History Recap / TheSimpsonsS5E5TreehouseOfHorrorIV

18th Feb '17 8:10:03 AM maxwellsilver
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* BilingualBonus: Uter says "Vengelerstrasse Bar", which is German for Butterfinger.



* TheCassandra / CassandraTruth: Bart in this story when he tries to covince the bus that a gremlin is destroying it en route to the school.

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* TheCassandra / CassandraTruth: Bart in this story when he tries to covince convince the bus that a gremlin is destroying it en route to the school.
18th Feb '17 8:01:01 AM maxwellsilver
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* FramingDevice: This is the last "Treehouse of Horror" episode to use one. All other episodes just go right into the stories.

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* FramingDevice: Bart hosting in-betweens in an art gallery, explaining the story behind each painting. This is the last "Treehouse of Horror" episode to use one. All any kind of framing device; all other episodes just go right into the stories.



** "Bart's Simpson's Dracula" is a shout-out to ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.

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** "Bart's "Bart Simpson's Dracula" is a shout-out to ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
18th Feb '17 7:48:49 AM maxwellsilver
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* IncrediblyLamePun: Mr. Burns' vampire castle is located in... UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}}!! [[note]] A pun on the Romanian province Transylvania, made famous by the novel ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''[[/note]].
18th Feb '17 7:48:15 AM maxwellsilver
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* TooDumbToLive: Bart as he's escaping the vampire lair and see the lever for the "Super Happy Fun Slide". He knows the slide will doom him to getting caught by the vampires but he pulls it anyway... which of course leads to him getting caught and drained of his blood.
18th Feb '17 7:47:56 AM maxwellsilver
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This story also begins with a nightmare as Bart dreams of his school bus losing control and being run over by a semi-truck. He awakens still a little shaken by it (not helped with Homer blowing a blow-horn that he stole from a marina in his ears). As Lisa and he head for the school bus in rainy weather, Bart finds that Skinner is onboard, a punishment from his mother. Halfway into the bus ride, they pick up Groundskeeper Willie who had gotten stranded after killing his mule. Soon, Bart notices a gremlin has attached itself to the side of the bus and is slowly picking it apart. He tries to warn the others but every time he does so, the gremlin hides. The first time, they just think he's crazy. The second time Otto assumes he's talking about Hans Moleman who was driving alongside them, so Otto knocks him off the road. Hans' car stops before it can hit a tree...[[TheAllegedCar then explodes anyway]], [[TakeThat because it's an AMC Gremlin]].

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This story also begins with a nightmare as Bart dreams of his school bus losing control and being run over by a semi-truck. He awakens still a little shaken by it (not helped with Homer blowing a blow-horn that he stole from a marina in his ears). As Lisa and he head for the school bus in rainy weather, Bart finds that Skinner is onboard, a punishment from his mother. Halfway into the bus ride, they pick up Groundskeeper Willie who had gotten stranded after killing his mule. Soon, Bart notices a gremlin has attached itself to the side of the bus and is slowly picking it apart. He tries to warn the others but every time he does so, the gremlin hides. The first time, they just think he's crazy. The second time Otto assumes he's talking about Hans Moleman who was driving alongside them, so Otto knocks him off the road. Hans' car stops before it can hit a tree...[[TheAllegedCar then explodes anyway]], [[TakeThat anyway, because it's an AMC Gremlin]].Gremlin.



* ElvisLives: Several tombstones were seen at the intro. One of them had "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]] - accept it".

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* ElvisLives: Several tombstones were seen at the intro. One of them had "[[ElvisPresley Elvis]] "Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} - accept it".



** The scenes where Bart walks around in a hallway full of paintings is a homage to Series/NightGallery. The paintings themselves are shout-outs to Creator/VincentVanGogh, Creator/EdvardMunch, Creator/ReneMagritte, Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JacquesLouisDavid, Creator/MCEscher, Creator/GiorgioDeChirico and the "Dogs Playing Poker" painting.

