Thursday, September 20, 2012

Treehouse of Horror Episodes

Its the yearly tradition that has happened in every season except the first!  It sometimes leads new seasons off!  Its the Treehouse of Horror!  A trilogy of supposedly Halloween-themed shorts meant to make people laugh and fear.  Okay, not really.

Note: this page will be updated as I review more episodes.  Also, the final score is not the summation of 5 and the three individual scores by themselves.

Treehouse of Horror
1. Bad Dream House: The Simpsons move into a house built on an ancient burial ground. (+1.5)
2. Hungry are the Damned: The Simpsons are abducted by aliens, and then fed non-stop. (+1.4)
3. The Raven: The classic Poe tale retold by James Earl Jones. (+0.4)
Score: 8.8

Treehouse of Horror II
1. The Monkey's Paw: Homer acquires a monkey's paw that makes ill-fated wishes. (+1.7)
2. The Bart Zone: Bart is some sort of god that turns anyone with bad thoughts into a monster. (+0.8)
3. If I Only Had a Brain: Mr. Burns puts Homer's brain into a robot, who then becomes lazy. (+1.2)
Score: 9.3

Treehouse of Horror III
1. Clown Without Pity: Homer buys a cursed Krusty doll, which tries to kill him. (+2.0)
2. King Homer: A King Kong parody featuring Homer as the big ape. (+1.5)
3. Dial "Z" for Zombies: Bart resurrects the undead, who go on a zombie rampage. (+1.7)
Score: 10

Treehouse of Horror IV
1. The Devil and Homer Simpson: Homer sells his soul for a donut. (+1.5)
2. Terror at 5 1/2 Feet: Bart is the only one who sees a gremlin tearing apart the bus. (+1.6)
3. Bart Simpson's Dracula: Mr. Burns is a vampire, and he converts Bart into one. (+1.5)
Score: 9.8

Treehouse of Horror V
1. The Shinning: No TV and no beer make Homer something something. (+1.5)
2. Time and Punishment: Homer goes back in time, screws up the present. (+1.7)
3. Nightmare Cafeteria: The school's staff acquires the taste for human child. (+1.1)
Score: 10

Treehouse of Horror VI
1. Attack of the 50 Ft. Eyesores: Giant advertising icons wreak havoc in Springfield. (+1.2)
2. Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace: Kids are being attacked in their dreams, by Willie. (+1.4)
3. Homer^3: Rather than deal with his sisters-in-law, Homer escapes to the third dimension. (+1.0)
Score: 8.6

Treehouse of Horror VII
1. The Thing and I: Bart has an evil twin brother, Hugo. (+1.2)
2. The Genesis Tub: Lisa creates new life in a small tub. (+0.8)
3. Citizen Kang: Kang and Kodos conquer Earth, eventually. (+1.3)
Score: 8.3

Treehouse of Horror VIII
1. The HΩmega Man: Homer is the last person in Springfield. (+1.7)
2. Fly vs Fly: Bart combines himself with a fly. (+1.5)
3. Easy Bake Coven: Marge is a witch way back in the 17th century. (+1.0)
Score: 9.4

Treehouse of Horror IX
1. Hell Toupée: Homer gets Snake's vengeful, possessive hair. (+1.8)
2. The Terror of Tiny Toon: Bart and Lisa end up in Itchy & Scratchy's cartoon. (+0.8)
3. Starship Poopers: Turns out, Maggie is Kang's daughter. (+0.4)
Score: 8.1

Treehouse of Horror X
1. I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did: Simpsons run over Flanders, their cover up is known. (+1.2)
2. Desperately Xeeking Xena: Bart and Lisa are superheroes who confront the Collector. (+1.4)
3. Life's a Glitch, Then You Die: Homer forgets to make the plant's computers Y2K compliant. (+0.7)
Score: 8.5

Treehouse of Horror XI
1. G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad: Homer dies, then needs to do a good deed to go into heaven. (+1.5)
2. Scary Tales Can Come True: The Simpsons livin' in fairy tale times. (+0.4)
3. Night of the Dolphin: Dolphins leave the sea to conquer and kill mankind. (+1.4)
Score: 8.4

Treehouse of Horror XII
1. Hex and the City: Homer is cursed by a Gypsy where everyone he cares about has bad luck. (+1.1)
2. House of Whacks: Marge gets an automated house with Pierce Brosnan's personality. (+1.2)
3. Wiz Kids: Wizard Bart allies with Lord Montymort to embarrass wizard Lisa. (+0.9)
Score: 8.4

Treehouse of Horror XIII
1. Send in the Clones: Homer gets a new hammock that can make clones. (+1.3)
2. The Fright to Creep and Scare Harms: Lisa leads a gun ban, gun-toting zombies thank her. (+0.4)
3. The Island of Dr. Hibbert: A mad Hibbert turns people into animals. (+0.5)
Score: 6.7

Treehouse of Horror XIV
1. Reaper Madness: Homer kills, becomes Death. (+1.1)
2. Frinkenstein: Professor Frink reanimates his father, who lusts for organs. (+1.0)
3. Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off: Bart and Milhouse acquire a watch which stops time. (+1.0)
Score: 8.4

