Horror Classic: The Simpsons x Edgar Allan Poe

With a convenient location on the ground floor of our corporate headquarters, our friends and fellow Seattle natives at Starbucks get a lot of our coffee money.

This week, they also get the respect of anyone (including us) who loves humor, horror, animation, and Edgar Allan Poe.

How? By offering 1990 Halloween masterpiece The Simpsons ‘Treehouse of Horror: The Original Episode’ as a free download. Pick up a code at your nearest Starbucks, and you’re just a couple clicks away from 23 minutes of vintage Simpsons bliss.

In the meantime, watch the episode’s third act above. Creator Matt Groening worried this literary bit would be “the worst, most pretentious thing” the show had ever done. But with a script that’s stood the test of time since 1845, classic lines like “Quoth the Raven: Eat my shorts,” and none other than James Earl Jones narrating, we’re going to go ahead and disagree.

 

[Video clip courtesy of Gracie Films and 20th Century Fox Television. Matt Groening quote courtesy of Wikipedia.]

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