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Encyclopedia > Treehouse of Horror XVIII
The Simpsons episode
"Treehouse of Horror XVIII"
Promotional image for the episode.
Episode no. 405
Prod. code JABF16
Orig. airdate November 4, 2007
Written by Marc Wilmore
Directed by Chuck Sheetz
Guest star(s) Maurice LaMarche
Season 19
September 23, 2007 – Spring, 2008
  1. He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs
  2. The Homer of Seville
  3. Midnight Towboy
  4. I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  5. Treehouse of Horror XVIII
  6. Little Orphan Millie
  7. Husbands and Knives
  8. Funeral for a Fiend*
  9. Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind*

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"Treehouse of Horror XVIII" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' nineteenth season and first aired on November 4, 2007. It is the eighteenth Treehouse of Horror episode. It was written by Marc Wilmore and directed by Chuck Sheetz.[1] The Simpsons 19th season (2007 - 2008) began airing on Fox on September 23, 2007. ... The following is an episode list for the Fox animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Simpsons Season 1 DVD Digipak. ... The Simpsons second season originally aired between October 1990 and July 1991, beginning on October 11, 1990. ... The Simpsons Season 3 DVD. The Simpsons 3rd season (September 1991 – May 1992) began on September 19, 1991. ... The Simpsons fourth season originally aired between September 1992 and May 1993, beginning on September 24, 1992. ... The Simpsons Season 5 DVD Digipak. ... The standard Season 6 DVD box. ... The Simpsons Season 7 DVD Digipak. ... The Simpsons Season 8 DVD Digipak. ... The Simpsons Season 9 DVD Digipak. ... The Simpsons tenth season originally aired between August 1998 and May 1999, beginning on Sunday, August 23, 1998. ... The Simpsons 11th season (September 1999 - May 2000) began on Sunday, September 26, 1999 with Beyond Blunderdome. ... The Simpsons 12th season (November 2000 - May 2001) began on Sunday, November 1, 2000 with Treehouse of Horror XI. The season contains three hold-over episodes from the season 11 (BABF) production line. ... The Simpsons 13th season (November 2001 - May 2002) began on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 with Treehouse of Horror XII. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 12 (CABF) production line. ... The Simpsons 14th season (November 2002 - May 2003) began on Sunday, November 3, 2002 with Treehouse of Horror XIII. The season contains five hold-over episodes from the season 13 (DABF) production line. ... 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. ... The Simpsons 16th season (November 2004 - May 2005) began on Sunday, November 7, 2004 with Treehouse of Horror XV. The season contains six hold-over episodes from the season 15 (FABF) production line. ... The Simpsons celebrate Labor Day in this promotional artwork for the series 17th season. ... The Simpsons 18th season (2006 - 2007) began on Fox on September 10, 2006[1] and ended on May 20, 2007. ... The Simpsons 19th season (2007 - 2008) began airing on Fox on September 23, 2007. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Simpsons 19th season (2007 - 2008) began airing on Fox on September 23, 2007. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Bart introducing a segment of Treehouse of Horror IV in the manner of Rod Serlings Night Gallery. ... Marc Wilmore is a television writer, producer, and actor. ... Chuck Sheetz is an animation director on The Simpsons. ...

Contents

Plot

In the opening sequence, Marge talks about Halloween being "last week" and suddenly various logos pop up on the screen, including the mini logos for American Idol, Fox Sports, Prison Break, Cops, House and 24. Marge ends up killing several miniature characters that pop up from the logos and bakes them into bread, which she serves to her family. When she cuts it, the other characters' body parts are shown to spell out the titles and opening credits. American Idol is an annual American televised singing competition, which began its first season on June 11, 2002. ... For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... This article is about a television series. ... Not to be confused with C.O.P.S. (TV series). ... House, also known as House, M.D., is an American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ...


