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[Treehouse of Horror !Regular Episodes ]

The Simpsons 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.

  • Haunted House
  • 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 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 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. Then the

  • Clown Without Pity
    Homer buys Bart a Krusty the Clown doll for his birthday. However, the doll is evil and wants to kill Homer.
  • King 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 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 The Simpsons [Season 6, Episode 6] Treehouse of Horror V
    Shown 23rd April 2001 - Monday

  • The Shinning 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 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 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.

  • Citizen Kang

    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 The Simpsons [Season 9, Episode 4] Treehouse of Horror VIII
    Shown 1997

  • 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!

  • Easy-Bake Coven
    1649 CE, and Marge is accused of witchcraft.
  • The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 10, Episode 4] Treehouse of Horror IX
    Shown 31st October 2001 - Wednesday

  • Hell Toupée
    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.
  • Starship Poopers
    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 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 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, the Munsters!

  • G-g-ghost D-d-dad
    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 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.

  • Wiz Kids
    This is a parody of Harry Potter
  • The Simpsons 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
    This parodies The Island of Dr Moreau .
  • The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 15, Episode 4] Treehouse of Horror XIV

  • Reaper Madness
    Homer kills the Grim Reaper, and has to replace him.

  • Frinkenstein
    Prof Frink gets a Nobel Prize (presented by Jennifer Garner ), 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 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 Raquel Welch role, which means she gets a couple of gratuitous bikini shots!
  • The Simpsons 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 A.I.!
  • 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 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 The Simpsons [Season 19, Episode 5] Treehouse of Horror XVIII
    Shown Sunday November 04th, 2007

  • E.T. Go Home

  • Mr. and Mrs. Simpson

  • Heck House
  • The Simpsons 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 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 Sweeney Todd , as he discovers that putting human blood in the drinks makes him sexually less-resistable.
  • The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 22, Episode 4] Treehouse of Horror XXI
    Shown Sunday November 07th, 2010

  • War and Pieces

  • Tweenlight

  • Master and Cadaver
  • The Simpsons 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 The Simpsons [Season 24, Episode 2] Treehouse of Horror XXIII
    Shown 07 Oct 12

  • The Greatest Story Ever Holed

  • UNnormal Activity

  • Bart & Homer's Excellent Adventure
  • The Simpsons 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 The Simpsons [Season 26, Episode 4] Treehouse of Horror XXV
    Shown 19 Oct 14

  • school in hell

  • Clockwork Orange

  • a parody of The Others
  • The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 27, Episode 5] Treehouse of Horror XXVI
    Shown 25 Oct 15

  • Wanted: Dead, then Alive

  • Homerzilla

  • Telepaths of Glory
  • The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 28, Episode 4] Treehouse of Horror XXVII
    Shown 16 October 2016

    This is the show's 600th episode.

  • Regular Episodes

    The Simpsons 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 Star Trek 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 The Simpsons [Season 8, Episode 2] You Only Move Twice
    Shown 3rd Nov 1996

    The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 8, Episode 10] The Springfield Files
    Shown 12th Jan 1997

    The Simpsons 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 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 ( The Prisoner ) is Number Six (of course!), and Homer is Number Five!

    The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 15, Episode 15] Co-Dependent's Day
    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 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 The Fountainhead . 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 Jodie Foster .

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    The Simpsons The Simpsons [Season 1, Episode 2 ]
    Shown th June 2006 [Wednesday]

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