Jon Hamm stars as one of the men, and his story is about how he works training digital clones of people stored in egg-shaped objects that serve as personal assistants – and how one of those clones refused to be a personal assistant. On February 1, 2020, Dan Vebber won the Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Writing in Animation at the 72nd Writers Guild of … Just as the two machine factions' leaders prepare to face off, Marge asks why the robots are at war with one another; as it turns out, they cannot even remember. The thing is, as gimmicky as the episode seems to be, it is also one of the best horror episodes the show has done in years. This episode marks Russi Taylor's final performance as Martin Prince as she died from colon cancer on July 26, 2019. Only a show as old as this one can fall back on the fact that we know these characters so well that just by giving them a particular emotion, we know more or less what they’re saying. Shouts Lou, but then a murder of crows descends upon them and kills them, in a reference to Hitchcock’s The Birds. This is the nineteenth Treehouse of Horror episode, and, like the other Treehouse of Horror episodes, contains three self-contained segments: in "Untitled Robot Parody", Transformer robots run amok in Springfield; in "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising", Homer is hired by ad agents to kill celebrities so their images can be used for free; and in a Simpsons-style parody of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (called "It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse"), Milhouse summons a demon pumpkin who goes berserk when it sees humans carving its brethren into jack-o-lanterns as part of Halloween tradition. I thought it was a really funny idea that instead of not ever seeing the Grand Pumpkin, it comes to life, and he's really horrified at the way humans cook pumpkins into pies, and eat pumpkin seeds, which are basically pumpkin fetuses....", The first segment of the episode is a parody of Transformers. We even see Maggie playing with a Waldo stuffed doll from “The Waldo Moment”, the episode about a satirical late-night comedy show with a blue CGI bear mascot that becomes a political contender. In what is a direct parody of, As Dan Vebber explains it, the segment is mostly a riff on the “White Christmas” episode of, “The idea of the episode was to make the audience root for the fake version of Marge instead of the real one,” Vebber said. , "Treehouse of Horror XIX" received mixed reviews from critics. “Get it up, get it up! "Treehouse of Horror XIX" is the fourth episode of the twentieth season of The Simpsons.  Krusty getting killed in a woodchipper references the woodchipper scene from the movie, Fargo. As Dan Vebber explains it, the segment is mostly a riff on the “White Christmas” episode of Black Mirror, which was the first TV special of the series and the last to air on TV before Netflix acquired the show. The segment references a number of sci-fi films and TV shows, with a couple of nods devoted to, First, the segment begins with an opening narration by Lisa, who says “Ship’s log. In a parody of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Milhouse waits in a pumpkin patch on Halloween for the Grand Pumpkin (which Bart made up) with Lisa. Jean was a fan of the series and pitched the scene. In the segment, Milhouse wears the same clothes and plays the same role as Linus van Pelt. “I came up with the idea of having him voice a computer at the end to say ‘Firewall activated’ but Matt Selman lobbied for ‘social rating: falling.’ We disagreed on this until the day we recorded the voices, which was when I came up with the ‘nosediving’ reference from the show. Simpsons Under Fire for Gay Crack", "Nelson Owes Milhouse Apology for "Gay" Slur", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Treehouse_of_Horror_XIX&oldid=1000737993, Cultural depictions of Edward G. Robinson, Fictional depictions of Abraham Lincoln in television, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 13:26. It was written by Matt Warburton and directed by Bob Anderson. Likewise, there is a “San Junipero” poster on the dining room wall, which is a nod to the Black Mirror episode of the same about a beach resort town that’s also a simulated reality for the elderly where they can relieve any decade they want, or even inhabit after they die. “The idea of the episode was to make the audience root for the fake version of Marge instead of the real one,” Vebber said. mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce. Yes No | Share this. Showing all 4 items. It was this segment that sparked the idea for the episode. This is a parody of the "wah wah wah" voice that is used for adults in the various Peanuts specials. It was the perfect compromise between what we both wanted.”. Which is your favorite Simpsons Halloween episode? The episode was written by Dan Vebber, and was directed by Rob Oliver. However, when Tom Turkey learns that people eat turkeys on Thanksgiving, he vows revenge and starts angrily chasing children around the school, devouring some of them whole as Marge wishes the viewers happy holidays. Thanksgiving 2018 Event is the 6th minor event of 2018 and the 38th minor event overall. Shouts Lou, but then a murder of crows descends upon them and kills them, in a reference to Hitchcock’s, “That started as a joke about what if a scarecrow worked instantly,” Dan Vebber explained. These include a TV playing a live report where Mayor Quimby is standing next to a pig with his pants down, which is a reference to the very first episode of Black Mirror, “National Anthem,” where the prime minister is blackmailed into having sex with a pig on national TV.  