SPOILER ALERT: ‘Family Guy’ and ‘The Simpsons’ crossover and a character dies
How do you keep things fresh in your 26th season? If you’re “The Simpsons,” you roll out a jaw-dropping couch gag AND kill off a Springfield resident while you’re at it.
Simpsons fans were warned of a character’s impending demise and online speculation had focused on Krusty the Clown. That turned out to be a bit of misdirection, however, as the doomed Springfielder in question was none other than Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky, man of God, and father to Krusty, Bart’s favorite entertainer. There is significant comedic upside to saying a sad shalom to Rabbi Krustofsky including a Jewish funeral, complete with a choral reinterpretation of the “Itchy & Scratchy” theme.
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT read anymore if you plan on watching the episode and do not want it to be spoiled.
More on the next page.