The Simpsons has been around for a long, long time. I may be the only one who believes this, but I want the show to keep going for as long as it can. As the show enters its 25th season, one of the staples of the show has become its annual Treehouse of Horror Halloween special where anything can happen. Homer could enter a 3D world, Groundskeeper Willie could become a Freddy Krueger rip off, and the teachers could develop taste for schoolkids.
A mainstay of these Halloween episodes have been the variations of the classic couch gag. They’ve become more elaborate (last year’s involved Mayan Gods destroying the Earth) and this year is no different with Guillermo Del Toro (yes, that Del Toro) contributing to the intro. There are so MANY REFERENCES. Can you spot them all? My favorite is the Stephen King gag. The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV premieres Sunday October 6th.