A major character is going to die on 'The Simpsons,' but which one?
After 25 seasons, you've got to shake things up a bit, so The Simpsons are planning to kill off a major character. Which one? Well, that would spoil all the fun, wouldn't it?
“We’re actually working on a script where a character will pass away,” executive producer Al Jean said during a conference call last week, Variety reports. “I’ll give a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is.”
Jean also said Guillermo del Toro would be helping with the opening of this year's Treehouse of Horror, Comic Book Guy would be getting married to someone with Stan Lee officiating and a season finale crossover with Futurama, which was already common knowledge.
Variety notes that the main voice cast of Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Julie Kavner (Marge), Nancy Cartwright (Bart), Yeardley Smith (Lisa) and even Hank Azaria (Apu) all have won Emmys in the past, but so have guest stars like Kelsey Grammer (Sideshow Bob) and Anne Hathaway (Princess Penelope). In fact, there have been 25 Emmy winners on the show the past quarter century. That leaves it pretty wide open.
Killing a character is nothing new for the show; Maude Flanders got the ax in season 11 and Fat Tony finally took a dirtnap in season 22. And who could forget losing Bleeding Gums Murphy in season 6? Start your own dead pool now, and consider Abraham Simpson already taken.