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Encyclopedia > Treehouse of Horror X
The Simpsons episode
"Treehouse of Horror X"
Episode no. 230
Prod. code BABF01
Orig. airdate October 31, 1999
Show runner(s) Mike Scully
Written by Donick Spooky
Terrifying Tim Long
Uh, An Ogre?
Directed by Pete Scary Spice Michels
Couch gag Each member of the family dresses up as something from a previous "Treehouse of Horror" special, save for Lisa, who is an axe victim.
Guest star(s) Tom Arnold as himself
Dick Clark as himself
Lucy Lawless as herself
Season 11
September 26, 1999May 21, 2000
  1. Beyond Blunderdome
  2. Brother's Little Helper
  3. Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?
  4. Treehouse of Horror X
  5. E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)
  6. Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder
  7. Eight Misbehavin'
  8. Take My Wife, Sleaze
  9. Grift of the Magi
  10. Little Big Mom
  11. Faith Off
  12. The Mansion Family
  13. Saddlesore Galactica
  14. Alone Again, Natura-Diddily
  15. Missionary: Impossible
  16. Pygmoelian
  17. Bart to the Future
  18. Days of Wine and D'oh'ses
  19. Kill the Alligator and Run
  20. Last Tap Dance in Springfield
  21. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge
  22. Behind the Laughter
List of all The Simpsons episodes

"Treehouse of Horror X" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' eleventh season, as well as the tenth Halloween episode. The episode aired on October 31, 1999, which was also Halloween, and as of 2006 is the last Halloween episode to have aired in time for the holiday due to FOX's coverage of the World Series. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Treehouse_of_Horror_X.jpg Summary Screenshot take from http://www. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Mike Scully (born October 2, 1956 in West Springfield, Massachusetts) is an Emmy Award-winning American television writer best known for his work as show runner of the Fox series The Simpsons from 1997 - 2001 (Seasons 9-12). ... Al Jean (left) and David Mirkin (right), have both been writers for The Simpsons for more than ten years. ... Donick Cary is a writer for The Simpsons. ... Tim Long is a writer on The Simpsons. ... Ron Hauge is a writer on The Simpsons. ... The three people are caricatures of (left to right) Rich Moore, Wes Archer and David Silverman[1] The following is a list of directors who have worked on the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Pete Michels is an animation director on Family Guy. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... Axe For other uses, see Axe (disambiguation). ... (left to right) Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, Homer, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz and Brian Setzer guest starred in the heavily promoted season 14 episode How I Spent My Strummer Vacation. This is a list of guest stars who appeared on The Simpsons. ... Thomas Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. ... Dick Clark redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Simpsons 11th season (September 1999 - May 2000) began on Sunday, September 26, 1999 with Beyond Blunderdome. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Beyond Blunderdome is the premiere of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Brothers Little Helper is the second episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Guess Whos Coming to Criticize Dinner? is the third episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) is the fifth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder is the sixth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Eight Misbehavin is the seventh episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Take My Wife, Sleaze is the eighth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Grift of the Magi is the ninth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Little Big Mom is the tenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Faith Off is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons eleventh season. ... The Mansion Family is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons eleventh season. ... Saddlesore Galactica is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons eleventh season. ... Alone Again, Natura-Diddily is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons eleventh season. ... Pygmoelian is the sixteenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Bart to the Future is the 17th episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Days of Wine and Dohses is the eighteenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Kill The Alligator and Run is the nineteenth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Last Tap Dance in Springfield is the twentieth episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Its A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge is the twenty-first episode of the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... Behind the Laughter is an Emmy-winning episode from the eleventh season of The Simpsons. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Halloween, or Halloween, is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children, who, in a tradition commonly known as trick-or-treating, dress in costumes and go door-to-door to collect sweets, fruit, and other gifts. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 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Contents

Opening Sequence

Kang and Kodos in the opening segment.
Kang and Kodos in the opening segment.

