Place your bets, ‘Simpsons’ fans.
With word that the long-running animated show will be killing off a main character late this season or next, the bookmakers at Bodog.ca have now released the odds on faves for which one will meet their maker.
Here’s the favourites:
Sideshow Bob 4/1
Krusty The Clown 6/1
Abe (Grandpa) 6/1
Rabbi Hyman Krustofski 8/1
Edna Krabappel 10/1
Comic Book Guy 14/1
Chief Wiggum 15/1
Ned Flanders 15/1
The last regular character to be killed off was Maude Flanders, the wife of the Simpsons’ neighbour Ned, in a Season 11 episode where she was pummeled by a barrage of torpedoed free t-shirts at a racing event (thanks to Homer ducking out of the way).
Other “Simpsons” characters who have perished include Bleeding Gums Murphy, Homer’s mom Mona J. Simpson, Frank Grimes and Dr. Marvin Monroe.
“The Simpsons,” created by Matt Groening, first aired on Fox in 1989. The show is broadcast in more than 100 countries and 50 languages, and has won 28 Primetime Emmy awards and been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.