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"The Simpsons" Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)

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The Simpsons: Season 5: Episode 5 -- Homer announces he would sell his soul for a donut and the Devil shows up to take him up on the offer. Bart believes he sees a malevolent gremlin on the side of the school bus. And Mr. Burns is Dracula, in a spoof of Francis Ford Coppola's vampire film.


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Original Air Date:
28 October 1993 (Season 5, Episode 5)
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa / Benedict Arnold / Kodos / Groundskeeper Willie / Vampires (voice) (as Dysfunctional Dan Castellaneta)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Jooooolie Kavner)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice) (as Nasty Nancy Cartwright)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Scabby Yeardley Smith)

Hank Azaria ... Carl / Demon / Blackbeard / Chief Wiggum / Vampires (voice) (as Boo! Boo! Scare Ya Hank Azaria)

Harry Shearer ... 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)

Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice) (as Phil Hart-on-the-Stick Man)

Pamela Hayden ... Lizzie Bordon / Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Pamela Hacksaw Hayden)

Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Uter (voice) (as Rancid Russi Taylor)

Frank Welker ... The Gremlin (voice) (as Dr. Frankenwelker)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Silverman  (as David 'Dry Bones' Silverman)
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by) (as Matt 'Mr Spooky' Groening)

James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) &
Matt Groening (developed by) (as Matt 'Count Chocula' Groening) &
Sam Simon (developed by) (as Sam 'Sayonara' Simon)

Conan O'Brien (written by) (as Watch Conan O'Brien) and
Bill Oakley (written by) (as The Late Bill Oakley) &
Josh Weinstein (written by) (as The Estate of Josh Weinstein) and
Greg Daniels (written by) (as Greg 'It's Aliiive!' Daniels) &
Dan McGrath (written by) (as Disfigured Dan McGrath) and
Bill Canterbury (written by) segment "Bart Simpson's 'Dracula'" (as Bilious Bill Canterbury)

Bill Canterbury (staff writer) (as Bilious Bill Canterbury)

David X. Cohen (staff writer) (as Discurteous David Cohen)

