The Simpsons: Season 5, Episode 5

Treehouse of Horror IV (28 Oct. 1993)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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Homer sells his soul to the Devil for a donut, Bart contends with a gremlin on the side of the school bus which only he can see, and the family discovers that Mr. Burns is a vampire.


(as David 'Dry Bones' Silverman)


(created by) (as Matt 'Mr Spooky' Groening) , (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) , 10 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa / Benedict Arnold / Kodos / Groundskeeper Willie / Vampires (voice) (as Dysfunctional Dan Castellaneta)
Marge Simpson (voice) (as Jooooolie Kavner)
Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice) (as Nasty Nancy Cartwright)
Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Scabby Yeardley Smith)
Carl / Demon / Blackbeard / Chief Wiggum / Vampires (voice) (as Boo! Boo! Scare Ya Hank Azaria)
Evil Laugh / Fashion Show Announcer / Lenny / Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Judge / Richard Nixon / Principal Skinner / Otto / Kang / Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Vampires (voice) (as Frighticious Harry Shearer)
Lionel Hutz (voice) (as Phil Hart-on-the-Stick Man)
Lizzie Bordon / Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Pamela Hacksaw Hayden)
Martin Prince / Uter (voice) (as Rancid Russi Taylor)
The Gremlin (voice) (as Dr. Frankenwelker)


When Homer announces he would sell his soul for a donut, the Devil, disguised as Ned Flanders, shows up to take him up on the offer. Second Act, while ridings to school, Bart believe he sees a malevolent gremlin on the side of the bus. And final act, Mr. Burns is Dracula, in a spoof of Francis Ford Coppola's vampire film. Written by Tiff Banks

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Animation | Comedy

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Did You Know?


Richard Nixon would actually enter the devil's clutches 176 days after this episode aired. See more »


Kent Brockman: Another local peasant has been found dead, drained of his blood with two teeth marks on his throat. This black cape was found on the scene.
[the cape says "DRACULA."]
Kent Brockman: Police are baffled.
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Charles Wesley
Performed by Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, and Yeardley Smith
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Really good Halloween Episoed
11 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bart and other member of The Simpsons family host 3 scary Halloween tales based on some paintings.

The first story is called The Devil and Homer

Homer is at work said to himself he sell his soul for donuts only for The Devil to turn up as Flanders who gives homer the donuts, while a sleep homer as the last part of the donuts as sent to hell for night until the trial.

There had some really funny moment, I really liked the idea of Flanders being the Devil and while Homer is in hell, he add all the Donuts was really funny too.

The next story we see Bart wake up after having nightmare dying on the school bus and Bart feels strange as it getting on the Bus to school and looks out window he sees a GremLin on the side of the bus and no believes him and end up going a bit mad.

I didn't like this story that much, I did find it that funny, but I did enjoy the part when Flanders picked it up was little funny.

Next story which is Bart Simpson's Dracula Mr Burns invites The Simpsons to dinner after closing a deal to buy blood bank., Lisa think Mr burns is vampire, while Mr burns bites Bart.

Later that night Lisa sees Bart and his friends floating outside his window and his about Bite Lisa that when Homer walks find out Bart is the vampire, Lisa tells Homer to kill Mr Burns, As Homer dose, but was Mr Burns the really leader? There is a really good twist to that story , don't want to ruin it.

This great spoof from Bram stoker's Dracula, I find it really funny

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