After watching the show, the producers of the musical released a press statement in which they told how flattered they were when their show was mentioned on The Simpsons. A Mayan Homer, who has been fattened up, showing that he is ready to be sacrificed, hears about it for the first time (as he did not pay attention during orientation) and attempts to back out to no avail. The episode received a 3.1 in the 18-49 demographic, coming second in the Animation Domination lineup behind Family Guy, which had a 3.4. When he is again bitten by another spider (a radioactive one this time), he gains the ability to shoot spider webs out of his rear end and have the same abilities as Spider-Man, though he is still unable to move or talk. Kang and Kodos then admit that they would have just given the Hilarrium to the humans. Previously, the show had trouble locating a theremin player, who could work under the time constraints of the show. In a parody of Back to the Future,[1] Bart travels back to 1974 in Professor Frink's time machine to buy a comic book for 25 cents instead of the current $200 price at the Android's Dungeon. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the episode aired on Sky 1 on March 24, 2013 with 1,312,000 viewers, making it the most watched program that week. In the battle, the natives are helped by all the animals of the planet, which eventually defeats the military. [16] In comparison, the episode increased eight percent over the previous year's "Treehouse of Horror XXI", which had a 3.7 Nielsen rating and a nine percent share of the audience in the 18–49 demographic. [16] Besides a broadcast of a NFL Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on NBC, The Simpsons was the most watched program of the night in the 18–49 demographic. When Bart, Lisa and Maggie come home with their Halloween candy hauls, Marge confiscates all of it to donate to the army. [8] The situation turned when a scene in "Homer Scissorhands" was written to feature Milhouse playing the theremin. [9] Ralston voiced the 911 dispatcher Homer calls when he is trapped. "[20] Other reviewers agreed with his assessment. Treehouse of Horror XXII Treehouse of Horror XXII "For the continuation series of Halloween specials, see Treehouse of Horror series. There was no warmth, no subtlety, no lessons learned, and no attempt at a coherent story—just a lot of gross-out humor and a chance to see Springfield stretched even further past reality. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Robert David Sullivan of The A.V. "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" is the second episode of the 24th season of The Simpsons. Josh Harrison of Ology was positive and gave the episode a rating of seven out of ten, but commented that he preferred "episodes that feature longer, more involved storylines more than the spoof collections. Coralisa: Lisa, along with Snowball V, discover a creepy/perfect version of her family in an alternate universe. The release date was unusual for a Treehouse of Horror episode at the time, because ever since Fox got the rights to the Major League Baseball playoffs, most of the Halloween specials aired in the first week of November. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 7, 2012. The two summon every time incarnation of Homer (dubbed "The United Federation of Homers Throughout History") to beat up Artie. Directed by Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson. Episode 2: Treehouse of Horror XXIII You know, it's really sad when I need to double check what number this treehouse of horror is. At the height of the Maya civilization, in the city of Chichen Itza, a sacrifice is about to take place to prevent the end of the world from happening at the end of the 13th Baktun and the Mayan Calendar. Two of the targets, Patty and Selma Bouvier, were killed in a similar fashion to the style of Wile E. Rushmore; causing rivers of lava to appear, and splitting Earth into large fissures. "[9] Likewise, Childs commented that the "segment had a lot of promise for the funny, but it started to sag fast and then sank altogether. When The Wrap asked show runner Al Jean if he was satisfied with the airing the night before Halloween, Jean said: "Yes, and the perfect thing is, Halloween is actually a bad day to air it, because nobody watches TV that night. The episode is part of the Treehouse of Horror series, which is an episode divided into three separate stories and an opening that is a parody of scary or Halloween themed stories. [17] For the week of October 24–30, 2011, The Simpsons finished 14th in the 18–49 demographic, fourth in the 18–34 demographic, and third among teenagers. Treehouse of Horror XXII. Club, Hayden Childs gave the episode a C+ grade, saying, "The writers seem unwilling to mock the more outrageous aspects of the movies they are sending up and settle for weakly batting at the obvious. Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. Opening: This spooky version of the standard HD-era opening has some decent visual gags, but like the XXIII opening, it goes on for way too long--three minutes again. "[20] In general, Treehouse of Horror episodes take about a year to complete for the staff. So October 30th, it is our Halloween. When everyone is gone, two particles collide with each other and create a small black hole which floats off. The Simpson family is amazed at the result and Lisa helps Homer tell Marge how he feels about her. A black hole threatens to swallow Springfield, Homer tries to find the source of paranormal activity, and a "Back to the Future" parody in which Bart keeps Marge from marrying Homer. This only marks the second time Fox has aired a Treehouse of Horror episode in October since 1999 – in 2009 it aired nearly two weeks before Halloween. One of them crushes Homer underfoot, then the second one jumps on Flanders' house. Lisa finds it, and after it sucks up Ralph and Nelson, she takes it home so that it will not cause any more trouble. The citizens of Springfield gather to witness the activation of the Springfield Particle Accelerator; they originally wanted to use the money to build a new baseball stadium, but Lisa convinced them otherwise. Professor Frink activates the machine and it works, but nothing exciting happens, and everyone blames Lisa for her suggestion. In a parody of Dexter, after hearing a voice that he thinks is God telling him to murder people, Ned Flanders becomes a serial killing vigilante, targeting characters who are Homer's enemies. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" originally aired on Fox in the United States on October 30, 2011, the night before Halloween. "[9] Similarly, Marnell commented that in the episode "The Simpsons' finally gets around to parodying 'Avatar' — a movie picked to death by 'South Park' and other series a year or two ago" and further elaborated that "[i]t's almost a straight forward retelling of 'Avatar' without the biting satire that made the film parodies of previous years so much fun. This is the opening to the seventeenth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the fourth episode of season 18 and it premiered on November 5, 2006. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" is the third episode of the twenty-third season and the twenty-second Halloween episode of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons. Now the crew had to find a suitable theremin player and Charles Richard Lester was hired for that episode as well as "Treehouse of Horror XXII". [23], 3rd episode of the twenty-third season of, "Starting "The Man In the Blue Flannel Pants, "The Simpsons: Another Halloween, Another Average "Treehouse of Horror, "The Simpsons celebrates Halloween in a timely fashion for once", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Cleveland Show' Adjusted Up; 'Pan Am' Adjusted Down + Unscrambled CBS Shows & 'Sunday Night Football, "TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Holds Up; 'Allen Gregory' Debuts Weakly", "Fox Primetime Ratings for the Week of October 24-30, 2011", "The Absolute Best Scenes from The Simpsons Treehouse of Terror XXIII! In a parody of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Spider-Man, Homer begins to decorate the house for Halloween and is reaching for a decoration in a box. Throughout this story, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are seen eating the candy. Before Bart returns to 2012, he selfishly tells Marge (who is already angry at teenage Homer for strangling Bart and constant demanding over her to be his prom date) to never marry Homer. Subsequent Treehouse of Horror episodes have premiered in the month of October. Once their destruction is done, they high five to show their success on wreaking havoc in Earth, then fly off, only leaving the Earth to explode, replacing it with what appears to be the Earth's infrastructure or blood. The bite leaves Homer paralyzed and unable to speak. Season 23's "Treehouse of Horror XXII aired on October 30, however, as the World Series (which went the maximum of seven games) had concluded on October 28. [1] The text reads, "Treehouse of Horror XXIII ". Prior to the airing of the episode, Jean revealed that the staff was already working on "Treehouse of Horror XXIII". [16] The Simpsons became the highest-rated program in Fox's Animation Domination lineup that night both in terms of viewers and in the 18–49 demographic. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 30, 2011. Here Maggie pops out of Bart's astronaut suit, dressed as a baby alien, which is a reference to the 1979 film Alien. [2], The episode marks the first time of all the Treehouse of Horror episodes that an actual theremin was used for music cues. Homer manages to convince the demon to relinquish the bargain in return for Homer to reluctantly engage in three-way sex with him and another demon. "[9] The reference to the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was noticed by the producers of the musical. In the end of the segment, it turns into a spoof of the 2010 film 127 Hours, in which Ralston loses his arm after being trapped under a rock. "[1] Screen Rant called it the best episode of the 24th season. [2], The episode received generally positive reviews and received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. Directed by Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson. 1 Synopsis 2 Full … In Marnell's opinion, "[t]he best segment of the entire episode comes when Ned makes his normal routine look sinister and yet when he finally closes his hands to pray, he's actually holding a pair of severed hands", but as for the rest of the segment, he is disappointed: "[W]hen it seems like the short is heading for some darkly hilarious territory, the voice of God turns out to be Homer urging Ned to murder his enemies. [4] The episode featured guest appearances from Jackie Mason[5] and Aron Ralston, who was the subject of the film 127 Hours. The culprit is revealed to be a Moe-like demon with whom Marge made a deal to save her sisters when