the simpsons yellow wedding fox 'The Simpsons' Al Jean: Character death bigger than 'Game of Thrones'

With the upcoming LEGO episode, “Brick Like Me,” it’s easy to get distracted from the big news on “The Simpsons.” There’s a major character death coming, and fans still don’t know who it is.
“It’s going to be a bigger deal than King Joffrey on ‘Game of Thrones’,” executive producer Al Jean jokes during a conference call. He’s referring to the episode as the “Yellow Wedding.”
Jean also gave the tiniest clue about who the character dying is, while not actually getting fans any closer to figuring out who will bite the dust. “It’s a great character, but I’ve never used the word iconic,” he says.

It’s already known that the character has appeared more than once and the actor who voices it has won an Emmy for the role. Jean also says the dead character could be seen again, be it as a ghost or in a dream. In the end, it’s “The Simpsons,” and that sort of stuff happens.

“The Simpsons” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Posted by:Chris E. Hayner

Chris E. Hayner is equal parts nerd, crazy person and coffee. He watches too much TV, knows more about pro wrestling than you do and remembers every single show from the TGIF lineup. You may have seen him as a pro-shark protester in "Sharknado 3." His eventual memoir will be called "You're Wrong, Here's Why..." TV words to live by: "I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing."