The Simpsons has brought in many famous people to do their couch gags over the years, but this has to be the best one I’ve seen to date. This time, they recruited the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro of Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim fame to come in and handle things for Treehouse of Horror XXIV. The result? The amazing video that you can check out below.
It’s nearly three minutes long, far longer than any usual couch gag, but for good reason. Del Toro has crammed in so many references into this video, you’ll have to watch it a dozen times at the very least to catch them all. He includes a lot of masters of horror from Hitchcock to Stephen King, and also pays tribute to his own films with more than a few Pan’s and Hellboy references. Did I miss a Pacific Rim one? I’ll have to watch again.
You should probably just go ahead and check it out for yourself. What’s your favorite part? I think mine is above where Carl turns into Blade to go chase mutated Homer. But pretty much every single second of this is awesome, so it’s really hard to choose. Watch below: