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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Dearest Edna, I must leave you. Why, I cannot say. Where, you cannot know. How I will get there, I haven't decided yet. But one thing I can tell you, any time I hear the wind blow it will whisper the name Edna. And so let us part with a love that will echo through the ages. ---Woodrow


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!