'The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror' offers ghoulish fun

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It wouldn't be a Halloween without " The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror." And while the 22nd iteration of the series doesn't hold a candle to some of the great ones of the past - Homer in 3D, The Raven and The Shining - there were a couple of moments worthy of note.

Perhaps the best part is in the second segment that's a send up of " Dexter." And who would be the least likely to be a serial killer who is out to do some good? Why it's Ned Flanders, of course. The opening sequence is outstanding and later in the sketch, there's an unexpected visitor we haven't seen in a while.

The opening piece is a rather forgettable number. But the show closes strong for anyone who is a fan of " Avatar."

One glaring oversight was the absence of Kang and Kodos. They worked in lookalikes, but we fans demand the real thing.
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