The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 1

Treehouse of Horror VII (27 Oct. 1996)

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Bart discovers his Siamese twin Hugo in the attic. Then, Lisa becomes a god after she accidentally creates life in a science fair project. Finally, Kang and Kodos plot to conquer the planet disguised as Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.

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Homer Simpson / Kodos (voice)
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Marge Simpson (voice)
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Bart Simpson / Hugo (voice)
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Lisa Simpson (voice) (as The Reaper)
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Frink / Bill Watson / "Why do bad things happen to good people?" / "She'll want socks, too!" / I believe I'll vote for a third party candidate" (voice)
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Dr. Hibbert / Tiny Man / 'Why am I so fat!' / Skinner / Kang / Bob Dole / Kent Brockman / Announcer for Dole (voice)
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In "The Thing and I," Bart hears something in the attic one night and his parents tell him that it's his conjoined twin brother, Hugo. Hibbert then reveals that there was an irregularity when he was born and one of the twins was pure evil. Marge and Homer then locked Hugo in the attic and fed him a bucket of fish heads once a week. When Hugo tries to sew him and Bart back together, but Hibbert reveals that Bart was always the evil twin. In "The Genesis Tub," Lisa accidentally creates a rapidly evolving universe in a small tub. This new race calls Lisa a God and Bart the Devil after he attacks. Lisa is brought down to the race's size and is therefore unable to help her people. In "Citizen Kang," Kang and Kodos abduct Homer and tells the aliens of a presidential election after being asked for their leader. The aliens then steal the identity of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole to be elected and take over Earth. Homer tries to get the real guys back, but accidentally kills them. When he gets ... Written by yellowhomer22

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In "The Thing & I", when Bart pulls up his shirt and discovers his scar on his right side, the next shot from behind shows him looking at his left side. See more »

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Homer Simpson: We think we saw Hugo at the airport, he was boarding a plane to Switzerland and...
[sees Hugo]
Homer Simpson: Oh.
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Spoofs The Twilight Zone: The Little People (1962) See more »

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Hail to the Chief
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Music by James Sanderson
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Abortions for all! Chain up, worship and vote for THOH VII
31 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In the last Treehouse of Horror Simpsons episode I'll review among other Halloween and horror-related shows this October, the Simpson family gets bigger, Lisa gets smaller and politicians get scalier. The seventh Trehouse of Horror, part of the eighth season of The Simpsons, is a worthy addition to list of great Halloween TV.

The first story is a great concept. This show is about a family, so if you're going to write horror, it would be entirely appropriate to create a monster who's also family. Bart gets an evil twin- Hugo, who's been chained up in the attic for 10 years before finally breaking loose. But it turns out he's not the evil twin- Bart is. It's fairly fitting given our familiarity with the character. There are laughs in this episode regarding Homer and Marge's suspicious behaviour, Hugo's sewing hobby and Marge's preference for bottle feeding.

In the second segment, Lisa inadvertently creates life, microscopic men in a tub who regard her as god- but she's more interested in waffles. This is the least funny story of the episode, but it's always interesting to contemplate these kinds of religious questions. The third segment gives the aliens Kang and Kodos their first starring role since Treehouse of Horror I and II. It focuses on the 1996 US election, yet years later the jokes still work. We see rum being used as an alternative to killing, an abortion joke, and general odd behaviour from the candidates with almost no one really noticing. Future students of history should check it out if they're interested in 1996. But this episode will have broader appeal than that.

Happy Halloween.


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