The Simpsons: Season 15, Episode 1

Treehouse of Horror XIV (2 Nov. 2003)

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First, Homer kills the Grim Reaper and takes his place in Reaper Madness. Then, Professor Frink's father is revived, only to kill people and steal their organs in Frinkenstein. Finally, ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Marge Simpson (voice) (as Kadaver Kavner)
Lisa Simpson (voice) (as crab noodle)
Death / Moe Szyslak / Johnny Lightlips / Professor Frink / Comic Book Guy (voice)
Kang / Death / Principal Skinner / Ned Flanders / Jasper (voice) (as Harry 'I Want To Own All The Media In The World' Shearer)
Himself (voice)
Herself (voice)
Dudley Herschbach ...
Himself (voice) (as Terror MacNihil)
Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Hellraiser Hayden)
Agnes Skinner / Dolph (voice)
Helen Lovejoy / Miss Hoover / Luann Van Houten (voice) (as 'Maggoty' Roswell)
Martin Prince / Sherri / Terri (voice) (as Russi 'I'm In The Well' Taylor)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as The Lurker)


First, Homer kills the Grim Reaper and takes his place in Reaper Madness. Then, Professor Frink's father is revived, only to kill people and steal their organs in Frinkenstein. Finally, Bart and Milhouse get a stop watch that can stop time in Stop the World, I Want To Goof Off. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


When Lisa takes the phone and vows to tell professor Frink that he's won the Nobel Prize, she finishes the call with the words "Tack för att ni förärar vår stad". That is actually real Swedish, meaning "Thank you for honoring our town" (albeit with a questionable pronunciation). See more »


[Professor Frink has just re-animated his dead father using mechanical organs]
Professor Frink: All your organs have been replaced with machines, but that doesn't make you any less of a man. Except that you don't have a penis.
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References Lost in Space (1965) See more »


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Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb
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The real Horror: the Simpsons' Treehouses of Horror lose their touch
12 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This may be a strange time of year to write a review on a Halloween special, but then again, it was originally aired in a strange time of year for a Halloween special- November. I've always thought the Halloween-themed Treehouse of Horror episodes were so good they ought to be put in museums- THOH I-IX, anyway. In fact, even though The Simpsons began to decline in quality during season 10, the THOH episodes were still all right. I found THOH X, XI, and XIII enjoyable, at least in parts. Alas, like the rest of the show, they've now fallen apart. Later THOH episodes have been horrible; the decline seems to have started here with THOH XIV. More specifically, the Treehouses of Horror lost it after the first segment of this episode. The first segment, featuring Homer becoming Death, is actually good.

First we have an opening scene where the Simpsons fight and kill each other; some might think this scene is a bit too extreme, and personally I did think they went too far in having 10-year-old Bart calling 8-year-old Lisa a "hussy." But anyway, with the Grim Reaper storyline the episode improves. It's been noted Family Guy already did a similar story- this is one of the rare times where a case can be made that The Simpsons took from Family Guy rather than the other way around. But I don't much care (as South Park noted, everything's been done), especially given that The Simpsons do it well. "Death?" Homer asks the Reaper at the door. "We don't want any." Some of the jokes are actually clever, like the wind joke and the Curb Your Enthusiasm reference. The swipe at According to Jim was funny because that really was an awful show, but it might be hypocritical coming from a fifteenth season Simpsons episode since that show went bad, too. And indeed, this very episode went bad with the next segment, a spoof of Frankenstein. Actually, the Simpsons already did a Frankenstein spoof- in THOH II. There's little reason to justify this new one, as it lacks energy. I guess I mean it lacks wit and compelling writing. The only good things to say about it is that we hear Lisa describing the 2000s, we have Flanders' death and some female nudity (non-frontal). The next segment is a parody of the movie Clockstoppers (2002). It wasn't a relevant reference- this is a movie that was already forgotten when the episode aired, which has a 5.0 average here on IMDb (as of this writing) and a 28% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The pranks Bart and Milhouse pull here make for juvenile humour and Homer being decapitated yet still surviving is just dumb.

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