After news filtered through that Homer and Marge Simpson could well be getting a divorce, Simpsons fans went into meltdown.
So strong was the reaction from the fans, that the producer of the show had to come out and make it clear that while the couple would be separating for a little while, it would not be forever.
Al Jean, the Simpsons executive producer claimed:
My advice to everybody is that we never carry anything longer than an episode or two.
For some reason, people thought this was going to last forever. Everybody loves Homer and Marge.
So it seems Homer and Marge really will be together forever then – or at least for the majority of this series.