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PEE Poll: Simpsons Favourate treehouse of horror ep
Simpsons move into haunted house   -0 (0%)
Homers brain put into mr Burns's robot   -1 (2.7%)
Krusty doll trys to kill Homer   -5 (13.5%)
Flanders is the Devil   -4 (10.8%)
Toaster that transports homer back in time   -11 (29.7%)
Homer & Bart enter the 3rd dimension   -12 (32.4%)
Lisas tooth spawns a microscopic village   -1 (2.7%)
Bart becomes a fly   -1 (2.7%)
Bart & Lisa are sucked into Itchy Scratchy cartoon   -2 (5.4%)
???forgot???   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 37

DotheBartman

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« Reply #40 on: 11-05-2004 21:39 »
« Last Edit on: 11-05-2004 21:39 »

   
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Originally posted by JDB:
The 6th one is my favourite with the 3D bit. That is excellent!!
I love the quote:
Frink: This is a normal square..
Wiggum: Whoa, whoa! Slow down Egghead!


Cut in U.S. syndication, unfortunately.  You can still see Frink's Homer-in-cube drawing in the background though.

THOH V is the best one on the whole, "The Shinning" (not on the poll!) being the best ever segment.

THOH I and IV both have all classic segments.  THOH II and III are also very good, with "Dial 'Z' for Zombies" being a particular standout.  After V I actually thought they got more sporadic.  The next two are good, but only feature one truly classic segment each (Homer3 and Citizen Kang, respectively).  THOH IX is really good.  X is purely awful.  XI was actually really good but with one weaker segment (Scary Tales Can Come True).  XII was a step down with only one really good segment again, and XIII was truly awful despite "Send in the Clones" being good otherwise.  XIV was mediocre.

Hopefully this year's can add to the marathon-worthy THOHs.
UpsideBlue

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« Reply #41 on: 11-06-2004 05:32 »

ive created lutherans!
evan

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« Reply #42 on: 11-06-2004 14:07 »

I surprised "The Devil and Homer Simpson" hasn't received more votes, so I voted for it.  I love the demon giving Homer all the donuts he could eat, but Homer ate so much he completely ruined the punishment part of it.  It's probably my favorite Lionel Hutz episode, with him offering pizza if he lost the case, then giving the Simpsons an empty pizza box when he did lose.  And Flanders as the devil...it's always the one you least expect.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #43 on: 11-06-2004 16:21 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
 then giving the Simpsons an empty pizza box when he did lose. 

Isn't that "138th Episode Spectacular" footage?
evan

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« Reply #44 on: 11-06-2004 17:57 »

Maybe it is, I haven't seen "The Devil and Homer Simpson" in a long time.  I just remember the joke was orginally from that episode, not sure if it was kept in.
Beamer

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« Reply #45 on: 11-06-2004 21:27 »

No, the entire pizza thing was cut out - both where Marge hired Lionel Hutz, and where he came back at the end of the trial. There were all in the 138th Episode Spectacular deleted scene footage, as DtB said. It's a shame, too... they were the best jokes from that entire segment.

Also, Treehouse Of Horror V is my favourite.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #46 on: 11-07-2004 17:07 »
« Last Edit on: 11-11-2004 00:00 »

From Treehouse of Horror IV
Devil Flanders- ...and the starting line up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers.
Bart and Lisa- Ahhh!

I think "The Shinning"
From Treehouse of Horror V was the best.

Who thinks they should make the treehouse of Horror episodes an hour long?
spawn_2008

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« Reply #47 on: 11-11-2004 21:31 »

Me.  The segments seem too rushed, like someone else pointed out, there were alot of stuff that could have been added in THoH XV, if not for the small amount of time.
Beamer

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« Reply #48 on: 11-12-2004 00:46 »

An hour long ToH just plain wouldn't work... think about when it'd go into syndication. They'd either have to cut a hell of a lot of material out of it, or put it as a 2-parter. And quite frankly, as good as they are, Treehouse of Horror episodes don't really seem important enough to deserve 2-parters.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #49 on: 11-12-2004 00:51 »

Yeah, an hour wouldn't work....

