The Simpsons Review: Another Treehouse of Horror

Like all Simpsons fans, I have a special place in my heart for the annual "Treehouse of Horror" special. And as the first one to air near Halloween in over a decade, I was in an even more festive mood than usual for this year's parody-filled shenanigans.

Similar to prior specials, the episode was comprised of three stories, with an intro and a conclusion. The nod 127 Hours and Aron Ralston? Perfect, as Homer became trapped in Candy Eating Peak. It was actually the ideal length and spot for the mockery. If it stole one of the three stories, it would have been extremely disappointing. But as an intro shared with the Switch Witch? Totally adequate.

Up next came "The Diving Bell and Butterball," a weird choice to parody the French film, "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." But instead of a stroke and blinking, we got a paralyzing spider bite and farting. As much as it was a odd selection to take on, I found it the funniest of the three. Read More...


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