The show itself maybe never die, but one of its characters is going to: The Simpsons is planning to axe one of its characters this season, according to executive producer Al Jean. While it appears that the news broke over the weekend, the internet waited until today to really dig into it (maybe everyone was simply too busy watching/dissecting/mourning the end of Breaking Bad?). Naturally, that means it's time to predicct who the unlucky Springfield resident might be.
We've got one clue to work with: Jean hinted that "the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character"—but since basically all the main actors on the show have won an Emmy over the years, that tidbit doesn't narrow things down all that much.
However, Vulture took a closer look at the show's 14 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance victories and compiled the following list of characters who might be headed for doom: Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, Sideshow Bob, Krusty the Clown, Willie, Sideshow Mel, Barney, Grampa, Itchy, Moe, Carl, Chief Wiggum, Apu, Johnny Tightlips, Bumblebee Man, Cletus, Comic Book Guy, Lou, Mrs. Krabappel, Rabbi Krustofsky, and Princess Penelope.
We've tossed 'em all into a poll for your speculating pleasure; vote below, then explain your reasoning in the comments.
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