Come on out, Mr. Smithers. We're all waiting for you.
The Simpsons new season, which just began Sept. 27, might have some lasting changes to the cast. Specifically, Mr. Smithers just might admit his sexuality to Mr. Burns.
It's long been known that Mr. Smithers is gay, for a while it was used as the only aspect of that character, but it's remained hidden from the dastardly Mr. Burns for the duration of the two's working relationship.
Speaking to TV Line, Executive Producer Al Jean revealed a little teaser about what's to come in the 27th season:
"In Springfield now, most people know he's gay, but obviously Burns doesn't," Jean notes. "We deal with that in two episodes. … We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options."
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
But don't worry Mr. Smithers. It gets better.