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** The scenes where Bart walks around in a hallway full of paintings is a homage to Series/NightGallery.''Series/NightGallery''. The paintings themselves are shout-outs to Creator/VincentVanGogh, Creator/EdvardMunch, Creator/ReneMagritte, Creator/PabloPicasso, Creator/JacquesLouisDavid, Creator/MCEscher, Creator/GiorgioDeChirico and the "Dogs Playing Poker" painting.



--> '''Homer''': [[OhCrap Eep!]]

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--> '''Homer''': [[OhCrap Eep!]]Eep!



* ForceFeeding: During his day in Hell, Homer is forced to eat all donuts in the world as punishment for selling his soul for a donut. [[BigEater It didn't work as a punishment for him]].

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* ForceFeeding: During his day in Hell, Homer is forced to eat all donuts in the world as punishment for selling his soul for a donut. [[BigEater It didn't work as a punishment for him]].him.



* EveryCarIsAPinto: Hans Moleman's car which explodes for absolutely no reason.



* MadeOfExplodium and TheAllegedCar: Hans Moleman's car which explodes for absolutely no reason.



-->'''Milhouse''': And if your say you're a vampire, you get a free small soda at the movies!

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-->'''Milhouse''': --->'''Milhouse''': And if your you say you're a vampire, you get a free small soda at the movies!



* TheCassandra / CassandraTruth: Lisa in this story when she tries to convince her family Mr. Burns is a vampire.

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* TheCassandra / CassandraTruth: Lisa in this story when she tries to convince her family Mr. Burns is a vampire.



* CurseCutShort: Burns exclaims "Of son of a bi..." when he realises he has his finger on the intercom button.



-->'''Mr. Burns:''' [[CurseCutShort Oh, son of a bi...]] ''(The doors to the manor open)''

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' [[CurseCutShort Oh, son of a bi...]] bi... ''(The doors to the manor open)''



* UndeathlyPallor: The vampires in Mr. Burns' lair have greenish skin (which, oddly, makes them look more like zombies then vampires). Bart plays this straight after he's bitten.

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* UndeathlyPallor: The vampires in Mr. Burns' lair have greenish skin (which, oddly, makes them look more like zombies then than vampires). Bart plays this straight after he's bitten.
18th Feb '17 7:40:12 AM maxwellsilver
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* IncrediblyLamePun: The demon offering Homer a donut wears a cook bonnet with the text ''Hell's Kitchen'' [[note]] A neighborhood in New York, owing its notorious nickname to the violence there.[[/note]]
18th Feb '17 7:39:06 AM maxwellsilver
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Homer dreams of being a fashion reporter at a doughnut modeling show while doing his rounds at his job, but finds that Carl and Lenny have already eaten all of the real-life ones (and chucked the rest at an old man[[note]]Grampa Simpson[[/note]] for fun). Desperate, he claims he'd sell his soul for a donut, and at that instant, the Devil (who surprisingly is Flanders) appears and offers to give him one. Homer signs a contract and is given a donut. But before he finishes it, he realizes that as long as he doesn't do so, the contract is voided. The Devil vows Homer will go to Hell sooner or later before disappearing.

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Homer dreams of being a fashion reporter at a doughnut modeling show while doing his rounds at his job, but finds that Carl and Lenny have already eaten all of the real-life ones real donuts (and chucked the rest at an old man[[note]]Grampa Simpson[[/note]] for fun). Desperate, he claims he'd sell his soul for a donut, and at that instant, the Devil (who surprisingly is Flanders) appears and offers to give him one. Homer signs a contract and is given a donut. But before he finishes it, he realizes that as long as he doesn't do so, the contract is voided. The Devil vows Homer will go to Hell sooner or later before disappearing.



