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Exclusive Simpsons Scoop: Get All the Details on Season 24’s Treehouse of Horror!

Black holes, Back to the Future, demonic possession and the end of the world await Simpsons fans in the upcoming season’s “Treehouse of Horror XXIII” episode.

This year’s installment of the annual Halloween-adjacent special will air on Sunday, Oct. 7, executive producer Al Jean tells TVLine exclusively. And it’s shaping up to be scary good.

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First up, The Simpsons’ Marty McFly act. “Bart goes back and prevents Marge and Homer from ever getting married, and we see what happens next,” says the showrunner. (For what it’s worth, Jon Lovitz – who voices Marge’s high school paramour Artie Ziff, among other characters – is involved.)

Another segment is “a found-footage parody” – in the vein of Paranormal Activity –  “where something really strange is going on in the Simpson house,” he adds.

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Also on tap: “We have a segment where a mini black hole terrorizes Springfield and starts sucking everything in, and it’s to tie into the discovery this summer of the Higgs boson,” he says, referring to the so-called “God particle.” (Attendees at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con were treated to a sneak peek of this part of the ep.)

Finally, Jean adds, “We also deal a little with the Mayan prophecy of the world ending this year.” Makes sense: If there’s anyone who’s likely to bring about the end of days, it’s Homer J. Simpson.



Comments (11)

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    Comment by adambramble – August 25, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lol at them doing a back to the future parody now. Kinda funny though that here is a case where Family Guy did it first and not the other way around.

    Comment by Mark – August 25, 2012 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, they’re actually going to air the Halloween episode BEFORE Halloween and not a week or two after like they usually do?

    Comment by Mikael – August 27, 2012 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It usually only airs after due to the World Series.

      Comment by Gamer Greg – August 28, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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    Comment by g – August 28, 2012 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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      Comment by smitty62604 – August 28, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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