beschizza — 2013-10-01T11:39:33-04:00 — #1
nathanhornby — 2013-10-01T11:45:15-04:00 — #2
[Insert joke about the entire show dying years ago]
incarnedine_v — 2013-10-01T11:48:50-04:00 — #3
beep54orama — 2013-10-01T11:54:37-04:00 — #4
ratel — 2013-10-01T12:19:34-04:00 — #5
Hopefully, they'll at least follow the basic instructions for killing off a fictional character.
amstrad — 2013-10-01T12:34:24-04:00 — #6
stefanjones — 2013-10-01T12:53:21-04:00 — #7
My bet is on Marge's mom.
avdezign — 2013-10-01T13:03:44-04:00 — #8
After all these years aren't they ALL iconic characters? I say it's the cat.
brndnsh — 2013-10-01T13:08:09-04:00 — #9
I think it says something that I haven't watched in so long that I don't know which iconic characters are left.
howard_covitz — 2013-10-01T13:15:45-04:00 — #10
It is going to be Apu. Hank Azaria recently realized how inappropriate it is to do that voice.
tyger11 — 2013-10-01T13:23:01-04:00 — #11
scalveg — 2013-10-01T13:24:37-04:00 — #12
Poor Disco Stu
ee0r — 2013-10-01T13:28:07-04:00 — #13
Agree. There have been news articles about how this once "humorous" stereotype is now outdated like the Italian grocer and Irish policeman of my youth. In a way, it's too bad since Apu is a positive character in many ways except for the racist portrayal. Maybe he could just receive a head injury or something and wake up without the accent?
jorpho — 2013-10-01T13:32:46-04:00 — #14
Wow. Ned and Edna wound up together?
Last time I tuned in (I think it was the Neil Gaiman episode) I was entertained, but since I got rid of cable years ago I can't be troubled to watch it anymore.
cbm — 2013-10-01T13:32:55-04:00 — #15
cronopio — 2013-10-01T13:49:04-04:00 — #16
A certain character, wronged (for real or in his own mind?) so many years ago, forms an uneasy alliance with Bart to open (spoiler alert!) a fast-food chain that competes with his original nemesis. Hilarity ensues as this character spirals down on his helicopter moptop of ever-increasing hubris and rationalizations. In the end, in one last selfless act, he shields Bart from (something, I dunno - we'll get to that after lunch) and dies, kinda-sorta, by his own doing.
falcor — 2013-10-01T13:52:20-04:00 — #17
astrootter — 2013-10-01T14:21:56-04:00 — #18
Here's a hint:
karls — 2013-10-01T14:36:00-04:00 — #19
That's who I thought of, too. He is just played out. His appearances have become ridiculously self-referential even by Simpsons standards. A reasonably well-written death is probably the best thing left to do with him.
l_mariachi — 2013-10-01T15:20:43-04:00 — #20
What’s racist about having a foreign accent? It’s not a bad made-up version of an accent like old cartoon Chinamen (“Ah so! Velly solly — No tickee, no shirtee!” etc.) that no real Asian actually sounds like. Is it that white voice actors aren’t allowed to voice nonwhite characters? Would Bleeding Gums Murphy have somehow become a racist portrayal if his voice actors hadn’t been black?
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