No, The Simpsons is not ending any time soon despite all the rumors. But apparently Simpsons executive producer Al Jean believes the best way to finish off the famous TV show would be to have some time travel hijinks similar to Stewie and Brian’s adventures in Family Guy.
With The Simpsons Season 26 on its way, Fox is celebrating the show with a Simpsons marathon will be playing back all 552 episodes from August 21 through September 1, 2014. No one has suggested a serious Simpsons ending, although Jean took to Twitter to tweet out one potential idea:
@EverySimpsons My idea for last episode — ends w/arrival at Xmas pageant (beginning of first episode). Whole series a continuous loop…
— Al Jean (@AlJean) August 21, 2014
If you do not know what Jean is referring to, you will need to check out episode 1 which is called “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.” The series started with a Christmas episode way back in 1989 that had Homer discovering he was not receiving a holiday bonus. To make matters worse, the family has to spend money removing a tattoo on Bart so the family budget is pretty skimpy when it comes to giving gifts.
The first part of the entire episode had the Simpsons attending a school Christmas pageant so that is conceivably how the last episode for The Simpsons would end. Unless they really do want to make it like Family Guy, most likely the scene would seamlessly switch to the pageant without involving time travel or anything too crazy. But, in the end, it would leave the entire series as one giant time loop that never ends.