Skinner finally tackles Bart and ties him down with Willie's rope. He awakens still a little shaken by it (not helped with Homer blowing a blow-horn that he stole from a marina in his ears). Original title: The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IV (TV). Nixon even says he's not dead, but it's implied that he's in Hell because he made a, Even "Dogs Playing Poker" by Cassius Marsellus Coolidge is featured, Don't tell the Devil that you think you're smarter than him. As Lisa and he head for the school bus in rainy weather, Bart finds that Skinner is onboard, a punishment from his mother. Also in the news: Mr. Burns just bought a blood bank! The scene in Hell where Homer is fed all the doughnuts in the world, and asks for more, is a direct parody of the cartoon Pigs is Pigs, in which the character Piggy (known for being a glutton) is taken in by a scientist and forced to eat all the food in the world. He beckons her to join them but she refuses, so Bart crashes through the window and tries to turn her by force. Lisa claims that the only way to restore him is to kill the head vampire, Mr. Burns. Homer drives a stake through his heart (though not before accidentally hitting his crotch). ‘Bart Simpsons’ Dracula’ Treehouse of Horror IV. Then, they all harmonize "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", parodying A Charlie Brown Christmas. [3] Show runner David Mirkin thought the Treehouse of Horror episodes were the hardest episodes to do because the staff had to fit in all three stories in only 22 minutes. in season 5 No. The devil, revealed to be Ned Flanders, appears and offers Homer a contract to seal the deal. Bart is relieved as he is finally able to rest, but the gremlin appears in the back window of the ambulance, holding Ned's decapitated (yet still living) head, which makes Bart scream in terror. This scene later appeared in the clip show episode "The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular", which aired in the show's seventh season. Even with their audible moaning and Bart trying to get her attention (though for latter, Lisa thought Bart was annoying her with his. But at night, they take on a life of their own. Bart has several at certain points when he sees the gremlin picking the bus apart. Immediately after he says that.the gremlin appears holding Ned's severed head, causing him to scream. Down below, Homer finds himself chopped into pieces and given an ironic punishment by being force-fed donuts (he manages to eat the whole supply, to the torture technician demon's confusion). At the manor, there's even more obvious evidence of Burns being a vampire (i.e. "Treehouse of Horror IV" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season and the fourth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series of Halloween specials. "Terror at ​5 1⁄2 Feet" is a parody of the final segment seen in Twilight Zone: The Movie and The Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet". Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Happens to Homer to parody The Exorcist in "Treehouse of Horror XVI". Homer, in a stunning moment of competence, immediately realizes that this means so long as he never takes the last bite, the contract can't be completed. The jury rules in favor of the Simpsons and the presiding judge dismisses the case. [6] At Mr. Burns' castle, Lisa notices a tome resting on a stand in the basement. Jacobson praised "The Devil and Homer Simpson" as clever funny, and described "Bart Simpson's Dracula" as "easily the least effective", claiming it, "presents some good moments but never quite takes flight". [7] Mirkin said he felt the gremlin was well-done because he looked scary and "yet it looks like a completely organic Simpsons character". He tries to warn the others but every time he does so, the gremlin hides. Until then, Homer is sent to spend the rest of the day being punished in Hell. [1] The ending of "Bart Simpson's Dracula" is a reference to A Charlie Brown Christmas. Marge scolds him not to pester Satan. Bart floating outside Lisa's bedroom window is a parody of The Lost Boys as well as Stephen King's novel Salem's Lot. Synopsis: When Homer announces he would sell his soul for a donut, the Devil, disguised as Ned Flanders, shows up to take him up on the offer. Also, Groundskeeper Willie shot his mule seventeen times for refusing to walk in the mud. Also, Abe wanted to kill Bart, before finding out he's a vampire. Hilarious. 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Nonton The Simpsons - English Comedy tv series on Disney+ Hotstar now. "Treehouse of Horror IV" was directed by David Silverman and co-written by Conan O'Brien, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Greg Daniels, Dan McGrath, and Bill Canterbury.It is the fourth episode of the annual Treehouse of Horror Halloween specials. He also thought Harry Shearer did a good job of playing Flanders in a much darker way, while remaining very true to the character. Every season but the first one has had one. Bart: Paintings: lifeless images rendered in colorful goop. "Treehouse of Horror IV" is the fifth episode of The Simpsons' fifth season and the fourth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series of Halloween specials. 