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Treehouse of Horror XXVI

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Season 27 Episode
578 "Halloween of Horror"
"Treehouse of Horror XXVI"
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XXV "Treehouse of Horror XXV"
"Treehouse of Horror XXVI"
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Treehouse of Horror Episode

Donut Homer.png This THOH is considered non-canon and the events featured do not relate to the series and therefore may not have actually happened/existed.

The reason behind this decision is: The episode is part of the Treehouse of Horror series.

If you dispute this, please bring it up on the episode's talk page.

"Treehouse of Horror XXVI"
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Episode Information
Episode number: 579
Season number: S27 E5
Production code: TABF18
Original airdate: October 25, 2015
Couch gag: Youtube favicon.png Couch Gag at YouTube
Guest star(s): Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob
Chris Wedge as Scrat
Showrunner: Al Jean
Written by: Joel H. Cohen
Directed by: Steven Dean Moore

"Treehouse of Horror XXVI" is the fifth episode of season 27 of The Simpsons and the five-hundred and seventy-ninth episode overall. It is also the twenty-sixth installment in the Treehouse of Horror series and consists of three parts. It originally aired on October 25, 2015. The episode was written by Joel H. Cohen and directed by Steven Dean Moore. It guest stars Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob and Chris Wedge as Scrat.


"1. Wanted: Dead, Then Alive: Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart and doesn't know what to do with his life.
2. Homerzilla: A parody of Godzilla, in which Homer is a giant monster that can only be mollified with donuts.
3. Telepaths of Glory: Lisa, Bart and Milhouse get super-powers from radiation.


Wanted: Dead, Then Alive[edit]

Bart is making a competition on school when he gets a text message from Milhouse, saying that Mr. Largo's stuck in a harp. When Bart enters the music room, he realizes Sideshow Bob is there playing a classic violin song. He tells Bart that he stole Milhouse's phone to attract him to the music room to accomplish his life-long dream: kill Bart.

Bob pulls a spear gun and shoots Bart, killing him almost instantly. He then decides to take Bart's corpse to his house to celebrate his accomplishment. Since his main objective in life is done, Bob decides to complete other dreams, such as becoming a literature teacher at Springfield University, but discovers that being a teacher is very stressful and the only thing that has made him happy was hunting down Bart for 24 years, so he builds a machine to bring Bart back to life so he can kill him over and over.

Bob's machine is discovered by Lisa and Santa's Little Helper. The Simpson family breaks into Bob's basement and reanimates Bart, but Bob appears holding a shotgun, saying that as they're in his house, he can shoot. Homer attacks him with a lamp which rips Bob head off, and Marge decides that Bart can keep Bob's remains. Bart puts Bob's head into the reanimator with a horn, frog legs, a chicken body, a tail and a booger, making a bizarre looking creature.


In a parody of Godzilla, a crazy old man (Grampa) in Springfield, Japan, is constantly mocked because everyday he drops a perfect donut into the ocean with his grandchildren (Bart and Lisa). When asked why he does such things, he says that is because if he doesn't, a huge sea monster will rise and destroy the city. Instead of understanding, they just laugh at him. One day, while he is preparing a donut for his "ritual", he chokes on the toppings and died. With nobody to drop the donuts, the sea monster, Homerzilla (Homer) wakes up and destroys the city.

The scene cuts to the present time, where executives are watching the Homerzilla movie, stating that it's so bad that it deserves a remake. Two years later, they release "Zilla", but the movie is a total failure. They decide to throw all the merchandise into the ocean, but the containers wake up another sea monster and a message appears, reporting that Homerzilla will return as soon as people have forgotten about the last one.

Telepaths of Glory[edit]

In a parody of Chronicle, Bart, Lisa and Milhouse are hiking in a forest to spot butterflies, but Bart and Milhouse haven't spotted any, which makes Lisa angry. Bart scares Lisa with dead owls, and she hits Milhouse's nose with the camera, making him lose his balance and fall into a giant hole. Bart and Lisa decide to jump into the hole to rescue him, making all three stuck inside of it with nuclear waste from the nuclear power plant. The radioactive goo explodes, sending all the three kids back outside the hole.

When they wake up, Milhouse and Lisa discover they've gained telepathic powers (Bart didn't, as his brain is not powerful enough), so they decide to use the powers in their favor. Lisa only makes a few changes, but Milhouse goes mad with power, only to be struck by lightning. Lisa says she didn't do it, making the family curious to discover who did this. They then realize that Maggie also has Telepathic powers (as she was using a radioactive rod as a pacifier).


The episode ends with Kang and Kodos complaining that once again they only have made a cameo appearance.


The episode was watched by 6.75 million viewers.[1]

International airdates[edit]

Country Date Channel Note
Hispanic America.gif Latin America October 17, 2016 Fox Latin America
Ukraine flag.png Ukraine December 21, 2016 NLO TV [2]



Promo videos[edit]

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