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Treehouse of Horror XVI 

An android son replaces Bart; Homer and friends are the quarry in Mr. Burns' hunting tournament; a witch turns townsfolk into their Halloween costumes.


David Silverman (as Godzilla vs. Silverman)


Matt Groening (created by) (as Bat Groening), James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James 'Even More Dangerous Than He Looks' Brooks) | 3 more credits »


Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Kodos / Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Burns' Lawyer / Krusty the Klown / Mayor Quimby / Sideshow Mel / Hans Moleman / Grampa Simpson / Groundskeeper WIllie / Snowball II (voice) (as Mad Castellaneta)
Julie Kavner ... Selma Bouvier / Patty Bouvier / Marge Simpson (voice) (as Jul-Eek!!! Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice) (as Nancy 'Mwah Ah Aaaah' Cartwright)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as The Lizard Queen)
Hank Azaria ... Wiseguy / Lou / Moe Szyslak / Comic Book Guy / Apu / Chief Wiggum / Old Jewish Man / Disco Stu (voice) (as No Seriously The Republican Party)
Harry Shearer ... Baseball Announcer / Kang / Dr. Hibbert / Ned Flanders / Lenny / Mr. Burns / Waylon Smithers / Principal Skinner (voice)
Terry Bradshaw ... Self (voice)
Dennis Rodman ... Self (voice)
Terry Greene Terry Greene ... (voice) (as Terry W. Greene)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice) (as Hellsapoppin' Hayden)
Tress MacNeille ... David / Female Robot / Witch / Agnes Skinner (voice) (as Terror MacNihil)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince (voice) (as Touched By An Anvil)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Karl Wiedergott Loves... The Super Furry Animals!)




In Bartificial Intelligence, Bart falls into a coma after trying to jump into a swimming pool off a window ledge. Dr. Hibbert says that this coma is permanent, so the Simpsons get a robot for a son. Bart wakes up, only to be abandoned by Homer. He stays with some robots and becomes a robot himself, able to destroy the robot that replaced him. In Survival of the Fattest, Mr. Burns invites a bunch of people, including Homer, to a hunting party. But it turns into World's Most Dangerous Game when Burns starts killing everyone he can with his gun. Homer stays alive and Marge defeats Burns and Smithers with a frying pan. In I've Grown a Costume on Your Face, a witch turns Springfield residents into the costumes they were wearing at a party. Lisa, who is Albert Einstien, tries to solve everything. She finds that Maggie can turn them back to normal, being a witch. No one wants to be normal again, but Maggie turns everyone into pacifiers. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


In the final segment, Chief Wiggum is dressed as Jared Fogle and is quoted saying "I'm Jared from the Subway commercials. I'm a little overweight and sexually ambiguous". In 2015 (10 years after this episode aired) Jared was arrested and sentenced to over 15 years in jail for possession of indecent child images and more, making this quotation a chilling prediction of Jared's future. See more »


Lisa Simpson: I hate going to the zoo. I feel so sorry for the animals.
Homer Simpson: Lisa, the zoo opens up a whole new world for the animals. In the wild, they would never experience boredom, obesity, loss of purpose - you know, the American Dream.
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References Bewitched (1964) See more »


Theme from Bewitched
by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
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Not the best of the Treehouse Series, but not bad either
8 November 2006 | by carlykristenSee all my reviews

The Treehouse of Horror series in the Simpsons show tells 3 horror-inspired tales in time for Halloween each year.

"Bartificial Intelligence" has a comatose Bart placed in a hospital and his position in the family filled by a robot in a riff of A.I. Bart exacts his revenge in a bloody and funny way. There is a mini spoof of The Exorcist right after this.

"Survival of the Fattest" is the best of these three tales. It has Burns hunting the Simpsons characters on his property similar to The Most Dangerous Game. The highlight is when Burns kills Apu who laughs and says, "You cannot kill a Hindu." He is then reincarnated as a rabbit only to get stuck in a bear trap and beg Jesus for help.

"I've Grown a Costume on your Face" has everyone in Springfield turned into their Halloween costumes by a witch and only Maggie can break the spell. This one was only about 3 minutes long and ended abruptly with a mediocre resolution.

Bottom Line: Not the best of the Treehouse series.

Rating: 5.5/10

Molly Celaschi

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Release Date:

6 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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