E.T., Go Home

Marge tells Bart to get something from the shed in the garden and as he does so, he finds Kodos there. Kodos states his desire to return home and that he had come to Earth in peace, though he hints that he was really sent there to destroy mankind. Bart, however, is oblivious to this, and decides to help him return home. Lisa arrives and is happy with the alien in their home and decides to help Bart and Kodos obtain devices that he can use to contact his home planet, though this appears to be part of her diabolical plan. It does not take Homer long to realize that Bart and Lisa keeping an alien in the house, but he and Marge decide to let them help Kodos anyway. When NASA agents arrive at the Simpsons home, the family distracts them while Bart sneaks Kodos out. However, when Kodos kills several agents along the way, Bart begins to think Kodos's intentions are not as friendly as he was led to believe. Finally, Kodos reveals that the devices he had the Simpsons collect were for a portal-generating device so that others of his planet can come to Earth and wipe out the human race. When the aliens invade, a brief war is waged, though this time Earth has the upper hand. When Bart is given the option to board a helicopter and shoot Kodos, Bart inexplicably decides to spare his life, though Homer shoots him instead. In the end, Earth emerges victorious and the world is saved. The Simpsons are invited to see Kodos's dissection, where they reflect that since Kodos was an evil-looking alien who turned out to be bad, it must be good to judge a book by its cover. It is revealed that Kodos is still very much alive, but is smothered by Homer with a pillow. For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Kang and Kodos are fictional characters from the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer and Dan Castellaneta respectively. ... 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 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsə]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ...


Mr. and Mrs. Simpson

In a spoof of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Homer and Marge appear to attend marriage counseling and recount a brief moment of tension between them. In the flashback, when arriving home, Homer locks himself in the bathroom and communicates on a hidden flat screen television, where it is revealed Homer is an assassin assigned to eliminate news reporter, Kent Brockman, by order of Homer's boss, Mr. Burns. Before he leaves, he tells Marge he will be coming home late from midnight monkey madness; Marge also states that she is busy turning over wheelbarrels, making up an equally farfetched excuse. When Homer prepares to shoot Brockman at his rooftop party from a faraway platform, a woman with large blonde hair (who Homer dubs "the Mystery Skank") however, stabs Brockman in the chest, killing him instead. After Homer attempts to repeatedly shoot the woman (ending up with several civilian deaths), he manages to shoot the wig off her head, revealing it is Marge, also an assassin. Arriving home, the two avoid each other's eyes, and Marge makes an excuse for the blonde wig. Not long after, the two attempt to kill one another with various weapons such as grenades, rifles, and a minigun, all the while arguing why the other was an assassin. After killing Chief Wiggum with a crossbow, the two realize they are more attracted with one another when they kill someone together. For this, they soon begin having sex over Chief Wiggum's body and, back to where the episode started, they both realized that they did not need any marriage counseling, but to kill people together. In the end, it turns out that they were not talking to a marriage counselor, but to Principal Skinner regarding Bart's misbehavior on the school bus. Both Homer and Marge turn a blind eye to Bart's misbehavior and simultaneously shoot Skinner instead. Mr. ... Kenton Kent Brockman, (nee Brockelstein), is a recurring fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Mr. ... A helicopter-mounted minigun operating during the Vietnam War The Minigun is a multibarreled machine gun with a high rate of fire (several thousand rounds per minute), employing Gatling-style rotating barrels and employing an external power source. ... Police Chief Clancy Wiggum is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... This article is about the weapon. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ...


