The Simpsons Halloween episode “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” will include a James Bond parody complete with a Bond theme song performed by Judith Owen, wife of Harry Shearer (Ned Flanders). The song juxtaposes cheers for the milestone 600th episode with jeers for the thousands of promos for failed shows including Futurama, The Critic and Herman’s Head. It’s mostly self-deprecating humor as they many of the cast and creators of the Simpsons were involved in those shows.
Treehouse of Horror XXVII dossier (declassified):
Bart Simpson stars as Bond. Cat lady Eleanor Abernathy and Marge’s sisters, Patty and Selma Bouvier, are Bond girls with looks that can kill. Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer) makes a cameo presumably as a Bond villain. The only other confirmed character is Moe as M, Bond’s boss, but it’s safe to assume we’ll see Homer as Jaws, Mr. Burns as Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Professor Frink as Q with a tricked out skateboard for Bart.
The episode will also feature the short-lived character Frank Grimes and guest star Drew Carey though not necessarily in this particular story, which is one of three tales.
The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” premieres Sunday 8PM, October 16 on Fox.