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Bart Finds Alien Love in His Avatar on 'Simpsons Treehouse of Horror' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2011 4:15AM
'The Simpsons' - 'Treehouse of Horror XXII'This year, 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX) annual Halloween spook-tacular was filled with fresher-than-usual satire. 'Treehouse of Horror XXII' -- and doesn't that make you feel old? -- opened with a nod to Aron Ralston and the film '127 Hours,' and proceeded to mock 'Dexter,' 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' and 'Avatar.'

The 'Spider-Man' story was perhaps the most bizarre, as it featured a catatonic Homer Simpson ultimately fighting crime even though he couldn't move. But the accidents caused by that were a clear poke at the accident-prone musical.

With 'In the Na'Vi,' the classic 'Treehouse of Horror' aliens got to take more of a central role in the story than they usually do. Rather than aesthetically pleasing blue aliens to step into, Bart Simpson got to inhabit a green slimy avatar, but he loved it nonetheless.

As for 'Dexter,' the serial killer in Springfield was originally revealed to be Ned Flanders, which made sense in a twisted sort of way. However, it was ultimately revealed to all be a prank by Homer, who was tricking him into murder via a Bible with a speaker on it.

We were a little disappointed at the cop out. After all, there's no need to protect the integrity of the characters on the Halloween episodes. Everything's completely out of context and continuity!

What did you think of the latest trip into the 'Treehouse'?

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That was the most boring, least creative Treehouse yet. I'd rather see reruns of the first ten years than the tiresome garbage they're putting on now.

October 31 2011 at 8:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to devinmcmusters's comment

Agreed. There was exactly one funny moment in the whole thing. Everything else was forced and awkward and unfunny. The Simpsons should have called it quits around season 15 (and even that's being generous).

October 31 2011 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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