The commercial "Planet of the Taste" is a parody of the 1968 film Planet of the Apes. “I recorded Russi for that role,” Vebber said. Episodes that take place on Thanksgiving or have Thanksgiving as their theme. Not only are the Simpsons and most of your favorite Springfield residents turkeys, but they all speak through gobbles. Jasper sticks a patriotic-themed "I voted" sticker on Homer's forehead. Season 32. Thanksgiving, in a future where Earth has become uninhabitable and a colonization vessel is already a thousand light years away from the planet. It was released on November 14, 2018, shortly after the conclusion of the Treehouse of Horror XXIX Event, and ended on November 28, 2018. Marge plays a trombone, a loving salute to the way the Peanuts specials portrayed adult voices. It could not be titled "It's the Great Pumpkin, Milhouse" to exactly match its namesake because of a "big legal issue", according to Al Jean. “Get it up, get it up! Summary: A special Thanksgiving edition of "Treehouse of Horror." The episode begins with Marge introducing three spooky tales of horror and warning the audiences not to let their kids watch – just like in the good old days. Homer is then hired as a celebrity assassin, taking out such famous faces as actor George Clooney, singer Prince, and astronaut Neil Armstrong. Homer takes Maggie to a daycare and encourages her to enjoy a mural featuring Krusty the Clown to make her feel better while she is away from her parents. In the episode, Martin decides that the cranberry monster is the ultimate life form, and helps it kill his classmates before getting killed by the blob himself. "Thanksgiving of Horror" is the 8th episode of the thirty-first season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 670th episode overall. " Film and television critic Matt Zoller Seitz has cited the segment as one of The Simpsons' "flashes of greatness" in the later seasons, writing in 2016 with Alan Sepinwall that "Whenever you're about to count The Simpsons out, it produces a magnificent segment like... 'It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse'". The Simpsons face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an A.I. The segment ends with fake Marge escaping to the Internet, and confessing that she was the one to make the Thanksgiving dinner, not real Marge. Affiliate links used when available. Interplanetary colonization vessel: humanity’s hope,” in reference to the many “Captain’s log” from the sci-fi TV show. This leaves Maggie upset and an outraged Homer shoves Krusty in retaliation, sending him flying into a wood chipper to be shredded alive. Thanksgiving of Horror Created by Matt Groening Developed by James L. Brooks Matt Groening Sam Simon Executive Producer John Frinksgiving Co-Executive Producer J. Stuffing Birds Co-Executive Producer Mike Pies Co-Executive Producer Bill Au-Gratin-Kirk Co-Executive Producer Rolls H. Cohen Co-Executive Producer Rob La-Drumstick Co-Executive Producer Jeff Wishbone Co-Executive Producer … The episode provides examples of: Directed by Rob Oliver, Mike B. Anderson.  However, the characters were redesigned to resemble the style of Peanuts, and they also obtained rights to use Vince Guaraldi's music. Watch The Simpsons - Season 31, Episode 14 - Thanksgiving of Horror: A special Thanksgiving edition of "Treehouse of Horror." Dignity , In its original airing, the episode was viewed by 12.48 million viewers and achieved a 4.9 Nielsen rating. “Mat Selman, our executive producer wanted to do three Thanksgiving stories that would be scary,” Dan Vebber told /Film over the phone. This being The Simpsons, instead of Mayans, the characters are now turkeys living in 1621, and Homer and a few others are captured by pilgrim hunters Constable Wiggum, Lou and Eddie. Then Homer witnesses his fellow Turkeys being sacrificed in probably the bloodiest scene in the show’s history. And then when it was animated, we certainly talked about how the attack should look like the movie The Birds.”. And then when it was animated, we certainly talked about how the attack should look like the movie, The first segment was about the first Thanksgiving, so the second is about a current Thanksgiving. “Thanksgiving of Horror” is also full of references to movies and TV shows, so we asked to the episode’s writer, The episode begins with a segment that’s a very clear parody of Mel Gibson’s, It was this segment that sparked the idea for the episode. Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 by Rafael Motamayor. She thought it was so funny that at the end Martin’s entire skeleton just gets sucked out of him, and she really got into it, asking what the noises would be as he’s getting his skeleton sucked out. In the segment, Martin acts as Ash, the android from the original Alien who sacrifices the crew of the Nostromo in order to capture the xenomorph to study it. Later on, the children from, As the episode goes on, the replicated cranberry juice comes to life and becomes a monster obsessed with sucking bones out of the children’s bodies. The Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an artificial intelligence mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce. Milhouse starts to cry and his tears and childlike belief bring the Grand Pumpkin to life. Season 31. , The final segment, "It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse" is a parody of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (and was supposed to be named "It's The Great Pumpkin, Milhouse," but due to legal reasons, was renamed) and contains several references to the Peanuts series. With Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith. “Thanksgiving of Horror” is also full of references to movies and TV shows, so we asked to the episode’s writer, Dan Vebber, to guide us through all the easter eggs and reference in this scary holiday