I guess you`ve all heard the story that someone in The Simpsons is to be outed from the closet. At a panel discussion at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, the show's creators revealed the gay plot twist but refused to identify which character will be taking a step out of the two-dimensional closet.
In the episode, probably airing in January in the US, the town legalizes same-sex marriage to raise money and Homer obtains an Internet license to marry gay couples.
Here are the odds - from a US site:
Barney Gumble: Could his drinking be fuelled by a love that dare not burp its name? Odds: 10-1.
Professor Frink: The town's resident inventor could only love a Borg. Or a really nice George Foreman grill. Odds: 50-1.
Nelson Muntz: Beneath that bully's exterior lies the heart of someone just waiting to grow into a bigger bully. Odds: 125-1.
Comic Book Guy: Everyone knows comic book geeks are babe magnets. Odds: 500-1.
Carl: What do we really know about Homer's fellow nuclear technician? Not much - except he is inseparable from best buddy Lenny. Odds: 5-1.
Waylon Smithers: Collects Malibu Stacy dolls, favors cutoffs on his day off, lives in the gay part of town and has a crush on his boss. By “Simpsons'“ standards, this is circumstantial evidence. Odds: 1,200,037-1.
All the gay references to date in the series are here Will it be Waylon Smithers?