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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • Considerably more violent than the average Simpsons episode.
  • Willie is stabbed by an axe in The Shinning,with blood.
  • Homer falls down the stairs in the Shinning.
  • Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie freeze in a snowstorm.
  • Homer becomes insane slowly and attempts to kill his family.
  • Moe is seen being hung in the opening scene.
  • Patty and Selma are burned to death in the opening scene.
  • Principle Skinner has his head chopped off in the opening scene.
  • A massive pool of blood is seen coming out of the rooms of a hotel.
  • Dinosaurs and other animals are killed.
  • Maggie stabs Willie in the back with an axe, killing him.Blood is visible.
  • Patty and Selma are claimed to have died.
  • Dogs chase Homer.
  • People are tortured against their will.No blood.
  • Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Moe have parts of their brains cut out.
  • Homer intentionally and unintentionally kills prehistoric animals,no blood.
  • A large Bart and Lisa try to kill Homer.
  • Kids are killed and eaten by the adults at Springfield Elementary; blood is shown on occasion.
  • The adults try to kill Bart, Lisa, and Millhouse.
  • A large rotating blade is covered with blood and gore.
  • Millhouse falls on a rotating blade, killing him.Blood is shown.
  • Bart and Lisa fall on the blade, but are waken up as it was only a dream.
  • A gas turns the Simpsons' skin inside out; some blood is shown as they dance around.Then,Bart gets dragged out and eaten alive by a dog.


  • one use of hell

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Patty and Selma smoke
  • Homer goes nuts without beer

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In the first installment, the family goes to an estate and Homer goes mad. The events in this episode obviously reflect and spoof that of the horror movie "The Shining" and therefore may be frightening to children.
  • The episode Nightmare Cafeteria is about the teachers trying to eat Lisa, Bart and Milhouse. This episode contains displays of cannibalism,and could be unsettling.
  • Despite containing humor,the episode could be potentially disturbing to younger audiences,or gross for some adults.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • The Shinning: Homer tries to kill his family and Groundskeeper Willie is killed with an axe.
  • Time and Punishment- In one of the consequences of messing with time, Maggie kills Groundskeeper Willie.
  • Nightmare Cafeteria - Jimbo is turned into burgers, one kid is killed and turned into hot dogs, and many other students go missing and turn into food. Most of this stuff is shown off screen.

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