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Don't Miss The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XX (10/18/09)

Can you believe this will be the twentieth Halloween special?



Wow, the twentieth Halloween special on The Simpsons.  The episode airs tomorrow night, so make sure you watch it or set your DVR.  Obviously I've always been a big fan of The Simpsons.  There was a time when I was teaching and we had thirty minute "advisory" periods and I'd show an episode.  This was my way to have a "life lesson" that we could discuss.  Sure they weren't necessarily world-shattering lessons but it was still a way to get these high school kids to actually participate when they weren't too keen on the planned curriculum for the period.  It was shortly after this that the assistant principal informed me that colleges were starting similar Simpsons Philosophy classes.  
 
As far as the Treehouse Of Horror episodes, you're not going to really get any applicable life lessons.  But you will get some entertainment.  Wired.com posted a guest blogger's take on tomorrow's episode.  According to the synopsis:

Lisa is drawn into a Hitchcockian revenge plot when she isn't chosen for an academic honor; Krusty invents a ghastly fast-food item that unleashes a plague of zombies; and Moe's microbrew has a vile secret ingredient.

The stories spoofed here are based on Dial M For Murder, 28 Days Later and Sweeney Todd.  The blogger wasn't too impressed with the episode overall.  I suppose we'll have to watch it for ourselves and see if we agree.  Do you plan on watching it?
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Posted by Sparda

I haven't missed a Halloween special episode yet, so I definitely plan on watching this. The spoofs sound a lot better than some of the recent ones that they've had. I'll post my impressions of the episode on Monday (probably).

Posted by EdwardWindsor

transformers parody in the last treehouse of horro annoyed me lol , but this sounds better more horror style

Posted by NightFang

This is gonna be good.

Edited by The Englander

I love the Simpsons! The new Simpsons aren't as good it used to be back in the 90's, but I'm still going to watch this.

Posted by jakob187

Have they spoofed on Hostel yet?  Just curious. 
 
I love it when they spoof on Hitchcock, though, so I'll definitely have to watch it tomorrow night.

Posted by The Englander

No beer and TV make Homer go something something

Posted by Moomin123

 
This sounds cool. I wouldn't mind watching this.

Posted by _Sojourn_

cant wait...LOVES THE SIMPSONS
Posted by Ectoplasmic

I'll watch it... I'm not sure why but I will.
Posted by Agent Buttons

cool
Posted by crazywolf

Always enjoyed the Treehouse of Horror.

Posted by Bruce Vain

Another reason why I always look forward to Halloween. Love The Simpson Treehouse of Horrors :)
Posted by TheOmegaMan

The Simpsons jumped the shark long, long ago...So i'll pass.

Posted by spiderpigbart
@The Englander said:
" No beer and TV make Homer go something something "
"Marge: Go crazy? Homer: Don't mind if I do!!                              Best episode ever.
Posted by dc-kid21

awesome

Posted by Dipic
@spiderpigbart said:
" @The Englander said:
" No beer and TV make Homer go something something "
"Marge: Go crazy? Homer: Don't mind if I do!!                              Best episode ever. "
Haha, yes. One of the most memorable lines from any Simpsons episode.
Posted by Xion

28 days later and sweeney todd? nice!!! gonan watch this!

