It’s only taken 31 seasons and 670 episodes, but The Simpsons has finally done it — “Thanksgiving of Horror” is actually a thing. While it just wouldn’t be Halloween without our annual trip to Springfield for the “Treehouse of Horror” episodes, Matth Groening is giving us a Christmas present early in 2019.
While Friends became known for its Thanksgiving episodes (“More turkey Mr. Chandler?”), American’s favourite family looks like it’s about to kickstart a new Thanksgiving tradition. Well, better late than never I guess. Even if Halloween 2019 is just a ghost from the past, those yellow goofballs are giving us a last-minute dose of the shivers.
Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on what to expect from November 24’s “Thanksgiving of Horror”. Just like the staple “Treehouse of Horror”, the first-ever “Thanksgiving of Horror” will be a trilogy of terror.
The opening act takes us back to the first Thanksgiving in 1621 as a lovable troupe of turkeys — played by the Simpsons themselves — are terrorised by ravenous Pilgrims. Act 2 is a tech-terror that crosses over into Black Mirror territory. Charlie Brooker is on-hand to lend his voice to a social media app that is inspired by the acclaimed “Nosedive” episode of Black Mirror.
Finally, there’s a nod to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Life and classic horror The Blob as Bart and Milhouse journey into the cosmos and inadvertently create a living mass of cranberry sauce.