The Simpsons (1989– )
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Treehouse of Horror IV 

Homer sells his soul to the Devil for a donut, Bart contends with a gremlin on the side of the school bus which only he can see, and the family discovers that Mr. Burns is a vampire.


David Silverman (as David 'Dry Bones' Silverman)


Matt Groening (created by) (as Matt 'Mr Spooky' Groening), James L. Brooks (developed by) (as James Hell Brooks) | 10 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / Grampa / Benedict Arnold / Kodos / Groundskeeper Willie / Vampires (voice) (as Dysfunctional Dan Castellaneta)
Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson (voice) (as Jooooolie Kavner)
Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson / Ralph Wiggum (voice) (as Nasty Nancy Cartwright)
Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (voice) (as Scabby Yeardley Smith)
Hank Azaria ... Carl / Demon / Blackbeard / Chief Wiggum / Vampires (voice) (as Boo! Boo! Scare Ya Hank Azaria)
Harry Shearer ... Evil Laugh / Fashion Show Announcer / Lenny / Ned Flanders / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Judge / Richard Nixon / Principal Skinner / Otto / Kang / Kent Brockman / Mr. Burns / Smithers / Vampires (voice) (as Frighticious Harry Shearer)
Phil Hartman ... Lionel Hutz (voice) (as Phil Hart-on-the-Stick Man)
Pamela Hayden ... Lizzie Bordon / Milhouse Van Houten / Jimbo Jones (voice) (as Pamela Hacksaw Hayden)
Russi Taylor ... Martin Prince / Uter (voice) (as Rancid Russi Taylor)
Frank Welker ... The Gremlin (voice) (as Dr. Frankenwelker)


Homer, after seeing no more donuts in the power plant, says he would sell his soul for a donut, for the devil appears to be Ned Flanders. Whilst riding to school, Bart sees a gremlins on the side of the bus which only he can see. The Simpsons family go to Mr Burns' haunted castle where they think that Mr Burns is Count Dracula.

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Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

28 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR (seasons 3-19)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scenes cut from "The Devil and Homer Simpson" included one showing Homer's severed head being used as a bowling ball by a demon in hell, Bart teasing Satan by offering to sell his soul for a Formula 1 racing car and then changing his mind and Lionel Hutz returning with an empty pizza box. In the final version, Hutz escapes through the bathroom window due to unintentionally aiding the Devil in court.. These scene later appeared in The Simpsons: The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular! (1995), which aired in the show's seventh season. See more »


When Vampire Bart is floating at Lisa's window, he is floating with Vampire Janey, Vampire Ralph, Vampire Milhouse, and Vampire Martin. When Bart smashes through Lisa's window, the other vampires are gone and are not seen for the rest of the scene. See more »


Principal Skinner: Hello, Simpson. I'm riding the bus today because Mother hid my car keys to punish me for talking to a woman on the phone. She was right to do it.
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Spoofs Night Gallery (1969) See more »


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Charles Wesley
Performed by Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, and Yeardley Smith
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Really good Halloween Episoed
11 February 2010 | by atinderSee all my reviews

Bart and other member of The Simpsons family host 3 scary Halloween tales based on some paintings.

The first story is called The Devil and Homer

Homer is at work said to himself he sell his soul for donuts only for The Devil to turn up as Flanders who gives homer the donuts, while a sleep homer as the last part of the donuts as sent to hell for night until the trial.

There had some really funny moment, I really liked the idea of Flanders being the Devil and while Homer is in hell, he add all the Donuts was really funny too.

The next story we see Bart wake up after having nightmare dying on the school bus and Bart feels strange as it getting on the Bus to school and looks out window he sees a GremLin on the side of the bus and no believes him and end up going a bit mad.

I didn't like this story that much, I did find it that funny, but I did enjoy the part when Flanders picked it up was little funny.

Next story which is Bart Simpson's Dracula Mr Burns invites The Simpsons to dinner after closing a deal to buy blood bank., Lisa think Mr burns is vampire, while Mr burns bites Bart.

Later that night Lisa sees Bart and his friends floating outside his window and his about Bite Lisa that when Homer walks find out Bart is the vampire, Lisa tells Homer to kill Mr Burns, As Homer dose, but was Mr Burns the really leader? There is a really good twist to that story , don't want to ruin it.

This great spoof from Bram stoker's Dracula, I find it really funny

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