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Our favourite Springfield residents are in for another night of terror this weekend, and you can bet Kang and Kodos will be along for the ride! On Sunday night, The Simpsons will unleash the 26th installment of their yearly Halloween spooktacular, Treehouse of Horror, and the only person more excited than we are is Sideshow Bob.

Every year, The Simpsons’ Halloween special is jam-packed with horror, sci-fi and supernatural spoofing goodness. But as we’ve learned over the past quarter-century, some episodes have been far better than others…so we decided to rank ’em!

Based on a scale of 1 to 5 Kangs, focusing on each show’s optimum terror, spoof selection and hilarity, here is every Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror episode from the past 25 years, definitively ranked from worst to best.

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25. Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006)

Segments: “Married To The Blob,” “You Gotta Know When To Golem,” “The Day The Earth Looked Stupid”

Terror: 1 Kang

Spoof Selection: 1 Kang

Hilarity: 0 Kangs

It kinda felt like The Simpsons writing staff threw 2006’s Treehouse of Horror together on a Friday afternoon. It was strangely lacking in laughs and spooks, and all of the spoofs they wrote felt like direct copies of their source material.

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24. Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005)

Segments: “B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence,” “Survival Of The Fattest,” “I’ve Grown A Costume On Your Face”

Terror: 2 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 0 Kangs

Hilarity: 0 Kangs

Really? An AI spoof four years after the movie came out? The only redeeming segment from this episode was the spooky costume-growing story at the end. It wasn’t funny, but it was super creepy!

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23. Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011)

Segments: “The Diving Bell And The Butterball,” “Dial D For Diddily” “In The Na’vi”

Terror: 0 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 1 Kang

The Dexter and Avatar spoofs in this episode were timely and a lot of fun. But the Diving Bell And The Butterfly parody that kicked off the special? Oh boy. That was as stinky as it gets for Treehouse of Horror.

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22. Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003)

Segments: “Reaper Madness,” “Frinkenstein,” “Stop The World, I Want To Goof Off”

Terror: 1 Kang

Spoof Selection: 1 Kang

Hilarity: 1 Kang

Gotta love the Jerry Lewis cameo as Professor Frink’s dad. But other than the Clockstoppers spoof that closed the special, the rest of the episode was pretty meh.

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21. Treehouse of Horror XV (2004)

Segments: “The Ned Zone,” “Four Beheadings And A Funeral,” “In The Belly Of The Boss”

Terror: 1 Kang

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 1 Kang

The highlight of this special was most definitely the Dead Zone parody that kicked off the episode. The Sherlock Holmes and Fantastic Voyage spoofs were cute but forgettable.

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20. Treehouse of Horror XVIII (2007)

Segments: “E.T., Go Home,” “Mr. & Mrs. Simpson,” “Heck House”

Terror: 1 Kang

Spoof Selection: 1 Kang

Hilarity: 2 Kangs

Kang as E.T. was a bit disappointing, and the Mr. & Mrs. Smith spoof felt out of place. But we got to see Ned Flanders as the devil again in the Hell House parody. That made it worth the watch.

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19. Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010)

Segments: “War And Pieces,” “Master And Cadaver,” Tweenlight”

Terror: 1 Kang

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

Of course The Simpsons had to spoof Twilight in 2010, and they did it well. Daniel Radcliffe as a sparkly teen vampire that falls in love with Lisa? It was perfect. This episode was more laughs than terror, however.

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18. Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012)

Segments: “The Greatest Story Ever Holed,” “Un-Normal Activity,” “Bart And Homer’s Excellent Adventure”

Terror: 2 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

Now we’re starting to get into the good stuff. The black hole and time-travel segments were both funny in this installment. And despite the Paranormal Activity spoof just copying the actual movie, we’d still rather watch this version.

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17. Treehouse of Horror XX (2009)

Segments: “Dial “M” For Murder Or Press “#” To Return to Main Menu,” “Don’t Have A Cow Mankind,” “There’s No Business Like Moe Business”

Terror: 3 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

All three of these segments were solid, but the Sweeney Todd spoof that features Moe using Homer’s blood as the secret ingredient in his beer takes the cake. Too funny!

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16. Treehouse of Horror XIII (2002)

Segments: “Send In The Clones,”The Fright To Creep And Scare Harms,” “The Island Of Dr. Hibbert”

Terror: 2 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 1 Kang

Hilarity: 4 Kangs

Although the ghost cowboy story was a complete waste of time, how hilarious was the Homer clone segment to start the episode? Even Peter Griffin shows up! Dr. Hibbert’s animal island segment also gave the episode a slight hint of spookiness.

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15. Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008)

Segments: “Untitled Robot Parody,” “How to Get Ahead In Dead-Vertising,” “It’s The Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse”

Terror: 1 Kang

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 4 Kangs

We’re totally willing to forget about the terrible Transformers and Mad Men spoofs from this episode because the Peanuts Halloween parody was so unbelievably good. A homicidal, sleazy, veggie-intolerant take on the Great Pumpkin? Brilliant.

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14. Treehouse of Horror XII (2001)

Segments: “Hex And The City,” “House Of Whacks,” “Wiz Kids”

Terror: 3 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 3 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

The totally scary Thinner spoof, the sinister Pierce Brosnan and the side-splitting Harry Potter parody made this a well-balanced, solid addition to the series.

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13. Treehouse of Horror XI (2000)

Segments: “G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad,” “Scary Tales Can Come True,” “Night Of The Dolphin”

Terror: 3 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

The Killer dolphins and the Cosby Ghost Dad parody were good, but the highlight of this episode was the twisted fairy tale mash-up segment. The Hansel and Gretel parody was something else. And Homer as the chicken? We’re dying laughing just thinking about it!

