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Treehouse of Terror =============================================================================== > Didja notice... =============================================================================== ... the rats around the manhole cover? {dh} ... the episode began with Homer saying, ``I love Halloween.'' and it ended with Homer saying, ``I hate Halloween''? [Chris Colby] ... the lighting behind Lisa makes it look like she has a halo around her head? {cjb} (Towards the end of the show, when she says, ``well it was written in 1845...'') Dave Hall {dh} also asks... Is that Snowball (II) screeching at the beginning? =============================================================================== > Movie References =============================================================================== The Shining - everyone trying to kill each other with knives, hatchets, etc. + The Exorcist - Maggie's head turning all the way around. Poltergeist - The behavior of the haunted house. - Indian graves in the cellar. + The Amityville Horror - Blood oozing down the walls. {my} - The wall with a chimney running up the center and quarter-circle windows on each side. {dl} + Psycho - The shape of the haunted house. The Fall of the House of Usher - The death of the haunted house. + The Fly - The `Ow' you hear when the bug zapper does its thing. ~ Star Trek, ``The Day of the Dove'' - Kang is the name of the Klingon commander. + Twilight Zone (To Serve Man) - The cookbook, `How to cook for forty humans' =============================================================================== > The tombstones on the opening Courtesy of Curtis Hoffmann: Ishmael Simpson Ezekiel Simpson Cornelius V. Simpson Garfield The Grateful Dead Casper The Friendly Boy Elvis Your Name Here Paul McCartney Disco Brian Howard reports that in the script for this show, the final gravestone at the beginning was going to be ``Erwin Rommel -- Desert Fox and Loving Husband'', but it was one of the things that got edited out. `Cornelius V. Simpson' is a reference to Cornelius Vanderbilt, 19th century mogul. `Paul McCartney' is a reference to the `Paul is Dead' hoax of 1969. (According to the hoax, Paul was killed in a car crash in 1966 and was replaced by an exact duplicate. [Sounds like a Stephen Wright joke.]) =============================================================================== > Quotes =============================================================================== Hello everyone. You know, Halloween is a very strange holiday. Personally, I don't understand it. hmm hmm Kids worshipping ghosts, pretending to be devils. oooh, things on TV that are inappropriate for younger viewers. Things like the following half hour. Nothing seems to bother my kids. But tonight's show, which I totally wash my hands of, is really scary. So if you have sensitive children, maybe you should tuck them into bed early tonight instead of writing us angry letters tomorrow. Thanks for your attention. -- Marge's disclaimer, ``Treehouse of Terror'' =============================================================================== Bad Dream House Written by John Swartzwelder Directed by Wesley Archer =============================================================================== > The tombstones in the basement Courtesy of Curtis Hoffmann: Hiawatha Cochise Sitting Bull Pocahantas Crazy Horse Not So Crazy Horse Geronimo Sacajawea Mahatma Ghandi Tonto Dave Hall observes... - The moat surrounding the house. - The windows on the side of the house has that "Amityville" look. - The bunny doll beside the box that Bart is unpacking. (ref. LIH) - Marge is wear bunny Slippers. =============================================================================== > Quotes =============================================================================== Quit throwing garbage into our Dimension! -- The Vortex, ``Bad Dream House'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' Do the blood thing again! -- Bart to the ... ``Bad Dream House'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' House: They are all against you, Bart. You must kill them all. They all must die. Bart: Are you my conscience? House: I... [ponders] Yes, I am. -- A conversation with the... ``Bad Dream House'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' This family's had its differences and we've squabbled, but we never had knife fights before... -- Marge, ``Bad Dream House'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' It destroyed itself rather than live with us. One can't help feeling a bit rejected. -- Lisa, ``Bad Dream House'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' =============================================================================== Hungry Are the Damned Written by Jay Kogen and Wal Wolodarsky Directed by Rich Moore =============================================================================== > Didja notice... ... James Earl Jones also played `the Preparer'? ... Homer's apron read, ``Mafia Staff Apron''? ... when the bug zapper is turned on, there's a big, juicy zap and a little `Ow' (From `The Fly')? ``My, that was a momma.'' ... the aliens are watching `Itchy and Scratchy'? =============================================================================== > Quotes =============================================================================== Marge: Wow, you speak English! Alien: No, we are speaking Rigelian, but by some remarkable coincidence, they are exactly the same. -- The Simpsons are abducted by aliens, ``Hungry Are the Damned'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' Alien: We get over a million channels. Bart: Do you have HBO? Alien: No, that costs extra. -- Showing the UFO's entertainment center, ``Hungry Are the Damned'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' Alien: Everyone who has mastered intergalactic space travel raise your hand. Ok, then. Marge: I'm sorry. I'm sure your game is very nice. -- After the Simpsons chuckle at the `Pong' video game on the UFO, ``Hungry Are the Damned'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' Nobody, but NOBODY eats the Simpsons! -- Homer, ``Hungry Are the Damned'' in ``Treehouse of Terror'' =============================================================================== The Raven Written by Edgar Allen Poe and Sam Simon Directed by David Silverman =============================================================================== > Poe References Curtis Hoffmann reports: In Homer's 'The Raven' library, we have a bust of E.A. Poe, and Peter Lorre. On the drinking mug, we have "The Cask Of ..." (the rest is unreadble, but it is a reference to another Poe story.). Then, there are Homer's books: Forgotten Lore, Vol. II The Pit And The Pendulum The Tell Tale Heart The Purloined Letter Dave Hall adds: - Yes, that was a Maggie fall. (ref. Lisa & Maggie as Angels.) =============================================================================== > Quotes =============================================================================== Narrator: Quoth the Raven, Bart: Eat my shorts. Lisa: Bart! -- Edgar Allen Poe's classic, with a twist, ``The Raven'' in `Treehouse of Terror'' =============================================================================== Episode summaries Copyright 1991 by Raymond Chen. Not to be redistributed in a public forum without permission. (The quotes themselves, of course, remain the property of The Simpsons, and the reproduced articles remain the property of the original authors. I'm just taking credit for the compilation.)

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