The Simpsons Forever
The Simpsons Forever
Episode 16 Season 2 7G04 October 25, 1990
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Episode Summary
Bart and Lisa tell each other scary stories up in the treehouse, as Homer eavesdrops outside.

Bad Dream House
The Simpsons move into an old house and soon learn why the price was so cheap: it is haunted. The walls ooze blood, and a voice tells them to get out while they still can. Marge wants to leave, but Homer convinces her to give the house a chance.

That night, Homer, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie are possessed and chase each other with knives and axes. Marge tells the spirit of the house to find a way they can all live together. After pondering its options, the house blows itself up.

Hungry are the Damned
The Simpsons are abducted from their backyard by one-eyed extraterrestrials. Each en route to another planet, they learn that they are guests of honor. They are offered an endless feast of food and thoroughly gorge themselves. Lisa accuses the aliens of fattening up the family so that they can be eaten. The aliens' feelings are hurt. They turn the spaceship around and return the Simpsons to their lowly lives. Lisa concludes that it was the Simpsons who were the real monsters.

The Raven
Lisa reads Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale of horror. As Homer listens, he visualizes himself as the narrator, Marge as Lenore, and Bart as the raven.

After telling their stories in the treehouse, the kids return home to go to bed. They doze peacefully, while Homer sleeps with the lights on.
Chalkboard Gag
There was no chalkboard gag for this episode.
Couch Gag
There was no couch gag for this episode.
  • The episode opens with a parent advisory message from Marge
  • A title appears which reads The Simpsons Halloween Special
  • The title sequence is a fly through Springfield Cemetery with tombstones of Ezekial Simpson, Ishmael Simpson, Cornelius V. Simpson, Garfield, The Grateful Dead, Casper the Friendly Boy, Elvis, Your Name Here, Paul McCartney, and Disco
  • Homer has a Trick or Treat! bag and dresses as a ghost
  • Lisa packs a Music Book for Saxophone
  • When the family tries to kill each other Homer has an axe, Bart a butcher knife, Lisa a Machete and Maggie a pocket knife
  • The house's ancient Indian burial ground has tombstones of Mahatma Gandi, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Not so Crazy Horse, Pocahontas, Geronimo, Tonto, and Sacajawea
  • Homer cooks wearing a Mafia Staff Apron
  • Kang and Kodos are from the planet Rigel IV and speak Rigelian which is coincidentally exactly the same as English
  • The alien's TV has over 1 million channels but not HBO because that would cost extra
  • Serak the Preparer's cookbook is titled How to Cook for Forty Human
  • Lisa reads The Raven, an 1845 poem by Edgar Allan Poe from an American Literature book
  • Homer as the Raven Narrator reads Forgotten Lore Vol. II
  • The Raven drops the following Edgar Allan Poe books on The Raven Narator: The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell Tale Heart, and The Purloined Letter
Notable Characters in This Episode
Homer Simpson
Marge Simpson
Bart Simpson
Lisa Simpson
Maggie Simpson
Snowball II
Itchy & Scratchy
Lenore (Marge)
Seraphim (Lisa & Maggie)
The Raven (Bart)
The Raven Narrator (Homer)
Bad Dream House
Moving Man
Serak the Preparer
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Guest Stars
James Earl Jones Moving Man James Earl Jones
as Moving Man
James Earl Jones Serak the Preparer James Earl Jones
as Serak the Preparer
James Earl Jones The Raven Narrator (Homer) James Earl Jones
as The Raven Narrator (Homer)
John Swartzwelder
Jay Kogen
Wallace Wolodarsky
Edgar Allen Poe
Sam Simon
Wes Archer
Rich Moore
David Silverman
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening
Sam Simon
Executive Producer(s)
James L. Brooks
Matt Groening created by
Sam Simon
Starring Cast
Dan Castellaneta
Julie Kavner
Nancy Cartwright
Yeardley Smith
Harry Shearer
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