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Treehouse of Horror XVII (Season 18; Nov. 5, 2006)
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Intro: A spoof of the opening from Tales From the Crypt, with Mr. Burns as the Cryptkeeper. It was reasonably amusing.

Married to the Blob: A parody of The Blob, in which Homer eats a bunch of people, after eating a mysterious bit of goo he found in a meteorite. There were some funny bits, but mostly I didn't really care for it.

You Gotta Know When to Golem: In a parody of The Golem, Bart finds a golem (Richard Lewis) in Krusty's prop room, and uses it to do whatever he wants. A lot of people end up dying. To get him under control, Marge makes a female golem (Fran Drescher), and the first golem says "Is she for me?" Which I liked because it reminded me of Frosty's Winter Wonderland. Anyway, it still wasn't great, but I guess it was better than the first segment.

The Day the Earth Looked Stupid: In a parody of the 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds (with Maurice LaMarche as Orson Welles), Springfielders are terrified of a nonexistent Martian invasion. It ends with Kodos and Kang invading for real, in an allegory of the occupation of Iraq. This was definitely my favorite of the segments.


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