Bart Simpson Will Die Next Season on 'The Simpsons'
Bart Simpson is going to die. Temporarily, at least.
After more than two decades of scheming to kill Bart Simpson, arch nemesis Sideshow Bob — a character voiced by Kelsey Grammer — will finally succeed during this fall’s Treehouse of Horror, the annual Halloween episode of “The Simpsons.”
“I’m one of the people that always wanted the coyote to eat the roadrunner,” showrunner Al Jean said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly radio. “I hated frustration comedy so we’ll scratch that itch.”
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Bart will be revived after the Halloween episode, which traditionally has a different format and takes place outside of the series’ continuity.
Jean tweeted about the reaction to the revelation on Sunday:
[email protected] #EverySimpsonsEver Amazed how excited the media are to report in the murder of a ten year old boy http://m.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/simpsons-sideshow-bob-kill-bart-simpson-year-article-1.2249353
– Al Jean (@AlJean) June 7, 2015