Kang and Kodos


Kang and Kodos

] The finished design was based on "EC Comics" cover issue.] Kang and Kodos were originally going to make regular appearances in the show. One idea was only Homer would be able to see them and everyone else thinking Homer is crazy when he talked about the aliens. However the concept was "too far out", leading to characters only featured in the "Treehouse of Horror" specials.] In previous and subsequent episodes, Kodos has been referred to as a male.cite episode |title=Treehouse of Horror XVIII|episodelink=Treehouse of Horror XVIII|series=The Simpsons |serieslink=The Simpsons |credits=Wilmore, Marc; Sheetz, Chuck|network=Fox |airdate=2007-11-04 |season=19 |number=05]

Other appearances

Kang and Kodos have appeared in several different "The Simpsons" video games. The duo appear in the "The Simpsons Road Rage" ending, and Kang appears as the final boss character in "The Simpsons Wrestling" game. Kang and Kodos appear in cutscenes as the main villains 2003's "The Simpsons Hit & Run". In an attempt to collect new material for "Foolish Earthlings", Kang and Kodos plan to drug Springfield with a mind-control serum distributed through their "New and Improved Buzz Cola" product. After drinking the cola, the brainwashed people performed stupid stunts under the watchful view of wasp-like surveillance cameras, all for the sake of better ratings for their failing reality TV show. [cite news | author = John Orvted | title = The Simpsons: Hit and Run | publisher = IGN | date = 2008-08-23 | url = http://ps2.ign.com/articles/435/435913p1.html | accessdate=2008-05-11|author=Douglass C. Perry] The also appeared as villains in "The Simpsons Game" along with an army of other Rigellians, but like "Hit & Run" Kang and Kodos only appear in cutscenes.

In 2001, Kang and Kodos were made into separate action figures in the "World of Springfield" toy line. Along with their spaceship, Kang and Kodos were included with the "Treehouse of Horror II" set exclusive to Toys-R-Us. [cite web|url=http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/wospdb/figure.asp?fig=F0047|title=Kang|accessdate=2008-05-11|publisher=Simpsons Collectors] [cite web|url=http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/wospdb/figure.asp?fig=F0048|title=Kodos|accessdate=2008-05-11|publisher=Simpsons Collectors] [cite web|url=http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/wospdb/environment.asp?env=E0010|title=THOH II, Alien Ship|accessdate=2008-05-11|publisher=Simpsons Collectors] The two also have a brief cameo in The Simpsons Ride. [cite news|url=http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1657 |title=Simpsons ride features 29 characters, original voices|accessdate=2008-05-11|date=2008-04-09|publisher="Los Angeles Times"|author=Brady MacDonald]

Reception

Several of the "Treehouse of Horror" episodes featuring the duo have been well-received. In 2006, James Earl Jones, voice of Serak the Preparer in "Treehouse of Horror", was named seventh on IGN's "Top 25 Simpsons Guest Appearances" list. [citeweb|url=http://uk.tv.ign.com/articles/730/730566p4.html|title=Top 25 Simpsons Guest Appearances|author=Goldman, Eric; Dan Iverson, Brian Zoromski|accessdate=2007-11-09|publisher=IGN.com] "Treehouse of Horror VII" is "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening's seventh favorite episode. Groening's favorite line from the episode is Kodos's "We have reached the limit of what rectal probing can teach us."cite web|url=http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,275114,00.html|title=Springfield of Dreams|accessdate=2007-11-09|date=2000-01-14|publisher=Entertainment Weekly|author=Dan Snierson] In 2006, IGN.com published a list of the top ten "Treehouse of Horror" segments, and several segments that feature Kang and Kodos were placed, including "Hungry Are The Damned", "Citizen Kang" and "Starship Poopers".cite web | url=http://tv.ign.com/articles/742/742680p2.html | title=Top 10 Segments from The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror | date=2006-10-30| accessdate=2006-11-25| author=Goldman, Eric; Iverson, Dan; Zoromski, Brian| publisher=IGN]

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