With Waylon Smithers finally coming out as gay and Homer and Marge having marital problems, The Simpsons is turning out to be about more than the quality of doughnuts. Toss in an arrest and issues between Sanjay and his brother Apu, and The Simpsons has developed more suspenseful and shocking plots than the average soap opera this season, reported TV Line.
Chatting about Season 27, The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean hinted that viewers may want to prepare themselves for Waylon Smithers to come out. And while Jean admitted that most residents of mythical Springfield recognize that Waylon is gay, Mr. Burns doesn’t seem to have a clue. Look for Smithers to take center stage in two separate episodes.
“In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t. We deal with that in two episodes. … We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options.”
In addition, Al hopes that viewers will consider Marge’s situation. He revealed that the story developed from a column that told about a mom arrested because she allowed her son to have fun in the park when she was at work.