I’m not going to lie… Homer has been like a second father to me over the years. He’s an amazing character and the Simpsons is an all-around great cartoon. However, a report from the Daily Beast is stating it could finally be coming to an end . According to the article, Fox wants the main voice actors to take a 45% pay cut in order to keep the show running. The actors proposed “to take a cut of around 30% in exchange for a tiny percentage of the show’s huge back-end profits—amounting to untold billions—from syndication around the globe and merchandising of Simpsons clothing, lunchboxes, stamps, DVDs, a feature film, and videogames, among other paraphernalia”. That proposal was rejected by Fox and Fox stated that if the actors do not accept the agreement the show would be cancelled.
Come on Fox. Share some dough with the folks making you the dough. The Simpsons is still my all-time favorite cartoon even though it has been in a steady decline as of the last couple seasons. Here’s hoping they come to an agreement and keep Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, and Maggie in our lives just a couple more years.
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