Simpsons character to come out of the closet

Now this is news. One of the lead characters in The Simpsons is going to officially come out of the closet and publicly embrace his sexuality — and I don’t think it’s Smithers. (After all that’d be no surprise.)

“We have a show where, to raise money, Springfield legalizes gay marriage,” producer Al Jean told a gathering of thousands at the convention. “Homer becomes a minister by going on the Internet and filling out a form. A longtime character comes out of the closet, but I’m not saying who.”

That’ll be a show worth tuning in to.

Matt Groening is a genius when it comes to weaving social commentary into old fashioned belly-laugh-inducing humor.

The Discussion: 8 Comments

I’m going with Patty. In one of the episodes, there was a gay pride parade, and the two people on the closeted float were Smithers and Patty.

Just my guess…..

July 27, 2004 @ 5:29 pm | Comment

Patty’s definitely on the butch side. Maybe we can get a betting pool going.

July 27, 2004 @ 5:32 pm | Comment

My money is on the next door neighbor Flanders. I mean, he’s kind of a lead.

Or maybe it’s Homer?

doh!

July 27, 2004 @ 7:40 pm | Comment

There’s also the Flander boys. In the episode where we see the Simpson’s future, and Lisa is president, the Flander boys (Thom and Rod – can you get gayer names?!) are leather boys.

Those Harvard liberals.

July 27, 2004 @ 9:35 pm | Comment

$5 says its Flander, the Elder.

July 27, 2004 @ 9:47 pm | Comment

It would be too risque to make it a child. Has to be a grown-up.

July 27, 2004 @ 9:49 pm | Comment

i put my money on mr. burns.

and i feel soooooooooooooooooooo happy for smithers ๐Ÿ˜‰

December 13, 2004 @ 3:39 am | Comment

… or Lisa as an short-lived experiment

June 28, 2006 @ 12:10 am | Comment

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