Episode 205: “Night of the Living Late Show”
Simon has invented an incredible virtual reality experience that allows him to join in on his favorite films… but what happens when virtual reality becomes Simon’s actual reality?
Written by: Dana Gould
Directed by: Greg Nicotero
Cast: Justin Long, D'Arcy Carden, Hannah Fierran
Simon has spent a long time trying to invent a special virtual reality machine, and it looks like he has finally got it to work. It looks like a tanning booth, but it’s a machine that actually will take a person’s mind into a movie. Simon’s favorite movie is “Horror Express,” and that’s exactly where goes. He quickly becomes obsessed with it, and that doesn’t sit well with his wife.
Now the tanning booth looking virtual reality machine seemed weird at first, but comes to make sense in the end. It’s interesting watching Simon interact with characters inside the movie, as he takes it like a kid in a candy shop. Besides just wanting to experience the film, he has other reasons to be there. Fans should appreciate what ultimate happens to Simon and his virtual reality experience. As a bonus, the opening and closing have the ghoul enjoying some virtual reality of his own. And of course like the rest of the season, this one is perfectly cast!