"Treehouse of Horror XVI" is the fourth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, as well as the sixteenth "Treehouse of Horror" episode. The episode originally aired November 6 2005, six days after Halloween in the US. 11.6 million tuned into this episode beating Family Guy which had 8.6 million.
In the opening, using an accelerator-beam, Kang and Kodos
hope to speed up a World Series baseball
game to air The Simpsons
, but end up destroying the universe (first the land, then the woods, then the sea, then the Earth, then many things of the solar system, then the galaxies, and then even God
). So, the aliens decided to leave a note on the screen showing the title.
B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence
In a parody of the film A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
winds up in a coma
after attempting to jump from the roof to the swimming pool at Spinster Arms Apartments. In an effort to cope with the loss of their boy, the family takes in a robotic boy, named David, who quickly proves to be a better son. As capabilities, it can make ice cream with his nose, make plushies with pants and even recalibrate the lights of the town to spell words. Later, Bart is found to be alive. He escapes from the hospital and seeks to plot revenge on David. However, Bart is dumped on a road by Homer, but Bart finds a group of old robots. He steals their parts and in the end, he cuts both Homer
and David in half after becoming a cyborg. Eventually, Homer, who no longer has his legs, now has to be fused with David's legs. This segment ends up being a parody of The Exorcist
, as the entire robot part was a dream, thought up by Homer as he's being exorcised.
Survival of the Fattest
In a parody of The Most Dangerous Game
, men from Springfield
come to Mr. Burns's
mansion to go hunting. Unbeknownst to them, they
are the prey to be hunted. The hunt appears on TV, and Marge
, watching from home, claims she should have known something was up when seeing the new TV Guide, which featured a picture of Burns
chasing Homer. Homer manages to survive the night as his friends are killed left and right, but Burns closes in on him. Just as he is about to be shot, Burns
are both knocked out with frying pans by Marge, who then hits Homer
for being away from home for eighteen hours and not calling, before they end up having make-up sex.
I've Grown a Costume on Your Face
The citizens of Springfield dress in their Halloween costumes for a costume contest. Dr. Hibbert is declared second placed victor. The first place winner is a strange old witch. She is given the award and is asked who
she is. She is therefore forced to admit that she is a real witch. Her reward is rescinded because she is not in actual costume. In anger, she turns everyone into their costumed characters and glides away on her broom. The only person who can reverse the spell is Maggie, who was costumed as a witch, and now
really is one. Half the townspeople want to be turned back into their normal selves (those who were dressed in costumes of horrible monsters, such as Ned Flanders, who was turned into a flower, or Marge, who became a skeleton) while the other half wants to stay as they are (those whose costumes actually improved their lives, i.e. Bart, who has become a werewolf, and Sideshow Mel, turning into Spider-Man). Maggie then turns them all, including guest star Dennis Rodman, into pacifiers with their normal heads.
The episode ends with a brief public service announcement on adult illiteracy presented by Dennis Rodman.