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Treehouse of Horror II 

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The Simpson family receives a severed monkey's paw which can grant wishes, Bart gains magical powers which he uses to turn Homer into a Jack-in-the-box, and Mr. Burns uses Homer's brain to create a robot.


Jim Reardon (as Jim Rondo Reardon)


Matt Groening (created by) (as Malevolent Matt Groening), James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) | 8 more credits »





Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Barney Gumble / Krusty the Klown / Groundskeeper Willie / Mayor Quimby / Kodos / Others (voice) (as Diabolical Dan Castellaneta)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Ghoulie Julie Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Kearney / Others (voice) (as Nefarious Nancy Cartwright)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Yowling Yeardley Smith)
Hank Azaria ... Moe Szyslak / Apu / Lou / Others (voice) (as Hellacious Hank Azaria)
Harry Shearer ... Montgomery Burns / Waylon Smithers / Ned Flanders / Kent Brockman / Principal Skinner / Otto / Kang / Jasper / Eddie / Dr. Marvin Monroe / Others (voice) (as Howlific Harry Shearer)
Maggie Roswell ... Helen Lovejoy / Others (voice) (as Mummified Maggie Roswell)
Marcia Wallace ... Edna Krabappel / Others (voice) (as Macabre Marcia Wallace)


The Simpsons go to a market sale and receive a severed monkey's paw which can grant five wishes. Bart has magic powers so he can turn people into anything he wants if they be naughty to him and he turns Homer into a Jack-in-the-box. Mr Burns' puts Homer's brain into a robot.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

31 October 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Al Jean pitched the idea of having "scary names" in the opening credits, inspired by old issues of EC Comics.. See more »


During the mid-credits final gag, Lisa tells Homer about her class having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner. At this point, Maggie is sitting beside Lisa, but when the camera cuts to Homer, Maggie is sitting across from Lisa on the opposite side of the table. See more »


[Mr. Burns has put Homer's brain into a robot]
Mr. Burns: Oh, Smithers, I was wrong to play God. Life is precious, not a thing to be toyed with. Now take out that brain and flush it down the toilet!
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References Duck Amuck (1953) See more »


Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Written by Norman Span
Performed by Dan Castellaneta and Julie Kavner
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Musical Score
27 April 2007 | by WeaverpigSee all my reviews

I am STILL looking for the name of the music score that was featured in other Simpsons episodes, but primarily in the "Treehouse of Horror II" episode during "The Bart Zone"... in which Bart and Homer (now changed into a Jack-in-the-Box) heeded the advice of Dr. Marvin Monroe, and proceeded to just have fun and enjoy each other's company. During this time, a musical score was playing in the background. I have heard this music in other places... especially in some REALLY OLD TV commercials from the late 60's and early 70's. The music features a vibraphone as the lead instrument, and it would seem to be in what is called "5/4 TIME", which is the same time signature of the original song "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck. Does ANYONE know the name and/or location of this score, possibly by Alf Clausen, and how of where I can obtain it?

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