Sneak Peek: Homer Simpson IS Don Draper! - VIDEO
by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 28th 2008 6:02PM
This Sunday, FOX will air the annual Simpsons Halloween special "Treehouse of Horror" episode. We've already told you that this year's installment will spoof Peanuts, advertising, and Transformers. Now we have some screen shots of the opening credits, courtesy of Best Week Ever.
As you can see from the picture above, The Simpsons are doing Mad Men this season. Now, there's nothing particularly Halloween-ish or scary about Mad Men (though we could talk for hours about how Mad Men really is kind of frightening, with marriages and characters and the American Dream falling apart and all that), but I've been waiting for someone to parody the beautiful opening credits.
It's actually pretty funny how the opening of Mad Men fits so perfectly into the world of Homer and Marge. Both the Simpsons and the Drapers live in the suburbs and have kids and have a home. Just replace Don's office with Homer's couch and a cocktail for a Duff beer and Homer's world could be Don's (there's probably a thesis paper that could be done with this: Homer Simpson, Don Draper, and the Pursuit of the American Dream in Popular Culture.)
Now we'll have to wait for that special episode where we find out that Homer Simpson isn't his real name. Though I guess they can't have him take the name of someone killed during a war. Didn't Principal Skinner already do that?
Update: Video below (thanks to Videogum!). Looks like it's not the actual opening credits but the opening of one of the segments, "How To Get Ahead In Dead-vertising."