‘The Simpsons’ Spoofs ‘Dexter’ Intro for Halloween Episode

By Elena Gorgan on July 29th, 2011 07:39 GMT

It’s still a long way to go until Halloween, but what better way to preview the special Halloween episode from “The Simpsons” than with a teaser at Comic-Con. The video is now online – and it’s one of the best spoofs of Showtime’s “Dexter” ever made.

Last week, producers showed a clip from “The Simpsons” Halloween episode in San Diego at Comic-Con 2011 and, surprisingly, it’s a spoof of the intro “Morning Routine” from Showtime’s hit killer series “Dexter.”

As fans must already know, “Dexter” tells the story of blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan, working with the Miami PD. He’s also a serial killer hunting down other criminals who escape the long arm of the law and punishing them, in his own special way.

Which is precisely what makes the intro to the series this special: it shows Dexter going through the morning routine as any other normal person would, but the implications go beyond what we see on the screen.

Having the religious Ned Flanders of “The Simpsons” do Dexter’s “morning routine” is truly a delight for fans of both shows, as Entertainment Weekly also points out.

“Ned Flanders may be a God-fearing individual, but apparently he’s not afraid to slice and dice,” EW writes.

“In this clip from The Simpsons’ annual Halloween episode ‘Treehouse of Horror XXII’ – which was shown last weekend at the animated Fox comedy’s Comic-Con panel – the opening credits of Dexter are given a Springfield makeover, with Flanders assuming the role of the meticulous serial killer, Dexter Morgan,” the publication further says.

“As we’ll learn when ‘Treehouse of Horror XXII’ airs Oct. 30, Homer’s pious neighbor believes that the big guy upstairs is instructing him to murder various residents of the town,” EW adds.

Indeed, the video shows Ned going through the motions and finally dumping a severed body into the ocean – much like Dexter disposes of his victims too.

Check out the preview / intro below and, of course, enjoy. Below is the original “Morning Routine.”

Ned Flanders and “The Simpsons” spoof of “Dexter”



“Dexter” – “Morning Routine”


Ned Flanders as Dexter Morgan in “The Simpsons” Halloween special
   Ned Flanders as Dexter Morgan in “The Simpsons” Halloween special
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