A 'Simpsons' crossover with... 'The Simpsons'?

September 10, 2014 10:02 PM

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A 'Simpsons' crossover with... 'The Simpsons'?

Airing Oct. 19 on Fox, the annual “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween episode contains a segment that parodies The Others, in which the Simpsons are haunted by another ghostly family living in the house. These ghosts turn out to be none other than their crudely drawn former selves. (The Simpsons, as you know, originally surfaced in 1987 as a series of animated shorts on Ullman’s sketch comedy show.)

The Ullman Show-era Simpsons, or at least their dead bodies, have surfaced in a few brief cameos on the modern-era show (see: 2012’s “Adventures in Baby-Getting” and the Guillermo del Toro-created opening credits of last year’s “Treehouse of Horror”). But this episode will feature the most elaborate...

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