The Simpson family receives a severed monkey's paw which can grant wishes, Bart gains magical powers which he uses to turn Homer into a Jack-in-the-box, and Mr. Burns uses Homer's brain to create a robot.


(as Jim Rondo Reardon)


(created by) (as Malevolent Matt Groening), (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) | 8 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Krusty the Klown / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby / Kodos / Others (voice) (as Diabolical Dan Castellaneta)
Marge Simpson (voice) (as Ghoulie Julie Kavner)
Bart Simpson / Kearney / Others (voice) (as Nefarious Nancy Cartwright)
Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Yowling Yeardley Smith)
Moe Szyslak / Apu / Lou / Others (voice) (as Hellacious Hank Azaria)
Helen Lovejoy / Others (voice) (as Mummified Maggie Roswell)
Edna Krabappel / Others (voice) (as Macabre Marcia Wallace)


The Simpsons go to a market sale and receive a severed monkey's paw which can grant five wishes. Bart has magic powers so he can turn people into anything he wants if they be naughty to him and he turns Homer into a Jack-in-the-box. Mr Burns' puts Homer's brain into a robot.

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31 October 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The segment involving Bart as a boy with the power to make anything happen just by using his mind is based off "The Twilight Zone" episode, "It's A Good Life", (S3E8) itself based off the 1953 short story of the same name by Jerome Bixby. See more »


When the Moroccan salesman tries to warn Homer Simpson, saying "You'll be sorry", his lips don't move. See more »


[Mr. Burns has put Homer's brain into a robot]
Mr. Burns: Oh, Smithers, I was wrong to play God. Life is precious, not a thing to be toyed with. Now take out that brain and flush it down the toilet!
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Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Written by Norman Span
Performed by Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner
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One of the best Halloween episodes
11 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Halloween start with Marge coming out telling the us the viewers again that Halloween is even more scary then last year and tells the people to put there kids to bed

Homer watching horror movie and two older kids come to knock on the door and Homer gives them candy, so they won't egg the house, but they still do anyway.

Then Bart and Lisa come with of sweets and Bart, Homer and Lisa don''t waist no time and then Marge tells them if you eat to much candy to have nightmares.

Later that night all 3 have nightmares. Lisa as nightmare, when family have go on Holiday, where Homer buys Monkey paw that grant 4 wishes as Lisa wish peach in world then Aliens are back again.

This absolutely hilarious, I could stop laughing in this story as Lisa wish Peace, Homer says Lisa that very selfish of you" classic line. Great story.

After the nightmare Lisa goes to sleep with Bart who also end up having a nightmare.

This Bart as magic powers and can do anything wants and everyone knows about it and scared of him and until it turns homer in Jack in Box and then come really friends and give homer is body back.

One best Hallowen story ever told, i loved it really funny.

They both end up in bed with Marge and Homer, then Homer as dream that Mr Burns fires him and then he get a gravedigger job, while is resting and Mr burns looking for brain and then Homer and takes him and cut in brain open and insert in the robot which turns out to be just like Homer then give brain back homer, then kick the robot only for it to fall on to Mr Burns and is get stuck underneath and Smithers has to thing to do is stick Mr Burns is head on to Homer, Homer wakes find it all a dream or was it?

This was great spoof of Frankenstein and was was really funny.

Halloween Episode not to be missed 10 out 10

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