Halloween has come early for Springfield. “The Simpsons” season 25 Halloween special, “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” is set to air as its second episode on Sunday, Oct. 6, and the couch gag by Guillermo del Toro has leaked online.
The nearly three-minute long intro for “The Simpsons features a whole slew of tricks and treats:
-Zombie Springfield residents getting gunned down by the military.
-A large three-eyed bird collapsing into a burning pile.
-Dinosaurs fighting robots.
-Ralph getting decapitated and still eating his ice cream.
-The Lard Lad Donuts boy coming to life and smashing things with his donut.
-A giant minotaur stomping through the streets.
-Bart writing on the chalk board: “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.”
Besides watching your favorite “Simpsons” characters, del Toro also pays tribute to some horror classics, featuring cameos from Alfred Hitchcock, Edgar Allan Poe, and even Frankenstein, the Mummy and Wolfman.
As we previously reported, the “Treehouse of Horror” episode will feature three short and haunting tales. Check out the video and story descriptions below:
“Oh The Places You’ll D’oh”
“Oh The Places You’ll D’oh” is a Simpsons spin on a the rhyming Dr. Seussian tale. But instead of “The Cat in the Hat,” Homer will be playing “The Fat in the Hat” and wreaking havoc on the poor town of Springfield.
“Dead and Shoulders”
“Dead and Shoulders” certainly isn’t a spoof on the dandruff shampoo. In this “spine-tingling” tale, Bart is involved in a horrifying kite accident that leaves him beheaded. But Bart isn’t dead and gone. Instead, his head is attached to Lisa’s body and the two siblings “must live together as one.”
“Freaks no Geeks”
The circus comes to town in this “Treehouse of Horror” story. Set in Springfieldland in the 1930s, it follows the Burnsum and Bailey Circus (Mr. Burns’ traveling circus) starring trapeze artist Marge and strongman Homer. But the circus is anything but joyous when “circus freak Moe starts to make advances toward Marge.”
Watch “The Simpsons’ season 25 Halloween special, “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” when it airs on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. Let us know what you think of Guillermo del Toro’s couch gag in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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