Hello tappers! As most of you know, it was announced several months ago that a major character is going to be killed off during season 25. This led fans to vastly speculate about who it’s going to be. Some are even afraid that they will pull a ”Brian” on us. Remember when Family Guy killed Brian the dog not long ago? He was a lot of people’s favorite and his untimely death sparked outrage online from fans of the show, and of the beloved talking dog.
The television network FXX recently acquired the license to the series for an estimated $500 million and will make every episode available for streaming, in August. To celebrate a quater of a century of The Simpsons, FXX will air all 552 episodes consecutively, in a 12 day marathon. The pilot will kick off the event on August 21st with a non-stop flow of episodes until September 1st. This is great news for fans of the show who have been demanding free streaming of America’s favorite yellow family. We can only suppose that further episodes will get released for streaming as well, we are just not sure at what pace. They may want to allow a season to be finished and get some dvd sales before doing so. Either way, this marathon is the longest TV marathon I’ve ever heard of and it’s probably going to make it into record books. And it’s just so awesome that we will finally be able to stream The Simpsons!
Sorry fellow Tappers but I have sad news regarding the latest episode of the Simpsons which aired in the US last Sunday.
If you don’t want any spoilers or don’t like sad news then don’t read any further.
While I knew that FOX was airing a classic episode in honor of Marcia Wallace, I didn’t expect the tearjerker during the opening credits of tonight’s new episode.
The episode itself was nothing spectacular, but at least we’ll be getting new episodes every week this month. Hopefully one of those episodes will include some sort-of cross-promotion with Tapped Out as we haven’t had one since the beginning of the season.
At the end of the episode there was also a short little clip of Mrs. Krabappel’s famous laugh. “Ha!”
Tonight will be the first new episode of the show to air since the Treehouse of Horror XXIV special premiered. The episode is titled “Four Regrettings and a Funeral” and it features two celebrity guests, political commentator Rachel Maddow and football legend Joe Namath.
Even though the episode features a funeral, it is not the focus of the episode. The four regrets refer to the regrets of four different characters: Homer, Marge, Mr. Burns, and Kent Brockman.
The episode meant to kill off a beloved character, likely isn’t this episode. Earlier in the year when this story first dropped, producer Al Jean had said that, “the story will be produced this year though it may air in season 26.” Keep in mind, we have are only a few episodes into season 25 at this point.
Whomever the character is, it won’t be as tragic as the recent passing of Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel. As a tribute to her, “Bart the Lover“, the episode in which she won an Emmy will be broadcast prior to the new episode.
Marcia Wallace, the woman who voiced of one of the most iconic animated educators has passed away today. Al Jean, executive producer of The Simpsons went on record saying “we intend to retire her irreplaceable character”.
Earlier this year, producers said that they had intended to kill off a major character in the upcoming season. Jean said that Wallace’s character was not the one slated to die.
Obviously this is very sad news, not only for the loss of a human life, but for all the fans of her work. How do you feel about the decision to retire her character? If it is done in the show, do you think she should be removed from Tapped Out as well?