In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
This post I will be going over the Origin of the Cthuhlu aka M’nthster. Why are these in our games? What is so interesting about a them? What does it have to do with Halloween? Let’s dive into the Simpsons TV Series to find out more.
First, the Origin of the name of Cthulhu. For you readers out there, pick up the short story, The Call of the Cthulhu, by H.P. Lovecraft to learn just where in our human world this creature started to appear.
Now on to the TV Series…
Season 25, Episode 2: Treehouse of Horror XXIV
In the really cool Horrorific Couch Gag opening to this Episode, the Simpsons are all over in so many different Classic as well as new Movie Homage’s throughout. As Bart leaves the School and starts to skateboard through town in his usual way, tentacles come up from underground lifting him into the air and up to a Giant Cthulhu M’nthster. He continues skateboarding back down off the Tentacles and on his way down the street to pass even more Horror Characters/Writers.
A quick side note, as it does the “screen scan” across the background over to the Simpson’s home, you can catch some Skeletons who look just like the ones in our game right now in the background along with so many other cool things… too many to list (including the Robot in the trash pile).
Season 27, Episode 4: Halloween of Horror
While out seeking some more Decorations at the Halloween Pop Up store, Lisa & Bart spot a really cool Billboard above advertising Krustyland Halloween Horror Night. Lisa is excited as she is FINALLY old enough for Horror night. She can’t wait. Later… Homer, Bart, and Lisa are at Krustyland ready to head on inside. Lisa doesn’t seem afraid at all of the spooky things creeping and crawling around…at first. She starts flipping out. There is just too many Horrors and scary things around. She screams and panics she wants to go home. While Homer is trying to calm her down and tell here to stay… and not because the tickets were SUUUUUUUUUUPPPPERRRRR expensive, we see a Cthulhu moving by in the background.
There you have it, a Giant Cthulhu M’nthster that made a flash appearance in a Treehouse of Horror episode is now an item in our games and apparently controlling those Nightmares creeping out.
What did you think of the Origin? Did you remember seeing it this Episode? Do you remember some of the many other appearances in this Couch Gag Scene? Do you remember seeing the Cthulhu anywhere else? Let us know.