The Simpsons: Season 8, Episode 1

Treehouse of Horror VII (27 Oct. 1996)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 1,084 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

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.



(created by) (as Rat Groening) , (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) , 5 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video


Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
a list of 23 titles
created 16 Sep 2012
a list of 33 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
a list of 25 titles
created 5 months ago
a list of 25 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Treehouse of Horror VII (27 Oct 1996)

Treehouse of Horror VII (27 Oct 1996) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Simpsons.
« Previous Episode | 154 of 591 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Kodos (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson / Hugo (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice) (as The Reaper)
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)
Dr. Hibbert / Tiny Man / 'Why am I so fat!' / Skinner / Kang / Bob Dole / Kent Brockman / Announcer for Dole (voice)
Bill Clinton (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

27 October 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Homer Simpson: We think we saw Hugo at the airport, he was boarding a plane to Switzerland and...
[sees Hugo]
Homer Simpson: Oh.
See more »


Spoofs The Twilight Zone: The Little People (1962) See more »


Hail to the Chief
Music by James Sanderson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
when did Moe turn so suicidal?? oz_mant
If you are a Lisa Simpson fan... deadpool831
Now Marge... StudMuffin91
Your nr. 1 wish for a Guest Star to appear before the show ends? Theraxorterminate
A joke in an old episode I just got newtype_1
What's the first episode you saw? isaac-737-834734
Discuss Treehouse of Horror VII (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: