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Treehouse of Horror I 

The Simpsons move into a cursed house, then are abducted by aliens, before Homer is ensconced in a tale by Edgar Allen Poe.

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Homer Simpson / Kodos (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice)
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Evil Laugh / The House / Kang (voice)
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Moving Man / Serak the Preparer / Narrator (voice)
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Bart and Lisa are in their treehouse, making scary stories up by scaring each other. Lisa tells a story of the Simpsons moving into a cursed mansion, Bart tells a story of the Simpsons being abducted by aliens who are desperate to eat them, and Lisa tells the story of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." Written by kevindklenke

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25 October 1990 (USA)  »

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In 2011, staff writer Al Jean commented on the episode: "The idea of it to parody EC Comics was really original and kind of shocking for a cartoon on network television. [Executive producer] Jim Brooks said, 'We better have a disclaimer at the beginning of this Halloween show,' so Marge came out and warned people that they were going to see something scary. And the funny thing is it's now very tame by our Halloween standards and by network animation standards." According to M. Keith Booker, author of Drawn to Television, the warning only made the episode more attractive to children. The entire segment was a parody of the opening of Frankenstein (1931). While similar "warnings" were used to open the second and third "Treehouse" episodes, these quickly became a burden to write and there was no warning for the fourth episode. Instead, it had Marge ask Bart to warn people how frightening the show was during his introduction paying homage to Night Gallery (1969). The tradition was revived for The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994); after that, they were permanently dropped and the writers did not make any attempts at reviving them. See more »

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Narrator: Quoth the raven...
Bart: Eat my shorts!
Homer: D'oh!
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Unlike later Halloween specials, there are no "funny" names for the cast members - everyone is just credited normally. See more »

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References When a Stranger Calls (1979) See more »

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Effectively Creepy and Funny!
28 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the third episode of the second season of Simpsons, we get to witness their first Halloween. This episode is an episode of three shorts and each one is unique to their own. Each short is really creepy and sometimes a little funny. I liked how Marge, at the start of the episode, said this was not for kids. I also like the guest voice talent in James Earl Jones.

In this episode, "Treehouse of Horror," Lisa and Bart are swapping stories in the treehouse and these stories involve the Simpsons moving into an old haunted house, them getting picked up by aliens whom the Simpsons believe they are going to eat them, and an interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.

Overall, this is a very good episode that has some bone-chilling moments. It may not be as funny as past episodes and it still is, but I would not expect that in a Halloween-centered episode. I also liked the last line of Homer's. That was really funny. I rate this episode 9/10.


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