|Treehouse of Horror XXV||
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Cultural References Edit
- In the introduction of the episode, it shows clips from previous Treehouse of Horror shows (seasons 2-25):
- "The Raven" from Treehouse of Horror, October 25, 1990.
- "If I Only Had a Brain" from Treehouse of Horror II, October 31, 1991.
- "Dial Z for Zombies" from Treehouse of Horror III, October 29, 1992.
- "The Devil and Homer Simpson" from Treehouse of Horror IV, October 28, 1993.
- "The Shinning" from Treehouse of Horror V, October 30, 1994.
- "Homer³" from Treehouse of Horror VI, October 29, 1995.
- "Citizen Kang" from Treehouse of Horror VII, October 27, 1996.
- "Fly vs. Fly" from Treehouse of Horror VIII, October 26, 1997.
- "The Terror of Tiny Toon" from Treehouse of Horror IX, October 25, 1998.
- "I Know What You Diddily-Iddly-Did" from Treehouse of Horror X, October 31, 1999.
- "Scary Tales Can Come True" from Treehouse of Horror XI, November 1, 2000.
- "Hex and the City" from Treehouse of Horror XII, November 6, 2001.
- "Send in the Clones" from Treehouse of Horror XIII, November 3, 2002.
- "The Island of Dr. Hibbert" from Treehouse of Horror XIII, November 3, 2002.
- "Frinkenstein" from Treehouse of Horror XIV, November 2, 2003.
- "Four Beheadings and a Funeral" from Treehouse of Horror XV, November 7, 2004.
- "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face" from Treehouse of Horror XVI, November 6, 2005.
- "You Gotta Know When to Golem" from Treehouse of Horror XVII, November 5, 2006.
- "Heck House" from Treehouse of Horror XVIII, November 4, 2007.
- "It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse" from Treehouse of Horror XIX, November 2, 2008.
- "Don't Have a Cow, Mankind" from Treehouse of Horror XX, October 18, 2009.
- "Tweenlight" from Treehouse of Horror XXI, November 7, 2010.
- "The Diving Bell and Butterball" from Treehouse of Horror XXII, October 30, 2011.
- "Unnormal Activity" from Treehouse of Horror XXIII, October 7, 2012.
- "Oh, the Places You'll D'oh!" from Treehouse of Horror XXIV, October 6, 2013.
- Four other clips are also shown but they are new animations:
- Homer eating his insides.
- Santa's Little Helper with a cat mask using a chain saw.
- Lisa with Bart's severed head and trying to squish it.
- Marge hiding a gun in her hair. Her hair splits in two and starts firing.
- The opening tittle card was constructed from body parts of the previously mentioned guest stars.
School Is Hell Edit
- This has the exact same name as the book by the creator Matt Groening that's established by his comic strip Life in Hell.
- Lisa use an app from iRunes, a parody of iTunes, to translate the message on the desk.
- There is a demon boy being punished by writing on the chalkboard like Bart does in the opening gag.
- Two bullies shove a student into a locker that's modeled after the Iron Maiden torture device.
- One of the kids is punished on a doughnut feeding machine that was used to punish Homer in Treehouse of Horror IV.
- Hot Stuff makes a short appearance. He was placed in "super hell" for how "lame" his comics are.
- Pat Benatar's song "Hell Is for Children" plays in the background of the first segment, while Bart is showcasing his lessons.
- Bart after having his skin removed in Hell class is a reference to his inside-out form from the end of Treehouse of Horror V.
- Bart's classes parody the following lessons:
- Long Division; instead of algorithms, Bart stretches and bifurcates a Satyr with an axe.
- Show and Hell from Show and Tell.
- Keeping the Yankees in First Place.
- Quantum Satanics from Quantum Mechanics.
- The books Bart receives for his The Literature of Hell class, parody the following:
- Tender Are My Whipped Buttocks from Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Fahrenheit 451,000 from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
- I'm Not Even Dead Yet by John Irving. At the time of this episode, John Irving is still alive, since the previous authors have already passed away.
- The O'Reilly Factor for Kids by Bill O'Reilly, an actual book and the only one that's not a parody.
- Marge's bumper sticker states "My child is an honor student in hell" with a satanic star as a symbol.
- Instead of no. 2 pencils, the teacher writes no. 2 pitchforks on the chalkboard during Bart's final exams.
- The Executive Producer's title in this episode is cat westbrook> /dev/null, which is a reference to a Linux shell command, and also a reference to Jeff Westbrook's Computer science researcher profession.
- Bart's full name in hell is Beelzebart, a pun of the name Beelzebub, which is another contemporary name for the devil and the name of the patron demon of gluttony from the seven deadly sins.
