Sideshow Bob has been trying to kill Bart Simpson for 25 years. This Halloween, Bob could will finally get his wish, says EW.
This fall on “The Simpsons’ ” annual ‘Treehouse of Horrors,’ Kelsey Grammer will return to voice the baritone, scene-stealing maniac Sideshow Bob. Only this time, instead of his diabolical plan being foiled at the last possible moment, Bob will actually kill Bart Simpson, says the site.
“Simpsons” producers revealed the news during their ATX Festival panel in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Executive producer Al Jean said he always wanted to see the Coyote get the Road Runner in the classic Looney Tunes cartoons. “I hated frustration comedy so we’ll scratch that itch,” Jean told EW. So Bob will finally somehow actually execute Bart—and then won’t know what to do with himself after his life’s mission has been accomplished.
Of course, Bart will be back on the show after the traditionally format-shattering Halloween stunt. Bob was first introduced on the show in 1990 and began his quest to kill Bart in the “Cape Feare” episode in 1993.
Even after all of these years, it’s amazing that the writers behind “The Simpsons” can still find a great gimmick to get us to watch, although I miss “events” like ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’