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The Simpsons' Skewers Stranger Things on Treehouse of Horror XXX Poster

As long as there are new and exciting things being introduced to pop-culture, there's room for parodies. The Simpsons has been proving that for thirty years. Now, as the series prepares for its 31st season, Fox is already marketing its landmark 30th Halloween special.

If the special's new poster is any indication, "Treehouse of Horror XXX" will apparently be poking fun at a few recent pieces of supernatural-themed pop culture. The poster parodies two major properties, the first being Guillermo del Toro's 2017 film The Shape of Water, with Selma and either Kang or Kodos in the place of Elisa and the Amphibian Man, respectively.

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The bottom half of the poster features an entirely separate parody of Stranger Things, featuring such characters as Lisa, Bart, Martin, Nelson, Chief Wiggum, Milhouse, Homer, Marge, Maggie and Kirk Van Houten standing in as characters from the popular Netflix original series.

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Fittingly, the The Simpsons' 30th "Treehouse of Horror" special will also be the 666th overall episode of the long-running animated series. "Episode 666 - As we planned from the beginning," the posters tagline reads, in reference to a joke producer Al Jean made when he first announced the upcoming episode in 2018. "'Treehouse of Horror XXX' will coincidentally be Simpsons episode 666," Jean said. "As we planned it in 1989!"

The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening and developed by James L. Brooks, Groening and Sam Simon. Brooks, Groening and Al Jean are executive producers of the series from Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. "Treehouse of Horror XXX" will air on October 20, 2019.

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