It was originally promoted as being the 400th episode, but was broadcast as the 399th. If she is not a witch, then she will fall to an honorable Christian death. , The title is a reference to the Fox show 24. Welcome to The Simpsons Archive's episode guide. The Simpsons’ nemesis, Sideshow Bob, returns to threaten Springfield with a nuclear bomb. Upon returning to school, he discovers that Martin is a double-agent working for the bullies. Set against the backdrop of The Simpsons, this rocking, rollicking musical mythology with score by the late Michael Friedman is "so smart it [will make] your head spin" (The New York Times). , This episode was the only Treehouse of Horror episode that was directed by Mark Kirkland. Before Bart can tell Lisa about Martin's double-dealing, Martin knocks him unconscious and takes him to the ventilation room, where the bullies tie up Bart. Homer emerges and seems to be the only person left alive. Fly" segment were cut, including the original ending where the fly also emerges from the teleporter, but is considerably larger and the Simpson family ride it to the mall. Marge and the children kill the mutants with shotguns and then the family head off to steal some Ferraris. However, the machine simply switches their heads around. Directed by Raymond S. Persi. R. Lee Ermey and Kelsey Grammer guest star. Retrieved from " https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Nuclear_bomb?oldid=295971 " In " Fly vs. It was the highest-rated show on the Fox network that week, beating King of the Hill. Season: 2 Episode: 3 Total Episode Count: 10 Prod. She tries to talk sense into the townspeople, but Moe accuses her of being a witch. The 10 nuclear cruisers (counting the Bainbridge as a cruiser), were guided-missile cruisers. At the Power Plant, Homer is found to be the owner of a container of expired and highly pungent yogurt and is ordered to dispose of it. , The producers had trouble with the censors over several segments in this episode. Bart sees the family pets inadvertently go through the transporter together, resulting in a DNA mismatch. Here's some of the show's notable New Jersey references. The Simpsons episode isn't the first time a joke is made about a state or province that is part of a larger country getting atomic weapons. While dancing naked in church, he is confronted by a band of hostile Springfield citizens who have become mutants from the blast. Skinner starts filling up the room with the water. , Robert Canning on IGN named "24 Minutes" the best episode of the season and gave it a 9.6/10 saying "this smart, funny, spot-on parody of 24 was so good that it came very close to redeeming the entire season. Perhaps the Simpsons character which represents the nuclear threat the most, more even than Montgomery Burns, is Blinky, the three-eyed fish.  The A.V. , "Treehouse of Horror VIII" won a Golden Reel Award in 1998 for "Best Sound Editing – Television Animated Specials" for Robert Mackston, Travis Powers, Norm MacLeod and Terry Greene. German Television has put a moratorium on meltdowns in The Simpsons. "The HΩmega Man" was written by Mike Scully, "Fly Vs. She returns to her sisters Patty and Selma. In order to save time, she drastically increases the oven temperature to 1,200 degrees, quickly burning the cake and making it rock-solid. , In 2012, Johnny Dee of The Guardian listed the episode as one of his five favorite episodes in the history of The Simpsons. Please post if you have more examples of this phenomenon, or if you can point me to an existing list. 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