The Simpsons: Which Unlucky Character Will Take a Dirt Nap in Season 25?

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The-Simpsons-Death-Character-KilledOh my God, they’re killing…well, somebody.

Yes indeed, a regular character will pay the ultimate price on The Simpsons during the Fox comedy’s upcoming 25th season — the first since Maud Flanders unexpectedly reached her expiration date back in February 2000 — producers revealed in a conference call this week.

Who will be pushing up animated daisies?

“I’ll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won’t say who it is,” executive producer Al Jean told Canada’s Sun News.

The show’s list of winners in the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance category include:

* Anne Hathaway as Princess Penelope (2010)
* Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (2009)
* Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob (2006)
* Dan Castellaneta as “various characters” (2004)
* Hank Azaria as “various characters” (2003)
* Hank Azaria as “various characters” (2001)
* Hank Azaria as Apu (1998)
* Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (1993)

Additionally, six separate actors took home the prize in 1992 — Nancy Cartwright (Bart); Jackie Mason (Rabbi Krustofsky); Julie Kavner (Marge, Patty, Selma and Marge’s Mother); Yeardley Smith (Lisa); Marcia Wallace (Mrs. Krabappel); and Dan Castellaneta (Homer and Grandpa Simpson).

That’s quite a few favorites to include in your death pool, Simpsons fans.

So what do you think? Any guesses as to which Springfield resident will be waltzing with the Grim Reaper? Any great ideas for how said character should be erased? Sound off in the comments!



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Comments (103)

  • Apu gon die

    Comment by jaym3z33 (@jaym3z33) – October 1, 2013 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t think Apu will die. The Simpsons have done numerous episodes that take place in the future and Apu, Manjula and all 8 of their kids have been featured.

      Comment by Mark – October 1, 2013 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t think timeline continuity is a big deal on The Simpsons, bro

        Comment by Jack – October 1, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The Simpsons are doing another episode that takes place in the future and the last one took place 2 years ago.

          Comment by Mark – October 1, 2013 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Hans Moleman. Then again he always gets killed.

            Comment by Ed – October 4, 2013 08:14 AM PDT  
          • In the 23rd season there’s an episode showing the simpsons like 30 years in the future, and there’s a scene where marge says that in the past ( so the future for us ) Homer Killed mrs.Krappabel !

            Comment by Alex – October 28, 2013 02:13 PM PDT  
        • Yes the simpsons have done episodes where mrs krabappel is in the future but the original episodes are always in the same year because since the start Bart is ten and Lisa is eight so obviously timeframe does not matter at all.

          Comment by Alexander – November 9, 2013 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think so too. If I’m recalling correctly, there were a lot of articles from the Indian community against Apu & Hank Azaria repsonded to a few of them

      Comment by Sara – October 1, 2013 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i think it be edna she didnt appear in the future either that or its that jewish old man

        Comment by LJ3 – October 24, 2013 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think grandpa will die because he,s around his 80′s and maybe he should join Mona simpson in heaven but I have feelings that it could be Krusty but wouldn’t that leave Bart upset forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by myles – April 15, 2014 01:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There are maybe 30 or 40 big characters between Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria. Would be interesting if they killed Sideshow Bob though

    Comment by hello – October 1, 2013 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s going to be Grandpa. But I agree, it would make more sense for Sideshow Bob to take another run at Bart and lose in an extremely fatal final act.

      Comment by Daven – October 1, 2013 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sideshow Bob would make the most sense in terms of character, but the thing about Sideshow Bob is that he’s not just a rarely-recurring character, he’s an outright villain–the temptation would be too great to bring him back in two or three years to reveal how he survived. And if this is a big deal on the level of Maude Flanders (Bleeding Gums Murphy and Homer’s Vegas wife may be recurring characters, but they don’t count), he’ll have to STAY dead or they wouldn’t bother with the release. I’m starting to wonder if it isn’t Patty or Selma… imagine Homer trying to keep a straight face at the funeral and the sheer number of frustrated-Marge-moans that would elicit.

        Comment by Steven – October 1, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sideshow bob will appear whenever Kelsey Grammer has the time to do a voice over and he will be back because he has an episode based around him every 2/3 seasons so he could even be back this season and because Kelsey grammer only does sideshow bob he won’t get killed off and the worst thing that will happen to him is that he will get killed off but then come back and reveal how he survives and before he gets time to blow up the simpsons blow himself up.

          Comment by Alexander – November 9, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apu is gonna die because he refused to buy health insurance.

    Comment by Quentin Jersey (QJ201) – October 1, 2013 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sideshow Bob.

