The Simpsons: Season 12, Episode 1

Treehouse of Horror XI (1 Nov. 2000)

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Homer must do one good deed to get into Heaven in "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad." Then, Bart and Lisa encounter a witch in a gingerbread house in "Scary Tales Can Come True." Finally, ... See full summary »

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Homer / Abe Simpson / St. Peter / Satan / Quimby / Groundskeeper Willie / Sideshow Mel / Krusty / Kodos / Father Bear (voice) (as Dan Blackulaneta)
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Marge Simpson (voice) (as Ghoulie Kavner)
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Bart Simpson / Boy Scout / Nelson Muntz / Baby / Goldilocks / Baby Bear (voice) (as Nancy Bartfright)
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Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Eleanor Roosevelt)
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Captain McAllister / Carl / Chief Wiggum / Attendant / Frink / Troll / Moe / Apu / Comic Book Guy (voice) (as Ernie Boo-Nick)
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Lenny / Hibbert / George / Announcer / Kent Brockman / Snorky / Kang (voice) (as Harry 'I Want To Own Every Media In The World' Shearer)
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Agnes Skinner / Woman with Baby / Rapunzel / Witch / Woman / Mother Bear (voice) (as Terroress MacNeille)
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(voice) (as The Dwarf From 'Don't Look Now')
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Homer must do one good deed to get into Heaven in "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad." Then, Bart and Lisa encounter a witch in a gingerbread house in "Scary Tales Can Come True." Finally, super-intelligent dolphins strike back at humanity in "Night Of The Dolphin." Written by Mike

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When the witch in the gingerbread story claims to have a boyfriend named George Cauldron, it is a reference to the famous Brady Bunch episode where Jan has an make-believe boyfriend named George Glass. See more »

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Homer's ghost: Marge you gotta help me, I have to do one good deed to get into heaven.
Marge: Well I got a whole list of chores: clean the garage, paint the house...
Homer's ghost: Whoa whoa whoa. I'm just trying to get in, I'm not running for Jesus.
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Spoofs Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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Greensleeves
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Hummed by Tress MacNeille
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Snakes. Nature's quitters
13 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Season 12's Halloween episode, Treehouse of Horror XI, is a notable improvement on THOH X- not up there with the classic THOHs but pretty good nevertheless. In fact, THOHs continued to be good even after the show itself began to decline. This is my latest of my reviews on Halloween and horror-themed movies and TV this October.

The first segment offers the basic idea- surprising it hasn't been attempted before- of Homer dying and becoming a ghost. The jokes are good, including satire on horoscopes, a demonstration of how newspapers can hurt, and dark humour with the end of Mrs. Skinner. The twist at the end is fairly irreverent. This is the best of the episode's three stories.

The second story is also a basic idea- fairy tales come true. Is it appropriate for Halloween? Well, we do get a witch, a troll and Goldilocks' bloody demise. It's also a commentary on the brutality of peasant life, and it's fairly funny. Finally, in the third segment dolphins come onto the land and rise against humans, allowing for a Jaws parody and some real brutality. I've heard fans say they don't like this story, but Matt Groening points it out as a highlight of season 12 in the book The Simpsons Beyond Forever! I like it, too. The segment has a small basis in truth- most of us know dolphins indeed once lived on the land, as the episode states. And we hear Lisa almost swearing when she's bitten- I don't know what would have been funnier, her almost swearing or actually swearing.

Happy Halloween.


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