'The Simpsons' 'Treehouse Of Horror Episode XXX' Will Be Episode 666

It may seem a bit far off to be thinking about Halloween 2019 when we haven't yet got to 2018's yet, but The Simpsons are already way ahead and planning 'Treehouse of Horror XXX', which will fall on a fitting, and eerie episode number of 666.

Credit: Fox/The Simpsons
Credit: Fox/The Simpsons

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly the executive producer Al Jean said: "Next year, 'Treehouse of Horror XXX' will coincidentally be Simpsons episode 666, as we planned it in 1989!"

Of course, they, surely, didn't plan it but the show's 30th 'Treehouse of Horror' special lands smack bang on the shows 666th episode.

The Simpsons is the longest-running prime time scripted entertainment series ever - this is after kicking off back in 1989 on the Tracy Ullman Show.

Credit: Fox/The Simpsons
Credit: Fox/The Simpsons

When talking about the future of the series Al said: "I'd like to do more seasons, just to ensure that that doesn't cause the end of the world."

Before we jump too far ahead, The Simpsons 'Treehouse of Horror XXIX' is still yet to hit our screens, but if the last 28 are anything to go by we know it's going to be awesome.

In the past, the series has created their own versions of classic films like The Shining, Nightmare on Elm Street and Citizen Kane. In more recent years the show has kept up to date featuring themes based around Twilight and 28 Days Later.

Credit: Fox/The Simpsons
Credit: Fox/The Simpsons

This year on 'Treehouse of Horror XXIX' the show is set to give a nod to Jurassic Park, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Three Faces of Eve.

Homer has an eating contest with the mythical Cthulhu, Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers, Lisa finally snaps and Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Writer Al Jean also gave away a juicy snippet about the show's iconic 'couch gag' opening.

He said: "Cthulhu, the ancient creature of the sea, gets into an eating contest with Homer. I'll leave you to guess who might win." - My money is definitely on Homer.

Featured Image Credit: Fox/The Simpsons

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