'Simpsons' Producer Clarifies Marge and Homer's Split

Al Jean wants to set the record straight.

June 12, 2015, 11:20 AM
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"The Simpsons," from left, Lisa, Marge, Maggie, Homer and Bart Simpson.
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— -- "Simpsons" showrunner Al Jean wanted to clear the air and clarify details about the Marge and Homer split that has had fans in such a frenzy.

“My advice to everybody is that we never carry anything longer than an episode or two,” Jean told The New York Post. “For some reason, people thought this was going to last forever."

Jean clarified how Homer will fall in love with Lena Dunham's character.

He continued: "It’s the plot of the opening episode, and Lena Dunham is in the premiere episode. There’s more to it than that, but by Episode 3 everything’s the same. ... I never said the word ‘divorced.’ That implies finality. I was surprised that people would interpret it as a final move.”

This interview with the newspaper comes after Jean revealed the details of the Season 27 premiere to Variety.

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

The world is right once again, knowing the marriage of 26 years seems like it will make it through year 27.

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