Treehouse of Horror XXIII Event was a halloween-themed event released on October 12, 2012. 19. The episode is part of the Treehouse of Horror series, which is an episode divided into three separate stories and an opening that is a parody of scary or Halloween themed stories. In a parody of Back to the Future,[1] Bart travels back to 1974 in Professor Frink's time machine to buy a comic book for 25 cents instead of the current $200 price at the Android's Dungeon. These segments usually have a horror, science fiction or fantasy theme and quite often are parodies of films, novels, plays, television shows, Twilight Zone episodes, or old issues of EC Comics. "[20] Other reviewers agreed with his assessment. Treehouse of Horror XXIII is the second episode of The Simpsons's season 24. When everyone is gone, two particles collide with each other and create a small black hole which floats off. "[22], The response for "Dial D for Diddly" was that it started well, but then gradually declined. [1] The Simpsons put it in the basement and Lisa warns them not to throw anything in it or otherwise it will grow bigger. The event contained several new limited time Treehouse of Horror characters, decorations, tasks, and buildings. The Simpsons-Treehouse of Horror XXI-Opening Intro - YouTube In the end of the segment, it turns into a spoof of the 2010 film 127 Hours, in which Ralston loses his arm after being trapped under a rock. [17] For the week of October 24–30, 2011, The Simpsons finished 14th in the 18–49 demographic, fourth in the 18–34 demographic, and third among teenagers. [9] Instead of moving his eyelids, Homer communicated through flatulence. Marge begs God to reverse everything that has happened, but God tells her that Satan is the one who is running the world. Opening: This spooky version of the standard HD-era opening has some decent visual gags, but like the XXIII opening, it goes on for way too long--three minutes again. This is the opening to the twenty-ninth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the forth episode of Season 30 and it premiered on October 21, 2018. This is because they have to do many original designs, such as characters and backgrounds. It earned a total viewership of 6.57 million, also coming in second behind Family Guy, which had 6.70 million viewers, but beating American Dad!, Bob's Burgers, and The Cleveland Show. Josh Harrison of Ology was positive and gave the episode a rating of seven out of ten, but commented that he preferred "episodes that feature longer, more involved storylines more than the spoof collections. He commented that "there is no stronger argument for ending 'The Simpsons' than the latest Halloween installment of 'Treehouse of Horror'" and further said that "in all honesty, it's amazing how tame 'The Simpsons' has become over the years. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" originally aired on Fox in the United States on October 30, 2011, the night before Halloween. Directed by Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson. "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" is the second episode of the 24th season of The Simpsons. "[2] Since then, every Treehouse of Horror episode following "Treehouse of Horror XXII" has aired during the month of October. [9] The last part references the Spider-Man musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark that was plagued by stage malfunctions and sometimes left its performers to dangle in mid-air. [13] Major League Baseball decided to move the 2011 World Series earlier than the previous season so that no games would be played in November,[14] leaving October 30 free for Fox to air "Treehouse of Horror XXII" on that date. Treehouse of Horror XXII. But, like the couch gag at the start of each episode, 'Treehouse Of Horror' tempts us with the chance to see something that doesn't feel borrowed (and a bit dumbed down) from the show’s glory years. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 3, 2002, three days after Halloween. However, his wife, a Mayan Marge, tricks a priest, a Mayan Moe, into getting himself sacrificed instead by promising him sex. In a parody of Avatar, taking place in the future, Krusty the Clown sends the military force to the planet Rigel 7 to find the a sacred extract Hilarrium, so he can easily entertain his Nazi audience. At the height of the Maya civilization, in the city of Chichen Itza, a sacrifice is about to take place to prevent the end of the world from happening at the end of the 13th Baktun and the Mayan Calendar. This is the opening to the twelfth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the first episode of season 13 and it premiered on November 6, 2001. Club, Hayden Childs gave the episode a C+ grade, saying, "The writers seem unwilling to mock the more outrageous aspects of the movies they are sending up and settle for weakly batting at the obvious. Though the Homers lose badly despite greatly outnumbering