More Exorcise For Homer?
♦ The Treehouse of Horror Simpsons Halloween are usually some of the sharpest written episodes broadcast and this year’s will feature none other than the director of The Exorcist, William Friedkin. TV Line had the details…
The Simpsons has scared up the perfect guest spot for an Academy Award-winning master of horror.
William Friedkin, director of 1973’s The Exorcist, will lend his voice to the Fox comedy’s “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII,” airing Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8/7c, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Friedkin will play Dr. Kenneth Humphries in a chapter titled “MMM… Homer,” which finds Homer cannibalising himself after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home. We can’t say for sure what part Dr. Humphries will play in Homer’s predicament, but we hope he’ll offer some much-needed medical advice — perhaps something along the lines of, “Stop eating yourself!”
Friedkin grabbed a Best Director nomination for his work on The Exorcist, having previously won an Academy Award for directing 1971’s The French Connection.