I hate to be the bearer of bad news but after thirty-one long seasons, one of the world’s most successful cartoon shows, The Simpsons, might be coming to an end.
Since 1989, the show has been a staple part of television so that there may not be any more new episodes in a year’s time is a devastating revelation.
The news comes after its composer, Danny Elfman, said that he thinks time has finally run out for Marge, Homer, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.
He told JOE this: “Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to an end. I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last year.”
Elfman is the genius behind the iconic Simpsons theme tune. He also participated in securing successful movie spin-offs of the show including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands.
He also went on to express his sheer amazement at how well the show did as he did not expect it to carry on for so long.
“You have to realize when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no one would hear it because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.
“Really, I expected it would run for three episodes and get canceled, and that would be that, because it was so weird at the time, and I just didn’t think it had a chance. So believe me, that is one of the truly big surprises in my life.”
Well, thank God it didn’t last only three episodes or we would have never got the iconic moments that have gone on to define the television industry including the moment the show predicted Donald Trump would be President of the United States. I mean, it can’t just be a coincidence, can it?
Let’s hope the creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening has a change of heart about the decision.