Posted by welshguy

Simpsons used to be something I had to watch every time it was on. The Treehouse of Horror specials were always good. But like the rest of the show it has completely lost any magic it once had (for me and considering I'm not Emperor fo Earth that doesn't really mean much... yet)  I know it still has its legions upon legions of fans but for me it is simply not half as good as it once was. I mean, the halloween special with the shining spoof, nightmare cafeteria and homer's time travelling toaster is a classic and one which still makes me laugh myself into coughing fit. The ones of the past five years or so simply cannot compare. I blame that smug git Bono. I really do. And I shall explain why. The episode where Homer becomes the trash commisioner (that right? memory little fuzzy on exact details) and I recall U2 being guest voices. At one point I believe the Edge (is that his name? Anyway, he's a runner up for tosser award after Bono) says to another U2 member "oh here we go (inference to Bono) let's go to Moes and have a pint." I can remember this annoying me at the time (not sure how long ago it was) without really understanding now. But of course now older, wiser and hairier, I see why it angered me so. Moe's was always a dive. A place that only pathetic drunks like Barney, Lenny, Carl and whatnot drank in. Yet for some reason its become a place that celebrities want to hang around in (Eric idle did the exact same thing). Petty? Yes. Too pedantic? Certainly. But that is why Simpsons is no longer a show whose new episodes are must see. (that and the fact that Homer's reached new levels of stupidty and is no longer as endearing or funny, Marge just seems to whine all the time, Lisa was never a favourite character, Bart is.... meh.... oh I could go on but I won't.

Edited by DH69

yay...another hopeless year of the simpsons and another series of butchered horror movies the pain never ends...oh well i have futurama to look forward to in the future. atleast they are releasing in DURING/BEFORE halloween and not weeks later. and next year halloween is actually on a sunday...odds are they'll miss the date

Posted by spiderpigbart
@DH69 said:
"

yay...another hopeless year of the simpsons and another series of butchered horror movies the pain never ends...oh well i have futurama to look forward to in the future. atleast they are releasing in DURING/BEFORE halloween and not weeks later. and next year halloween is actually on a sunday...odds are they'll miss the date

"
TAKE THAT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by DH69

uhhh which part :p?

Posted by spiderpigbart
@DH69 said:
" uhhh which part :p? "
The part about another bad year for The Simpsons!!!!!!!!!!! They have always been great, always will be.
Posted by DH69

....hahahahahahahaahaha...ha

Posted by spiderpigbart
@DH69 said:
"

....hahahahahahahaahaha...ha

"
God... alright, some episodes have been odd or not so good, but they are still the BEST FRICKIN TV SHOW IN THE PAST 20 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You watch Family Guy, don't you. Goddamn Peter was inspiered by Homer Simpson.
Posted by DH69
@spiderpigbart:
obviously, but if that is around for 20 years im gonna be sick and tired of it too. simpsons has long since passed its prime it used to be a show about a disfuctional family that actually ran into realistic problems but as the years progressed lisa got more annoying, homer got dumber and dumber, marge became more and more of a...lack of word describing what she is now, and bart is just bart only 20 years have progressed and he's no longer a bad boy but more of a slacker. the show has turned into nothing but an excuse to have celebrity appearances and rip of movies like the departed, davinci code, cape fear etc...long story short the simpsons died when the actor who played troy mclure got killed by his wife, i miss troy
Posted by spiderpigbart

I miss Troy to. That was sad.

Posted by Nova`Prime`

I've always looked forward to the Treehouse of Horrors shows, but I can't believe its their 20th show. I know the show has been on for 20 years but didn't realize the ToH was also.

Posted by welshguy
@spiderpigbart said:
"I miss Troy to. That was sad. "

At least when Phil Hartman died they retired Troy Maclure as a character. Shows a lot of respect for the guy
Posted by spiderpigbart
@welshguy said:
" @spiderpigbart said:
"I miss Troy to. That was sad. "
At least when Phil Hartman died they retired Troy Maclure as a character. Shows a lot of respect for the guy "
Yeah.
Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy

i dont really like the simpsons anymore. as a child i loved it and watched it all the time, but now that they are on like there millionth season there just isn't much an episode can be about anymore that will be funny... its long overdue cancellation. but i dont see that happening for a while.
 
futurama FTW!!!! XD!

Posted by Media_Master

I'm still curious to see how it turns out regardless.

Posted by Thor'sHammer

This episode was forgettable, but the black and white effect was cool when it went all surreal! Overall though not a great Tree House of Horror.  I always liked the one where Kodos and Kang are the two candidates, "it's a two party system"  that one cracks me up.