It looks as if Smithers‘ sexuality will be a point of focus in two new episodes in season 27 of the Fox series, executive producer Al Jean told TV Line this week. While you might have to be blind to think otherwise, Smithers has never actually officially come out in any of the years The Simpsons has been on TV.
“In Springfield now, most people know he’s gay, but obviously Burns doesn’t,” he said. “We deal with that in two episodes… We actually do a lot with Smithers this year; he gets fed up with Burns not appreciating him and considers his options.”
Better late than never!