Did you know that Tyra Banks is afraid of dolphins? She once told People magazine "I've been afraid of [dolphins] ever since I was 8 or 9. I have dreams that I am in a pool and there are dolphins bumping me and I'm frightened." We've really always loved this phobia of hers, because like Tyra herself, it's sofa king ridiculous. So, as a Halloween treat, let's scare Tyra with this old "Treehouse of Horror" Simpsons Halloween special, in which killer dolphins take over Springfield.

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You know what? I used to imagine swimming with dolphins in the ocean as a little girl. That's bullshit:

1) Maybe this is only in poor countries, but it seems dolphins are like elephants—-unless they're being rehabilitated, they're not happy in captivity. So "swim with dolphin" centers (and certainly that "Dolphins Cove" shit in Sea World) are cruel. (Although the pricey ones in the Keys actually seem NICE, and I'd rather be a dolphin there, being BROUGHT my food, safe from sharks, than a wild one).

2) In shitty swim-with-dolphins facilities and in the wild dolphins can go schizoid on humans...look up all those stories of "Beggar the dolphin," who would "beg" for food from people and bite them...no longer afraid of humans and really aggressive.

...Then again unless Tyra had a traumatic experience with a real dolphin or saw/knows something like this can happen...this phobia is just part of her being crazy.