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(YouTube)   Bored? Why don't you try cataloging all the horror and/or science fiction references Guillermo del Toro packed into this Simpsons Treehouse of Horror show open. If you start now you might get done by Halloween   (youtube.com) divider line 77
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2013-10-03 11:57:50 PM  
Phantom of the Paradise reference makes me very happy.
 
2013-10-04 12:02:02 AM  
"Robot Monster" of MST3K fame at the 2:06 mark, right above Hans Moleman. There's my contribution.
 
2013-10-04 12:03:34 AM  
Lot of Pan's Labyrinth
 
2013-10-04 12:06:32 AM  

Mugato: Lot of Pan's Labyrinth


Lots of del Toro period. Even referenced one of his earlier movies, "Cronos".
 
2013-10-04 12:18:55 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Mugato: Lot of Pan's Labyrinth

Lots of del Toro period. Even referenced one of his earlier movies, "Cronos".


Well, and Blade, Hellboy, and Cronos was nice to see, as well as Harryhausen's work. And the classics of horror, some Cthulhu, and more. del Toro IS a connoisseur of horror, and he loves the roots, as well as King and more. If you're going to do it, go all out, and he did.
 
2013-10-04 12:26:34 AM  
Nicely done, as usual.
 
2013-10-04 12:31:58 AM  
THAT WAS FARKIN' AWESOME!!!!!
 
2013-10-04 12:32:25 AM  
Spotted a painting of tentacled alien baby Maggie on the wall in the "Phantom" scene. Callback to Treehouse IX.

Poe.

The Illustrated Man

An "Omega Man" albino.

Robbie the Robot

An "Alien" xenomorph

Nosferatu

Gort

The Fly (original)

The Invisible Man

HYPNO-TOAD!
 
2013-10-04 12:35:07 AM  

fusillade762: Spotted a painting of tentacled alien baby Maggie on the wall in the "Phantom" scene. Callback to Treehouse IX.

Poe.

The Illustrated Man

An "Omega Man" albino.

Robbie the Robot

An "Alien" xenomorph

Nosferatu

Gort

The Fly (original)

The Invisible Man

HYPNO-TOAD!


In the Phantom scene there's a picture of the Great Pumpkin on the right wall of the hallway as Lisa is exiting
 
2013-10-04 01:29:27 AM  
Came here to see what the fuss is about. This got greenlit why? Is the Simpsons still on?
 
2013-10-04 01:29:43 AM  
I still love the Halloween episodes.
 
2013-10-04 01:31:16 AM  

BLink_Fark: Came here to see what the fuss is about. This got greenlit why? Is the Simpsons still on?


Cause it's cool, unlike someone saying "Is the Simpsons still on?" which wasn't funny 10 years ago.
 
2013-10-04 01:31:57 AM  

coco ebert: I still love the Halloween episodes.


Same here, I just wish they'd play it before Halloween.
 
2013-10-04 01:35:19 AM  
The very first reference in the whole video was a three-eyed crow, referencing Game of Thrones.
 
2013-10-04 01:39:52 AM  

BLink_Fark: Came here to see what the fuss is about. This got greenlit why? Is the Simpsons still on?


Yeah. Comes on right before Saturday Night Live
 
2013-10-04 01:42:39 AM  

Confabulat: BLink_Fark: Came here to see what the fuss is about. This got greenlit why? Is the Simpsons still on?

Cause it's cool, unlike someone saying "Is the Simpsons still on?" which wasn't funny 10 years ago.


Just like the Simpsons!

/i keed, I i keed
 
2013-10-04 01:51:34 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: coco ebert: I still love the Halloween episodes.

Same here, I just wish they'd play it before Halloween.


I always wonder if that is some leftover quirk from Fox scheduling whizzes from long ago.
 
2013-10-04 01:56:19 AM  

Confabulat: GreatGlavinsGhost: coco ebert: I still love the Halloween episodes.

Same here, I just wish they'd play it before Halloween.

I always wonder if that is some leftover quirk from Fox scheduling whizzes from long ago.


It's baseball.  There were many years when the Sunday lineup was delayed until after Halloween, but now they're starting early so the Treehouse of Horror is October 6.  You get to choose early or late.  October 13,20,27 are all baseball or potential baseball.
 