Announcer: Live from fabulous Centauri City, it's The Simpsons Tenth Halloween Special! (curtains reveal a pumpkin-shaped spaceship with two eyeballs in the eyeholes) Now, please welcome your hosts - if you haven't been probed by these two, you haven't been probed - Kang and Kodos! (the eyeballs are revealed to be Kang and Kodos's eyeballs as they emerge from the spaceship)
Kang: Thank you, thank you.
Kodos: Yes, thank you ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to our tenth anniversary show. Oh, we've got a great -- (notices Kang wearing a welders' mask and lighting an acetylene torch) Kang, what are you doing?
Kang: You said we were going to warm up the audience. (cut to a shot of the audience, which is entirely consisting of aliens including one that resembles Grampa) (Canned laughter is played, but audience appear unamused)
Kodos: Ladies and gentlemen, I have to apologize for my partner. He had to borrow a human brain! (more canned laughter)
(cut to Simpsons' living room, where the family sits on the couch, with Homer appearing as the jack-in-the-box from "Treehouse of Horror II", Marge as the witch and Bart as the half-fly mutant from "Treehouse of Horror VIII". Maggie is the alien/human mutant from "Treehouse of Horror IX" and Lisa is an axe-attack victim.)
Lisa: What do aliens have to do with Halloween?
Maggie: Silence! (she uses her ray gun to disintegrate Lisa)" ImageMetadata File history File links Kang-Kodos. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Kang-Kodos. ... Century City is the name of: A neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA. See: Century City, Los Angeles, California. ... Kang and Kodos are fictional characters from the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Acetylene (systematic name: ethyne) is the simplest alkyne hydrocarbon, consisting of two hydrogen atoms and two carbon atoms connected by a triple bond. ... This article is about Extraterrestrial life. ... Abraham Abe Grampa J. Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Simpson Family The Simpson family is the family featured in the United States animated sitcom The Simpsons. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Treehouse of Horror II (onscreen: The Simpsons Halloween Special II) is the seventh episode of The Simpsons third season, the second Simpsons Halloween episode, and the first Halloween episode where names in the closing credits were replaced by spooky name parodies. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Witchcraft. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Treehouse of Horror VIII is the fourth episode of The Simpsons ninth season, as well as the eighth Halloween episode. ... Margaret Maggie Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Treehouse of Horror IX is the fourth episode of The Simpsons tenth season, as well as the ninth Halloween episode. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... The concept of a death ray is generally portrayed as some form of directed energy weapon that projects energy at a person or object in order to destroy them. ...


Plot

I Know What You Diddily-Iddily-Did

On a foggy evening with a full moon, The Simpsons are driving down a road until Marge accidentally smashes into a jogging Ned Flanders, killing him. The next day, Homer climbs to the top of his house with Ned's body, calling down to Maude in her front yard "Hey Maude! Look who's helping me clean the chimney! (a buzzard lands on Ned's limp head, pecking at him, Homer brushes it away)" Maude replies "oh, I'm so relieved! Whenever you go on one of your late night fog-walks I get so worried" Homer voices Ned, moving him like a puppet "relax, I'm fine, but when I do die, I don't want any autopsies!". Maude then goes indoors when her pies are finally done. At the same time, Homer throws Ned off the roof, whose corpse lands on the dog house, Homer mutters "oh, she missed it!". Homer dumps Ned's corpse on his own porch, waiting to hear Maude's horrified scream. Shortly after Ned's funeral, a mysterious cloaked figure begins terrorizing the family. After a confrontation, the Simpsons flee their house, eventually discovering that Ned Flanders was their assailant. Ned was not killed by the accident and he tells them, by an incredibly coincidence, he had been bitten by a werewolf moments before Marge hit him, and werewolves are near impossible to kill (with the exception of silver bullets). As the clouds drift past the moon, its luminous light engulfs Ned's body and he rips off his clothes, he is now werewolf Flanders. The family flees down the street while Flanders mauls Homer to death, with Homer still mocking him "ooow! ah... (Flanders struggles to pack Homer into his mouth) eyes bigger than your stomach, eh wolfie? Heh heh... OWWW! oh god, no!". For the abbreviation, see FOG. For the B-Side by Radiohead see Fog (song). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Werewolf (disambiguation). ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Standard atomic weight 107. ...


