History Recap / TheSimpsonsS3E7TreehouseOfHorrorII

30th Oct '17 9:32:14 AM Gravidef
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Lisa's Dream". Everything the family wishes for gets twisted around by the Monkey's Paw. Subverted when Ned gets it and everything goes right for him (at least on an immediate basis--look below).
** Maggie's wish - A limo arrives, but only brings her a new pacifier, then drives away.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Lisa's Dream". Everything the family wishes for gets twisted around by the Monkey's Paw.Paw, except for Maggie. Subverted when Ned gets it and everything goes right for him (at least on an immediate basis--look below).
** Maggie's wish - A limo arrives, At first, it seems she's requested a gigantic, fancy limo...but it turns out it's only brings there to deliver her real wish: a new pacifier, then drives away.pacifier. Nothing goes wrong with that one.



* FauxHorrific: In "Bart's Dream," Dr. Monroe suggests that Bart is using his omnipotent powers as a way to earn Homer's affection. He encourages the Simpson men to spend quality time together. They do so, become much closer, and say that they love each other. Homer then gently kisses Bart on the head...which cause the ''real'' Bart to wake up screaming in terror.



* OnlySaneWoman: Marge (as usual) takes this role throughout the episode. In the framing device, she warns everyone not to eat too much candy; in "Lisa's Dream," she's the only person who suggests that the wishing might go wrong; and in "Bart's Dream," she demands that the family attend therapy to sort out their problems.



* PsychicStatic: Homer attempts this when he tries to kill Bart in "Bart's Dream," using the traditional "think other thoughts" method. The problem? His "other thoughts" are thoughts about ''not'' thinking about killing Bart ("OK, don't think about how you're going to kill him"). Needless to say, it doesn't work.



*** Mr. Burns scolds the robot he created with the insult: "Clinking, clattering cacophony of collagenous cogs and camshafts", similar to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz's]] line to the Tin Man: "You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of callousness junk!"

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*** Mr. Burns scolds the robot he created with the insult: "Clinking, clattering cacophony of collagenous cogs and camshafts", similar to [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz's]] line to the Tin Man: "You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of callousness caliginous junk!"
4th Sep '17 7:06:18 AM ClintEastwood
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* EverybodyLives: To date, this is the only Halloween special where no-one dies (unless one counts Mr. Burns's head being separated and placed onto Homer's head as a death)..
4th Sep '17 6:17:50 AM ClintEastwood
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* GoneHorriblyWrong

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* GoneHorriblyWrong GoneHorriblyWrong:



* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: In full force in Mr. Burns' MadScientistLaboratory.

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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: In full force in When Mr. Burns and Smithers descend into Burns' MadScientistLaboratory.laboratory, they pass a worktable in the foreground featuring loads of glassware and a human brain in a dish. As they pass behind them, the audience's views of their bodies become distorted, stretched and squashed when viewed through the liquids.



* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Parodied:
-->'''Marge:''' Eugh! Homer, where did you get that ugly thing?
-->'''Homer:''' From that little shop right over there--''(Points to an empty lot, where sand devils whirl. He gasps in disbelief, then corrects himself.)'' Oh, no, wait, it was right over there.
-->'''Shop Vendor:''' ''(waving)'' You'll be sorrrrrrry!



* PunyEarthlings: Subverted for laugh. Kang and Kodos only invade Earth after humanity has voluntarily dissolved its militaries and destroyed all its weapons, leaving them helpless against the aliens' arsenal of wooden clubs and slingshots. The aliens even boast, "Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!" They flee the planet when one human thinks to attack them with a wooden board that has a nail sticking out of it.



* RockBeatsLaser: Parodied. The primary weapon for the human uprising against their alien overlords is Moe wielding a board with a nail in it. This makes sense considering the aliens invaded when the entire earth was unarmed after Lisa wished for world peace, and had things like slingshots. After being driven off, the aliens muse that one day the humans will "create bigger boards and bigger nails" until one day "they will create a board with a nail so big it will destroy them all!"
-->'''Kang''': Your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!



** The footage of Lisa saying, "Don't forget, dad: tonight, my class is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner." is recycled from "Homer Defined".

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** The footage of Lisa saying, "Don't forget, dad: tonight, my class is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner." is recycled from "Homer Defined"."[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E5HomerDefined Homer Defined]]".
15th Aug '17 1:55:29 PM Scorntex
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* BodyHorror: What happens to anyone who doesn't think happy thoughts in Bart's dream.
* BrickJoke: Early on in Bart's dream, American history is rewritten because of Bart, so that America is called "Bonerland". Later on, Bart and Homer go to visit Dr. Marvin Munroe, part of the Bonerland Medical Association.



