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Well, this news is downright eeeh-xcellent.
Just seven weeks after legendary comic and voice actor Harry Shearer declared that he was leaving The Simpsons for good, the man responsible for the voices of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, Smithers and so many more has announced that he'll return for the show's 27th (!) and 28th seasons.
When will we get another taste of Cookie?
When will Homer Simpson takes his next swig of Duff?
If the Entourage movie taught us anything (aside from how to maximize your tail-gettin' potential without cutting into your bro time) it's that networks and producers will continue to trot out the same stale characters and storylines year after year, as long as the remotest chance of a profit remains.
And it's because of that mentality that season 27 of The Simpsons is a real thing that's really happening.
The Simpsons producers promised a major death to kick off Season 26 of this iconic animated sitcom and they delivered on Sunday night, as (SPOILER ALERT!) we said farewell to Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski.
Some would say they delivered, that is.
The Simpsons lived up to its promise tonight.
After vowing all summer long to kill off a key character, the animated smash let go of Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky, on The Simpsons Season 26 Episode 1.
Beginning today, FXX will air all 552 (!) episodes of The Simpsons in chronological order.
It'll be the longest such marathon in TV history, and while Simpsons fans are an obsessive lot, we doubt many will be up to the task of watching the entire 12-day stretch. (Though we wouldn't be surprised if some careers and marriages are sacrificed in the attempt.)