The Simpsons premiered its Treehouse of Horror special for the season, and in its closing minutes chose to take a shot at other famous animated ventures such as Rick and Morty, South Park, Big Mouth, Futurama, and many more!
Season 34 of the long-running cartoon series has been unfolding in a very different way than many of the other seasons, with the whole Halloween special (based on Stephen King’s IT) arriving last week, and this is more true than ever with the current Treehouse of Horror.
This episode covered not only a complete anime episode but also an in-depth look at the series’ history. The third and final chapter of Treehouse of Horror was named “Simpsonsworld,” and while the title indicates a comprehensive spoof of the Westworld series, it’s something a lot more inventive.
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This year’s Treehouse of Horror episode had the Simpsons realize that they are mechanical creatures constructed for a theme park called “Simpsonsworld.”
This theme park recreates some of the show’s greatest and most famous scenes, with robots bringing all of the iconic gags to life, and so Homer and the others found that they were nothing more than intellectual property being used in this way.
The family successfully escapes their park at the end of the segment, only to land up at “Bob’s Burgers Land,” another park containing intellectual assets.
Scrolling out reveals that the earth is full of other intellectual property parks like “South Park Park,” “Family Guy Town,” “Futurama-Rama,” “Big Mouth Mountain,” “Rick and Morty Universe,” and even “SpongeBob Sea.”
Instead of mocking the shows themselves, it pokes fun at how they’ve been exploited in the past! What did you think of this year’s Treehouse of Horror special from The Simpsons?
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
The Simpsons’ latest Treehouse of Horror special for Season 34 of the show has been released, along with a full crossover with Bob’s Burgers! The long-running animated series’ newest season may have included a Halloween special earlier this month based on Stephen King’s renowned novel IT, but it was far from the series’ sole creepy special this year.
The annual Treehouse of Horror special debuted with three distinct storylines, and, as with previous seasons, it was here that The Simpsons was permitted to have fun with their canon.
What to Expect From The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror
The Death Note-inspired portion will be called “Death Tome,” and it will include elements from the original Death Note anime adaptation.
Not only will the series be given an anime makeover for the occasion, but it will also include animation from DR Movie, which assisted Studio Madhouse throughout the production run of the anime based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s original manga.
Treehouse of Horror will also include two extra parts. It will begin with “The Babadook,” a spoof of The Babadook starring Marge, and culminate with “Simpsonsworld,” a third episode focusing on Homer and the rest of the Simpson family making their way through Westworld. So there will be much to appreciate in the latest Halloween special!