2013-10-04 01:57:03 AM  

12349876: Confabulat: GreatGlavinsGhost: coco ebert: I still love the Halloween episodes.

Same here, I just wish they'd play it before Halloween.

I always wonder if that is some leftover quirk from Fox scheduling whizzes from long ago.

It's baseball.  There were many years when the Sunday lineup was delayed until after Halloween, but now they're starting early so the Treehouse of Horror is October 6.  You get to choose early or late.  October 13,20,27 are all baseball or potential baseball.


Ah, well that explains everything!
 
2013-10-04 02:11:03 AM  

Confabulat: 12349876: Confabulat: GreatGlavinsGhost: coco ebert: I still love the Halloween episodes.

Same here, I just wish they'd play it before Halloween.

I always wonder if that is some leftover quirk from Fox scheduling whizzes from long ago.

It's baseball.  There were many years when the Sunday lineup was delayed until after Halloween, but now they're starting early so the Treehouse of Horror is October 6.  You get to choose early or late.  October 13,20,27 are all baseball or potential baseball.

Ah, well that explains everything!


www.maniacworld.com
 
2013-10-04 02:40:53 AM  
There's also a nice tribute to Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson, and Lisa plays sax with all of of the movie Phantoms of the Operas (from right to left Lon Chaney (1925), Claude Rains (1943), Herbert Lom (1962) and modern Andrew Lloyd Webber Phantom, plus the Phantom of the Paradise.
 
2013-10-04 02:42:18 AM  

BorgiaGinz: There's also a nice tribute to Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson, and Lisa plays sax with all of of the movie Phantoms of the Operas (from right to left Lon Chaney (1925), Claude Rains (1943), Herbert Lom (1962) and modern Andrew Lloyd Webber Phantom, plus the Phantom of the Paradise.


Wasn't the latter itty-bitty songster Paul Williams?
 
2013-10-04 03:03:30 AM  
I surrender.
 
2013-10-04 03:03:56 AM  

hubiestubert: Bathia_Mapes: Mugato: Lot of Pan's Labyrinth

Lots of del Toro period. Even referenced one of his earlier movies, "Cronos".

Well, and Blade, Hellboy, and Cronos was nice to see, as well as Harryhausen's work. And the classics of horror, some Cthulhu, and more. del Toro IS a connoisseur of horror, and he loves the roots, as well as King and more. If you're going to do it, go all out, and he did.


There's a Kaiju battling a Jaeger from "Pacific Rim" in the top left, at the beginning.
 
2013-10-04 03:14:26 AM  
Not cool to 'pay homage' to your own damn movie Pan's Labyrinth, Guelleiremoeio.  That's just wanking.
 
2013-10-04 03:25:27 AM  
That was a pretty scary looking Cthulhu---definitely not the warm and fuzzy kind. I like how HPL is clinking teacups with a tentacle...Damn, I wish del Toro would man up and do "At The Mountains Of Madness." I'm tired of waiting.
 
2013-10-04 04:02:46 AM  

syrynxx: Not cool to 'pay homage' to your own damn movie Pan's Labyrinth, Guelleiremoeio.  That's just wanking.


i1283.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-04 04:22:28 AM  

Sgt Otter: hubiestubert: Bathia_Mapes: Mugato: Lot of Pan's Labyrinth

Lots of del Toro period. Even referenced one of his earlier movies, "Cronos".

Well, and Blade, Hellboy, and Cronos was nice to see, as well as Harryhausen's work. And the classics of horror, some Cthulhu, and more. del Toro IS a connoisseur of horror, and he loves the roots, as well as King and more. If you're going to do it, go all out, and he did.

There's a Kaiju battling a Jaeger from "Pacific Rim" in the top left, at the beginning.


I haven't seen "Pacific Rim" yet, so that's kind of lost on me.
 
2013-10-04 05:03:53 AM  
Alice in Wonderland
Birds
(I'm terrible at this)
Frankenstein
The Mummy
 
2013-10-04 05:17:44 AM  
My favorite cameo was the villain from The Car
 
2013-10-04 05:20:42 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-04 05:27:12 AM  
The opening scene of The Car had a big impact on me as a boy.
 
