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"The Simpsons" Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful:

A Truly Great Treehouse Episode(SPOILERS)

Author: I_Am_The_Taylrus from Minnesota
28 December 2006

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This is, by far, the best Treehouse of Horror episode ever. I mean, the sixth season of the Simpsons was truly amazing, definitely the best season, so the sixth season of course has the best Treehouse of Horror episode. This episode also features my favorite segment of all time, the Shinning. It is obviously a parody of the Shining, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. The Shinning is very hilarious, but at the same time it is the scariest segment of all time. Who doesn't like a good scare?

Here is the plot of the first segment, the Shinning. Like I said before, it is pretty much a parody of the Shining. The family has to take care of Mr. Burns's mansion. Burns and Smithers take all the beer supply and cut the cable. Basically there is no television or beer. That is not a good sign for Homer. He goes insane because he can not handle no beer or TV. Also, a spirit Moe tells him if he kills his family he'll give him a beer. Luckily, Lisa finds a hand-held TV in the snow and Homer's urge to kill fades, but the family freezes and are forced to watch the Tony Awards.

In the second segment Homer breaks the toaster. He rebuilds it and puts a piece of toast in. It takes him back in time. He kills something and the future is totally different. He keeps in going back in time until he finally gets a nice future, the only problem is that humans have snake-like tongues.

In the third segment the teachers become cannibals after Principal Skinner tasted Jimbo with sauce on him. The teachers then give students detention whenever they move. When they are sent to detention they are eaten. Bart, Lisa, and Milhouse escape but are grounded up by a blender. Then it all turns out to be Bart's dream. The family then sings when they are turned inside out by a fog.

Overall, this is the most sick, disturbing Treehouse of Horror ever. It is very gory and bloody and should not be viewed by young children. Really listen to Marge's disclaimer at the beginning of the episode this time. She is serious. Anyway, the second segment I did not really like as much as the first segment or third segment, but it is still a fantastic segment. Plus, it has a great line said by Maggie. This is a spectacular episode throughout.


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

One of the best

Author: Parker Lewis from United States
21 December 2016

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I would say the earlier Halloween episodes were the best, and I loved the reference to The Shining, which Groundskeeper Willie jokingly said he couldn't mention because of copyright laws!! Anyway, Bart as the "shinning" to alert Willie in the event Homer gets all "Here's Johnny!!"

The time machine toaster segment was quite thought provoking and made you really think about the consequences of going back in time and thinking about every little decision or act you make.

The final segment, set in the school canteen, was wickedly funny, with many puns about the fate of the students, in particular Gunter and his German background.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

A classic Treehouse of Horror, and a classic Simpsons episode period

Author: gizmomogwai from Canada
2 October 2009

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I've been intending to watch The Shining and its Simpson parody The Shinning (part of Treehouse of Horror V) back to back for a while now. I guess it's fitting that I've done it now as part of my reviewing of Halloween and horror-themed movies and TV throughout this October. Treehouse of Horror V is, along with Treehouse of Horror IV, the best of the Simpsons Halloween episodes.

The first segment of the episode is The Shinning, based on the classic 1980 movie The Shining. It's amazing how much of the two-hour and twenty-minute movie they managed to fit into nine minutes of this episode; redrum, the bartender ghost (here Moe), the wife swinging the bat at her insane husband, the maze, a mention of the history of murders at the building, and the freezing at the end are all here. The Shinning is not only funny, it's able to tell the story in a competent way- so much so that I enjoyed seeing The Shinning as a kid even before I saw The Shining.

The rest of the episode deals with time travel and cannibalism at the elementary school. There are some good laughs (Homer evidently thinks a rock is a good tool). The Nightmare Cafeteria segment is surprisingly disturbing- but that makes it perfect for Halloween. The real star of the show, however, is Groundskeeper Willy- axed in the back in all three segments, before coming back to participate in the musical number at the end of the episode. Willy later played an undead murderer in Treehouse of Horror VI, but it's really THOH V where's he's the bigger standout.

Happy Halloween.

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6 out of 20 people found the following review useful:

Better then Halloween 4

Author: atinder from United Kingdom
11 February 2010

There Halloween tales First tale was The Shinning The Simpsons are asked by Mr Burns to caretaker Hotel, before Mr Burns leaves Smithers kill the Cable TV and remove all the beer, two things that Homer love. It dose take long for Homer to go insane and Marge lock him up in freezer, when homer start to eat then number of horror Ioons such as Freddy, Jason, Pinhead and Mummy who drag me out which I did find really great.

Tale 2 Homer keeps getting hand stuck in toaster so he tires to fix but then keeps goes back time, he kills a fly and when comes back the world as changed but then he tries to fix but then he can't get is normal time.

It was odd story story they did have some good jokes but I wish Homer had happy ending, i wish ending staying in the Rich house, we would have love raining Dounts.

The next story Nigthmare cafeteria Kids are going missing school and school are serving some nice food for change named after some of the kids have gone missing, Lisa and Bart both run to Marge who know help at all. As they got back school they face it, will they make it out live.

I find this much more funny then Halloween 4, it some great funny jokes in this episode.

8 out of 10

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