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"Treehouse of Horror XVI"
The Simpsons episode
The episode's promotional image.
Promotional image for the episode.
Episode no. 360
Prod. code GABF17
Orig. airdate November 6, 2005
Show runner(s) Al Jean
Written by Marc Will Killmore
Directed by Godzilla vs. Silverman
Guest star(s) Terry Bradshaw as himself
Dennis Rodman as himself.

"Treehouse of Horror XVI" is the fourth episode of the seventeenth season of The Simpsons, as well as the sixteenth "Treehouse of Horror" episode.



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. The aliens leave a note on the screen showing the title, "Treehouse of Horror XVI".


B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence

In a parody of the film A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (as well as mimicking some of the visual effects and camera shots used in it), Bart 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. David 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. Before the situation can get any crazier, it's revealed that the entire robot scenario is a dream conjured by Homer's demonically possessed mind 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 and Smithers chasing Homer. Homer manages to survive the night while his friends and the others are killed left and right, but Burns closes in on him in the morning. Just as he is about to be shot, Burns and Smithers 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. The reason why she even went to the contest to compete is unknown. As a result, 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 and the Bumblebee Man as a giant bee is obsessed with him, Marge, who became a skeleton), Homer is beheaded but alive and can't drink beer without spilling it. While the other half wants to stay as they are (those whose costumes actually improved their lives, e.g. Bart, who has become a werewolf, Millhouse is bulldozer with his head, Moe, turning into Hugh Hefner which attracts women to Moe, and Sideshow Mel, turning into Spider-Man). Maggie then turns them all, including Dennis Rodman, into pacifiers with their normal heads for no apparent reason other than her obsession for pacifiers, and flies off on a broom to the theme tune of the television series Bewitched.

The episode ends with a brief public service announcement on adult illiteracy presented by Dennis Rodman.

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