A North Carolina newspaper had a contest on their web site to guess:
which Simpson's character would come
out of the closet on the February
Homer's latest money-making racket was performing gay marriages - and
he eventually got approached by....
Marge's sister Patty! ("You could see it from space, Marge!")
But what's more interesting is to see which characters viewers
thought were going to come out as gay - according to the site's
20% - Smithers
And the winner of their contest was......... me!
17% - Carl (and 6% for Lenny)
8% - Ned Flanders
8% - Barney Gumbel
5% - Mrs. Crabapple
5% - Moe the bartender
4% - Groundskeeper Willie
4% - Comic Book Guy
3% - Disco Stu
3% - Principal Skinner
2% - Side-Show Bob
I was one of six people who correctly guessed Patty.
"We're extremely proud of you," the site's producer told me.
Adding "The only person to vote for Mr. Burns was my mother."