2013-10-04 06:31:18 AM  
What's Homer's mouth from?
 
2013-10-04 06:56:52 AM  

RussianPooper: What's Homer's mouth from?


Think it's one of the bad-guy mutant vampire thingies from Blade 2.

/Could be wrong though.
 
2013-10-04 07:17:26 AM  

GentlemanJ: That was a pretty scary looking Cthulhu---definitely not the warm and fuzzy kind. I like how HPL is clinking teacups with a tentacle...Damn, I wish del Toro would man up and do "At The Mountains Of Madness." I'm tired of waiting.


He's not doing it, the studio wanted to put too many restrictions on him so he walked.  He made 'Pacific Rim' instead.
 
2013-10-04 07:33:58 AM  

bawsoot: RussianPooper: What's Homer's mouth from?

Think it's one of the bad-guy mutant vampire thingies from Blade 2.

/Could be wrong though.


Yes and no. He took his design for the mutated vampires in Blade 2 and further expanded on it in "The Strain" trilogy he wrote. So the specific design in the video comes from the book. (The freaky proboscis thing especially)
 
2013-10-04 07:38:29 AM  
One of the nice things about Breaking Bad being over is that I don't have a DVR conflict on Sunday Night.
 
2013-10-04 07:48:18 AM  

Meethos: bawsoot: RussianPooper: What's Homer's mouth from?

Think it's one of the bad-guy mutant vampire thingies from Blade 2.

/Could be wrong though.

Yes and no. He took his design for the mutated vampires in Blade 2 and further expanded on it in "The Strain" trilogy he wrote. So the specific design in the video comes from the book. (The freaky proboscis thing especially)


Ahh cool, it was the proboscis bit in the cartoon that had me doubting the Blade 2 reference. Thanks.
 
2013-10-04 07:48:43 AM  

RussianPooper: What's Homer's mouth from?


Blade II
 
2013-10-04 08:09:18 AM  
The Universal monsters. Ray Harryhausen creatures (cyclops, battling skeletons)
50's drive-in monsters.
People: Bradbury, Poe, King, Lovecraft, Hitchcock  (twice).
Godzilla skeleton.

LOVED the Phantom of the Paradise wink.

Sad, no Vincent Price, unless you count the Fly.
 
2013-10-04 08:10:05 AM  
Didn't see Robbie the robot. That was Robot from Lost in Space
 
2013-10-04 08:19:35 AM  
Wow.
 
2013-10-04 08:24:11 AM  
Sinbad, Rod Serling, Poe, The Fly, Couple of Invisible Man references. classic monsters.  Stuff I didn't recognize.
 
2013-10-04 08:33:02 AM  
Was that Lon Chaney jr. digging the grave?
 
2013-10-04 08:33:30 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Phantom of the Paradise reference makes me very happy.


I sent it immediately to a friend of mine who cosplays as PoP for ComicCon.  That made her very, very happy.

Personal favorite, the Bradbury and Matheson appearance.  I would not have gotten the Matheson except that I literally a half hur before had finished watching The Omega Man for the first time.
 
2013-10-04 08:35:38 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: My favorite cameo was the villain from The Car


Is that Maggie in the big black car?
 
2013-10-04 08:41:39 AM  

DrZiffle: BorgiaGinz: There's also a nice tribute to Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson, and Lisa plays sax with all of of the movie Phantoms of the Operas (from right to left Lon Chaney (1925), Claude Rains (1943), Herbert Lom (1962) and modern Andrew Lloyd Webber Phantom, plus the Phantom of the Paradise.

Wasn't the latter itty-bitty songster Paul Williams?


No; Paul Williams played Swan, the evil record producer who framed the man who became The Phantom for
murder.

He did write all the songs for the movie, however.

I was fully prepared to hate this, but when Homer's coworker became Blade the Vampire Hunter, I was
completely taken in.

Great stuff all around.
 
2013-10-04 08:56:29 AM  

AlanSmithee: Was that Lon Chaney jr. digging the grave?


no he was walkin' with the Queen
 
2013-10-04 09:12:20 AM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-10-04 09:28:44 AM  

syrynxx: Not cool to 'pay homage' to your own damn movie Pan's Labyrinth, Guelleiremoeio.  That's just wanking.


I thought that too.
 
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