Advertisements Wow, it only took about 15 years for the Simpsons to figure out that if baseball is going to get in the way of showing the Halloween episode right before Oct. 31, it makes more sense to air the Halloween episode two weeks *before* Halloween rather than one week *after.* Beyond that, meh. Hitchcock is *suspense*, not *horror*, and although the episode was titled "Dial M for Murder," the basic plot and much (but not all) of the references were to "Strangers on a Train." People eating Krusty burgers and turning into zombies had a nice premise, but devolved into something that's been done at least a couple of times in THoHs already ("The Homega Man," anyone?) The Moe musical was just terrible. I guess it was a "Sweeney Todd" parody, but it wasn't clever and just dragged.