‘The Simpsons’ Fans Came For ‘Maggie’s First Words’ And Left During Treehouse Of Horror’s Grossest Segment

Even though Maggie Simpson already said her first words as far back as season 4 and at the end of The Simpsons Movie, the 28th (!!!) Treehouse of Horror was hyped as having Maggie’s first words. Surprisingly, after 28 years, it took until now for The Simpsons to parody The Exorcist and have a demon possess various family members until Maggie once again spoke:

It was a good follow-up to Elizabeth Taylor’s performance as Maggie from over 20 years ago but also feels just a little click-baity. These aren’t her first words, after all. And if you want to get really pedantic, you could even say she wasn’t the one speaking here, it was the demon that was eventually exorcised by the original The Exorcist‘s director, William Friedkin and the FOX show’s star, Ben Daniels.

But Treehouse of Horror still delivered a solid half-hour of entertainment, even if the final segment revolted some viewers as Homer accidentally cut off his finger then used it out of desperation to replace his hot dog. Eventually, Homer butchered himself as a self-cannibalizing foodie, lopping off his own fingers, legs and disgustingly, his waistline because he tasted so damn good. Even Mario Batali helped Homer eat himself, and fans on Twitter were grossed out.