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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
It wouldn't be late October...
...if KPDX wasn't running two "Treehouse of Horror" episodes of The Simpsons every evening beginning last night through Halloween. It's an annual tradition, as are ads for Fright Town and bumper segments filmed at local businesses celebrating the holiday (area Dairy Queens are selling Halloween ice cream cakes. Yippie!). The older episodes air at 6:30, the newer ones at 7:30.
It's a shame the more recent episodes keep moving further and further away from horror satire, instead relying on random fantasy plots (Harry Potter and comic book parodies? Zzzzzz...) Where's the parody of the Saw franchise, people? Or at least another segment based on an Edgar Allen Poe story? I don't think James Earl Jones is doing much these days.