Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts
Treehouse of Horror XXII
Replaceable You
Treehouse of Horror XXI
Treehouse of Horror XXII
Treehouse of Horror XXIII
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
Halloween - the one time of the year where the squalor of our home works to our advantage.
Homer Simpson[src]

"Treehouse of Horror XXII" is the third episode of Season 23 and the twenty-second Treehouse of Horror episode.


The Diving Bell and the Butterball - Homer is paralyzed by a spider bite, but can still communicate...through flatulence.

Dial D for Diddily - Ned becomes a vigilante by night.

In the Na'vi - Bart and Milhouse do Avatar. Also, Homer gets his arm trapped beneath a boulder and has to chew it off.

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TreeHouse 22

The logo for this episode

When Bart, Lisa and Maggie arrive home from trick-or-treating, Marge switches the candy with dental hygiene products with Homer owning a bag of candy that Marge wants him to donate. Homer runs away, promising that he won't eat it. After driving many miles he reaches, "Candy-Eating Peak." He runs and climbs up it until he falls into a hole, and gets his right arm trapped under a boulder. He calls 911, who say they'll be there in twenty minutes... Not being able to wait that long, Homer actually tries to eat his arm off. He eats his left arm and leg off, then finally eats his the right arm off and opens the bag... it turns out to be vegetables with a short message from Bart and Lisa who took his candy. They are seen laughing and eating the candy. Then, the camera zooms in on Bart's candy-filled mouth, showing the episode's red title.

The Diving Bell and the Butterball

The Diving Bell and Butterball

The Diving Bell and Butterball title card

Oh, Homer...

Marge and Homer

In a parody of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Homer is quickly paralyzed by a black widow spider and is thus unable to speak, hinting that his case is called Locked-in syndrome. While Lisa is reading a long book to Homer, Homer tries to tell Lisa he doesn't want to listen, and starts farting repeatedly. Lisa figures out that Homer can communicate this way. Then, Homer is bitten by another spider, and turns into a superhero parodying Spider-Man. He then has a dark-blue and red costume and can now fart out spider-webs. Or as Chief Wiggum says "webs".

Dial D for Diddily

Ned Kills People????

Ned the killer

Dial D for Diddly

Dial D for Diddily title card

In a parody of Dexter, Ned Flanders is tricked by Homer to kill for him using a voice-warper to pose as God. Ned kills as many of Homer's enemies as possible, starting on Mr. Burns after Ned sees Mr. Burns dumping radioactive waste into a lake. Homer tells Ned to turn Mr. Burns to ashes, then pee on the ashes. Ned then cuts Mr. Burns's head off and throws it into the lake, and Mr. Burns's head then grows a third eye from the radiation in the lake... Ned also kills Sideshow Bob along with Patty and Selma. The twins are lured by free cigarettes, the get killed, parodying Wile E. Coyote but without failure. Ned figures out Homer made him into a killer when Homer says "Hi" to Bart. Ned then appears behind Homer. Homer starts burning Ned's Holy Bible (that he had under his arm) when suddenly the Simpson's roof is torn off and the real God chokes Homer. Marge comes in and asks if God can fix everything that happened, but God says the Devil wouldn't like it. Satan suddenly appears with a demonic version of Maude who tells him to come back to bed, it is shown that God is also under Satan's power when Satan asks for a coffee.

In the Na'vi

In the Na'Vi

In the Na'vi title card

In a parody of Avatar, Milhouse and Bart are sent to Rigel 7 (the home planet of Kang and Kodos) while in the alien bodies of Rigellians, to retrieve a chemical called Hilarium. Bart impregnates a local inhabitant named Kamala on the way. The Hilarium is found when Kamala's parents say that Hilarium is needed for their pregnant females, or all the females will get grumpy. Then when Milhouse is shown the Hilarium accidentally, he contacts the army that sent him and Bart to Rigel 7.
Waking up in the avatar

Bart in his new body

Later, the army attacks, but the local aliens on Rigel 7 are stronger than the humans, beating them all up. Bart finally gets rid of Superintendent Chalmers by telling him he had something on his cheek while Chalmers was inside a battle suit, causing Chalmers to hit himself and plummet off a steep cliff. Meanwhile, the two aliens, Kang and Kodos, admit that they would have just given the Hilarrium to the humans anyway.


At the end, a Christmas carol is played as all of the characters (that appeared in the previous three stories) all said various things about the upcoming Christmas, such as Marge saying "Making a sweater loses 27 people their jobs". At the very end of the carol, Grampa Simpson shows up dressed in a black tutu, asking when the Black Swan movie comes up... everyone was thinking, when the Black Swan will come.

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This episode is widely considered to be the worst Treehouse episode due to year old parodies, lame jokes, and lazy storytelling, making it a very weak episode.


Treehouse of Horror series
Season 22 Season 23 Episodes Season 24
The Falcon and the D'ohmanBart Stops to Smell the RooseveltsTreehouse of Horror XXIIReplaceable YouThe Food WifeThe Book JobThe Man in the Blue Flannel PantsThe Ten-Per-Cent SolutionHolidays of Future PassedPolitically Inept, with Homer SimpsonThe D'oh-cial NetworkMoe Goes from Rags to RichesThe Daughter Also RisesAt Long Last LeaveExit Through the Kwik-E-MartHow I Wet Your MotherThem, RobotBeware My Cheating BartA Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do AgainThe Spy Who Learned MeNed 'N Edna's BlendLisa Goes Gaga