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"The Simpsons" Treehouse of Horror III (1992)

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Original Air Date:
29 October 1992 (Season 4, Episode 5)
An evil Krusty the Clown doll makes life hell for the Simpsons, Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her, and Bart inadvertently raises the dead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson/Grampa/Krusty the Klown Doll/Man Disposing of Nude Photos/Hold Music/Sailor #2/Charlie/King Homer/Barney Gumble/Pilot #1/Monkey/Wedding Photographer/Spirit #4/Zombie Groans/Groundskeeper Willie/Zombie #2/Krusty the Klown/Sideshow Mel/Zombie #3/Zombie #4/Zombie #5/KZNB Announcer/Kodos/Shakespeare/Returning Zombie #1/Mayor Quimby (voice) (as Decaying Dan Castellaneta)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson/Patty Bouvier/Spirit #3/Zombie DJ #1 (voice) (as Julie Kadaver Kavner)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson/Nelson Muntz (voice) (as Nocturnal Nancy Cartwright)

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

Hank Azaria ... House of Evil Owner/Man Disposing of Body/Doll Repairman/Sailor #1/Carl/Tribal Leader/Pilot #2/Wedding Usher/Spirit #2/Zombie Groans/Zombie #1/Zombie DJ #2/Returning Zombie #2/John Smith '1882' (voice) (as Scare Ya' Hank Azaria)

Harry Shearer ... Evil Laugh/Kent Brockman/Montgomery Burns/Waylon Smithers/Lenny/Otto/Dave Shutton/Ned Flanders/Spirit #5/Zombie Groans/Principal Skinner/Kang/John Smith #1 (voice) (as Fearsome Harry Shearer)

Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel/Spirit #1 (voice) (as Macabre Marcia Wallace)

Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince/Shirley Temple/Spirit #6 (voice) (as Rabid Russi Taylor)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Carlos Baeza  (as Bloodcurdling Carlos Baeza)
Writing credits
Matt Groening (created by) (as Bat Groening)

James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) &
Matt Groening (developed by) (as Matt 'Merchandising' Groening) &
Sam Simon (developed by) (as Somewhat Shocking Sam Simon)

Al Jean (written by) (as Atrocious Al Jean) &
Mike Reiss (written by) (as Morbid Mike Reiss) and
Jay Kogen (written by) (as Johnny Katastrophe Kogen) &
Wallace Wolodarsky (written by) (as Warped Wally Wolodarsky) and
Sam Simon (written by) (as Scarifying Sam Simon) and
Jon Vitti (written by) (as Vicious Jack Vitti)