Meanwhile the family hires Lionel Hutz to represent him in the trial. Midnight comes and the Devil, along with TheGrimReaper as a judge, appears along with Homer (bound in a fire cage). The Devil and Hutz barter on specific terms before the trial begins: Hutz for bathroom breaks, the Devil on his pick of the jury, which turns out to include some of the worst people from history: Benedict Arnold, UsefulNotes/LizzieBorden, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon [[note]](who was still alive at the time this episode aired, though it's implied that he was on the jury of the damned because he sold his soul to either be President of the United States or not be implicated in the Watergate Scandal, or both. Six months after the episode, Nixon would die)[[/note]], John Wilkes Booth, UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} the Pirate, John Dillinger, and the starting line-up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers ("The Broad Street Bullies"). The trial doesn't go well -- the Devil offers proof of his deal and Hutz ultimately excuses himself to go to the bathroom and flees out the window.

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Meanwhile the family hires Lionel Hutz to represent him in the trial. Midnight comes and the Devil, along with TheGrimReaper as a judge, appears along with Homer (bound in a fire cage). The Devil and Hutz barter on specific terms before the trial begins: Hutz for bathroom breaks, the Devil on his pick of the jury, which turns out to include some of the worst people from history: Benedict Arnold, UsefulNotes/LizzieBorden, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon [[note]](who was still alive at the time this episode aired, though it's implied that he was on the jury of the damned because he sold his soul to either be President of the United States or not be implicated in the Watergate Scandal, or both. Six months after the episode, Nixon would die)[[/note]], UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, John Wilkes Booth, UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}} the Pirate, John Dillinger, and the starting line-up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers ("The Broad Street Bullies"). The trial doesn't go well -- the Devil offers proof of his deal and Hutz ultimately excuses himself to go to the bathroom and flees out the window.



-->'''Homer:''' They're ''dogs''! And they're ''playing poker!'' '''AAAAAHHHH!!!''' [[LaughingMad Ah-hahahahaha! Ah-hahahahaha!]]

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-->'''Homer:''' They're ''dogs''! And they're ''playing poker!'' '''AAAAAHHHH!!!''' [[LaughingMad Ah-hahahahaha! Ah-hahahahaha!]] Ah-hahahahaha!



** Mr. Burns' menacing vampire shadow is a shout-out to the most famous scene from Film/{{Nosferatu}}.
** Bart flying around with other kids turned into vampires references Film/TheLostBoys, while him floating directly outside Lisa's window directly mirrors a scene from Literature/SalemsLot.

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** Mr. Burns' menacing vampire shadow is a shout-out to the most famous scene from Film/{{Nosferatu}}.''Film/{{Nosferatu}}''.
** Bart flying around with other kids turned into vampires references Film/TheLostBoys, ''Film/TheLostBoys'', while him floating directly outside Lisa's window directly mirrors a scene from Literature/SalemsLot.''Literature/SalemsLot''.



* DealWithTheDevil: Basis of the first story and implied to be how UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is in the Jury of the Damned, even though he was still alive at the time of the episode's premiere. Six months later, Nixon would be dead and his place in the Jury of the Damned would be legitimate.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Basis of the first story and implied to be how why UsefulNotes/RichardNixon is in on the Jury of the Damned, even though he was still alive at the time of the episode's premiere. Six months later, Nixon would be dead and his place in the Jury of the Damned would be legitimate.Devil's JuryOfTheDamned.



** Ned Flanders is the Devil. He [[LampshadeHanging comments]] that it's always the one you least expect.

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** Ned Flanders is the Devil. He [[LampshadeHanging comments]] comments that it's always the one you least expect.



* KangarooCourt: Subverted -- it's a fair trial but the odds are stacked against the Simpsons, especially with a shoddy lawyer on their side. They were, however, able to win it because of [[ThePowerOfLove an old wedding picture]].

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* KangarooCourt: Subverted -- it's actually a fair trial but the odds are stacked against the Simpsons, especially with a shoddy lawyer on their side. They were, however, able to win it because of [[ThePowerOfLove an old wedding picture]].picture.