However, I think having two segments next time (instead of three) might be beneficial if they can pull it off.  Although I liked XV, I think they're becoming seriously hindered by the time constraints (remember that there's more commercial time now then there used to be in the earlier episodes.  You can "thank" Fox and the rest of the networks for that), and rushing them more then they used to.  With two stories they could satisfyingly build up each one, as well as not have to come up with three ideas every year.
Beamer

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« Reply #50 on: 11-12-2004 01:01 »

I doubt they'd do that, after all - it's tradition to have three stories. But I don't see why they do these minute-long intros to the Treehouse of Horror episodes either (such as in ToH XIV - there was a bit with the family fighting, followed by the Kang & Kodos comment on it airing in November before the actual intro credits kicked in). Surely if they scrapped those, there'd be a little bit more time for the stories?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #51 on: 11-12-2004 01:52 »

I guess they could try that.  Problem is, they do need some sort of intro, due to the usual airing structure (Opening theme, then commercial, then first act).  And giving us too short an opening for the THOH might seem like a gip to some people.
Beamer

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« Reply #52 on: 11-12-2004 01:57 »

They could just do an intro that says "The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror #(insert number here)" and then cut to a halloween-styled couch gag, followed by intro credits. It'd be just like the shortened version of the regular intro on the longer episodes, and it'd definately free up some room when compared to the more recent intros.
spawn_2008

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« Reply #53 on: 11-12-2004 20:18 »

Yes two segments could work, and shorter intro could free up at least three minutes. 

What do you think they could do for future Treehouse of Horror episodes?
Beamer

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« Reply #54 on: 11-12-2004 21:17 »

Well, a LOT of people keep saying they should do an excorcist parody, and I agree. It could go both ways, but I'm sure that if they did do a parody of that, they'd put more effort into it than their usual ToH stories, since it's basically one of the highest regarded horror movies ever.

I'd also like to see some more parodies of old Twilight Zone episodes, and maybe another full story envolving Kang & Kodos. Sure, they usually have a brief cameo in every episode, but I don't think they've ever had their own full story since Citizen Kang.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #55 on: 11-12-2004 21:43 »
« Last Edit on: 11-12-2004 21:43 »

I liked Kang and Kodos, but I got tired of them showing up in regular episodes, like "Plump Roast" (I think that's the right title.)

I'd also like to see more Twilight Zone episodes, "The Genisis Tub" is one of my favorite segments.

Lisa- I've created little people!
Marge From Downstairs- Lisa!   We're having waffles!
Lisa- Oh Waffles

 
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Originally posted by Blotto:
"Super Fun Happy Slide" was also a really cool episode. to quote Homer "I suppose killing will be fun enough"

Does anyone know which segment this is from?
Beamer

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« Reply #56 on: 11-12-2004 21:52 »
« Last Edit on: 11-12-2004 21:52 »

Well, the episode itself was The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror IV. The segment was called Bart Simpson's Dracula, and the quote itself actually reads as "Oh, I guess killing will be fun enough."

Also, the episode you mentioned before was called Gump Roast.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #57 on: 11-12-2004 21:55 »

Oh yeah!

Homer quietly to Bart about Mr. Burns- His hair looks kinda queer.
Mr. Burns- I heard that!
Homer- It was the boy!
DotheBartman

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« Reply #58 on: 11-12-2004 23:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
Well, the episode itself was The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror IV. The segment was called Bart Simpson's Dracula, and the quote itself actually reads as "Oh, I guess killing will be fun enough."


As an added anecdote, that line is also cut in syndication.  hmpf

Agreed with Beamer that there should be another Kang and Kodos segment (and for the record they ALWAYS have at least a cameo in the THOHs, though a couple are-again-cut in syndication).  The last one was actually "Starship Poopers" though.

