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Treehouse of Horror XVIII
Cultural References Edit
Many parts of the segment, "E.T., Go Home", are references to the film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with Bart in the role of Eliott and Kodos as E.T.
E.T., Go Home is a pun on E.T.'s most famous quote, "E.T., phone home".
The "Mr. & Mrs. Simpson" segment is a parody of the 2005 film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
In the final segment, "Heck House", Groundskeeper Willie's tractor transforms into a robot and kills him, parodying . The segment parodies Transformers .
Seven Kodos mentioned Columbo in the segment, "E.T., Go Home."
The way Hell is depicted in this episode is a reference to the Hell panel in Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights. Hell was also depicted in that homage in Bart Gets Hit by a Car.
Jimbo, Dolph, and Kearney comprise the 3-headed dog in hell, a reference to Cerberus, the 3-headed dog that guarded the entrance to the Underworld in Greek and Roman mythology.
The credits music was a Simpsons version of The Addams Family theme song, which was also played on Treehouse of Horror credits was Treehouse of Horror IV.
A multitude of aliens come through the portal to the music of The Sorcerers Apprentice by Paul Dukas, reminiscent of the multitude of broomsticks come to life from Fantasia.
Soldiers and helicopters come to battle the aliens to Richard Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, reminiscent of that music used to similar purpose in the movie Apocalypse Now.
Grampa gets shot heaps of times but no bullets actually go inside him.
Marge and Homer are hiding weapons. But when Marge explains to the kids what happened, they vanish.
Also, Marge holds her weapon with her left hand in one shot but then she clears her throat with the same hand in the next shot.