I Know What You Diddly-iddly Did
Treehouse of Horror X
A parody of I Know What You Did Last Summer, this story follows the Simpsons attempting to cover up the fact that they accidentally killed Ned Flanders. After the funeral, they return home only to find that somebody knows what they did.
They attempt to flee in their car, but it runs out of gas and a cloaked figure closes in on them. However, it turns out to be Ned, alive and well. Ned explains that coincidentally, he was bitten by a werewolf moments before being hit by the family's car. They all laugh about the whole incident, but at that moment the moon comes out from behind some clouds and Flanders turns back into a werewolf. He then proceeds to maul Homer who despite being eaten, continues to mock him.
*Homer tries to run over Milhouse after talking about how easy it was to get away with murder*
Homer: I never did like that little weiner Milhouse.
Homer climbs to the top of his house with Ned's body, calling down to Maude in her front yard "Hey Maude! Look who's helping me clean the chimney! Maude replies "Oh, I'm so relieved! Whenever you go on one of your late night fog-walks I get so worried!" Homer voices Ned, moving him like a puppet "Relax, I'm fine, but when I do die, I don't want any autopsies!". Maude then goes indoors while Homer throws Ned off the roof, whose corpse lands on the dog house. Homer mutters "Oh, she missed it!".
The HΩmega Man
Treehouse of Horror VIII
The Omega Man is a classic science fiction film. When France blows up Springfield with a Neutron Bomb because of ethnic slurs from Mayor Quimby, Homer believes himself to be the last person alive. Later on, he realizes that other people have been transformed into mutants and want to eat his skin. Retreating to his home he discoveries that the numerous layers of lead paint that covered his home protected his family from the blast and finally reunited, the family obliterates the mutants.
Marge: *blast away all the mutants* Friends with mutants, right.
Homer dancing naked to War (What is it good for?) by Edwin Starr inside First Church of Springfield.
Treehouse of Horror V
A spoof of one of my (Matt) favorite movies of all time, the Shinning probably does the best job as a Simpson's parody. All of the iconic scenes are present (the blood elevator, the twin girls, etc.)
The family arrives at Mr. Burns' mansion as his winter caretakers, and Burns shows them around (like the Dracula episode before it, the family is blissfully unfazed by the obvious signs of haunting). He takes all the beer away and cuts the cable line, which drives Homer to the breaking point. He attempts to murder Marge and the kids but the whole family ends up frozen outside in the maze.
This one is definitely worth the watch! It's my (Matt) personal favorite Treehouse, and one of my favorite Simpsons episodes overall.
Best Quote (Matt):
Homer: What do you think, Marge? All I need now is a title. I was of something along the lines of "No TV and no beer make Homer something something".
Marge: "Go... crazy?"
Homer: Don't mind if I do!!
Best Quote (Josh):
Willie: Boy, you read my thoughts. You've got the shinning.
Bart: You mean shining?
Willie: Shh, want to get sued?
Best Scene (Matt):
In an homage to one of the most iconic scenes in The Shining, Marge walks up to a typewriter, hoping to figure out what's wrong with Homer. The single paper reads "Feeling Fine." Marge sighs in relief, but suddenly lightning illuminates the room, revealing the mad scribblings of "NO TV AND NO BEER MAKE HOMER GO CRAZY" at which point Homer tries to attack Marge.
Best Scene (Josh): At the very beginning, the family sees the house in the distance after a long drive. Marge then asks Homer if he remembered to lock the front door and with a loud "D'oh!", a time card is shown that indicates they made the drive home and back to lock the door. This happens again, but with the back door this time. Finally, a third time Lisa notices that Grandpa is missing, but the family keeps driving anyway.