Hey, Remember When …

Posted by Peter Hall - November 3rd 2008 @ 10:43 pm

… “THE SIMPSONS” Tree House of Horrors episodes were good?  Because this year’s was lame.  I know “THE SIMPSONS” hasn’t been close to even B- game in a while, but one could at least count on the Halloween episode to provide a nice Springfield filter on classic genre tales.

Year 19 though?  Ouch.  Flaccid TRANSFORMERS riff?  Pointless hat tip to “MAD MEN”?  It’s the frakin’ one day of the year all celebrate the genre, why play off giant robots and – as much as I love the show – advertising executives from the ’60s?  The Grand Pumpkin was cool, but that’s about it.

Or am I really just becoming an incredibly grumpy old man far too fast in life?

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  1. November 4th, 2008 | 12:57 am | #1

    I hear ya man, I haven’t been an avid Simpsons watcher in about 7 or 8 years, but I *ALWAYS* caught the Halloween specials. I was disappointed by this years episode as well.

  2. deepfield
    November 6th, 2008 | 10:46 am | #2

    Ya, kept waiting for the laughs… Oh..

  3. wheelzie from FKN
    November 7th, 2008 | 12:41 am | #3

    I agree with you here…ive always loved the treehouse series but this year was just incredibly stupid…i wish david cohen would write for them again

  4. R.J. Sayer
    November 7th, 2008 | 5:39 pm | #4

    the treehouses have been terrible for years now.

    i actually liked this year’s better than some of the more recent ones.

    but yeah… Mad Men (even though the actual segment there had some decent laughs)? Transformers? WTF.

    time to go back to HORROR stories and riffs on TZ episodes. seriously.

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