Thanksgiving of Horror will be a new Horror special, but relative to Thanksgiving, in a similar way to “Halloween of Horror“, and this time it’s not canon.
In the last news, Charlie Brooker and Matt Selman announced that the former will be a special guest in the episode.
The episode will be the longest single episode in the show’s history, lasting almost 25 minutes.
In the first act, we’re brought to 1624, at the scene of the first Thankgiving, where turkeys are terrorized by Pilgrims.
In the second act, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is the voice of a social media app inspired by the show’s episode “Nosedive”, which above preview shows a sneek peak of.
The final act takes place in the future, at the last Thanksgiving, on a spaceship excaping from a daying planet.
Matt Selman in the interview with EW said about the episode “We love ‘Treehouse of Horror’ so much that, like Thanksgiving itself, we are greedy for a second helping of horror. Thanksgiving is a scary holiday from unwanted political discussions to not knowing what time the food is being served. There’s a lot of fear there.”
Selman also gave EW ten teases about the episode:
1. “In homage to the classic scary Halloween names from ‘Treehouse of Horror,’ the show’s writers have yummy Thanksgiving names in this episode. For example, Joel H. Cohen becomes Joel Ate Corn.”
2. “The inspiration for Act One was to make a more pulse-pounding version of the movie Apocalypto.”
3. “The thrilling chase music in ‘A-Gobble-lyto’ includes actual turkeys gobbling.”
4. “The idea for a cranberry monster was inspired by sitcom writers lazily pitching on items on the Thanksgiving table, ‘cranberry’ being the second most obvious food.”
5. “The Simpsons, who are reimagined as a family of turkeys, speak only in gobble language, improvised by the voice actors at rehearsal.”
6. “Scary images recur in all three acts of the show, including a very terrifying brand of cranberry sauce, Bog Queen.”
7. “The plot of Black Mirror episode ‘White Christmas’ was the inspiration for ‘The Fourth Thursday After Tomorrow’ — with Homer in the Jon Hamm role. But like in ‘The USS Callister,’ we are rooting for the artificial intelligence to defeat the actual people.”
8. “The episode has many hidden Black Mirror Easter eggs, including references to ‘San Junipero,’ ‘The Waldo Moment,’ and ‘The National Anthem.’ Mayor Quimby looks very uncomfortable with what he might have to do Spider-pig.”
9. “This is the last episode in which you will hear the late Russi Taylor voicing Martin Prince. But trust us, Russi’s Martin goes out in memorable style.”
10. “The end credits are shown over the original Simpsons-Thanksgiving connection: actual footage of the Bart balloon at the 1991 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”
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