Hello time travelers, happy Halloween
*Flashlight under face* Boo!! Now that you are properly scared, prepare to be informed (which is kind of scarier). There are a few Landmarks in The Simpsons’ history and this is one of them, The very first THOH (which since “Treehouse” is a compound word it should be TOH but it doesn’t look right, so let’s stick with THOH).
1977, there was an iconic role, voiced by an even larger Force of a man, James Earl Jones. Yes THAT James Earl Jones and he graced The Simpsonsverse in three separate roles in this episode (not to mention voicing Maggie in a future THOH episode).
There was no THOH in season 1 but this doesn’t change the fact how important they are to the fabric of the series and our game. Enough of my excitement that I can’t put into words (and refused to leave in all caps) find a dark room or even a treehouse and enjoy this special installment:
“Treehouse Of Horror”
Treehouse, Possessed House, UFO and Poe 🙂
This Landmark episode was the 3rd episode of Season 2, the 16th episode in total and of course the first Treehouse Of Horror episode. October 25th 1990. (Less than a week away from Halloween, then)
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Kang and Kodos, the bad dream house, The Raven (Bart bird NPC) and (since it’s in the game) the ancient Indian burial ground.
There are also characters and items that appeared for the first time that Could come into TSTO in the future maybe. OH THE POSSIBILITIES:
Some previously requested Characters: Serak the Preparer (I was tempted to toss him into the Don’t Mention It section, because I’m contented with Kang and Kodos as being the resident Aliens in the game), Serak was voiced by James Earl Jones, thus it isn’t likely this character (in the game) would be.
Possible Skins: Homer with Ghost sheet, Homer as Lenore’s widower from “The Raven”, Lisa and Maggie as angels (also from the telling of “The Raven”), Axe Crazed Homer (though Possible, I don’t want the other murder-in-their-eyes Simpson Family members)
Possible Decoration: Tree with hanging Bug Zapper and BBQ Grill directly under it.
Possible Events: There isn’t much I can think of that hasn’t been done in previous THOH Tapped Out events…. Murderous rampage event? (but that’s probably be better with The Grim Reaper Homer episode), yet I still want Axe-in-Back Willie skin from another THOH episode too that might fit well with a murderous rampage event..
Characters and Things I didn’t mention because I personally have no interest in them joining the game Don’t Mention It: The moving man (also voiced by J.E.J.)
The Rigellians show off their crowning achievement of advanced technology. What if Tapped Out was nothing more than this paddle game?
Do you remember this episode? What was your favorite moment? Any of the Possibilities that you Really do/don’t like? Ever play Pong? Ever done or seen the severed finger in a box trick? What is your favorite Edgar Allen Poe story? Do you believe in hunted houses? Do you believe in Aliens? Do you believe in the power of poetry? (I guess I should also ask) Do you believe ravens and crows are bad omens? Can you imagine a world without Treehouse of Horror episodes? Sound off in the comments and have a pleasant journey back to your current space/time 🙂 and pleasant dreams 😉