The Simpsons season 4 DVD commentary for the episode "Treehouse of Horror III" (DVD). The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror is an annual special episode of The Simpsons consisting of several parodies of horror movies, TV shows, novels, and other horror elements. [4] The "He was a zombie?" Homer tries to sacrifice himself to give the others time to escape, but the zombies leave him when they realize he does not have enough brains for them to eat. Directed by Carlos Baeza. Lisa doesn't notice her transformation and asks Bart what the problem is. In the third annual Treehouse of Horror episode, Homer buys Bart an evil talking Krusty doll, King Homer is captured by Mr. Burns, and Bart and Lisa inadvertently cause zombies to attack Springfield. The Simpsons are having a Halloween party, and they tell scary stories. Bart suggests that Grampa tells a story since he has, "lived and interesting life". A lot of Roman numerals, and what do they add up to besides LXIII? Unfortunately, Homer forgets to get a present and rushes out to buy a gift for his birthday. ", a catchphrase said by Perry White of the Superman comic book series. [6] Al Jean was also quite worried about this segment because it was the longest running black-and-white segment they had ever aired, and he thought that some people might be concerned that their televisions were broken. In the end, King Homer and Marge marry on the same day Dick Cavett is born (November 19, 1936). "Treehouse of Horror III" Episode no. Grampa comes into the room and dismisses Homer's story, saying that he's coughed up scarier things. October 29, 1992 Burns' attempts to sedate the him with a gas bomb but only succeeds in gassing himself by mistake, so Smithers tosses the grenade himself, finally sedating the King Homer. [8], "The 25 Best Simpsons "Treehouse Of Horror" Stories", "The 50 Greatest Simpsons Movie References", "Top 10 Segments from The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror", "Treehouse of Horror III episode capsule", So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Treehouse_of_Horror_III&oldid=1000250691, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. He flips the switch back to "Good" and Homer uses the doll as a servant. Some aspects of "Dial "Z" for Zombies" are from the film Night of the Living Dead. In order to make Lisa happy, Bart takes her to the pet elementary and tries to resurrect Snowball for her but ends up casting the wrong spell and accidentally reanimates hundreds of human corpses instead. 【Weekly Quest】Treehouse of Horror III - Part 1 & 2 【P.S. Lisa realizes that the school library must have a book that can reverse the spell. The story finishes with the wedding, and King Homer eating Marge's father Clancy Bouvier, although Marge is brave and not upset. With the ape in his custody, Mr. Burns returns to America and presents King Homer to the press on Broadway. Several zombies break into the house: Homer sacrifices himself to give the others time to escape, but the zombies leave him when they realize he does not have enough brains for them to eat. He returns to the party and gives Bart the doll. Treehouse of Horror III The segment is followed up by "King Homer," a hilarious Homer-filled parody of King Kong . Treehouse of Horror III In “Clown Without Pity,” a Krusty the Clown doll goes berserk in the Simpson home. To keep her from getting annoyed, he replies, "I never realized what a beautiful, young woman you've become," flattering her. In a parody of Night of the Living Dead, Bart finds a book of black magic in Springfield Elementary Library when he is asked to write a book report for class. Marge begins with a scary story about a witch who died a horrible death. Welcome to The Collected Treehouse of Horror III, featuring The Simpsons Annual Treehouse of Horrors III, VI, IX, XII, XV, and XVIII. He then tells parents to turn off their television and calls them chicken, causing the screen to go black and Marge to chastise Homer for insulting the show's audience. The Krusty doll riding under Homer's car is a reference to the 1991 film Cape Fear. 64 He rushes to the House of Evil, where he purchases a talking Krusty the Clown doll. "Treehouse of Horror III" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of The Simpsons (production code 9F04), first aired on October 29, 1992. Ms. Krabappel informs him that the book is unacceptable as one for the report and he'll have to start again from scratch. [4] A subtle tombstone joke in this episode is in the scene where two zombies are crawling out of their graves. [11] "Clown Without Pity" was also rated sixth. While their parents distract the horde, Bart and Lisa successfully make it to the occult section of the Springfield Elementary library. The Simpsons: Season: 4 - Episode: 5 [incomplete & unfixed/messed] Good evening. At the Springfield pet cemetery with Lisa, Bart utters an incantation, but accidentally reanimates corpses from the nearby human cemetery instead. ^ a b c Groening, Matt (2004). In the third annual Treehouse of Horror episode, Homer buys Bart an evil talking Krusty doll, King Homer is captured by Mr. Burns, and Bart and Lisa inadvertently cause zombies to attack Springfield. 