Heck House

On Halloween night, Bart, Lisa, Milhouse and Nelson become frustrated by how some of the locals refuse to give them candy. Deciding to honor the true meaning of "trick-or-treat," they begin to pull pranks on everyone. Soon, however, their pranks turn into vandalism and everyone begins to complain. Ned Flanders then offers his services to teach them a lesson and fashions the church into a "heck house." This attracts their attention and they decide to give it a try. Ned tries to simulate what could happen to them for their sins through the use of crude roleplaying, but they scoff at his attempts. Ned then turns to God to give him the power to scare them straight and subsequently transforms into the Devil, sending the kids to Hell. There he brings up an enormous crystal ball revealing Springfield to be full of the Seven Deadly Sins, and shows them simulations of how they may suffer; the first clip shows Homer suffering through gluttony, where he transforms into pasta; the second shows Groundskeeper Willie beating up his tractor in wrath, only for his tractor to transform and cut his head off; the third has Doctor Hibbert with a bumper sticker that brags about his son in pride, where he becomes crushed in between his car and a van; the fourth has Homer suffering sloth, where he is chopped up by a hammock, despite the fact that he had been killed already "by that magic spaghetti"; lust, greed, and envy had Moe in lust for a stripper, greed for all her money, and envy "for the crotchless". The kids declare their lesson learned, and Ned returns them back to the surface, reverting back to his original form. The episode ends with Ned telling the viewer that they will go to Hell for watching FOX and its affiliates. Plopper, Homer's pig from The Simpsons Movie, makes a cameo during the segment. Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... A hell house, also commonly known as a Doom House, is a haunted house-style attraction typically run by North American fundamentalist Christian churches or parachurch groups. ... In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts, that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own. ... This article is about the concept of Satan. ... This article is about the theological or philosophical afterlife. ... For other uses, see Cardinal sin (disambiguation). ... Gluttony can also refer to a character named Gluttony - a homonculus from the anime series Full Metal Alchemist Gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or intoxicants to the point of waste. ... Groundskeeper Willie (a. ... Look up Anger in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Anger is a term for the emotional aspect of aggression, as a basic aspect of the stress response in animals in which a perceived aggravating stimulus provokes a counterresponse which is likewise aggravating and threatening of violence. ... Pride is the name of an emotion which refers to a strong sense of self-respect, a refusal to be humiliated as well as joy in the accomplishments of oneself or a person, group, nation or object that one identifies with. ... This article is about the South American mammal. ... Lust is any intense desire or craving for self gratification. ... For other uses, see Greed (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Envy (disambiguation). ... Morris Moe Szyslak (pronounced //) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... FOX redirects here. ... The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ...


Cultural references

Many parts of the segment "E.T., Go Home," are references to the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with Bart in the role of Eliott and Kodos as E.T.[2] The "Mr. and Mrs. Simpson" segment is a parody of the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith.[2] In the final segment, "Heck House", Groundskeeper Willie's tractor transforms into a robot and kills him, parodying Transformers.[2] For the Atari 2600 video game based on the movie, see E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600). ... Mr. ... Groundskeeper Willie (a. ... The Transformers is a line of toys designed and produced by the toy companies Takara and Hasbro. ...


Reception

The episode averaged 11.7 million viewers and a 5.7 overnight Nielsen Rating and a 13 percent audience share, making it the highest rated episode of the season.[3] Combined with a new episode of Family Guy, it tied for first in the 8:00 PM hour with the NFL Pregame show on NBC. Despite this, the FOX Network finished the night fourth overall in ratings.[4] When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by the New York City-based firm Nielsen Media Research to determine which shows television viewers watch at what times. ... Stewie Kills Lois is part one of the two-part 100th Episode story arc of the FOX animated television series Family Guy (Part 2 being Lois Kills Stewie). ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... This article is about the television network. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ...


Robert Canning of IGN called the opening segment, E.T. Go Home, "the weakest segment because it just wasn't really all that funny", and thought the end of the segment was the weakest part of the episode, writing "watching the military decimate the aliens and then seeing Homer use a pillow to suffocate Kodos at the end was really off-putting. The deaths weren't funny, just uncomfortable." Canning, however, described the final two segments, as well as the opening as being solid segments. He gave the overall episode a rating of 7.4/10.[2] For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ...


References

  1. ^ "Treehouse of Horror XVIII", The Futon Critic. Retrieved on 2007-11-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d Canning, Robert. "The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XVIII" Review", IGN, 2007-11-05. Retrieved on 2007-11-06. 
  3. ^ Gough, Paul. "Football goes the distance for CBS, NBC", The Hollywood Reporter, 2007-11-06. Retrieved on 2007-11-06. 
  4. ^ Fitzgerald, Toni. "[http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/Overnights_50/Huge_numbers_for_Colts-Patriots_game.asp Huge numbers for Colts-Patriots game]", Media Life, 2007-11-05. Retrieved on 2007-11-06. 

The Futon Critic is a website for television program enthusiasts run by Brian Ford Sullivan (alias The Futon Critic). The Futon Critic site provides news, reviews and plot details on television programs, focuing primarily on American programs that air during primetime. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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