“I’m not going to live in a house of evil just to save a few dollars.” – Marge Simpson
“Don’t be so stubborn. We’re not talking about a few dollars, we’re talking about a few thousand dollars!” – Homer Simpson
Happy 20th anniversary to “Treehouse of Horror”! At least, I think today is the 20th anniversary. Wikipedia, IMDb, TV.com and even SNPP all have it as October 25th, not the 24th. In 1990, October 25th was a Thursday, so that makes sense. However, epguides has it as October 24th, 1990, which was a Wednesday. Curious, I dug out the booklet from my Season 2 DVD collection and, lo and behold:
[Aired October 24, 1990]
Now, it’s possible that’s a typo. And I checked on the disc itself and the airdate isn’t on the menu, nor were they reciting the airdates during the commentary in Season 2. If this were just a regular episode I’d assume the booklet was wrong, but it was originally presented as a Halloween “special”; it’s at least possible that they moved it up a day for whatever reason. So I’m really not sure, but since this is the date on the DVD set, it’s the one I’m going with.
I’d say that pretty well clinches it. The Season 2 DVD booklet has a typo and tomorrow is the real 20th anniversary. Thanks Ryan!]