OMG ‘The Simpsons’ original ‘Who Shot Mr. Burns?’ pitch was VERY different


The sun-blocking shield. The accidental gunshot. Smithers getting firedTito MFing Puente.

The two-part “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” episode of The Simpsons is enshrined among the series’ most remembered. But as writer Josh Weinstein, also a former showrunner, now reveals, things could have gone very differently.

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Weinstein shared a photo of the original pitch (which he penned with Bill Oakley) for the episodes bridging together Seasons 6 and 7 of The Simpsons. It’s dated “6-3-94” and it paints a much-changed picture of what the episode could have been. Read more…

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