Season 33 Premiere:
Matt Roush says...
Leading off a full night of Halloween-themed animation, one of our favorite Simpsons traditions—the 32nd edition of the annual “Treehouse of Horror” anthology—expands to five instead of the usual three spooky parody vignettes. (Or as Homer puts it, “Lousy treehouse. Every year three scary stories: two of them good and a lame one in the middle.”) The best bits come early: a send-up of Disney animation, as if Itchy & Scratchy and Bambi had a love/hate child; and an elaborate spoof of the Oscar-winning Parasite, with the downtrodden Simpsons living it up in their employers’ posh home, until all hell breaks loose.