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Treehouse of Horror XVII 

A meteorite turns Homer into a rampaging blob with a voracious appetite; Bart brings a Golem to life; an alien invasion hoax turns real.


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


Matt Groening (created by) (as Bat Groening), James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James 'Bemused but Bloodthirsty' Brooks) | 3 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Castellaneta ... 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)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Judas Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kearney / Ralph Wiggum (voice) (as Nancy Bartfight)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as CSI Barn-Yeard)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Carl / Chief Wiggum / Heckler #2 / Superintendent Chalmers / Moe Szyslak / Disco Stu / Lou (voice) (as Hank Nefarious)
Harry Shearer ... Mr. Burns / Smithers / Kent Brockman / Lenny / Ned Flanders / Principal Skinner / Radio Announcer / Kang (voice)
Fran Drescher ... Female Golem (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Orson Welles (voice)
Richard Lewis ... Golem (voice)
Phil McGraw ... Dr. Phil (voice) (as Dr. Phil McGraw)
Sir Mix A Lot ... Performer - 'Baby Likes Fat' (voice) (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Teenage Girl / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Pamel 'The Horrible' Hayden)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph / Agnes Skinner (voice) (as Terror MacNihl)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Priscilla Jacqueline Lilli Deby Um Mil Beijos Seu Karl)


Radiation from a meteor turns Homer into a blob-like monster; A take-off on an old Jewish legend; In the late 1930s, Kang and Kodos land in Springfield as part of an alien invasion. Written by simpsonsfan01

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

5 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Originally, "The Day the Earth Looked Stupid" ended with Kang and Kodos looking over the devastated Springfield and commenting, "This sure is a lot like Iraq will be." Due to negative criticism from pre-airing screenings, as well as the producers and writers agreeing the line was too on-the-nose, that line of dialogue was cut from the final episode. See more »


The police car that chief Wiggum orders to be pushed into the lake seemingly levitates over the water for a split-second before sinking. See more »


Kang: I don't know. I'm starting to think 'Operation Enduring Occupation' was a bad idea.
Kodos: We had to invade. They were working on weapons of mass disintegration!
Kang: Sure they were!
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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 Dr. Phil (2002) See more »


Gloomy Sunday
Music by Rezsö Seress
Lyrics by László Jávor
English lyrics by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Billie Holiday
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Much Better
6 March 2007 | by tfmgamesSee all my reviews

OK... This episode was much, much better than the previous episode. I don't go much on Halloween episodes, but this one is one of the best and out of the 18 and thats pretty good.

The first story was a bit silly, but it did have the funniest part out of the 3, the Dr. Phil scene.

The second story, I really liked it. It was different, and it really worked. There wasn't really any real funny bits, but it was really well done.

The third story, (there was an add in the middle of it, it kind of killed it) but it was good. I liked the World War I bit, with Grampa.

In conclusion: from best to worse; 1: Married to the Blob (Because of the Dr. Phil bit) 2: You Got to Know When to Golem (It was well written) 3: The Day the Earth Stood Stupid (The ad spoiled it, it also felt like it wen't for too long.)

Ironicly it is in the same order as the episode.

Anyway a 7/10 for the whole episode. Really well done.

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