Chalk it up to 2020. Even The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse of Horror” annual Halloween special has to bow to this year’s craziness.
The long-running animated show’s “Treehouse of Horror XXXI”–scheduled to air on Fox last night, Oct. 18–was bumped, not due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but because of Major League Baseball’s deciding Game 7 of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves (the Dodgers won), as reported by comicbook.com.
The much-loved special will now air Nov. 1, as explained by a short tweet from The Simpsons official Twitter account: “Treehouse of Horror XXXI has been postponed until Nov. 1.” The text was accompanied by a teaser pic of Homer asleep in his backyard hammock, unaware that Bart is pouring a green liquid into his open mouth.
Treehouse of Horror XXXI has been postponed until November 1. pic.twitter.com/vEujg5cZBT
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) October 18, 2020
This “Treehouse of Horror” episode–as reported here in Horror News Network–will feature three stories: “Toy Gory,” a parody of the Toy Story franchise; “Be Nine, Rewind,” which will see Lisa reliving her birthday over and over; and “Into the Homerverse,” a take-off on the recent Spider–Man: Into the Spider–Verse film.
The Simpsons–heading into its 32nd season–was created by Matt Groening and was developed by Groening, James L. Brooks and Sam Simon. Brooks, Groening and Al Jean act as executive producers of the Gracie Films Production series.
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