Artie, they wind up winning over Marge, who then takes pity on the beaten Homers and lets all of them live with her. " Treehouse of Horror XXIII " is the second episode of the 24th season of The Simpsons. The episode received a 3.1 in the 18-49 demographic, coming second in the Animation Domination lineup behind Family Guy, which had a 3.4. February 25, 2017 January 15, 2020 ~ Mike! In "The Diving Bell and Butterball," the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite … They learn that the extract Hilarrium, which is excreted by their queen, is primarily used by the natives to reduce the mood swings of pregnant women. "Treehouse of Horror XXII" originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 30, 2011, the night before Halloween. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. [16] The Simpsons became the highest-rated program in Fox's Animation Domination lineup that night both in terms of viewers and in the 18–49 demographic. Two of the targets, Patty and Selma Bouvier, were killed in a similar fashion to the style of Wile E. [12], The last two segments were also parodies of popular culture. Previously, the show had trouble locating a theremin player, who could work under the time constraints of the show. In "The Diving Bell and Butterball," the first of three hair-raising Halloween tales, a venomous spider bite … This sketch had no redeeming qualities and should be erased from the minds of all Simpsons fans immediately. The text reads, "Treehouse of Horror XXIII ". [6] As it is tradition with most Treehouse of Horror episodes, this episode featured the use of "scary" names in the credits, which is to write alternate names for cast and crew in a "scary" fashion. The only person who is not sucked in is Maggie, whose pacifier flies into the black hole, inexplicably stopping it. [8], "The Diving Bell and the Butterball" was a satire of the 2007 French film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,[2] in which a paralyzed man learns to communicate through moving his eyelids. Robert David Sullivan of The A.V. This is the opening to the sixteenth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the fourth episode of season 17 and it premiered on November 6, 2005. The episode featured a reference to the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. [2], The episode marks the first time of all the Treehouse of Horror episodes that an actual theremin was used for music cues. The release date was unusual for a Treehouse of Horror episode, because ever since Fox got the rights to the Major League Baseball playoffs, most of the Halloween specials aired in the first week of November. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the episode aired on Sky 1 on March 24, 2013 with 1,312,000 viewers, making it … This was also the first Treehouse of Horror to not use any of the Halloween names (EX: Bat Groening and James Hell Brooks) and this was also the last Treehouse of Horror to be called: The Simpsons Halloween Special. The black hole becomes huge and consumes everything in sight. When he is again bitten by another spider (a radioactive one this time), he gains the ability to shoot spider webs out of his rear end and have the same abilities as Spider-Man, though he is still unable to move or talk. Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. "[20] In general, Treehouse of Horror episodes take about a year to complete for the staff. The release date was unusual for a Treehouse of Horror episode, because ever since Fox got the rights to the Major League Baseball playoffs, most of the Halloween specials aired in the first week of November. This is the opening to the seventeenth Treehouse of Horror which took place during the fourth episode of season 18 and it premiered on November 5, 2006. [10] During the middle, there is a spoof of the 1960 film Psycho, as the same music and similar scenes are used (E.G: Reverend Lovejoy eyeing Homer in his car. Promotional picture for the episode. [7] Ralston came up with his own scary name for the credits, which was Aron "I gave my right arm to be on 'The Simpsons'" Ralstump. Homer instead runs off with the bag to eat its contents in privacy at a canyon cliff. "[10], Much of the criticism towards the Avatar spoof "In the Na'Vi" goes towards the timing of the episode. The Simpson family is amazed at the result and Lisa helps Homer tell Marge how he feels about her. It finished before Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and the series premiere of Allen Gregory. "[9] Similarly, Marnell commented that in the episode "The Simpsons' finally gets around to parodying 'Avatar' — a movie picked to death by 'South Park' and other series a year or two ago" and further elaborated that "[i]t's almost a straight forward retelling of 'Avatar' without the biting satire that made the film parodies of previous years so much fun. "[20] Alex Strachan had the opposite reaction in a review in Calgary Herald and concluded that we should "[f]orget all that talk about The Simpsons being past its prime. 