"Treehouse of Horror VII" is the first episode of The Simpsons' eighth season. It’s just the one that still manages to hold it together from start to finish. In the kitchen, Homer lights a jack-o'-lantern but ends up lighting his arm on fire. This episode (more specifically, The Genesis Tub) was referenced in the South Park episode, ". They investigate and discover that there is a monster. [4] Cultural references. This is the second Treehouse segment to feature Kang and Kodos in a main role since Hungry are the Damned in Treehouse of Horror. Stream Disney Plus now. Before returning Homer to Earth, the aliens soak him in rum, so nobody will believe him. In a painfully timely, instantly dated reference, “The Day The Earth Looked Stupid”, a ... Treehouse of Horror VII (1996) Replay Video. "The HΩmega Man" is an extended homage to film The Omega Man, which was one of Mike Scully's favorite movies as a child. To make amends for their error, Dr. Hibbert and the Simpson family sit down to a turkey dinner with Hugo, leaving Bart locked in the attic with only Hugo's fish-heads to eat. The Treehouse of Horror series is named after this one only because the stories were told in a treehouse and it was originally supposed to be like that every year. I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide. [3] In a 2000 Entertainment Weekly article, Matt Groening ranked this episode as his seventh favorite in the history of the show. As with the majority of the Treehouse of Horror episodes, numerous cultural references are made throughout the episode. [12], "The Simpsons: Ranking Every 'Treehouse of Horror' Episode", "Beyond "D'oh! Homer also notices a calendar featuring Gary Larson's l… [8] Homer crashing the flying saucer into Capitol dome in the "Citizen Kang" segment is a reference to Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, a 1956 film. Treehouse of Horror VII • You Only Move Twice • The Homer They Fall • Burns, Baby Burns • Bart After Dark • A Milhouse Divided • Lisa's Date with Density • Hurricane Neddy • El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) • The Springfield Files • The Twisted World of Marge Simpson • Mountain of Madness • Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D'oh-cious • The Itchy & Scratchy & … [3], In "The Thing and I", Homer sings "Fish Heads", a 1980 novelty song by Barnes & Barnes. Cohen. It was written by Ken Keeler, Dan Greaney and David S. Cohen and directed by Mike B. Anderson. [2] In the seventh annual Treehouse of Horror episode, Bart discovers his long-lost twin, Lisa grows a colony of small beings, and Kang and Kodos impersonate Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in order to win the 1996 presidential election. Here are 10 of The Simpsons’ best Treehouse of Horror references, along with a bit about the original. He runs off screaming while the title is shown on screen. Grading on that curve, the 27th installment does its job, for the most part." "Treehouse of Horror VIII" won a Golden Reel Award in 1998 for "Best Sound Editing - Television Animated Specials" for Robert Mackston, Travis Powers, Norm MacLeod and Terry Greene. While out fishing, Homer is abducted by the two aliens, Kang and Kodos. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 26, 1997. Treehouse of Horror VII—The One That Shouldn’t Work. Treehouse of Horror, also known as The Simpsons Halloween Specials, is a series of Halloween-themed episodes of the animated sitcom The Simpsons, each consisting of three separate, self-contained segments.These segments usually involve the Simpson family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting. "Treehouse of Horror VIII" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' ninth season. ", mistaking them as mutants as the Winter brothers are both albino. Phil Hartman provided the voice of Bill Clinton. Hugo was deemed too evil to live in society so they chained him in the attic, where they feed him on fish-heads. ", one of the best lines in the history of the show. Club named Kang/Bob Dole's line, "Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others! Anderson. ": Simpsons Quotes For Everyday Use", "Treehouse of Horror VII episode capsule", El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer), Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Treehouse_of_Horror_VII&oldid=1000250695, Television episodes written by David X. Cohen, Television episodes written by Ken Keeler, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 09:38. They take place outside the show's normal continuity and completely abandon … Additionally, the use of the rank "ensign" on a spaceship is a nod to Star Trek. He explains that Bart has an evil twin named Hugo. HD. The inhabitants of the tub then shrink Lisa to their size with a miniaturization ray and beam her down into the tub, where they explain that they regard her as God, and Bart as the Devil. David X. Cohen managed to persuade the producers to leave the scene in. The lines on the lenses of the glasses are missing. [7] The 1996 Presidential election occurred a few days after the airing of this episode. