Earlier this month, fans of “The Simpsons” were freaking out over the news that Marge and Homer will legally separate in Season 27. While the separation is indeed happening, the cartoon power couple released a short video assuring fans that the state of their union is better than ever.
Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and Marge (Julie Kavner) appeared in the below video sitting under a banner that reads “Together Forever” in the hopes of finally crushing the rumors that Season 27 will be their last as a married couple.
“Homie and I are here to address baseless rumors that we are going to split up,” Marge begins before taking a targeted shot at the media for blowing this story out of proportion. “The story was first reported on CNN, then the real news started reporting it all over the world…”
“Can’t those news media guys cover more important things, like Lebron’s junk?” Homer responds.
The confusion began when “The Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean mentioned in an interview with Variety that the couple that’s been going strong since 1989 would legally separate in an upcoming episode in which Homer falls in love with his pharmacist, voiced by “Girls” star Lena Dunham. While the prospects seemed grim for the Simpson family, it’s important to remember that very few events in an episode of the iconic show actually have an impact beyond that episode. As TV Line notes, Homer and Marge already got a divorce in Season 8 so that Homer could re-marry her as the man she always deserved. Short of a character actually dying, there’s almost nothing “The Simpsons” can’t create and subsequently retcon in under 30 minutes, including a legal separation.
In the video below, Homer and Marge echo sentiments that both Al Jean and the show’s official Twitter page have been saying since the news went viral. In short, the couple is going to remain married after the Lena Dunham guest-starring episode. So there’s no need to hug your knees, weep and listen to your record of “Close to You” by the Carpenters on repeat just yet.