Desperately Xeeking Xena

Marge takes Bart and Lisa to Springfield Elementary, where Chief Wiggum is running a portable X-ray machine to inspect children's candy. Whilst inspecting his son Ralph's candy, he tells them what the candy really contains "safe, safe, razor blade, syringe, oh white chocolate!" As Nelson's extremely bulky pillowcase of goodies is being scanned, the X-ray machine inevitably explodes. The subsequent exposure to radiation gives Bart the ability to stretch his body like rubber and Lisa gains extraordinary strength. They become a superhero duo, calling themselves "Stretch Dude & Clobber Girl". In their first "adventure" (presented as if they had their own television series), Lucy Lawless (dressed as Xena) addresses fans at a science fiction convention. Comic Book Guy, who has styled himself as a villain called "The Collector", kidnaps her using a magnet to attract her metal breast plate. Lawless goes to remove the breastplate, but when hundreds of fans raise their camera's to photograph her breasts she stops with a statement of "Maybe later." He takes her to his lair, where he puts her in an aluminized PET film bag for "safekeeping" and imprisons her in a room of other similarly-captured celebrities such as Yasmine Bleeth and Tom Baker. Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl burst into The Collector's hideout, but he manages to knock Clobber Girl out with a working phaser gun that was fired only once to prevent William Shatner from releasing another album. He wastes all his remaining shots on Stretch Dude, who splits in half and does somersaults to avoid the rays. The Collector hurls his empty raygun at Stretch Dude, hitting him on the forehead and knocking him out as well. He suspends the drowsy duo over a vat of bubbling Lucite, slowly lowering them towards certain doom and mocks them "Goodnight Retch Dude & Slobber Girl. Sweet screams!". Lucy Lawless, still in her plastic restraint, launches herself at The Collector, performing Kung Fu moves on him. He grabs his limited edition double edged lightsaber from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and ignites the blades. Lucy reminds him that he has removed it from its original packaging and it is now no longer a collectible. He backs away in horror and plummets into the vat, eventually emerging to strike a dramatic death pose (imitating a Lorne Greene pose from Battlestar Galactica) before the plastic hardens around him. Lawless flies Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl home to safety on her back, which she can apparently do. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... In the television series The Simpsons, Springfield Elementary School is the name of the school that Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow peers attend. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... Ralph Wiggum is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Nancy Cartwright. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Comic book fiction traditionally features characters with superhuman, supernatural, or paranormal abilities, often referred to as superpowers (also spelled super-powers). Below is a list of many of those that have been known to be used. ... Superhuman Strength, Super Strength or Enhanced Strength is an ability commonly utilized in fiction. ... For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Lisa Marie Simpson is a character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Yeardley Smith; Lisa is the only character Smith voices on a regular basis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the television show, see Xena: Warrior Princess. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This can also refer to a piece of riding equipment, see Breastplate (tack). ... okay that is all ... Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (boPET) polyester film is used for its high tensile strength, chemical and dimensional stability, transparency, gas and aroma barrier properties and electrical insulation. ... Yasmine Amanda Bleeth (born June 14, 1968 in New York City) is an American TV and film actress. ... For other persons named Tom Baker, see Tom Baker (disambiguation). ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Structure of methyl methacrylate, the monomer that makes up PMMA Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or poly(methyl 2-methylpropenoate) is the synthetic polymer of methyl methacrylate. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Lorne Greene in his role as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza Lorne Greene as Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica Lorne Greene O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor best known for two iconic roles on American television. ... Battlestar Galactica. ...


