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06th Apr 2020

Members of Generation Z watch ‘Who Killed Mr. Burns?’

Wil Jones

Who shot Mr. Burns?

That was a question that occupied the minds of television viewers for a whole summer during the 1990s. The episode, the season six finale, aired originally in the United States on May 21, 1995, and fans of The Simpsons had to wait until September to find out who in fact shot the owner of the nuclear power plant.

While most of us old people are already aware of who shot Burns, it was a surprise to us to learn that there are actually many Generation Z kids who have absolutely no idea.

We got two such people from our office to watch the two-part episode together, take notes and decide between them who was responsible for the shooting. It’s a bit like a game of Cluedo, combined with the charm and hilarity of Homer and co.