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Your childhood's dead: Marge and Homer Simpson are splitting up

In an interview with Variety, "The Simpsons" Executive Producer Al Jean reveals that everyone's favorite parents Marge and Homer Simpson are headed to Splitsville. D'oh!

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Marge and Homer Simpson are splitting up and everything is horrible. Fox

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the next season of "The Simpsons" (besides the giant one in the headline) and will probably ruin your life.

Ay, caramba! After many, many years of marriage, the world's most beloved animated husband and wife team -- Marge and Homer Simpson from Fox's long-running program "The Simpsons" -- are splitting up.

The news comes from the show's executive producer, Al Jean, who dished on what's to come in the show's 27th season in an interview with Variety that published Sunday. The trouble will begin in the very first episode of the upcoming season, according to Jean, when it's revealed that Homer has narcolepsy, a chronic sleep disorder that causes significant daytime drowsiness. That disease takes a toll on the marriage, ending in Marge and Homer legally splitting up.

Homer seems to move on pretty quickly, however, and will fall in love with his pharmacist, who is voiced by "Girls" star Lena Dunham. Will this medical sham of a love interest last, or will Homer and Marge make it work in the end, get back together and, like many a clickbait headline has promised, totally restore our faith in humanity?

Guess we'll have to watch next season to find out. Season 27 of "The Simpsons" lands on Fox on September 27.