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Trivia / The Simpsons S10 E4 "Treehouse of Horror IX"

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  • Role Reprise: Robert Englund indeed voices Freddy Krueger in the opening sequence.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In "Terror of Tiny Toon", Bart and Lisa were originally going to end up on Ally McBeal, but that ended up being dropped when Calista Flockhart backed out at the last minute (which explains the live-action portion with Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford).
    • Overlapping with Distanced from Current Events, originally, Troy McClure was supposed to host Snake's execution on FOX, but the writers found that to be in bad taste due to Phil Hartman's recent murder (something not helped by the fact that it would have been Hartman's final performance on the show, and even if Hartman had died by other means replacing Troy still would've been necessary as Hartman had not yet recorded his lines before his untimely death), so they reanimated the scene and hired Ed McMahon as the new host. This means that Troy's usual You Might Remember Me from... speech was reworked into Advertising by Association ("From the producers of When Skirts Fall Off, and Secrets of National Security Revealed...").