1 Synopsis 2 Full … ", "The Simpsons 23.03 'Treehouse of Horror XXII, "Every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Segment, Ranked", A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Treehouse_of_Horror_XXII&oldid=1000259921, Television episodes directed by Matthew Faughnan, Television episodes written by Carolyn Omine, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 10:48. Kang and Kodos then admit that they would have just given the Hilarrium to the humans. Season 23's "Treehouse of Horror XXII aired on October 30, however, as the World Series (which went the maximum of seven games) had concluded on October 28. [2] Mason has a recurring role on The Simpsons as Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, who is the father of Krusty the Clown. In a parody of Dexter, after hearing a voice that he thinks is God telling him to murder people, Ned Flanders becomes a serial killing vigilante, targeting characters who are Homer's enemies. "[1] Screen Rant called it the best episode of the 24th season. Marnell called the parody "wildly unfunny", while Childs was critical of Homer turning into a paralyzed Spider-Man and stated that it was "simply not very funny. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 7, 2012. Club gave the episode a B and gave a fairly positive review, commenting, "In the early years of The Simpsons, the annual 'Treehouse Of Horror' outing was a fun contrast to most of the show’s episodes. In a parody of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Spider-Man, Homer begins to decorate the house for Halloween and is reaching for a decoration in a box. Watch The simpsons treehouse of horror Part 4/4 - Kristycozens96 on Dailymotion The episode was watched by approximately 8.10 million people during the first broadcast. The episode is part of the Treehouse of Horror series,[2] which since the second season, has been a tradition for The Simpsons to air a new Halloween special each year. Throughout this story, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are seen eating the candy. 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[23], 3rd episode of the twenty-third season of, "Starting "The Man In the Blue Flannel Pants, "The Simpsons: Another Halloween, Another Average "Treehouse of Horror, "The Simpsons celebrates Halloween in a timely fashion for once", "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Cleveland Show' Adjusted Up; 'Pan Am' Adjusted Down + Unscrambled CBS Shows & 'Sunday Night Football, "TV Ratings Sunday: 'Once Upon a Time' Holds Up; 'Allen Gregory' Debuts Weakly", "Fox Primetime Ratings for the Week of October 24-30, 2011", "The Absolute Best Scenes from The Simpsons Treehouse of Terror XXIII! There was no warmth, no subtlety, no lessons learned, and no attempt at a coherent story—just a lot of gross-out humor and a chance to see Springfield stretched even further past reality. "[11] Coincidentally, the previous aired episode of South Park, "Broadway Bro Down", also had a reference to the musical, but the spokesperson for the Broadway show did not want to comment on that episode. In another addition to the Treehouse of Horror series we see three more terrifying tales. Some of the jokes land, but none land too solidly. Based on tonight's sharp-eyed, keen-witted Treehouse of Horror XXII - funnier, faster and more fright-worthy than last year's dud, thankfully - there's a lot of ink left in the old ink pot yet. [16] Besides a broadcast of a NFL Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles on NBC, The Simpsons was the most watched program of the night in the 18–49 demographic. "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" is a Halloween-themed episode from the twenty-fourth season of the animated comedy series The Simpsons.It was first broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network on October 7, 2012, the most days before Halloween that any "Treehouse of Horror" episode has had its first airing so far. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the episode aired on Sky 1 on March 24, 2013 with 1,312,000 viewers, making it the most watched program that week. Along with the update came several new standard buildings, decorations, and characters such as Edna Krabappel and Otto Mann. Coyote. Directed by Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson. Milhouse then contacts the military of their location, which then attacks the natives. Instead, the show used a synthesizer keyboard to play a theremin sample - much to creator Matt Groening's displeasure. The culprit is revealed to be a Moe-like demon with whom Marge made a deal to save her sisters when they summoned the demon as part of a Satanic ritual. Opening for episode 3, season 23. This only marks the second time Fox has aired a Treehouse of Horror episode in October since 1999 – in 2009 it aired nearly two weeks before