“The Simpsons” will air its annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode on Oct. 7 — the earliest the Halloween anthology has ever aired. Let’s take a look at the episode.
FOX’s pictures from the episode include one showing Homer and Marge as Mayans witnessing the prediction that the world will end in 2012 (our guess: It’s the pre-credits bumper).
Going back to the past seems to be a theme in “Treehouse XXIII.” We’ll see a young Marge possibly making a deal with the devil (which also seems to involve Selma and Patty).
In another story, Bart time-travels to 1974 so he can buy a comic book at its cover price but ends up interrupting his parents’ courtship, a la “Back to the Future.” It results in a whole bunch of Homers piling up in the present, and also probably explains Artie Ziff’s presence on the poster.
Also, the Springfield Supercollider malfunctions, creating a black hole that sucks all of Springfield across the universe to an alien planet.
In other “Simpsons” developments, the show has put together a promo for Season 24 that has Homer headed to the voting booth on Election Day. His choice of president has some unintended consequences — take a look:
“The Simpsons” premieres Sunday, Sept. 30 on FOX.