Treehouse of Horror XXII

Series 23 - Episode 3 Treehouse of Horror XXII



The Halloween specials can be a bit of mixed bag… and this one is no exception. The Dexter-flavoured Ned-Flanders-as-serial-killer conceit and the improbable Diving Bell and the Butterfly spoof certainly qualify as treats. But into the unwelcome “tricks” category you could file the big-budget squelching of Avatar. It’s colourful and quick-fire, but oddly mechanical.

As ever with Treehouse spin-offs, the gore factor is ramped up — the 127 Hours lampoon is especially wince-worthy — but there are prized nuggets: Maggie as Alien, Homer’s Spider-Man in a traction trolley, Lisa’s discovery of her dad’s natural-gas alphabet...
Overall it’s been a rather tired start to season 23. And that’s not a gag.


Another collection of spine-tingling Halloween tales from Springfield's best-known family. Homer is paralysed by a venomous spider, Ned Flanders becomes a night-time vigilante, and Bart and Milhouse transform into one-eyed aliens.

Cast & Crew

Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta
Marge Simpson Julie Kavner
Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright
Lisa Simpson Yeardley Smith
Comedy Drama Sitcom