30 Sep '15, 4am

Smithers to finally come out of the closet on The Simpsons

Smithers to finally come out of the closet on The Simpsons

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - It has been an open secret for a while but Waylon Smithers Jr., of the long-running cartoon comedy The Simpsons, is finally coming out as gay. According to the show's producer, Smithers, who has unsuccessfully hidden his sexuality for years, will come out to his tyrannical boss, Mr Burns, during two episodes of this year's season which began Sunday. "In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn't," producer Al Jean told TVLine. "We deal with that in two episodes," he added. "We actually do a lot with Smithers this year. He gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options." Smithers's infatuation with his billionaire boss has been hinted at in many episodes of the iconic show which began airing in 1989 and is the longest running prime-time sitcom in the United States. The show follows the trials and tribul...

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