History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E3TreehouseOfHorror

25th Oct '17 7:39:15 AM Theriocephalus
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After Bart's tale of macabre is finished, Lisa argues that it wasn't that scary, and Bart considers it a "warmup" for his next story, a parody of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E89ToServeMan To Serve Man]]". As the family is having a barbecue, the Simpsons are then [[AlienAbduction abducted by a U.F.O.]] and sent into space. They are then introduced by an alien named Kang, who then introduces his UFO partner Kodos [[EarlyBirdCameo in their first appearances]], and will be taking the Simpsons to their [[ShoutOut home planet of Rigel-4]] for a celebration. The family questions this, but are enticed into having a dinner cooked by the third alien, Serak the Preparer (who has never appeared in any subsequent "Treehouse of Horror" episodes, unlike Kang and Kodos). As they have their own dinner and they give the Simpsons another dinner, the aliens then inform the Simpsons that they will be at a feast when they reach Rigel-4, appearing as the 'guests of honor'. Serak then says that when the spaceship arrives, there will be enough time to "chew the fat". Lisa then becomes suspicious, convinced that the aliens are fattening the Simpsons so the aliens can eat them. She discovers a book titled ''How to Cook Humans'' in the spaceship's kitchen. The family then believes Lisa as she holds up the book, only for Kang to blow some "space dust" off the cover, revealing the title to be ''How to Cook For Humans''. [[RunningGag Lisa then blows some more dust off, revealing the title to be]] ''[[RunningGag How to Cook Forty Humans]]'', then Kang blows even more dust off, revealing it as ''How to Cook for Forty Humans''. Kang then reveals he, Kodos and a crying Serak were only trying to provide the Simpsons a big banquet, and were promising them with paradise that is now impossible due to their distrustful nature. The spaceship then drops the family off in their backyard and leaves. Lisa concludes that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters their family were the real monsters on the spaceship]], ''not'' the aliens. The rest of the family asks her to shut up.

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After Bart's tale of macabre is finished, Lisa argues that it wasn't that scary, and Bart considers it a "warmup" for his next story, a parody of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E89ToServeMan To Serve Man]]". As the family is having a barbecue, the Simpsons are then [[AlienAbduction abducted by a U.F.O.]] and sent into space. They are then introduced by an alien named Kang, who then introduces his UFO partner Kodos [[EarlyBirdCameo in their first appearances]], and will be taking the Simpsons to their [[ShoutOut home planet of Rigel-4]] for a celebration. The family questions this, but are enticed into having a dinner cooked by the third alien, Serak the Preparer (who has never appeared in any subsequent "Treehouse of Horror" episodes, unlike Kang and Kodos). As they have their own dinner and they give the Simpsons another dinner, the aliens then inform the Simpsons that they will be at a feast when they reach Rigel-4, appearing as the 'guests "guests of honor'.honor". Serak then says that when the spaceship arrives, there will be enough time to "chew the fat". Lisa then becomes suspicious, convinced that the aliens are fattening the Simpsons so the aliens can eat them. She discovers a book titled ''How to Cook Humans'' in the spaceship's kitchen. The family then believes Lisa as she holds up the book, only for Kang to blow some "space dust" off the cover, revealing the title to be ''How to Cook For Humans''. [[RunningGag Lisa then blows some more dust off, revealing the title to be]] ''[[RunningGag How to Cook Forty Humans]]'', then Kang blows even more dust off, revealing it as ''How to Cook for Forty Humans''. Kang then reveals he, Kodos and a crying Serak were only trying to provide the Simpsons a big banquet, and were promising them with paradise that is now impossible due to their distrustful nature. The spaceship then drops the family off in their backyard and leaves. Lisa concludes that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters their family were the real monsters on the spaceship]], ''not'' the aliens. The rest of the family asks her to shut up.
23rd Oct '17 3:17:33 PM therealeggplant
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Serak the Preparer has never returned as, unlike Kang and Kodos, "[[JamesEarlJones he]] costs money."

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Serak the Preparer has never returned as, unlike Kang and Kodos, "[[JamesEarlJones "[[Creator/JamesEarlJones he]] costs money."
23rd Oct '17 3:16:11 PM therealeggplant
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Serak the Preparer has never returned as, unlike Kang and Kodos, "he costs money."

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Serak the Preparer has never returned as, unlike Kang and Kodos, "he "[[JamesEarlJones he]] costs money."
31st Aug '17 8:41:56 PM hello86
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The beginning of an annual ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' tradition! It begins with Marge [[ContentWarnings giving a warning to viewers]], in a parody of ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' (1931). Then the episode proper opens with Homer out trick-or-treating on Halloween night, disguised as a ghost, when he notices that Bart, Lisa and Maggie are up in the treehouse, with Bart and Lisa attempting to scare each other with their own horror stories, and he decides to listen in. Noteworthy as the ''[[ArtifactTitle only]]'' "Treehouse of Horror" episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that actually has a treehouse setting]]. It's also noteworthy for being the first episode composed by Alf Clausen, who is still composing for the show after ''25 years''.