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12. Treehouse of Horror X (1999)

Segments: “I Know What You Diddily-Iddily-Did,” “Desperately Xeeking Xena,” “Life’s A Glitch, Then You Die”

Terror: 2 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 3 Kangs

Hilarity: 4 Kangs

The Simpsons writers totally nailed their Y2K-fearing spoof in this installment. It was a hilarious rib at societal fears and mediocre celebrities in 1999. The I Know What You Did Last Summer parody was awesome too! So what if the superhero segment wasn’t great? Two out of three ain’t bad.

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11. Treehouse of Horror XXV (2014)

Segments: “School Is Hell,” “A Clockwork Yellow,” “The Others”

Terror: 2 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 3 Kangs

Hilarity: 4 Kangs

Seeing Bart become an academic scholar in hell was hilarious (poor Homer). The Kubrick Clockwork Orange spoof was just too perfect. But seeing the Simpsons come face-to-face with their terribly animated selves from the ’80s was by far the best part of this episode. It was a great installment in the series, especially for a modern one.

10. Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013)

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Segments: “Oh, The Places You’ll D’oh!” “Dead And Shoulders,” “Freaks, No Geeks”

Terror: 2 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 3 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

Although the awesome Guillermo Del Toro-crafted couch-gag at the beginning of the episode is good enough to get the 2013 edition of Treehouse of Horror into the top 10, the Dr. Seuss and Freaks spoofs were pretty darn solid.

9. Treehouse of Horror IX (1998)

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Segments: “Hell Toupée,” “The Terror Of Tiny Toon,” “Starship Poopers”

Terror: 5 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 2 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

Snake’s hair turning Homer evil and Bart and Lisa getting hunted by Itchy and Scartchy were both splendidly terrifying segments. But watching Homer and Kang (Maggie’s real father) duke it out over Marge on Jerry Springer was priceless!

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8. Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997)

Segments: “The HΩmega Man,” “Fly Vs Fly,” “Easy Bake Coven”

Terror: 4 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 4 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

Homer as the last man on earth was too funny. And how creepy and disgusting was the sugar-chomping Fly-Bart? We also loved the adorable Simpsons rendition of how Halloween was created, compliments of candy-loving witches Marge, Patty and Selma. This was such a memorable episode.

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7. Treehouse of Horror II (1991)

Segments: “Lisa’s Nightmare,” “Bart’s Nightmare,” “Homer’s Nightmare”

Terror: 5 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 3 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

The second Treehouse of Horror installment was a classic. It’s so hard to pick which segment was the creepiest between the cursed monkey paw, Bart’s evil powers and Homer turning into Mr. Burn’s personal Frankenstein. We’re going with sinister Bart, just based on turning Homer into a goofy jack-in-a-box!

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6. Treehouse of Horror (1990)

Segments: “Bad Dream House,” “Hungry Are The Damned,” “The Raven”

Terror: 5 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 3 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

Ah, the original. It was so good and so different from what Simpsons fans were used to. The Amityville Horror spoof was absolutely frightening and the Edgar Allan Poe Raven parody was creepy as hell. But the best part was our formal introduction to the lovably evil aliens Kang and Kodos. Remember the whole “How To Cook For Forty Humans” bit? Kang and Kodos have gone on to appear in all 25 Treehouse episodes so far.

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5. Treehouse of Horror VII (1996)

Segments: “The Thing And I,” “The Genesis Tub,” “Citizen Kang”

Terror: 4 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 4 Kangs

Hilarity: 4 Kangs

1996’s installment of Treehouse featured a terrific balance of spooks, spoofs and creativity. There was Bart’s “evil” twin Hugo, Lisa’s Twilight Zone-inspired microscopic tooth colony, and one of the best political parodies ever on the show. Remember when the aliens abducted Bill Clinton and Bob Dole during the 1996 presidential election so they could run for office and take over the planet? “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos!”

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4. Treehouse of Horror III (1992)

Segments: “Clown Without Pity,” “King Homer,” “Dial ‘Z’ For Zombies”

Terror: 5 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 4 Kangs

Hilarity: 3 Kangs

Now we’re into the best of the best. There was so many great moments from this episode. The classic King Kong parody featuring Homer as the ape, Homer obliterating zombie Flanders (not even knowing he was a zombie), and one of the scariest segments in Treehouse history, featuring the homicidal Krusty doll that Homer bought Bart for a last-minute birthday gift. Classic.

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3. Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)

Segments: “The Devil And Homer Simpson,” “Terror At 5 1/2 Feet,” “Bart Simpson’s Dracula”

Terror: 5 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 4 Kangs

Hilarity: 4 Kangs

Homer’s donut head. A terrifying school bus gremlin. Mr. Burns as Dracula. Enough said!

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2. Treehouse of Horror VI (1995)

Segments: “Attack Of The 50 Foot Eyesores,” “Nightmare On Evergreen Terrace,” “Homer Cubed”

Terror: 5 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 4 Kangs

Hilarity: 5 Kangs

Treehouse of Horror VI was just so great. The hilariously spooky spoof of Attack of the 50 Foot Woman with the angry Lard Lad Donuts man, Groundskeeper Willy as Freddy Krueger (one of the best Treehouse villains ever) and yes, Homer in 3D. We even saw him enter our world! Unbelievably cool.

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1. Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

Segments: “The Shinning,” “Time And Punishment,” “Nightmare Cafeteria”

Terror: 5 Kangs

Spoof Selection: 5 Kangs

Hilarity: 5 Kangs

The greatest Treehouse of Horror of all time was the fifth installment from 1994. It featured the best Treehouse segment ever made (The Shining parody) and featured two brilliant supporting stories of Homer’s time-travelling toaster and Springfield Elementary School’s cannibal teachers. It was a Simpsons Halloween masterpiece!

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