    Comment by courts – October 1, 2013 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think the death will either be: Barney Gumble or Sideshow Bob.

    Comment by Mark – October 1, 2013 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sure it will be a secondary character like Maude was.

    Comment by Mikael – October 1, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d say Sideshow Bob or Grandpa Simpson

    Comment by amandareynolds – October 1, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is what I think. Sideshow Bob would be a great death. But Grandpa also makes sense.

      Comment by Patrick – October 1, 2013 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sideshow Bob. It’ll be something humiliating to his classist tastes.

    Comment by Carrie – October 1, 2013 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Either Barney Gumble, Sideshow Bob or Grampa Simpson.

    Comment by tara17 – October 1, 2013 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Grandpa Simpson died in the future but came back to life just like Fry on Futurama.

      Comment by Mark – October 1, 2013 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think you’re right about this, and about Apu.

        Comment by tara17 – October 1, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Apu is a good choice as well because the character is dated for 2013. Hmm.

    Comment by tara17 – October 1, 2013 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Have you been to a 7-11 lately?

      Comment by Travis – October 1, 2013 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sideshow Bob

    Comment by Michael Sacal – October 1, 2013 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Apu died, wouldn’t he just reincarnate? :P

    Comment by Michael Sacal – October 1, 2013 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • regular character not recurring

    Comment by jonathan – October 1, 2013 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m almost confident it’s Mr. Burns. There’s just no storyline left with him and he’s ridiculously old.

    Comment by Notacareinthrworld – October 1, 2013 10:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought he was gonna die a few seasons ago when he had multiple illnesses.

      Comment by steven – October 1, 2013 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He is voiced by Harry Shearer and he is not on the list

      Comment by hello – October 1, 2013 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Even though they say his 104 in one episode they say he is in his eighty’s and he owns the power plant and he is filthy rich and he makes the episodes with the power plant in so if they kill him off it would just kill the show and they will find plenty of plots for him easily and I am not being a geek or anything here I am just saying he will have plenty of stories in the show and it does not matter if he is 104 or any other age because the characters are never getting older not even Maggie.

      Comment by Alexander – November 9, 2013 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t they kill off Fat Tony? Or maybe since his cousin immediately took over it doesn’t count?

    Comment by Anissa – October 1, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, Fat Tony was killed and was replace by his look alike cousin so that is why most people forget or don’t count Fat Tony’s death.

      Comment by Mark – October 1, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Moe…. And Homer takes over the bar

    Comment by monte – October 1, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If Moe were to die, it would have to be during a Christmas episode when he tries his annual suicide attempts.

      Comment by steven – October 1, 2013 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maude was not the last character to die. They killed off a character in The Simpsons Movie who has not been seen since then.

    Comment by Tony – October 1, 2013 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was Dr. Nick and he was seen very briefly in a Simspons episode after the movie. Oops!

      Comment by Mark – October 1, 2013 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Since they don’t care about timeline continuity, maybe they will kill off Ned’s wife again! =P

    Comment by SimpsonFan07 – October 1, 2013 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahahaha! Best answer so far!

      I’m certain it will be sideshow Bob, though.

      Comment by TV Gord – October 1, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’ll be the lonely old lady with all the cats. Does she even have a name?

    Comment by Ann – October 1, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, The Old Cat Lady’s name is Elanor Abernathy.

      Comic Book Guy’s real name is Jeffery Albertson.

      Comment by Mark – October 1, 2013 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not having watched the show since the “good” writers bolted for “Futurama” back in 1999, this news concerns me little, but since I’m reading this, I’ll take an educated guess and surmise its Sideshow Bob that will strolling through the bone orchard.

    Comment by Venkman007 – October 1, 2013 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well we know that it can’t be Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned, Rev. Lovejoy Principal Skinner, Dr. Hibbert or anyone else voiced by Harry Shearer. Is it wrong that I hope it’s actually a significant character that’s killed off instead of a minor one?

    Comment by JBS – October 1, 2013 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why are they killing off cartoon characters? Family Guy said they’re doing this too? Sounds strange.

    Comment by karenb888 – October 1, 2013 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • SPOILER IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD IT. Family Guy is killing off Peter’s mother because Phyllis Diller died, so that makes sense.

      Comment by Butters – October 1, 2013 02:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Family Guy are killing off one of the main 6 (i.e. Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie or Brian). So while they may kill off Peter’s mother that’s not the only death that’s coming.

        Comment by GM2K – October 1, 2013 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah Brian

        Comment by Daniel archer – January 26, 2014 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mrs. Krabappel. She is, after all, Ned’s SECOND wife. They killed off his first wife, why not his second wife. Could lead to a “new” Ned…questioning God and all.