17+ In a ghoulish gallery, Bart hosts three bloodcurdling tales of Halloween horror. [6] Oakley said there was a lot of work put into the design of the gremlin in "Terror at ​5 1⁄2 Feet" to make him scary "within The Simpsons universe". They particularly liked the scenes in Hell where Homer is punished by the Devil, and Chief Wiggum's attempts to deal with Dracula (who he thinks is a mummy) in the "Bart Simpson's Dracula" segment by ordering the Egyptian wing of the Springfield museum to be destroyed. [7] Many scenes had to be cut to shorten the segment, including one that showed Homer's severed head being used as a bowling ball by a demon in hell. "Treehouse of Horror IV" was directed by David Silverman and co-written by Conan O'Brien, Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein, Greg Daniels, Dan McGrath, and Bill Canterbury. Treehouse of Horror IV is the fifth episode of the fifth season of The Simpsons. Executive producer James L. Brooks loved the show, so it was "great fun" for him to do the parody. This go-around is done in the style of Night Gallery with Bart hosting the in-betweens while babysitting Maggie as Marge goes to get gift-shop earrings, but not before telling Bart that this year's Halloween special may be too scary for some viewers. [5] The first time Devil Flanders appears, he looks the same as the devil Chernabog from the 1940 Walt Disney produced film Fantasia; Silverman particularly admired the animation in that sequence. Despite the fact that she knows that they're surrounded by coffins, Lisa is too focused on Burns' book to notice Burns' vampire minions rising from them and closing in on Bart and her. Everything Wrong With The Simpsons "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire" ... TV shows are great, except when they suck. They're really just crammed with jokes and story beats and everything. In particular, the twist revelation that Burns is not the head vampire is also a reference to the twist ending of The Lost Boys. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 28, 1993, and features three short stories called "The Devil and Homer Simpson", "Terror at 5 1 ⁄ 2 Feet", and "Bart Simpson's Dracula". Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Happens to Homer to parody The Exorcist in "Treehouse of Horror XVI". ; All Just a Dream: A few stories end with it being revealed to be a dream or fantasy of one of the characters.The "Treehouse of Horror II" stories were explicitly set-up as nightmares that Lisa, Bart, and Homer have as a result of eating too much Halloween candy. [4] Shortly after she finds the tome, she makes allusions to Shemp and Curly Howard of the Three Stooges, mistaking Bart's fearful attempts at getting her attention as impressions of the two. Same Nitpicking. The rest of the family reveals to the shocked Lisa that they're all vampires, because Burns wasn't the head one — Marge is. Lionel Hutz has one when he messes up his case, causing him to pull a. Episode - 1F04 First Aired - 10/28/1993 This go-around is done in the style of Night … Tropes Media Browse Indexes Forums Videos In a deleted scene, Bart wishes to trade his soul for a Formula One racing car, only to change his mind when the Devil appears with one in tow. He comments that it's always the one you least expect. In a parody of Bram Stoker's Dracula, after a news story about several vampire attacks (attributed by the police to a mummy), Lisa begins to suspect that Mr. Burns is a vampire, but the rest of the family dismisses her concerns. [15], Kim Nowacki of Yakima Herald-Republic named "Treehouse of Horror IV" her "all-time favorite" episode. Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, Treehouse of Horror IV, With a Night Gallery style opening, Bart introduces three tales. [11], Since airing, the episode has received mostly positive reviews from television critics. "Prime-Time TV Ratings", Rocky Mountain News, p. 18D. Treehouse of Horror IV. Blackbeard (Edward Teach) was born in England, but mostly roamed the Caribbean during his life. Bart and Lisa discover that Mr. Burns is actually a vampire in "Treehouse of Horror IV." [4] Dracula and his castle was designed by Silverman. Treehouse of Horror IV Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery She praised the parodies of The Twilight Zone and A Charlie Brown Christmas. "[4], The first segment, "The Devil and Homer Simpson", was written by Daniels and McGrath. The family awakes in the commotion and Lisa begs the Devil for a fair trial; he grudgingly agrees to this but demands that Homer spend a day in Hell. -- Homer the CEO, "Treehouse of Horror IV" In the next scene, the Simpsons are driving along a dark road with dead trees lining the sides, under a moon in a cloudy evening sky. Like many things, the Treehouse of Horror series took a little bit to get going. James Coco went mad in fifteen minutes! 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