Simpsons to Kill Off Familiar Character

But producers won't say who
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2013 3:25 PM CDT
Simpsons to Kill Off Familiar Character
'The Simpsons' is in its 25th season.   (AP Photo/Fox Broacasting Co., File)

(Newser) – The Simpsons began its 25th season on Sunday, and it will end said season one character light. Producer Al Jean revealed in a conference call with reporters that a well-known character will meet his or her demise this season, reports 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," said Jean.

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That happens to be the world's worst clue, explains the LA Times, because just about everyone on the show has scored an Emmy at this point. That covers not only only the regulars—voice actors Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, and Yeardley Smith—but also Anne Hathaway for Princess Penelope and Kelsey Grammer for Sideshow Bob. (Click to read about how the show's writers cram it full of obscure math jokes.)

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