The Simpsons: Season 18, Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror XVII (5 Nov. 2006)

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Homer Simpson / Man in Intro / Snowball II / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Mayor Quimby / Krusty the Clown / Heckler #1 / Groundskeeper Willie / Rabbi Krustofsky / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Radio Producer / Sideshow Mel / 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 / Kearney / Ralph Wiggum (voice) (as Nancy Bartfight)
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Lisa Simpson (voice) (as CSI Barn-Yeard)
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Moe Szyslak / Carl / Chief Wiggum / Heckler #2 / Superintendent Chalmers / Moe Szyslak / Disco Stu / Lou (voice) (as Hank Nefarious)
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Mr. Burns / Smithers / Kent Brockman / Lenny / Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner / Radio Announcer / Kang (voice)
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Female Golem (voice)
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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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Performer - 'Baby Likes Fat' (voice) (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
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Edna Krabappel (voice)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Teenage Girl / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Pamel 'The Horrible' Hayden)
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Dolph / Agnes Skinner (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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Orson Welles narrates ever-stranger sound effects until his sound effects man walks out on him. This is a homage to the radio program A Prairie Home Companion (2006), where Garrison Keillor often works calls for outlandish effects into his narratives in order to show off the versatility of sound effects man Tom Keith. See more »

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The Golem is holding a Winchester rifle which was not available in the 17th century. 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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References Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (1962) See more »

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I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire
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Written by Bennie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus and Eddie Seiler
Performed by The Ink Spots
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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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