Lena Dunham, Narcolepsy to Split Up The Simpsons

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Might television's longest-running marriage be in serious trouble?

Executive Producer Al Jean told Variety this week that Homer and Marge Simpson will “legally separate” on an upcoming episode of the iconic sitcom.

For what possible reason?!?

Homer and Marge

"In the premiere, it's discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it's an incredible strain on the marriage," Jean teases. "Homer and Marge legally separate, and Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, who's voiced by Lena Dunham."

Jean says the episode will also feature cameos from other Girls cast members.

Also on the agenda for Season 27:

  • Homer will vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.
  • Lisa will befriend a homeless woman (voiced by Kate McKinnon) who turns out to be an incredible singer.
  • Spider Pig and Sideshow Bob will return.
  • An episode will be based on the movie Boyhood.

Visit our section of The Simpsons quotes while you await these developments and many others on tap this fall in Springfield.

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The Simpsons Quotes

Mr. Burns: Oh, and one more thing: you must find the jade monkey before the next full moon.
Smithers Actually sir, we found the jade monkey. It was in your glove compartment.
Mr. Burns: And the road maps, and ice scraper?
Smithers: They were in there too, sir.
Mr. Burns: Excellent! It's all falling into place...

Homer: (Wearing glasses) The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side!
Man: (From inside a bathroom stall.) That's a right triangle, you idiot!
Homer: D'oh!