Simpson’s Writer Breaks Silence On Viral ‘Who Shot Mr Burns’ Theory

It's been doing the rounds!

A writer from The Simpsons has been forced to respond to a viral fan theory.

It all comes back to the episode ‘Who Shot Mr Burns’, where the ‘camera’ pans round to look at all the potential suspects. At one point, we see Krusty the clown, however he looks suspiciously like Homer Simpson.

In the Reddit post, they said: “In the Who Shot Mr Burns episode of The Simpsons, Mr Burns is discovered shortly after being shot and is surrounded by a number of characters, including Krusty the Klown,

“However, on close inspection it is absolutely irrefutable that it isn’t Krusty at all, but Homer Simpson in Krusty makeup (compare to when Homer dressed up as Krusty while in clown college),

“Homer was actively on his way to kill Mr Burns while disguised as Krusty, echoing when he saw Sideshow Bob rob the Kwik-E-Mart while disguised as Krusty, but was beaten by mere seconds when Maggie shot him.”

Writer, Bill Oakley, has now come out to rubbish the claims. Taking to Twitter, he said: “OK I found this on my computer. Haven’t looked at this file in 25 years. (Please note I do NOT think all these appeared in the final show.) But you will see that we specifically ask that Homer should NOT appear in the Final Scene, and we do not ask that he be disguised as Krusty.”

He added: “Let me clarify and say that if that *is* the “Homer dressed as Krusty” model (and the hair would seem to indicate it is not), we had no idea until today that it was. The ultimate answer on this topic should come from Jeff Lynch though!”

He then added a potential explanation: “I can certainly imagine a scenario where Homer was mistakenly drawn in the background by one of the overseas studios and we called a re-take to have it fixed and they just kind of re-jiggered the existing art to make Homer into Krusty.”

So there you have it!

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