Freddy Krueger is a fictional character of the real world A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
Appears on the Simpson's couch with Jason Voorhees (from Friday the 13th) watching television, where the family usually sits and he wonders where Homer and his family are. Freddy also appears in the Treehouse of Horror V episode The Shinning, as him and a gang of other television monsters --including Jason Voorhees, the Werewolf and Pinhead, drag Homer Simpson out of the food storage as he refused to kill his family before having finished eating.
Freddy Krueger is also featured in the Treehouse of Horror VI episode, in which a burned to death Groundskeeper Willie returns as a Simpsons version of Freddy Krueger. This story, the second of three in the episode, is called Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace.
Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace
Bart has a nightmare that Groundskeeper Willie is out to kill him. He is slashed with a rake, and the scratches are still on his body after he wakes up. Many other students at Springfield Elementary School also say they were terrorized by Willie in their nightmares. When the students take a test, Martin falls asleep and is strangled to death by Willie in his dream. Bart and Lisa tell Marge about the incident. While she at first denies that she knows anything, Marge eventually tells the kids the truth: Willie was set on fire in a furnace explosion and burned to death while the parents of the students looked on and did nothing. He told the parents he would get his revenge by killing the children in their dreams. The parents ignored him, but he made good on his promise. Bart decides that he is going to have to go to sleep and dream of fighting Willie. Lisa is supposed to stay awake and wake him up if he seems to be in trouble. Bart falls asleep and attempts to find Willie, who appears as a lawn mower. Bart manages to trick Willie into mowing a sandbox containing quicksand, and Willie sinks. Bart then says he can get back to his regular dreams, him and Krusty winning the Super Bowl. But Willie turns into a bagpipe spider and is about to kill Bart when Lisa enters, trying to wake him up. Bart realizes that since she is in the dream, that means she has also fallen asleep. At that point, Willie grabs Lisa, intending to kill her too. They are about to lose the battle when Maggie appears and uses her pacifier to seal the vent on Willie's spider body, resulting in Willie's explosion. Now Bart and Lisa hope they are free of Willie forever, but they are wrong. Willie does show up again, but just as a normal person with no evil dream-powers, much to the children's relief.
Million Dollar Abie
He was one of the celebrities singing the Springfield Blows song.
Behind the Laughter
- He was voiced by Robert Englund who also portrayed him in the A Nightmare on Elm Street films.
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror V"
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror VI" (played by Groundskeeper Willie)
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror IX" (couch gag)
- Episode – "Million Dollar Abie"
- Couch gag – "500th couch gag"[src]