--> *cut to the Homer robot loudly snoring while asleep at its post*

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--> *cut -->''(cut to the Homer robot loudly snoring while asleep at its post*post)''


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* StepfordSmiler: Everyone in Bart's dream, because if they don't think happy thoughts, Bart turns them into something horrific. And it's a good thing that Bart does that, it's a real good thing.
3rd Jun '17 6:59:52 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Dammit, Smithers! This isn't rocket science, it's brain surgery!

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Dammit, Smithers! This isn't rocket science, it's brain surgery!surgery!
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Maggie ate just as much candy as her family at the beginning, so it is possible she had a nightmare as well, but we just don't see it.
21st Apr '17 5:57:27 AM philipnova798
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This was also the first episode (in production order) to be animated by a company outside {{Creator/AKOM}}, specifically [[Creator/SunwooEntertainment Anivision]]]. Who would go on to be a regular contributor for the series until season 10.

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This was also the first episode (in production order) to be animated by a company outside {{Creator/AKOM}}, specifically [[Creator/SunwooEntertainment Anivision]]].Anivision]]. Who would go on to be a regular contributor for the series until season 10.
21st Apr '17 5:57:18 AM philipnova798
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This was also the first episode (in production order) to be animated by a company outside {{Creator/AKOM}}, specifically [[Creator/SunwooEntertainment Anivision]]]. Who would go on to be a regular contributor for the series until season 10.
23rd Mar '17 6:08:32 PM Asue
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* AcidRefluxNightmare: The FramingDevice is a series of nightmares induced by eating too much Halloween candy.

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* AcidRefluxNightmare: The FramingDevice is a series of nightmares induced by eating too much Halloween candy.candies.



-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Every bone in my body broken... vital organs leaking fluid... slight headache... loss of appetite... Smithers, I'm going to die.

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Every bone in my body broken... vital Vital organs leaking fluid... slight Slight headache... loss Loss of appetite... Smithers, I'm going to die.



* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: Parodied in "Lisa's Dream," Ned wishes that the aliens were gone. Cue Moe (and only Moe) chasing them away.

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* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: Parodied in "Lisa's Dream," Dream", Ned wishes that the aliens were gone. Cue Moe (and only Moe) chasing them away.



* FaceHeelTurn: After turning out to be GoodAllAlong in their previous appearance this time Kang and Kodos are unambiguously evil.

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* FaceHeelTurn: After turning out to be GoodAllAlong in their previous appearance appearance, this time time, Kang and Kodos are unambiguously evil.



* MoralityPet: In "Homer's Dream," after the experiment is a proven failure, Smithers gets Burns to reverse the procedure on Homer.
* MultipleHeadCase: Mr. Burns's head is stitched to Homer's body.

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* MoralityPet: In "Homer's Dream," Dream", after the experiment is a proven failure, Smithers gets Burns to reverse the procedure on Homer.
* MultipleHeadCase: Mr. Burns's Burns' head is stitched to Homer's body.



** The footage of Lisa saying, "Don't forget, dad: Tonight my class is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner." is recycled from "Homer Defined".

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** The footage of Lisa saying, "Don't forget, dad: Tonight tonight, my class is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner." is recycled from "Homer Defined".



* TemptingFate: Marge warns everyone not eat too much candy or they'll get nightmares.

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* TemptingFate: Marge warns everyone to not eat too much candy or they'll get nightmares.
17th Mar '17 11:40:20 PM Kooshmeister
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* FailedASpotCheck: Mr. Burns needs a brain for his robot? When he and Smithers first walk into the lab and pass by the GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks in the foreground, there's a living human brain in a specimen dish right there.


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* GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks: In full force in Mr. Burns' MadScientistLaboratory.
28th Feb '17 2:24:40 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Lisa's Dream". Everything the family wishes for gets twisted around by the Monkey's Paw. Subverted when Ned gets it and everything goes right for him.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "Lisa's Dream". Everything the family wishes for gets twisted around by the Monkey's Paw. Subverted when Ned gets it and everything goes right for him.him (at least on an immediate basis--look below).



** Though, after Flanders wishes to get rid of the aliens Kang and Kodos state that humanity will now build bigger and bigger boards with nails, until they destroy themselves.

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** Though, after Flanders wishes to get rid of the aliens Kang and Kodos state that humanity will now build bigger and bigger boards with nails, until they destroy themselves. His second wish changes his house into a castle, but the story ends before we can see if there is anything wrong with it.
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