It was teased for months, but now we finally know which "Simpsons" character died in the Season 26 premiere. The Internet is pretty upset about how things turned out.
SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE SEASON 26 PREMIERE
In the end, Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski, said his final shalom to the series while talking with his son. His last words to Krusty: “I think you’re eh.”
Everyone's favorite clown was pretty disappointed, but he wasn't nearly as disappointed as Twitter:
If that's who they've killed off, it was a complete waste of time. #Simpsons
— Andrew Cunneen (@Cunneen92) September 29, 2014
People even used the opportunity to take shots at old disappointments.
This is like when the twin died in Harry potter... kill a real character #simpsons
— Quantel. (@LeMarWills) September 29, 2014
(Hey! Fred was a pretty good character ... or was it George? Eh, never mind.)
"Simpsons" producer Al Jean had previously given the clues that it was a "beloved" character who died, the actor who voiced the role had won an Emmy for the work and that the title of the episode was called "Clown in the Dumps." From this, many presumed that Krusty would be the one to go, but Jean spoke with Entertainment Weekly about why he thinks people shouldn't have felt misled:
What’s funny is at the [Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in July], we said, “Okay, we’ll make the title kind of easy and it should be really obvious,” so I said, “Clown in the Dumps.” And then there were people going, “(gasps) You’re killing Krusty???” And I was like, “What? In the dumps doesn’t mean you’re dead. It means you’re sad.” I thought it was so obvious. I would be nuts to kill Krusty. Everybody loves that character.
Though Jean said he thought the identity of the character who would die was obvious, that didn't stop him from teasing a bigger death on the summer press tour: "I didn’t say I was killing Krusty ... I didn't say I wasn't," he said.
"The Simpsons" airs Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox.