others
The Simpsons [Season 27, Episode 5]
Treehouse of Horror XXVI
Shown 25 Oct 15
Wanted: Dead, then Alive
Telepaths of Glory
The Simpsons [Season 28, Episode 4]
Treehouse of Horror XXVII
Shown 16 October 2016
This is the show's 600th episode.
The Simpsons [Season 5, Episode 15]
Deep Space Homer
Shown Deep Space Homer
NASA are dismayed with the low TV ratings for their space launches.
They study sitcoms like Tool Time and Married With Children,
then discover that they should send an average American up
as an astronaut on the next shuttle mission.
Homer and Barney are recruited and trained,
which allows some hilarious references
episode Gamesters of Triskelion.
Even the Itchy and Scratchy segment is Scar Trek: The Next Laceration.
Homer gets to go into space, alongside guest-star Buzz Aldrin.
Everything should be okay, as long as they do not land on that creepy
Planet of the Apes
The Simpsons [Season 8, Episode 2]
You Only Move Twice
Shown 3rd Nov 1996
The Simpsons [Season 8, Episode 10]
The Springfield Files
Shown 12th Jan 1997
The Simpsons [Season 11, Episode 17]
Bart To The Future
Shown 19 Mar 00
Homer takes the family to a Native American Casino.
Bart bumps into the manager,
who gives him a vision of thirty years into the future.
Bart is an aging wannabe-Rockstar,
while Lisa is the first heterosexual female President of the USA.
The Simpsons [Season 12, Episode 6]
The Computer Wore Menace Shoes
Shown 3 Dec 00
Homer sets up his own web pages,
and uses the pseudonym Mr X to post rumours.
Some of the rumours are too close to the truth for comfort,
so he is drugged and wakes up on ... The Island.
Patrick McGoohan (
) is Number Six (of course!), and Homer is Number Five!
The Simpsons [Season 15, Episode 15]
Shown 21 Mar 04
Cosmic Wars comes out - a
Star Wars: Phantom Menace
parody. Bart and Lisa go to the Ranch to meet Randall Lewis
(a hilarious mockery of George Lucas)!
Marge and Homer go to the nearby winery,
which improves their marriage but they become Alkies.
The second half of the ep is about the consequences of alcoholism.
The Simpsons [Season 20, Episode 20]
Four Great Women And A Manicure
Shown 10 May 09
Marge takes Lisa to the beauty parlour for her first mani-petti.
Lisa insists that a woman can be successful
without being attractive to men (or lipstick lesbians).
Marge tells the story of Queen Elizabeth the First.
She was jealous when Walter Raleigh (Homer)
had an affair with her lady-in-waiting (Marge).
Luckily, Walter/Homer defeated the Spanish Armada.
Lisa responds by telling the story of Snow White.
A lawyer from the Walt Disney Corporation is on hand
to ensure that the Public Domain story does not infringe copyright.
This version has Snow White played by Lisa,
and is a blatant parody of the Disney version.
There is no Prince Charming, because Lisa does not think that women need men.
Marge tells the story of a woman held back by an inadequate husband.
This is the story of MacBeth,
the stage-play performed by the local amateur theatre group.
Life imitates art as Marge hen-pecks Homer into killing his rivals.
Normally, they only tell three stories in these portmanteaus.
However, Maggie wants one so Marge tells her an abridged version of
. A baby named Maggie Rourke is a talented architect.
However, her kindergarten teacher refuses to allow her freedom of expression.
Finally, Maggie speaks -
an eloquent if Ayn Randi-ian declaration of self-will voiced by