After 34 seasons The SimpsonsIt seems that Mr. Smithers may finally be able to find love after years of pleading with his cruel boss Mr. Burns. Smithers has spent years pleading with Mr. Burns for his love, but now he is pursuing a new love interest in a billionaire fashion designer. America’s Got Fabric Judge Michael De Graaf was sworn in by AliasAnd Blue Bloods alum Victor Garber. SimpsonsMatt Selman, executive producer opened up to us in a new interview Entertainment WeeklyBefore the Nov. 21 episode “Portrait of a Lackey on Fire.”
“He’s charming and down to earth, and he loves that Smithers isn’t using him to get ahead in the fashion world,” Selman explained. “Smithers doesn’t know anything about fashion. Smithers is a smart, hardworking, intelligent guy. Michael is tired of people from the New York fashion scene where everyone has an agenda. He wants that middle-America regular guy who isn’t about status and fashion stuff.”
“We thought, ‘His love life is kind of a blank slate at this point,” Selman continued. “The show has moved away from him being completely obsessed with Mr. Burns all the time. So it feels a little bit like Smithers is like, ‘Who am I going to be with?'”
Smithers emergedIn season 27, after many years of speculation by fans The Simpsons. In the episode “The Burns Cage,”Homer attempts to find Smithers a boyfriend to distract him from his feelings for Mr. Burns. This plot point was treated with surprising care. It was dealt with factually without any cruel jokes. Episode writer Rob LaZebnik, New York PostHe used his personal experiences with his son to help set the tone. “I am a Midwestern guy, so I don’t tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve, but I thought, ‘What better way to tell my son I love him than to write a cartoon about it?'” LaZebnik explained. George Takei was a guest vocalist in the episode.