The Simpsons: Season 18, Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror XVII (5 Nov. 2006)

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"Married to the Blob" - a take-off on The Blob, with Homer in the title role as radiation from a meteor turns him into a blob-like monster. "You Got to Know When to Golem" - A take-off on ... See full summary »

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(created by) (as Bat Groening) , (developed by) (as James 'Bemused but Bloodthirsty' Brooks) , 3 more credits »
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Homer Simpson / Abe Simpson / Kodos (voice) (as It Came From Elsie And Lou)
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Marge Simpson (voice) (as Judas Kavner)
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Bart Simpson (voice) (as Nancy Bartfight)
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Lisa Simpson (voice) (as CSI)
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Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Apu / Comic Book Guy / Cletus / Prof. Frink / Others (voice) (as Hank Nefarious)
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Orson Welles (voice)
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Golem (voice)
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Dr. Phil (voice) (as Dr. Phil McGraw)
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Sir Mix-A-Lot (voice) (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders / Others (voice) (as Pamel 'The Horrible' Hayden)
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Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Terror MacNihl)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Priscilla Jacqueline Lilli Deby Um Mil Beijos Seu Karl)
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"Married to the Blob" - a take-off on The Blob, with Homer in the title role as radiation from a meteor turns him into a blob-like monster. "You Got to Know When to Golem" - A take-off on an old Jewish legend. "The Day the Earth Looked Stupid" - in the late 1930s, Kang and Kodos land in Springfield as part of an alien invasion, but the town, completely taken in by The War of the Worlds, doesn't pay much attention. Written by simpsonsfan01

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This episode was leaked out onto the Internet roughly a week before the first official airing and that version didn't have the "scary credits" that the aired version did. See more »

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Blob-Homer goes from having his normal yellow skin to having a light green glow to being completely green only to be yellow again by the end of the first segment. See more »

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Lisa Simpson: Bart did your mystical Jewish monster beat up those bullies?
Bart Simpson: Oh, it's always the Jew's fault!
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As usual, the Treehouse of Horror episode has weird names for producers and cast (and uncle tom cobley and all ... ) Al "July 27th, 2007" Jean James "Bemused But Bloodthirsty" Brooks Bat Groening Sam "Sayonara" Simon It Came From Elsie and Lou Judas Kavner Nancy Bartfright CSI: Barn-Yeard Hank Nefarious Harry Shearer Pamela "The Horrible" Hayden Terror MacNihil Priscilla, Jacqueline, Lilli, Deby...um Mil Beijos, Seu Karl and all the rest of the main producer and crew. David "Tubatron" Silverman "Malicious" Matthew C. Faughnan See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Could have been much better!!!
4 November 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

Stars: Dan Castellaneta as Homer, Grampa, Sideshow Mel, Barney, Quimby, Krusty, Rabbi Krustofsky, Kang and Groundskeeper Willy.

Julie Kavner as Marge.

Nancy Cartwright as Bart and Kearney.

Yeardley Smith as Lisa.

Hank Azaria as Chief Wiggum, Chalmers, Moe, Disco Stu, Carl and Lou.

Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Hibbert, Kent Brockman, Lenny, Flanders, Skinner and Kodos.

Also with: Pamela Hayden, Tress MacNeille, Karl Wiedergott, Marcia Wallace, Maurice LaMarche, Fran Drescher, Dr. Phil, Richard Lewis.

Segment 1: Married to the Blob. Homer eats goo from an asteroid and ends up craving human flesh. I thought that the idea of this segment was better than it actually came out. There was really no reason for Homer to eat the asteroid goo except to be stupid. There was no real plot to this, just a bunch of violent moments. I'd say the best part was the animation which looked absolutely great, but other than that, there was very little substance to this silly story. Dr. Phil makes an un-needed appearance. My rating: * 1/2 out of ****.

Segment 2: You Got to Know When to Golem. Bart takes a Golem from Krusty's set and makes it do his bidding. This was a very weird segment, but it did have it's moments. I found Krusty on HDTV to be funny, if not a bit disturbing. Richard Lewis does an excellent job as the Golem, and Fran Drescher is great as the annoying voiced Marge made Golem. I didn't think this was necessarily a classic segment, or a memorable one, but it had enough moments to keep my interest. My rating: ** 1/2 out of ****.

Segment 3: The Day the Earth Stood Stupid. Orson Welles radio broadcast puts 1938 Springfield in a scare, but when they realize it was fake, they are totally unaware for real aliens (lead by Kang and Kodos). There was really not much plot for this segment, but it was done well. The color was faded, which looked really good. There were some funny moments, however all in all, I found the end of it to be in pretty bad taste. It was such a well done segment, and it was funny, so I can't say I disliked it. It was an obvious attack on recents events, and I didn't think that was necessarily very nice, but it worked as a segment. My rating: *** out of ****.

Final rating: This Halloween special was really not very good. I found last years to be rather bland, but this one was worse. It was amusing enough for a view or two though, I suppose.


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