It’s hard to believe, but The Simpsons is now in its 25th season. What’s even harder to believe though, is that the show has been crap for the last 16 of those seasons and is still on the air. There’s no end in sight for the long-running animated series, so prepare for most likely another season of sub-par plots, Marge and Homer having marital issues yet again and Moe the bartender wanting to commit suicide for what must be the ninth year in a row now.
But this season, you can also expect someone to die.
This isn’t the first time that the show has offed a character. It’s the second, but we’ll save my criticism for later. Back in 2000, Maude Flanders, the wife of that neighbourino Ned, took a Tshirt cannon shot to the chest and fell to her death. It wasn’t exactly shocking, because who gave a damn about her in the first place. Executive producer Al Jean was the man that spilled the beans on a character dying in the new season, when he spoke to the Sun News Network:
I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is.
Which narrows it down to one of these characters:
- Ms. Krabappel
- Sideshow Bob
- Chief Wiggum
- Comic Book Guy
Personally, I hope it’s Moe, but I doubt that he’ll get axed from the show. It won’t be Edna Krabappel, because The Simpsons just recently ran a campaign to get her hitched up with Ned Flanders. It won’t be Comic Book Guy, because then the show would lose the one reason why people like me still make an effort to watch it.
I’d put money on Sideshow Bob finally getting what he deserves. Voiced by Kelsey “Frasier” Grammar, Sideshow Bob has a been a regularly occuring character that has failed to kill Bart Simpson for the last two decades. And hell, even Grammar must be getting tired of the role, with his last appearance reuniting him with Frasier co-stars John Mahoney and David Hyde Pearce.
So, who wants to lay down some cash.
Last Updated: October 2, 2013