Never let it be said that "The Simpsons" have no redeeming value. After watching the Halloween episode (from Season 2), he's become interested in Edgar Allen Poe. Last night at the library, he checked out a collection of Poe's stories and poems. Right now, I'm listening him to read aloud "The Raven." He's giving a wonderfully dramatic reading, too.
He's also expressed interest in reading "Fall of the House of Usher."
(Of course, he also learned "eat my shorts" from that episode, but let's ignore that, shall we)?