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Treehouse of Horror XXV 

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The 25th annual 'Simpsons' Halloween special includes an alternate dimension, a "Clockwork Orange"-style gang led by Moe and a visit from the Tracey Ullman-era Simpsons.

Directors:

Matthew Faughnan (as The Infernal Matthew Faughnan), Mike B. Anderson (as Mike B. Head on Fire)

Writers:

Matt Groening (created by) (as Bat Groening), James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James 'Give Me Gluten!' Brooks) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Hot Stuff / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Grampa Simpson / Groundskeeper WIllie (voice) (as Dan Circuspeanutsaneta)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Kandycorn Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum / Nelson Muntz / Kearney (voice) (as Nancy Thankenstein Cartfright)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Leotard-ley Smith)
Hank Azaria ... Superintendent Chalmers / Wiseguy / Moe / Carl / Comic Book Guy / Santa's Little Helper (voice) (as Hank Tarantula)
Harry Shearer ... Kang / Principal Skinner / Mr. Burns / Fox Announcer / Lenny / Smithers / Dr. Marvin Monroe (voice) (as Harry 'New Business Model' Shearer)
John Ratzenberger ... CGI Homer Simpson (voice)
Pamela Hayden ... Mean Girl (voice) (as Milhouse of Pain Cakes)
Tress MacNeille ... Monster Teacher / Monster Kid / Alien Peggy (voice) (as Terror MacNihilist)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice) (as Chris 'Genetically Modified' Edgerly)

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On the annual spooktacular Halloween special, Bart and Lisa are transported to a demon-filled alternate universe after Bart reads a set of Aramaic symbols he finds on the underside of his desk; Moe's "Clockwork Orange"-style gang is disrupted when Dum (Homer) falls for a girl (Marge) who wants him to give up the thug life; and, in an homage to "The Others," the Simpsons are visited by their former Tracey Ullman-era versions of themselves. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The "sex view blockers" in the segment "A Clockwork Yellow" are a reference Eyes Wide Shut (1999) where foreground actors were digitally added to obscure some sex acts by Warner Bros. for the film's US release. Kubrick had final cut privilege on his films and had already approved a final cut of the film shortly before his death, but the film was given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA while he was contractually obligated to obtain an R-rating or lower. The digitally added foreground actors were added to avoid making any changes to the edits of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the segment about Moe's "Clockwork Orange"-style gang of thugs, Moe convinces police officers Lenny and Carl to rejoin the gang for one more job. Moe pulls off his bowler hat along with two more bowlers on his head and says, "I still have your bowler hats." But when the gang goes out dressed in their old thug clothes, Carl is wearing a beret instead of his bowler that Moe gave him. See more »

Connections

Features The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror III (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Too Much
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Luther Vandross
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Without a Doubt One of the Best Treehouse of Horrors in Years,
28 November 2014 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

Treehouse of Horror 25 is a fantastic Simpsons episode with three very well written segments that can easily be compared to the Halloween specials of the earlier seasons and i'm not exaggerating when I say that.The opening was a funny parody of several celebrities but it wasn't anything too special,followed by the School is Hell segment,which was very funny but it made me feel like it was going to be another average Halloween episode as it wasn't anything too special.However,the following two segments are what made this episode so outstanding,A Clockwork Yellow is a very loving tribute to A Clockwork Orange as well as several other Stanley Kubrick classics,as well as a hilarious scene parodying the fussy director himself.This part was without a doubt my favourite because you could tell from the way it was written that the writers really loved this film and they were parodying it truly because they were fans and not because its popular,which is how I felt about several of their parodies,such as the Transformers and Twilight ones.The final segment was without a doubt an unforgetful five minutes,it feels like a crossover even though we are really just seeing the Simpsons of today meeting the Tracey Ulman show versions.It was such a treat to watch all these ten characters together and see how much they have changed in personality,voice and drawing over the years.Treehouse of Horror 25 is one of the best Halloween specials they've ever done and one of the best episodes in years,all three segments were fresh,funny and original.

Bart starts attending a school in Hell,Moe,Homer,Lenny and Carl start causing crime as a group through Springfield and the Simpsons are haunted by some very familiar ghosts.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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USA

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16:9 HD
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