Treehouse of Horror XVI

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"Treehouse of Horror XVI"
The Simpsons episode
The episode's promotional image
Promotional image for the episode.
Episode no. 360
Directed by David Silverman
Written by Marc Wilmore
Showrunner(s) Al Jean
Production code GABF17
Original air date November 6, 2005
Guest appearance(s)

Terry Bradshaw as himself
Dennis Rodman as himself


"Treehouse of Horror XVI" is the fourth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 6, 2005. In the sixteenth annual Treehouse of Horror, the Simpsons replace Bart with a robot son after Bart falls into a coma, Homer and various other male characters find themselves on a reality show where Mr. Burns hunts humans for sport, and costumed Springfieldians become whatever they are wearing, thanks to a witch who was disqualified from a Halloween costume contest. It was written by Marc Wilmore and directed by David Silverman. Terry Bradshaw and Dennis Rodman guest star as themselves. Around 11.63 million Americans tuned in to watch the episode during its original broadcast.


In the opening, Kang hopes to speed up an exceedingly slow and boring baseball game, but ends up destroying the universe when the baseball players go so fast, they turn into a killer vortex which sucks up the universe, even God. When everything was sucked up by the baseball players, Kang places a post-it note revealing the title of the episode.

B.I. Bartificial Intelligence[edit]

Bart winds up in a coma after attempting to jump out of a window into a swimming pool. The family takes in a robotic boy, named David, who quickly proves to be a better son. Bart wakes up from his coma and competes against David for the affection of the family. However, Bart is dumped on a road by Homer. When Bart finds a group of old robots, he steals their parts and becomes a cyborg. He returns home, saws David in half with a chainsaw, and does the same to Homer. Although the family is now together again, Homer is angry that he has to be fused with David's lower half. Suddenly, the whole scenario is revealed to be a dream conjured by Homer's demonically possessed mind as he is being exorcised.

Survival of the Fattest[edit]

Men from Springfield arrive at Mr. Burns' mansion to go hunting. Unbeknownst to them, they are the prey to be hunted and broadcast on television. Homer manages to survive the night while the others are killed, but Burns closes in on him in the morning. Just as he is about to be shot, Burns and Smithers are knocked out with frying pans by Marge.

I've Grown a Costume on Your Face[edit]

The citizens of Springfield dress in their Halloween costumes for a costume contest. The winner is declared to be a strange old witch. When given the award and asked who she is, she is forced to admit that she is a real witch. As a result, her reward is rescinded because she is not in actual costume. In anger, she turns everyone into their costumed characters. The only person who can reverse the spell is Maggie, who was costumed as a witch. Maggie turns them all into pacifiers with their normal heads and flies off on a broom.


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