The Simpsons: Season 21, Episode 4

Treehouse of Horror XX (18 Oct. 2009)

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Lisa becomes livid with Miss Hoover, and in a series of homages to classic Hitchcock sets out for deadly revenge. Next, Krusty's latest fast-food sandwich transforms news anchor Kent ... See full summary »

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Marge Simpson / Selma Bouvier (voice) (as Drooly Kavner)
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Bart Simpson / Kearney / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders (voice) (as Necro-Fancy Nancy)
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Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Hoa)
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Moe Szyslak / Carl Carlson / Apu / Window Pane Man / Eye-patch Man (voice) (as Yank My Area)
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Edna Krabappel (voice) (as Macabre Marcia Wallace)
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Jimbo Jones / Dracula's Wife / Rod Flanders (voice) (as 'The Last Milhouse on the Left')
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Dolph / Agnes Skinner / Mrs Muntz / The Mummy's Wife (voice) (as Terror MacNihilist)
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Wolfman's Wife / Miss Hoover / Helen Lovejoy (voice) (as Maggie 'LAlien' Roswell)
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Zombie Nurse / Sergeant (voice) (as Gnarl Killerbot)
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Lisa becomes livid with Miss Hoover, and in a series of homages to classic Hitchcock sets out for deadly revenge. Next, Krusty's latest fast-food sandwich transforms news anchor Kent Brockman into an enraged zombie and twenty-eight days later, cannibal zombies have overrun Springfield. In the final frightening fable, Homer accidentally falls through a trapdoor in Moe's tavern and impales himself on the pipes of Moe's microbrewery. Moe serves the barflies a glass of delicious beer flavored with Homer's blood and Homer, now half-man, half-brewing apparatus, returns for vengeance. Written by Fox Publicity

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The first Treehouse special to air before Halloween since 1999. See more »

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Marge asks, "what kind of civilized people eat the body and blood of their savior?" Cut to Rev. Lovejoy, who becomes uncomfortable as the punchline of this jab, apparently as one who believes this. Reverend Lovejoy is a Protestant, not a Catholic, and thus would not believe that the bread and wine of Christian communion are anything more than reminders of the ultimate atoning sacrifice of Christ (See 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Catholics and E. Orthodox traditions tend to be the proponents of transubstantiation, believing the bread and wine actually become Christ's flesh and blood. This is a 12th century idea not found in scripture, thus would not be believed by Rev. Lovejoy. See more »

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Marge Simpson: Does this mean you still love me?
Homer Simpson: Of course I do. Can you still love a man who's half beer?
Marge Simpson: I always have.
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References Zorro (1975) See more »

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Too Ugly to Hug
Music by Alf Clausen
Lyrics by Daniel Chun
Performed by 'Hank Azaria' (uncredited)
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Funny but could be better.
19 October 2009 | by (Courtroom) – See all my reviews

This year's Treehouse of Horror featured 3 stories: Dial M for Murder or Press "#" to Return to the Main Menu; Don't Have a Cow, Mankind and There's No Business Like Moe Business. I'll try and start segment-by-segment. This time, the intro was especially pleasing seeing that hardly anyone dresses up in a mummy costume or Frankenstein. When Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy and Wolfman roam around, the infamous bullies mocks them and says: "Turner Classic Movies called. They want their costumes back." which really made my day. Our classical horror characters then dress up in modern costumes like Jack Sparrow and Spongebob. The end of the sequence is hilarious as well– with Homer's eyes popping up as XX, which refers to the twentieth Treehouse of Horror.

The first segment turns out to be in black-and-white. Lisa and Bart decide to do a "crisscross" where Bart punishes Ms. Hoover for Lisa whilst Lisa punishes Ms. Krabappel for Bart. However, things go out of control when Bart misunderstands what Lisa says and brings out Hoover's head in a bag. Bart seems epic in the ding-dong-ditch joke. Many people state this to be a Hitchcock parody but I haven't seen any Hitchcock movies except for Psycho so I can't really share my thoughts about this. The first segment wasn't that amusing at all– The Simpsons often pleases the 30s-40s crowd these days and I really didn't find most of the jokes funny at all.

The second segment is a direct parody from 28 Days Later, with direct proof from the hardcoded title in the episode. It was a treat to see Krusty finally and the joke of where Grade A beef being fed to other cows and those cows being slaughtered for the burger really cracked me up. Everyone then becomes a zombie and the Simpsons realize that Bart is the only saviour as he's immune to the disease. Apu was just plain awesome in this episode and how the Simpsons just leave him behind made me ROFL. In the end, everyone has to drink the soup in which Bart bathes in, in order for them to become immune. Which makes me wonder how they got the zombies to drink it in the first place. Anyone thinking of the major plot-hole in Smallville S09E03: Rabid where Superman's blood flows from the sky to cure everyone? The last segment was better than all of them. It features a Broadway-like musical in which Moe professes his love to Marge when Homer dies in a freakish accident in Moe's Tavern. Moe as the lonely bachelor flirting with Marge was definitely a must-see in a musical! The spelling errors made by Moe in Homer's fake confessional letter was too funny ("Dear Midge".. LOL!) The end shows Homer being resurrected as part-beer part-human and features all Springfield characters except for Kang and Kodos (well, if they didn't come, I'd be very angry at the Simpsons writers!) Overall, this episode tries to strain to become a Treehouse of Horror episode but doesn't quite maintain the level of standard that it did with old episodes. Last year's Treehouse was more funnier, especially with Transformers, but this episode could be more funnier. Maybe the Hitchcock segment could have been etched out of the script. It totally ruined the first half.

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