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Poll: Greatest Individual "Treehouse of Horror" Segment?

Each year, The Simpsons (1989) runs a special Halloween episode called "Treehouse of Horror." Each episode consists of three individual segments telling a different spooky story, often times a parody of a Hollywood movie. Since the show is now in its 29th season, that means there are more than 80 segments (there was no ToH in the first season).

While everyone has their personal favorites, the number of options in a poll is limited, so this list was made by general consensus from the web and suggestions from the poll board members. Which of these ToH segments do you consider the greatest?

Discuss the list here

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Bart's Nightmare, 1991

    In a take-off of the classic Twilight Zone episode, "It's a Good Life", Bart is omnipotent and the entire town is walking on eggshells to keep him happy while he uses his powers to create terror.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Lisa's Nightmare, 1991 - rubyfruit76's pick

    In Morocco, Homer buys a monkey's paw that will grant wishes but also bring misfortune.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    The Devil and Homer Simpson, 1993 - yrnej's pick

    Homer sells his soul to the devil for a donut and Marge has to act as his counsel in a trial to save his life.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Nightmare Cafeteria, 1994

    Faced with an overcrowded detention room, Skinner and Lunch Lady Doris use the children to supplement the cafeteria's meager offerings.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    The Shinning, 1994 - yrnej's pick

    No TV and no beer make Homer something something...

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Time and Punishment, 1994

    Trying to fix a toaster, Homer unwittingly creates a time machine that causes multiple, frightening futures he returns to.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores, 1995

    In a commentary about the constant intrusion of advertising, giant business mascots come to life and wreck havoc on the town.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Homer3, 1995

    Looking to hide from Patty and Selma, Homer slips into another world, featuring a third dimension, then can't find his way back home.

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    Citizen Kang, 1996

    Kang and Kodos impersonate Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in order to upend the Presidential Election.

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    Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and Yeardley Smith in The Simpsons (1989)

    The Thing and I, 1996 - yrnej's pick

    The kids find out Bart has an evil twin brother who is kept in the attic and fed fish heads.

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    Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and Yeardley Smith in The Simpsons (1989)

    Hell Toupée, 1998

    Homer's newly transplanted hair seeks revenge by possessing him.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Terror of Tiny Toon, 1998

    Itchy and Scratchy join forces to kill Lisa and Bart, who are stuck in one of their cartoons.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Night of the Dolphin, 2000

    Super-intelligent dolphins declare war on humanity.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Hex and the City, 2001

    In a parody of Stephen King's "Thinner", a gypsy curses Homer, putting everyone he cares about in danger.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    House of Whacks, 2001

    When the family updates their home to be completely automated, the talking CPU becomes dangerously infatuated with Marge.

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    Fucked Up, Fucking Francis, and Fucker in The Simpsons (1989)

    Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off, 2003

    When Bart and Milhouse buy a stopwatch that is able to stop time, they use it to prank the entire world.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    The Ned Zone, 2004

    Just like the classic '80s film, "The Dead Zone", Ned's head injury gives him the ability to predict others' deaths by touching them.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    You Gotta Know When to Golem, 2006

    Bart uses Krusty's golem (a magic being made of clay and brought to life) to get revenge on his enemies.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising, 2008

    Advertising agents hire Homer to kill celebrities so they can be used for free in commercials.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse, 2008

    In a take-off of the seminal Peanuts Halloween special, Milhouse brings a pumpkin to life which attacks the townspeople he sees carving his brethren.

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    The Simpsons (1989)

    Dial "M" for Murder or Press "#" to Return to Main Menu, 2009 - rubyfruit76's pick

    With Bart's help, Lisa seeks revenge on Ms. Hoover in an adventure containing several Hitchcock references.

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    Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and Yeardley Smith in The Simpsons (1989)

    The Greatest Story Ever Holed, 2012

    A black hole begins to envelope the town, sucking citizens onto an alien planet.

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