- Superintendant Chalmers placed Noah Webster in hell because it angered him when Noah changed the word "theatre" into "theater" in Webster's dictionary.
- Bart got straight A's, just like "Lisa got straight A's..." quote (Marge written it in the letter to the friends of The Simpson family) from The Simpsons Christmas Special that was aired 25 years ago.
- The portal Bart and Lisa use to get back to earth leads them to Mr Burns` office.
A Clockwork Yellow Edit
- The segment is a parody of A Clockwork Orange.
- Also features parodies of Eyes Wide Shut, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Barry Lyndon, all films directed by Stanley Kubrick.
The Others Edit
- This segment has the same name and is based on The Others.
- The channel that the TV is on when Homer first changes the channel is FXXXXXX, a parody of FXX. FXX was launched as a TV channel in 2013 as a sister network to FX, replacing Fox Soccer. FXX picked up rights to air The Simpsons in November 2013 and aired a 12-day marathon of the show, airing all episodes from seasons 1-25 (552 in total) from late August to early September of 2014. Since the marathon, FXX has aired the show on a regular basis.
- During the initial haunting of the Simpson residence, the television loops the former Fox sitcom "Married... with Children" throughout various channels, such as The History Channel, Al Jazeera, BET, Animal Planet and Syfy. Few of them replace original actors with the ones that their channel focuses on:
- Al Jazeera - replaces American actors with Arab actors.
- BET - replaces white American actors with African-American actors.
- Animal Planet - replaces actors with anthropomorphic animals.
- Syfy - replaces actors with Xenomorphs from the movie "Aliens" and the aliens that appeared in Treehouse of Horror XXIII.
- One of the scenes also repeats the short Family Portrait adding today's Simpsons. 1987 Bart tells his father to use a digital camera.
- 1987 Homer prepares to appear nice in the photo while 2014 Homer is busy drinking a beer.
- 1987 Marge looks really impatient while 2014 Marge looks nice.
- 1987 Bart and 2014 Bart start making faces.
- 1987 Lisa gets bored and starts reading Sweet Valley High, 2014 Lisa also looks bored but starts reading Fifty Shades of Grade School.
- Both Maggies look normal.
- When the photo is taken, 1987 Homer is strangling 1987 Bart, 1987 Lisa, 1987 Maggie, and 2014 Maggie are making faces, 1987 Marge strangles 2014 Marge with her own red pearls, 2014 Bart is also making faces, 2014 Homer just notices what's happening and doesn't react in time and 2014 Lisa is still reading her book.
- Simpson families at the end of the episode:
- Pixar family
- Japanese anime/manga family:
- Adventure Time family.
- Bart is Finn.
- Lisa is Fionna.
- Homer is the Ice King.
- Marge is Princess Bubblegum.
- Santa's Little Helper is Jake.
- Maggie is also Fionna, but only has the hat, not the full outfit.
- South Park family:
- Archer family:
- Homer is Sterling Archer.
- Marge is Lana Kane.
- Bart is Cyril Figgis.
- Lisa is Pamela "Pam" Poovey.
- Maggie is Seamus McGoon.
- Sylvain Chomet style family (from "Diggs" couch gag)
- LEGO family (from "Brick Like Me").
- Minion family from Despicable Me.
- Animal family (from "The Island of Dr. Hibbert " of "Treehouse of Horror XIII").
- In this segment, It's unknown how or who killed Maggie. Some theories are that Maggie was killed by Grounskeeper Willie, or that she got asphyxiated by the oven's gas that Marge turned on.
- Although they did have a voice role, this is the first Halloween special where Kang and Kodos do not make a physical appearance. They do actually appear in Season 26 due to their appearences in "Simpsorama" and "The Man Who Came to Be Dinner".
- When The Pixar family of the Simpsons enter the house, CGI Homer is voiced by John Ratzenberger from many Pixar films.
- This is Marvin Monroe's most recent appearance since Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.
- In the first segment, Lisa didn't read the ancient text translation (Bart took her tablet before she could read it), but she was taken to hell with Bart.
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|Clown in the Dumps • The Wreck of the Relationship • Super Franchise Me • Treehouse of Horror XXV • Opposites A-Frack • Simpsorama • Blazed and Confused • Covercraft • I Won't Be Home for Christmas • The Man Who Came to Be Dinner • Bart's New Friend • The Musk Who Fell To Earth • Walking Big & Tall • My Fare Lady • The Princess Guide • Sky Police • Waiting for Duffman • Peeping Mom • The Kids Are All Fight • Let's Go Fly a Coot • Bull-E • Mathlete's Feat|