#1 By: Rob Beschizza, October 1st, 2013 11:39
#2 By: Nathan Hornby, October 1st, 2013 11:45
[Insert joke about the entire show dying years ago]
#3 By: incarnedine_v, October 1st, 2013 11:48
#4 By: beep54orama, October 1st, 2013 11:54
#5 By: Mellivora Capensis, October 1st, 2013 12:19
Hopefully, they'll at least follow the basic instructions for killing off a fictional character.
#6 By: Amstrad, October 1st, 2013 12:34
#7 By: Stefan Jones, October 1st, 2013 12:53
My bet is on Marge's mom.
#8 By: Andre Vandal, October 1st, 2013 13:03
After all these years aren't they ALL iconic characters? I say it's the cat.
#9 By: Brandon Shea, October 1st, 2013 13:08
I think it says something that I haven't watched in so long that I don't know which iconic characters are left.
#10 By: Howard_Covitz, October 1st, 2013 13:15
It is going to be Apu. Hank Azaria recently realized how inappropriate it is to do that voice.
#11 By: tyger11, October 1st, 2013 13:23
#12 By: Chris O, October 1st, 2013 13:24
Poor Disco Stu
#13 By: Eeyore, October 1st, 2013 13:28
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 There have been news articles about how this once "humorous" stereotype is now outdated like the Italian grocer and Irish policeman of my youth.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?
#14 By: Jorpho, October 1st, 2013 13:32
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.
#15 By: Chris_Muir, October 1st, 2013 13:32
#16 By: cronopio, October 1st, 2013 13:49
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.
#17 By: Falcor the Don't Push Your Luckdragon, October 1st, 2013 13:52
#18 By: Matt Jennings, October 1st, 2013 14:21
Here's a hint:
#19 By: Karl Schulte, October 1st, 2013 14:36
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.
#20 By: El Mariachi, October 1st, 2013 15:20
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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