Beyond that and an Exorcist spoof, I have no idea.  I'm sure they can think of some other movies to do still.  I don't think they've ever really done the "slasher" genre actually.
bender+fry

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« Reply #59 on: 11-13-2004 22:11 »

In my opinion, the writers are really stretching the idea of "Horror." It seems like they can squeeze in anything that is just too far-fetched for the regular show. Recent examples are "Fly vs. Fly" and "In the Belly of the Boss."
DotheBartman

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« Reply #60 on: 11-13-2004 23:34 »

Basically agreed with that, although "Fly vs. Fly" isn't really that recent (unless you consider 1997 recent).
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #61 on: 11-14-2004 01:15 »
« Last Edit on: 11-14-2004 01:15 »

 
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I don't think they've ever really done the "slasher" genre actually.

Doesn't I know what you diddly-doodly did! count? Though considering the direction that ep took, perhaps not.

Also, Nightmare on Evergreen Terace could possibly fit the bill, unless you're thinking of the more recent horror spulrge.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #62 on: 11-14-2004 02:13 »
« Last Edit on: 11-14-2004 02:13 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
 Doesn't I know what you diddly-doodly did! count? Though considering the direction that ep took, perhaps not.

Ha, I'd actually almost forgotten about that one.  Maybe that's because it didn't have a single laugh in it.  But yeah, both of those are different from what I'm thinking of.  The first isn't really characters being offed in succession like your usual slasher, and the latter is also more fantastical (characters being killed in dreams).
Beamer

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« Reply #63 on: 11-14-2004 02:39 »

I think the closest they've ever come to a "slasher" segment is Hell Toupée...
spawn_2008

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« Reply #64 on: 11-15-2004 16:03 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
  Ha, I'd actually almost forgotten about that one.  Maybe that's because it didn't have a single laugh in it.

I thought the part where Moe called The Simpsons, by mistake was funny.  I think he meant to call Maude Flanders and hit on her, since her husband died.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #65 on: 11-15-2004 18:47 »

 
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Originally posted by spawn_2008:
 I thought the part where Moe called The Simpsons, by mistake was funny.  I think he meant to call Maude Flanders and hit on her, since her husband died.

I'm totally drawing a blank there, in all honesty.  I don't remember it at all.  I probably last saw that one around 2000 or 2001, and thought it was so awful that I've never been bothered to watch it again.  As in that whole special, not just that one segment.

I think the Stretch Dude/Clobber Girl one had a couple good laughs in it ("Its no longer a collectable" ) and that was it for the whole special.  It was so rotten.  Made THOH XIII (even minus "Send in the Clones" ) look brilliant.  Probably one of the top ten worst of the whole series actually.
spawn_2008

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« Reply #66 on: 11-16-2004 17:45 »

It was good to see a Comic Book Guy segment, and the joke about Marge yelling the kids secret out the window was pretty funny.  I did like the one about Flanders being murdered, there were alot of good jokes, like when everyones pointing, then the camera shows Homer pointing then Marge tells him to stop it.  And Homer tries to get Maude to see Ned fall off his roof but she misses it, so he imitates Ned and says "I think i'm having a heart attack" and just throws Ned on the floor and walks away with a look of satisfaction when Maude screams, like he accomplished something.  I guess some people will hate certain episodes, and others may love them.
It's a free country.
Lrrr_2004
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« Reply #67 on: 12-13-2004 23:49 »

I was hoping they'd do a sequel to the 3D one, Homer's in the real world and he has to get a job, but he can't find one, because he can't get a reference, and he watches the Simpsons on TV, and he yells at the himself on TV to "choke Bart good!", maybe he becomes a detective for some reason, I think it would be hilarious.
M0le

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« Reply #68 on: 12-14-2004 07:05 »

That just sounds really stupid, actually.
SpaceJockey

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« Reply #69 on: 01-01-2005 16:32 »

My favorite is "The Raven". It's a shame they don't show it very often - likely because it's over ten years old. It was in the very first "Treehouse", if I recall correctly.

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