The Grim Reaper is the title given to the person who claims people's souls when it is their time to die.
Coming to claim Bart's life, he was met at the door by Homer and introduced himself, complete with ominous music and thunderclouds. Homer ignorantly stated that they "didn't want any", but Death broke down the door and attacked the Simpsons.
After a very silly chase scene, during which he was chased with his own scythe by Maggie and lost his foot to Santa's Little Helper, was destroyed with a bowling ball by Homer as revenge "for Snowball I and JFK", which made everyone unable to die.
Homer then took his cloak, because it looked comfortable and took up the mantle of death. Homer temporarily killed all the people God wanted to kill just by touching them with his fleshless arm, and then killed many other people just for fun, but gave up the position after God wanted him to kill Marge.
He appeared in the Grim Reaper couch gag in Treehouse of Horror VII. He rested his feet on the dead Simpsons.
Behind the Laughter
The Grim Reaper, also known as Death, is known as the personification of death. He is often represented as a skeleton in a black cloak wielding a scythe. According to folklore, Death will appear to mortals when it is time for them to die.
In some versions, he is able to make people die by touching them or by means of supernatural powers. There are also some versions were he has no control over people's lives and only serves as a psychopomp to lead the souls of the dead into the afterlife or the underworld.
- Simpsons short – "The Funeral"
- Episode – "Black Widower" (as Sideshow Bob)
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror IV"
- Episode – "'Round Springfield" (mentioned)
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror VII" (couch gag)
- THOH – "Treehouse of Horror XIV" (as Homer)
- Episode – "How I Wet Your Mother" (as Mona Simpson)
- Episode – "Whiskey Business" (cameo)
- Couch gag – "Grim Reaper couch gag"[[|[src]]]<a href="link=List of couch gags"></a> Couch gag – "Grim Reaper couch gag"[[|[src]]]
- – The Simpsons Movie
Characters in the Treehouse of Horror series
|Treehouse of Horror|
|Evil House ● Kang ● Kodos ● Serak the Preparer|
|Treehouse of Horror III|
|Treehouse of Horror IV|
|Flanders the Devil ● Grim Reaper ● Count Burns ● Gremlin|
|Treehouse of Horror V|
|Mister Peabody ● Sherman ● Jason|
|Treehouse of Horror VII|
|Hugo Simpson ● Pigeon-Rat|
|Treehouse of Horror IX|
|Treehouse of Horror X|
|Clobber Girl ● Stretch Dude ● The Collector ● Xena the Warrior Princess|
|Treehouse of Horror XI|
|Baby Bear ● George Cauldron ● Goldilocks ● Daddy Bear ● Mummy Bear ● Rapunzel ● Troll ● Suzanne ● Snorky|
|Treehouse of Horror XII|
|Gypsy ● Hobgoblin ● Leprechaun ● Yoda ● Ultrahouse 3000 ● Harry Potter ● Lord Montymort ● Slithers|
|Treehouse of Horror XIII|
|Homer's clones ● Peter Griffin ● Billy the Kid|
|Treehouse of Horror XIV|
|Jonathan Frink Sr. ● Grim Reaper|
|Treehouse of Horror XVI|
|David ● Cyborg Bart ● Witch|
|Treehouse of Horror XVII|
|Dr. Phil McGraw ● Female Golem ● Male Golem|
|Treehouse of Horror XIX|
|Airport Stair Bot ● ATM Bot ● Bestimus Muchos ● Carnage Destructicus ● Coffee Machine Bot ● Hot Dog Oven Bot ● Kitchen Bots ● Melody ● Microwave Bot ● Nacho Bot ● Plane Bot ● Sedan Bot ● Sex Toy ● Snooze ● Squishee Machine Bot ● Three-Way ● Toaster Bot ● Grand Pumpkin ● Tom Turkey|
|Treehouse of Horror XXIV|
|The Fat in the Hat ● Strong-Man Homer|