Treehouse of Horror XXVII
Director: Steven Dean Moore
Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob
Drew Carey as himself
Sarah Silverman as Rachel
Donald Fagen as himself
Judith Owen as 600 singer
Synopsis: The Simpsons’ annual Halloween episode. Also their 600th episode!
Planet of the VR couches: The past three episodes have featured VR glasses… Just sayin’.
Dry Hard: When a drought hits Springfield, Mr Burns organises a Hunger Games style battle where the winner has a day of aquatic fun. This segment is worth it just to see Mr Burns’ homage to Flashdance. I actually quite enjoyed this segment even though I loathe the source material.
BFF RIP: Lisa’s best friends die and she blames the deaths on her imaginary friend, Rachel. It’s predictable and not terribly good, but Homer’s imaginary friend Sgt Sausage is pretty funny.
Moefinger: Moe turns out to be a spy and needs Bart to avenge Homer’s death. I like that the ol’ Love Tester is seen. However, the rest of the segment is pretty stupid.
At the end of the ep, there’s a Bond-inspired song in tribute to the 600th episode. They say in hell, they make you watch all the episodes back to back.