Al Jean has a genius idea for how to end The Simpsons

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When all is said and done, ‘The Simpsons’ might well be America’s greatest ever artistic creation. But that depends on exactly how the show says that it’s done, because an ending can define a show’s legacy.

While there’s still some time before ‘The Simpsons’ has to consider how it will conclude, as it’s currently in its 28th season and has already been renewed for a 29th and 30th, too, its executive producer Al Jean has the perfect way for the show to finish when the time finally comes.

Jean, who has been with ‘The Simpsons’ since it began, revealed to Esquire that he wants the final episode to loop back to the opening of ‘Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire’, which was the very first episode that aired all the way back at Christmas, 1989.

Jean explained that the “end of the last show, whenever that would be, should be that they’re going to the Christmas pageant that they went to in the first show. So that the whole show is a loop and that there is no end – it’s just a continuous story.”

There’s just one problem with the above: now that Al Jean has said it out in the open it’s almost certainly not going to happen. Which is depressing because it would have been the perfect way for ‘The Simpsons’ to say ta-ra.

[Images via 20th Century Fox]

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