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Encyclopedia > Treehouse of Horror XIV
The Simpsons episode
"Treehouse of Horror XIV"
Episode no. 314
Prod. code EABF21
Orig. airdate November 2, 2003 will air on UK terrestrial television for the first time in February 2008
Written by John Swartzwelder
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
Chalkboard None
Couch gag None
Guest star(s) Jerry Lewis as Professor John Frink Sr., Dudley Herschbach as himself, Jennifer Garner as herself, and Shozo Saijo as himself
Season 15
November 2, 2003May 23, 2004
  1. Treehouse of Horror XIV
  2. My Mother the Carjacker
  3. The President Wore Pearls
  4. The Regina Monologues
  5. The Fat and the Furriest
  6. Today I Am a Clown
  7. 'Tis the Fifteenth Season
  8. Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens, and Gays
  9. I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot
  10. Diatribe of a Mad Housewife
  11. Margical History Tour
  12. Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore
  13. Smart and Smarter
  14. The Ziff Who Came to Dinner
  15. Co-Dependent's Day
  16. The Wandering Juvie
  17. My Big Fat Geek Wedding
  18. Catch 'Em If You Can
  19. Simple Simpson
  20. The Way We Weren't
  21. Bart-Mangled Banner
  22. Fraudcast News
List of all The Simpsons episodes

Treehouse of Horror XIV” is the first episode of The Simpsonsfifteenth season and the fourteenth Halloween episode. The episode aired on November 2, 2003. 16 million people watched the episode.[citation needed] In August 2004, it was screened at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Simpsons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (686x864, 103 KB)Promo card for Treehouse of Horror XIV. This work is copyrighted. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Al Jean (left) and David Mirkin (right), have both been writers for The Simpsons for more than ten years. ... One of the few pictures of John Swartzwelder. ... 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. ... Steven Dean Moore is an animation director who has helmed about 30 episodes of The Simpsons. ... Bart writes The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan The chalkboard gag is a running visual joke that occurs during the opening credits of many episodes of The Simpsons. ... The couch gag is a running visual joke in the opening credits of the animated television series The Simpsons. ... (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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dudley Robert Herschbach (born June 18, 1932), a chemist and Frank B. Baird Jr. ... Jennifer Anne Garner [1] (born April 17, 1972) is a Golden Globe Award- and SAG Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American film and television actress, and producer. ... Shozo Saijo (西城 正三, born January 28, 1947) is a former professional boxer from Saitama, Japan. ... The Simpsons 15th season (November 2003 - May 2004) began on Sunday, November 2, 2003 with Treehouse of Horror XIV. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 14 (EABF) production line. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Mother the Carjacker is the second episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The President Wore Pearls is an episode of The Simpsons first broadcast on November 16, 2003 as the third episode of the shows fifteenth season. ... The Regina Monologues is the fourth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired November 23, 2003. ... The Fat and the Furriest is an episode from The Simpsons that aired in the fifteenth season on November 30, 2003. ... Today I Am a Clown is the sixth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Tis the Fifteenth Season is the seventh episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, and the seventh Christmas themed episode. ... Marge vs. ... I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired January 11, 2004. ... Diatribe of a Mad Housewife is the tenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, which originally aired January 25, 2004. ... Margical History Tour is the eleventh episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Milhouse Doesnt Live Here Anymore is the twelfth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, airing on February 15, 2004. ... Smart and Smarter is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Ziff Who Came to Dinner is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Co-Dependents Day is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... The Wandering Juvie is the sixteenth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... My Big Fat Geek Wedding is the 17th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 18, 2004. ... Catch em If You Can is the 18th episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on April 25, 2004. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Way We Werent is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Bart-Mangled Banner is an episode from The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... Fraudcast News is the 22nd and last episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season, first aired on May 23, 2004 in the United States on FOX.. *The Writers Guild of America gave this episode a 2005 WGA Award, winning the Paul Selvin Award, which honors works that focus on First Amendment... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Simpsons 15th season (November 2003 - May 2004) began on Sunday, November 2, 2003 with Treehouse of Horror XIV. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 14 (EABF) production line. ... 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 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Opening Sequence