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Retrieved on March 28, 2007 ^ a b "Treehouse of Horror VII" The Simpsons.com.Retrieved on March 28, 2007 ^ Martyn, Warren; Adrian Wood (2000). They take place outside the show's normal continuity and completely abandon … The 30th Treehouse of Horror features a demon Maggie, a mission to rescue Milhouse from another dimension, dead-Homer's spirit trying on some new bodies for size and Selma finally finding love in an unlikely place - the alien in the basement. Treehouse of Horror, also known as The Simpsons Halloween Specials, is a series of … "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" is a love letter to the show's past. This is likely a layering error where her neck is meant to be put behind her necklace but was accidentally put in front of it instead. Bart stays behind as the others leave to search for Hugo, but Bart realizes that Hugo never left the house. In preparation for the school science fair, Lisa performs an experiment in a petri dish to see if cola will dissolve her baby tooth. The computer was used to build models for reference and the animators later retraced it. The metal lines in the tanks containing the real candidates are in most shots at a height that covers their genitals. [ 1 ] OFF. Sign up now! The TV credits from the Season 2-early Season 20 opening sequence now has the "Created By/Developed By" TV credits in the same color and font as in the THOH end credits sequences. "Treehouse of Horror VII" is the first episode of The Simpsons' eighth season. It was written by Ken Keeler, Dan Greaney, and David S. Cohen, and directed by Mike B. Treehouse of Horror VI: Homer 3. It was the third highest-rated show on the Fox network that week, following Millennium and The X-Files. In the same scene, Sanjay's green pants turn blue for a few frames. Dawn of the Dead (1978) Donick Cary's special Halloween on-screen credits is: "Don 'of the Dead' Nick Cary." Alf Clausen received an Emmy Award nomination for "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)" for this episode, which he ultimately lost. HQ. Homer battles mutants after Springfield is annihilated by a neutron bomb; Bart has his DNA mixed with a fly; Marge is revealed to be a witch in colonial Springfield. However, despite being exposed, Kang and Kodos declare to the people that the two-party system means they still have to choose one of them. [6], In its original broadcast, "Treehouse of Horror VII" finished 31st in ratings for the week of October 21–27, 1996, with a Nielsen rating of 10.5, equivalent to approximately 10.2 million viewing households. However, when the tanks are shown from the back, the metal lines appear significantly lower. 1. Bart finds out and wreaks a bit of havoc on the little guys, leading to a hilarious and well-animated bombing run of his bedroom; making use of some lesser-seen perspectives … [9], In 2017, IGN called "Citizen Kang" the best segment of the entire anthology, and placed the episode itself as number one in its ranking of all "Treehouse of Horror" episodes. The Simpsons ' Halloween tradition is for quick-hit horror and sci-fi parodies, a heap of references, some gratuitous bloodshed, and the occasional actual smidgen of heart. Among the objects seen in the attic in "The Thing and I" are Marge's painting of. Bat Groening. Best Simpsons episodes: 10 classic Simpsons episodes ; The best Disney Plus shows revealed; Best Treehouse of Horror episodes. In the seventh annual " Treehouse of Horror " episode, Bart discovers his long-lost twin, Lisa grows a colony of small beings and Kang & Kodos impersonate Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in order to win the 1996 Presidential election. The electric charge is then passed on to the tooth when Lisa tries to touch it, causing it to undergo an unusual reaction which creates a race of miniature beings. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 27, 1996. "Treehouse of Horror XII" is the first episode of The Simpsons ' thirteenth season. She says she can protect them from Bart if they return her to normal size, but they lack the necessary technology. References: The Twilight Zoneepisode The Little People “You can’t protect them every second; sooner or later you’ll let your guard down, then it’s toilet time for tiny town” Lisa, hell-bent on ruining soda for everybody during one of her science experiments, accidentally creates life out of her tooth, some Buzz Cola and a little static electricity. Because of Fox's contract with Major League Baseball's World Series, the episode first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 6, 2001, nearly one week after Halloween.It is the twelfth annual Treehouse of Horror episode, consisting of three self-contained segments. Skip Ad. In "The Thing and I" when Bart lifts up his shirt to see the scar, you can already see that the scar is on the wrong side (right side). ^ a b c Treehouse of Horror VII BBC.co.uk. [11], The ska punk band named I Voted for Kodos takes its name from Homer's line, "Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos", at the end of "Citizen Kang". [4] "The Genesis Tub" was originally pitched by Cohen,[6] and it was later referenced in the South Park episode "Simpsons Already Did It", when they pointed out that The Simpsons had gotten the idea from the 1962 Twilight Zone episode called "The Little People". SD. It was written by Ken Keeler, Dan Greaney, and David S. Cohen, and directed by Mike B. Anderson. The first five being. Every now and then, Treehouse of Horrors like to push the boat out a little and try something novel. The book "To Serve Forty Humans" is a reference to The