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The beginning of an annual ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' tradition! It begins with Marge [[ContentWarnings giving a warning to viewers]], in a parody of ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'' (1931). Then the episode proper opens with Homer out trick-or-treating on Halloween night, disguised as a ghost, when he notices that Bart, Lisa and Maggie are up in the treehouse, with Bart and Lisa attempting to scare each other with their own horror stories, and he decides to listen in. Noteworthy as the ''[[ArtifactTitle only]]'' "Treehouse of Horror" episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin that actually has a treehouse setting]]. It's also noteworthy for being the first episode composed by Alf Clausen, who is still composing continued to compose for the show after ''25 for ''27 years''.
17th Jul '17 1:09:58 AM jormis29
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** Many other Poe stories are referenced in "The Raven". The stories which Bart (as the Raven) pulls off from the bookshelf are ''Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Literature/TheTelltaleHeart'', and ''Literature/ThePurloinedLetter''.

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** Many other Poe stories are referenced in "The Raven". The stories which Bart (as the Raven) pulls off from the bookshelf are ''Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Literature/TheTelltaleHeart'', ''Literature/TheTellTaleHeart'', and ''Literature/ThePurloinedLetter''.
16th Jun '17 9:21:08 AM lilgamelvr
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* WholPlotReference: "The Raven" to...''The Raven''.

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* WholPlotReference: WholePlotReference: "The Raven" to...''The Raven''.
24th May '17 10:47:41 AM erforce
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** Bart references the first ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'' film at the end of the episode as being "...pretty tame by today's standards."

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** Bart references the first ''Film/FridayThe13th1980'' ''[[Film/FridayThe13th1980 Friday the 13th]]'' film at the end of the episode as being "...pretty tame by today's standards."



* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse- when Bart scoffs at "The Raven" poem's ''supposed'' scariness, Lisa then suggests that maybe people were easier to scare at the time it was written (like with the first ''Film/FridayTheThirteenth'' movie, which, according to Bart, is: "pretty tame by today's standards.")

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* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse- when Bart scoffs at "The Raven" poem's ''supposed'' scariness, Lisa then suggests that maybe people were easier to scare at the time it was written (like with the first ''Film/FridayTheThirteenth'' ''[[Film/FridayThe13th1980 Friday the 13th]]'' movie, which, according to Bart, is: "pretty tame by today's standards.")
24th May '17 1:18:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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After Bart's tale of macabre is finished, Lisa argues that it wasn't that scary, and Bart considers it a "warmup" for his next story, a parody of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "To Serve Man". As the family is having a barbecue, the Simpsons are then [[AlienAbduction abducted by a U.F.O.]] and sent into space. They are then introduced by an alien named Kang, who then introduces his UFO partner Kodos [[EarlyBirdCameo in their first appearances]], and will be taking the Simpsons to their [[ShoutOut home planet of Rigel-4]] for a celebration. The family questions this, but are enticed into having a dinner cooked by the third alien, Serak the Preparer (who has never appeared in any subsequent "Treehouse of Horror" episodes, unlike Kang and Kodos). As they have their own dinner and they give the Simpsons another dinner, the aliens then inform the Simpsons that they will be at a feast when they reach Rigel-4, appearing as the 'guests of honor'. Serak then says that when the spaceship arrives, there will be enough time to "chew the fat". Lisa then becomes suspicious, convinced that the aliens are fattening the Simpsons so the aliens can eat them. She discovers a book titled ''How to Cook Humans'' in the spaceship's kitchen. The family then believes Lisa as she holds up the book, only for Kang to blow some "space dust" off the cover, revealing the title to be ''How to Cook For Humans''. [[RunningGag Lisa then blows some more dust off, revealing the title to be]] ''[[RunningGag How to Cook Forty Humans]]'', then Kang blows even more dust off, revealing it as ''How to Cook for Forty Humans''. Kang then reveals he, Kodos and a crying Serak were only trying to provide the Simpsons a big banquet, and were promising them with paradise that is now impossible due to their distrustful nature. The spaceship then drops the family off in their backyard and leaves. Lisa concludes that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters their family were the real monsters on the spaceship]], ''not'' the aliens. The rest of the family asks her to shut up.