** First, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and the starting line-up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers, were still alive at the time of the show's episode[[note]]Nixon even says he's not dead, but it's implied that he's in Hell because he made a DealWithTheDevil (whether it was to be U.S. President or to not be implicated in the Watergate scandal, or both) because of Devil Flanders' line, "Hey, I did a favor for you." Nixon would die six months after the episode aired, so if you're watching the episode on cable reruns or DVD, then the joke isn't going to make sense, unless you know your American presidential history[[/note]]

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** First, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon and the starting line-up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers, were still alive at the time of the show's episode[[note]]Nixon even says he's not dead, but it's implied that he's in Hell because he made a DealWithTheDevil (whether it was to be U.S. President or to not be implicated in the Watergate scandal, or both) because of Devil Flanders' line, "Hey, I did a favor for you." Nixon would die six months after the episode aired, so if you're watching the episode on cable reruns or DVD, then the joke isn't going to make sense, unless you know your American presidential history[[/note]]"[[/note]]



* LoopholeAbuse: Homer figured out the devil wouldn't be allowed to collect his soul until he finishes eating the donut. Of course, Homer being [[BigEater Homer]], he wouldn't make the Devil wait a lot. Then, Marge produced evidence Homer had previously given her his soul, preventing the Devil from collecting it

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* LoopholeAbuse: Homer figured out the devil wouldn't be allowed to collect his soul until he finishes eating the donut. Of course, Homer being [[BigEater Homer]], Homer, he wouldn't make the Devil wait a lot. Then, Marge produced evidence Homer had previously given her his soul, preventing the Devil from collecting it



* TooDumbToLive:
** Homer selling his soul for the most inane reason: because he wants one donut.
*** Even worse, Homer realizes he keeps his soul if he doesn't finish eating the donut, but that night he finishes eating it anyway.
10th Jan '17 9:30:16 PM Fangusu
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* VillainHasAPoint: Devil Flanders is correct when he bellows to Homer, "YOU [Homer] ARE NOT SMARTER THAN ME [Devil]!".
10th Dec '16 7:21:12 PM SpideyTerry
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* NeverLearnedToRead: Blackbeard, as shown when Marge tells the jury to see the back of the photograph.
-->'''Blackbeard:''' Argh, tis some kind of treasure map.\\
'''Benedict Arnold:''' ''[taking the photo from him]'' You idiot! You can't read!\\
'''Blackbeard:''' Aye, tis true. My debauchery was my way of compensating.



* BaitAndSwitch: After Otto runs him off the road, Moleman's car careens toward a tree--only stopping at the last moment. Then the car explodes.
* BrickJoke: During breakfast, Homer is fooling around with an air horn he stole from a boat at the marina. Much later, as Bart is fighting off the gremlin, Homer drives by the bus.
-->'''Homer:''' Hey, boy. ''[uses the air horn again]''



-->'''Mr. Burns:''' ''(when the family arrives)'' Welcome, come in ''(whispered)'' Finally fresh victims for my ever-growing army of the undead.

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' ''(when the family arrives)'' Welcome, come in ''(whispered)'' Finally Ah, fresh victims for my ever-growing army of the undead.


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* OhCrap:
-->'''Abe''': Quick, we have to kill the boy!\\
'''Marge''': How'd you know he's a vampire?\\
'''Abe''': He's a vampire? ''[screams and runs away]''
19th Nov '16 9:30:50 AM CASCHero
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** Also this bit in the scene before that.
-->'''Bart''': ''(After Lisa sees him and some of their friends as vampires)'' Come join us Lisa, it's so cool. You get to stay up all night drinking ''bloood''!

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** Also this bit in the scene before that.
-->'''Bart''': ''(After Lisa sees him and some of their friends as vampires)'' Come join us Lisa, it's so cool. You get to stay
that when Bart proclaiming how cool being a vampire is by staying up all night and drinking ''bloood''!blood. Milhouse chimes in with this.
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