On Twitter, former Simpsons consultant Brad Bird said “In The Simpsons universe, Christmas comes at Halloween, All stops are pulled, budgets are increased, no holds are barred.” He was referring to the show’s annual Treehouse of Horror event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday.
The highlight of the show’s three segments was A Clockwork Yellow. The story reimagined Moe, Homer, Lenny and Carl as Alex and his droogs from Stanley Kubrick‘s A Clockwork Orange, In the process, it turns into a Kubrick film free-for-all! They start throwing in all kinds of awesome stuff from the films the director made throughout his career. The segment is brilliantly executed. It borrowed dialogue, settings, shots, and music; in the story things get weird, and eventually just nosedive down a Kubrickian rabbit hole.
It will be available on October 27th.