The Simpsons (1989– )
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Treehouse of Horror XXII 

Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. In "The Diving Bell and Butterball,"... See full summary »

Directors:

Matthew Faughnan (as Merciless Matthew Faughnan), Mike B. Anderson (as Miskantonic B. Anderson)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by) (as Bat Groening), James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James L. 'What Isn't Scary?' Brooks) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Krusty the Clown / Kodos / Grampa SImpson (voice) (as The Cabinet of Dan Caligari-neta)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Hoo-Hoo-Hoolie Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kearney (voice) (as Nasty Nancy)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Yard My Vaark)
Hank Azaria ... Bank Robber #1 / Chief Wiggum / Superintendent Chalmers / Cletus / Cab Driver / Moe Szyslak (voice) (as Hank 'Out of Clever Names' Azaria)
Harry Shearer ... Bank Robber #2 / Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / God / Otto / Kang / Principal Skinner (voice) (as Phone-Hacky Shearer)
Jackie Mason ... Rabbi Hyman Krustofski (voice)
Aron Ralston ... 911 Dispatcher (voice) (as Aron 'I Gave Up My Right Arm To Be On The Simpsons' Ralstump)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice) (as Crypt Dead-Gerly)
Pamela Hayden ... Jimbo Jones / Milhouse Van Houten (voice) (as Mummified Milhouse)
Tress MacNeille ... Miss Springfield / Crazy Cat Lady / Mrs. Muntz / Brandine / Dolph / Kamela (voice) (as Teratoid MacNihilist)
Maggie Roswell ... Maude Flanders (voice) (as Morbid Maggie Roswell)
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Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. In "The Diving Bell and Butterball," the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite leaves Homer paralyzed, but when Lisa discovers Homer's ability to communicate through natural gases, he is able to express his love for Marge. The killer spells continue in "Dial D for Diddly," when Ned Flanders, devout preacher by day, transforms into a cold-blooded vigilante by night. In the final terrifying tale, "In the Na'Vi," Bart and Milhouse are sent on a mission to obtain a sacred extract on a distant planet. They morph into the land's indigenous one-eyed avatars, but when Bart finds love and an eternal mate abroad, he is caught in planet warfare. Written by Fox Publicity

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Homer drove away from home for eating candies on a pick, the Herrman's Psycho theme starting. The sequence is very similar in Hitchcock's movie when Marion Crane trying to escape with money in a car. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Simpson: Halloween is over, and that means one thing: the beginning of Christmas shopping season. Time to pump some blood into our failing economy.
Marge Simpson: Remember, no home-made gifts. A single sweater can cost 27 Americans their jobs.
Moe Szyslak: And don't forget, Christmas is a good time to pick up alcoholism. You have to deal with your relatives 365 days a year. Leave at least one day for your bartender.
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Connections

References The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1 in D
(uncredited)
Composed by Edward Elgar
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Great opening, suddenly died immediately
18 May 2013 | by mattiasflgrtll6See all my reviews

Let me just say this: The opening is GREAT. As a parody of "127 Hours", it's really good and is actually mildly disturbing. The first segment is the worst. Just so terribly, terribly, tasteless humor. If I want fart-jokes, I'll watch South Park or Family Guy, but I don't want to freaking see it in The Simpsons. It's totally UN-Simpsons. The second segment does unfortunately not deserve to be called the "best", it's just the least irritating one. The appearance of Maude here was the worst to date. The third was almost just as bad as the first one, and as the first one too, is NOT halloween-like in any way. An "Avatar"-parody?! WTF?? Even if you HAVE seen the movie, it's STILL not funny, believe me. Even worse than the previous one. This blows.

Note: I changed the rating to a 1 since on a second watch I didn't even like the opening.


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