We pan up to a castle overlooking the city.
Inside Frankenstein's monster rests.
But now he rises.
And heads out.
But comes back for the lights.
Meanwhile, the mummy also rises.
But he's annoyed that security isn't noticing his exit.
The two meet up with the rest in downtown Springfield.
But they get mocked for their old fashion looks.
So they get new looks.
They then head over to the Simpson's home.
Homer doesn't recognize them. But they offer booze, and they become old friends.
And they join the revelry.
Then some newcomers arrive. The wives.
And they are pissed.
But Homers has some sage points. Costumes make cheating okay.
And they have a reply to this idea.
And they toss his head away.
On come the titles.
It makes for a fun little opening. Monsters outdated, and then caught out cheating. It makes for an amusing short tale that takes you down an unexpected road. And any outing of the Universal Monsters is great.
This year the tales told are...
...which gives us lyric moments like...
And this takes up through 20 years Treehouse of Horror coverage this Halloween. What a ride.
Frightful, really. Five more to go to bring us up to the latest special.
And that means, the 25th anniversary of the Treehouse of Horror. Can you imagine what they have in store for us? But will it be as good as XXII?
Now on to YEAR XXI!