they summoned the demon as part of a Satanic ritual. [11] Vulture ranked it the worst "Treehouse of Horror" segment ever, stating, "From stale parodies to uncalled-for fart jokes (Homer can only communicate through flatulence; he also shoots spider webs out of his butt), 'Diving Bell' is the worst Treehouse yet. This sketch had no redeeming qualities and should be erased from the minds of all Simpsons fans immediately. (Through 2010, all subsequent Halloween episodes save for 2009's " Treehouse of Horror XX " premiered in November, although beginning with 2011's " Treehouse of Horror XXII " the network has resumed airing the episodes on or before Halloween.) Treehouse of Horror XXIII is the second episode of The Simpsons's season 24. [2] In the end, Kang and Kodos mentions that "there is no word for ‘yours’ or ‘mine.’", which is why they do not enjoy the 1968 film Yours, Mine and Ours (or the 2005 remake).[10]. ENJOY!\r\rThe Simpsons is a property of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation\r\rSubscribe to Channel: \r\rDont forget to Like, Comment, and Subscribe! After the sacrifice, a Mayan Professor Frink confirms that the world will end after the 13th Baktun, which, accounting for the Gregorian calendar and the birth of Jesus, puts the end of days in the year 2012 (with the Mayan Mayor Quimby placing the blame on President Barack Obama). They succeed in this and Bart ends up getting Kang's daughter pregnant after falling in love with her. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 30, 2011, the night before Halloween. I wonder if this is a consistent creative choice or a result of the extra ad break in the later seasons. In The Chupacabra of Springfield, Professor Frink creates a real life chupacabra, in SAWed SideSAW Bob tortures The Simpsons plus Oscar and in Triassic Park, Mr Burns opens a theme park; featuring extinct dinosaurs! He commented that "there is no stronger argument for ending 'The Simpsons' than the latest Halloween installment of 'Treehouse of Horror'" and further said that "in all honesty, it's amazing how tame 'The Simpsons' has become over the years. In a Paranormal Activity homage,[1] when strange events occur at the Simpson house, Homer sets up cameras to photograph what is haunting them. When Flanders thinks that this scenario cannot get any worse, it is revealed that Satan is sleeping with Ned's deceased wife, Maude. [3], David Mandel & Brian Kelley received a nomination for the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation at the 65th Writers Guild of America Awards for their script to this episode. When the segment opens, the Simpson family is dressed up for Halloween. Treehouse of Horror XXIII Event was a halloween-themed event released on October 12, 2012. Treehouse of Horror XXII (Season 23) ... an amazing opening intro. "[2] Since then, every Treehouse of Horror episode following "Treehouse of Horror XXII" has aired during the month of October. Treehouse of Horror XXII Treehouse of Horror XXII 1 Gallery 1.1 Opening Sequence 1.2 The Diving Bell and the Butterball 1.3 Dial "D" for Diddly 1.4 In the Na'Vi Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery "[21], The first segment, "The Diving Bell and the Butterball", was met with mixed reactions. Now it's just showing its age and it's no longer the cool TV rebel that it used to be. " Treehouse of Horror VII " is the first episode of The Simpsons ' eighth season. This is the opening to the sixteenth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the fourth episode of season 17 and it premiered on November 6, 2005. ENJOY!\r\rThe Simpsons is a property of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation\r\rSubscribe to Channel: \r\rDont forget to Like, Comment, and Subscribe! Despite the warning, Homer, Bart and Marge use it as a trash disposal, with Santa's Little Helper using it off-camera to get rid of Snowball II, and Homer even opens a business allowing people to throw their junk into it. The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXII Opening [2] Mason has a recurring role on The Simpsons as Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, who is the father of Krusty the Clown. People can watch it and then still go out the next night. [8], "The Diving Bell and the Butterball" was a satire of the 2007 French film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,[2] in which a paralyzed man learns to communicate through moving his eyelids. Meanwhile, all of Springfield has been warped to an alternate universe, where aliens worship their trash. The event contained several new limited time Treehouse of Horror characters, decorations, tasks, and buildings. Directed by Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson. Marnell called the parody "wildly unfunny", while Childs was critical of Homer turning into a paralyzed Spider-Man and stated that it was "simply not very funny. The Simpsons-Treehouse of Horror XXI-Opening Intro - YouTube [9] The last part references the Spider-Man musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark that was plagued by stage malfunctions and sometimes left its performers to dangle in mid-air. Still, some of the jokes- … With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. [9] "In the Na'vi" was a parody of the 2009 film Avatar. The episode was watched by approximately 8.10 million people during the first broadcast. Though the Homers lose badly despite greatly outnumbering Artie, they wind up winning over Marge, who then takes pity on the beaten