Halloween. (Through 2010, all subsequent Halloween episodes save for 2009's " Treehouse of Horror XX " premiered in November, although beginning with 2011's " Treehouse of Horror XXII " the network has resumed airing the episodes on or before Halloween.) "[19] Even more critical was CraveOnline's Blair Marnell who gave the episode a rating of three out of ten. When Bart, Lisa and Maggie come home with their Halloween candy hauls, Marge confiscates all of it to donate to the army. In its original American broadcast, it was viewed by approximately 8.1 million people. [8] The situation turned when a scene in "Homer Scissorhands" was written to feature Milhouse playing the theremin. Once their destruction is done, they high five to show their success on wreaking havoc in Earth, then fly off, only leaving the Earth to explode, replacing it with what appears to be the Earth's infrastructure or blood. The opening was a parody of the autobiographical film 127 Hours, in which the subject Aron Ralston loses an arm. As part of the deal, the demon would return 30 years later to take Marge's favorite child as payment (which turns out to be Maggie, much to Lisa's shock). Here Maggie pops out of Bart's astronaut suit, dressed as a baby alien, which is a reference to the 1979 film Alien. [11] Vulture ranked it the worst "Treehouse of Horror" segment ever, stating, "From stale parodies to uncalled-for fart jokes (Homer can only communicate through flatulence; he also shoots spider webs out of his butt), 'Diving Bell' is the worst Treehouse yet. When The Wrap asked show runner Al Jean if he was satisfied with the airing the night before Halloween, Jean said: "Yes, and the perfect thing is, Halloween is actually a bad day to air it, because nobody watches TV that night. A Mayan Homer, who has been fattened up, showing that he is ready to be sacrificed, hears about it for the first time (as he did not pay attention during orientation) and attempts to back out to no avail. Homer manages to convince the demon to relinquish the bargain in return for Homer to reluctantly engage in three-way sex with him and another demon. The citizens of Springfield gather to witness the activation of the Springfield Particle Accelerator; they originally wanted to use the money to build a new baseball stadium, but Lisa convinced them otherwise. When Flanders discovers that Homer is the one who has been duping him into committing murder (by way of a Bible-shaped receiver), Homer argues that God does not exist and starts burning Ned's bible, only to be stopped and strangled to death by God Himself. Treehouse of Horror XXII Treehouse of Horror XXII 1 Gallery 1.1 Opening Sequence 1.2 The Diving Bell and the Butterball 1.3 Dial "D" for Diddly 1.4 In the Na'Vi Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery Add a photo to this gallery The episode received a 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. Subsequent Treehouse of Horror episodes have premiered in the month of October. Still, some of the jokes- … People can watch it and then still go out the next night. This horror movie montage swoops through the entire city with numerous callbacks to past Treehouse installments. [9] "In the Na'vi" was a parody of the 2009 film Avatar. This show used to be the 'South Park' of its day. [15] The show received a 4.0 Nielsen rating in the demographic for adults aged 18–49 and a ten percent share of the audience, which was a 33 percent increase from the previous episode "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts". In the present, Homer encounters three Mayan stone gods, mistaking them for the trick-or-treaters. MMM... Homer: Homer cannibalizes himself after he runs out of food while Margeand the kids are away from home. They succeed in this and Bart ends up getting Kang's daughter pregnant after falling in love with her. It should be easy, whatever the season is, subtract 1 from that number and there you go. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 30, 2011. Fueled by his need to get the out-of-reach bag of candy, and rather than wait twenty minutes for help, Homer chews off his arm. Directed by Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. Unfortunately, Homer trips and falls to the bottom of the canyon with his arm pinned. Treehouse of Horror XXII (Season 23) ... an amazing opening intro. The military recruits Bart and Milhouse to befriend the alien race in avatar bodies. After the sacrifice, a Mayan Professor Frink confirms that the world will end after the 13th Baktun, which, accounting for the Gregorian calendar and the birth of Jesus, puts the end of days in the year 2012 (with the Mayan Mayor Quimby placing the blame on President Barack Obama). The alien race in Avatar bodies characters such as characters and backgrounds `` Dial D for Diddly '' was parody. To be episode, Jean revealed that the episode a rating of three out of ten fourteenth season the. 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