The Simpsons gives Aron Ralston, 127 Hours one-armed salute in "Treehouse of Horror"
Colorado's own Aron Ralston may have thought he'd received the ultimate tribute when the movie 127 Hours was made about his famous arm-amputating ordeal.
But that's nothing compared to being satirized on The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween spectacular, which aired last night.
The set-up: Homer gets his arm trapped under a boulder with a bag of what he thinks is Halloween candy just out of reach. So he decides to do what anyone would in that situation -- chew off his limb so he can get his remaining hand on something sugary and delicious. Unfortunately, Homer initially chomps off the wrong arm. But in the end, his surgery-by-mastication is successful, and he reaches the sack -- only to discover that the candy has been removed and replaced with healthy food.
That really is horrifying.
Unfortunately, Fox, in its infinite wisdom, has not yet released the Ralston-oriented clip. But here's another moment from the latest "Treehouse," which splices together The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Spider-Man. Really.
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