    Comment by DaKing O'Holidays – October 1, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be cruel

      Comment by hello – October 1, 2013 02:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Marcia Wallace never won an Emmy for the Simpsons so it’s not Mrs Krabappel.

      Comment by Bill Johnson – October 2, 2013 04:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes she did, google it, Mrs. K is kickin the bucket!

        Comment by Zachary Gunner – October 2, 2013 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You’re right. In holidays of future past, Ned is married to Maude ghost after homer accidentally killed Edna

          Comment by U.N.Owen – October 13, 2013 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • The voice actress who plays that character apparently just recently died too…

            Comment by Paul – October 26, 2013 02:53 AM PDT  
    • They are retiring her as well, but only because of the voice actors dead. They’ve said she wasn’t going to die originally.

      Comment by cb – October 26, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sideshow Bob R.I.P.

    Comment by Marc Klein (@EzzyNYC) – October 1, 2013 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sideshow Bob R.I.P

    Comment by Marc Klein (@EzzyNYC) – October 1, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t Doctor Nick killed in the movie?

    Comment by Sam – October 1, 2013 04:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think its definitely Apu

    Comment by sideshow troy – October 1, 2013 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s gonna be Comic Book Guy to be honest. Or Mr Burns. Or Smithers. I just DON’T KNOW

    Comment by Ben Warbs – October 1, 2013 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s the Clown

    Comment by mbento28 – October 1, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Smithers…now about these leather goods…

    Comment by Antisoshuul Oddfoxx – October 1, 2013 11:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It could be Moe, but the FCC wouldn’t allow suicide

    Comment by meh – October 1, 2013 11:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Edna Krabappel, Ned looses another wife, so obvious guys! (and I bet homer kills her to)

    Comment by Zachary Gunner – October 2, 2013 04:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Edna because in one of the future episodes Ned married Maudes ghost after Homer killed Edna

    Comment by me – October 2, 2013 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The last dead character wasn’t Maude, it was Mona Simpson!

    Comment by Jmop – October 2, 2013 09:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nope, the last character to die was Fat Tony, remember? Then his cousin ‘Fit Tony’ came..

      Comment by Zachary Gunner – October 2, 2013 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think sideshow bob should be removed because it gets annoying when he try’s to kill Bart to much times

    Comment by Gbyugjb – October 2, 2013 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who is Mona Simpson

    Comment by Gbyugjb – October 2, 2013 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mona Simpson a.k.a Mona Stevens, Martha Stewart, Penelope Olsen & Muddy Mae Suggins lol is Homers mama!

    Comment by Zachary Gunner – October 2, 2013 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Guys Grandpa Simpson is the logical death, The episode titled “Thursdays with Abie” the ghost of Clark Gable said “Heres the quarter I owe ya. It’s a ghost quarter but you’ll be able to use it soon”

    Comment by Krystal Autrey – October 2, 2013 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • oh man, what if its Sideshow Bob? kelsey Grammer only has a few occurences anyways. maybe its the only way they can logically stop the fued between him and bart?

    Comment by rick ballard – October 3, 2013 03:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about groundskeeper willy or jasper now that’s a paddlin

    Comment by Thatlolguy – October 3, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It going to be BOB

    Comment by Kiran – October 4, 2013 02:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It can’t be sideshow bob because he’s got a ride or something based on him at universal world

    Comment by BossMan – October 5, 2013 12:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope the episode where this is shown will be an emotional episode rather than one filled with comedy!

    Comment by William – October 5, 2013 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I believe Homer is going to get possesed by ghosts of mr. Burns past and kill him!!!
    Christi

    Comment by christi – October 5, 2013 10:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think it will be skinner’s mom

    Comment by ikihi – October 6, 2013 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I dont think that apu will die because his wife died in 2000.I think it could be marge because she hasent been in the last few episodes a lot so thats what I think.

    Comment by kelcie cave – October 6, 2013 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If the Simpsons follow the pattern of “All In The Family” (which is what the show is partially based on), it will be Moe, then Marge.

    Comment by Richard – October 6, 2013 10:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Patty or Selma

    Comment by Harryford – October 9, 2013 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky really fits the bill.

    Comment by Born On The Same Day – October 14, 2013 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • its homer

    TWIST!!!

    Comment by sleepingsid7 – October 16, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you must be a retarded to think they would kill homer off if they did that dumass it would ruin the show

      Comment by jimmi – October 26, 2013 07:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yea i mean Homer is the show, they can’t kill him…

        Comment by Bmatias – October 27, 2013 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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