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The monkey's paw is a magical severed ape hand that can grant wishes.

It has four fingers and each time one makes a wish a finger will go down. Every wish, however, has a negative twist to it.

It appears on Lisa's nightmare segment on the episode Treehouse of Horror II, being sold to Homer by a salesman in Marrakech.


Simpson family
  • Maggie wishes for a new pacifier that arrives in a luxury car (oddly, this is the only one made by the Simpson family that doesn't have any negatives).
  • Bart wishes for the Simpsons to be rich and famous, which ends up with the family being hated.
  • Lisa wishes for world peace, which results in aliens coming to Earth.
  • Homer wishes for a turkey sandwich; the sandwich is too dry for his taste.
Flanders family

Just as Homer decided to throw it out, Flanders ended up being supplied with it by the former out of spite.

Shockingly, Flanders' wishes don't seem to come with the usual consequences, and some townspeople hail him as a hero and carry him back to his house while scattering him with roses. Flanders then decides to "spruce up the old homestead", causing their house to be turned into a castle; Homer enviously and bitterly wishes he had a monkey's paw afterwards.