It’s been a long-known fact about The Simpsons‘ resident sycophant Waylon Smithers that his romantic affections tend to gravitate themselves towards men – and, in particular, one Charles Montgomery Burns.
“In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t. We deal with that in two episodes. We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options.”
How he actually makes the big reveal is obviously still up in the air. Though knowing Smithers, it’s probably going to be a grand “Aww, what the hell” kind of moment.