Watch The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror is a special episode shown each year that The Simpsons have been doing every Halloween since their second season. These special episodes are split up into three different stories each of which have the family in different scenarios that usually involve something scarier and are often much more violent than their usual episodes. These three different stories within each show are always written by different writers which gives them each a unique feeling. During these special episodes they even add something frightening to the names in the credits.

While the opening to the Treehouse of Horror episodes has a different opening skit than the normal Simpsons episodes, the writers tried to keep at least one thing similar and that is the couch bit that has been done at the beginning of every episode since the beginning of the Simpson family. The couch bit in the Treehouse episodes was set to the same them as the rest of the show however, by having the family dressed different Halloween related costumes.

Two common characters in the Treehouse of Horrors episodes are Kong and Kang the green space aliens. In one of their episodes it is discovered that Maggie is really their child, not Homer and Marge's, and she even starts to grow tentacles. Kong and Kang have become a staple of the Treehouse of Horror episodes and have appeared in every one since they were first introduced even if it is only a small appearance.

Many of these special episodes have been based on spinoffs from shows like the Twilight Zone or books by Stephen King, giving them an extra little kick. Several of the segments have also been based on Sci-Fi movies like the Amityville Horror and The Exorcist. Many times these episodes will feature guest voices from horror classics such as Robert Englund who was Freddie Kruger in, A Nightmare On Elm Street. In one of the more popular episodes, which is based on the movie The Shining, The famiy becomes the caretakers of an estate in the middle of nowhere that is owned by Mr. Burns. In this episode Homer becomes insane just like what happened to the father in the movie.

FOX
3 Seasons, 18 Episodes
October 24, 1990
Animation & Cartoons
8.7/10
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner
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  • In the fantastic frightology that is Treehouse XVIII, an unwelcome alien crashes with the Simpsons in "E.T. Go Home"--and turns out to be a precursor to an invasion from space, Homer and Marge are paid assassins who nearly kill each other in "Mr. And Mrs. Simpson", but then find their marital spark has been restored, and Ned Flanders tries to frighten the fun out of Halloween in "Heck House"--when the kids laugh at his efforts, he teaches them what true terror is.

  • In this fifteenth annual frightfest, Ned Flanders foresees a terrible future--or does he cause it? in "The Ned Zone", Lisa --a brilliant detective with bumbling sidekick Bart--must overcome the incompetent police of Edwardian London in "Four Beheadings and a Funeral" and the Simpsons take a fantastic voyage "In The Belly of the Boss"--one from which Homer doesn't exactly return.

  • In "Hex and the City," a gypsy curses Homer, bringing misery to everyone he loves. In "House of Whacks," a computer (Pierce Brosnan) takes over the Simpson house and attempts to kill Homer for Marge's love. And in "Wiz Kids," Bart and Lisa are students at a school for wizards, where they foil the evil Lord Montymort.

  • In "Hell Toupee," the hairpiece of a condemned man wreaks havoc on Springfield. Bart and Lisa enter an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon in "The Terror of Tiny Toon." And the Simpsons learn the surprising truth about who fathered Maggie in "Starship Poopers."

  • In this annual Halloween-themed trilogy, advertising logos attack Springfield, Groundskeeper Willie terrorizes Springfield schoolchildren in their dreams, and Homer enters a terrifying three-dimensional world.

  • In "Clown Without Pity," a Krusty the Clown doll goes berserk in the Simpson home. In "King Homer," Marge is wooed by a giant ape. In "Dial 'Z' for Zombies," Lisa's attempt to bring back her dead cat turns the town of Springfield into a pack of marauding zombies.

  • In this lucky 17th annual Treehouse of Horror, Homer becomes an insatiable blob, and when Dr. Phil tries to cure him he is eaten as well; Bart discovers a Golem from Jewish mythology and uses it to do his bidding; and aliens invade the earth during a scare caused by Orson Welles' classic Halloween radio broadcast.

  • In this annual Halloween horror-fest, Homer is excited to inherit the powers of the grim reaper, until he discovers he has to kill Marge, Professor Frink reanimates the body of his father (voiced by Jerry Lewis) but then discovers his father has become a Monster, and Bart and Milhouse find a stopwatch that allows them to stop time but soon find it boring.

  • In this annual three-part horror-themed trilogy, a dead Homer attempts to enter Heaven by doing one good deed, intelligent dolphins wage war on mankind, and Bart and Lisa become a Hansel and Gretel, avoiding a terrible fate with the aid of a book of fairy tales.

  • In "The Homega Man," Homer must confront a post-apocalyptic Springfield. Bart becomes half-boy, half-fly in "Fly vs. Fly." And we learn a shocking secret about Marge and her sisters in "Easy-Bake Coven."

  • Act 1: The Simpsons are employed on Mr. Burns' country estate -- and Homer goes insane. Act 2: Homer's attempts to repair a toaster lead him repeatedly back into the past -- and he inadvertently changes the future. Act 3: The school cafeteria turns to an unusual source of food -- and schoolchildren start mysteriously disappearing.

  • In the second annual terror-themed trilogy, a monkey's paw that grants wishes leads humanity to fall prey to sadistic space aliens. Also, Bart assumes incredible powers for mischief, turning Homer into a giant Jack-in-the-Box; and Mr. Burns puts Homer's brain into a robot's body -- only to discover the robot is now as lazy as Homer was.

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