I know that all the “Simpsons” fans out there don’t really care about the show any more, but I’m still a fan of the annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode. And the 20th installment of the Halloween special in the animated series’ upcoming 21st season sounds promising:
[Creator Matt] Groening cued a very cool black and white sequence that felt like the new “Treehouse”‘s opening titles, which paid homage to Psycho and all things Hitchcock with Lisa chasingthrough the Bates’ residence and encountering Mrs. Skinner as Norman’s mother.
The next clip was a short, but spot-on parody of Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, depicting the Simpsons dodging a zombie horde of Springfield residents while trying to get into Apu’s zombie bulldozer/Humvee hyrbrid. Apu runs over Moleman and literally leaves nothing but Moleman’s brains and eyes behind as the car peels off. [IGN]
So, okay, not the most exciting news, but I’m allowed to have the occasional nostalgia post. After all, Treehouse of Horror V is my favorite “Simpsons” episode of all time. It’s got The Shinning, Time and Punishment, and Nightmare Cafeteria, plus the lyrics to “One” from A Chorus Line changed to describe a fog turning people inside out. Hell, I named this blog after a line from that episode. So, yeah. Treehouse of Horror: Respeck.