The Five-Best “Treehouse of Horror” Segments From ‘The Simpsons’

The Simpsons just aired its 30th “Treehouse of Horror” episode. If you aren’t familiar, which would be weird but hey you know never, “Treehouse of Horror” is the Halloween special the show does every year. Instead of a typical episode, they do three stories related to horror or the supernatural, or sometimes just, like, a superhero thing or something. I’m not the biggest fan of these episodes. They’ve also been pretty lousy the last few years. However, there have been some great “Treehouse of Horror” segments. I tried to remember my five favorite off the top of my head. I figure that’s the best way to truly decide which ones they are.

“Citizen Kang” – This is the most-iconic “Treehouse of Horror” segment I think. It’s the one where Kang and Kodos, the aliens who appear almost every Halloween, show up and replace Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in the 1996 Presidential election. Have you ever heard the line “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos,” now you know where it’s from. This one is really funny and clever. Probably the best one.

“Fly vs. Fly” – In a parody of The Fly, Bart goes into a matter transporter with a fly, but he does it on purpose. His head ends up on the fly’s body, and the fly’s head is on Bart’s body. I mostly like this one because when Marge suggests the fly boy may be Bart, Homer agrees because, in a line I truly love, “The pants are a dead giveaway.”

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“Reaper Madness” – After a few lackluster years, The Simpsons hit it out of the park with this one. It’s the one great “Treehouse of Horror” segment from after, like, the ninth season. Homer becomes the Grim Reaper. He tries to get out of it by pulling a fast one on God. He then proceeds to hope on a motorcycle to race away from the light representing God. Homer gets away because he races in front of  a train, which God stops for. It’s a parody of a million chase scenes, and it’s delightfully absurd.

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“The Shinning” – Homer has a lot of great lines in this one. There’s the whole “No TV and no beer makes Homer go crazy” part, but also when he calls TV, “Teacher, mother, secret lover.” It’s a pretty direct parody of The Shining, but a good one.

“Homer3” – The story of this one isn’t super great, but it’s not bad. It was a really cool one, though. This is the segment where Homer falls into the third dimension and they animated it entire differently. It’s fun to see. They only ever did it once. Plus, at the end we see Homer in the real world. He goes into an erotic cake shop.

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