The Simpsons “Shearer” have some big shoes to fill!

After 26 years, is The Simpson’s finally drawing to a close? On May 14th, voice actor Harry Shearer posted to Twitter…

But can you imagine the show going on without these characters?

Well, it turns out the showrunners can imagine it, including Al Jean, who currently works on the series as a writer, showrunner, and executive producer. When asked about possible recasting, Jean gave a rather flippant reply on Twitter.

Will they have to recast? It turns out producer James L. Brooks may not be quite as ready to move on.

There’s no telling if they’ll find anyone to accept the role. Prominent voice actors have shown respect for Shearer and don’t seem particularly willing to step into his shoes just yet.

Only time will tell. In the meantime, Shearer would like to extend his gratitude.