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

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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113 Comments
  1. no point...... says:

    No point of killing sideshow bob because he rarely appears they could just have him stay in jail without making a episode about him.

  2. jack lambden says:

    maggie should actually kill mr burns. if she killed sideshow bob it would still be cool. maggie should defineatly kill someone though because she has a gun in a lot of episodes and is usually shown as being the most violent simpsons.

  3. Natalie says:

    I think it will be Mrs. Krabappel, first because Flanders can’t hold a girl, second because Marcia Wallace is 70 years old, and sounds it too. Edna no longer has that cynical edge to her voice, all I hear is a raspy old lady voice.

  4. Art says:

    With the passing of voice actress Marcia Wallace, it’s all but official that Edna Krabapell will die off as well.

  5. debarshi das says:

    I think either mrs. krabappal or the crazy cat lady will be leaving this world, or even agnes skinner or grampa. I have no idea, that’s why I want to see a preview.

  6. Jennozen says:

    They specifically said that the death of the actress would not coincide with the killing off of the aforementioned character, although they did say that the character will also get retired.

  7. simpsons113 says:

    My money is on Grandpa all the way!

  8. Princezz says:

    Well I think it could be Mrs. Krabappe just because I saw about the voice actress dying, and it mentioned “retiring” her character because of it. But that would mean Ned gets widowe(r)ed again.

  9. Acer says:

    This is the trend that Grey’s anatomy started, lower viewers, kill characters! the Simpsons should have an episode like the “plane” in grey’s anatomy, but instead of the characters. writers & Al Jean should be on it XD

  10. Micah Wilson says:

    Of course it will be Ms. Krabappel because Marcia Wallace died in real life and they said they were going to write her out of the show. Maybe that’s too obvious though.

  11. shaurya says:

    moe , apu , simpsons , flanders , everyone .

  12. Nancy says:

    Since the death of Marcia Wallace, her character, Mrs. Krabbappel, should be killed off

  13. jake says:

    it will be homer if yous remember the couch gags in one of them all the family are sitting on the couch morning over his death but then he comes back as a robot so maybe it will be him…if they do kill off bart or homer with out bringing them back the show will be over

  14. Grace says:

    It Edna her voice actor died in real life

  15. Matt says:

    Patty or Selma should be long dead from Emphysema; Burns, Abe, Moleman, Agnes or Jasper could go from old age, Comic Book Guy is a walking heart attack (again/still)…any of these would be logical. But, in a huge twist…I pick Lisa.

  16. chloe1406 says:

    EVERYBODY LISTEN its ms.krabapple because the voice of her died last October they weren’t going to kill her off if she hasn’t died :'(

  17. Meagan says:

    All the rumours point to Apu.
    Whether it’s true or not, I have a strong feeling it will definitely be either one of Dan’s characters or Hank’s characters

    • rskuy says:

      No it will not be Apu Hank Azaria has said that it is not one of his characters which leaves out Apu, ComicBook Guy, and others, Also they have said that the character killed off will not be Mrs K, even though Marcia Wallace passed, they have some voice overs she did and they will continue to use those next year, no one is mentioning obvious choices, Santas Little Helper or Snowball 3 or which ever once.

  18. Koalamaiden says:

    It’s Edna. Because of the death of Marcia Wallace. It’s already been stated after Marcia passed away. Ned will have lost two wives, and a plot line is written in regards to Neds faith.

  19. Koalamaiden says:

    It is Edna. The voice overs can only go on for a certain while.

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  21. the only character Krusty’s dad will die (killing off is Hyman Krustofski (only) and Krusty the Clown plans to retire.!! The answer

  22. Kapowee says:

    I think it will be Edna because Marcia, the voice of Edna, died of cancer a few days ago

  23. Bryan says:

    Santa’s Little Helper is been played by Castellaneta too and the wiki page says that he won a emmy in 1992 for homer, grampa and various others.