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Simpsons Classics: Treehouse of Horror

Tonight is The Simpsons’ 21st annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode. I suppose I’ll watch, which is a far cry from the days of yore when I built my expectations for the Halloween special way beyond reasonable levels. In retrospect, I don’t know why I always looked forward to Treehouse of Horror, because those episodes are generally not among my favorites. I find them fairly average to be honest.

I guess it was because, on those rare occasions when Treehouse of Horror was on top of its game, it was as good as The Simpsons could be. It could somehow pay tribute to source material while parodying it, it could be silly but in a good way,* and it could provide us with some of the series’ most memorable lines and moments. It has given us Kang and Kodos, “Mosi Tatupu, Mosi Tatupu,” Homer killing the zombie Flanders (“He was a zombie?”), lousy Smarch weather, “Guess I forgot to put the fog lights in,” and the concept of reeee-Neducation.

*An idea epitomized, I think, by the fog that turns people inside out.

So, once again with a hopeful eye toward tonight, here are my nine favorite Treehouse of Horror stories:

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