Treehouse Of Horror XIII
Production Code
Broadcast Index
Episode Number
03 November 2002
Marc Wilmore
Brian Kelley
Kevin Curran
David Silverman
Executive Producer
Al Jean
DVD Commentary
Al Jean
Brian Kelley
Kevin Curran
Matt Selman
John Frink
Dan Castellaneta
Yeardley Smith
David Silverman
Jimmy Heenan
Plot SEND IN THE CLONES: Homer walks to the backyard to lie in his hammock, which soon collapses. He purchases a new one from a passing vendor who warns him that it carries a curse. Disregarding this, Homer lies down and discovers that it can make clones. He notices that none of the clones have belly buttons. He begins making and using clones to do all of his chores. The clones are all much stupider then the real Homer. When a clone kills Ned Flanders, Homer decides to get rid of the clones and the hammock, taking them to a cornfield where he abandons them, presuming that none of the clones are smart enough to get anywhere. Before Homer drives off he shoots all the clones that know the way home. The clones soon use the hammock to make more an army of Homer-clones. The clones and Peter Griffin attack Springfield and destroy all buildings except for Moe's Tavern (which reports record business). The army joins together in the War Room (from Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb), and Lisa gives them a suggestion to solve the problem, after getting the idea from Homer when he got upset about the donut box being empty. She suggests that several helicopters hook gigantic donuts on cables and have the clones chase them. The plan is put into action in a parody of the 'Ride of the Valkyries' helicopter scene in Apocalypse Now. The helicopters fly towards a big cliff luring the Homer clones to their doom. Soon, all the clones have been disposed of. Later that night, Marge enters the bed and soon discovers that the Homer next to her is a clone (he has no belly button). The clone tells her that the real Homer was the “first over cliff!” Marge is initially upset, but relaxes when the clone offers her a back rub as Crosby Stills and Nash's "Love the One You're With" plays in the background.

THE FRIGHT TO CREEP AND SCARE HARMS: Lisa inadvertently finds the grave of William Bonney, a man who was killed by gun violence, and dreamed of a world without guns. In his memory, she starts a gun control crusade, which makes Springfield 100% gun-free; even the police no longer have guns. The town is now defenseless. The corpses of William "Billy the Kid" Bonney and his cohorts (Frank James and Jesse James and Kaiser Wilhelm II) rise from the dead and start wreaking havoc in town, until Professor Frink invents a time machine, which Homer uses to go back to the recent past to stop the gun ban, and also the zombies. Homer tells the citizens of Springfield to shoot at the zombies' graves, causing them to come up and run away. Lisa feels guilty about banning guns, because sometimes they are the answer. Suddenly, a more futuristic Homer comes in to warn them about guns but is shot by Moe who plans to use his time-machine to find some "caveman hookers".

THE ISLAND OF DR. HIBBERT: The Simpsons are going on a trip to "The Island of Lost Souls" (a parody of The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells), where they find Dr. Hibbert running the island's resort. When the family is there, Marge thinks that something creepy is occurring until Dr. Hibbert captures her and turns her into a cat. After having violent sex, Homer goes to find a cure for Marge's condition, but encounters Ned Flanders, who becomes a cow-centaur who needs to be milked. Flanders takes Homer to meet other Springfield inhabitants, who have also been turned into animals. Homer, initially horrified at what everyone has become, actually decides on being an animal himself.
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