Simpsons WIki

Treehouse of Horror XVI

16,177 articles being
edited here
Milhouse of Sand and Fog
Treehouse of Horror XVI
Marge's Son Poisoning
Donut Homer This episode is considered non-canon and the events featured do not relate to the series and therefore may not have actually happened/existed
Treehouse of Horror XVI
Episode Number 360
Production Code GABF17
Original Airdate November 6, 2005
Chalkboard Gag None
Couch Gag N/A
Special Guest Voices Dennis Rodman as himself
Show Runner(s) Al Jean
Written By Marc Wilmore
Directed By David Silverman

For the continuing series of Halloween specials, see Treehouse of Horror Series.

Dad, you're not a robot. You're just posessed by the Devil.
Lisa Simpson[src]

Treehouse of Horror XVI was the fourth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, as well as the sixteenth Halloween episode. The episode aired six days after Halloween. This is one of several Simpsons episodes which are considered anthology episodes that features mini-stories.


In "B.I. Bartificial Intelligence" Bart lapses into a coma, Homer and Marge replace him with a robot boy. Homer competes in "The World Series of Manhunter" with Mr. Burns hunting him, and Terry Bradshaw as the host in "Survival of the Fattest". A witch casts a spell at a Halloween costume party, turning everyone into what their costume is in "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face".[1]

Full Story Edit

Opening segment Edit

In the opening, using an accelerator-beam, Kang and Kodos hope to speed up a World Series baseball game to air The Simpsons. Things later go sour, and the baseball stadium is drawn in to a specific point where the gravity is high. Afterwards the stadiums' surroundings are drawn into this point and then the whole city of Springfield, then Earth's oceans, the whole Earth, the solar system, numerous galaxies and finally God is drawn into this singularity, a form of a Big Crunch. Kodos says to Kang, "Smooth move, space-lax! You've destroyed the totality of existence." Kang replies, "It will be fine. I'll just leave a note." The Yellow Post-it note he places says: "Treehouse of Horror XVI" in red writing that looks like blood.

B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence Edit

B.I. Bartificial Intelligence
B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence title card
Terry12fins24Added by Terry12fins24
Bart ends up in a coma after attempting to jump from the roof to the swimming pool at Spinster Arms Apartments. In an effort to cope with the loss of their boy, the family takes in a robotic boy, named David, who quickly proves to be a better son.
Treehouse of Horror XVI (Promo Picture) 2
B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence promo card
Terry12fins24Added by Terry12fins24
Later, Bart wakes up from the coma however the two boys soon try to compete for their families love. Marge grows concerned with the boys rivalry, Homer comforts her and says he'll fix it. Of course instead of getting rid of the better robot son Homer decides to dump Bart in the woods. Bart soon comes across a band of defunct robots, harvesting their parts to become a powerful cyborg. He returns home to seek his revenge on David, and in the end, he cuts both Homer and David in half. Eventually, Homer, who no longer has his legs, now has to be fused with David's legs. In the end it is revealed that it was all a dream induced by Homer's Demonic Possession, in a pardoy of 'The Exorcist'. A priest comes and splashes holy water on Homer who begins to preform the exorcist movements and music, and climbs up on the ceiling. Marge calls the plant to tell them that Homer won't be able to come in today, and Homer exclaims "Whoo-hoo!" and collapses on the bed, relaxed, but with his head still turned around backwards.

Survival of the Fattest Edit

Survival of the Fattest
Survival of the Fattest title card
Terry12fins24Added by Terry12fins24
TV guide for the hunt
MarianeramsisAdded by Marianeramsis

Homer and other citizens of Springfield receive a letter from Mr. Burns to come to his mansion to go hunting. Homer goes, despite his family's warnings. Unbeknownst to them, they are the prey to be hunted by Burns. After his lawyer writes something that "should work in just about every courtroom" (and is then shot by Burns), he gives everyone five minutes vantage, but even so he manages to kill almost everyone, some of who climbed a tree but were launched into the air by Homer, and shot by Burns (except for Moe, who dies because he's impaled on a weathervane and being crushed by a dead Chief Wiggum).