20th Century Fox. Plow 9F08: Lisa's First Word 9F09: Homer's Triple Bypass 9F10: Marge Vs. Lisa the Greek (1992): Instead of a shush, a whistle is blown and a marching band plays the theme. The photographers' camera flashes enrage King Homer, who breaks free from his restraints. Opening Meanwhile, Kang and Kodos observe the anarchy unfold from their ship hovering in orbit and remark that soon the human race will fall to the zombies while they laughing maniacally. Homer's silhouette appears next to Alfred Hitchcock's iconic silhouette. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 29, 1992. The TV screen eventually switches off; however, Homer and Marge can still be heard if not seen. Bart finds the correct spell and casts it upon the world, returning the zombies who were dead before the spell to their graves, making those who became zombies by infection drop dead in the streets and turning Lisa, who had been unaware of her change, back to normal. For the continuing series of Halloween specials, see Treehouse of Horror series. P1 Unfortunately, a gluttonous Homer ruins the game for everyone by eating everything. Nonton The Simpsons - English Comedy tv series on Disney+ Hotstar now. I dare ya. [4] After landing on the island, Mr. Burns, Smithers, and Marge stealthily approach a native tribe, but when they are spotted due to Marge's hair protruding over the bushes, she is kidnapped and tied to a post as an offering for King Homer, who is summoned by the sound of drums. This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 09:38. ^ a b Wolodarsky, Wallace (2004). It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 29, 1992. They described the episode as "Another seasonal treat. [4] The episode's reference to Night of the Living Dead was named the 16th greatest film reference in the history of the show by Total Film's Nathan Ditum. However, it turns out just to be Ned Flanders wearing a headless zombie costume. 【Quest Link】 Treehouse of Horror III … Marge gathers everyone around a circle for a party game in which everyone passes around various food items (such as peeled grapes and cold pasta) pretending they're the portions of a dead witch's body. In “Dial 'Z' for Zombies,” Lisa’s attempt to bring back her dead cat turns the town of Springfield into a pack of marauding zombies. He flips the switch to "Good" and the Krusty doll becomes friends with Homer, although it is quickly put to work as Homer's slave. It was first broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network on October 29, 1992. 2】 Hi everyone! [2][7], The opening sequence where Homer walks into Alfred Hitchcock's silhouette is a parody of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Silly scares, hilarious haunts and ghoulish gags that defy this copywriter's alliterative powers. In segment 'Clown Without Pity' the Springfield children are dressed up in their Halloween costumes, Bart appears in 'A Clockwork Orange' costume dress as 'Alex DeLarge'. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In a parody of the Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll", as well as the Child’s Play franchise, Bart is celebrating his birthday and has obtained multiple good presents and Grandpa's social security money. This is a reference to Jackson's famous music video, in which he dances with zombies. Couch Gag Flanders comes over and asks, "Mind if I chew your ear?" Grampa dismisses Bart's claim, but remarks that he has seen a lot of movies and the scene transitions into a black and white segment parodying King Kong, Marge joins Mr. Burns and Smithers on an expedition to "Ape Island" to find the legendary "King Homer". Treehouse of Horror III is the fifth episode of Season 4. A repairman arrives and discovers that the doll has been set to "Evil" mode. Upon receiving the Krusty doll, Bart excitedly says "Great Caesar's ghost! King Homer collapses in exhaustion, and Marge helpfully suggests that he eat more vegetables and fewer people. His book of choice? Homer buys Bart a talking Krusty doll at 'House of Evil' (your one-stop Evil gift shop) which also sells frozen yogurt called "frogurt". Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, Treehouse of Horror III, In this year's scarifying special, the Simpsons gather for a Halloween party and exchange ghost stories. They take place outside the show's normal continuity and completely abandon … [5], The "King Homer" segment is one of Matt Groening's all-time favorite stories from the Treehouse of Horror series. [2], Homer appears in front of a curtain and warns viewers that the following episode is scary. [2], When raising the dead from their graves, Bart wears Michael Jackson's record album cover Thriller on his head. I've been asked to tell you... that the following show is very scary... with stuff that might give your kids nightmares. Homer enters a 3D world with different mathematical topics. This movie appeared in the year 1995. 9 The Spell Book Was Funny, Once ("Treehouse of Horror III") There are hidden details, and then there's the relentless march of time eroding all trace that a joke ever existed. P2 Meanwhile, the Simpson family has barricaded all the doors and windows except for the back door, which Homer forgot to do. The family voice their surprise that he killed the zombie Flanders, to which Homer responds, “He was a zombie?" Directed By In the end, King Homer and Marge get married.[1][2]. The Krusty doll returns to its girlfriend (a Malibu Stacy doll) in Lisa's dollhouse.[1][2]. Treehouse of Horror III S4 E6 29 Oct 1992. The Halloween costumes include Homer wearing a toga as Julius Caesar (the toga is caught on the stairs and is totally ripped off, exposing his white underpants), Marge as an ancient Egyptian (most likely Cleopatra), Bart as Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange, Lisa as the Statue of Liberty, Milhouse as Radioactive Man, Martin as Calliope, Nelson as a pirate, Janey as a princess, Wendell as an astronaut, Lewis as Frankenstein's Monster, Richard as Scratchy and Ned Flanders as a headless zombie. Lisa realizes that the school library must have a book that can reverse the spell. Meanwhile, the Simpson family has barricaded all the doors and windows except for the front door, which Homer completely forgot to do because he was watching TV. As the doll attempts to strangle Homer, Marge calls KrustyCo for help; a repairman arrives and discovers that the doll has been accidentally switched from "Good" to "Evil." Written By This is also the first digitally animated Halloween special (originally going to be an episode for the thirteenth season). Although Marge is glad they never became zombies, the family starts behaving like it, starting with Bart and Homer just before the credits roll. It was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week, beating In Living Color. In the third annual Treehouse of Horror episode, Homer buys Bart an evil talking Krusty doll, King Homer is captured by Mr. Burns, and Bart and Lisa inadvertently cause zombies to attack Springfield. He dismisses this until the doll tries to stab him. [10] Warren Martyn and Adrian Wood, the authors of the book I Can't Believe It's a Bigger and Better Updated Unofficial Simpsons Guide, thoroughly enjoyed the episode. Bart's spellbook in "Dial Z For Zombies" is the latter, with the past 28 years impressively destroying nearly all sixteen funny spell name references The Simpsons throws at viewers. Special Guest Voices If you are one of them, I advise you to turn off your set now. Shortly thereafter, the Simpsons arrive at Springfield Elementary and burst through the doors until Homer wields a shotgun to kill the famous zombies including George Washington, Albert Einstein, and William Shakespeare. He emerges and warns viewers that the following episode could scare certain viewers, especially religious types, an announcement mirroring Marge's intros to Treehouse of Horror and Treehouse of Horror II. Music Composition Emmy nominated episodes, Episodes with a alternative Gracie Films logo, So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show, https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Treehouse_of_Horror_III?oldid=932070. In a parody of The Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll", Trilogy of Terror, Gremlins and the Child's Play franchise,[3] Homer realizes that he forgot to buy Bart a present for his birthday. Homer responds by blasting Flanders with his shotgun. He requests for the television to be turned off before daring viewers and imitating a chicken. In the end, the family is back at home on the couch watching TV. [11], In the film 28 Days Later (2002), there is a scene where Sgt. The episode then pans to a cemetery and eventually to the Simpsons' house, with the family in their couch gag as skeletons. Homer SimpsonMarge SimpsonBart Simpson Upon returning home, Bart tries to impress Lisa with the book, but she's uninterested as it's the four year anniversary of Snowball I's death. The song Marge hears while put on hold after calling the Krusty doll hotline is "Everybody Loves a Clown" by Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Skeleton Family couch gag 9F04: Treehouse Of Horror III 9F05: Marge Gets A Job 9F06: New Kid On The Block 9F07: Mr. Nonetheless, Mr. Burns is determined to capture King Homer and Smithers knocks Homer unconscious with a gas bomb. Later, Homer plays with the doll when it starts saying that it is going to kill him. 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