We’ve known for a while that one of Springfield’s very own would die on the Season 26 premiere of ‘The Simpsons‘, and doom day is finally here. So who was killed off? Click to find out!
The Simpsons jumped into its 26th season on Sunday, Sept 28, and wasted no time killing off a character! So was it really Krusty the Clown? Keep reading to find out, but warning: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!
‘The Simpsons’: Krusty The Clown Killed Off?
The Season 26 premiere of The Simpsons says goodbye to one of Springfield’s very own.
The Sept. 28 episode titled “Clown In The Dumps” led many to believe that Krusty the Clown would be getting the axe, as HollywoodLife.com reported earlier this sumer when the series’ showrunner teased his death.
“I didn’t say I was killing Krusty…I didn’t say I wasn’t,” Al Jean said at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Well, now that death day is here, HollywoodLife.com caught up with Al to try to get him to clear up those rumors. Is it really Krusty?
“Well, we gave it that title for a reason,” Al told HollywoodLife.com on a conference call, referring to the premiere’s episode title. “My other quote about the episode would be some people have guessed it correctly and some are really, really off. And I’m like how many minutes until the end of this interview? Until I escape these questions that will trap me into revealing this secret.”
Al remained tight-lipped and did keep his secret on the call, but he did admit that the rumors “may have been a little overhyped.”
‘The Simpsons’: Is The Killed-Off Character Really Dead?
Regardless of the hype of the death, one thing’s for sure: this character is actually dead. There’s no coming back to Springfield, unless it’s in a dream sequence or flashback.
“Well, when we kill them, they stay dead. That’s my motto,” Al revealed. “But, you know, in animation you can certainly have somebody remember somebody else or fantasize or have a dream about them, so I wouldn’t rule that out.”
“But we’re not going to do what they did with Brian. It’s not going to – a time machine or something that solves the problem and he or she is back as a living character.”
Of course, Al is referring to Family Guy‘s beloved dog Brian who was “killed off,” only to be brought back from the dead, after insane fan backlash. Unfortunately, The Simpsons goner is actually a goner.
Speaking of Brian, The Simpsons premiere is followed by a special crossover event with the Family Guy hour-long season premiere at 9/8c on Fox.
Turns out, Rabbi Krustofsky (Krusty’s dad) died on the premiere. Rest In Peace, Rabbi Krustofsky.
HollywoodLifers, should The Simpsons kill off more characters or should they just let everyone be happy in Springfield? Let us know!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister