It was in 1993’s “Cape Feare” episode of The Simpsons that Sideshow Bob first set out to kill Bart Simpson, and this fall he’s finally going to get the job done.
Entertainment Weekly confirmed reports out of the ATX Television Festival’s panel on The Simpsons that the show’s executive producers will allow Sideshow Bob to kill off one of the show’s most beloved characters in this year’s “Treehouse of Terror” episode.
Executive producer Al Jean said he always wanted to see the Coyote get the Road Runner in the classic Looney Tunes cartoons. “I hated frustration comedy so we’ll scratch that itch,” Jean told EW. So Bob will finally somehow actually execute Bart—and then won’t know what to do with himself after his life’s mission has been accomplished.
Of course, due to the format of those standalone Halloween episodes, Bart certainly won’t remain dead… but no one has to tell Sideshow Bob that.