Waylon Smithers To Finally, Officially Come Out To Mr. Burns On “The Simpsons”

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.

But whilst there have been other characters who have come out on the show – Marge’s sister Patty, for example, did so in a Season 16 episode – Smithers has never really “officially” confirmed his sexuality on the show. Even despite the show dropping all the hints in the world.
While the other residents of Springfield are well aware of Smithers true self, it’s the obliviousness of Mr. Burns that has often been played off for gags.
But with the show entering season 27, that looks like its finally about to change.
It would appear that Smithers will, at long last, come out to his boss in a two-episode story involving Smithers finally getting sick of Burns’ lack of appreciation for the work he does.
In an interview with TV Line, executive producer Al Jean reveals that plans are afoot for a big change.

“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.

via TV Line.