Waylon Smithers finally finds love in ‘The Simpsons’

The character, who came out in a 2016 episode of the animated Fox series, will be at the center of a gay love story in an episode set to air on November 21.

The upcoming episode, entitled “Portrait Of A Lackey On Fire,” was composed by long time series author Rob LaZebnik and his kid Johnny LaZebnik, who influenced him to compose Smithers’ initial coming-out episode.

THE SIMPSONS: Smithers finds true love with a famous fashion designer (voiced by Victor Garber), but will his new relationship destroy Springfield? Find out in the "Portrait of a Lackey On Fire" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Nov. 21 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Guest voice Victor Garber. THE SIMPSONS © 2021 by 20th Television.

“So often, gay romances are a subplot or alluded to or shown in some kind of montage or as a punchline,” Johnny LaZebnik informed the New york city Post today.

“And what I think I was really excited about, with this episode, we get to see — without spoiling too much — the beginning, middle and who knows how it ends of a gay relationship, of really getting into the nitty-gritty of how gay people date, how they meet, what it’s like.”

According to the episode run-through: “Smithers finds true love with a famous fashion designer, but will his new relationship destroy Springfield?”

His brand-new sweetheart is style magnate Michael De Graaf, voiced by Victor Garber.

Garber, the honestly gay star of Global’s “Family Law,” informed the New york city Post he was “crucially important that these stories are acknowledged,” including that each time he plays a gay character “it brings back certain feelings I had as a young actor where I couldn’t be gay.”

Smither’s sexual preference was an open trick on the program for many years. Prior to his authorities coming out in season 27, his utter infatuation with Mr. Burns was portrayed in intricate dream series.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.