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The Great Wife Hope
Treehouse of Horror XX
The Devil Wears Nada

Cultural referencesEdit

  • Dracula is wearing Iron Man (Mark III) armor, the Werewolf looks like Harry Potter, the Mummy is dressed like Jack Sparrow, and Frankenstein's monster is dressed like SpongeBob.
  • Just like prewar Cube,The Werewolf's Harry Potter costume may be a reference to the character Remus John Lupin, a werewolf.
  • Lenny and Carl dress as Man in Black.
  • Homer dress as Zorro.
  • The first segment is a pastiche of numerous Alfred Hitchcock films. The main plot derives from Strangers on a Train, where two men plot to kill off each other's enemies, while other elements of North by Northwest, Vertigo and other Hitchcock movies are included. Hitchcock himself is shown in a brief cameo stepping out of a bus (as he did in the title sequence of North By Northwest).
  • The second segment is a parody of both 28 Days Later (a pandemic causes mankind to turn into zombie-like monsters) and Children of Men (a society on the brink of collapse due to chaos has one chance of survival thanks to someone with a medical anomaly [in Children of Men, it was the last woman on Earth who is able to have a baby (as all the women in the world in Children of Men suffer from infertility); in Don't Have a Cow, Mankind, it's Bart's immunity from Krusty's latest burger]).
  • The third segment (There's No Business Like Moe's Business) is a parody of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
  • If you look closely you can see that the theatre reads Madea Goes To Hell.
  • In the opening, the bullies are wearing costumes of John 117, The Joker and Venom.
  • The first segment title is a parody of "Dial M For Murder". The second segment title is a parody of Bart Simpson's catchphrase: "Don't have a cow, man". The third segment title is a parody of "There's No Business Like Show Business".
  • Kodos's shushing everyone is a reference to the Gracie Films closing logo. Actually, the actual Gracie Films closing logo wasn't changed, it was did as usually in every Treehouse Of Horror series. It's the same as Treehouse of Horror VIII.

Goofs Edit

  • In the second segment, when Bart and Homer initially step outside and Homer blows their cover, Kirk Van Houten is seen in the back right of the muncher mob breaking down the front door to try to get to the Simpsons.  Yet, when they make it to the safe zone, Mr. Van Houten is clearly seen in the front of the crowd before the Simpsons push themselves through.  While it may be a goof, it could also be someone similar to him, though the physical features are astonishingly alike.
  • Ralph Wiggum is seen as a muncher eating his own arms. Yet he is seen happy and healthy at the end of the segment. Of course this could mean that Bart's immunity also doubles as a cure for the already infected. You can see Homer is still in his "muncher cage" behaving like a muncher.
  • In the first segment, Mrs. Krabappel goes into her apartment without unlocking her door.
  • After Homer becomes a muncher the gun turns into a single barrel.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first Treehouse of Horror since Treehouse of Horror X to air in October.
  • This was only one of two Treehouse of Horror episodes to be aired before the World Series, the other one being Treehouse of Horror XXIII.
  • A clip from Dial M for Murder B&W can be seen in the 2014 film Sin City 2.
  • The segment, Don't Have a Cow Mankind, is the third time Springfield has been over run by zombies (the first two being Treehouse of Horror III and Treehouse of Horror XIII).
  • At the end of the second segment, Homer still hasn't been changed back to normal (Bart probably wanted Homer to stay that way and/or it may be a reference to Shaun of the Dead.)
  • The ending song is the first time the main theme has been used for a song sung by the Simpsons.
  • Ratings: 8.59 million viewers.
  • Moe in third segment may is a doll.
  • The episode was meant to show Hans Moleman's head squashed by a tire, but FOX said that it was too graphic so the scene moves away into glasses and gums with teeth.
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