Somebody pop open a champagne bottle and fill it with beer, because two sets of best friends are meeting up for what is sure to be one of the greatest Halloween specials ever made. (Keep looking for that Great Pumpkin though, Linus.) Simon Pegg has revealed he and frequent collaborator Nick Frost will once again slip into what are arguably their two most memorable roles, with Shaun of the Dead set to invade the world of Disney’s Phineas and Ferb in October. How’s that for a slice of fried gold Halloween candy?
Sadly, no details about the episode have been revealed other than the characters’ presence within the holiday special. This is almost better, as it allows speculation to run wild. Will this episode follow any kind of canon within the Shaun of the Dead universe? If you recall, the film ended with Frost’s character Ed as a slightly rehabilitated zombie (he could at least play video games), but that doesn’t give Frost a lot of room to have fun with the voicework, so here’s hoping he’s back to his normal pot-smoking, record-throwing self in animated form. If they turn him back into a zombie within the show itself, that’s perfectly fine, too. It appears I’ve just gotten a memo confirming that my lack of involvement with this episode makes all of my wishes moot.
So here’s Pegg’s Twitter announcement.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) August 18, 2014
This is the latest in a long line of crossbred episodes for the Emmy-winning all-ages series. Beyond episodic references to everything from Lord of the Rings to Sesame Street, Phineas and Ferb recently dedicated an entire special to Star Wars, wisely choosing to tell a parallel story rather than simply rehashing the film’s events. Damon Lindelof recently revealed he is a part of the upcoming Lost-themed episode due to air at some point this fall. It’s hard enough imagining how that heady drama will enter Phineas and Ferb’s lives, but it’s even stranger picturing two gore-covered, expletive-spewing characters finding their way into the stepbrothers’ story as well.
Speaking of Shaun of the Dead, Bloody Disgusting recently unveiled a very special image that goes right up there in the upper echelon of cool film artifacts. Remember the scene where Shaun and Ed finally run into the Mary zombie, only they think she’s drunk? During that scene, Ed takes a picture of them instead of realizing the seriousness of the situation, and below is the picture he took.
Rumor has it, this was what was inside the briefcase in Pulp Fiction. Sure, it might not make sense, but that’s how rumors work.