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After Bart's tale of macabre is finished, Lisa argues that it wasn't that scary, and Bart considers it a "warmup" for his next story, a parody of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "To "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E89ToServeMan To Serve Man".Man]]". As the family is having a barbecue, the Simpsons are then [[AlienAbduction abducted by a U.F.O.]] and sent into space. They are then introduced by an alien named Kang, who then introduces his UFO partner Kodos [[EarlyBirdCameo in their first appearances]], and will be taking the Simpsons to their [[ShoutOut home planet of Rigel-4]] for a celebration. The family questions this, but are enticed into having a dinner cooked by the third alien, Serak the Preparer (who has never appeared in any subsequent "Treehouse of Horror" episodes, unlike Kang and Kodos). As they have their own dinner and they give the Simpsons another dinner, the aliens then inform the Simpsons that they will be at a feast when they reach Rigel-4, appearing as the 'guests of honor'. Serak then says that when the spaceship arrives, there will be enough time to "chew the fat". Lisa then becomes suspicious, convinced that the aliens are fattening the Simpsons so the aliens can eat them. She discovers a book titled ''How to Cook Humans'' in the spaceship's kitchen. The family then believes Lisa as she holds up the book, only for Kang to blow some "space dust" off the cover, revealing the title to be ''How to Cook For Humans''. [[RunningGag Lisa then blows some more dust off, revealing the title to be]] ''[[RunningGag How to Cook Forty Humans]]'', then Kang blows even more dust off, revealing it as ''How to Cook for Forty Humans''. Kang then reveals he, Kodos and a crying Serak were only trying to provide the Simpsons a big banquet, and were promising them with paradise that is now impossible due to their distrustful nature. The spaceship then drops the family off in their backyard and leaves. Lisa concludes that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters their family were the real monsters on the spaceship]], ''not'' the aliens. The rest of the family asks her to shut up.



ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, in the form of Lisa's DramaticReading of the classic Creator/EdgarAllanPoe story with Creator/JamesEarlJones as the narrator, Bart as the titular Raven, Homer as the protagonist, Marge as TheLostLenore, and Lisa and Maggie as two seraphim. The episode then closes with Bart being left entirely unimpressed by the story, and Lisa commenting that since the poem she just read was written in 1845, people were probably easier to scare back then. But meanwhile, Homer sits outside the treehouse, deeply terrified by the story, he then notices the children returning into the house, and he then returns inside himself. Still being scared when going to bed, he begs Marge not to turn off the light, but she reminds him what he heard were just childrens' stories. The episode ends with [[CallBack Bart appearing as the Raven]] staring outside the window, while a scared Homer mumbles that he ''hates'' Halloween.

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ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, in the form of Lisa's DramaticReading of the classic Creator/EdgarAllanPoe story with Creator/JamesEarlJones as the narrator, Bart as the titular Raven, Homer as the protagonist, Marge as TheLostLenore, and Lisa and Maggie as two seraphim. The episode then closes with Bart being left entirely unimpressed by the story, and Lisa commenting that since the poem she just read was written in 1845, people were probably easier to scare back then. But meanwhile, Homer sits outside the treehouse, deeply terrified by the story, he then notices the children returning into the house, and he then returns inside himself. Still being scared when going to bed, he begs Marge not to turn off the light, but she reminds him what he heard were just childrens' children's stories. The episode ends with [[CallBack Bart appearing as the Raven]] staring outside the window, while a scared Homer mumbles that he ''hates'' Halloween.



* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Subverted. After a ''Can't We All Get Along?'' speech from Marge, the house thinks about life with the Simpsons, and chooses to destroy itself in a scene reminiscent of the finale of ''Poltergeist.''
--->'''Lisa''': It chose to destroy itself rather than live with us. You can't help but feel a little rejected.



* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse- when Bart scoffs at "The Raven" poem's ''supposed'' scariness, Lisa then suggests that maybe people were easier to scare at the time it was written (like with the first ''Friday the 13th'' movie, which, according to Bart, is: "pretty tame by today's standards.")

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* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse- when Bart scoffs at "The Raven" poem's ''supposed'' scariness, Lisa then suggests that maybe people were easier to scare at the time it was written (like with the first ''Friday the 13th'' ''Film/FridayTheThirteenth'' movie, which, according to Bart, is: "pretty tame by today's standards.")")
* WholPlotReference: "The Raven" to...''The Raven''.
5th Apr '17 3:29:19 PM N8han11
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** Kang and Kodos are actually peaceful beings who don't want to conquer Earth. Maybe they changed their mind after Lisa thought they wanted to eat them and, as a result, became vengeful (like how Bart and Lisa caught Sideshow Bob and now Bob wants to kill Bart).
*** According to the DVD commentary, their evil nature would have been revealed with Matt Groening's original intention; that the book's final title reveal would be ''How to Cook for Forty Humans and Then Eat Them''.

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** Kang and Kodos are actually peaceful beings who don't want to conquer Earth. Maybe they changed their mind after Lisa thought they wanted to eat them and, as a result, became vengeful (like how Bart and Lisa caught Sideshow Bob and now Bob wants to kill Bart).\n*** According to the DVD commentary, their evil nature would have been revealed with Matt Groening's original intention; that the book's final title reveal would be ''How to Cook for Forty Humans and Then Eat Them''.
12th Oct '16 10:52:23 PM Pallo
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Lampshaded by Lisa at the end of "Hungry are the Damned". The rest of the family is, understandably, upset at her remark, since it was her who ultimately got them returned to Earth, and denied a lifetime of bliss.
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