Ever since Simpsons executive producer Al Jean announced it last year, the question on everyone’s lips has been, “Who will die on the Simpsons?”
Now the death has passed – and the question on everyone’s lips is “WHO died on the Simpsons?”
For it turns out that the unfortunate yellow fellow to be cut down by the writers’ pen is not Moe, or Barney, or Kent Brockman, or one of the family Simpson themselves. It wasn’t even Cletus. No, it was Hyman Krustofsky – you know, Krusty the Clown’s dad.
You remember – he was in a couple of episodes. He was a rabbi.
Okay, it’s not quite the big death that viewers had expected. And if you’re feeling underwhelmed and confused, you’re not alone; Twitter users were less than satisfied.
Krusty's dad? Seriously? I was promised someone relevant would die. Not a one-off character from 20 years ago #thesimpsons
— J D (@jeremitis) September 29, 2014
Found out who died on #TheSimpsons. There's underwhelming then there's disappointing then there's last night's episode.
— Patrick Sproull (@Grumblenook) September 29, 2014
Never mind. I found out who died & that was a let down. Not a major character like they kept saying #thesimpsons
— La La Lena? (@DaDinahsty) September 29, 2014
Rabbi Krustovsky (Krusty the Clown's dad) died. He was one of my guesses. Now it happened. I'm underwhelmed. #TheSimpsons
— Michael Oleaga (@EditorMikeO) September 29, 2014