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Treehouse of Horror XVIII
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Cultural References

  • 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 Transformers. The segment parodies 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 three-headed dog in hell, a reference to Cerberus, the three-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.
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