Last month, it was announced that Guillermo Del Toro managed to squeeze in another directing gig to his schedule in between ‘Crimson Peak’ and ‘The Strain’ and he would be helming the infamous opening couch gag sequence for the long-running animated Fox sitcom, ‘The Simpsons’. Before the most recent episode aired last Sunday, the world was treated to a spooky, reference-filled opening fresh from the mind of the imaginative filmmaker. But did you happen to miss the Kaiju/Jaeger battle from ‘Pacific Rim’ or the Hypnotoad that was hidden among all the chaos in Springfield? Or maybe some references went over your head and you couldn’t figure some of them out. Well, if you fall into either category, you’re in luck because someone has gone ahead and done all that work for you.
I’m guessing that not very many of you had trouble spotting all the horror, sci-fi, and miscellaneous movie references contained in Del Toro’s opening for the 24th annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ anthology episode of ‘The Simpsons’. However, just to check your answers, MoviePilot managed to point out most, if not all, of the nods and homages contained in the sequence. See how many you got right by watching the video below:
I may not watch the longest-running American animated series as regularly as I used to, but seeing things like this definitely make me happy. After recently announcing the show’s 26th season, I’m glad that through all the changes in the world, ‘The Simpsons’ are right where we left them each week, while still managing to bring us new and exciting things from time to time.
How many of Guillermo Del Toro’s references did you pick up on from the opening of the 24th annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episode of ‘The Simpsons’? Did you come close to getting them all? We’re all on the honor system here, so let’s compare answers in the comment section.