Treehouse of Horror XV
1. The Ned Zone: Ned gains the ability to foresee people dying. (+0.7)
2. Four Beheadings and a Funeral: 1890s London is terrorized by the Mutton-Chop Murderer. (+0.0)
3. In the Belly of the Boss: Mr. Burns swallows a pill with Maggie inside. (+0.5)
Score: 6.4

Treehouse of Horror XVI
1. B.I. Bartificial Intelligence: Bart gets replaced by a robot, becomes a robot. (+0.8)
2. Survival of the Fattest: Burns hunts man, including Homer and his pals. (+0.7)
3. I've Grown a Costume on Your Face: A witch turns everyone into their costumes. (+0.8)
Score: 7.4

Treehouse of Horror XVII
1. Married to the Blob: Homer eats an alien goo, turns into a man-eating blob. (+0.8)
2. You Gotta Know When to Golem: Bart acquires a Jewish golem that regrets its actions. (+0.9)
3. The Day the Earth Looked Stupid: 1938 Springfield gets tricked by Orson Welles. (+0.4)
Score: 7.1

Treehouse of Horror XVIII
1. E.T. Go Home: Kodos is left behind, uses Bart to secretly build an invasion portal. (+1.2)
2. Mr. & Mrs. Simpson: Homer and Marge are secret assassins. (+0.8)
3. Heck House: Ned tries to scare some kids straight, gets God to help. (+0.6)
Score: 7.6

Treehouse of Horror XIX
1. Untitled Robot Parody: Licensed transforming robots rage war in Springfield. (+0.7)
2. How to Get Ahead in Dead-vertising: Homer kills celebrities so they can be used in ads. (+0.7)
3. It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse: Its like Charlie Brown, but slightly less boring. (+0.8)
Score: 7.3

Treehouse of Horror XX
1. Dial M for Murder: Bart and Lisa agree to get revenge on each other's teacher. (+0.7)
2. Don't Have a Cow, Mankind: Unholy burgers make zombies of people, but Bart is immune. (+1.3)
3. There's No Business Like Moe Business: Moe woos Marge, Homer's blood make beer good. (+1.2)
Score: 8.4

Treehouse of Horror XXI
1. War and Pieces: an evil board game makes other board games come to life. (+0.6)
2. Master and Cadaver: Homer and Marge get involved in an ocean murder mystery. (+0.8)
3. Tweenlight: Lisa falls in love with a young vampire whose father is the corny Dracula. (+1.0)
Score: 7.3

Treehouse of Horror XXII
1. The Diving Bell and the Butterball: Homer becomes fully paralyzed. (+0.3)
2. Dial D for Diddily: Flanders gets orders from "God" to kill Homer's enemies... hmm... (+0.6)
3. In the Na'vi: An Avatar parody featuring everyone's favorite alien race: the Rigelians! (+0.1)
Score: 6.2

Treehouse of Horror XXIII
1. The Greatest Story over Holed: A black hole grows bigger as people throw trash into it. (+0.5)
2. Unnormal Activity: Demonic things happen in the Simpson home, and Marge knows why. (+0.8)
3. Bart and Homer's Excellent Adventure: Bart goes to the past, pairs Marge with Artie Ziff. (+1.0)
Score: 7.4

Treehouse of Horror XXIV
1. Oh, the Places You'll D'oh: A twisted Halloween-themed parody of The Cat in the Hat. (+0.7)
2. Dead and Shoulders: Bart is beheaded, but gets his head attached to Lisa's body. (+0.6)
3. Freaks No Geeks: A 1920s circus freak show rallies together to be really creepy. (+1.2)
Score: 7.0

Treehouse of Horror XXV
1. School is Hell: Bart visits, enjoys, goes to a school in hell. (+0.5)
2. A Clockwork Yellow: A reference to everything Stanley Kubrick. (-0.1)
3. The Others: The Simpsons are haunted by the Simpsons circa 1987!  (+0.7)
Score: 6.1

Treehouse of Horror XXVI
1. Wanted: Dead Then Alive: Bob kills Bart, but wants to do it again so he reanimates Bart to do so. (+1.1)
2. Homerzilla: an old tale about an angry Homer monster gets remade for the modern audience. (+0.5)
3. Telepaths of Glory: Lisa and Milhouse gain, then abuse telepathic powers. (+0.4)
Score: 7.0

Treehouse of Horror XXVII
1. Dry Hard: its a terrible Hunger Games reference. (-0.3)
2. BFF/R.I.P.: Lisa's old imaginary friend is killing Lisa's current friends. (+1.3)
3. Moefinger: Moe and pals are actually spies who recruit Bart to take Homer's job. (+0.5)
Score: 6.4

Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
1. The Exor-Sis: Maggie gets possesed and needs to be exorcised. (+0.6)
2. Coralisa: Lisa finds the Coraline equivalent of her world. (+0.7)
3. Mmm... Homer: Homer finds himself to be a tasty ingredient. (+0.9)
Score: 7.2

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