An Iconic 'Simpsons' Character is Going to Get Killed Off!
"The Simpsons" had its 25th season premiere on Sunday, but in a conference call with the media to promote the new season of the popular Fox cartoon, Executive Producer Al Jean revealed that one iconic character will be waving bye bye. According to The Sun News:
“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,” Jean teased.
That clue doesn't help at all, considering there have been 25 Emmy winners for "The Simpsons" so far, and fourteen Emmys for voice-over work.
"We are doing this story for the same reason we do all others — we think it has a good emotional through line," Jean told The Hollywood Reporter, still not revealing whether the character would be killed off or pass away. "The story will be produced this year though it may air in season 26."
Jean hopes the stunt garners "'Breaking Bad'-type numbers."
THR compiled a list of characters, voiced by Emmy winners, who could be on "The Simpsons" hit list:
• Anne Hathaway as Penelope (2010) • Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (2009) • Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob (2006) • Castellaneta as various characters including Grampa Simpson, Barney, Krusty, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Sideshow Mel (2004) • Hank Azaria as various characters including Chief Wiggum, Moe, Cletus, Apu (2003) • Azaria as various characters including Comic Book Guy, Moe, Wiggum (2001) • Azaria as Apu (1998) • Castellaneta as Homer (1993)