One thing I have always enjoyed about The Simpsons is their Treehouse of Horror Halloween show. The last 5 years they haven't been so good. But I remember the days of The Shinning, which is my favorite Treehouse of Horror episode of all time. The Simpsons show runner Al Jean has seen the upcoming Treehouse of Horror episode and here is what he had to say:
I was just editing it today, and I thought it looked great. There is a black-and-white segment. More than anything else it's a satire of Strangers on a Train, where Bart and Lisa are both mad at their teachers. So Bart says, 'You get revenge on mine, I'll get revenge on yours.' So Lisa plays a prank on Mrs. Krabappel and Bart cuts the head off Lisa's teacher. Then she's very upset.
Ah just like the good 'ol days! It's been a long time since we had a nice decapitation on The Simpsons. There is also going to be 28 Days Later spoof where tainted Krusty Burgers turn the town into zombies. The final segment of the show will be the first musical Halloween segment on The Simpsons, Jean explains:
Moe discovers that by mixing Homer's blood with his beer, it becomes more popular. So he's got Homer connected to a Microbrew in his basement. We have original songs, and the toughest thing when I was editing it was to get the two minutes out to make it short enough for air, because everything was playing so well.
In other non-Halloween Simpson episodes, they have a Transformers-type movie.
The Simpsons go to Israel, and there's a movie playing called The Reformers where the robots can't fight each other because it's the Sabbath. So they power down and start davening.
Other episodes will feature cameos from characters that were introduced in The Simpsons Movie. Jean didn't say anything about spider-pig, but he said the medicine woman who gave Homer his epiphany vision returns.
They go to Vancouver because Homer and Marge are part of the U.S. mixed curling team for the Olympic demonstration medal in curling, Homer runs into the medicine woman.
Ever since The Simpsons have converted over to HD the series has found new life. I have actually enjoyed watching the episodes that have been released recently, they've been really good. For a few years the show was kind of in suck mode, but I think they've got something good going right now. I'm looking forward to this next season of The Simpsons, and I hope this next Treehouse of Horror brings the funny.