On November 5, FOX will air the much-anticipated Treehouse of Horror XXXIV, the latest installment in The Simpsons annual Halloween special series. Fans eagerly await this episode, marking its 34th year.
Springfield’s notorious criminal, Sideshow Bob, known for his elaborate plots against Bart Simpson, has issued a unique invitation to television critics. This move, seen as a promotional strategy, has generated significant buzz in the entertainment community. The invitation states the following:
“Dear Venerated Television Critics,
I wish to begin by pleading for your forgiveness. It’s that time of year again, when another installment of Treehouse of Horror is foisted upon you by the uncultured ignorami behind ‘The Simpsons.’ The XXXIVth time, to be precise.
And so, if you would deign to briefly lower yourself, you will bear witness to three tales of alleged terror and purported suspense, about the perils of a dangerous new technology, a catastrophic global pandemic, and a grisly murder-mystery that marks the return of my oversized shoes to the Simpsons stage. But be kind, fair scribes, when appraising my board-treadery. Understand I did the best I could with the material I was given.
Enjoy, and you’re welcome.
Robert Underdunk Terwilliger Jr., PhD – SIDESHOW BOB
P.S. DIE BART DIE”
Episode highlights: Bart as an NFT
The upcoming episode will feature three distinct segments:
Crypto Chaos: This segment brilliantly captures the zeitgeist of our digital age. The idea of Bart becoming an NFT and Marge’s journey through the blockchain is both hilarious and eerily plausible. It’s a fresh take on the world of cryptocurrency, and the writers deserve praise for their creativity.
Mystery and Murder: Lisa’s character has always been portrayed as the intelligent and resourceful one, and this segment plays to her strengths. The dark figure from her past adds a layer of intrigue, and the chilling serial killer mystery keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
Quarantine Quandaries: Given the recent global events, this segment is both timely and relatable. The humorous twist on pandemic narratives, with Springfield’s residents turning into beer-loving individuals, is classic “Simpsons” humor.
A legacy continues
The Simpsons, which began in 1989, holds the title of the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history. Its blend of humor, satire, and cultural commentary has earned it a dedicated fanbase and numerous accolades, including Emmy, Annie, and Peabody Awards.
Voice talents shine
The episode boasts a stellar voice cast. Nancy Cartwright voices Bart, Julie Kavner lends her voice to Marge, and Yeardley Smith portrays Lisa. Dan Castellaneta, the versatile talent behind Homer Simpson, will also voice Krusty the Clown in a special segment parodying Stephen King’s “IT.”
Production and collaboration
Produced by Gracie Films in association with 20th Television, The Simpsons continues to be a collaborative effort. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, and Matt Selman serve as the executive producers, ensuring the show’s consistent quality and relevance.
As November 5 approaches, fans worldwide gear up for another memorable Treehouse of Horror episode. With its intriguing segments and the return of Sideshow Bob, Treehouse of Horror XXXIV promises to be an exciting addition to the series’ legacy.