1st promo card
RobotShakeAdded by RobotShake
Treehouse of Horror XVI (Promo Picture) 3
2nd promo card
Terry12fins24Added by Terry12fins24
While the Simpson family watch the hunt on TV, the survivors hide in a forest, in which Professor Frink is eaten by Homer and everyone but him is shot by Burns' attack helicopter. Homer manages to survive the night as his friends are killed, and he uses Barney's dead body so Burns thinks he is Homer. He falls from a tree and Burns is ready to shoot at him, but just as he is about to do it, he and Smithers are both knocked out with frying pans by Marge, who then hits Homer for being away from home for eighteen hours and not calling. The segment ends with two reporters showing Homer and Marge having sex with each other behind them, Homer unzipping Marge's dress as the segment ends.

I've Grown a Costume on Your Face Edit

I've Grown a Costume on Your Face
I've Grown a Costume on Your Face title card
Terry12fins24Added by Terry12fins24
The citizens of Springfield dress in their Halloween costumes for a costume contest. A wicked witch also entered, and won. But after revealing that she isn't wearing a costume, and is really a witch, she is disqualified and her prize is taken away. In revenge, she turns everyone into the actual characters that their costumes are based on. All of the citizens have problems with their appearances, including the Simpsons: Homer's head falls off, Marge turns into a skeleton (but with her own Human head), Bart into a werewolf, Lisa into Albert Einstein and Maggie into a witch (as they were all dressed like that). Lisa tries to discover how to reverse the spell, then she realizes Maggie is now a witch and she can do it. The citizens come to their house, some saying they like their appearance and abilities, and some saying they want to be back to normal. Notably, there is Flanders as a flower, followed around by a bee, Apu as the droid R2D2 from Star Wars, nicknamed ApuD2 and Kirk van Houton as a gold building viercle.
Maggie turns everyone into a pacifier
MarianeramsisAdded by Marianeramsis
Maggie gets confused, so she eventually turns the people of Springfield into pacifiers with their normal heads and goes away on her broomstick. Where Moe then tells the audience that he hopes they have enjoyed watching this episode as much as the Koreans did doing the animation. Dennis Rodman (also as a pacifier) comes and says he is working off a speeding ticket. Maggie comes back and casts another spell and the credits appear, presumably changing everyone back to normal.

Behind the LaughterEdit

TreeHouse 16
The logo for this episode
DahsimpsdonsAdded by Dahsimpsdons
Treehouse of Horror XVI (Promo Picture)
Promo picture for this episode
Terry12fins24Added by Terry12fins24

Broadcasting Information Edit


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, November 6, 2005
  • 2nd Airdate: Sunday, February 5, 2006
  • 3rd Airdate: Monday, August 31, 2010


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, December 18, 2005
  • 2nd Airdate: Friday, December 23, 2005 (Encore Screening)
  • 3rd Airdate: Saturday, April 22, 2006
  • 4th Airdate: Tuesday, June 6, 2006
  • 5th Airdate: Friday, August 4, 2006
  • 6th Airdate: Saturday, August 26, 2006
  • 7th Airdate: November 5, 2010
  • 8th Airdate: February 2, 2013


  • 1st Airdate: Tuesday, February 28, 2006


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, August 6, 2006


  • 1st Airdate: Sunday, October 26, 2006
  • 2nd Airdate: Sunday, October 25, 2007
  • 3rd Airdate: Sunday, October 19, 2008
  • 4th Airdate: Sunday, October 18, 2009
  • 5th Airdate: Sunday, October 17, 2010
  • 6th Airdate: Sunday, October 23, 2011
  • 7th Airdate: Sunday, October 19, 2012
  • 8th Airdate: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Citations Edit

Treehouse of Horror series
Season 16 Season 17 Episodes Season 18
Bonfire of the ManateesThe Girl Who Slept Too LittleMilhouse of Sand and FogTreehouse of Horror XVIMarge's Son PoisoningSee Homer RunThe Last of the Red Hat MamasThe Italian BobSimpson Christmas StoriesHomer's Paternity CootWe're on the Road to D'oh-whereMy Fair LaddyThe Seemingly Never-Ending StoryBart Has Two MommiesHomer Simpson, This Is Your WifeMillion Dollar AbieKiss Kiss Bang BangaloreThe Wettest Stories Ever ToldGirls Just Want to Have SumsRegarding MargieThe Monkey SuitMarge and Homer Turn a Couple Play
Advertisement | Your ad here

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki