Wednesday, November 30

The Simpsons will have a deaf character for the first time | Digital Trends Spanish


The Simpson It is one of the most popular and successful animated series in history. With more than 30 years on the screen, this fiction created by Matt Groening has presented a wide variety of characters. Now, for the first time, the show will feature a deaf person who will need sign language to communicate.

This is striking, since those who appear in The Simpson They only have four fingers. Thus, the episode, which will be released next week, is considered one of the most innovative.

“It’s very difficult to do a ‘first episode’ like this after 722 episodes. But I couldn’t be more excited about it,” said Al Jean, executive producer of the series.

The plot

This chapter will be called “The Sound of Bleeding Gums” (“The sound of bleeding gums”), and in it Lisa Simpson will be the protagonist and will discover that one of her idols, the late saxophonist “Bleeding Gums Murphy”, has a deaf son who needs a cochlear implant. In the episode, the daughter of the popular yellow family sets out to help the musician’s son, who is called Monk Murphy.

Another interesting aspect of this chapter is that its plot is inspired by the story of Loni Steele Sosthand, the main writer of the animated series. “Loni set out to turn Bleeding Gums Murphy’s son into a man who was born deaf and could never hear his father’s music,” adds Jean.

All episodes of The Simpson are available on the platform streaming Star Plus.

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