From the very first one until now, the Halloween episode of The Simpsons has become a FOX staple. If you can believe it, The Simpsons will be celebrating the 24th “Treehouse of Terror”. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Guillermo del Toro was brought in to do the opening couch gag.
Del Toro spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his inspiration for the Halloween episode. Are you ready for this, it was Mad Magazine. “They would try to cram so many references in. You as a kid could spend an afternoon on your bed with your magnifying glass going through a frame of Mad magazine and finding all these references to this and that.”
The Simpsons‘ annual Halloween special, airs this Sunday only on FOX. Enjoy the opening couch gag below.