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Recap: The Simpsons S 22 E 4 Treehouse Of Horror XXI
Bart and Milhouse get trapped in a cursed board-game in "War and Pieces," Homer and Marge's honeymoon trip on a boat gets interrupted by a castaway who may be a murderer in "Master and Cadaver," and Lisa falls for a preteen vampire in "Tweenlight."


Tropes:

  • All Just a Bath Time Daydream: "Master and Cadaver" is revealed to be a daydream in Maggie's imagination.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Homer himself in the "Tweenlight" segment. He sacrifices himself for Lisa, so the two vampires could suck on his cholesterol-filled blood.
  • Irony: That's how Homer sees the idea of a cross being used to kill somebody.
  • Reference Overdosed: All the board-games they play are a reference to real board-games
  • Too Dumb to Live: Milhouse thinking that the number "3" was actually a letter — while playing a literal version of Hangman where if the players guess wrong, they get hanged.
  • Whole Plot Reference: All of the segments subtly lampoon modern movies: Jumanji for "War and Pieces", "Dead Calm" for "Master and Cadaver" and (of course) Twilight for "Tweenlight"

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