‘The Simpsons’ boss worries Sunday’s major death may be overhyped: We never said we’re killing off an ‘iconic’ character

09.26.14 3 years ago

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“The Simpsons” boss worries Sunday”s major death may be overhyped: We never said we”re killing off an “iconic” character
“I”ve done everything I can to temper any disappointment by saying that, although the press is claiming this is an ‘iconic” character, we never said that,” says executive producer Al Jean, in an interview with TVLine. “We just said it”s a ‘beloved” character. I think it may have become overhyped, though I”ve never heard the term ‘underhyped” before. Either way, it”s an emotional story, and it”s one we”re really proud of.” PLUS: What TV critics said of “The Simpsons” when it debuted, and how “The Simpsons” looks at night — illustrated.

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