The latest skit from Homer and Bart pastiches Gorey’s ghoulish art.
The new Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” special — the 32nd, if you’ve lost count — will contain a segment inspired by Edward Gorey, the writer-illustrator renowned for his whimsically macabre books. The episode airs on Fox on Sunday; in the meantime, a sneak peak has been released:
The clip shows Bart and others getting up to the kind of grisly antics familiar from Gorey’s works, as well as from past “Treehouse of Horror” episodes. The style parodies the artist’s, from the dense hatching to the Vincent Price-like narrator’s rhyming couplets.