The Simpsons: Season 18, Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror XVII (5 Nov. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy
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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 »


(as Malicious Matthew C. Faughnan) , (as David 'Tubatron' Silverman)


(created by) (as Bat Groening) , (developed by) (as James 'Bemused but Bloodthirsty' Brooks) , 3 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
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)
Marge Simpson (voice) (as Judas Kavner)
Bart Simpson / Kearney / Ralph Wiggum (voice) (as Nancy Bartfight)
Lisa Simpson (voice) (as CSI Barn-Yeard)
Moe Szyslak / Carl / Chief Wiggum / Heckler #2 / Superintendent Chalmers / Moe Szyslak / Disco Stu / Lou (voice) (as Hank Nefarious)
Mr. Burns / Smithers / Kent Brockman / Lenny / Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner / Radio Announcer / Kang (voice)
Female Golem (voice)
Orson Welles (voice)
Golem (voice)
Dr. Phil (voice) (as Dr. Phil McGraw)
Sir Mix a Lot ...
Performer - 'Baby Likes Fat' (voice) (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
Edna Krabappel (voice)
Milhouse Van Houten / Teenage Girl / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Pamel 'The Horrible' Hayden)
Dolph / Agnes Skinner (voice) (as Terror MacNihl)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as Priscilla Jacqueline Lilli Deby Um Mil Beijos Seu Karl)


"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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Did You Know?


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 »


The meteorite which lands in the Simpson back garden lands just behind the hammock and two trees, but in the next shot the hammock and the two trees have completely vanished. See more »


Homer Simpson: [During the panic over the suspected alien-invasion] Burn everything!
Lenny: Hey Homer, we haven't actually seen these aliens.
Homer Simpson: That's alien talk!
[shoots Lenny]
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Crazy Credits

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, Mil Beijos, Seu Karl and all the rest of the main producer and crew. David "Tubatron" Silverman "Malicious" Matthew C. Faughnan See more »


Spoofs The Golem (1920) See more »


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

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