One character on The Simpsons is finally getting his wish this year!
No, Otto isn’t getting one of those guitars that are, like, double guitars.
Sideshow Bob is going to kill Bart Simpson!
The homicidal maniac — and former Krusty The Clown sidekick — voiced by Kelsey Grammer will finally get to murder Bart in this fall’s Treehouse of Horror XXVI!
During a panel at Austin’s ATX Festival on Saturday, producers revealed the tidbit from the upcoming season.
Sideshow Bob has been trying to kill Bart for over 20 years — ever since the 1993 episode Cape Feare when he sought revenge for being caught trying to frame Krusty.
Exec producer Al Jean said the notion stemmed from always wanting to see Wile E. Coyote catch the Roadrunner:
“I hated frustration comedy so we’ll scratch that itch.”
The Halloween specials fall outside of regular Simpsons continuity, so Bart will be back the following week, but at least fans will get to see Bob get his murder on just this once.
Though producers explained that the character may not know what to do with himself once he gets his wish.
[Image via FOX.]