Springfield Googolplex Ep. 5: A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Springfield Googolplex
– The movie podcast for Simpsons fans.

Nate and Adam strap on their spooky names for a very special Halloween viewing of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Wes Craven’s surreal, funny, and maybe even beautiful slasher. Join us as we take our first dip into that near-bottomless well of Simpsons parodies, “Treehouse of Horror,” with a segment from the sixth entry in the series, “Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace” (S7E6).

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Also in this episode:

  • Freddy Krueger’s quippy, MTV-friendly place in the pantheon of iconic slashers

  • Discovering the seeds of Googolplex boys favorite Scream (1996) in Nightmare’s balance of teen drama and humor

  • What Fred Astaire, Wes Craven, and Christopher Nolan have in common

  • A sidebar on the Simpsons early experiment with 3D animation, and it’s Canadian predecessors Short Circuitz (1994-96) and ReBoot (1994-2001)

Next week, Adam and Nate get their fill of glavins with The Nutty Professor (1963).


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