Every year I look forward to “The Simpsons” Halloween “Treehouse of Horror” episode, only to be disappointed. For some reason the writers behind the record-breaking animated series feel the need to inject non-horror themed stories, focusing on pop-culture like Harry Potter. Will this year’s episode be different?
Black holes, Back to the Future, demonic possession and the end of the world await “Simpsons” fans in the upcoming season’s “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” episode.
TV Line reports that this year’s installment of the annual Halloween-adjacent special will air on Sunday, October 7, executive producer Al Jean reveals. The first segment will be “The Simpsons”’ Marty McFly act. “Bart goes back and prevents Marge and Homer from ever getting married, and we see what happens next,” says the showrunner. (For what it’s worth, Jon Lovitz – who voices Marge’s high school paramour Artie Ziff, among other characters – is involved.) Another segment is “a found-footage parody” – in the vein of Paranormal Activity – “where something really strange is going on in the Simpson house,” he adds.
Also on tap: “We have a segment where a mini black hole terrorizes Springfield and starts sucking everything in, and it’s to tie into the discovery this summer of the Higgs boson,” he says, referring to the so-called “God particle.” Finally, Jean adds, “We also deal a little with the Mayan prophecy of the world ending this year.”
Sounds like a great line-up this year, what would you guys have liked to see?