Bart, dressed as Charlie Brown, and Lisa, dressed as Lucy van Pelt, discuss their Halloween treats. Lisa announces she is not satisfied with hers and she steals Bart's only chocolate bar. This leads to a violent fight until Bart, attempting to stab Lisa, accidentally jabs Homer in the stomach. Angry, he pulls the fork out of his stomach and grabs a block of wood out of the fire, attempting to hit Bart. He narrowly misses and the log hits Grampa in the stomach and sets him on fire (he exclaims he is still cold). Marge attempts to stop Homer, but he continues and traps Bart and Lisa in a carpet and hits them with a baseball bat pretending they are "pizza lumps". A gun-wielding Marge intervenes and shoots Homer, splattering the words "Treehouse of horror XIV" on the wall. From their spaceship, Kang and Kodos are watching, criticizing the humans for airing a Halloween special in November. They then say that they already have their Christmas decorations up and the sequence ends with a Christmas jingle. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Charles Charlie Brown is a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. ... 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. ... Book cover Lucy van Pelt is a character in the syndicated comic strip Peanuts, written and drawn by Charles Schulz. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, and is voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Abraham Abe Grampa J. Simpson is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Although The Simpsons is itself a show populated by fictional characters, there are also several characters within the shows universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see show-within-a-show). ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


Plot

Reaper Madness

The Grim Reaper enters the Simpson house and attempts to claim Bart, but a Benny Hill-style chase ensues as the family attempts to elude him, until the Grim Reaper finally manages to pin Bart’s shirt to the wall with his scythe. As Bart is sentenced to an eternity of pain, Homer kills the Grim Reaper with a bowling ball. He subsequently learns that without a Grim Reaper, no-one can die (consequently, Frankie the Squealer is shown surviving several attempts by the Springfield Mafia to shoot him, and Moe survives a suicide attempt). On trash day, Marge tells Homer to take the dead Grim Reaper to the curb. Homer does so, but steals the robe, inadvertently turning himself into the new Grim Reaper. After killing all those he is asked to (and some he is not), Homer is told to kill Marge and reluctantly (after having his orders changed to kill himself) complies. This is later shown to be a trick; as God realises that Homer has substituted Patty’s body for Marge, the annoyed deity says: "Hey, this isn't Marge Simpson. It's her fat sister, Selma", and tries to punish Homer with a lethal sunbeam. Homer narrowly escapes on his motorcycle, jumping through a moving train car, prompting God to sigh "I’m too old and too rich for this." Later, at the Simpson house, Marge says "Thanks for not killing me, Homey. Here’s an extra pork chop." Homer says "Well...I’m gonna not kill you every week" and everyone laughs. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (715x969, 473 KB) Promotional artwork for The Simpsons episode Treehouse of Horror XIV. ©2003 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (715x969, 473 KB) Promotional artwork for The Simpsons episode Treehouse of Horror XIV. ©2003 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or... Although The Simpsons is itself a show populated by fictional characters, there are also several characters within the shows universe who are fictional to the Simpsons characters themselves (see show-within-a-show). ... Born Alfred Hawthorn Hill (January 21, 1924/1925 - April 20, 1992), Benny Hill was a prolific comic British actor. ... A traditional wooden scythe A scythe (IPA: , most likely from Old English siðe, sigði) is an agricultural hand tool for mowing and reaping grass or crops. ... A ten-pin bowling ball and two pins A bowling ball is a round ball made from rubber, urethane, plastic, reactive resin (solid, particle, or pearl) or a combination of these materials which is used in the sport of bowling. ... The Springfield Mafia is a fictional Italian Organized Crime Group based in Springfield in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Morris Moe Lester Szyslak (pronounced //) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... Curb, gutter, and storm drain A curb or kerb (see spelling differences) is the edge where a raised pavement/sidewalk/footpath, road median, or road shoulder meets an unraised street or other roadway. ... This article or section should be merged with Selma Bouvier Patty Bouvier (voiced by Julie Kavner), a fictional character on The Simpsons, is one of Marges two cynical chain-smoking sisters (the other is Selma). ...


