After 25 years of existence, it’s hard to stay relevant and edgy. In fact, it’s really hard to do those things after about 10 years, but that hasn’t stopped The Simpsons from trying. They’ve tried big-name guest stars, and found that their success generally came in the form of celebrities playing characters that weren’t themselves.
And they’ve dabbled in more macabre efforts, occasionally killing people for ratings.
That. That’s what they’re doing again. Executive Producer Al Jean has said that a regular character will be killed this season. I think it should be Marge*, but it will probably be someone like Gil. Gil would join the likes of Maude Flanders, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Dr. Marvin Monroe, and Fat Tony. Exciting stuff.
*Marge was the original Skyler White.