The Treehouse of Horrors, my favorite to least favorite

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror II (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpson family receives a severed monkey's paw which can grant wishes, Bart gains magical powers which he uses to turn Homer into a Jack-in-the-box, and Mr. Burns uses Homer's brain to create a robot.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,294

My absolute favorite THOH. What causes this one to squeak by THOH V as my favorite is the setting: it was (Halloween day thankfully,) 1991, The Simpsons' popularity was at an all-time high, the segments, particularly Bart's with that iconic scream, made (and still make) me laugh out loud and my older brother and sister were Bart and Lisa for Halloween (and as luck would have it, the same ages as the two of them), making it all the more special to me.

And in case you're wondering who I was that year, I was Paula Abdul. Don't ask.

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The family's job at Mr. Burns' country estate goes awry when Homer goes mad; Homer's attempt to repair a toaster results in inadvertent time travel; The school staff turn cannibalistic.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,892

Another great episode, easily one of the best. It only ranks second though due to my memories tied to the number one spot and the absolute horror (but hilarity) of "Nightmare Cafeteria".

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror III (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An evil Krusty the Clown doll tries to kill Homer; Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her; Bart inadvertently raises the dead.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,285

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer battles mutants after Springfield is annihilated by a neutron bomb; Bart has his DNA mixed with a fly; Marge is revealed to be a witch in colonial Springfield.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,679

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror X (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons attempt to cover up their accidental murder of Ned Flanders. Bart and Lisa acquire super powers. An electronic apocalypse threatens Springfield.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,470

6. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IX (1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer receives an evil hair transplant; Bart and Lisa get trapped in an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon; Maggie is revealed to be an alien.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,673

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer sells his soul to the Devil for a donut, Bart contends with a gremlin on the side of the school bus which only he can see, and the family discovers that Mr. Burns is a vampire.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,376

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons move into a cursed house, then are abducted by aliens, before Homer is ensconced in a tale by Edgar Allen Poe.

Directors: Wesley Archer, Rich Moore, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,987

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VI (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life; The children are terrorized by Groundskeeper Willie in their dreams; Homer finds himself trapped in another dimension.

Directors: Bob Anderson, David Mirkin | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,116

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The scariest Simpsons Halloween show yet, featuring an opening by Guillermo Del Toro.

Directors: Rob Oliver, Mike B. Anderson, Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,003

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

First, Homer kills the Grim Reaper and takes his place in Reaper Madness. Then, Professor Frink's father is revived, only to kill people and steal their organs in Frinkenstein. Finally, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,272

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

The Simpsons' 19th Halloween Special, with parodies of "Transformers," "Mad Men," and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,171

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An android son replaces Bart; Homer and friends are the quarry in Mr. Burns' hunting tournament; a witch turns townsfolk into their Halloween costumes.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,100

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Lisa becomes livid with Miss Hoover, and in a series of homages to classic Hitchcock sets out for deadly revenge. Next, Krusty's latest fast-food sandwich transforms news anchor Kent ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike B. Anderson, Matthew Schofield | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,062

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A Satanic board game causes other popular board games to come to life, Homer and Marge rescue a possible killer and let him on their boat, and a parody of "Twilight" where Lisa falls for a young vampire.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,031

Not a terrible episode, as I loved the "Tweenlight" segment and rank it the best one of the night, but "Master and Cadaver"? Trash. I know I'll be pilloried for saying this, but I don't care about Maggie Simpson. They try to make her into some kind of a badass, but she's so bland and useless. "Oh, get it? Her one joke is that she's a baby! Ha ha ha!" Either make her talk or reduce her screen time! I'm sick of her lack of character development.

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XI (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer must do one good deed to get into Heaven; Bart and Lisa encounter a witch in a gingerbread house; Super-intelligent dolphins strike back at humanity.

Director: Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,385

Why is this ranked so low, you ask? Simple: that damn dolphin segment. I HATE that one! I know people go nuts for it, but I found it to be too cruel and unfunny, especially for the last segment of the episode. The other segments also were pretty cruel (as common for this era), but still had enjoyable moments.

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIII (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer clones himself with a magic hammock; Zombie cowboys come back from the dead after Springfield bans guns; The Simpsons family take a vacation on an island where Dr. Hibbert can turn people into animals.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,273

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The 25th annual 'Simpsons' Halloween special includes an alternate dimension, a "Clockwork Orange"-style gang led by Moe and a visit from the Tracey Ullman-era Simpsons.

Directors: Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,044

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XV (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Ned gains the power to foresee people's deaths; Maggie is shrunk inside a vitamin capsule and swallowed; Eliza Simpson and her sidekick hunt down a murderer.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,144

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

After killing Bart, Sideshow Bob doesn't know what to do with himself; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; Because of radiation, Lisa, Bart and Milhouse gain super-powers.

Directors: Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 798

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The children of Springfield fight to the death, Hunger Games style; Lisa's imaginary friend kills her real friends; Moe recruits Bart into his group of covert barfly agents.

Directors: Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 770

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. In "The Diving Bell and Butterball,"... See full summary »

Directors: Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 999

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XVIII (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The eighteenth Simpsons Halloween Special features parodies of the movies "E.T." and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,071

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A black hole threatens to swallow Springfield, Homer tries to find the source of paranormal activity, and a "Back to the Future" parody in which Bart keeps Marge from marrying Homer.

Directors: Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 955

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VII (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Bart discovers his Siamese twin in the attic; Lisa becomes a God after she accidentally creates life in a science fair project; Kang and Kodos plot to conquer the planet.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,974

26. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XII (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A gypsy puts a curse on Homer; The Simpsons' new automated house malfunctions and tries to kill Homer; Bart and Lisa attend a school for wizards.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,362

Ugh, what a washout. The first segment was, once again, way too mean-spirited (even for Homer) and the last segment was an uninspired and lazy parody of Harry Potter, which is not in any way helped by the writers ADMITTING that they had little knowledge of the franchise in the first place! Thank goodness for "House of Whacks" and Pierce Brosnan.

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A meteorite turns Homer into a rampaging blob with a voracious appetite; Bart brings a Golem to life; an alien invasion hoax turns real.

Directors: Matthew Faughnan, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,191

Absolutely terrible. I didn't laugh once. You know you have a problem when a segment involving Homer eating everyone (including him own family) is the highlight of the night. Also, is it just me or does anything spoofing "The War of the Worlds" tend to suck? We have the last segment featuring a wasted plotline that surrounds the cool space aliens instead of just a cameo (and the equally wasted appearance of a great voice actor in Maurice LeMarche), the second WOTW film and that terrible episode of "Cold Case" (their 100th one overall, for some reason.)



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