episode. Jump to: Spoilers (1) The last episode to feature the voice of Russi Taylor who passed away in July of 2019. mishap and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce. “The score is from a movie called The House That Dripped Blood,” Dan Vebber explained. In the opening scene, Homer tries to vote for Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 United States presidential election. As Homer escapes the slaughter, Lou and Eddie start chasing after Homer, until they knock over a scarecrow. She was having the best time.”, While Alien is the more obvious reference, Vebber confesses that he was inspired by a different and more recent sci-fi horror film. The episode received mixed reviews from critics, with "It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse" generally regarded as the best segment; critic Matt Zoller Seitz cited the segment as one of The Simpsons' "flashes of greatness" in the later seasons. The season premiere features John Mulaney, the 666th episode Treehouse or Horrors XXX, Thanksgiving hosts a second Trilogy of Terror and other guests include Jason Momoa, Michael Rappaport, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen and the return of Jon Lovitz as Artie Ziff, finally … Even after three decades, The Simpsons is still finding ways to keep things fresh. " The spokesperson added, "Nelson should send an apologetic e-card to Milhouse.  At the end of the segment, she says to the audience that they can send complaints to an address which she only says in more muted trombone noises. As Vebber explained, he just tried to include as many references as he could into the segment. This bit also had a surprise guest appearance “We actually had Charlie Brooker record the social rating dialogue,” said Vebber, referring to Black Mirror creator, Charlie Brooker. It is worth watching for the opening tale, where most of the citizens of Springfield are turkeys who only gobble, but in character. Thanksgiving Of Horror. The Simpsons Season 31 Episode 4. "Thanksgiving of Horror" Rob Oliver: Dan Vebber: November 24, 2019 () YABF17: 5.42: A Thanksgiving take on Treehouse of Horror looking at the past, present and future of the holiday. “Like the moment you took it down, real birds come down and kill you. The Simpsons, season 31, episode 4, “Treehouse of Horror XXX,” is … “The score is from a movie called, Thanksgiving of Horror: Breaking Down the Many Movie References in the Latest Episode of ‘The Simpsons’, Superhero Bits: ‘Batman: Year of the Dragon’ Clip, ‘Justice League: World War II’ Voice Cast & More, The Morning Watch: The Lost Version of ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’, Tour Walt Disney’s Office & More, All ‘The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror Episodes Are Now Available in One Collection on Disney+, ‘The Simpsons’ Considered Nicolas Cage for the Voice of Frank Grimes. The Simpsons Thanksgiving of Horror S31 E8 23 Nov 2019 Lisa is modelled after Sally Brown and Bart looks like Charlie Brown; he even says "good grief", echoing Charlie Brown's catchphrase. “And it was his idea to take the movie Apocalypto and do it with turkeys.”, Of course, when Vebber says it’s Apocalypto with turkeys, the episode goes all the way. Created by MATT ROASTING Developed by JAMES L. COOKS / MATT ROASTING / SAM SIRLOIN Executive Producer MATT SERVED HAM Executive Producer JOHN "FRESH TURKEY" FRINK Co-Executive Producer J. SKEWER TURKEY BURNS Co-Executive Producer MICHAEL "SLICED CHICKEN" PRICE Co-Executive Producer JOEL H. COOKING OVEN Co-Executive Producers CORN-ON-A-COB LAZEBNIK Co … Milhouse' prayer to the Grand Pumpkin is similar to the Nicene Creed.  The dance scene during the Halloween party is a parody of the dance scene in A Charlie Brown Christmas right down to Kang and Kodos in a nonspeaking cameo as the twins 3 and 4. " "Untitled Robot Parody" is modeled on the live action Transformers film, rather than the cartoon. “We also filled the segment with as many easter eggs to, As Vebber explained, he just tried to include as many references as he could into the segment.  The second segment features a parody of the opening of Mad Men and Homer kills several celebrities, including Kate Winslet, Prince, George Clooney, and Neil Armstrong, set to the song "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads. This The Simpsons review contains spoilers. The Vince Guaraldi music is such a huge part of it, so we got to clear it. Bart vs. Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving of Horror; Homer vs. " Show Patrol wrote "The nostalgia factor makes “Grand Pumpkin” the best of these amusing bits for me, but they all lack that trademark “Simpsons” brand of satirical smartness. This segment is also the last time we’ll hear Russi Taylor as the voice of Martin Prince. Thanksgiving, in a future where Earth has become uninhabitable and a colonization vessel is already a thousand light years away from the planet. Canning wrote, "this segment may not be all that gory, but it's funny and, quite honestly, it will just make you feel good", and Bentley described it as "a dead-on comedy assault of the Charlie Brown animated Halloween special. The only thing is that the device has an A.I version of Marge with all her memories living inside an Amazon Alexa-like tube. “That was based on a Star Trek episode where a creature would suck the salt out of a person,” Vebber told us, referencing the episode “The Man Trap” from the first season of the show. However, Krusty is already there to have the images of his face sandblasted from the mural, as his likeness is trademarked and had been used without his permission. “That was an early decision,” Vebber told us. “She was so into it she was really just laughing her head off. 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