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Homer-sexual Mystery as Simpsons Character Outed

Simpsons News — Posted 30 Jul, 2004 by Scott

Hey fans, at ComicCon fans were told a breif run-down of an upcoming episode in the next season. Seems Springfield will legalize gay marriages and one of the characters in the show will be "out"ed of the closet. No word whether it'll be Smither, shown here on the cover of Genre Magazine; a popular magazine in the gay community.

Al Jean added: “Homer becomes a minister by going on the internet and filling out a form. A long-time character comes out of the closet but I’m not saying who.”

The last big mystery over a Simpsons plot came when a character was killed off — it turned out to be Maude, the wife of Homer Simpson’s relentlessly cheerful neighbour, Ned Flanders, who once opened a shop for left-handed people. Read the Full Article Here.

The Simpsons is owned by the Fox television network, part of The News Corporation, which is the parent company of The Times.

Mr Groening teased convention-goers with the possibility of a Simpsons film but said that it would not be made until the television series finally ended. The Simpsons must outlast Gunsmoke, the Wild West series which survived from 1955 until 1975 to become the longest-running series of any length on television.

The Simpsons is almost as famous for its guest stars as its regular cast of characters, which include the family of Bart, Lisa, Homer and Marge. Guests for the next series may include the rapper 50 Cent, the comic actor Ray Romano (star of the popular Everybody Loves Raymond) and the Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall.

Meanwhile, speculation continues about the gay character with fans’ websites largely rejecting the “obvious” choice of Smithers in favour of everyone from Carl, Homer’s fellow nuclear technician, to Comic Book Guy, Springfield’s pony-tailed nerd.

Moe the bartender, Reverend Lovejoy and Principal Skinner (the high school head) are also seen as potential candidates. The show’s producers have not ruled out a lesbian wedding either.

-E! Online
-BBC
-Ireland Online
-Sky News

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