The Simpsons are to meet their original selves in an upcoming Treehouse of Horror episode.
The iconic animated family will go head to head with a version of The Simpsons that was first seen back in 1987 on The Tracey Ullman Show.
The ‘Ullman’ Simpsons were a tad rough around the edges compared to today’s family and the voice cast is having to recreate their first attempts at Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa for the special episode.
“People remember Dan’s, but Nancy’s is different too,” executive producer Al Jean explained to EW.
“It was lower-register, and you can see in the difference in this segment. It was really funny to get the interplay [between the two versions of the Simpsons] and for the actors to see the voice evolution. The great thing is we didn’t have to ask, we already had the cast hired for the Tracey Ullman Simpsons.”
As the episode is airing as part of the show’s annual Halloween special, It seems the two different versions won’t be getting along when they meet in the show’s 26th season.
“We’ve implied that they were murdered and buried under the house, so this is expanding that thought,” added Jean.
“If people want a real Halloween bloodbath, they get it.”
It’s looking to be a very meta season for The Simpsons, as the family will also be crossing paths with Family Guy’s The Griffins.