After appearing in 19 episodes over The Simpsons’ 26-year run, Sideshow Bob will finally kill Bart in season 27.
Speaking at an ATX Television Festival panel in Austin, the show’s producers revealed that the Kelsey Grammar-voiced villain gets his opportunity in this year’s Halloween special. “You’re going to see Sideshow Bob do something that he’s wanted to do for a long time,” Jean said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, adding that the maniacal murder then won’t know what to do with himself.
“I’m one of the people who always wanted the Coyote to eat the Roadrunner. You can see where this is going,” he said. “I hated frustration comedy so we’ll scratch that itch.”
He later joked on Twitter that he is “Amazed how excited the media are to report in the murder of a ten year old boy.”
— Al Jean (@AlJean) June 7, 2015
In other plot teases, Spider-Pig will also make a return in season 27.[via Entertainment Weekly]