The Simpsons: Season 20, Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror XIX (2 Nov. 2008)

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The Simpsons' 19th Halloween Special, with parodies of "Transformers," "Mad Men," and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Groundskeeper Willie / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Snooze / Three Way (voice) (as Black Catstellaneta)
Marge Simpson (voice) (as Boooooline Kavner)
Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Maggie Simpson (voice) (as I Peed My Pants Nance)
Lisa Simpson (voice) (as The Smith to Nowhere)
Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Apu / Old Jewish Man / John Wayne / Abraham Lincoln / Bestimus Mucho / Carnage Destructicus / Sex Toy / Tom Turkey / Edward G. Robinson / Voting Machine (voice) (as Hockey Mom Azaria)
Edna Krabappel (voice) (as Macabre Marcia Wallace)
Milhouse Van Houten (voice) (as Hellsablazin' Hayden)
Dolph (voice) (as Tress MacNihil)


After Homer gets eaten by a demonic polling booth an 'untitled robot parody' shows Lisa's Christmas present,a Malibu Stacey car,turn into a transformer as inanimate objects around Springfield follow suit and declare war on each other,Marge's peace suggestion being less than helpful. Then,after accidentally killing Krusty,Homer is approached by ad men to murder celebrities to avoid paying them royalties for product endorsement - but the illustrious ghosts fight back. Finally Milhouse unwisely conjures the Great - and cannibalistic - Pumpkin on Hallowe'en,requiring a giant turkey to come and save the kids of Springfield. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Bart Simpson: Hey, Lis. I think I see one with your name on it.
Lisa Simpson: Well, it can't possibly top your present last year: a box full of your burps.
Bart Simpson: Oh, that reminds me. Here's your stocking stuffer.
[Burps into Lisa's stocking]
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References How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) See more »


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[Played while Golda Meir is throwing the star of David at Homer.]
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Certainly High Up on my List of Favourite Treehouse of Horrors,
28 October 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Treehouse of Horror XIX is a fantastic Simpsons episode with three outstanding segments that are both dark and simply hilarious.It isn't the best Halloween special of the whole series (that without a doubt being Treehouse of Horror V),but it isn't far off it,I loved all the parodies in this episode,as well as the intro involving Homer trying to vote for Obama.The Transformers segment was fun but it was certainly the weakest part,however it got much better as we follow Homer being hired to kill celebrities,including dozens of fantastic impressions of well known icons by the series professional voice cast,and finally the best part,It's the Grand Pumpkin Milhouse,this was a very clever take on Its the Great Pumpkin,Charlie Brown and the Peanuts cartoons in general,including an evil talking pumpkin who had me in stitches for all of his scenes.There have been many great ones over the last twenty seasons,but Treehouse of Horror XIX stands out as one of the series finest Halloween specials in my personal opinion.

Homer struggles to let the voting machine allow him to vote for Barack Obama,all of Springfields gadgets come to life,Homer is hired to kill celebrities so they can be used for free advertisement and Milhouse spends his Halloween waiting for the Grand Pumpkin to turn up.

If you have any recommendations on films/TV series I should watch or review,or any questions to ask me,just tweet me @DillonTheHarris

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