lets change this up... Simpsons VS Stern who aged/died a more dignified death? use to be a huge fan of both.. now i can not wait for them to die and be done with it http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/28/entertainment/smithers-comes-out-simpsons-feat/ (CNN)It's been hinted at and talked around, but mostly it was an open secret: Waylon Smithers Jr. is gay. The sexual orientation of Smithers, loyal assistant to curmudgeonly billionaire Montgomery Burns, is no surprise to avid watchers of "The Simpsons." Now he will finally come out to his boss and, officially, to viewers in the show's 27th season. Smithers' sexuality will be revealed over a two-episode arc, executive producer Al Jean told TV Line.