Twilight Zone episode where strange aliens greet humans with a book, which translated means "To Serve Man," and solved all the problems of Earth. The "Treehouse of Horror" annual tradition began way back in The Simpsons second season, and it has never missed a year since, with each episode comprising three pop-culture parodies that are filled to the brim with cultural references. Directed by Mark Kirkland. Homer crashes the spaceship into the Capitol and unmasks the aliens, revealing the candidates' true identities to the public. Bart and Lisa hear strange noises coming from the attic. The Simpsons, 20th Television . LO. The (now-defunct) Madison, WI-based ska band "I Voted For Kodos" took their name from Homer's line at the end of the "Citizen Kang" segment. Treehouse of Horror, also known as The Simpsons Halloween Specials, is a series of Halloween-themed episodes of the animated sitcom The Simpsons, each consisting of three separate, self-contained segments.These segments usually involve the Simpson family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting. [6] Despite the similarities, "The Thing and I" was not based on the plot of the 1982 film Basket Case. The Winter brothers are both albino. Bart destroys some of the ecosystem in Lisa's tub universe with his finger, and the tub people retaliate by sending a squadron of space ships to attack him. SETTINGS. Homer and Marge realize that the creature has escaped, prompting Marge to call Dr. Hibbert. The two were originally conjoined but were separated at birth. Hugo takes Bart to the attic and ties him up, so that he can reattach himself, but Dr. Hibbert returns and knocks out Hugo. [7] The sequence where tiny spaceships attack Bart in "The Genesis Tub" marks one of the first uses of computers in The Simpsons animation. [10] The A.V. The alien 'Kang' is named in reference to an alien from this episode of Star Trek. Bart gives Lisa a static electric shock, claiming it is part of his project to prove that "nerds conduct electricity". Although Kang and Kodos make brief appearances in every Treehouse of Horror episode, their brief appearance in this one was nearly cut. [6] According to Cohen, the "Citizen Kang" short violated every rule of The Simpsons as it locked the episode in one time and named specific candidates. Lisa discovers this when inspecting the contents of the tub with a microscope. Like the previous two Treehouse of Horror episodes, "Treehouse of Horror VII" does not feature any wraparound segments. Kang and Kodos kidnap both Dole and Clinton and place them in suspended animation, assuming their forms through "bio-duplication" to ensure that one of them will become the next leader. 10. Bart tells everyone not to look so surprised. Before "Treehouse of Horror XI", which aired in 2000, every episode has aired in the week preceding or on October 31; "Treehouse of Horror II" and "Treehouse of Horror … In the first story, when Lisa asks whether she has two brothers the bottom of Lisa's neck is a single line that overlaps her necklace. He then realizes that Hugo's scar is on the wrong side, therefore Bart is the evil twin. Both candidates agree they should join forces to defeat the aliens, but Homer accidentally ejects them into space. In "The HΩmega Man," Homer runs over Johnny and Edgar Winter while fleeing the mutants pursuing him, and he cries, "Die, you chalk-faced goons!" Disney Plus UK. Blacula (1972) Someone's on screen credit is as "Blacula" in reference to this film. They demand that Homer take them to Earth's leader, but Homer informs them of the upcoming presidential election and says the winner could be either Bill Clinton or Bob Dole. Kang is subsequently elected President of the United States and enslaves all of humanity. When Kang and Kodos turn into Bob Dole and Bill Clinton, the resulting light has been cut in TV airings to avoid seizures. In the shot after that when "Bob Dole" is about to speak, there is an empty space in the crowd between a few people that repeatedly is accidentally colored red. This is the most recent Treehouse of Horror on the list—which isn’t to say that VIII and IX don’t work. In the seventh annual Treehouse of Horror episode, Bart discovers his long-lost twin, Lisa grows a colony of small beings, and Kang and Kodos impersonate Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in order to win the 1996 presidential election. Treehouse of Horror VII • You Only Move Twice • The Homer They Fall • Burns, Baby Burns • Bart After Dark • A Milhouse Divided • Lisa's Date with Density • Hurricane Neddy • El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) • The Springfield Files • The Twisted World of Marge Simpson • Mountain of Madness • Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala-D'oh-cious • The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show … It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 27, 1996. [1] Phil Hartman provided the voice of Bill Clinton.[1]. On the day before the election, Homer stumbles upon the badly hidden spaceship and releases Dole and Clinton from suspended animation. Bart submits the tub in the science fair, and Lisa is forced to watch from within as Bart wins first prize. In the same segment, Homer runs over Johnny and Edgar Winter while fleeing the mutants pursuing him, crying: "Die, you chalk-faced goons! 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