Social media reacted strongly to the news that Homer and Marge, one of television’s longstanding couples, will reportedly call it quits in an episode of Season 27 of “The Simpsons” and the reason behind the split will be a Lena Dunham-voiced character. In a Sunday interview with Variety, Al Jean, the executive producer of the show, said that Homer will fall in love with his pharmacist, voiced by Dunham.
“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,” Jean told Variety. Season 27 Of "The Simpsons" will air on Fox this fall.
Homer was previously also seen considering cheating on Marge in the Season 5 episode, “The Last Temptation of Homer,” which was aired in 1993. He had gone as far as visiting the hotel room of a new co-worker Mindy, but had called off the plans after thinking about his loving wife and children, Daily Mail reported. However, this time the show is on its way to host a legal split between the cartoon couple.
This is how fans reacted to the news on Twitter.
Homer and Marge are gonna separate next season because homer falls for a character voiced by Lena Dunham. God is dead and we killed him.
— Monica (@MoniceLatrice24) June 10, 2015
If Homer and Marge can't last what chance do I have? https://t.co/0cafFwH8NM
— K (@CynicalNegro) June 10, 2015
Don't breakup homer and marge pls.
— #CaptJono (@_JonoEdwards_) June 10, 2015
in other news, Marge & Homer are getting a divorce in the next Simpsons series_ what is love
— s r q (@stephhquinn) June 10, 2015
Homer and Marge divorcing in the next season of a The Simpsons is the worst idea ever. Is nothing sacred anymore?
— Sam Cowen (@SamLCowen) June 10, 2015