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Treehouse of Horror III 

An evil Krusty the Clown doll makes life hell for the Simpsons, Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her, and Bart inadvertently raises the dead.

Director:

Carlos Baeza (as Bloodcurdling Carlos Baeza)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by) (as Bat Groening), James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa / Krusty the Klown Doll / Man Disposing of Nude Photos / Hold Music / Sailor #2 / Charlie / King Homer / Barney Gumble / Pilot #1 / Monkey / Wedding Photographer / Spirit #4 / Zombie Groans / Groundskeeper Willie / Zombie #2 / Krusty the Klown / Sideshow Mel / Zombie #3 / Zombie #4 / Zombie #5 / KZNB Announcer / Kodos / Shakespeare / Returning Zombie #1 / Mayor Quimby (voice) (as Decaying Dan Castellaneta)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Spirit #3 / Zombie DJ #1 (voice) (as Julie Kadaver Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz (voice) (as Nocturnal Nancy Cartwright)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Yeardley Psycho Smith)
Hank Azaria ... House of Evil Owner / Man Disposing of Body / Doll Repairman / Sailor #1 / Carl / Tribal Leader / Pilot #2 / Wedding Usher / Spirit #2 / Zombie Groans / Zombie #1 / Zombie DJ #2 / Returning Zombie #2 / John Smith '1882' (voice) (as Scare Ya' Hank Azaria)
Harry Shearer ... Evil Laugh / Kent Brockman / Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Lenny / Otto / Dave Shutton / Ned Flanders / Spirit #5 / Zombie Groans / Principal Skinner / Kang / John Smith #1 (voice) (as Fearsome Harry Shearer)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel / Spirit #1 (voice) (as Macabre Marcia Wallace)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Shirley Temple / Spirit #6 (voice) (as Rabid Russi Taylor)
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Storyline

In "Clown Without Pity", a Krusty the Clown doll goes berserk in the Simpson home. In "King Homer", Marge is wooed by a giant ape. And final story, In "Dial 'Z' for Zombies", Bart's attempt to bring back the family cat turns the town of Springfield into a pack of bloodthirsty zombies. Written by Tiff Banks

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Black and White (segment "King Homer")| Color (segments "Wrap-around", "Clown Without Pity" and "Dial Z for Zombie")| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Costumes at the Halloween party:
  • Homer - Julius Caesar (until his toga rips on a nail)
  • Bart - Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Lisa - Statue of Liberty
  • Marge - Cleopatra
  • Milhouse - Radioactive Man
  • Nelson - Pirate
  • Martin - Calliope, the Muse of heroic poetry
  • Janey - Princess
  • Lewis - Frankenstein
  • Richard - Scratchy
  • Becky - Arabian Princess
  • Wendell - Astronaut
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Goofs

Marge tells Homer "Maybe you should eat more vegetables and less people." It should be fewer people. See more »

Quotes

Homer: Do you sell toys?
Shopkeeper: We sell forbidden objects from places men fear to tread... we also sell frozen yogurt, which I call "frogurt"!
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Connections

References Love, American Style (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bologna Has a First Name
(uncredited)
Performed by Dan Castellaneta
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If It's Creepy, It's Gotta Be Funny!
2 January 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the fifth episode of the fourth season of the Simpsons and it's everyone favorite part of the season: the annual Halloween episodes. This is the third horror anthology featuring the Simpsons and it's a dandy. It's a very funny spoof on popular culture such as the Twilight Zone, King Kong, and Night of the Living Dead. While the episode has a creepy tone to it, it does manage to be quite hilarious.

In this episode, "Treehouse of Horror III" Homer goes crazy when he buys an evil Krusty the Klown doll bent on killing him. Marge falls in love with a giant ape resembling Homer. Finally, Bart and Lisa raise the dead, thus creating havoc all over Springfield.

Overall, this is a very good episode. This may be my favorite Halloween episodes out of the first three. At least this time around, the pop culture spoofs were right on target. I cannot wait to see what Season 5 will bring for Halloween. I rate this episode 9/10.


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