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"Treehouse of Horror X"
The Simpsons episode
Treehouse of Horror X.jpg
Werewolf Flanders.
Episode no. 230
Prod. code BABF01
Orig. airdate October 31, 1999
Show runner(s) Mike Scully
George Meyer
Al Jean
Written by Donick Spooky
Terrifying Tim Long
Uh, An Ogre?
Directed by Pete Scary Spice Michels
Couch gag Each member of the family dresses up as something from a previous "Treehouse of Horror" special, save for Lisa, who is an axe victim.
Guest star(s) Tom Arnold as himself
Dick Clark as himself
Lucy Lawless as herself
DVD
commentary
Mike Scully
George Meyer
Ian Maxtone-Graham
Ron Hauge
Donick Cary
Tim Long
Matt Selman
Pete Michels

"Treehouse of Horror X" is the fourth episode of The Simpsons' eleventh season, as well as the tenth "Treehouse of Horror" episode. The episode aired on Halloween (October 31st) of 1999[1], and would be the last "Treehouse of Horror" special to air either before or on Halloween until season 21's "Treehouse of Horror XX" in 2009, a full ten years later.[2]

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Plot

Kang and Kodos in the opening segment.

In the opening scene, Kang and Kodos (without their helmets) introduce the show, with a live audience consisting of aliens. While they tell jokes, canned laughter is played, but the audience appear unamused.

The Simpson family sits on the couch, with Homer appearing as the jack-in-the-box from "Treehouse of Horror II", Marge as the witch from "Treehouse of Horror VIII", Bart as the half-fly mutant from "Treehouse of Horror VIII". Maggie is the alien/human mutant from "Treehouse of Horror IX" and Lisa is the victim of an axe murder. Lisa then asks what aliens have to do with Halloween, and Maggie, in a deep voice, says, "Silence!", and disintegrates her with a ray gun.

I Know What You Diddily-Iddily-Did

On a foggy evening with a full moon, The Simpsons are driving down a road until Marge accidentally smashes into Ned Flanders. killing him. Homer manipulates the body in several escapades, which convinces Maude that Ned died of an accident and that he does not want an autopsy.

Shortly after Ned's funeral (where Homer nearly gives the game away), the family finds the phrase "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID!" written in blood everywhere they go. They are terrorized by a cloaked figure, which drives them out of their house. Again, in the wild, they find Ned. It turns out he lived because he was bitten by a werewolf moments before the accident. Clouds uncover the full moon, Ned changes into a wolf and Homer is mauled to death.

Desperately Xeeking Xena

An x-ray machine scanning Halloween candy malfunctions, giving Bart the ability to stretch his body like rubber and Lisa gains super strength. They become a superhero duo, calling themselves "Stretch Dude & Clobber Girl".

Xena in The Simpsons

Later, Lucy Lawless (dressed as Xena) addresses fans at a science fiction convention. Comic Book Guy, who has styled himself as a villain called "The Collector", kidnaps her using a magnet to attract her metal breast plate. Lawless tries to remove the breastplate but realizing where she is (the science fiction convention with camera ready nerds), she stops. He takes her to his lair, where he puts her in an aluminized PET film bag for "safekeeping" and imprisons her in a room of other similarly-captured celebrities. Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl then enter the fray in an attempt to free Xena, but they are soon captured as well.

The Collector suspends the duo over a vat of Lucite. Lawless tries to save them by feigning interest in the villain. This fails. The Collector grabs his limited edition double edged lightsaber from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and ignites the blades. Lucy reminds him that he has removed it from its original packaging. Horrified, he ends up falling into the Lucite. Lawless flies the children home; it turns out the actress has her own powers.

Life's a Glitch, Then You Die

On December 31, 1999, Dick Clark[3] celebrates New Year's Rockin' Eve in Springfield instead of Times Square. Homer, the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's Y2K compliance officer, declares that he fixed every computer at the plant. Unfortunately, Homer didn't fix his own computer, which creates a computer virus that spreads across the world. Chaos ensues. Widespread looting begins. Krusty's malfunctioning pacemaker kills him in front of the family. A letter in Krusty's pocket states that a rocket is being populated with humanity's "best & brightest" and will be launched in order to preserve human civilization on Mars. When they reach the shuttle, Homer attempts to bluff his way on board, but the armed guard recognizes Lisa as having a seat reserved. Lisa is only able to take one parent with her, and quickly chooses Marge, who brings Maggie along. Homer and Bart find a second, unguarded rocket and board just before it launches. The earth is ravaged by nuclear explosions. They quickly notice that this spaceliner is filled with people such as Ross Perot, Tom Arnold, Andy Dick and many other annoying celebrities. This craft is headed for the sun intentionally.

Homer and Bart take solace in the fact they will soon die; but decide this is not enough. Despite guaranteed death in minutes, they space themselves and suffer explosive decompression offscreen.

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