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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II

When Homer, Bart, and Lisa eat a ton of candy, the three begin having various nightmares:

Lisa's nightmare (The Monkey's Paw): The Simpsons visit Morocco and find a monkey's paw that makes all their wishes come true – with dire consequences.

Bart's nightmare (The Bart Zone): The town of Springfield must think happy thoughts or suffer the powers of Bart's twisted imagination.

Homer's nightmare (If I Only Had a Brain): Mr. Burns kills Homer (who's now working as a grave-digger) so he can transplant his brain into a robot's to create a super-efficient worker.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x7
Production Number: 8F02
Airdate: Thursday October 31st, 1991



 
Main Cast
Dan CastellanetaDan Castellaneta
voiced Homer Simpson, Abraham Simpson, Krusty the Klown, Barney, Willy, Sideshow Mel, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Gil, Itchy, Various
Julie KavnerJulie Kavner
voiced Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Jacqueline Ingrid Bouvier, Various
Nancy CartwrightNancy Cartwright
voiced Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, Various
Yeardley SmithYeardley Smith
voiced Lisa Simpson, Various
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
voiced Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Dr. Nick Riviera, Prof. Frink, Cletus, Sea Captain, Kirk Van Houten, Various
Harry ShearerHarry Shearer
voiced Mr. Burns, Smithers, Dr. Marvin Monroe, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Otto, Kent Brockman, Dr. Hibbert, Lenny, Rev. Lovejoy, Various
Episode Notes
Chalkboard Gag:
N/A

Couch Gag:
N/A

The continuation of the running joke of "Funny Tombstones"






Episode Quotes
Mr. Burns: Oh, Smithers, I was wrong to play God. Life is precious, not a thing to be toyed with. Now take out that brain and flush it down the toilet!
Smithers: Sir, his family might appreciate it if you returned the brain to his body.
Mr. Burns: Oh, come on, it's 11:45!

Homer: I'll make a wish that can't backfire! I wish for a turkey sandwich, on rye bread, with lettuce, and mustard, and... I don't want any zombie turkeys, I don't wanna turn into a turkey myself, and I don't want any more weird surprises, you got it! (Homer eats)... Mmm, not bad, nice hot mustard, good bread, turkeys a little dry... THE TURKEY'S A LITTLE DRY!!!

Homer: That Monkeys Paw is going to make our dreams come true!
Maggie: (suck)
Lisa: Oh no! Maggie made a wish! (the family hear a car horn)
Homer: Oooh! A luxury car! Good Maggie!
Marge: (someone’s at the door, she opens it) Ooh, a new pacifier.
(The car drives off)
Homer: D'oh!

Smithers: (Over P.A.) Attention Homer Simpson. Attention Homer Simpson.
(Homer is still dozing at his post)
Smithers: Wake up, Homer! (Homer awakens)
Smithers: You're fired.
Homer: For what?
Smithers: For sleeping on the job.
Homer: How'd you know I was sleeping?
Smithers: We've been watching you on the surveillance camera.
Homer: Camera? (Spots the camera) D'oh!

Marge: It's your father, he's missing.
Bart: Dad's missing? Get outta here!
Marge: He's been gone for two days!
Lisa: What do you know, she's right!



Episode Goofs
When the last wish is granted by Homer & the index finger moves, you can see the refrigerator off to the right of the paw, however the refrigerator is behind Homer.


Maggie wishes for a new orange pacifier & tosses the red one away, but when the car drives off, she once again has her old red one in her mouth.


When the family is wondering what they should wish for the monkey's thumb is facing the left but when the shot goes to a close up of Bart & Lisa arguing, the thumb is facing the right.


In the wide shot of Helen Lovejoy reading the sign, she is wearing her standard outfit, but in the close up, suddenly she has long sleeves.


The tomatoes in Homer's turkey sandwich change color.


There's a huge tree & orange flowerbox on the (screen) left corner of Ned's house before he spruces up his home. Once he does they vanish ...



...however, they're back when Homer says, he wishes he had a monkey's paw.


As Kang & Kodos leave Earth, the colors are reversed. The land is blue & the seas are green.


Sherri & Terri alternate yellow & white.



The second time Burns & Smithers look in on Homer sleeping on the security camera a box of donuts and a lone doughnut appear that weren't there before.


Bart's pajamas are long sleeved but when he comes up for air after being trapped by Homer's flab, they are short.




Cultural References
Walt Disney

During the credits, there are gravestones of famous people, including one for Walt Disney with ice and snow on it. This is a reference to the urban legend that Walt Disney had himself frozen when he died so that he could be re-animated in the future.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Jasper being turned into a dog is a parody of a similar occurrence in the 1956 fim Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Midnight Express

The scene with Homer being detained by the cops with souvenirs taped to his body is a reference to the 1978 film where a character had taped drugs to his body.

Charlie Brown

The group of kids that run in front of the Simpson's home are the Peanuts gang from It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown




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