The Simpsons is actually coming to an end after 30 years, claims star

A star from The Simpsons has claimed that the classic show is coming to an end after 30 years.

Danny Elfman, the musician behind the cartoon’s infamous opening credits, alleged that the much-adored programme will say goodbye to Springfield and the legendary family Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie in upcoming months.

‘Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to an end,’ Elfman said when asked whether The Simpsons has passed its prime. ‘So, that argument will also come to an end. […] I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last year.’

Elfman admitted he was surprised The Simpsons aired for three decades, and continued: ‘All I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did.

‘So, you have to realise, when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no-one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.’

He added to Joe: ‘Really, I expected it would run for three episodes and get cancelled, and that would be that, because it was so weird at the time, and I just didn’t think it had a chance.

‘So believe me, that is one of the truly big surprises in my life.’

The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, first premiered in 1989 and parodies American culture, society and television.

In those 30 years, an impressive 670 episodes have been broadcast with a wealth of celebrities making cameo appearances, including the likes of Seth Rogen, Chris Martin and Lady Gaga.

Controversially, Michael Jackson also lent his voice to the episode Stark Raving Dad, which is absent from the Disney+ library.

The new streaming platform launched earlier this month and due to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox earlier this year, it features the entire Simpsons back catalogue. has contacted Disney for comment.

The Simpsons airs on Channel 4 at 6pm with episodes available to stream on Disney+.

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