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Treehouse of Horror XVIII 

The eighteenth Simpsons Halloween Special features parodies of the movies "E.T." and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."

Director:

Chuck Sheetz (as Chuck 'Bloody' Sheetz)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Kodos / Government Man #2 / Government Man #3 / Homer's Brain / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Sideshow Mel / Groundskeeper Willie / Krusty the Clown (voice) (as Abbott & Costelloneta Meet Frankenstein)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Julie D Carver)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Kearney (voice) (as Nancy Bartfright)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as The Dentist)
Hank Azaria ... First Government Man / Chief Wiggum / Moe Szyslak / Apu (voice) (as Health Care in This Country)
Harry Shearer ... Kang / Montgomery Burns / Kent Brockman / Seymour Skinner / Ned Flanders / Lenny Leonard / Reverend Lovejoy / Dr. Hibbert (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Screaming Cop (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Pamela 'Hellfire' Hayden)
Tress MacNeille ... Elevator Voice / Agnes Skinner / Plopper (voice) (as Terror MacNihil)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Various (voice) (as Karl Aloysious Treaton)
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Storyline

In "ET: Go Home," Bart finds Kodos in the back yard and they become friends. However, Kodos has plans of killing everyone. In "Mr. and Mrs. Simpson," Homer and Marge discover that they are both expert assassins and try to kill each other. In "Heck House," Bart, Milhouse, Nelson, and Lisa pull pranks on Springfield residents while trick-or-treating, and are subjected to the wrath of Ned Flanders and his 'Heck House.' Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In E.T. Go Home, Bart shows Kodos his toys. He lists off a number of toys shown before, including Linguo, Sgt. Activity, Funzo, and, of course, Krusty. See more »

Goofs

Marge divides the meatloaf into five slices, Homer takes one of the slices, so four should be remaining. But in the next shot, only three slices appear in the dish. See more »

Quotes

Bart Simpson: He died as he lived - like a dork.
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Connections

Featured in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Blitzkrieg Bop
(uncredited)
Written by Tommy Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone
Performed by Ramones (as The Ramones)
(heard in the "Heck House" segment)
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Very funny Halloween episode. Major improvement over the last one.
4 November 2007 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

I actually really enjoyed this Halloween special. It had some really funny jokes, and I enjoyed all of the segments, despite the fact that some had nothing to do with Halloween. However with that said, this was still a great episode and the best Halloween special over the last few years. One thing that actually makes it better, is all the stories focus on the Simpsons family with no special guest stars. Also, although the two of the segments were parodies, at least they weren't nonstop montages, like last years.

The opening segment was actually quite good. Marge kills various Fox logos and makes it into bread. This was a surprisingly good opening!

The first segment, "ET: Go Home", is an obvious parody of E.T. starring Bart and Kang. Bart finds Kang in the backyard, but Kang isn't as peaceful as everyone thinks. It was a pretty good segment, but it wasn't great. It has some funny lines, and some good ol' Treehouse of Horror violence.

Segment number 2 does not fit in as a Halloween story, but it is violent. Marge and Homer are, unbeknown-st to each other, a pair of hit-people who are going for the same kill. When Marge gets the kill before Homer, they try to kill each other. This was by far the funniest of the segments, even though it didn't belong as a Halloween segment. Funny lines and great sight gags make this a solid second act to the show.

The final story, "Heck House" is about Bart, Lisa, Nelson and Milhouse playing pranks on Springfield, and only Ned Flanders, along with the help of God, can stop them. I really enjoyed this story, except for the abrupt and plain ending. Even though I said earlier I don't generally enjoy montages, the one in this episode was really funny, the best part being Nelson punching smiling Hans Moleman in the face. I found the joke that Homer got his head stuck up Plopper the pig's butt odd, but it was funny too.

This was by no means prefect, but it was a funny Halloween special and the best one in the last few years.

My rating: *** out of ****. 30 mins. TVPGDLVS


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