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SLIDE SHOW: THE SIMPSONS save halloween, again

by Matt Zoller Seitz
November 1, 2011 9:54 PM
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The Simpsons Halloween special has managed to get better with time. Here are my favorite segments.

The Simpsons airs its latest installment of “Treehouse of Horror” this Sunday — a long-standing tradition that lets an already formally daring cartoon show let its imagination run wild. The “Treehouse” segments have been the show’s most reliably inventive during its second decade; while composing this list of my personal favorite segments (not entire episodes) I was pleasantly surprised by how many installments from the later years ended up claiming slots.

What else is there to say? Oh, right: If you’re wondering where “Dial Z for Zombies” is, it’s No. 11, which means it’s not on here. I love it — especially the immortal line “Is this the end of Zombie Shakespeare?” — but I like these just a little bit more. List your own favorites in the Letters section. To quote Marge in “The Shinning,” go crazy.

To view Matt’s slide show at Salon, go here.

Matt Zoller Seitz is TV critic for Salon and publisher of Press Play.

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