Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's the segregationist pumpkin!

I was looking for the Mr. Plow episode of The Simpsons on, but they only had clips. So instead I watched this year's Treehouse of Horror installment, which I missed when it first aired a few weeks back.

Not unlike most other current Simpsons episodes, I found it to be pretty forgettable. I did, however, enjoy the third part, "It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse," based on the classic Peanuts Halloween special. Santa's Little Helper as Snoopy, a Grand Pumpkin who's racist against yellow pumpkins, Tom Turkey — the magical turkey who gave Pilgrims the technology that allowed them to put buckles on their hats — all good stuff.

Maybe the best part of the 19th Treehouse was the opening of the second part, "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising," which was a quite awesome Simpson-ized version of the Mad Men opening.


ron said...

i got a siimpsons xmas episodes dvd with mr plow on it. by coincidence i almost watched it this past weekend but instead only watched the first episode where they get santas little helper.

but yeah, sadly the simpsons havent just been mediocre the last couple years but have straight up sucked. almost painful to watch.

Sean said...

Oh, I just remembered why I wanted to watch it, aside from it being an awesome episode. I just Netflixed this movie Sorcerer and they apparently referenced a scene with trucks navigating a rope bridge over a swollen river in a storm. with some fake Tangerine Dream music thrown in for good measure.

ron said...

glad to see youre not wasting your netflix on shitty movies.