[11] The many accidents caused five people to become injured while working on the musical. Unfortunately, there is a real black widow spider in the box and when Homer grabs what he thinks is a plastic spider, he is bitten by it. 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. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" is a Halloween-themed episode from the twenty-fourth season of the animated comedy series The Simpsons.It was first broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network on October 7, 2012, the most days before Halloween that any "Treehouse of Horror" episode has had its first airing so far. In a Paranormal Activity homage,[1] when strange events occur at the Simpson house, Homer sets up cameras to photograph what is haunting them. "[11] Coincidentally, the previous aired episode of South Park, "Broadway Bro Down", also had a reference to the musical, but the spokesperson for the Broadway show did not want to comment on that episode. [8] The situation turned when a scene in "Homer Scissorhands" was written to feature Milhouse playing the theremin. The opening and the first segment are allusions to 127 Hours and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, two arty independent films that most … Treehouse of Horror XXIII is the second episode of The Simpsons's season 24. This sketch had no redeeming qualities and should be erased from the minds of all Simpsons fans immediately. 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. Treehouse of Horror XXII (Season 23) ... an amazing opening intro. 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. 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! It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 7, 2012. The text reads, "Treehouse of Horror XXIII ". Coyote. [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! With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Treehouse of Horror XXII. 'The Simpsons' is an iconic American institution, and being part of last night's episode was an honor and dream come true. [2] The music in the segment is the original music from the main title theme of Dexter by Rolfe Kent,[8] although the title references Dial M for Murder. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 7, 2012. 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. "[20] Alex Strachan had the opposite reaction in a review in Calgary Herald and concluded that we should "[f]orget all that talk about The Simpsons being past its prime. 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. [2] Mason has a recurring role on The Simpsons as Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, who is the father of Krusty the Clown. [8], The opening segment had many parodies and references to films. 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. I wonder if this is a consistent creative choice or a result of the extra ad break in the later seasons. Here Maggie pops out of Bart's astronaut suit, dressed as a baby alien, which is a reference to the 1979 film Alien. The episode was watched by approximately 8.10 million people during the first broadcast. 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 Exor-Sis: Maggie gets possessed by an evil demon called Pazuzu. The opening was a parody of the autobiographical film 127 Hours, in which the subject Aron Ralston loses an arm. "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. [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. The event contained several new limited time Treehouse of Horror characters, decorations, tasks, and buildings. 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. 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". Promotional picture for the episode. Based on tonight's sharp-eyed, keen-witted Treehouse of Horror XXII - funnier, faster and more fright-worthy than last year's dud, thankfully - there's a lot of ink left in the old ink pot yet. Milhouse then contacts the military of their location, which then attacks the natives. The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXII Opening Meanwhile, all of Springfield has been warped to an alternate universe, where aliens worship their trash. Previously, the show had trouble locating a theremin player, who could work under the time constraints of the show. In the present, Homer encounters three Mayan stone gods, mistaking them for the trick-or-treaters. Now that entire show has adopted these qualities, the Halloween tradition doesn't seem as special. Surette thought that it was "[a]n Avatar spoof that came about two years too late. 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. 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. Directed by Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson. Some of the jokes land, but none land too solidly. 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 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. "[2] Since then, every Treehouse of Horror episode following "Treehouse of Horror XXII" has aired during the month of October. Instead, the show used a synthesizer keyboard to play a theremin sample - much to creator Matt Groening's displeasure. Watch The simpsons treehouse of horror Part 4/4 - Kristycozens96 on Dailymotion Marge begs God to reverse everything that has happened, but God tells her that Satan is the one who is running the world. 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. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the episode aired on Sky 1 on March 24, 2013 with 1,312,000 viewers, making it … 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. February 25, 2017 January 15, 2020 ~ Mike! ... none of which are of the horror variety. The Simpsons put it in the basement and Lisa warns them not to throw anything in it or otherwise it will grow bigger. [4] The episode featured guest appearances from Jackie Mason[5] and Aron Ralston, who was the subject of the film 127 Hours. [17], Since airing, "Treehouse of Horror XXII" has received mixed reviews from critics. Aron Ralston as the 911 Dispatcher Jackie Mason as Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky. "[9] The reference to the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was noticed by the producers of the musical. Prior to the airing of the episode, Jean revealed that the staff was already working on "Treehouse of Horror XXIII". In another addition to the Treehouse of Horror series we see three more terrifying tales. Then he chews off the one that was actually pinned, Homer learns that he was carrying a bag of vegetables, as Bart, Lisa and Maggie had secretly stolen back the candy, inciting a dismayed Homer to scream in rage. [7] Ralston came up with his own scary name for the credits, which was Aron "I gave my right arm to be on 'The Simpsons'" Ralstump. 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"). It was first broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network on October 30, 2011. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. This show used to be the 'South Park' of its day. Opening for episode 3, season 23. 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). Treehouse of Horror XXIII Event was a halloween-themed event released on October 12, 2012. [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]. [2], The episode received generally positive reviews and received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. [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. 19. "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. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 30, 2011, the night before Halloween. The military recruits Bart and Milhouse to befriend the alien race in avatar bodies. Unfortunately, Homer trips and falls to the bottom of the canyon with his arm pinned. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" was written by Carolyn Omine and directed by Matthew Faughnan. 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. 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. "[18] At The A.V. 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. 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. The episode received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. It should be easy, whatever the season is, subtract 1 from that number and there you go. "[19] Even more critical was CraveOnline's Blair Marnell who gave the episode a rating of three out of ten. "[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. [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. However, his wife, a Mayan Marge, tricks a priest, a Mayan Moe, into getting himself sacrificed instead by promising him sex. " Treehouse of Horror VII " is the first episode of The Simpsons ' eighth season. "[1] Screen Rant called it the best episode of the 24th season. [9] Homer is dressed as Doctor Manhattan from the 2009 superhero film Watchmen. Subsequent Treehouse of Horror episodes have premiered in the month of October. 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. Lisa finds it, and after it sucks up Ralph and Nelson, she takes it home so that it will not cause any more trouble. "[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. [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. [9] "In the Na'vi" was a parody of the 2009 film Avatar. 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. One of them crushes Homer underfoot, then the second one jumps on Flanders' house. "[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. The Simpsons-Treehouse of Horror XXI-Opening Intro - YouTube [6] As it is tradition with most Treehouse of Horror episodes, this episode featured the use of "scary" names in the credits, which is to write alternate names for cast and crew in a "scary" fashion. "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" is the second episode of the 24th season of The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 30, 2011. [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. [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. The bite leaves Homer paralyzed and unable to speak. When Bart, Lisa and Maggie come home with their Halloween candy hauls, Marge confiscates all of it to donate to the army. 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. 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. 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'. The episode was written by Carolyn Omine, directed by Matthew Faughnan, and featured guest voices from Aron Ralston and Jackie Mason. When everyone is gone, two particles collide with each other and create a small black hole which floats off. [9] Ralston voiced the 911 dispatcher Homer calls when he is trapped. [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. Professor Frink activates the machine and it works, but nothing exciting happens, and everyone blames Lisa for her suggestion. In its original American broadcast, it was viewed by approximately 8.1 million people. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 27, 1996. 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. When Flanders thinks that this scenario cannot get any worse, it is revealed that Satan is sleeping with Ned's deceased wife, Maude. 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. Directed by Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson. 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. [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.

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