The Simpsons star reveals idea for long-awaited movie sequel
The idea has a lot in common with the previously discussed idea of the show's potentially final episode.
The longer The Simpsons continues, the more obsessed we all get with how it is going to end.
Despite rumours from credible sources a few years ago, the show doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon.
Season 33's final episode will air in May this year, with the cast already recording episodes for the 34th season, and owning The Simpsons was likely a huge part of the appeal when it came to Disney buying 20th Century Fox in 2019.
On top of that, The Simpsons Movie was released in 2007 and was a massive commercial success ($536 million from a $75 million budget), and it has been some what of a surprise that a sequel to that movie has yet to arrive.
But one of the show's biggest stars - Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson - believes a second movie could arrive and she's got an idea for how it should play out.
During a recent chat with The Movie Dweeb, Smith said the following:
"I do really believe that there will be a number two, and my pitch is that it should be a Christmas movie, so that it has annual relevance for the rest of time."
This has something in common with the show's long-running producer Al Jean's answer as to how he pictured the final episode playing out.
He recently told The Wrap the following:
"I mentioned that there would be an ending where the last episode, they’d be going back to the Christmas pageant from the first episode, so that the whole series was a continuous loop.
"That’s how I would end it, if I had to."
That first episode, titled 'Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire', aired on Fox in December 1989 and was viewed by 26 million people.
Over 30 years later, The Simpsons beat out the likes of The Mandalorian and Loki as the most-watched show on Disney+ over the last 12 months of streaming.
If a sequel movie or news of a final-ever episode surfaced, it is clear there is definitely still a huge audience there for it, or as Smith put it in that same interview above:
"If [Season 34] was the last season, I think they would want to capitalise on that and make bazillions on advertising."
So, yeah, probably not going to ending any time soon just yet.