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Treehouse of Horror VII

Treehouse of Horror VII

Rating: 4 (127 votes)

Plot

The Thing and I: The kids hear something in the attic one night, and go to investigate. They find an empty cage, and ask their parents about it. Eventually, they reveal that Bart has an evil twin called Hugo who was locked in the attic. However, Hugo escapes and captures Bart when the rest of the family go out to look for Hugo. Dr. Hibbert manages to capture Hugo, but discovers that Bart's scar is on the wrong side and so Bart must be the evil left twin. The Genius Tub: Lisa makes a science project to prove the bad effects of soda drinks on teeth. However, it comes to life when the tooth is shocked with static electricity. After Bart attacks Lisa's experiment, the miniature world shrinks Lisa and brings her into their world to protect them from Bart. However, Bart takes the mini world to the Science Fair and wins first prize. Citizen Kang: Kang and Kodos return to Earth and kidnap and impersonate Bill Clinton and Bob Dole so they can win the election. Homer knows about this and tries to warn everyone, but there are no other candidates. Kang wins and enslaves the world.


Memorable quotes

Bart: Did you guys hear something moving around in the attic last night?
Homer: Attic? Oh, that's silly. Seriously though, don't ever go up there.

Dr. Hibbert: But what to do with poor Hugo? Too crazy for Boys Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town. The child was an outcast. So, we did the only humane thing.
Homer: We chained Hugo up in the attic like an animal and fed him a bucket of fish heads once a week.
Marge: It saved our marriage!

Bart: You're crazy!
Hugo: Am I? Well, perhaps we're all a little crazy. I know I am. I went mad after they tore us apart, but I'll be sane... once I sew us back together.
Bart: But you'll kill both of us.
Hugo: No, it's easy. Look, I've been practicing: I made a pigeon-rat.

Lisa: Oh my God! I've created life!
Marge: (from downstairs) Lisa, breakfast! We're having waffles!
Lisa: Ooh, waffles.

Bart: Your micro-jerks attacked me!
Lisa: Well, you practically destroyed their whole world.
Bart: You can't protect them every second. Sooner or later, you'll let your guard down, and then flush: it's toilet time for Tinytown.

Leader: Welcome to our world, most gracious Lisa.
Lisa: Your world is incredible. And you speak English.
Leader: We have listened to you speak since the dawn of time, O Creator. And we have learned to imitoot you exarktly.

Homer: Oh my God, space aliens! Don't eat me, I have a wife and kids! Eat them!

Homer: Oh no! Aliens, bioduplication, nude conspiracies. Oh my God, Lyndon LaRouche was right!

Advisor: Uh, Mr. President, Sir. People are becoming a bit... confused by the way your and your opponent are, well, constantly holding hands.
Kang: We are merely exchanging long protein strings. If you can think of a simpler way, I'd like to hear it.

Kodos: We must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!

Marge: I don't understand why we have to build a ray gun to aim at a planet I never even heard of.
Homer: Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Kent Brockman: Senator Dole, why should people vote for you instead of President Clinton?
Kang: It makes no difference which one of us you vote for. Either way, your planet is doomed. DOOMED!
Kent Brockman: Well, a refreshingly frank response there from senator Bob Dole.

Homer: We'll have to look everywhere a sick, twisted, solitery misfit might go.
Lisa: I'll start with radio shack.
Homer: Right.
Homer (to Bart): Bart, you stay here and tape the hockey game.

Lisa: Science has already proved the dangers of smoking and alcohol but I can still ruin soft drinks for everyone!

Little Frink: It worked! The de-bigulator worked!

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Notes

  • Things in the attic:
    • Marge's Ringo Starr painting (Brush With Greatness)
    • The Spine-melter 2000 (Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?)
    • Bart's electric guitar (The Otto Show)
    • A box of Be Sharps merchandise (Homer's Barbershop Quartet)
    • Bart's Mary Worth telephone (Lady Bouvier's Lover)
    • Bart's ''I Didn't Do It'' T-shirt (Bart Gets Famous)
    • Boxes of the ''Lisa the Lionheart'' doll (Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacey)
    • Homer's autobiography: ''Homer, I Hardly Knew Me''.
  • Hugo is taller and stronger than Bart even though he has just been eating fish heads all his life.
  • Bart uses Maggie as a lantern when entering the attic.
  • Lisa arrives in the miniature world barefoot, even though she was wearing slippers before she entered.
  • Homer is pulled into the alien spaceship by a grappling hook like in those arcade machines.
  • The presidential debate has a $5.00 admission fee.
  • Lisa is the only one who does not cheer at the debate.

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References

  • Hugo is similar to the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • ''The Genesis Tub'' was inspired by a Twighlight Zone episode where astronauts stumble upon a tiny civilisation on an asteroid.
  • The miniature people seeking revenge on Bart is a parody of ''Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.''
  • Spaceships attack Bart a la the Death Star in ''Star Wars''.

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