Frinkenstein

When Professor John Frink is told he has won the Nobel Prize for his invention of a hammer with a screwdriver on the other end, he resurrects his dead father in order to show him his worth, as the last time they'd spoke, Professor Frink's father had called him a disgrace. Once shocked to life, Professor Frink’s father is unhappy with the mechanical organs which were used to help bring him back to life, and escapes to find real ones. After going on a killing spree, he replaces his own body parts with those he has harvested from various Springfield citizens. Eventually realizing he has done wrong, he attends the Nobel Prize ceremony in order to see his son accept the award, but once there is overwhelmed by the amount of intelligent people in the room, again going on a bloody rampage and augmenting his own brain with theirs. Professor Frink realizes that he has created a monster and kills his father. He then saves his father’s soul by putting it in a box. Professor John Nerdelbaum Frink, Jr. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, and Physiology or Medicine. ...


Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off

Through an advert in an old comic book, Bart and Milhouse obtain a stopwatch which has the ability to stop time. After pranking several Springfield citizens, (such as pantsing Principal Skinner), they are outsmarted by Mayor Quimby and chased by an angry mob. While running from the mob, they are shot at by Chief Wiggum, so they stop time in order to escape - but not without damaging the stopwatch, leaving Bart and Milhouse as the only two people moving in a world where time has stopped. Fifteen subjective years later, they are able to repair the watch and start time once more, but not without placing Martin Prince before the angry mob in order to blame him for the spree of pranks. Martin is then beaten to death by the crowd. Lisa, curious and suspicious of Bart's suddenly aging fifteen years, gains control of the watch and presses a hitherto-unknown second button, which instantly warps reality, transforming the Simpsons in some way each time it is pressed: they float; switch genders; are transformed into bobblehead dolls; into TV Guides; the Fantastic Four; and are finally shown with their normal bodies, but each using a Hula hoop. Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... Warning: Most of these pranks would be considered criminal acts in most jurisdictions. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby Joseph Joe Quimby, Jr. ... Police Chief Clancy Wiggum (voiced by Hank Azaria) is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Martin Prince, Jr. ... A bobblehead doll of Chicken Little. ... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ... For other uses, see Fantastic Four (disambiguation). ... Children playing with hula hoops. ...


Trivia

  • The Opening Sequence is a reference to Christmas being too commercial. In the case of most stores, they have their Christmas decorations up in late October already. However this isn't to the extreme of the department store featured in It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown which has Christmas decorations up in April.
  • The premise of “Reaper Madness” is similar to that of the fantasy/sci-fi book On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony (the first book of the series the Incarnations of Immortality). It also resembles the plot of The Santa Clause, where Tim Allen becomes St. Nick after donning the deceased gift-giver’s suit, a story by Ray Bradbury entitled The Scythe, in which a young man must become the symbolic Reaper and is forced to take his Family so that they will not distract him, and the Family Guy episode "Death Is a Bitch", where Peter has to take over for Death after an incident involving a broken bone. The title of this segment is a parody of the title of the propaganda film Reefer Madness.
  • “Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off” is a parody of the Twilight Zone episode “A Kind of a Stopwatch,” the ITV British children’s sitcom Bernard’s Watch and the 2002 movie Clockstoppers. The title of this segment is a parody of the title of the play Stop the World—I Want to Get Off.
  • Towards the end of “Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off,” Homer, Marge, Bart and Maggie are transformed into the Fantastic Four.
  • This is the second Frankenstein parody in a Treehouse of Horror episode, the first occurring in Treehouse of Horror II.
  • This is the second episode with a Benny Hill parody, the first occurring in “A Star Is Born-Again” with Helen Fielding.
  • The banner on the outside of the auditorium in Sweden says “Nøbel Prize Ceremøny”; this is incorrect as the letter ø isn't a part of the Swedish language.
  • The voice of Professor Frink was created based on a bad impression of Jerry Lewis’ Nutty Professor character. In this episode, Jerry Lewis guest-stars as Frink’s father.
  • When Professor Frink is calculating how to defeat his father, he is shown wearing the Nobel prize. In the next shot, where Frink’s father falls, it is the elder Frink who is wearing the Nobel prize.
  • During Stop the world I want to goof off , Comic Book Guy is shown wielding a green lightsaber (similar to Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber from Return of the Jedi.
  • Hans Moleman, Reverend Lovejoy, and Kirk van Houten are among the people Homer killed at the baseball game.
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