Life's a Glitch, Then You Die

On December 31, 1999, Dick Clark celebrates his New Year's Rockin' Eve in Springfield instead of Times Square. Homer, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's Y2K compliance officer, confidently declares that he fixed every computer at the plant. Unfortunately, Homer didn't fix his own computer, which creates the computer virus that spreads rapidly to other systems all over the world. As Dick Clark's New Year's ball drops and hits "2000", the computer display reads "1900". Within minutes, chaos breaks out as airplanes crash, appliances explode and mobs begin looting numerous stores and malls. As the family roams the streets observing the damage (including traffic lights that shoot multi-coloured beam blasts), Krusty's pacemaker sets itself to hummingbird speed and he collapses in front of them. A letter in Krusty's pocket states that a rocket is being populated with humanity's "best & brightest" and will be launched shortly in an effort to preserve human civilization on Mars. When they reached the shuttle, Homer unsuccessfully attempts to bluff his way on board, but the armed guard recognizes Lisa as having a seat reserved on the craft, knowing that she's the ship's proofreader. Lisa is only able to take one parent with her, and she quickly chooses Marge, who then takes Maggie along. Homer and Bart soon find a second, unguarded rocket nearby and climb on board just before it launches. However, they quickly notice that this ship is filled with the likes of Ross Perot, Dan Quayle, Tonya Harding, Al Sharpton, Courtney Love, Spike Lee, Tom Arnold, Pauly Shore, Rosie O'Donnell and Dr. Laura: it is deliberately set for a collision course with the sun. Unable to bear the short trip to oblivion with the B-list celebrities, Homer and Bart eject themselves into the vacuum of space, where their heads swell up onscreen and explode offscreen while the rocket heads towards the sun. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Dick Clark redirects here. ... Springfield is the fictional city in which the animated American sitcom The Simpsons is set. ... Times Square. ... Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Springfield Nuclear Power Plant is a fictional nuclear power plant in the television animated cartoon series The Simpsons. ... This article is about the millennial computer glitch. ... Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski (‎, born c. ... A pacemaker A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the hearts natural pacemaker) is a medical device designed to regulate the beating of the heart. ... For other uses, see Hummingbird (disambiguation). ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... Henry Ross The Boss Perot (born June 27, 1930) is an American businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. ... James Danforth Dan Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the forty-fourth Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989–1993). ... Tonya Harding performs a triple axel jump at the 1991 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Courtney Love Cobain[1] (born July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician and Golden Globe-nominated actress, best-known as lead singer for the now-defunct alternative rock band Hole and for her two-year marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... Thomas Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American actor and comedian. ... Pauly Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American actor and comedian, perhaps best known for starring in a series of comedy films in the 1990s. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and conservative commentator, best known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. ...


Trivia

  • After Homer makes Maude believe Ned had a heart attack, he says "And that's the end of that chapter" - the catchphrase of Homer Simpson on Police Cops in Homer to the Max.
  • This is the last "Treehouse of Horror" to date with a couch gag.
  • When Ned got attacked by the wolf in the bushes, his cries sound awfully feminine - possibly a reference to Bart of Darkness, in which his girlish squeal was confused for Maude's.
  • Ned still says "Diddly" after growling after transforming into the werewolf
  • When Homer pokes the supposedly dead Flanders, he pokes him through the glass of his spectacles.
  • Life's a glitch, then you die is a reference to the catchphrase "Life's a bitch, then you die."
  • "Desperately Xeeking Xena" had the coining of the term "A wizard did it",
  • moes phone call was a reference to the movie sream
 referring to having a poor excuse for a plot hole. 
  • Homer tells the guard of the rocket that he is the piano genius from the movie Shine and that his name is Shiney McShine, when the name he should have used is David Helfgott.
  • The first part of this episode is a parody of the 1997 film "I Know What You Did Last Summer."

Homer to the Max is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Bart of Darkness is the first episode of The Simpsons sixth season, which originally aired September 4, 1994. ... A wizard did it is a phrase used to denote a suspiciously evasive answer to an inqury, usually with the implication the question is either being purposely avoided or is in fact silly or overthought. ... A plot hole is a gap in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the storys plot or story bible. ... Shine is a 1996 Australian film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. ... David Helfgott (born May 19, 1947) is an Australian pianist, born in Melbourne to Polish-Jewish parents, whose life inspired Australian director Scott Hicks Oscar-winning film Shine. ...

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