Simpsons character to die


#1

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#2

[Insert joke about the entire show dying years ago]


#3

Maggie Simpson.


#4

You beat me to it.


#5

Definitely Bart.

Hopefully, they'll at least follow the basic instructions for killing off a fictional character.


#6

Mr. Burns!

Oh.. wait...


#7

My bet is on Marge's mom.


#8

After all these years aren't they ALL iconic characters? I say it's the cat.


#9

I think it says something that I haven't watched in so long that I don't know which iconic characters are left.


#10

It is going to be Apu. Hank Azaria recently realized how inappropriate it is to do that voice.


#11

Holy cow!


#12

Poor Disco Stu frowning


#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 There have been news articles about how this once "humorous" stereotype is now outdated like the Italian grocer and Irish policeman of my youth.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?


#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.


#15

Poor Gil…


#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.


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#18

Here's a hint:
Most.Sarcastic.Death.Ever


#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.


#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?