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Treehouse of Horror XIX 

The Simpsons' 19th Halloween Special, with parodies of "Transformers," "Mad Men," and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."


Bob Anderson (as Beelze-Bob Anderson), Mike B. Anderson (as Mikenstein B. Anderson)


Matt Groening (created by), James L. Brooks (developed by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Groundskeeper Willie / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Snooze / Sex Toy / Sedan Bot / Ad Man 2 (voice) (as Black Catstellaneta)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Boooooline Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Maggie Simpson (voice) (as I Peed My Pants Nance)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as The Smith to Nowhere)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Apu / Old Jewish Man / Voting Machine / Bestimus Muchos / Ad Man 1 / Charlton Heston / Announcer / George Washington / John Lennon / Edward G. Robinson / Prince / Grand Pumpkin / Tom Turkey (voice) (as Hockey Mom Azaria)
Harry Shearer ... Principal Skinner / Melody / Fast-Talking Announcer / Carnage Destructicus (voice)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel (voice) (as Macabre Marcia Wallace)
Pamela Hayden ... Milhouse Van Houten (voice) (as Hellsablazin' Hayden)
Tress MacNeille ... Dolph / Boy / Malibu Stacy (voice) (as Tress MacNihil)
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Three-Way / John Wayne (voice) (as 'Hot Tea!')


After Homer gets eaten by a demonic polling booth an 'untitled robot parody' shows Lisa's Christmas present, a Malibu Stacey car, turn into a transformer as inanimate objects around Springfield follow suit and declare war on each other, Marge's peace suggestion being less than helpful. Then, after accidentally killing Krusty, Homer is approached by ad men to murder celebrities to avoid paying them royalties for product endorsement - but the illustrious ghosts fight back. Finally Milhouse unwisely conjures the Great - and cannibalistic - Pumpkin on Halloween, requiring a giant turkey to come and save the kids of Springfield. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

2 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lisa's line "You owe me restitution!" is a direct quotation from the original Charlie Brown Halloween special. See more »


John Wayne: [to Prince] Little Sister, is that mustache coming or going?
Prince: Well your wife likes it.
John Wayne: [chuckles] You're okay, goofy grape.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Hava Nagila
[Played while Golda Meir is throwing the star of David at Homer.]
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Certainly High Up on my List of Favourite Treehouse of Horrors,
28 October 2014 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Treehouse of Horror XIX is a fantastic Simpsons episode with three outstanding segments that are both dark and simply hilarious.It isn't the best Halloween special of the whole series (that without a doubt being Treehouse of Horror V),but it isn't far off it,I loved all the parodies in this episode,as well as the intro involving Homer trying to vote for Obama.The Transformers segment was fun but it was certainly the weakest part,however it got much better as we follow Homer being hired to kill celebrities,including dozens of fantastic impressions of well known icons by the series professional voice cast,and finally the best part,It's the Grand Pumpkin Milhouse,this was a very clever take on Its the Great Pumpkin,Charlie Brown and the Peanuts cartoons in general,including an evil talking pumpkin who had me in stitches for all of his scenes.There have been many great ones over the last twenty seasons,but Treehouse of Horror XIX stands out as one of the series finest Halloween specials in my personal opinion.

Homer struggles to let the voting machine allow him to vote for Barack Obama,all of Springfields gadgets come to life,Homer is hired to kill celebrities so they can be used for free advertisement and Milhouse spends his Halloween waiting for the Grand Pumpkin to turn up.

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