Days after The Simpsons tried to address criticisms of Apu, showrunners have acknowledged their mistake. Writer Al Jean promises the long-running animated comedy will find a better way to address the character’s controversial history, and hopefully stay “popular.”
The Simpsons has pulled few punches when it comes to presidential candidate Donald Trump (they kind of owe it to themselves), and Season 28 will feature a trio of major experts to take on the infamous “Trump University.” Not only will Neil deGrasse Tyson lend his voice, so too will Suze Orman and screenwriter Robert McKee.
Having survived its latest challenge to eternal status quo by way of Sunday’s Girls-y premiere, The Simpsons seem poised for fewer head-turning changes this fall. That is, until Waylon Smithers finally, and officially comes out of the closet to all, while an even bigger surprise may lie ahead beyond Season 30.
On The Simpsons, he has been the voice of Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Otto the bus driver, Reverend Lovejoy, Kent Brockman, Lenny and many others... up until now. Yesterday, voice actor Harry Shearer announced that he will not be returning to The Simpsons next season with the rest of the cast...
'The Simpsons' has aired hundreds of couch gags over its years on the air (seriously, just look at them all), establishing a rich tradition that includes some of the most memorable show openers in TV history.
And lo, 'The Simpsons' has begun its 26th season on a bittersweet, if ultimately uplifting note, as a memorable character greeted the grim reaper after many years in the background. Last night's season premiere "Clown in the Dumps" also brought with it the longrunning FOX animation staple's most unusual couch gag yet, as created by artist Don Hertzfeldt, so check both out with the latest from last night's premiere!