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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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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Dr. Phil (voice) (as Dr. Phil McGraw)
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Milhouse Van Houten / Rod Flanders / Others (voice) (as Pamel 'The Horrible' Hayden)
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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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Half of Marge's hair is torn off by the meteorite, but moments later in the same night, all her hair is suddenly back. See more »

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Abe Simpson: I never thought it would come to this when I fought in the first World War.
Lenny: First World War? Why do you keep calling it that?
Abe Simpson: Oh, you'll see!
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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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Worth Viewing for the First Two Tales
8 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Treehouse of Horror series in the Simpsons show tells 3 horror-inspired tales in time for Halloween each year. This year opens with a Tales from the Crypt intro with Burns.

"Married to the Blob" features Homer turning into a gigantic blob after a meteor hits (ala Slither) and he insists on eating the green goo inside. This one includes the rap song "Baby, got fat" (I like big fat and I cannot lie) and a Dr. Phil that gets eaten.

"You gotta know when to Golem" features an ancient Jewish monster that will do whatever commands are asked of him. The highlight is when a drunken Homer mistakes the Golem for Millhouse.

"The Day the Earth Looked Stupid" is an Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" spoof. This was more serious in tone and devoid of any laughs, which is uncharacteristic of the Simpsons.

Bottom Line: Worth viewing for the first two tales. Can pass on the third.

Rating: 6.5/10

Molly Celaschi www.HorrorYearbook.com MySpace.com/HorrorYearbook1980


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