Produced by
Joseph A. Boucher .... co-producer (as Butcher Joe Boucher)
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (as James Hell Brooks)
Jonathan Collier .... producer (as Cracklin' Jack Collier)
Greg Daniels .... co-producer (as Gravedancing Greg Daniels)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... associate producer (as Headless Jeffery Goldstein)
Matt Groening .... executive producer (as Matt 'Griddlecakes' Groening)
Al Jean .... consulting producer (as Avuncular Al Jean)
Harold Kimmel .... supervising producer (as Harold ''Help! I'm Alive!'' Kimmel)
Colin A.B.V. Lewis .... associate producer (as Colin 'Two Sheds' Lewis)
J. Michael Mendel .... co-producer (as J. 'Monkey Brains' Mendel)
David Mirkin .... executive producer (as Damned David Mirkin)
Frank Mula .... supervising producer (as Unfriendly Frank Mula)
Conan O'Brien .... supervising producer (30 NBC'' O'Brien) (as Conan ''12)
Bill Oakley .... supervising producer (as The Late Bill Oakley)
Mike Reiss .... consulting producer (as Meshuggeh Mike Reiss)
David Richardson .... supervising producer (as Depressed David Richardson)
Gerry Richardson .... producer (as Unimaginative Gerry Richardson)
Jace Richdale .... co-executive producer (as Horribly Jaded Jace Richdale)
Phil Roman .... animation executive producer (as Phantom Phil Roman)
David Sacks .... producer (as David ''The Unfriendly Ghost'' Sacks)
Bill Schultz .... animation producer (as Bogeyman Bill Schultz)
David Silverman .... producer (as Depravid David Silverman)
Sam Simon .... executive producer (as Sam 'Sayonara' Simon)
John Swartzwelder .... producer (as Scary John Swartzwelder)
Josh Weinstein .... supervising producer (as The Estate of Josh Weinstein)
Michael Wolf .... animation producer (as Maniacal Michael Wolf)
Original Music by
Alf Clausen  (as Sheer Terror Clausen)
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo  (as Dreary Don Barrozo)
Mark McJimsey  (as Malodorous Mark McJimsey)
Casting by
Bonita Pietila  (as Bludgeoning Bonita Pietila)
Production Management
Miles Lewis Horst .... production manager
Anne Luiting .... studio production manager
Angela Ousey .... post production supervisor
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films
Ken Tsumura .... animation production manager (as Fran-Ken Tsumura-Stein)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Swinton O. Scott III .... assistant director
Art Department
Bob Angelini .... color designer (as Robert Angelini)
Karen Bauer .... color design supervisor
Dominique Blaskovich .... color designer (as Domonique Blaskovich)
Casey Clayton .... painter
Paul Fetler .... color designer
Belle Norman .... painter
Dominic Polcino .... storyboard artist (as Domonic Polcino)
Kim Taylor .... color designer
Sound Department
Gregory Cheever .... sound recordist (as Greg Cheever)
Ronny Cox .... production mixer
Anthony D'Amico .... re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... dialogue sound editor (as Terrible Terry Greene)
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue sound editor (as Bobby Mad Mackston)
Mark McJimsey .... dialogue sound editor (as Mark Muttenchop McJimsey)
Greg Orloff .... re-recording mixer
Randy Piotroski .... sound recordist
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted C. Bemiller .... animation camera
Robert Ingram .... animation camera
Animation Department
Neil Affleck .... animation timer
Scott Alberts .... character designer
Mike B. Anderson .... character layout artist (as Mike Anderson)
Jackie Banks .... animation checker
Sue Bielenberg .... character layout artist
Mark Colangelo .... character layout artist
Phyllis Craig .... ink and paint supervisor
Mike Fontanelli .... character layout artist
Tricia Garcia .... background layout artist
Mike Girard .... overseas animation director
Lucas Gray .... character designer
Matt Groening .... character designer
Klay Hall .... animation timer
Bong Hee Han .... animation producer: overseas (as B.H. Han)
Bong Hee Han .... overseas animation producer: Rough Draft Studios (as B.H. Han)
Phil Hayes .... background layout artist
Dale Hendrickson .... character designer
Younghee Higa .... animation checker
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Andi Klein .... character layout artist
John Krause .... background designer
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
Maria Mariotti .... background designer
Sarge Morton .... character layout artist
Eduardo Olivares .... character layout artist
Dan Povenmire .... character layout artist
Chuck Sheetz .... animation timer
Peter Shin .... character layout artist
David Silverman .... storyboard artist
Sam Simon .... character designer
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... casting by (as Bludgeoning Bonita Pietila)
Editorial Department
Alison Elliott .... post production coordinator (as Alison Chains Elliott)
Larry Field .... telecine colorist
C.J. Gibson .... post-production assistant
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Other crew
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to the producers
Laurie Biernacki .... production coordinator
Brad Bird .... executive consultant (as Bloody Bradley Bird)
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant (as James Hell Brooks)
Annette Andersen Caton .... assistant: Matt Groening (as Annette Andersen)
Charleen Easton .... assistant: David Mirkin
Craig Feeney .... assistant to the producers
Trixie Flynn .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Brent Forrester .... story editor (as Bleedy Brent Forrester)
Anthony Lewis Garcia .... production assistant (as Anthony Garcia)
Don Gilbert .... assistant to the producers
Matt Groening .... creative consultant (as Matt ''Mildly Frightening'' Groening)
Raymond Iacovacci .... production coordinator (as Raymond M. Iacovacci)
Steve Ingram .... production assistant
Elizabeth Jacobs .... assistant: David Mirkin
Louise Jaffe .... script supervisor
Maria Kavanaugh .... assistant: James L. Brooks
Bob Kushell .... story editor (as Boo-Berry Bob Kushell)
Donna Lafferty .... production assistant
Jane Mackie .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Jane M. Mackie)
Ash Man .... titles
Geoffrey Mark .... production assistant (as Geoffrey W. Mark)
Dan McGrath .... story editor (as Decapitated Dan McGrath)
George Meyer .... creative consultant (as Ghoulish George Meyer)
Felicia Nalivansky-Caplan .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Felicia Nalivansky)
Sharon Ramsay .... production associate (as Sharon D. Ramsay)
Anthony R. Reyes .... production accountant
Leslie Richter .... assistant to the producers
Jacqueline Sillo .... production coordinator
Julie Steddom Smith .... assistant: Matt Groening
Richard Kevin Stith .... assistant to the producers (as Richard-Kevin Stith)
Bonnie Vitti .... assistant to the producers
Jean Wong .... assistant to the producers

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

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Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The painters spoofed in the intro are Giorgio De Chirico, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, M.C. Escher (Maurits Cornelius Escher) and Edvard Munch. In the intro of third part, the spoofed are Jacques-Louis David, Picasso again, René Magritte and Cassius Marcellus Coolidge.See more »
Factual errors: The Philadelphia Flyers team colors are orange and white, not blue.See more »
[Marge has to find seats for the Jury of the Damned]
Marge:I'm sorry, Mr. Blackbeard. We're low on chairs and this is the last one.
Blackbeard:Arrr! This chair be high, says I.
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Really good Halloween Episoed, 11 February 2010
Author: atinder from United Kingdom

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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