History Recap / TheSimpsonsS2E3TreehouseOfHorror

7th Jun '16 8:26:18 PM ShiroAkuma
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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 titluar 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 titluar 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.
18th May '16 9:47:07 AM speedyboris
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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]].

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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]].
setting]]. It's also noteworthy for being the first episode composed by Alf Clausen, who is still composing for the show after ''25 years''.
26th Mar '16 2:36:11 PM Eddy1215
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The house could not stand living with the Simpsons that it decides to ''[[DrivenToSuicide destroy itself]]''.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The house could not stand living with the Simpsons that it decides to ''[[DrivenToSuicide destroy itself]]''. The family can't help but feel a little rejected over it.
26th Mar '16 2:35:18 PM Eddy1215
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* CirclingBirdies: When Homer throws a vase at Raven!Bart and misses and it hits him in the head, he ends up seeing Raven!Barts chanting "Nevermore! Nevermore! Nevermore!"
20th Mar '16 8:54:29 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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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 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 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.
15th Dec '15 8:12:51 AM Angeldeb82
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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/{{Frankenstein1931}} Frankenstein]]'' (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]].

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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/{{Frankenstein1931}} Frankenstein]]'' ''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]].



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 the ''TwilightZone'' 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 ''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 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 the ''TwilightZone'' ''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 ''How be]] ''[[RunningGag How to Cook Forty Humans'']], 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 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.



** The grave stones have shout-outs to Music/PaulMcCartney (referencing the ''"Paul is dead"'' urban legends), NewspaperComics/{{Garfield}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, [[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper the Friendly Boy]], Music/ElvisPresley and [[DeaderThanDisco disco]].

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** The grave stones have shout-outs to Music/PaulMcCartney (referencing the ''"Paul is dead"'' urban legends), NewspaperComics/{{Garfield}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, [[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost Casper the Friendly Boy]], Music/ElvisPresley and [[DeaderThanDisco disco]].{{d|eaderThanDisco}}isco.



** Among the names in the Indian burial ground we can read Hiawatha, Cochise, Pocahontas, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, [[Radio/TheLoneRanger Tonto]], Crazy Horse, Not-So-Crazy Horse, Sacajawea and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers MahatmaGandhi]]. Also note that both Hiawatha and Tonto are fictional Native Americans.

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** Among the names in the Indian burial ground we can read Hiawatha, Cochise, Pocahontas, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, [[Radio/TheLoneRanger Tonto]], Radio/{{T|heLoneRanger}}onto, Crazy Horse, Not-So-Crazy Horse, Sacajawea and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers MahatmaGandhi]]. Also note that both Hiawatha and Tonto are fictional Native Americans.



** 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''.



** Extends to the entire segment as well. Part of the humor comes from [[FatIdiot Homer]] directly quoting the book in juxtaposition to JamesEarlJones' deep booming narration.

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** Extends to the entire segment as well. Part of the humor comes from [[FatIdiot Homer]] directly quoting the book in juxtaposition to JamesEarlJones' Creator/JamesEarlJones' deep booming narration.
12th Nov '15 1:21:22 PM windyshadow32
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31st Oct '15 8:51:44 AM Anicomicgeek
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/JamesEarlJones voices the mover in "Bad Dream House", the third alien, Serak the Preparer, in "Hungry Are the Damned", and the narrator in "The Raven".
27th Oct '15 3:22:21 AM Mdumas43073
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* SureLetsGoWithThat: When Bart asked the Ominous voice (the haunted house) if it was his conscience, it hesitated before answering: "Yes".

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* SureLetsGoWithThat: When Bart asked asks the Ominous ominous Bad Dream House voice (the haunted house) if it was it's his conscience, it hesitated hesitates before answering: "Yes"."Yes, I am."
27th Oct '15 3:19:44 AM Mdumas43073
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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'' movie, which, according to Bart, is: "pretty tame by today's standards.")

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* ValuesDissonance: InUniverse- when Bart scoffs at ''The Raven'' "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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