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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.
The Simpsons: Season 5: Episode 5 -- Homer's punishment for making a deal with the devil is sweet and tasty.
The Simpsons: Season 5: Episode 5 -- A trial is held to determine whether Homer's donut deal with the devil is binding.
The Simpsons: Season 5: Episode 5 -- The Simpsons must kill Mr. Burns, the head vampire.
The Simpsons: Season 5: Episode 5 -- Homer sells his soul to the devil for a donut and is sent to the ironic punishment lab to suffer.


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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
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
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
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)
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
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)
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo  (as Dreary Don Barrozo)
Mark McJimsey  (as Malodorous Mark McJimsey)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dominic Polcino .... assistant director
Art Department
Lucas Gray .... prop designer
Sound Department
Derek Sample .... adr recordist
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Main Title Chalkboard
Animation Department
Mike B. Anderson .... character layout artist
Sue Bielenberg .... character layout artist
Mark Colangelo .... character layout artist
Mike Fontanelli .... character layout artist
Bong Hee Han .... animation producer: overseas (as B.H. Han)
Andi Klein .... character layout artist
Istvan Majoros .... character layout artist
Sarge Morton .... character layout artist
Eduardo Olivares .... character layout artist
Dan Povenmire .... character layout artist
Peter Shin .... character layout artist
Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... casting by (as Bludgeoning Bonita Pietila)
Editorial Department
Larry Field .... telecine colorist
Brent Forrester .... story editor (as Bleedy Brent Forrester)
Kurtis Kunsak .... assistant film editor
Bob Kushell .... story editor (as Boo-Berry Bob Kushell)
Dan McGrath .... story editor (as Decapitated Dan McGrath)
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Alf Clausen .... music by (as Sheer Terror Clausen)
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Pete Elia .... scoring second engineer
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Other crew
Brad Bird .... executive consultant (as Bloody Bradley Bird)
Brad Bird .... executive consultant
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant (as James Hell Brooks)
Brent Forrester .... story editor (as Bleedy Brent Forrester)
Anthony Lewis Garcia .... production assistant (as Anthony Garcia)
Matt Groening .... creative consultant (as Matt ''Mildly Frightening'' Groening)
Bob Kushell .... story editor (as Boo-Berry Bob Kushell)
Dan McGrath .... story editor (as Decapitated Dan McGrath)
George Meyer .... creative consultant (as Ghoulish George Meyer)
Sam Simon .... creative consultant
Wendy Wells .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James L. Brooks  developed by
Matt Groening  created by
Sam Simon  developed by

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Additional Details

Argentina:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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 »
[Bart is hanging out the window of the school bus. Principal Skinner and Groundskeeper Willie are trying to pull him back in]
Principal Skinner:Pull, Willie!
Groundskeeper Willie:I'm doin' all the pullin', you blouse-wearing poodle-walker!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofs Salem's Lot (1979) (TV)See more »
Hark! The Herald Angels SingSee more »


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3 out of 6 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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