Talking Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror VI

Halloween is happening in February as we explore one of the best Treehouse of Horror episodes ever! We’ve got giant advertisements killing people, Willie killing children after a dangerous Smarch, and the once-amazing CGI Homer in the third dimension! All that and more on this week’s podcast!


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12 thoughts on “Talking Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror VI

  1. At least in my opinion, there’s a huge difference between criticizing the institution that is Christianity and scorning an individual for being a Christian.

    Henry going “BOO!” after Bob brought up Steve Tompkin’s faith was a really shitty thing to do.

    I’m not going to pull a “So much for the tolerant left! I’m going to stop listening!” but as a big fan of you guys, this genuinely bummed me out.

  2. On Homer^3 and CGI.

    My first encounter with CGI was a film called State of the Art of Computer Animation, which came out in 1988, and we had it on LaserDisc. It’s really a series of tech demos, but includes a Pixar short (The Adventures of André and Wally B.) and the music video for Dire Straits “Money For Nothing”. It’s pretty obscure now. No Wikipedia page, no IMDB. You can find it on YouTube though, with some exceptions to the aforementioned Pixar and Dire Straits videos, as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette for a commercial involving aluminum cans (Abel Image Research “Cans”)

    I remember being excited for Homer^3 from the promos for it. The whole thing was an event, like Who Shot Mr. Burns shortly before it. Even if nothing really happened and most of the focus was on the 2D world, the CGI stuff really grabbed your attention, and the final twist was a surprise too.

    This also reminds me that this was the final episode of The Simpsons before my dad, who was in the Air Force at the time, was stationed in Australia from November ’95 to February ’97.

    1. I remember the hype for 3D Homer. It seemed more gimmicky than funny. But “Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores” was fantastic! So many good quotes!

      I love the little touch of Lard Lad drumming his fingers while listening to Homer and Marge. I didn’t need to be done, but it adds so much to a character with no voice.

      I knew someone who got the “guarantee void in Tennessee” line immediately. He explained the whole thing. I don’t remember all of it, but it wasn’t uncommon. The state law was different than the other 49.

  3. Surprised youse guys could talk about Paul Anka without bringing up his abortion of a cover album where he butchers Black Hole Sun and made SLTS & Wondrwall even worse among others

  4. Willie screaming “YOU’LL PAY FOR THIS WITH YOUR CHILDREN’S BLOOD” is basically the Republican party moto.

    Also it’s kind of astounding how GREAT of a Nightmare on Elmstreet parody this episode is. As a kid who hadn’t seen any Nightmare entries, I still got what the parody was, but having seen all of the films numerous times, this is something I appreciate so much more now. It’s even better than half the actual Nightmare movies!

  5. This episode has three of my favorite quotes in all of simpsons:

    1) the Smarch quote
    2) Kirk’s line about two spaghetti meals
    3) Chief Wiggum’s “Skeleton Power” line

    I’m not sure why I love the latter two so much – maybe it’s the delivery?

  6. I can’t believe no one pointed out how funny 3D Homer’s little “Oh my God, look at this…” whimper when he ends up in the real world is. Great bit by Dan.

  7. Gotta correct on you on Paul Anka being the fourth-wall-break in Austin Powers, that was Burt Bacharach playing “What the World Needs Now.” If you correct this later in the episode, or if they just redid the joke with Paul Anka in a sequel, my apologies.

  8. I had breifly heard of “The Witness” and to hear Bob say “UUUHhhhggg That game FUCKING SUCKSSSSS” made me curious to look and see that it is one of the most highly rated and reviewed games on both steam and metacritic, so i couldn’t understand why bob might feel that way and be such an outlier but then i saw it was made by Johnathan “google myself every second” Blow so that might be why.

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