Produced by
Joseph A. Boucher .... associate producer (as Butcher Joe Boucher)
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (as James Hell Brooks)
Matt Groening .... executive producer (as Mummified Matt Groening)
Al Jean .... executive producer (as Awful Al Jean)
Jay Kogen .... supervising producer (as Jay Karnage Kogen)
Jeff Martin .... producer (as Jittery Jeff Martin)
J. Michael Mendel .... associate producer (as J. Melon-Crusher Mendel)
George Meyer .... supervising producer (as Ghastly George Meyer)
Frank Mula .... producer (as Unfriendly Frank Mula)
Conan O'Brien .... producer (as Creepy Conan O'Brien)
Richard Raynis .... producer (as Really Unruly Richard Raynis)
Mike Reiss .... executive producer (as Mirthless Mike Reiss)
Phil Roman .... animation executive producer (as Phearless Phil Roman)
Richard Sakai .... producer (as Rambling Richard Sakai)
Bill Schultz .... animation producer (as Bilious Bill Schultz)
David Silverman .... producer (as Demonic David Silverman)
Sam Simon .... executive producer (as Sortirious Sam Simon)
John Swartzwelder .... producer (as Scary John Swartzwelder)
Jon Vitti .... producer (as Vicious Jack Vitti)
Michael Wolf .... animation producer (as Malcontent Michael Wolf)
Wallace Wolodarsky .... supervising producer (as Weaselly Wally Wolodarsky)
Original Music by
Alf Clausen  (as Sheer Terror Clausen)
Film Editing by
Don Barrozo  (as Deadly Don Barrozo)
Mark McJimsey  (as Murderous Mark McJimsey)
Casting by
Bonita Pietila  (as Bludgeoning Bonita Pietila)
Production Management
Barbara Cordova .... production manager (as Barbara J. Cordova)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... post-production supervisor (as Jeff 'Bottomless Pit' Goldstein)
Miles Lewis Horst .... production manager
Colin A.B.V. Lewis .... post-production supervisor (as Colin 'Kafka' Lewis)
Michael P. Schoenbrun .... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films (as Still Miserly Mike Schoenbrun)
Ken Tsumura .... animation production manager (as Killer Ken Tsumura)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Swinton O. Scott III .... assistant director
Art Department
Martin Archer .... storyboard assistant
Karen Bauer .... color designer
Casey Clayton .... painter
Leslie Ellery .... color designer
Paul Fetler .... color designer
Tricia Garcia .... storyboard assistant
Ray Johnson Jr. .... storyboard assistant (as Ray Supreme Johnson Jr.)
Brian Mark .... color designer
Jeff Myers .... storyboard (as Jeffrey A. Meyers)
Belle Norman .... painter
Kevin O'Brien .... storyboard supervisor
John Rice .... storyboard assistant
Bill Riling .... storyboard assistant
Kim Taylor .... color design supervisor
Carol Wyatt .... color designer
Sound Department
Brad Brock .... production sound mixer
Ronny Cox .... sound recordist (as Ronald Cox)
Anthony D'Amico .... re-recording mixer
Terry Greene .... sound editor: dialogue
Bobby Mackston .... sound editor: dialogue
Mark McJimsey .... sound editor: dialogue
Greg Orloff .... re-recording mixer
Randy Piotroski .... sound recordist
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor
R. Russell Smith .... re-recording mixer
Derek Sample .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Adam Howard .... digital compositor: Main Title Chalkboard
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted C. Bemiller .... animation camera operator (as Ted Bemiller)
Patrick Buchanan .... animation camera operator
Robert Ingram .... animation camera operator
Animation Department
Neil Affleck .... animation timer
Scott Alberts .... character designer
Sean Applegate .... character designer
Orlando Baeza .... character layout artist
Jackie Banks .... animation checker
Tibor Belay .... animator: main title animation
Craig Clark .... animator: main title animation
Phyllis Craig .... ink and paint supervisor
Mark Ervin .... animator: main title animation
Steve Fellner .... animator: main title animation
Frederick J. Gardner III .... animator: main title animation
Mike Girard .... animation director: overseas (as Mike The Maggot Girard)
Matt Groening .... character designer
Dale Hendrickson .... character design supervisor
Kent Holaday .... lip sync
Nakjong Kim .... animation director: overseas (as N.J. Karniverous Kim)
Andi Klein .... character layout artist
John Krause .... background designer
Adam Kuhlman .... animation timer
Bob Logan .... character layout artist
Chris Loudon .... character layout artist
Mary Ann Malcomb .... character layout artist (as Maryann Malcomb)
John Mathot .... background layout artist
Gary McCarver .... character layout artist
Pete Michels .... animation timer
Noah Miller .... character layout artist
Jeff Myers .... animator: main title animation (as Jeffrey A. Myers)
Eduardo Olivares .... animator: main title animation (as Lalo Olivares)
Eduardo Olivares .... character layout artist (as Lalo Olivares)
Kevin Petrilak .... animator: main title animation
Art Roman .... character layout artist
Sondra Roy .... animator: main title animation (as Sondra S. Roy)
Chuck Sheetz .... animation timer
Sam Simon .... character designer
Cyndi Tang .... character layout artist
Gregg Vanzo .... animator: main title animation
Jefferson R. Weekley .... background clean-up artist
Merle Welton .... animation checker
Kevin Wurzer .... animator: main title animation
Glen Wuthrich .... background layout artist
Editorial Department
Fred Eldridge .... telecine: Compact Video
Lee Harting .... assistant film editor
Tim Heyen .... negative cutter: D&A Neg Cutting
Angela Ousey .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist
Danny Elfman .... composer: theme "The Simpsons" (as Red Wolf Elfman)
Pete Elia .... scoring second engineer
Chris Ledesma .... music editor
Other crew
Jacqueline Atkins .... assistant to producers
Brad Bird .... executive consultant (as Bloody Bradley Bird)
Helen Brennick .... production associate
James L. Brooks .... executive creative consultant (as James Hell Brooks)
Rick Bugental .... technical director: main title
Dee Cappelli .... assistant: Al Jean & Mike Reiss
Alison Elliott .... assistant to associate producers
Trixie Flynn .... assistant: James L. Brooks
C.J. Gibson .... assistant to producers
Don Gilbert .... assistant to producers
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Matt Groening .... creative consultant (as Matt 'El Monstro' Groening)
Richmond Horine .... production assistant (as Richmond M. Horin)
Raymond Iacovacci .... production associate (as Raymond M. Iacovacci)
Steve Ingram .... production assistant
Sonny King .... titles
Jane Mackie .... assistant: Richard Sakai (as Jane M. Mackie)
Ash Man .... titles
Dan McGrath .... story editor (as Disagreeable Dan McGrath)
Bill Oakley .... story editor (as Objectionable Bill Oakley)
Daria Paris .... assistant: Sam Simon
Anthony R. Reyes .... production accountant
Leslie Richter .... assistant to producers
Noel-Quinn Roman .... production assistant (as Noel Roman)
Bradford Schultze .... assistant to producers (as Brad Schultze)
Jacqueline Sillo .... production coordinator
David Silverman .... title designer: main title
Sam Simon .... creative supervisor (as 'Supervisin' Sam' Simon)
Julie Steddom Smith .... assistant: Matt Groenig
David M. Stern .... creative consultant (as David Bloody Knuckles Stern)
Richard Kevin Stith .... assistant to producers (as Richard-Kevin Stith)
Laurie Templeton .... production associate (as Laurie D. Templeton)
Bonnie Vitti .... assistant to producers
Josh Weinstein .... story editor (as Weird Josh Weinstein)
Wendy Wells .... production assistant
Lance Wilder .... background design supervisor
Lona Williams .... assistant: Al Jean & Mike Reiss

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
Black and White (segment "King Homer") | Color (segments "Wrap-around", "Clown Without Pity" and "Dial Z for Zombie") | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7/5 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-7/4 (2012 reform re-rating) | UK:PG | USA:TV-PG
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

At one point in "King Homer", Shirley Temple is seen singing on stage, before Homer eats her.See more »
Continuity: The shopkeeper takes the doll down from the shelf without a box. Yet the doll is in a factory-standard box when it's given to Bart. (Clearly, Homer was able to wrap the box before giving it to Bart, but it should've been in a plain box if it was in one at all.) This is the box Marge uses to call the helpline at the end of the segment.See more »
Shopkeeper:[Homer has agreed to purchase a Krusty doll for Bart's birthday] Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse!
Homer:Ooh, that's bad.
Shopkeeper:But it comes with a free frogurt!
Homer:That's good.
Shopkeeper:The frogurt is also cursed.
Homer:That's bad.
Shopkeeper:But you get your choice of toppings.
Homer:That's good!
Shopkeeper:The toppings contain potassium benzoate.
[Homer looks puzzled]
See more »
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