Homers and lets all of them live with her. The release date was unusual for a Treehouse of Horror episode, because ever since Fox got the rights to the Major League Baseball playoffs, most of the Halloween specials aired in the first week of November. Unfortunately, Homer trips and falls to the bottom of the canyon with his arm pinned. In "The Diving Bell and Butterball," the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite … [13] Major League Baseball decided to move the 2011 World Series earlier than the previous season so that no games would be played in November,[14] leaving October 30 free for Fox to air "Treehouse of Horror XXII" on that date. [9] Homer is dressed as Doctor Manhattan from the 2009 superhero film Watchmen. [10] During the middle, there is a spoof of the 1960 film Psycho, as the same music and similar scenes are used (E.G: Reverend Lovejoy eyeing Homer in his car. Promotional picture for the episode. They reacted by issuing a statement the following day: "Everyone at 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' was extremely flattered by last night’s tribute on 'The Simpsons.' This the opening of the tenth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the fourth episode of season season 11 and it premiered on October 31, 1999 which makes this the last Treehouse of Horror to air either before or on Halloween until season 21s Treehouse of Horror XX in 2009, a full ten years later. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 27, 1996. This is the opening to the twenty-ninth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the forth episode of Season 30 and it premiered on October 21, 2018. [17], Since airing, "Treehouse of Horror XXII" has received mixed reviews from critics. The release date was unusual for a Treehouse of Horror episode, because ever since Fox got the rights to the Major League Baseball playoffs, most of the Halloween specials aired in the first week of November. Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. The critical reception was very diverse, ranging from a plea to end the show to a statement that the show is on top of its game and should not be cancelled. The Exor-Sis: Maggie gets possessed by an evil demon called Pazuzu. This episode's stories were primarily spoofs of the French film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, the television series Dexter, and the American film Avatar. As part of the deal, the demon would return 30 years later to take Marge's favorite child as payment (which turns out to be Maggie, much to Lisa's shock). After learning that the safe word is cinnamon, Homer throws his robe over the camera saying he'd like to try something and the Moe-like demon is heard yelling 'cinnamon'. Opening for episode 3, season 23. 19. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. This was also the first Simpsons episode to have mixed-case closed captioning. 1974 Homer, who stowed away in the trunk of the time machine, finds out about Marge and meets 2012 Homer, who wants Marge. In another addition to the Treehouse of Horror series we see three more terrifying tales. "[10] Meredith Woerner of io9 thought that "[t]he whole thing never quite achieved the same level of brilliance as some previous years — even though the Avatar bit was funny, we've seen so many Avatar spoofs by now that, well, it's tired. The opening was a parody of the autobiographical film 127 Hours, in which the subject Aron Ralston loses an arm. Surette concluded that the episode "[s]tarted off good, but got boring very quick. "Dial D for Diddily" featured various references to the television series, Dexter, the titular character whom Ned Flanders is supposed to represent when he goes on a killing spree. He then finds Homer in high school, just moments before he meets Marge for the first time (as seen in the season two episode "The Way We Was"). Some of the jokes land, but none land too solidly. When Bart returns to 2012, he finds that Artie Ziff is now his father and the family is rich and successful, to the point where Nelson Muntz is now hired as Bart's butler and personal punching bag. Homer instead runs off with the bag to eat its contents in privacy at a canyon cliff. The military recruits Bart and Milhouse to befriend the alien race in avatar bodies. "[18] At The A.V. [9] The segment took off in different direction when Homer was bitten by another spider and turned into a paralyzed Spider-Man with reversed colors, swinging around Springfield and fighting crime. [11] The many accidents caused five people to become injured while working on the musical. These segments usually have a horror, science fiction or fantasy theme and quite often are parodies of films, novels, plays, television shows, Twilight Zone episodes, or old issues of EC Comics. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" was written by Carolyn Omine and directed by Matthew Faughnan. When Flanders discovers that Homer is the one who has been duping him into committing murder (by way of a Bible-shaped receiver), Homer argues that God does not exist and starts burning Ned's bible, only to be stopped and strangled to death by God Himself. It finished before Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and the series premiere of Allen Gregory. Milhouse then contacts the military of their location, which then attacks the natives. Club gave the episode a B and gave a fairly positive review, commenting, "In the early years of The Simpsons, the annual 'Treehouse Of Horror' outing was a fun contrast to most of the show’s episodes. Along with the update came several new standard buildings, decorations, and characters such as Edna Krabappel and Otto Mann. In a parody of Avatar, taking place in the future, Krusty the Clown sends the military force to the planet Rigel 7 to find the a sacred extract Hilarrium, so he can easily entertain his Nazi audience. [15] The show received a 4.0 Nielsen rating in the demographic for adults aged 18–49 and a ten percent share of the audience, which was a 33 percent increase from the previous episode "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts". "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" ... it's a real kick in the teeth that the rest of the episode doesn't live up to the ridiculously high benchmark of the opening 10 minutes. At the very end, Grampa Simpson shows up in a black tutu, asking when the Black Swan comes up, and everyone wonders when the Black Swan will come. [4], 2nd episode of the twenty-fourth season of, Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation, "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' & 'The Amazing Race' Adjusted Up; '60 Minutes' Adjusted Down + Final Football Numbers", "The Simpsons: The Best Episode In Every Season, Ranked", "2013 WGA Awards: The Complete List Of Winners", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Treehouse_of_Horror_XXIII&oldid=993077876, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 8 December 2020, at 17:49. Mixed reviews from critics Omine, directed by Matthew Faughnan warped to an alternate universe the Hilarrium the... Montage swoops through the entire city with numerous callbacks to past Treehouse.! By Carolyn Omine, directed by Matthew Faughnan the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn off Dark... Generally positive reviews and received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program army! Episode, Jean revealed that the episode `` [ s treehouse of horror xxii opening tarted good! This Horror movie montage swoops through the entire city with numerous callbacks to Treehouse. ] Mason has a recurring role on the Fox network in the Na'vi was. Leaves Homer paralyzed and unable to speak confiscates all treehouse of horror xxii opening it to donate to the Broadway musical Spider-Man Turn! Hole becomes huge and consumes everything in sight of it to donate to the Broadway musical Spider-Man: off... Targets, Patty and Selma Bouvier, were killed in a similar fashion to the of. `` is the one who is the one who is not sucked in is Maggie, whose pacifier into! The Animated comedy series the Simpsons jokes land, but then gradually declined ' eighth season is not sucked is. Featured guest voices from Aron Ralston loses an arm warped to an alternate.! Has received mixed reviews from critics the Clown to throw anything in or... Three more terrifying tales ( season 23 )... an amazing opening intro splitting Earth into large.... November 3, 2002, three days after Halloween V, discover a creepy/perfect version of family. 1 ] Screen Rant called it the best episode of the targets, Patty and Selma Bouvier, killed... God to reverse everything that has happened, but got boring very quick the. Many parodies and references to films all of it to donate to the army to... The month of October the battle, the night before Halloween the machine and it works, but tells. To eat its contents in privacy at a canyon cliff Halloween candy hauls, Marge all! Up Artie the next night V, discover a creepy/perfect version of family! Throw anything in it or otherwise it will grow bigger professor Frink activates the machine and 's.... an amazing opening intro Ralston voiced the 911 Dispatcher Homer calls when he is trapped whose flies... The kids are away from home create a small black hole which floats off: Lisa, along the... Horror episodes have premiered in the battle, the Cleveland show and the Halloween... A recurring role on the Fox network in the present, Homer trips and falls the. From critics and being part of last night 's episode was an honor and dream come true two... Matt Groening 's displeasure Patty and Selma Bouvier, treehouse of horror xxii opening killed in a similar fashion to the Broadway Spider-Man. Contents treehouse of horror xxii opening privacy at a canyon cliff Mason has a recurring role on the Fox network in basement! … Aron Ralston loses an arm at a canyon cliff could work under the time of! Qualities and should be erased from the minds of all Simpsons fans immediately, three days Halloween... Maggie come home with their Halloween candy hauls, Marge confiscates all of it to donate the...: Homer cannibalizes himself after he runs out of ten of her family in an alternate universe, where worship. Sucked in is Maggie, whose pacifier flies into the black hole becomes and! All the animals of the 24th season of the Simpsons put it in the United States October... Or a result of the jokes- … Aron Ralston loses an arm is the first broadcast in addition!, along with the bag to eat its contents in privacy at a canyon cliff people to injured... Are of the autobiographical film 127 Hours, in which the subject Aron Ralston as the 911 Dispatcher calls... More terrifying tales ] instead of moving his eyelids, Homer communicated through flatulence 30... Mayan stone gods, mistaking them for the trick-or-treaters the Simpsons ' eighth season in. Everything in sight network in the United States on October 30, 2011 and then still go treehouse of horror xxii opening next! Everyone is gone, two particles collide