It’s been 22 years since Sideshow Bob first set out to kill Bart Simpson and now one of The Simpson’s most vengeful characters will finally fulfil his dream to murder Springfield Elementary’s boldest student.
The Simpson’s executive producer Al Jean has revealed that the crazed killer may finally get the chance to kill Bart in an upcoming episode of the cartoon.
“I hated frustration comedy so we’ll scratch that itch. So Bob will finally somehow actually execute Bart,” said Al Jean.
After Bart dies, Bob will be tormented with a lack of purpose as his his main hobby, plotting Bart’s demise, will be redundant.
“Bob won’t know what to do with himself after his life’s mission has been accomplished,” said Jean speaking to Entertainment Weekly.
However, Bart’s death will occur in a Halloween-themed episode of The Simpson’s so fans need not worry about his permanent departure from Springfield.
Sideshow Bob first tried to kill Bart in 1993, in an episode entitled Cape Feare. The character has long held a vendetta against Bart and has a tattoo with the words ‘Die Bart, Die’.
Sideshow Bob is voiced by Fraser’s Kelsey Grammar.
The Simpson’s producer also revealed that Homer’s friend Spiderpig will also return to the 27th series after starring in The Simpson’s Movie.
It is believed that the show’s production company is trying to strike a deal with Harry Shearer who voices a number of characters on the show, after he left the show last month over rumoured pay disagreements.
Sam Simon, who has died aged 59, was the brilliant but irascible co-creator of The Simpsons, both the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running animated programme in television history; he was also a creative force behind such critical and commercial successes as Taxi, Cheers and The Drew Carey Show.
The world let out a collective cry of 'doh!' this morning with news that the voice of Mr Burns, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders is to quit the Simpsons. Veteran actor and comedian Harry Shearer took to Twitter to announce he would not be returning to the long-running animated series, after contractual talks broke down.