beschizza at October 1st, 2013 11:39 — #1
nathanhornby at October 1st, 2013 11:45 — #2
[Insert joke about the entire show dying years ago]
incarnedine_v at October 1st, 2013 11:48 — #3
beep54orama at October 1st, 2013 11:54 — #4
ratel at October 1st, 2013 12:19 — #5
Hopefully, they'll at least follow the basic instructions for killing off a fictional character.
amstrad at October 1st, 2013 12:34 — #6
stefanjones at October 1st, 2013 12:53 — #7
My bet is on Marge's mom.
avdezign at October 1st, 2013 13:03 — #8
After all these years aren't they ALL iconic characters? I say it's the cat.
brndnsh at October 1st, 2013 13:08 — #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 at October 1st, 2013 13:15 — #10
It is going to be Apu. Hank Azaria recently realized how inappropriate it is to do that voice.
tyger11 at October 1st, 2013 13:23 — #11
scalveg at October 1st, 2013 13:24 — #12
Poor Disco Stu
ee0r at October 1st, 2013 13:28 — #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 There have been news articles about how this once "humorous" stereotype is now outdated like the Italian grocer and Irish policeman of my youth.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 at October 1st, 2013 13:32 — #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 at October 1st, 2013 13:32 — #15
cronopio at October 1st, 2013 13:49 — #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 at October 1st, 2013 13:52 — #17
astrootter at October 1st, 2013 14:21 — #18
Here's a hint:
karls at October 1st, 2013 14:36 — #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 at October 1st, 2013 15:20 — #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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