The Simpsons’ evil scheme to reach 600 episodes lands in the Treehouse Of Horror

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That The Simpsons’ 600th episode falls on a “Treehouse Of Horror” is for the best, ultimately. Milestone episodes, event episodes, episodes built around a huge guest star—these are not generally great Simpsons TV, as the show tries to craft a story around something external. While the annual “Treehouse Of Horror”…

The Simpsons is doing a VR couch gag for the next Treehouse Of Horror

The Simpsons is rapidly approaching its 600th episode of couch gags, blackboard sayings, and arguments about when the show stopped being good. To commemorate the anniversary (and/or throw fire onto said cantankerous discussions), Fox has announced that it’s planning a virtual reality-enhanced couch gag for the show’s…

John Kricfalusi reveals his Simpsons “Treehouse Of Horror” storyboards

Viewers who tuned in to “Treehouse Of Horror XXVI” on The Simpsons last weekend no doubt noticed that Bart, Lisa, and the other residents of Springfield looked a bit different in the show’s extended couch gag. That’s because the introduction was animated by John Kricfalusi, creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show, and he…

Sideshow Bob finally triumphs in a gory, middling “Treehouse Of Horror”

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It’s that time of year again, when a Simpsons writer’s mind turns to the annual “Treehouse Of Horror,” and the opportunities it affords to do stuff to the Simpsons that continuity, good taste, and narrative logic generally preclude. Since Kang and Kodos, in their traditional coda to tonight’s serviceable outing, call…

Read This: All the parodies featured in The Simpsons’ ”Treehouse Of Horror”

This Sunday will bring “Treehouse Of Horror XXVI,” the latest Halloween-themed Simpsons episode, continuing a tradition that started on October 25, 1990. Each “Treehouse” episode, as long-time fans will know, abandons the animated series’ usual airtight continuity and rock-solid commitment to reality in order to tell…

Here’s the new “Treehouse Of Horror” couch gag from Ren & Stimpy’s John K.

Although 26 seasons of “Treehouse Of Horror” episodes have subjected The Simpsons’ annual Halloween special to the same sense of diminishing returns that plagues the rest of the series, it’s always possible for the horror anthology to stumble onto something pretty great. Case in point: the Guillermo Del Toro-directed…