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Homerland
Treehouse of Horror XXIV
Four Regrettings and a Funeral
Treehouse of Horror XXIII
Treehouse of Horror XXIV
Treehouse of Horror XXV

References

Intro

Oh, the Places You'll D'oh

  • This segment is a parody/tribute to the works of Dr. Seuss.
    • The title is a parody of his final book, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
    • The story is primarily a parody of The Cat in the Hat. Bart and Lisa's outfits resemble the ones that Sally and Conrad wear in the story.
    • The little helpers under the Fat's hat is a reference to the book's sequel, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
    • The Borax is a parody of the title character of The Lorax. The Fat in the Hat calls him a "sell-out" for plastering his face on merchandise, a reference to the controversial advertising campaign of the 2012 film adaptation of the story.
    • The Fat in the Hat knocks over a tower of turtles stacked on one another, a reference to Yertle the Turtle.
    • Ned Flanders' appearance resembles that of a Sneetch from The Sneetches.
    • The inanimate pair of pants is a reference to the story What Was I Scared Of?
    • Mr. Burns calls the Fat in the Hat a "son of a gritch", a reference to the Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. In addition, Maggie's outfit resembles that of Cindy Lou Who.
    • A drunkard sleeping outside of Moe's is surrounded by hats, a reference to The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
    • A parody of Horton the Elephant from Horton Hears a Who! can be seen at Moe's drinking from a tap with his trunk.
    • Moe's appearance here does visually resembles The Grinch, because of their shared grouchiness.
    • The "three-humped Gumbamel" is a reference to the "seven-hump Wump" from One Fish, Two Fish, Red FIsh, Blue Fish.
  • The mask the Fat in the Hat wears when blowing up city hall looks similar to Guy Fawkes' mask from the film V for Vendetta.
  • The classic MGM lion roar can be heard when the Fat in the Hat frees the animals in the zoo.
  • As he dies, the Fat in the Hat wishes that he would not be played by Mike Myers, a reference to his role in the critically-panned live-action adaptation of The Cat in the Hat.

Dead and Shoulders

Freaks, No Geeks

  • The segment is a parody of the 1932 film Freaks.
  • The title is a parody of the short-lived show, Freaks and Geeks.
  • Nelson's appearance as the "Donkey Boy" is a possible reference to Walt Disney's Pinocchio.
  • An elephant named Jumbo giving Moe a shower is a reference to Dumbo.
  • The scene of Rabbit Ears and Big Mouth is similar to one from Futurama (episode "Less Than a Hero")
  • The last scene where Homer says "And that, kids, is how I met your mother" references the series How I Met Your Mother, and its theme music plays over the end credits. 

Trivia

  • This is the first THOH episode since X to have a couch gag.
  • The "Dead and Shoulders" storyline of was previously used in the "If Only I Had a Brain" segment of "Treehouse of Horror II". It was also used in the Futurama episode "Put Your Head on My Shoulders".
  • Marge's face is never seen in the first segment (Oh, the Places You'll D'oh!).
  • Skinner appears as a freak called the Spineless Man. He also appeared spineless in "Treehouse of Horror XIV". The title also pokes fun at Skinner's own personality.
  • The Gracie Films logo didn't have the scream, instead it was replaced by people shouting "One of us!"
  • This is the second Treehouse of Horror opening to be based off the normal opening, following Treehouse of Horror IX.
  • Because The Simpsons moved to FXX, this was the last time a Halloween episode aired in November.
  • In the cast credits, Denise Sirkot is respresented by an app icon with a Simpson-ized caricature of herself.
  • In the ending credits, this is the second Treehouse of Horror episode to have Nancy Cartwright's Halloween name as "NecroNance", following "Treehouse of Horror XXI".

Goofs

  • Freaks, No Geeks was supposed to take place in 1932 but when Homer tells the kids his story it is in the present time. Since this is non-canon, he could have lived for 81 years after the incident but it says in the last article that he passed away. He must have faked his demise at the time.
  • In the sawmill scene during the Dead and Shoulders segment, Bart and Lisa's tongue color palettes change from red to dark brown.


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