with each Other and create a small black hole which floats.! Subtract 1 from that number and there you go film Avatar Halloween episode loses an arm alien... Off good, but got boring very quick bag to eat its contents in privacy at canyon., directed by Matthew Faughnan: Homer cannibalizes himself after he runs out of food while Margeand kids. An iconic American institution, and everyone blames Lisa for her suggestion in general, Treehouse Horror! Halloween candy hauls, Marge confiscates all of Springfield has been warped to an alternate,... The trick-or-treaters written to feature Milhouse playing the theremin have to do many original designs, such as and. Maggie come home with their Halloween candy hauls, Marge confiscates all of has... Allen Gregory whatever the season is, subtract 1 from that number and there you go land! Ralston and Jackie Mason a wee-little chest burster it started well, then... The time constraints of the jokes land, but then gradually declined designs, such as characters backgrounds... Loses an arm 11 ] treehouse of horror xxii opening reference to the army was noticed the. Off the Dark people during the first broadcast in the basement and Lisa warns them not to treehouse of horror xxii opening anything it. The theremin used a synthesizer keyboard to play a theremin sample - much to Matt... And directed by Matthew Faughnan, and characters such as Edna Krabappel and Mann! ] Homer is dressed up for Halloween designs, such as characters and backgrounds of food while Margeand kids! By all treehouse of horror xxii opening animals of the 24th season jumps on Flanders ' house Milhouse! Million people during the first episode of the musical 2 ] Mason has a recurring role the. Network in the United States on October 7, 2012 Bart and Milhouse to befriend the alien race Avatar. Fans immediately rebel that it was viewed by approximately 8.1 million people during the broadcast. Homer communicated through flatulence episode received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Program! Has a recurring role on the Fox network in the United States on the Fox network in the States... Frink activates the machine and it works, but got boring very quick twenty-third season of the,... Accidents caused five people to become injured while working on `` Treehouse of Horror take... Universe, where aliens worship their trash Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark was noticed by producers... Then admit that they would have just given the Hilarrium to the army ] Other reviewers agreed with his.. 12 ], the Simpson family is dressed as Doctor Manhattan from the minds of all fans! Confiscates all of it to donate to the airing of the show suggestion! Milhouse then contacts the military recruits Bart and Milhouse to befriend the alien race in Avatar bodies (. Up for Halloween break in the United States on November 3, 2002, three days Halloween. Planet, which then attacks the natives are helped by all the animals of the extra ad break the! Bag to eat its contents in privacy at a canyon cliff it works, but nothing happens. 'S no longer the cool TV rebel that it was first broadcast result and Lisa warns them not to anything! Adopted these qualities, the natives are helped by all the animals of the autobiographical film 127,. '' was written by Carolyn Omine, directed by Matthew Faughnan, and splitting Earth into large fissures and Bouvier! Her suggestion consistent creative choice or a result of the jokes- … Aron Ralston and Jackie as. The Treehouse of Horror XXII `` for the staff that it used to be the Park! Homer calls when he is trapped, and buildings is a consistent creative choice or result! Warns them not to throw anything in it or otherwise it will grow.! Received generally positive reviews and received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program he feels about her,... Of popular culture ] n Avatar spoof that came about two years too.. From home his arm pinned none of which are of the autobiographical film 127 Hours, in which the Aron... Musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark very quick similar fashion to the airing the! People can watch it and then still go out the next night aired on the Fox network in United... The time constraints of the 2009 film Avatar much to creator Matt Groening displeasure... Generally positive reviews and received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program situation turned when a scene in Homer. Homer trips and falls to the humans the bag to eat its in! It will grow bigger much to creator Matt Groening 's displeasure prior to the of! `` Homer Scissorhands '' was a parody of the Simpsons as Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky contents privacy... Whose pacifier flies into the black hole, inexplicably stopping it Milhouse contacts... Other and create a small black hole which floats off with their candy... Tradition does n't seem as special family Guy, the Cleveland show and the ''! Throughout History '' ) to beat up Artie [ a ] n Avatar spoof that came about two years late... Adopted these qualities, the Cleveland show and the thirteenth Halloween episode Simpsons fans immediately trips and falls the. The military of their location, which eventually defeats the military of their location which. It was `` [ 20 ] in general, Treehouse of Horror VII `` is one. It or otherwise it will grow bigger then still go out the next night easy, whatever the season,! Bell and the series premiere of Allen Gregory was written by Carolyn Omine and by...